FAIRFAX, Robin Bailey

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FAIRFAX, Robin Bailey

Post by Robbie Fairfax on Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm

           
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They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense
   
   

   Character's Legal Name: Robin Bailey Fairfax

   Age: 27

   Hogwarts House: Former Gryffindor

   Blood Type:  Halfblood – they believe themselves to be purebloods and act as such. They definitely have some mixed blood in there, though.

   Species: Human

   Face claim: Eddie Redmayne
   
   



               
APPEARANCE
...Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel - Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig
   
   

Robbie is tall – that’s one of the first things people notice about him, and his thin physique does nothing to lessen this effect. His hair is a nice gingery-brown that reddens in the summer and darkens in the winter. His cheekbones and jaw are both fairly pronounced, and he has noticeable smile lines from a lifetime of diving headfirst into a new adventure. He has hazel eyes that turn green in the sun, and freckles dapple his face and lightly stretch down his arms. He has a taste for long jackets and skinny trousers, and his wardrobe features dark blues, carnation oranges, and forest greens – he’s not always great at blending in with muggles.
   
   



               
PERSONALITY
......If only the hat had mentioned a house for people who felt a bit queasy, that would have been the one for him
   
   

Robbie used to be a happy-go-lucky optimist with a thirst for adventure. Things had always panned out for him so he had no reason to believe that the world was anything more than good. Save for the early loss of the idea of a sibling, he had never really suffered any hardship that wasn’t made up for in time, and even that troubling time yielded a sister for the ages. He’s always had a bit of a soft heart and a penchant for picking up strays, which makes him a fairly vulnerable personality to harm or hurt. He’s very people-oriented, and is dedicated to contributing to the world in a positive way. He can become flustered when he’s out of his element, and he doesn’t handle his negative emotions very well, tending to avoid or ignore anything that’s bothering him, rather than handling the problem. Nowadays, he’s less adventurous and less of an optimist. He’s a bit flighty and shies away from getting too personal or serious with anyone.
   
   



               
HISTORY
..................Hey! My eyes aren't 'glistening with the ghosts of my past'!
   
   

   Early Years: The Fairfaxes have toted their relation to the royal family for years, but ask them where they fit on the family tree and you’ll get a polite chuckle and the subject falls through. Truly, there is some royal blood in their veins, and Cecil’s father held the title of viscount. Cecil doesn’t boast any titles nor does he stretch to assert his relation, rather allowing the work his parents put in to doubling down on that narrative. Further back in their family tree, patriarchs clung to these connections. Their family knew they were no longer pureblood (which was either firmly denied or ignored, based on who you asked) and so the connection to the royal family really helped hold their esteem to the high standard the family wanted.

Caroline Franco was a Rosier relative that, if she bothered to check in with them with an open mind, would find her branch of the family has largely been ignored ever since her decision to marry a man who could not claim, without a shadow of a doubt, that he was pureblood. Caroline bought into the mindset of the Fairfaxes, that it was just as difficult to prove they weren’t pureblood as it is to prove they are, and that the weight of a noble line certainly says something for itself as well. Caroline’s design in marrying was to find a partner with equal wealth, prestige, and legacy. She warmed to Cecil immediately and they were married within a year of their courting.

Cecil, naturally, inherited Stagwood Manor where he and Caroline would continue the Fairfax line. Cecil enjoyed hunting the grounds, raising bloodhounds and falcons, and other gentlemanly hobbies. Caroline had an affinity for fine birds and horses and began collections of both. Robbie was born two years after their wedding and immediately became the apple of his parent’s eyes. He was boisterous and sweet, with a funny sense of humor that pleased the Fairfax couple. He had an early affinity for all the creatures filling the house, even the house elves, the latter much to his parent’s discomfort.

By the time Robbie was four, a nurse and a tutor had been added to the staff to ensure Robbie was always taken care of, and yet he still longed for company closer to his own age. The couple decided to give him a companion but they were barely into the pregnancy when complications arose. Caroline miscarried and was informed of complications that rendered another pregnancy impossible.

Caroline and Cecil were devastated. Though they had their heir secured, they had fallen in love with the second child never seeming to come. Robbie, having been told a new sibling was on the way, drooped into disappointment and sadness, their happy little boy dejected to lose his new brother or sister before ever meeting them. The problems of retaining noble lines, of keeping their bloodlines pure, of maintain an air of wealth and esteem… none of it seemed to matter as much anymore. Caroline became more charitable, Cecil dedicated more time to getting involved with politics. It was through both of these routes that a new decision was made.

Yuna Fairfax was adopted from a magical orphanage in China. She was a halfblood given up at age one and once the Fairfax’s were turned on to an organization that helped find magical orphans magical parents, they had gotten their hearts set on rescuing their new child. Yuna was brought home, and was considered an… interesting choice by their respective families. The Fairfaxes tried to convince Cecil to look harder for a child with pureblood lineage, but once they met three-year-old Yuna, they were madly in love with her, family approval be damned.

