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Louis Whitman

    (25/03/2020 at 10:35)
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E L S E W H E R E   A D U L T

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Louis Whitman
Gender: male
Age: 30
Blood Status: muggleborn

Education: 
Hogwarts, Hufflepuff

Residence:
Spitalfields, London

Occupation
potioneer

Do you plan to have a connection to a particular existing place (for example: the Ministry, Shrieking Shack) or to take over an existing shop in need of new management?
nope

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  • Charms: 13
  • Divination: 6
  • Transfiguration: 6
  • Summoning: 7
Do you wish to be approved as a group with any other characters? If so who and for what IC reason?
nope

Please list any other characters you already have at the site:
Clara Darcy and the squad

Biography: (300 words minimum.)
Louis was eight when his parents divorced. He didn’t understand at the time, thought that they were abandoning him. They’d argued constantly and he’d hated that, but he hadn’t wanted them to leave each other and it took him a while to accept it.

When Louis’s letter to Hogwarts came, it was his way of escape. Life in the muggle world wasn’t nearly as good as it could’ve been, his step mum was a vindictive cow and his real mum spent most of her time with a bottle of wine in her hand. Hogwarts was a new beginning, an exciting adventure and an opportunity to make lots of new friends.

He was right to think that. Upon joining Hogwarts, Louis was immediately sorted into Hufflepuff. It turned out that he didn’t take to all his classes like he’d hoped, but it was ok because he was good at Potions and he was good at Charms and that was enough for him. The grading system was different at Hogwarts so when he only got As in the rest of his subjects, he could still come home and pretend that they were just as good as the muggle As were.

He made plenty of friends, people seeming to like his more goofy manner. When summer came and they all went to Camp Loki he’d have to go back to his muggle life, but they didn’t ask any questions about his family once it became clear that he didn’t like talking about it and so they got along fine. Louis has never been very good at quidditch or writing, and he’d never be able to bring himself to hex his friends, so he volunteered in the Hospital Wing. It turned out that he was pretty good at it, and though massively careless himself, his big heart made up for any dumb mistakes he made.

OWLs came and went with only grades in Charms, Potions and Magical Defence good enough to pass on to NEWTs, but plenty of hard work meant that he ended up leaving Hogwarts with Os in Charms and Potions, and an EE in Magical Defence. It was out into the real world after that, a scary shift but one made all the more easy by his long term girlfriend Maia.

When Louis was 19, Maia gave birth to Chrissy, a tiny little baby girl who, from the moment she was born, wouldn’t stop screaming. It had been a difficult birth and one that had ended up taking Maria’s life, so for a while things weren’t looking great for Louis. He’d never really had a proper family of his own and when Maia died it fell to him to raise Chrissy all on her own. They struggled , a lot, but he managed. Just.

There wasn’t much time to go to work with a kid to raise on your own, so Louis took to potion making from home, selling them were he could. He’d been good at it at school, why not get some money out of it?

For eleven years they got by. But now, with Chrissy’s own Hogwarts letter just arriving, he’s unsure what to do. For so long it’s been Louis and Chrissy, but now she’s leaving and though he knows how much fun Hogwarts is, he can’t help but be worried. After all, a little girl died there last term. What if that was Chrissy?

Roleplay: 

Option Two -
The snow had been falling steadily all morning and it didn't look like it was going to stop any time soon. Joshua Campbell scrunched his face up in a frown as he lifted his gaze to look to the sky. Snow. It really was quite a bother.

And it certainly didn't make it better that Diagon Alley seemed to be getting more and more crowded. Joshua sighed and pointed his wand at the large box that was currently placed on the doorstep of his shop. He had to get going. He had an order to deliver.

"Wingardium Leviosa!" The elderly man muttered and watched the box hover in the air for a moment. Honestly, did St. Mungo's really need that much tinsel? And with glitter of all things? He sighed again. If it hadn't been for the rather convincing stamp on the order, he would have been likely to believe it had been a prank by one of those orphaned rascals living up there. 

Oh well, there was no point in waiting. Joshua deftly stirred the box down the doorstep and out onto the street, carefully levitating it above the heads of the crowd.

"Coming through! Coming through!" His voice sounded over the chatter of the crowd. "Keep out! Move ahead! Go on!" This was going way too slow. People were in the way and walking like they had all day! He huffed. Luckily the road was down hill.

"Coming through! Coming th--- arrrgh!" Joshua let out a loud shout as his feet suddenly slipped in the snow and sent him, the box, and several long strands of tinsel tumbling into the person who had been walking in front of him.

"For Merlin's sake!" Joshua muttered angrily as he hurried to his feet again, red and gold tinsel now decorating his black coat. "I am so sorry! This blasted snow!" He looked apologetic at the person he had crashed into.

Roleplay Response:

Maia had always loved the snow. She'd never missed an opportunity to hit Louis in the face with a snowball, or to dive face first into the powdery stuff and make snow angels. Louis couldn't help but smile as his feet crunched through the snow, leaving behind a trail of muddy footprints. She'd loved Christmas as well, and if she'd been still alive he bet she would've managed to make Christmas all the more magical for Chrissy.

With Maia dead for the past eleven years, that duty fell to Louis though. They didn't have much money, but he did the best he could with what they had, searching different stores for countless hours to try and find something she'd love. Sometimes it took days, weeks even. Other times he found it within the first hour.

No such luck today.

Louis was just heading to the last of the shops when something behind went crashing into him. He hit the ground with a thud muffled by the snow, already feeling the cold seep through his jacket. Louis didn't have much time left before he had to go pick up Chrissy from a friend's house and he wasn't done shopping yet, but all the same when he sat up it was with minimal annoyance, more concerned about whether the other person had been hurt.

"Hey it's ok!" he laughed, stooping down to pick up some of the tinsel. "Need any help?"

He could get Chrissy's gift tomorrow.

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