Interviewer: State your name.
Hunter: Hunter Garciez.
Interviewer: Tell us about yourself.
Hunter: Since you’re looking at me, you know I have brown hair and green eyes. I’m twenty-one years old, and I stand at 6’3” tall. My favorite food is a bloody steak with no sides, and the only color I like is black. What other questions do you have? I’d like to get out of here sooner rather than later.
Interviewer: How do you think your presence makes people feel?
Hunter: You just met me, so why don’t you tell me?
Interviewer: I’m not the one being interviewed.
Hunter: People feel exactly how you feel around me.
Interviewer: Do tell me, how do I feel?
Interviewer: Is that what you think?
Hunter: No. That’s what I know.
Interviewer: If you had one free day with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?
Hunter: That’s a stupid question.
Hunter: Because that day will never come. Between my line of work and raising my kid sister, responsibilities are all I know. I haven’t had a day for myself in three years. If you knew my boss, you would understand.
Interviewer: What do you do for work?
Hunter: Things that could send me to jail.
Interviewer: What is the most dangerous thing about you?
Hunter: My intelligence.
Interviewer: What are you most ashamed of?
Hunter: That I allowed my parents to die.
Interviewer: If you could be anything, what would it be?
Interviewer: Are you suicidal?
Hunter: Being suicidal isn’t an option when I’m the sole guardian of my sister. If I disappear, Tessa will go straight into the system of orphanage. I want to die, but I will never slit my own throat. My final breath will be due to murder. It won’t be suicide.
Interviewer: Why would anyone murder you?
Hunter: Because people are terrified of the unknown. You sit across from me the same, trying to get in my head like an overpaid shrink, but there is no relating to a guy like me. The only way you could comprehend my logic would be if I explained it to you. As I’m sure you can guess, I have no intentions on doing that.
Interviewer: What is the worst thing you’ve ever done?
Hunter: Impossible to narrow down.
Interviewer: Will you try?
Hunter: I sold my soul to the devil.
Interviewer: Who are you referring to as the devil?
Hunter: The bodies on the streets who wear their colors of mafia allegiance proudly. The bodies who decorate the buildings of America with their gang signs and graffiti. The devil might be the man seated next to you on the train. The devil might be the barista who poured your coffee this morning. The devil lives in each of my acquaintances. The devil is my leader. The devil is inside of me too. Scary is not who the devil is. Scary is what the devil’s entity stands for.
Interviewer: What does it stand for?
Hunter: Power and greed. An uprising of a different world. The things I’ve found in the government’s database would change your entire perspective on who we have running our country. The devil in me wants to leak everything I have stored in my photographic memory. The devil doesn’t understand consequences, because the devil does not fail. This is what makes his stigma so cryptic. It might take years for him to announce his arrival, but the devil is within you too. All it takes is one unfortunate predicament to summon him. Your time may come yet.
Interviewer: Are you afraid of the government?
Hunter: People should never fear their government. The government should fear their people. Hackers like me could destroy everything for them. We could destroy everything for people like you too. Once you know the things I know… it’s game over.
Interviewer: Predict what will happen to you after you die.
Hunter: I’d say that my soul would go to hell, but aren’t I already living in such a place? A world full of war and violence. A world where innocent lives get taken over pocket change daily. A world full of blood. A world where I have killed. If I don’t already reside in the pits of hell, where the fuck am I?
Interviewer: Faith is necessary.
Hunter: Faith is for the weak.
Interviewer: Have you ever been in love?
Hunter: Love is an impediment.
Interviewer: Is that what you truly believe?
Hunter: I believe what Shakespeare said.
Interviewer: What did he say?
Hunter: Hell is empty. All the devils are here.