Gavyn is intelligent, needless to say, and ruthless. These qualities are exactly what make him an asset and someone not to be trifled with. His cunning allows him to get what he wants, and recently he’s been developing his social skills in order to make the sort of people connection he needs. The Ombrelune is kind of an ass as he can be extremely judgemental, and generally holds himself in high regard because he’s worked for everything he has. With people he can be more comfortable with, he enjoys teasing and making fun of them, while criticizing them or others that they know.
With other people, Gavyn acts in whatever way fits the situation. Anyone can be an asset, so he does his best to not burn bridges too quickly. With softer people, he displays a part of himself which is both real and an invention- his silly side. He’s very good at making funny faces or facial expressions, which make people laugh. It isn’t the hard edge he prefers, but sometimes it’s exactly what he needs. Even though Gavyn was born and raised in Paris, he only has a slight parisian accent. His first language is actually english, so among his old contacts in France he’s known as ‘the brit’.
Despite how cold and cunning he is, his favorite pastimes are listening to music and watching old alfred hitchcock movies. He is a lover of international history and reads up on what he can about the world, mainly muggle. The ombrelune isn’t really loyal, but he will stick with something as long as there is some sort of benefit to him. Lucily for all parties involved, he only agrees to partnerships that he beleives will have benefit, and will generally stick with whatever party he thinks he can get ahead with the most. It makes for good qualities of a double agent, should the opportunity arrive. Ever since he left home, his morals have become “anything goes if it gets me where I need to.” It’s hard to care for him, but he cares intensely for those around him who support him, to the point that it would hurt him if he would ever have to break their bond.
What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Is it the situation that makes the person, or the person that makes the situation? Gavyn ponders these questions, even as he sits on top of the world.
His life began modestly in the capital of France, His father, holding the name of his city of ancestry, and his mother a pure ethnic korean with pure English nationality, met on a subway ride to their respective places of work. He was a muggle and she a squib, together making five babies to take care of and raise. Gavyn took on most of the responsibilities as the oldest of the five, whether it be babysitting or cleaning. Overall, the family was poor and their parents worked long shifts, so Gavyn worked long hours as the older brother. His first sign of magic was once when he became angry at all the little kids, so much so he silenced them for a day. In the Bordeaux-Young household, everyday seemed bleaker than the last, eventually leading to a break in all of them.
When Gavyn was about seven, his dad lost his job as a construction worker. Having already been an alcoholic, his drinking got worse and worse. He began beating Gavyn’s mother, and Gavyn himself even as he protected his siblings. His mother cried everyday and everynight, his siblings went hungry when neither parent turned up for days. The pressures continued building on the youngsters back, probably the only one of his siblings to have seen the full abuse of his father on his mother. It was a relief when he finally received his letter for Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, which became his real home. It was pretty obvious from early on that he had a knack for magic, ironic considering his mother was a squib. At first he thought the school would be the end of his troubles, but he realized soon he could never fit in with the rich and snobby atmosphere, especially as an Ombrelune. Even as everyone around him hated him, his teachers didn’t, and encouraged him to pursue his dreams. Gavyn’s hopes grew for a better future until they turned into a hardened ambition. He resolved that not only would he rise above his situation, he would become someone important in the world.
Somehow, the boy managed to balance work, school, and his family needs. In this way he was able to become more respectable to his peers and school. He became distant to his siblings and stopped protecting them and his mom. He didn’t have time for that, he had to rise above. One day, he would knew he would become rich and important, it would all be in due time. Even as he emotionally stopped responding to his family, his humanity and morals were intact, until one fatal day.
It was the summer between his fourth and fifth year. He was walking home through a dangerous section of Paris, minding his own business, when he came upon a homeless man. The man was on the side of the street, mostly covered by a large tattered blanket. On a normal day, Gavyn wouldn’t have paid any heed, except the man kept badgering him for money. At one point he grabbed onto Gavyn’s jacket and pulled him into the street with him, both grappling each other in a near brawl. A speeding truck came upon them, and Gavyn reacted quickly. He pushed the homeless man into the truck saving himself. Obviously he had to run away from the driver, the police, any witnesses. When he got back home, his mother told him it was time for him to quit school and help her provide for the family. She had clearly just been beaten by his father, and tears slid into her cuts and bruises making her wince as if she were winking at him. The prior experience made Gavyn realize no matter what he did, his family would only way him down. In order to be successful, he had to whatever it took, or else he would end up like the homeless man. Like in the incident of the brawl, he chose himself and ran away from home.
Gavyn made his way into England by foot and hitching rides, managing to outsmart border security as he couldn’t use magic just yet. He had sent letters to his professors telling them he was transferring, and they all supported him with letters of recommendations. With some forgery and luck, he managed to raise his grade level in the school, mainly so his parents or siblings couldn’t track him by grade. As a Beauxbaton student, they knew he hadn’t taken the equivalent of his OWLs yet, so during the summer he took the exam. Based off these results, he was placed into certain classes. In this way, he was lucky to have studied so hard and spent so much time with the professors, else he would not have done as well as he did. Rather than fifth year, he began his life at hogwarts as a sixth year. With hard work and skill, he made more friends then he did in his last school, becoming one of the members in The Circle, a mysterious organization of students with links to The Black Parade. He is currently a seventh year at hogwarts.