Jessie is not the most outgoing girl in the world. She tends to keep to herself, but can easily carry on a conversation if the need arises. She is terrified of new things, and on top of that, she's just easily scared. Horror movies are an absolute nightmare for her. Because her communication skills are somewhat lacking, Jessie never adapted the ability to lie properly. She can't lie to save her life. The only time she can sort of make it work is to her father about the world of magic.
Despite Jess's introverted personality, she's a very fun and goofy girl. She secretly has the best sense of humor and the greatest laugh. She's very kind and is an amazing listener. She doesn't have many friends, but she is one of the best friends in the world. Although she is allergic to avacado, she still eats guacamole because she loves it. Not even death could keep her from what she loves. She enjoys singing and ice skating and is basically a Disney princess minus the royal status. She also prides herself on the fact that she can wiggle her ears.
In general, Jessie is a silly, quirky girl who just wants to live life while having as much fun as she can. While she can come across as shy, she's actually really nice to talk to. It may take a while to get to know her, but once you do, you know she was worth it.
Jessie Renee Hallaway was born on March 1st in Fort Worth, Texas to Eloise and Patrick Hallaway. She had a rather normal childhood filled with toys, ice cream, and Disney movies. The only odd thing about her was the fact that she was a witch just like her mother. Jess started showing signs of magic when she was around five years old. She had been put in time out for painting the walls, and she was not happy about it. Her father had put the paint on top of the cabinets so Jessie couldn't reach it anymore. In a fit of anger, Jessie was able to knock the paint down - but not with her hands. She had used magic. When her father came back into the room he was upset that not only had she made another mess, but that she had moved from time out without permission. But she didn't. When she tried to argue this, her father thought she was lying, while her mother was realizing what had actually happened. A few more incidents like that, and Eloise finally decided to tell Jessie the truth about magic and who she was.
Eloise chose to send Jessie to her Aunt and Uncle who lived in England when she turned just ten years old. There, Jessie could learn about magic and the wizarding world. Patrick didn't understand why his wife was so set on sending their young daughter away and didn't agree with it. Jess didn't like the idea either. It meant having to make new friends and she'd have to leave her ice-skating coach. Even at the young age of ten, she knew she probably wouldn't be able to focus on skating in England. After spouting some crap about the schools being better over there to her husband, Eloise finally got her way. Jessie went to England that summer.
Jessie and her mother went shopping for all the essentials she would need for some school named pig's hair or something crazy like that. It must be a weird school if she needed an owl. After setting her up, Eloise went back to America, leaving Jess with her Aunt Cass and Uncle Jeffery. They were a little crazy but really nice.
Next stop was Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Jess spent all seven years at the school, finally becoming well-acquainted with magic. She did well in her classes and was not half bad at potions. She enjoyed those lessons. She didn't make many friends while there, but she didn't mind too much. She sent messages via owl both to her parents and to Cass and Jeffery, keeping them updated on how things were going. The one sent to her parents of course was filtered of any magical information. After seven years at school, Jessie graduated Hogwarts and was now out in the real world. She was now living in her own apartment and paying her own bills.
When she moved to England, Jessie had to drop skating lessons in turn for schooling. She never stopped practicing on her own time, however. She became self-taught at that point and learned everything by her own wits. Even today, she still goes to practice at the rink as much as she can. She picks up some money from teaching kids how to skate, but her main focus now is getting a serious job. Life alone as a part-time ice skating instructor was much harder than she had thought.