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ShailaConnors is a pure-blood witch. She wields a 11½" Rosewood, Demiguise Hair wand, and is a member of the unsorted masses of Hogwarts students just off the train eagerly crowding around the Sorting Hat.

About Me
Dark hair, pale complexion--she's pretty, but a bit of a tomboy when it comes to interests. She tends to keep to herself much of the time, although that doesn't mean she is oblivious to the things going on around fact, she often knows much more than she lets on.

She's keenly observant, her blue eyes sometimes lingering on people around her for longer than intended--undoubtedly causing discomfort in others from time to time.

She was born into a good family....right? From the outside looking in, she was the ideal witch. Pure-blood, because both of her parents were magical. She knew that her mother used to be married to another man, a Muggle, but that was sometime before Shaila was born. As far as she was aware, she was the only child of two caring, well-to-do parents. And that was all she needed to know.

But when she got to Hogwarts, the good old Sorting Hat said something that has stuck in her mind for years. "Hm? Another from this family, eh? You're quite different from the other girl, but your hearts are the same, so....HUFFLEPUFF!"

Now, this little outburst would totally make sense if it weren't for the fact that nobody in Shaila's family has ever been in Hufflepuff.

And her parents--her mother, in particular--insisted they had no idea what the Hat had been talking about. In a letter to her family, Shaila had asked them about a sister, perhaps? Or half-sister? But her mother had simply owled her back with some dismissing phrase such as
"You should focus more on your studies than the far-fetched nonsense of a silly hat."

Shaila, being young, had pushed the issue out of her mind for a while. But the older she became, the more the whisperings of the Sorting Hat seemed to haunt her, until she realized that she had to figure out the mystery once and for all. If only she knew where to start....