Akin, The Division Agent

A profile of Akin, an Agent of The Division, for Stories of The Division. Sponsored by Ubisoft.

"We had one situation where an angry mob took a U.N. worker hostage. Some fool convinced them the U.N. deliberately released the virus to impose martial law and take over. Got 'em so worked up, they were gonna execute the poor guy right there in the street. My unit responds, ready to rock, got our sniper in position. Right before we go hot, I make the call: stand down. I just got a gut feeling.

"I lay my DMR down and step out of cover. At first they were ready to tear me limb from limb, but I talked to their leader, calmed him down. Found out his daughter went missing from a field hospital near the U.N. That's what pushed him over the edge. So I called it into the Division, they put out the word to CERA and JTF, and we found out his daughter's still alive, she'd just been transferred to a new location. Simple paperwork mix up. When I told him that, he collapsed into my arms. The mob released the hostage to us and dispersed. No one was hurt.

"A lot of what we're doing out here isn't just combat. We fight against rumors and lies, against people blaming innocent people for their problems rather than working together to make things better. It's easy to get cynical, to give in to fear and anger.

"And that's the point. The Division doesn't do easy. We do what's right."

Stories of The Division offers an intimate look into the lives of 20 fictional New Yorkers living in the world of Tom Clancy's The Division. These conversations are set during the early stages of the outbreak. This series was written and produced by Studio 61 of CBS Interactive in collaboration with Ubisoft.

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