Masaomi’s route is the last route in Passion Pink, and he used to be my favorite before Fuuto takes the throne. He’s so gentle and adorable despite his age, and I love his hetare side a lot.
Masaomi is the eldest son of the Asahina family. He’s 31 and works as a pediatrician, which fits his children-loving and gentle personality. Ever since their father passed away, Masaomi has been taking care of Wataru and becomes the father figure of his life. He rarely snaps or gets angry over anything, but he turns incredibly terrifying when he does. Masaomi is rather laid-back, and he spends most of his free time relaxing at home. He loves his family a lot.
仕事中の姿 [ At Work ]
On June 15, Ema returns home and finds an envelope lying on the table. It has the logo of the hospital Masaomi works at, and she calls him thinking the contents might be important. It turns out he left the house in a hurry today, and so he forgot about the envelope. Ema then decides to deliver it to the hospital, where she finds Masaomi talking to one of his patients — a young boy who just took an injection. Aside from praising the boy for not crying, he also encourages the boy to keep fighting against his illness. He then gives the boy a chocolate, saying he’ll see him again next week. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* This is Ema’s first time seeing Masaomi at work, and she can tell that he loves children a lot. Soon after the boy goes home, Ema goes over to hand the envelope to Masaomi. He blushes when she comments that his patients clearly love him a lot, and how she’s wishing to have a doctor like him when she was small. She didn’t really like the hospital, so having a kind doctor like him would make her check-ups more enjoyable.
Noticing the big bulge in Masaomi’s lab coat pockets, Ema then asks him about the contents. He shows her that they’re all presents for the children who are doing their best to recover, which are mostly sweets.. but since it’s not good to eat too much sweets, he also prepared toys like stickers and mini cars for them. Ema also notices a big bunny plushie in Masaomi’s pocket, and he introduces her to “Usa-tan”. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ Usa-tan helps distracting the children, so he can treat them while they’re playing with the plushie. Wataru also has one, just in a different color. The one Masaomi is carrying is Usa-tan #1, while the one Wataru has is Usa-tan #0. Masaomi explains that Usa-tan is “highly functional”, but before he can show Ema the features, a nurse calls him to return to work. Masaomi apologizes since he needs to get going, and he promises to treat Ema next time. It’s a reward for delivering the envelope today, and he’s going to tell her more about Usa-tan as well. ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉ
夏の思い出 [ Summer Memories ]
For summer vacation, everyone goes on a family trip to Miwa’s private island.
On the third day of the trip, August 13, Ema finds Masaomi in front of the cottage after taking a bath. He asks if she enjoys the trip, and she answers that she’s having a lot of fun. Time pass so quickly, and she feels a bit sad that they have to return home tomorrow. Masaomi says that he feels the same, so he invites Ema to make summer memories before they go home. He then takes her to the beach, where they play fireworks together. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ He actually wanted to invite Wataru as well, but Wataru already went to bed.. and he wonders if it feels lacking with just the two of them. However, Ema says she enjoys her time with Masaomi. They rarely have any chance to play with fireworks together, so she actually feels happy. As they gaze at their incense fireworks, Ema tells Masaomi that she spent most of her time alone in the past.. so it’s her first time having a lively family trip. She loves traveling with Rintarou, but having a trip with a lot of siblings is like a dream come true for her. He answers that the dream will always come true from now on, so she should make a lot of memories with them as a family. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
Before returning to the cottage, Ema thanks Masaomi for taking her to play fireworks together. She feels touched that he treats her as a member of the family, and she’s hoping to spend her summer with everyone again next year.
苦手なもの [ Dislike ]
When Ema is washing the dishes on September 1, Masaomi comes and asks if she can wash his cup along. He feels apologetic for not helping, but he needs to go out for a night shift from now on. She thinks being a doctor must be tough since he has to work until late hours, and he agrees.. but he wants to do his best for the children who are waiting for him. She asks him to take care of his own health, and he pats her head saying she should get some rest too every once in a while. (*´ｰ`*人*´ｰ`*)♪ Noticing that Ema seems surprised, Masaomi apologizes and asks if it surprises her. She quickly answers that she’s just not used to it, but she accidentally drops his cup out of embarrassment. Ema panics and apologizes for breaking Masaomi’s cup, but he’s more concerned about her safety instead. He then asks if she’s not hurt, and he looks visibly shaken upon seeing a cut on her finger. Fortunately the cut isn’t deep, but it’s bleeding. As much as Masaomi wants to treat the injury, he gradually turns pale and collapses — telling Ema that he actually hates blood. She helps carrying him to the couch, and after resting for a while, he forces himself to treat her finger.
