Name: Beth Ingles Species: Red Fox Sex: FemaleBeth is the oldest of seven surviving children, aged 17, she is a serious thinker and avid reader with a passion to become a writer. She constantly records her thoughts about her family, friends, and circumstances, and writes stories in a journal/diary. She Inspired DrAlta:Alta to start writing while he was seeing her, a hobby he enjoys to this day. Normally a calm, quiet sort, Beth occasionally displays a touch of her father's fiery temper, and can become defensive and indignant when a situation warrants. She is deeply touched by tragic events in history, as she watches the Hindenburg disaster unfold and is injured trying to rescue people from it, and is infuriated when her community attempts to burn German books in response to hearing about Nazis doing the same to their books. After becoming the first member of her family to graduate from college, she moves to New York City to fulfill her dream. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she enlists in the military and writes for the Stars and Stripes.
Her plane, the Katie Ann, was shot down and crashed into the sea near Britain while she was out looking for stories. She and the pilot were forced to tread water for hours at a time to stay afloat, but after growing exhausted, her comrade succumbed to his injuries and drowned, while Beth, who had suffered extreme head trauma, lost consciousness as she was rescued from the sea. Due to the severity of her injuries, she slipped into a lengthy coma and was flown back to America to undergo medical care, leaving her parents to wait on her recovery. When she at last emerged from her coma, she was stricken with amnesia from the traumatic injury she suffered to her head, and no longer could participate in the war. After World War II ended, she tried to return to New York at the promise of an opportunity waiting for her to tell her own story like many others, but subsequently lost her footing as a novelist due to an over-saturated market of war stories ousting her from consideration. She then turned her attention to reporting news instead and gained a steady means of living once more, but would one day have to break the news of the John F. Kennedy assassination. However, it was in this profession that she finally found the love of her life in the form of Janet, and eventually married her.