how can it be she has it all
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- Full Name: Clarisse Vanessa Lorenzo.
Known As: Cara Lorenzo, fiesty minx.
Nicknames: Cara, Rissie, Santa, The Dragon Lady.
Current Age: Twenty years.
Date of Birth: 2nd of February, 1977.
Place of Birth: Craiova, Romania.
Place of Residence: Westminster London, England.
Blood Line: Pure-blooded.
Ethnicity: Eurasian - a mix of English, Romanian, Russian, Filipino, and Spanish.
Citizenship: Dual-citizenship - UK and Romania.
Financial Status: Upper class.
Medical History: Right hipbone fracture from Quidditch mishap in 1994, misc. little mishaps in the kitchen.
Profession: Junior dragonologist.
Employer: Snowdonia Dragon Reserve, Welsh Institute of Dragon Protection.
Experience: 19 months of internship at the British MoM.
▶ Summer 1992: Junior Counselor of Camp Wandsworth.
▶ August 1994 - March 1996: Intern of British MoM Dept. of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau - Resigned.
Education: Hogwarts' Class of 1994, Gryffindor alumna, former Prefect and House Quidditch Keeper.
N.E.W.T.s Qualifications: Ancient Runes (E), Arithmancy (E), Care of Magical Creatures (O), Charms (O), Defence Against the Dark Arts (O), Duelling (O), Herbology (E), History of Magic (O), Potions (O), Transfiguration (O).
Wand Hand: Right.
Wand: Ollivanders'; 10 1/2 inches, blue spruce wood, Fwooper feather and Phoenix tail feather, inflexible.
Pet: Viata, a Northern White-Faced Owl.
Patronus: Eurasian Wolf - Canis lupus lupus.
Boggart: A gravestone with the inscripted words, 'beloved'.
Amortentia: The smell of old books, coffee, baking goods, rainforest, and Ralph's shirts.
Mirror of Erised: Sitting around the fireplace playing Exploding Snap with her parents and brother.
her pride is headed for a fall
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- Father: Keith Dimitru Lorenzo [RIP]; pureblood English/Romanian - former Dragon Researcher.
Mother: Vanessa Alys Lorenzo née Isherwood [RIP]; pureblood Spanish/Filipino - former Dragon Tamer.
Brother: Dameon Andrei Lorenzo ; pureblood Eurasian - Dragonologist, Pecineagu Dragon Reserve.
Paternal Cousins: Cristian Reid Villiers , Tristan Keith Villiers .
Maternal Cousins: Lilac Cherele Katherine-Grace Miniwater ; Eamonn Michael Miniwater ; KayDee Melissa Miniwater .
Godfather: Benjamin J. Strong ; half-blood wizard - Hogwarts CoMC Professor.
Godsons: Judas "Jude" V. Strong  & Marian A. Vassiliev [8 months].
Boyfriend/Best Friend: Ralph A. R. A. Twisleton ; pureblood English - university student at RADA.
Ex-Boyfriend: Austen M. James ; halfblood English - Professional Chaser for the Toyohashi Tengus.
Best Friend: Katja A. Vassiliev ; pureblood Russian - Gringotts' Employee.
Colocataires/Close Friends: Bree S. Fallon  & Lucille A. Sinclair .
Neighbours: Arizona Del Ray, Raphael D. Holloway.
Close Friends: Alec A. Orchardwine, Cole D. Barron, Gemma C. Parsons, Jack S. Rumsworth.
Friends: Brooklyn Stone, Deimos E. Macavoy, Enrico V. Sykora, Jett S. Holloway, Ringo B. O. Dibernardo, Sven M. Valquist.
Undesirables: Aidan Rogan, Eva P. Rogan, Nola A. Fitzralph, Romilda I. Vane, Shady Le Sietta.
now everyday a new joy brings
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- As per a family inheritance, she stands at a considerable height of 5 feet and 8 inches and is fairly proportional in weight. Having been born with a head of vividly golden hair, she now sports dark brown hair that she usually wears wavy and long down her back, the result of a professional hairdye from the Shaving Grace and a fine contrast against her porcelain fair skin. Her eyes are a confusing mixture of light greenish-blue that is too light to be teal and neither bright enough to be actually turquoise. She adopts a quite stylish sense of fashion, although dresses understated and casual most of the time, and has a certain knack for any heeled footwear. In all, she is considered quite pretty, albeit with a few scars or birthmarks here and there.
my butterfly grew golden wings
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- There are the kind of persons in this world who appear to have everything they could possibly ever want. Cara Lorenzo is one of these people. Commonly stereotyped as 'beautiful, smart, rich', she has the Galleons to go with the looks and the brains to go with a kind heart. She has been brought up in a way that emphasized respectable behaviours, hence herself portraying impeccable manners at all times. Or at least most times. She appears to be just about the boring high society lady really. However, it takes patience to crack past her well-mannered, aloof character, and just like everybody else, she has a much more colourful personality on the inside, and is far from perfect.
