Alex grew up in the Vieux Carre in the heart of the greatest city in the world. She is the second daughter of the most powerful Voodoo queen in all of Louisiana. Her family can trace its origins to Marie Laveau; not directly, but some of her blood runs in the Toussaint family today.
Alex never had any doubt what direction her life would take. Her big sister was being groomed to take their mother’s spot at the head of the family and Alex was to be a priestess. She was going to have a normal life. filled with potions and dolls and prayers and hexes and blessings and Loas and spells and love and passing all of this down to the next generation like so many generations before.
All of that changed on August 29, 2005. Katrina flooded her city, killed her fiance, and tore her family apart. Everything that she had taken for granted was ripped from her life. She did not understand how a family that was so strong seemed to fall apart at the sems. Her sister, Raven, disappeared completely. It took months before the rest of the family made its way back to NOLA
. That damn storm stole the life she was supposed to have and sent her down a new road. A road that would take her to Sacramento, CA of all places.
Once it was clear that Raven was not coming back it fell to Alex to take her big sister’s place. THis not something Alex ever had any desire, or training for that matter, to do. It took over two years to simply get the family home and “business” back to something that felt normal. At the point ALex began her search for her sister in earnest. She was given leave from her family duties to find her and bring her back. Almost 7 years from the the storm that started this whole mess Alex found herself on a train to Sacramento and knew that if she did not find Raven here, she would need to go home having failed.