RANCOR :: CHAPTER ONE Chapter One: AXiS Eight months before the explosion… When Enoch was small, he used to watch superhero cartoons. It was always the same routine: run down the stairs, grab any type of snack he could find and plop down right on the carpet. His father would almost always scream at him for being so close to the television (claimed that the ‘subliminal messages’ inside the TV would turn his brain into mush), Enoch would ignore him, and he would continue watching. Every time a commercial would appear, the redhead would get pissy and try to keep himself busy. On some days, his father would have to switch the channel just to make sure his son wouldn’t be ‘addicted.’ Even if Enoch did stay, the instant that people with military uniforms would appear on the screen, the child was always ushered out of the room.