Never Say Die

by Ora illustrated by marourin (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/63442.html) “You’re Hiroshi Nakamura, right? I’m Shiro,” says the other student. “I’m your partner.” Shiro has pale, messy hair and his shirt sleeves are rolled up to his elbows. He looks unkempt and has the air of sloppy dishevelment so many teenage boys try to emulate, a sort of […]


Red Velvet, She Said

by Ora (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/47930.html) (Vogue Nippon, 2004 interview with the creator of White Sun) Rue Kobayashi is sixteen. She’s sitting in the lobby of the hotel where we planned to meet, and when I approach she looks directly at me and smiles brilliantly. “I ordered tea. I hope you like it,” she says. The tea […]