The train going through the tunnel moved faster than normal. All passengers had no idea of what had just taken place. Yet Gabriel watched them all from the front of the car. This car out of all others was to be picked for the Afterlife games. The reaper didn't know whether to be sorry for this group or to be excited about being able to run the games for once.
The train now moved through a dark tunnel. This meant Citadel City was near and that now would be his time to start the briefings. His materialization out of nowhere didn't seem to have an effect on the busy passengers at all. He took the appearance of a young boy in a black cloak with white hair and red eyes; the same albino appearance he had when he was alive. *ahem* The gray reaper cleared his throat.
"Good evening passengers." he spoke calmly. "I am Gabriel and I am here to welcome you all to Citadel City before we reach our stop."
"What on earth are you rambling on about?" yawned a young woman sitting in seat 8. "Is this the wrong train?"
"Like I don't even, like, know what this kid is talking about either." another young woman from seat seven spoke.
"That voice sounds familiar..." went the blind male from seat 10.
"You are all a part of the Afterlife games." said Gabriel. You're forgetting something sir! Show them what's happened sir!
came a bubbly voice from his thin black earpiece. Gabriel could always count on advice from his assistant. "It's much easier if I just show you all." Gabriel spoke switching on a monitor conveniently stationed on a wall of the train.
The monitor flashed to news footage. A few heads turned to watch. The broadcast was loud.
This is Tiffany Williams with a mind numbing news bulletin. Right now I'm standing in front of the station outside the city where the train crash that occurred earlier this day is still recovering victims of the tragedy. So far there has been no survivors from what I can tell. More victims recovered from this terrible incident have been discovered to be the bodies of Elanora Jameson, Fae Cantigre, Clarissa Montague, Matthew Jameson, Sachiko Hayashi, Marcus Giles, Thomas Marx, Joe Brody, Ms. Mavin Davis, Stella Marx, twins Allen and Thomas Rhodes, the beloved Fabian Gestalt, Tia Wang, Romeo Willis, Jackie Hayes, Damien Peers and a Ms. Rita Thompson.
Yet insiders say there are still a lot more to be recovered.
"Yo what the hell is this shit?" A scruffy young man in seat 11 shouted. "Is this some sort of joke?"
The monitor footage cut to weeping family members and friends. "So are we like, dead or something, like that?" the female in seat seven asked once more.
"Please stay calm everyone." Gabriel advised. "No one is dead yet. Your chance to gain your normal lives back lies here in Citadel City."
The train emerged from it's dark tunnel and onto tracks leading to an island of sorts. A large city could be seen with a tower in the center that sits high in the sky. The ominous environment seemed to be tinted with the color red. For those who knew no better, this city looked like a picture of an apocalyptic worn place.
"Now are there any questions before I head on to the next subject?" Gabriel asked politely.
"당신이 무슨 말을하는거야?" spoke a little Korean girl as the train got closer and closer the the wretched island.