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“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”
Brianna Richards is a Half-Bloodwitch of American descent. She is the daughter of Lisa and Henry Richards.
Brianna Nicole Richards
Meaning of name:
Brianna — "Strength"
Nicole — "Victory of the people."
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Type of childhood:
Being yelled at by her father
Most important childhood event:
Amelia taking the brunt of a reprimand Brianna rightly deserved
She is terrified of her father
Life Before Hogwarts
I just... I feel like I can't do anything right.
– Brianna Richards
You shouldn't feel like that, sweetie. You do lots of things right.
– Lisa Richards
In one of her overwhelming fits of emotion Brianna had finally performed magic for the first time. She was in her room pouting up a storm, the air was thick, and room felt cold, and looked very dark, and grey even with the sunlight streaming in through the window. Without her knowledge Brianna levitated the majority of the objects in her room. Her dresser lifted off its legs. The nightstand wobbled in the air. The books, and the bookshelf rattled as the front end and the back dipped while it rose upwards. The desk and chair, even the shoes, toys, and throw rug floated while Brianna's face was buried into a pillow as she balled her eyes out. It was not until she sat up, each item hovered momentarily then dropped to the floor as she wiped her eyes and sniffled forlornly. Her bed, however, remained a good two meters off the ground. When Brianna went to throw her legs off the bed, and stomp around her room the frame fell from beneath her rebuilding itself on the way down. As she, and the mattress she was sat upon descended downward following the frame far enough for the tips of her toes to touch the floor as the mattress set back in place. Brianna was proud of herself, and she kept her secret until her letter arrived approximately three weeks later. She spilled her guts to her mother, and siblings with the same excitement as if she had just performed the feat only moments ago.
She spent a few weeks after learning they would leave for Hogwarts utterly depressed. A few days after receiving the first of many 'Goodbye' letters that year which only added to the pain in her heart. Being separated from Amelia is always emotionally devastating for Brianna, Amelia possibly being Sorted into some Hogwarts house they could not share left her in a state the family was unprepared to alleviate. It would only be one school year until the twins would join, Xavier, Harriett, Brianna and Amelia, if they were able to join Amelia, at Hogwarts. The Ilvermorny school year was nearly over, Brianna had returned for the Christmas break, and the fog, the clouds that followed Brianna since she had gone seemed to dissipate, of course, once her father reminded her of what she was losing the sullen little girl returned.
♫I thought I saw a man brought to life He was warm, he came around like He was dignified He showed me what it was to cry♫ At little near the knuckle, perhaps, but you believe in calling things by their true names, right? Still, when shadows enfold, cutting through occasionally causes - collateral damage. She casts a protective penumbra, wouldn't you say, but at an uncertain point a cocoon can smother rather than aid the transformation. So, beyond the sibling, into the clammy reaches of the world, what is the toolbox you carry? Ambition is a positive hole, the absence of even an electron that might one day spark, and socialisation, well, ♫I want to be a human being not a human doing I couldn't keep that pace up if I tried♫ so there's that. The focus of the intellect is impressive, some might say terrifying in an 'il fine giustifica i mezzi' kind of a way. So, that leads to - heart, and the heart of the matter. Where might this cordial creation best settle, put down roots and be nurtured? I truly cannot determine, which implies, in my experience, that it should be tossed into the lap of whatever chaos theory, gods or fate one believes in, and therefore - GRYFFINDOR!
– The Sorting Hat
It was early in the school year barely a full day into September when the Richards siblings were sorted.
Amelia had been Sorted into Ravenclaw, she was a Princess in another tower, or so Brianna believed when she imagined how happy Amelia must have been away from their father, away from home. There was no way imaginable Brianna would to be able to join her in Ravenclaw. She never thought herself to be dim, but she never though herself to be rather bright either. Brianna pouted furiously, and cried in a silent rage all the way to her room, the Gryffindor dorm. It used to be a burden, and she hated Hogwarts for further separating her from Amelia. She never spent much time in the tower, and she snuck out constantly. After Xavi, Mal, Chris and Alex were all Sorted into Gryffindor alongside her she lost that lonely feeling. It did nothing to soothe the hurt of being so far away from Amelia. Nothing ever could.
