"My real name is Linfael, but you can call me Lucifer, I prefer it"
"Come, join me here" Lucifer replied as he pointed to his side.
"Lucifer? Like the Devil that the churches talked about and still talk about? Arthur asked with a little fear, after all he had always heard that God was good and the Devil evil.
"Yes, that's the one, and before you ask me, yes you died, and everything that happened in the last ten years was real too"
"..." Arthur didn't know what to say, had 10 years passed? Had he really died? And worst of all, was he in hell? He quickly recalled the events from the moment he arrived here, and began to laugh and cry at the same time.
"That sucks" said Arthur remembering his family.
"Fear not, all is not lost, all depends on you, come here" Lucifer called out once again.
(Some details will be explained later)
Arthur without much option got up from the bed, wiped his tears and approached the man, he looked outside and was surprised, he saw what looked like a city, no city was not enough to describe, it looked like a Kingdom, the behind everything was a reddish landscape.
"Is that hell?I always thought it would just be fire, lava and people screaming" said Arthur
"Well that's one part of it, everything you said exists" Lucifer replied without taking his eyes off the huge kingdom.
Arthur remembered the people he saw on the first day where they were walking and jumping in the River of Lava. He could not forget the place of the place where he was tortured, just thinking about the place his whole body started to tremble and sweat.
"But what did you mean when you said that all was not lost?"
"Well I have a proposal, although it is not a proposal, since you have no choice" Lucifer answered without delay.
"What do you mean?"
"I am tired Arthur, of the wars, of the Angels demons, of everything, I just want to rest, but for a mistake I made in the past I can not leave this world, well I could not"
Arthur was listening to the whole story intently, as perhaps he could rescuse him.
Lucifer then continued with his story.
"A long time ago, my father made a decision, one that I didn't like very well, so I tried to fight to try to change things, unfortunately it didn't work out so well and I was banished from heaven, and eventually I was thrown here into hell, after that I still fought but it was all in vain, then my brother killed me, and just when I thought it would be my end, I woke up here again. And that's when I realized that I was in prison, that was my sentence for trying to go against my father, and eventually I was deprived of leaving hell, but one day everything changed, I still couldn't go to heaven, but I managed to get out of hell and started wandering the worlds, including earth. After a few more wars with my brothers, and a few more defeats I found myself tired of these wars and wanted to rest and find my father".
Arthur wondered if what he had heard was true, that Lucifer tried to be God and was banished, and from what he was telling it seemed to be true.
"But why tell me all this" Arthur asked
"Well, as I said every time I died I returned to hell, everything was useless, I tried everything, and after much research I found out that I am connected to this place, and as long as it is under my domain I will not die, but who could take my place? I tried passing it on to demons, I tried fallen angels but nothing worked. It seems that only an Archangel could take my place, but who among my brothers would be willing to do that? To be a fallen angel? None, I tried to have children, but it seems my father made everything perfect so that I could not be freed from this place, and it became my own hell."
"So what? Where do I come into all this?" Arthur asked curiously
"Moving on, it seemed like no one could replace me, plus then I found you, maybe a mistake God, or who knows what, plus it seems like you can take my place, and so I went after you on earth, and learned that you had died, hoping that maybe you would come to hell I asked them to keep an eye out, and here you are "
"Wait, from what I understand you want me to become a demon and deal with all this? What's going to happen to me?"
"Well I don't know, but rejection is not an option, unless you want to go back to that room" Lucifer said looking into Arthur's eyes
"Any place is better than that! But will I still be able to go to earth?" Arthur asked, thinking of going to earth and trying never to return to that place.
"Sure, this thing that is here is just your 'Soul' you will need your physical body, but that is already your problem" Lucifer replied.
"More..." Arthur tried to speak but simply could not, his mouth did not move and his body even less so.
"I told you this is not my problem" Lucifer said as he placed his hand on Arthur's head.
Lucifer's body began to glow and the energy quickly entered Arthur's soul.
"I'm sure you'll do fine, I left everything prepared, after all I'm not so bad"
Arthur looking at all that was increasingly confused, what was going to happen to him from now on, but what intrigued him most were Lucifer's last words, unfortunately he could not know what they were.
"Thank you for freeing me my ..." said Lucifer without completing his sentence.
After that Arthur's (Soul) body fell to the ground and all his vision darkened.
▪︎ Somewhere on earth ▪︎
Arthur woke up in a place that seemed to be a very cramped box and it stank a lot.
"Help, please somebody help me "he shouted. And a blue screen appeared in his field of vision.
"You have been successfully revived"
[Name: Arthur Scheuer]
[Level: 1] [Exp: 0/100]
"New mission "
"You are trapped in a coffin, get out and survive"
[Reward: +1 level]
Reading the message Arthur only asked himself three things.
The plot follows the story of Arthur a 15 year old boy who after waking up in a dark cell,
discovers that he has died and is in Hell. After years of being tortured, just as he is about to fall
into oblivion, someone comes along with an unexpected proposal, "Become the next Lucifer",
a proposal that will allow him to return to Earth, and perhaps take revenge on his murderers, a
proposal from Lucifer himself.