The Let's Play Archive

Hatoful Boyfriend

by ChorpSaway

Part 49: Episode 45: These Few Brief Moments

After that day, I didn’t see Yuuya in the infirmary, or even on campus. While I worried about him, I couldn’t let that get in the way of my studies, and I was able to pass my finals with little trouble.

Winter break was an uneventful time. I was excited to see the new year come, however, because it was time for the New Year’s festival. I had my mind pretty well set on continuing with my arts studies after high school, so I got myself a charm for fulfillment in art.

Afterwards, I caught Mr. Nanaki by the fortune stand. He apparently ended up with a bad fortune this year, but the one I got looked good enough for me.
After that, I was ready to leave, but something caught my eye on the way out.

Wait, isn’t that…

Happy new salutations, mon amie!
It is you! Happy new salutations to you, too.

Did you come alone?
Not… exactly, no.
I was looking for someone, but… I seem to have lost sight of them.

You’re just as suspicious as always, Yuuya.

But, I’ve found you instead, so I can’t say this was a wild goose chase, mon amie.

And so he sauntered off with a dashing wave. I guess he was in a hurry.
The music stops.

Before I knew it, winter break was over. With the end of winter break came the final semester. There was no formal testing this semester, so I felt rather at ease.

And before I knew it, it was already time for girls to pick out seeds for their Legumentine’s date.
I can't say I really know what's going on with Yuuya, but I've seen a different side to him than I think most of the other students have. I used to think that he was just a flirt, but he's a really sweet guy, and it's fun to talk to him. Do I... like him? I don't really know, but... I think so.
Well, if that's the case, I should buy him some beans. Someone as mature as Yuuya probably likes the more bitter flavors, so I picked up some black beans for him.

I want to go give Yuuya beans, but… I don’t even know if he’s at school today.
I guess I’ll have to call him!

Salutations! Mon amie?

He answered!

Hello! How are you, Yuuya? Where are you right now?
I’m fine, but alas, I cannot say where I am. The best men always have a mystery or two thousand, after all.
Do you need me for something?
Umm, could we meet up for a bit. Please! I’ll only ask this once!
A once-in-a-lifetime request, in other words? Really?
A once-in-a-lifetime (plus plenty more times in the same lifetime) request!
Well, that sounds important. I can’t exactly say no, now can I?
Shall we meet at the usual place in the park tonight, say at eight?
The music stops.

I was worried he might not show up, but as I reached our meeting place, I breathed a sigh of relief as I saw him there, waiting for me.

Yuuya! I hope I didn’t keep you waiting.

Unfortunately, I do not have much time left today. Forgive my lack of romance, but may I ask what you wanted to meet with me for?
Oh, yes!
It’s Legumentine’s, so I wanted to give you this.
You wanted to give me beans, mon amie?
Aah, how wonderful! I am glad I risked my life to come here.
I thought maybe your mature, manly spirit would like these.

Had I told you that?
Nope! But my hunter-gatherer instincts never fail.
I see. I wonder if we truly are bound together by fate! How romantic.

And so he disappeared into the night.
I can’t say I have any more of an idea what he’s up to than I ever do, but I’m glad he liked the beans!