“You will do.” The voice says.
I notice I’m no longer at my table drinking coffee, prodding a cold egg with my fork. I am, rather, in a seemingly endless black
void. There is a luminescent white point that appears to be speaking to me. Not
just a spot mind you, but an actual singularity. I have no idea how I’ve
discerned this, or how I can even see it, but that seems to be the way things
“Forgive my lack of enthusiasm. I’ve done this so many times
that it is nearer a chore than the game I once began. I will give you two
choices. Your only option is to choose one. You may live an eternal life of
utmost joy and fulfillment while I destroy your entire dimension, or you may
die now and save it.”
I don’t think I have the energy to question this situation.
“Did you intend to select a Nihilist for this?” I ask.
“It is true that altruism is not a trait conductive to my
game. Many of your kind would not find this decision difficult. I have selected
you because I could not predict your decision.”
“Well… I guess I need a moment to think.”
Many moments are allowed to pass.
“I do believe life is meaningless. But I am not avaricious.
Eternal life would mean little to me. I suppose I might be a reluctant
Nihilist. I once sought an end to meaninglessness, but have long given up. So
then perhaps it is greed that leads
me to choose death. If I were to artificially assign meaning to life, I would
think that one life for a whole dimension is more meaningful than the reverse.
So yes, my final decision is my own death. And…”