IY – Youkai Shitsuji by j-lianne
A show of hands! How many of you have reread Impeccable in advance of the release of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox? (It’s certainly not required. I’m just curious.) While it’s true that I borrowed some elements from Impeccable when I framed the first book in the Amaranthine Saga, the cast are no longer loaners from Rumiko Takahashi. I know you’ll spot parallels (because I intentionally translated certain elements into the Amaranthine universe), but I hope you’ll be able to see these characters for themselves. (Most of all, I hope you’ll enjoy the story. That would please me greatly.)
For fun, let’s look at the first chapter of Impeccable, a fanfic I began back in 2009. It’s an AU (alternate universe) adventure I started after a fandom friend made a remark about raunchy slave!fics. ::twinkle::
Chapter 1: An Unlikely Heiress
Kagome stared at the envelope that the junior partner of Heihou, Houhum, & Houjou placed in her hands. “There must be some mistake. I’ve never even heard of Eimi Higurashi-Smythe.”
“There’s no mistake,” the solicitor assured her as she inspected the unusual seal, then broke it. “Mrs. Higurashi-Smythe is… was your father’s grandmother’s half-sister.”
“I… see…” Kagome murmured. “Surely there must be other, closer relations?”
“None that met Mrs. Higurashi-Smythe’s particular… requirements.”
Kagome cautiously unfolded the rich, cream-colored stationery and scanned the first lines:
‘So they’ve found you at last. I knew there must be another priestess in the family…’
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Originally Posting Date: May 5, 2009
Jupe created art for EVERY chapter in Impeccable.
And here’s a peek at the first little bit of the typeset first chapter of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, which releases on Thursday, February 22.
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Same? No. No, it is not.
Have you pre-ordered your copy?