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The Samsara Cycle

Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 - The Netherworld's King Yama

Written by Arclight Symphony


“Hello again King Yama! How are you doing on this fine day?” I asked after I had finally accumulated 7,200 kp.

“Day? What day? We don’t have days in the netherworld,” he replied.

Oh, I should probably describe the Netherworld king Yama to you. He looks like a young man with wrinkles from smiling too much. If you think of a successful young businessman wearing a suit, you probably have a general idea of what he looks like.

Each day he has to fill out crap loads of paperwork. Always about what your options are in reincarnation, why each person earned the amount of kp they did in their lives, etc… Honestly, if he wasn’t as efficient as he is, the line of ghosts would probably be long enough to reach the world of the living.

Apparently, that happened once and caused someone to be reborn in the world with all the memories of their past lives intact. Some of Yama’s superiors in heaven were pretty mad about that and so now he doesn’t dare to slack off even a bit.

“Well, I see you have my paperwork for reincarnation ready,” I stated to Yama.

“Indeed, I…” Yama was immediately cut off as the pen he was holding flew through his hand!

That’s right, it was like his hand was an apparition and the pen was a physical object. The pen kept on writing, but Yama’s hand was not coordinating with it.

It was honestly quite an awkward sight, but looking more closely at it, I realized this was a chance!

“Oh great netherworld king Yama, where in the netherworld did you get such a pen which automatically fills out your paperwork?” I asked out loud with widened eyes. Well, I obviously didn’t have eyes since I was more or less a glowing blob of light, but this is what I felt like doing if I had eyes at that time.

The moment I said this, the apparition of Yama shuddered. “Obviously… Obviously… I bought it from one of the ghosts who was passing by, hahaha,” Yama laughed nervously as he scratched the back of his head.

“ooo! I never knew that ghosts could sell things to you,” I narrowed my eyes.

Yama froze. Before slowly turning his head to face me. But it was a very jerky head turn, like a gear that was turning at one notch, then stopping before turning another notch.

“If I don’t remember incorrectly, Netherworld King Yama is supposed to be carefully reviewing all the paperwork. Also, wasn’t there a rule saying ghosts cant trade their possessions to you for karma, please don’t tell me that the almighty and great Netherworld King Yama actually accepted someone’s bribes…” I spoke evilly.

“Don’t tell anyone…” Yama’s eyes almost teared up as his voice softened.

WTF?!?!? Aren’t you supposed to be the great ruler of the netherworld? Why are you acting like a little kid that was caught stealing cookies from the cookie jar by his aunt! Damn it, aren’t you older than me?!?! You even have the face to beg me like this to not report you!

“Well… humph… maybe you could, bribe me not to tell anyone,” I spoke very slowly as I leaned/floated towards his ear.

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Of course this was pointless since we were the only two in the room, but it seemed like the right thing to do.

“Bribe you… Of course!” Netherworld King Yama’s eyes immediately widened as he understood.

“Here, I was actually saving this body for someone else, but since you have shown great merit for the human world in you previous lives, I think I may have miscalculated your karma… Ahahaha… Here you go, you can reincarnate as this person. She has lots of talent and will be chosen as the successor for a super powerful sect!” King Yama officially grabbed his pen, and immediately crossed out what had previously been written for my reincarnation. Before replacing it with the name of another human, one with actual talent.

“Yama, how can I be sure you aren’t using this as an excuse to erase my memory,” I was incredibly dissatisfied. Everyone knows that if you reincarnate as a human, you lose all your memory from your previous lives. This is because humans store memories in their brains, while everything else stores its memories in the soul. Most likely this was a ruse Yama was setting up to trick me!

“This…” Seeing that his plan had been seen through Yama stuttered, “How about, you get reborn. There is currently a person who recently died, had lots of talent and has been selected as a hidden disciple for a large sect. If you want to keep your memories, why don’t I send you to fill in for her…”

“Re…birth…” I was completely dumbfounded. I didn’t think Yama could offer such a good deal. You should remember that I told you earlier that the last time someone was reborn was because the line was too long. I thought I had officially hit the jackpot for Yama to be willing to do it again!

Without hesitation, I immediately agreed to it.

It was only later that I began to see why Yama was so willing to break the rules of the Samsara cycle for me…

Meanwhile in the netherworld there was probably something like this happening. I don’t know because I wasn’t there but it is a pretty good guess.

“Yama, why did you let someone be reborn again! Do you want to suffer more punishment?” A loud voice boomed in the halls of the Netherworld Palace.

“Che… Of course I don’t want to suffer anymore punishment. In fact, I sort of hate my life here in this gloomy place. I think it should be quite interesting to see what that little thing can bring about,” Yama laughed out loud.

“Even so, for one to be reborn they still need to have minimum of 100 million karma units!” The loud voice became angry.

“Of course it had 100 million karma units. Unfortunately we had miscalculated the amount of karma units it earned in its previous, oh hundred thousand lifetimes or so…”

“Mis…calculate…” the loud voice seemed to be grinding its teeth.

“Oh fine, I was sneaking most of its karma into the KP bank. I just allowed it to access those stored up karma units for this go…”

If I had heard this then, perhaps I would have been so angry that I became the first ghost to spit blood…

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