"If you’re going through hell, keep going."
— Winston Churchill
BritishYears at Olympus Academy
"I’m looking up into the sky reading in between the lines. The future will come for me, I’m guided by the path that leads me." — Bury Tomorrow
At six foot and one inch in height Leo is a fairly tall individual. He is of an average build but beneath his clothing is a hidden, finely toned physique. His dark brown hair changes often, going from long and free flowing to short all over regularly. All the while his eyes are a shade of blue that many a girl has lost themselves in, even when Leo hasn't been interested. At present his face is cuddled by a short beard which he is unsure about keeping.
In terms of fashion Leo has no real style and will wear anything that suits the occassion. He is as comfortable in shorts and t-shirt as he is in suit. However, a large portion of his shirts have led to him being called Lumberjack
Leo is the son of Andrew Sullivan, a British Doctor, and the Greek Goddess Artemis. The two met after an accident occured during a charity hike in the Brecon Beacons. Andrew was raising money for cancer research when one of his party took a tumble down a rocky slope. The person came to rest at the base of the steep slope in a critical condition. Andrew needed to administer first aid as soon as possible to give them the best chance for survival. He was provided with two options, go down the steep slope and risk injuring himself or take the long way around. As he had always been, Andrew chose the selfless option. He made his way down the slope cautiously and within a minute he was next to his injured companion. What Andrew didn't know was that Artemis was watching from a distance.
When help finally arrived and the group went their separate ways, Andrew returned to his car to find a woman waiting for him. She was heavily underdressed for the Welsh winter, wearing a skirt that barely scraped the knee. She introduced herself as Artemis and began to ask him why he risked his life for the other person. The pair spoke without pause for almost an hour before Andrew suggested going to a nearby pub. There the conversation carried on into the early hours of the morning before retiring to Andrews bedroom.
Andrew fully expected to wake up in his bed alone, believing everything that happened to be a dream. When he rolled over and saw the back of Artemis he felt a warmth fill his body. From that day the pair kept in contact and met up regularly, meeting when Andrews' work would allow it. That was until one day Artemis appeared at his front door with the news that she was pregnant. It was then she revealed to Andrew exactly who and what she was. She feared his rejection but found nothing but love. Artemis, against the wishes of her father, decided to stay with Andrew.
The couple were greeted by a baby boy before the year ended and decided on the name Leo. Both parents cried tears when he emerged in the world, sharing a happiness that neither expected they would feel in their lifetime. The birth of Leo cemented Andrew and Artemis' feelings for each other.
The years flew by for both parents, enjoying the unique life they had crafted for themselves. In between Andrew's work and Artemis' godly duties, they spent their time raising Leo. The youngsters talents first emerged as a young with his natural ability to hit a target. Throwing balls straight into the hands of his father or being able to easily find his mother in hide and seek. His ability to communicate with animals soon followed before his ability to manipulate nature arrived a few days before his tenth birthday.
From an early age Leo was told of the Academy so that when his sixteenth birthday arrived, he knew that he would be leaving his home but that didn't make it any easier. While his time with his parents was often split and rarely shared, he loved them both and having to leave was difficult for him. It took him a month to adjust to his new environment but has settled in well.
Leo is very much a people person, willing to talk to whoever is willing to listen. He likes to laugh and joke but has no qualms about being someones shoulder to cry on. Compassion is strong within Leo and his loyalty to his friends is second to none. He is strong willed, verging on stubborn at times, but will always do whatever he can to help his friends. He regularly stands up to bullies sometimes to his own detriment.
Adventure is a big part of his philosophy and is part of the reason why he spends alot of time hiking and camping. He loves the peace and solace that nature brings, using it to break up what is often a very loud life in the Academy. When it comes to nature he can get quite defensive over it, particularly if he sees someone purposefully harming it. He sees it as a personal slight against his mother.
"Part god or not...he will always be my boy."
— Andrew Sullivan
Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt, Forest and Hills, the Moon, Archery, Wild Animals, Wilderness and ChildbirthRelationship With Godly Parent
Artemis and Leo share a strong bond which has proven unbreakable. Whether together in the same room or thousands of miles apart, the pair having a strong connection. When it was permitted for her to see him she would spend every second of her time with him, not wasting a moment. She still visits him when the Academy permits it but when unable to she will write to him. He is often called a mummys boy
for this but Leo doesn't care. He appreciates the relationship he shares with his mother, especially when looking at the many dysfunctional families within the Academy.
Manipulation of nature
• He can control vegetation and use it to create walls or restrain people.
• With enough focus he is capable of uprooting a single tree and controlling it like a giant wooden golem.
• He can heal and regenerate vegetation simply by touching it. He can do as much as regrow a felled tree but it takes several hours, where as a trampled flower takes a few seconds.
• Becomes less useful in urbanised areas due to the lack of vegetation.
The ability to hunt almost anything
• He can track almost anyone or anything no matter the conditions.
• He can sense the physical weakpoints of his quarry to allow for a more efficient killing blow.
Accurate in everything physical he does
• Whether shooting a gun, firing a bow or even something as simple as throwing a paper ball into a bin, he is entirely accurate.
• No matter how improbable a shot may seem, he can pull it off.
• Unimpeded by darkness or restricted vision.
The ability manipulate and communicate with animals
• Can telepathically communicate with animals. The range is limited only by his focus.
• He can command animals to do as he wishes.
• Animals in his close vicinity feel his emotions and will often mirror them. For example if he feels anger it could drive a nearby beehive into a frenzy.
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