1. Welcome to the Real World
We all hear these epic stories of great heroes and diabolical arch-villains that, for some reason, are always trying to “take over the world.” They write books about this stuff, make movies – hell sing songs! – But what if they were actually true? What if every single story you have ever heard was actually happening? Not on some tiny screen in some dark living room corner, but here, now. What if the Big Bad Wolf was outside your house and threatening to blow it down?
Well first, of course, you would have to get past the fact that most animals can’t talk, let alone put together a coherent threat pertaining to the magnificent and wildly ridiculous power of their lungs. Then of course you would have to do something about the great hairy beast, but what? Those Disney movies tell you absolutely nothing about the very real, very hungry creature outside your door.
So aside from curling up in the foetal position and praying the wolf will get bored and pick on someone more deserving of being slowly digested by lupine stomach juices, the Average Joe is completely unprepared for the Real World.
This is where I come in.
I’m the in-between. The person out there negotiating with Mr Wolf before he starts his whole huff-and-puff speech and commences stinking up the place with dead-rabbit breath. Mr Average Joe never need drag his attention from his television set. Of course my job isn’t quite as simple as merely talking to Mr Wolf, there are a whole lot of sedatives involved and unmarked white vans are out there for a reason. The point is, the world never has to face the horrors that are really out there.
So why the song-and-dance? If you never have to worry about these creatures because we’ve got it sorted then why on earth would I start rambling on about it now?
The truth? We don’t have it all sorted. It’s not as simple as merely “taking care” of the things that go bump in the night. There’s containment, study, keeping a track of all the “incidents” in police reports to see if they are one of ours and if so paying off the right people. The only way to keep this up is with government support and after recent events (classified information, but a head’s up? The recent earthquakes haven’t all been natural) everyone is getting antsy, mistakes are being made. Pressure is building up and now it’s the final hour. Are you ready? Because everything you think you know is all about to come crashing down. Or maybe it already has. As we speak, a lab in Germany has lost power. All the creatures are escaping and starting to organise, sending out communications to all of their cousins in facilities across the world. Some are choosing to stay and fight with us, but without the full support we once had, we cannot fight on a united front. The world is about to change. Are you ready?