I had entered what was supposed to be a terrible place
Yet when I came out on the other side
There stood a woman, all in black
Eyes a deep crimson
She wore a uniform that brought class
I realized soon that she stood behind a table
All black with red velvet
A smile on her face she said:
Welcome soul…to the evaluation
Please take a seat, we will begin shortly…
I saw no other choice so that’s what I did
Sitting there pondering just what was next
A kid, wondering what was this?
The woman smiled once again
I felt she was hiding something
My name is Grace, prepare for question 1
Did you commit suicide?
Yes, what does that have to do with anything?
I wanted someone to die…
A man who is called The Heart Collector
He needs to die for his crimes…
What would you do to see this through?
There was silence when suddenly the table flipped
Locking back into place there was a cat
Grey fur, it looked so sweet
I wanted to pet it but then appeared a knife
I was thrown off by this and so I said
She remained silent and I grew tense
This went on far longer than I liked
Soul, keep in mind, this is an evaluation
NO! Why would I kill an innocent life?
Something wasn’t right
Then things began to light up
I saw a monitor
On it was my Aunt
A gun to her head she pulled the trigger
There she dropped…dead…
WHAT?! I DON’T UNDERSTAND?! WHY?!
Would you say you are sad?
WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT?!
You led her to this…remember?
Interesting, you are sad but you were willing to commit suicide
Potentially your wrecked her life?
You make no sense, she never even watched me!
She only cared about her alcohol!
I was a burden!
The kid the dead sister pawned off…
The cat jumped off the table and left us be
Suddenly a coin appeared, all black, a skull on it
You will earn a total of 3 of this coin or another
At the end whichever you hold 3 of first…
That will decide future fates
Perform your evaluation carefully
Question 2: Do you believe your parents would approve of your death?
I sat silent for a moment…but I knew the truth
No. They would still wish me to live…but, life is nothing without them
I need to kill this man!
You couldn’t kill a cat a second ago, what makes you think you could kill him?
The cat was an innocent life. It simply isn’t the same.
One man kills for justice, another for fun…both are still killers are they not?
I was at a loss, she was right, but I’d accepted this when I committed suicide…
Perhaps, reasoning plays a part? Perhaps if done for the right reasons…
…A killer could be absolved of said sin?
A white coin appeared, on it was an angel
I pondered maybe life and death, but I knew assumptions were dangerous
Question 3: If Heaven & Hell exist, which are you going to?
I would imagine Hell, but, who can really say?
I’ve accepted the worst if it means I gain vengeance for my family.
Another white coin appeared…that was 2 white to 1 black…
I still had no clue what that meant
Question 4: You kill the man you seek…do you feel fulfilled?
Yes, I believe I can accept whatever comes next.
As sure as I can be while not knowing what’s next…
This time no coin appeared
I was confused if this meant anything at all
Still, I listened to what Grace had to say next…
Question 5: Vengeance or a 2nd chance at happiness?
I thought for a moment, wondering what she meant.
The first part was obvious but the second, I was unsure.
If by happiness you mean life…then vengeance
I have no life to go back to and I’ve accepted my fate
A black coin appeared
Final Question: You are God…who dies?
Two monitors appear, one is a man surrounded in darkness
Red hair, he looks scared
The other is the Reaper who collected me
Down on her knees, she looks on edge
A knife to her throat, clearly suffering
I’m not God, so I couldn’t make such a choice
Failure to choose…well, it results in failure to complete
…The Vengeance you seek…
There was a sudden intense pain running inside my brain!
Oh yes, 5 minutes to choose, once the reset happens…
The decision is considered made for you…
I looked at each, both on edge
It seemed for different reasons
I was not prepared to take an innocent life
Or at least I hadn’t thought I was
When Grace spoke of the vengeance I seek
Something burned within me
It was a fire I couldn’t end
I felt this driving me to insanity
Unsure of what to do, I went ahead and made my decision…
-The Clocktower: Evaluation-