Kuto awoke with a start. It was still dark outside, but he could sense that something was wrong. He leapt to his feet and hurried to the window, peering out into the night. There was movement in the shadows, and he tensed, ready to defend himself.
Suddenly, a figure emerged from the darkness and Kuto relaxed slightly as he recognized his friend, Paraguay. “What are you doing here?” he asked quietly.
“I came to warn you,” Paraguay replied urgently. “There are people after you; they’re going to kill you.”
“Who?” Kuto demanded, but Paraguay only shook his head before turning and running back into the night. Kuto hesitated for a moment before following him; if there were people after him then he needed all the information he could get.
He caught up with Paraguay easily enough; despite his athletic build, Paraguay was no match for Kuto’s years of training in martial arts and survival skills. “Tell me who wants me dead,” Kuto ordered as he grabbed hold of his friend’s arm firmly..