Kuto woke up in a cold sweat. He had been having the same nightmare for weeks now. In it, he was being chased by an unknown creature through a dark forest. No matter how fast he ran, the creature always seemed to be right behind him, its hot breath on his neck.

Tonight, the dream had been particularly vivid and Kuto could still hear the thing’s ragged breathing as he tried to catch his own breath. He got out of bed and went to the window, peering out into the night. Everything seemed normal, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was watching him.

He told himself it was just his imagination getting the better of him and went back to bed, but sleep eluded him for hours. Every time he closed his eyes, all he could see was that dark forest and those glowing yellow eyes chasing after him…