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    Hortensia Moody



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    09-20-1996 (21 years old)
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    Hortensia Arlene Moody

    “The quiet sense of something lost.”

    - ※ -

    Early Life

    AUTUMN OF 1867 | Hortensia Arlene was born into a respectable Middle Class family known as the Moodys. She was the couple's fifth child and fourth daughter, having commonly been known to be a quiet and well-tempered baby, though that fact alone still hadn't quelled Mrs. Moody's disappointment that Tensy hadn't been the second son she'd been hoping for.

    AUTUMN OF 1868 | Although far too young to remember it, Tensy's eldest sister, Circe, left for Hogwarts where she'd been sorted into Slytherin.

    YEAR OF 1869 | The sixth and final Moody child, Ottaline, is born. Considering their close age gap, it came as no surprise that the two sisters would later form a close bond.

    YEARS 1870 - 1873 | Mr. Moody was the owner of a mildly successful importing/exporing business, which had often required him to travel. Naturally, this had left Hortensia and her siblings - and thus, the running of the household - in the sole care of their mother, and it had been clear even from a young age the woman had had high expectations of her children, an fact that was further proved by the woman's choice in governess once they were old enough. Tensy had been a good pupil, interested in her studies and having done passably in all of them, though it was perhaps the immense pressure put forth by the governess to do well that had caused Tensy to develop an academic-based form of performance anxiety.

    Elle had departed for Hogwarts in 1871, landing in Hufflepuff, with Josie follow a year later into Ravenclaw, and Merwyn to ------ in 1873 or 1874.

    SPRING OF 1874 | At seven, Tensy had displayed her first act of magic by causing the keys of the piano to play of their own accord.

    SUMMER OF 1876 | Circe graduated from Hogwarts, and had made her debut into society. It had been a bit odd having her around on a more permanent basis when she'd spent most of Tensy and Tilly's young lives at school, though Circe's time at home had been shortlived as she was married to a Mr. Hudson Podmore before the year was out.

    SUMMER OF 1878 | Elle graduated and debuted, and Circe's success had only made their mother more determined than ever to see her daughters well-settled, having made Tensy feel rather sympathetic for her older sister.

    SUMMER OF 1879 | Josie debuted, joining Elle as a debutante, though Tensy saw a lot less of Josie than she does Elle when Mrs. Josephina Flint - Josie's namesake - took an interest in sponsoring her Season. This was also the summer when Tensy received her Hogwarts acceptance letter and acquired her 12 1/2" Hawthorn wand with a Phoenix Tail Feather core.

    Hogwarts Years

    1879 - 1880; 1ST YEAR | Tensy had left for Hogwarts where she was, much like Josie, sorted into Ravenclaw. Having always believed that Ravenclaw only housed exceptionally bright students - and though she knew she wasn't stupid, she'd hardly call herself intelligent - Tensy had initially thought that there had been some mistake, and had felt a little insecure among her peers for a time until she realized that her house wasn't just based on smarts.

    Academically, she had done well in most of her classes, though she was horrid at Herbology (the hands-on aspect, at least). She had also joined Book, Charms, and History clubs.

    1880 - 1881; 2ND YEAR | Ottaline joined her at Hogwarts, though to Slytherin rather than Ravenclaw, much to Tensy's slight disappointment.

    Tensy's nephew via Circe was born.

    SUMMER OF 1881 | Elle became acquainted with a gentleman by the name of Mr. Edgar Lassey, whom their mother hadn't seemed very fond of, but their father had no qualms about, and Tensy had hoped for the sake of her sister's happiness that something may come of it.

    1881 - 1882; 3RD YEAR | Having perhaps been influenced by Elle's affinity for Divination, Tensy had become curious about the other form of fortune-telling: Arithmancy. With its historical aspects, very precise results, and methodical approach to predicting the future, it had easily become one of her favorite classes alongside Charms, History of Magic, and Ancient Studies.

    Elle's Mr. Lassey proposed courtship in 1882, and Tensy had felt very pleased indeed for her sister.

    1882 - 1883; 4TH YEAR | At fifteen, Tensy had begun her monthly courses one night during her fourth year. With three older sisters, she hadn't exactly been surprised by the development, but it had certainly been startling, to say the least.

