Intro: Lizzie grew up in New Zealand, and was close to nature from a very early age. She lived in a small, homely cottage beside one of the native forests, and befriended many animals there, including kiwis, dragons (the non-magical ones) and even occasionally the intimidating weta. She had magical relations, as her father was Ted Tonks' brother's son, but never really met them, as they lived in England. Her magical symptoms didn't arrive until she turned eight, and the usual peculiar happenings started to occur. And when she turned eleven, she received a wood-engraving of acceptance from a tui, to the New Zealand Maori school of magic, Makutu a te Taiao. And shortly after, she left to begin her magical education. Makutu a te Taiao is nestled within one of the largest native forests, built (magically) among trees. It is made from logs and wood, and above all else, nature is the most important of its features. As well as the normal subjects such as taught at Hogwarts, it has a class entirely devoted to learning to communicate with nature, to hear the trees' whispers, to listen to the flowers' song. There are also weekly expeditions into the forest, where you can climb the tallest trees and sleep under the stars. Animals are everywhere too, and are seen roaming the school just as much as students. Lizzie loved it there. However, when she reached her third year at Makutu a te Taiao, it was decided that the family would move to England on account of business issues, and also because they wanted to see their magical relations again. As Lizzie was not a very hot-headed person, it was surprising when she put up such a fierce fight at this. However, they had to leave in the end, leave New Zealand and Makutu a te Taiao, and settle down in England instead. Once settled in, Lizzie's parents wanted their daughter to continue her magical education. So thus Lizzie boarded the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9¾ on the first of September and arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At first she didn't really like it. Everything was so different from at Makutu a te Taiao, and she was angry at having been suddenly pushed into a new environment. But, eventually, a liking for Hogwarts stirred up inside her, until she had begun to love the English school just as she had the Maori one.
Animal Companions: Lizzie never really liked to think of her animals as 'pets'. They were her companions, her best friends, her family. Of course she had had many back in the native forest near her previous home, but those belonged there, so she had left them when she had come to England. However, shortly after they had settled into their new home, an old-fashioned, tudor styled house, she had found a small stray kitten. She had immediately taken it in, but at first it had looked like it wasn't going to survive. However, it had managed to push on, and is now a healthy black tomcat. Lizzie christened him 'Cornix', for he was black as a raven, and 'Cornix' is Latin for that bird. As ravens are also smart birds, Lizzie knew it fitted the cat perfectly. She also has another animal companion, one that she befriended whilst at Hogwarts. A plump little sparrow commonly visited the window in her Hufflepuff dormitory, and each day she fed him crumbs of bread. He began to trust her, perching on her hands and shoulders, until they were quite close friends. She named him Speckle, for the speckles on his plump little breast.
Magical: Lizzie's wand is of pear wood, dragon heartstring, 12 inches and is a little bendy. Wands made from pear are said to bestow upon their selected wielders “longevity”, and tend to choose those that value “justice, strength, and fruitfulness (productivity)”. Such a wand wood is said to bring nourishment, both magically and spiritually, to its owner; or, on the other hand, often selects a witch or wizard who values such. In experiences, pear wood also, in time, either brings its chosen inner peace, teaching him or her the values of serenity. Lizzie also has quite a fitting patronus, though she has only ever managed to cast the difficult spell once. When the shimmering, glowing silver Siberian cat first (finally) emerged from her wand, she wasn't even that surprised or excited. She had seemed to know all along that the time would come that she would see her patronus, and that it would be this very animal.
Relations: Lizzie is related through her father to the Tonks family, of whom she now sees often due to their moving to England. Teddy, her cousin, a metamorphmagus, keeps her company at Hogwarts, where he is constantly changing his appearance and proving a good conversationalist as well as an excellent studying companion, due to his quiet yet amiable nature. Though they still have arguments about what colour he should have his hair - Lizzie likes turquoise, whereas he prefers purple. Lizzie's middle name is actually after her great aunt Andromeda, though it was, as a matter of fact, a choice between Nymphadora and Andromeda at her birth, yet eventually Andromeda was decided on, as painful memories were aroused at a reminding of Teddy's mother. However, though it is sad to remember Nymphadora Tonks, Lizzie does feel admiration as well, at the brave, capable witch that fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Education: Though Lizzie is not the typical Hermione Granger, she works hard at her classes, particularly enjoying Transfiguration and Potions. She loves to read, enjoying Muggle books just as much as magical ones, and has even written a few stories herself, out of imagination and trying to picture others' perspectives. Some of these include...
(When she was fascinated after some dragon research) There are Alvusio spells on the names, so if you click on them they will magically lead you to the stories! Lizzie has several more books, but those are uncompleted.
Friendships: Lizzie is not an immensely extrovert person, and she prefers to just sit quietly with her animals sometimes, but she has befriended a few students. During a Quidditch match, she met a Ravenclaw girl named Coco, of whom she liked for her friendly and empathetic nature. Another time, during a particularly difficult Charms lesson, a Slytherin student, a girl named Quinn, helped her understand and cast the difficult Undetectable Extension Charm, and since then, they have been good friends. Another girl she met, called Naia, was one of the first friends she made, and a good one.
Likes: Drawing, reading, writing, the smell of fresh morning air, dried apricots, milky coffee, animals, nature, frosty dew, cinnamon.
Dislikes: Trees being cut down, creased paper, blunt pencils, intense perfume, sellotape stuck in your hair, cars with loud engines.
Conclusion: And now to finish off with some natural truths, that simply no one can deny.