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This is how I met your mother...'

The sentence every child hears at least once during their childhood. One would never think much about it as children have only interest in playing and having fun. Never would they realize that the time would come where they will be the main characters in such a story. You're young, no need to think about the future... But... Not every child has that privilege.

Tokyo was a metropolis. And like any metropolis, there are creatures who lurk between the bright and dark places of the Japanese city, hidden from human sight; monsters in human disguise.

Ghouls.

Years ago, a group of humans decided to stand up against the threat of the ghouls. And thus, the Commission of Counter Ghoul was born. The abbreviated CCG's mission was to kill every single ghoul, be they man, woman, elderly, or children.

The slaughter of their parents resulted in many ghoul children becoming orphaned, being abandoned into the world of conflict and fighting. If they wanted to survive, they'd have to fend for themselves and hide from the public eye, away from those who robbed them of their family. Even their own kind became a danger to the young and unprotected. Amongst more violent ghouls, cannibalising the weak was common.

Such was the life for a ghoul.

If one was lucky, they could establish a normal life among the humans, living a peaceful life. But the moment their nature became revealed, the ghoul was good as dead if they didn't flee.

Such was the life for a ghoul.

If one was lucky, they could establish a normal life among the humans, living a peaceful life. But the moment their nature became revealed, the ghoul was good as dead if they didn't flee.

'It's the one promise that you have to keep, it's the only thing left... If you want to live peacefully and happy, then, for now, please life among humans, away from the danger and conflict...'

'I will, it's the only solution. I will do my best, for me, for us... For my family.'

'As long as were together, I don't care about anything else. I have to take care of you, you; who is the only one I have left.'

'You wanted me to keep smiling, so I will. Even if you're not here anymore, I will smile through my life. I will prove that your sacrifice wasn't in vain. My existence is my gratitude.'

'If I want to survive, I have to fight. To fight and eat! To have a place in this rotten world. To eat is to survive, to eat is to get stronger, to eat is to live! Just so I can have some meaning in this useless life... I will fight and kill anyone who stands in my way.'

This is a story of two people, who, despite the cosmic chances stacked against them, somehow managed to meet.

Their meeting affected more than they could ever imagine...

But is that enough? Life is never gentle, especially to those who must murder to stay alive.

Doomed by their very birthright, every hardship will stand between them until their long journey comes to an end.