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'Don't leave.'

In a perfect world I would be saying these words out loud. I'd be clinging to the back that is slowly receding away into the distance. But the world isn't perfect... I'm not perfect and I can only pretend that there aren't tears blinding my vision.
That was two years ago.
It took me a while to pick up the pieces, but I'm whole again... Or so I hoped.

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Yuki is a pragmatic, reserved baker who took over his ailing Grandmother's shop. But when a decade-old mortgage goes wrong and a 'cutting-edge' construction project puts his livelihood at risk he has to somehow pull through and save everything that means anything to him. It doesn't help that he's also simultaneously caught between the newly hired waiter from the city and his ex who seems to have whooshed back into his life.

A light-hearted (probably unnecessarily drama-heavy) BL, featuring
> A mellow Baker with abandonment issues, Yuki
> A sour delinquent type who wears too much leather, Souma.
> And a cinnamon roll who can't realistically believe the former two dated, Izumi.

Update : A few typos were addressed. We're still weeding some of them out. Thanks for understanding

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I made the mistake of playing Souma's route first. I like Izumi but gosh dang it if I ain't a sucker for old loves rekindled D<

that game was amazing im so glad i've found it.

you work is truly perfect and appriciated !

thank you so much!

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Um...a bit of spoilers?

Just played through Souma's route and got a good ending ^v^ so I'm pretty impressed when I see in the comments that there's a stabby ending...I'm guessing that Izumi is the son or grandson of that old man who made Yuki pay the debt?

Also this is a really good game!! When a grumpy guy doesn't act grumpy he's soooo cute!

Yo! You got the good ending on the first try, then? Thoroughly impressed haha.

Kind of spoilers(?)

Oh aaa... You got that. :') Could you let me know exactly when you connected the dots with respect to Izumi? (Idk I just feel like I want to know which of the tiny little clues actually lead there. )

Thanks so much for playing and taking the time to leave a line!! ^^

You mean when & why I start to think Izumi is somehow related to the old man?

Actually it's not really mentioned in the game, instincts told me that...

I'm already having a little suspect when Izumi disappears day after day, added to Souma saying he's wearing designer clothing head to toe...when Yuki called the lawyer and he mentioned a Tsukihara-san whose voice sounded awful young, I'm pretty sure about this. That's definitely a main character, and the most suspectable person is Izumi.

But maybe that's Korean or Chinese TV dramas affected me too much...you know, they're always full of this kind of things...often the male protagonist (very rich) deep in love with the female protagonist (not so rich or just poor) and his family doing all sort of things to part them....So I always get a strange feeling when playing XD

(because idk if the reason that old Tsukihara targeted Yuki is about Izumi or not..if not that will be embarrassing lol)

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I love this game so much! It certainly knows how to punch you in the gut, and also have you fall in love with all the characters.

Spoilers below!

I keep getting the third ending, and I'll admit, I was super surprised when I first got it. Definitely fulfilled the shock value and had me thinking of Yuki. He really went stabby to the president aha

I'm going to continue playing until I get something other than the third ending, and I'm sort of excited pf what other ending there are. I'm really glad this isn't one of those visual novels where there's only two endings, and that bad endings aren't a possibility.

I'm pretty impressed with this game! I think I'm sort of addicted to it, and I'm totally in love with all the characters.

Thanks for playing !!

I'll admit I tightened the point strings kind of hard for the route pushing this time around.

Let me know if you need a guide!

I appreciate it! I've unlocked all the endings except for one,,, time to try and romance Souma ;;

Yo congrats on getting them endings!

I guess the only one you have left is post Souma's route. Go for it! 

Here's hoping you'll like it haha

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I just wanted to say how much I love the game! It's so well written, and I love all the characters, especially Mei and Rei. This game is really cool, and even having read the description, I didn't expect it to be that drama filled!                                                                                                                                                                                                




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I got what I think is a bad end right away, where Izumi tears down the building because of Yuki's feelings for Souma. I've gotten so attached to the shop that I actually started crying! That's a good sign, as it means the game is so well done that it can make people cry and feel attached to the shop! But honestly, I could never have seen that coming. It surprised me, to say the least. All in all, I really enjoyed playing this! 

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Oh nooo everyone's being blindsided with all that drama haha

Either way, thanks so much for playing and taking the time to comment 😊

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Ahh that's ending started with the thought that there should be a consequence for getting with Souma but hiding it from Izumi (even if it's for the good intention of sparing his feelings)  But then I guess I just got a little bit carried away with how far Izumi actually went oops. 

And truly, it warms my heart that you felt so strongly about it. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

Thanks again for playing !

