Still in the beginnings of their relationship, things are going well for Samon and the MC when he’s called back to the mononoke village to fulfill his obligations as the newly appointed head of the zashiki-warashi clan. Instead of being welcomed with open arms, the two are shocked when the clan elder demands that they dissolve their agreement due to a superstition the clan has. Incidents start to happen in the village and around the MC, and everyone says it’s because of her relationship with Samon?!
I didn’t think Samon could get any sweeter, but Voltage proved me wrong. He’s an absolute sweetheart in the beginning of this route, and it was hard not to fangirl over how affectionate and earnest he is with the MC (/w\) His new position as clan head puts some restrictions on him in this route, but he honestly tries his best to keep his relationship with the MC, and it was nice seeing a more serious side to him ^w^
The MC irritated me a bit with the way that she suspected Samon didn’t want to be with her anymore, but it wasn’t unjustified; the entire clan is against their relationship, and as clan head, he can’t act irresponsibly. I wish she had put a bit more faith into Samon though. I didn’t particularly care for the plot in this route; it’s common enough in Voltage games, but there wasn’t enough to make it stand out from the others. Once again, it might have been because of the length restrictions (since it’s only 8 chapters long). The ending felt extremely rushed, and conflict was solved too easily and in my opinion.
One thing that I did like about the story is that it helps Samon view the MC as someone as more than someone he has to protect. He’s been protecting her all his life, so he has the mindset that she’s someone that he has to protect, and not the other way around. By the end of the story, he’s learned to view her as a partner to overcome obstacles together with, something I consider important for all relationships.
If you liked Samon’s main story, then you’ll probably enjoy this route as well. It isn’t anything special, but was done decently and was paced well until the end. I enjoyed the sequel epilogue a lot more; Samon is surprisingly aggressive in it, and it definitely made my heart flutter a little >///< Happy playing!