嬰櫻 (Little Cherry Blossom)
嬰櫻 (Little Cherry Blossom) is a story written by Kim Chee and illustrated by beili. It ran in Special Issue 7 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/211874.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/little-cherry-blossom/.
From the author: "When a well-respected young General is drawn to Ying-Ying, a tarnished but kindhearted girl, Ying-Ying is baffled, distraught, and happier than she has ever been. Can he teach her to love herself again?"
From isweedan.livejournal.com: "set in (unspecified but historical) wartime China with inn keeper's disgraced daughter/general-pulling-a-mulan."
- pinboard.in: "Set in (unspecified but historical) wartime China, you know that the handsome smooth-skinned General Liu must be a woman in disguise, so I don't feel bad about saying that I love the trope of women masquerading as men so that they can be warriors. The illustrations are lovely, too."
- delicious.com: "So delicate, with beautiful art. It would make a fantastic film. A Chinese warrior and the waitress in a wine shop find love."