1 Truck Driver-kun's Tragic Death

I was an ordinary truck driver with a Himalayan cat named 'Darling'. I drive across the country, delivering cargo for 7 days straight in a week, and trying to forget the pain of my past. I was a shell of a man, living for nothing but my job and feeding my precious Darling, until the day that my job became my undoing.

My personal life was in shambles. My wife had been cheating on me for years, and I had always suspected her infidelity but never had the courage to confront her about it. The day she left, she came to me with a cold look on her face and said " I'm leaving you, taking the kids and never looking back. I hope you die alone, just like the pathetic man you are." Her words cut deep and I was consumed by feelings of betrayal and heartbreak. My only salvation at that time was that at least she didn't take away Darling, whom she knows I doted on like my child.

My job as a truck driver became my only escape, my only solace from the pain of my past.

"Ugh, another delivery. Can't a guy catch a break?" I grumbled to myself as I climbed out of the driver's seat of my trusty old truck.

"Meowww~" Darling watched me with her bright blue eyes from the passenger seat as I yawned and stretched outside.

I had been on the road for weeks, and I was feeling the strain. I was exhausted, both physically and mentally. But I pushed on, driven by the need to forget my past and the pain of my wife's betrayal.

As I was checking the cargo placed outside the warehouse for delivery, I heard the engine start. "What the...?" I turned around just in time to see my own truck, the one I had been driving for weeks, bearing down on me. I tried to move, to run, to do something, anything, but it was too late. The truck hit me, and I felt a crushing impact, and then everything in my sight started blurring and darkening.

As I felt myself dying, I couldn't help but think about my wife's curse and how it had come true. I had always known that my marriage was falling apart, but I never thought it would end with her and our kids leaving me and cursing me to die alone.

"M-meoww?" It was the last thing I heard as my consciousness faded away.

When I woke up, I found myself in a strange place. Still barely conscious, I uttered my cat's name out loud. "D-darling?" With bleary eyes, I sat up and looked around.

"Mmhm...are you calling me?" asked the soft yet melodious voice.

I turned around towards the sound and was astounded by what I saw. A beautiful goddess. Her face was like an angel, with delicate features, long flowing snow-white hair, and striking blue eyes that sparkled like the stars. She had a playful smirk on her face as she said "Looks like you got hit by your own truck pretty hard, you should be more careful."

"Hey, it's not funny!" I replied, rubbing my head. "What is this place? Where's my Darling?"

"This, my dear, is the realm between life and death," the goddess explained. "And I'm here to give you a second chance. As for your Darling...well...let's just say she's well taken care of."

"A second chance? What do you mean?" I asked, confused.

"You've been chosen to be the wielder of the Dystopian King System, and I'm here to guide you on your journey in this particular new world," she said, a bright smile on her face.

"A Dystopian King System? New World?" I said, still trying to wrap my head around everything.

"First things first," the goddess said with a smile. "I'll be giving you a crash course on the new world, its history, and the current situation. And then, you'll be on your own. Of course, you also have the option of...staying dead, if that's what you really want." Her eyes twinkled as she said that last part.

The goddess began to explain to me the backstory of this new world, a parallel world filled with magic and fantasy, where the government is oppressive and the people are living in poverty. She told me that the world was in chaos and was ruled by a tyrant king who was known for his cruelty and greed. Due to that, the people were suffering every day and had no hope for a better future. She also explained that my accident was not just a random event, but a part of a bigger plan. It all seemed too overwhelming to process.

"So, let me get this straight," I said, trying to digest this new information. "You're saying that I did not die accidentally but instead for some unknown reason and due to that, you're giving me a second chance to live in a new parallel world filled with magic and fantasy? And this new world is run by a tyrant king and his corrupted government? And finally, you want me to fix everything?"

"That's the gist of it," the goddess said with a smile.

"But don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have the Dystopian King System to help you along the way."

"The Dystopian King System?" I asked, still trying to understand what it all meant.

"Think of it as a game mission, but instead of just playing for fun, you'll be using it to change this new world," the goddess explained. "It will give you the ability to gain power, wealth, and influence. You will also be able to access all the knowledge and skills of a 21st-century man, which will give you an edge in this new world. But remember, it won't be easy. The king and his followers will do everything in their power to stop you once they find out your identity."

