There is this saying: ”Life is a bitch and then you die.” You yourself couldn’t be more inclined to agree. You’re bullied in school, home could hardly be called your haven and recently the only person you referred to as a friend abandoned you. In short, life hasn’t been treating you very nicely. This leads you to sometimes find yourself thinking that perhaps it would be better if all of them just… dropped dead. Of course, it’s not like you would ever harm anyone; but when the entire world seems to be against you — one can hardly blame you for resenting it, no? One day you find yourself being chased into the forest by your usual tormentors, trying to escape their punches and kicks. Too afraid to turn around and head back, you head deeper and deeper into the woods, until you eventually come across what appears to be an abandoned shed. Little do you expect to find a large, black dog inside. Half starved and severely maltreated, you take pity on the dog and free it from its chains. Every day from then on you visit the shed, feeding the dog, treating his wounds and generally pouring all of your love and affection onto the beast. The shed becomes your haven, the dog your only friend and companion. Yet loyal and affectionate as he may seem, the dog you’ve befriended isn’t your ordinary pet. The phrase ’one should be careful about what they wish for’ is not uncommon. Perhaps you should have been taking that in consideration before you wished for someone’s death. Especially when you’re dealing with an inugami who’s just made you it’s new master. Once you realize the power you now hold in your hands; will you embrace it or will you turn your back on the only friend you’ve got? And regardless of what you do; will you be able to control the beast you freed from its chains? C H A R A C T E R S KURIYAMA AKANE Age: 17 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 5'5" My name is Kurayami Akane. I come from a small family of five. I was the last of four children, not because my parents wanted to stop... but because my mother died giving birth to me. I can't complain too much about my lot in life. If only because I don't want to worry my father. It has to be hard, being the single father of four girls, but my father manages. I help out where I can, but with my sisters going off to college he barely has the money to feed us, let alone take time off of work to spend with us. He stays at work late a lot of nights, so I stay away from the house. Sometimes the looks are too hard to bear. School isn't much better. Ever since I was young, I've never been able to make many friends. I was too shy, so people thought I was arrogant. And then, when everyone found out I was the fourth child- and that I killed my mother... Well, being shy didn't seem to matter so much then. I couldn't make friends, because people were scared of me. Fear makes people do strange things. My only consolation is my photography- freezing those brief moments in time, whether the moment is sad, happy, full of anger... it's all worth preserving; but I will never photograph another person. Maybe one day I'll find someone worth preserving. I N U G A M I Age: Unknown Hair: Black Eyes: Yellow Height: 182 cm Not much is known about Inugami's past. Recently he was locked into an abandoned shed; with chains around his legs and neck to keep him from moving too much, no matter which form he squires. How much time has passed since he was abandoned by his former master is unknown, though it can be assumed it's been quite a while, considering he's half starved.