Natasha Anders is a bartender at the local bar in her hometown. Derek (Dionysus) happened to be at the bar she worked at. Having one of too many drinks, he came across Natasha and she was drink as well. They made love (but they were drunk) after a small chat. After that incident, Derek left her and a couple of days later, Natasha got pregnant with Cheryl. The day after Cheryl was born, Dionysus left a present for her on the steps of Natasha’s house for Cheryl: a necklace that was in a shape of a wine flask and a gold hair clip that can change into a CB sword.
Cheryl had it rough in her childhood. She acted very tomboyish and never had girls as her best friends. Cheryl also always hung around the boy’s group. But as she grew up, her friends ignored her since she was a girl and started acting a bit more girlie than she used to be. Cheryl then was by herself, all alone with nobody around her to hang out with. Cheryl then didn't like the fact that her mother always ignored her and spent her money on alcohol instead of their essential needs.
When Cheryl was 13, that hit the mark of monster attacks for Cheryl. Cheryl was at the backyard, playing soccer in the nearby open areas of her backyard. All of a sudden, a harpy appeared out of nowhere and attacked Cheryl. It slashed her with its claw which eventually knocking out the hair clip she had on her hair. It then turned into a sword to Cheryl’s surprise. Cheryl ran towards the sword and used to slash at the harpy. It disintegrated soon after. Cheryl then ran back home. She tried to forgot about the monster attack but failed.
During the next year, Cheryl got her education by homeschooling. She got minor attacks when she was 14, but they weren't all too severe as the first monster attack she had (just a harpy passing by her and she slashed it with her sword again. It disintegrated after 5 deadly slashes) At age 15, she got her second monster attack, this time it was a hellhound. But in this monster attack, a satyr, who was her protector, ran up and helped her. He used his reed pipes to keep the hellhound in place so Cheryl can attack it using her cb sword. It disintegrated. The satyr told her she should go to camp and she did, only for a week of sword training but that was it. She went back home to take care of her mother. When it was half-way in the year when she was 15, her mother died because of an alcohol over dose. She was put in a foster care soon after but ran away because of the harsh living conditions and the poor treatment she got.
At age 16, she lived on the streets for quite awhile. (But she was being secretly watched by her satyr protector again). She stole to live and was seriously addicted to alcohol. When she was living on the streets, two hellhounds came up at her and attacked her. She took out her clip and it transformed into her sword. Cheryl then slashed wildly at the two hellhounds, getting a lot of scratches and scars from the both of them. She ran and ran as fast as she could. With the two hellhounds behind her back at all times. Just when she thought she was about to give up, her satyr protector and a demigod came to her rescue. He personally escorted the demigod and Cheryl back to camp. But in the middle of their journey, they lost the demigod to an Empousai but they disintegrated the monster and still trudged forward. Once they finally got to camp, Cheryl and the satyr were beat up badly. Cheryl was immediately claimed by Dionysus and she stayed at camp since she got claimed.