The things we do to ourselves when no one is watching. The things we watch because we cannot bear to look away.
The puppeteer isn't there; he's just part of the scenery. Kankurou's morning musings.
There is an old saying in the Nara family: Don't walk with the shadows for too long, or you'll become one.
Between one life and another, Sakura goes looking for a man she doesn't know.
Fran and Balthier talk about each others' taste in accessories.
She'd been scarred since he'd last seen her, each mark a reminder of how he'd failed her.
Proverbs 27:17: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Spoilers through the Sandsea and no further -- Basch and Vossler in the desert, and broken friendships trying to mend.
"...however you looked at it, Fujioka Haruhi was not that kind of princess." Sequel to "King, Queen, Knave".
Once he's envisioned the outcome he desires, Kyouya begins to plan, and devise, and very quickly he realizes that Fujioka Haruhi is going to be a problem.