Once, when I was little, I dropped my shoe into a river. When I tried to get it back, I fell in. I thought I would drown, but the water carried me to shore. It finally came back to me. The river’s name was the kohaku river.
AU where Chihiro grows up and makes a small shrine to Haku so that his spirit has somewhere to go since he remembers his name and can leave the bathhouse but doesn’t have his river, and Haku is older now too I guess bc I want it that way (pissy dragon boyfriend antics ensue)