Kuto awoke to the sound of birds chirping outside his window. The sun was just peeking over the horizon, and the sky was a beautiful shade of orange. Kuto groaned and pulled the covers over his head, trying to block out the cheerful morning noise. He had never been a morning person, and this morning was shaping up to be especially terrible.

Kuto’s mind immediately began racing as he thought about all the things he had to do today. He had to go to work at his job that he hated, deal with annoying customers, and then come home to an empty apartment because his roommate had moved out last week without telling him. Kuto felt like life was just one big nightmare that he couldn’t wake up from.

As Kuto laid in bed stewing in his own misery, he heard something strange coming from outside his window. It sounded like someone was crying or moaning softly. Curiosity got the better of him and Kuto slowly pulled back the covers so he could see what was going on outside.

To his horror, he saw a small child crouched down next to a tree just a few feet away from where he slept! The child’s clothes were tattered and dirty, and its face was streaked with tears . it looked absolutely terrified . As if sensing Kuto’s gaze upon it ,the child slowly turned its head towards him , eyes wide in terror ,and let out a blood curdling scream !