Chapter 2:

Chapter 2

Hachiko - A Hachishakusama Story

I don’t know how long I was out but I slept pretty good for being in a dark vault with a monster waiting for me outside. Or so I thought. After I opened my eyes I realized I was no longer alone. The creature was laying next to me with her head in my lap. She was facing the other direction so I didn’t get a good look at her face.

I had no clue what to do since the monster that was coming after me is now laying next to me. I went to move my arm, while trying not to wake her up but I grazed her hip. I was sure she felt that since it was kind of hard. She started to squirm a little so I knew she definitely felt it and she might possibly be awake. I’m not even sure she was really asleep at all. Then she turned and looked up at me.

“Good morning breakfast.”

“T-t-t-those are some serious teeth you have there. Wait? W-w-w-what’s this about breakfast?”

“Indeed. Huuuuman, youuuu are my breakfast.”

“I don’t think I would taste very good.”

“Huuuuman, youuu’re not trying to escape? Are youuuu not going to run away like youuuu did last night? Are youuuu not afraid of me anymore? Youuuu looked like one of those really fast cats last night. What were those called….”

“A cheetah? Big cat with spots?”

“Yeah! That’s the one! A cheeee-tah.”

“I’m not really that fast at all. But this HUGE monster was chasing me and I didn’t want to die.”

She turned away from me and kind of got quiet. I thought I might have upset her.

“A huuuuge monster youuuu say? Haven’t seen one of those around here.”

“I… But… I…..”

“It’s okay huuuuuman.”

“She really sounds dejected. A sensitive monster?”

“I know youuuu’re afraid of me. I am a monster afterall.”

The creature rolled over onto her back so she was looking up at me, right in my eyes. I turned my head to look away since her clothes are ripped to shreds. I guess that was bound to happen after all the time she’s been locked away in here, but I didn’t want her to think I was staring at her body though I guess I kind of was. I was blushing at the time, so I kind of gave it away that while I was trying not to look, I was looking. You would have too, she was beautiful. She may have been a monster that could probably eat me in two bites but damn she had a nice body.

“Well yes I am still afraid. You’re sooooo tall. And... and... and look at those teeth. You look like you could tear me to shreds and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

I turned my head so I could see her out the corner of my eye.

“Huuuuman, why is your face so red?”

I didn’t know how to hide my face when she said that so I looked up at the ceiling.

“I’m not red. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Nope. Not red at all.”

“Youuuu’re so red it’s making me hungry for youuuur blood.”

I looked back at the creature who was now looking right at me, dead in the eyes with those big red eyes of hers, that looked like two giant rubies.

“Ok. I was trying to look away because your clothes are torn to shreds and I didn’t want you to think I was ogling your body!”

“So modest. But youuuuu’re too late huuuuman. I felt youuu feeling my ass.”

“T-t-t-t-t-that was an accident.”

The creature started to laugh at my nervousness.

“Huuuuman. I know it was an accident. I was joking.”

She grabbed my left hand with both of hers and then she interlaced her left hand with mine and placed my hand on her chest. Assuming she wanted to place my hand on her heart but she had a very large chest so it was very soft but I could definitely feel her heart beat. She brought her right hand up and placed it over her left hand. The other thing I noticed when she did that was her body seemed cold.

“Hey huuuuman, what if I don’t eat you?”

“I think I would be okay with that.”

“Are youuuu suuuure? Youuuu do look kind of tasty.”

“I’m sure. Very sure. I don’t taste good at all. Ever taste a dried up platypus? I taste like that.”

The creature started laughing uncontrollably. I smiled at her and breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that she no longer wanted to eat me.

“Wow, I can’t believe how big those teeth are.”

Still giggling, the creature decided to tease Kazuhito.

“So youuuu have this beauuutiful, magnificent, gorgeous woman in front of youuu and all youuuuu can think about is her teeth?”

“I guess you are kind of pretty….for a shark.”


The creature starts moving. She rolled to her side and placed both hands on the floor as she slowly moved into a seated position, Indian style. She leaned in towards me while showing me those teeth of hers. She snarled at me which at the time I didn’t know she was trying to be playful.

“Did youuuu call me a shark, huuuuman?”

“No. No. I would never call you a shark.”

She smiled at me, again showing her full mouth of giant shark like teeth.

“Huuuuman, why did youuu come here?”

I crossed my arms and had a pensive look on my face while I tried to be serious.

“Well you see. There has always been stories about a creature living here that would snatch kids and eat them. I wanted to see it for myself. I wanted to see this mysterious creature and maybe be able to bring it to the zoo? Or a lab maybe? Not sure what they do with strange creatures.”

“A creature? That takes kids and eats them?”

“Yeah. I was told there are piles of bones everywhere from all the humans it ate.”

