While, when on the stage, she loves the spotlight; off stage the girl doesn’t need to be the center of attention. She is very outgoing, friendly and it comes naturally to her to be that way.
Father: Dante Malkavia
Brother: Mario Malkavia (Attends CU)
Sister: Isabel Malkavia (Attends CU)
Sister: Claira Malkavia
The Malkavia’s are a close, upper middle class family. Aurora’s mother Sananta, until last year was a professional opera singer and her mother’s side of the family has pretty much been involved in some way in theater, dance or opera for generations. None of them ever became particularly famous for it but among the people who follow that kind of thing, they might have heard of a few of them.
Dante Malkavia came from more a variety of work; finding his love in writing. He has had moderate success as a writer of historical fiction. Once again, among fans of that kind of work, they would probably have heard of him but he isn’t particularly famous.
Sananta and Dante met when Sananta was performing in Barcelona, Spain where they both were from. The two eventually ended up married and decided to raise their children in the United States when Sananta was offered a long standing contract with the Chicago Opera Company.
Mario was born first and he tended to take after his father. From the time he was little he loved history and creative writing and would go to history lectures with his father.
About two years after Mario was born, Sananta found out that she wasn’t just pregnant but pregnant with triplet girls. The pregnancy went pretty well for that many children and, like many multiple births, the girls were born a few weeks early.
Isabel was born first; she thrived right from birth and seem to have no issues from the early birth. As she grew it became clear that the girl had a love of knowledge, and a knack for learning things quickly. She had a very high IQ and seemed to enjoy science. At the age of 6, the girl determined that she wanted to be a doctor and then at the age of 7 refined that to being a Pediatrician.
Aurora was born second; she did well though never felt as intelligent as her sister. She didn’t really like science or history but, from a young age, loved the stage. It was discovered that she had a real talent in dance, drama and music.
Cassandra was born last and had the most heath issues from birth. She failed to thrive and was diagnosed with a genetic disability. The young girl needed constant care and a staff of nurses and specialists had to be hired to help her.
While all of the children knew that their parents loved them; Cassandra took a lot of their time. All three of them learned to rely on each other a great deal of the time and it made them very close as siblings. Something which was of great use to them when their mother had to have an operation on her vocal cords last year; due to an injury which ended her opera career.
Cassandra lives in a special care facility very close to their parents and the siblings all make a point of going to see her when they are home.
Aurora was allowed to take whatever performing classes the family could manage. She made it into a prestige performing arts high school in Chicago and spent her time between school and performing in a profession theater company, which left little time for anything else. By the time she graduated high school, she needed a break from the company and decided to go a college that would allow her to work on her talents with so many distractions, so, while she could have chosen a college closer to LA or NY; she wanted to take time away from that kind of atmosphere and this lets her stay close to her siblings.
”Alright, do the problems at the end of chapter three and four for next time. Also, there’ll be a quiz next week on word problems.” The few groans heard from some of the students couldn’t be missed by the man but he figured that was from the few that weren’t doing well already in this class. ”That’s it. Have a good weekend.”
With the College Algebra class now dismissed he starting packing up his things before being stopped by one of the students. Five minutes later he had given the man a name and number of an upper level math student who was willing to tutor. He was glad that at least someone in the class had taken his suggestion about asking if anyone needed a tutor. Zander had always loved and done well in math but he knew that it wasn’t the case for many students and he wanted to help them if he could but if they didn’t come to him there was little he could do. Unfortunately, that meant the man could see the future in this class for some of his students.
Once the student left; the man grabbed his things and made his way to the faculty lounge. He had some time before his next class and wanted to get a coffee and relax a little before going on. Tonight he had made plans with Starr for dinner at Rock Cliff because they could use some time together and a romantic dinner seemed like just the thing. He had found out from her, after the fact, about her looking for Magenta and while the man understood he hadn’t been happy that she hadn’t told anyone where she was going. Zander though was grateful for Eric Roberts for helping her and he would have to tell the man the next time he saw him.
He arrived at the faculty lounge, put his things on the table before he got a coffee, apparently a fresh pot had just been made but the faculty member who was on his way out the door, and then noticed some chocolate chip cookies there with a sign for anyone to take them. He got a cookie and sat down, as he was sipping his coffee he noticed someone coming in the room.