Rikka is one of my favorites in Storm Lover, and I saved him for second to last because I just can’t resist his cuteness. Luckily there’s no sad scenes or endings here in NatsuKoi, so you can enjoy Rikka’s route without shedding any tears.
Rikka is a cute, delicate first year who loves pulling pranks on people. During the trip, he spends his time shooting people with his water gun — Storm Blaster — or hiding poo-poo cushion under Yuna’s bus seat. Rikka actually doesn’t really like swimming, so he makes sure he’s fully equipped with goggles or swim rings when he enters the sea. Aside from Yuna, his biggest enjoyment during the trip comes from the lively summer festival. He also prefers mountains to beaches.
[ 1:00 PM ]
During the beach volley session, Yuna cheers for Rikka. He happily asks her to give him a reward kiss later, while Takashi tells him to save the ラブラブ for later — they’re still in the middle of a match. Rikka then asks if Takashi is jealous to see him and Yuna, and Takashi denies this immediately.. but he rages when Rikka teasingly says it’d be nice if he can find a girlfriend too. xD This causes Shiina to comment that Takashi is a typical “nice guy” who can never be popular, and Yuna feels bad for the poor guy. She didn’t know that Rikka’s comment would cause such a great damage. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵
[ 3:00 PM ]
After swimming in the sea, Rikka goes to buy soft creams for Yuna and himself. She feels suspicious since he’s being really kind, but he assures her that he didn’t put any pranks in her soft cream. As they eat their soft creams together, Rikka points out that Yuna has cream on her cheek. He asks her to stay still, and he wipes the cream by licking it off her face. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｲﾔﾝ She blushes saying it’s embarrassing, but he replies that it’s normal since they’re dating. He tells her to be careful not to get anything on her face again since she’s a girl, and he tells her not to blush so much — he’s starting to feel embarrassed too. Rikka takes Yuna to continue swimming after that, while she thinks about how bold he is today. Probably because it’s summer. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ
[ 6:00 PM ]
As they play fireworks together, Yuna admits that she actually wants to play alone with Rikka. He happily answers that he feels the same way, and he lights up ten fireworks at once to express his happiness and his flame of love. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ He asks if she loves him, and when she says yes, he blushes and asks her to play fireworks with him next time. Just the two of them.
[ 9:00 PM ]
Yuna finds Chihiro searching for Rikka in the hallway. When Yuna asks why he’s looking for Rikka, Chihiro shows her his swimsuit.. which now has cute doodles near the bottom and right on the crotch area. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ She can’t help but laugh upon seeing the doodles, so he forces her to join his search — he needs to scold Rikka for ruining his “stylish” swimsuit. xD After searching for Rikka all over the pension, Yuna eventually finds him sleeping in her room. He was planning to surprise her when she returns, but then he fell asleep while waiting for her. He also says that he’s been lacking sleep recently, and when she asks him why, he says it’s her fault. He keeps thinking about her whenever he closes his eyes. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Yuna then asks Rikka to stop playing pranks on other people, and he says it can’t be helped since he loves trolling the people he loves. He finds her bed comfortable too, and so he wants to sleep with her tonight. ﾟ+.(*ﾉωヾ*)ｬﾝ♪+ﾟ Sadly just before Yuna says yes, Chihiro suddenly breaks into the room and drags Rikka away — he’ll receive an hour’s worth of lecture for the doodles.
[ 7:00 AM ]
Rikka comes to Yuna’s room, asking her to help him with his summer homework. She goes Σ (ﾟдﾟ ﾉ)ﾉ since he kept on refusing to touch his homework up until now, and he’s shocked that she’s more surprised by this than his usual pranks LOL. He also says it’s not like he wants to do his homework, but he has a reason to finish it as soon as possible. Yuna agrees to help, and after Rikka is done with his maths homework, he asks her to give him a passionate kiss as the reward. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｲﾔﾝ When she blushes, he laughs saying he’s just kidding. She already helped him do his homework, so he’s the one who has to give her a reward. He then reveals that those who don’t finish their homework will have to attend extra lessons, and he wants to avoid it since having extra lessons means he won’t be able to see her as often. He wouldn’t do his homework if it’s not for her, and he asks her to always stay with him from now on — that way he’ll always finish his homework. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. Before going downstairs for breakfast, Rikka kisses Yuna as the reward for helping him today.