I think this is when she realized that she might indeed be that creature I was looking for. Of course she wanted to keep her secret as long as she could. I’m the first human to talk to her in decades or even a century. At least that’s what I assumed. Not like anyone is going to come out here, to the middle of nowhere, just to look for her.

“Then I found you and at first I was scared since I thought that you might be that creature.”

Again she sounded dejected, almost sad really. “I guess I would qualify as a creature to youuuu huuuumans. What if I was the one youuuu’re looking for? Would youuuu turn me in?”

The creature put her head down as if she was bracing for bad news. I looked at her and stayed silent for about a minute. I was thinking how to pull off a joke without upsetting her. The creature picked her head up and stared at me since I was being silent.


The creature places her hands on the ground and leaned over towards me like an animal getting ready to pounce on its prey.

“Hey hey hey. Wait! I was kidding!”


I didn’t know what to do. It was obvious I upset her. So I dropped into a prostrate position and pleaded with her.

“Please! Please don’t eat me! I was kidding! I promise you I won’t turn you in! I…WANT TO COME HERE AGAIN AND TALK TO YOU!”

The creature tilted her head almost like a dog would when it’s confused. Do I have this effect on women? Well creature and kid sister in this case. Do I make them do the head tilt?

“Youuuu want to come back even though I could just eat youuuu?”

The creature grabbed me by the shoulders and pulled me out of the prostrate position so that I was face to face with her. She stared deeply into my eyes with those crimson red eyes I kept trying to sneak a peek at.

“Youuuu do understand I could eat youuuu at any second right? And youuuu still want to come back? Are you crazy huuuuman?”

“I understand that you can eat me whenever you want. You’re like a 9 foot lady shark.’

“If youuuuu keep calling me shark then I might just eat youuu.”

“If I stop calling you shark, can I come back and talk to you?”

“Youuuuuu want to talk to me? Really?! Why huuuuman? Am I not just a monster to youuu? Youuuu said so youuurself. Am I not something to fear and make youuuu run away?”

I had to adjust the way I was sitting since she just manhandled me up into an upright position. I wanted to be facing her to try to show my sincerity and not look like I was just begging for my life. I guess I was but I did want to come back and see her. I thought it might be interesting to talk to a creature that has been around for like 200 years or whatever.

“It’s not often you find a 10 foot tall, whatever you are. I want to know more about you.”

The creature crossed her arms, turned her head and acted as if she was pouting.

“What if I don’t want youuuuu to know more about me?”

“Well I guess that’s possible... But I think you’re lying. You’ve been locked in here for a long time right? When’s the last time you talked to a human? Haven’t you been in here all alone for decades?”

She turned back around to face me before saying “Y-y-y-y-es but youuuu look like y-y-youuuu’re still afraid of me and as soon as I look away, youuuu might run.”

“Ok, maybe I’m still a little scared of you and those big monster teeth.”

“Monster teeth? I think I preferred when youuuu called me lady shark. At least youuuu called me a lady and not a monster."

“You said I can’t call you a shark and I don’t want to call you a monster. For some reason it just doesn’t seem right to me.”

I started to stand up and being the gentleman that I am, I offered my hand to her to try to help her up. Yes I said try. What I didn’t know was just how much she weighed. She’s tall, very tall. She’s kind of thick too. But could she really weigh that much more?

“Wow! How much do you weigh!?”

“Hey! Don’t ask a woman her weight!”

“You’re not exactly a woman.”

“Says the guy who put his hand on my ass.”

“It’s not like I did it on purpose.”

“Yeah right huuuuman. With youuur grabby hands.”

I didn't know what to say so I just laughed.

“Alright let’s try this again.”

I put out both of my hands and braced myself, thinking I was going to be able to get her up. She grabbed both of my hands and I finally got her up though I think it was because she assisted this time. But damn, now that I’m face to face with her, well face to chest really, she was so tall. It felt like I was looking up to the sky.

“Sooooo tall.”

The creature was still holding my hands but then she released my left hand and spun around so her back was now facing me. Wasn’t sure what she had planned and then she pulled my free arm around her waist. So now I was embracing her from behind.

“Wow, being this close to her, I could see just how tall she was. She really is as tall, if not taller than the stories. And like I mentioned before, she was thick. Just a thick body type. I believe they call it pear shaped. And her hips. They were as wide as my shoulders, maybe a little more.”

“Huuuuman, if youuu come back I will tell youuuu more. We can have a nice long conversation. But for now I have to sleep.”

“Ok but why did you put my arms around you?”

“Huuuuman, youuuu have a beautiful woman in your arms. Give her a squeeze youuuu dummy.”


