Though they're less like "short stories" and more like extra chapters for the volume 1. Anyways, the two chapters take place BEFORE the main novel starts and right AFTER Volume 1 ends. Just a few pages short, but they're still worth releasing.
Also, yes, the illustration on the right is completely unrelated (I had nothing that wasn't used at least once). This illustration was coloured by SeventhTale, I'm pretty sure he won't mind if I use it like this, rite?