|“||I'm a witch. And you are too.||”|
— Mildred to Fiji
Much of Mildred's past is unknown though she had spent some of that time with her young niece Fiji. Eventually, they grew apart and Fiji stopped visiting with her, though she and Fiji's mother would keep in contact.
Throughout Midnight, TexasEdit
In Riders On The Storm, ten years prior to current events, Mildred is surprised to have her niece, Fiji Cavanaugh arrive at her door-step. Mildred is astonished to see that the little girl that used to visit had grown up into a young woman. She also reintroduces Mr. Snuggly to her, though he hisses and she berates him to be nicer. She bids her welcome and brings her into her home; they sit down on the couch and catch up. Mildred, having spoken with Fiji's mom, brings up several strange incidents, setting fire to her hospital room and breaking windows in college. Fiji doesn't really remember what happens and attributes them to her "rage blackout" as that's what her therapist called them. Mildred had another perspective, she believes Fiji to be like her; not some "crazy" cat lady but a witch with extraordinary abilities. Fiji accepts the news rather well and soon Mildred begins to train her niece in the ways of witchcraft.
Some time later, Fiji is checking out the shop and comes across a rather large chest; curiosity took the better of her, she opens it to reveal a rather other, cylindrical container, rune atop the lid. Before she's able to peer further into the chest, Mildred stops. She indicates that what lies within, Dark Magic, she's not ready for, at least not yet. She commands her niece that she's only to use it when she knows what she's doing, of which she's still untrained.
Mildred goes on to give Fiji her first lesson in magic, beginning with using plants. She tells Fiji that bulbs are dormant in the winter, that being "natural", but as a witch, they can change the natural. She concentrates, raising her hands over the pot in front of her and a tulip sprouts and grows before Fiji's eyes until it blooms. Fiji is astonished at what she just witnessed, asking her how she did it. Mildred explains that their power comes from their emotions, to make your feelings into intentions. Fiji, jokingly, recalls back in college how she broke the windows, though she stirs her back to something more "productive" instead of "destructive".
She hands Fiji her own pot, telling her to give that bulb a little nudge and to think "Spring" and "Rebirth". Fiji struggles and begins to say aloud random, yet related, words to spring such as hay fever and mowed lawns. She gives Fiji more guidance, that she has to feel something rather than just saying words. Fiji sees the boy she saw from when she moved to Midnight and feels something; Fiji attempts a second time as Mildred watches. A tulip grows and Mildred smiles at her progress, though numerous other shrubbery begins to grow from the surrounding pots. They grow rather large, sprouting out through the roof of the greenhouse and Mildred snaps Fiji out of her concentration, telling her to "stop!" Fiji's confused and asked if she did something wrong. Mildred tells her that she needs to be careful, that she needs to control her emotions, otherwise, her magic can become unstable.
Later, Mildred watches over Fiji as she develops a romantic relationship with the local boy Jeremy. As she gives Mr. Snuggly some milk, she warns her niece again. Fiji doesn't see the problem, but Mildred elaborate; "you are too powerful" she tells her, "you need to guard your emotions." Having lived in Midnight, she admits that she doesn't know the boy very well and but that standard, Fiji didn't know him at all. She pleads with Fiji to protect her heart and her emotions, given her past experience.
Around three months after Fiji began a serious relationship with the boy, Mildred enters her home to find her niece distraught. She rushes over to her, asking what happened. She removes the blanket that Fiji had laid over him to find that Jeremy was covered in black scorch marks and boils; Jeremy was dead. Fiji, overcome with grief, begins to cry, begging and asking her aunt what she had done. Mildred cradles her niece, attempting to comfort her.
Present day Mr. Snuggly offers himself as a sacrifice for a ritual Fiji developed to obtain answers in order to close the veil. He elaborates that he wants to see Mildred again and that he spent the last seven years without her, indicating that Fiji had only lived with her aunt for three years before her death. Before Fiji performed the spell, she asks Mr. Snuggly to give her Aunt a kiss for her when he saw her. However, the spell didn't work quite as intended and he was spared as the sacrifice.
Much of her personality is unknown though Mildred seemed to be a kind women who greatly loved Fiji. This is evident as she had taken in her niece after she was released from the hospital due to her budding magic. Seemingly, she also had a dark side, having in her possession a book of dark magic.
Mildred possesses all the skills of a witch in Midnight, Texas that range from spell casting to manipulating objects via telekinesis to supplying potions. She was knowledgeable in many arcane ways, including Dark Magic.
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- In Midnight Crossroad, Mildred's last name was revealed to be "Loeffler" and was Fiji's Great-Aunt.
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