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.