Collette has had an obsession with swords since her parents were killed by a person with one. She's taught herself how to fight with a sword and even has one, and ancient-style Chinese jian (very sharp). And, because she ran away from her grandparents' home when she was six, she has had to use it. The funny thing is, though, that when she's in trouble, her sword erupts in black flames.
But after four years, she was forced into an orphanage she hated. She spent one year there, until a nice man came and adopted her. Little did she know he was a wizard.
This man saw her potential as a witch and, after taking her to get a wand, took her in and trained her in magic. Being a naturally fast learner, Collette advanced to some pretty difficult spells really fast.
But the man was hiding something from her. After he had first adopted Collette, he received a letter from Beauxbatons academy that was to Collette. He replied saying she was not interested, even though Collette knew nothing of the letter. When she entered her teens, the relationship with her adopter got rocky. Finally, he got fed up with her and contacted the Academy asking if she could transfer in. Thankfully, they said yes and now here she is. She dreads the summer, though, because her adopter became abusive and she HATES HIS GUTS!!!!!!!!\
Collette is a half-blood.