Smashwords Knowing she'll die young, Sakura remains aloof from the world until she meets Kazuki, the yokai who starred in her late guardian's not-so-fictional fairy tales. But will letting herself connect with others and opening her heart to the world again only make the end that much more painful? “You told me before that you’d never regret meeting me. Do you still feel that way now?”Party? Cake? Friends? No, for Sakura Takeshi, her eighteenth birthday was spent meticulously preparing for her coming death. But all of her planning didn’t include meeting the star of her late guardian’s fairy tales in her garden one night.Now she has a handsome yokai now sharing her house and her bed, a jealous young tengu living in her cherry tree, a cheerful classmate determined to push past her walls to be her first friend, and a heart in danger of being stolen.Sakura’s stoic acceptance of her fate is slipping, but with the end of her life rapidly approaching, is there any point in learning to live again?Aisuru is a young adult love story with a charming prince of hero, a sweetly conflicted heroine, a sprinkling of fantasy, and a little spice to warm the heart.