It was no secret Seth had a string of affairs in his time, at least not to his children. It was obvious Seth didn't know how to control his urges most of the time, and half of the time he was drunk and hungover anyway, so did it matter? His abusive nature was unexpected to any woman who had been lured by his attractiveness into his trap, yet he was able to keep all of them coming back for more, even when he flung them to the side.
There was one woman who happened to keep Seth interested for more than a one night stand. She came from a family of heartbreakers and generations of beautiful seductresses who knew how to twist any person's heart to do their will. She had a glamorous smile, a curvaceous body, and manipulative words. It took her no effort to get clueless Seth Edan in her contact book.
So the affair began, along with many others. Seth thought he had scored another woman to fall into his harem while the woman had him wrapped around her finger. She used him for his money and connections, the valuable connections she knew about because she happened to be an elemental too. It was soon time for her to leave, so she gave Seth a farewell gift. A baby boy.
Seth already knew Yuna was pregnant long before they broke up, but he was convinced she'd take care of the child, not dump him on his doorstep. The most unfair thing about the situation was that she didn't even bring the child in person so he could argue that she keep the boy. He didn't even know how she got the child inside his penthouse because when he awoke, he found a crib sitting in the middle of his television room.
Inside the crib, he found a tiny infant with his brown eyes and a birth certificate laying beside it. When Seth came into the child's view, the boy giggled and kicked his legs. Seth ignored him and picked up the birth certificate.
SEOJUN NIGHT KIM EDAN
Seth grit his teeth as he read over the information dozens of times. "That little..." he hissed, tossing the certificate to the side in irritation. He sighed, "No matter if her son turns out to be as handsome as his mother was beautiful this may not be the worst of things."
So with that done, Seth now needed to hide the child from his wife who had been wanting a child for ages but would never accept a child that didn't comb from her own womb. He picked up the certificate again and read it over a few more times. It would be impossible to manage the boy's upbringing if he was on Elementrium and the kid was on Earth, so he had to so the risky option of bringing the child to Elementrium.
First things first, he needed to have a fake certificate made. If things went wrong and Seojun's existence and relation to Seth were discovered, it would be game over. He would keep the real certificate locked away in a safe deep in the dungeons of the Edan castle while he kept the fake certificate on him. Second, the kid needed an alias. He wasn't going to have a son with a name he couldn't pronounce, a name that could be used to trace back to his mother. The boy's new name would be June London Edan.
Third, he needed somewhere to keep June. Somewhere nearby and didn't take long to get too, but far enough that it would be difficult to find unless they knew the exact location. Seth knew he had inherited some fancy mansion out in the countryside of the Fire Kingdom that most didn't know about. Perfect.
So Seth put his plan into action, had the fake certificate made, moved June to Elementrium, and made up a cover story for his random "vacation" to Earth. He hired maids, servants, and a tutor to live in the mansion alongside June and take care of the boy and watch over him when Seth was not there to do it himself. Despite not physically being there, he still had great influence over June's life. Seth instructed his tutor on what to teach him and how to teach him things, had his surroundings manipulated and his connection to the outside world completely cut off.
He had the child raised in isolation for his own personal benefit. Seth told the tutor to teach the child basic life skills, mathematics, literature, geography, etc. Told the tutor to teach him how to use powers, how to destroy, to create, to kill. Made the tutor teach him what Seth only saw good in his eyes. Teach June that he is not to have an opinion and that his only purpose is to be Seth's puppet.
Seth immediately saw the benefits of June's looks, for like he had wanted, the boy was as handsome as his mother was beautiful. The boy had his mother's face and hair, but he had his eyes, and that's what reminded Seth that this boy was his child. The boy had his capabilities, his powers, his blood. No matter what this boy would always be connected to him. And soon Seth learned not to care. The boy was only a puppet anyway.
June grew to be an obedient and well-mannered son but only respected his father out of fear. He did not love the man that beat him and abused him, twisted his views and morals. He did not care for the man that broke him from the inside and torn him apart on the outside. There were many scars to show for Seth's cruelty and cold heart. June was not bred out of love but out of lust, and his father made sure to remind him of that all the time.
As time went past, June became delirious and paranoid. He whispered to himself when he was alone and fought his own thoughts to sleep. He became depressed, eating less, talking less, doing less. It came to a point where the servants had to force feed him if they didn't want to be fired because the boy died. He sat in his room, staring at the wall, drowning in his nightmares, sinking in his murderous thoughts. He said it out loud once, I want to die were the words.
The household employees tried to keep him away from anything dangerous incase June tried anything. They once found him choking himself, and from then forth put guards in his room so he didn't harm himself. He felt broken, no, he was broken. There were no smiles, no laughs. Just the haunting silence that slowly consumed his sanity. Slowly I want to die turned to He needs to die as his sorrow turned to fury.
He imagined killing his father so many times in his head he smiled but not out of happiness. He smiled because he had a lust for spilled blood. He felt like it was time to turn the tables on the one who had once controlled him. He used an open opportunity to send his father to Italy on a wild goose chase for another possibility of a good one night stand. That was when it first came to his attention that he had other siblings. He discovered Grace's existence when the girl came to visit him.
That same night, June broke into the Edan castle to steal back what was rightfully his. His birth certificate. It was the third morning after that when the news got to him in a newspaper he had ordered to be delivered to the mansion. Reading the headline made him laugh. Freedom, he thought. Finally... Freedom.
June reclaimed his old name back but decided to keep June and London as middle names. He bought an apartment in the town just outside the Academy and registered. While traveling to the Academy he was confronted by Victoria who requested for him to be a spy for her army. Seojun's heart was full of lead, and he could care less about the Edan bloodline. His thirst for revenge wasn't satisfied, so he agreed.
His first goal: find Grace Edan. He and his sister had some catching up to do.