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Theo Green ~ Son of Ariadne
Jordan-verhoeve-4

"Passion is a narcotic. Too little, and your life can be quite painful. Too much, and it will take over your life."
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Character's Bio


 Age: 16  Height: 6'1"  Weight: 160
 Sexuality: Gay  Relationship Status: Single
  Main Weapon: Two dual swords disguised as a pin
 Accent: New York
 – "If only life was like a maze, where if you mess up, you can turn back around. But It's not. So It's a good thing I don't mess up."

Character's Powers

 3/6/9 month powers unlocked

Offensive

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to cause someone to believe that they are trapped inside a labyrinth, disrupting their senses into seeing anything else for a short time. While under its effect, they become more vulnerable to attacks.
  2. Children of Ariadne, while a labyrinth is summoned, have the ability to create 1 to 3 lesser monsters (those classified as “easy” in the Monster Encyclopedia) nearby them within it; these monsters, however, will not be controlled and will attack anyone they see.

Defensive

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to create a large portion of a labyrinth wall to protect themselves until it corrodes after a short time. The walls can be created at all directions to create an absolute defense, but drains more energy from the user. Conversely, this can be used to imprison enemies.
  2. Children of Ariadne can cause a person to feel/be lost, as if they don’t know how to reach their desired destination and wander off aimlessly which may induce distress, confusion and loss of concentration, for a short time. The effect can be used on a larger number of people, but drains more energy.

Passive

  1. Children of Ariadne have the innate ability to find their way through/around any sort of puzzle, maze or obstacle without any aid, as if they have a psychic compass within them. They are also able to perceive any kind of hidden obstruction, trap or dead-end within a 10 meter radius around them.
  2. Children of Ariadne have the innate ability to see in multiple directions at once, allowing their senses of sight to become more finely attuned to their surroundings.

Supplementary

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to create a real labyrinth which traps anyone inside it for a short time. The user has total control over the creation, such as altering and closing its walls or even expand the maze at any time. However, a larger maze will consume more energy from the user. The maze has a roof over it and cannot be teleported out of.
  2. Children of Ariadne can conjure a very durable wool string that can be used to navigate around a place, mislead or ensnare victims, bind or strangle enemies, hold or suspense things firmly, weave fine cloth or in any way possible. The longer the string, the more energy it drains. The string can also be conjured from the ground or from any surface.
  3. Children of Ariadne can increase or decrease a person's passions, whether the purpose is to weaken one’s will to fight, or to motivate them to do a certain hobby or to love, etc. The longer this state is maintained, the more energy is drained from the user.
  4. Children of Ariadne are able to teleport themselves through the mazes they created. The further the distance traveled, the more energy drained.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to construct paths out of materials found around them that they can use to take them anywhere (up into the air, over trees, etc.) but as they move along the path, the path behind them slowly corrodes. The longer they use the energy required to make a path, the more they are drained.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to enchant a localized location into becoming an illogical, yet illusory, maze which traps anyone inside it. With this ability, the user can cause a building’s passageways to lead somewhere else such as an upstairs flight lead to the basement, a closet room lead to the rooftop, lead a door back to itself, and so on and so forth. The larger the area of effect and the longer it is held, the more it drains the user.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Ariadne have the ability to materialize a shadowy form of the Minotaur into existence which is capable of both fighting and dying under their control, in a sense; afterwards, it will vanish and drains the user extensively. However, the Minotaur conjured is weaker than its real counterpart would be.

Traits

  1. Children of Ariadne have an excellent sense of direction, and are able to navigate and locate any location with ease, rarely getting lost.
  2. Children of Ariadne are typically willing to help others, even to strangers.

Owned by: Merlin ~ Posted on: {{{2}}}


Benjamin "Benny" Carraway ~ Son of Hebe
BenCarraway4

"It is with youth as with plants; from the first fruits they bear we learn what may be expected in future."
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Character's Bio


-Youthful Hero
 Age: 14  Height: 5'5  Weight: 125 lbs.
 Sexuality: Bisexual  Relationship Status: Dating Tyler Young
 Birth Place: Canton, Georgia  Main Weapon: CB Sword and Slingshot

 – "Youth, enthusiasm, and tenderness, are like the days of spring; instead of complaining of their brevity try to enjoy them."

Character's Powers

 ====Offensive====

  1. Children of Hebe have the ability to force the effects of age upon a person for a short time; making them feel pain and cause their movements to be slow and sedated.
  2. Children of Hebe can become temporarily changed during battle and become even stronger and quicker in combat than they were before, for a short time.

Defensive

  1. Children of Hebe can become resistant to all types of physical attacks for a short time.
  2. Children of Hebe can cause an opponent to feel aching bones and muscles for a short time.

