An Open Letter to Dragon Warrior
Today the stars of Lumis are dim. The seas of the Plutonian are blacker than they’ve ever been, and hum with a low song of melancholy never heard before.
Today, the constellations drawn to planet Cygnet have vanished. The Dragon Warrior has fallen. The Den of Dreams has entered final slumber.
I haven’t drawn in a while, but you and Tatsuya made me want to draw Arsemia. It was a joy to hold a sketchbook again, and I thank you for giving that to me. Creating is what I love best about writing, and that love pours out of you. So once more, with feeling: thank you, deeply, for all you give.
Perhaps Prince Tatsuya remains at Raisen Port, waiting for a ship from the stars that never arrives. But I like to think that it does arrive, and we simply do not see it. I like to think he (and Masaki) and Arsemia and Umi walk together in bizarre and wondrous lands some day–and I like to think the Dragon Warrior and I do, too.
I know that you will continue to have magnificent journeys, and to discover new magic around every corner. Wherever you venture, you will not be lost.
With all my love,