After getting bought by the Auction sponsors, the MC finds herself working at Tres Spades Dubai to repay the Sheik of his kindness of pardoning her from a prison sentence. Hishikura, a Japanese ambassador stationed in Dubai, keeps the MC under surveillance to ensure that she doesn’t cause any more problems. While being kept under strict watch, the MC runs into mysterious man named Shu at a party. Between the two men, one pursues her, but her heart starts to yearn for the other…?
Hishikura is a politician; he’s the Japanese ambassador stationed in Dubai who comes from a political family with a long history. He’s a capable individual who’s strict on others, but also on himself. Since he’s a busy man, timeliness is something that’s extremely important to him; at the story progresses, you start to learn that he has more on his plate than just his duties as an ambassador. While he gives off a elegant and polished aura at work with his well-tailored suit, at home he strips down to the bare necessities into his…. underwear (I have no idea why Voltage gave him this quirk, but I find it absolutely hilarious. The MC calls him Mr. Buck Nekkid at one point XD). Though he gives the impression of being cold at first, throughout the story you see that there’s more to him than what meets the eye, and that there’s a caring person underneath his calculating smirk and indifferent eyes.
I really got into the story in this route. The plot was interesting and kept me on edge, and I found myself wanting to find out more about what was going on and about Hishikura. Shu was an interesting plot element, and I figured out what was going on with him early on, but it was interesting to see how he affected the relationship development between the MC and Hishikura. The MC and HIshikura don’t have the best first impressions of each other in the beginning, and it stays that way for a while. However, the MC’s viewpoint on Hishikura changes as the story progresses, and I think Voltage did a really good job at it; the writing was done extremely well, and like I said earlier, I was kept engaged in the story all the way until the end. Even after the MC finds out the true identity of Shu and his connection to Hishikura, her relationship with Hishikura starts to change even more as she starts to fall for him harder. I can’t say enough how well Voltage did with their writing in this route; the pacing was good as well, and didn’t feel too slow or rushed at any point in the story.
I couldn’t go as in depth into the specifics of the story because it would be really easy to give away spoilers for this route, but I definitely recommend this story. Hishikura as a character was interesting, and the plot was well done and well written. I’m really hoping that Voltage releases a POV story for Hishikura because they don’t go muh into his feelings in this route, and I’m really curious as to what was going through his thoughts in this route. Hishikura is definitely a favorite for me now in KBTBB, and if you enjoyed his main story, I would highly recommend the epilogue as well. Happy playing!