Dear Readers:

I just wanted to write and let you guys know that everything's a little obscure for a reason. And that reason is: Ryoko doesn't care about what going on around her just yet; she has no real influence over what's going around her. But the more you read, the more you will find the story changes and the more clearly Ryoko hears those around her, you know why? It's because she's beginning to CARE! I've got this whole thing set up a certain way, so you've got to get past the petty details to get to the good stuff and then, when you read the good stuff, you'll know what's going on. There really is a strategy to all of this, I swear!