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This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

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MacFusty Research Assistant
MacFusty Research Assistant

20 year old Pureblood
5 ft. 6½ in.   ❤   Complicated
played by Bree
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Bella Scrimgeour

"And yet, something tells me you would indeed choose to face a rabid dragon if the opportunity were to present itself. You never were one to really balk at a challenge, after all."— Fletcher Langley in Pesky Patient Protection Laws

Full Name: Annabelle Cecilia Scrimgeour

Nickname(s): Bella

Birthdate: October 30, 1868

Age: 20

Occupation: MacFusty Research Assistant

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: The Hebrides, Scotland

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor Alumna ('87)

Wand: Hawthorn, 10½ inches, Phoenix feather, Hard

Argus Scrimgeour, Father [1824-1888]
Media Scrimgeour (née Bulstrode), Mother [1832]
Julius Scrimgeour, Brother [1862]
Araminta Scrimgeour, Identical Twin [1868]
Bella stands at the above-average five feet, six and a half inches tall, and a has a long, willowy build. She lacks natural curves, relying on extra padding to give her a more "feminine" appearance. She has long, auburn-brown hair that's usually in some sort of messy braid. Her eyes—which have often been described as her best feature—are bright blue and framed by thick brows.

She prefers robes to muggle dresses, feeling they offer her more room for movement. Shades of blues have always been her preferred hue, though she's recently begun opting for darker outfits that are more difficult to stain. Her notable features include her numerous scars—especially the one tracing down her right jawline—and her missing left-hand middle finger that was lost to splinching. She is, unfortunately, left-handed as well.

    ❧ She has excellent skills in herbology and potion-making, and medical skills from her former internship at St. Mungo's.

    ❧ Her amortentia consists of St. Mungo's tea, dragon leather, and chocolate chip cookies.

    ❧ Susceptible to binge-drinking.

    ❧ She impulsively apparates when overwhelmed, nervous, etc.

Defence Against the Dark ArtsEE
Earth MagicA
History of MagicP
Baby Scrimgeour

1868 | Annabelle and Araminta are born to the Scrimgeour family on the 30th October. Bella, the younger of the two, is far more rambunctious and is difficult to hush.

January, 1869 | At two months of age, Bella is kidnapped while the nanny walks her and her sister through the the streets of London. The kidnappers are a group of muggle criminals hoping to demand ransom for the child after her kidnapping is reported in the newspaper; however their plan goes awry when the muggle paper never reports on her disappearance. Unsure of what to do with the child, they talk her to a village outside of London where she's cared for.

Riches to Rags

Spring, 1869 | It isn't too long before they all begin to notice strange occurrences that only seem to happen when the baby is upset. After putting up with it for a few months, one incident spooks them into abandoning the baby in the village park. Bella's cries are quickly noticed by a passing couple, who brings the child into their home and, after days of trying to find her mother, assume she's been abandoned and vow to raise her themselves. She is given the name "Matilda Draper", but Bree will henceforth still refer to her as Bella as not to confuse the reader, and most importantly, herself.

1877 | Muggle riots take place as word of the magical world manages to find its way into their small village. While unsure that their daughter fits the description of a "witch", the Drapers are aware of Bella's abnormalities and ensure she is hidden during the period of the uprising.

Summer, 1880 | Bella's family is approached by a man—a very odd-looking man—who claims to bring important information regarding Bella and her future. He brings answers to the years of questions the family has; Bella is not merely an unusual girl who brings unusual activity where she goes, but instead a witch.

Rags to Riches

September, 1880 | Bella goes off to Hogwarts. While she does expect her life to change, she could have never imagined how much it does. Upon beginning the sorting ceremony, she discovers another girl who looks nearly identical to her in appearance. While Bella has little clue what it means, the other girl surely does. It is revealed that Matilda Draper is in fact Annabelle Scrimgeour, the daughter of Argus and Media Scrimgeour who had been kidnapped almost twelve years prior. While initially expecting to be welcomed into the family with open arms, both her natal parents—and all her natal relatives that come to see her—look upon her with cynicism due to her upbringing in the muggle slums.

October, 1880 | As her twelfth birthday approaches, Bella is informed of the death of her grandmother, Arista Scrimgeour. While she isn't exactly given a reason why, she swear she can hear mumbles about "the shock of the girl's return was too much for her".

