Here’s a short story of other world reincarnation. Just two chapters.
A Normal Ending
A totally white space. I was suddenly standing here.
I don’t remember anything before coming to this place. Truly sudden.
Actually, I don’t remember anything about myself. What was my name? Where did I came from? How old was I? Did I have a family? I don’t know anything. As if my personal memories had been stolen.
“You are dead.”
I heard a voice coming from somewhere.
“I collected your soul and brought it here.”
Then it appeared.
Something with a humanoid-like form, with a golden glowing figure giving off a hazy feeling. Like a human being made of mist. Was this that place?
“What are… are you God? ”
“I’ve been called so.”
Although this was some kind of template of web novels, I never expected this to actually happen to me.
Maybe it was God’s consideration to erase the memories I had. So as to not remember the fear of death, or so I don’t leave any regret in my previous life.
No, I can’t be sure. It might just be troublesome to be left with regret in my previous life. I can’t do anything but wild guessing.
However, although a scene where this old man prostrates himself before me in regret comes to my mind, it seems this was different. I became anxious so I decided to ask.
“Did I die due to a mistake from God…?”
“It is my job to build and maintain the world. I’m not in charge of managing people’s life and death.”
Sadly, it seemed that wasn’t the case.
“Then, why are you doing this? ”
“This is just a simple trade. If you are to be reincarnated into another world, it will inspire a change over many things in this universe. For that reason, an administrator of another world asked me to send some souls over from my world. Not only you, a few others will also be sent.”
It seemed this God had made a deal with another God. And like the water without flow became stagnated. So will the worlds become impure without the souls flowing.
“That is a world dominated by magic, not science. The use of various magic tools is what has moved society forward, and there exist dangerous monsters that are defeated by swords and magic.”
That was a very well-known setting.
“You can easily imagine it, right? There are a number of similar aspects to those of your world’s entertainment.”
I nodded at those words. Starting with Dragon Quest, there were many games and stories with the same premise.
“But if I send you as you currently are, with no way to protect yourself, chances are you will soon die again. Neither I, nor the administrator of that world want that to happen.”
As God said those words, he made something appear on his right hand. A crystal that shone brightly in seven colors. Beautiful, actually more than beautiful, it even gave me chills.
“I’ll grant only one of your wishes this time. Go ahead, what would you wish for? “
While thinking this was a normal template, I worried about what to ask. It’s one thing to quickly decide on what you’d want when you read a story, but I can’t help to worry now that I’m in that position.
Anything is fine, but only one wish. What could I wish for, to make my life ‘Easy Mode’ after I’m reborn? I personally, would like to play a big role like a hero in those web novels.
Sword Talent? Talent in Magic? Outstanding physical ability? Infinite magical power? Reincarnating as a Prince?
They all have both advantages and disadvantages. There might be enemies immune to physical attacks, and even if I were to ask for infinite magical power, what would the point be if it turned out I couldn’t use magic. There were many things to worry about.
As I thought, and thought, and continued thinking, I came up with an idea. With this, everything could be solved.
“I’ve decided on my wish.”
“Ok, then say it.”
“Then, please grant me an infinite number of wishes! “
I can ask for this, right? Also, if I can ask for a wish an infinite amount of time, there’s no disadvantage. I can become a prince, a fierce magic swordsman, live happily with countless heroines… any dream could be achievable.
I was a bit unease about the possibility of refusal, but that didn’t seem to be the case. God then nodded without hesitation and rose the seven-colored crystal above me, then spoke.
“It shall be granted, that wish of yours.”
The seven colors inside the crystal began to shine brighter. The moment the light reached its peak, the crystal disappeared like sand.
“With this, your wish has been granted.”
Apparently, that seven colored crystal was an item to fulfill wishes. This being so easy, I began to wonder is everything was ok.
Anyway, with this I can get a wish granted indefinitely. As I was about to start thinking on what to wish, a voice echoed, interrupting me.
“So, are you ready to go now? I’ll be sending you right away.”
“Eh, please wait. Aren’t you going to grant me my infinite wishes? ”
“Yeah, I’ll grant them. Next time you come here, I’ll grant your infinite wishes.”
“I already told you, didn’t I? Only one, this time.”
I wonder if it was my imagination that feelings of surprise were included in those words.
Rather… this time?
“Only one wish can be granted this time. And you used that wish to ask for infinite wishes, so it was granted. At that time, the right to ask for more wishes was lost. Therefore, in the next opportunity, I will properly grant you your infinite amount of wishes as promised.”
“Well then, farewell. I pray you have a good and prosperous life.”
I could only feel shock as I was sent to another world. And without time to regret, I was reborn.
After that, I was reincarnated as the son of a farmer.
I was reborn without any cheat, but I was able to become a merchant since I could calculate using my previous knowledge.
However, although I could calculate, I was not talented as a merchant. Even though I could perform calculations, the me who couldn’t even understand God’s words properly, had no chance of becoming a big merchant.
Well, I was able to get married to my wife, and my child eventually said he would take over the business. I was thinking that my current lifestyle wasn’t that bad, I had to struggle a lot, but it was fun.
But sometimes, when I hear about a man praised as a hero, defeating monsters, I can’t help to wonder if he was reincarnated the same as me.
I wish I had put more thought into my wish…
And so, while living in mediocrity, I would eventually die in mediocrity. The old me, with my wife and son by my side, and surrounded by my grandchildren. In this harsh world, I think this was a happy way of dying.
In addition, there’s no chance for me get my next wish, since after my death, my soul will be cleansed and after leaving my body, it will enter the flow of reincarnation of this world.