[ 3:00 PM ]
Rikka invites Yuna to split watermelons together, and she agrees since it sounds fun. After covering her eyes with a blindfold, he gives her a stick and helps her spin in place until she gets dizzy — assuring her that he’ll provide reliable navigation. He promises that he won’t fool around, but since this is Rikka we’re dealing with.. of course he directs Yuna to smack Kyousuke’s head instead of the watermelon. The poor guy is sleeping on the beach, so he’s obviously shocked when she suddenly comes and hits his head pretty hard. ｡ﾟ(ﾟﾉ∀｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡ｱﾋｬﾋｬ Kyousuke asks if she has become a troll too after dating Rikka, and since explanations won’t work on him, Rikka quickly takes Yuna’s hand and laughs as they make their escape. He asks if her heart is racing, and when she answers yes, he says it’s because she’s in love with him. She thinks it’s partly because they’re running away from a raging Kyousuke, but she admits that she finds it fun to be with him. Yuna then asks Rikka to catch her, and they play chase along the beach until poor Kyousuke rages at them for ignoring him. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
[ 8:00 PM ]
When everyone goes to the summer festival together, Yuna walks around the shrine while holding hands with Rikka. He’s excited to see the festival stands, and she shares the food with him so he can eat and play everything. After buying an apple toffee, he takes her to the shooting gallery and says it’s the best summer festival he ever had. He always feels excited whenever he’s with her, and he asks her to stay with him forever. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
[ 10:00 PM ]
Before bedtime, Rikka comes to ask Yuna out on a night date. He then takes her to gaze at the night sea together, and he hugs her from behind to keep her warm. He’s happy to be able to watch the night sea with her, and he finds her more beautiful than everything in the scenery — the starry sky, the lighthouse, and the sea itself. He jokingly says that he wanted to say that phrase for once, but he really meant what he said.. and he will never forget the view he saw today. Rikka also says that if he becomes a wave, he’ll always go to Yuna’s place instead of returning to the sea. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ They make a promise to visit the sea again next year, and they seal the promise with a kiss.
When Yuna goes to the beach, Rikka greets her by shooting her with his water gun. He asks her to play together before they go home, but since his stomach is growling, they decide to have lunch first. The beach house is packed today, so Shiina tells them to make their own yakisoba and gives them the ingredients — he’ll give them a 50% discount in return. ＼(^o^)／ At first both Rikka and Yuna are excited to cook together, and based on his request, Yuna promises to cook for Rikka once they return home. Sadly the happiness causes him to forget about the vegetables he’s frying, and the panic leads to them dropping a plate as they try to move the burnt vegetables away from the frying pan. Of course the plate belongs to the beach house, and since they’ve broken it into pieces, the owner asks them to work in the beach house until evening. Yuna has a hard time serving the customers in time since the beach house is packed, so some people try to take advantage of this situation. They force her to play with them at the beach — even asking for her contact address — and she can’t refuse since they’re customers. Just then Rikka comes with their order, which he throws straight onto their faces. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。. When they rage at him, he rages back at them for hitting on his girlfriend. The owner also asks the flirts to leave since they’re disturbing other customers, and then he sends Rikka and Yuna to wash the dishes at the back of the beach house.
