Genesis Claire Vanderbilt, 15
5th Year, Gryffindor House
Pet: A mouse named Gertrude.
Genesis is a bit of an awkward teenager. With her thick black hair, her dark blue eyes, and her pale skin, she is pretty, but she doesn't know quite how to use that beauty to her advantage. She's never kissed a boy and she gets embarassed throughly around the opposite sex. She is okay friends with other girls, but she is probably closest to Hermione Granger. She likes her mouse Gertrude better than most and she hates the Slytherins with all her might, since she is a half-blood. But her twin brother is a Slytherin. And the biggest secret, is that the Slytherins don't know of his blood status. She is a sweet girl, but she can ruin him and maybe part of her cunning side just might streak through. Maybe, if Genesis grows a backbone, she can get a boyfriend, ruin her brother's social life, and advance hers, with the flick of her long, curved cat-nails. She enjoys wearing her Buddy Holly black framed square glasses and she has probably read Pride and Prejudice far too many times, and maybe Roots even more. Another reason she doesn't have close friends - she comes from a wealthy family, with diamond earrings and all, and people use her. But maybe Genesis will be able to open up to her fellow Gryffindors and be able to trust people again.
Model: Mila Kunis
"Mum! Letters are here!" I yelled as I lifted the kitchen window latch, opening the window and letting the tawny owl inside my house. The nocturnal bird had two, thick parchment letters grasped in talon, which it dropped into our fruit bowl as it gracefully flew into the air-conditioned house, landing to rest on the book self on the far wall. I went into the pantry and gabbed the fed for the owl who looked quite tired after the long journey from the Hogwarts owlery. "Here you are, dear," I murmured, poring the seeds into a small bowl and setting it down by the owl.
"Be down in a minute!" my mother called from our second floor, busily bustling about searching for some trinket-or -another. "Call your brother down. I think he's up in his room!"
"Alright!" I replied, heading towards the intercom. Normally, the communication device shouldn't work in our house. With the father being a full wizard, and the magical object he, my brother, and I have collected over the years laying about the house, electrical objects shouldn't work. But, thanks to my father's connections at the Ministry of Magic, he was able to get Arthur Weasly to approve of this enchanted muggle object (it doesn't hurt that Ron and I are in the same year and house and that we get along). "Elijah, our letters just arrived," I spoke into the intercom. I waited for a response and rolled my eyes at my twin brother's silence. "If you don't come down here and pick it up right now, I'm going to burn it in the fire place," I threatened. I didn't have time for his stupid antics.
Although we're twins, my brother and I are two very different people. For starters, I was thin and small with dark, thick hair, and blue/green eyes. He was tall and burly with blonde hair and black eyes. I tended to seem paler then I am, although I'm naturally tan while he was incredibly pale, but seemed oddly tan due to the massive amount of freckles that covered his skin. My physical features (apart from my stature) was more like my father's and he resembled my mother.
But the biggest difference was our personalities. My maternal grandmother said that I acted almost exactly like my mother at 15, while my brother strenuously impersonated the actions and personality traits of my father. Oh, and there was the small issue of us belonging to different Hogwarts houses. Opposite houses, in fact. He was a Slytherin while I, to the surprise of my father and our other family members, was a Gryffindor. The only person who was proud of that fact was my mother - but being a muggle, born and raised, didn't know that my father's family considered that a sin.
I shrugged off my brother's continued silence and went to retrieve my yearly letter. Staring at the wax seal, I smiled at the thought of returning. I was excited to continue my magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Breaking the seal, I pulled out the list of necessary books for my 5th year, skipping over the reminder that term starts Monday, September 1st. Reading over the list, I took notice of the books I already owned and the books I would need to purchase.
~The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 5) by Miranda Goshawk
~A History Of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
~Guide to O.W.L. Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
~Defensive Magical Theory by Wilbert Slinkhard
~Magical Drafts and Potions (Grade 5) by Libatius Borage
~Loving and Caring For Magical Creatures by Cabridge Hermes
~Unfogging the Future by Cassandra Vablatsky
~O.W.L. Herbs and Fungi - An Addition to One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
“Anything new on the list?” Elijah asked, finally speaking to me when he reached the bottom floor of our house.
"Hagrid changed the Care of Magical Creators book," I responded automatically, setting my letter back down on the counter.
"I can't decide who's worse - the oaf or Trelawney," he said with a sneer, opening his letter.
"I rather like Professor Hagrid," I snapped defensively. "And Professor Trelawney isn't crazy she's just…unique."
"Sure," Elijah rolled his eyes, "that's it."
I ignored his sarcasm and continues the strained conversation. "I wonder who our Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is this year," I wondered, grabbing an apple from the fruit bowl.
"I wish it was Professor Snape," my brother said, looking up from his letter with glee. I choked on my apple.
"What?!? Why? Who would teach potions?" I said, outraged that he'd want that git of a professor teaching DADA
"Snape's wanted that job since he first started working at Hogwarts. Draco Malfoy told me about it the other day. His father and Snape are friends," Elijah smirked.
"You write Draco Malfoy?" I skeptically asked.
"Don't sound so surprised! We became good friends last year. Oh, and speaking of the Malfoys, they're coming to dinner next week."
"What? But Mum'll be gone to visit Grandmum then."
"Which is exactly why Dad scheduled it then. Mr. Malfoy wanted to talk to Dad about something, so the whole family's coming. Be sure to stay away from them," Elijah advices, heading back towards his room.
"You know, Elijah," I spat, anger crossing through me, "Don't be so quick to deny your family. You know what would happen if you precious Death Eaters Apprentice friends would do if they found out who you were. /What/ you were," I warned. Elijah stopped in his tracks.
"You wouldn't dare tell - "
"Try me," I threatened, standing my ground. My twin rushed to me faster then what would seem normal to a muggle.
"Maybe someone who doesn't /have/ a single friend shouldn't be warning me about the future of my social life," he spat, eyes narrowed.
"Things are going to change this year. You can count on it, Elijah," I predicted, narrowing my eyes as well.
"We'll see about that," he snarkaly replied, turning and heading back upstairs.
I mumbled curses under my breath as he retreated.
1) Genesis Claire Vanderbilt
2) Elena Kitty Windsor
3) Magdelina Starr Alesi
I think I should get the part of Genesis Vanderbilt because I have so many ideas that are just spinning around my head for her. I love her bio SO much, and I think her story is so different and it's something that, as a writer, I get a lot of inspiration from. I can already see how i want things to go for her and her brother. :D I think I should also get the part because I will make sure to update on time and to stay active with this role play.