Jul 26, 2008
Ch. 1-2. This is a fairy tale, nice, as for me. Awfully romantic. I was very sad for the beast when he understood what heartache meant and offered Haukua his fur. IMO if the story were twice longer and some more space were devoted to character and plot development, it would make a good story. As it is now, it’s just enjoyable. The extra is funny: tail used as a belt, Youko grabbing food, aww.
Ch. 3. A slave merchant steals a beautiful boy to sell him to a public house. Little did he know that the boy wouldn’t mind at all. Or that he would.
Grammar could be better.
Ch. 4. A doctor’s apprentice Suiki finds a wounded samurai in the forest and takes him to his home to treat. The samurai is really bad-tempered and the boy has bad history with samurai. Romantic and lovely, and very tame.
Ch. 5. Is a story of an artist and a beautiful boy he saves who later comes to serve as his model. Only he doesn’t want to draw him. Pleasant to look at and lovely.
On the whole, quite readable and enjoyable.
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