I am a Gatekeeper. When you die, my report will determine your fate in the afterlife. For most souls, this is a fairly straightforward matter. I simply scan their memories and offer my opinion. For others, things can get complicated. When a soul has been severed by trauma into a number of alters, each must be assessed on their own merits. In order to accomplish that task, I must often overshadow the soul of someone close to the subject to see firsthand who they actually are and what they’ve been dealing with. Only then can I provide an accurate and just assessment at the time of their passing. My first case took me to the 1990s American Midwest where a man named Erik helped me invade the soul space of my initial mission subject. Speaking through Erik, let me begin the story.