It all started with a cup of hot chocolate and a cold December.
Lisa Matthews was a Witch. She had graduated from the Salem Witches' Institute. She was determined to be able to live in both worlds. Which soon lead her to her one year away from getting her Musical Education degree.
Henry Richards was just a normal joe. He would go to work, school and home every. Single. Day. He wanted change. That soon came at a café.
It was cold and she didn't have any other classes that day, so she went to the local café to order some hot chocolate. Once she got her drink she turned around-
And spilled the drink all over the person behind her!
She apologized over and over as she hastily started to clean up her mess. She looked up and their eyes met. After the incident, they hung out a few times before they actually became an item. A year later, they were engaged and six months later, they were finally husband and wife. Soon after, they became parents. Lisa would soon learn a secret that Henry hid so well, even HE didn't know it.
He was verbally abusive.
How did Lisa find out? Well, it goes like this:
Whenever the kids would do something wrong, he would yell at them and say things that would bring their moral down. He would even do it to his wife. Lisa only stays with him because she loves him and knows he can be better.
This is Alexander's story.
Alexander (Later changed to Alexandra) Marie Richards was born on March 23rd with her twin brother, Cristopher. These two caused mayhem for their family. They grew up to be specialists in pranks and causing general mischief. Which of course, was not okay in their dad's book.
One day, when they were seven, he was sick and tired of having to watch were he stepped. So, he figured, if I separate them then it should end. It didn't. In fact, that's how their first sign of magic came. While Chris blew things up, everything started flying mid-air, and were sometimes thrown at walls. Eventually, they got their own room again.
This lead to a discussion with their mom about magic. Of course this happened while his older sister was at Salem. So they obviously assumed they would be going there.
Life had other plans.
Henry got a job in England when they were ten, forcing the whole family to move to Britain. So, guess what? That means they get to go to Hogwarts. No big deal. Then he heard about sorting. What if she got separated from his Chris?!
Fortunately, they were both sorted into Gryffindor. But soon, things got very complicated very quickly. In their second year, their elder sisters made a plan to get Henry in jail, which surprisingly worked. But of course, this threw their family in turmoil. Without a reason to stay there, their elder brother, Xavi, left, and with Xavi went Alex, since she so happened to hate England now. She realized Chris may have some difficulties with this, but she thought he'd be okay. Then, he went to America to meet up with her.
Alex, knowing he loved England, and wanted to stay there, immediately called him out on this, thinking he'd have been better off staying in England. Chris just happened to take this the wrong way, which was reasonable. This caused a fallout between the two. The siblings who were once the closest, became not-even-friends. In fact, they were basically each other's worst enemy.
Alex had started in Ilvermorny during her time in America, and she was sorted into Thunderbird. She LOVED it there. She had plenty of friends, and many reasons to stay... And she would never admit it, but her brother being there made it all the better, even if they weren't talking.
Two years later, Chris informed her that he was leaving yet again, and she threw a fit. Although, Chris was avoiding her for the next two weeks. She had BEGGED her grandparents to let her follow, and they agreed, sending their sister a letter. She immediately got on a plane and followed.
At first, this didn't sit well with Chris, but after they talked and sorted things out, the two were closer than ever. In her seventh and final year, Alex and CHris had become involved in an unfortunate accident that would change her life forever. She ha been out in the Shrieking Shack with Chris on a full moon. Of course, she went head first into danger, possibly saving his life but also might have ended her if she weren't lucky enough to have been found by a werewolf pack that was in Hogwarts. She's now a member of the pack, but is still dealing with the issues that come along with the newfound ability, including keeping the secret from her siblings, and the pain that comes along with her transformations. It's a work in progress, but she has a pretty good support system. Alex is not good at expressing it, but she couldn't be more thankful to the group that had made her way into her life.
Close to graduation, Alex plans to work in the ministry, with Chris going for an Aurorship.