Jasmine-scent Dreaming

Falling for that perfect stranger, only for them to walk away a few seconds later–is what our main character Yuuma Matsushima goes through one fateful day. Being an avid reader of shoujo manga, he attends an anime con and finds his heart stolen by a cosplayer he doesn't even know the identity of. All that remains in his heart is their jasmine scented perfume and mysterious words.

Will they meet again? Who even is the mystery cosplayer? Can Yuuma make sense of his feelings? Find it out in this sugar-packed bundle of dreams and collision of hearts!

[Present-Day - Chance Encounter] Hello, shirayuriP here with my entry for this year's contest! Am I spectacularly late? Yes, but let's call it fashionable! Jokes aside, the reason for this tardiness was due to an injury, but I will do my best to bring this story forward until the very end.

-The cover art belongs to me.-

This novel is about loneliness, identity expression and at times simply being an otaku, haha. Hope you enjoy your stay, thank you for reading ♡

[Note for Judges: Notice how most chapters were uploaded right after another? That's because I have a writing process that goes like batch writing -> batch editing, for consistency reasons. I understand that more scattered updates are preferred, but this is just the style I am comfortable with! ^^ ]

[Present-Day - Chance Encounter] Hello, shirayuriP here with my entry for this year's contest! Am I spectacularly late? Yes, but let's call it fashionable! Jokes aside, the reason for this tardiness was due to an injury, but I will do my best to bring this story forw...

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Chapter 0: Intro (jasmine scented!)
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Chapter 1: 1 - My Life (as it is)
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Chapter 2: 2.1 - The Date (send help?)
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Chapter 3: 2.2 - The Date (a free meal…?)
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Chapter 4: 3.1 - Drowning (in discontentment)
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Chapter 5: 3.2 - Drowning (here comes first aid!)
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Chapter 6: 4 - Burdens (being lifted!)
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Chapter 7: 5 - Con Prep (anxiety edition!)
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Chapter 8: 6 - A Heart (stolen)
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Chapter 9: 7 - Hidden Concerns (not really!)
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Chapter 10: 8.1 - The Tunnel (hopeless and endless?)
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Chapter 11: 8.2 - The Tunnel (of no escape)
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Chapter 12: 8.3 - The Tunnel (wait, is that a light?)
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Chapter 13: 9 - Healing (slowly, but surely)
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Chapter 14: 10.1 - The News (three of them!)
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Chapter 15: 10.2 - The News (extraordinary edition!)
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Chapter 16: 11 - First Meeting (plot: developing!)
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Chapter 17: 12.1 - Second Meeting (characters: developing!)
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Chapter 18: 12.2 - Second Meeting (crush: developing!)
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Chapter 19: 13 - Weather Forecast (of heavy rainfall…)
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Chapter 20: 14 - Third Meeting (heartbreak: developing.)
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Chapter 21: 15 - Changes (for the better)
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Chapter 22: 16 - The Offer (of a secret flavor?!)
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Chapter 23: 17 - Yearning (for the monochrome)
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Chapter 24: 18 - Yearning (for the polychrome)
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Chapter 25: 19 - My Life (updated version!)
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Chapter 26: ♡outro♡
Author
GenreComedyDramaRomanceSlice of Life
UpdatedAug 31, 2023
Chapters27
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count39,742
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