Name: Azalea Winter
God Parent: 1. Nike 2. Ares 3. Athena
Mortal Parent: Craig Winter
Appearance: Azalea has dyed blue hair and deep brown almond-shaped eyes. She's around 5'4" and 126lbs. Her physique is althletic from so many years of martial arts and she has especially strong arm and leg muscles. There is a birthmark on the small of her back in the shape of a trophy.
Personality: Azalea is often quiet and reserved as she is introverted to an extent, but around good friends she is loud and cheerful. She is kind, forgiving and gentle in general, but in battle she is full of silent determination and no mercy. She has a quirky taste in music and can often be found listening to her iPod when she is alone as it often helps her re-focus on life.
History: Craig Winter met Nike while he was in America coaching world-renowned athletes. She approached him after he had finished teaching an up-and-coming sprinter, and asked him out for coffee. The two instantly connected over their love of good sport and while they were watching a Red Sox baseball game, Nike announced to Craig that she was pregnant. Nine months later, she gave birth to Azalea Winter, and explained to Craig exactly whom she was and who Azalea was going to be.
Craig took all the information in slowly and finally accepted the truth that their daughter would be a demigod. Nike was overjoyed and gave him a package for their baby that she explained, would become Azalea’s first weapon. She pulled a silver armband with a bronze double-bladed dagger motif on it out of a blue velvet box and slid it onto Azalea’s arm. She told Craig how the dagger would react to her touch in battle, and that it could never come off. The band adjusted to fit her arm and stayed put. Nike grinned. Craig took Azalea home to his and Nike’s New York apartment as soon as he could and set up her room there.
Disaster struck. Nike disappeared one day. Craig was devastated, and even though he knew the truth, he felt like Nike had abandoned him with the baby as she had never said her final goodbye. He moved out of New York to Maine to escape his memories. Baby Azalea was only one month old.
In Maine, Craig became a tree farmer and every weekend he would take Azalea to look at the trees. When Azalea started school she became the athletic girl; the girl who would always participate in sport and excel no matter what. Craig enrolled Azalea in martial arts and began teaching her how to climb trees.
When Azalea was 8, she was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Craig wasn’t surprised, as Nike had warned him about it, but Azalea was devastated. At 10, Azalea had already become a high level black belt in martial arts and was referred to a ninjitsu school where students would be able to train with weapons and learn the art of stealth. She became their top student and was adept at handling all weapons.
One night, while Craig was inspecting the trees on his farm, Azalea sat by herself, out of sight of her father. A woman approached her and asked for directions. The woman was dressed in a black shroud that trailed to the ground and covered her face. As Azalea jumped down from where she was sitting to help the woman, she ripped her shroud off to reveal that she a thick snake tail from the waist down. The woman’s eyes glowed red and she lunged at Azalea, gashing her upper arm near the armband. Azalea moved her hand to cover the wound, and lightly brushed the dagger motif on her armband. It tingled slightly, and began to grow. At full size, Azalea held a double-bladed, celestial bronze dagger in her hand. The woman hissed at the dagger, and coiled back to gain momentum for a strike, but before she could injure Azalea again, Azalea leapt onto the woman and stabbed the dagger into the woman’s heart. The woman shrieked, and turned to a pile a golden dust.
That was Azalea’s first monster attack. She was only 10. She never told her father, as she thought he wouldn’t want to know. Azalea began growing into her powers and monsters began attacking more frequently. When Azalea was at the tree farm, she taught herself to leap from tree to tree in massive bounds and basic aerial combat moves. At the ninja school, she became more and more proficient in all weapons; especially her custom made double chained Kama. She even ordered bespoke ninja robes to move easily and silently in.
When Azalea was fourteen, a manticore attacked her while her father was home. Because of all her previous monster attacks, Azalea defeated the beast with her dagger with ease, but her father was shaken and drove Azalea to Camp Half-Blood that night. She had only had time to pack basic things like her ninja robes, her Kama, and a spare pair of jeans. When her father walked her to the arch to Camp Half-Blood, he said goodbye, kissed her on the cheek and walked away.
Azalea walked through the arch and was greeted by a blazing symbol floating above her head and a satyr that lead her to her new brothers and sisters in Nike’s cabin and her new life as a demigod.
Weapons: Celestial bronze dagger (from Azalea's armband), celestial bronze Ninja Kama (one of the Hephaestus kids made her one).
Kindly sign this with four tildes (~). A goddess cannot marry a mortal. Suppose Nike were a mortal (not saying she is). A woman who just gave birth wouldn't head home alone. Physically, the delivery of the baby would wear her out and it would be very unwise to have a woman who recently gave birth go home/drive home by herself. Regarding her armband, wouldn't she have taken it off numerous times? If so, why didn't it transform in the past? What age was she when she had her first monster attack?
Fixed! I hope (:
Wouldn't Azalea wonder why the armband wasn't coming off?
I don't think so, because she would have accepted that it was something she'd had since birth, and therefore never wondered why it couldn't come off, or tried to take it off.
Why would Craig think Nike abandoned him when she explained to him who she was?
Done. Anything else? :)
One last :) It's said that she practiced leaping from tree to tree. Wouldn't this be a rather hard feat to do? Wouldn't she have numerous falls and injuries? If yes, why didn't her father stop her from such dangerous actions?
They don't give birth in hospitals
Demi: It says that one of the powers of children of Nike is the ability to jump farther than a mortal could ever achieve. This, combined with the fact that balance is a core aspect of all martial arts, makes it perfectly safe for Azalea to jump between trees (:
Everything seems to be fine then :)