Passive

  1. Children of Hebe are innately stronger and faster due to their slow aging.
  2. Children of Hebe have an innately faster rate of healing than other people.
  3. Children of Hebe always have an unlimited supply of Ambrosia, even if none is on them at the time, they can create it out of nothing

Supplementary

  1. Children of Hebe can restore energy to a weakened person and heal some minor wounds.

3 Months After a Character is Made

  1. Children of Hebe are able to curse someone with being very young children again, this has the potential to cause the victim a feeling of being lost, helpless and often leading to fits of crying, this only lasts for a short time and drains the user considerably.

6 Months After a Character is Made

  1. Children of Hebe have the ability to strike someone with a curse of old age for a short time; however, the person will not only feel old, they will become old and be unable to fight or even defend themselves, this also drains the user for a considerable time while using the power

9 Months After a Character is Made

  1. Children of Hebe can bless water to have the effects of allowing whomever drinks it to feel young again for a short time, their appearance may also take on a more youthful appearance for as long as the effects last.

Traits

  1. These children age slower than normally, beginning around the age of 12, and retain a youthful appearance far longer than most.

Owned by: Alex ~ Posted on: {{{2}}}

RP

Theo: It was a few days since their quest, and Theo had just finished his outing with Jacob at the movies. He was in a good mood, wearing jeans and shirtless, sweating from the "activities" he ad just done with Jacob. As he walked by the Hebe cabin, he figured he woould check on Benny and see how he was holding up post-quest. He did tell Benny's mother he would watch out for the kid, after all. He knocked on the Hebe cabin door, hoping Benny was there.

Benny: As Theo knocks on the door, Benny answers. He's been playing around with the necklace Hebe gave him, and currently appears around the age of seventeen. The young man's pretty lanky, standing at around 5'9 with a bird-like frame. He nervously scratches the side of his head. "Um, how can I help?"

Theo: "Uh, yeah right. I'm looking for Benny. I don't think I've seen you before. You new?" Theo didn't recognize Benny.

Benny: Maybe I can play a prank on him. Giggling to himself, Benny gives Theo a cheerful smile. "Um yeah, he's the young kid isn't he? About this short, obsessed with the Lion King." He says, taking a step back to let Theo in. "I'm Alexander. I assume you're his friend?"

Theo: "Yeah. We just got back fom a quest together a few days ago." Theo enters the cabin, making himself at home as he always did. "He here? I don't see him..."

Benny: "Oh. I only got claimed a couple of days ago." Older Benny walks towards his room and knocks on the door. "Hey Benny, are you here mate? You have a visitor." He waits a while for dramatic effect. "Um, I guess he's out with Ty or Wil. You can wait here or leave a message. What's your name and godly parent?" 

Theo: So this kid already knows about Wil and Ty but I was never brought up? Theo thought to himself. I mean, not to boast, but Benny  always talks about me. He doesn't know who I am? Theo  could also tell that this kid had a sweet tooth and love for the Lion King, just as much as Benny. "You and Benny will probably get along really well.  You know, given that you have the same exact passions." Theo gave Benny a you-really-think-you-could-trick-me look. Theo smiled slyly at the kid, speaking again before he could respond. "Gotcha." Theo smirked. "But I gotta say, nice try kid. But only two people here have ever been able to pull a prank on me here, and that's Jacob and Miller."

Benny: "Hey! That's no fair..." Seperating the two halves of his amphora pendant, he shrinks back into regular pint-sized Benny. "It's cheating when you use your passion powers." He sticks his tongue out childishly. "Um, I guess I just wanted to see if you'd believe me. I think I'm getting better at being grown-up. But I hate being a shortie..." He rambles a little, a common enough occurence. "How are you feeling?"

Theo: "Says the kid who changed his age using a gift from the gods in a desperate attempt to prank me. And of course I wouldn't believe you. For starters, you are an absolutely horrible liar. Always have been. I knew without my powers. As soon as you mentioned Tyler and Wil i knew. I mean, not to brag, im just as important as them if not more, so chances are, whoever you talk to knows about all of us, or none of us. When older you didn't know who I was, I knew it was you. That, and I could see the pendant on your neck." Theo looked at the kid, as if ashamed. "It's sad you can't lie." THen he smiled again. "I'm going to teach you. Come with me." Theo began to walk towars the cabin door.

Benny: "Actually, I was experimenting with the pendant." Benny stuck his tongue out. "So, it wasn't an attempt to prank you. Besides, I totally had you tricked for a moment." He winked playfully. Theo was much better at seeing through pranks than him, but it didn't really bother him. "Um, okay." He said, following Theo out of the cabin. "Um, you avoided my question. Are you sure everything's okay?"

Theo: Theo's response was quick and dismissive. "I'm fine. You wanna go for a walk or something?" He said, trying to change the topic?

Benny: "Sure..." Benny shrugged his shoulders. It was a normal day and the campers went about their business as normal. "Um, I'm here if you want to talk." He smiled. "Sometimes talking makes things feel better. It's weird to be back at camp again, so much has happened to us..."

