Plot Summary: The MC tumbles into the world of Diamond and ends up collapsed on the street. She is rescued by Toma who immediately triggers an import memory for her. Unfortunately, her progress is immediately ruined by Toma checking her into a hospital for a few days. Toma seems to be close to the MC and know a lot about her, but he tells the nurses at the hospital that he isn’t the MC’s boyfriend. Added to that, the MC’s planner is full of meetings with someone named Ikki.
What I think of him: Toma seems gentle and considerate. He’s responsible but doesn’t see anything wrong with doting on and spoiling the MC; his number one preoccupation is taking care of her. Toma’s a popular guy but shows no interest in the women who hit on him. Ikki says that Toma seems like a the ideal boyfriend, but he’s actually a handful. Shin says that Toma is cowardly and egotistical.
Charm point: He’s going to do what he thinks is right even if it makes the MC hate him (though that is what he fears the most)
Cuddle, kiss, or push down: Just be together
Would have eloped with:
- Ikki, because he’s just trying to be a good friend
- Shin, because he’s worried about the MC and tries to help her out
Most enjoyed: This route is mesmerizing to read, in the same way that you can’t look away from a car wreck. I remember getting to a certain point in the route where the MC sleeps a lot and the light clicking on in my head, and whispering to myself, voice full of awe and shock, “oh shit”. This route took me on a wild ride. And by the end of it I could only agree that the MC in this route was a perfect partner for Toma (and that was something that I didn’t think I was going to say while I was in the thick of things).
Least liked: As much as I love to read these routes, this is an unhealthy relationship that I can in no way condone it as a real life idea. Until a certain reveal I was wondering how I could accept the MC being with Toma, and even though I got there it doesn’t make this route any less problematic or disturbing.
Worth the price of admission?: This route is a doozy. It’s different enough from the other routes that it oddly feels like breath of fresh air, especially after Kent’s super sweet route. It also serves as a great bridge going into Ukyo’s route, because it makes you wary of Ukyo (which is what Ukyo wants). Kind, big brother Toma lures you in with his sweetness and then before you know it you can’t put the game down because you just need to know what happens next. And strangely enough, after the happy ending I felt like everyone was going to be okay.