I proceeded to give her a squeeze but not too much pressure, kind of like a hug you would give a friend I guess. Not sure exactly since it doesn’t happen that often. She let out a sound that was somewhat like a purr.

“Am I soft, huuuuman?”

“Yes but also kind of firm.”

I guess since I never held a woman with her firmness, I had to poke her sides to see how firm she is.

“Hey. Don’t poke me like that huuuuuman. I’m sensitive.”

“Sorry ma’am, miss...ummmm.”

“Don’t worry about it. I was joking with youuuu, huuuuman.”

The creature let out a slight moan. She hasn’t had human contact for at least 100 years I would guess, at this point I’m not even sure that she knows. Though I have a feeling there may have been a human or two who came near here and ended up being her dinner. Could you imagine being locked away in a vault and not having a stimulating conversation with anyone for that long? I think I would go insane after a few days. Now the creature had a human who wanted to learn more about her and was willing to come back and see her.

“I can come back in 3 days. Is that okay?”

“If youuuu don’t come back, do I get to hunt youuuu and eat youuuu?”


“Not even your pinky toe? No one needs that. Or maybe your thumbs?”

It still seemed like her body temperature was low or at least colder than it should be so I hugged her tighter and she did notice that.

“Huuuuman? Youuuu’re squeezing me kind of tight.”

“Yeah. Aren’t you cold? You feel like you’re freezing.”

“Awwww. Are youuu trying to warm me up? This is my normal body temperature huuuuman.”


“I have no reason to lie to youuuu huuuuman but I don’t mind youuuu squeezing me tighter. This is kind of nice. But I really do have to let youuuu go. When my body needs its sleep, I just kind of drop and fall asleep right where I am.”

I slowly eased my grip on her but as I let go, she grabbed me and spun me around so we were facing each other. I hugged her thinking that’s what she wanted. I probably should have thought about that one first because now I had a face full of cleavage. It wasn’t my intention and didn’t want to seem like I was trying to do that.

“Huuuuman?!!? Are youuuu okay?”

My voice was kind of muffled since my face was somewhat buried in her flesh.

“Yessssh. Jusst a hug to say goodbye.”

The creature put her arms around me.

“So this embrace is a goodbye? Is this what huuuumans do?”

“It’s called a hug. Have you never hugged anyone?”

“Huuuuman, what did youuuu do when you saw my teeth?”

“I jumped ba---. Ooooooooh. Good point.”

“So what we did before is also called a huuuug?”

“Yes it would be.”

“I put your arms around me because I wanted to feel the warmth of a huuuuman. Laying with youuuu felt warm.”

“Not sure I can explain it but that is part of a hug. Warmth.”

The creature started to fall asleep. She dropped to her knees and was using her hands to brace herself up.

“Are you okay?!”

“Yes huuuuman but my time is up. I will wait for youuuu to return in 3 days. Don’t make me wait longer than that.”

“I will be back. I promise.”

She started to lay down right on the concrete where she was.

“So this woman might be the creature that people locked away over a century ago? Can something live that long? Could it really be her? I mean, she did threaten to eat me…”

I couldn’t help but stand there looking at her a little longer. A creature that I should be have probably been afraid of was just laying there peacefully.

“When I tried to help her up she seemed so much heavier than I was expecting. Can she really be comfortable laying on the concrete like that? Not sure I’d be able to move her though.”

So as I looked around the room to see if there might be something I could put under her head like a pillow, I noticed some big burlap sacks on the other side of the room. We probably ran by those several times but since I was so scared I didn’t get a look at them.

“I wonder what’s in those sacks.”

As I walked over to the sacks, I noticed they were rice sacks. But 100 pound rice sacks. So it’s not something I could easily throw over my shoulder. Stupidly I grabbed the sack thinking I was going to be able to drag it over to where she was. I’d say I was probably about 50 feet from her so that was not going to work.

“How do I get this sack over there and under her head?”

I went back to where I dropped my bag and found a laundry bag in there. Not sure why I took the laundry bag but it was the answer to my problem. I pulled out my knife and sliced one of the sacks open to where I was able to scoop some of the rice out and fill the laundry bag to make a makeshift pillow I could put under her head.

“This should work. Now let’s see if I can get her head up.”

I was able to pick her head up and slide the rice filled laundry bag under her head. And it seemed like it didn’t bother her at all. That’s a really deep sleep.

“It might not be much but hopefully it will help.”

Now that I was done propping her head up, I picked up my backpack and jacket and headed towards the giant entry door. Looks like that is the only true way in and out of the building.

“Maybe I’ll look around more next time but for now I better get home.”

As I opened the door I heard a faint voice. It was the creature who seemed to be talking in her sleep.


Then I heard a soft giggle as I closed the door.

“No. There’s no way.”

I shook my head and continued on my way out of the building.