Theo: Theo gave Benny one of his looks. "You don't need to tell me kid." Theo summoned an extremely strong string from the ground tying a couple together as they walked by. He nonchalantly continued walking as if he didn't do anything. They yelled at him, but he ignored them. "So, what have you been doing since we got back?"

Benny: Blushing, Benny gave Theo one of his looks. "I'm so sorry..." He said to the couple, before catching up to Theo. "Um, not much." He scratched the side of his head. "I guess I'm trying to get used to camp again. Ty's the new Iris lieutenant so I helped him move in. I've been training and hanging out with his friends, and Laz too." He shrugged. "Nothing too weird. No Ganymede. No possessive phantoms. Nothing."

Theo: "Kid, why are so so empethetic towards people who get tied up in their own messes? They were prctically eating each other's faces already. I just tied them so they would stay that way." Theo looked at Benny, shaking his head. "How are you and Ty doing? I know a few of the other lieutenants. Some of those guys are pretty intense and skilled fighters. Is Ty like, intimidated or scared. I mean, I care about him. I think. Sorta. Not really, but I care about you, so I care."

Benny: "Um...." He turns bright red again. "Ty and I are sorta dating...." Benny admitted, his voice faultering. He knew that Theo was a little overprotective at times. "We're doing good I guess. We spent the other day napping and watching Disney Movies. I didn't know that Quests could be so tiring!" He grins excitedly. "Um, Ty's pretty brave so I think he'll be okay." 

Theo: Theo smiled, laughing for the first time in a while. He wasn't laughing at Benny, but more with him for his innocence. "KId, I know you're dating. I'm pretty sure I knew even before you did." Theo ruffled Benny's hair. "Trust me kid, there are things more tiring than that quest. Not many, but a few." Theo thought of his night with Jacob.

Benny: "I guess. I wasn't expecting to run into my mom." Benny sighed. "She's really nice and I love her. But it was unexpected." He smiled softly at Theo, as they kept walking down one of the cobble paths towards the edge of the camp. "Ty's really cute." He shrugged. "How about you?"

Theo: "What about me kid? I'm fine." Theo said defensively.

Benny: "You seem moody. You're always moody when something happens..." He teased.

Theo: Theo sighed. Great, glad it's noticable. Ugh, I cant believe I'm gonna tell you this...Theo thought to himself. "You know how your mom visited us? Well, my mom visited me when we were on the quest too. Not in the same way, but she did." Theo was trying to break down why he was moody and what had happened into language Benny would understand.

Benny: "Oh. Was it like a vision or a dream?" Benny asked.

Theo: "No. She spoke to me. I mean, it may just have been me just this once, but she like spoke to me telepathically. I heard her voice. And then, she gave me the power to summon the minotaur. And then, she summoned the second one and kept it from dying. And the gift I got... I didn't ask for it. I mean, I'm definitely keeping it. But I didn't want it. I don't want her in my life. But Hebe told me to, and I didn't want to say no to her. I'm not doing this for my mom. But I really just... I don't even know anymore." Theo put his head in his hand, frustrated and ashamed.

Benny: "I see...." Benny said. He listened patiently. It was common for people to want to talk about their problems without being interrupted. "Um, I guess it's difficult because you feel like she's not been there for you..." He put his hands in his pockets. "Dad always told me about mom, and with other demigods around, I always knew who I was, and who she was." He said. "But you're not the only one with doubts...."

Theo: Theo rolled his eyes at Benny's comments. "And out comes the psychologist psycho-babble. Benny, you're a great kid, but don't do that. Just, not to me. You may have had a dad who told you everything, but mine shipped me off to boarding school as soon as I became problem. You know that's why my mom fell in love with him? Because he was obsessed with his job to the point where he shipped me off to boarding school as soon as I got in the slightest way of his work? She loved him, because he didn't love me. I mean, I'll help your mom and you with a quest, sure. But she can't just swoop in, save me once, and ask Hebe to tell me to pretend everything's ok. Especially considering I can't talk to her again because of some stupid rule made by Zeus. Whatever. I didn't need her before, I don't need her now."

Benny: "You can't know that." He replied. "Most demigod kids feel the same way. We don't know our godly parent, and often our parents don't understand what that feels like. I imagined Mom ever since I was a kid. She seemed the only person who could understand me, who knew who I was." Benny looked him in the eyes. His tone was different to his normal, soft demeanour. "Theo, people care about you. I know you think it's weak or childish to need another person to love you, but that's what keeps us all strong. I care about you. I think your mom cares about you too. She wouldn't have talked to you otherwise..."

