I wonder if this is readable…
My name is Nagi . I was enjoying my life but when I died, it was quite a simple death . The cause of death was suffocation . I wasn’t strangled by my lover for cheating or something like that . I just quickly ate a lot of rice cakes1 .
I was eating rice cakes that were sold at the supermarket, baked in a cheap oven toaster and cut into pieces . Even though I was chewing it carefully before swallowing, it still got stuck on my throat . That was my fault since I was eating rice cakes alone so it was inevitable . Let’s just give up gracefully . I won’t be able to do anything about it anyway .
Even though I kept my interaction with the neighbors to a minimum, I was at my neighbor’s entryway frantically hitting the doorbell and violently knocking on their door . Unfortunately, my two neighbors were away .
In my panic, I left my phone on top of the table in my room . 119? Or should it have been 110?2 I should have contacted them before I went to my neighbors for help .
In my last-ditch effort, I tried to push out air from my lungs using the apartment corridor’s aluminum handrail . I got dizzy and collapsed on the corridor . The rice cake won’t come out . I should just give up… . I had a friend who frequently came to my room and I told him to「physically destroy my HDD」when I die so I don’t have any regrets, I think .
…everything is white . And there’s a strange floating feeling . There’s also an old man…
I’m an atheist, so I’d only believe in what I see .
But, it seems that god exists .
「Youー, I just happened to see it but, you had a pretty interesting death . 」 There’s an extremely frank old man in front of me . Because I’m Japanese, I thought that in the netherworld, I’d receive judgment and go to either heaven or hell but, when I took a look around, a god-like deity appeared . [TN: He didn’t expect to meet Kami-sama]
He looks exactly like the character from the chocolate wafer sticker I saw when I was a kid . Huh? That sticker of god had a heavenly god feel to it? Well…whatever .
「…are you……Kami-sama?」 「That’s technically correct but, why was there a long pause?」
I should respond politely right?
「I am technically a Japanese person but, are you not called differently in other regions? I am going to be judged after this so shouldn’t I go over there instead?」
I only have these unusually strange details .
「Aren’t you frustrated with the way you died? Because I was able to see something interesting, I’ll let you reincarnate . What do you think?」 This old geezer just proudly said something rude!
「Reincarnating? You mean like those things in SF or fantasy novels?」 「I think that’s a good way of putting it . You won’t be reincarnated on Earth though」 「…this is becoming more and more like the developments in those stories」 「In other words, you’ll be returned to the ground」
What should I do? I’d like to ask some questions and if the conditions are good, it might not be a bad idea to reincarnate . It won’t hurt to ask about some things .
「Can I ask some questions?」 「Sure . 」 「Would I retain my memories when I reincarnate?」 「I’ll leave it as it is . 」 「Will I get favorable treatment and get something like a special ability?」 「You mean something like a cheat system? Well, I’ll give you a somewhat favorable treatment since I’ll be able to tell other gods that I saw something interesting . 」 「What kind of world will I reincarnate to?」 「I think it’s popular in fantasy stories on Earth . You can say it’s similar to the Middle-ages, I guess . 」 「I guess? Well, that’s fine . Would I reincarnate into a human?」 「About that, that will depend on the god over there . That guy’s a nonconformist so, you’ll probably not be human . 」 「Is it someone you know…?」 「We occasionally go out to drink」
What should I do…… Since I’d have my memories, I can pull the “looks like a child but is actually 30+ inside” which is common in reincarnation fantasy novels . And it might be nice to do things over there with my memories intact .
「Please let me reincarnate, since I’m interested in it . 」 「Is it because of those pictures inside your PC . There are a lot of “those” kinds too . 」 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 「Jii-san……Why do you know about that…」 「I was interested so I took a look inside your head」 「ohh…」 「It’d be fine to be reborn as a girl right? If you live as a girl, the worst that could happen is that you’ll be raped by an orc or something . 」 「Don’t think about it!」 「Well, I’ll tell that to the god over there . 」 「Seriously, please don’t!?」 「I understand… I understand so be at ease and enjoy your second life . 」
Then I was reincarnated .
1 en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Mochi 2119(fire department/ambulance) and 110(police) are the emergency numbers in Japan