At six, Robbie was thrilled to have a friend around the estate. The two got along royally, and neither could be convinced that they weren’t truly brother and sister. Yuna was precocious and crafty, often getting the two into trouble. She had a blatant disregard for some of the traditions and niceties that Robbie had put up with, not knowing any better, and the Fairfaxes soon cared less for some of the finer points of ‘noble’ etiquette. The little girl managed to broadened their worldview beyond that of the rich, aristocratic perspective they had held before then. She changed their lives.

The rest of Robbie’s childhood was pleasant. He and his sister were always encouraged to follow any pursuit they wanted, which ended up stretching Cecil and Caroline – especially when Yuna decided she wanted to play lacrosse with local muggles. Robbie was still their precious boy, and he never wanted for anything, but Yuna certainly took more parenting than he did, which he didn’t resent whatsoever. He was happy to be alone or in company, and he always managed to fall back on his pets for company if he ever felt lonely.

   Hogwarts Years: Robbie enjoyed Hogwarts immensely. From the start, he made a friend in Andrew Bullock, nicknamed Bull for his rowdy behavior, becoming his first masculine influence outside of his father. Bull was Quidditch-crazed and girl-obsessed, and once again became another person in his life to draw him into trouble and mischief, something Robbie desperately needed. Without Bull, he was shy and uncertain, but his charm was brought out with his friend’s coercion.

Robbie did well in school and his professors seemed quite taken with him. He was a charming young boy and any mischief he ever got wrapped up in was clearly not of his making nor was it anything more than harmless fun. He dabbled in Quidditch, joined the Gobstone’s club and the frog choir, and showed promise in Care of Magical Creatures, Potions, and Curative Magic. By the time he was fifteen, he branched out, and had a few girlfriends.

Yuna entered Hogwarts during Robbie’s third year and did very well, attracting many friends, many admirers, and her own brand of trouble. She and Robbie had no problems getting along at school, though Robbie suffered when the two bold personalities in his life clashed, as Bull and Yuna were much more similar than they would ever own up to.

   After Hogwarts: Robbie secured an apprenticeship with St Mungo’s directly after graduation, enjoying the work immensely. Within a year, he was a Healer trainee, and then a Healer. Robbie loved the work and his parents, though they reminded him constantly that he did not have to take any job he did not want, but were proud of him regardless. He rented out a flat, though he often spent the holidays with his family, always eager to revisit their small zoo and check in with his parents and sister.

During his first year as a healer, he met Mae Davis. She was only a year younger than him, but he had never noticed her before… and he was certain he would have, because she was easily the most beautiful woman he had ever met. He made a point to cross her path as much as possible, even if he so often embarrassed himself, but she had an infectious smile and a friendly demeanor and he soon learned all about her. She had a twin sister, they had transferred to Beauxbatons for four years to support their mother in her new job, and that she had studied under one of the leading innovators in a new field of magical therapy. She was contracted through Mungo’s to treat patients with failing magical systems, or illnesses caused by their illnesses. She also helped rehab those who had lost magical ability.

Robbie was taken with her. Her purpose in life, her attitude, her smile – it all won him over. He began working up the nerve to ask her out, but she finally grew tired of waiting for him and prompted him. From there, the wheels moved quickly. They met each other’s families, the families met each other, they exchanged promises, Mae started staying over and one day stopped going home. They married in the spring when Robbie was 22 – Marcie Davis was the maid of honor, and Yuna and Bull split the title of best man, both in matching suits. They purchased a little cottage that had room for a garden as many fluffy pets as their hearts desired and spent the next two years building their lives and careers. Mae wanted to travel, wanted to enjoy the world, and they’d take weeks off at a time to explore the pyramids, the Amazon, the Great Wall.

Their lives were not perfect. They both took their work home more often than not, and Mae’s closest friend, her sister, seemed destined to perpetually disapprove. The Fairfaxes liked Mae well enough, but they seemed to miss their son as well. Yuna and Bull caused more than their fair share of disagreements between the couple, as neither were very accepting of boundaries. But they were happy.

Robbie began treating Cecily Lancaster when he was 23 and she was nine. The girl was weak and tired, but she had a spunk and a sense of humor that immediately endeared Robbie to her. No one knew what was going on with her, and she came in and out of Mungo’s for Robbie to get to know her very well. Even Mae went out of her way to visit the girl when she was in the hospital. It was his friendship with the girl that made Robbie realize he wanted a child, and he and Mae set to work on it. She became pregnant the next year.

Cecily took a turn for the worse when Mae was six months pregnant. Mae had left work for the entirety of her pregnancy, as her duties often required a transfer of magic that was known to weaken her body on occasion. But Cecily was close to death, it seemed, and no one at Mungo’s knew what to do. Robbie was desperate and out of ideas. ”Mae, I can’t even ask you. I can’t.” “You don’t have to.”

It took a great transfer of her magic, but somehow… Mae did it. She spent hours with Cecily, magically targeting holes in her immune system that had been compromised by magic. The girl would always be weak. She would always need potions to get her through the day. But she was not going to die because she was a witch.

It took a lot out of Mae, and Marcie left her job to attend to her sister. By the next month, Robbie also took time off to help. Their daughter came early, over a month early. It was a horrific delivery, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. And neither Mae nor their unborn Maybelle survived.

