Max was a British tourist when he met Aphrodite. He was taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, when she spotted him. He was a very handsome man, so usually women did approach him. But she was different. Her hair was golden curls bouncing off her shoulders. Her skin fair, not one blemish. Her eyes a deep blue. Her cheeks and lips a rosy pink. She smiled at him and introduced herself as Isabella. He invited her for a drink and they went out. They started dating. Aftter a couple of days, they wanted to go to the next level. So they did, but the next morning she was gone, leaving a note that said, "Sorry to leave, but my cosmetics company in San Francisco needs me." And she was never seen again.
Max moved to San Francisco and searched for her. He could not find her. He continued a new career in San Francisco, hoping that he would stumble across her or her company.
Bella was born on August 7. Max found her on his doorstep in a basket. There was a note that read, "Dear Max, This is our daughter. Name her what you would like. But send her to Camp Half-Blood, a place for children like her. Sorry again for leaving you again. XOXO Lots of Love, Bella."
Max cared for the girl and named her Arabella, or just Bella. They lived in a fancy penthouse, since Max hailed from a wealthy family. She always wore the best clothes, and she never wore any clothes twice. He sent her to a private school from kindergartan to middle school, where she had many friends. The boys there loved her. And for some reason, they did whatever she told them to do. There was this kid, Hornbeam was his name, who was picked on. He had trouble walking, he ate a lot, and he had hair on his face. Bella felt bad for him. She invited him over to her home to meet her father.
Just when they got inside the apartment, they found a hellhound, and Max petting it saying,"Look what I found outside today, Bella! Isn't he adorable?". The hellhound lashed out at Bella knocking her out. Since he was trained, Hornbeam killed it by shooting arrows. It took three to kill the hound. She was twelve turning thirteen at the time.
Bella woke up in a car. Hornbeam and Max were in it and they were talking in hushed voices. Bella asked what the heck was going on and why did the dog attack her. Hornbeam explained everything.
Just then, two hellhounds attacked the car. One attacked Bella, but her father jumped in front and it killed him. Hornbeam was no where to be seen, but is weapon was still in the car. Bella used the weapon on both hellhounds, destroying them. She got out of the car.
From that moment, she learned to survive on her own, with help from other demigods. The other demigods she was with knew where Camp Half Blood was and how to get there. Some children of Hermes taught her how to steal, properly. She hid with them, avoided mortals, and fought monsters. But after each demigod she met, in the night she left them.
She finally arrived in Camp Half-Blood. But before she arrived at Camp, she turned fifteen on the way from San Francisco to New York.