I’ve kind of narrowed things down a little. I’m thinking of giving her the ability to heal, read minding, being empathetic, or manipulating time.
With the ability to heal, I’m thinking that in order to heal someone, she somehow absorbs the illness or injury from the person she’s healing. I’m not sure how, maybe she ends up with illness/injury herself, or maybe it presents a lot of colds or something. With the empathetic thing, that could go hand-in-hand with her ability to heal others, in that people could always be coming up to her and telling her their problems, and she just keeps absorbing it until she feels sick enough to die.
I’m not really sure how I could work in mind-reading or manipulating time in, but manipulating time (or even time travel) could be really interesting. I mean, it could age her really fast or something. Mind-reading, on the other hand, I have no idea.
I also like the idea of her having faerie blood, or at least the blood of some similar creature. I like the idea of her slowly being killed by eating processed food, and breathing in polluted air. Stuff that isn’t good for the average person, but takes years to have an effect is super toxic to her.
I think those 2 groups are the most interesting to me, but that’s the most thinking I did yesterday. While it’s not a lot, it is something, and more than I’d normally do. I definitely need to take a closer look at faerie’s and stuff. I didn’t really do anything else, but small steps seem to work really well for me. I don’t know what my next step is…or maybe I do and just don’t want to think about it.