For her Seventh, and final year Brianna did a couple of crazy things. She applied to be the Champion for Hogwarts during the Triwizard Tournament. She crushed hard on three unattainable classmates in the span of about twenty weeks. Two of them are gay, and the other remains completely out of her league. She did not let that storm of heartbreak beat her down. Brianna took her savings from her part-time job as a shop keeper, she smashed open her piggybank, and she splurged. She tried on a beautiful, red, lacy, one shoulder gown, and she fell in love with it. From the moment she heard of it she always wanted go to the Yule Ball, it sounded so elegant, and she knew it would be an unforgettable memory. She hoped it would have been with a date. Not having an escort did not stop her from ending the night with an excellent goodnight kiss from Durmstrang's own Mitch Dempsey.
She learned she was pregnant with her first child, a boy, in May of 2029. Brianna did foolishly think she was in love with Mitch when she decided to give herself to him. They had a wonderful time at the ball together, he seemed to her like such a sweet, gentle person. She thought he was nothing like her father, and so she falsely placed her trust in him. Her slightly improved marks, her consistency in school, does not whatsoever reflect the emotional, and physical condition she was in during this time. Brianna spent the last few months of school pregnant, and not knowing it. She attributed blatant symptoms such as frequent vomiting to "stress" or sudden weight gain to "depression". She was in denial for much of the time.
Brianna's son, Cullen Tighearnach Dempsey, was born on September 22nd, at 2:29 am. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces, and he was 19 inches long. Brianna got to play mommy for less than an hour before his paternal family found him, and snatched him away. The Ministry contacting the family for child support alerted the Dempsey's to the news of their grandchild. Being more financially capable to care for a growing child than a teenage single mother might ever be, the Dempsey family has been granted temporary custody. Brianna would have had to go through all the proper legal channels if she wanted full custody of him, and at best she was only going to be granted supervised visitation.
Shortly over a year after Cullen turned one Brianna received word from Dempsey family that Mitch was not in fact Cullen biological father. She regained full custody of her son as of January 2031.
Salem Witches' Institute
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; Gryffindor
Charms — O
Transfiguration — E
Herbology — E
Defense Against the Dark Arts — O
Ancient Runes — E
Potions — E
Care of Magical Creatures — E
Astronomy — E
History of Magic — A
Charms — O
Transfiguration — O
Herbology — E
Defense Against the Dark Arts — E
Ancient Runes — E
Potions — O
Care of Magical Creatures — E
Astronomy — E
Muggle Studies — E
Alchemy — O
Talents (hidden or not):
Pyrotechny (manufacturing or setting off fireworks)
Extremely skilled at:
Extremely unskilled at:
Country and Blue Grass
“You can't teach an old dog new tricks.”
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Devoted - Righteous, Heedful, Unyielding, Vain
Brianna is a little bit of a baby, she is extremely emotive. She only had her sister Amelia until her younger siblings were born. She is faithful, and she is affectionate. She is also able to quickly adapt to the slightest change in any given situation. She is responsive, always picking up on the little things most people miss. She is clingy, literally living in the shadow of her elder sister for the first seven years of her life. Brianna while being dedicated, observant, and noble is also a slight narcissist. She is not confident in her abilities, she is not even arrogant in the way one would think. She is always, and quite possibly over concerned with how a situation may or may not interfere with her life.
Swaying slightly then coming to a slow stop, cupping her elbow from behind her own back
Thinks that almost everyone is lying to her, all the time
Worst bad habit:
Letting people baby her
Addicted to the Calming Draught (and Skelegro Potion)
People telling her to calm down when she has a panic attack
Brianna has had long light brown hair, she sometimes used the color charm to make it appear blonde. After she loped the majority of her tresses off, she chose not add color as often as she once did. She has dark brown eyes that are very expressive, capable of showing the fear in her heart when she refuses to tremble, and able to obviously display the love she feels, but may not be able to voice. Brianna has only one striking similarity to her beloved elder sister that she knows of. Brianna shares with Amelia the same creamy, pale, alabaster skin. Brianna does however have a more triangular shaped face, with a strong set jaw, and a subtle point to her chin.
