The Huntingtons were one of the most prominent families in the entrepreneurial arena of 20th Century America. Having Italian-French roots, the family was known to have had humble migrant beginnings during the 1800s, when a series of businesses and industries of their own making rose through the ranks and became successful. This trend went on until the 1990s, when ownership of most of their properties were transferred to Elijah Huntington II - the family's last and only heir.
Elijah II was not the most responsible person. In fact, he grew up with pretty much everything handed to him. In short, he was severely spoilt, and this did not bide well for the family's future and continuity, especially since Eli - as he liked to be called - was a brat and wanted nothing to do with taking over the business and managing the assets. All he cared about was spending money for his own accords, which heavily involved, alcohol, sex, and illegal drugs.
This attitude - probably - is what attracted the god of wealth, Plutus, to him. Disguised as a fellow trust fund baby of the same age, the god began his plan to seduce Eli in a club in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They met on the dance floor, and well, one thing led to another, and er, you get the gist. Unlike most godly-mortal relationships though, theirs did not end with just a one night stand. Eli and Plutus continued seeing each other, much to the chagrin of Eli's parents because, well, how could you produce a child - an heir, really - in a same sex relationship? Little did they know, though, that Greek gods are completely capable of birthing legitimate offspring, despite being both male. They are gods, after all. And so, that was exactly what happened.
Much to Eli's surprise, Plutus appeared before him one day, carrying a child on his arms. Naturally, Eli found it hard to understand because, how exactly is this possible? Plutus provided him with a long and thorough explanation, but still, the mortal couldn't quite process it. With a sigh - and really, without much more he can do - Plutus left the child in Eli's care and went on to search for his next conquest.
The child was named Elijah Huntington III, after his father's own namesake, and was accepted well into the family. Eli's parents thought that the child was a blessing, and they couldn't be happier, especially because Plutus stopped seeing their son, and that he has been "cured". At last, they have an heir, one which they assumed was born from an affair, since they also had no idea that Plutus was a Greek god and that both he and Eli are the biological fathers. Regardless, Eli's parents raised Elijah well and groomed him to become the heir of all their riches - something that they have failed to do with Eli the first time around.
Eli, on the other hand, grew distant with his child as each they passed. He was heartbroken, and hurt that Plutus left him. He was barely around during much of Elijah's childhood, laundering out and about the city, establishing crazed sexual relations with random strangers, and even had a streak of drug-use and alcoholism. Thankfully enough, Elijah was never abused by his father, but he grew increasingly sorrowed as the years passed as he longed for his father's company.
Elijah was spoiled by his grandparents. He was homeschooled for the most part, and like many of the privileged rich young men out there, he was trained in the arts - music, painting, poetry, etc. - as well as athletics. Elijah grew up to be quite the intellectual, smart and well-mannered, knowledgeable about numerous facts of the world. He also became a polyglot, having mastered no less than ten different languages, and still in the process of learning more. However, he wasn't a very happy kid. He felt ignored and abandoned by his own father, and he has no idea where his other parent is. He would spend a lot of nights awake, sitting on the mansion's roof and just stare at the sky while he let his tears fall from his eyes. Eventually, he learned to transform all of this pent up anger and sorrow into studying more, and mastering different crafts until he was almost on genius-level. He was lauded with praise by his grandparents and his peers, and they were happy for him. But he wasn't for himself.
The next series of events would not prove to be helpful to Elijah's state of mind, either. It was his grandmother who first died, succumbing to cancer, and his grandfather followed around two years later. He never really got over his spouse's death, and some speculate that he died of sadness and heartache. Well, Elijah's not too far from going down that same path - considering the only two people who ever really cared about him were gone. He was thirteen at that time, and is yet to encounter a monster. He still had no idea about his true heritage and well, if the time comes, that could be really troublesome. Eli never bothered to tell Elijah about his other parent, and ever since his parents died, he grew even more distant from his own son.
They did switch residences though, after the passing of Elijah's grandfather when he was still thirteen. They moved into a beach mansion in the Hamptons in Long Island for a fresh start - a simple change of scenery. While there, a satyr working for Camp Half-Blood, Raphael, sniffed out Elijah's scent and immediately made his way towards the demigod. Security was heavy, though, and he had to apply as a "gardener" in order to gain access to the mansion grounds. One night, when Elijah went downstairs to get a drink, he was surprised to see a Telkhine that came from the beach standing there, on the marble counter, ready to strike. The son of Plutus screamed in shock, and was heard by Raphael who was staying in the servants' quarters. The monster attacked Elijah and he sustained some injuries, however, he was saved by the satyr in the last minute who threw a celestial bronze knife straight into the Telkhine's head. Elijah was understandably panicked and could barely breath - unable to process what took place in front of him. As smart as he was, he never would have expected that something like this would be true. The commotion attracted the attention of Eli, who scampered downstairs, demanding to know what the commotion was. Raphael introduced himself as a satyr, and asked if he could bring Elijah back to Camp Half-Blood. The son of Plutus caught on quick, and upon learning of his true heritage, wanted to go right then and there. He was lonely, and well, it's not like he has company in their large house, anyways. Eli was angered, though, and refused to let Elijah go despite his son's pleas. All of this reminded him of Plutus, and he would rather not go there, so, he shut Raphael out and kicked him out of the house.
Elijah began despising his father after that, like, really despising him. He resented him for not letting him go to Camp, and for all the times he was ignored and felt like he was abandoned by his own father. He started to devise a plan to run away, in close collaboration with Raphael who kept sneaking letters into the mansion by throwing them over the high walls. One letter taught Elijah how to send Iris Messages, in case of emergencies, and another one taught him all about Celestial Bronze and other metals deadly to monsters. Elijah did research on his own, and began training for self-defense, while Raphael kept a close watch on the mansion with his other satyr friends, who made sure to kill any monster who went nearby.
Meanwhile, Eli's father increased the tightness of security as the years went by, suspecting that his son would want to run away. He began hiring top-notch bodyguards, and implemented a strict bedroom curfew for Elijah, which only made his son hate him more. He didn't care, though. At this point, he could barely think rationally. All he knew was that he couldn't let Elijah leave the mansion.
Things came to a head a few years later, when Elijah turned seventeen. He couldn't take his father's ways anymore, and finally decided that he would run away. He concocted the perfect plan to escape, and sent IMs to Raphael so they could collaborate. The satyr was able to send him a couple of sleep-inducing needles created by a son of Hecate, and transported to him via magic. He used them to lull all the bodyguards to sleep. As he was making his way to the front door, though, his father appeared out of nowhere and grabbed onto him. They wrestled and fought, Elijah struggling to get away. His father wouldn't let him go, even as he cried and pleaded, he still wouldn't let him go. Out of impulse and adrenaline, Elijah grabbed a celestial bronze dagger that Raphael entrusted him, and stabbed his father on the abdomen. He was shocked by his own actions, and wished he could take it back, but it was too late. Before Eli died in his arms though, he uttered an apology to his son, which promptly left the son of Plutus in tears.
Elijah headed straight to Camp after that, even after inheriting all of his family's fortune. He needed some time to be away from the mansion, some time to clear his head, and he hoped he could find that at Camp Half-Blood. For the first few days, he stayed at Hermes' Cabin, but not until after he was claimed by the god Plutus himself. After that, he was informed that a new cabin would be constructed for him, and that he would be the new Head Counselor, considering he's the first child of Plutus - at least the first ever claimed one - to set foot on Camp grounds.