Naomi Patil | Slytherin | 17 | 7th | Part Siren | Alia Bhatt | OPEN
“By tomorrow we’ll be swimming with the fishes, leave our troubles in the sand and when the sun comes out we’ll be nothing but dust- just the outlines of our hands.” - Daughter
When Naomi was born, her mother (a siren) already had a beautiful baby girl, Elia. They were provided for by her sister’s father, and Naomi had very little contact with her own. Her mother simply didn’t think he was necessary in the picture. After all, one man was definitely more than enough for permanent male fixtures in their lives, and a meager poet couldn’t provide much for the family. Naomi’s father never even knew she was born.
That never really mattered much to Naomi. As a half-siren, she could become a mermaid for a short amount of time, and the ocean was where she felt she truly belonged. Though she was gifted with her father’s passion, she was also cursed with her mother’s fierce independence and disregard for men. Naomi would much rather be in the water than dealing with human life, and when she goes a long time without becoming a mermaid she gets downright cruel. Aside from her sister, there were few humans that she could tolerate for extended periods of time. Perhaps being around her mother so much brought out the worst in her, as iron always sharpens iron. Elia was the rational one, the one who could empathize with others, and Naomi was incredibly selfish. One of her favorite childhood pastimes was singing to humans and getting them into trouble. She wasn’t nearly as powerful as her mom, but when Naomi wanted to be, she was absolutely alluring.
Being so selfish meant she’d do absolutely anything for her sister. The two women in her life were the only people who mattered. So, when Elia decided she wanted to go to Hogwarts, Naomi reluctantly agreed. She threw a fit when she found out they’d be living with Elia’s wizard father, far away from any warm oceans, but apparently it was the only option. Naomi hated being forced to do something so much that she left all the packing and preparation to her sister. Regardless, soon they were on their way to England, and her mother was going out to sea.
What shocked Naomi most about the move was the fact that her sister would be attending Hogwarts for a full year while she had to wait at ‘home’ with a man she didn’t care for at all. Jon Patil doted on both girls, and treated Naomi like his own, but she would have nothing of it. Weekly tantrums became clockwork, and Naomi would break things and scream until her voice ran out. The extended periods of being human, and unable to turn into a mermaid, brought out her uncontrollable magic. Eventually, she conceded to Jon, and began to take some sort of comfort in his presence when something unexpected happened.
When Naomi finally joined her sister at school, she was sorted into Slytherin. She yearned for the water, but the longer she stayed human, the calmer her moods became. Naomi adored the high and lows of being a siren, and occasionally she’d go to the Black Lake to turn and mingle with the mermaids there, but she had to agree with her sister that life was much more manageable when she stuck to one form.
Naomi is a regular in school choir for obvious reasons. She still had drastic mood swings, but with the help of her sister she made a few new friends and became for more tolerant of humans. In a way, she considers herself separate from them- more powerful, more impressive- but she’s learning to appreciate them as they are. And even though tricks, pranks, and cruel jokes are still a regular part of her repertoire, she’s slowly learning self-control.
Michael Wolff↱ Michael is the definition of a muggle, and Naomi definitely feels superior to him. However, she enjoys the audience when she sings, and she finds him amusing.
Roxanne Weasley↱ Naomi likes that Roxanne can be as fiery as she is. She may not care much about the past wizarding war, but she can definitely respect that Roxanne is nothing less than a fighter. The pair have slowly become friends over the years.
Clifford Mori↱ Clifford is the first person Naomi has ever met that isn’t affected by her song in some way. She suspects her has some sort of magical amulet that makes him immune, but still, as frustrating as it is, she also finds it insanely curious.
Elia Patil↱ Elia is Naomi’s older sister, best friend, confidant, and surrogate mother figure. She can calm Naomi down when she winds herself up just by playing with her hair, and is a natural mood stabilizer for the younger girl. Naomi will do anything for her sister, and might even love her more than she does her mother.