“...I’m tired of everyone looking at me with pity in their eyes. I’m tired of feeling like my heart is being ripped out of my chest every damned day. I’m tired of waking up in the morning, and then remembering...”
― A.B. Shepherd, Lifeboat
Aysara Shakurin Leto is the only child between Daimons; Aysara Mars and Seti Lucero. He would posthumously become the older half-brother to Ione, twins Zion and Skylar, and Aidoneus.
Leto's birth was marked by great violence upon his mother, Mars was beaten, stabbed with (*&*), and had her right eye removed by the man she called her "lover" and several of the people Mars considered her friends. Einar saved Mars from death by putting her into suspended animation and attempting to plug up the stab wounds. His contact Christopher Galilea then agreed to take her to Ptolemocratia, who then did a 72-hour long operation and at 4:37 am in the morning on June 11, 2884. Leto was born at 27 weeks also with stab wounds babies shouldn't have going through his heart, another through his left lung, and had to have immediate surgery.
Mars was stabbed over fifty times that penetrate her spine twice, her heart, liver and in several places in her intestines and was in a medically induced coma for half a week until at least her internal wounds were healed enough to no longer to cause more injury or concern. When she was out of a coma she met her son despite needing help to hold him Mars sang and kissed him and gave Leto his name and told him if he didn't have much in his life he'll have his name, Leto Shakurin Aysara.
Leto was born at 27 weeks, weighing an ounce and a half and Leto's length is fourteen inches. Leto is described as a beautiful baby with a full head of black curly locks and bright blue eyes with long eyelashes. Leto was also naturally tan like Mars was before she was genetically altered.
- Leto is traditionally derived from Lycian lada, "wife", as her earliest cult was centered in Lycia. Lycian ladamay also be the origin of the Greek name Λήδα Leda. It is also from the Latin Laetus meaning "happy, joyful". Other theories connect it to Greek λήθω (letho) meaning "hidden, forgotten".
- Shakurin is a form of Shakur which means "thankful" in Arabic, from the root شَكَرَ (shakara) meaning "to thank". In Islamic tradition الشكور (al-Shakur) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
- Angelus comes from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger". It has never been very common in the English-speaking world, where it is sometimes used as a feminine name in modern times.