This is a four chapter short, but it packs one hell of an emotional wallop. During an insurgence, a marquess (really, empress) sacrifices herself, as the... more>> enemy tortures her, cutting off her arm. The marquess/empress has died with regrets so she is stuck as a ghost, watching the emperor over the next years choose no one as an empress, though he has had offers, chooses no consorts, chooses no one and through some very emotionally masochistic scenes, she finally learns the truth of the emperor's true affection. My eyes hurt as much as my heart, from crying--no, sobbing.
One's an emotional masochist who has mental and emotional issues, and his lover, a serial cheater. You know the ending, but it still hurts like... more>> hell. The extras give us a bit of comfort, but not a lot.