Kenji was left at the local church, by his father, who said he was going to visit Kenji next Christmas and take him home. Having trouble speaking, the kids at the orphanage and him made a game called stick, hide-and-seek with a stick to bang when he was ready. Once for not ready, and twice for ready. The church was having renovations, but the kids were so excited, the played stick anyways. Kenji was rather good at stick, in fact he was a master at it. He hid that rainy night, but wasn't found by the kids. The scaffolding fell, and the church workers thought he must have been under it, but found no body.