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Poppy Burke

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Jun 8 2018, 04:10 PM
Poppy had woken that morning feeling better than she had in weeks. Exams were over and she thought she’d done well enough at least, her housemates had found a new target amongst the Slytherins and the end of the year was within sight. Soon she would be home without a care, annoying her brother and spending days with her cousins.

Breakfast passed with her chatting and smiling, happy with life. That was until the post came. It was funny in a way how what turned out to be such a short letter could send her mood off in opposite directions. She hadn’t a care in the world as she’d worked through a bowl of cereal but as soon as she’d read the letter the world had seemed to crash around her.

Granny Selwyn had written her. Not a rare thing, common in fact and never something that would bring such panic to the girl as it had that morning. The letter was straight to the point. Gone was the usual well done for a recent achievement or nice news of the family. All that the letter stated was that she was to invite Aiden Flynn over to Granny Selwyn’s house during the summer. Poppy thought she could feel the woman’s mood when she wrote it, see it in the ink even and it brought fear to her heart. She was really in for it this time.

In the past she had done wrong, crossed certain lines but she knew this would be the one that was a step too far. Granny Selwyn was going to go to town yelling at her and that would be the least of her punishments. The cold shoulder! That’s what she’d get. The cold shoulder and every minute she spent with the woman she’d feel the disappointment she was the cause of like a weight. She could already feel it seeping from the parchment onto her fingertips.

There was no way she could do as she was asked. There was also no way she couldn’t. So with her being stuck and there being nothing she could do Poppy went to her dormitory. She threw herself facedown on top of her bed and for about half an hour she cried.

After allowing the tears time to run their course Poppy sat up and swiped an arm across her face. While she might not feel any better, any less afraid of what the letter meant she did feel calmer, more in control of her thoughts. The one thought clamouring loudest was that she needed advice… maybe even help. She’d still hold onto hope that she could work her way out of it but she suspected she’d gotten in too deep for that. She thought of the other kids at school claimed by Granny Selwyn since they were the only people she’d ever consider turning to. There was Cecily of course, the one Poppy was closest to but she was too young and innocent. Theron but she thought he’d be as lost as she was herself. So that left Lysander.

After washing the evidence of her meltdown away as best she could Poppy made her way up through the castle. Whether he was in the tower or not if she waited long enough she’d be able to speak to him. When finally she reached the bottom of the Ravenclaw staircase Poppy sat some way along the corridor with her back against the wall, knees drawn up. She’d wait as long as she had to. Lysander was the smartest of them all. He was also Granny Selwyn’s clear favourite. Lysander would be able to help, she hoped.

“Lysander! Hey, Lysander!” Poppy shouted out a bit louder than she intended when she spotted him. It was difficult to know just how long she’d sat since she’d quickly got lost in her thoughts. She jumped to her feet and ran down the corridor taking the letter from her back pocket as she did. “I need your advice or help… whatever… I really need it. Please.” Poppy held the letter out to him. “Look.” The girl sounded terrified when she added. “I’m in so much trouble.”

Lysander Selwyn
Sep 13 2017, 01:39 PM
When the feast was over Poppy had gone straight back to her dormitory where her luggage had already been taken. She wasn't ready to sleep but there was something she had to get. As she was rooting around in her trunk some of her dorm mates came in and they chatted about their summers. The girls were all nice enough to Poppy and they would always speak to her but she never did think of them as friends. Before she'd always found herself holding back, becoming a completely different girl to the one she was at home. The words flowed from her mouth a bit more easily and she smiled happily as they talked.

Soon, having found what she was looking for Poppy left the girls and returned to the common room. She loved the large, dimly lit room while at home she preferred light and airy spaces. The dungeon was a home of sorts though and she enjoyed the differences. Her favourite thing about the dungeon was the portraits. She looked around them now and smiled finding a face that so often was in the room. Elizabeth Burke was once again taking up space in another's portrait. Poppy knew who the woman was and the woman knew who she was. They smiled at one another - Poppy's wide while her ancestor's was thin - as they did on the first night of every year.

A slight skip in her step Poppy made her way over to the fire. She wasn’t surprised to see Timothy Morrigan there but she was surprised to find him alone. Poppy didn’t know about in other areas of the school but in the common room at least where Tim was his girlfriend Amber was too. She sat on the couch, the end nearest to him sitting the circular biscuit tin on her lap and the scroll on top.

“Excuse me, Tim?” She waited for him to look at her then held out the scroll. “Granny Selwyn asked me to give you this. While he read the letter she drummed her fingers on the biscuit tin.

The letter was written in the most elegant writing Poppy had ever seen, writing she was well used to reading. It read;

Dearest Tim,
First I extend to you my deepest sympathies to you. Though I fear they come much too late in your life. No child should be without a mother and yours was lost to you long before anyone even thought of starting a riot. One day you may look back and wonder at what was missing from your life and for that I am eternally sorry.

Secondly I wish to invite you to visit at my house at anytime, you will always find you are most welcome. Your friend Miss Amber Elison is welcome too of course. My face is one you should have seen more often in your life and again I find I must apologise. Your grandfather’s hands are very capable hands indeed and I know that during your life you have wanted for nothing but a person can never have too much of a family.

Our families are connected and I would be most honoured if you would come to see us as such. Poppy who is giving you this letter is also family, through one of my own sisters. We’re close knit and we take pride in the fact that we look out for each other at all times. There are others at school with you now who are connected to me and my wish is to see you all come together. More about that when I speak to you.

