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Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Mon May 26, 2014 8:55 pm
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CHRISTIAN PERSEUS ZABINI
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INTRODUCTION
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FULL NAME: Christian Perseus Zabini

NICKNAMES:  Don’t call him Chris. Do not. Come up with other things or just call him Christian.

AGE: 15
Birthday: June 8

ALLEGIANCE: PA (if we're making that active again? If not, he'll just be interested in joining the Order after graduation)

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Hufflepuff House
Hufflepuff House Quidditch Team

Zabini family
Greengrass family
Those related by extension (Malfoys, etc)
Ivanov Family


HOGWARTS HOUSE: Hufflepuff

CLASSES:

OWL Results: (for the end of this term)


  • Astronomy: Exceeds Expectations
  • Defense Against The Dark Arts: Outstanding
  • Charms: Outstanding
  • Herbology: Exceeds Expectations
  • Potions: Outstanding
  • Transfiguration: Outstanding
  • History of Magic: Exceeds Expectations
  • Care of Magical Creatures: Acceptable
  • Arithmancy: Exceeds Expectations
  • Muggle Studies: Acceptable



WAND: Black Walnut, Chestnut, and Fir, Unicorn Hair, 9 1/5 inches, Pliant

The handle of Christian’s wand is slightly bent, but it doesn’t appear that way due to the wrapping vine decoration that wraps around it. The main part of his wand should be made of Elder wood, as is fitting for his birthday according to the Celtic Calendar that Ollivander sometimes used. However, the wood hardly fits the personality of this particular wizard, so it did not apply. In this case, the main part of the wand is made of Black Walnut, with vines wrapping round the handle made of Chestnut, and has the wrap that separates the handle from the shaft is made of Fir. The unicorn hair core is likely because of the quote below regarding the chestnut wood. The flexibility of his wand likely comes from his willingness to do what is asked of him by those he loves, as well as his desire to become what his father wants him to be (or what Christian assumes his father wants him to be).

Black Walnut: “Less common than the standard walnut wand, that of black walnut seeks a master of good instincts and powerful insight. Black walnut is a very handsome wood, but not the easiest to master. It has one pronounced quirk, which is that it is abnormally attuned to inner conflict, and loses power dramatically if its possessor practises any form of self-deception. If the witch or wizard is unable or unwilling to be honest with themselves or others, the wand often fails to perform adequately and must be matched with a new owner if it is to regain its former prowess. Paired with a sincere, self-aware owner, however, it becomes one of the most loyal and impressive wands of all, with a particular flair in all kinds of charmwork."

Chestnut: “This is a most curious, multi-faceted wood, which varies greatly in its character depending on the wand core, and takes a great deal of colour from the personality that possesses it. The wand of chestnut is attracted to witches and wizards who are skilled tamers of magical beasts, those who possess great gifts in Herbology, and those who are natural fliers. However, when paired with dragon heartstring, it may find its best match among those who are overfond of luxury and material things, and less scrupulous than they should be about how they are obtained. Conversely, three successive heads of the Wizengamot have possessed chestnut and unicorn wands, for this combination shows a predilection for those concerned with all manner of justice.”

Fir: “My august grandfather, Gerbold Octavius Ollivander, always called wands of this wood ‘the survivor’s wand,’ because he had sold it to three wizards who subsequently passed through mortal peril unscathed. There is no doubt that this wood, coming as it does from the most resilient of trees, produces wands that demand staying power and strength of purpose in their true owners, and that they are poor tools in the hands of the changeable and indecisive. Fir wands are particularly suited to Transfiguration, and favour owners of focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating demeanour.”

PLAY BY: Peter Gadiot

OCCUPATION: Is "in charge of" Quality Quidditch Supplies for his father. Really, he's learning how to run a business because Apollo doesn't want to, so a lot of the responsibility rests in the hands of whomever is managing the place at the time.


