Small specks of white snow fell slowly to the ground, gathering on the floor and mainly covering the green grass that normally shown on other days. While walking through this snow, August Maverick, left footprints in his path. The mortal man was simply on a walk, enjoying the cold weather - unlike many of the tribe members back home. With his left hand stretched out, the male attempted to catch snowflake but, they just melted in his hands. With this August softly chuckled, a small smile tugging at the corner of his lips. Suddenly, a young girl came out from behind the trees.
“August! Abby instructed me to come find you, something about the Summoning.” The young girl voiced as she began walking back towards the Tribes camping sight.
August knew exactly what the girl was speaking of and with the ending of her words, he began to follow closely behind. Did Abby really think the god of the north winds would respond to their prayers? He probably had more important things to do - didn’t he? He knew they had to try though, the future of the tribe was at stake and even though this was the 21st century and the tribe members could probably find other homes - this tribe was the only home they knew. Each member thought of each other as family, if one was in trouble then everyone else was too. Time seemed to skip for August because before he knew it, he was back at the camp sight and he could see the various tents and bonfires set up around the area, even trained wolves to stand guard at every corner.
“Excuse me but do you know where Abby is?” August asked a passing member of the tribe, the member pointing to a house, made of wooden planks, that stood in the middle of the area - the house probably being the biggest one there. With a small smile and a quick nod, August walked off to the building and pushed open the current that covered the opening. Upon walking in, the mortal noticed that other members of the tribe were in the building and sitting on the floor. The main person he noticed being the tribe's leader who sat on a throne like chair, somewhere off to the right of the room. A small frown shown on his face as he saw the leader but, he pushed his thoughts aside and began scanning the room for Abby. Finally his eyes landed on the women and he instantly smiled, Abby had always been a good friend to August - especially when it came to his sexuallity. She was the tribe member who didn’t care for it at all, she only cared about him and that was it.
Seeing as how Abby was already in the middle of a speech, August decided to stand in the back of the room and watch as the shaman spoke. Everything she had been saying wasn’t exactly a surprise, seeing as Abby had told him everything long before. While staying silent, the mortal simply just watched the other members of the tribe, watching as their almost everyone’s expressions turned to one of fright. After some time, Abby finished talking and everyone was dismissed. After, August attempted to talk with the shaman but, he lost her in the crowd and he couldn’t seem to find her after the crowd had dispersed. With this he went to his own home and waited for Abby to summon him once again whenever he was needed.
Finally, the sky turned from blue to black and August was now making his way back over to the leader's house. He wasn’t sure how things were going to go and honestly he thought of not going but, he knew he couldn’t leave Abby in her time of need - especially when he knew how scared she was. After some time the man made it to the “town square”, were members of the tribe stood in a circle and in the center was Abby - performing her ritual. One minute, two minutes, three minutes, four…. For a while nothing seemed to happen until suddenly, a gust of cold wind blew through and now standing in front of Abby was Boreas - God of the north winds.
“Who dares summon me?” Boreas spoke in a language that August recognized to be french. He definitely didn’t expect a greek god to show up speaking french and from the looks of it, neither did Abby. “Boreas, Oh great master of the north winds. We summoned you to plead for your kindness…” August watched as the god just glared at Abby and continued to watch until the women fell to her knees. With this, the mortal decided to push his way through the crowd - standing just behind Abby and setting a hand on her shoulder once he was able to reach her.
“Lord Boreas… We summon you here today to ask for your mercy.” August stated in french, which caused the wind god to soften up his glare - instead now he slightly smile. “Finally someone who summons me can speak French.” Boreas responded while looking around the circle, still unsure as to why he was here. “Now, why am i here?” He asked, his gaze landing straight back onto August.
“We have been warned that great northern winds are to come and bring the harshest of winter, Lord Boreas” August bean to say, pausing for a bit - examining the Greek gods expressions before continuing. “We call you here today in hope that you will spare us of these harsh wind.” With this boreas only stared at August, causing the mortal man to feel worried. Maybe he had offended Boreas in some way? Finally, after what seemed like hours for August but, was really only a few minutes - Boreas began to speak.
