Going to sleep and waking up are different concepts.
At least… that is in a general sense of understanding.
But… What if its not what you think it is?
What if you close your eyes and never woke up?
That might be the very last time you close your eyes to sleep.
But what comes after that?
It is assumed to be everlasting eternal rest in a dark void embrace. Or with loved ones from all around in the clouds above your head. As well as in a Golden Kingdom where none feel pain and are loved. Or in the fiery pits of hell to burn or be tortured for your misdeed for all of eternity.
Is what everyone believes the options will be.
But what if fate has something different in store for you?
The concept is also known far and wide. Majority strongly think its illogical and is never a possibility.
While some others believe in it and even worship the All Mighty. A being who created and controls everything.
Many intelligent people and scientists have came together and studied the Rebirth phenomena. They had many different opinions but no one could say for certain.
How does the cycle of reincarnation works?
Do you pay a specific price of your experience (Memories or Emotions) as the price for another life?
If that is true…
Then what do you pay to keep your memories and humanity intact ?.?
Would you want to keep your memories if it meant staying human?
What if you became a different species all together but thought you were a human with your memories intact? How would one react to such an extreme change in biology?
”Are there any answers? ” A short man similar to a mining dwarf asked as he stood Infront of the projection of a, power point, like lecture on the giant wall behind him for everyone in the five story high, semi-circled stadium of an auditorium to see clearly.
Many hands went up but he didn call on anyone in particular as he paced to the edge of the stage to stand above a cover square.
”Here I have a Specimen of Horror! ” He said in his loud voice, ”Something that could kill us all in a blink of an eye! ” He reaches forward and pulls the cover off to show us a sleeping beast that looked like a entire mix of all K-9 animalistic characteristics all in one. With the dark Aura of Death mist exiting in small barely noticeable wisps from its mouth as it breathed.
Around the stadium were teenagers of different races. Both male and female arranged from Dwarven, Human, Fairies, Beastkin with a few royal Tigroid, Elven, and all possible mixes from in-between all sat randomly mixed with no prejudice towards each other as the professor went on with his speech.
”As you all are aware of the monsters outside of the Shield Cities, this Breed in front of us, is the weakest variety! Today you are going to study its caged behavior and tomorrow will practice to re-catch it in the Arena! ”
Groans could be heard all around as the thought of hard labor after night training was exhausting. Except a few from each species who couldn wait to show their skill and some couldn wait to pass to graduate.
But only one had her snow pale elven hands folded as she bowed her black hooded head and prayed to her Goddess, as soon as the professor had announced the re-capture of the beast. She had seen the beast beneath her feet as she sat high in the rafters where others who were scattered all around the stadium could see her with ease. They became deathly still and took another look at the beast below as well as putting some of their fingers to fondle a specific Tear shaped gem that rested in the outstretched wings of a bird in flight, that was somewhere on their clothing with a singular similar tear shape earring.
What would make their Priestess Pray in the middle of an assembly?
:Agnes! Goddess of Deathly Shadows! Ye who dwells beneath, and governs all! I, your loyal subject and your vessel, plea to thee! Have you forsaken me?:
:*Giggles* Oh Child of Darkness and Light! I have not Forsaken you! Silly Child! I will bring you to your next task to stop