One day, her father was in a peaceful and calm meadow. He always went there to find a place to be alone. Then, as if out of nowhere, a strange woman appeared. She told him that she also was fond of the meadow. After that, they spent some time in the meadow, laughed, talked, and even played. He then invited her to come to his house, and she accepted. A couple months later, he found a baby girl on his doorstep, with a note. It told him of Camp Half Blood, a place she would need to go when she was older. She had left a map with directions to Camp Half Blood It came with a sword and a little mirror. She also told him of some horrible dangers Celeste, the child, may have to face.
Celeste lived a fairly normal life, by demigod standards at least. She lived in Columbia, South Carolina with her father. She always seemed to be good at theater as a kid. With her outgoing and colorful personality, she was constantly finding ways to make the audience laugh. Her interest had sparked at 8 years old. She was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10 because it was noticeable that she did not pay much attention in class. She seemed to stare outside, thinking of what she would do after school. She was diagnosed with dyslexia in the same year, for when the class did reading out loud, she often stumbled and read words wrong, taking up almost the whole class trying to get through one chapter of the book. Despite all this, she was a pretty well-behaved child. She never talked during class, she never swore, and she never back talked her dad. She never was rude to people. She was a very friendly and sympathetic person. She felt happy and somewhat normal, until that one day.
Sometime in March 2014, she went to her favorite place, which was a meadow in which her parents had met. She settled down and fell asleep for a long time. She woke looking straight at what looked like a overgrown Rotweiler (hellhound). She thought she could gently move away, but apparently this "dog" was out to get her. The "dog" followed her, baring its teeth at her. It pounced at her, and she did not know what to do. She struggled, but it was no use. She screamed for help, but no one answered. She was about to give up when she felt...strange. In fact, she seemed to be glowing. A prismatic beam came out of her and blasted the "dog" up in the air. It landed on the ground and with a PUFF! It had turned into some yellow dust. She felt tired, even though she just took a nap. She fell asleep again, but when she woke up, it was night. She went home as fast as she could. Right before her father started to scold her, she told him what happened. Her father told her to pack up all her stuff immediately. He took her to New York. On the way, he gave her the sword and the mirror given to him by her mother as well as an explanation of what he knew. They arrived in New York, and Celeste's father sent her on her way.
With the help of the map, finding Camp Half Blood would hopefully be a breeze. WRONG. When she was almost there, she saw a horse. It looked very lonely and afraid. As she approached, it suddenly, well, caught fire. It started toward her with incredible speed. She stared in awe, almost forgetting to roll out of the way. The horse tried to turn but was already going too fast. It crashed into a nearby tree and made it fall over. Luckily, there was nobody around to see that part. It recovered and charged again, but this time she was prepared. She thought of that beam again, but this time, a rainbow crashed down on the horse instead. It was stuck under the rainbow! She noticed this opening and did several (very sloppy) stabs at the horse. It yelped in pain, and turned into that yellow dust. With the very small amount of energy she had left, she limped to camp, passing out at the entrance.