Curious about what she just saw, Ema then asks why Masaomi became a doctor even though he can’t stand blood. He explains that soon after the triplets were born, Miwa started working and had a hard time balancing her job and her sons. Their father was working too, and seeing how busy his parents were, Masaomi wanted to do something to help them. He thought about having a stable profession, and the first thing that came into his mind was to become a doctor. Besides, he’ll be able to help his family with his medical knowledge. If they have a doctor in the family, Miwa wouldn’t have to worry about everyone at home. When Ema says Miwa must be relieved to have Masaomi, he blushes saying he’s always busy at work and leaves their home in Ukyou’s care.. but her words make him happy. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. However, his dislike for blood was completely a miscalculation. He used to be fine with blood until he had to perform a practice surgery in university, since it was far more horrifying than he thought. Ema then asks why he decided to become a pediatrician, and Masaomi says it’s because there’s only a small number of pediatrician right now. He wants to help people as much as he can, even though he hates blood and always collapses after each treatment.
Masaomi then says he only thinks about healing the children who are in pain, and Ema replies that she can understand why his patients love him so much. He’s really kind, and he treats his patients with utmost care. Upon hearing this, Masaomi thanks Ema saying he doesn’t deserve those words. Then he blushes and asks her to stop praising him, because “it’s embarrassing.” (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Masaomi leaves for work after that, and Ema feels happy that he shared his reason to become a doctor. Inspired by him, she decides to think about her own future too.
体調を崩して [ Getting Sick ]
On October 15, Ema caught a cold and is down with a fever. At noon, Masaomi comes to visit her with some sports drink to replenish her energy. He asks if he can check her condition, and she gladly allows him to come inside. First, Masaomi takes Ema’s temperature by pushing their foreheads against each other. Ema obviously goes Σ(〃д〃) since Masaomi’s face is so close to hers, while he calmly asks if she has eaten anything today. Apparently she has no appetite thanks to the cold, so he says he’ll bring some food for her later. As Masaomi checks her sore throat, Ema realizes that he’s actually treating her like a kid — like how he treats his patients in the hospital. However, the situation completely changes the moment Masaomi starts examining Ema’s stomach. Masaomi asks Ema to show her stomach, but taken over by her nervousness, she ends up lifting her room wear too high — exposing her bra to him. ＼(^o^)／ He obviously turns red and awkwardly examines her stomach, apologizing in a panic when she goes “んっ” upon sensing the stethoscope touching her skin. ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)ｱﾊﾊ八八ﾉヽﾉヽﾉヽﾉ ＼ / ＼/ ＼
After a long, awkward silence, Masaomi takes Usa-tan and tells Ema to get enough rest until her fever goes down. She asks if he also carries the bunny around at home, and he says it’s just a coincidence today. He was thinking of “upgrading” Usa-tan, so he brought it home from the hospital. Masaomi then shows Ema that Usa-tan has a lot of functions, just as he told her before. While it looks like a normal bunny plushie, Usa-tan is actually equipped with 20 hidden pockets — including the ones inside its ear holes. It can also record and play sounds, as well as turning into a calculator. Plus, its right arm will.. come off.. if they twist it, and they can take stationery from inside. Σ(-`Д´-ﾉ；)ﾉ?! Ema is obviously shocked, and when she reluctantly tells him the last function should be forbidden, Masaomi says the nurses also warned him not to do that in front of the children. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ No worries though, because he’s going to add better functions in Usa-tan’s latest upgrade. Masaomi then apologizes for talking to Ema for so long even though she has a sore throat, and he says he’ll get some food for her.
Masaomi: “Well then, we’ll continue later.”
Ema: “Eh? C-Continue…?”
Masaomi: “…? Eh?”
Masaomi: “W-Wa-wa-wah! I-I didn’t mean anything weird…!” Σ(〃д〃)
Ema: “Ah, yes. You meant the examination, right?”
Masaomi: “Yes. I’ll go to the living room then!” (((*ﾉﾉ)ｷｬｰ
..and then he flees. Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒(。A。)ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ!!
文化祭当日 [ Culture Festival Day ]
Hinode High School’s culture festival takes place on October 23, and Ema is busy working as a bunny waitress in her class’s cafe. At noon, Masaomi comes to visit her along with Wataru. Upon seeing Ema wearing a bunny costume, Wataru excitedly says she looks super cute and Masaomi agrees. (* ´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪ He asks if everyone in her class is wearing a bunny costume, and she explains that it’s only the girls. However, his smile changes into a frown the moment she mentions that a lot of guests took pictures of her today. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ It doesn’t last for a long time though, since Wataru soon invites Ema to walk around the school together. He also wants to invite Yusuke, but sadly Yusuke already left the classroom earlier. The moment they walk out of the classroom, they run into Mahoko in the hallway. She’s really surprised to see Ema with such a cute little boy, and she asks if Wataru is Ema’s hidden child. When Masaomi chuckles beside them, Mahoko wonders if he’s “the papa”. ｲﾔﾝ☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3ﾟ),･´.､ After introducing herself, Mahoko takes Wataru to buy cotton candies together so Ema can be alone with Masaomi. Ema asks if they should follow Wataru and Mahoko, and Masaomi answers that he wants to look around the school together along the way. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
真実 [ Truth ]
A week after Rintarou and Miwa’s wedding, on November 13, Ema goes to her old apartment. They asked her to help organizing their wedding photos, but she ends up finding a book which states that she’s actually adopted. Before Rintarou could explain anything, Ema runs out of the apartment and cries in the park until night falls. The one who eventually finds her is Masaomi.
