A collection of romance stories.
We begin with the title piece, in which a concubine falls head over heels for his king. But what happens when the king’s ambitions blind him to that love?
Several short stories follow:
Hibana, a troubled circus acrobat finds comfort in the arms of another of the circus’ performers. But there’s more twists to the story than Hibana’s flips through the air.
In the next story, a loving servant of a prince lets himself be put under a magic spell in order to spend one cherished night with him.
The following yarn is about Canary, a very unusual boy who is owned by an old woman who exploits his talents, and the young stranger who meets him and teaches him about love.
The manga concludes with two stories of students Okabe and Hidaka, and their exploration of their feelings for each other.