This is a new story idea i had while i was marathoning Lilo & Stitch on tv. Hopefully, you guys like reading eat as much as I enjoy writing it.

Chapter 1

I never thought moving from Japan to Hawaii would be the greatest thing that could've ever happened to me. But it turned out to be the most amazing thing ever. I made the most amazing friends and this is my story.

My name is Akira Miyazaki. I'm 7 years old and I live with my brother, Kaito. I'm also mute, so I sign to speak and write when people can't understand sign. Me and my brother are a little odd. Our father was human, but our mother was an alien, a Rikrum, which is something I'm still learning about.

We lived in Kyoto, Japan where I went to public school. I didn't have any friends, most people thinking I was too strange. Most made fun of me for my inability to speak. So when Kaito told me we were moving to America, more specifically, Hawaii, I was so happy. Anything would be better then the life we had here.

A few days after we moved, I decided to have a camp out in my backyard. I had been reading some books on sign language, trying to increase what I already knew, but the book was frustrating. I eventually threw it in anger and laid back down. As I looked up at the stars, I heard a rustling in the bushes. Sitting up on my elbows, I watched as a creature darted out. It stood in front of me and we just stared at each other.

The creature was covered in black fur except for under its chin, down its chest and stomach and around its eyes, which were covered in purple fur. It had bat wings spread out from its back, and antennae. It had eyes as blue as ice, was probably about the same height as me and had large ears.

It looked at me curiously, slowly inching towards me. He picked up the book that I had thrown, quickly flipping through it before looking at me again. I sat up all the way and began signing. 'What are you? Why are you here?'

'Little girl deaf?' It signed. I blinked in surprise.

I shook my head. 'Mute. I can't talk. Are you a boy or girl?'


'Do you have a name?'

'Creator called me 6-2-8.' I watched as the creature sank into the shadows cast by the fence. Suddenly, he popped up next to me, sitting down, a sad look on his face.

'I think I know a better name.' I said. He looked at me in confusion. 'Shadow. Seems right.' Shadow smiled and nodded.

'Like that name. Me now Shadow.' I smiled back. For all the danger he seemed to radiate before, right now, all I saw a poor creature that needed comforting. I wrapped an arm around him, mindful of his reaction. He leaned into the embrace. After a few minutes, I tapped his shoulder and he looked at me.

'How did you know sign language?'

'Read in book.'

'But you only flipped through it.'

'Very good memory.'

"Akira!" I turned my head to see my brother coming up to us. He raised an eyebrow when he saw Shadow. "What's that?"

'I think he's an alien. He has really cool shadow powers. Can we keep him? Please!?'

"Akira..." Kaito groaned, putting a hand to his face. I clasped my hands together in a begging position, and finally, Kaito sighed. "Okay, you can keep him if you promise to take care of him." I nodded vigorously, smiling at my brother.

I looked at Shadow. 'How would you like to live with me?'

'Shadow would like that very much.' He replied. Kaito left us alone and me and Shadow fell asleep quickly.

How was it? I hope you guys enjoyed it! I'd appreciate any reviews, but please, no negative comments. only constructive criticism and positive comments. Thanks!