    SUMMER OF 1883 | Elle and Mr. Lassey become engaged. Tensy could only imagine the relief her sister might have felt on no longer being the sole object of their mother's attention, though that had also left poor Josie, who was still unmarried, to be on the receiving end of it.

    1883 - 1884; 5TH YEAR | Having already been quite anxious about OWLs, the disgrace and consequent suicide of Miss Beatrice Skye - a girl whom she had shared a dorm with for nigh on six years - at the end of the school year had left Tensy a bit shaken, and it had certainly showed when received her exam scores over the summer.

    SUMMER OF 1884 | The Laughing Plague came to Hogsmeade, affecting many families and claiming many lives, and the Horace Moodys were no exception. Tensy, herself, had had a slight touch of it, but had managed to fully recover before the school had started up again. Though sadly, the same could not be said of her father, who had perished at the end of summer, plunging the family into mourning.

    1884 - 1885; 6TH YEAR | Despite the uncharacteristically late start to the school year, Tensy had been quite glad to return to Hogwarts again. Recovering from the illness, mourning the death of her poor Papa, and still feeling the strange absence of Miss Skye had caused her to seek various ways of keeping herself occupied. One such solution was taking up a music class, which she had always held an interest in, and allowed her to become a more skilled piano player as a result.

    She had continued her NEWT studies with Ancient Studies, Arithmancy, Charms, and History of Magic.

    1885 - 1886; 7TH YEAR | Like any student in their final year, Tensy had anticipated the rewarding feeling of completing her studies, though had not relished the idea of what came after Having always felt that she'd make a poor debutante - not that she had much choice in the matter - Tensy had not looked forward to the Coming Out Ball at the end of the year, though had tried her best not to seem as nervous as she felt on the night of.

    Elle became Mrs. Edgar Lassey in a simple, but tasteful, ceremony in autumn of 1885.

    After Hogwarts

    SUMMER OF 1886 | Tensy's first Season had come and gone without any solid prospects. With no high society figure to help introduce her into good society, she had been largely responsible for meeting and making the acquaintance of prospective husbands herself, and there had been one hopeful whom she had thought might have been interested, though his courtship to another woman at the end of summer had made it very clear that he wasn't. Much to Tensy's relief, for if she had had to endure a lifetime's worth of inane conversation about his dogs, she'd have gone mad

    Though more concerning, however, had been Josie's odd behavior during the months leading up to autumn. She had seemed a bit frantic, which would not have seemed at all strange (for Josie was almost twenty-seven and unmarried), if it were not for the underlying note of desperation in her sister's eyes or the noticeable increase in her mother's overbearing ways, and Tensy had thought that something was clearly remiss.

    AUTUMN OF 1886 | The reason for Josie's odd behavior became known when one day in early autumn her sister had suddenly and quietly disappeared, without a trace to be found. She hadn't truly wanted to believe that her mother would have had anything to do with Josie's disappearance, but Tensy had been quietly stunned when the older woman had calmly admitted to obliviating and sending her middle child to a magical nunnery under the guise of a foreign marriage, an obvious warning to her youngest daughters that spinsterhood wasn't an option - and Tensy is terrified of what might happen should she and Tilly never make a respectable match.

    Present Day

    With her second Season (and Tilly's first) on the horizon, Tensy is feeling especially anxious to make a good impression this summer.


    General Information

    ※ Etymology: Feminine form of the Roman family name Hortensius, possibly derived from the latin hortus "garden"

    ※ Birthplace: Britain

    ※ Born: September 3rd, 1867

    ※ Zodiac: Virgo

    ※ MBTI: INTP

    ※ Wand: Hawthorn, 12 1/2", single Phoenix Tail Feather, Supple

    ※ Scent: Lavender

    ※ Languages: English, French, (some, mostly self-taught) Latin

    ※ Interests: History, music, reading, learning

    ※ Amortentia: Chamomile tea, freshly-washed linens, old books

    ※ Patronus: Snowy Owl (cannot cast one)


    ※ School: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    ※ House: Ravenclaw

    ※ Years attended: 1879 - 1886

    ※ Clubs: Book, History, Charms

    ※ OWLs:

    Ancient Studies | Arithmancy | Astronomy | Charms | DADA | Herbology | History of Magic | Potions | Transfiguration

    ※ NEWTs:

    Ancient Studies | Arithmancy | Charms | History of Magic

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