Happy with her love life, the MC’s relationship with Yuto gets increasingly sweeter as he starts to work temporarily at Patisserie Larme to learn more about management. With the steady increase in sales for “Fil Rouge”, the MC’s work is going well when she gets an offer to write for the magazine Clover! Things start to get busy after Yuto’s stay at Larme ends, and the MC starts to worry about him when she receives news that he’s at the hospital after collapsing at work?!
Yuto was a gentleman in his main story, and he’s no different in his sequel. The relationship that he and the MC have is so sweet and adorable, and you can tell he puts a lot of effort into it. I was surprised by how you couldn’t really notice the age gap between the two; Yuto’s maturity and the comfortable relationship the two of them have definitely helps you forget about the 13-year difference between them. While Yuto is mature for his age, it’ll show once in a while by his *ahem* carnivorous tendencies when it comes to the MC XD He’s such a sweetheart and his light teasing and the MC’s reactions to it are absolutely adorable. (I’m going to stop now before I fangirl even more about him *cough*)
While you don’t notice the age gap, it plays a big role in this route. Support is the main theme of this route. Yuto wants the MC to rely on him because he’s a man, and the MC wants Yuto to rely on her because she’s older than him. Because they’re both in the confectionary business, they have a good understanding of each other’s work, but it also makes it hard for them to step back from it at times.
Yuto’s seriousness towards his position as Tsuruya’s heir was apparent in his main story, but it shows even more in this route. He’s used to keeping up appearances, and because of it he doesn’t want to show the MC that he’s struggling; however, the MC helps him realize that there’s a difference between working hard and working too hard. He slowly lets himself rely on her, and returns the favor when she starts to worry about her own problems, helping her realize that she can also rely on him, and that age has nothing to do with who has to be “reliable” in their relationship.
Rather than a big central conflict in this route, there were multiple ones that popped up as the story progressed. However, I didn’t really mind it, as Yuto and the MC’s relationship was changing and growing throughout the entire route, and they were definitely closer by the end of the story. I highly recommend Yuto’s sequel and his sequel epilogue if you liked him in his main story, and definitely can’t wait to see how his relationship with the MC will change in season 2 (I can’t believe they’re releasing season 2 routes already .___.) Happy playing!