It’s been a month since Yuya started going to a college in Tokyo when Yuya asks the MC to help him go apartment hunting for a place near his campus. After settling into his new place, things are going great for them until the MC’s mother catches her coming back from staying the night at his place. With her college admissions exams coming soon, her mother wants her to focus on her studies, and the MC struggles to keep her grades up and maintain her relationship with Yuya.
You could break this route into two different parts, since the first and second halves focus on different things happening in the story. The underlying theme of this route is trust and communication, which is something important for the MC and Yuya to learn since the two are now in a long-distance relationship with Yuya at a college in Tokyo and the MC still in high school in Shonan.
Both Yuya and the MC make some stupid decisions in this route that causes the MC to lose the trust of her mother. It’s easy to get swept away, especially since Yuya is excited to have his own place, but the way they went around to spend more time with each other to make up for the distance wasn’t smart at all. However, it was a good wakeup call for the both of them, especially on Yuya’s part; I loved how he didn’t mope about it and came up with a solution that would solve the problem best for them, even if it did require a bit of sacrifice from them both. You can see that he really wants the best for the MC, whether its her mother’s trust or doing well in school, and is willing to put himself in the backseat of her priorities list so she’ll do well.
The support that both the MC and Yuya have for each other is amazing. I absolutely loved it, and it reminded me a lot of what happened in Yuya’s season 1 main story. However, the distance between them in this season shows the cracks in their relationship, most of which come through the MC’s lack of trust in Yuya due to her insecurities, and both of them trying to hold back from expressing their worries out of concern for the other. Saori was on point once again in this route, saying that the MC shouldn’t jump into conclusions when a sticky situation arises later on in the story, and the music teacher Asakura (*cries for his route* ; A 😉 helps the MC realize that it’s not the distance that’s causing problems in their relationship, but the lack trust and communication. Both Yuya and the MC realize this towards the end, and their relationship grows stronger because of it.
I absolutely loved the last chapter of this route! Yuya made my heart flutter a bit with his words (/w\) He was also adorable in the beginning when he first moved into his new apartment, saying that he wanted to get matching couple sets of things for him and the MC =w= I highly recommend this route, especially if you liked Yuya’s season 1 main story. Happy playing!