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Kitai: How'd you first ghost?
Cypher: Out for a run. Alone. Something that I wasn't supposed to do. Ursa de-camos, right in front of me. I go for my cutlass. It shoots its pincer right into my shoulder. Next thing I know, we're over the cliff, falling 30 meters straight down into the river. We settle onto the bottom. It's on top of me, but it's not moving. And I realize… he's trying to drown me.
I'm thinking, “I’m gonna die. 'I'm gonna die.” You cannot believe this is how you gonna die. I could see my blood bubbling up, mixing with the sunlight, shining through the water. And I think, “wow... That's really pretty.” Everything slows down. I see his pincer through my shoulder. And I decide, "I don't want that in there anymore."
So I pull it out. And it lets me go. And more than that I can tell... It can't find me. It doesn't even know where to look. And it dawned on me...
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination. Causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity, Kitai. Now, do not misunderstand me. Danger, is very real. But fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story. And that day, mine changed.
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