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Of Vanilla Sugar and Cinnamon Rain
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Of Vanilla Sugar and Cinnamon Rain
Welcome to Death
Sep 13, 2017
3 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!Z9vhHDUoBzdV1CK2RFcjposted on PENANA

"You were a hero." copyright protection21PENANAkA2oBRGrvv

"It's not every day you meet a real champ." copyright protection21PENANAQvFmMn0GLB

"When they join you here, they're going to be so proud." copyright protection21PENANAgZxhBhjtWv

"And you.  How did you die?" the golden winged warden asked. copyright protection21PENANANh6PFIHl9d

Tori frowned.  "I… uh…  I don’t know?" copyright protection21PENANAR0IxmuUmbG

"It's okay," the warden assured.  "It'll come to you eventually.  Guys, it's time for your initiation to the afterlife!" copyright protection21PENANAXrFvJhM2LI

Tori took a deep breath and along with the three other newly deceased, followed the warden down the hall to the theatre room.  Inside, there was a giant projector screen with the words "Welcome to DEATH!" projected across it. copyright protection21PENANAyyZFoFo51y

"Alright, guys, time to watch your death tapes.  I find it's the best way to get to know your new friends," the warden smiled.  "Now, the reason you were all assigned together was that your circumstances were similar.  Now, Stevens, you're up!" copyright protection21PENANAiTy1qVvlhH

Stevens was a crack jumbo jet pilot who crash-landed his 747.  According to the warden, everyone else survived because of him. copyright protection21PENANA2f8HKRZxUK

Nikki broke the ladies record for bench press just before the equipment failed and crushed her to death.  Talk about being a real champ. copyright protection21PENANAftjf9HUxNW

Felix was a Marine who saved ten hostages in Libya before the terrorists mowed him down with machine gun fire. copyright protection21PENANA56PD7fyDBQ

And Tori, you ask?  Well, she didn't even remember how she died.  Mind you, she remembered signing a record label with Sony Pictures at twelve, but that didn't feel so heroic. copyright protection21PENANAlD6tlRlkog

"It's Pastoral's turn!" the warden cheered. copyright protection21PENANA5DJoTS6OpU

"Please call me Tori," Tori said.  The warden ignored her. copyright protection21PENANAKu0z88PHMr

A bar filled the screen.  A woman in a bright red dress and burgundy lipstick smiled at Tori.  "I love your voice, sweetheart," she said. copyright protection21PENANAy74EBpvWKT

"Oh, thank you," she said.  "It's a beautiful piano, too." copyright protection21PENANAcQxVerOlfe

"Let me buy you a drink," the woman offered.  "One Long Island Iced Tea for the next Adele!" copyright protection21PENANAf0JgARppzb

"Wait, stop.  I'm not–" Tori protested, pulling out her wallet. copyright protection21PENANAQ7jVMUlhR6

"Sweetie, that's not how the world works," the woman chuckled, pushing away Tori's license.  "If no one asks, don't tell." copyright protection21PENANAb3WJZbaOwq

The bar tender slid the tall glass down the bar and Tori picked it up.  Abruptly, the playback ended. copyright protection21PENANA2MqL20Dsqd

"Oh, it seems Pastoral's isn't loading," the warden frowned. copyright protection21PENANADhkXc7RyoJ

"Excuse me, it's Tori, please," Tori insisted.  "Um, and why isn't it working?" copyright protection21PENANAEAMBjMMuAj

"Well, this system can only replay events you remember, and it appears you don't remember how you died." copyright protection21PENANAUC5ko8l2AL

"But I want to know!"  Tori said. copyright protection21PENANAfd2AbfH3O6

"Let go of it, girl," Nikki said, doing wall pushups.  "We get it.  You were boring." copyright protection21PENANAMsGz30lQuV

"Hey–" Tori protested. copyright protection21PENANA9pyeKXm5ZW

"Alright, step two, kiddies," the warden shouted.  "Geography!" copyright protection21PENANAReaUOl9vpX

The warden led them out of the theater and into a classroom with one table, four chairs, and a SMART Board.  It showed seven layers, with a dot on the fourth-to-the-top layer reading "You Are Here." copyright protection21PENANACbqiKuj5kO

"This top layer, layer one, is Earth.  If you're alive, you'll be there.  I don't think any of us are suffering that problem," the warden joked.  "And here, layer seven, is what most consider 'Hell.'" copyright protection21PENANA1tdAIXx43w

"Then what's here?"  Stevens asked. copyright protection21PENANA1UKbOzxY5W

"We're in Upper Purgatory.  Both level four and five are considered purgatory and are almost identical," the warden said.  "Level three is Heaven, and level six is pre-Hell.  Trust me, that's a bad place to fall into." copyright protection21PENANAWH7n0SRkYc

"Fall?"  Tori asked. copyright protection21PENANA8ZGmzoj7tn

"Ah, yes.  All levels, except for the first, connected-floating plates.  There are many gaps in each plate where one can fall through to a lower level," the warden explained.    "And that brings us to the next step – wings." copyright protection21PENANADuhoF6Yd53

"Wings?" everyone spontaneously cut in. copyright protection21PENANA91LhpM9h67

"Ah, yes.  All deceased get wings," the warden said, showing off her golden ones.  "They're like angels' wings except the angels are better.  For one, they aren't dead humans." copyright protection21PENANAte7aAHyUO1

"Are you a dead human?"  Felix asked. copyright protection21PENANAhsvzRbFQoK

"Absolutely.  Been dead since 1845," the warden cheered.  "Go team ghost!"  No one laughed. copyright protection21PENANAUyMFPbrZty

"So depending on how worthy you are, you get different powered wings.  They help you escape the pull of the level 7, you know," the warden winked.  "Wings will show up around a day or so.  Before that, don't leave the house." copyright protection21PENANA7WMf6nWFhL

"The house?"  Tori asked. copyright protection21PENANAGzec86oOWM

"Well, you have to live somewhere," the warden said.  "Now, time to enjoy death!  Shoo!" copyright protection21PENANAyQllwaxYa0

Suddenly, the four of them appeared in a living room of a large house.   Stevens sighed.  "What the–" ​​copyright protection21PENANAwiWix3GuJY

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