Sebastian was born in Missoula, Montana at 1:34am on the 23rd of September 1998. His father, Doug Fletcher, was a farm laborer on a nearby ranch and his mother, Ann Martin, was a history professor from London. They had met when she had been on an archaeological dig at an old Native American site nearby where he lived. Their paths crossed a number of times as he was curious about what was being found, and after a few conversations he asked he on a date and the rest is history. Ann resigned from her job a couple of months later, then followed her longtime passion of freelance Archaeology which Doug approved of and had her based at his home.
A couple of years later Doug finally built up enough savings to purchase an engagement ring and asked Ann to marry him, which she said yes to. Both didn't have any close family and had a small ceremony in the local church with a few close friends. Sebastian was a true blessing for the two of them and they wanted more children but complications resulted in Ann having a historectamy. But although they couldn't have more children, they did make sure to give Sebastian the best childhood possible. Neither were rich and couldn't afford lots of gifts or family holidays but they did take the time to go on camping trips together in the mountains, teach their son how to ride horses, and give him attention whenever possible. When Sebastian reached schooling age he was home-schooled by his mother Ann, especially in History but also in all the other critical studies of mathematics, science, english etc. Both with Ann's academic skills and Doug's real-life experience Sebastian's young mind developed quickly and by the time he was ten he could explain the themes of Pride and Prejudice, quote the dates and places of important battles in history, as well as shoot and butcher rabbit himself. The wide open spaces of the ranch his father had worked for most of his life on gave him the freedom he needed to explore, dream and burn energy.
His life really began to change at six when he was going to the Sunday church service. As everyone was arriving in the parking lot he heard the screech of tires and the scream of a young girl. One of the arriving families didn't notice the girl running to fetch a lost stuffed toy in the street and ran her over. There was a rush to get to the girl but she wasn't breathing, and nobody could tell how much damage was sustained internally. Her parents were beside themselves in horror and tried to get emergency services on the line as fast as possible. Sebastian didn't know want to do other than hold her head in his hands and will the girl to be better. Slowly the cuts on her face began to close up and the bruising lessened, then to everyone's surprise she gasped and opened her eyes. Much of the crowd didn't notice the healing Sebastian had somehow preformed without thought but his parents had and they quickly moved him away before anyone noticed the speechless expression on his face. Ann and Doug didn't know what to do at first and both tried to convince Sebastian and themselves that they'd imagined it all. And they did end up convincing themselves that it hadn't been real when nothing else strange happened for over a year. Then Sebastian started making pens roll toward himself in school lessons, and making small pebbles levitate if he need ammo for his slingshot. His parents told him to keep his 'gift' to himself whenever guests were around and he did his best to do so. They didn't fear his strange powers but they knew that others might do so and feared for their son.
It was years later on his eleventh birthday that in through a window came a large owl with a letter that truly threw his entire life out of wack. Before he knew what was happening his mother and him were flying to England and he was being sent to a strange school called Hogwarts. Sebastian's addiction to knowledge only grew in it's appetite at being in this ancient castle, learning about a new a strange world of magic, and meeting all sorts of different people with far more knowledge than he. Were it not for the newfound claustrophobic surroundings, as well as living with hundreds of other students, he may have ended up talking to every person he met. Hogwarts schooling was different for him compared to the Home schooled lessons with his mother but he quickly adjusted to the rules and housing, even began to gain a couple of friends with fellow Muggle-born who were new to magic. Through his hard studies while living in Hogwarts his grades showed he was learning well and he was adapting to the new environment. Over the course of the next few years he continued to improve in his knowledge and became quite friendly with most of the student population that didn't judge him solely for his Muggle-born status. And when he wasn't at school he would return to his parents and tell them about the wonderful thing he was learning.
They were very skeptical at first but as he showed them the incredible magic he could do they couldn't be prouder of their son. Things were going great for Sebastian until the end of year three of Hogwarts, when he returned home only to learn his parents had both died in what appeared to be a car accident that caused their vehicle to skid off the road and over a cliff into the river below. Their bodies were recovered after a couple of days of searching for the car, and a few days after that Sebastian went to their funeral. Seeing their bodies lying their motionless Sebastian broke down and fell into a deep depression for over a week, barely leaving his room while his parent's will was being sorted out. He eventually learned that they'd left him a sizable nest egg for his future and the house along with their worldly possessions were in a trust for him when he became of age.
Returning to Hogwarts after the will reading was hard on Sebastian but he knew his parents would not want him to wallow in grief. He instead tried to move forward rather than sort his feelings out, tirelessly studying and learning as much as he could from his teachers. His thirst for knowledge grew from an addiction to an obsession, causing him to push away friends and abandon social activities for tireless book-work. Despite this he never did try to aim for high grades in his schooling, there was simply to motivation for him to try to impress anyone or show anyone how well he was doing in school. He would go home when he was forced to and live with his neighbor, Tommy Crowe, his legal guardian, but it wasn't the same as returning to his parents. He chose to not visit his old home for fear of the memories it would bring back, and the more he thought of his dead parents, lying cold in their coffins, the more his body twitched and shakes. He would learn to find some peace in the woods where his mother took him on day hikes for PE and he dad would take him hunting to catch dinner. And some days, just lying in the woods in silence would stop the shakes as good memories of old would flood his mind.
Dahlia and Sebastian were forcefully paired together as Sebastian had to be watched, out of concern for the safety other students. She repeatedly prevented many of his experiments during class, causing them to have a rough start to the partnership and leave Sebastian disgruntled. Yet over time he observed Dahlia when he had nothing else to do during class, and over time came to realize how unique and kind she was. He eventually came up with the nickname in his mind, Star-Angel to describe her angelic behavior and her love of astronomy. Outside of class they began to spend time together discussing lessons and interesting information they'd learnt from the Hogwarts Library. He over time came to view her as a kind of sister he never had, and would always want to protect her and ensure her happiness. He did also notice her attraction to other female students, which his Christian ethos told him was wrong and a sin. Yet he eventually choose he had to accept people for who they are rather than convince them to follow a path they didn't want. He instead vowed to pray for her instead and ask for God to bless her relationship with whomever she ended up with. When Sebastian and Dahlia graduated, both wished the other luck with their path in life, yet Sebastian knew he would come and visit her when the time was right.
As Hogwarts finally ended for Sebastian he used his knowledge of the Muggle and Magical world to move back and forth between the two, becoming a freelancer as his mother, but always on the move to the next ancient site. Using the money left to him by his parents he was able to fund his own expeditions throughout Europe and Northern Africa, on the look out for artifacts and magical items. His freelancing only lasted for two years before his funds became low and he had to find a way of earning an income.