"Permission to terminate your experience any time."
"And I can also choose when to leave."
"Yes, as long as you agree to our terms."
"I will make preparations then. What will happen after?"
"You get to see what's beyond the door."
"It's a surprise."
"What if I really want to know."
"The experience ends. You can wait for your loved ones if you wish. You can choose any form you want to appear in. That's the default, but they will be allowed to see you as whatever they prefer from their memories."
"So I just wait for them to join me?"
"You don't have to. There are many other choices while you wait."
"You can start a new experience, even interact with your loved ones in a new identity."
"Really? I would love that."
"So long as you agree to our terms."
"You tell them nothing about your condition. You give us permission to terminate your experience any time."
"Yeah, I got that."
Later that day, he called his relatives. They trickled in from across the country.
It took many days. "Goodbye Rebecca."
He waited patiently. "Goodbye Michael."
It was a small price to pay. "Goodbye Victoria."