Tuesday, March 1, 2011


There’s an official title given to the Monsters we battle on a daily basis. The title was given them to the founder of our company, and ever since, we’ve used it to describe and identify them.

Fears. That is the title. They were given that because of a theory the founder had of them that involved thinking that they are all empowered by humanity’s collective fear of them, or maybe even brought into this world by our fear. They used to be called Elementals before the official title became Fear.

That is the agency’s current opinion on the start of the Fears. I share the same view on the subject.

There are numerous Fears. Current estimates place around 20 of them. But with this new wave… it could increase. That’s one of our biggest concerns about this leak. If a new Fear materializes… that would be bad. Very, very bad. Not only would it be bad for the general populace, but it would be bad for us because we would have to try and contain the leak, and then try and learn as much as we can about it. Which is tough. Hell, we don’t know much about the original Fears.

These Fears can be anywhere at any time. They are not held back by petty human limitations such as time or space. They don’t play by our rules.

Frankly, it’s amazing that humanity has lasted this long with them in the world.

They are eternal beings and their effects never fade. It’s hard to tell how much they’ve influenced humanity since the start of time. Without them, we might not even exist in our current form.

But who knows about that? All we have now is what we currently know. And with that info, we fight back. And we won’t ever stop fighting back.

Because if there’s one thing that the Fears can’t match, it’s humanity’s resolve.

My own resolve is the only reason I’m still here anyway.

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