: April 12 1997
: Laine was a seemingly ordinary child born into an average upper middle class family residing in a small town near the northern edge of France consisting of herself, her mother, father and an elder sister five years older than herself. The new born child seemed normal until hearing tests were performed revealing issues with her hearing. Much to the shock of her parents, the young Laine was diagnosed with profound deafess. The girl's parents would be given information to help in raising the child, but despite this Laine would still struggle with speech development as she grew older due to her condition.
While her family life was not unhappy with her parents and sister doing what they could to help her, Laine would still have her share of difficulties growing up due to her handicap. She would enter elementary school like any other child but would struggle to keep up with the lessons. Even with the help of hearing aids and sign language she would continue to fall behind and become frustrated. Eventually it was decided she would be more suited for home schooling and private lessons where things could be adjusted to her own pace.
After entering private lessons her education began to go more smoothly as she was taught more proper sign language and began to learn to read and write which she took to rather quickly despite her disability. During this time her parents and sister were brought up to speed in sign language to communicate with her as well. Laine would continue her schooling with private lessons for some time longer. While the lessons helped her learn efficiently and even excel in some studies, her social skills began to suffer as a result. With her contact with other people being almost exclusively her family, her instructor and friends of her sister who would occasionally visit she became very timid and rather fearful of those she did not see often, being worried that she would be seen as odd by others. After all she could not hear and thus had difficulties speaking properly as well. With many people lacking knowledge of sign language her own form of communication would be writing.
Worrying for their child, Laine's parents decided to place her into public schooling during what would be the second year of middle school to help with her budding social anxieties. Though she was placed in special education classes, entering an ordinary school still proved to be a challenge once more. Still she was more prepared this time and would be determined to stick with it, despite being very nervous and awkward around her peers. During her middle school years she would make a few years, but unfortunately would become the target of teasing and bullying by children who would merely see her as strange.
While things would start off as relatively harmless, the teasing would begin to escalate as she entered her highschool years. After enduring a year of increasing ridicule Laine would be withdrawn from the school to search for other options. Eventually Laine's elder sister came across word of the Bath Boarding House from a friend. After some research the family decided enrolling her would be a good choice. The school had a good record and seemed rather well known, meaning they would likely have the means for the girl to further herself. And though it may have been an extreme method, her parents hoped being separated from her family would help the girl to overcome her anxiety.
: Due to her condition, Laine is a naturally quiet person. She often feels uneasy and anxious around others but will push herself to communicate, wanting to overcome her anxiety as to not cause her family any further worry than she would have already done. Still she does often become very nervous when dealing with people, especially on first meetings with those who do not know how she must communicate. Her favorite activity is reading anything from books to graphic novels.
: Laine often carries a sketchpad with thick paper which she uses to communicate via writing, already knowing many do not understand sign language. When she does not have the ability to carry her larger pad she carries a smaller note pad for the same purpose.