Sven Thorson, an all-round architect, was going around the grand library for some books to enhance his mind with further designs. He was approached by Mnesmoyne, who had no secrecy of hiding her name and pretended to ask for help in reaching a book on the top shelf. Sven was actually impressed to find a beautifully mature woman with such an unusual name and spent time with her then leaving her wit his calling card. Of course, Mnemosyne had a crush on this man since the first meeting, but called telling him she found him a client; Soon it was like this for months, Sven started to gain affection for her and wanted her to call for something more than new clients. Sven couldn't take it, it was already a year and decided to confess to her, so he did once their ice skating date was in season; Mnemosyne didn't leave this man broken hearted alright. Their relationship climaxed slowly; Mnemosyne told him she had to leave him----forever. Sven was broken-heart and asked continuously why, but Mnemosyne wouldn't give him the answer. He took a deep breathe in and out as he told Mnemosyne to at least leave him a child; he wants to become a father for Mnemosyne's child. Mnemosyne, who got this sudden request, burst into tears of joy and agreed. For nine months, Mnemosyne told him about her being a goddess as Sven accepted all of this. On Nixon's day of birth, their last day together, Mnemosyne left gifts. She gave him with a watch for himself; Mnemosyne knew Nixon will miss a mother for a long time so she left him a box of all the things she would want to tell him as a mother when he grows up with letters and a book full of what Nixon might face one day even for emotional problems; Unbelievably, she knew he would be a great all-round speaker so she also left him an expensive and costly pen, a pen with unli-ink which is perfect for summoning his main weapon and a journal that never runs out of pages but still look so thin to be able to put in the pocket and opens only for Nixon to store everything he finds important.
Nixon grew up well with a rich and loving father. Soon, two sisters were added to their family and Nixon never felt out of love; he was content and showed his gratefulness in his studies, being the top in his batch. He loved his sisters very much, even if they were half-siblings. The family was also happy and beautiful to Nixon.
Sven gave Nixon the gifts from his mother in due time. He gave him the pen and journal at the age of eight. Nixon immediately loved the gift and used it everyday, writing his secrets like he had his own world. He also learned the magic of these things especially with his weapons. Sven, who saw him practicing, decided to send him into different combat lessons to prepare his son for the demi-god world. Nixon received his box of letters from his mom at the age of 13 and read everything over and over.
Nixon had an affiliation for the art of public speaking and great charisma which landed him a president spot in the student counsel. He would come alive at stage with impromtu and have great memory. His teachers praised him and he was often sent to different places for contests. He was loved and chased by both nerdy and hot girls for his brains and looks with a bonus of a kind heart, but a flaw of being EXTREMELY dense. Often he would go home with tons of girls who secretly admire him, he didn't really know how his family or the girls thought of this. He never really liked any girl more than an infatuation; Normally, a girl he doesn't like confesses to him and the girls who he likes little wont tell him.
Nixon, Hailey, Ida and Sven were happy. Sven was doing well with his company, Nixon was becoming the perfect gentleman, Hailey was quite the looker, and Ida was becoming an excellent dancer. The three children loved their nanny, who was very kind to them. But sadly, all good things must come to an end...
Sven was pitching a design to a big oil company, who decided to turn down his idea. With the weight of three children and a huge company, Sven was starting to fail. Other companys were turning down his ideas. He was no longer the happy, cheerful, rich father. All his ideas were being turned down, they were all just awful. He sold his house, fired all the workers in his house, and bought a small flat in Oslo until they could cope with everything. The children still went to school, of course. Ida was worse than ever though, as she was scared for her father.
One day after school, the three were walking home, when they were attacked by a Sphinx. It wouldn't let them pass, and then opened its mouth and gave them a riddle. 'The man who makes it doesn't want it, the man who wants it doesn't use it. And the man who uses it will never know he has it', the Sphinx said. Hailey quickly said Coffin, and whilst baring it's teeth, moved and let them pass. The three ran home quickly, and told their dad what happened. He decided it was time to tell them. He explained they were demigods. He then told them not to tell anyoe. Whilst Nixon and Hailey didn't, Ida told everyone in her class that her mum was better than theirs, and that she's cooler than the other kids.
Sven, depressed about his failure, started to stop caring about his health. He was becoming worse and worse, and started to take drugs and smoke. He drank close to no water, but drank a ton of booze. He called the children's old nanny, who was a Satyr, to take his children to camp. She arrived, whilst his health was getting to the point where if not helped, it would start to kill him. The nanny packed the kids clothes, and a few of their other possessions, and told them they were going on holiday whilst Daddy was working. The 12 year old Ida, the 15 year old Hailey, and the 16 year old Nixon were all taken to Long Island, and their Nanny took them to camp. Just before they got into camp, they were attacked by a gang of Harpies. The nanny took out two swords and some daggers, and threw them to the kids. Hailey and Nixon got closer to the gang and stabbed them with the swords, whilst Ida climbed up a tree and threw knifes, most of them landing in the Harpies' heads. The rest dropped to the floor, and Hailey and Nixon used them as Ida hid in the tree. Nanny took out her own sword, and told the kids to run into camp. Ida jumped out of the tree, was caught by Hailey, and they all ran into camp, and were quickly claimed.