Right, my main character dies in the first chapter, in the second he is talking to the God Lugh (a Pagan God), and he awakes in the third chapter. Now, he is aware that he's going back, but he's not sure why. (He has an idea, but i'm barely going to talk about my plot here as I don't want to......thieves be a lurking). Anyhow! He's basically brought back from the afterlife as a fighter in a huge sport (an advanced gladiator system) and i'm unsure how to have him wake up. I don't want him to be in a cell, as clearly someone would be monitering his waking. Don't want your expensive purchase to go mad upon returning and smash his head upon the wall in a state of shock do we! So he's going to be held somehow, but I don't want to be cliche. We're quite far into the future, so chains is a bit of a no go. I am flirting with the idea of 'fire chains', an advanced element of deep orange and blue fire, like a liquid, but aflame with a solid outer shell. It would snap and blaze brighter with pressure from those chained, with also the sound of a blazing furnace sounding at the same time. (Think of the sound that the Balrog makes, that type of thing. I will of course find a better description for it than that when edited together lol). I dislike the idea of forcefields, as it's a bit too sci-fi and it's hard to do without cliche, which I hate. I like outside the box thinking. So incase I dislike my chains idea, any thoughts on a possible alternative? He needs to be held some way, not painfully, but just held like a science experiment might hold someone who could wake up and hurt themselves. So! Any ideas ladies and gentleman? Out of the box thinking wanted! I like my idea but it's the one thing i'm struggling over, so could use some more opinions and thoughts.