Winter, 1880 | When Christmas break comes, Bella is not allowed to go see the Drapers and instead is picked up by the Scrimgeours. Their insensitivity towards her situation becomes clear when they make it clear that she will not be returning to her muggle family.

Spring, 1881 | Unlike most muggle-raised students who spend their first term excitedly exploring the magical world, Bella becomes withdrawn and asocial. She does not make friends very well apart from the few Gryffindor girls in her year—such as Cora Van Helsing— that show her kindness. She tries her best to bond with her identical twin (who does her best to greet her with bubbly chatter and kind smiles), but Bella ends up viewing her twin as what her biological parents wish her to be.

Summer, 1881 | Her first full summer with the Scrimgeours is not at all ideal. She learns more about each member of her family, and much of what she learns does little to comfort her. Her father, a former auror who retired after being tortured, is emotionally unstable and has a tendency to resort to threats and verbal attacks when angered. Her mother, though not mean on her own accord, does little to defend her children against their father's wrath. Her identical twin sister does little to defend herself, and her elder brother seems to always be away from home. Bella gets into trouble on multiple occasions for back-talking and disobeying her parents, leading to the beginning of a tumultuous relationship with her parents.

1882 | Bella enrolls in Arithmancy, Divination, and Earth Magic as her electives. The second proves to be her favorite of the three, and though she has no "inner eye", she's good at giving answers the professor wants.

Summer, 1885 | Bella takes her OWL examinations and later chooses to continue with the following NEWT-level classes: Alchemy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration.

Autumn, 1885 Alchemy is the biggest pain in the ass class Bella has ever taken—even more so than the Flying class she swore was going to end her life before her first year.

May, 1887 | Bella takes her NEWT examinations and graduates.

June, 1887 | After spending less than a month at her sister's side as a debutante, it's obvious the stress of society, combined with the constant conflicts with her father, is not well for her health. After speaking with her mother (who in turn speaks with her father), her parents decide to send her to live under the care and supervision of her maternal aunt, Laverna Flint, in Dorset. Her Aunt Laverna, though carrying  a surname that intimidates Bella, proves far easier to handle than either of her parents, even convincing her parents to allow her to work as a healer with the explanation that allowing her some freedoms would likely make her far more agreeable. As such, she takes up an intern position in the Potion and Plant Poisoning department of St. Mungo's.

July, 1887 | Bella continues working at the hospital and strikes up a friendship with her cousin, a former Hufflepuff who was in her year. Though the two girls had known of each other's existence, a close bond had never formed between them while at school.

Autumn, 1887 | As the year progresses, it's apparent that her Aunt Laverna was right—being given freedom to make decisions of her own has made her far less moody and far more friendly. She manages to befriend many of her coworkers, and proves more sociable as events with her cousin.

Spring, 1888 | After a series of Witch Weekly articles regarding her rumored relationship with Reuben Crouch, Bella finds herself actively choosing to pursue the relationship by running off with him for an evening in Ireland. There, share touches and kisses that would have her labeled a whore by society in an instant if anyone were to find out. (Art Pettigrew apparently does, but that proves to have little impact on things.)

Her father takes the tabloid rumors too seriously, and, after confronting her at her Aunt Laverna's home, attacks her—and, unfortunately for Bella, leaves lasting scar damage. She runs off to stay with the MacFustys and is subsequently fired for not showing up to work for a week. Fun.

Riches to Rags—Again

After writing to the aurors to inform them that she is indeed alive, she's taken to St. Mungo's and her father is arrested. Her conflicting feelings for Mr. Richard Gladstone, who she's long considered the "ideal" gentleman, come to a head when he admits his feelings run deeper than friendship; however, in the midst of her despair, she rejects him.

She runs off to Shere, Surrey—the village where she was raised—rather than returning home to her family after being released from the hospital and takes up residence in the local inn. This, combined with her unwillingness to reconnect with her family, sees her drop to the working class. A nasty habit of overindulging in alcohol also sees her missing a finger after a nasty splinching incident.

Summer, 1888 | Bella fortunately finds herself outside the fog-zone after it invades Hogsmeade and the surrounding areas, and even more fortunately finds employment under Malcolm MacFusty as his personal assistant in June. She returns to the Hebrides with the hope of making a living and gaining experience outside the field of healing. However, the Irvingly expedition brings an incentive that she cannot resist (namely, a pile of galleons), though inevitably ends up in the infirmary after a few mere hours. She survives, though, and returns to the Hebrides once the fog lifts. She becomes a friend of her boss' wife, a playmate to his daughter, and a periodic shadow to his enigmatic brother, Jamie MacFusty.

