After Tres Spades Dubai opens, the MC moves to Dubai and starts living with Soryu at the Ice Dragon’s headquarters. Things turn serious when there’s a misunderstanding with a local mob, and causes Ryuun, the head of the Ice Dragons, to make a visit in person.
It’s important to remember that Soryu is part of the mafia. This plays a big dynamic in his relationship with the MC, and also acts as sort of a barrier between the two when it comes to communicating with each other. Soryu knows that he isn’t always attentive to the MC because of his position, but doesn’t want her to get too involved with the Ice Dragons because he doesn’t want her to get hurt. The MC wants to help him, and gets frustrated that there’s only so much she can do. She wonders if she’s in Soryu’s way while living in the house, and it’s understandable why she feels that way.
There’s a lot of talk about loyalty in this route. The MC sees the Ice Dragons as a family, and is a bit envious that she isn’t part of it and can’t support Soryu like they can. I loved it when Soryu tells the MC that he can only be harsh to his men, and asks if she can be the one who’s sweet to them for him. It kind of makes me think of them as a big family with Papa Soryu and Mama MC >w< The Ice Dragons also value the MC a lot; her optimism and determination make them admire her, and though the MC herself may not think it, earn her a place by Soryu’s side.
The MC grows a lot in this route. She goes from worrying about whether she’s in Soryu’s way or not to gaining the determination to help him in her terms, even if she’s placed in danger. I absolutely loved her development in this route, and can’t wait to see even more in her new position within the Ice Dragons. Now Soryu doesn’t have to hide anything from her anymore, and I’m interested in how their relationship is going to change from that.
I think out of all the guys in KBTBB, Soryu’s relationship with the MC is the one with the most equality between the two. In the other character routes, the MC is usually pushed and pulled around by the male lead, even if she tries to do things her own way. Soryu takes the MC’s opinion into account more, and their relationship seems to be more balanced because of it. Compared to Eisuke’s Living Together route, there was definitely more development in themselves and their relationship. I definitely recommend this route, especially if you liked Soryu in the first season. Happy playing!