Jesse grew up with her mother, a kind and fragile woman who escaped with her daughter from an abusive husband. Sadly though, she could only take one of her two children, and she took Jesse. As Jesse grew up, her mother told her stories of her little brother, the hero, who stayed behind with her evil father in order for them to escape, when in reality, her mother left Travis, who was a little baby at the time, behind. Jesse grew up, with only a photograph of a small version of herself, and a baby brother she couldn’t remember. The older she got, the more Jesse wanted to search for her lost brother, wanting to bring him home where he could be loved and safe. She was determined to know that Travis was out there, and that she could bring him home so he could have the life he deserved.
When she reached the age of 20, she finally managed to track down Travis’ email through a grandmother’s old computer, and she sent him a note hoping he would have enough faith to come and find her. She attached a scan of the photo of them as proof, wanting deeply in her heart to find him. Jesse got on the bus when it came into her town with her small back of notebooks. She boarded Bus 2038 looking for him, unaware that he was on board, not recognizing the young boy. She looks for the boy everywhere, photo in her pocket to compare it, even though its been years.
Jesse is a sweet, eccentric soul. She loves music and fashion, and brought with her on Bus 2038 a small sketchbook of hers which she jots down her clothing designs in. She sits with her iPod into her ears, waiting for her brother to come aboard and meet her, and what she hasn’t realized, is that he is sitting just six rows back from her, neither of them recognizing the other. She is always asking around for him, but likes to make new friends at the same time. In school as a kid she didn’t have many friends, so Jesse likes to make up now for it now, making friends with whoever she can.