Hyuosuke sat on the edge of his bed staring outside the window. The sky was still filled with gray clouds. It had poured the whole day yesterday. He got up to check on his Grandpa and Sore, when he saw Kaneto approaching towards their house, tailed by three more elders, one of whom was Itaru. He grunted, and made his way towards the living room. After what had happened yesterday at the funeral, even the sight of Kaneto made his blood boil. The door to the living room was closed shut. He tiptoed towards the door, and placed his ear on the door, hoping to catch what they were talking about.
Sore was sitting at the edge of her bed staring out the window towards the direction where her father came back home after work. She impatiently looked back at the clock to check the time. It was two o' clock. Still five hours remained until his return. She sighed heavily, wishing time would just pass a lot quicker. She stared at the doll her grandpa had gifted her yesterday on her seventh birthday. Every year Sore waited for her birthday just to receive the beautiful presents her father would give her. Last year he gave her a necklace which had belonged to her mother. From that day on, Sore had never taken it off. This year her father had said that she would have to wait an extra day to receive her present.