elaine matthews
co-owner of the spider's web

Elaine is a whirlwind of spirit, charisma, charm and a sarcastic, sharp wit that could outlast even the most stubborn of people. Elaine is fiercely loyal and will protect those she loves with an intensity best described as possessive. She can be described as a queen bee in every sense of the word, with a unintentional love for being the center of attention. However, she does know how to be the life of the party She tries her hardest to be the complete opposite of Finley but honestly, when it comes down to it, she's almost as unstable as he is, just in different ways.

Elaine believes that everyone should live their lives to the fullest and can be a little dare devil, choosing to partake in dangerous activities like a certain hobby with parkour. When she was twelve, she begun to pit-pocket strangers on the streets. Behind her mother and father's back, Elaine begun to follow in their footprints without their knowledge and began to be a criminal in training.

She developed a party-animal lifestyle while attending Ilvermorny and almost got kicked out once because of it. Despite her countless detentions, she managed to squeeze her way into Hogwarts to be with her brother Finley, followed by her twin brother Oliver and younger sister Abigaia. Within her eye set on making a quick buck, Elaine plans on opening up a business selling rare muggle and wizarding candy to students in between Hogsmeade visits. Recently, she has been training more and more to be a thief and parkour enthusiast and has started taking a special interest in the Elixir to Induce Euphoria.


Shane Barnes, a former member of the Black Parade and May Matthews met in Croatia while "vacation" when in all actuality, they were there on business and meeting with potential employers. Both were trained assassins and spies and would travel the world for work, picking up jobs here and there. Their relationship was a whirlwind of fun, romance and work and remained that way well up until May discovered that she was pregnant with Shane's child. It came as surprise how easy Shane filled the future father role to not just one, but two babies as May was confirmed to be pregnant so they settled down in American temporarily.

May gave birth to a little boy and named him Finley. From the beginning, Finley didn't fill the role of a normal infant and didn't cry often or make much of a fuss normal babies did. As he grew, issues begun to arise when Finley begun to have night terrors. May discovered not long after that she was pregnant once again. She gave birth to a set of twins; a girl named Elaine and a boy named Oliver. They were moved into a bedroom not far from their parents.

As she grew and reached the age of two, it begun to become evident that Finley wasn't the only problematic child. Elaine begun to display erratic and rash behaviors. Opposite from Finley, Elaine's issues weren't clinical and rather a stem of behavior that originated from an source. Elaine would act rebellious, getting into trouble where ever she set foot. She begun to develop a taste and love for chaos that morphed into obsession and eventually got both of her siblings dragged into her messes.

Elaine only connected and felt close to Finley and Oliver through their constant shenanigans as it was already extremely hard to get close to Finley and hard not to be away from Oliver. Abigaia was the final female and youngest child born to May and Shane. May had begun to fear Finley's outbursts while Elaine empathized with him. Over time and when she was old enough, Elaine begun to sneak out of the house as staying there no longer felt warm and welcoming with all the chaos of her siblings and parents.

When she turned eleven, both her and Oliver begun to attend Ilvermorny and was sorted into Wampus. She stole her first wallet when she was thirteen years old and begun to dabble into an underground lifestyle that May and Shane had no knowledge of, including extensive training in parkour. In her second year, Finley was expelled for an accident with potions that almost resulted in the life of a classmate. Elaine, Oliver and Abigaia continued to attend Ilvermorny until the end of the year when they all collectively transferred to Hogwarts to be with their brother, Finley.

Elaine dropped out of Hogwarts after her sixth year so that she could pursue home-studies and continue her training and job as a part-time assassin and spy. While in the midst of her training, she became co-owner of The Spider's Web and a member of the Black Parade.

I was filled with poison, but blessed with beauty and rage.

Bastian Park-Zelmerlöw:
Bastian was the first friend she had ever met when she first transferred to Hogwarts and he remains one of the only people that she would tell just about anything to. They had a fling over the summer a few years back in which Elaine promptly ended. Her insecurities and fear of commitment led her to drive Basti away. He found love elsewhere and became just a ghost of her past. However, after a year of vanishing into thin air, Bastian has returned. He kissed her and she honestly doesn't know how to react with the news that he is newly single. His flirting almost pisses her off, but a piece of her is reminded of their summer spent together.

Drew Park
They had met briefly in the Room of Runes but she has to say, he has some wit that definitely amuses her. She wouldn't mind talking to him again, considering he is sorta cute. She now calls him Drewbear.

Bronwen Blake:
Bronwen is an interesting character and while Elaine finds herself getting slightly irked with her presence, she knows that she just has to get to know the girl before she judges. Bronwen seems to be close to her brother and as long as she is cautious, Elaine won't have a reason to square up.

Don't belong to no city.
Basic Info
Full Name Elaine Viviana Matthews
Nickname Laine or Lainey (rare)
Birthday February 14th
Age Seventeen
Nationality American
Home London, England
Status Single
Sexuality Pansexual
Location London
Gender Female
Year Seveneth (home-schooled)
Titles Business Owner and Assassin
House Formerly Slytherin
Species Witch
Family Blood Pure-Blood
Wand Core Rougarou Hair
Wand Wood Larch
Wand Arm Right
Boggart Fin or Oli dying
Patronus Phoenix
Model Maggie Lindemann
Gender Female
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height 5'6
Voice Soft
Body Style Slim
Mental/Emotional State Healthy
Mental/Emotional Disorders None
Physical Disorders None
Ethnicity Caucasian
I feel free when I see no one and nobody knows my name.
Fam & Gen
Mother May Matthews
Father Shane Barnes
Brother(s) Finley and Oliver (twin) Matthews
Sister(s) Abigaia Matthews (deceased)
Cousin(s) Tessa Bellerose
Aunt(s) None
Uncle(s) Javaad Matthews
Niece(s) None
Nephew(s) None
Character Flaw Loves chaos and destruction.
Fear/Phobias Rejection and being ignored.
Personal Motto
First Reaction to Crisis She kinda loves it.
Faces Their Problems She mostly flees from her problems.
React to Change Surprisingly okay with change.
Native Language English, Spanish
Hobbies Parkour and thievery.
Don't belong to no man.


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