Spirited Away 2: Chapter 1More Like This
Chihiro's alarm woke her with a start. She didn't want to wake up, because she was having her favorite dream. The one where she still worked at the bathhouse...
and Haku was there. She could still easily picture his straight black hair and shocking green eyes. Chihiro laid in her bed for a moment, wishing she were still in her dream, and then sat up straight with the realization that it was her sixteenth birthday. She smiled, but it was a sad smile. She sighed, remembering that last year she had hoped Haku would return, only to be disappointed. She could still hear his voice in her head: "We'll be together again one day..."
As she walked to school, alone as usual, since she hadn't made many friends in this town, she wished there was someone she could tell about the spirit world that wouldn't think she was insane. "Maybe this year he'll come. That would be the ultimate birthday gift," she thought. She sighed (as this had become a habit sinc