Leah's Mother Carla was a very smart law student who was top of her class. You'd think she do something amazing, right? Like help the world or end hunger or something like that?
No, she was only interested in money. she helped huge oil companies and groups get over and around pollution laws. It was a huge pay, and it made Carla the most sought- after lawyer in the country. She was on top of the business world. Leah's father was attracted to her. A single, pretty, successful lawyer who helped the "bad guys". It wasn't long before he fell head over heels for her.
He disused himself as a client and charmed her. They went to a bar, this came to that, and Leah was conceived. Of course, like most gods do, he fled soon after, leaving Carla alone. Carla was devastated. She had fallen in love him, and he left her. This caused her hate for men. 9 months later, Leah was born. Carla didn't spend much time with Leah, always hiring nannies and au pairs to take care of her. The very sight of Leah made Carla remember her one love, so she avoided Leah to the best extent. As soon as Leah turned 10, she was shipped off to boarding school. Her time at boarding school wasn't fun. She was the geek, the nerd. She was the creepy girl who did nothing but read. She was bullied a lot in the school. She would cry herself to sleep 4 out 7 days of the week.
She started to do bad things at the schools, like start food fights and spray paint on the walls. She ended up getting kicked out of 5 boarding schools. Most didn't want to let her in, but they were pushed more money by Carla to keep her in. When she was 11 she got her first monster attack. It was the Karpoi. They came into her room and Leah freaked out. She over turned her desk and nearly tore the room apart trying to get away from them. Her roommate came in and saw the mess that Leah made, and well, it didn't quite turn out right for Leah. She was later kicked out of the school.
The next attacked happened when she was 12. This time, it was a co-ed school and a Satyr had been watching over her. She on was on the soccer field when she was attacked by a hell hound. She heard it growl, and she looked to her left and saw it. She ran to her right. Though Leah is a fast runner, she could only run so far. The hell hound shadow-traveled in from on her and swept it's claw at her.
She managed to dodge just in time, but only enough to avoid a fatal hit, not escape completely. She was hit in arm, causing a long, jagged mark on right arm, from the very top of her shoulder to her mid forearm. She was thrown back by the impact of the claw. It was strong, and she couldn't do anything. Suddenly, the Satyr (named Terrence, the same one who brought Lynn Conners) appeared.
He could tell she was a half blood ( by smell) and he stabbed the hell hound in the side, causing it to crumble into dust. He hurried over to Leah, who going through shock. She saw the blood, and the knife in Terrence's hands and she just couldn't handle it, and she blacked out.
When she woke up, she was in her dorm. Terrence was next to her. Her arm was thickly padded with white cotton. She saw Terrence and demanded to know what was going on. Terrence told her everything about camp half blood and the gods. Leah was stunned, but agreed that she had to stay safe. They packed up some supplies, and left the school. Carla noticed, but didn't care, glad her daughter was a runaway. Since they were in San Francisco, they had to travel east to get to camp. They took a bus to Las Vegas and ended up in the Lotus Hotel and Casino. They stayed in the Casino until Terrence final realized where the were. He ended up dragging Leah out. When Leah snapped out of it, they went to a local bus stop, and they read the paper.
They had spent 2 years in the Casino.
That meant that Leah was 14, and she was a huge magnet to monsters. She dyed her hair purple to change her brown hair, hoping that maybe it would help get others off their trail. It wasn't the best color, but it was a color people were least expecting. They barely survived the bus trip(s) to New York. By the time they made it, they had been attacked nearly 13 times by various monsters. They got help from half bloods outside of camp, and Satyrs who were going to their assigned spots. They were able to survive with their help. Weapons, food, money, they really helped them out. a group of campers on a quest, a child of a Demeter home for awhile, a son of Thetis visiting family.... They finally made it into camp ground and they both fell to the ground in exhaustion. After recovering sleep, Leah was claimed by her father and moved in.