In the future nobody dies. Nobody gets sick. Nobody grows old. Everybody does whatever they want and lives happily ever after.
One man believes there's more to life than this strange death-less existence. For how can there be happiness without sorrow? How can there be pleasure without pain? And how can there be life without death?
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"And as his reflection vanished into the darkness, Ky's thoughts drifted away to another kind of reflection. His standby. His "other self."
Waiting, it was. Tucked away in some facility, deep frozen, it awaited its resurrection. He imagined the empty husk, residing amongst other innumerable empty husks, safe in their coccoons. A conscious-less creature born of his DNA, "grown" from his cells, identical to him in every way, only blank of personality. A clean slate. It was a body in stasis, kept alive artificially, possessing a brain that held no memories, no emotions... nothing at all.
It was a body waiting - waiting for Ky to take one wrong step off the mountain."