Braiden and Shirin met and fell in love while attending Camp Half-Blood in the late 1980s, Braiden a son of Hecate, and Shirin a daughter of Poseidon. When they turned 20, they decided to leave camp and start a family, Chiron warned them of the dangers that would be in store for them, but they were determined. Things seemed fine for a couple of years, until their daughter was born and they decided to stay in one place. They moved to Oakdale, California and bought a small home surrounded by forest. Everything seemed fine, until just before their daughter’s first birthday, on 20 October 1991 it had been a rather dry fall, and had not rained in weeks. Just as they were putting the baby down for the night, a chimera burst through the door of their home. Braiden yelled at Shirin to take the baby and run while he held it off. Braiden tried to lead the chimera in the opposite direction, and it followed at first, Braiden tried his best against the chimera, but was failing miserably, at the last minute a satyr that Chiron had ordered to keep an eye on them pulled Braiden out of the way. The monster then decided to go back for the girl, instead of attacking the satyr and Braiden.
Braiden struggled against the satyr, but because his injuries were so severe, the satyr held him in place. The fires that were started because of the chimera, quickly blocked Braiden’s way to go after the chimera. Hoping that Shirin had made it to safety with their child, he allowed the satyr to get him to safety. Sadly, Shirin and the child were never seen again. Braiden went back to camp to recover, but was overcome with grief. He attempted to kill himself, but some of the campers stopped him before he could. Knowing that Poseidon was furious with him, for allowing his daughter to die, he decided the best way to die, would be to tempt entering Poseidon’s domain. In the guise that he was going to go back home to England, he left camp and pretended to head to the airport, but instead rented a sail boat, and took it out onto the Atlantic. As he hoped, Poseidon threw everything he had at Braiden, and his boat shipwrecked.
However, he did not die, he washed up on shore of a remote island, and was nursed back to health by the most beautiful woman he had ever laid his eyes on, Circe.
Having nothing to go back to, when she asked him to stay, he said yes. Circe was ecstatic; finally, someone agreed to stay with her, on this lonely island. Everything was fine for months, until Brendan was born, knowing that it would be no life for Brendan on the island, she begged Braiden to leave her so that he could raise their son. Braiden was heartbroken, but he could never say no to Circe, so he left for England, and with the help of his father and friends, raised Brendan there. The first seven or so years of Brendan’s life were mostly uneventful, until Braiden met and fell in love with young woman who was studying for her doctorate at Cambridge University. They dated for a couple of years while Cassandra finished her studies, upon completion she desired to return to America, and so Braiden proposed. They married in England, and then moved to Seattle, Washington.
Although Braiden never told Cassandra that he and his son were both demigods, he never lied to his son about who he was, or who he was to become, so whenever Cassandra was not around, Braiden trained Brendan to use weapons and to use his powers as best as he was able. Being that Brendan was a child of Hecate, some of their powers were similar, so Braiden did the best he could. Having always blamed Chiron and the satyr, and by extension camp, for not allowing him to go back into the flames after Shirin, he was always hesitant about sending Brendan to camp. As Brendan neared 16, they had managed to fight off the occasional harpy and hellhound, so Braiden was confident in his decision to train Brendan himself, and keep him far away from Camp Half-Blood.
One day, just after Brendan’s 16t birthday, he came home to a woman standing outside their house, she approached him, looking quite upset and quite out of breath, and was stuttering something about being sorry that she had not gotten there in time. Horror flashed through Brendan, and he ran into the house, only to find two pigs wallowing around in the living room. Confused he looked to this woman for answers. The woman’s name was Bella, and she was a child of Aphrodite. She said that he had been tracking a monster nearby when she heard yelling and screaming coming from this house, upon investigating, she witnessed Circe, enraged at Braiden for falling in love with another woman, and turned them both into pigs before leaving. She told Brendan how petty the gods were, how vindictive and spiteful they could be when they did not get their way. In a state of grief and anger, he believed Bella, and packed some things, took what money and credit cards they had, and left with Bella to join with her and the other demigods that were with her.
What he Found out Since Being Kidnapped
Circe actually gave birth to twins and he has a twin brother Q.