Hi there, it's Leander! I am 19 years old and my deepest wish is to forever be with my love, Hero. She is my greatest treasure. Although I currently make my home in Abydos, Egypt, Hero lives across the strait Hellespont. You might know this area of land as Turkey today. Hero is a priestess of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, and resides in a tower called Sestos. In order to be with her, I must swim across the Hellespont each night, guided by the light of a lamp Hero lights at the top of her tower. My nightly swims have been routine since I first met Hero at a great celebration held in honor of Venus and Venus's lover, Adonis. When my eyes met Hero's across the room, I knew I was gazing at my other half. The other guests in attendance seemed to vanish and she was the only person in the world who could possibly matter. The following night I swam for the first time across the Hellespont, but I was captured by Neptune when he mistook me for another. Although Neptune let me go when he realized his mistake, facing death made me understand how vital it was that I cherish every moment possible with Hero.