We all have dreams. The best we can do is achieve them.
Areana is easily approachable, has a relaxed exterior and manages to release tension very easily. She acts very motherly towards her granddaughter and her friends. She loves to bake chocolate chip cookies or make lemonade and tell Lupita's childhood stories, much to her granddaughter's absolute embarrassment.
She however is a very fierce fighter when it comes to defending her loved ones. She uses her magic to make spells which sometimes go wayward. She does have a bit of a confused mind, sometimes breaking bottles which contain her potions, or using the wrong ingredients for her potions. She has the ability to use her magic for anything, from turning a flowerpot into a cup to changing two people's personalities. She does find a way to fix them, albeit it takes some time. She has a pet snake called Juju who also helps in her magic-making.
Areana is the one who tells Lupita that she has a long-lost older brother, called Leonard. She tries to bring the long-lost siblings closer together. She loves them both equally.
Areana grew up in a family who migrated from Western Africa to Paris, France, where they worked as Romas or Gypsies. Her parents entertained crowds by performing magical feats. Over time, she learnt how perform these acts and even managed to put on her own shows, though she lived in fear everyday should the soldiers come around, for gypsies were persecuted during that time for fear of witchcraft and evil. Her parents lived underground where they were well hidden, but they continued to live in fear.
One day, when she was 16 years old, during her shows, she met a young French man, Pierre Verte (she translated it to Green) who was taken aback by her magic. Though they felt mutual attraction towards each other, they could not stay together, since Pierre was the Captain of the Soldiers, those responsible for arresting gypsies. They held secret rendezvous almost every night and fell deeper in love, though they did so in fear of what could happen if it was found out. They married in secret, though they hoped to start a new life together.
Areana told her parents about all what was going on, and naturally, her parents strongly disapproved. Facing no other option, she and Pierre eloped and went to live in England, where she eventually had Lupita's father, Alaky.
- Her birthday is September 14th.
- She hates carrots.
- She has British ancestry.
- She is based off of Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- Her husband, Pierre, is four years older than her.
- She is a retired midwife.