Masaomi says he was really worried about Ema, and yet the first thing she asks is “why are you here?” ┐(´～`；)┌ He explains that Rintarou called to explain everything, and he asks her to go home because Rintarou is waiting for her. However, she coldly replies that she doesn’t want to see Rintarou. Ema couldn’t bring herself to state the reason, but Masaomi tells her that she doesn’t have to force herself. She doesn’t have to say anything if it’s too painful, but she doesn’t have to act strong either. They’re a family, so it’s okay for her to show her weakness in front of him. It would be even more painful if she carries everything by herself, and sharing her sadness with her family will make her feel better. If she ever needs someone to talk to, he will listen to everything.. because that’s what families are for. Ema eventually admits that she’s afraid to be left alone after hearing the truth, but Masaomi gently answers that it won’t happen to her. No matter what happens, he will always be with her. If she still feels sad after listening to what Rintarou has to say, he wants her to come and see him. She can rely on him anytime. Masaomi then holds out his hand, asking Ema to go home, and she finally agrees.
大切なもの [ The Important Thing ]
After learning everything from Rintarou, Ema goes to see Masaomi in his room. He’s glad that Rintarou and her have resolved their family issue, and she says it’s all thanks to him. Masaomi says Ema is the one who did her best to move forward, but Ema knows that without Masaomi, she’ll probably cry in the park forever. As the reward, Masaomi then gives Ema a reward — a chestnut-flavored limited edition candy. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
美和の頼み [ Miwa’s Request ]
On December 1, Miwa visits the mansion looking for Masaomi. It seems like she wants to talk in private, and Ema finds herself feeling curious of what it could be. Kaname immediately notices, so he goes to call Masaomi in his room. When Ema serves some tea for Miwa, the latter quietly mutters about how she prefers Ema instead.. but then she quickly says it’s nothing. Wataru is curious too, and when Kaname comes back with Masaomi, Miwa finally reveals that she has a request for Masaomi: “Please attend an arranged matchmaking!” Σ(-`Д´-ﾉ；)ﾉ Masaomi instantly spits out his tea upon hearing this, while Miwa calmly explains that he’ll be seeing the daughter of her business partner during the event — who has taken a liking on him.
Masaomi says he’s not thinking of getting married anytime soon, but Miwa replies that it’s been decided. Today she only came to inform him about the time and place, and so he should take a break from work for the matchmaking. When Masaomi tries to protest, Miwa eventually admits that she couldn’t refuse because her business partner already arranged everything.. and she begs Masaomi to come and attend the matchmaking. If he doesn’t want to get married, then he can turn down the marriage afterwards. Masaomi obviously has no choice but to agree, and he returns to his room looking down. Soon after he leaves, Kaname invites Ema and Wataru to spy on the matchmaking with him. Realizing the weird, unpleasant feelings inside of her, Ema ends up accepting Kaname’s invitation.
お見合い当日 [ The Matchmaking Day ]
Just as they have planned, Kaname takes Ema and Wataru to spy on Masaomi’s matchmaking on December 5. They follow him all the way to a hotel, only to realize there’s no way it’s going to take place in an open space. Masaomi is inside a private room in the hotel’s restaurant, and Kaname gets this information by hitting on the staff. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Wataru also says that Kaname asked for the staff’s phone number in the process, and Kaname answers that asking for a woman’s phone number is like manners to him. He’s going to stop hitting on other women if Ema answers all of his questions, but she coldly tells him to do his best in collecting numbers since she won’t tell him anything. Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒(。A。)ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ!! Of course they can’t sneak into the restaurant’s private rooms, but not too long after that, Masaomi walks out with the matchmaking partner. Kaname quickly takes the chance to listen to their conversation, dragging both Ema and Wataru along.
