of balance is
To embrace a
cause, to grow
fond or spiteful,
is to lose one's
no action can
Our burden is
not for the
-- Mayar, Third Keeper
I was a, kid. No parents, no home...
Running messages and picking pockets to keep
my ribs from meeting my spine.
One night I saw a man. Folks just passed him by
like he wasn't there.
I thought he must have something valuable, so I snuck up
on him and made a grab.
Keeper: That's not for you.
Garrett: Please, sir, I'm hungry. Don't tell the Hammers. I promise--
Keeper: What is your name, boy?
Keeper: You have talent, lad.
Garrett: Let go of me, old man!
Keeper: To see a Keeper is not an easy thing,
especially one who does not wish to be seen.
We have a need for those as gifted as yourself. If you've grown tired of
how you live, then follow me,
and we will show you a different way.
Garrett: Leave me alone!
Keeper: As you wish.
I caught up with him just before he vanished into the crowd. It was the
beginning of a very long education.