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 owner of The Spider's Web and a member of the Black Parade and eventually graduated through her homeschooling lessons. As of recent, she has quit the Parade to focus on her pub with some interest in seeing what Arcana Alliance has to offer instead.