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APPEARANCE
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HAIR COLOUR: Brown

EYE COLOUR: Brown

COMPARATIVE HEIGHT: Tall

BODY BUILD: Athletic

GENERAL APPEARANCE:

Christian kind of looks like he fell onto a boat on some Mediterranean island and got carted off to England – and, in part, that’s true. Because of his parents, he appears tan all year round. The family does spend some time at their summer home over breaks from school, but more often than not he just remains in the slightly damp, yet lovely world that is the United Kingdom. He is not as dark-skinned as his father, due to Daphne’s genes giving him a lighter complexion that is somewhere in the middle. He has no scars that one could find without looking too hard, and almost one hundred percent of the time, his skin is free of blotches, making him appear as though he doesn’t have to try to keep his complexion clear.

Christian keeps his hair long for many reasons, but the main two are these: he prefers it that way, and it covers the fact that he has a scar from his accident fifth year. It’s not too obvious even if he cut his hair short, but he doesn’t really like thinking about it or having anyone ask after it if they notice. The scar is not very large in itself, but if Christian thinks about it, it seems like it takes up the entire back of his head, though he knows full well it does not. It serves as a reminder as well as a factor about himself that he does not like.

As for the hair itself, Christian has dark brown hair that is as curly as it is long. Hanging over his ears, it seems to have a life of its own. His bed hair is truly hilarious some days, but with a quick brush it seems to fall into place often enough. Daphne is just lucky that he cuts it short enough that it doesn’t hit the collar of his shirts, as his brother prefers. If he ever has facial hair it’s slight, because he doesn’t like the feel of it. Indeed, he feels he looks older for it and avoids it. His friends sometimes joke that if he had a mustache, his nose would appear even larger than it really is.

That said, as compared to the rest of his face, Christian’s nose is the most prominent or obvious feature. His dark brown eyes appear smaller than they are when he laughs, for they crinkle at the side and he squints a bit. They’re symmetrical, location wise, and are set under eyebrows that seem looked after but are actually never touched or worried after. Christian’s smile, comparatively, is more on the scale of his nose. When he’s massively happy he has this grand smile that stretches across his face, creating parentheses in his cheeks. He has a cleft chin – something he had to have picked up from his father – though it isn’t obvious from every angle. Due to the way his hair curls as well as a cow-lick, his forehead looks large (which it is).

When he gets confused, he gets lines between his eyebrows much like his look of surprise involves lifting brows and lines across his forehead. Christian also is the sort of person to show his emotions on his face. If he’s being honest, people darn well know it, just as he is a terrible liar. The only thing he can hide is his fear of rejection.

Christian almost always wears t-shirts or v-neck shirts. If he has to, he'll deal with wearing button-up shirts, but he hates suits. Probably because his father always forces him to wear them for gatherings and things he doesn't want to go to anyway. He's more comfortable in clothing that is a little bit loose, and prefers not to wear shoes if he doesn't have to. Both of those come from his playing football with kids in the town nearby when he was young and wasn't supposed to (because they were Muggles). If he could go the entire day without worrying what he looked like he would be happy. Those are the days he likes best.






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PERSONALITY
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TRAITS:
01. Allocentric
02. Caring
03. Outgoing
04. Impulsive (in matters of the heart)
05. Earnest
06. Patient
07. Dependent (on the opinions and feelings of those he considers important)
08. Calm
09. Voice of Reason (morally)
10. Organized
11. Aspiring
12. Faithful
13. Unfailingly Loyal
14. Sober
15. Athletic
16. Magnanimous
17. Courteous
18. Non-religious
19. Moralistic
20. Questioning
21. Stubborn
22. Conciliatory
23. Occasionally Blunt
24. Night Owl
25. Curious
26. Focused
27. Dissonant
28. Iconoclastic
29. Self-deprecating (if only mentally)
30. Creative
31. Fawning
32. Indulgent (with certain individuals)
33. Forthright
34. Genuine
35. Obvious/Transparent
36. Ritualistic
37. Shortsighted

LIKES & DISLIKES:

Likes:
01. His parents
02. The feeling of falling for someone
03. Poetry – not the frilly useless sort. The kind that brings new meaning to things and alters worldviews
04. Working in summers at the family business
05. His closest friends
06. Being outdoors
07. Muggle sports
08. Italy – Murano. Travel in general
09. Being away from his house (most of the time)
10. Being productive
11. Having a routine

Dislikes:
01. Being ignored by his father
02. Leaving plants or flowers untended
03. Puzzles
04. Quidditch
05. Flying
06. Being reminded of his accident
07. Being called “Kid” by the manager at QQS
08. Cats
09. Muggle technology/Transportation
10. Drinking/Smoking
11. Bad weather

GOALS:
01. Prove himself to Blaise
02. Find his “The One,” as they call it
03. Succeed at QQS and build the company up.

