“I know this must be difficult, but you must understand that your time has come,” I pressed on trying to make peace with the man first. “I was curious would you mind if I took the remains of your life?” The man looked down at his body. Staring at the life support machines with what I could only call a pitiful look.
This was him now. How could he believe he was living such a way? Perhaps he couldn't, he seemed disappointed with his final hours. “Will I... will I feel any pain” he asked finally, giving in to his fate. I shook my head. I didn't actually know, I had only sent one other to the beyond and it was a child.
“I don't know I haven't seen what happens afterwards.” I answered. The man turned around looking at me in anger. I could see my answer hadn't been what he had wanted to hear.
“How Can You Not Know If It Will Hurt?” he demanded. I took a step back feeling cornered, when the woman spoke up, her silence finally being broken.
“No you won't, your moving on to the next plain of existence” I turned to her as she walked towards the exit, her smile gone, and I could have sworn I saw regret in her eyes. The man seemed satisfied with the answer, a smile of relief falling upon his features.
“I don't want to waste any more time on this plain in such a pathetic manner” he said taking one last look at his body, “I suppose I can accept leaving this world now.”
I nodded, looking down, slowly reaching for the coin. I wondered what would happen when I took my coin? I removed the coin from his forehead, the spirit smiling, as from his body he was severed, breaking the connection. He looked down at me nodding in thanks for my action, I watched the man vanish into the coin, again sinking in deeply. I stared at the coin for while then decided that this was good enough, this was my action, this was my fate.