Theo: "Benny, this is the second time my mother has said anything to me. Ever. Rules or no rules, love, or no love, she doesn't give a shit. I mean, maybe she cares a bit, but only when it impacts her negatively. The first time my mother talked to me was through a note. She left it with the pin she told my dad to give it to me. Didn't even have the guts to tell it telepathically, let alone in person. And it didn't even say she loved me. Just a piece of parchment and a quote. It said Passion is a narcotic. Too little, and your life can be quite painful. Too much, and it will take over your life. And that just explained quote is why she loved my dad. It had nothing to even do with me. This isn't about that she can't be here. It's that she wouldn't. Benny, your mom is great. She cares about you. She even bothered to care about Ty and Wil and Pilot. And me. But my mom? She only shows up when something is in it for her. Even in the myths, she only saved Theseus expecting to marry him. I respect him for rejecting her. Much more than I do her for not giving unless it's to recieve something in return. I didn't need that gift in return for helping you on this quest. My mother is selfish. I hate her."

Benny: Listening quietly, Benny walks towards the lake. He picks up a pebble and smooths it over in his hand. "Um, I think you need to take some time out. Maybe speak to your dad, look for some siblings you can talk with." He suggests. "Maybe they'll be able to tell you more about her." He pauses and waits for Theo's response. "I know I sound silly. I just think it helps to be able to talk it out." Rubbing the pebble for good luck, he skims it across the waters of the lake. "I can ask Dad for contacts, the next time we speak." He says. "I felt pretty lost when Alex died, like it was all my fault, but I guess being able to reflect on it made me stronger..." 

Theo: "Nobody died Benny. I'm not grieving. I just have an immortal narcissist for a mother. And there is no way in hell I am ever talking to my dad. He doesn't even like me. There's a reason they fell ion love. He's just as bad as her. He sent me off to a school that had armed guards. How would you feel, if instead of coming here, your dad basically paid for you to go to jail school? No. I'm not talking to my dad."

Benny: "Um, maybe you should go to family therapy or something..." Benny shrugs. "He could have been doing what he thought was best for you. I guess the armed guards could have been a deterrent to monsters, they can't identify a scent if they're surrounded by bad people." He says, remembering what Alex had taught him about the monsters. "Anger hurts more than sadness. It's okay to be mad. But it doesn't help you feel any better."

Theo: Theo let out a dry laugh. "Me and my dad at therapy? Yeah right. Paying someone to make me talk about how my parents screwed me over. He always says the same thing. That he's just doing what he loves, and that he tried to be there for me, but I got expelled. It's not my fault! I didn't do anything. I loved him. And he just shipped me away. Like I was garbage. I used to ask him about his projects as a kid. He wouldn't talk about anything else. So that's what we talked about. Even though I hated it. He never asked about me, or my day at school, never came to any recitals I had as a kid; he missed my own five year old birthday party . Do you know what it's like? Having a father who doesn't think you are worth an hour of his time to come to some silly party? It feels like shit. He's not gonna change. And I don't need him to. Screw him. Screw my mom. Screw my whole freaking family."

Benny: "I'm sorry Theo..." He said sincerely. "If you want, we can go and spend some time back at my house. Dad always wants me to visit." He suggested thoughtfully. Perhaps being in a new place would be good for his friend. It was far away enough for Theo to distance himself from his parents and figure things out. "They always need help down at the shelter. Having an Ariadne kid to lead the way could really help." He said. "You've helped me so much. Please, let me help you. It'll get you away from your parents, and everyone's really nice."

Theo: Theo looked at Benny, as if he was about to cry. "O-Ok. I guess I could use a break." Then, Theo did something he had never done in the whole time he knew Benny. He gave the kid a hug. "Can we go now?"

Benny: "I'll need to pack." He stood on his tiptoes to give Theo a hug, head buried into his chest. It sucked to be short. "Um, Ty's coming round on Monday, so I'll have to go back by the weekend." He smiled sadly. "Just let me send an Iris Message to let Dad know we're coming..."

Theo: "No. I— Benny I need to go now. Before I change my mind." Theo opened a portal, knowing where Benny's house was, having been there before for the quest.

Benny:  "Okay." One sharp nod. Swiftly, Benny reached out to take Theo's hand. "I can message Ty and Laz when we get there..." He slowly walked through the portal, and they both arrived on his front doorstep. There are kids playing across the street as suburban life continues. "Dad...." He knocked on the door three times.

Theo: Theo gave Benny a stern look. "No. Nobody gets to know about this." Then, the door opened.

Benny: "Um, I'll just tell them I'm away..." He smiled cheerfully, giving his dad a hug as the door opened. "Um, I can explain. We didn't have a chance to call."

Theo: Theo just stood in the doorway his hands in his pockets. "Hey Mr. Carraway."

Benny's father looked at them. "Hello Theo. Benny, how are you son? Why don't you guys come on in? Benny, you know where the cookies are, why don't you go and grab some for you and Theo? So what brings you guys here instead of being at camp right now?"