As they wash the dishes together, Yuna asks why Rikka did something like that. He pouts saying he couldn’t tolerate people who try to harm her, and he doesn’t know any other way to shut them up. He promises that he’ll always protect her, and she admits that she’s happy when he came to save her. Rikka goes Σ(〃д〃) when Yuna says that he looked cool earlier, and feeling bad for getting her involved, he apologizes saying he wanted to play and make memories with her today. It’s the last day of the seaside school, and yet they have to work in the beach house instead. She tells him not to mind since she enjoys spending time with him, and he thanks her saying everyday feels special as long as they’re together. Rikka then asks if he can kiss Yuna, and before she could answer, he leans in and kisses her on the lips. She tells him the owner will get angry, but he doesn’t mind if it means he can kiss her. He smiles saying they will always be together, and then he kisses her again. ｲﾔﾝ☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3ﾟ),･´.､
In the epilogue, Yuna and Rikka are back in his room at the pension. He’s dead tired after washing the dishes, not to mention the owner also slapped him when he caught them kissing. Now that they’re free to kiss, Rikka hugs Yuna and asks if he can do things greater than kisses. (*ﾉ∀ﾉ)ｲﾔﾝ He quickly says he’s just kidding, but then he admits that he wants to take their relationship into a further step someday — because he loves her. When he kisses her again, Yuna tells Rikka that he’s gradually turning into a kiss demon today. He says it can’t be helped since he feels like kissing her over and over again, then he says he loves her and kisses her again. ||萌||ョ´∀`。)萌えぇ～↑
EXPRESS LOVE MODE
[ 1:00 PM ]
Yuna cheers for Rikka during the beach volley session, and he decides to answer her support by blocking Takumi’s serve. Sadly he’s not tall enough to do it, and after the match, he gloomily tells her that he’s going to drink milk everyday. She asks him to cheer up since he should be able to grow taller from now on, and he agrees on the condition that she treats him shaved ice at the beach house. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
[ 3:00 PM ]
When Yuna returns to the beach after swimming, someone startles her by spraying water onto her back. She turns around to see who did that, and she finds Rikka floating in the sea with a swim ring — pointing his giant water gun at her. He says it’s just a greeting, and he invites her to play with him while shooting her with more water. As Yuna chases after him, Rikka laughs saying it’s fun to play with her.. because she can’t seem to avoid his water gun attacks. ＼(^o^)／ She says she’ll get angry if he keeps doing this, but he knows she won’t get angry for real. He knows how kind she really is, and he really loves that side of her. Or so he says before spraying more water towards her. Even though Rikka keeps pulling pranks on her, Yuna can’t deny that she finds it fun to spend time with him. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
[ 6:00 PM ]
Yuna plays fireworks with Rikka, who lights up ten fireworks at once to make things fun. When she thanks him for the fireworks, he smiles saying he bought the fireworks to make her happy. Rikka then asks Yuna to play fireworks with him next year and the year after, and she’s hoping that she can grow closer to him. .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
[ 9:00 PM ]
On the way back to her room, Yuna notices that Rikka leaves his door open. She walks inside to ask him what happened, and he explains that the light bulb in his room just died. He wants to change it by himself, so now he’s installing a new light bulb. He then asks her to turn on the light, and she finds it surprising that it really works. She’s got the impression that he hates this kind of job, and he admits that he doesn’t like it. It’s just he doesn’t want to trouble the pension staff by asking for their help, which surprises her even more since it’s coming from the person who loves pulling pranks on people. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ Rikka then explains that he only play pranks on the people he likes, because it’s a way for him to express his love. He absolutely loves trolling Kyousuke, but recently Yuna has beaten Kyousuke as his no. 1 victim. When Yuna asks if it means he loves her the most, Rikka instantly panics and denies it.. but she knows it’s a lie since he’s blushing in silence as he stares at her. xD
[ 7:00 AM ]
