With their love permitted by the heavens, Leon keeps up with his duties as a god to draw less criticism from those against their relationship. However, they break another law of the heavens, and the appearance of the goddess Leon defiled causes more problems. A curse placed on the MC causes her to forget Leon day by day; the more he cherishes her, the more she forgets, and slowly she struggles to remember her love for the god who was willing to throw away everything for her.
From the beginning of the story, Leon is gentler with the MC. He still puts on the “I’m a god and you’re just a goldfish” act, but you can see that he doesn’t push her around as much as he used to. He listens to her and takes her feelings into account more, and seems to put an effort into understanding her. He’s more honest with her as well, but once in a while he’ll pull the “god” act to remind us what he’s really like XD However, you can see that he really cares for the MC by the things he does that he doesn’t tell her about. He gets his act together and doesn’t shirk his duties in the heavens as he used to so people won’t use that as an excuse to say that the forbidden love between him and the MC is influencing him in bad ways. He’s also extremely protective of the MC in front of other gods, and refers to the MC as his “goddess” at times >w<
Leon grows a lot from this route, mostly in the second part of the story. It’s in this route that you see him feel remorse for the sin he committed in his main story; he learns what it really means to love someone who doesn’t love you back, and the agony and despair that comes with it. He also feels regret for making the one he loves feel sad, and the combination of the two makes him offer up something that he holds with pride as a means of repentance for his sins and make the MC happy again. When the MC starts to lose her memories of Leon, he opens up to her in ways that he never would have if she still had her memories; you can see how much he’s hurting because of her, and that he truly cared for and wants the best for her. I liked seeing this tender side of Leon, though I wish it didn’t have to be from those circumstances ; A ;
Physical intimacy is a big theme in this route, mostly because sex between a god and a human is forbidden. Inevitably (if you play the route you’ll see why I used this word lol), Leon and the MC do end up sleeping together. One thing that I should mention is that unlike previous Voltage routes where they’ll build up into a sex scene and stop, this route continues on. Usually Voltage will have the guy push the girl down onto a bed and kiss her neck or unbutton her shirt, but in the forbidden end, they show the entire scene. It wasn’t tasteless, and they do their best to make it sweet and meaningful, and you can see that Leon really treasures the MC before the actual scene and during it.
However, I personally didn’t see why they had to cross the line; the mood before the sex said more than enough, and it seemed like Voltage is testing to see how far they can go in their routes. This is something that I don’t like in the new risqué direction Voltage is going in, since they’re such a big name in the English otome game community and there are people young as 13 in the fandom. Call me old fashioned, but I’d prefer these scenes not to be in the routes. But then again, these are adult characters in adult relationships, so I can see why Voltage would want to appeal to their older audience. However, if that’s the direction that they’re going to push for, I think they should change the maturity rating of their apps.
The plot of the route was good, but the pacing felt extremely rushed. I think if they had opted for 10 chapters instead of 8 it would have done a lot more for the pacing; it seemed like they were trying to fit in too much in too little time. The end sent wasn’t anything special, so I don’t recommend it. I did like the sequel epilogue a lot though ^w^ If you liked Leon in his main story, then I recommend this route! It’s amazing how much he develops as a character. However, if you didn’t like him before, then I wouldn’t recommend you try this route since his base character is still the same. Once again, happy playing!