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The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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Owner of Magdalena's
Owner of Magdalena's

21 year old Halfblood
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Magdalena Byrne

Full Name: Magdalena Elaine Backus

Nickname(s): Maggie, which she goes by exclusively

Birthdate: May 3, 1867

Age: 21

Occupation: Owner of Magdalena's

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: London, Diagon Alley

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Wand: Vine, 9", rigid, dragon heartstring

Barton Backus Owner/Baker of Backus Family Bakery, father, pureblood [1843] - jovial, kind hearted, phenomenal baker, loving
Katerina Backus neé Kozlova Manager/Accountant of Backus Family Bakery, mother, muggleborn [1846] - demure, quiet, loving, great business/organizational sense
Rye Backus Assistant Baker at Backus Family Bakery, brother [1865] - fun loving, jokester, hard working
Madeleine “Maddie” Backus Student, sister [1870] - sweet, overly nice, naive, whimsical, dreamer
Cane Backus Student, brother [1873] - ambitious, smart, reserved
Maggie is a rather slim young woman and stands quite a bit above average at an even five foot six inches. Her hair is very blonde and falls in natural waves to her waist. It is often pulled back simply in braids and never with any special adornments, not seeing the point in them. Her eyes are a bluish hazel in color and are quite keen. She’s always watching it seems and stays very observant of her surroundings. Her clothing is definitely not of the finest make or materials and often have been mended. She wields her wand in her right hand but seems to be rather ambidextrous if the need should arise.

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Reserved. Since being bullied, she tends to stay away from those she doesn’t know really well. She tends to be on the quiet side with strangers and tells very little about herself to others.
Kind. She has a very kind soul and will help those in need if she can. Despite having a rougher time with others, she can often be seen smiling which only adds to her kind presence.
Untrusting. She has a hard time trusting those she doesn’t know for fear of them turning against her for whatever reason.
Blunt. She tells things like they are when the time calls for it. She doesn’t try to do so in a rude way but when something is wrong or right, she makes a point to stay true to those beliefs.
Protective. She has a protective streak about her and will gladly stand up for those who need it, namely her younger siblings.
Family Orientated. They’re a rather tight knit family and it tends to carry over into Maggie. She would do anything for her family and though they joke among one another and poke fun at times, it is all in good fun. She couldn’t imagine life without them.
Barton spent some time traveling to further his passion of baking and found himself working among an upper class muggle family in Russia in 1863. They had a daughter, a muggleborn with very little magical training, that he was instantly charmed with. She was equally charmed by him and their friendship quickly evolved into something more. When talks of eloping reached Katerina’s parents, they weren’t pleased. To smooth the situation over so as to save face, they offered the loving couple a decent amount of “hush money” which they used as seed money to start a small bakery in London in 1864. A year later, Rye was born.
1867: Magdalena is born.
1870: Madeleine is born. Magdalena is quite curious of the little “creature” her parents show her.
1873: Cane is born. Magdalena remains curious of the little “creature.” Her parents try to break her of the habit of calling her younger siblings creatures.
1875: Magdalena shows her first signs of magic by extinguishing a candle that sent a curtain ablaze across the room in her and Madeleine’s room.
1876: Rye leaves for Hogwarts. He’s sorted into Hufflepuff.
1877: Due to the unrest in London over magical folk, Barton decides it would be best to move his family to the forming town of Hogsmeade. They take up some land on High Street to build their new bakery. In doing so, they build rooms above the bakery as well so as to save on the cost of a home. They decide to hire a housekeeper so the family can better focus on building their business
1878: It is finally Magdalena’s turn to go to school. She’s sorted into Hufflepuff. She proves to be a rather smart young woman but has a hard time with making friends, especially when some take to making fun of her for her “strange” name. Rye does what he can to help but being known as a jokester doesn’t make him taken much more seriously. She starts trying to go by Maggie as often as possible but there are still some bullies who continue to make fun of her name regardless.
1881: Though Rye’s grades are high enough to maintain a partial scholarship, he opts to leave after his OWLs so that he can stay home helping his parents with the bakery. Maddie, as Maggie has started calling Madeleine, joins Maggie at Hogwarts and is sorted into Hufflepuff. She becomes something of a silent, behind the scenes protector of Maddie. She steers boys with ill intent the opposite direction and makes sure others don’t pick on her little sister. She does her best to do so without Maddie being any wiser though.
1883: Maggie sits her OWLs and does remarkably well. She keeps a scholarship and decides to continue on with her schooling.
1885: With NEWTs behind her, Maggie begins working full time at the family bakery. She is the main one to work the front counter and then helps out doing whatever she can whenever she’s needed, spending any free time she may have experimenting with her own sweet treats. Cane finally gets to leave for Hogwarts and is promptly sorted into Ravenclaw
1887: Maggie receives a letter from Maddie with news that their maternal grandparents had both passed. In the letter from their solicitor, the girls find out that the Kozlov fortune was to be left to the girls as they will eventually marry and no longer bear their father’s name. It rankles Maggie some but in a world where money means most everything, there’s little to be done or said about it other than to be grateful.
1888: Though it would be a bit peculiar, Maggie decides she wants to open up a shop of her own. With the time spent working on her own treats, she very much likes the idea of having her own little bakery featuring simply baked treats. She figures she could easily use the inheritance she received from her grandparents, and if need be, borrow from Maddie and pay her sister back once the shop is on its feet. However, when speaking with a solicitor on the matter, she finds out that neither she nor Maddie can actually access the funds willed to them until they have actually been married, no longer bearing the Backus name. It throws and obvious kink in her plans, one she has to think on how exactly to go about remedying.

Maggie elopes, surprising everyone in the family. She officially moves out on her birthday into the apartment above her new shop in Diagon Alley with her new husband, Lorcan Byrne. Her first kiss happens but the night ends up terribly awkward. She also finds out in mid June that he's taken an ad out in Witch Weekly for Lonely Hearts. She's crushed to think he'd move on that fast from her despite her original protests that their arrangement was simply for convenience. All the while, Cane comes to live with them thanks to the fog in Hogsmeade. The Byrne home above Magdalena's is an awkward shitshow.
She eloped! To Lorcan Byrne on April 11, 1888 though it didn't become known until May and via Witch Weekly!
Her marriage was one of convenience so that she could inherit and start her own Bakery.
That she did inherit a good deal of money. More than enough to start up her shop without much difficulty and with enough to spare to see her and Lorcan settled quite well.
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Maggie had started milling about behind the counter, quite ready to bag up whatever it was he wanted, rather intent on putting it all behind her. Lorcan had done what he could to get her to take those first steps toward her dream but clearly it just wasn't meant to be. She was ready to move on, she had up, but then the handsome man spoke. No, not just talked but proposed.

She stared at him then, slack jawed and eyes wide. Her grip on the tongs used to pick up treats slipped from her hand and clattered to the ground as she continued to stare at him.

"Merlin's beard," she started, continuing to stare in clear shock, "You're out of your ever loving mind. I can't marry you, Lorcan. Of all the crazy things to say."