Lavelua was born in Ohonua, the place where she first found her love for chickens and other livestock. It was a modest place a stone's throw from the sea, but it was also where many things happened that she'd rather forget.
Eventually, her father decided it was imperative to flee her then-mother, moving to a different country where they would hopefully never be found. That country was Havaiki, and they restarted their lives with almost nothing to their names.
Holding down a place was never easy when her father was making his income working a shifting roster of odd jobs that earned him little respect. But fear for his daughter's health kept him searching and trying. They moved thrice before he finally landed work with a food catering company that allowed them to start paying off a flat unit.
Meanwhile his daughter was struggling with the fallout of this turmoil. One early blessing in their stay there was Lili, really a feral chicken from the neighbourhood who took up roost in one of their flowerpots. Now the two are inseparable. Having Lili at her side gives Lavelua the fortitude to handle situations she normally couldn't.
Lavelua enrolled in Sunset Middle School and then High School, the only ones whose fees they could afford. The place's laidback atmosphere has made it possibly the best choice, too.