Relationship with them
Lisa was a fantastic mother even with the one big mistake she made in life. If Brianna ever has the chance to become a mother she wants her children to love her as much as she loves Lisa.
Henry is terrible human being, a crappy father, and a person who did not deserve the life he had. Brianna is overjoyed to be away from although she does feel guilty for occasionally missing him.
Amelia is the first (and possibly only) friend Brianna ever had. She was her protector, and the only person that made life bearable when it seemed like the world was wanted her to be unhappy.
Harriet aka Mal is the second (and possibly only other) friend Brianna ever had. She may be younger, but Brianna will always believe that Mal is smarter and stronger than Brianna will ever be.
Xavier has always been a source of joy for Brianna, from the time he was a little boy to the point where he started to get taller than Brianna. She counts on him to be the light in what was an other wise dark life.
Youngest Brother Sibling
Relationship with them
Brianna met Rose by accident, she was practicing the Supersensory Charm in the Stone Bridge Tower at the time. She was able to convince Rose to help her sneak into the restricted section of the Greenhouses. It did nothing to further the potential friendship.
Brianna met Coraline at Madam Pudifoot's. Coraline stole Brianna's seat, which the latter claimed was an accident. Brianna had a nice chat with her about people mysteriously vanishing over a cup of tea.
Brianna met Hank while she was wandering down the street. She was taken with the Cowboy from the second she heard his accent. It was like she was back in the states again. She has more in common with him that she expected to have with a total stranger.
Most prized possession:
A 2011 penny
It reminds her of the one good memory of her father
Thumper (Pygmy rabbit)
Hazel Shrake Scale
First Year Spells
Causes minor spells to rebound or not have their full effect
Creates a small light on the wand's tip
Counterspell to Lumos
Bind the target's body in straight position
Locks the target's legs together
Changes the color of an object
Causes the target to trip
Creates a small blue flame which is immune to water
Second Year Spells
Causes fire to become harmless
Freezes things to ice
Causes the target to shoot up into the air
Creates a blindfold over the target's eyes
Creates a bright light and hurts things which don't like sunlight
Shoots thin cord rope out of the wand that the caster can control
Knocks over or throws back animals
Third Year Spells
Negates the effects of most charms
Causes a small explosion
Pulls items of objects towards you, or you towards them
Provides Protection against hexes
Causes two objects to be swapped for one other
Makes the target conscious
Fourth Year Spells
Makes the target vanish
Creates a bandage and splint
Protects an area or dwelling
Target is dangled upside down by an invisible force
Counterspell to levicorpus
Heightens the target's senses
Cures minor magically-induced ailments, such as paralysis and poisoning
Fifth Year Spells
Provides a shield against dark magic
Creates a Patronus
Summons small birds
Causes conjured objects to attack
Erases images and magical "after-effects
Animates an object, which interposes itself between the caster and harm
Targets and removes one memory, hiding its absence
Sixth Year Spells
Causes things to explode in flames
Powerful shield charm against Dark magic
Undetectable Extension Charm
Causes a container's interior capacity to be increased
Causes great pain to the victim's eyes and vision
Makes the object hard as stone
Makes an object reveal that it has hidden or magical qualities
Causes copies of an object to be remotely affected by spells on the original
Seventh Year Spells
Turns an object into a portkey
A spell that re-grows lost teeth
Cannot Apparate or Disapparate in the area
Creates a temporary gap through protective magical barriers
Disintegrates the person(s) entering this protected zone
Wounds magically as if the target had been slashed with a sword
Causes wounds and gashes to heal up and any blood to return to the victim