"The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun."
John Greenleaf Whittier
Marlee Blue Fowler was born on July 3, 2000 to Jennifer Fowler and Poseidon, the god of the sea in Carlsbad, California. Jennifer had met Poseidon one year prior to Marlee's birth on Carlsbad State Beach on the fourth of July. The pair immediately clicked. It wasn't long until they began dating. It was safe to say that things were moving fast for them. Jennifer was head over heels for Poseidon. However, she didn't know at the time he really was Poseidon. It wasn't long until Jennifer found out she was pregnant with Marlee. Overjoyed with the news, she was quick to tell her lover. Poseidon was not so ecstatic, however. He hadn't planned on staying much longer so this meant he would have to stay a few more months, at least until his daughter was born and reveal his true identity. Sure enough, Poseidon told Jennifer the truth shortly after Marlee's birth. He explained that he had to leave and go back to where he belongs. Jennifer was angry at first. She was angry that he had used her and left her to care for a child she isn't fit to take care of without any support.
Her anger was shortlived however as she met Evan Fowler about a year after Marlee was born. Evan and Jennifer fell in love almost instantly. However, this time the relationship wasn't one-sided. Similar to Poseidon, Jennifer again got pregnant but this time with Evan's child. They were quick to get married, going straight to the courthouse rather than having a real ceremony. Both Jennifer and Marlee took Evan's last name and went from Brooks to Fowlers. Sure enough, when Marlee was 2-years-old, her younger half-sister, Delilah Violette Fowler was born. Marlee grew up with Evan as her father. In fact, Jennifer never exactly told Marlee Evan wasn't her real father. She grew up thinking that Delilah was her full sister and Evan was her father by blood.
All was well for Marlee throughout her childhood. Evan was a huge influence for Marlee. She had always looked up to him and wanted to be just like her dad. Growing up on the coast of California, Evan would always take Marlee to the beach to surf. He started to teach her how to surf when she was only 7 years old. Evan taught Marlee how to swim at an even younger age of 4. Every weekend, Evan would take Marlee down to Carlsbad State Beach. Once Delilah was old enough, she would tag along with the pair. Marlee got better and better at surfing. By the time she was 9, Marlee was entering surfing competitions. By the time Marlee was 10, she was a state finalist in her age division for surfing. It was safe to say that Marlee was a surfer girl.
Marlee was 11 when she had her first monster attack. She was out with Evan, surfing as usual, when Evan left the shore for a while to go buy some food for the two. Evan had told her not to get in the water until he got back. Marlee was intent on listening to him until she saw possibly the biggest wave in her entire life. Determined not to miss it, Marlee was quick to grab her board and ride it, disregarding her step father's rule. She managed to make it in time and was riding the monstrous wave skillfully, when she saw an odd figure beneath the water. Terrified that it was a shark, Marlee was quick to change her course and get to the shore as quickly as possible. Much to her dismay, just before she could reach the shore, a clawed hand reached out from under the water, grabbing her board and flipping her over. At this point, Marlee was finally able to get a good look at the creature. It looked like a mixture between a dog a human and a seal: a telekhine. Luckily for Marlee, she was just by the shore. Marlee reached out for the surfboard floating by near her and hit the creature with it as hard as she could. Although this didn't stop it, her actions gave her just enough time to swim/run out of the water and onto the shore. The monster was close behind her, however. Once Marlee was able to run normally, she ran for her life away from the water. She eventually lost the creature as it wasn't fast outside of the water. Marlee ran straight to the food bar where Evan was getting her some snacks and told him what she had seen.
Jennifer had told Evan of Marlee's father years before, so while it was shoking at first, Evan believed Marlee's story without hesitation. Evan and Marlee went straight home to tell Jennifer. Marlee was confused out of her mind. She was convinced that she was dreaming. It was then that Jennifer decided it was time to tell Marlee about her father. Marlee was furious. She was angry that all these years she had grown up living a lie. However, she was mostly hurt that Evan didn't tell her he isn't even her father. Evan had been more than her dad. He had been her best friend. To find out that they weren't even related by blood really hit Marlee. Even Delilah was upset to find out her sister was only her half-sister. Marlee refused to speak to anyone except for Delilah for a week. Delilah eventually convinced her that Jennifer only had Marlee's best interest in mind. Although it took time, Marlee fully forgave Evan and Jennifer.
However, there was a much bigger dilemna in mind. How would Marlee be safe from monster attacks now? One thing Poseidon had forgotten to mention before leaving Jennifer was Camp Half-Blood. From then on, Marlee wasn't allowed in the ocean without at least two people in the water with her. Jennifer insisted that Marlee quit surfing altogether, but surfing had become a part of her life. It would be like ripping away a part of her heart. Jennifer and Evan became extremely protective of Marlee at this point. They would never leave her alone in fear of another monster attack. Sure enough, Marlee had several other encounters with monsters as the years went by despite her parents efforts to protect her from them. Marlee was able to narrowly escape each creature safely thanks to her own wit and her parent's protection. The attacks were mostly minor ranging from fire breathing horses to giant scorpions.
Marlee was 15 when she met a boy by the name of Lysander. Being the happy person she is, Marlee quickly became friends with Lysander despite the fact that he looked like he was at least 5 years older than everyone else in her grade and had a slight limp. Marlee and Lysander were using their free period to go eat at a burger joint nearby. Marlee was yet to get her permit and Lysander had no idea how to drive, so they had to walk. In order to not miss their next period, the pair took a shortcut behind the school. They were just about to make it off campus when a strange woman/bird creature flew out from nowhere, charging at them. Lysander grabbed the shocked Marlee and pulled her into the small alley behind the school behind the dumpster to confuse the Harpy for a few moments. Lysander ripped off his pants before Marlee could stop him, revealing his goat legs. At this point in her life, Marlee had seen a good share of supernatural occurences so she wasn't as surprised as she should have been. Lysander threw her a small lighter. Confused as to how she was meant to battle off a huge bird woman with a lighter, she flicked it on anyways to satisfy her screaming friend. Much to her surprise, the lighter turned into a huge, bronze sword. Understanding Lysander's intentions, Marlee was quick to jump from behind her hiding place to battle the Harpy. Just as it flew towards her ready to strike, Marlee slashed the bronze sword at the creature to protect herself, causing it to crumble into ashes. Lysander rushed Marlee to her house, disregarding the rest of the school day. Lysander explained that he was a satyr, and told her family about Camp Half-Blood. Jennifer and Evan were quick to agree that Marlee go to camp where she would be safe from harm. Marlee and Lysander took the first plane to New York, much to her dismay as she is deathly afraid of heights as a result of being the sea god's daughter. Lysander and Marlee took a cab to the strawberry fields of Camp Half-Blood. Marlee has been at camp for about a week now.
"Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need."