Marlene Mayland was a 22 year old woman, she had an estranged relationship with her older brother Alec and his twin sister Alice. Marlene was a very pushy and narrow minded Christian. She believed that there was only one true god, anyone who thought otherwise was a sinner and belonged in Hell. Alec and Alice were secretly demigods, children of Apollo who lived their lives with freedom and enjoyment. While Marlene was rather strict and boring, disgusted with her siblings lived their lives.
But Marlene was a radiant woman nonetheless, Eros felt strongly about this. Even to the point where he went to the church just to meet Marlene and use his powers to infatuate her easily. But being the Christian she was, she believed strongly in waiting before marriage. Eros was disgusted by this, but after a few dates he managed to seduce her enough and coax her into sex. A simple task for the mischievous god of love who parted ways with her this morning.
Marlene was incredibly angry and disgusted with herself for committing such a sin and giving into temptation. Once she found out she was pregnant, she thought this was her god punishing her. She reluctantly gave birth a baby boy 9 months later, naming him Matthew. She thought the best thing she could do is raise him to live a virtuous life.
Growing up, Matthew was forced to read the Bible repeatedly and go to church with his mother all the time. Marlene was also very strict with him about his grades. When he was studying the Bible, he was studying textbooks as well. All this somewhat stressed him out, making it hard for him to bond with other children. He wasn’t even allowed to watch TV.
This was his life until he was 8, Marlene began getting sick and had to leave Matthew in the care of his aunt and uncle. Every time he got to visit them, he watched cartoons, played video games and ate all the junk food he could handle. It was freedom and the young demigod wanted more.
Sadly two years later, Marlene passed away from breast cancer. Matthew was definitely sad, but for some reason. He felt like he was just released from prison, like a large weight was lifted off his shoulders. Alice and Alec were more than happy to take him in, he had fun like a child should. He couldn’t have been happier of course. When he was 12, they even let him legally change his name to Jace. Never even remotely liking the name Marlene gave him.
At this point, he began giving off a scent. Alice and Alec were more than able to handle any monsters that threatened them. But when Jace was chased by a pack of Telekhines, the twins quickly dispatched him and realized he was a demigod as well. Now this combined scent attracted more monsters, but Jace was quickly trained by his aunt and uncle. So for the next few years, the handful of attacks he received wasn’t much of an issue.
As he grew, Jace had a strong interest in comics. It became somewhat of an addiction in fact, but the twins had no issues financing it. Already being used to not having friends, Jace retreated into these worlds of fiction. Being older, Jace began to find it weird how Alice and Alec would be strict about their “alone time”. But whenever Jace asked questions, he was offered a new batch of comics or a new video game. So he simply forgot about their mysterious activities.
When was 15, he was pulling an allnighter. He was far too busy with his Playstation 4 to hear strange sounds coming from Alice’s room. When he stopped to get a glass of water, he even heard moans and strange comments. He had caught his aunt and uncle making love, Alice and Alec had a secret incestous relationship for some time. Jace was shocked, disgusted and didn’t talk to either of them for a week after the incident. Saying he was turned off from sex was an understatement…
After they told Jace he was a demigod, they began telling him about stories from their times at camp. But he wasn’t too interested, it was just too awkward between them. So he asked his aunt and uncle to take him to camp and that they did. Easily able to handle any monsters on the way. So a boy who barely had any friends or a social life was surrounded by strangers...