The story of Silas Chevalier and Michaela Finnley and their romance is much like any other school romance. The Slytherin and Hufflepuff were, in their seventh year at Hogwarts, just friends. With Silas having moved from France some years before, Michaela had taken it upon herself to be his friend - a familiar face in the halls of Hogwarts. Quite a few people in their year didn't believe that their friendship would last any longer than the final term at Hogwarts but, perhaps against all odds, the two continued their friendship into adulthood. Both enjoyed the other's company and thing, as they often do, developed between them and the two became an item.
There was never any doubt that they, as a couple, were extremely ambitious. For Michaela, a desire to help the less fortunate had taken her to Lil Bundles where she felt her true calling laid. Silas, on the other hand, returned to Hogwarts as the Care of Magical Creatures professor, the interest in the subject having led him back. Both had aspirations to rise in their careers and that was, for all intents and purposes, the main drives in both of their lives. Neither saw any reason to let anything cloud their careers and both were extremely supportive of the other, making for a healthy relationship.
Chanelle's conception when the two were twenty-two came as a shock to both of them. Whilst there had been talks amongst them about starting a family one day, neither had planned for it to be in their twenties as their career aspirations still ruled their lives. Though the thought of a child much sooner was one that scared Michaela more so than Silas, the two braced themselves for lives as parents - moving into a house in Hogsmeade so they could both be close to their workplaces and have a good basis for a family life. And, in the beginning of the summer season the following year, a baby girl was born. Naming her Chanelle Victoire, the two were overjoyed and content with their small family.
After Chanelle's birth, the family were able to settle down. Being in one of the three hearts of magical Britain, Chanelle grew up being surrounded by magic. Her early childhood was filled largely with trips to Lil Bundles where she was placed in the daycare so her mother could continue her goal of climbing the ladder - something she achieved by becoming proprietor of Lil Bundles. On the odd occasion she'd even get trips up to Hogwarts, mostly to Silas' office, but the sight of the castle alone remains as one of her earliest memories. Her childhood got a little more exciting when her uncle, Cian Chevalier, was placed in Lil Bundles and Michaela and Silas worked overtime to adopt him to bring him into their family away from any previous hardships he may have faced. In the span of a year when she was three, Chanelle went from being siblingless to having her uncle, essentially, becoming a brother of sorts.
Growing up now with another person close to her age, Chanelle found life infinitely more fun. It helped that she and Cian were close and he let her be rough and tumble with him, especially as she grew to have more control of herself with the growing dexterity of growing up. A testament to their closeness was how Cian was the centre of her first magical experience when she was seven. After having a particularly fun play fight during the Christmas when Cian was home from Hogwarts (something she hated seeing him go to but she knew he was close in distance), Chanelle had managed to make his wand levitate. At first she was convinced he was the one doing it and threatened to get upset if he was messing with her but, upon realisation that Cian was just as shocked as she was, Chanelle felt pride in having her first magical experience and the rest of the Christmas break was spent with her asking Cian for all the knowledge he had in terms of magic.
Subsequently, Chanelle spent the next four years waiting until she herself got her Hogwarts acceptance letter. With her father rising from Head of House to Deputy Headmaster and, in the year she was meant to attend, Headmaster, Chanelle was always bugging him to tell her if she was accepted or not. He always kept the answer behind pursed lips and, even as Michaela stepped down from her role as Owner of Lil Bundles, refused to tell Chanelle anything. Needless to say that when Chanelle did get her acceptance letter she was over the moon and is anticipating the life of magical education before her, having been sorted into _____.