Plot Element: Sad Past

Hakidame to Tsuru

Hakidame to Tsuru by Kitahala Lyee (Drama, Romance, Yaoi) | Buy
/!\Sexual abuse (graphic) Sumikawa Kei’s name is very pure, but according to him, he’s the exact opposite. A customer fell in love with Kei and sees the beauty through his “darkness”.

Mic and Neo

Mic and Neo by Aniya Yuiji (Drama, Humor, Supernatural, Yaoi) | Buy
/!\Suicide A young man attempts suicide and loses his memories. Mic (borrowed name) is found by the caretaker of the Buddhist temple, Neo, who takes him under his wing. Mic becomes a freeloader at the temple, living his days worry-free while waiting for his memory to return. But then Neo comes to discover Mic’s dark past…

Ringo, Ki kara Ochiru

Ringo, Ki kara Ochiru by Inutoki (Collection of oneshots, Drama, Humor, Romance, Supernatural, Yaoi) | Buy
/!\Rape in Ch4 Ch2: It’s not easy having an ability to read minds but it’s even harder when you can SEE what your kouhai thinks of you doing erotic stuff with him !

Sora no Deau Basho de

Sora no Deau Basho de by Inoue Nawo (, Drama, Mystery, Shonen Ai) | Buy
An Inoue Nawo title that focuses on a man whose job description includes disposing of dead bodies and the stray who blackmails him into sheltering him.

Uchi no Ani no Renai Jijou

Uchi no Ani no Renai Jijou by Sagami Waka (Drama, Romance, Yaoi) | Buy
Touma lost his parents early in life. The kind-hearted couple who took him in and treated him as one of their own has a son, Tetsuo, whom Touma has come to consider an older brother.But as Tetsuo undergoes a tumultuous – and, ultimately, failed – relationship with an older man, as the normally calm and composed young man breaks down in front of his very eyes, Touma realises that the anguish in his heart is telling him that his feelings for Tetsuo may be very different from brotherly affection.He can never acknowledge this love, for it would be an unspeakable betrayal of his adoptive family. And yet… Could it be that Tetsuo is aware of him?