Dylan's dad was a strong and brave man who would catch all the girls. This drew Apate, how could he not get a goddess to fall in love with him? Have you seen that body? Well anyways, one night while he was out clubbing Apate approached him. So him and her got slightly drunk and after a lot of talking went back to his place. After a night of steamy romance they fell asleep. When Dylan's dad awoke she was gone with no trace.
His Father didn't care that much and carried on his life as normal till about 9 months later. Well that morning after Dylan's dad woke up he found a baby lying at the foot of his bed. He nearly had a heart attack, for one this baby had just appeared at the bottom on his bed. Tucked under the child's shoulder was a letter telling him that this was his child. His Father panicked, he didn't want a child to ruin his life. He was too 'young' and 'gorgeous' to have his life ruined by a drooling, pooping kid. And so in a quick reaction he dropped his own child at the door step of an orphanage.
So Dylan grew up, never knowing who his father is. How sad right? So Dylan grew up, as all children do, in a dark and damp building along with all the other drooling and pooping kids. He was one of the popular kids from a young age, around 7. He would play football and baseball for the school and usually get good grades in his tests and lessons. So as he was playing baseball in a league he spotted a very tall man watching from the far end of the field. He went to see who it was, and as he got closer he noticed this man had only one eye. He went to see if he was okay but someone called his name from behind and he turned. The man tried to grab hold of his arm but Dylan ran towards his friend. When he turned to look for the man he had vanished.
About 3-4 year after this Dylan start to feel ill. Very ill. Not physically, he just felt ill all the time. After this happened a couple of times he started to get paranoia. He felt like he was being watched all the time, at school, at the orphanage and in the streets. The world was against him it seemed. The teachers use to talk about him and his grades dropped to low levels. One day while he was sitting in his class he heard one of the kids behind him whisper his name. He turned quickly around and asked what he wanted. The child, Finnick, told Dylan that he was a bastard and that his dad didn't even love him. With this Dylan leapt from his chair and onto Finnick. He pinned him to the ground and with only a pencil stabbed Finnick's hand causing it to bleed rapidly. After this Dylan was suspended from the school for a year.
Dylan was an outcast, no one would go close to him after this. He spent the next two years wondering on his own. Finding someone new to sleep every night. He was always cold, but at least he was alone from the Others. He had it in his mind that the Others were watching him and making his life go to shit. He had to scavenge for food. He had even considered cannibalism at one point but he wasn't that sick. He would pass on around one sandwich every two days. He was so hungry and so after a lot of months - 15 to be correct- he went to the main city to look for better food. While he dragged his feet across the floor he felt faint and so sat down on the side of the street. A man that walked past threw a dime at him. "Is this a trick?" Dylan thought "Maybe he's one of them." He took out a knife from the inside of his jacket. "All the Others must die" he called plunging the dagger into the man's back.
That was the last thing he remembered. The rest of that month was a blur to him. All he remembered was voices and that he was being send to Juvey. "At least I'll be safe from the Others" He thought as he got onto the bus that was going to drive him to the hall. On the bus were some others but he wouldn't talk to them, just in case they were spies for them.
Bit by bit, the teens staying in the group home began arriving, starting with Noah and Nathan, after them Drew, Rickon and Dylan then not long after them, Carolyn, Amy and Julie with the last two being Tatia and Humberto. At first, most of them avoided each other but, after a while, the group home parents decided to group activities so that they would bond. It didn't take long for most of the teens to befriend each other, while others still kept their distance with each other. About half-way through the summer the group home parents decided to take the teens on a road trip, the wife taking the girls and the husband taking the boys. On the road trips, the teens got into plenty of trouble but, they became closer friends. In the fall, they all went to a local highschool and bit by bit, they were attacked by monsters.
The first monster attack was on Nathan, Noah, Tatia and Humberto while they were going to the movies one night. The four teens were attacked by a flock of harpies in which they lost after running through several allies, roads and backyards. Once they lost the harpies, Nathan hotwired a car and had everyone get in, quickly driving to the group home and the four packed their stuff and got back into the car. Once they were back in the car, Nathan explained everything to them about the Greek gods and stuff which didn't surprise Humberto as he already knew he was a demigod and drove them to camp.
Not long after, Carolyn, Amy, and Julie were out having a girls day out when they were attacked by a hellhound in a park. They didn't know what was going on but, right before the hellhound attacked them, the tree nymphs in the park began chunking pinecones, rocks, sticks, anything they could get their hands on until the hellhound ran off. Once the hellhound was gone, one of the nymphs gave Amy the information about camp and told them to go their. After swinging by the group home to get their stuff, Amy bought some bus tickets and they were off to camp.
About a week later, Drew, Rickon and Dylan were hanging out after school when two Empousa attacked them. They fended them off for a little while but they began to grow tired. Suddenly, a satyr came out of the school and attacked them with its sword until they both turned to dust. Once finished with the monsters, the satyr explained everything to the three boys. After that, they swung by the group home to grab their stuff and the satyr took them to camp.