Words could not express the grief nor the guilt that followed. Robbie had been so happy at the mere thought of his blooming family, and he lost the entirety of it in one fell swoop. His cottage felt empty, his life lacked meaning. He could not imagine a day in which he would wake up and find the will to carry on without the very thing that made life worth living. The Fairfaxes lost their boisterous, happy boy that day to the realization that life was unfair, and that death could not be cheated.

Marcie focused much of her grief into pure hatred for Robbie. She believed, firmly, that he had coerced Mae into treating Cecily, and that her sister’s death could have been avoided if it weren’t for him. Robbie held these guilty thoughts as well, and could not face Cecily, who had been asking after him at the hospital. Neither Bull nor Yuna could shake him from these emotions. Finally, it was Caroline Fairfax who demanded Robbie return home.

It took him six months to return to work. It took him a year to move back into their home. He returned to work long enough to realize he could not work in the place where he had fallen in love with his wife and immediately quit. He began training as an animal healer, and began a practice from his cottage. He was contracted through the Ministry as one of their on-call animal healers. During this time, he reconciled with Cecily Lancaster, who was now attending Hogwarts and enjoying her life. Cecily didn’t fully understand the connection between her life and Mae’s death, but Robbie found it therapeutic to spend time with the girl who held some of his wife’s magic.

Some days, Robbie doesn’t deal with it well. He sees Marcie more than he should, considering her feelings towards him, but as an officer with the goblin liaison office, their paths often cross. Yuna and Bull visit often, and the Fairfaxes invite their son over any time they can tempt him back home to Stagwood Manor. Robbie has changed, no one can deny it. He’s more hesitant, more flighty, less certain. He travels to distant lands to study strange creatures on random whims, he gets nervous talking to people, and some days he doesn’t leave his house. But he pulls on a smile and reminds people he is okay, and people tend to drop it.
   
   



OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Let us slip into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure

Personal Information

Nickname/s: Robbie – this is what he goes by.

Date of Birth: February 20th 2003.

Gender: Male

Sexuality:  Heterosexual

Current Address: Yuna calls his cottage The Ark

Social Status: Upper class. Supposedly, the Fairfaxes are tied to English nobility, a strain of the family also supposed to be pureblooded. Obviously, you can’t have it both ways, and the Fairfaxes tend to claim they are pureblooded despite more than a few halfbloods in their line.

Economic Status: Wealthy




Magical Information

Wand:  Ash, unicorn hair, fourteen inches, springy

Patronus: Hippogriff

Amormentia: Fresh linen, ash, alfalfa

Favourite kind of magic: CoMC, DADA

Least favourite kind of magic: Divination, Transfiguration

Classes taken:
CoMC
DADA
Transfiguration
Potions
Herbology
Charms
History of Magic
Ancient Runes
Arithmancy
Astronomy




Other People

Significant Other/s: Mae Davis. Mae was a magical therapist, and they met when Robbie was a Healer at St. Mungo’s. She died in childbirth, after her system had been weakened from work.  

Children: His daughter died in childbirth along with his wife. They had never announced her name, but they had agreed upon Maybelle.

Biological Mother: Caroline Franco, a second cousin to Bevan Rosier.

Biological Father: Cecil Fairfax, a relation to the royal Hanovers.

Siblings: Yuna Fairfax – his adopted sister. She’s 25 and works at the DWN.

Other Family Members: Marcie Davis, his former sister-in-law, and his late wife’s twin. Marcie has never really liked Robbie, but it used to be simple case of thinking so highly of her sister that she could not imagine anyone deserving her. Now it’s a case of her blaming Robbie for Mae’s death.

Important Friends:
Andrew “Bull” Bullock – an old friend from Hogwarts.
Cecily Lancaster – a former patient of Robbie’s, and the last patient of his late wife.
Roger and Lottie Davis – Mae and Marcie’s parents. Though there is certainly a strain of their relationship, the Davis’ try to keep Robbie in their life, and vice versa.

Pets: Jerry the duck. Jerry’s a rescue, who had a slew of strange charms placed on him. Whether it’s laying strange eggs or coughing up sparks, Jerry is full of surprises.
Beatrice the barred owl. Beatrice gives great advice without ever saying a word.
Donna the rabbit. Donna has a tendency to spontaneously change sizes, unless she is contained.
Finley the Crup.

Does your character look up to anyone? Robbie looks up to Bull and Yuna for their bold personalities. He even looks up to Marcie a little bit.

Does your character particularly dislike anyone?



               
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I'm Harry's half-sister, Dumbledore's daughter, Voldemort's niece, Sirius' cousin, Snape's daughter and Lupin's great grandmother...
   
   

   What should we call you: Jackles

   RP Experience: It's all I know anymore

   How you found us: WikiLeaks

   Main Character (we'll PM you on this account): Ace Longbottom
   
   



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Re: FAIRFAX, Robin Bailey

Post by Adrienne Reynolds on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:22 pm

Looks good, Jack! Curious to see what he'll get into Smile Go ahead with claims.
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Re: FAIRFAX, Robin Bailey

Post by Caleb Flint on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:25 pm

Thanks, bae <3
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