When people meet Mona Lisa Hernández, their first impression is often that she's everywhere at the same time. Born with a neverending supply of energy, it's no surprise that she was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid. Bubbly and enthusiastic, she may seem annoying to some, but most take a liking to her very fast. It's true that she can be somewhat naive at times. However, her good sense of humour and empathy makes up for her irresponsibility and unability to take anything seriously. Basically, Mona does what she feels like doing. She considers herself friends with almost everyone, but when she knows someone isn't worth her time, she's not afraid to stand up to them.
A huge part of Mona Lisa are her constant references and Louvre jokes. Since she was given a weird name, she might as well embrace it, right? Deep down, she's also a huge popculture nerd. She's particularly fond of the 1980s... maybe because she wasn't alive then. You can often see her singing an old song while dancing in a public place with everyone staring. And yes, she's one of the "life should be a musical" people. She'll never understand why people won't just break into song and start choreographed dance numbers out of the blue. Another characteristic are her superstitions. Mona Lisa would literally never ever let a black cat anywhere nearby.
As a clairvoyant, Mona can easily read others' thoughts. Even though she does do it quite often, she doesn't necessarily use what she reads. Sure, she might accidentally mention something she shouldn't know in a conversation, but that's a rare situation. And even if she finds out something private, she'll never even consider using it to harm the person in question. Unless it's a criminal or someone really, really nasty. She's got a strong moral code and sticks to it by all means. But that doesn't mean she can't have fun, right?
Aurora Perez was a regular Colombian student. She was working hard to get her Art History degree, had a normal home, parents, colleagues and a fiancee. Or at least it seemed so. Somewhere deep down, Aurora had always been fascinated by the paranormal. She secretly devoted her free time to a search of clues supporting her hypothesis that the creatures from legends and fairytales live among normal people. And even though she believed in this strongly and firmly, her entire world was turned upside down when she came to her fiancee Javier's house a little early and accidentally saw something she wasn't supposed to. She saw him use magic.
In spite of this reveal, the two soon got married. Thus, Aurora's memories of magic were never erased. She enjoyed exploring the new opportunities that were now open to her. She only stopped her journey towards full understanding of the magical world when her and Javier's only child was born. The daughter's name, Mona Lisa, was at first a joke regarding Aurora's Art History degree. But, as it often is with nicknames, it stuck and the child was finally named Mona Lisa Hernández.
Mona Lisa's childhood was quite pleasant. Despite her parents being very devoted to exploring every aspect of the magical world, she was loved and appreciated. However, she didn't always feel that way and did a few stupid things for attention when she felt she wasn't getting enough of it. One of these was her attempt to destroy some flowers in her parents' garden when she was six years old. All Mona meant to do is cut them with a pair of scissors, but unfortunately it happened to be the time of her first magic sign. And so, when Javier and Aurora got home, the garden was burned to the ground. Luckily, Mona and the house avoided getting burned somehow.
Soon, the time came for Mona Lisa to attend Castelobruxo School of Magic. There, she was sorted into the house Arashar, but more importantly, met with something she'd never experienced before: bullying. The girl's name was apparently extremely funny to some of her yearmates. And so, a major part of Mona was shaped- she learned that laughing along was a great tactic- better than any other she's heard of. Since then, she gained a good social status in her class and kept making jokes regarding the original Mona Lisa. She even shaved her eyebrows once for a Mona Lisa costume. She soon forgot what happened at the beginning of school and thoroughly enjoyed her time there.
After graduation, Mona couldn't find her place in the world. She'd scored excellent grades during her final exams. That, however, didn't help her find somewhere she truly wanted to work. She made her first attempt at a job as a Ministry official, but the mundane desk job soon bored her. She tried many other professions, but still couldn't stick anywhere for long. Finally, she decided that a journey abroad could help appreciate what's at home. This didn't quite go as planned- she loved Britain instantly and knew right away she wasn't going back anytime soon. And she even soon found a possible job she was very interested in...