HABITS & QUIRKS:
01. He studies harder than anyone he knows, thinking he needs to.
02. At home, he spends time in the sunroom, among the plants and under the clear glass roof. Especially when it’s raining. He tends to lay in the hammock and watch the rain hit the ceiling.
03. He gave up Quidditch after his accident, and can’t watch matches anymore.

BOGGART:
"Everybody dies."

Losing his mother, Daphne. She seems to be the only one around his house that truly worries after him. It’s not entirely true, of course, because if anything ever happened to the younger twin, Apollo would be quick to bring about retribution. Of course, the Slytherin would never let his brother know, and would never offer help – instead he would undoubtedly just go on and do what he intended to without mentioning it. Christian has yet to catch on to this, however.


PATRONUS: To date, Christian cannot cast the Patronus charm because he cannot find a singular memory that sounds out from the others as his happiest. He could pretend it was winning his first match or joining up with Ducky, Nora and Alisha (and bringing Caspian along). But neither is quite the level of happiness needed to conjure the charm effectively, it’s sad to say. He can’t even imagine what animal it would take were he to cast it.

DEMENTOR:
“Almost dying changes nothing. Dying changes everything.” – House MD Season 5 Episode 1

Christian had an accident during his first Quidditch match of his fifth year. He fell, as described in the History section, and was pronounced dead for twenty-two seconds before he was revived. It changed his entire outlook on things not only because he had actually been gone, but also because he overheard his parents speaking while he was in and out of consciousness before he died. Only hearing parts of things, he didn’t catch the full conversation, taking in only the bits and pieces that made him even more sure that his father wasn’t proud of him. Christian meant to ask his father whether or not the man even wanted him to make it, but had never been brave enough to actually do so. It created his impossibly determined nature regarding school work and ambitions career-wise, as well as his decision to be more open with his friends in the even that something ever did happen to himself or those he cared about.

VERITASERUM:
“People don’t change just because they wish they could.”
-Also from S4E12 of House MD
“There are a million different things that make up who someone is. You change one thing you change everything.”
-House MD S4E13

Christian’s friends have never seen him as he acts at home. He is an entirely different person around his father. If Blaise is not in the room, he’s a bit more comfortable, but the moment the patriarch walks in, Christian turns into a more reserved version of his brother, although it hardly seems possible given his reserved nature at home in general. This applies not only to stiffness of body but also sharpness of tongue. He speaks with a very general ease around his friends, but with his father his vocabulary appears to increase exponentially. Anything he can think of that might impress his father is done.

MIRROR OF ERISED: Love.
“I- will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”
“Not Valentine and Sylvia.”
“No! Not the artful postures of love, but love that… overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love as there has never been in a play. I will have love. Or I will end my days as a…”
“As a nurse?”
“Oh, but I will be Valentine and Sylvia too. Oh, good nurse, God save you and good night.”

--from the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’

It is not as though Christian has never experienced the feeling of someone loving him unconditionally. Not at all. Rather, he has always been striving for his father’s approval before everything else. As the second son, only by minutes, the younger Zabini twin cannot seem to find his way into Blaise’s heart – or, indeed, even into the man’s thoughts. This, of course, extends to matters of Christian’s own heart and looking for someone to be the person that he spends forever with. He doesn’t want someone who will seemingly care for him but just turn out like his father.

PERSONALITY:




Christian has a sort of complex brought about by his being convinced that his father doesn’t want him or that his father does not think he’ll measure up to his brother, nonetheless his half-sibling, Aramis (Vanora). He is convinced that he cannot be as bright, perhaps, as Aramis, or as witty as his twin brother Apollo. Because of this he feels that he needs to work twice as hard as they do to procure the same grades. It takes him a good bit of effort and determination to get started on studying, but once he does he can actually get quite a lot done. Apollo has always been the sort to play up Slytherin House, as Blaise does, ensuring that Christian goes off to school feeling inferior. With his extra effort, however, Christian actually will beat Apollo’s grades on the OWLs. Unfortunately, this will not assist him in his goal of being noticed by his father. Daphne, however, ensures that his work is recognized.

