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Unnamed Mother (Deceased)
Unnamed Step Mother
Kaoruko Fujiwara (Aunt)
Asahi Momozono (Cousin)
Mrs. Momozono (Aunt)
|Love Interest||Asahi Momozono (1st)|
Aoi Kiriyama (2nd)
Chisato Hanada (3rd)
Miya Rokujou (4th)
Kowaka Shian (5th)
Semi Iyo (6th)
Yuu Tokonatsu (7th)
Hana Suetsumu (8th)
Gen'nai Noriko (9th)
Ruri Tamakazura (10th)
Tsukiko Oboro (11th)
Terumi Minamoto (源光海 Minamoto Terumi) is the main protagonist of the story. Terumi suffers from gynophobia after being bullied by the girls in his middle school, who did several demeaning things to him, including showered him with rotten milk, and other forms of physical abuse. This led to him having a trauma of women. He now lives with his aunt Kaoruko Fujiwara when his father asked him to move out for their home when he remarried. He soon finds himself part of Kaoruko's research on The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) and must have sex with 14 women which will also help him in overcoming his fear of women. He is 18 years old at the start of the series and turned 19 years old in Chapter 207. His birthday is in December.
Terumi possesses a body figure unlike most men, and this figure has been depicted as resembling a woman. But what makes him stand out is his face, said to be as pretty as the girls. Due to this, he became a target of bullying in middle school
Terumi is shy and gentle. Due to his past, he has a trauma with women. Despite his weakness, Terumi has been trying hard to overcome his fear by socializing with anyone possible, particularly with women.
He is easily embarrassed and quick to blush in situations involving women he is attracted to, from his aunt to his targets for the experiments. One of his flaws is that he tends to lose control in sexual situations, a trait that Kaoruko attempts to train out of him in order to quell it.
He can easily become attached to women, and is often times reluctant to move on to other targets while he still holds feelings for previous ones.
Terumi suffers from a mother complex, despite barely knowing her. He is shown to have more attraction to older women, and likewise, older women seem to take more of an interest in him compared to women his own age or younger. Kaoruko at one point told him she found him "quite charming". Kaoruko believes that his fondness for women's breasts are influenced by this complex, due to his mother passing away when he was still a toddler.and his attachment to his female teachers were his way to fill the void.
Terumi is still affected by the trauma from his middle school years, as any remainder of it leads him to start shaking with fear. Even after getting his revenge on Tsukasa, he still frightened of her
As the series has progressed, Terumi has shown that he can be unexpectedly aggressive with women, though he still holds his timid nature.
Terumi lost his mother when he still a toddler, so he barely remembers anything about her. However, he had an affinity for older women and was always attached to his attractive female teachers when he was a child.
He spent a lot of time with and was close to his cousin Asahi Momozono when growing up, so much that people thought of them as actual siblings.
When he was middle school, Terumi was picked on by his female classmates. The main reason being that the most popular boy considered Terumi the most beautiful in the school, which earned Terumi the ire of his female classmates, particularly Tsukasa Chuujou and her friends.
Terumi was tormented every day by having his uniform ripped up, afterward being forced to wear a female uniform, as well as having spoiled milk poured on him. This caused his eventual trauma when dealing with women. It is around this time he first came into contact with Miya Rokujou, who was a teacher in training when Terumi was in his second year of middle school. Unknown to Terumi, Miya developed an intense obsession toward Terumi from then. She admired Terumi for enduring his torment; however Miya deeply regretted not helping him when she had the chance.
He eventually wound up going to an all-boys high school. During that time, he became close friends with Murakami.
Meeting the Aunt (Chapters 1 & 2) Edit
On the morning of Terumi's first day of university, his father returns home with a woman he has never met. His father had impregnated this woman and declares her Terumi's new mother. Due to the woman's family disowning her, his father decided that Terumi will have to move out to accommodate her.
Terumi's father requested help from his sister Kaoruko Fujiwara. She agreed to let Terumi live with her. On his first day, Terumi is immediately mistaken for a girl by people. He is greeted by his friend Murakami, who immediately expresses jealousy when he finds out he is living with someone as beautiful as Kaoruko.
Later, Terumi arrives at Kaoruko's house, who said that there was no need for rent since she liked that her brother begged so pathetically. She points out that Terumi has a pretty face and that he was probably bullied by girls because of it. She asks him if he hates women, and then exposes her breasts to him and asks if he hates a woman's body as well. Terumi is shocked by the sudden exposure and curses himself for feeling attracted to his aunt. Kaoruko asks him who his favorite character from the Tale of Genji is. She asks Terumi to become part of her research, stating she would cure Minamoto of his fear of women.Terumi asks what Kaoruko meant when she asked that he become part of her research. She told him to close his eyes, and then kissed him. This was Terumi's first kiss, and it leaves him flustered. Terumi asks what the goal of her research is. She states that the goal is gain a deeper understanding of the Tale of Genji by researching someone who is like Genji, in this case, Terumi. She tells him that he will have sex with every woman that walks through the doors of her house, a total of 14 women.