Yuna takes a morning walk to open her eyes, and she finds Rikka in front the pension. The staff told him that he can catch some bugs around the pension, so now he’s out with his net and insect cage — ready to catch stag beetles. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ He invites her to come along, and he takes her deep into the mountain behind the pension. Last night he already smeared honey water on one of the trees, and just as he expected, there’s a lot of bugs gathering on the tree. Yuna then asks if he’s going to keep all of them as pets, but Rikka answers that he just wants to show them to everyone. After that he’ll return them to the mountain, because he feels sorry if they have to spend their lives in a cage. Stag beetles only live during summer, so he wants it to live freely in the forest. When Yuna pats his head for being so kind, Rikka blushes and messes up her hair in return. He then asks her to tell him if she wants him to pat her head again, and he takes her back to have breakfast in the pension. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
[ 3:00 PM ]
Since the sunlight is getting stronger, Yuna decides to put a second layer of sunblock on her body. Soon Rikka comes looking for her, and she asks him to help putting sunblock on her back since she can’t reach it. He blushes and stutters for a second, but he acts tough saying it’s an easy task for him.. though it’s still obvious that he’s nervous. (* ´艸`)ｸｽｯ♪ When he finally touches her back, she goes “ひゃっ！” since his hands are cold, and he blushes as he admits that it’s actually his first time applying sunblock on someone’s back. Once Rikka is done, Yuna asks if she can ask for his help again the next time she uses sunblock. He turns even more red in the face saying he already applied a lot of sunblock on her back, so there’s no need to apply more. Then he runs off in embarrassment. (❤ฺ￫艸￩)
[ 8:00 PM ]
During the summer festival, Yuna walks around the shrine with Rikka. After buying an apple toffee, he excitedly asks her to take a look around all the stands. He says it’s best day for him because the festival is fun, not to mention he can also hold hands with her. (๑´ლ`๑)♡ Rikka also buys a mask and wears it as he eats his apple toffee, and Yuna can see that he’s enjoying the festival a lot. She wants to enjoy the festival with him too, so she gladly comes along as he takes her from one stand to the next.
[ 10:00 PM ]
Before bedtime, Rikka comes to play in Yuna’s room. He also brings a pillow his room, and he asks her to have a pillow fight with him. At first she refuses saying it hurts to get hit, but he doesn’t listen and throws his pillow at her face anyway. ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ Yuna gets fired up because of this, so she returns the attack by throwing the pillow back at Rikka. They continue hurling pillows at each other until they run out of breath, and they laugh together upon realizing that they’ve been doing it for around 15 minutes. Yuna says it’s the first time she’s ever gotten so worked up over a pillow fight, but she knows it’s because she did it with Rikka.. which makes him happy since he feels the same way. They make a promise to play again tomorrow, and Yuna is hoping that Rikka can stay beside her forever.
When Yuna goes downstairs, she finds Rikka spacing out in the lobby. She surprises him from behind, and since she doesn’t have any plans yet for today, he invites her to climb the mountain behind the pension. As they walk through the mountain path, Rikka tells Yuna that he loves the sky color more than the sea. He then challenges her for a race towards the peak — so they can get closer to the sky — and runs off. She tries to warn him that it’s dangerous, but he ignores her warning until suddenly the ground under his feet crumbles apart. Yuna grabs Rikka’s hand just before he falls, and he tells her to let go since she’ll be in danger too, but she refuses and manages to pull him back up somehow. Rikka apologizes when Yuna scolds him for being so reckless, but he also says that she’s so reliable. He feels relieved whenever she’s around, and he wants to stay with her forever. (人´∀`)☆゜’・:*
After hiking for a while, they eventually reach the peak just in time for the sunset. Rikka comments that it’d be dangerous if they fall from this height, and Yuna answers that she’s not clumsy like him. She wouldn’t fall down just like that.. or would she? When they’re enjoying the scenery together, the railing she’s leaning on suddenly snaps in half. Rikka quickly grabs Yuna’s hand before she falls down, asking her not to worry because he’s going to pull her back up. She can see that it’s really hard for him to hold on, but he refuses to let go because he hasn’t heard her answer. Earlier he told her that he wants to stay with her forever, and he’s not letting go until she gives him an answer. The moment Yuna