“What can you offer me in return?” Boreas asked with a raised eyebrow. The god already knew what he wanted but, he wanted to see what the tribe was willing to give up. Of course, August took a few minutes to respond - turning to his fellow tribe members and repeating what boreas had said back in english. Upon hearing what boreas had to say, the tribe members began to shout out offerings. Some offered food, some offered money, August could have sworn he heard someone offer their own life. From the looks of it though, Boreas didn’t seem to like any of the ideas.
“My Lord, we don’t have much to offer.... We are a small tribe.” August finally answered. “But, whatever you want from us, i’m sure we can find some way to give it to you.” He finished and once again waited for Boreas’ response.
“I’ll agree to spare your tribe of my northern winds but, only if you agree to spend one night with me… one night only and i will spare your tribe.” Boreas’ answered in french, like he had been doing this whole time, which made August feel relief because no one else in the crowd could understand him. It wasn’t like boreas was bad looking, as a matter of fact - August had noticed the god was very handsome. “Ok… I’ll do it.” August smiled before he turned to Abby and whispered in her ear. “Everything is going to be ok…” After this he smiled at her and stood up to address the crowd. “Boreas has agreed to spare our tribe… Everything is going to be fine!” Everyone began to cheer and celebrate - August taking this time to slip out of the crowd and make his way towards his home, where he was to meet Boreas.
Upon getting there, August entered his house and immediately noticed Boreas standing in the room. Without saying anything else, August allowed for Boreas to take his offering.
Birth: A few months had passed since the summoning of Boreas and everyone in the ribe was as happy as could be, including August. Hs night with boreas wasn’t exactly romantic but, it was one night the mortal man would remember. After a long day night finally came and August took this time to head back towards his house. Upop arriving, he slid open the door and stared into the room where he and boreas had done it just a few months ago. A slight smile came across his face as his mind flashed memories of the night. Suddenly, the sound of a baby's cry fill the room and August was snapped back to reality. “Hello?” He called out into the dark room which he realized wasn’t such a smart idea if the person was a child - how would it call back? With this August walked fully into his house and began look around the area, turning on a lantern that was on his table to light up the room.
Just as the light filled the room, August was able to see a small basket sitting on the top of his bed, a night pinned to the handle of it. Curious, he went to grab the note and began to read it.
This may seem impossible due to the both of us being male but, the child before you is ours. Being a god, i can basically do anything - anything including being able to change my anatomy for a short while so that this would be possible. I realize we hadn’t spent much time together and we only had one night with one another but, you don’t know how long i had been watching you for. Walking in the snow that my northern winds created and just your beauty alone was enough to make me want you for myself. when you summoned me, i took my chance and now i leave you with our child - a parting gift from me so that you may always remember me.
~ Sincerely, Boreas”
Note: There was probably stuff about camp and him being a demigod in there also but, am to lazy to write it all out.
August lifted up the sheet that was covering the basket and saw a beautiful child lying inside. A light smile had some across his face. August had always wanted a child of his own but, with his sexuality and living with a small tribe there didn’t seem like much hope for having one. Now he did have one and he swore to protect the boy at any cost.
Julian grew up a normal and happy childhood, alongside his best friend Kyle. With their parents being such close friends, the two easily clicked themselves and would spend most days together, playing, adventuring, etc etc. On some occasions the leader’s son, whos name was Jasper, decided to hang around with them as well despite his father hating Julian and Kyle. It was always a mystery as to why Fernando, the leader of the tribe, hated the two boys but - Julian decided to stay away from him as much as possible.
As time passed by, the boys were growing up and August decided it would be a good idea to train them to be good fighters. He had to notify the leader of his idea of course so, one day he came up to him:
“I think our sons are already old enough to learn how to fight. I want permission to train them. I can train your son too if you want.”
