World’s End Concerto (Eternity Variation in D Major)

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/86857.html) Outside, the wind is blowing the clouds away. It’s rained for about a week now; everything from sullen sprinkles to full-out downpours, as if the clouds were pouring all the water of the earth onto the city streets. Umbrellas are mostly useless. Even now, with the wind blowing the […]


You Drive Me Crazy

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/62003.html) The first person Walter had ever fallen in love with had attracted his attention by hitting him over the head with her wax-headed doll, and bursting into tears when he started bleeding. The resemblance was sometimes striking, he thought, looking over at Frederick. He wondered what […]


This Side of Saturn

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by amei (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/42586.html) Naoki leaned back in his chair and stretched. A glance at the clock showed that it was already almost midnight. It hardly seemed possible, but he wanted to get the results written up quickly. He should go to bed. The research conference started tomorrow at seven, […]


What Doesn’t Kill You

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/40939.html) When Hyun-woo rose up from his seat and said, “I should go back; Sung-min’s mother is visiting”, he silenced the entire room. “….Lee Sung-min’s mother?” said Eun-jae finally. “Yes,” said Hyun-woo. “She’s been criticizing his housekeeping all week, so he’s a little upset.” He turned and […]


Loving You More

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/34867.html) “The sun is shining,” said Walter. “It’s a beautiful day outside.” “Please die,” said a lump in the middle of the bed. The lump had curled all of the blankets around itself and as Walter watched, attempted to tuck itself more tightly together. “It’s wonderful out,” […]


Take a Picture

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/28113.html) The author offers her apologies and notes that this makes at least as much sense as half the doujinshi she’s read. Richard Mapleton did shoots with ball-jointed dolls, by preference; he said the dolls pretty much expressed everything he wanted to say about the state of […]


Care And Feeding

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/20488.html) (as always thank you to everybody who ever listened to me whine on LJ and then told me what I was doing wrong, and also to Sakkit, zee partner in crime. ♥) There are many ways to cook tofu: You can serve silk tofu with sweet […]


Your Cover’s Blown

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/10498.html) He’d never fallen in love before but he’d always thought it would be like the feeling when you slotted something into place and knew, even before you turned on the steam and watched the gears begin to move, that everything was where it was supposed to […]


Emerald Tiger

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) illustrated by calintz (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/4740.html) When his master died, Jin Hyun-Woo set off to take on the world. He had Queenslayer, his master’s sword and he was going to find the bastards that killed his master. No matter how long it took or what happened. Three years later all he had […]


Would You?

by Shinju Yuri (真珠百合) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/2783.html) The RA called Kaoru in Thursday afternoon. “Sakurai,” he said, “There’s a problem.” “Yes?” said Kaoru, trying to remember if he’d been making out with anybody in a visible location. Not that he could think of, anyway. “You know Momoyama?” Kaoru nodded. Momoyama-sempai was in the year above him. […]