Chapter 4

It turned out Hina's parents did not hold on to old superstitions as firmly as their daughter had believed. They didn't mind that the big house their son-in-law, Franz, had found for them all to co-inhabit was right next to a cemetery.

"Well, it makes it cheaper and quieter, doesn't it?" was the only thing Hina's mother, Rumiko, had to say on the matter. Her husband, Katsu, had just made an unintelligible grunting sound that was most likely an affirmative.