The First Target: Asahi Momozono (Chapters 3-29) Edit
The next day Terumi meets his cousin Asahi for the first time since elementary school. Kaoruko tells him that she is his first target. Terumi denies being attracted to Asahi, insisting they are only cousins. However, Kaoruko flipped up Asahi's skirt (although Terumi was blamed), and Terumi reacted like a man attracted to a woman would.
Terumi is in disbelief that he has to pursue Asahi. Kaoruko explains that it is because she is his cousin that he must start with her, because Terumi has no experience with other women, stating that Genji's first attempted conquest was his own cousin as well, Asagao no Kimi. Kaoruko says that Terumi can use her own body to get used to a woman's body, although he is skeptical of getting physically close with his aunt.
Terumi bumps into Asahi again at the university, realizing that Asahi is also pretty like other girls on campus. He offers to help her put up fliers for the literature club. Terumi then finds a porn manga for girls among Asahi's items, though she tries to shrug it off saying that all girls like stuff like that.
Terumi begins reading manga similar to the one he found with Asahi. Kaoruko mentions that plenty of manga draw inspiration from The Tale of Genji. She asks Terumi whether he's gotten closer to Asahi yet, and is disappointed that he hasn't. She pressures him to take off his clothes so she can teach him the body of a woman. Terumi then gets a text from Asahi thanking him for earlier. Kaoruko states that Genji and Asagao no Kimi exchanged letters often in the Tale of Genji. She imposes a one-week limit for Terumi to get closer to Asahi.
Terumi learns from Kaoruko that Asahi is a fujoshi, and that due to going to all-girls schools all her life, she is still a virgin and has never made friends (let alone had a relationship) with a man, and that Terumi is likely the first man she had ever sent a text to. Terumi, Kaoruko, and Asahi go out together to a bar. Kaoruko asks Asahi to go on a date with Terumi. She initially refuses, but Kaoruko bribes her with a job opening as a librarian. The next day, Kaoruko asks Terumi if he has made up his mind about Asahi, and that he has only been receiving instead of initiating. Terumi walks up to Kaoruko and kisses her, claiming that he can also be proactive.
After accidentally finding a couple at his university having sex in a restroom, Terumi troubles himself over kissing Kaoruko and thinks of how badly he wants a girlfriend. Without thinking he yells out loud that he will become someone who lives for sex, but is overheard by Tsukiko, Asahi's best friend. Terumi screams over Tsukiko trying to tell Asahi what she just heard. The three of them head to the room where Kaoruko conducts her seminars. Kaoruko arrives later when the two girls aren't there and tells Terumi to be more assertive when he goes on his date with Asahi.On his date with Asahi at the movie theater, Terumi struggles with trying to hold her hand. He notices how big Asahi's breasts are. Frustrated with himself, Terumi decided to go for it and held her hand, but is surprised that Asahi has no reaction (in reality Asahi is frozen in surprise). Asahi accidentally spills her drink on her thighs, which arouses Terumi more. He gives in to his desires and kisses her. Completely paralyzed in shock afterward, Asahi doesn't react. Terumi loses control of himself and grabs Asahi's breasts, resulting in her slapping him and ending the date.
Terumi tells Kaoruko what happened. Disappointed, Kaoruko lets Terumi use her body once again to learn how to be with a woman. Terumi proceeded to suck on her breasts, although he felt bad about it afterward. Kaoruko tells Terumi not to give up on Asahi. Terumi received no response from Asahi for days despite texting her constantly, although Kaoruko was able to meet her to talk to her about Terumi. Terumi finally waits for Asahi outside the school gates to try to apologize to her properly, but Asahi ignores him, and instead sends him a text message telling him to come over to her house that weekend.
That weekend, Terumi goes to Asahi's house and has dinner with her and her mother (his other aunt). Asahi ignores him the whole time while his aunt dotes on him. Asahi retreats to her room and then falls asleep, but is awoken by the sound of Terumi knocking on her door. He prostrates himself before her and asks for forgiveness. Asahi berates him for what he did, saying that he would have done what he did with any girl. But he says that it was because it was Asahi he did what he did, saying that she is the only girl on his mind right now.
