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THIS STORY IS IMPORTANT

PAY ATTENTION WHILST I SHOW YOU

YOUNG HEARTS IN LOVE

YOUNG HEARTS IN PAIN

THIS IS THE STORY OF TAKAKO AND NAOKI

I HAVE BEGUN AT THE END

NOW IS HAPPINESS

IT WAS NOT ALWAYS SO....

TAKAO WAS CHILD TO EISHIRO

NOBLE OF RANK

IN SPIRIT FULL OF NAILS

TAKAKO TO HIM WAS COIN IN THE COFFER

SUITORS CAME LIKE WASPS TO AN APPLE

POWER. MONEY. AND THE STRONG SWORD ARM.

BUT TAKAKO’s HEART WAS A BUD IN WINTER.

NAOKI WORKED IN TAKAKO’s GARDEN

SENT HER A KEY TO HIS HEART AND HOME.

WELL, HE COULD DREAM.

TAKAKO’s MAID WAS OLD AND UGLY

SHE WATCHED TAKAKO LIKE A BEETLE

THE BOY NAOKI COULD NOT FORGET THE GIRL.

OH IF HIS HEART COULD FLY TO HERS

TAKAKO WAS CLEVER

NOW CRACK OF THUNDER WOULD NOT WAKE THE MAID

TAKAKO RAN

LOVE MET LOVE, DELICIOUS AND DANGEROUS

FOR TAKAKO IS SOON TO MARRY

SAMURAI WARRIOR, RICH WITH PLUNDER

EISHIRO HAS AN IRON HEART

TAKAKO DREAMS OF THE TIME THAT MAY COME.....

.....SO TAKAKO LIVES FOR THE MOMENT ONLY

BUT TAKAKO’s SECRET WAS SECRET NO LONGER

EISHIRO BANISHED NAOKI

EXECUTION AWAITED HIS RETURN

COMES THE DAY OF TAKAKO’s WEDDING

THRUST BEFORE THE SAMURAI SHE MUST MARRY

NAOKI TOOK TAKAKO, QUICK AS RAIN

THE VENGEFUL SAMURAI CHEATED OF HIS BRIDE

THE ISLAND HID THEM FROM ALL EYES

YEAR CREAPT ON YEAR

IN THE QUIET OF THEIR LIFE TOGETHER

IN THEIR HOUSE AMONG THEIR FLOWERS

TAKAKO AND NAOKI

IT HAD A HAPPY ENDING AFTER ALL

SO LIFT YOUR HANDS

AND THANK THESE LOVERS FOR THEIR STORY

IT IS AN OLD ONE,

AS OLD, ALMOST, AS I AM.