The Underworld

You’ve stumbled through your life with the belief that this is an orderly, rational world, that science can explain everything and that myths and fairy tales are for children. You’ve worn blinders put on you by a hundred years of engineered history. Everybody buys into it and if you don’t, you’re a crank, a psycho or a crystal waver.

The problem is, that’s just the world people buy because it’s safe. It’s orderly and mundane and everything’s explainable. Everyone can get fast food and a boring job without worrying about crazy things like demons or magic spells.

You’re different. You thought you were insane when you looked out tonight and saw what was really going on, right? That incessant pressure in your head had to be a tumor and you were just hallucinating. that’s it. Convenient way to avoid the idea that maybe your sudden recognition of magic is really a sudden awareness of the truth that’s been hidden all of your life. Yeah, magic. The world is full of it. Everything from neo-Pagan rituals to kung fu fightin’ to bleeding-edge weird science makes its mark on this world. Unlike the days of yore, though, it’s quiet, it’s subtle, and it’s carefully hidden from the eyes of normal people.

See, normal people don’t want a magical world. They want a safe world where they don’t have to face the perils of demons, necromancers, imagination and dreams. Some people just don’t fit the mold of “normal,” as you’ve so recently learned. We open our eyes to a world where we can make our own rules and choose for ourselves what we want to believe in. We Awaken to the magic that’s been hiding in plain sight.

Don’t believe me? You just saw a little magic when we stepped through that wall. I bet you felt something when I burnt that glyph into the wall – hairs; on the back of your neck, a sudden feeling like having a word on the tip of your tongue, right? That’s magic, too. Just because it’s not visible doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. It’s there, and once you’ve seen it a few times, you’ll believe. Once you believe, you’ll see it all the time.

No, you’re not crazy, and neither am I. You’ve just taken a step into a larger world. Takes some getting used to, but you’d best accept it, because you can’t step back through that door. The sudden realization that exploded into your mind will never go away now.I know how you feel because I know what I’m talking about. Least you can do is LISTEN

SIU: Special Incidences Unit

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