Christian used to play Quidditch as Keeper for his team, up until the beginning of his fifth year, which is explained below. He has not played since then. Since the accident, he realized how reserved he had been those past several years. Almost immediately, he decided he needed to be more outgoing than his brother and more kind as a general rule. Aside from that, he needed to simply be the sort of friend that his own clearly were as they stood by him during his time in the Hospital Wing. Where Apollo would outrightly ignore those that he felt were not worth his time, Christian is more the sort to – at the very least – allow someone to make an impression on him before he turns away. He is very much a people-watcher and uses it to his advantage when choosing those he wishes to spend time with.

Christian often wishes he were more guileless – less knowledgeable about the Pureblood ways and the fact that his father could well have chosen to join the Death Eaters. He is often reminded of the fact that Blaise remained neutral rather than exacting any sort of decision, and finds that this (among other parts of his father’s personality) instills a sort of pride in his parentage. He is not, however, impressed with his father’s apparent (at least, to him) decision that looks, money, and the like are more important than family or blood ties. He still does not see why his father cannot love him in the way that he loves Apollo. A few minutes, Christian feels, should not result in the difference between importance and irrelevance.

Christian is convinced that he wants to pursue business as a career, but he will admit to himself now and again that he isn’t entirely sure. He is exceedingly clever in Potions, however, and it is the subject he most willingly chooses to study for. His desire to be proficient in business is based in his need for the power that neither of his parents seemed able to see in him as well as his feeling like an impressive job might catch the attention of those he most wants it from. Daphne stuck to her youngest child, ignoring the two eldest for the most part. Blaise had too much interest in Apollo for Daphne to truly fixate any attention on the elder twin. Heir or not, she seemed to notice the younger twin more than the older. While Christian appreciated his mum’s attempts to makeup for his father’s lack of attention, he also noted that Apollo did not receive the love he wanted from his mother. At times like that, Christian found more similarities between himself and his brother than he expected.

Sarcasm isn’t really something he does. He understands it and finds certain individuals amusing or witty for it, but he prefers to be straightforward about his opinions. Because of this, if Christian falls for someone, he falls hard and practically without warning. He often mistakes curiosity for affection towards someone, but regardless of the source of his intentions, he is unfailingly loyal to that person. Until they tell him to shove off or until there’s some sort of falling out, he will not even consider anyone else. He would also be the type to go back to someone if they would have him. The problem is that he very much wants them to see him as his father cannot (granted, in a more romantic than familial way).  This creates a need for someone – practically anyone – to see him as he chooses to see them. It’s a rose-colored world for him most of the time. He would gladly be the voice of reason to one he cared about, and would likely love them through their failings or bad decisions. He does not want to be the one who loves more strongly than his person of choice; rather, he wants it to be equal. He, indeed, would rather not expect them to care for him more than he for them. Christian is both sure that it couldn’t happen and sure that it would hardly make for a good relationship. This does not, however, keep him from being one who cares more for another than they could or do care for him.

He is a very different person around his closest friends than he is when around his family or those he attends classes with. He suddenly finds himself with an ease and ability to be dramatic and joke around. Where he is usually serious, he is so comfortable around them that he doesn’t feel the need to try and appear as casual or essentially Pureblooded as his father would prefer. He is more reserved than shy, thus he doesn’t have a problem with starting conversations outright if he is curious enough (and he is often curious).

If he finds himself insulted, he tends to stew in it and convince himself that it was either not intentional or not true. He’ll do this until it dissipates rather than confronting someone. Unless what they have said or done (or are planning to do) is morally wrong, he does not see a reason to fight about it. He may subtly hint that they should reconsider their words or actions, but this is the one area that he is not forthright. In his opinions, his favorite things, his proving himself right, or even in his besting someone, he will be very honest (if not blunt) about it. But this he prefers to avoid.

