Parents Meeting/Birth: Jake Ogden met Lyssa on a chilly October night. He was walking back home from a late shift as a policeman, being his station's prime sergeant. During his nocturne stroll, he bumped into none other than the goddess of rage, Lyssa. The deity, furious, started shouting at the man. The officer only replied with common sense, despite the vivid vibes of anger she released. Her aura didn't seem to affect him all that much, which made her interested by the man. She reluctantly left him, letting Jake return home, wondering for some unknown reason who the mysterious woman was.
Wonder wasn't needed when the two met again, at a pub, while the young cop was off duty. Lyssa was much more seductive on this encounter, convincing him to join her for a drink. He started getting attracted to her, but it wasn't because of the alcohol delirium. She had a strange, yet fascinating way of showing her affection. Rage somehow showed in form of love, the playful yet alluring kind. After a drink, Lyssa asked if he wood want to head to his apartment for some intimacy. He denied, simply wanting to get to know her a bit more. He goddess agreed afterwards, slightly impressed a man wouldn't accept such an offer. And from that thought, they soon began an honest relationship.
3 months had passed before they had taken the "next step". By then, Jake was head over heels for the goddess, in love. Lyssa had sadly left after the intercourse, without saying anything before her departure, aside from a brief but meaningful I'll always love you. Heartbroken, Jake returned to his ordinary life, forcefully forgetting his former flame. It wasn't long, 5 months to be precise, before that changed. Upon arriving home after a day at work, he found a basket on his house's doorsteps. In the open the basket rested none other than a gorgeous baby covered in woolen sheets. A note hung on the basket's side. This is our child. Take good care of her. I'll always love you, ~Lyssa
The new father was unacknowledged of the fact that Lyssa was actually a goddess. She had decided not to tell Jake anything about the Greek World, as she knew he was skeptical and that he wouldn't take it well, no matter what lengths were taken to prove it. Since the child reminded him so much about Lyssa in her mortal form, he decided to keep her, swooned by the uncanny resemblance. He named the baby girl Julia, after his late sister.
Childhood: Julia lived a fairly ordinary childhood, for what it was worth, being a demigod. Her father had gotten married to another woman, named Lydia, who was oddly a former child of Aphrodite. The old half-blood was unaware that her step-daughter was also the child of a goddess, any less than Jake knew that the two people currently dearest to him were demigods. Regardless of being clueless of each other's heritage, the small family got along pretty well, trying to make Julia's life as happy as possible. Being raised by an enthusiastic mother-figure, she wasn't as morbid as other children of Lyssa, but rather the opposite. The child knew that Lydia wasn't her biological mother, but refrained from bringing up the topic, as his father darkened whenever it came up. Having a wonderful step-mother did the trick. Why wonder about a woman that had abandoned her when she had someone who cared for her more than anything in the world?
Alas, things kept going normally in the beginning. Julia had a fairly high amount of friends in school, always being bright around others. She was likable by many, but whenever she got angered, she would cause a public tantrum. Being constantly enthusiastic made her outbursts of anger stand out in a crowd. That must've been one of the only things she inherited from her mother; rage and fury. Although, these uncontrollable actions didn't appear often and easily got forgotten. Able to talk herself out of anything, she easily got the situations controlled. When Julia reached the age of 12, she got diagnosed with ADHD, slowly getting unconcerned in class. Her condition kept getting worst, as she for dyslexia merely a year later. Because Julia's family lived near the city's dumpster alley, her scent was harder for monsters to track, leaving her safe. Lydia didn't have to fend off any monsters for a while either, except for a few unseen Hellhounds lurking every now and then. She could easily disintegrate them without her husband or Julia seeing them. Being a child of Aphrodite, her scent wasn't very strong either, so the attacks were only a mere obstacle to withstand in order to keep things as ordinary as they could be.
First Monster Attack:
That all changed after the Julia turned 14, on her first monster attack. Since her scent was hidden, it had taken long before any monster could notice her. While having a quick stroll in her neighborhood with her step-mother, a strange woman approached the two. Her clothing was dark, and she had her face covered as well. She was only confused from her presence, before her expression turned horrified, as she realized that a perturbing creature stood in the previous position of the odd lady. Before she could lift a finger, the monster, that was an empousa, lunged at Julia. The trained daughter of Aphrodite only has to take out her sword and slash it on the unarmed monster before it dissolved into dust, leaving a stunned Julia dazed.
After realizing that Julia was a demigod, she took her home, and explained the young girl about everything there was to know. (Camp, Olympians, monsters, etc.) She even offered bringing her to camp, getting an immediate decline. She refused leaving her family no matter what. After arguing for a while on the matter, the father shortly came home. Lydia, already convinced that there wasn't anything she could do to change her step-daughter's decision, kept her mouth shut. Shortly after the incident, Lydia gave Julia a Celestial Bronze sword she kept as a backup. She told her to try and use it when it was needed. The weapon had the ability to morph into a necklace.
Lydia decided to homeschool Julia, fearing for her safety. Jake didn't have many suspicions, as he thought that his wife was only trying to spend more time with his child. And so, it went on. For the next few years, monster attempted to attack with no success, all unnoticed by the father. Lydia would always end up killing the monsters. Julia, in her part, had began training with her sword in secrecy, often when her father was at work. She once even managed defeating a weak hellhound alongside her step-mother, though it was all she could manage at the moment. She wasn't much of a fighter, despite her constant efforts and her guardian's help. The charade continued until Julia eventually turned 16. A harpy had attacked the two demigods while Jake was out. Lydia, at the time, was very ill. The battle was short, and Lydia had gotten severely injured by the time she managed to kill the beast. Her time protecting Julia was over.
Getting to Camp: The father had gotten home by the time it was over. All he could see was an injured woman, as he didn't have the possibility to see the pile of monster-remains through the mist. He demanded an explanation, soon getting one. It took him a while to believe them, but eventually did. Without another word, betrayed that they had kept this secret for so long, he took Julia. Since Lydia couldn't protect her anymore, he decided to take her to this "camp", following Lydia's directions. He knew that his daughter needed training, since she was unable to defend herself in small attacks. Living in NYC, the car trip wasn't long and safe. Soon after her goodbyes, she entered camp, getting claimed by none other than Lyssa.