Context, as well as the complete understanding of it, are both incredibly important things.

Lack of either could lead to rather massive mistakes in judgement.

For most of my life, I had implicitly believed that this was true.

What would make a person the villain of the story without context could be changed to make that same person the hero, as strange as it might sound.

I tried to live by that belief, that going that extra step to fully understand everything was the most important thing in that moment, where someone is judged by their peers.

Despite this, despite my professed belief, I would like to leave behind something to help you fully understand this, to whoever reads this.

Whether or not you agree with my philosophy, that is entirely up to you.

But if not, then I sincerely hope that, above all else, you can understand it.

If you don't, then that's fine too.

I'll be happy knowing you tried.

After all, it would be a tall order to ask you to fully understand me and expect quick results.

Even the closest of family members have hard times understanding one another and their actions.

But if you can understand me, to some extent, then that would be great.

It would make me feel less alone.

Regardless, if I haven't bored you to death already, let me tell you the tale of how I helped an unfortunate girl out of an abusive household.

The details of how I did so aren't exactly as "heroic" as you might expect, mind you.

There won't be some elaborate rescue plot revolving around me effectively kidnapping the girl from said house.

Even if I'm probably not the most orthodox sort of person, I try to abide by the law as much as any other person.

(Well, I don't know where you're from, whoever you are, so that's probably debatable depending on your values and customs.)

Nonetheless, if you will read on, I will do my best to tell the tale of the (supposedly) unorthodox young man that is Azrael Nasir.