Kuto had always been a bit of an outsider. He was never quite sure why, but he always felt like he didn’t quite fit in with the other kids at school. Maybe it was because his hair color was a little different, or because he came from Åland Islands instead of from Finland like everyone else. Whatever the reason, Kuto always felt like an outsider.
But that didn’t bother Kuto too much. He liked his own company and he loved exploring the forests and mountains around his home. He would often go off on adventures by himself, climbing to the top of tall trees or wading through deep rivers. And even though he was sometimes lonely, Kuto never really minded being on his own.
One day, when Kuto was out exploring as usual, he came across a strange-looking tree in a clearing in the forest. The tree had bark that looked almost like human skin and leaves that were blood-red instead of green. Intrigued, Kuto climbed up to take a closer look at the tree.
As soon as he touched the trunk of the tree, something strange happened: The world around him began to change…