From the shadows, Kaname, Ema and Wataru can hear bits and pieces of their conversation. They can hear Masaomi’s voice, but they can’t hear what the woman says at all. The woman is really pretty, and Kaname mentions that Ema will be incredibly beautiful too in a few years.. but Ema doesn’t hear this since she feels sad thinking Masaomi might marry his matchmaking partner. However, they soon hear Masaomi turning down the arranged marriage. He tells his matchmaking partner that he’s in love with someone else, and he can’t think of dating anyone other than that person. Ema is shocked to hear this, while Kaname only hums in amusement. Now that they know Masaomi won’t get married anytime soon, Kaname takes Ema and Wataru home before Masaomi notices their presence.. but Ema can’t stop thinking about what she just heard. Masaomi’s voice was really firm and dignified, and it actually makes her feel worse.
もうすぐクリスマス [ Christmas is Coming ]
On December 20, Kaname mentions that Christmas is coming soon. While Kaname and Tsubaki teases Subaru about his (nonexistent) Christmas date, Masaomi comes to ask for Ema’s help. Every year the hospital throws a Christmas party for the children, and he’s thinking of buying some sweets for the present. He thinks girls have better sense when it comes to sweets, and he asks if she can help him choose which present to buy. Masaomi apologizes and asks if it’s troubling her, but Ema gladly agrees to help. He says people get depressed when they’re sick, especiallly children, so he wants to cheer them up with sweets. Ema jokingly says she’s got a big responsibility in choosing those sweets, but Masaomi replies that her love will reach them if she puts her heart into picking the present. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* They agree to go shopping on his next day off, and Ema decides to do her best — both for the children and for Masaomi.
病院でのクリスマス [ Christmas at the Hospital ]
On December 24, Ema spends her Christmas Eve with Masaomi in the hospital — partying with the children. Masaomi is worried that she might be tired after the party, but Ema actually found it fun to play with the children. Masaomi feels bad since the children keep asking if Ema is his girlfriend, but she quietly admits that she doesn’t hate it. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ They walk home together in silence after that, and Ema wonders what Masaomi thinks about her “confession” earlier.. but it’s only until he takes out a big present and gives it to her — saying it’s a sign of gratitude for today. When she opens the wrapping, she finds a yellow Usa-tan inside. He explains that it’s Usa-tan #3, and he uses a cute voice to make the bunny say hello to her. He also asks her to hold Usa-tan whenever she feels sad, because a lot of “power” will come out of his back and make her happy again. ♪ﾟ+.ｏ(*萌´д`从´д`萌*)ｏ.+ﾟ♪ Ema feels really happy to have an Usa-tan, and especially because Masaomi says Usa-tan #3 can come to see Usa-tan #1 anytime. That means she’s always welcomed to come and see him. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
When Ema happily thanks Masaomi for the present, he laughs and admits that he was nervous before giving it to her. That’s why he was so quiet earlier. Masaomi also says that Usa-tan #3 has more functions compared to Usa-tan #0 and Usa-tan #1, and he asks her to try it out later. Ema then asks if Masaomi made Usa-tan by himself, and when he shyly says yes, she replies that she’s going to treasure it forever. She wonders if it’s okay for her to think that he made it while thinking about her, and he admits that it’s true — he made it just for her. (❤ฺ￫艸￩)
お正月 [ New Year’s Day ]
On New Year’s Day, everyone goes to pray at the shrine together. Since Miwa forces Ema to wear a beautiful kimono for the shrine visit, Masaomi is worried that it might cause Ema to get tired. He apologizes in Miwa’s behalf as they walk back to the mansion, but she says that she actually feels happy because it’s her first time wearing a kimono. When Ema comments about how she looks nice just because of the kimono, Masaomi blushes and quietly tells her that it’s not true.. because he thinks the kimono really suits her. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ He says she should wear it again whenever she wants to, since Miwa will surely be happy to see her wearing a kimono. Ema then asks if everyone always visit the shrine together each year, and Masaomi answers that it depends on their schedule, but they always do their best to take a break from work for the New Year’s Day. Masaomi asks Ema to visit the shrine with everyone again next year, and she happily thanks him. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
Just then Wataru comes to see them, and he informs Masaomi that everyone is going to do a “board game without honor” once they return home. Of course Masaomi goes ?( ﾟДﾟ )? upon hearing this, and when he asks about the details, Wataru says it’s a game you’re going to lose in an instant if you drop your guard. If you lose, a scary man will come to collect your debt and throw you to the underground empire.
Masaomi: “… Wataru. Who is it that bought that game?”
Masaomi: “So it’s really Tsubaki…!”
Ema: (Ahh… Masaomi-san got angry so early in the new year!)
Masaomi: “Okay, Wataru. Let’s play together. We’ll make Tsubaki lose!”
