「キスする場所」 (Kisu suru Basho)
“Spots to Kiss”
Nasa and Tsukasa really are perfectly suited for one another and work well together as a team, like the way in which they genuinely care and look out for each other and the people around them. Tsukasa is truly lucky to have someone selfless, intelligent, and adorable like Nasa by her side and who complements her so well.
Sweet to the core, Nasa seems to be perpetually whole-heartedly working on projects to help someone else out. This time that someone in need is Aya who slacked on her studies and is now suffering the consequences with last minute study panic before her big exams. Even though she brought this on herself, Nasa goes so far as to create study guides to help her (“easy” stuff like calculus are no sweat for Nasa). After all the work Nasa put into helping her, I really hope Aya learns her lesson and studies more consistently from here on out-it would be really unfair if she put Nasa through that again (not that he seemed to mind). As smart as he is, it doesn’t get to Nasa’s head, humbly recognizing math formula memorization as a debt of gratitude to mathematic forebears. I’d never thought of formulas in that way before-they’d always been something I needed to memorize to spit the answers out-brought back a lot of nostalgia from my physics and chemistry courses.
As good as it is to care for others, it can eventually reach a point where you burn yourself out, so it’s a good thing he has Tsukasa there for him who makes sure he doesn’t get to that point. Tsukasa has the perfect pick me up remedy- a full body massage that really turns Nasa on. It was adorable to see him respond in like kind, insisting on shoulder massaging Tsukasa, who gets as flushed about it as he does.
Kaname, a typical horny teenager, always has a field day with Nasa and Tsukasa as opportunities for her to satisfy her curiosities, boldly asking the questions we all wonder about the Yuzaki marriage. Acting as wingwoman, she hands Nasa the fruits of her kiss research (via Youtube and Twitter). She knew what she was doing, handing it to him early in the day, knowing he’d stew over it all day until it brings him to the point of try or die. Once he reads it, he can’t get it out of his head to the point that it’s all he thinks of when around Tsukasa, a perfectly natural reaction. Not content to leave things be, Kaname shares her wealth of grapes and knowledge with Tsukasa-now that it’s been planted in both their brains, there’s no going back.
They end things with a romantic evening stroll in the park. Things start heating up when Nasa catches a whiff of Tsukasa’s hair, which leads to him touching and sniffing it (convinced that no-one else was watching-a big mistake-there is always someone watching, especially with busybodies like Kaname and Aya). A short while later in the park, they happen upon Yanagi-sensei and her beau, Taniguchi-sensei. Hiding behind the bushes, they get their minds blown by how far advanced the sensei-pair has already advanced in their relationship-seriously, the Yuzaki couple are so cute.
Things really reach a boiling point back home when they decide to try kissing here there and everywhere. You go girl- Tsukasa goes right for it, the seductive ear kiss. As much of a stretch of believability as it is that the two haven’t gotten more physical, it is an adorable joy to see the two of them go through the stages of becoming more intimate with one another and how they focus each moment on each other.