Scott is a not-so-ordinary western guy living in Tokyo, Japan. He has a secret life, one that involves ghosts and magic. One day, while making his rounds on the Tokyo Metro Roppongi Station, he encounters a ghost girl, Akiko.
Akiko is bound by magic and obligation, unable to leave the station. Scott can help her become free, but doing so could unleash unnatural forces, destroying them both.
The question is, will Scott make the right decision?
With cat-like grace (and she would hate to hear herself described that way) she placed her left hand on the handrail and leaped from the downward moving escalator to land lithely two steps ahead and facing me on the upward moving escalator. The momentary flash of her panties distracted me until I felt the thump of her landing. Unlike the purely spiritual creatures, like my ghost student, Kitsune have a physical presence in our world.
After his battle with Jorōgumo, Scott is battered psychically and physically, rapidly aged to near-death. He only wants to rest and recuperate to regain his youth.
A business reversal that threatens his income, as well as many of his projects, forces him to schedule a visit to New York City. The city whose Witches Council banned free Mages like Scott over one hundred years ago.
At the height of his powers, Scott laughed at the ban. Now, knowing that his weakened condition makes such a trip risky, he asks his ally from the battle with Jorōgumo, Kitty-Sue, to accompany him on the business trip as his bodyguard.