Goodbye, Tsubaki. It was nice knowing you. ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)ｱﾊﾊ八八ﾉヽﾉヽﾉヽﾉ ＼ / ＼/ ＼
Wataru also says the winner will have one wish granted, though Masaomi knows it’s probably Tsubaki too who suggested the idea LOL. Wataru then invites Ema to join them, and Masaomi is shocked when she says yes. xD Ema asks if Masaomi has a wish if he wins the game, and he answers that he’s wishing for everyone in the family to be happy this year. It’s completely different than whatever wish Tsubaki is trying to achieve, but Ema chuckles saying it’s just like Masaomi to have such a nice wish. He blushes upon hearing this, though it soon changes into a worried expression when she asks him to enjoy the board game together. (* ´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪
デート中に [ On a Date ]
On January 9, Ema asks Masaomi out on a date. He’ll drive his car since it’s cold today, and he asks if she wants to go on a drive to a faraway place for once. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Masaomi opens the door for Ema to enter his car, but then he suddenly notices someone lying on the alley nearby. Ema follows Masaomi as he rushes to the alley, where they find an unconscious old lady lying on the ground. Masaomi quickly checks the old lady’s pulse and respiratory rate — which are both declining — and he asks Ema to call the ambulance and search for an AED. He’s going to perform basic life support in the meantime. He’s drenched in sweat when she returns with the AED, and she asks if there’s something she do to help.. so he asks her to call the old lady and tell him if there’s any reactions. Luckily the old lady soon regains her consciousness, and the ambulance also comes not too long after that. Both Masaomi and Ema accompany the old lady to the hospital, and it’s already evening when they walk back home.
Ema feels glad the old lady is safe, and her family is really thankful that Masaomi noticed her in the alley.. but he feels bad since their date got cancelled because of this. However, she asks him not to apologize. It’s too bad that they couldn’t go on a drive, but today has become a more important day to her. Ema says Masaomi looked so cool and wonderful when he tried to save the old lady, and so it has become an unforgettable day for her. Masaomi blushes for a while, and then he suddenly pulls Ema into his arms — thanking her for always giving him strength. She might not realize it, but her smile and words are always encouraging him. He apologizes for hugging her so suddenly and lets her go after a while, but then he asks her to let him walk her back to her room. He wants to stay with her for a little longer. ♪ﾟ+.ｏ(*萌´д`从´д`萌*)ｏ.+ﾟ♪ Masaomi reluctantly holds Ema’s hand along the way, and he doesn’t let go until the end.
バレンタイン [ Valentine’s Day ]
For Valentine’s Day, Ema gives a handmade chocolate to Masaomi. He was supposed to come home early today, but he ends up returning late due to an emergency.. so he’s really tired and already went to bed when she visits to his room. Ema feels really bad for waking Masaomi up, and she tries to leave thinking her chocolate will only be a burden to him. However, he stops her and asks her not to hold back. No matter how tired he is, she’s always welcomed to talk to him anytime. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ When Ema gives him the chocolate, Masaomi looks at her in confusion because he doesn’t remember that today is Valentine’s Day. xD He didn’t expect to receive anything from her, so her chocolate makes him really happy. Masaomi blushes saying he’ll eat the chocolate, and he also tells Ema to look forward to White Day. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
雅臣の想い [ Masaomi’s Feelings ]
On the night of March 1, Ema plays a game with Subaru and Yusuke in the living room. Subaru and Ema work together to defeat the enemies, and they ask Yusuke to either stay in the back or pick up the loot.. since he’s weak and keeps on dying. While Ema and Subaru praise each other’s gaming skill, Yusuke looks like he’s about to cry beside them. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Poor guy. Just then Masaomi returns home, and he watches them in silence until Ema finally notices his presence. She invites him to join them, but he replies that he doesn’t understand games and returns to his room instead. He says he’s tired, and he certainly doesn’t look happy about the scenery in front of him. Ema notices that Masaomi won’t look her in the eye, and thinking that she might have done something to make him angry, she decides to visit his room. She’s afraid that he’s really angry though, so she ends up standing in front of his room until Wataru comes and asks what she’s doing.
Wataru says he wants to ask Masaomi about his homework, but since Masaomi said he’s tired earlier, Ema asks Wataru to let him rest for now. She’ll help with his homework instead. At first Wataru is happy, but then he notices that Ema looks sad too. In order to cheer her up, he gives her Usa-tan #0 and asks her to hug it. Then finally, Wataru mentions the hint Ema didn’t pick up back on Christmas Eve. Whenever he feels down or sick, he can always find sweets stuffed on Usa-tan’s back. Wataru then tells Ema to examine the pocket on the bunny’s back, and she really finds a candy there. He gives the candy to her, and he asks her to get some rest — he’ll ask Ukyou or Kaname to help with his homework. Upon returning to her room, Ema examines the pocket on Usa-tan #3’s back.. and she finds a necklace with a pink heart pendant hidden inside. Juli panics when Ema suddenly starts crying, but she actually feels happy because the necklace means Masaomi doesn’t see her like a kid. It’s the real Christmas present delivered by Usa-tan, and the pink heart pendant shows how he feels towards her. The present is three months late, but it makes Ema realize that she’s actually in love with Masaomi.