Neither particularly reserved or outgoing, Cara has a tendency of appearing civil to the point of aloof upon first few meetings. She has a calm, steady way of handling all things around her, is familiar with authority and often capable of standing on her own feet; overall reliable as an employee or a friend. Always the diligent, driven person, she relies not solely on the intelligence she had been blessed with, but also on her own efforts to get on with life, though she is far from ambitious. In all sense, she is not hard to please. In fact, she is easily content with things. She demands little from life and people around her, instead would push herself onwards in most things she does. Either way, she does not ask for much. She rarely takes issue with others' business, too, again contributing to her aloofness, although could be quite judgmental of people as per their presentation. First impressions are important for her.
A quality definitely prominent about her is her absolute stubbornness. Determined and persistent, once she sets her attention upon something or someone, it is near impossible to persuade her against. The lucky thing is that she doesn't have many aims, or targets, or desires. Nevertheless, it is as rare as a blue moon to have her stepping down from such obstinacy, although it is not unheard of for her to relent for the sake someone exceptionally close to her. She has not much patience, and would resort to neutrality when her patience is tested repeatedly. Very much able of lying, acting, persuading, Cara adapts to situations with ease, displaying skills as a social chameleon. However, at times, what she portrays could vary from her thoughts. She could be very two-faced.
What most people does not realize about her is the streak of mischief within her. She enjoys experimenting as much as she does experiencing. She has always been curious, and has never really been able to curb what that could be a disastrous weakness. With a quick-silver tongue, a sharp wit and an edge of playful sarcasm, she dishes out verbal jabs that could either be harmless or out for blood, depending on the situation. She's always enjoyed pulling legs of her friends. Accustomed to being unconditionally adored by her family, especially her brother, she does tend to take certain things and people for granted, albeit would unconditionally devote to them in her own way, too. She has her strange moments. Nevertheless, she would tend to bully her friends around a bit, if anything simply because she can. Somewhat spoiled and just slightly sadistic of her really, but she has always been pampered by these very selected few, exclusive people.
However, there are not many people who's been privileged enough to view her as her mischievous nature. It isn't that she has any issue with trusting people, but simply a cautious, skeptical nature that enables her to choose her friends wisely. As per her sorted house in her schooling years, she is loyal to a fault. Having suffered loss, she fears the notion of losing those closest to her, and would give anything to maintain her relationships and friendships consistently. This include allowing much purpose of her life to mold accordingly to the people she cares about, basically constructing her life upon relationships. In this arena, failure becomes an absolute crime and betrayal does not even exist in her world. Cara would involuntarily take most every little mistake in a relationship or a friendship upon herself. She carries guilt easily enough.
Like any other girl, she is susceptible to mood swings and fickleness. And like any other girl, she is susceptible to the occasional dramaticism. Whilst not completely a Nazi with organization, she does tend to arrange things and could be just a bit of an OCPD about neatness. Still, what draws the line between her and a Nazi of Neatness is her utterly unpredictable streak of laziness. She tries very, very hard to keep the laziness at bay, but it sticks within her veins there somewhere, all the time. Almost uncharacteristic of a Gryffindor alumnus, Cara can be a bit of a coward, and has the tendency to choose flight over fight when faced with sticky situations. She suffers great difficulty with making important decisions, perhaps something further troubled by her fickle, indecisive persona. Nevertheless, with an irrational fear of loss, relationships dominate her pathway in life, and despite that she would still be an absolute witch - pun intended - every now and then, there is always something about her core. She cares, perhaps a bit too much for her own good.
it seems we find as we grow old
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- Positive Traits: Thoughtfulness, diplomat, diligence, humility, independence, persistence, reliability, loyalty, emotional resilience.
Negative Traits: Obstinacy, slyness, two-facedness, perfectionism, indecisiveness, overly prideful, self-blame, vanity, emotional cowardliness.
Mastered Languages: English, Romanian, understanding of Filipino, and mere bits and pieces of Russian.
Talents: Wandless magic, magical creature empathy, acute memory, cookery skills, giving the opposite gender a minor disorder.
Interests: Cookery, world cuisines, magical creatures' studies, beasts and creatures' rights, music, muggle movies, literature, Quidditch, travels.
Favourite Quidditch Team: Holyhead Harpies, Kenmare Kestrels.
Favourite Foods: Caviar, cheeses, pastries, Russian and Italian cuisines, dumplings, bacon.
