Author's Closing Words:

Once upon a time there was a writer who finished a story…

And was very depressed about it, let me tell you! (sweatdrop) All right, all right, sorry…had to insert some humor to keep myself from crying…um…

I'm very honored for all of the approval I've received for this story, whether in favorites, alerts or reviews. As I have said to many of you reviewers, I only try, and I'm delighted my tries were enough to interest you! I'm so glad all of you enjoyed it.

I suppose I should first thank the people who reviewed this story throughout its progression…

Astrobright68

Archangel Rhapsody

Greece

fakiagirl

Chizz-muffinChik

claire

Siriaca-Ying-Fa

Thoughtless7

KairiTwin

Mangaka-chan

khgurl94

SAChan23

vh fanel

jbramx2

doragon no mizu

meepers369

HaleySings

beybladegal24

Nitchu Mikata

Unknown

Keahi Spitfire

kristal

riku

Eccentricai

layalatania

Manda-chan

ChibiVi3tKitsun3

Fairy Dust Angel

Pretearwings

Deerdryad

Romancerox

Emey Troi

purpleeyednekoyoukai

darklily16

SGCred

Out of those people, I would especially like to give a shout-out to my new friends from the Princess Tutu LJ community, Manda-chan, Astrobright68, HaleySings and especially Mangaka-chan, who has been my personal critic throughout this story's development. I also would like to give hugs and kisses to my wonderful bud SGCred, who is one of the sweetest people I know and who looked into Princess Tutu because I asked her to. I dedicate this fic to you.

Despite my bias and extreme love for my friends, I truly wouldn't have been as driven to write this story were it not for all of my readers' positive responses and helpful critiques. I love reading all of your opinions every time I update, and it's because of you all that I'm not giving up on writing Tutu fanfiction. Likely any stories I write won't be as good as this…but I can always try!

Arigatou gozaimashu, minna! Thank you so much, everyone.

Lots and Lots of Love From

the1koolkitty

All those beautiful people,

I want to have them all,

All those porcelain models:

If only I could make them fall…

Be my heart a well of love,

Flowing free so far above…

A wintry eve, once upon a tale,

An Ugly Duckling

Lost in a verse of a sparrow's carol,

Dreaming the stars…

Be my heart a well of love,

Flowing free so far above…

In my world, love is for poets,

Never the famous balcony scene:

Just a dying faith on a heaven's gate…

Crystal pond awaits the lorn;

Tonight another morn for the lonely one is born.

-"Swanheart,"by Nightwish