Dear Anonymous Readers,
Let's just call him X - the first and only guy I've ever loved – also the first and only guy who's broken my heart. I used to think that trauma caused by ugly breakups was only a thing in books, movies – and yes, manga – until of course it happened to me.
On hindsight, I really should have known better. He had so many issues it was only a matter of time before one of them drove us apart. And even if that hadn't happened, we still wouldn't have worked out. He was this perfect, gorgeous guy who had everything going for him while I...well, let's just say I didn't turn out to be this super-smart girl everyone thought me to be.
I hate him as much as I fear him, so much so that even in my dreams I can't make myself think of his name, much less say it. It's like my mind's completely blocked the sound of it, and now his name works like a breakdown trigger. If I let myself say his name, that's it, and believe me – what happens after isn't pretty.
So yeah, it's that bad between us, but I'm determined to put it all behind me now. I've moved to another country, doing my best to get my shite together. I've even made myself attend a goukon (a group dating thing) in hopes of finding love again.
Everything's going well...
Until I bumped into him.
Bloody. Bloody. Bloody hell.
The sight of him has my world spinning out of its axis, my face draining of color, my throat locking oxygen out---
I can't remember feeling more terrified than I was at that moment. But the worst thing is – I can't remember when the last time I felt so alive either.
ICYMI: Love You Again is the standalone sequel to Drawn: His Secret Toy, which means - yes - it will still make sense even if you haven't read the first book, and yes - there are NO CLIFFHANGERS.
In case you missed it...
Honestly, I've been beating myself up over this since last month. I could've finished this weeks ago, but somehow I just keep finding more and more scenes to add - I didn't want to skip any of the little moments. Maybe it's just me, but with Yuki and KC, it's those cute (and oh-so-hot) little moments that made their story so special and unforgettable. And with Drawn 2 based in Tokyo, it's impossible that they won't have MORE of those moments, right?
Speaking of Tokyo - as mentioned above, I was also hoping I could finish the book before I leave, and I suppose I still could if I just keep working (sleep is so overrated, duh) - BUT you know what? I'm not going to stress it. I really think it's fate.
I'm going to type THE END in Japan. I'm going to write my Dear Reader note from a cafe, timestamp it, and make it IG official. It's fitting, right? I wrote Drawn because I needed to do something about all my Japanophile feels or I'd explode, and now, so many years later, I'd be writing the last words of the sequel in Tokyo, which, by the way, I never thought I'd have a chance to visit, but that's how amazing God is, and it will be my 3rd visit now --- AND I'M BABBLING.
Sorry. I think I'm just feeling a little emotional. >.< If you guys have been with me from the start, you've probably heard me (or rather, read) talking about how special Drawn is to me over and over. And it really is. I'm feeling teary-eyed (literally) at the thought that its sequel will be the first thing I'd actually be writing in Japan. Feels like I've come full circle.
Aaaaaanyway, enough babbling. That's my update. Hope you guys can wait for Love You Again (Drawn 2)!
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