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Hey Sayumi, I just got done with this game and I must say it was quite a treat. First off, I love how it was a BxB romance (not enough of those sadly), and enjoyed the story for the most part. It was a nice and fun read for me, and I finished it within a couple of days. You guys worked really hard on this game, and I can tell. It's actually quite long too, which I liked.  Thanks so sharing this game. It was a treat for me. 

Anyway, just a few thoughts. I'll start with the story and characters. Overall I liked everyone, from the two best friends and then to the love interests. I loved both guys honestly, but choosing who is my favorite is hard. I'd say Souma was the main route, since he got two CG's, and I liked his story. However for him, I don't know why, his route felt a tad rushed. Not sure why. I still enjoyed his route quite a bit though and liked his character a lot. I'll admit, Izumi is my favorite of the pair not only for his style but also his story and personality. I admit I knew who he was soon, but only cause I read into a certain thing he said about his family. Anyway, his story felt the most complete to me and he was really cute. I kind wish I could see more of his serious side. I do hate his grandad though, but that's likely what was meant. Rei and Mei were great too, though Rei was my fav of the pair. Also, I really like the main character too. One thing that was a bit out of nowhere was the ending in which Yuki attacks someone. It was just so strange. 


As for the art, I enjoyed it overall. I am wondering, for the extra characters was it a different artist? As for the CG's they are simple, but cute at the same time especially in Souma's route. Also, I love the backgrounds in this as well. Give off that countryside feeling. Music was great too. 


Overall this was a great game. A little choppy at points in story, but nothing too much. I'd love to play more from you guys down the line and will even likely replay this when I can. Good job with everything! And thanks for what you've shared with us =). 

Thanks so much for playing and taking the time to leave such an in depth review!

Glad you enjoyed it!

About the unbalances CGs, we were kind of pressed for time and weren't able to get Izumi's second one done but thought it best to just go with this for now. 

The extra characters were actually a free resource, is why they don't have expression variations. I tried over painting them a little so they'd be a little similar to the main art but oops there's still a quite noticeable difference >.<

Hm and I think I can understand the feeling of Souma's route being a little rushed.  Did you have that feeling more towards the end of the playthrough?

Also about Izumi's uhm lineage, is it possible to know exactly when you connected the dots? ( I think it'll be interesting which to know which clues did the pointing haha)

Thanks again for playing !😊

Ah it's okay. I do like the cg's. I did realize that time was pressed, and NaNo is super hard to finish the game. As for the extra characters, they did fit in a way. You picked good art to match the main game =).

As for Izumi, it was when he mentions his family, but then tries to not talk  more about them. He says how he doesn't always get along with them either, and that got me thinking. . It was sometime in the common route, and was the first time he talks about them. I just had a feeling. Also, him having that expensive apartment really nailed it for me. It's not bad though. I did enjoy his route =). I've just read a lot, so sometimes I'm able to guess where the story may go. As for Souma, I still liked his route. Did you guys just really like Izumi? That can happen when writing characters, we love them so much that we just wanna write more =D. 

And np! It was a fun game. I really enjoyed it.  

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Got all the Achievements! I dove in without reading the summary so I was really unprepared for the drama-heavy turn, and this turned out to be a really chunky NaNoReNo at 3.5 hours. Probably would have been under 3 if I weren't so often in this screenshot:

(Rightly representative of Souma's route. HNNnnnNNGggGG. He didn't even start out as a favorite!)

I had to mentally reorient myself often when tone shifts happened (I gunned so hard for the puppy dog and then...; and then couldn't avoid Mr. Not-Leather-Weather), but I swooned in both routes. I love the supporting cast! Textor Grams is the truest bomb and I'd love if Mei and Rei got more of their own focus if the scope allowed them to. Truth-Dare-[redacted] is not entirely relevant to the story but I'd be damned if it wasn't a jolly good time with the characters. I always enjoyed your games and this one did not disappoint, either. Good job on delivering another NaNoReNo! Looking forward to all your future endeavors.

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Chunky good or chunky bad lol.

Ah! I'm glad Souma grew on you and that you enjoyed(dare I say) both of the routes. ^o^

For Mei and Rei, tbh I wasn't sure how much would be too much especially given that their sprites don't have all the expressions like the bois. So we kept it sort of barebones.

Thank you so much for playing and taking the time to leave a line. [Also for the consistent support ! :') ]

Chunky good! Substantial and fun reading ftw

Having to relax MeiRei's scope makes sense given the time constraint. I did enjoy both routes!

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Thank you for making this~!! I wholeheartedly enjoyed, it's very well-written.

Glad you enjoyed it!! 😄

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a line !!