I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It all seemed too good to be true. Power, wealth and fame given to me on a golden platter? Well, not exactly since I have to work for it but if what the goddess says is true, it's definitely achievable! As I looked into the goddess's eyes, I saw a glimmer of hope. Maybe this was my chance to make a difference, to leave a legacy behind, and to prove to my ex-wife that I was more than just a "pathetic man."

"Well, at least I won't have to deal with my ex-wife anymore," I said with a chuckle, trying to lighten up the situation. "Although, I'm definitely going to miss Darling."

The goddess smiled and said, "Indeed, this is a new opportunity for you, a chance to start anew and leave your past behind. But it will not be easy, the journey will be long and challenging."

I took a deep breath and replied, "I understand. So, what do I need to do to save this world?"

The goddess's expression turned serious, "You will need to gather allies, learn magic and hone your skills to defeat the tyrant king and bring freedom to the people. You will need to be strong, both physically and mentally."

The goddess nodded and gestured toward a portal that had opened up behind her. "This portal will take you to the new world. Remember, I will always be with you, guiding you on your journey."

I walked towards the portal and turned back to the goddess, "Thank you for this chance. I won't let you down."

Just as I stepped through the portal, I heard the goddess's voice in my head, "Oh, and one more thing, try not to get hit by any more trucks, would you?"

I couldn't help but chuckle at her comment, "Ha! Funny, very funny. I'll try my best," I replied, rolling my eyes playfully.

With that, the portal engulfed my body into its cosmic vortex. My hair flew wildly in the wind, lashing my face as my body felt like a small toy being tossed through the turbulent tunnel filled with radiant stars. I felt like I wasn't moving since my surroundings stayed the same, but I could feel the tug of the vortex, dragging me forward, faster and faster until I felt like I was going to explode. The stars around me illuminated with an unearthly light and I could feel their power surging through me. I felt like I had been suspended in time, traversing through the boundless expanse of space, until finally, I could make out a faint outline of a brand new world in the far distance at the end of the tunnel.

At this moment, a robotic voice sounded in my mind.

*Ting Ting*

[Detected that the owner is entering a new world]

[Analyzing world.....Dystopian_World_27586...no existing characters found...]

[Starting up the DK System security protocols...]

[Initiating character creation portal...in 3...2...1...]

A flash of white light filled my vision and in the blink of an eye, I had been transported to an unknown realm of pure white. Everywhere I looked, there was nothing but a seemingly endless expanse of empty space, stretching on for what felt like an eternity. Suddenly, words started slowly being typed out in mid-air.

[Do you wish to create a new character for DystopianWorld27586?]

Shaking off the strangeness of this whole situation, I responded with a deep breath and said "Yes."


[Reply confirmed]

A life-sized version of myself began materializing in front of me. As I walked closer to it, a blue screen appeared. I was presented with a range of options, from choosing my height, and eye color to selecting my hairstyle and clothing type, to customize the features of my character. It was just like a game.

In my quandary, I decided to roughly keep the same features I had on Earth but reverted my age to 21 when I was at the peak of my life. However, when I tried to confirm, a red color warning appeared in front of me and the familiar robotic voice sounded again.

[Warning! Warning!]

[Similarity index to real identity is more than 90%. The owner is advised to change at least 2-3 more aspects of his looks]

[The popular features to change are [Eye Color], [Hair Color], and [Hair Style]. Kindly proceed to select from the options below]

Resigned to my fate, I started experimenting for a short while with different variations and combining various features, I narrowed down a few of my favorite looks and finally selected the best one. As I tapped on [Confirm], my life-sized avatar glimmered and changed into its new look.

[The owner is recommended to create a new name for your selected avatar. Kindly confirm your preferred name and you will be transported back to reality thereafter]

I thought for a moment as different names popped into my mind before deciding that one name I had always used when I was gaming in my 20s. Right after I typed it in and confirmed, the white void around me began to fade, and I was finally transported to the Dystopian_World_27586.


° Reader's Choice: Comment to vote!

The top-voted comment wins, if it's a tie or inappropriate, author-san will decide. Answer in the following format: (Name), (Hair Color), (Eye Color).

Name Choices:

1) Raviux (Inspired by my friends)

2) Xeylo (Inspired IGNs)

3) Orca (Another term for Killer Whale)

4) Sarco (Shortened for Sarcophagus)

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Colours Choices:

1) Stone Grey

2) Sky Blue

3) Bloody Red

4) Royal Purple

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