Benny:  Benny's eyes lit up. "Yeah, sure...." He said, dashing to the kitchen to get cookies. Returning a few seconds later, his cookie had several bites marks in it. "Mm....." He smiled and gave one to Theo. "Can we stay a few days Dad? Theo's having problems at home, so I thought a retreat would help." Looking up to Theo, he smiled. "Um, you know which room is mine? You can stay and drop your bags there I guess..."

Thomas gave Benny a warm smile. "Of course you and your friends are always welcome. I have work though. My next patient is in an hour."

Theo: Theo just nods, bring his stuff up to Benny's room. He looks around the room, and sees a picture or Benny and Alex and Thomas all smiling together. When he sees it, his nose flares. He can't help but be jealous. He punchs the picture, and cracks the glass, cutting his hand. "Shit!" It's bleeding, and he takes one of his shirts out of his bag and applys pressure before making his way back downstairs.

Thomas turns to Benny. "Son, what's really going on? I'm happy to have you here, but it's not like you to come unannounced."

Benny: Gulping, he stammers a little. "Um,Theo's not well right now. Ariadne helped us on the quest, and she spoke to him." Benny says nervously. "Mom told him to give her a chance, but he hates her and his dad. He won't talk to anyone and I'm really worried about him..." He babbles a little, doing his best to control his feelings. "I thought you could help him."

They heard Theo yell from upstairs. "Wait here." Dr. Carraway walked up the stair towards Benny's room, and saw Theo's bleeding hand, and the broken picture. "Theo," he said, standing in the doorway.

Theo: Theo looked up. "Oh, uh, sorry about the picture." He looked ashamed, and still mad at something.

Thomas nodded. "It's not a problem. We can buy a new frame quite easily. Why don't you go show that to Benny? I'm sure he can fix you right up with his abilities," Thomas suggested. Theo walked downstairs. He is worse than Benny made it seem. Typical items trigggering emotions strong enough to make him hurt himself. It seems like it is important Benny brought him here after all,'' Thomas thought to himself.

Benny: "Um, are you okay?" Benny took Theo's hand and examined it to check for any glass in his wounds. "I need to clean it first.." Finding a cloth and wetting it, he dabbed the cloth over his cuts. "This might hurt a little bit. It just means the wound is healing." Slowly, he began to heal the minor wounds. Theo's cuts should begin to scab over and rapidly heal up, similar to Benny's accelerated healing.

Theo: Theo smiled a Benny, feeling bad for breaking the picture but not telling Benny he did so. "Thanks kid."

Benny: "It's no problem. You should try the cookie. It'll make you feel better..." He giggled, putting on a brave face. "Doctor's orders." Benny smiled and looked towards his dad for approval.

Thomas smiled at Benny. "If the doctor says so..."

Theo: Theo took a bite of the cookie.

"So Theo, I was wondering, how would you like to start tomorrow afternoon? That's my first opening. You can stay in Alex's old room." Thomas noticed that Theo looked confused. "With your therapy sessions and your helping out at the shelter. 9:00, meet me at the shelter and 1:00 we will have out first session." Before Theo could answer, Thomas answered for him. "Good see you then. I'll leave you two to talk about you camp drama or whatever it is you kids talk about nowadays."' He then proceeded to leave the room, leaving Benny and Theo alone in the kitchen, in silence.

Benny: "Sorry..." Benny muttered. "Dad usually comes and goes. He's always got a meeting or some other business to attend." He stuck his tongue out, deciding to go and raid the cookie jar again. Returning with the entire jar in his lap, he sat on the windowsill. "It's yummy isn't it? Our neighbour always bakes them for us." He grinned.

Theo: "Mrs. Housely? The one you went to see on the quest when we were looking for your dad? I never really had neighbors in boarding school, but we had roommates. I roomed with this one boy, his name was Davy. He At the school as ordered by a court for killing one of his parents. It was manslaughter. He kind of reminded me of you. Well, not that you would kill your parents, but you have the same peronality. Sweet tooth, broadway musical stuff, all bubbly and optimistic that it's annoying but can hold his own in a fight. I don't know. It's just, he never hurt his parents, he was framed. He died when a guard shot him. I was protecting him, but I left for the summer because my dad pulled me out, and I wasn't protecting him anymore." Theo looked at Benny, desperate. He put his hand on Benny's shoulder. "While I'm here, do me a favor. Don't die while I'm gone."

Benny: "Yeah, she's nice. I sometimes go round to play with her grandkids." He smiled and shuffled to make himself more comfortable. Benny knew that Theo had a troubled childhood, and that it was hard for him to really express his feelings, but he didn't know that anyone died. "With a gun?" The son of Hebe gasped, in shock. "Um, I'm so sorry. It's hard when a friend dies..." He stayed silent for a moment. Although he had managed to deal with Alex's death, Benny still thought about him from time to time. "No need to worry. I've got Laz, Ty and Wil at my back. I'll only die if I eat too much candy."

