Adriana Machiavelli lived in Verona since she was a child. She loved meeting new people and hanging out with them, so she was relatively social. However, when she was just 16, she was walking through a field and suddenly saw someone older than her sitting, sleeping. Being as curious as she herself was, she walked up to him, and sat next to him, waiting for him to wake up. She didn't know why she was doing this really, the guy emitted some kind of aura that she just loved. Eventually, Adriana dozed off into a long dream.
When she woke up, she was sitting in a chair. But definitely not any chair she knew. She looked around for any clues of what had just happened. She saw the guy that was in the field. He looked Irish, and she had never met someone like that. She asked why she was brought there and he answered that when he woke up, he had seen her next to him and at late night, so he had decided to take her with him. He presented himself as Monroe.
He invited her to stay over the rest of the night, and she accepted. She asked him so many questions, and he could only answer some, so the next day, she went at the midst of night to Monroe's house again to try and push him into the questions, hoping one day he would answer. What she didn't know was that she was pushing herself into Monroe and one day, they ended up doing it.
She returned the next day with him, and to her surprise, he was gone. Only a note took his place. It answered all of her questions and said that he was really Morpheus. He also explained about her having a demigod when her pregnancy finished, which now were news to her as she didn't know she was pregnant. Morpheus also left one dream catcher earring inside the note. He said to give it to the child when he or she was 11. He also wrote down the address to camp. It was so much to take in, and people would think she didn't have dignity, so she escaped by her own means to Marseille, France. A new place, a new life.
Since Diana was born, she was curious, a trait she got from her mother. Adriana took very good care of Diana, as she was the only family she had. Diana was taught both Italian and French since little, as her mother thought it would be good for Diana to know her ancestors' language and obviously, the language spoken where they were living.
Diana had some problems at school as her classmates always ended beaten up if they'd mess with her. She also had problems recognizing letters and even some shapes. Sometimes she was even hyperactive and the consequences of those acts were not good, but Adriana was determined to help her. Adriana actually put Diana into a special school, but not much progress was seen anyways.
Since 7 years old, she started archery classes, and surprisingly, she was good at it. When 10, she won the national competition and continued to practice. Maybe her strength with the bow wasn't much, but she had an almost flawless aim.
When she turned 12, she met someone new in her school named Kyle. Soon enough, they befriended and turned into best friends. That same year, Adriana gave her the earring, and since she wasn't too fond of glamourous fashion, she didn't have other pendants, she used the lone earring all the time.
When Diana was 13 and three-quarters, she had her first monster attack. A dracaena. She felt as if her ear was melting, so she pressed on the earring to get it off, but before she could, a bow and a quiver took its place. She immediately knew what to do as she shot an arrow at the snake woman. It dodged the arrow and hissssssed. Get it? Ok no... Well, the dracaena hit Diana in the head with it's trident-like stick and she almost fainted from the pain. Her view seemed to have developed a sudden vignette in her sight. In anger, she shot another arrow, and it pierced the monster's chest. It exploded into dust.
She ran home and told her mother about it and she took her to camp by her car. She stayed in camp for a year and trained before escaping home. She was claimed as a daughter of Morpheus since the first day at camp.
When she was 15 and a half, she fought a hellhound, and although it was somewhat easier to kill the monster, she got more scrapes and minor cuts than last time. She got to kill it by shooting several arrows at it, and suddenly exploded into golden powder from bleeding out. She retrieved her arrows into her quiver and put her earring back.
Some time near after she turned 16, a harpy found her and this time, she fought hard against the monster. She got a huge gash in her thigh and infuriated, she shot an arrow that went right through the bird-woman's head. When she got home, she was limping and couldn't hide the cut. Adriana asked what happened and Diana answered the truth. Then her mother explained her godly heritage. It all made sense now. Her mother took care of the cut, and after some time, it left a scar, but nothing very severe.
One night, when she was almost 17, she was walking through the street, Kyle bumped into Diana, they both fell to the ground. He looked at her and then they saw some stymphalian birds. She used her bow and arrows and shot two, Kyle could only kill one.
They were both demigods. They talked about their history. For years they didn't know about this from each other.
Getting to Camp:
Diana and Kyle, went to camp by themselves. They had, surprisingly, no monster attacks on the way to camp. They took a plane to New York and then a cab to Camp, with the address Kyle had on the paper strip. They were received warmly by the campers. The next day, Diana turned 17.