Several things were going through his head, but if he really was in a coffin, then he would have to get out of it first, since he would die if he did nothing.
'How can I get out? I must not be too deep! but how will I get to the surface? Digging might be a solution, but I might die before I get to the top since I might run out of oxygen.
My ability won't be much help, since it's a healing ability.
Arthur continued to think for a few more minutes. And without much to do he decided that he would try to dig his way out.
First he would break the coffin and use the broken part to dig faster.
With the plan in mind and no other alternative he decides to start his plan.
After a few blows with his arm he manages to break a part of the coffin that was on top of his abdomen, each time he punched, his hand and wrist got hurt or bled, and this is when his ability proved useful, since he was healing himself through it.
Arthur continued this for a few minutes until the coffin broke and then he began a race against time as he was almost out of oxygen and the weight of the earth was tiring him out.
Life for people with weak skills, or none at all, was difficult, with technological advances human labor became less and less necessary, this was technically the case for John, he was a gentleman in his sixties with an earth skill at the lowest level as he had no resources to try and get his earth skill upgraded. So he decided not to risk going out on expeditions in the portals, and this led him to get a job as a gravedigger, his skill was quite useful for the job, it was not too strenuous and he took no risks.
Today was supposed to be another normal day for John, as there would be no more burials and it was the end of business. Or so he thought, because when he finished changing his clothes and was getting ready to leave he saw something, or rather someone. The most frightening thing was that the person was literally coming out of the earth from one of the graves. The first part to come out of the earth was a hand, soon after came the other hand and only then came the head, the strangest thing was as if the monster was taking advantage of the oxygen, because as soon as his head came out of the earth he stood there panting.
'Zombie' shouted Jhon seeing a very pale looking person.
Undead type monsters were not very common, let alone in a city. More people usually called them Zombies since in the old days there were many popular movies with them.
Jhon immediately thought of running or calling for help, but everyone who worked in the cemetery had already left moments before, Jhon without much option decides to create courage to face the zombie, after all it was 1×1, and earn extra money with the monster's body and the crystal was not a bad idea.
Placing his hand on the ground the earth began to rise until a spear was formed, from Jhon's perspective this was the best choice because it would allow him to attack without getting too close to the Zombie.
Arthur managed to narrowly escape from the coffin, and the first thing he did was to breathe deeply, after that, looking around he could see a gentleman approaching him with a spear in his hands that were shaking. Arthur wondered what could have frightened the man, and he quickly realized that he was the reason, after all it wasn't every day that someone came out of a tomb. Stepping out of the earth he quickly tries to talk to the man.
"Kind sir I know you must..." Arthur couldn't finish his sentence as the man soon began to attack.
"How does a monster speak the human language?" Asked the man in the middle of the attack.
"Please stop" Arthur did not finish his sentence in time, the spear was launched and pierced his shoulder.
" Hulgh" groaned Arthur, and a screen appeared in his field of vision.
[Hp: 4/10] (Arthur lost 1 hp trying to get out of the tomb, and had not used a healing skill until now).
Arthur only saw one option, not wanting to take another attack that would probably be fatal he decides to try his last card.
(Author's Note: Some things that get a little confusing will be explained later)
"Wait I am human, I don't want to hurt you" said Arthur giving up the fight, and kneeling at the same time he raised his other arm.
The man with a little fear asked :
"How can I be sure? No human comes out of a tomb like this.
"I'm telling you the truth, I don't remember how I got in there, but my name is Arthur, you can trust me.
"You don't know how you got there? Then tell me what you remember and I'll decide what to do with you.
"As I told you my name is Arthur, my last memory is of me being beaten up somewhere in the city and when I woke up I found out I was buried alive" said Arthur, for those really were the last things he was remembering.
The man seemed to think for a moment deciding whether or not to believe the boy, and after a while he finally gave his answer:
"All right, I believe you, come with me I will help you, you are dirty and stinking" the man said as he placed his hands over his nose.
Arthur stood up and started to follow the man as he tried to smell his own smell, and to his surprise he really was very stinky.
"Where are you taking me?" Arthur asked
"To my house, it's not far from here, by the way you can call me Jhon" replied the man.
"And I'm sorry about the attack from before, but it's not every day I see a dead man walking around"
"Alright, I've already healed, and I'm alive by the way" replied Arthur smiling
Arthur continued following the man down the street and took a moment to look at the notifications that he didn't have time to look at.
[You've leveled up]
[You have earned five free stat points]
[You earned 1 point in each statistic]
[You have unlocked a new skill]
A new skill? That sounded interesting. At first Arthur was thinking that the blue screen was a hallucination, but after seeing that he was really in a coffin he began to believe it, but soon he would try to get more answers as to what this screen was, and why it appeared to him.
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.