Movie-verse / Series-verse: Series.
Character(s): Annie, Maki (OC)
Word count: 156
Disclaimer: None of the canon characters are mine.
Warnings: Discussion of deaths. (it’s kept unspecific, but still)
Summary: Having finally found an older ghost, Annie learns an unpleasant truth about the nature of ghosts.
“There are two ways to become a ghost,” Maki said.
“Yes?” Annie asked. Finally!, finally after all this time, having found another ghost. Someone who had some answers. Someone to talk to – one who didn’t drink blood or have a time of the month – who understands on an innate level just what she was going through.
“The ‘crossing over’ as the living ones call it, it takes only a few seconds – if there are no infants being born in those seconds, we have no-where to go. Then, there is also the worse luck.”
“Worse than not being reincarnated?” Well, I suppose it’s better than the fires of Hell.
“Far worse. Think of an award system – every sixtieth customer wins a discount at a shop, for instance.”
“So, we’re ghosts,” Annie said, feeling oddly numb, even as a ghost, “because either nobody was in labor at the time, or because we were next in line?”