A guy approaching his 30s has seen no luck in love after years of taking shots in the dating game. Every girlfriend he's had has left him after they saw his failure to show any real passion for them. He's done right by them on all accounts except for genuine affection so eventually the women in his life put a stop on their relationships since they couldn't see a happy ending when he never be more than a caretaker to them.
On one lonesome night of aimless wandering he finds himself in front of a shrine. He solemnly makes his wish and pleads "Please let me find someone I could come to love". Naturally, no answer comes to him.
"Guess even the gods won't be there for me."
He resigns himself to more nights like this and turns around but see someone standing in his way. It a young girl, obviously cold and hungry and in a dirty, tattered clothes. She stands just several steps down from him and looks desperately up at him for an answer herself.
"Then let me be there for you. I'll be anyone you want me to be. Just make me feel loved."
Don't remember exactly how this was going to go. I think it was going to be an adoption story and that the girl was taking shelter at the shrine. She's not a supernatural being but I think the guy was supposed have all these wrong ideas about her thanks to how they met and try to make her live up to them which she actually does for most part. Probably was a story of tragic codependency rather than anything wholesome.