tobin cook @tobleronechoc My sister thinks Gryffindor is better than Slytherin. I'm pretty sure mom dropped her as a baby. Hogwarts School Joined November 2030 312Following 29Followers
History @tobleronechoc • 26 Dec. 2019
Nolan Cook was a young quidditch player who had gone through some major struggles in his life. He was one of those guys that everyone wanted to be around, and he lived up to the people's expectations. He had struggled specifically in the romantic department for a while, as everyone he got close to always ended up leaving him. Despite his popularity among his friends, he could never sustain a solid, healthy romantic relationship. He'd almost decided to give up on his love life completely until he made the life-changing decision to room with fellow quidditch teammate Sapphire Allen. The two were merely roommates (oh my god, they were roommates) to begin with. They quickly became close friends and both felt like they finally had someone who could genuinely understand them. Before Nolan knew it, Sapphire had evolved into the most important person in his life and he couldn't imagine living a life without her. That's when he decided to change their temporary roommate status to a forever one. He asked Sapphire to marry him. She said yes to the dope, can you believe it? And then something even more miraculous happened: Keegan Edward Cook was born to bless their lives. The little family honestly could not be happier. Following Nolan came Margie, and that's where the headaches started for both Keegan and his parents.
After Margie was born, Keegan never got his parents attention, and it led to more fights and meltdowns than the couple had been mentally prepared to deal with. In Keegan's eyes, the arrival of his sister marked the end of his happy family. In his parents', they gave both kids equal attention and love - which, you know, they were. Keegan simply refused to let go of his angst long enough to see it. Other than that, raising two children seemed to prove a very easy task for Sapphire and Nolan, who divided the responsibilities easily and knew to rely on one another when things seemed to get overwhelming for the family. Eventually, they came to realize they were prepared in all ways for another child - a child they really wanted. Keegan was seven then, and Margie six, so it wouldn't be as challenging as it had been last time. They were older and would understand better. So bearing that in mind, they did conceive their third child; a baby girl they named Tobin Savannah Cook. While the first name had been all Sapphire's idea, wanting to name her daughter after a feminist icon, her middle name had been Nolan's, after an old friend of his.
If one thing was for sure, it was that they were right. Keegan was a lot more relaxed this time around about having a new sibling, and Margie was very excited by the prospect of having a little sister to play with. It also helped that Tobin was a very easy child - maybe too easy. Tobin hardly cried and never reacted to loud noises negatively or positively. All she seemed to do was sleep the day away. It wasn't until one holiday season that her family decided to ring in the new year with the Wolfs at a small gathering with fireworks. While Winston Jr. was crying his little heart out, Tobin was entirely impassive to the ordeal, sleeping on her father's chest like it was no big deal. That moment tipped her parents off that something might be wrong. By then, both were concerned enough that they scheduled an appointment at St. Mungo's, where they did a series of tests and scans to ultimately discover Tobin was, for all intents and purposes, deaf. Because it wasn't a surface illness, they were unable to remedy it with magic, meaning they were forced to resort to cochlear implants. By then, science had advanced enough to do a dual surgery, meaning by the time Tobin was out, she was able to hear like any other child. It was unconventional, but at least she could hear.
Sadly, because there was something 'abnormal' about Tobin, she was considered a freak by many of her primary school classmates. It was here that the root of her defensive personality really set and began to grow, seeing as if she didn't, she'd be the butt of the jokes, the one being physically pushes around, and the victim of all her classmates' cruel practical jokes. At that point, both her siblings were already off in Hogwarts, so there was really nobody that could come to her defense. She had no friends beyond her pseudo-cousin Winston Wolf, and even then, she only saw him maybe once a week when her family and his met up. This led to her retreating into herself and becoming highly self-conscious about herself. It got so bad, that there came a point where she tried to be portray herself as 'normal' as possible. She started wearing her hair down more frequently to cover up her implants. She tried practicing speaking more frequently to cover up her stammers and vocal deficits. She went as far as to stop talking in class so the hurtful comments would stop. This battle didn't really stop - or at least slow down - until Keegan took matters into his own hands one Christmas break. He arrived from Hogwarts the day before her classes officially wrapped up, so he went down to her school and proceeded to rip one into each administrator until most of them were yelling at him, he'd been banned from the school grounds, Sapphire and Nolan had been called down to pick Tobin up, and Tobin was in the floor trying not to laugh.
Things did get better after that. Tobin almost got kicked out of school, but the threat of lawsuits did wonders once her parents realized the extent of the bullying. While they knew Tobin was having problems, they'd been led to believe it wasn't more than she could handle. I could have taken care of it myself, Tobin still swears. But she couldn't and didn't. After that, Tobin did finish the school year there, but eventually was transferred out. It had been announced during that year that a new school would be opening in Hogsmeade - Lakeside Academy - and her parents wanted to send her there for an easier transition to wizarding life once she went on to Hogwarts. (That, and they wanted her away from bullies and closer to her siblings just in case.) That is, assuming she was a witch, seeing as by age 10, she still had yet to have her first signs of magic. It wasn't until her eleventh birthday, as a matter of fact, that she did receive her confirmation in the shape of a small, witch-made blizzard within her Lakeside classroom.
Now resting easier knowing that she's not going to be the odd one out, Tobin is excited to start at Hogwarts. The pain from all the tormenting still hurts, but little by little, she's becoming more confident in herself. She's never again going to let anyone make her feel as bad as those kids did.
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- Tobin is very self-conscious about communicating vocally with anyone aside from her immediate family and the Wolfs, so she most commonly expresses herself through BSL, highly explosive hand gestures, and a board she carries in a small backpack for emergencies.
- She's most commonly found in The Quidditch Pitch or the Viaduct.
- Her favorite pastime is playing quidditch and reading muggle children's books.
- Tobin likes walking barefoot or in socks, as she's able to pick up on vibrations more easily.
- She has a bull plush she cannot fall to sleep without; his name is Ferdinand.
- Her favorite book is Ferdinand the Bull, because it's what her dad used to read to her as a little girl.
Margie Cook @margiecook