Jamie Montgomery and Richardine Campbell-Montgomery are a completely normal, middle-class Muggle couple, living in the clean suburbs of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South. Richardine was an elementary school teacher while Jamie was an OFW working as a safety engineer. They had their unica hija, Jayeden Brianna, in the early morning of September 23. Why did they give her a masculine first name? Apparently it was a mix of Jamie and Richardine.
Jayden Brianna grew up thinking the name Jayeden was a feminine name and liked it better than Brianna. She was an exceptionally bright child, showing an affinity to subjects taught in the English language, especially in the field of science. She was also clearly a bookworm, reading every reading material she gets her hands on. Jayeden could easily grasp new concepts and comprehend everything she as read.
She is also quite the tennis enthusiast when she was young and has always wanted to play the sport. However, she wasn't fit for tennis or any other kind of physical sport. Why? She's asthmatic. Everyone in her line of Mongomeries are either asthmatic, diabetic, or both. In fact, her first asthma attack occurred when she was only three months old and has been hospitalized at least three times in her toddler days.
There was something very special about Brianna, her parents realized, as some unique things happen around her. Like how the accidentally left on faucet turned off when Brianna glanced at it, how she could summon her books from the top shelf, etc. They were surprisingly accepting of it, just as long as Brianna didn't cause any collateral damage with her... whatever it is. Brianna didn't pay attention to it much because it didn't happen quite often.
Jayden realized that her first name was masculine when she was in first grade when her classmates called her Brianna instead of Jayden. Questioning her parents about this, she was quite 'blegh' about it because of how sappy it was. Eventually, she stated to favour the name Brianna and soon the nicknames 'Bri' or 'Anna' and treated the name 'Jayden' as if it was the plague.
It was when Brianna turned 9 when her father's job forced them to move to Britain. While it was quite sad to leave her close friends behind, Brianna openly accepted the move, seeing as there were a lot of open possibilities and opportunities in a new environment and because it lets her get away from the stress of simple-minded and creativity-squashing education back in her hometown. And also because the large amount of stray dogs in the area scared her. (Brianna developed a phobia of dogs when a presumably bmad dog chased her around when she was but a wee lass.)
The biggest surprise came when she turned 11 years old. A strange-looking owl had landed on their doorstep and delivered an old-fashioned looking letter addressed to Brianna herself. The address was so accurate, even going to the bit where Brianna's room was located beside her parents' bedroom, that it creeped the family out a lot. Thinking this was a sick joke, they ignored the letter. That is, until more started coming. Finally mustering up the courage to open one, it was revealed to be an acceptance letter to a 'magical' school called Hogwarts.
The thing about Brianna's parents is that they're more religious and less believing of magic than your regular couple. They became quite wary when a weirdly dressed person appeared on their doorstep and believed her to be part of some cult. They didn't let the woman in no matter what she said, until Brianna's curiosity kicked in and asked her parents to please let that woman in. Reluctantly, the Montgomery let the woman in, who began to explain about Brianna's powers, the Hogwarts school, and everything in between.
Richardine and Jamie were about to let Brianna go to this school, because it obviously offers the opportunity of letting Brianna develop and hone her powers, when they heard that their daughter would have to stay in the school for most of the year. Concerned about their daughter's safety, they quizzed the woman about the school and the teachers and the facilities etc. to see if it was truly a trustworthy school. Truthfully, Brianna was sorry for the woman who came to explain because she had to endure her parents' endless questions.
After a whole while of decision-making, the Montgomery couple reluctantly let their daughter join the school. Brianna was overjoyed and prayed to the god above that this school won't discourage creative thinking. And hopefully the student body isn't as narrow-minded as her old school.