Just a random story I wrote during one of my many sleepless nights. So here it goes:
The day began just like any other day before it, but the events that were going to happen during that day would have made it a very unusual one. I got out and went to the riverside to take a walk as I often do. I like that place because it is a desolated one. There isn’t a living soul in a 1 mile radius. I like being alone because most of the people in my life treated me like shit, so i do my best at avoiding everyone. While walking at the riverside I noticed that the dogs (who are the only residents in that desolated place) were barking like they were really upset about something. Those dogs are usually very friendly and they always treat me as their friend when I pass over their territory (those dogs are the only friends I got).
I turned my head back to see the reason for their strange behavior, but i couldn’t see nothing that would make them become so upset. So i turned my head in the direction in which i was going and then suddenly i saw a middle-aged, skinny tall man in a black suit ( the kind of suit the people in funeral homes wear) He was standing in front of me at a distance of just 3 meters. There was no way that he would appear out of nowhere so fast and so quietly, because the riverside is a big flat area without any trees or holes in it in which that man could have been hiding. The man was looking at me with his serious and somewhat scary eyes and he said to me: You have been calling me for the past 10 years, so here I am. I asked who he was and he replied: I’m DEATH.
I believed him that he was indeed Death because I already knew that he wasn’t a human being. I knew that, because no human being could appear out of nowhere like that. When I discovered that I was in the presence of death itself i felt two emotions that simultaneously run thru me. The first one was happiness, but the second one was sadness. I was happy to meet Death finally after 10 years of waiting, but I was sad because I knew how sad my parents would be, because of my death. Few seconds after Death revealed who it was I asked: Are you going to kill me now, or could I have at least few last days before I die so that I could say my last goodbyes to my loved ones. The Death replied: Sure, you can have a few days to say your goodbyes to your loved ones and we will meet again in the same place after few days. All you need to do is to go to this same spot and call upon me and I will appear once again. After saying that, the man faded away and vanished. I returned home with a smile on my face. When I got back home my parents were surprised to see me laughing because they couldn’t remember the last time they saw me happy. They’ve asked me what was the reason for my happiness, and of course i didn’t tell them the real reason but instead i told them that I was finally cured of my depression. They were very happy when I told them that. I spent my last few remaining days of my life going to the zoo with my parents, going to some good restaurants where they serve a good barbecue, we also went for a walk in the park. I was so happy that i even managed to ignore my arthritic pain in my legs. When those wonderful few days passed, and the day to go and meet Death came, on the way out I kissed my parents and told them how much I love them because they are an amazing parents that every child should have. They were flattered to hear that and they said that they love me too.
So I went out and went to the same exact place I’ve met death few days ago. I called upon death and few seconds later the same man appeared out of nowhere. He said to me: How and when do you want IT to happen to you. I replied that I wanted my death to be quick and painless. Then Death said: Would you like it to be a hearth attack or a brain aneurysm. I said that i wanted to be a brain aneurysm. Then Death asked: One last question ,when and where do you want to die. I replied: I want to die in a populated place outside my home because I didn’t want my parents to witness my own death, and the reason I wanted to die in a populated place was because I wanted to be many witnesses who can testify that I died from natural causes,and not by means of suicide. Death said: It shall be the way you wanted, and I will finally bring you the eternal peace which you wanted for a long time. I replied: Thank you so much!!! After saying that, Death vanished once again.
I was heading back to the populated part of my city and as soon as I started entering my city where there were a lot of people taking a walk, I started to feel dizzy and I felt that I’m slowly losing my consciousness. I thought to myself: This is it, this is the end……
I was dying, but I wasn’t scared at all. Not at all. In fact I felt an amazing feeling of peace. The physical pain from my arthritis that has been following me with every step I took combined with the depression, has finally beginning to disappear, and so did my consciousness.
I wasn’t alive anymore, and after 10 years of waiting, I was finally dead and at peace.