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This is just another of your games that blew me away!! Your characters always seem nicely fleshed out and blunt characters like Souma don't seem like monsters. I found it nice that we were able to pick between two characters this time instead of one like before and it made me feel like I had a more bigger experience then your last game. Also voice activated saying Souma as Sawooma made my game play very enjoyable as well(Spoilers)




I was totally rooting for Mei and Rei when I found out but I'm sad we couldn't see if they were together at the end or not (in my mind they are :') ). However, I do say I have to like Souma more the Izumi because his type of bad ending with the closing of the shop just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. It's so petty :") Oh also, at the beginning I was having such a hard time choosing which one I was going to go for so when I got the stabby ending I was shook u.u. I don't know if it's just me but after the birthday party I feel like getting a bad ending was really easy :")  (but this is also me who probably can't date) 

In the end I just wanna say good work and I loved playing the game a lot!!!^^

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Aww, thanks :') Super glad you liked the bois. It's good that the option of choice paid off !! This was the first time I ever made something with multiple legit love interests and I was afraid it would come across as unbalanced. But went for it!!! 

Oh lol. You listened to Sawoooma too! If I remember right, it also says Azumi instead of Izumi. It's a treat tbh.

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I'll admit, I did crank the point system a little too far, leaving almost no margin of error like I usually do. That's probably why you got the stabbity stab one that often . Woop sorry haha.

Also Oops(2). Everyone's hating on Izumi for that ending... I guess in retrospect that does a leave a horrible taste in ones mouth knowing he's capable of that... But  I mean at least he didn't burn the place down(?) Maybe Souma should've done something horrible too haha.

I'll end by thanking you again for taking the time to review!!Also for playing my other games and the consistent support :')

Thanks for responding and creating these amazing games!!!

Hahaha Souma is good where he is I don't want a reason to hate him lol

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Didn't had time to play the game yet, but I must say I really love your UI guys ! Very peacefull, sober and yet elegant **

Thanks :')

It was the first asset we made when we felt like we needed to make this game.

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Hey Hey! I've just completed this game and I'll say, damn.

The character interaction made me buckle and the dynamic made it enjoyable! The characters/titles are simple and easy to understand and although the cgs caught me off guard, this game is pretty okay!

Although Souma doesn't pay mind to sugar coating or hesitating to call out on Yuki's bullshit, he didn't 100% come off as a jackass! He was cute and holy hell when he told Yuki he wanted his bone-y ass again I died of laughter.

I honesty felt if this game had a true route, it would be with Souma! I just find it flows better. Also I realize that : [Spoilers come'in]


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Izumi had a connection with Yuki's sudden dept pretty early on, but I'm not complaining about that! I'm glad that somehow the game had foreshadowed it with out shoving it in our faces. (Unlike some other games)

I have mix feeling for Izumi, I liked him but when he directly, literally in our face shuts our little 'oh shop, I really wanted to....injure his third leg.  I pity him but dude, stop please. I don't want my affection towards you to drop, please. 

Mei and Rei were quite likeable, Grand-Grand is hell cute! Like a cute little squish-able plush!  

I wonder what would happen if the endings blend together? Like Izumi is still the heir (Through blackmail of course) but is still lover with Yuki. Oh and speaking of their relationship, MY DUDE SOUMA AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!111

Like it's obvious that he likes Yuki, playing through Izumi route made me feel bad...Bone-y ass... Him being drunk, confessing and waking up to see that he's in Izumi's house, and maybe seeing Yuki holding Izumi, MY HEART. (Even pushing him towards Izumi because he knows that's where Yuki's happiness will lies, dude my eyes were sweating)

I can proudly say I got all the achievements and that I cried, excluding us killing Pride-y MCPride Face.  I wonder that was the after math...

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Anyhow, I've enjoyed playing the game despite the out of place cgs style change! Nice work lad!

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Hello hello!

Thank you for playing and taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review!!

Congrats on getting all the achievements haha. (and playing through all the parts)

I'm glad you liked Souma!! Enough to feel so strongly about his pining!! ❤️ I wanted to write him as a gruff thug but he kept getting soft at various points. He has a mind of his own lmao.

Please don't kick Izumi... (Even though he fully deserves it at that point) haha. As for the foreshadowing it was honestly a struggle deciding how much was too much, but with your input, feeling more at ease.

Ahh the alternate ending thought does make me wonder. But I feel like that context would have too much drama and  too many challenges to summarize within just an epilogue XD Anything where the press can get you and Pride-y MCPride Face is breathing down your neck will get messy, you can bet.

Thanks again for playing !! :')

Ahaha! No problem~ It was a pleasure! ₍՞◌′ᵕ‵ू◌₎♡