answers that she feels the same, her hand suddenly slips out of Rikka’s grasp. She falls down while apologizing to him, but he jumps after her and hugs her saying he won’t let her go — they will always be together. They close their eyes as they plunge to the sea below, but fortunately both of them survive the fall.. though not exactly unharmed. They wake up on the beach with bruises all over their bodies, and Yuna scolds Rikka for doing something so dangerous. He replies that he can go that far if it’s to protect the person he loves, because he just can’t stay still when she’s in danger. Even if she’ll get angry at him later, he’ll always hold out his hand to save her — he’ll protect her with his everything. Rikka then asks if Yuna’s answer earlier was true, and when she says yes, he kisses her and says that he loves her. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
In the epilogue, Yuna asks if Rikka is alright after the fall. He asks if he was able to protect her earlier, and she says she’s alright because he protected her during the fall. Rikka then promises to always protect Yuna from now on, finally asking her to become his girlfriend. He jumps in glee when she says yes, but quickly backs down in pain because of the bruises. He immediately refuses when she asks him to see Chihiro later, but eventually agrees when she says she’ll keep him company. Yuna says she wants to go on lots and lots of date with Rikka after their wounds heal, and he excitedly says he’ll heal in a day so he can date her as soon as possible. He then asks if he can kiss her, and she knows he’ll do it anyway even if she says no. He says it’s because he wants to feel that they’re really dating, and he asks her to stay with him forever. 萌え─♪｡ﾟ+.o((*´∀`*))o｡ﾟ+.♪─ ぇぇっ
Yuna wakes up to find Rikka in her room, asking if he can sleep with her tonight. When she says it’d be bad if anyone finds out, he teasingly asks if her heart is racing and steals a kiss from her. Yuna eventually gives in and lets Rikka sleep with her, but then he asks if she really wants him to just sleep without doing anything. ﾟ+.(*ﾉωヾ*)ｬﾝ♪+ﾟ At first he laughs saying they should sleep while holding hands, but then he changes his mind and says that he wants to become one with her. He promises to treasure her, and he kisses her again. ｲﾔﾝ☆(*´∀`)σ)))))*3ﾟ),･´.､
When Yuna opens her eyes, she’s greeted by Rikka the fairy — who says she’s the warrior who will save the world from the evil demon lord. He then asks her to take her sword, and they’ll fight together to defeat the demon lord. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
On the way home from a date, Yuna notices that Rikka seems to be really quiet today. He says it’s been five years since they started dating in high school, and he already got bored of their relationship. Rikka wants to take it to a further stage, and so he gives a marriage certificate to Yuna. He doesn’t want to take anyone else as his wife, and he asks her to marry him. (❤ฺ￫艸￩)
Rikka suddenly hugs Yuna from behind, telling her that he won’t let her go anymore. When she asks him what happened, he tells her that he’s in love with her. She answers that she loves him too, but he points out that she only loves him as a friend.. and he wants her to realize his feelings already. He loves her as a man — not as a friend — and he doesn’t want her to be taken away by someone else. Rikka then asks for Yuna’s answer.
When Yuna wakes up, Rikka greets her with “good morning, my honey!” She replies with “morning, darling!” and he gives her a good morning kiss before hugging her. She tells him that he’s such a pampered kid, and he says it can’t be helped since they’re newlyweds. He actually wants to stay beside her all day, but he needs to go to work soon.. so she tells him that he can eat her after work. Of course this sets his limiter off, so he decides to eat her on the spot instead of waiting until night falls. (๑´ლ`๑)♡
Rikka’s route in the original Storm Lover / Kai was sad, so I’m glad to see him getting a 100% happy route here. He loves pulling pranks on people as usual, but the summer trip also highlights his pure side a lot. While he tries to act cool and mature in front of Yuna, Rikka’s adorable side shows when she asks him if he loves her the most. Or when she asks him to help putting sunblock on her back. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ Rikka is really sweet in the couple route, and despite the dangerous fall in the end, his express love route is filled with cuteness. He looks extremely adorable too when he’s holding hands with Yuna during the summer festival. Rikka is still my second favorite in the game, and I guess that will never change. (ღˇ◡ˇ)~♥