Published August 25, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 34

Story Summary

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he's cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories.

Together Oscar and I pushed the bloody cart of corpses over the dunes and towards a billowing cloud of black smoke. We soon arrived before a large bonfire and several other souls. A few were dyed black from ash as they fed wood and fuel to the raging blaze, while the rest were picking over corpses on the sand.

"Well?" barked one soul who approached us with a clipboard and pen. She was a short girl who didn't look any older than fifteen. Her uniform covered in holes and bloodstains.

"A272 and A274 reporting from quadrant D7 south." The words easily rolled off my tongue from repeating them several times a day.

"You're late!" she snapped. "And where are A271 and A273?"

"Well, that pompous arrogant-" Oscar muttered before I cut him off.

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