Chapter 3:

Turns out it was the voice of Gob Lin — First and shorter "Half"

Reincarnated? Really? As what? Some kind of Genie? (RAG?)

A few minutes had passed since my last epiphany and I felt it was time to move on to the next scene. From the corner of my eye I heard saw a body in place of the table I'd heroically displaced.Bookmark here

Not just any body, but a shirtless body in a PUSH-UP HOLD.
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"Ei," the sound escaped my lips before I even knew it.Bookmark here

Author's note: "Ei" is a slang term from the character's world(country) of origin, used to express surprise)Bookmark here

Wrong language.
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"Ahem. So you were under the table the whole time?"Bookmark here

"Yup," he answered without the slightest change in position.Bookmark here

I had no idea.Bookmark here

"Normal people don't hide under tables. Surely, you could have found a better hiding place. Why'd you choose to hide under a table? "Bookmark here

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"...because of pl*t."Bookmark here

"Come again?"Bookmark here

"Look, I felt like hiding under a table, so I hid under a table. It doesn't affect the story so I fail to see the problem."Bookmark here

That makes so much sense. I feel stupid for even asking.Bookmark here

"Sorry for being so unreasonable. Tee-hee."Bookmark here

" Ehmhu." Bookmark here

Author's note: Ehmhu is a random anime sound.Bookmark here

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"Do you have any other questions?" the shirtless man asked, still perfectly maintaining the PUSH-UP HOLD.Bookmark here

"Oh, no, none at all. I already know I'm dead, and I'm pretty sure this is the afterlife."Bookmark here

"What makes you so sure? Care to share the thought process that led you to this conclusion?"Bookmark here

"Well, Fir--"Bookmark here

"Wait a minute! Come over and look inside my left pocket. There's something in there for you."Bookmark here

"O-okay."Bookmark here

I walked over and sat next to him. Standing for two and a half chapters had made me really tired. I put my hand in his pocket and fished for whatever it was he intended to give me. While doing so I noticed he wore ripped jeans and had a ripped body.Bookmark here

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"Have you found it?"Bookmark here

"Huh?" Yeah, yeah gimme a sec."Bookmark here

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I grabbed something solid, smooth and of adequate size. I yanked it out, and it fell with ease.Bookmark here

Oh, I see.Bookmark here

"It's a spectacle case. That's so cool!"Bookmark here

"Yeah, I'm sure you know what to do it."Bookmark here

A smile spread across my face.Bookmark here

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