Barbara was a beautiful, funny, and smart woman. She was an amazing woman. One afternoon, Barbara was walking on a street after a long day in grad school. Zeus went on and introduces himself. They had fun spending time with each other, that after some weeks, they had "love", causing her to get pregnant.
Zeus visited her from time to time. She even asked Zeus to marry her so they can have a complete family with their child. This of course was decline by Zeus. He just came up with a lame excuse and said that maybe someday. But he does know that that someday will never come.
Lily was born at a nice winter night. Barbara was left taking care of her daughter, since Zeus’s visits became fewer and fewer. Lily being born means more responsibility, and she shed of some of it with declining opportunities like her grad school and a job at Milan.
When Lily turned 2, Zeus visited them again. Barbara was happy for it was almost a year since he last visited. But things turned when Zeus confess what he is, which is a God, to Barb. Barbara thought that he was kidding. Then Zeus said that this might the last time they will met which angered Barb. She said that he was the one who throw her to this bright and great future to this devastating and off one. She said that he was the one that destroyed her future, and know he will just leave. Zeus spoke no more and just left, leaving a heart-broken woman.
Since Zeus left her, Barb became devastated, that she turns to what seems to be the perfect girl, to this wicked monster. She went on became a complete crazy person. Gambling, smoking doing drugs, those where just some of the things her mom has done.
Lily put up with years of that. She has few friends. Nobody seems to want a friend whose mom might even go as far as killing them. Lily’s childhood is a complete disaster. She sometimes hide the pain by smiling to those some people who does care about her, but almost every night you can see her crying like there is no tomorrow. Those who cared about her condition provoked her to get out of there, come in a proper home. Although she wants to, she still loves her mom after all that, that she declines that offer.
Her schooling was somewhat okay. She did not excel that much in the academic side. But she did show some physical strength. She has no specific hobby, but she does like to cook even if she’s not good at it.
Her mom seems to make Lily despise her father by saying that he was a murderer and he killed people. Lily knows it was a lie for even if she was just 2 years of age, she could still remember the warm sweet presence of her father.
At the age of 7 she received a gift from her father that was left in her bedroom. There was also a note saying that his father is sorry and someday they might meet. The present was a beautiful bracelet. She decided not to tell her mom because she might take it away. Lily was doubtful at some moments as to where it came from, but she felt like it was really from her dad.
First monster attack
At the age of 11, Lily might have just experience all the kinds of hell with her mom, but not like what she will go through next. She was going to her friend’s house when a giant scorpion seizes to attach her. She fell down to her knees and the scorpion attacks her, throwing her in to the wall. On impact she, her bracelet broke loose, fell on the ground and turn into a sword. Then when hope was gone, a boy came and stabs the scorpion on its vulnerable underside with his fine looking sword. The scorpion turned into dust. Then a goat man, who was a satyr, appeared behind him.
The boy helps the girl to recover from shock. He explained that like him, she was a demigod. His friend satyr smelled her strong scent. He said that she was lucky that they got there on time. Their initial plan was just talking to her and makes her go to camp if she had never been there, but seeing the scorpion; they quickly flew into action and save her.
Lily was in complete dazzle. First the giant scorpion, then the bracelet turned into a sword, then there was this boy that killed the scorpion, and then there was his story about this camp and this demigod business. Plus there was his goat friend there, so she might be losing her mind just like her mother.
The two convince her to go to camp, but seeing her confusion, they just decided to leave it for tomorrow. After some time the sword turned back into her bracelet. The boy grabs it. They assist her to her home.
When she entered her house, her mom saw her dirty clothes and her dazzle face, Instead of saying what happen to you and cared for her, she just stared at her like it is nobody’s child.
After 2 days, the boy and his satyr went back for her. They said that they must come to camp for she has a strong scent, and she needs proper training. The boy said that they forgot to introduce themselves days ago, so they did that. Apparently that boy’s name if Jeremy and the satyr’s name is Mark. Jeremy gave the bracelet back to Lily. After staring at it for seconds, she grabs it and put it on her pocket. Lily said that she was not yet ready to go to camp. Jeremy said that that was okay for anytime she changed her mind, he is just blocks away from her. He gave her his number and said goodbye.Lily might have blushed after receiving the boy’s number.
Other monster attack
The three of them hang out often. From time to time Jeremy taught her how to use a sword. They usually attract monster. Six months prior meeting, a hell-hound attack them. They fought it. Jeremy slashes it and it turned to dust.
This one time, when Lily was 12 years old, it was 3 harpies that attack them. It was a three on three battles. Mark quickly killed it using his dagger. Jeremy also was fast; he swung his sword and turned it into dust. Lily was having a hard time killing it. The harpy was very agile, dodging every attack she made. She then got lucky and hit its wing. The harpy fell on its ground. She swung her sword and harpy no more.
At the age of thirteen Lily got attack by an empousa. She was alone this time. She was not successful to kill them but she got away, but she was injured. The empousa ran after her but she got away from them with the knowledge she had on the topography of their neighborhood. When she got home her mother was like ………………………The mother actually has no comments about her daughter nor her pain and injuries.
Mark and Jeremy were the one that took care of her. Again they tried to convince her to go to camp like many time but she refuses mainly because she wants her mother, even if she doesn't want her.
