Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you...
Miami, United States of America.
David Pfeifer ran through the sparsely packed crowds of the block, racing to catch up with the man who had the item he needed. It was a rock that could make the owner of it control the minds of anyone who touched it. The rock bonded with the person who held it. David didn't want to kill the man, he had just been corrupted by power, but the needs of the many...
"Agent Pfeifer! Report!" A stern Polish voice came through his earpiece, snapping him back to reality, "We're tracking the target, he's moving into an dead-end alleyway twenty metres in front of you! Move it!"
"Yes, sir..." David groaned, pulling out the Pulse Gun, a weapon which had setting ranging for 1, which was a light stun, enough to knock a person down, to 5, which could a vapourise someone. He picked up to a sprint to the alleyway, where he found the man looking up at the walls, and turned to face David.
"No! Don't you understand?!? I won't give it up!" The man said, holding the rock in one hand and slipping his hand into his coat, with David raising his pistol, setting it to setting 2, and fired. The man dropped the rock, and he fell, slumped against the wall. David walked over and pulled a canister out of his backpack and put the rock into it, as a black SUV pulled up next to the alleyway. A stocky, bald man who was at least 6 feet tall walked out, smiling
"Good work, agent." The man said, with a thick Polish accent. The same man from the earpiece
"Thanks, Stanislav, now, I'd like to get back to the base, if you don't mind." David said, getting into the SUV with Stanislav taking the front seat. Stanislav turned as the driver pulled out and went on his way
"David, I know you don't like working with partners, but there's been a new agent assigned to the base, and we don't have anyone to s-" David cut him off,
"No! I will not work with someone else! They hamper me, and get in the way!"
"Listen, there's nothing else I can do. Her name is Gwen Burroughs, and she'll arrive at the same time we do." Stanislav said, turning back to the front. David slumped his head against the window, thinking about his new partner.