Well, if you have come this far, thank you very much! This is not the definitive end of the work, but it is, in a way, a conclusion. I am just an aspiring writer, I am 20 years old, and my name is Kurara. Probably, if you have come this far, you liked what you read, so I want you to know that I feel very happy about it, because this has always been my dream. ❤️
About Backward steps, I'm also not too sure what I really meant by it. All I was sure of was that I wanted the protagonist, Kazuta Takeda, to be a sincere character; I wanted him to be truthful. So I put in a lot of time, observing people around me and evaluating myself, for the sake of constantly improving the project. I hope I succeeded.
And, well, when I look at Takeda and his difficulties, I remember myself, and I have no idea whether this is good or bad. Since Takeda is always judging himself, I think this is bad.
This note is just to make it clear that this is not the definitive end of Backward steps. I will still finish it one day, for sure. This is my best work. But I deeply thank everyone who read it. I hope this book will be a healthy and productive read for many people besides myself, who already feel better after following the complicated past and the new determinations of the young Kazuta. And I hope it will serve as a learning experience as well.