Baillieston, Glasgow, Scotland birthplace
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Mermyy (She/Her) author
Pomelo Ranier Antonelli
Mel, or any variation of Mel.
Hufflepuff, 1st Year
Black Locust, Peacock Tail Feather, 11½", Surprisingly Pliant
Lulu (Barn Owl)
The Antonelli's home was always full ever since two separate families came together, a parent and three children in tow on either side, plus both sets of grandparents. It was never their plan to add yet another member to their already too-large family, but all the same it wasn't long before they announced that a baby girl would be joining their lot.
Pomelo is the seventh of seven children and the only child between Michael and Viola Antonelli. That being the case, she was always treated a little different by everyone in the house. It was something she never quite fully grasped, and she's asked just about everyone in her family (but still couldn't manage to get a straight answer), but no matter how anyone treated her, her bright and cheery personality was always the same. There wasn't a person in their home, or even in the neighborhood and eventually her school, that hadn't witnessed her beaming smile or boisterous laugh. It was as though it was her life's mission to bring a smile to the face of anyone she crosses paths with, and she embraced that mission with every fiber of her being.
She was always happy and energetic and playful, and she would laugh at just about everything, but there were strange times. Kettle tops got blown up into the ceiling more than a few times, the fireplace would suddenly light in the middle of family game night, a set of fireworks even went off a bit too soon once. Things just happened around her that no one could quite explain, and her family worried that her "bad luck" would follow her into primary school, which it did. Confetti randomly fell from the ceiling of her classroom, the colors of the chairs would sometimes change, and once a rabbit spent a day popping in and out of various desks in her classroom. Mel had a blast, but her family wasn't sure what to do when her teachers began asking all sorts of questions. When her Hogwarts letter came it finally made a little more sense to not just her parents, but her entire family. Not that they could give her school any sort of explanation; they just quietly withdrew her from there and spent a week deciding what they would do about this "school for magic" and the fact that their daughter--a perfectly normal if overly lively girl--had been accepted there.
Mel was more curious than anything, though there was a whole lot of excitement and bouncing around and a small incident that sent her brother for an impromptu swim in their neighbor's pool. That seemed to do a lot of the convincing for her parents. After promising that she would go to learn how to control her "abilities" so she wouldn't one day accidentally set the house on fire, Mel soon found herself absolutely giddy with excitement, finally on the train bound for Hogwarts.