▴ Brave || Irritable || Physically Aggressive || Sensitive || Soft Spoken || Realistic || Loyal || Kindhearted || Curious
Tension undoubtedly arose when Brooklyn Aymond, a pureblooded English witch, announced her engagement with Antonio Marino, a muggle. It was of no shock that her family would disapprove, but after thinking about it a long time, she had already decided she was past caring about the condemnation she would receive by the time of her announcement. Instead of trying to explain herself to her close minded family or justifying her decision, Brooklyn instead decided she would henceforth live in the muggle community to get away from the criticism of her relatives. Antonio chose a small English town by the name of Chapel-en-le-Frith, to give his fiance some reassurance and a feeling of security. There, they got wedded, and remained a content couple.
When their first son Julio came around, Brooklyn's family had showed no sign of trying to intervene with them after their move so the two of them felt as if everything was well within their household. Two years later, Aurelio was born into the little mixed family, in both senses, since his father possessed Hispanic roots. The two halfblooded brothers remained oblivious about magic throughout the beginning of their childhood. Though their mother had no intention of keeping it a secret from them forever, she was unsure on how to approach the topic, and thought they were too young in the meantime anyways.
The two boys were competitive with each other, but they had a closer bound than most siblings, and Julio became a real influence on his younger brother. Julio was an extremely excelled student at school, which motivated Aurelio to work hard in his studies, and to this day it still does. Around the age of 5 was when Aurelio began to notice subtle changes in his father, and he was certain Julio noticed it too. Sometimes when his father would come home from work peculiar odors would follow him. It was always either the scent of smoke, or some other strong smell he, in his young age, couldn't quite pin. Whatever it was, he didn't like it. Slowly, a tired or restless expression became a norm for their once upbeat father. Their mother would often seem weary of condition, but only said something of it once, since she didn't want to upset her spouse further. Perplexed, Aurelio looked to his brother for guidance, and seeing that he did nothing, Aurelio also did nothing.
The next year, was when Aurelio met his destined rival. On this certain day, his brother had been preoccupied with a project, so Aurelio was subjected to entertaining himself. He chose to walk the familiar trail down the the forest he often frequented for some fresh air. Some time during his walk, Thanatos, a brown water snake he had received from his older brother the previous Christmas, detached itself from its usual place around his shoulders to wander off. Aurelio didn't think much of it at the time because it wasn't out of the snake's nature to drift off on its own occasionally, and since it always came back he figured he didn't have much to worry about. It was when he heard a ruckus coming from a little ways further into the forest that he rushed towards the direction of the noise in a panic. When he arrived at the scene, he was met with the sight of Thanatos wrestling with some odd, white rodent. A young girl, around his age, was also around the thicket, and quickly retrieved the rodent. He picked up his own pet, and kept an even stare with the other for a while, before she broke the silence, proclaiming her "ermine" was obviously beating his snake. He felt his blood become hot at the accusation, and glowered at her, countering that it was "obviously" his snake that was winning. Of course, that only lead to an even more lengthy argument.
Their parents were drawn to the area due to their squabble. The girl-- who he found out later to be Pandora --turned out to have a magical family like theirs, and that was the day his mother finally chose to come clean and confess the truth to her sons. Though the idea was a little hard for the both of them to wrap their heads around, the two were exhilarated with the idea of being able to use magic. Supposedly, the two of them were also to attend Hogwarts like Pandora, and her brother, Christopher. As the bond between the two families grew, Pandora and Aurelio were forced to attend the same elementary school. Their parents hoped that they could accompany and support each other in Hogwarts, and while Aurelio did grow to enjoy Pandora's company, their rivalry always remained intact.
When Julio turned eleven, he received his letter from Hogwarts, and Aurelio's heart sunk. Though two years felt like forever for someone his age, he was convinced he had to keep a brave front, and support his brother. Julio promised to write often, and kept to his word so the younger of the brothers felt like he couldn't possibly ask for more at this point. During his brother's absence he instead spent his time playing games and exploring with Pandora and her brother. Though over the years, Aurelio had become aware something seriously wrong was going on with his father, Antonio really took a steep slope down around this period of time. He noticed how his father would no longer leave early in the morning for work, and instead stayed in bed till the afternoon, though he had no complaints since that just meant they had more time to spend with each other. Time spent with his mother however slowly diminished as she got more and more caught up in work and in trying to support them. While his father no longer left for work, the young boy did notice that there were certain days his dad would leave the house for a few hours, and return shortly after, sometimes with a little orange container in hand. He felt a mixture of fear and confusion at his father's increase irritability, and these empty feelings he would sometimes bring up serious frightened the young boy. Without noticing Aurelio began to distance himself, and they grew apart.
One Halloween morning, Pandora rushed over to his house to brag about the letter she had received from Hogwarts. He only mused in response, since he didn't want to ruin her excitement though he had already gotten his own letter a few months back. The two of them soon packed up, and said their goodbyes to their parents. They met up with Pandora's older brother, and Aurelio was more than please when Christopher let them explore the Diagon Alley. He was taken aback by all the gorgeous sights, and could feel his heart jumping out of his chest on their journey to the school. There, he was greeted by his own brother. When the Sorting Hat put him in Gryffindor, he had very mixed feelings since he both prided being seen as "brave" and felt a little disappointed at having to be in a different house from his brother. It only made sense to him of course, since Julio was so smart, of course he would be in Ravenclaw.
When Aurelio was in his second year, he received news that his father had passed away from suicide. Though he showed no exterior remorse, his temper became more volatile. Around his second offence was when his brother forced him to invest in a yoga class to improve his grasp with his own anger. ɤ ›VOICE: (optional) www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQFmJ_…