A Discussion Among Heroes
"Wow, this is an honor sir!" The Pirate exclaimed. Although this wasn't technically an in person meeting, talking to a live projected hologram of the famous hero had The Pirate feeling star struck.
"The pleasure is all mine." Hugh replied in his standard upbeat tone. "I have heard much about your adventures as well, and it is nice to finally talk to the man behind them."
"So this place is called the Reflection Dimension?" The Pirate asked. "Can you tell me more about it, and how I can leave as well?"
"Certainly." Hugh answered. "This is a dimension I created to keep the most dangerous in. Anyone staying here has their own space in what appears to them as an endless field. All sustenance, shelter, and digital entertainment is provided to residents. Anyone sent here that was injured or initially killed by one of our weapons arrives fully restored to health. And if anyone repents and changes their ways, they just need to pass a test in order to return to the regular world. They will even return at the exact moment they left, losing no time or lifespan in the process. And I have made arrangements that anyone returning from this place receives no charges for previous crimes, although making up for past mistakes by helping to fix damages is encouraged."
"This truly is an amazing creation!" The Pirate exclaimed. "So if I pass a test I can return?"
"The test won't be necessary for you." Hugh said, smiling. "The crimes you committed were due to a toxin you were infected with. The toxin is no longer within you, so I know you already have good intentions upon your return. You may leave whenever you are ready. However, may I ask a favor first?"
To be continued...