Kyler Cinnabon Fields, after the fast food location that sold overly sugarcoated (much unlike Kyler herself) cinnamon rolls (once again, much unlike Kyler herself), in which both Shawn and Imogen met when they were both hired there as teenagers, in the depths of the mall that the young agender child would be raised in, had quite the life set up for her. Soon, as the couple reached the age of eighteen, graduating high school a few months later, and immediately marrying, something they must have regretted later on in their lives.
On May 23rd, being the second child, if it hadn't been for the miscarriage her parents had gone through nearly two years before her birth, but instead being only the first, Kyler had been born in South Sound, Washington. Although her birth took place in the nice parts of the region, if there even was any of it that could be considered such, her home became the ghettos the moment she left the hospital. Obviously, the house was hell, and her and her family didn't even live in the main part of it, instead living in the basement that was only accessible through the backyard, only one small room, leaving the young infant to sleep on the couch, stained with pizza and donut frosting, with boards of cardboard taped to it to form a crib for her. She often woke to the sound of sirens outside, going through the neighborhood as usual, one crime being committed or another, to be ignored, for it was so often it occurred that it didn't seem to affect them anymore.
Kyler's younger brother Michael had been born a little over two years after her, convincing the family to move into an apartment of their own. Soon, the family of four was packed into a two room apartment, in the sh*tty areas of Seattle, the paint peeling off the walls and the windows letting a good portion of rain in. Somehow, it managed to seem like an upgrade, although the noise of the gay bars next door and stumbling drunks hollering from every place in the city, or so it seemed, normally kept everybody up, sleep being impossible. Perhaps, this is what led to the insomnia of the young child when she reached her later years in life.
Kyler and Michael were close, closer than most siblings, although they fought just as much as any others would, although things fell apart more so than usual once, pulling them even closer afterwards. When she was five years old, Shawn and Imogen got a divorce, years of fighting finally overcoming the former married couple, her father getting custody and moving them back to South Sound, to yet again live in a basement, while her mother went to live with her family in Alabama, never really truly keeping in contact with her children, not like Kyler had ever truly minded. Soon, everything went on its' way again, the life of being poor and unhealthy continuing on its cycle, although neither child really seemed to notice or care about the differences, for they didn't see anything. Nobody around was anything but such.
Of course, the money situation with the family didn't help when the deafness that struck strictly the males of her family approached Kyler herself, when she was just seven years old. Still, she is yet to lose all of it, but her hearing is a constant struggle to her, with not being able to hear people from even a few feet without them talking loudly, even then will he hear a few of the words incorrectly. Then, the young blonde could barely afford hearing aids like her relatives had, her father refusing to get another job to get the money saved up, leaving her hearing to just slowly suffer without help. If anything, it made the young child furious with her father, finding him more annoying and sh*tty than before.
On Kyler's eighth birthday, two things that would change her life occurred: Danielle Mayhew (along with her obnoxiously bubbly daughter Nicole) entered her family's life and she had her first sign of magic. Now, Tacoma's ghettos weren't pretty, or were to some extent, but some of the parks and zoos were gorgeous, so that's where the two siblings normally spent their birthdays, celebrating it in between the two at the same time around July. Once, as they were bringing the cake up to Kyler and Michael, the little friends the two had surrounding them, an obvious absence from their family, not like either really minded back then or even now, and the Birthday Song was being sung, a young woman rushed up to Shawn, distracting him with conversation. Apparently, he found that more important than singing his kids happy birthday, angering the two, especially the older one, especially when they found out he ended up going on dates with the woman, eventually even moving her into their house.
While not being fond of sugar, as she never had the chance to eat it and liked keeping it that way, Kyler left immediately after the candles were out, knowing she wouldn't disappoint anybody by doing so, hiking up the stairs on the mountain, before plopping herself down on the cliff, among the trees. She always found it more peaceful here than anything else she'd ever seen. Then, did she feel her phone (which was nothing more than a flip phone that didn't even work) start to spark slightly in her pocket, before she took it out and it hovered briefly in her hand, although it quickly dropped as her hand withdrew away from it, right down the cliff.
When Kyler was nine, only a year later, Danielle and Shawn were married, colliding the families of three and two to make one big one of five, as the Mayhew-Fields household, although that made the basement in which they all lived seem too crowded, with the three children sleeping on mats in the living and dining rooms by now. With her stepmother's family in England, they had started to save up enough money in the last couple years together to move back to London, which they eventually did, living in the crappy areas of East End. With Kyler's signs of magic continuing to appear, scaring herself more than anybody else, causing her to back away from the world, she received her letter to Hogwarts on her eleventh birthday, scaring her half to death, before rushing into the streets of Diagon Alley with excitement.
Kyler won't speak to you about what happened between then and now, because it's too painful. Her habits for smoking and drinking started, although she has tried to stop it. It was her way of dealing with her hearing finally vanishing, which made her almost perfectly disabled during her time at wizarding school. When she switched to being taught in a small collection of about twelve students in the basement of an abandoned Muggle building, she was capable of taking her third and fourth years together to further advance her education, but would take her fifth and sixth years on their own. It had been her secret plan with her teacher, so that Kyler could possibly get out of her household sooner rather than later. After the terrible physical and mental abuse her father and stepmother subjected her to, she finally snapped.
On her sixteenth birthday, as her parents ripped apart and smashed her hearing aids and locked her in a pantry, she would plot her departure from the household. A few days later, she was telling them she was leaving, but was too frightened to call the authorities on them. Before she could leave with her possessions, she was thrown out of the house in a ratted up shirt and shorts in the freezing rains of spring. Kyler remained homeless, drifting through the streets of East End for at least a month, before she found comfort in the only possible place she could.
Later, when she had found herself capable of transferring back to Hogwarts, she found that she was not qualified to skip a year. Where she had done her schooling did not line up with the curriculum that Hogwarts required a student to learn, so she was reverted back to being a sixth year (and then a seventh year, instead of graduating that year).