Teal Seawood is a Metamorphmagus witch. Teal and her sisters Nyxie and Romy are triplets. The girls were born on the shore of an inhabited island in Loch Broom to Murdoch Taggart, and Alice Rebecca Willoughby, a couple of teenagers from Ullapool. As infants the sisters were left with, a better word being found by, a woman from a local care home. They were drifting along the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, floating on sea wood along the Summer Isles. They were spotted, and subsequently named, Romy, Nyxie, and Teal, by the women of the Muggle Care Home near where they had been found. They are the Seawood sisters. Teal's precise date of birth, and blood status remains unknown to her.
Being triplets Teal, Nyxie, and Romy all share similar features. Romy and, Nyxie are the mirror image of one another. Matching green eyes, and at one time the same long dark brown hair. Teal appeared to be born with deep red hair, and much more stunning green eyes. As a set of three, one sister was always left out. Seeing that Romy, and Nyxie were the most alike Teal settled on that being her. She took on the role as eldest sister.
Teal and her sisters lived on a small island called Tanera Mòr for seven years. Teal, and Nyxie secretly spoke of what adoption would really be like, while little Romy was happiest with idea of "aging out". Living in the world on their own as they always had. Sometime before what was believed to be their eighth year as orphans a couple by the name of Rose Evergreen, and Hayden Werner adopted them. As a family the Seawood sisters were living happily in Canada for about three years when the girls began to display their natural magical abilities.
Hayden, and Rose were quite oblivious at first. Teal and Nyxie were using very little magic, altering their appearance with their Metamorphic abilities. Romy was forced to promise she would only ever use magic in front of her sisters. Hayden, and Rose would not have been bothered at all if the girls had magic or not. Rose and Hayden were also born magical children, but they did not display the fact out of pure choice, seeing it a cutting corners.
The family returned from the island of Newfoundland to an area much closer to the girls original home nearer to Tanera Mòr, moving to Portree before they were 10. Rose needed to be near her mother Constance, after the death of her father Eluf. Watching her mother Rose and her grandmother Constance descend into such despair from grief triggered something in Teal causing her to lock away a fear of death at an early age.
In effort to distract the girls from sorrow Hayden entertained ideas of Salem, and Hogwarts as it was near time for the girls to begin their schooling. After so many years together, the girls Metamorph abilities were confirmation they were witches, and they encouraged Hayden's ideas with endless questions.
During the celebration of what the family deemed the girls 11th birthday, a Hogwarts staff member arrived, he explained that the girls were magical children, and eligible to attend Hogwarts. They had been experimenting with magic for the last four years or so, the girls each took a liking to Potions very early on. Romy and Teal were overjoyed with this news of Hogwarts, while Nyxie's brand of enthusiasm was well below expectations.
Upon arrival, all three sisters were sorted into Hufflepuff. They have personalities that differ in very, very distinct ways, and may have been better suited in other houses. The desire to be close landed them together. First year was very unmemorable. Teal and Romy ended up finding a deeper love of Potions where Nyxie thrived in Herbology. In third year while taking Divination Teal took notice of Romy's skill as a Crystal-gazer.
The following year Nyxie and Teal took Care of Magical Creatures, animals have always been Nyxie's passion. Teal wanted to be there because of the silly choices Nyxie often makes. In Fifth year, Teal waited to see where she would shine most. Romy thought it would be Ancient Runes, Nyxie was fairly certain it would be Healing, both girls were wrong and Teal surprised them with her unexpected knowledge of Wandlore.
Graduates of Hogwarts, Hufflepuff Alumnae to be exact. The girls each took their own path in life. Romy, unbeknownst to her sisters was highly influenced by, and greatly admired what she knew of both the untouchable Rebekka Kaiser, and the ever mysterious Shadow. Nyxie, as predictable as ever, made a place for herself in her beloved world of creatures. Teal, following her idols Genevieve Bellefleur and Estella Tyrrell offered her skills to the Ministry.
Teal was successful in her endeavor and was employed by both Minister Smith and Minister Tyrrell. She was placed in the Department of Magical Transportation as the Head of the Floo Network Authority. She had taken the job with ulterior motives, yet she still took pride in the opportunity that was given to her. Nyxie was successful as well, she worked as an Animal Health Advisor. Romy, as desired, kept her whereabouts mostly unknown, refusing to keep in contact with her sisters who rarely saw or spoke to her in-person since graduation.
Teal saw Romy once after graduation before she embarked on her tour of the globe utilizing her "voluntary resignation" from the Ministry. Picking up the clues left from one sister to another Teal went in search of little Romy. She succeeded in learning to speak four different languages while living temporarily in over seven different locations all across the world, from their old home in Canada to the last place Teal saw Romy alive, in the Netherlands.
