Things were starting to go wrong with the barrier between myth and reality. An absurd thing to say, but truly – the situation was bleak. For the humans, not so much – they had no idea of the existence of a world they couldn’t see. But the beings of the Otherworld? They were aware of the cracks beginning to form. The problems were small at first; an accidental fairy tinkling or an overly large foot sighting. But they started to grow in number and noticeability. Fairy tinkles turned into dragon roars and large feet turned into new animals being discovered. The Otherworld was in chaos, attempting to go on as normal whilst being constantly careful of not being discovered. Spies inserted themselves into all science institutions across the world to ensure that nothing too serious would be realized, and people working undercover for the Otherworld secretly overtook newspapers and general media. The millions of citizens belonging to the Otherworld, as well as the various leaders across the regions, were adamant on not being discovered, as well as figuring out the reasons they were slowly trickling through into human society. Though the citizens of the Otherworld lived alongside all humans, their disguise protected their identities, and to all mortal eyes they were perceived as regular beings; but, of course, they were anything but normal. The Otherworlders certainly had their individual quirks and traits, whether they were a different race, species or simply a human with a mutation – but there was also a particularly talented group of Otherworlders who had a say in running and maintaining the human world. Whether this meant the seasonal fairies differentiating between the four segments of the year, or the head of technology releasing new inventions to the human world, everything that happened happened because of Otherworlders. However, despite their many talents and skills, the people of the Otherworld were wise enough to know that no good would come of humans discovering that magic and myth was amidst them. If some humans could barely stand people with different coloured skin or different religious beliefs, how would they ever accept a tiny person with wings or a yeti, let alone anyone with magical powers?
In the eyes of Otherworlders, it was an absurd notion to even consider releasing their true identities to the public. Which was why there was such uproar when they lost control of their protection and they began, slowly but surely, to appear in their true form.