Name: Salenia Melinda White
Age // Birthdate (Sign): 14 // July 27, 1981 (Leo)
Year // Position: 4th Year
Wand: Pine, Dragon heartstring, 13 1/4 inches, Supple
Appearance: Salenia has straight auburn hair that comes down to the middle of her back. Of course, her mother would like for it to be longer, maybe down to her waist, because she is so old fashioned. Her pale skin is lightly freckled, but if she spends too much time in the sun without protection then she thinks that she looks horrible. Her pale green eyes are framed by her long eyelashes. She is a bit on the tall side for people her age, standing at 5’7”. She is rather slender. Her mother insists that she keep up with healthy eating habits and away from anything that has sugar. Although she can be thankful that she has never had a problem with her weight. Sure, she is a little underdeveloped in the chest area, but then again, who is 100% happy with their body?
History: Salenia was born to William and Grace White. Her mother came from money and her father works at the Ministry in the Magical Law Enforcement division. Sure her parents were happy that they had a beautiful baby girl. When she was four, her mum gave birth to a set of twins, a boy, and a girl. Scarlet Lillian White and Shane Lucas White. Her little sister was blessed to be a blonde like their mother, while her brother had beautiful strawberry blonde hair.
Her parents were quite well off, but not as rich as others, and loved to entertain their friends and family at their home. It seemed like there was always something going on in their home. Her mother insisted on being in charge of how she was raised: ballet lessons, singing lessons, harp lessons, etiquette lessons. What a controlling woman that drove her crazy! Sure she loved her mother, but sometimes she felt like running away screaming bloody murder from her. Her sister was put into violin lessons, and her brother into the piano. Other than that, their schedule was the same.
The redheaded girl learned a lot, but a part of her resented having to act perfect for her mother. Her father would let her be who she wanted to be when she was around him; same with her siblings. Sure, her mum had the best of intentions at heart behind what she did. Grace wanted her children to be well-bred to attract wealthy, good looking spouses. She home-schooled her for a few years before hiring a bright, talented young man to tutor her children named Julian Cartwright. And it seemed that the only time that she was able to be around people her own age that wasn’t her siblings was when she went to her ballet class, or if a guest had brought their child with them to her parents’ home.
Salenia was overjoyed when her letter came for her to go to Hogwarts. She would finally get away from her mother and her siblings. And the joy of hopefully making some friends, and being around people her own age to hang out with. Her parents were glad that she was accepted. Her mother took her for her things and father dished out the money; anything for their baby. She was so nervous when she stepped into the Great Hall; it took forever for her to be called forth, as she was the last name on the list. The sorting hat took a long time in sorting her, debating between Gryffindor or Slytherin as which to put her, even considering her father’s old house, Ravenclaw! The students were getting frustrated at the wait when the hat finally announced, “Slytherin!” She was glad to get into her mum's old house that now she cannot remember who she sat by that first night.
Although her first year didn’t go as she had planned. It seemed like not many people liked her. Having no friends did seem to dampen her spirits a little, but she tried her best not to take it to heart. Besides, she was just too fantastic for them to handle. She tried out for the Quidditch team in her second year, going for Chaser like her aunt, Rhapsody, but didn’t make it. She did, however, start a friendship with Marcus when they both failed to make the team. He was easy to talk to, for her that is. Also, she got her and Marcus to be friends with Draco Malfoy and his group, who were a year older. Salenia found out what she was good at in her second year, Transfiguration and Potions. She liked Transfiguration a bit better then Potions, but anything was better than History of Magic.
That summer, she convinced her parents to allow her and Marcus to take classes together and switching her to Ballroom instead of Ballet. The next year, she and Marcus moved their relationship to the next level and started dating. Things were frustrating, though, as Marcus had intimacy issues and wouldn’t let her get close enough to him, and thought he might be more into guys than girls. They ended breaking up. They didn’t talk for months but eventually started talking again that summer, realizing that they were much better off as friends. Besides, Salenia suspected that she liked girls, and wanted to explore that, as well, started dating a Gryffindor named Alana Teale. It was her who suspected that Marcus and Alana might be related, seeing that they had the same eyes, and told them to get a test done - and was correct.
Personality: Salenia is, in general, a nice person. She can come off as a little cold if she is vexed by something or doesn't care. She has a tendency to be a bit manipulating and controlling at times. At a drop of a hat, she will change to suit the situation as needed and will walk into a room with a smile until something bad happens. She can be sweet and nice to get what she wants or be cold and cruel to get rid of someone. If there is something you can do for her, she will act like your best friend. On the other hand, if you tick her off, she will get you when you least expect it. She is also very intelligent and competitive and does not like placing second to anyone if she can help it. On the other hand, if you tick her off, she will get you when you least expect it.