Some say that the things that are done in life tend to balance out for most people. There are none who can claim that they were always truly good or truly evil. Most go through the journey doing the best that they can and they keep to a comfortable middle. Humans are not saints but neither do we mean to cause the harm we inflict. At least... that holds true for most. Who can say what happens to those who do not tip the balance in one direction or another? That is another mystery altogether. But sometimes there are those people who do not glide so easily through with the mantra 'I have done the best that I could'. Sometimes, people do bad things and they continue doing bad things without any impetus or inclination to mend their ways. We, the Keepers, are tasked with their punishment. Now and then, we are ordered to kill them young and steal them from the dawn of their wicked lives with little chance to change their ways, when they are proving a stain on society. Other times, we are made to bide our time and observe them for many years as they sin without ever considering to alter their ways. But we always come to collect our dues for those whose deeds are pitiless and our own tortures are just as cruel. As Keepers, we have no memory of any life besides and we know only our task. There are tiers, now, Keepers who have been meting justice for so long that they are weary, and then there are the new Keepers, like myself. Are the lines so clear for the Elder Keepers? They are not for me. My heart still stirs with compassion when I collect punishment for a wicked parent whose child is already tainted by their hand and I know that soon, I will collect this child. And then there are instances when I wish to redeem a soul, for in the final hour of my watching, they do something selfless or wonderful. I gathered some of the souls to myself, instead of preparing their torment, and now I seek a way to allow them to earn true redemption, a stay of my hand. I approached other Keepers, others whose painful empathy still burns in them as well, and they have whispered to me a way. That is the path I now set them on, for them to pass or fail the task. I will not intervene again. Should they fail, they will never know Redemption.