The younger twin by around an hour, Sadie was the most active and social sibling out of the other three and was known to get into many scraps throughout her childhood. Not liking the confinement of her household and parents, she spent her days exploring the forests and rivers surrounding the house and sneaking away to the town. In town, she was a bit of a leader and had a group of misfits under her thumb. By the time she was seven, she had sported more bruises than her siblings combined due to getting into fist-fights with other kids.
Her parents constantly grew annoyed by this, but nothing they did could control Sadie, and she just found ways to make a ruckus if she was grounded. Due to this need to be outside, she didn't really have the time to bond with any of her siblings, as they were more content to be inside, and as they grew up, this became more evident.
When her mother passed in the war, Sadie took it on the nose and turned away, not allowing the emotions to flood outside of her. She never really liked her mother, anyway, and she was secretly glad for the freedom that it brought. Maybe it was because of this lack of care that she clashed with Michael so much, as he cared too much. Regardless, she barely glanced at anything except a good time and often fell behind in her studies, but she always got away with it by charming her tutors and father. It was difficult to fight with Sadie back then.
When she was fifteen, she went out to the town with her sister and father; a rare shopping trip. They had paused in a restaurant to have lunch when they got the news--someone had burgled their house, leaving their older brother for dead and her twin, Michael, was nowhere to be seen.
Time passed and Michael never returned. Sadie spent her time with Jules, trying to make it easier for her because she was always close with Michael. Her father got progressively worse, spending most of his days in his study, forgetting to eat. About two months after, they received a letter--a ransom for Michael. Sadie tried to tell their father, but he wouldn't come out so she eventually called the police. They found him strung up with a rope around his neck.
The lawyers paid the ransom and they returned Michael, but he rarely talked to anyone, only one word whenever necessary. Having no other parent, the children were sent to their aunt who they barely knew, who lived in Elementrium, recently made a librarian at the academy. The children had been long aware of their powers and had been homeschooled by their father to control them. They were enrolled into the academy.