Lynn Davies was one of those women who liked living life to the full. She had a stable job as a model and enjoyed spending her free time doing whatever she wanted. She had nothing to weigh her down. However when she was 25, she finally met someone who she could see herself with for a very long time. This man was James Truscott. James and Lynn eventually married two years later; the marriage was fine at the beginning. Lynn still had her job as a model and James his job as a famous businessman. But soon James began to get paranoid, Lynn was a beautiful woman. Why did she choose him? He thought constantly. Eventually he became so paranoid that he forced her to quit her job and stay in the house.
James changed quickly; he became more possessive over Lynn. Lynn was heartbroken and even started to hate James. One day when Lynn was out ‘shopping’, she met Dionysus. He liked her for her free spirit and her beauty. Lynn secretly met Dionysus over time and she fell pregnant after a while. Lynn was terrified of what James might do if he found out the child wasn’t his. Dionysus decided he couldn’t tell her the truth about himself, it would make things worse. It broke Dionysus’s heart when he had to leave her, but he had no choice. Ashley was born on the 19th January 1994. James never knew that he wasn’t Ashley’s father, Lynn hid it well.
James started to turn back to himself when Ashley was born, he became kinder and even persuaded Lynn to try and get another job. He absolutely adored Ashley and loved her more than anything. Lynn felt horribly guilty but knew she couldn’t tell him the truth. Ashley became a complete ‘daddy’s girl’ as Lynn couldn’t even bond with her properly. By the time Ashley was 7 years old, James noticed that she had a great singing voice and tried to make sure she went for talent shows or whatever else so she could display her voice. Ashley loved making James happy and having the attention on her whenever she sang. Lynn however ignored her daughter’s talent; she tried to ignore her daughter completely to be honest.
When Ashley was about 10, James and Lynn were having yet another heated argument. Ashley sat at the top of the stairs and listened like she usually did, they always used to argue about small things. However this time they were arguing over Ashley, her name being mentioned numerous times. Finally Lynn said the truth, that James wasn’t Ashley’s father.
A few months after this event, James and Lynn got divorced. Ashley was no longer allowed contact with James and nor did he want contact. Ashley was forced to live with Lynn, much to Ashley’s despair. Lynn treated Ashley horribly, blaming her for the divorce as well as other things.
Ashley hated being at home and tried to stay out of the house as much as possible. She also became rebellious at school, getting detentions and what not. By the time Ashley was 13, she got attacked by a monster. Ashley was terrified and had no idea what to do. Luckily there was a Satyr in her school that day, he found Ashley and the monster and helped her defeat it.
The Satyr explained to her that she was a Demigod, about everything. Ashley believed him, it explained a lot but she wasn’t ready to go to camp. The Satyr tried to convince her but she cut him off, he understood and gave her his hairpin which turned into a simple set of Bow and Arrows.
Ashley was angry at everyone now, the gods and her mother. She had lost her father and forced to live with a mother who hated her. Ashley carried on thinking this way, wanting to get revenge somehow. However since she couldn’t think of any way, she decided to keep being rebellious just to irritate her mother. She carried this on for a while, staying out late and misbehaving in school.
Ashley was kicked out of school usually by the end of each school year, so monsters found it hard to keep track of her. By the time Ashley was 17, she was out late partying with a group of friends when she was attacked by a small group of Harpies. Ashley still had her bow and arrows but she was easily outmatched.
However a group of Demigods came to her rescue and helped her defeat the Harpies. Ashley at first assumed they were from the camp which she had no love for, but they was from the Broken Covenant. They explained about their beliefs and she quite liked the idea. She decided to join the BC and went on her way with them.