Most frequented place at home: Sun room
Most frequented place at school: Courtyard
Favorite place at school: The arcing tree by the great lake

Each of the above shows Christian’s preference for being outdoors or close to it. This love of the sights, sounds, and smells of nature directed him towards Quidditch originally. It explains why he often does homework under that tree or goes for walks to clear his head. It can’t be said that he wouldn’t sneak out after dark just to be outside if he felt trapped or frustrated, and it can’t be said that he wouldn’t drag his friends along with him sometimes if he just needed a chat.

He is somewhere between an ISFJ and an ISFP personality type. I've taken bits of each result and put them together to get the following:


ISFJs are characterized above all by their desire to serve others, their "need to be needed." In extreme cases, this need is so strong that standard give-and-take relationships are deeply unsatisfying to them; however, most ISFJs find more than enough with which to occupy themselves within the framework of a normal life. (Since ISFJs, like all SJs, are very much bound by the prevailing social conventions, their form of "service" is likely to exclude any elements of moral or political controversy; they specialize in the local, the personal, and the practical.)

ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted--even take advantage of them. Admittedly, the problem is sometimes aggravated by the ISFJs themselves; for instance, they are notoriously bad at delegating ("If you want it done right, do it yourself"). And although they're hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they're getting, it's somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself). (And as low-profile Is, their actions don't call attention to themselves as with charismatic Es.) Because of all of this, ISFJs are often overworked, and as a result may suffer from psychosomatic illnesses.

In the workplace, ISFJs are methodical and accurate workers, often with very good memories and unexpected analytic abilities; they are also good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others. ISFJs make pleasant and reliable co-workers and exemplary employees, but tend to be harried and uncomfortable in supervisory roles. They are capable of forming strong loyalties, but these are personal rather than institutional loyalties; if someone they've bonded with in this way leaves the company, the ISFJ will leave with them, if given the option. Traditional careers for an ISFJ include: teaching, social work, most religious work, nursing, medicine (general practice only), clerical and and secretarial work of any kind, and some kinds of administrative careers.

While their work ethic is high on the ISFJ priority list, their families are the centers of their lives. ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle--and often possessive of their loved ones, as well. When these include Es who want to socialize with the rest of the world, or self-contained ITs, the ISFJ must learn to adjust to these behaviors and not interpret them as rejection.  Needless to say, ISFJs take infinite trouble over meals, gifts, celebrations, etc., for their loved ones--although strong Js may tend to focus more on what the recipient should want rather than what they do want.

More in touch with the reality of their senses than their INFP counterparts, ISFPs live in the here and now. Their impulses yearn to be free, and are often loosed when others least expect it. The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside' and may eventually cut and run.

ISFPs may be quite charming and ingratiating on first acquaintance, flowing with compliments which may (or may not) be deserved. On other occasions, the same individual may be aloof and detached. Some ISFP males are fiercely competitive, especially in sport or table games, and may have great difficulty losing. This competitive nature, also seen in other SP types, sometimes fosters 'lucky,' 'gut' feelings and a willingness to take risks.

Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice. (However, like most Fs they hate confrontation; if you get into a fight, don't expect them to jump in after you. You can count on them, however, run and get the nearest authority figure.) Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it. One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven't known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. For instance, an ISFJ child may be reproved for "sulking," the actual cause of which is a combination of physical illness plus misguided "good manners." An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ's unexplained moodiness, only afterwards to explain about a death in the family they "didn't want to burden anyone with." Those close to ISFJs should learn to watch for the warning signs in these situations and take the initiative themselves to uncover the problem.




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FAMILY & POSSESSIONS
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FATHER: Blaise Zabini
Slytherin Graduate

MOTHER: Daphne Greengrass
Slytherin Graduate

Children of Blaise:
-Vanora Icthwail Zabini l Illegitimate Elder sibling l 22 l Ravenclaw


-Apollo Darion Zabini l Elder twin l 15 l Slytherin (playby: Avan Jogia)


-Christian Perseus Zabini l Younger Twin l 15 l Hufflepuff


OTHER:
Related to the Malfoys by marriage, and by extension, everyone they are related to.
Christian considers his closest friends family.

