The Boss: Death?
The Boss: This is The Boss. Where are you? You haven't been up to the office in days!
Death: I've been held up.
The Boss: What happened?
Death: You know how when someone dies, they can challenge me to a game for their soul?
The Boss: Sure, standard procedure.
Death: Well, we didn't count on this guy. I might be a while.
Gary Gygax: I add the paladin to my party.
Everybody goes for the chess game, and Death has just perfected his chess game. But when it comes to Final Destination...
“And there’s always the chance that you, or Death, hasn’t seen the latest gambit.”
<<Young one, setting up a chessboard in front of Death is an opening gambit practically older than chess itself. As we idly discuss the prospect of playing chess against her, she hears us and whets her game like a knife.>>
Death: Let's not waste any more time, my friend. Hear this, once and for all. We deceived you. Everything is fake here: the key, the bar, the neighborhood, the neighbors, Laura... They all work for me. Take everything apart! Only I am real.
Laura: All that happened, it was a lie.
Death: She's never existed, the woman you loved. / Your life has been spent, for an illusion, no more..
Alejandro Dolina, "The lover and Death", from Lo que me costó el amor de Laura.