After winning the Top-Notch Pastry Chef contest, Patisserie Larme grows busier by the day. One day, a girl named Riko wanders into the shop looing for Momoi when he’s out on business with Aki. After a few encounters with her, she confesses to the MC that she’s actually Momoi’s ex-girlfriend from France. Surprised, the MC tells Riko that she’s not willing to separate from Momoi, but Riko replies the same: she wants another chance with Momoi.
While on their one-month anniversary trip to the hot springs, the MC keeps worrying about the situation with Riko. After asking him if he worries about her past, Momoi replies that he accepts her past because it made her who she is today, and that she shouldn’t worry about his past because he only has eyes for her now. While meeting up at a wedding venue with a couple who wants Larme to make cakes for their reception, they bump into Riko, who turns out to be the wedding planner for the same couple.
Momoi asks Aki to turn down the job offer for the wedding reception cakes, but later on the MC convinces him to take on the job; by turning it down, he’s just running away from his past with Riko, and the MC doesn’t want that. They take on the job, and Momoi finally finishes things up with Riko and finds closure.
I loved Momoi’s sequel a lot more than his main story. While the situation wasn’t anything new, the route itself was written well. I absolutely loved how the MC didn’t let her personal feelings get in the way when it came to her work and relationship with Momoi. She understands that they can’t truly be happy without Momoi ending things for good with Riko, and even though she’s scared that she’s going to lose him to his ex, she still tries her best so that they’ll make up. Add in the fact that she’s nine years older than him, she’s an extremely brave person, and I love her for it so much. She’s definitely one of my favorite MCs.
One thing that really caught my attention was when Momoi said that he and the MC are a couple that help each other grow. You definitely see that throughout the route, and not just in one way; they broth grow professionally, personally, and as a couple. Their success in their personal lives shows in their work by the cakes they make. At the wedding reception, the guests all comment on how the cakes are the fruits of their love, and I think it really is true. By understanding each other and supporting each other, they made each other better patissiers, and others can taste it in the cakes that they make together.
If you were hesitant to give Momoi’s sequel a try after his main story, I definitely recommend that you do so. It was much better written than his main story, and I absolutely loved it. If you already liked Momoi, than you’ll like this route as well (obviously lol). Please don’t be hesitant to give FILA a try just because the MC is older! Happy playing!