Grandmother:
-Elvira Zabini l Deceased

BLOOD STATUS:  Pureblood

SPECIES: Human

SOCIAL STATUS: Wealthy

PET/S: None

RESIDENCES:
Family Home: English countryside. About an hour away from the Northeastern coast, the home is far too large for four people, but Blaise is rather set on it and moving isn’t much of an option. Daphne seems to enjoy it for the view, as it’s set on ground that is higher than the area heading towards the nearest town, and Christian likes it for its spare rooms and vast yard. Apollo seems about as interested in the place as Blaise is in giving it up.

Summer Home: Murano, Italy. The Zabinis own a building on the only beach on the island. They also have purchased one of the main glass-making facilities on the island (which is what Murano is famous for).



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CHARACTER HISTORY
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Early Years:

Third son of Blaise Zabini, second to Daphne (his wife), Christian was born a mere five minutes after his twin brother Apollo. The parents had known for some time that the twins would be boys and one of them would end up the heir to the Zabini line. Whether or not Daphne liked it hardly seemed to matter. She knew full well what the standards were for pureblooded families, and she wasn’t about to go back on it just because she had twins. Other families had had twins before and one had ended up as the lesser of the two sons. Thus, when Blaise took to Apollo but not to Christian, Daphne knew she had been correct: The elder of the two boys would be their father’s favorite and end up with the job of running the family like Blaise did.

As the boys grew up, Daphne was rather pleased to note that Christian caught on to things like walking and talking before his brother did; then again, she was more closely watching the younger brother much like Blaise paid the elder more mind. It didn’t seem to matter to the father which twin was getting on better, because all he could seem to worry about were affairs of the family and the fact that he would end up having to train Apollo to do as he had done. For a while, Daphne held a strong resentment for her husband, though as the boys aged she saw that Apollo would end up being the one more suited to the role, anyway. Where Christian wanted to spend time doing his own thing, Apollo was quick to ask about the family, their history. He took the role very seriously as soon as he knew what it meant, and was loath to fail in the event that his position would be given up. The boy took after his father in his mental strength (aka Stubbornness) and desire to be the head of things when the time came.

As Apollo grew more and more interested in Blaise and the workings of things, Daphne stuck to Christian’s side. Increasingly over time, she began to ignore Apollo about as much as she ignored Vanora. Christian was practically following her around until he was six or seven, when he found interest in things like flying and making friends with the boys at the town nearby. Christian always seemed to want to be out of the house, if only because he wouldn’t end up frustrating his father or making anything embarrassing for himself when Apollo was invited to do something with Blaise.

Mind, their father was not one who actively sought time to play with his children or to read to them or tuck them in at night. He was merely concerned that the son that would take his place would be well-mannered, kempt, and knowledgeable about what was expected of him. The younger boy, Blaise assumed, would be taken care of by Daphne and thus taught to behave properly and to do as was expected of him. She seemed more concerned with trying to prove to Christian that he was not to be cast aside.

The more Daphne tried, though, the more obvious it became to Christian that Blaise did not see reason to spend time with him. And it became more clear that Apollo wanted the affection of his mother but was denied it. Like the Hufflepuff he would become upon reaching Hogwarts, Christian did try to convince his mum to include Apollo in their games and their days at the town together. Although it sometimes worked, more often than not it didn’t. A small, nagging part of him often reminded Christian that his brother would not do the same regarding Blaise and the time their father spent with the older boy. Because of this, his efforts started to lack real effort.

As the end of his time as a non-student arrived, Christian found himself more and more desperate for a new sort of feeling: Freedom, honey-sweet and heady. He wanted to drink it in like his father drank whisky and his mother drank tea. The need for something other than home life where he could seemingly do nothing to impress his father nearly overwhelmed him as the time drew near. At the time, his greatest desire was to leave home, even if his brother came with him to school. Later, he would realize that it was one of those fleeting dreams that came because he grew impatient for something; not because it was what he had been longing for for years. The proximity of it made him feel like he could taste it, and the need for it only grew until he left for school that autumn with Apollo.