Romy was steadily becoming a threat, not only to herself, but to her sisters as well as the wizarding world. Her destructive nature was fine when it only involved the three of them, the Seawood wolf pack. When Romy's antics began to harm any sort of life Teal could have with Benjamin it became a complication. Teal does not like complications unless they can be solved. Getting Nyxie involved in her shenanigans was bad enough, finding out Romy had been impersonating her at the Ministry was the last straw. It was finally time someone told Romy that she needed to be responsible for the mess she was making before it was too late to clean it up. Teal made it her mission to save or to stop Romy. She wants to believe that she did.
Benjamin Flaherty is so much more than a work friend of Teal's. She met him while helping Nyxie move into the massive apartment at Magus Diaetam, almost immediately recognized him as an office superior. She was not big on socializing, yet has always understood the complexities and the benefit of networking. She only meant to met Benjamin as a gateway to meeting more of her colleagues at work. He was instrumental in changing their relationship to one another.
Teal and Benjamin had been meeting frequently off of work hours since their mutual admittance to a desire to experience life together.
Benjamin had come in contact with the evil sister Teal never wanted him to meet, Romy. While the encounter caused her a great deal of embarrassment they were both able to keep their wits about them despite the constant insults and efforts to incite anger from them both.
Teal ended her relationship with Benjamin without telling him when the couple were forced to split up while she disappeared for years. Since her return they are "re-establishing" their friendship. In the midst of re-discovery they are also faced with navigating the difficulties of parenthood while raising their son Conrad Justin Flaherty.
RoseMarie (or Rose) and Hayden are the only mother and father the girls have ever had. Fully aware that Rose and Hayden are not their biological parents since the seven years of their lives spent as orphans. Only Nyxie and Teal occasionally refer to Rose and Hayden as 'mum and dad' in conversation.
RoseMarie Evergreen is a very tenacious and quite free spirited Muggle-born witch, she is very much like both Romy and Teal. Romy and Teal unknowingly took away from Rose the willingness to speak their minds and do as they want, when they want. As well as the stubborn determination that coincides with tenacious behaviour. Hayden Werner the loyal, and the very intellectual Muggle Professor and part-Veela Wizard, he is laid back and cautious. He is very much like both Nyxie and Teal, being on the more reserved side and a deep thinker. Nyxie was often at his side, along with Teal on the other falling asleep to his reading of sonnets or lectures.
Nyxie and Romy are Teal's sisters, the girls are triplets who have a bad habit of impersonating one another, too perfectly. Teal is much closer to her sister Nyxie than she is to her sister Romy. Teal worries more for her than she ever does for Nyxie, driving a wedge between the three of them.
Nyxie Seawood is technically the eldest sister, before both Romy, and then Teal. Since the girls spent most of their youth in a Muggle Care Home they do not know this. Nyx' mellow stance comes from the fact that she doesn't like other people, she loves animals and her sisters, sometimes in that order. Nyxie is much closer to Teal than Romy is.
Romy Seawood is technically the middle sister, she was born between Nyxie, and then Teal. Since the girls spent most of their youth in a Muggle Care Home they do not know this. Romy's wildness comes from the fact that she never got the attention she wanted, except from Nyxie. She was always looked over, forgotten. Romy is seen as they youngest because she is reckless and immature.
Romy is believed to have perished in the Netherlands in a senselessly violent and tragic road death.
Tanera Mòr, United Kingdom
Type of Childhood
Most Influenced By
Estella Tyrrell, Elvira Griffin
Learn how to be a good mother instead of a perfect one
Long Term Goals
Invent the spells to (properly and safely) enchant an Aeroplane
Romy or Nyxie dying Death
Most at Ease When?
Wrapped in Benjamin's arms Reading or talking to CJ
Show her love for her family
Self-Control (Constantly fails to think before speaking)
Chronologically the youngest of the Seawood triplets, taking over the role as eldest she is mature, very elegant, ladylike and soft spoken. Don't let her displays of femininity fool you, she rules with an iron fist, and likes to call the shots very much like a tyrant, as Romy has called her many, many times before. Teal usually prefers things her way or no way at all, coming from a set of three she is also very highly capable of compromise, and she knows that it is often the very best of options. She is intelligent, perceptive, manipulative, confident, and ruthless. Teal "grew up" as soon as her sisters needed her to.
Potions/Defense Against the Dark Arts/Wandlore - Teal is a Metamorphmagus, she can alter her appearance at will. She is also the best at brewing creating the most potent brews simply because she knows the recipes by heart. She is far more skilled in DAtDA than either of her sisters ever were. Being the most protective of the three, and stealing the role of eldest sister Teal was the only one not surprised by this.
Ferlen Black - Ferlen and all three Seawood sisters were in the same house at Hogwarts. Teal was often bitterly jealous of Ferlen's achievements despite her attempts to be pleased for her housemate.
Teal is unaware that Ferlen is married to Teresa. Benjamin's ex-fiancee Mary's "evil" sister.
Steve Shunpike - Steve and all three Seawood sisters were in the same year at Hogwarts. Teal was often intrigued by Steve as Nyxie once mentioned meeting him, even shaking his hand. Human contact is a monuments deal for someone like Nyxie.