|“||When I signed my life away on that dotted line, I fucking meant it. I am a professional soldier.||”|
– Wells to Lawrence Cooper.
Wells fought in the Gulf War, helping to find the last pockets of resistance along the Iraqi border. Here, he met Eddie Oswald.
In 2001, Wells led a squad composed of himself, Pvt. Lawrence Cooper, Pvt. Witherspoon, Pvt. Joe Kirkley, Pvt. Terry Milburn, and Corp. Bruce Campbell into the highlands of Scotland, for what he believed to be a training exercise.
Wells and the squad soon discovered that they were being set up as Werewolf bait by Cpt. Richard Ryan, who they find severely wounded by the Werewolves. Come nightfall, they were attacked by the Werewolves, who infected Wells and killed Bruce. They found a car, driven by Megan, and fle to an old farmhouse.
However, the farmhouse was sieged by the Werewolves, and - when only he and Cooper remain alive - Wells blew up the farmhouse, sacrificing himself to kill the Werewolves just as he began to transform.
Eddie and Wells, both drunk, visited a tattoo parlour. Whilst Wells got a tattoo of a desert rat, Eddie proclaimed that - although his soul belonged to god- his flesh was irredeemable, and belonged to Satan. Thus, he got a tattoo of a laughing Satan on his rear.
About six days later, when the group were performing a regular sweep along the border, cleaning up after pockets of resistance. Eddie accidently set off an anti-tank mine, and blew himself up. Almost nothing of Eddie remained, and the other men had to scoop his pulped up bits of flesh into bin bags.
One of the only perfect, unscathed parts of Eddie's body that survived the blast was the skin off his buttock, with the tattoo of Satan.
Eddie's death, and the Satan tattoo surviving perfectly, deeply shook Wells and the other men. The story stayed with Wells for the rest of his life.
In the Scottish Highlands
Pursued by Werewolves
Siege on the house
Arrival and bedrest
Behind the scenes
Wells' name is a reference to famou, award-winning sci-fi author Herbert George Wells, better known as simply H. G. Wells.