After choosing the seemingly uninterested Kai as her suitor for the month, the MC is shocked when she’s threatened into marrying him! Left with no choice, the MC acts smitten with cold and calculating head of the IT Solutions Group in the public eye. Determined to find a weakness of his that she can exploit, the MC learns that the icy glint in his eyes isn’t all there is to the man. His cool exterior hides a passionate heart inside, but not for romance; his strategic marriage to her is part of his plot for revenge!
Head of the IT solutions group, Kai fits the part with his cool and intellectual personality. Numbers and logic are his forte, and like a computer, he’s all about prioritizing, necessity, and efficiency. He dislikes wasting time, and it shows in his brusque manner of speech; he’ll say what he means straightforwardly, even if it means drawing ire from the people around him. This consequently leads to him having no close acquaintances other than the other special executives. He also dislikes excess and clutter; his studio and workspaces reflect this, since they’re tidy and have only the bare necessities.
Despite his cold exterior, Kai is very passionate about things that he cares about. I think it’s more accurate to say that Kai is a passionate person to begin with, but because of the circumstances he’s gone through, he had to adapt and started close up and distance himself from others. Though it doesn’t happen often, when Kai loses his cool, he lets all his emotions out; unfortunately, because of his circumstances, he has a lot of negative emotions that have built up, but starts expressing them once the MC starts living with him (though not always in good ways).
Kai is very manipulative, and he uses the MC’s weaknesses to coerce her into agreeing to marry him under the guise that they’ve fallen in love. Marriage is nothing but a contract to Kai, who doesn’t understand what love is (which is ironic since the reason why he wants revenge is because of love for another person =___=;; ). The MC finds herself in situation where it’s difficult for her to disagree to his demands, and while she does agree to his terms, she doesn’t give up on trying to find a way out. I loved how she didn’t give up despite how helpless her situation may have felt; she stays optimistic throughout most of the story, whether it’s for her circumstances or Kai’s.
The MC slowly realizes that there’s more to Kai than what meets the eye, and her heart slowly turns to him when she realizes despite his words, he’s actually a gentle and caring person when it comes to the people he cares for. I think Kai starts to fall for the MC because of her optimism; despite his ridiculing her for it, she’s the one who helps him through a lot of tough situations in this story, and he realizes that. The relationship development between the MC and Kai was well done and paced for the most part, but there are a few moments where it develops in rather sudden bursts and didn’t quite go with the flow of the story.
I absolutely loved the plot for this story. It was fast paced and had me wanting to know more; the story definitely builds up towards the end, but it went along with flow. The only complaint that I have is the ending; it felt rather sudden and half-assed. I also think that the confession scene between the MC and Kai could’ve been done a lot better.
I liked this route a lot, and definitely recommend it if you like a route with a good plot (though the ending was a bit meh). Kai changes a lot in this story, and I think my favorite lesson from this route is that everyone is allowed to be happy, no matter what their circumstances are or whatever regrets they may have. Happy playing!