The next morning, Ema cheerfully greets Masaomi when he comes into the living room. He’s really surprised to see her wearing the necklace, but he stops himself from saying anything and only smiles at her. As Ema prepares his breakfast, Masaomi tells her that she’s so kind towards everyone.. but sometimes he keeps thinking that she will have more fun by spending time with those who are around her age. Masaomi feels happy around Ema despite their age gap, but he’s worried that she might not enjoy her time with him. Masaomi then admits that he was jealous upon seeing Ema playing with Subaru and Yusuke last night, and he wonders if their interests are similar because they’re around the same age. Ema is extremely relieved to hear that it’s not because Masaomi hates her, and this surprises him because he can never hate her. He then apologizes for making her worry, but he wants her to know that she’s his sister, his family, and also an important person to him. In return, Ema answers that Masaomi is important to her too. She loves being with him, and she wants to stay with him forever. When Masaomi happily thanks her, Ema can feel something warm in her heart. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
ホワイトデー [ White Day ]
On White Day, Masaomi gives Ema a pack of macarons from a very famous shop in Ginza. He learned about the shop from the internet, and he went to buy the macarons for her despite the crowd and his busy schedule. Masaomi doesn’t know what presents will make girls happy, so he’s worried that Ema might not like the present.. but of course she’s really happy to receive it. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Then he adds that the macarons were delicious. He was tempted to try them as he chose a present for her, so he bought another pack for himself. Apparently macarons weren’t enough for him, and he ended up purchasing every single baked sweets in the shop LOL. The next time he visits the shop again, he’s planning to buy their cakes — a milfeuille and a gâteau de forêt noire. He’s also considering getting a winter limited edition apple compote, or maybe a classic shortcake or cream puffs. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ Ema wonders how many times is he planning to visit the shop, and Masaomi says the shop’s sweets are all good so far.. but they won’t be able to beat her handmade chocolate. It’s the most delicious one for him. (❤ฺ￫艸￩)
弥の怪我 [ Wataru’s Injury ]
On the night of April 15, Ema is preparing dinner with Ukyou as usual. Just then Wataru comes saying he wants to help too, since he needs to help with household chores and write a report for his homework. Ukyou and Ema are done cooking the food, so Wataru then climbs a chair to get a plate from the top shelf. Ema is worried since it doesn’t seem like he can reach the plate, but Wataru assures her that he will be alright.. or not. The moment he takes the plate, he loses balance and falls from the chair — breaking the plate and cutting his arm on the fragments. He doesn’t cry though, and he even endures the pain just to tell Ema that he’s fine. Unfortunately, the bleeding is severe. Ukyou immediately goes to call an ambulance, while Ema asks Wataru to hang on until Masaomi comes. Wataru is reluctant knowing Masaomi hates blood, but it’s too late. Masaomi actually heard the loud crashing sound from outside, and he walks into the living room to see what happened. Ema panics and asks Masaomi to save Wataru, but the moment he sees the blood and the wound, he collapses on the spot.
Azusa enters the kitchen not too long after that, and upon seeing what happened to Wataru, he asks Masaomi to help them treating Wataru’s wound. However, Masaomi is still too shaken to give them instructions. He remains silent until Ema eventually slaps him, telling him that he’s the only one who can help Wataru right now. She doesn’t want Wataru to suffer any further, so he needs to get ahold of himself. Realizing that Ema is right, Masaomi apologizes to Wataru and snaps back to his senses. He asks Azusa to get some bandages and gauzes, as well as a cold towel to wipe off Wataru’s sweat. Next, he helps Wataru to lie down on the couch and stops the bleeding until the ambulance comes. The ambulance staff informs Ukyou that Wataru will be safe thanks to Masaomi’s proper first aid treatment, and they ask Masaomi to get some rest for tonight since he doesn’t look well. Ukyou will accompany Wataru to the hospital, so he doesn’t have to worry. At first Masaomi insists that he’s fine, but then he starts feeling dizzy.. and he faints right in front of them. In the end Masaomi gets carried to the hospital as well, and Ema accompanies them along with Ukyou.
Later on, Masaomi wakes up to find Ema sitting by his bedside. When she explains that he’s in the hospital, he lets out a sad laugh saying he’s really pathetic.. but she quickly replies that he has saved Wataru. He’s not by any means pathetic. Masaomi says that it was indeed him who treated the wound, but the one who saved Wataru is actually Ema. If she didn’t bring him back to his senses, he wouldn’t be able to do anything. Masaomi then thanks Ema, saying she’s the one who always moves his heart. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* After this incident, he also realized that he needs to get over his fear of blood instead of accepting it. Masaomi became a doctor in order to help his family, but everything would be meaningless if something like this happens again in the future. He’s going to overcome that fear from now on, and he asks Ema to watch over him — because he wants to change beside her. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑
Ema: “Masaomi-san… Are you okay with someone like me?”
