The Guardian (RyuHll and MareepBell)
The young man let out a groan as he heard his alarm buzzing. 6:00AM. Another early morning to go around town and see other murders or thefts or the like. It became the norm for the twenty three year old. He had always been curious about the world around him. It's what led him to many adventures when he used to live at the orphanage. Five years ago, he managed to leave, making his way to the city and making a profession out of his curiosity. Find the secrets of the city and exploit them for a story. That was his job now, as a reporter.
The reporter, William Young, quickly showered, dressing in his normal suit. It was a bit troublesome and confining, but he found that it added to his professionalism. He grabbed his glasses from the night stand, putting them on gingerly before running a hand through his messy brown hair, deep blue eyes scanning his room for anything he'd missed. Seeing nothing, he left the small apartment in which he stayed. It wasn't what he could afford, but it suited his needs. Small and efficient and it let him get by. It was all he cared about really. Who did he have to impress? He hadn't really cared for any of the city girls like he thought he would. New fun and interesting things for him to explore, but they really weren't all that interesting. Not like her.
He remembered Grace from the orphanage. A secret that the nuns kept hidden, but one he found after a bit of perseverence. He had found his way to the backrooms where she was stored and...found her. By herself. He'd fallen in love with her shortly thereafter. Her golden blond hair, bright blue eyes. Not to mention her figure. It was something most girls would crave to have, but she achieved it naturally. In essence, he thought she was beautiful. It was sad when he had to leave her, turning eighteen. But it was necessary for him to move on with his life. She said she would find him...her eighteenth birthday was two years ago, though. He highly doubted the fact that she'd be looking for him at this point. It disappointed him, but he supposed it was for the best. She wouldn't have returned his feelings anyway. He was her best friend, nothing more.
As he made it across town on bike, he arrived early at the office of the news building he worked at. He was usually early, but it didn't bother him. Nothing else to do. He may as well arrive a little early. Unknown to him, though, today would be different than the usual tedious stories he'd have to go report. There was something bigger happening today and, with just a little luck, he might manage to find something worth reporting.