The afterlife is a speculative realm
in Target of Desire.
The afterlife is a realm based in the theory that Maia is dead during part or all of her story. The afterlife is a realm that Maia enters when she dies. It is not a known realm.
Maia sees Maria when she enters the afterlife.
After talking to the wise man, the large man carries Maia's body. This is when Maia dies.
Shortly after, Maia is laying the grass, when she sees Maria.
The audience is not known to exist in the afterlife.