Which I hope I will have the pleasure of doing one day soon. I sincerely hope you accept my invitation to pop in. I will look forward to it.

Yours
Drucilla Selwyn

P.S. Do not let Poppy keep the tin. She has more than enough baked treats of her own.


Poppy, having a feeling that Granny Selwyn would know just how much she didn’t want to hand over the tin was holding it out to Tim as soon as he looked up from the parchment. It was a tough thing to do handing over Granny Selwyn’s cakes without a fight but the last thing she needed was to get on the woman’s bad side.

Timothy Morrigan
Aug 3 2017, 08:02 PM
Character’s Name: Poppy Burke
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Aug 2 2017, 11:26 AM
Poppy Burke





Full Name: Poppaea Belvina Elizabeth Burke
Blood Status: Pure-blood
Nationality: English
Place of Birth: England
Date of Birth: 14th September 2061
Age: 15
House and Year: Slytherin 5th
Spoken Languages: English and French
Relationship Status: Single


Appearance

Eyes: Naturally brown but Poppy prefers a bright, vibrant green.
Hair: Naturally a dark reddish brown but she chooses to colour it bright flame red.
Height: A little on the short side

Look Description:

Until recently Poppy was quite a plain looking girl with long reddish-brown hair and a slightly bulbous, crooked nose. The looks birth had given her were not befitting of her pure-blood heritage she felt, especially since there were muggleborns getting more attention than she. In the summer of her fourth year Poppy took matters into her own hands. Using the abilities she was born with - that of a metamorphmagus - Poppy changed her looks. A painstaking, time-consuming evening it was but finally with her hair the brightest of flaming reds, her nose straightened and thinned, her cheekbones that bit more prominent and her ears just a tad smaller Poppy was happy. Her long hair is always styled, even when left down it will have taken her time to fix.

Dressing Style:

Poppy prefers robes but has a love of dresses and skirts. Sometimes robes are just too long, warm and are really quite boring. Skirts and dresses offer options - a world of options. Her favourite colour is green with black coming a close second. Shoes are another love, the higher the better though of course during school not too high. When in uniform Poppy walks the halls with not even a single strand of hair out of place. Perfection is what she aims for and is what she achieves.

Personality

Character Description:

Poppy is a purist who feels she’s superior even to most purebloods. How many others can claim to be from the Sacred Twenty-Eight? Not many at all and Poppy takes great pride in being from such a family, more pride in coming from two of the twenty-eight. Family is very important to Poppy and she is close to most on both the Burke and the Selwyn side. Too those she likes Poppy is sweet and kind. To those she doesn’t know she is considered reserved. Then to those she dislikes she is a bitch. Professors know her as a quiet girl who puts in a medium level of effort - an average student all round.

Quirks:

As a metamorphmagus Poppy’s appearance will sometimes randomly change when she is emotional.

Strengths:

Perfectionist
Loyal
Persistent
Courteous
Cunning

Weaknesses:

Brooding
Arrogant
Fussy
Intolerant
Remorseless

Likes:

Purebloods
Unicorns
Potion-making
Her family (which includes her pet)
Make-up

Dislikes:

Flying
Muggleborns
Cleaning
All muggle technology (she has a phobia of aeroplanes)
Old photographs of herself


Boggart:

Her father disgraced as past family members have been.

Patronus:

Occamy

Patronus Memory

The day her brother took her to Diagon Alley and bought her a raven

Magic

Wand: Fir, Occamy wing core, mid-length, flexible

Strength: Dark Arts, Duelling and Potion-making
Weakness: Healing spells, divination and household charms

Hogwarts Classes
Astronomy
Charms
DADA
Herbology
Muggle Studies
Potions
Transfiguration

Arithmancy
Care of Magical Creatures
Divination
Ancient Runes


Family and History

Father: Orpheus Burke
Mother: Kalysta Selwyn
Siblings: Nero Alectus Burke (Older brother, b. 2053 )

Pet: A raven named Merletta

Background:

The Burkes were hit by the same troubles as most other purebloods after the war but they were sneaky and lucky enough to escape with one ancestral home and their remaining half of the shop on Knockturn Alley. When Poppy came along into the world the family didn’t hold the wealth they once hoarded any longer but thanks to hard work, dedication and the selling of some heirlooms they weren’t to be considered poor either.

The girl grew up in a large, mostly empty home that she, her brother and her cousins seemed intent on filling with noise and games. Poppy loves having a large close-knit family on both sides. It was thanks to her family that Poppy was never lonely, even when her brother was being prepared for his future in the shop. It is thanks to her many cousins that Poppy started school already knowing a trick or two.

Her parents love her and take no hesitation in showing it. Though, much to her own disgust, they do not overly spoil her feeling that life lessons need to be learned. Poppy doesn’t go without but nor does she have that unicorn she’s been asking for since the age of four. As well as showing love for Poppy and her brother, the Burke’s are not shy about showing their love for one another. They are devoted to one another being lucky to find that the person chosen for them is their perfect match. It’s a happy enough home when the worries of the outside world aren’t taking their toll.

At Hogwarts Poppy was sorted into Slytherin house as was only right. She would have been shamed to have been sorted anywhere else, especially Gryffindor. On her first night she was ecstatic to discover a portrait of her ancestor, Elizabeth Burke urging nastiness to muggleborns. For the first four years at school Poppy went largely unnoticed. She’s not the smartest, loudest or most beautiful. There was no reason for anyone to notice she was there.

In her fifth year she expects, no she demands that things change.
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