EVERLY, Juno - 11 - Gryffindor May 9, 2018 8:04:13 GMT -5
Post by Skatie on May 9, 2018 8:04:13 GMT -5
Name: Juniper "Juno" Everly
Wand: dragon heartstring - willow
Boggart: her father, drunk
Physical Description: Juno is a scrawny kid, all bones covered in freckles, who wears second-hand clothes and worn out shoes. She hates her hair, her freckles, and her ears. She has green eyes and a mischievous smile that doesn't always match what she's thinking.
Personality: There's something to be said for Juno's trademark 'awkward confidence'. She may be struggling to find her place but she's approaching it with confidence that she doesn't always feel. She's the kind of girl who keeps putting herself out there no matter how many times she gets rejected or embarrassed. She tries to be funny, to be liked, but a lot of times it just doesn't go to plan and she lays in bed cursing herself for being stupid and saying that. She's really nice but easily influenced. Her desire to make friends can sometimes make her seem far too malleable to whoever is around at the time. She isn't fake, she just genuinely doesn't know who she is yet - and she wants to please whoever she's with at a given moment.
History: Hers has not been an easy life up to now. For the first nine years of her life, Juno's mother was trapped in an abusive relationship with her father. She spent a lot of time hiding under beds and in closets while her father verbally abused her mother and occasionally escalated to physical assault. When her father wasn't blackout drunk, Juno would do anything and everything to endear herself to him. She would wait on him hand and foot, clean, be seen but not heard - anything to show him that she was a good girl. She hoped that if she could be good enough, her father wouldn't need to drink and he wouldn't be angry with her or her mum. Needless to say, her tactics were more often than not...totally unsuccessful.
In spite of her best efforts to be good, weird things just kept happening around Juno. Things that seemed to infuriate her father to no end, though Juno promised she wasn't doing them. She didn't know why weird things happened when she was scared. She thought maybe it was God.
When her father finally went to far and beat her mother to the point that Juno had to call the cops on him, Derek Sparks was arrested for domestic violence and child endangerment and sentenced to prison. Within the first three months of his sentence, Juno's mother finally filed for divorce. Juno was not permitted to visit her father or have any contact with him. Even though the man was sick and abusive, Juno still felt like his removal from her life was all her fault.
By the time Juno turned ten, her mother had met a new man. Gary Everly was the kindest man Juno had ever met. He never raised his voice, was always humming happy tunes, and he danced with her mum in the kitchen. He wasn't a wealthy man, but he made them feel rich for his attention to them. His son, August, was away at school and Juno didn't meet him until the wedding. He was two years older than Juno and told her all kinds of stories about this place called Hogwarts, where he supposedly was attending school. After the wedding, Gary sat Juno down and told her what he'd already confided in her mother - he and August were wizards. Juno wanted to believe this wild tale but it didn't really seem real until she received a letter from Hogwarts.
Her home is now a safe haven with a stepfather who continues to be kind and patient. Juno is excited to go with August to Hogwarts come September, though nervous about fitting in.
Gary Everly - Stepfather
Elizabeth Everly - Mother
Derek Sparks - Father
August Everly - Step-Brother (open to be played)