Theo: "Yeah, but like a taser or a stun gun or something. They are supposed to only have non-lethal doses of voltage, but the guard that shot him broke a rule. And I know you have other friends, but you know I don't trust anyone. You have to take care of yourself. Promise me you'll take care of yourself. Promise me you won't die. Because, like, I have the gift your mom gave me with the empathy link. I'll know if you die. Don't die."

Benny:  "I won't..." Benny folded his arms. "I may be a kid, but I can take care of myself." He was perched on the edge of the windowsill. It looked like he was almost going to fall off, yet somehow he managed to keep his balance on the narrow ledge. "Promise me that you'll be good and look after yourself. Um, try not to steal anything." He added. "I'm gonna write to you every week and it'll pass in no time, just stay positive." 

Theo: "Positive thinking and honesty is your thing kid. Not my forte." Theo smiled at Benny. "I'll try. But I make no promises." He nudged the kid with his elbow, and laughed a bit.

Benny: As Theo nudged him, Benny opened his arms up to give his friend a hug, "It'll be awesome I promse, like a mini vacation." He laughed. "Do you wanna go for a walk outside?"

Theo: "Yeah. I could use that. Why don't you show me around this town, so that I can memorize it in case I want to escape later."

Benny: "Um..." Benny scratched the side of his head. "We could go outside and play in the park or the woods. There's a few trees there to climb." He grinned. "I can't be lazy and slack off with my free running sessions, just because you're on vacation.."

Theo: Theo's face lit up. "I have an idea. Follow me." He jumped out of his seat and ran out the door.

Benny: "Where are we going?" He followed Theo. "Um, Dad, we're gonna be out for a few minutes!" Benny yelled upstairs. "So, what's this idea?" 

Theo: Theo looked at Benny. "Stand back."

Benny: Benny took three steps back, hoping Theo wasn't about to do anything too stupid.

Theo: Theo pointed at three different spots on the ground, and three ten foot walls rose from the ground. He pointed to more areas, and within five minutes, Theo and Benny were standing in front of a makeshift parkor course. Theo looked at Benny. "I think on the quest Ariadne game me some extra juice. I can hold these walls no problem, without even thinking about it. Come on!" Theo climbed up a wall, and jumped down to the floor below, before flipping onto another platform.

Benny: His eyes lit up at the platforms. Benny loved training. It was almost natural to him now. He vaulted over a couple of low walls and built up his momentum. "Wait for me!" He scrambled up a medium sized wall, following the exact path which Theo took. He leaps onto another platform, this one a little lower than Theo's. "You're a show off." 

Theo: "I'm not gonna lie and pretend you're wrong," Theo said, turning his head back and smiling at the kid. "Now, it's time for the fun part. Let's train for real. No powers, that's cheating. Me and you, versus everyone else." Theo summoned three Chimera, which roared at the two of them, their combined scent strong. " Combined your three favorite things. Training, make-believe, and that army stuff Wil got you into. How do we approach the enemy Major Benny?" Theo said, grinning, happy for the first time since the quest. He enjoyed having a good time with his friend.

Benny: "We need to try avoid their fire." Benny backed away. If allowed, he would have weakened them. "Their tail also spits venom. But it's the easiest part to lop off." He narrowly dodge-rolled to avoid a charging chimera. Kicking off a nearby wall, he headed towards higher platforms to try and get above the creatures. "Normally I'd ask you to misdirect them into each other, Seargant Theo." He stuck out his tongue. "If we can get higher, we can get the jump on them I guess."

Theo: "Well, alright then, how about both?" Theo used his power to confuse one of the Chimera, making it feel lost, running at the others. This would make the other two Chimera quite confused, giving Benny and Theo time to climb up to a higher point. "Now what? I was thinking I'll jump on that one, it's the biggest, and trap that one in brick wall. You take out that one. When we finish with those two, I'll release the final one from it's cage."

Benny: "Okay..." He nodded and leapt across towards another platform. As he reached a suitable area for an aerial attack, Benny glanced towards Theo. "I'm ready." Channeling the youth inside him, he redirected it towards his legs, and his arms to make him stronger and faster for a short time. When the chimera is trapped inside the brick wall, he would leap down and take it out.

Theo: Theo summoned the wall, surrounding the Chimera. He saw Benny's Muscles tense with the surge of youth he brough upon himself. He gave Benny a sly look. "We're cheating, using our powers. But whatever. See how much more fun cheating can be than follow the stupid rules I created? See why rules are stupid? Jump on my count. 3... 2... 1..."

Benny: On the count of three, Benny jumped the Chimera. He quickly ducked underneath its tail and slashed at it with his sword. As the serpent's tail came straight off, the beast thrashed around, throwing itself at him with its fire breath. Thankfully he's able to flank the beast and quickly stab at its underbelly. Being short and hard to hit was sometimes an advantage. "C'mon slowpoke." He teased. "Hey, it's not cheating. We're just using our god-given powers."

