Tim does not know the true story of how his father met his mom. Arnel, Tim's father, told him a story once when he was younger, some story of how they met. But he is not sure of the reliability of his father’ if it was a lie or not.
The story starts one summer afternoon in the Philippines, when Persephone was talking a stroll around for something interesting. She has other reasons to be there. Apparently, one of her hell hound pet escaped from her realm in the underworld. She could have just order her children to do this little errand, but Persephone thought that she could visit the mortal world, for she was bored at the land of the dead.
She then saw her pet with a mortal named Arnel. The Goddess was amazed that the mortal was not harm by the hound. She then come closer to the two, the hound then identify the presence of her master and shake in terror, for it did escaped. The man saw the goddess and asked “Is this your dog?” Persephone replied with a yes. On the man’s eyes, he can’t see the hell hound true form, to him; it just looks like an enormous dog. They talk for a while. After that Persephone put the hound back in the underworld.
Tim likes to add the fallowing events to the story right after his parents met. They love each other and the love made way for this awesome demigod to be born .After being born the goddess left her son
Tim does not really know what happen to his parents after they met, though how they met is still questionable so really, what does he know about them? The kid does not know if they were together at the time of the mother’s pregnancy or if the woman just gave the born child to his father. But what he does know is that Persephone announces that she was a Goddess the last time she and his father met.
After 3 years, his father got married by an American actress whom he met after Persephone left. They lived in L.A since Tim was 6 years of age. The couple has 2 kids now, which is Tim's half brother.
Tim’s childhood was tough, having no real mother. Living in the gate way of hell where monster could just go out and eat him to pieces, thank goodness that the first time he got attacked by some monster, a Cyclopes to be exact, when he was 12 years old. A powerful demigod, whom he does not know the identity of, saved him from the said Cyclops. He said that Tim might be a demigod and recommended camp half blood for him. Tim saw that demigod again when he first went to camp-half blood. Which he then know the name was Calvin, a son of Zeus. He then give a celestial bronze sword seeing that he has no weapons, he need something to fight monster off, and the sword can do that. Tim was afraid to grab the sword, knowing what might happen if he does. But Calvin said if he did not take it he will die for not every time there will be a demigod to save him.After that incident, Tim convince himself that it did not happen. He still kept the sword. Calvin tried to take Tim to camp but Tim was hesitant and said no.
Her stepmother's acting business did not really affect his growth considering the name she is giving to her self. Paparazzi's did not really bother him that much. Good thing this is not a Cinderella story that the step-mom tortured him with evilness, but instead, Mrs. Andal nourished and loved Tim like he was her own. But still Tim wonders what it’s like to have his biological mom with him.
Then he asked who her mom was to his father explaining the attacks of the monster and his father just told him the story of how they met reviling that his mom is Persephone . He then gave the rings to the demigod. He said it was given to him by his mom and Arnel just didn't give him for it may bring harm to him, but after the attack, he just believed that it can protect him from danger just like what the goddess told him the day they parted ways. As time pass by the kid learned to fight using the weapons listed below, meeting some half-blood and a satyr ,who was on a mission by the way, who told him some vital information about camp-half-blood like its location. The group tried to convince Tim to go to camp. Tim was stubborn for he said he did not want to go. He said he does not need it. The group wanted to took the matters into the father but Arnel had some business, and he was out for 2 weeks. They can’t tell it to the Mrs. Andal for she does not know anything and Tim does not want to let the step-mom to be in this half-blood business. After that the group said that he is welcome to the camp anytime he wants to go there.
Years passed and Tim received some attacks with some monster. Like this one time when he was 13 years old, he was walking in a parking lot, when suddenly 2 harpies approach him and tried to kill or eat him, but Tim was able to hold them of using his weapons (listed below). The rings protected him and the celestial bronze sword is what he uses to fight them. Although he was not able to turn them to dust back to the underworld, he was successful on making them fled. This other time, age 14, he got attacked by 2 centaurs, who almost chop their necked of. Using his brain, he was able to fool the wild centaurs by asking them who was a better half-man half-horse creature. Good thing the monsters were not on the bright side of their clan and were completely fooled and killed each other to dust. Tim's dad saw this incident inferred that his son was not safe.
At first, his Dad was not a fan of sending his son at camp, but after some deliberation, one summer, he went to the camp that the demigod told him years ago. His father, who now knew the faith of the child, wanted to make sure that his 14 year-old son can protect himself. The dad realizes that Tim must learn the ties of being a half-blood, so he quickly grew that idea. There were not attack by some monster on their way to the camp which was a bit of relieve for the father and son duo.
After some time at camp, Tim got claimed by Persephone.