Mathilda Rowena MacFusty
June 30, 1868
Red Oak, 10", Peacock Feather, bendy
Conall MacFusty ; Father, b. 1833
Aislinn MacFusty née O'Malley ; Mother, b. 1842
Aibhlinn Caitriona MacFusty ; Sister; b. 1885
Donald MacFusty ; Uncle, b.1830
Griselda MacFusty née Cockburn, Aunt, 1830
Catriona Kennelworth née MacFusty ; Aunt, b. 1833
Effie Quirke née MacFusty ; Aunt, b. 1828
Mungo MacFusty ; Uncle, b. 1836
Fiona ------ née MacFusty ; Aunt, b. 1840
Sorcha Ifan née MacFusty ; Aunt, b. 1838
Rodina Urquart née MacFusty ; Aunt, b. 1855
Appearance: Tilda stands a little taller than the average height for a Victorian woman at 5'4", and though she is average height for a female, she is quite small in comparison to her cousins. She has pale skin that burns easily with cheeks that flame up when she gets embarrassed. She has clear blue eyes and hair that can be brown or a little on the blonde side, depending on the season. It's usually darker in the winter, and gets lighter in the summer. Tilda has moderate curves, though they are nothing outlandishly impressive, which she is okay with. She's quite skilled at knife throwing -- though she obviously doesn't do it out of the comfort of her home -- which means she is deceptively strong for her size (though she doesn't have much muscle so looking at her, no one would be the wiser). Her wand arm is her left arm.
History: Born Mathilda Rowena MacFusty, Mathilda was the only child to her mother and father. She's part of a large family with a good chunk of them dragon keepers, hunters and tamers. So naturally, Mathilda grew up with legends and stories of dragons. When she was old enough to speak, she could not for the life of her stay "Mathilda" and instead said "Tilda" which stuck to her well into her teens.
From an early age, Aislinn and Conall found that Tilda was a gentle soul, caring for life all around her. She cried when she accidentally killed a fly, and insisted on a funeral for the poor creature. Her mother and father humored her, seeing the good nature in their daughter. As Tilda grew older and visited her father's side of the family, she grew a tougher outer shell - many of her cousins, although gentle in their nature were absolutely terrifying to Tilda when she was younger. She quickly warmed up to them though, and loved their rowdiness at times. Still, Tilda liked to watch at a distance when they dealt with dragons. Of course her mother and father would never let Tilda anywhere close to the dragons, but she still harbored a curiosity for the beasts.
Her first bit of magic was when she was almost 11. She hated greens, and as much as her father tried to get her to eat them, Tilda rejected them even further. It was one night when Tilda was feeling especially stubborn and she found that once her father had put the greens in front of her, they disappeared. Tilda was shocked as much as her parents, though they figured out what was happening before she did. Soon after, she received her Hogwarts letter. Her mother and father took her to purchase her school supplies and soon after that, she was off to Hogwarts.
Tilda was sorted immediately into Gryffindor, before the hat even rested fully on her head. She happily joined the Gryffindor table and soon found herself some friends which she has kept close to ever since. Hogwarts found a studious student in Tilda - she found her true passion to be healing, and took a great interest in the Hospital Wing when one of her friends was injured. She's decided she would like to be a healer with a concentration in animals (magical and non-magical) and has worked especially hard in the classes she knew she had to excel in to become a healer. One could suppose it was a combination of influences from both her mother and her paternal cousins that propelled such a career desire. Her mother was a healer – that, combined with the beasts her cousins deal with produced the passion for beasts that resides in Tilda to this day.
In her 5th year, much to her surprise (and her family's), Tilda was made prefect. It was quite difficult at first, and sparked many rumors around the school. She was well aware that her family name was quite infamous, and some students were quite vocal about not letting her forget that her cousin had been expelled a few years prior. After her first year though, the young girl found her footing in her leadership role and is now generally left alone, having had the support of some of her fellow prefects.
She was happy to receive good marks on her O.W.Ls:
Astronomy – A
Charms – O
DADA – O
History of Magic – A
Herbology – E
Potions – O
Transfiguration – O
Ancient Runes – E
COMC – O
Personality: Tilda is what you would call an old soul - she was not much trouble to her parents growing up, she helped out when she could, and she did not make many fusses when she didn't get her way. Tilda's got a very easy going personality and takes punches and obstacles as they come to her. That's not to say she doesn't have a personality though - she's quite funny when she wants to be, and can be a little on the sarcastic side as well. She's also said to be extremely stubborn when she wants to be, which can be proved by any of her friends who have tried to get her to do something Tilda deemed not worth her time. One of her strongest qualities though is that she is very maternal. She will not hesitate to help a friend, or creature in need, and is quite good at healing spells and potions, which is conducive to her wanting to become a healer. One could say that she might belong in a quieter house, though it is the MacFusty blood in her that might have had a large role in landing her in Gryffindor, seeing as most of her family was in the same house themselves. It doesn't bother Tilda though - she's found that since being in Gryffindor, her friends have brought out a bit more of an outgoing side to her which she quite likes.
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