Favourite Drinks: Vanilla latte, vanilla milkshake.
Favourite Ice-cream Flavour: Vanilla, praline.
in spite of all that we've been told
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- The Lorenzo clan's history dated back centuries ago, when one of their ancestors migrated to Romania from England simply just for the specific purpose of studying magical beasts, namely the dragons. Throughout decades and centuries, their family members made countless contribution in the field of magical beasts and creatures. They built up their reputation and fame in Romania, bringing the name of Lorenzo to be as honourable as it is now in the Romanian magical society. Having founded the Federaţia Internaţională Creatură, which plays a gigantic role in regulating various creatures' breed clubs and hosts the World Creature Show, their wealth grew over decades, leading to their current fortune to be passed down from heir to heir.
On the 4th of March, 1971, Keith Lorenzo married an Eurasian-descent witch, Vanessa Alys Isherwood. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of two children, respectively Dameon Andrei and Clarrise Vanessa, two years apart from each other. Even as children, Dameon and Clarisse bonded well as siblings. As she grew up, however, little Clarisse's nickname quickly became more popular, which eventually developed to the point of that she was much more known as Cara. The Lorenzo household was a very much happy and loving one, though the luck lasted not for long.
25th of August, 1980, news were spread like wildfire through the Romanian magical community, news of the death of Keith and Vanessa, two greatest magical beast researchers of the moment. Dameon was 6, and Cara 3. In spite of the cruel fact that a Norwegian Ridgeback had murdered them, this only seemed to have enhance the two children's interest in dragons. As a child, the sudden loss befuddled Cara to no end. As both her grandparents elasped into long periods of mourning, Dameon and Cara were brought back to Liverpool, England by their paternal aunt, Katherine Villiers née Lorenzo.
The tremendous loss of her parents not only rendered Dameon and Cara orphans, but also permanently made its mark upon the young girl as she experienced first-hand how easily came loss. The first wizarding war was raging in England during then, though Katherine and Leonard Villiers kept the children safe in their magically internally-expanded residence. Cara grew up alongside her cousins as any other normal child, and was home-schooled throughout her childhood. She grew accustomed to looking towards Katherine and Leonard as parental figures, though more than often, she wondered how different things would be should her parents be alive.
After showing her magical abilities at the age of 4, her identity as a witch proven, Cara Lorenzo boarded Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 3/4 at the age of 11, following her brother's footsteps to be sorted into the house of lions. The early years were not without difficulties. Having led a sheltered life previously, the sudden change of surroundings took the girl off guard. In the Villiers houshold, everyone took care to avoid the topic of her parents. In Hogwarts, she was surrounded by children of her age, each less tactful than the other, and she found herself growing more conscious of her lack of parents during certain holidays, like Christmas. Dameon, being a 3rd year when she was a 1st, tried everything he could to make her life more comfortable, but having his own social life to lead, it was up to Cara to sort out her problems.
People soon found newer things to ogle over. As years passed, Cara Lorenzo grew accustomed to putting her orphaned status at the back of her mind. There were times she would still have nightmares, but these nights were getting lesser. She gathered and made friends. Her performance exceeded excellence, and by her sixth year, she was appointed as Prefect of Gryffindor house. It was also in her sixth year that the witch found an official relationship together with a fellow student of her house and year, with whom she'd always held a love-hate relationship with. The relationship lasted only for 9 months; Austen James broke up with her by November, 1993.
Being a seventh year by then, things spiralled out of control for the of-age witch. Cara fought to determine the course of her own life in between a tangling web made up of academics, friendships, relationships. It was a year full of dilemmas for her, and many a times she was featured in the Niffler's Gossip Column. She also had future to think about, and the stress put a strain on her health. She eventually graduated Hogwarts with impressive NEWTs, receiving several job offers in various fields, including Quidditch offers from the Toyohashi Tengu and Puddlemere United, internship offers from the Welsh Institute of Dragon Protection and the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary, and internship in the British Ministry of Magic.
Between August of 1994 and March of 1996, she settled for an internship with the British Ministry of Magic's Bureau of Dragon Restraint and Research, briefly re-dated her ex-boyfriend for a few months before breaking up on strained terms, and moved into an apartment which she shared with two other girls in Westminster, London. Whilst life was significantly more tumultuous in 1994, things turned for the better for her in 1995 in several ways, albeit with a less fortunate interlude where she becomes godmother to the son of her close friend, Katja. As of current, Cara's relationship with her best friend, Ralph, has hit the one-year milestone, and she has resigned from the Ministry to embark instead on a career pathway that brings her a step closer to her dream.
some things that glitter may be gold
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