About the World.
In the 1960s, the world witnessed an event that would last for years to come: the revelation that mythological creatures were more than just a myth. They have existed for thousands of years, but the humans from ancient times weren't very accepting of them. Some humans feared the creatures' bodies: the tails, the horns, the eyes, the wings, and the scales, anything that didn't resemble a human being. Other humans used them for their own agendas: warriors hunted down any creature they encountered, believing that killing one would bring them glory. Religious human leaders used them to preach about the humans' gods and pointed the creatures as demons or mistakes. Merchants used the creatures' body parts as merchandise that humans would buy as accessories or ingredients for their drugs or potions. Others turned the creatures into slaves. Some would work in hard labor, others would serve in the armies of empires, and others would be used for pleasure. The creatures had non-human qualities, but they also had human ones.
Not everyone was against the creatures. Some humans took pity of the creatures and gave them refuge against discrimination. Others believed that the creatures were people, living beings with a consciousness. Others believed that all life deserved to live free among the humans. Others believed the creatures to be celestial beings from the heavens, a blessing to the world. Others simply believed that it was the right thing to do. After all, once the humans saw into the creatures' eyes, the humans saw something more than a monster, they saw someone. Those humans were the few, the ones who let their reason govern over their aggressiveness and desire, the ones who believed that they could co-exist with the creatures, the ones that saw that the creatures were not so different.
The human being was as magnificent as it was horrible, and the creatures were no different. Some were criminals, killing and stealing the poor, the weak, and the defenseless. Others used the trust of the kind and the just for their own desires. Others ruled with an iron fist, with corruption, and with lies, while their subjects died of hunger and disease. Then, there were the ones who believed that they should co-exist with the humans. Some wanted to live in peace with their families and friends. Others believed that they deserved the same right to live in the same world as the humans because of a higher power. Others simply didn't see the problem for both races to live together in harmony and peace.
Unfortunately, no progress was made around that time and the creatures decided to disappear, away from human civilizations. The creatures moved into areas that humans couldn't reach by normal means. Some creatures moved into the top of mountains, others moved into dangerous areas that humans didn't dare to explore, others moved to the bottom of the ocean. Over time, the creatures became a memory, then they became a legend, then they became folklore, then they became a myth. In the end, the creatures turned into nothing more than fairy tales that humans told to children before going to sleep. Those mythological beings never forgot about the humans, since those beings were everywhere, especially certain beings that were all female. And so, the creatures waited, waited for the moment they could finally come out of their caves, their mountains, and the sea to once again roam the earth.
The time was coming. In the 1920's, human explorers discovered the hidden places of those beings, which was a big surprise to the humans. Those mythological beings thought the humans would flee in terror or attack them. To the surprise of those mythological beings, the human explorers were filled with awe and wonder, especially since some records of those beings were exaggerated. For example, the harpy wasn't grotesque at all, their arms were wings and their legs were those of a bird, but the rest was human-looking. The legs of a Lamia were fused into a long snake tail and their eyes were those of a snake, but everything else was human. The human explorers conversed with those beings, ate with them, played with them, and some even fell in love with them. The human explorers that went back to their own countries gave the news to their colleagues. Unfortunately, the human explorers were ridiculed, they were called liars or delusional people, but those news didn't escape the government. The government listened to the human explorers, read their documents, watched their drawings, and made a decision. The government would wait for the perfect time to reveal those beings to society, believing that society wasn't ready. That lasted for 40 years, until the Bill of Rights was passed. That was when the government decided that it was time to reveal those beings, who were more than happy for it.
A few humans disagreed with that decision, mostly religious people, but most of the public were more than happy for those beings to live with them. The public didn't know how to call those beings, if they should say monster or Lamia, or Harpy, or Mermaid, it was all too confusing. So, the humans decided to call them the inter-species people, since most of them were both human and animal combined. The blending into the human society wasn't as hard as some believed, especially after the Bill of Rights was passed. The inter-species people were everywhere, from cities, to towns, to neighborhoods. The inter-species people have made their families, some with their fellow inter-species people, and others with humans. Some people were against the idea of a human and an inter-species person making a family because they were of different species and it may only produce inter-species people, but that was proven wrong. There was a 50% chance that the offspring would be human or an inter-species person because the DNA of the inter-species people was part human. Humans saw the inter-species people no matter where they went. The inter-species people were in jobs, in schools, in homes, and even in sports. Unfortunately, humans and inter-species people couldn't participate together in sports because the inter-species people had an unfair advantage over the humans. So, it was decided to keep both groups separate. The inter-species people were still part of the humans' sport organizations, but others had to be developed. The humans had a voice in political matters as much as the inter-species people. Some of the inter-species people were actually mayors, and even presidents.
In modern times, both the humans and inter-species people have lived in relative peace and harmony, as much as it was possible. There were still fights and crimes, riches and poverty, but all of that would have existed even without the inter-species people in the world. The inter-species people had blended so well, that for the humans, it was like looking at anybody else in the street. It could be said that, the world was never the same, and yet, it felt as if it was from the beginning.