A letter home...




Monday, June 14

It's been a week since I got here. I can hardly believe the devastation that this city's seen and the amount of crime that's still going on. As much as I'd like to come back home for a weekend or an evening or something, it's just not viable at this point. I'm representing our country and our government down here, and they've told me that I am not to leave as long as I can help out the people of Paragon City. It's going to take a while.

I miss you and Tommy terribly. Knowing that I'll see you again soon is the only thing that keeps me going. I know that I'm helping people here, but it's hard to see if I'm making any real difference. It seems that every time I arrest a mugger or a drug dealer or stop some deranged clockwork monstrosity, four more pop up to take their place. It never seems to end. I have to wonder what these criminals are thinking - this is a city populated by capes and cowels (a local experssion for heroes) - wouldn't it be easier to commit crime somewhere else?

I know I've been on long tours of duty before - Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan- but this is different. At least we had a definite agenda there, I had orders to follow and I knew what I had to do. Here my only mission is to help, and I wonder if that mission is going to ever end.

How are things with your mother? Have the doctors said anything or has there been any improvement? I wish I could visit. I know how much you need me right now. But I just can't get away from this place. The people here need me too. I'm sorry Chrissy.

I miss you,

PS - How's Tommy soccer team doing? Is he starting this year? Tell him I'll do my best to make it to a game. I wish I was there.


OOC: Hey everyone, I'm playing on the Infinity server right now as Northstrike. I've been looking for RPers but they seem to be few and far between. If you're interested in teaming up, Northstrike is an 8th level Blaster. Thanks for reading!