Name: Layla Cooper
God Parent: Lyssa (Preferred), Nemesis, Nike
Mortal Parent: Samuel Cooper
Appearance: Layla has fiery red hair and sparkling green eyes. Normally she has pale skin, but it tans seasonally. She stands at 5'5".Gallery:
Personality: Layla isn't normally a happy person. Most of the time she only speaks about sad things that's happened and whenever something fun happens, she always has to bring out the bad parts of it. Layla was diagnosed with Depression when she was a young girl and has been hospitalized many times. Now that she's a teenager it's been better but it's still there and she still acts depressed sometimes.
History: Samuel Cooper was 23-year-old vet school student. During Summer he would volunteer at a local animal shelter. He loved all the animals there and treated them like they were his family. One day a woman came in. She said her name was Allyson, but strangely never mentioned adopting one of the animals in the shelter. Samuel didn't know it, but Allyson was really Lyssa/Nemesis/Nike in disguise. Samuel was in love with this woman. Before this day he thought love at first sight was a myth, but apparently it wasn't. After just staring into space fantasizing about marrying this woman he asked her out on a date and she accepted with a huge smile on her face.
The date went very well, and actually ended up in Samuel's bed. But apparently Allyson didn't think the same. The next morning she was gone. Sure Samuel was a little sad and it did damage his ego a little bit, but he didn't think much of it.
In about 9 months Samuel came back from school and found a baby carriage with a note attached to it. It read:
"Samuel, I miss you and I always will but you must know something. I will never be able to see you again, and this is your daughter. She was born on April 3, 1995. You can name her, I couldn't even think about her without thinking about you, which makes me depressed. Please don't give her away to some orphanage. You need to keep her. I know that sounds crazy, but believe me. Oh yeah, there's one last thing. I'm a goddess. And you're child is a demigod. After she...um...well gets attacked by a monster you have to bring her to Camp Half-Blood. Camp Half-Blood is a sanctuary for demigods like her. Remember, I love you ~Allyson"
This note caught Samuel off guard a little bit, he even started to tear up. He didn't know what to do, but then he eventually made up his mind. After a half-hour drive, Samuel and his unnamed daughter made their way to Samuel's mother's house in Massapequa, New York.
Samuel's mother's name was Diane. She was a very sweet old woman. Diane was ecstatic about her new born granddaughter, but instantly wanted to meet her mother. That's when Samuel had to tell her, he knew she wouldn't approve of having a child out of wedlock, but she had to know the truth. Diane wasn't mad at all, she was just too happy that has a grandkid. Samuel then told Diane that she didn't even have a name, and she suggested Layla. Samuel loved it.
As a small child Layla was around Diane most of the time. She had so much fun with her grandma. They would bake cookies together, go shopping at the mall together, and even make home-made films together. They both loved their grandma-granddaughter time together and grew closer and closer. When Layla was 11 her grandma suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Both Samuel and Layla stayed with her until she sadly passed away.
Layla couldn't believe it. She loved her grandma and now she'd never be able to see or talk to her again. To make things worse, Samuel began dating a woman named Sandy who Layla could't stand. Even months after the death of her grandmother she was still acting depressed. Sandy of course suggested to bring her to a doctor and Samuel did. That day Layla was diagnosed with Depression.
Sandy was a nurse practitioner originally from Denver, Colorado. She moved to Long Island after graduating from NYU and wanting to settle down in a suburban area near the city. Layla couldn't stand Sandy. She was mean, rude, and even verbally abused Layla when Samuel wasn't around to hear it. Sometimes Sandy would even look like a monster and hurt Layla physically, but she would always somehow escape to her neighbor's house. Of course Layla tried to tell her father that his girlfriend would do that but he didn't believe her. Sadly, when Layla was 14 Sandy and Samuel decided to get married.
Layla was the flower girl at the wedding which was very humiliating considering she was 15 at the time, but what was strange was that none of Sandy's relatives were there. Neither were her friends. It was like she didn't have any. She never spoke about them either. This was when Layla started to become very suspicious of Sandy.
One day when Layla was 15 and Samuel was at work, Sandy approached her. Layla didn't want to talk to her "mother" and she knew Sandy didn't want to talk to her either. Out of nowhere Sandy transformed to some sort of creature with fangs and animal-legs. She then started to attack Layla and almost bit her. Layla grabbed the thing closest to her, a steak knife from her kitchen counter and stabbed Sandy in the heart. She exploded into gold dust all over the kitchen floor. That's when Samuel came home. At first he was furious at Layla for spilling gold dust all over the floor but then it all clicked. She just killed Sandy, and Sandy was a monster. Her face has flashed from human to monster to him before but he ignored it and just thought it was his imagination, it wasn't. He then brought Layla to Camp Half-Blood, explaining everything on the way. That's when Layla became a seasonal camper coming only during summers, but when she was 17 she became a year-round camper.
Weapons: A Celestial Bronze mace named κυνικός or Canine.
Sorry if it's too long21:34, August 6, 2012 (UTC) Don't think it'd take a year for the baby to show up
it wasn't a year12:35, August 7, 2012 (UTC)
How did she get to 17 with no monster attacks?
sorry i didn't fix this recently, i was on vacation, but fixed it now13:54, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
You implied she only escapes most of the time, which means she didn't always escape.
sorry fixed it13:21, August 14, 2012 (UTC)
Ok but the thing is, 17 is really quite old to have escaped/avoided all monster attacks
fixed it13:30, August 16, 2012 (UTC)
Why did the god just go into the shelter? ~17:20, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
she was looking for someone to have a kid with17:53, August 17, 2012 (UTC)
How did she make it to fifteen with no attack?
she was 14 during her first attack03:13, August 18, 2012 (UTC)