Chapter 1: Is It Wrong To Miss Him
Even today, Chihiro still remembered her times in the Spirit World. Well, any ten year old would remember such an event.
Two years ago, Chihiro, her mother, and her father drove off onto a path, thinking it would be a short cut to their new home. Instead, it was indeed, a ticket for disaster, wonder, and magic. They walked through the city, following a delicious scent. Once they had found the source, they began pigging out, devouring all of the food. Chihiro ran off to meet a boy named Haku who insisted he had met her when she was younger. He warned her she had to leave the city before night. Chihiro failed at this, after finding her parents to have turned into pigs, literally.
Chihiro got a job at the local bathhouse from the mean owner, Yubaba. Once meeting Haku, along with two other spirits, Lin and Kamaji, Chihiro traveled to meet Yubaba's twin sister. Her mission was set to save the injured Haku by returning the gold seal he had stole from Yubaba's sister, Zeniba
Zeniba had welcomed Chihiro and her friends and accepted Haku's apology. Haku had helped Sen remember her real name which was Chihiro, after Yubaba had stole it. After remembering past memories, Chihiro helped Haku remember his real name, which freed him. His real name had been Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi, also known as Haku, and he was the spirit of the Kohaku River. Haku made a deal with Yubaba which freed Chihiro and her parents. Then they returned to the human world. Chihiro hasn't seen Haku since. But he had promised they would see each other again.
It's been two years since that, and still, Chihiro can't stop thinking about Haku. She dreamed of them meeting again. With how impatient she truly was, this was a difficult task. Even with all the trouble that had occurred in the Spirit World, she still thought of it as her one and only home.
She missed the Spirit World more than anything. But, she seemed to miss Haku more. The Spirit World had been the most magical place she had ever seen. She dreamed of going there once again, but knew her parents wouldn't allow it. They, were the only thing standing in her way of visiting.
But she knew, even if she did visit, there was no guaranteeing she would be able to enter the world once again.
Chihiro's best friend Mei had been the only person who knew of her great adventure in the Spirit World. Mei had tried believing, but she couldn't. Who would? The only evidence Chihiro had of this world was the hair band Zeniba, No-Face, and Yubaba's son made for her. But Mei still understood, and enjoyed Chihiro's stories of this wondrous world.
Many times before, Mei had tried to convince her to run away to the Spirit World, but Chihiro just couldn't even if the bridge had been so close to her house.
Remembering all of these good memories always brought her to tears. She sometimes became furious at how Haku had told her they would soon meet again. But it had been two whole years since then.
Was Haku okay? Did he forget about me? Is he in trouble? It appears she would never discover the answers to any of those questions.
Maybe, one day she would. But for now, All Chihiro could do was cry, dream, and keep hope.