The portal was open...
I floated down the black corridor, ready to see the world. It was time for us to leave, and all the other spirits were most likely starting preparations to leave. I wanted the best body. If I didn’t get it, I would make sure the sin inhabiting it would get destroyed.
It was my legacy to go visit Earth and rule envy; I couldn’t do it if my body was unlikable. If it did not make people envious.
The room was grand and dark — as was everything in the underworld — with only one source of light other than my emerald glow. The portal to Earth shone bright and called to me as the sun calls to the sky, albeit I have not seen either. Going towards it, I suddenly sensed a gush of warm air along with an unfamiliar scent. I was filled with a homely smell, something that seemed comforting. I hated it, but still could not stop myself from approaching the luminescent blue.
The glittering pillar of light was so close that I could almost feel myself melting into something new.
“Why are you here so early?” A lilting voice said.
Pride was in the back of the room; Blackish-purple light radiated from the spirit and his essence felt smug.
“I don’t want anyone going before me,” I responded, slowly moving closer to the portal while simultaneously blocking his path to it.
“The doorway to earth is wide open and we only have twenty-four hours to cross. I want to start immediately.”
“Well, then you are going to be disappointed since some sins have already gotten a head start.” Pride glowed brighter and then he motioned me to go. I was confused by what he said. Only half an hour had passed since this room was opened; no other sin cared about being early or first... Except for Greed. I was livid, I didn’t think about him wanting the best; he always made sure to beat me at everything, and I could not do much about it.
Fuming, I went into the light. Instead of brightness though, everything became dark and muted.