Author Notes for Butterfly's Blood:

***Saya Kurosaki is part Japanese.

***"Saya" means "evening birth."

***"Kyoko" means "celebration."

***"Hai" means "yes."

***"Oka-sama" means "mother" and is also a respectful way to speak to all mothers in Japan.

***"Oyasuminasai" means "goodnight."

***"Aishite imasu, imouto" means "I love you, little sister" but most Japanese people don't show their affection in public.

***"Domo" means "thank you."

***Gabe loves nutmeg pancakes!

***"Aisling" means "dream" in Irish.

***"Aidan" means "black earth" in Irish.

***Most Japanese people are very respectful, but Saya talked back to her mother in Chapter 13. And Kyoko was a rebellious child.

***"Oushikoso" means "bullshit."

***Gabe and Saya have been friends since they were babies, because Esther Church and Adriane Kurosaki became friends when Adriane moved back to the United States.

***Mardi Gras is a holiday in February that is mostly celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana.

***"Lilith" means "night demon."

***"Tubiel" means "guardian angel of summer."

***"Gabriel" means "guardian angel of fire."

***Even though she is part Japanese, Saya is a Christian.

***Butterflies do have hearts, and there for have blood. But they lack of red blood, so they have bluish pigment in their blood.

***Alchemy is a form of science that was like witchcraft. Alchemists' aims were to transmute baser metals into gold.

***Jones beat Esther and Gabe Church.

***Michael Cooks changed his name to Jones Church so he wouldn't get caught, and Gabe was his real son. Esther wasn't the real mother of Gabe.

***Gabriel Ray Church's real name was Light Ray Cooks, and Aisling named him Light.

***Since Aisling was used in many experiments, she learned alchemy and some spells and was able to attach her soul to Kyoko's body before she died.

***Apparently, Aisling's body disappeared.

***One of her spells were to attach her soul into a living body and kill the soul from the inside out in order to control the body and make it her own.

***Aisling knew she was dead, but didn't like to be told that.

***Aisling died because Michael caught her trying to run away with her newborn brother.