Prologue

I am Kyle, a senior highschool student. Since I was young, I had been dreaming to serve my country as a soldier. My father is a decorated Police Chief Inspector of the Philippine National Police, while my older brother is a 1st Lieutenant of the Philippine Army. My mother is an Accountant. She vehemently opposes the idea of me becoming a soldier due to the fear of losing a son. She has a point. The path I wish to take is a perilous and treacherous one, but that fact has not deterred me from pursuing my dream. I have a twin sister named Cherry. My mom always scolds her for immersing herself too much in a sword-and-magic fantasy VRMMORPG or Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game known as Paranoia Magica Online. I have to admit, I am also fond VRMMORPGs, although I usually play Paranoia SpecOps Online. It is a spin-off of Paranoia Magica Online, but instead of having a fantasy theme and setting, Paranoia SpecOps is based on modern and sci-fi First Person Shooter games like Halo, Half-Life and Counter-Strike. For most players, Paranoia SpecOps is only but a game. To me, it is a combat training simulator. However, the simple game has become a nightmare. It has turned into a real warzone where life and liberty is at stake and the only prize is one's freedom from the control of a rogue AI turned god known as the Game Master...