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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!GurzReJSVHwP8wARlNGYposted on PENANA

"You were a hero." copyright protection7PENANA80e7yFeZBe

"It's not every day you meet a real champ." copyright protection7PENANAPiJgRBvBtq

"When they join you here, they're going to be so proud." copyright protection7PENANAj0gsxRjSE0

"And you.  How did you die?" the golden winged warden asked. copyright protection7PENANARM15UzK8yl

Tori frowned.  "I… uh…  I don’t know?" copyright protection7PENANAnoD7FvIa7b

"It's okay," the warden assured.  "It'll come to you eventually.  Guys, it's time for your initiation to the afterlife!" copyright protection7PENANABrcSTJJdCn

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 protection7PENANAdt9ez3Njcm

"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 protection7PENANAFALjHqPpAX

Stevens was a crack jumbo jet pilot who crash-landed his 747.  According to the warden, everyone else survived because of him. copyright protection7PENANABboN3hxMua

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 protection7PENANA9IDjWcnKwz

Felix was a Marine who saved ten hostages in Libya before the terrorists mowed him down with machine gun fire. copyright protection7PENANA7caSvRilgT

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 protection7PENANAiR4GF8YcUt

"It's Pastoral's turn!" the warden cheered. copyright protection7PENANAm4c0o8dLTK

"Please call me Tori," Tori said.  The warden ignored her. copyright protection7PENANAl1WvUsndND

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 protection7PENANA66vbNajMnd

"Oh, thank you," she said.  "It's a beautiful piano, too." copyright protection7PENANAfKisKGAYsu

"Let me buy you a drink," the woman offered.  "One Long Island Iced Tea for the next Adele!" copyright protection7PENANAIOwEkq7HDV

"Wait, stop.  I'm not–" Tori protested, pulling out her wallet. copyright protection7PENANAlJ1QUP1eBo

"Sweetie, that's not how the world works," the woman chuckled, pushing away Tori's license.  "If no one asks, don't tell." copyright protection7PENANArR9KjUrUSU

The bar tender slid the tall glass down the bar and Tori picked it up.  Abruptly, the playback ended. copyright protection7PENANApBJVg3lnLZ

"Oh, it seems Pastoral's isn't loading," the warden frowned. copyright protection7PENANAi7JkYE9ZSK

"Excuse me, it's Tori, please," Tori insisted.  "Um, and why isn't it working?" copyright protection7PENANAokCx4VrvQk

"Well, this system can only replay events you remember, and it appears you don't remember how you died." copyright protection7PENANAqfV9abcwzY

"But I want to know!"  Tori said. copyright protection7PENANAvR5fb3Tl3L

"Let go of it, girl," Nikki said, doing wall pushups.  "We get it.  You were boring." copyright protection7PENANA6r5IZ9EqFu

"Hey–" Tori protested. copyright protection7PENANAL5JGeUSrrr

"Alright, step two, kiddies," the warden shouted.  "Geography!" copyright protection7PENANAqXjwcuA5QE

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 protection7PENANAQW5WE55ivL

"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 protection7PENANANhRxY6rQyS

"Then what's here?"  Stevens asked. copyright protection7PENANAhYQAv2557V

"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 protection7PENANAKYSPUwU0Pq

"Fall?"  Tori asked. copyright protection7PENANALDIDaGJCwh

"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 protection7PENANAvOglpMnvSu

"Wings?" everyone spontaneously cut in. copyright protection7PENANArCtjrnQmnF

"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 protection7PENANAN9jvMtbw5I

"Are you a dead human?"  Felix asked. copyright protection7PENANANAw4VWQjrI

"Absolutely.  Been dead since 1845," the warden cheered.  "Go team ghost!"  No one laughed. copyright protection7PENANANSkgcME291

"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 protection7PENANAIWb1sXuDtA

"The house?"  Tori asked. copyright protection7PENANAlhbSm7Ocqg

"Well, you have to live somewhere," the warden said.  "Now, time to enjoy death!  Shoo!" copyright protection7PENANAVd9ful18na

Suddenly, the four of them appeared in a living room of a large house.   Stevens sighed.  "What the–" ​​copyright protection7PENANAa67l7zjCdN

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