Masaomi: “I can’t think of anyone but you.”
Ema: “Yes. I will watch over you… always.”
Masaomi: “Please take care of me.”
Ema laughs saying Masaomi will be able to treat her whenever she gets hurt, but he says that he doesn’t want that to happen. He won’t let her get hurt, and he will always protect her from now on. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Ema turns red since she didn’t expect to hear those words from Masaomi, but she admits that it makes her happy. Just then Wataru comes to Masaomi’s room along with Ukyou, and he’s more worried about Masaomi than his own injury. He assures them that he’s completely fine, and he can go home now that his wound has been stitched up. Masaomi, on the other hand, has to stay in the hospital until the infusion is over, so Ukyou asks Ema to stay with his “faint-hearted” older brother until then. Masaomi goes (´・ω・`) upon hearing this, but he cheers up again when Wataru thanks him for treating the wound — saying he’s really glad to have a big brother like him. Ema notices that Wataru’s words only strengthened Masaomi’s decision, and her decision to stay with him is just as firm.
大切な人 [ Important Person ]
On October 30, Ema cooks dinner while waiting for Masaomi to come home. He’s been really busy with work recently, and she’s worried since he keeps returning at late hours. Masaomi soon returns home and is surprised to find Ema still awake, but he’s grateful that she cooked dinner and waited for him. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ After eating the food, Masaomi says Ema will become a good wife since she’s such a great cook, and her cooking gives him the energy to work hard tomorrow. Ema then asks if Masaomi is okay since he’s been so busy lately, and even though he says yes, she can tell that he’s forcing himself to look fine in front of her. She tells him that his patients will be troubled if he collapses, and she gets really worried to see him forcing a smile. He chuckles saying he got scolded again, and then he holds her hands saying there’s another reason why he keeps returning home so late at night. It’s true that he’s busy at work, but it’s also because he’s been observing surgeries in the ER after work. He can learn a lot of things from there, and it’s the best way for him to get used to blood.
Masaomi then says he wants to change, as he wants to become a man who’s worthy of Ema. If he doesn’t look too well recently, it’s not because he’s exhausted. It’s because he feels sick after seeing so much blood. Masaomi apologizes for making Ema worry, but he feels happy to receive her concern. Masaomi then reminds Ema that he said she’s his sister, family and also an important person to him before.. but now he asks if he can take those words back. Noticing that Ema looks worried and confused, Masaomi quickly says he doesn’t mean it that way. The fact that she’s important to him will never change, but he doesn’t want her to stay with him as a sister. He wants her to stay with him as his lover. ♪ﾟ+.ｏ(*萌´д`从´д`萌*)ｏ.+ﾟ♪ Masaomi asks if Ema still remembers the matchmaking Miwa arranged for him, and he explains that he turned down the marriage because he doesn’t want to leave the mansion. He wouldn’t be able to take care of his brothers if he moves out, and most importantly, he didn’t want to be apart from her. Back then Masaomi hadn’t thought about becoming lovers with Ema, but he knew he’s in love with her. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑
When Ema answers that she wants to be Masaomi’s lover too, he lets out a relieved laugh and admits that he’s feeling so ﾄﾞｷ(*´・ω・`*)ﾄﾞｷ inside. Ema says she feels the same, but Masaomi doesn’t believe it since she looks so calm, so he hugs her to make sure that her heart is racing too. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) After telling Ema that he loves her, Masaomi leans in for a kiss.. but they end up bumping their foreheads against each other. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Ema bursts into laughter, and Masaomi blushes saying he’s enduring both pain and embarrassment. ｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡ｱﾋｬﾋｬ Ema then calls Masaomi’s name, and she tells him that she loves him too.
結婚式 [ Wedding ]
A few years later, the Asahina brothers are attending Masaomi and Ema’s wedding. Tsubaki is grumbling in the hotel lobby, Hikaru tells him to accept the fact already, while Yusuke roams around with tears in his eyes. ｱﾋｬﾋｬ｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀｀｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀ヽﾟ)ﾟ｡´∀ヽﾟ)ﾟ｡ﾋｬﾋｬ Kaname thinks Ema is still too young and needs to look at more men around the world, but Tsubaki says she’s smart for getting married before getting tricked by womanizers like Kaname LOL. When Azusa says they’re going to become uncles in the near future, this conversation happens:
Wataru: “…? Uncle? What does that mean?”
