You awake in a blank, white room. In front of you is an entity sitting boredly at a desk, typing away at a laptop.
“Excuse me,” You ask awkwardly. “Where–”
“You’re dead,” The entity cuts you off flatly. “I was just doing your paperwork, wait a second will you?” You nod, a little dazed.
“Could I–” You start warily. The entity side-eyes you. “I mean, would it be possible for me to… not be dead? Go back to being alive and such?” It’s a pathetic attempt, and probably won’t work, but you’ve got to try, right?
“Sure.” The entity says, gesturing to the door. “Less paperwork for me.”
Well. You hadn’t expected that.
“Why doesn’t everyone do this?”
“No one asks.”