Love was in the air and Valentine's day was so close that day. Persephone was around and the sight of flower shops made her happy. What she was not expecting was to receive a flower herself. A mimer handed her a rose and did various acts which entertained her a lot. By the time she knew the mimer's identity, she knew the man was something. They dated for a few months until it went too far. We all know what happened next.
After a few months, Persephone returned with a baby boy and they named him Dominic. The goddess left a day after without any goodbyes to her beloved.
One tragic night came when fire started in their home. Unfortunately for Dominic's father, he died of suffocation while the baby was saved by the firemen. As an orphan, he grew up in a foster home, entertaining people by singing, dancing and even acting until one day a director visited the place and discovered his potentials. He then decided to adopt Dominic.
By adopting him, the director didn't really intend to take him in as his son but rather as an object that he could use. The director trained Dominic into being a more effective star until he started showing in some movies and the kid surprisingly attracted a huge audience. He appeared on screen as Felix Delacroix.
He was homeschooled. Due to popularity, he would not be able to have a normal school life if people would keep on looking at him and asking for his autographs. Odd thing was, he had a hard time reading and later, he was diagnosed of dyslexia. Then the doctor also found out he had ADHD. Because of that, his "father" hired someone who could teach him without having to make him read so he could still have something to learn.
The day came when he encountered his first monster attack during a lunch break at the studio when he was thirteen. A hellhound came for him but fortunately for him, a satyr saved him, using his reed pipes to summon grass and constrict the monster. While the hellhound could not do anything as of that moment, the satyr stabbed the monster with a Celestial Bronze dagger and it disintegrated. Not able to take in what just happened, Felix remained speechless and shocked. The satyr had to explain everything from what attacked them and who Felix really was.
After all the explanation, Felix finally knew that he was a demigod right at that moment too, he was claimed by his mother and the satyr told him that his mother was Persephone. The satyr introduced himself as Harry then he told Felix to come with him to camp but he refused because he didn't want to leave his people a.k.a. his fans. He loved the attention and how great they made him feel. Harry had a hard time convincing him to go so he just stayed with him until he finally decided to go to camp.
Telekhines attacked Felix when they were having a photo shoot at the beach. Thankfully, Harry was there to help him fight but he gave Felix his own weapon--a Celestial Bronze broadsword. Felix's demigod instincts kicked in. Together they fought the monsters which pretty much did not give them a hard time since the telekhines were slow on land anyway. He was fourteen back then. Harry also taught him how to handle his weapon more effectively and, in a way, sort of trained him.
After a year, when he was fifteen, two harpies came for him and with a few slashes up in the air, he was able to kill the monsters. A fire-breathing horse attacked him when he was sixteen and it triggered his tornado powers as a child of Persephone although the petals and grass blades weren't enough to kill it. Fortunately, Harry was there and together, they killed the monster.
When Felix was finally seventeen, he decided to go to camp because he got tired of having to fight off monsters. Harry gladly brought him there by train and then rode a cab afterwards. Shockingly, along the way, a giant scorpion tried to stop them but "two is better than one". Harry and Felix worked together. Harry played his reed pipes while Felix struck the scorpion where it really hurts--under its belly. Right after the battle, Harry left Felix at camp and traveled elsewhere to look for more demigods to bring to the safe haven.