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Gabriela, a character in "The Freshman" and "The Sophomore" series, is the daughter of Professor Vasquez. She makes her first appearance in Book 1, Chapter 15.

​Appearance

Gabriela has light brown hair which is tied up in a pony tail. She wears a green shirt. Her eyes are brown and her skin is light. Gabriela is pregnant but the player isn't able to see her belly.

​Personality

Because of difficulties faced during her Sophomore year of college, Gabriela began to feel really down about herself. She hasn't gotten over how her father used her for literary material in his novel - which James quotes as being Winter in July - and as such, Gabriela has become a type of person who doesn't forgive very easily. She constantly worries for the future, and tries to help Your Character by telling her to "get away" from her father. However, we also see that Gabriela's vulnerable side often exposes her to people seeking forgiveness. This is what leads Gabriela to reunite with her father, especially upon the revelation that he has cancer, and it is terminal. Carrying on from her low self-esteem issues resulting from what her father did to her, Gabriela doubts she will ever have a romantic life again after giving birth to her son. However, she finds herself drawn to a man she meets on a date while Your Character babysits baby Enrique.

​Relationships

Rico

Rico is Gabriela's son. She named him after his grandfather hoping he'll inherit his good parts.

​​Enrique Vasquez

"That man doesn't care about anyone but himself and his work." - Gabriela about Vasquez in Book 1, Chapter 15.
Vasquez is Gabriela's father. During high school, she had a lot of problems and was looking for understanding by her father. But he betrayed Gabriela's trust and utilized her stories as an inspiration for his book "Winter in July". Gabriela is very hurt and upset about thus, so she stopped talking to Vasquez since then. Now he feels very sorry about his deed and wants to reconcile himself with his daughter. But Gabriela can't and won't hear his apologizes because she is scared he'll use her again. However, in Book 2, Gabriela discovers her father is terminally ill with cancer, and slowly starts softening towards him. Eventually, Gabriela allows Vasquez to see her newborn son, who she chooses to name "Enrique" - or "Rico" for short - as a tribute to Vasquez. Gabriela continued to support her father right up until his death.

Your Character

Your Character is a stranger to Gabriela. But she seems to care about her father's new assistant and doesn't want her to get used by Vasquez. They become friendly with one another and remain as such after Vasquez' death. Gabriela even trusts Your Character to babysit Rico when she has a date.

She gives Your Character the keys to a Victorian-style home which Vasquez and Gabriela have grown up in. You and your friends sign a rental agreement between you and Gabriela regarding the house.

Trivia

  • Gabriela is the first character in-game to be pregnant.

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