"John whats wrong? Are you in pain still?"
Through chocked sobs John managed to say, "No I just can't die, not now."
"John none of us plan to die. Unless we are terminally ill."
"Nathanial, please you have to let me go back. Even for one day. Please!"
"John you're in the hospital with about twelve bb holes in your back. Aren't we glad that lovely man used birdshot?"
"Nathanial, please I have to see Keith. "
"John there is nothing I can do. Plus letting you go back for a day wouldn't do much good considering you didn't even make it through surgery."
"Nathanial, I'm begging you. Please let me go back."
Nathanial turned and looked over the numerous clouds and to the city built beyond. "John are you willing to fall out of favor with god?"
"How do you mean?"
"John, if I were to allow you to go back for any amount of time I and you would be going against gods plans."
"So you can let me go back?"
"There is a way John. But it involves dark magic."
"How do we do it?"
"You really want to go against god?" Nathanial turned around to make the question more pointed.
"Yes Nathanial. If it means I can go back to earth, yes."
"Alright. The maximum amount of time I can give you is a week."
"That will be enough."
"Are you sure? I mean, are you sure you want to do this?"
"Nathanial I am 100% positive I want to do this."
Nathanial sighed deeply and disappeared.
"What? Nathanial?" John looked around as he saw the clouds drip away and he stood in a white room. In front of him was a wall sized screen. On the screen he saw his body lying on a operation table and the machine showing a straight line. "Damn." Nathanial's magic hadn't worked. A tear fell from his eye and he watched as a drip fell from the corpse's eye in the operation room. John let a small chuckle free. The corpse complied.
Nathanial appeared in the white room and John rounded on him with anger. "What the hell? This is not what I meant! I want to be in that body over there! Not controlling it! I WANT TO BE IN IT!"
Nathanial laughed, "I know. Like this?" He moved to the wall and knocked. A microphone popped out of a panel. "Press the F12 key. Then relife."
John felt weird as he began to disappear. But just before he completely disappeared he saw the machine line jump and form a heartbeat.