Going to Camp
Lily and Jeremy have been friends for 3 years now. She knows as much information as he does to her. Lily knows that he is a child of Hermes, that she was left to her auntie to take care of him, cause apparently, her mother died giving birth to him. She knows that they once lived in Brooklyn and that is where Mark found him after being nearly killed by a fire-breathing-horse, and that he goes to camp every summer. She knows that they moved to Ohio for her Aunts job and the day they first met was his first day at that place. But the most important thing she knows is that he will always be there for her.
They both care for each other. They even shared a kiss one winter night. He even gave her a necklace with a Green gem around it.But she doesn't know what type of relationship they have, if they're just friends or something else.
One night, she went home and saw that her mom was packing her clothes. She asked if they were going somewhere. She said that she lost in a poker game, to a wealthy, but kind of evil mad man. She said that she bet on her and now, she belongs to him. Lily went mad hearing this. Years of suffering and sacrifice under her, and this is how she pay her, by giving her to a man that who knows what he will do to her. She stormed off and went to Jeremy and told him everything.
She can’t go back to her house. She doesn't know where to go. Jeremy said that they can go to camp-half-blood. She can stay there, plus she can train there. After thinking it through, she accepted it. Her mom’s action was the one that pushed her to that decision.
After packing, they move on with their plan. The plan was take a bus to Ohio to New York. If they got there they will let Lily go to Camp while Mark and Jeremy go back home. As much as Jeremy wants to be with Lily, his Aunt will be worried sick. She did not know about this half-blood thing. The bus can take 10 hours to NY. Taking her to camp plus going back, Jeremy just made an excuse that he will sleep in a friend’s house for a project in the weekend to her Aunt.
Lily went to their house, when her mom was away, and then grabs some clothes. She made a letter saying Goodbye, and wrote I love you to it even on all the things that she did to her.
The plan went smoothly, until they stumble on a group of Scythian Dracanae. They were already at New York at that point, so the options are to fight, or be lunch, and they pick to fight. The three hold on to fight, but they were really outnumbered. There were 5 of them; one was already killed by Jeremy. Two attacked Lily, their serpent trunks wrap on Lily’s feet. Jeremy tries to move on and save Lily but was block by another. Mark was dealing with one Dracanae. He too was having a hard time killing it. Lily uses her sword to break the slithering legs of the ladies, but was unsuccessful. Jeremy on the other hand prevailed to kill one but there were still 3. But one was quick enough to land a blow to Jeremy. His head hit the wall in collision, but he was able to stand but, barely.
Mark got away from the Dracanae he was fighting earlier. He then distracted on the one holding Lily. This particular Dracanae got annoyed so it throws Lily in Mark’s direction. Mark was strong enough to catch it even on the force it got from the monster. Lily was feeling dizzy and week, and almost collapse. But then she saw that the two Dracanae was picking on the already injured Jeremy. Then one of the Dracanae wraps its fierce legs around Jeremy. He lost grip with his sword and it fell. The Scythian Dracanae was sucking the life of Jeremy. Mark shouted and cursed the Dracanae, and he attacked to save his best friend. He dodges one attack of the beast, but failed on the next. Meanwhile Jeremy was struggling to breathe.
Lily stands up. She was so week but she figured that the people that cared most for her might die, she rather dies with them. She summon all her strength, and attacked one. The Dracanae dodge it, but with all of her power, she swings it and with luck was able to hit the Dracanae, but she was really week, and the attack was not that powerful, but it was injured. She hit it again and it turned to dust.
Mark stands up and saw the pain of Jeremy. He walks toward Lily who just killed one. He saw Jeremy’s fallen sword, and he grab it. The two Dracanae laugh at the situation of their lunch, especially the boy who is now unconscious or possibly even dead now. Mark had still power to attack the one that was holding Jeremy, using the sword. He was successful in breaking the bond between it and Jeremy.
Lily saw this and run towards them but the other Dracanae blocked her way. She got away from it and went on towards a crying Mark holding the body of Jeremy. Lily’s worst fear came when she came near it, hold his hand and found no pulse. Her friend was now dead.
The Dracanae attacked Lily causing her to blackout…
Two hours later she found herself lying on the streets. She saw Mark besides her and remembered everything. She was silent. She cried a bit. She asked Mark what happen after she fainted. Mark said he drag her to safety. It was hard for him to do that, especially after what happened. The 2 remaining Dracanae did not run after them as they feast on Jeremy.
Mark reach for the necklace that Jeremy once gave to Lily in his pocket. Lily was surprised to found it from Mark. It must have fallen on the attacked; Mark must have grabbed it because he knows how important it was to both of them.. Mark gave the necklace to Lily. Seeing the necklace reminded her all kinds of happiness and sorrow. To Lily’s surprise, Mark also gave Jeremy’s sword to her. He said that she might need it more than he does. Lily did not understand at first, but she then realize that he had known him longer and the thought that he lost him was too much to handle.
What will they tell to Jeremiah’s Aunt? , guess that’s something they need to figure out when they are there.
After some time to recover, Lily and Mark was able to go to Camp half blood,and she was then claimed by Zeus.