“Kuto,” said the voice on the other end of the line, “I’m sorry to tell you this, but your father has passed away.”
The news came as a shock to Kuto. He had been estranged from his father for years and hadn’t even spoken to him in over a decade. But now that he was gone, Kuto felt a pang of sadness and loss.
“I’m sorry,” he said softly. “Is there anything I can do?”
“We’re having a funeral service for him tomorrow,” his mother replied. “You’re welcome to come if you’d like.”
Kuto thought about it for a moment before deciding that he would indeed go to his father’s funeral. It was the least he could do after all these years. Plus, maybe it would give him some closure on their relationship.