Natsume: “You don’t have to know that yet, Wataru.”
Wataru: “Oh no, Nakkun. I understand the meaning too.”
Natsume: “A-Ah…? Oh right, you’re in junior high school now.”
Wataru: “Yeah. I just thought that instead of becoming an uncle, I’d rather be a father!”
Natsume: “I see, so you wanna be a father not an uncle.”
Natsume: “……… wait what, Wataru.”
Ukyou: “What are you doing. The ceremony will begin soon. Get inside.”
Natsume: “Wataru! Wait, what are you saying…”
Ukyou: “Be quiet, Natsume.”
As Wataru does his duty as the ring boy, Tsubaki keeps grumbling because Ema looks really beautiful today. He also asks if Subaru shares his opinion, but Fuuto stops him since Subaru looks like he’s about to cry.. and he might kidnap the bride if they keep teasing him. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ Kaname is sincerely wishing for Ema and Masaomi’s happiness, though he also feels that he let go of a great woman. In front of the altar, Masaomi tells Ema that he’s happy to share this joyous day with her. He might not be reliable and might cause her to worry, but he promises to make her happy with his everything — vowing that she will be the only one he loves for the rest of his life. Masaomi asks Ema to always stay with him from now on, and after she says yes, they seal the vow with a kiss.
新しい家族 [ A New Family ]
One day, Tsubaki announces a big news for everyone. Or as he puts it, “everyone who was aiming for Ema” LOL. Azusa asks why he looks so depressed, and Tsubaki informs them that Ema is now pregnant with Masaomi’s child. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ Yusuke instantly screams and runs off, while Azusa punches Tsubaki before he can finish saying “I can’t forgive how Masa-nii, who always looks like he’s spacing out, did that when the time co–” ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ They don’t know the baby’s gender yet, but Rui and Tsubaki are wishing for a girl. Even though they clearly have different reasons. Rui only wants to arrange her hair, but Tsubaki is hoping for a possible romance between him and Ema’s daughter. ｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡ｱﾋｬﾋｬ Azusa tells him to seal that delusion in his mind though. Ema and them are safe since they’re not related by blood, but a romance with their niece — who has Masaomi’s blood — is out of the question. xD At the same time, Yusuke is mumbling about how he thought he still has a chance even after Ema got married.. but now she’s going to be a mother. ＼(^o^)／ Rui then asks about where the happy couple is, and Azusa answers they’re probably at their own house.
Meanwhile, Masaomi is trying to sense the baby’s movements in Ema’s stomach. She’s only in her third month of pregnancy though, so she tells him they won’t be able to sense anything yet at this stage. Ema was really surprised when she found out that she’s pregnant, but she feels happy upon seeing how excited Masaomi is. He wonders if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, and he asks what name they’re going to give for the baby. He also wants to make Usa-tan #4 for their baby, and he’s already thinking about what color he should use. (❤ฺ￫艸￩) Ema says she never thought this day would come for her, and when Masaomi asks if it’s too early, she says no because she feels really happy. Their baby will be the her first blood-related family member too, and he tells her that giving birth is a great thing. Their lives might not be not eternal, but as long as their child is alive, the proof of their love will remain eternal. Their child will eventually marry and give birth to a new generation, so her blood-related family will keep growing larger.
Ema can’t hold back her happy tears when Masaomi thanks her for carrying their baby, but he will keep expressing his gratitude to her. When Ema thanks him in return, Masaomi smiles and says they will be happy together — with everyone in their family.
Masaomi’s route might be pure and innocent compared to the sexy group’s, but he sure got the most beautiful ending and epilogues. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:* Since Ema grew up all alone without any blood-related family, I found Masaomi’s extra epilogue really touching. She can finally have her own family, and she looks so happy beside him.. though at the cost of Tsubaki and especially Yusuke’s frustration. ｱﾋｬﾋｬ｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀｀｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀ヽﾟ)ﾟ｡´∀ヽﾟ)ﾟ｡ﾋｬﾋｬ Even before their marriage, I’ve always loved how gentle Masaomi treats Ema. Masaomi is such a good husband, and I’m sure he’s going to become a great father. OMG I’m dying of jealousy here, Ema switch places with me please. Let me be Masaomi’s waifu
forever for a day. ヽ(；▽；)ﾉ
No proper “final impressions” because you know I’m 1000% biased towards Brothers Conflict. Sure the system might be bugged and irritating at times, but the characters are so entertaining and so ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑ that I plowed through the entire game in four days just for them. My favorite is Fuuto, followed by.. by.. I don’t know. Aside from Fuuto, all the characters keep juggling ranks because let’s face it — I LOVE THEM ALL. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ Now where is Brilliant Blue? I need more Asahina brothers to fill my life with.