If there's one thing that Kendrick learnt from his parents, that'd be romantic stories don't necessarily guarantee a happy ending - more often than not. And he learnt that early on.
Benjamin Rowland, a English wizard and Kendra Fairchild, a Danish English witch, married each other after they graduated from Hogwarts at the age of 18, despite their respective betrothal with someone else arranged by their respective parents. Two years later, Kendrick was born. And they lived happily ever after - I wish I could say that, but no, not one bit. The couple divorced each other when Kendrick barely turned 2. Neither of them were the type to stay in an argument-filled marriage just for the sake of their son. But hey on the bright side, they finally had a mutual agreement. Eventually, they made peace with each other - it'd be awkward not to considering the fact that they both worked at the Auror Office. Having spent more time looking after Kendrick after transferring to a less demanding desk job, Kendra obtained primary custody of her son. When Benjamin remarried with a Polish English woman a year after, Kendra moved to her hometown Denmark with Kendrick, only to visit England once a year in summer as part of the custody agreement. While this obviously wasn't the perfect fairytale ending, Kendrick was perfectly fine settling for that. Things could have been worse - and indeed, worse things did happen.
Never had Kendra thought that one of the dark wizards that she had sent to Azkaban years ago could escape and go so far - literally and metaphorically - for revenge. Imagine the shock that the eight-year-old boy had when he came back home from the park with his babysitter, only to find his mother and her boyfriend lying motionlessly on the floor. Suspects were listed but the murderer was never caught. After the funeral, Kendrick, devastated, followed his father back to England, to live with his father, Irena, as well as his stepbrothers, inwardly swearing that one day he would be the one to bring his mother justice.
Centainly, Kendrick wasn't delighted at all by the idea of living with his father's new family - the family that his father replaced him and his mother with. For the first few months, he had been distant with everyone in the household, his father included, still grieving the loss of his mum. However, he gradually warmed up to his father, whom he turned to whenever he thought of his mum; Irena, who treated him as if he was her own; Kyle, who had been quite fun to hang out with despite his occasional brattiness; Kayden - how could anyone not like his scrubby baby brother? Not to mention, Krystiana, born five years later, whom he absolutely adored. While he wasn't sprightly as he used to be, he managed to adapt - to the pain of loss that he felt from time to time, to his new family, to the place that he now called home.
At the age of 11, Kendrick was admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He had been a near Hatstall as the Hat struggled between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff, but it sorted him to the House of Gryffindors as per his request - he wanted to be in the same house his parents were in. However, he did have doubts about his decision later on when he was from time to time annoyed by his constantly gloating housemates. He mostly kept to himself and had a selective few friends, but that didn't stop the ladies from flocking to him - after all, he could be very charming if he wanted to be. What he didn't expect was falling for Celestyna Wiater, a transfer student from Durmstrang Institute, whom he could actually communicate with on a deeper level. He didn't really believe in relationships, or love, back then. Regardless, he asked her out - repeatedly, to his surprise and dismay - before she finally relented. One date led to another, and eventually they had something Kendrick had never imagined himself having - a stable romantic relationship - until everything crashed down when they were about to graduate.
Kendrick discovered that Celestyna came from a family of notorious dark wizards and witches, and there was nothing that he hated more than cold-blooded dark wizards. Still, he would probably be able to look past that, if he hadn't found out that Celestyna too had been meddling with the dark side of the wizarding world. He hated her for lying to him; and hated himself more for blindly trusting her.
After graduation, he moved back to Denmark and joined the Auror Office of the Danish Ministry of Magic. He told himself that it had nothing to do with the mess he called his life in England, but solely because he had a promise made a decade ago to keep - and he did, after six years of dedication and hard work. The case that was cold for more than a decade was finally closed.
Now that justice is brought and there is literally nothing that binds him to the place where tragedy happened, Kendrick moves back to England. While his mother is long gone, he still has a family that he loves and cares about. And he will protect them at all costs.