After choosing to go with Yoh at the singles party, the MC brings him to her house after he collapses from a fever. He tells her not to contact his family or the hospital, so she lets him stay the night at her house. After saving her from a burglar, she agrees to let him stay at her place until the culprit is caught. She starts working at Patiserrie Larme, and Yoh finds a job at Mon Cheri Flowers next door. They start to get closer as they spend more time together at work and home.
HOLY CRAP. There was so much that went on in this route and so much that I loved about it. FILA is definitely becoming one of my favorite Voltage games, and Yoh might be my favorite in the game so far (sorry Aki and Momo).
One thing I liked about the route was Yoh himself. He’s one of the younger guys in the Voltage fandom, and the problem with the characters in that type is that they tend to get too clingy. While Yoh was clingy, it wasn’t to the point that it annoyed me. It’s part of his personality, but it seemed to me it’s kind of how he deals with people. He’s a people-pleaser after being raised in such a strict household, and I loved watching him grow throughout the route and learn to face his problems instead of just running away from them.
One of the things I love about FILA is the MC. It may be because she’s older, but she’s not as caught up in appearances and knows what she wants. She faces her problems head on, and reminds me a lot of the IYAT MC, another one of my favorites >w< But like everyone else, she has her moments where she needs someone to give her a push. While she encouraged Yoh to face his problems, I liked how their roles reversed when she was discouraged from work and Yoh asked if she was the one running away from them. Support in relationships is something I always look for in routes, and this route definitely delivered. You can tell that they start to fall for each other throughout the route, but they don’t get together until the end, but I actually liked that. I think that their relationship had more room to develop in other ways beyond just their romance because of this.
The MC is especially worried about the age gap in this route since it’s so large (12 years), but Yoh doesn’t care (of course he wouldn’t. The point of the game is to fall in love XD). Love isn’t always the most important thing in our lives, and I feel that the MC and Yoh both dealt with their prospective problems and worries in a mature way before choosing to be in a “official” relationship as girlfriend and boyfriend.
While I went into the route feeling iffy about Yoh, I finished it fangirling throughout the entire happy ending. I definitely recommend that you give this route a try, even if you have reservations about Yoh’s character. Happy playing!