Born, raised, lived and died as a mortal. Mostly.
From the island experience to the first time Stephen died since she knew him.
Some of Annie’s old friends, seeing her youthful again, gathered her up and started burning her at the stake. A Hunter, who was on her trail, was there, performing an exorcism, which had the possibility of actually draining her before she died. In saving her, Steven’s body was destroyed, and he took heavy spiritual damage, causing him to retreat deep into the Spirit Realm to recover.
Stephen returns and they pick up their relationship.
Grew up in Tortuga, during the decline of piracy on the island.
Disguised as a boy, Annie signs up to be a deckscrubber aboard a buccaneer ship, under the name of (PLACEHOLDER).
During a raid on a passenger heavy merchant vessel, Annie's captain dismissed the man standing on the bow of the ship, who was warning them that he could not stand by while they threatened the lives of the innocents on the ship.
As the captain ordered them to make ready to board anyway, Annie was the only one to see him drop off the rail of the ship, and start running across the water. Minutes later, the crew below started bellowing that they were taking on water.
As the pirates panicked and tried to fix the ship, Stephen reappeared on the railing of the merchant vessel as they sailed away.
After a very disheartening failure by the captain, Annie stepped up and took control of the ship and crew, coming out as a woman.
During these years, Annie and her crew make a good living hunting down pirates and shuttling cargo and passengers.
After a few very close calls, Annie is offered, and accepts a letter of marque, becoming a privateer in service of Puerto Rico's governor.
Stephen Smith, the man who heralded Annie's rise to the Captain seat, reappeared on Annie's ship, having booked passage.
But 13 years later, he looked exactly as he had when she first saw him.
During a storm, Annie was swept off deck while helping her crew. Stephen jumped in after her, and when she woke, they were on an island, where they spent almost 2 months waiting for rescue. It was during their stay that they became romantically involved.
Annie opened up a Burlesque house based off of her former ship.
After having spent almost 2 months with Stephen on the island, Annie chooses to pursue Purification. While she arranges to end her career, at least temporarily, Stephen teaches her the basics of what she needs to study.
Annie retired to one of Stephen's residences to focus solely on studying the alchemy and occult practices needed to successfully complete her ritual.
She found Stephen again as he was battling something that couldn't be real...
Glancing back, Stephen disengaged from the...thing...and dashed towards her. He grabbed her and unceremoniously tossed her over his shoulder as he ran.
After this, he sat her down and tried to explain the thing away, which didn't work. After she threatened to go back and search the thing out, Stephen was forced to tell her about the Truth, and recruit her into the Accord, and almost immediately brought her to the Gatekeepers.