“Sometimes I feel like shouting at him. Other times, I just want to attack him. I think it’s my fault, though, why he hits me. He doesn’t want to, but I aggravate him so much. I need to think before I talk, don’t I? Maybe then he won’t hurt me.”
Mia Emiliana Grace was born on April 5, 1993 in San Diego, California. She lived in San Diego for five years until moving to Napa with her mother and younger sister. She, her sister, Juliette Grace, and her mother, Esmeralda Grace, lived in a small house near the vineyard they owned. Her mother was a librarian who made a pretty good salary. Mia got along greatly with her mother and actually gets her motherly instinct from her. Most people don’t know until she tells them, but Mia has a few mental disorders. She has histrionic personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. She usually hides her mental issues easily with a smile. For her, it’s quite easy to trick people into thinking she’s happy. When she was younger, people used to think her mother had schizophrenia due to the fact that she did things randomly. At times it was as if her mother wasn’t completely there. Of course she was only like this after Mia’s encounter with the gorgon. Mia’s life had been pretty normal until she had an encounter with a gorgon. She surprised herself when she had magically made grapevines grow and wrap around the monster. She had squeezed it until it vaporized, all while her mother was watching from afar. After it was explained to her what she was, Mia started going to Camp Half-Blood. It was there she met Simon Herondale, who she soon became close friends with. The longer Mia got to know him, the closer they became. Not long after, she and Simon decided to go steady. The first few months were like a fairy tale. The hand holding, the shy kisses, the adorable notes. - She loved every second of it. The last few months were a nightmare. Simon had started becoming possessive and abusive. She had started wearing long-sleeved shirts more often and became more distant to everyone. Mia blamed herself for him hitting her. She began to think she deserved it and defended him whenever someone close to her had brought up their abusive relationship. She was terrified when she told Simon she wanted to break up. She thought he would lash out at her, but he was unusually calm and told her that he understood. It still worries Mia, wondering why he was calm. Shortly after they broke up, Mia became more motherly. She began to socialize more, comforting others who needed help. Mia soon became the Mother Bear of the camp, caring for everyone equally.