Theo: Theo jumped. He pressed his pin mid air, landing on the Chimera's back. His dual swords appeared, as he sliced off the goat head, and the snake tail tried to hit him off and succeeded. "Eh, you are just in denial. Whatever, they say that's the first step to acceptence." He got up, and threw a knife at the Chimera.

Benny: "Meanie...." While he spoke, the Chimera breathed a stream of fire. Although the walls prevented it from moving, it could still turn its head at a 180 degree angle. His sleeve caught fire. "Hot...hot..." Rolling in the sand, Benny doused the flames and dodged a swipe from the monster. He quickly used the last of his temporary strength to dash behind the beast and stab it in its hindquarters. It continued to bleed golden ichor, before bursting into flames.

Theo: "Benny!" Theo cut off the lion's head, and raced over to Benny, cutting off the goat head of Benny's Chimera, adrenaline rushing.

Benny: "I'm okay..." Benny shrugged. He glanced towards the last caged Chimera. "Um, should I take this one or should you?" He used his powers to transform the last creature into a smaller version of itself. It burps out a small cloud of flame. "Aww it's cute. Can we keep it?"

Theo:  Theo took his swords, and decapitated all three animal heads on the final Chimera at once. His eyes had a sort of fire in them. "No." Theo made the walls he had summoned disappear, and with even all three monsters dead, he still wasn't satisfied. "Wanna go again?"

Benny: "You're no fun." Benny sulked. He sent another jolt of energy towards Theo, to keep up his stamina. "Um, can I have a break?" Swiftly, he came back into the house and got a bottle of water. "Do you want any?" He offered the water bottle, before getting back into stance. "Sure, we'll take a couple more..."

Theo: "No thanks, I'm good. So, you gonna come up with out next training destination or do I have to summon something again?"

Benny: "Um...." He scratched his head for a moment. "I guess we could fight some stymphalian birds or harpies.." Benny suggested. "We're both really fast, but they're probably faster and they can chase us across the free-running arena." He shrugged. "It might be useful to learn how to evade them while on the move..." He glanced towards Theo for his approval.

Theo: "Well, I can't summon monsters without a labyrinth. And I kind of don't want to make another one. Why don't you find a harpy for us to kill this time? Or we could do something that's even more fun. Like spy on your dad or something."

Benny: Benny stuck his tongue out. "Dad's pretty boring. He's always doing paperwork in his office." He pouted, folding his arms across his chest. "We could go play in the woods, or I could call on some of the local kids. They're quite nice, but a couple are bullies..."

Theo: Theo laughed at the last part. "Then we should go play with the bullies what do ya say? They bullied you? I'm gonna give them a piece of my mind. Take me to them."

Benny: "Umm, we could go by the rooftops..." He suggested. "They didn't bother me much. I used to trick them by climbing one of the trees and shooting pumpkin seeds at them with my slingshot. I hit a target away 40 feet away once!" He grinned proudly. "Just make sure we don't hurt them..."

Theo: Theo shrugged. "Whatever kid." When they reached where the bullies would hang out, a sly smile crept across Theo's face. "Okay. You go over there and distract them. I'll go around back and surround the area with walls before we teleport out, trapping them."

Benny: "Alright." Making his way over to the other side of the gated suburb, Benny found a nearby bush to hide in. He watched the neighbourhood bully pass by. This is gonna be super cool. Quietly, he loaded the slingshot with marbles and drew it back. Steady. He fired the slingshot, targeting the back of the bully's head.

Theo: Although far away, Theo's eyesight was beyond perfect. It helped to be able to see in every direction. He watched the bullies' and Benny's every move. Come on. Don't mess up kid. Gimme time. He began to summon the first wall slowly, so it wouldn't be too apparent anythign had changed till he was done, and they could really catch the kids off guard.

Bully 1: "Hey! What was that?" 

Bully 2: "I don't know. We'll kick the crap out of whoever did it...."

Benny: Reloading, he sent a couple of shots for the bullies. "You can't catch me...." Sticking his tongue out, Benny quickly runs towards Theo's position.

Bully 1: "Get him!"

The five kids chased after Benny. One was holding a baseball bat.

Theo: Theo saw what was happening, but knew Benny could outrun them. But he needed them in one spot. He hoped Benny remembered that.

Benny: Being naturally faster than the other kids, he's able to dart away. Glancing back, he saw the other kid with the baseball bat. He throws an aching bones curse at the older kid, trying to disarm him. Unfortunately his sword didn't work with mortals. So, the son of Hebe was unarmed. "Can't catch me...."

Theo: Theo placed the second wall right behind the bullies, getting excited that it was working.

"Ow...." The targeted teen collapsed on the ground, his bones and muscles in agony. "What has that little freak done to me?"

