Mikado walks through the forest. The trees are not like your everyday trees. These trees bend and twist in different ways. Some trees look like they are trying to lead Mikado somewhere, like they are telling him where to go. Other trees look like they are trying to stop Mikado, make him turn back, like there is danger where he is going. And then the other trees are just weird, bending and twist in weird ways. Mikado finds the trees unsettling but he continues on. Something pulls him to go on.
Mikado approaches a break in the trees. The path breaks into four paths. A wood sign points to all four paths stands alone in the middle. Mikado walks up to the sign and maybe he can find out where he is going. Mikado reads the sign. This way. That way. The other way. The other other way.
"I wouldn't use that sign. Many people come and change it for the fun of it." A voice informs Mikado.
Mikado turns around quickly at the voice. Mikado's eyes watch the forest, looking for who spoke to him. "Wh-who's there?"
"I could ask you the same thing."
"My name is Mikado Ryugamine. Where are you?" Mikado still searches through the trees to find the person he is speaking to.
"I'm behind you." Mikado turns back to the sign.
"You're the sign?"
"No. Up there."
Mikado's eyes move up the sign. Then he spotted the one he is talking to. A little caterpillar sits on the sign. "You're a caterpillar."
"And you are?"
"I already told. I'm Mikado."
"And you are looking for the head."
"Why yes. How did you know that?"
"The path you came from means you met the black rabbit." The caterpillar nods his head to the path.
"Do you know where I can find the head?"
"No. But I say you go back the path you came from. That why you can avoid the madness."
"Yes, many people go mad in this place."
"I think I've already gone mad. I'm talking to a caterpillar." Mikado runs a hand through his hair.
"If you are talking to a caterpillar then you are most certainly mad." The caterpillar paused for a moment to think. "Why are you talking to caterpillar?"
"You were the one who started talking to me."
"Me? I'm no caterpillar. I'm Kyohei Kadota."
Mikado's head is starting to hurt. "I'm going to go now." Mikado turns and starts down the path he came from.