Lena wasn’t always the way she is today. In fact, it was quite recent that she became humble.
Lena was born to Aeolus and Sonya in Minsk, Belarus. There she lived until she was five years old. That was around the time that Sonya married her step-father, Abram. Abram pressured Sonya into moving to Russia with them, despite not having the funds to really do so and survive. So when Lena was six years old she relocated with her family to Omsk, Russia.
There Abram’s true colors began to show. Though never mentioning it until a good year after marriage, he hated children with a fiery passion. He began to abuse Lena vocally and emotionally, eventually ending up with physical abuse. Sonya turned a blind eye to this because of her love for Abram. This planted a seed of hate in Lena for her mother. She began to associate love with merciless abuse.
At thirteen, things had only gotten worse. Five years had passed since they moved from Belarus to Russia, and money was still tight. They’d moved several times; each time the house got tinier and tinier. Lena hadn’t had a real bed or room since she was eight due to the shrinking living size.
Lena slowly began to break. She had a deep anger that nothing could put out. This was around the time she was getting her abilities in, as well. They were starting to show up uncalled for, but thankfully they were rather weak.
One day on the walk home from school, when she was nearly fourteen, a boy who bullied her at school was following her, teasing her. She led him into an alleyway and killed him brutally. Lena returned home and told her parents.
Immediately, fear was struck into her parents’ hearts. They kept Lena locked away in a closet, hardly daring to open it. They never imagined that the shelter child they raised would be capable of such an awful deed.
A short while (about two-three weeks) after this new treatment of her began, she was near death. She didn’t eat often and she was sick from the poor condition of the place she was kept. She knew what she had to do—even though she didn’t like her options. So one day when her door was opened to give her food, she escaped and killed Sonya when she went after her.
Lena lived on the streets for a couple of months, stealing for money to somehow leave the area. She made the money and began to travel under the radar. During this period of her life she made many illegal acquaintances across Europe and a small part of Asia, it was through these acquaintances she found transport through and even shelter from the laws and governments she passed through.
By the time she was almost fifteen, she’d made it to England. This was the first time she was attacked by a monster. A by standing demigod saw this and defended her. He gladly explained the situation of her being a demigod. She immediately believed him and asked how he could get her to this camp. He said he could arrange for her to be taken soon, but she would first have to work to pay the debt it would cost for transportation. She assumed it would only take a few weeks of hard labor, and he agreed to this statement. But he lied. He had plans to enslave her for life.
The day after the monster attack she was sent to the Czech Republic to work on a farm with other demigods the man had talked into working off debt. She quickly found out his intentions and plotted escape. That night she escaped the camp, with little trouble due to being understaffed. However, she did stumble across one man. He attempted to hurt her and she almost instinctively had a wind pierce his chest. As he screamed for help and in pain, she escaped into the nearby woods.
She found the way to New York and Camp on her own. It took her two years, and through her journey she began to humble herself and let go of the anger that her parents had caused years before. With this, however, she refused to kill anybody. She would even break into tears after killing monsters, using a knife she’d received from a demigod she’d met to do so. Lena stole money to fund her travels, but if this didn’t work out in the end she would hitchhike or sneak onto various modes of transportation to hitch rides. At one point she was caught and nearly handed over to the police, but she managed to escape non-violently.