Fernando looked at the man in front of him. This filthy man wanted to train HIS son? “Fine train your boys. But my son will be personally trained by me and nobody else, am i understood?” the leader said with a cold look on his face. August nodded and the next day the training of the two boys would begin.
August gathered the boys in the woods outside. “Now before we begin our training you have to choose a weapon. It’s important that you’re comfortable with the weapon and not scared of it. There will be times when this weapon will be your best friend.” The mortal said with a chuckle and Opened a big wooden chest. Inside, the boys saw various weapons with different sizes and shapes.
“Don’t worry, take your time” August told the boys and let them browse through the fighting equipment. Julian rummaged through the chest, unable to find anything he like - that is until he reached the bottom of the chest and spotted a disruptor ninja sword. unlike most ninja swords this one was made of a bronze-like metal (Celestial bronze), probably a weapon the tribe had come across in their many years together traveling.
“I like this one” he said while picking up the sword and moving it around in the air a bit. When Julian turned around he noticed kyle had already picked out his own weapon of choice.
“Great!” August said “Then lets begin”
First Monster Attack/Others:
2 months passed since August started training the boys. Occasionally even Jasper join them but that was rare and in secret because of his father. On one of those rare occasions the three boys decided to take a walk in the woods after their training session was finished.
“Ahh today was tiring” Kyle exclaimed at his two friends. Jasper and Julian agreed when suddenly something pushed Kyle about a meter from his friends and pinned him to a tree. It was a big woman-like creatures with big wings and claws. Kyle didn’t have time to think. He just pulled his daggers and used them to keep the monster away. But the harpy didn’t give up. She was still trying to harm the boy by swinging her big claws, almost reaching his face. Then suddenly the monster exploaded and covered Kyle in gold dust. In its place Julian was standing with his sword raised in his hand, also covered in dust. “Wh-What just happened? What was that thing!?!” Kyle said in surprise. “Most importantly why did it want to kill you?” Julian replied. All three of them were scared and didn’t know what to do.
When the boy returned to the tribe’s camp sight they decided to tell their parents what happened.
After Julian came to August and told him everything, August wasn’t sure what to do. Should he tell his son of his heritage or should he try to protect him more by keeping it a secret. Not wanting to make his son feel like an insane person, August simply said he believed him and that it would be best if he stay close to home from now on - not telling him anything about his heritage for the time being. Now confused and frustrated with the situation, August paced around in his house - still unsure of what to do. Finally though, Abby came into the room and handed him a necklace. She explained everything that it would do. From how it would help mask the boys scents, however it would only help a bit and all about the things Nana was setting up around the village as well. August then promised to make sure the boys never took the jewelry off.
Last Monster Attack:
With the help they received from Nana, August and Abby decided they wouldn’t tell the boys anything - despite wanting to. It was for their own safety after all. Years had now passed and without August or Abby knowing, the boys continued to get attack at least once a year - a couple years even getting attacked twice. With training from August, the necklace and set-ups the only monsters that attacked the boys were easy leveled ones and they were able to defeate them. Everyone they encounter got easier and easier, and they even had the help of Jasper who was a clear sighted mortal - although he would mainly help distract the monsters since he had no celestial bronze weapons. Unlike the first time the boys were attack, they decided to keep these monster attacks a secret, mainly because of how everyone looked at them when they told them about the first monster. Everyone thought they had gone crazy and it even put some stress on their parents so, they decided to keep the attack to themselves.’
Now at the age of 17, they boy had just finished a day of training with August - Jasper being with them on this day. It was rare but Jasper liked being around and the monster attacks made all three boys grow closer and closer. To celebrate the first win against August, the three boys decided to adventure outside the camping ground - having no specific destination but just looking for some fun. By now, the necklaces had lost the little power they had and now the boys scents were stronger than ever. After some time outside the village, the boys decided it would be a good idea to head back home, since it was getting a bit dark.
Now walking back, the boys were talking and laughing together when suddenly - they heard the sound of branches breaking and slithering not to far away. The boys stopped in their tracks, each one of the looking in different direction to see if they could spot anything.
