My name is Blayne Tonks and I am sixteen years old. I live in Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon, England with my mum, dad, and older sister a few months out of the year and live in a boarding school during the duration of the school season. I'm just your typical teenager living a typical teenage life.
Oh yeah. And I'm a witch.
I was born that way, as was my mum's entire family, along with my dad. He comes from a non-magical family, who we wizards and witches call Muggles. You've probably heard of my family. My mum's name is Andromeda Tonks but her maiden name is Andromeda Black. Yeah, the "most noble and ancient house"? Those are my ancestors. A lot to live up to, huh? Anyways, she met my dad, Ted Tonks, at Hogwarts and they got married soon after. Her parents didn't really approve of the relationship and disowned my mum. I'm quite proud, really, to say that my mum gave up her heritage, family, and fortune for love.
Anyways, they soon popped out a little darling baby, Nympadora Tonks. Yeah, she totally hates her name... so I call her by our surname, Tonks, or by my nickname for her, Nymph. A lot of years later, my mum decided she really wanted another baby to hold, and thus, I was born on March 26th, 1979. My name is just as crazy as my sisters: Andromache Blayne Tonks. I prefer to go by Blayne and will unleash my fury upon any person who uses my real name. Even Dumbledore knows not to use it. Although that slime ball Snape hasn't caught on yet.
I am in my sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, like every single one of my ancestors. It's kind of been a tradition in my family. When I was eleven, I was placed into the Gryffindor House along with my best friends. I was the first child in all Black history to be sorted into Gryffindor House, the mortal enemy of their house allegiance, Slytherin. Whatever.
When I was eleven, my wand chose me. It is a gorgeous eleven inch, cherry wood wand with a phoenix feather core. I don't go anywhere without it.
I'm actually quite like my sister, despite our large age difference (she is twenty-two and I am sixteen, a six year age gap). Like Nymph, I am a metamorphmagus and can change my appearance at will.
However, something you probably didn't know is that metamorphmagi are born with distinct physical characteristics like any other baby. Most metamorphmagi choose to keep these markings throughout their lives, and they are very pronounced when the person is angry, upset, or tired. I myself was born with deep purple hair that flowed to my waist, bright blue eyes, full lips, and purplish thin eyebrows. If I do not change, I am petite with wide hips and a C-cup bust. I am 5'2", with all my height in my legs, a fact that often hinders me from... well, graceful movements.
Something else that you probably haven't heard of is the tradition of the Black family. There is a family female tradition in my ancestor line, even if you have been disowned. Every Black daughter has one since beginning of time. I was born with a triple crescent moon in a circle on the upper inside of my left thigh. The tattoo represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. This symbol is also associated with feminine energy, mystery, and psychic abilities, as well as the Lady, or Goddess, the feminine polarity of the universe. The circle around the entire thing represents the Black family as a whole; once you are born into the family, you cannot get out. It reminds us that we are all connected. The symbol as a whole suggests that we choose our own path- good or evil. The tattoo also has noble and ancient qualities. The centre triple moon symbolizes the strong women in the family as well as mystery and femininity. I cannot change this brand even if I tried.
Along with this marking, I also like to keep a few tattoos on my body that I don't change through metamorphmagus. I have a rose on my right shoulder blade and a series of stars above my left hipbone. There is the phrase "Live in the Moment" around my right ankle as well.
Now that you know how I appear, you'd probably like to know about how I act, right? Well, I'm clumsy like my sister. I suppose you could say that I am fun- loving and silly, and my friends would probably say I'm caring, understanding, righteous, and easily annoyed. I have a fiery temper and stand up for myself and what I believe in. I'm fiercely loyal and not afraid to do whatever necessary to get what I want. I'm kind of the poster child for the sign of Aries.
I'm in a trio. My two best friends are Fred and George Weasley. We met when we were barely toddlers, and I can't remember a memory that they're not in. We spend almost every waking hour together, and I can't imagine my life without them.
I'm good acquaintances with most all the Gryffindors and the Golden Trio, as I like to call them. However, I tend to be quite bitchy with other girls. Their catty attitudes don't mix well with mine. I spend time with the boys in the tower more than anything else.
My mum would say I'm beautiful and smart, my dad would say I'm unique, my sister would say I'm just like her, George would say I'm a riot, and Fred would say I'm just me.
My name is Blayne Tonks, and my story begins in the summer of 1995 when I was sixteen years old.
This story begins in "Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix" and continues through the series.