#1: “Account of Anxiety”
Release Date: January 18, 2017
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Blaine thought his best talents were impersonations and singing. When a mystery-date leads to shooting wind and fire from his hands, he learns he has a talent that most would die to have: Superpowers. While he wants nothing to do with them, teaming up with others like him may be the only way to rescue his family. He could only hope no one would be hurt as a result…
As Commander of Division 3, Gael knows more than the average MRC agent about the details of this organized war with ChaosBlaze. Some people think a little too much. Behind the mostly chipper, over-protective exterior, he suffers under the memories of his past, which are worse than anyone could ever imagine. He’s sacrificed so much, lost so much, to be where he currently stands. Now, with those memories coming back full-force, reminding him of his mistakes, Gael is losing sleep. It would take just the right impact to break him, and the one who does the hitting might be someone he didn’t even know was still alive.
Luz had been the one dragged into the ongoing war between the MRC and ChaosBlaze, but hadn’t imagined it might obstruct his friendship with Blaine. When his friend realizes he would miss his one shot at getting discovered, Luz insists on going with him, as both his technical advisor and as his backup. But even leaving something behind for the rest of Division 3 wouldn’t be enough for the struggles and dangers that threaten the only life Luz had ever known. And, it might turn out that Blaine might not be the only one ChaosBlaze is after…
Division 3 has been stuck in a hole. When ChaosBlaze kidnaps Luz’s parents, they demand Luz as ransom. Why they want him doesn’t remain a mystery long, as the file his uncle had given them reveals the truth to Luz’s life. His whole life, he’d been observed as a chemical lab rat, with the hopeful intention that the passive-aggressive techno-geek would become the Blazer’s ultimate weapon to finally win their MetaHuman war. He starts turning numb, no matter the efforts of Blaine and Gael to reassure him. He trains until he’s wiped, as he needs every skill he can get to survive inside the enemy’s walls as a double agent. As the exchange date draws closer, everyone gets tenser. After all, when you plan to meet agents of Chaos in a theatre full of thousand innocents, what else can you expect than the chaos in their name?