Elias Min was a writer for a local newspaper in London. As a British-Korean man, he brought a new perspective to articles and discussions that the newspaper would feature. Before long, everyone loved his thoughts and wanted more from him. Elias wrote everything from wedding reviews to breaking stories on the front page. On one occasion, Min was asked to write a review for a Korean singer who was on tour in Europe. Her name was Lee Gaeul. And that's how Ezra's parents met.
Elias was absolutely smitten by the woman. Her voice, her presence, her beauty, and after their first date, her personality too. She was a feisty one who was independent and didn't need no man. But after meeting Elias, she wanted one. The pair got married two years later after Gaeul finished her second tour of North America. They settled down in Manchester where Elias continued writing and Gaeul began teaching music at a local school. A year later, their first son Emerson was born. And a year after that, little Ezra walked into their lives.
Ezra grew up generally happy - he didn't have many worries for the most part. His family was well off and his parents raised him right. He learned to sing and perform from Gaeul and he learned to write from his dad. He always played with his older brother too. They were only a year apart and so they spent a lot of time together. At age 7, Ezra had his first magical experience that sent his parents for a loop to say the least. He was out in the yard with Elias who had just raked up all the leaves. A bit too tempting for the young boy, Ezra ran and jumped into the pile, sending the organized leaves everywhere. Angry at the boy's actions, Elias scolded him to the point where Ezra felt terrible. On the verge of tears, Ezra sent all the leaves flying straight back into the pile they came from. Elias was so shocked he almost passed out. For the most part though, his family was more than accepting of the child.
Up until age 11, Ezra attended public school with Emerson. That year however, Ezra received his letter to Hogwarts. The distance between him and his brother caused a wedge to form between them. Emerson stopped telling Ezra everything, and Ezra eventually stopped asking. At Hogwarts, Ezra made friends and enemies alike. Lots of people loved him for his musical abilities and wanted him to sing or rap all the time. Others found it annoying. Overall though, he made good friends who supported his dream of becoming a rapper and touring like his mom. That dream, however, changed dramatically in fourth year.
Ezra was in Potions class when he received the news. The headmaster had pulled him out of class and told him that Emerson had committed suicide earlier that week. Ezra was completely and utterly devastated. He went into a depression, pushed away all his friends, picked fights with people just to feel something. He should've been there for his brother. Someone should have been there for his brother. Ezra started seeing a therapist when he was 15. That woman changed Ezra's life.
Her name was Wanda Sykes, and she was only 23 when she had taken on Ezra. She helped him through all his shit and made him want to do the same for other people. That's when Ezra changed what he wanted to do when he graduated. Instead of a famous rapper, he wanted to be a therapist. He wanted to be there for people in a way no one was for Emerson. It was the least he could do to honor his brother. So with that in mind, Ezra graduated early and went into an internship with Wanda. By the time he turned 18, Ezra was a full blown therapist working at Sykes Therapy Center.