Asahi tries to kick him out, but he refuses to leave until he is forgiven. She calls out to her mom, who is no longer home, meaning that Terumi and Asahi are alone. Terumi tells Asahi that she didn't push him away when he kissed her, which Terumi takes as there being feelings between them. Asahi tries to insult his virginity to get him to leave, but instead, he insists that Asahi take his virginity instead. Terumi pushes Asahi down, pressing her up against the wall and hugging her tightly. Terumi tries to convince Asahi to kiss him again. In conversation, he reveals that his kiss with Asahi wasn't his first (Asahi lied and said it wasn't either). He is wondering why Asahi isn't resisting as hard anymore. He asks her to kiss him, but she refuses, so instead, he nibbles on her ear, which makes Asahi lets out a noise, which arouses him. Asahi tries to push Terumi off but instead hits his boner with her leg. Terumi says that he will let her go if she lets him kiss her. She finally concedes.
After kissing for some time, Terumi proceeds to kiss Asahi all over her body, including her breasts (despite her initial refusal). He tries to kiss her vaginal area (with her pants still on) but Asahi pushes him away, telling him to finally stop.
They both go downstairs, but Terumi cannot control his urges and proceeds to hug Asahi from behind while complimenting her. He starts to nibble her ear and kiss her neck again. Asahi is unable to resist him, and eventually, Terumi moves his hand down to her vagina, which has become aroused (although she denies it). Terumi sets her down, fingers her and sucks her breasts. Asahi can't get herself to shake him off. Terumi aggressively bites Asahi's nipple, which prompts a slap from her.
Terumi laments that he couldn't make Asahi feel good, but she surprisingly asks if he could be more gentle. They go up to Asahi's room. After going upstairs, Asahi says that he still has the wrong idea. But he doesn't listen to her words, saying that she would have stopped it earlier if she really didn't want to. He forces her down and begins to strip her pants off, but in that moment Asahi's mother returns, along with Kaoruko. Terumi tries to get Asahi alone again but is denied. After leaving, Kaoruko slaps Terumi, saying that he lost control and that is why they couldn't go all the way. Though she says he did well enough for a first attempt.
That night Terumi tells Kaoruko about what just happened between him and Asahi. She tells him that he needs to keep himself in control in order for her experiment to continue smoothly. She tells Terumi that she will introduce him to the second target soon. That night, due to sexual frustration, Terumi masturbated with Kaoruko in mind for the first time.
The next day while he's in class, Asahi texts Terumi to come meet her. After they meet he tries complimenting her, but Asahi doesn't say anything in response. She claims something was wrong with her the night before and tells Terumi not to misunderstand. She yells at him for being red in the face and calls him a pervert, but he points out her face is just as red. She says that lately, she has been thinking about him a lot and that it is strange to think of Terumi as someone she could be in love with. She asks him how he wants things to be from now on. Terumi says that he would like to go out with her. However, Asahi states that she has one condition, she won't ever have sex with Terumi. He rejects the condition, saying that a platonic relationship is impossible. Asahi then says that although she doesn't dislike him, she doesn't want to do those kinds of things, and rejects him.
Terumi is upset after being rejected but Kaoruko tells him that she will introduce him to the second target, stating that in order to be able to win over Asahi, he needs the second target. She tells Terumi that Asahi is probably pleasuring herself to the thought of him, which surprises him. Kaoruko then tells him that he needs more training as the second target is quite stimulating.
The Second Target: Aoi Kiriyama (Chapters 30-49)Edit
To prepare Terumi for the second target, Kaoruko has him sleep in the same bed as her for a night, but under one condition, he cannot lay a hand on her. Terumi, still sexually frustrated, can't keep himself from lusting after her. Kaoruko says she's relieved, saying that some men react to being rejected by saying they won't get involved with women again. She says she wants Terumi to lust after girls, but to know how to reject them. He says that it's easy to reject women, which prompts Kaoruko to kiss him abruptly. After kissing him, Kaoruko asks Terumi if he wants to do it with her, which he rejects (complying with the training). She then turns over to go to sleep. He tries to keep from touching but can't resist. He tries to suck on her breasts, but Kaoruko wakes up and throws him off. She says that Terumi will never have sex at this rate. Terumi asks Kaoruko if women desire sex, pointing out how Asahi wanted a platonic relationship. She tells him that the answer lies with the second target, who she will introduce to him in a few days, and that he'll finally lose his virginity.
A few days later after returning home from university, Terumi catches an elevator with an attractive woman. After they reach their stop, she turns around and looks at Terumi, and points out how he looks like a girl. She asks him for his name. She is surprised to hear it and tells him that he is just as pretty as Kaoruko had told her. They both meet up with Kaoruko. The woman is Aoi Kiriyama, a 24-year-old owner of a nail salon. She puts fake nails on Terumi while maintaining an uptight tone when he questions her about it. During small talk between the two women, Kaoruko points out how Aoi doesn't have time to do chores at home due to her job. Terumi offers to help. Aoi takes him up on the offer. Kaoruko whispers to Terumi to capture her heart like Genji would.