Hogwarts Years:

First year: No one was more surprised than Christian’s father when he was sorted into Hufflepuff that first night. Although no letters were ever written to him specifically, Apollo had one on his desk when his brother went to ask after a book that had been packed in the wrong suitcase. Pride for Apollo’s sorting was obvious, while disdain for the other house was equally apparent. It was even more obvious, then, to the boys and their mother that Blaise had failed to see Christian’s real personality. That night was the first time that Apollo seemed to understand how very different his brother was. While most would expect that this brought them closer together, it didn’t really change much of anything. The boys were seen together more frequently than expected, but their views of each other did not change.

Christian had always found it hard to focus on books or work, so that first year became proof of his struggles. Apollo’s grades were very steadily pleasant, while Christian’s seemed to go back and forth depending on whether or not he found the topic interesting. His time was frequently spent by the Great Lake or around the pitch when no-one was practicing. He was determined to make the team his next year, as it was one of the few things he had any real interest in. Flying made him feel that freedom he had been longing for back home.

The summer of their first year was the first in which they took their to-be-annual trip to Murano, where Blaise had purchased a house. Most of the summer was spent in making things out of sand and challenging his brother to games of all sorts when Apollo wasn’t with their father. As the years went on, their attention would switch from games to the girls who lived there or were also on vacation.

Second Year: He was pleased to find that he was accepted onto the Hufflepuff Quidditch Team that year, even if he was a Chaser instead of a Keeper as he had wanted. He was still part of something he enjoyed so much and he got to fly frequently. Although the team wasn’t exactly the best anyone had ever seen, they certainly had their fair share of house spirit and determination to do well.

Third Year: Christian’s third year, he found out that the Keeper for Hufflepuff had graduated, and the position was up for grabs. Using the athletic skills he had garnered from years of playing football (soccer) with the Muggle children his parents weren’t to know about, he secured the spot and held onto it until his accident. In that time, the Hufflepuff team did better than they used to, though he couldn’t say they were going to win the House Cup. (They didn’t. Either year. But they darn well tried).

When it came to friendships, Christian made them quite easily. His complex of sorts that made him feel inferior to his brother seemingly applied to other relationships as well, though at the time he wouldn’t have noticed. He did not want any semblance of power and did not want to take away the responsibility from someone who actually seemed to enjoy it.

Fourth Year: Christian's grades weren't very impressive this year, considering he spent more time with his friends than he did working on essays or studying for exams. Daphne got onto him something awful at the Christmas break, kicking him back into studying. He didn't pull away from his friends, exactly, so much as made sure to organize his time better. From that, he's gathered a sense of both meticulousness as well as tidiness from his desk to other areas.

Fifth Year: After his accident, Christian was quiet for a few weeks, until he came to the conclusion that hiding from the issues he faced was hardly a way to face them. Choosing instead to open himself up more to his friends, he started to become the more entertaining and dramatic man that he is now. At home, he was more strict with himself, more determined to prove himself. That, of course, has remained as well.

Realizing that the OWLs were coming up at the end of the year, he avoided Quidditch completely and focused on his studies. He'll end up scoring higher than Apollo in at least three subjects, though Daphne will seem to be the only one interested in that accomplishment as far as Christian can tell. What he doesn’t realize, however, is that his accident has changed Apollo as well. His brother's studies have become more lax because of his sudden need to watch out for his twin. If Apollo hears anything, he'll have after whomever the problem is so long as he knows Christian won’t find out.

Adulthood: N/A



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ALSO KNOWN AS: Addie

RP EXPERIENCE: It’s been a year on PA now. Holy cow. (and, of course, the years before I joined.)

HOW YOU FOUND US: I can’t even remember now.

MAIN CHARACTER: Adrienne Reynolds




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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Thu May 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Lovely! Accepted and sorted into Hufflepuff! <3

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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:26 pm
Updated so he can be aged down! Very Happy
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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:37 am
i am presuming this might still be in process? if not, i guess i have a couple questions.

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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:01 am
I 100% sped through editing before class and thought I was done xD I'll sort it out tomorrow. It's too late to think about it now lol
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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:07 am
Np. Juat checking. Smile

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Re: Zabini, Christian Perseus

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:14 pm
Okay. I think I've sorted it out. *squints*
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