Maria is walking peacefully through the forest, contemplating life, and how she feels it has no purpose.
As she enters a forbidden part of the forest, she falls down a hole in the ground she did not see because she was too wrapped in her own emotions.
She lands in a world that is like hers, but in ruins. There, she meets a man named Silhouette, and a smiling cat. She is slightly concerned, but does not question anything because of her ever growing fear.
When Silhouette sees Maria, he explains the only way back to her world is to battle the beasts of the dark. He offers her the cat as a companion. Confused at why she would need the cat, she reluctantly says yes. They proceed to battle the shadows.