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American Liaison
American Liaison

32 year old Pureblood
5 ft. 10 in.   ❤   Engaged
played by Dante
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Samuel St.John-Black

Full Name: Samuel St.John-Black

Nickname(s): Sam

Birthdate: 18 February 1858

Age: 32

Occupation: American Ambassador

Blood Status: pureblood

Residence: London

Hogwarts House: Illvermorney - Thunderbird

Wand: Yew, Augrey feather, 16inchs supple

Family: Emily Black – Mother
Samuel St.John – Father †
Earnest Llewlyn – Step Father
Roscoe Llewelyn – Step Brother
Earnest Llewelyn- Black – Half Brother
Evelyn Llewlyn- Black – Half Sister
Samuel stands at a slightly above average 5ft 9 inches. He has dark blue eyes and brown hair. Generally he sports a crop of facial hair, wavering between a manicured goatee and a full beard. He thinks he looks too baby faced without it and no one takes him seriously so he always sports some kind of facial hair.

Service orientated, dedicated, loyal, stoic, reliable, romantic, patient, inscrutable. His ‘good opinion once lost is lost forever’
Samuel was born into a typical pureblood family in a place where there were not many purebloods to speak of. His mother was an English woman, gentele and pale woman, a distant cousin from the prominent and noted house of Black. Her family, solidly middle class, being descended from the second sons of second sons, had little to recommend them other than their name, and their ‘noble’ roots. His father, Samuel St.John, was a self made man, of pureblood stock long transplanted from England. Several generations before they had left England as poor worker stock but generations of hard work and good fortune had made them rich, extravagantly so. The new world had been kind to them and delivered all that the American dream had promised.

Samuel was the first born, and soon to be only child of the pair, as his father was killed shortly after his birth – an accident while riding. Emily was left alone – a young, and still beautiful widow. When Samuel was 3 his mother met and eventually married Earnest Llewlyn, a half blood man from a good family and with a considerable fortune of his own. He also had a son from his first marriage, close in age to Samuel (there were months between them) but both boys got along famously.

Emily and Earnest went on to have 2 children together and this the family was truly blended. It was clear from Samuels will that his son would inherit his estate, while Roscoe will eventually inherit Earnests. Both Samuel and Roscoe have agreed that the allowance and properties of Emily should pass to Earnest jnr and Evelyn equally.

Samuel and Roscoe displayed magic together for the first time, they were playing soldiers in the yard and managed to blow a sizable hole in the flower beds. Eventually both were sent to Illvermorny, Samuel ended up in Thunderbird and Roscoe in Wampus. Samuel did well in school, finishing with excellent grades and deciding to dedicate his life to foreign service, since he had not much of a head, or interest in business. He hired a trusted friend to run his business holdings, while he joined the ministry in service.

After working for several years in the department of international magical co-operation he was made the ambassador and liaison to France, and then later to the UK. AS one of his first events he was invited to a coming out ball. It was there he saw [i]her[/i] a young woman of such exceptional poise and beauty that he was immediately taken, and he managed but one dance with her that, on the surface, appeared more as an act of duty than of design or inclination. But an infatuation was born.

Samuel felt much too old and too severe to be so taken with a young lady in this manner and he tried hard to quash the foolish ‘crush’ but it was almost fate. It seemed like every event he went to during the season she was there, shining and beautiful, a social butterfly. Valiantly he fought to ignore the slight ache in his chest when he saw her but it seemed like he was cursed. After that first dance he never managed to get another with her, she was always so engaged and they had no mutual friends to make a proper acquaintance. It appeared he was cursed to be so ridiculously infatuated.

Luckily however, he was able to make a friend at the club, who knew her father procured a formal introduction to the man. He was surprised that the older man was seeking to arrange a match for the daughter he was looking to dispose of in marriage. Samuel had presumed her status was because her father would have been loathed to be parted from her. Playing it cool, the deal was done, and Samuel had somehow managed to find himself not only acquainted intimately with the family of his infatuation, but also somehow engaged to the object itself. It’s a strange feeling, and despite his exterior he is fecking delighted!

Miss Finch however, was less delighted with the matching and shortly after the pair were formally betrothed, and mere weeks before her wedding she eloped with a man that he was to learn she had had former relations with. Samuel is suitably humiliated and angry but looking forward to his sister finishing school and coming out to England to join him.
He is the US Ambassador to England.
He has half siblings who are mixed race
He is publically connected to Miss Hope Crawford
He was engaged, as a result of an arranged marriage to Melody Finch - who eloped with someone else.
Played By: Dante

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Samuel was nervous…he didn’t think it was becoming for a man of his age and station to be so nervous. For the past hour he had sat with her father, his soon to be father in law - a man he didn’t think much of he was truly honest. It was a sad state of affairs, he thought a man should perhaps respect their father in laws but he couldn’t find it in himself to respect a man who would sell a woman like Melody for so scant a cost as the one he had paid.

He could not help but think of the line from King Lear, when Cordelia is cast aside, being less valued for her words and gender than her other siblings ’ Thy dow'rless daughter, King, thrown to my chance, Is queen of us, of ours, and our fair France..’ He might not have had France to offer her, but he had more than her father, it was what had caused the mean spirited older man to offer his child to an almost stranger. In exchange for some introductions, some social and business assistance for their son, Melody had been given to him – cheap at twice the price his mother would have said.

He had briefly sat with the old man, shared a glass of brandy, which he had had to force himself not to gulp down to steady his straining nerves. When the door opened and the lady and her mother entered the room, he took a moment, waiting a beat before standing to greet them. His poker face firmly in place.

There she was – Miss Melody Finch – Mrs Melody St.John-Black to be. He tried not to stare, looking at her mother when she was introduced, taking her hand dutifully, and then taking Miss Finches, placing a kiss on her hand in a way that didn’t impress half the passion he felt, that instead was stiff, overly formal and frankly cold. Dutiful rather than loving.

He didn’t speak to her, not truly trusting his voice but stiffly, and without looking back at her he uttered two words to her father. ’twill serve’* he regretted it the moment it was out of his mouth! There were ways and means men spoke in private that was not for utterance in the presence of women. To strike this bargain Samuel had played the game, pretended to be the cold, austere person that enters into a marriage of convenience, rather than the smitten fool he actually was, a man who had pined after the fine eyes of a young woman he didn’t know for nearly 3 years. It was a sign of how little Mister Finch knew him that he had been able to carry off the ruse.

He wished he might have been able to have their first meeting be in private but that was not the right way of things, even if only without the presence of her father. He turned back to her, wishing there was more he could say than simply ’It is pleasant to meet you Miss Finch, I am Samuel St.John-Black, and Iam here to request your hand in marriage.’ It was tradition to ask her, but they both knew it was mere lip service. It was already set, the date and all confirmed, but decorum required he ask her, just as duty and tradition required she accept. It was not the grand romance he would have liked.

*(From what you’ve said her father sounds like enough of an arse to not think/care about Melodys feelings on this kind of statement – if he does I can change it)

@"Melody Finch"

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