|Also known as||None|
|Born||December 7th 1916|
|Occupation||Typist (formerly - 1940's) |
School teacher (formerly - 2000's)
|Residence||London, UK (1940Dawson house|
|Abilities||Standard vampire abilities|
|Family & Relationships|
|“||You're going to be the best mother in the world.||”|
— Lauren to Payton
Lauren Dawson (née Lauren Penelope Beckett) was a character on Touch of Magic. She was engaged to Nate Dawson at the time of her death. One of Alena 's middle names (Alena Lillian Lauren Dawson) is named after Lauren, who died protecting Payton and Alena as an unborn baby.
Lauren BeckettEditLauren was born as the second child of the wealthy Beckett family in the middle of WWI in a suburb of . Her father owned a lot a factory that thrived during the war. This granted a lot of money and therefor she had a good childhood. She could always get what she wanted, as long as she did what her parents asked her to do and as long as she behaved. So when she grew up she had everything. As many dolls as she wanted. A new bike for her birthday. But somehow things started to get boring. She had to live up to her sister's image, yet her parents couldn't comprehend that she was different. Lauren wasn't gifted at dancing ballet or playing the piano, and always felt like a faillure. She started to rebel slightly, dressing differently then classic 30's fashion. She liked the fact that her parents wanted to give her everything, but she could never live up to the expectations her mother and father had because of her sister. Lauren never wanted any of the things her sister had.
In her search to individualism and rebelion she started hanging out with people from outside her private school. One of those people was the notorious Nate Dawson. This provided some liberties as she now had access to sigarettes and alcohol, big no no's in her family. Upon her 16th birthday her parents seemingly gave up their struggles and she transfered to the school her friends went. She and Nate grew closer and became more then friends. Nate changed slightly, as he gave up drunken afternoons for time with Lauren and actually attending school. Lauren felt special due to the attention he gave her, more then her parents ever gave her.
She finished high school with the little amount of discipline that remained within her in 1934. On New Years Eve she decided to go party and celebrate the year 1935. They went to a warehouse by the river. The party was already going on when Lauren and Nate arrived, and so they found their own little spot in the building, and made out while the other people counted down the last seconds of 1934. Alcohol and drugs zoned out the sounds of a horrible accident a few seconds later. The fireworks that some people had gathered were fired off, but the wind caused them to derail and they hit part of the building. The warehouse caught fire and there was an explosion.The roof collapsed on top of the two lovers and Lauren got hit in the head. She got knocked out and went in and out of conciousness in the next few minutes. Eventually she awoke again, in the middle of an inferno and trying to breathe in air. When the smoke finally cleared, she saw the face of a guy. That was the last thing she saw untill she died.
When she woke up she was in a light room, but she didn't remember anything from before that very moment. Scared and confused, she tried to fight her way out of the room. First she thought she was in a hospital, but when she walked out she was in a domestic hallway. The appliances in the room before confused her, and her mind was about to explode. Then a guy came from around the corner, followed by a blonde and a brunette. She had the feeling like her body was on fire, but she also felt like she was strong. When the guy approached her she pushed him away, but he was clearly way stronger despite her newfound strength.Dylan tells her that she can not visit her family again, under no circumstances. He tells about the fire, and that he was a firefighter. When he didn't mention Nate, she concluded something terrible must have happened to him. Despite her begging, they didn't tell her where he was. Lauren got mad and she escaped. Nate saw her leaving at the end of the corridor, and eventually Dylan saw her leave too. Yet Lauren was convinced she was hallucinating, and she went back to her parents house. When she saw them leave her house she wanted to call them, but Alyson stopped her by covering her mouth. The two girls then followed the Beckett family to the cementary, where Lauren's empty cascet was burried. The Dawsons had faked her death after Dylan had turned her into a vampire.
Lauren then talks to Alyson and Elisabeth, who explain all aspects of vampirism. Lauren gets upset at Dylan for not turning Nate too, and for being a lousy sire. Nate then appears behind Dylan and tells her she should let people finish, something he told her oftenly when they were still human. Dylan apologizes, saying he had to make the choice quickly and hadn't thought about the consequences. But he promised her he would help her get through the first difficult months of her new vampire life.Dylan does this, and by 1940 he and Alyson move back to America, with James and Elisabeth. Lauren and Nate stay behind in Europe, where Lauren works as a typewriter in London where Nate runs an underground club where he also plays in a band. When the war kills are 3 other members, Nate and Lauren leave the city in 1944 and move to Portugal, Spain and later Switserland before moving back to America. They decide to stick together with James and Elisabeth the following few years, occasionally going on a holliday for a few weeks. In 2000, Lauren is a school teacher in downtown Chicago while Nate owns a record store. After their time has run out on Chicago, they agree to move to Waterfall Creek, a place Lauren and Nate had never been before.
Lauren has always been very kind, despite her rather unloving family. She proved to be very adaptable to situations, as she is one of the few Dawsons who maintained a profession in almost every city they lived in. Lauren also has an eye for fashion from her rebellion warderobe days, and she is usually very quirky and cheerful. Her biggest flaw is perhaps that she is slightly naive and she cares a lot of what other people think of her
Lauren has never tasted human blood, despite many temptations. She is one of the few vampires who achieved this.
1935-2009 : Type A
Lauren doesn't really have one specific talent. She is really interested in fashion and she has an eye for things that are pretty, but she never learned how to draw things. She has helped Claire with her designs in the past and was the one picking the fabrics for the most part. Lauren is good at keeping her bloodlust under control and she never drank a drop of human blood. Therefor she is able to help Elisabeth out once in a while. She has learned some basic healing tricks over the years.
Requiem for blue jeans
- Lauren is the youngest one to join the Dawsons
- Lauren dies in a fight with the Anconi
- Lauren lived in Portland for a while, protecting Payton
- Lauren's favorite drink is a vodka lime with lots of ice