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Separating was also not a great idea, though they weren't doing great at staying together anyway. If she were to volunteer to be the human sacrifice.. well... Hogsmeade had plenty of debutantes anyway...

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Carefree Child
Carefree Child

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Mara Stannard

Full Name: Mara Hortense Aves

Nickname(s): Mara Hortense Stannard

Birthdate: July 9, 1881

Age: 7

Occupation: carefree child

Blood Status: halfblood

Residence: Pennyworth

Hogwarts House: Unknown

Wand: Unknown

Family: Octavia Stannard[1860](mother, seamstress at Gladrags Wizardwear, rep 4.)
Horace Stannard[1834](grandfather, lawyer, rep. 9)
Jane Stannard[1840](grandmother, occasionally a chaperon, rep. 9)
Abigail Stannard[1872](aunt, 6th year at Hogwarts, rep. 9)
Jack Stannard[1864](uncle, muggle liason employee, rep. 9)
Mr. Aves[????](father, unknown, unknown)
Mara is a slight young child with long auburn hair that is frequently braided by her female relatives. She walks like a lady, but does many unladylike things when it comes to it, leading to her mostly hand me down clothes having a few stains and spots on them, something she isn't very fond of. When she isn't messing around with things, she wears a south sea pearl ring with the words 'Crying Storm' engraved on the inside of the ring, that her mother gave her for her 7th birthday. She envies her aunt at Hogwarts, and so tries on her old robes from time to time.
Impatient, naive, and altogether a little rough around the edges, Mara is what some may see as a typical little kid. She likes to play, pet animals, and have her hair braided, and looks up to her mother and to her aunt. Though her family isn't typically nuclear, Mara doesn't seem to notice glares that her mother receives when the two go shopping, or when, on busy days, Mara helps her mother with sewing(she's not too bad at that either!) Mara's dream is to meet her father, and then go on an adventure and discover a new species of cat, one that can talk and likes to cuddle and not destroy her mother's nice rug.
1881: The result of a short romance between her mother and the mysterious Mister Aves, Mara is born. Despite words from her parents to give the child up and cover up the pregnancy, Octavia keeps her daughter with her, though she is publicly disowned by her parents. Though on her birth certificate it says 'Aves,' Mara is most often referred to as 'young Miss Mara Stannard,' and takes to it.
1882: Mara's grandfather decides to help out his daughter, worried that she may become a prostitute out of necessity, further impacted their reputation, and partially because of the words of his wife, who still dearly loves her daughter and would like to be more involved. Letters back and forth between Octavia, Horace, and Jane lead to a few meetups between the family, though always discreetly.
1883: With Abby's second year at Hogwarts starting, and with learning of magical society, Mara becomes increasingly more interested in magic, but her mother and other family members are unable to tell whether or not the toddler will show any signs of it, especially at such an early age.
1884: The Stannard family cat dies, resulting in much heartbreak from a young three year old, and the eventual purchase of a new kitten, one who actually lives with the girl this time, who Mara takes care of dearly, with a few tail pulls and scratches notwithstanding.
1885: After learning that magic comes most often from wands, Mara 'makes' her own wand out of a stick, and proceeds to chase her beloved cat around for a few days, while also pretending to do magic by attaching a cloth to one end of the stick and doing her chores that way.
1886: Mara's long awaited first spat of magic happens. She makes one of her old hand me down stuffed animals seem new after seeing one just like it at a store in High Street. Also the year that Mara begins tutoring with her grandmother and a few other children, most of them working class, as Octavia believed that those were the ones that could stand Octavia and Mara's reputation, and wouldn't talk too much about it.
1887: It appears, at least for a little while, that Mara, unable to prove her fully human heritage, will not be able to attend Hogwarts when the time comes, but hope comes through for her.
1888 At her seventh birthday, Mara is given a ring from her mother, and told to keep it safe and special, so it is not to be worn during work times. Mara keeps the ring a treasure, and privately believes that it is from her father.
that Mara is a bastard, and both she and her mother have been publicly disowned.
that Mara always carries herself like a Middle Class girl, and pretends to be one too.
Who Mara's father is, considering that she doesn't even know herself!
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Date of Birth: November 6, 2003 (14 years old)

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