Born and raised in Blaine Minnesota, Caleb and Isabel Travis grew up hearing the story of how Mason Travis met their mother, who Mason had no trouble knowing who she was. This is how it went...
Mason Travis had gone out one night to a bar, which also happened to be a strip club. His fiance had left him for another guy she had been seeing for a while and he just found out through a good friend of his. Anyways, he was there to drown his sorrows. While he was drunk he got pulled out onto the dance floor by a few women. Eventually, he was pushed up onto the strip stage (that's what he told his kids anyways) and decided to have a little fun.
Mason had been seeing through the mist since he was a little kid, as his grandma had been a demigod. She taught him about the Greek world and all its inhabitants. Sadly seeing through the mist was all he had inherited.
Anyways, back to the story. While Mason was having fun, a sure, confident women came to him. Through his drunken state, he saw somehow that she was a goddess, but he was too out of it to tell which one. The goddess, who could tell that Mason knew she was, took a special interest in him, and led him to a back room for a small one night stand. Hedone left after that night, only to return to Mason 5 months later with a little boy and a little girl in her arms.
She left him open-mouthed at the door, holding the twins while she disappeared, never to be seen by Mason again. He grew angry at the goddess, but looking down at the twins softened his heart. He decided to keep the twins, instead of putting them in foster care.
Growing up, Isabel and Caleb were best friends. They shared everything and did everything together. They shared all their toys with each other, took baths together until they were five, they told secrets late at night when they thought Mason couldn't hear them, which he could.
Caleb and Isabel grew up seeing through the mist, and Mason told them all about what they were when they were 10 because he didn't want them to get attacked without knowing what was going on.
The twins showed an interest in partners at a young age. Isabel was always gushing about a boy in her class, while Caleb was always spending time with one girl, eventually moving onto another. Isabel started Gymnastics when she was 3 in a little tumblers class. Caleb got into sports, mainly Football and Baseball, making him even more popular with girls because he became one of the best players on the team in both sports.
Soon Caleb and Isabel were teenagers and that was when the trouble really began. Puberty and Monster attacks made it hard for the twins and Mason. The first monster the twins had to face was when they were twelve and Caleb was walking with Isabel home after she had finished Gymnastics and Mason didn’t want her walking through the streets alone after 7 pm. The twins took a shortcut through an alleyway that Mason told them not to go through, but they were really running late so they disobeyed their father.