isn't exactly what it's cut out to be. You get to a point in your life where you think things are so bad that the only answer is to be someone else for awhile, but sometimes that's the worst thing you can do. Most people don't get a chance to find out, but I did.
I was Ray Vecchio. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Ray Vecchio (scribbled in the margin: they made me say that part! he's a great partner and a good friend, but there's something wrong with everyone!) but it was a bad idea in most ways but one. It was just hard. It was a hard time and I thought the best idea was to be someone else, so I went undercover. I left behind Ray Kowalski and I tried to become Ray Vecchio, but some things aren't that easy to leave behind. Hiding behind another man's name doesn't make the problems go away.
See, what it comes down to is whether or not you want to change. I didn't. Even though I thought I did, I didn't, because even in becoming someone else, I didn't change. I stayed the same and I let the same things drive me crazy.
On the other hand, it was because I was pretending to be Ray Vecchio that I met Benton Fraser. Constable Benton Fraser with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He thought I was crazy. Maybe I was. Hell, maybe I still am. Maybe he's the crazy one.
(scribbled in the margin: I didn't write that part either! did vecchio get his hands on this and change stuff?)
The thing is, when you're paired up with a crazy Mountie, your life as a cop gets a little most interesting. That's even without being undercover and trying to pretend you're