Leyla unfortunately takes after her father. She's a goofball to the extreme and loves to joke around - a lot of times when she's not supposed to. She's a pretty happy child and wants to be accepted, most like every other kid. Though she is actually fairly intelligent when it comes to school work, she has the street smarts of a poodle. Things fly right over her head all the time. Her friends usually have to be pretty straightforward with her.
Although Leyla is greatly gifted with talent, she is one of the most lazy people on the planet. She puts the Pro in Procrastination. Fun is way more important to her than any paper she needs to write. This is yet another trait she gets from her father. That's how she usually gets out of trouble. Because she's so similar to Aeron, he lets her get away with everything. This has caused Leyla to be a bit more cocky about her lax attitude. The only thing she's not completely lazy with is Quidditch. But that's because she doesn't see playing as a chore. That's just more fun for her.
While she may be lazy and lacking in the common sense area, she's also incredibly sweet. She extends a hand to just about everyone and won't let anyone feel left out. Loner type? More like lover type. Outcast? More like outstanding. Leyla can put a positive spin on just about anything (which probably comes from her excuse-making). She's witty and can put a smile on anyone's face. She's just one of those bright kind of people.
Leyla Emily Schmidt was born on January 1st to the notorius Aeron Schmidt and the much less notorius Rita Omnell. For better or for worse, Rita wanted nothing to do with Leyla. If it weren't for Aeron, Rita probably would have aborted her. Needless to say, Leyla became a Daddy's Girl very early on in life. Growing up with a single parent (especially when that parent is Aeron) was... interesting? Hard? Confusing? Probably all of the above. Aeron didn't know how to parent very well and it ended up in awful fashion, weird hair syles, and meals that seemed to be burned by a dragon that had wandered into the oven. Despite everything, Aeron gave Leyla what she needed most: love. Leyla never once doubted that her dad loved her. And that was enough for them to get by.
As Leyla grew older, she became more conscious of her broken (but still good) family. All of her friends had two parents that actually knew how to cook, clean, and do hair. She started to feel isolated. Aeron picked up on his daughter's new insecurities and decided to step up. While he never really did get the cooking thing down, he learned how to braid and how to pull hair up into buns or pig tails. That small act of love was enough to propel Leyla forward. She grew to be more outgoing in her friend groups - much more confident too. If her dad could learn new things, so could she.
Growing up, Leyla always knew about magic. In her youth, she would throw a tantrum and cause a brush to go flying or a light bulb to bust. Nothing too crazy. At least for a family of wizards. When Leyla became a bit older, around the age of seven or eight, Aeron finally got her on a broom. Like most Schmidts, she was a natural. Of course, she fell a lot couple of times before she got the hang of it.
At the age of eleven, she was ready to go to school in the wizard world. She barely lasted the year in Durmstrang when both Leyla and Aeron realized that wasn't for her. Her laid back personality was not fit for that strict of school. Her aunt Sadie suggested that Leyla go to Hogwarts instead (she always was the one coming up with the bright ideas). That's where Sadie went, and she loved it - Leyla would probably like it too. So she came to Hogwarts during her second year, and now Leyla is going into her third year, and her only hope is to make some friends. Fingers crossed!
Just a small scar on her elbow from a Quidditch accident when she was younger