“Do you guys see anything?” Julian asked and to that both boy responded with similar no’s. By now Julian had already brought out his weapon and continued to look around, trying to see past the trees. Nothing so far until…. Something flew out of the bushes. It slithered in circles before turning towards the boys and hissing it fangs at them. Julian quickly turned twords the beast and watched it with catioun, waiting for it to attack. Instead it did nothing but watched the three boy, probably trying to figure out how to kill them all in one attack. Julian was nervous, he always was when a monster came to attack and this was a monster he had never seen before. After what seem liked hours of the boys and the monster staring eachother down, the beast slithered towards them with a great amount of agility. Suddenly, Julian’s weapon was on the ground and he was knocked over - Kyle being on the ground as well and Jasper….. Jasper was now in the Lamiai’s snake like body, gasping for air.
As quick as they could, Kyle and Julian jumped up - scrambling for their weapons before turning towards the beast. “Let him go!” Julian shouted, raising his weapon up to the Lamiai. The beast only responded with a hiss and continued to tighten hher grip on Jasper, his face now turning red. To distract the monster, Julian shouted and swiped her, giving Kyle the chance to cut her on the arm and release Jasper from her grip. The boys began to fight the beast off, including Jasper and it was a hard fight. So hard that all boys were thrown to the floor, the Lamiai now slithering over to both Julian and Kyle who were knocked down in the same area. Jasper, who had grow very close to the boys, noticed the dager they were in and began running towards them. Just before the monster could jump and slice their throats, Jasper jumped in front of them - taking the blow of the beasts claws and instantly dying. “NO!!!” Both Julian and Kyle shouted as they forced themselves up and killed the beast off with all their anger.
Only after the Beast had burst into dust did the boys run over to Jasper’s side. He was dead, it was to late to do anything for him. Julian picked up the boy in his arms and the two made their way back to the village, blood streaming from their faces and julian's clothes were now soaked in Jaspers blood as well. Upon entering the village, the tribe members circled around them-gasping and murmuring while doing so. Fernando, who noticed the commotion made his way outside and once outside, he noticed the dead body of his own son. His screams filled the air as he moared for his son, anger and saddness building up in him. Finally, the leader looked up to Julian and Kyle and said to simple word. “Get Out.” The two boys looked at him with shocked and confused looks. “You killed my son! And if you don’t leave… I’m going to kill you” Nothing else had to be said for the boys to run to their homes and tell their parents everything.
Getting to Camp:
Quickly, Julian ran over to his house and barged into it while breathing heavily. Upon getting there and reaching his father, Julian could do nothing but break down and cry in his fathers arms. “What wrong Julian?” August asked in a worried expression, scared of what his son might tell him. After calling his emotions, Julian told everything to his father and how Jasper was killed by a monster - one of the many monsters that had been attacking them through the years. It was then that August decided to tell his son of his heritage, feeling horrible that he had noticed anything before and that he had kept everything a secret for so long. “There’s something i have to tell you Julian.” With that, August explained everything. From the winter that threatened their tribe and from boreas and himself having Julian, despite them both being males. The only explanation he could give was that Boreas was a greek deity and could do just about anything he wanted. “I’m a demigod son of Boreas?” Julian said at the end of his father’s full story.
It wasn’t exactly the hardest thing to believe for the boy, considering all the monster attacks that they had been through - and the occasional burst of their powers that would come and go. Julian also understood why his father had to keep this from him. Now knowing about camp, Julian began to pack a bag and once done he and his father went to the camp’s main entrance - waiting for Kyle to show up so that they could both leave for Camp. Finally, Julian’s best friend did show up and the two set off for camp - only after having their proper goodbyes with their parents.
With proper directions, supplies and the occasional monster attack, the boys finally made it to camp in a matter of a couple of weeks - considering they were already in america and possible closer to camp then they thought. Upon arrival, the boys stumbled into the borders Julian being claimed as a son of Boreas and Kyle being claimed as a son of Astraeus.