Chapter 1: Death

"The sun, it's so bright!" I said to myself smiling happily while looking up at it. I breathed in the clean fresh air that was Kamakura, Japan. "And to think that I

had to spend two whole days on a plane to get here" I scowled.

"Hey, Kouta!" I heard a voice yell out someone's name. I looked over to the source of the voice.

"Eh?" Kouta as I learned his name was spoke. He had black hair, deep blue eyes, tanned white skin, and...Ok I am going a bit over board here with the descriptions. Just say he is a boy.

"I am Yuka, your cousin" Yuka as I learned her name was.

She had brown hair, brown eyes, and white skin. I simply eavesdropped on the conversation.

"You are Yuka!"

I watched Yuka nod her head and walk up to Kouta.

"You used to like watching the ocean from up here" Yuka said.

"Yeah" Kouta said looking down at it.

"Come on! Let's go see the ocean!" Yuka then grabbed him arm and dragged him down the stairs two steps at a time.

"W-wait! Hey!" Just like that they were gone.

The beach, I did smell salt water when I came here. What the heck I will go see it. I am acting like a stalker. I need to stop eavesdropping. It is not polite.

I found myself at the ocean not remembering walking to it. I guess my body reacts on its own. I laughed. I watched the ocean waves as it did its little dance. Up,

down, up down. In that pattern as the waves came to the shoreline. I looked at my watch, 10:45am. s**t, really. I'm late and my Uncle is going to have a fit.

I looked up from my watch to find a girl around my age naked standing in the water. What was strange about her was not that she was naked, but that she had crimson

eyes, cherry red hair, and horns. I noticed that she was bleeding from the head. The good Samaritan I was decided to help the girl. Although before I got a chance the

couple I saw before helped the girl who could only say, Nyu. Oh well looks like I will be going to my uncles now.

When I arrived at my Uncles. He had a two story home, which I decided to go into. I rang the bell and my uncle quickly opened the door and saw me. "You had to go and be late, Ashley"

"I am sorry Uncle Robert. It is just that I had to visit the beach." I said with my head down.

"The beach? Why would you go and visit there for?" Uncle Robert asked confused.

"Well I saw a strange girl on the beach."

"How strange?"

"Very strange." I should not tell him, he might call the cops on those two people who rescued the girl. My uncle sighed as he figured out that he would not get an

answer out of me.

"Very well. Now Ashley go get your stuff unpacked. It's been sent here already."

I nod my head and ran up to my room up the stairs where Uncle Robert put my luggage.

Okay, so here I am now in my room getting my stuff unpacked. By the time I was done it was already late evening.

"DINNER ASHLEY!" I heard Uncle Robert yell out. I quickly ran out of the room and down the stairs to dinner. I was very hungry not having a bite to eat since

breakfast. I only had a bagel after all.

I sat down at the dining table. It was set out in a Japanese style. I expected this, so I simply knelt down. My knees on the cushion that was supposed to be a chair.

The table was small to probably to eat on I guess.

I smelt the lovely aroma that was the food.

"Let's eat!" I and Uncle Robert said and dug in. I downed my coke quickly and ate my food quickly too.

"Do you want more? You ate pretty quick" Uncle Robert asked.

"No, I do not Uncle Robert. Although I want to take another walk to the beach." I want to see that girl again. I have a feeling she's at the beach again.

"Why do you want to go out in this rain?"

"I'll take an umbrella. Don't worry Uncle Robert" I smiled at him and he gave in.

"Fine, be careful"

"I will" I stood up and walked to the front door to grab an umbrella. Walking out I opened it up putting it over my head.

Walking to the beach careful not to get my short black hair wet. My blue eyes scanned for the horned girl I saw this morning. When I arrived there I saw a soldier

pointing his gun at the horned girl and the young couple I saw was not in site.

My eyes widened as I rushed to protect her. I put all my fears aside and stood in front of the two soldiers. My arms spread open to protect the girl.

"Who are you?" A soldier asked.

"No one important, but I will protect this girl. NO MATTER WHAT!" I yelled the last part out.

"Kaito, kill her." Another soldier ordered.

"But Bando sir, she is a civilian." Kaito said.

"I do not care kill her or I will." Bando said again.

"I-I cannot sir." Kaito said sadly.

Bando sighed pointing his gun to me.

I closed my eyes waiting for the bullet to come. It came as pain and darkness overwhelmed me. Before I knew it I was dead.

This is where my story all began, where I saw that horned girl my life changed forever.