Currently | Trying to figure out what she wants out of life—love, stability, freedom, adventure? And is wanting all of them at once too much to ask for?
❧ Her name. She's notorious for having it printed throughout all the gossip rags, notably Witch Weekly.

❧ She has an identical twin sister named Araminta, who is exceedingly more proper than she is.

❧ She's been disowned by her family.

❧ Her father was arrested for assaulting her in May of 1888, and was later sentenced to three months in the asylum.

❧ Bella formerly worked at St. Mungo's as a Potion & Plant Poisoning intern, but was fired after not showing up for a week.
❧ It's been publicly speculated that she had an illicit relationship with Reuben Crouch.

❧ About her relationship with the MacFusty family—namely that they fostered her when she fled home and that she now works for one of them as a personal research assistant.

❧ Bella was kidnapped in 1869 and raised by working class muggles, only to be found in 1880 after showing up at the sorting ceremony. She was immediately been taken back into the home of her natal family.

❧ She took part on the Irvingly Fog Expedition in during July of 1888, but didn't make it through a single day.
❧ Most of Bella's life is an open book, and while she may claim to keep secrets, just an ounce of prodding, a trustworthy demeanor, or a little bit of alcohol in her system is enough for her to spill her secrets with you.

❧ That she lost her virginity to James MacFusty.
Played By: Bree

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❧ I prefer faster-paced threads, as some of my character's plot-lines move quickly enough to where the outcome may make no difference if it takes too long. I tend to respond quickly; if you feel I'm taking too long, don't hesitate to nudge me!

❧ I generally prefer organic development to pre-plotting, except, of course, in the case of plottable adoptables and other plots that have a needed outcome.

❧ My post length varies based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: length of post I'm given to work with, muse for the character, and plot-importance.

❧ Concerning mature threads, I'm perfectly alright with swearing and violence, though will write smut only if it's required to further character or plot development.

❧ I'm perfectly fine with basic god-modding actions (i.e. your character leading mine somewhere, touches, etc.), but prefer control in most other situations. If you have a question, just ask! I won't bite ;)

❧ Unless important for plot development, I generally prefer not to be in basic meet-and-greet threads. If conversation between characters turn idle, I'm prone to creating sinkholes. Seriously.

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Terpsichore Van Helsing

One of Bella's best friends from Hogwarts. Though not on bad terms, they don't speak much anymore.

Regina Lacey

They used to be best friends, but now they just bitch at each other whenever given the opportunity.

Lucille Flint

Bella's cousin who served as a sister figure when she lived in Dorset. They no longer speak.

Gemma Simpson

Bella's herbology-loving, foul-weather friend. They don't speak much, but they always seem to pick up where they left off when they do.

James MacFusty

The two often fight over trivial matters, but Bella has grown infatuated with him over time. She gave him her virtue in October of 1888.

Richard Gladstone

Bella's former crush and coworker. She broke his heart after keeping him on a leash for months, leaving her feeling immense guilt.

Reuben Crouch

Once upon a time, Bella made a poor decision that set a precedent for her issues with the male sex.

Arthur Pettigrew

Additional evidence that Bella has issues with the male sex even when they aren't rooted in romance.

Imogen MacFusty

A herbalist and the wife of Bella's boss. They became friends out of shared interests and experiences.

Malcolm MacFusty

Bella's current boss. He offered her a position as his research assistant out of pity—or at least that's what she assumes given her inexperience.

Tilda MacFusty

One of Bella's Hogwarts friends. She helped tend to Bella when she was recovering from assault.

Fletcher Langley

Bella's former boss at St. Mungo's. They are still on friendly terms despite the termination of her employment.

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I was at this Indie/hippy bookstore and I started snapping book title pics after relating them to certain characters Tongue

@'Prophyria Dempsey' OR Petra Sleptova
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Reuben Crouch
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Kieran Abernathy
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Lucius Lestrange
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Una Walsh
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Fletcher Langley @ Eavan
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Ursula Black
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@'John Smith'
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Lyra Potter
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@'Xena Fisk' OR Zelda Fisk
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Nikolai Sleptov //since I didn't realize he was so OLD
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