What has happened so far? Below is an in depth summary of the first generation. Slowly, I’ll be adding more so that you can read the current generation without having to go back and read everything from the beginning.
Legacy Founder: Athena Gray
We first meet Athena in Lunar Lakes. She lived alone in a small house, her sourrce of income, a military job. Her only living family that she knew of was her best friend Erin McGregor. The story starts when a time portal appears in Athena’s backyard. It’s definitely strange, and unlike anything she’s ever seen before. Out waltz Emit Relevart, the time keeper himself. The only problem, he wasn’t trying to go to Lunar Lakes. He was trying to go to Riverview, a world that Athena is positive doesn’t exist. In Lunar Lakes, a policy of isolation was enacted. We find out later, that the first expedition to Lunar Lakes came from Riverview. Some people took a space ship there, only things didn’t go as planned and they couldn’t actually get off the planet. As time progressed, Riverview and other towns became distant legend. The ooriginal settlers had died out as generations progressed and there wasn’t any proof that these other towns existed. After some incessant begging, Athena is able to convince Emit to let her go to the future for ONE day. What could possibly go wrong? She eventually stumbles upon a computer, and finds her descendants. But, Emit is less than trilled with Athena’s meddling and sends her back home. Once at home, Athena attends a party thrown by her coworker, Martin. Martin hits on Athena, and she seems to be into him until she finds out (that same night!) that he’s married! Disgruntled and more than disappointed, she heads over to the cemetery where her mother is buried. She has a few heartfelt words for her mother and just as she’s about to leave, she’s interrupted by a man named Mason. He tells her that he’s from the unexplored part of Lunar Lakes and just started venturing out into the city. As time progresses, Athena is unable to get through the time portal, but instead, she befriends Mason Moon.That all changes though as the time portal is reactivated and Athena meets Emit again. He tells her about a rift in time that someone is causing, another time traveler. She goes back to the future with Emit and meets Levi, a certain red haired male who Emit says will be staying with her in Lunar Lakes. He has to investigate the rifts in time. Levi and Athena become close friends, and eventually Mason asks Athena out. The real conflict happens when Athena throws a Halloween party and a fight breaks out between Mason and Levi. Athena makes it clear to Levi that she loves Mason, and then Levi leaves back to the future. More time passes, Mason proposes to Athena, they move into their own place and have a child together, Caleb Gray. Everything is great, until Mason disappears and doesn’t come back. Athena suddenly has a feeling in her gut and so she travels to her old house and finds Levi waiting there for her. They go into the future and Levi tells Athena the truth about her past.
The Chronicles of Sierra Gray:
Levi tells Athena the story of her mother, Sierra Gray. Sierra was a scientist who was sent back to Riverview on an expedition. The people of Riverview had long since forgotten about the original trip to Lunar Lakes. It was assumed that the voyagers had all died, so Lunar Lakes was a legend to them as well. Sierra fell in love with a man, Bruce, and she decided she wanted to stay in Riverview with him. They got married and they had their first born, Elliot Gray. Shortly after that, a time portal had arisen in their front yard, and a teenage boy holding a toddler had come out. It was Mason, and he was holding his little brother Levi. There was something that he had to do, and he needed someone to take care of Levi, so he left Levi in Sierra’s care and left. Sierra and Bruce raised both Elliot and Levi together, they were the best of friends. Then, Sierra got pregnant with Athena, and thats when a group from Lunar Lakes came and forced Sierra to come back home. She left Elliot, Levi and Bruce with a note promising she’d retunr one day and then returned to Lunar Lakes. She met a guy, who had loved her deeply and protected her, but she culd never love him the way she loved Bruce. Athena had always thought he was her real father, but her birth father was actually alive and well in Riverview with her older brother. Eventually, the government decided that they would kill Sierra and the man protecting her in order to keep Lunar Lakes as an isolated place. They didn’t want word of other places coming back to Lunar Lakes. Levi had stayed with Bruce until he was a teenager and then left to join a group called the guardians. He learned from Emit how to be the time keeper in case anything had ever happened and he needed to step down. His older brother Mason, was also Emit’s apprentice at one point but turned on him. Mason was feuled by a want for revenge. His parents had died in an explosion and he wanted to destroy Oasis Landing and make them pay. So, Mason went to Lunar Lakes, his plan was to destroy Lunar Lakes, there would be an explosion in ten generations, headed by a Moon. That’s why he targeted Athena. He had to get the explosion to happen so that Lunar Lakes would be destroyed completely and that would effect Oasis Landing. Emit later on tells Athena that Athena Gray has no descendants passed the tenth generation when Lunar Lakes blows up. The descendents that Athen met were Elliots and not hers, thats why Emit tried to keep her away. Because of Mason, Athena’s family no longer exists passed the tenth generation. Oasis Landing is the future of Riverview. (Meanwhile, its important to note that time travelers do not age).
Hearing this news, Athena was angry and hurt. She just wanted to meet her family, and so, Levi took Athena to Riverview where she met Bruce and Elliot. Mason is there as well, and Athena has to make a choice. Him or Levi.
Excerpt from chapter 1.19: “I never asked you for any of that Mason. If you didn’t want to marry me, then why did you? Was it to destroy Oasis Landing? You got the kid you wanted and then you just left. Is that it?” Athena stared at him menacingly. She didn’t understand how she could hate someone as much as she loved them.
“Is that what Levi told you? Its not like that! I’ve been keeping my actual activities quiet because I didn’t want you or Caleb getting hurt and I…”
Mason held onto Athena tightly. “I don’t understand why nothing is going my way. Athena, I’m honestly trying to give us the family we never got time to cherish. Your parents…my parents…I thought that we could do it. When Caleb was born, I was so happy, but at the same time I was terrified. You were a natural but I was afraid to go near my own son. I thought that I was going to lose him, just like I lost my little brother. I left Levi with your mother, she was so sweet and kind. She raised Levi like he was her own. When I saw you…the pink hair mesmerized me. It made me think of Sierra and I knew that I had to get to know you. I didn’t think that I’d actually fall in love with you. I came to Lunar Lakes to find out about this top secret mission my parents were working on from Oasis Landing. I did come to destroy Lunar Lakes once I found out that I could hurt the same government that destroyed my family. When I was gone for those five years, I plotted and plotted but the only way to destroy Lunar Lakes involved our children 9 generations into the future. You, Caleb, Erin and Lars would all be safe, but the tenth generation of Grays wouldn’t and I don’t know if my petty revenge is worth all of that. That is the full truth.”
More summary: Athena calls Levi and Mason and tells them to meet her where her father confessed his feelings for his mother. As Athena is pouring out her heart to Mason, he gets a phone call. She yells at him, and then confesses her feelings to Levi. Levi, Athena, Bruce, Caleb and Elliot all go back to Lunar Lakes. Elliot and Caleb become really close. Caleb’s world is shattered when Elliot proposed to Erin and leaves the house. Despite not being Levi’s blood, Levi cares for Caleb as if he was. They never tell him that he is Mason’s son. Eventually, Caleb grows up to be a famous singer. Athena and Levi have three more kids, Noah Gray, a child genious who is best friends with Bruce, and then a set of twins, Daisy and Kayden who were inseperable. Noah is sent to boarding school after his grandfather Bruce died. Athena explained everything that had happened to her and Levi to her kids, and told them that Noah would be the one to keep the Gray family alive and string to stop Mason’s plans from continuing.
Please Note: Caleb Gray has a side story here.