"Hello, and welcome to the afterlife!" A young girl dressed in a secretary outfit said to me with a smile.
"Huh…, what?" I am so confused, one minute im crossing the street, i hear a loud *HOOONK* and now i am…
"Hello, and welcome to the afterlife!" The girl said to me again without losing the smile that started twitching already.
"I heard you the first time, are you saying that i'm DEAD!? Am I in heaven!? how could this be i'm so young…my sister, my mother, my dog…and all those things i never did like…and this…and that"
The young secretary had finally lost the smile after ten minutes "Enough! First of all, look back on your life, do you think you deserve to go to heaven? i said afterlife not heaven, it's a middleground because it's not like you did any evil to go to purgatory but anyway, can you stop goddamn whining about what you wish you did or what you left behind and stick to the script? You are not the only boring person who died today you know and I got shit to do!"
"...Where do I rate customer service?"
"*Ugh* just follow me" Before i could say anything else she opened what i think is a door and started following what i can only assume is a corridor, everything is so white here that i can barely tell where the ground ends and a wall(?) starts.
Keeping up with her we got to a huge golden door which from my point of view just appeared out of nowhere the moment when we turned a corner, it had sculptings of angels and trumpets that for a moment i had the impression it gave a holy ambient noise, my mind must me playing tricks on me with all this dying thing.
The door opened to reveal a hall that for once it looked made of marble other than pure light, it had golden chandeliers to light it up, at the furthest side of the room it had a desk with a modern laptop and behind it was a window wall with a breathtaking view above the clouds, for a minute i thought i was in some CEO office but my attention was soon stolen by the CEO in question.
The most beautiful woman I've met to date, I was mesmerized. She had two pairs of butter white wings, not the biggest chest I've seen but the most charming one. Two sky blue eyes and wore a bright white which hurt my vision a little.
"..hey…HEY! were you listening?" It was only now that I realized that she was saying something.
"Sorry, can you repeat that?"
"As i was saying, my name is Puriel and your case fell within my jurisdiction to decide where you go now, you see, when someone does a lot of good they go to heaven, likewise when they do evil they go to purgatory, and then there is the annoying case of someone who just lived their lives for themselves. You are the annoying case, since the people downstairs and upstairs don't want the responsibility to deal with you it fell to me to find out where you belong. Now, what is going to happen is that we are going to take a look at your soul and see what you were supposed to be regardless of what went wrong later in your life"
"Wait, if what we are supposed to be is decided from before we are born is free will a lie?"
"Would I be here if that was the case? Karma is a thing you know, if you fucked up in your first life you will carry that stain to your next life and it will get even harder to clean, like getting a bank loan, but if you get stuck for too long someone will hard-reset your soul to a clean slate so no biggie"
"But what about heaven and purgatory, if we are reincarnated what are they for?"
"Ah that's just the name that stuck, you can think of it as the good reincarnation and the bad reincarnation, now enough of that, if you have any questions feel free to keep them to yourself" With that she got up and walked to the middle of the room, and with her finger made a shining drop of water fall to the floor.
When it fell it started to shine more and before I could tell the middle of the room now had a clear water spring.
"This is the Soul Spring, look into your reflection to see your soul, if the water shines golden it will just strap you with some basic soul window and send you to kill a local demon lord or something, if it turns dark, good luck next life, remembering that the basic system is not soulbound and you will not keep it after you die, i'm explaining because i saw in your file you came from a backwater world that had no soul window, you may think of it as the character window the games you played had"
You know what, dying might not be so bad afterall if I get to be a hero, there is no way the water will turn black will it? Only one way to find out.
With the most confident stride I could muster, I walked to the edge of the spring and looked into it.
Pale skin, black hair and eyes, just like i remember, cant say im handsome maybe just normal. As I was staring at myself a window opened in front of me.
[Soul window initiating]
A golden hue started to cover the water. Jackpot!
"Well, if you can kill your local demon lord you can get a upgrade next time you dies, see ya"
"Thank you for the opportunity Miss Puriel, goodbye"
But before I could jump, from the bottom of the spring, black water started to rise. Just my luck, first i got run over by truck-kun and this?
The gold hue and black water started to merge to make a deep red, getting second thoughts about jumping my reflection which i assume is my soul grabbed my ankle and pulled me.
At this moment I blacked out and the last thing I saw was a line of text.
[Welcome first user Alan to Chaos Monarch System]