After saved from her fall by Leon, the MC is surprised to find out that her wish to be saved was granted with certain conditions. Because the stars in her eyes signify she was a goddess in her past life, Leon demands that she pay him back by helping him get rid of the seal that suppresses his powers. Despite the fact that he’s a god that grants the wishes of humans, the MC is shocked to see that Leon rejects the idea of love, and finds herself betting on her freedom by whether or not she can teach him what love is.
Leon is the ruler of Leo (surprise!) and the head minister of the Department of Wishes. Known as “the wild lion of the heavens”, his arrogance is second to none among the gods, and only the king himself beats him in terms of strength. Selfish and demanding, it’s hard to believe that he’s capable of granting people’s wishes when he seems to be more focused on his own whims; he dismisses the idea of as just a means to beautify jealousy and “obsession” over other people. Although other gods fear him, he’s also respected as someone who gets the job done; he’s a natural leader, and people flock towards him because of his power.
Love is a big theme in this route, not only because Leon doesn’t believe in it, but also because love between gods and humans is forbidden. While Leon rejects the idea of love, throughout the route you slowly see that his view on love is heavily influence by the behaviors of those who come towards him only for his power, and his secondhand view on how love “ruins” both gods and humans alike. He’s cautious and reluctant to trust people because of it; his “sin” also pertains to love, and later on you learn that it wasn’t really his fault that he was cast out of heaven (IMO). Isolated because of his power and unable to trust people, he gave me the impression of being lonely towards the climax of the plot, although his demeanor doesn’t show it.
The dynamic between him and the MC is interesting not only because of their statuses as god and human, but also because of their vastly different opinions about love. I liked how Voltage made it so that the MC also learns something about love in this story as well; it was a good break from only the male lead learning something through the MC. It’s easy to romanticize love, and the MC is guilty of it; however, her belief and Leon’s disbelief in love shows the other what’s wrong about each other’s viewpoints on it, and through it, they slowly start to fall for each other.
There were a few moments in this route that I didn’t like, and most of them were in the beginning. I actually had to put the game down after the first two chapters because I was extremely put off by what was happening in the story; however, the deeper I got into the story, the more I got pulled in. I went in expecting to abhor Leon with every fiber of my being, but ended up loving him at the end. I don’t know if it excuses some of the stuff that he did, but he changes and grows a lot as a characters throughout the story (though you have to read his POV to see it =__=;;). The MC grows a lot too, and their relationship development was written well. This route definitely left me wanting more, and I can’t wait for Leon’s sequel.
Leon reminds me a lot of Eisuke and Miyabi, so if you enjoyed their routes, you’ll probably enjoy this one as well. If you’re hesitant to give him a try because of his similarity to them, I would still encourage you do so because he shows a lot more development in one route compared to the other two. Like I said earlier, the beginning few chapters will give you a bad taste in your mouth, but it’s definitely worth continuing reading. The end set wasn’t anything special, and overpriced at $2.99 USD; I don’t really recommend it to anyone since I don’t think it’s worth the price. Instead of the end set, I highly recommend getting his POV, since it gives you better understanding of Leon’s thoughts and actions. This route gave me a solid idea of what to expect in future releases, and I’m surprised to say that I’m hooked. I can’t wait for all the other characters to be released (/w\) Happy playing!