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    Gemini Demetra

    3rd Year VMU, 2018 - Magical Arts | Musician & Singer
    23 year old Halfblood Human ☆ She/Her ☆ written by ★ LilyCat
    Full Name: Gemini Rosmunda Belladonna Elestratova Demetra
    Apparent Age: 23
    Date of Birth: 06/06/1995
    Birthplace: San Diego, California
    Occupation: 3rd Year VMU, 2018 - Magical Arts | Musician & Singer
    Blood Status: Halfblood
    Species: Human
    Playeru:  ★ LilyCat
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Patronus: Wolf
    Wand: 14" Ash with Phoenix Core
    Play-by: Phoebe Tonkin
    Education: 
    • 2006 - 2011: Ilvermorny
    • 2011 - 2012: Tallygarunga
    • 2015 - current: VMU. Magical Arts
    Personality:

    A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into fun and positivity for herself and others. Gem has a slightly addictive personality and often can't resist the smallest temptations for something new or exciting. Its only ever got her in little bits of trouble in the past due to her having the gift of the gab and talking herself out of most situations, though has admittedly quietened down a fraction since becoming a mother.

    Aside from that, she is an active woman and enjoys sports and activities, and loves a good game of Quidditch as well as just jogging and other sports. Another activity she found enjoyment in early on was music, something she was found to be naturally gifted for, and she learned to play guitar form a young age, as well as enjoyed learning songs that she could sing to. Its not the only artistic outlet though, as she also enjoys writing stories and songs as well as designing clothing in her spare time. She even sews some of her own clothes just for fun. This kind of sets her with the 'eccentric artsy' kind of label, but she doesn't mind.

    Very much devoted to her family, Gem loved her mother very much, as well as her grandmother and very young aunts, and often tries to give her father a chance despite his gypsy-like ways and constant appearing and disappearing during her life. She has dealt with it quite alright, though has felt the gap quite a lot over more recent years while dealing with life upheavals.

    Gem has grown used to her role as mother to Gabrielle, the baby she had to her seemingly-deceased boyfriend, Frankie Dean. While its been difficult with some ups and downs, and especially when she had to take on single parenthood, she's doing the best she can with the support of her remaining family.

    History:

    Gem was born a month early due to complications with her mother's pregnancy, but was born healthy and named after her starsign, a precious jewel, and her mother's surnames as well as her fathers (although goes by Demetra). Life was enjoyable for the girl despite having a single mother and a father she only saw when he wasn't traveling - him having come from a long line of Gifted Romani which meant he could never stay in one spot for long, not that her mother ever minded.

    Life was rather quiet and easy going for the girl, her mother having been teaching for a number of years before she became a headmistress at the school where Gemini began attending certainly helped in some ways, but also hindered her on occasion. Because of this, and the absence of her father she tended to go seeking ways to gain attention, mostly in the form of pranks and practical jokes. When she wasn't feeling so rambunctious though, she would immerse herself into music and writing.

    It was when she was about thirteen that Gemini discovered that she had a half-sister through her father's side, when he came to see her. He also visited another girl who turned out to be someone that had been going to the same school as Gemini and only just recently graduated. Excitement at being able to meet a sister was squashed, however, when she was told that the other girl didn't want to know her.

    For some time this cause Gemini some sadness, at least until she worked out a perfect plot to meet the girl, who was a Quidditch player for her university and being considered for a local team, and she posed under a different name, as a team water girl. This worked for quite a while, and Gem's identity remained secret until one fateful night just before her 16th birthday when she went out on the town with Katerine. Recognised by a friend, Gemini's cover was blown and she and Kat ended up in a large fight which ended up in a couple of bins being blown up outside the club.

    After that, Gemini suffered quite a bit mentally and emotionally. She spent some time with her grandparents, learning about her mother's family heritage, but even that didn't do much for her, and thanks to the fuss back at home she couldn't go anywhere without problems. So Melanie decided to pack them up, and she got in touch with a contact in Australia who she'd met during her years as Headmistress, and so they moved to Victoria.

    Not long after arriving, Gemini ran into Frankie Dean, whom she'd met a few times before in LA. They struck up a friendship, which blossomed into romance, despite trouble from his family which resulted in Gem being shot, Frankie being disowned and Gem's mother basically adopting Frankie's sister. To top it off, Gemini was pregnant, and the gunshot wound would make things more difficult.

    However, despite a very tricky birth after going into an early and dangerous labour, the family came away still whole and with a new addition, Gabrielle Demetra. Urged on by her mother, Gem continued her study once recovered and managed to graduate with the rest of her class in 2012. Unfortunately, that summer saw her mother get killed, which devastated the young woman.

    Gemini decided to take a year off from university, while Frankie continued to attend, and between them they managed to take care of themselves and his younger sister fairly well. However, tragedy seemed to be thick in their lives when the Deans returned to California for the funeral of another of their friends. Something happened, there was a destroyed house, and it appeared that Gemini's boyfriend had been inside.

    It took a while for Gem to get over the losses of so many loved ones, and she moved in with Rosmunda and her children with Gabby for a while. She kept kept herself afloat for the sake of her daughter, and in 2015 finally decided to start studying at VMU in Magical Arts. She also has a small band that she plays with regularly in some Melbourne hot spots.

    Appearance:

    Standing an average height of 5'5, if Gem sticks out its probably because of the colourful or interesting clothing she likes to wear, or the fact that she rarely goes anywhere without her guitar. She blossomed in her late teens into the woman she is now, much of her mother's Veela heritage beginning to shine through with a touch from her father's side.

    She generally inherited her father's darker looks, with dark chocolate hair, and brown eyes, and large lips, along with some of her mother's more feminine features. Add in the beauty enhanced a little by her grandmother's blood which is only just a little watered down, Gem is more attractive than she gives herself credit for.

    Preferring to dress down a lot of the time, its usual to see her in jeans and a t-shirt or vest with flip-flops, runners or no shoes at all. Gem has no problem mixing her styles and wearing Converse or army boots with a formal dress or a tiara with a singlet and ripped jeans. She's a little unique in her style, which goes along a fair bit with her personality.

     

    Secrets:
    • has inherited gifts from both her father's and mother's sides
    • empathy from her father's Gifted Romani heritage
    • pyrokinesis/flameball throwing and natural allure from her mother's Veela heritage
    General Knowledge:
    • loves music and is rarely ever seen without her acoustic guitar
    • had a baby in her last year of school
    • starting to become a bit more known in the Melbourne music scene
    • been raising Gabby on her own since the father's apparent death
    Connections:
    • Rosmunda - maternal grandmother, Veela
    • Gabrielle Demetra - daughter, part-Veela
    • Mairead Townsend - maternal aunt, half-Veela
    • Siobhan Townsend - maternal aunt, half-Veela
    • Marcus Carsen - it's complicated?
    • Dominic Elestratova - father (estranged), pureblood (NPC)
    • Katerine Elestratova - half-sister, pureblood (NPC)
    • Belladonna Elestratova - paternal grandmother, pureblood (NPC)
    • Melanie Foxglove Demetra - mother, half-Veela (deceased)
    • Michel Demetra - maternal grandfather, pureblood (NPC)
    • Franklin Dean - Gabrielle's father (deceased)
    Significant Dates:
    • April 1st, 2012 - Gabrielle Melanie Rose Demetra was born
    • January 2013 - Melanie was killed
    • November 2013 - Frankie assumed dead
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