A young woodworker with a desire for knowledge
14-19 years old
Long hair, straight
Fit, Small chest
Because Mia was homeschooled, she lacks some knowledge she might have gotten in school; such as history and science. Beyond speaking, reading and writing, Mia's skills mostly in practicality.
Mia believes that there is a difference between being educated and being smart; that basic common sense and decency are just as important (if not more so) than education. Granted, she'd love to have more education, but she doesn't think that not being educated makes her any less intelligent.
Cooking, Singing, Gardening
Born without left leg (later gets an automail leg)
Later winter- Early spring
She knows how to read, write, and do basic math
Mia grew up with her parents and her four siblings. Being the oldest, she helped take care of her siblings and care for the house. She and her siblings were homeschooled, but because her mother never went to school and her father had very little patience, they only learned how to read, write and do basic math. Mia had some difficulties due to her birth defect, but often would go to the local library to read after she got groceries for the family. As she got older, she had to learn to defend herself from men who were a little too "interested" in her; in which case she would beat them off with one of her crutches, or balance on her crutches enough to kick them so she could run (or rather hobble) away.
Mia happened to meet the Elric brothers when she was grocery shopping. She invited them to stay the night at her house, though warned them that there were seven of them. She quickly became friends with them and participated in friendly banter about certain things. After seeing Edward's automail, she immediately decided that even if it were pricey she would get an automail leg. She was eager to learn about science and alchemy from the brothers after explaining that she never had the opportunity to get further education (and that reading only did so much). When they parted ways, Mia promised that the next time they met, she'd be able to stand without assistance.