My name is Simon Elling, and I hunt monsters. I come from a long line of Monster Hunters, my great-great-grandfather was Van Helsing, the greatest of them all.
For centuries, my family has kept humanity safe from the things that hide in the shadows. Vampires, werewolves, succubi. They have all trembled at the thought of my family's legacy.
Now I carry on that tradition.
I watch as the van parks across the street from me. The door opens up, and the man motions for a child to climb in, which she does. As he pulls away from the curb, I start up my own vehicle.
Gone are the monsters of lore, but a new breed has taken their place. My name is Simon Elling, and I hunt monsters.