The Forbidden Love of Yukari Yakumo

Foreword by Tokage Reiketsu

Hello, my kindly readers! This is Tokage Reiketsu, although you may know me by other names, such as 'Critically acclaimed author extraordinaire', and 'The greatest Romance Novelist ever'. I was told by the Publishers of this book that I have to write a foreword to introduce the readers to myself, so that's what I'm going to do.

I am a two hundred and forty-one year old Lizard Youkai, and I have always been interested in gossip and romance. My dream had always been to write a book, but I never could think of a pair of believable characters... that's when it hit me! I could just use real people and superimpose them into a book...

...however, that doesn't make me lazy, I'm proud to say I've added my own little... spice to the people I have used for the book. All Youkai used in this book, (Mateyuu Dawitsu, Yukari Yakumo, Ran Yakumo... wait, is it Dawitsu? I'm not sure... oh, you're typing? Sorry.) have agreed to being used in this book, and I have proof of that...

...it doesn't matter what proof it is, all you need to know is I have it. Honestly, I do! Anyway, I guess if this area is to be used as a personal message to the readers of Gensokyo, I have one small one to make:

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, buy that book written by Hebiko Bimyouna. It's a boring, useless pile of trash compared to my eloquence and savvy writing style! She hasn't got anything on me! Just don't buy her stuff! She's ugly and can't write!

Now that I've got that out the way, I hope you enjoy my book. It took me many hours to write, so I expect a full pay-back's worth of sales! Thank you for buying this, it's appreciated! And a big thank you to Momiji Publishing limited for making all this possible! See you in the afterword!