Interview with Samuel Levine, dated April 12, 2130:
Everybody wants to save the world. I don’t know if they always did, but they sure as hell want to now. Or at least what’s left of it.
It must’ve been the virus. That’s all I can think of that would change people like this. I mean, something that could wipe out half the world’s population in two weeks would have an effect on people’s priorities. Thank—whatever is left up there—that priorities have adjusted in the right direction. For the most part.
There are always those few opportunistic bastards who look at a tragedy and think about the profit margins, but they’ve actually been taken care of pretty quickly this time around. Like I said, now everyone wants to be a hero. Except for me.
I didn’t mean to become the odd one out, though I kind of always have been. Quiet little thing, the teachers said. Keeps to himself. And I’ve been the same ever since. T