Kiyoshi had grown bored waiting for Labrador to come back, so she made her way to the front yard. The tree that stood there looked even weaker than it did before. Sighing, she lit the lantern that hung on it and watched the flames dance.
She pulled a little bell and a wire out of her pocket. Threading the wire through the little loophole at the top of the tiny bell, she twisted it at the end and slipped it onto the end of a grey, bony, and flowerless branch. The slight breeze made its silverly tinkle ring in her head.
There wasn't a story behind this tree, it was just there when she found the mansion. But at night she could strongly feel the spirits of the deceased prowling the area around it, whispering secrets to her. For every voice she heard, she put a bell up on the tree. They seemed to like it, having something that is their's and only their's. The latest one was a small boy, but he won't tell her his story. He's pretty stubborn! But either way, she resp