Heechul Seonu was the man with no fears. He lived everyday as if it were his last, and ended up gaining a lot of money from all the gambling on his reckless acts of dare. As a demigod who’s seen it all, life no longer held fears for him. To say this perplexed Deimos is an understatement. From above he watched the son of Hebe, always wondering what would inspire his fear. Finally, Deimos came down to Toronto to find that out himself. For a week, he tested Heechul with all kinds of traps, but none brought Heechul fear so much as anger. Deimos then decided to meet the man, in which he revealed himself to the demigod, and asked him the yes, persistent question in his mind. “You’ll have to find out.” Deimos sometimes found these puny demigods to be so annoying.
Surprisingly, Deimos only needed a month to crack Heechul; Heechul’s great fear was love, and he surely fell into that with Deimos. It didn’t matter how he felt back; he was a god, and gods could not, should not, let themselves be so affected by mere mortals. He decided in the end, to leave a piece of himself to Heechul, upon which he discovered Heechul’s second great fear- kids. Yes, Heechul is a man, but let’s be clear about something, Deimos is a /god/. On one of their nights together, he willed his anatomy to...change form a little, so that it were possible to bear children. Deimos disappeared for four month, only to return with two identical twins, his parting gift for Heechul. Heechul thought, maybe, this could be the one time a god could stay. Unfortunately, his third great fear was realized; Deimos would no longer be with him. Heechul took the twins, naming them Rory and Liam.
The twins grew up in a stable house, Heechul having given up his daredevil career to become a trash collector. It paid the bills, and provided for the twins to have a future with a dad.
At an early age, it was discovered that they had adhd. Remembering his time with medicine, Heechul made sure that rather than take that horrid stuff, they control it with physical activity. Unfortunately, Liam didn’t take to sports as well, so he ended up doing art therapy. Rory, on the other hand, loved physical activity. Heechul enrolled him in art classes at the local recreational center; from painting to sculpting though he wasn't good at the latter.
Once they entered school, Liam had a bit of trouble, and his ADHD contribution to it. He ended up being quite the right brain, in that he was excellent at English and art and absolute crap at science and math, Because his brother had the inverse problem, the two tutored each other, like two halves that make a whole. Together, they dominated early school, although most people liked Liam much more, considering Rory wasn’t the nicest of guys. Actually, whole Liam had a lot of ‘friends’. For some odd reason Liam never actually saw them as real friends, just people who wanted to be around him when the time was right. He only saw his brother as one of his friends, though the act he put up was a good one considering everyone believed it. At age seven, Heechul started training them to fight monsters, having told them the truth of the world early on.
At age eight, the close siblings ended up having a life changing encounter. Liam was waiting for his dad to pick him from his art lesson at the local recreational center when his world was literally ripped from him. He was bored and started walking home alone, not such a great idea on his part. Especially not when a guy in a car stopped and grabbed him. The kicking and screaming didn't help either, if anything it made his kidnapper want to shut him up. The man knocked him out and the person who kidnapped him was his father's Ex; Theo.
Theo wasn't entirely mean to Liam, but he did yell at him when he asked about going home, because of course he had no intentions of letting Liam leave. After all he looked like his dad and Theo started to think of him as his own son. In all honesty Theo was a sick person, not only did he treat Liam like his son, but also made Liam call him dad and treat him like they were father and son. Theo would even abuse Liam when he said: “You're not my dad” or something similar. Theo being a demigod he took on training the boy until he was 11, which was also around the time Liam's nightmare came to an end.
Theo. Apparently, Theo had come to rekindle their relationship, which ended after Heechul broke up with him when he realized, after cheating on Theo multiple times, he didn’t love him. Theo wanted Heechul back and missed him, but had reserved pain. So he stole Liam instead. Enraged, Heechul fought Theo, despite him being a son of Ares. Somehow, Heechul managed to kill him, but not without becoming paralyzed at his waist. In one of Theo’s attacks, he managed to break Heechul’s back, which resulted in this. From then on, their training was continued by the satyr family friend. He’d tried to convince Heechul to let him take the twins to camp, but Heechul refused, not wanting his family to ever split again. It is the least the satyr could do to help.
With all the demigods present, it’s no surprise they had an early attack. Maybe a day before, Deimos prepared them. Two matching belts with dark leather that looked blood soaked arrived, with an engraved geom at either side of it. The belt buckles were skulls that, had they not ben so small, could’ve easily been confused with a human’s skull. Directions were provided; should they touch the engravings with the intent of using a sword, a celestial bronze geom would appear in their hands. They each thus got two geoms. The next day, two hell hounds attacked, but the twins were armed. Due to their training, they were able to fend off the monsters, and kill them. It wasn’t easy, but they were prepared. From then on, the twins trained with their swords, able to defeat any monsters that came at them with their increasing prowess.
Liam changed though he had become quite the actor over the years, making everyone believe he was the same as he had been before which wasn't true at all. He let his brother believe they were close, though Liam did want that, he wasn't ready to be close with his family again. As a rule they never spoke of the time they weren’t together; it would only cause a rift. Liam was still the popular one, despite his changes after the kidnapping. His brother just focused on hockey, figuring that was his ticket in life. While he painted what he saw, though many people thought his art to be upbeat and everything in reality it had an underlying meaning, which only Liam saw. In middle school and high school, they performed well, generally getting honor roll. Liam still got better grades than Rory.
When they turned seventeen, another life altering event occurred. While making breakfast, their father suffered a stroke and died. It is believed the stroke is in connection to the old injuries inflicted on him by Theo. Having nowhere else to go, the satyr training them took them to camp half blood, the stuff of legends their father always talked to them about.