Things are never quite what they seem. We think we understand the world around us but we really only see the outside. What it seems to be. I used to be just like you. I believed in humanity, the newspapers, soap commercials, politics and history books. One day the world kicks you in the teeth and you don't have any choice but to see things the way they really are. My name is Lucas Kane. My story is the one where an ordinary guy has something extraordinary happen to him. Maybe it was supposed to happen. Maybe it was my destiny or my karma or whatever. I know one thing for sure... nothing's ever going to be the same again.
It all started right here... Where else could it happen? New York, capital of the universe, the chessboard destiny chose for the last big game. I was just another pawn living my pawn's life. Until that night when my life descended into chaos..
The bird is such a unique animal. It can spend its entire life locked up in a cage and yet, still keep on singing away. [...] What brings you to me, young man? Tell me, what is your cage like?
—Agatha or maybe the A.I.?