Beautifully written. Your portrayal of the characters is excelently done. Only Kio seems to be a bit lacking. My personal favorite character in this is Tsubaki, which for me is unusual because I am wont to loathe original charaters (so many people just throw them in there without a second thought) but you not only created a wonderful charater but one whom fit into the story and setting flawlessly. Thank you for writting and posting such a wonderful fic.