|“||I'm nobody's little girl anymore!||”|
Hailee Ignatius is one of the characters in Touch of Magic and part of the Haines Witches. She is the half-sister of Louis Ignatius, but does not live at The Hainasoni Compound like her, but in Olympia Washington. She ran away back there to escape the torment of The Thornton Family.
Hailee is born ten years after Louis, her half-brother. When she is born her father and mother couldn't be any happier. She is one of the younger witches and has to learn a lot in her younger years. She wants to learn, but she doesn't like all the rules. She just wants to have some freedom. That's why she tries to escape a few times, but she fails as her father catches her before she can leave town.
When she finally manages to walk away from home she doesn't really know where to go. She takes a train and ends up walking down the streets alone. That's where she stumbles upon a group of very drunk boys and she doesn't feel really comfortable, but she keeps on walking instead of turning around. The boys decide to follow her and when she walks into an alley that has a dead end. They touch and abuse her and by the time she is found she is passed out. Louis has tracked her because he was worried and he found her, luckily. She'd probably be dead if he didn't. He takes her home and when she wakes up she finds herself in her old room. She doesn't like it, but she certainly doesn't want to walk away again knowing what could happen to her.
After that experience she is not the same. She decides she wants to do good things in life and wants to learn magic but only to use it for the good. So when she finds out her cousins are going to Waterfall Creek she demands that she can go with them. She wants to learn how to use magic for the good.