Marshall just found out that her girlfriend was cheating him with another man. He got so upset that he went to a bar and drank there. Mnemosyne was also there, just roaming around the mortal world. Then she saw Marshall. Mnemosyne came and comforted him. Marshall told her his problem, and after some talk, Marshall was actually attracted to the woman. They had some laugh and fun. They decided to see each other some other day.
So Marshall broke up with his girlfriend the next day. And after a few more, he decided to meet Mnemosyne. From time to time, they will see each other. Marshall loves how Mnemosyne talks to him, her voice and her bright beautiful face. He likes her, and Mnemosyne also has some affection towards him. After a few more weeks, the two did “it”. After that, they’re meeting has gotten less. Then one day, she vanished completely.
One night, at his front door, a woman came holding a child. The woman was actually a memory nymph sent by Mnemosyne. The nymph explained to him all the details. Marshall thought that it was a joke. He didn't even know that Mnemosyne was pregnant, but he felt that he should believe everything the woman said. So Marshall took care of the child balancing this duty with working as a company accountant in Cleveland.
Marshall was a great father to Xander but then one tragic night, he died in a car accident. Xander was only 6 months old at that point, so the kid has nowhere to go. Not much people/relative knows that Marshall had a kid. George and Parvati Bledsoe, one of Marshall's best friends, who were also a neighbor, just decided to have the kid. The couple decided to adopt the child, because they had a hard time getting their own. The kid went to their hands. They had some trouble but after some papers, Xander Bledsoe was officially the name of the kid.
After two year, when Xander was about 2 years old, the couple decided to move out. So Xander spend his childhood at Minnesota. After three more years, his adoptive parents got their own daughter, Morgan. In this time, Xander was now 5 years old. But his adoptive parents treat them as equals. Xander was really distant with other people, except his mom, dad, and his sister. They were the only ones that he really talked too. Most of the time he just liked to read books, watch television, or sleep. Morgan tried to make him more socialize to other people on so many occasions. But alas, she was not able to do it. Growing up, he does not really have close friends.
He did well in his class. He can memorize words/sentences great. He does well on exams especially if it has something to do with memorization. But in Math he does not excel, in fact, he does badly at it that he almost fails on every single math test he takes. He was not a sporty guy, did not really play sports with other people. Mostly he just plays by himself just for leisure.
At 13, he received his first monster attack. A hell hound attacks him when he was going to a classmate’s house for a school project. The hell hound attacks him. Xander tried to run away, but the hell hound keeps blocking his way. When almost face with death, a demigod came and swung his sword. The hell hound was about to attack with full force. Then the demigod negates the attack, and then quickly slashed it into dust.
Cass, the demigod who saved him told him the truth about his identity. Cass told him to come with her to camp. Xander did not want to go for he was skeptical about this camp. Cass was persistently convincing him to go to camp. She said that he was lucky for she was just with her father for a business trip, and she just saw him when the hell hound was about to attack. It was just by chance that she saw him, and not all time a demigod will just sprout when he is in danger. But after all this she was not successful. At the end she just gave him an address and a ring that turns to a sword, so that he can protect himself from future attacks.
He told this to his parents but they did not believe him. They said it might be a hallucination but Xander knew it wasn't, but he guess that what’s the point in arguing. After that he was more attentive at his surroundings and he spends more time at home, becoming more of an anti-social. He was afraid for other attacks so he practices himself the way to use a sword. He was not good at it but he does know the basis.
At 14, he finally learned that he was adopted. His parents finally told it to him, all of it, his father the accident. They thought that it was the best time to told it to him, he being mature and all. Plus they could not lie any more to him.
Xander did not take this well. He and felt alone more than ever. No blood relatives, plus all this demigod things which he was still doubtful about. Then when he was approaching 15 years old, a Stymphalian Bird attacks him. Every now and then he practices with his sword, so he was able to fight it off. He had a hard time with fighting it. At some luck, he was able to memorize the movement of the creature after some time. With a few swings and a great reflex, he was able to hit the wings of it.
The creature was weekend and after some time, he was able to defeat it. When he returned home, his parents saw his condition with the wounds and cuts. He didn't really give a proper explanation to them. He just said that he did something that made him have the cuts. Even if his parents was curious about what happen. Xander does not want to talk about it, so even if they were skeptic, they decided to close it for the time being. But always opens up at some times. When this happens, he just said that he fell down at a bush with thorns when he jumped from a gate.
When he was 15, he decided to go to camp. He made an excuse to spend summer at that camp. The main reason he wants to go there is to find what he is, and also to fight better. He then convinces then to make him go there. The parents were very much happy for it may make him more sociable. They still have some questions like "how did you know about this camp?", but he just gave them some lies. He felt bad at doing that but it seems the best thing to do so.
His father drove him to the camp using the directions given by the other demigod he met some years ago. It was a long ride from Minnesota to NY. They decided to stop for a while. They went into the restaurant. Then Xander decided to stroll for some time. His father was curious why he would do that, but he just needs some time alone to think if this was a good decision. But then a harpy flew by and saw him. He was just out in an alley. With some time, the harpy readied its claw to him, he unleash his sword. He just had a few trouble killing it. He did practice most of the time when he was alone.
After some time the harpy was defeated, he hurriedly run back to the restaurant. He had some cuts and bruises in the fight. He just hides it in the sight of his father, so that no questions will be asked. His dad did not suspect or notice anything with Xander. The two decided to continue the journey. When they got there, they said their goodbyes and hug each other. After some time at camp he was claimed by Mnemosyne