Benny: "I'm kicking your butt..." Benny stuck his tongue out- to add insult to injury. He aims a few more marbles straight at the bullies, but it seemed to have no effect. As they get closer to the walls, the teens began to circle him and crack their knuckles. "Payback time..." One bully swung. Benny channeled his youth to his muscles, then ducking underneath his blow. He elbowed the kid in the back. 

The bully stumbled to the ground. The kid with the baseball bat began to get up. "What are you waiting for?"

Benny: As the other kids grabbed for him, Benny did his best to dodge. He stumbled backwards, taking an odd kick or two. He returns the favour, turning one of the bullies into a drooling infant, punching the other one's arm to try and disarm him and stumbling over the body of the downed bully. C'mon Theo. Hurry up. Benny wouldn't admit it but he was scared.

Bully 3: "Gotcha now." The bully had crept up behind Benny and captured him in a headlock.

Theo: Theo was facing the other way, but being able to see in all directions, he saw Benny was in trouble, and instinct took over. As adrenaline rushed through him, as he raced over to the bullies. "Hey!" He yelled at them. "What the f**k do you think you are doing?! Get the hell away from him!" Theo trapped four of the bullies in a labyrinth, and summoned two hellhounds inside of it. He was out of his mind, enraged, and not taking the time to remember that the hellhounds would kill them. He then turned to the bully that had Benny in a headlock. "You want a fight? Let's fight. Put my friend down. NOW." Before waiting for an answer, Theo took out a silver knife he always kept on him in case of Lycatnthropes, or in this case mortals, and threw it at the bully's leg. It would hit him in the upper right thigh, and he would start bleeding badly.

Benny: "Theo! What are you doing?....! Benny yelled in shock. Scrambling to get up, his sword activated in his hand. He pulled away the silver knife with his spare hand and took some energy away to heal up his leg. "Give me your phone, please...." He took the kid's phone and quickly dialed his dad's number. "Dad, come quickly. We got into a fight outside and Theo summoned hellhounds on the mortals. Please help us...." Panicked, Benny rushed to try hold off the hellhounds while help arrived.

Theo: "What do you mean? I was saving your ass! You should be thanking me!" Within five minutes, Thomas showed up with a few other demigods: a child of Apollo, Iaso, Hecate, Hades, Zeus, and Harmonia.

The Apollo and Iaso went over and tended to the harmed mortals while the Hecate kid manipulated the mist and used a spell to wipe their memories. The Child of Zeus and Hades escorted Theo back to his room in Thomas's home where they guarded the door and waited for Thomas to return. The Harmonia child made sure the fighting ceased and stayed that way.

Thomas walked up to Benny. "Benny, I am quite disappointed in you. You were raised better than this. And you know not to expose yourself to mortals like that. And to let Theo summon walls out of nowhere? Even the mist struggles to cover that up." Thomas sighed. "Theo does seem to have some issues at the moment. You speak highly of him and believe he has a good heart, and thus so do I. I believe I can help him, if he allows me. But only if he allows me to. If you would like to stay the night, that is fine, but I am going to ask you leave early in the morning. For Theo's sake. He seems to hold you dear to him, and your protection seems to trigger his extreme behavior."

Benny: He tried to resist, but the Harmonia kid's presence prevented him from arguing against his father. "Dad, I can explain...." Benny said, his sword reforming into his dinosaur bracelet. "We were training and trying to have fun, when they chased after me..." He bowed his head down. "It's all my fault. I didn't want to upset him or say no." He politely bowed his head. "What's gonna happen? Can I say goodbye? Will he let me write letters to him?" Benny said, getting more and more upset. He bit his lip and tried to hold it all in.

Thomas gave his son a warm smile. "Of course son. It's just, you being here isn't serving Theo right now. I think he needs a fresh start temporarily. Meet some new people, maybe at the shelter, do some good on an individual level, try to connect with his mom. I'll do my best to help him in every way I can. He's safe. You're safe. It's going to be okay. I promise." Thomas gave his son a hug. "You remember how Nala and Simba had to be apart for a while in order to make their relationship better? This is no different. Theo just needs some space to, Hakuna— what was the word again?"

Benny: "Alright..." Benny gave his dad a hug. It would be alright. Theo would be in safe hands, and maybe it would be good for him. "Hakuna Matata. It means no worries Dad." He muttered, surprised that he still didn't know much about the Lion King. At least he was trying. "I'll go home in the morning. Can I ask Tyler to come and get me, or will someone else be taking me to camp?"

"Adam will take you he is a Hecate child. But lets go home for now." Thomas turned to the Harmonia kid. "Finish up here."

Benny: "Sure...." Benny nodded, and walked home with his dad. The bruises he has taken have already begun to heal, but he's still a little upset. Theo wasn't exactly stable and the kid felt partly responsible. "What are you gonna do now?"

"I am going to go have a chat with Theo. Get to know him a bit. Gain his trust. See if he might want to jelp out around the shelter a bit in the coming weeks."

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