Ares started his training last week which will continue until he is 18. He seems to be enjoying himself and he is taking control of his skills very well. So far we have determined that he can levitate himself and anything else that he wishes and he has x-ray vision. I have told him he must never use this to compromise a womans dignity, but boys will be boys, so I doubt he has listened to a word I have said.
When we arrived at headquarters last week my boss, Starkweather, gave me a grilling. I half expected it, but I left feeling totally miserable. He asked Ares to wait outside, so I knew what was coming. He looked down his nose at me and said "Didn't I tell you this would happen. You fall head over heals in love with a mortal and look where it gets you". Before I had a chance to defend myself he said, "So now I guess you will have to tell John the truth. You simply cannot keep this from him any longer". I kept calm and replied with "But how can I tell him. What if he cannot handle the truth?". There was a long silence. Starkweather sighed and began to pace his office. I waited with bated breath for some kind of advice, but all I got was, "Well, we could always wipe the boys memory and remove his powers. That way you could continue to live this perposterous lie like you have been, seeing as you don't have the courage to face the truth". He glared at me, his face all red and accusing. "No, that would be wrong", I said heatidly. "I could never do that to my son and you know it. How could you even suggest such a thing?". He raised an eyebrow and started chuckling to himself. "Angel, you simply amaze me. Why do you always seem to get yourself into so much trouble?". I didn't have an answer for this, and I don't think he was expecting one. "I know what I have to do. I have to tell John the truth".
As I turned to leave Starkweather said, "That boy of yours will go far, I can sense it. He will get the proper training that he needs and he will excel. Do not worry yourself about him, he will be a superhero and a good one at that. Just like his mother". I gave him a half smile, "Thank you", was all I could say as I left his office.
I have made my mind up to tell John the truth as I cannot live this lie any longer. Maybe he will understand, but if not I still have to carry on, for myself and the kids.