by Yoshiyo Hotaru (昌夜蛍) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/104999.html) They’ve been travelling now for almost five days, following the river from Rylos as it winds its way through farmland and lightly-treed meadows, stopping to rest at night and continuing on again in the morning. There are few other travellers on the road. Lyn is growing weary. The path […]



by Yoshiyo Hotaru (昌夜 蛍) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/83759.html) The air is so thick with the smell of honey that Anave can hardly breathe. The walls are sticky with it. She hurries through the twisting corridors, barely keeping sight of the worker escorting her to the center of the Hive, where she will be introduced and begin […]


Please Stay

by Yoshiyo Hotaru (昌夜 蛍) illustrated by amei (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/23262.html) At exactly quarter after three in the afternoon, the final bell rings, and class is dismissed until September. Matsu’s heart leaps up into her throat. She stays in her desk as everyone else starts putting away their books, and even after they’ve left, with a […]