Hatsune was the product of rape. Her father, the firebender Ikuto Homura, harbored intense feelings for the airbender Meika. He took pictures of her, stole her clothes, stalked her schedules, bought from her rice cake shop, and delivered anonymous gifts. His feelings had never slipped for 2 years of obsession, yet hearing that Meika was to be engaged, the male threw himself in a fit. After getting drunk in bar near the Fire Fountain City military base, the general found her in the same location. Out of sheer fear, the man had gagged the woman and tossed her into his satomobile, where the heinous deed was done. A few days later, the male was charged with rape; however, due to his social and financial status, the noble escaped scott-free. The Homura family, disliking the family name to be tainted, deported Meika to be back to the Eastern Air Temple with a child in her womb.
As expected, the unwanted child was unloved by her mother. Little Hatsune was often tossed to day-care and sent home from the place, since her mother had forgotten her. Luckily for the child, her neighbors had enough social responsibility to care for her, sharing bits of food and clothing. Her school teachers had pitied her enough to lend books. Often times, Hatsune was separated from her mother, but when she was with Meiko, the woman had basically slapped, hit, and wounded the child. Her eyes were simply as red as her father’s — enough to trigger scarring memories into the woman’s mind.
Finally, at the age of 6, the mother had attempted to kill her daughter in sleep. Finally assessing her will to live, Meiko had planned to kill Hatsune then committed suicide afterwards. However, when she was able to close in on her child, the newly awakened Hatsune air swiped and impaled her mother towards a glass trophy. With blood dripping down her mouth, Meiko had mouthed an apology before taking her own life. For days, the two females were not seen in town, causing the neighbors to worry. After receiving their permit and smelling death, the authorities broke the door and found the shaking child on her bed. Hatsune stared at her mother’s corpse while hugging herself. Clearly, she was as scarred, and her cheery, lovable nature was no more.
The female spent most of her time alone, eventually turning to books and violence. She had withdrawn from her friends, and after much attempts to reach out, the people had also tired out. Of course, her isolation had caused her to have better grades than the rest of the class — what else was she going to do? Out of jealousy, her friend, who used to be the top of class, had lodged glass shards into her arm and accused Hatsune for assault. The child, who had no one to defend her, was shunned by the community.
The pacifistic airbenders were then alerted of the maturing child’s “bloodlust;” thus, they had tried to find a way to send her away. Upon hearing of her lineage, they had sent a letter to her father for financial support. The Homura family, who wanted the issue to be placated, transferred the eight-year-old child to their Ember Island estate, where she was given proper tutors, food, clothes, and care. There, she was able to channel all her anger into power, and her fighting coach became her only friend.
Despite living off her dad, Hatsune hated him. Every time Ikuto had tried to bond with her, she’d push him away. She had to repay her debt immediately; thus, the female was given sideline hustling jobs and prize money from academic pursuits. Of course, her father refused the money and continued to knock into her heart. After 7 years, upon realizing she was starting to enjoy her father’s presence, the female immediately threatened him to send her away, lest she destroy his name and all their belongings. She didn’t need emotional connection, or so she assumed. With a heavy heart, the general transferred his daughter to Republic City, where she could begin her career as a fighter or pro-bender.