The next day, Terumi goes to Aoi's house. She asks him to throw things away, including things such as proposals from hopeful men, and she berates Terumi when he questions her. Terumi recalls his aunt's words about how Aoi resembles Aoi no Ue from the Tale of Genji, someone who is cold and unfriendly. The chore assigned to Terumi is to sort trash, including separating bottles from the contents. He notices that it's going to be a lot of work, but decides to keep his word. Aoi tells him he only has one day to finish. He is able to finish in half a day and is exhausted afterward. Aoi decides to reward him for his efforts. She tells him to go take a shower. While in the shower Terumi is hopeful that he can lose his virginity, while also not losing control.
After inviting Terumi into her room, Aoi asks him if he wants to do it. Terumi immediately says yes. She says that she's taken a liking to him and that she would make him her "toy". Initially disgruntled, Terumi eventually accepts when she says he could do whatever he wants to her. His first order is to strip in front of her. Terumi is hesitant, but Aoi tells him to hurry. He asks that Aoi strip him instead. She is surprised, but eventually does strip his top clothes, calling Terumi "an interesting kid".
After Terumi strips naked, they head to Aoi's bedroom. He is embarrassed, thinking that Aoi seems like a real sadist. Aoi suddenly receives a text and seems disappointed by it. Sighing, she lies down on Terumi's lap. He expresses concern, but she tells him not to misunderstand, and that he is only a "substitute", and that the reward is off if he does anything funny. Terumi is embarrassed due to Aoi laying on him, but notices Aoi shedding a tear. He pats her head to try and comfort her. Aoi berates him, but Terumi says he can't just sit there while she cries. In a reversal of attitude, she tells him to continue, and they end up kissing. She continues to kiss and then embraces him, and then asks if she can continue. But suddenly she receives another text. After reading this message, she becomes happy and tells Terumi to leave. He returns home frustrated but is told by Kaoruko that Aoi has a father complex and that the text is from her father, who is a famous world-renowned CEO. Kaoruko says that Aoi will not acknowledge any men but her father and that Terumi is nothing more than a "pet" for Aoi to take comfort in.
Aoi doesn't contact Terumi for a week. Terumi realizes he's only been with older women so far. He remembers how he was drawn to his female teachers when he was a child. Kaoruko tells him he has a mother complex. She told him not to be offended, as Genji had one as well due to not having a mother. She says Terumi is the same and that is why he is drawn to older women, saying that she will turn that into a weapon for her research. She tells Terumi to go have Aoi spoil him plenty.During the week, Terumi goes to Murakami's house, who is jealous because Terumi describes his love life as that of a "slave". He begs Terumi to let him visit his house that always has beautiful women (Kaoruko and Aoi). After leaving, Terumi mutters to himself about how he wants to see Aoi again. As he's walking, Aoi unexpectedly pulls up in an expensive looking car. She invites him out to eat, not revealing where they're going. After driving for almost 20 minutes, Terumi is upset he can't think up a conversation to have with her, and suddenly becomes aroused when looking at her more closely. Aoi asks if sex is the only think on his mind. She grabs his hand and tells him to be more demanding. They arrive at a cheap ramen shop, which surprises Terumi. Aoi says she doesn't often come to that type of store. After overhearing a conversation about food choices and sexual preferences, Terumi starts to blush, but Aoi says that things like become clear by just doing it. After leaving the shop, Terumi asks Aoi why she brought him there. She says that although the restaurant is nothing special, she went there with her father quite a bit. Terumi asks her if the "substitute" that he is standing in for is her father. Aoi admits that he is and that she has a father complex. Terumi is surprised she revealed her father complex so easily. On the drive back, she admits that she is weird, but doesn't plan on changing. She points out how Terumi has a mother complex as well and asks him whether he prefers bigger breasts since they are considered more "mother-like". Terumi wonders whether Aoi is concerned about the size of her own breasts, and tells her that a woman's charm doesn't come from her breasts. Aoi gives him a look and reminds him that his reward hasn't been paid off yet. She pulls over into a parking lot and begins to tease him.
They return to Aoi's mansion, and while still in the parking lot they begin kissing with Aoi mounted on top of Terumi. Aoi asks him if he would stop if asked, and he says he would. Terumi asks what he is to her. She responds that he's a pet and that she's rewarding him for listening so obediently. He then licks her face, which surprises her. Aoi then asks that he lick her fingers. She giggles and compares Terumi to a dog she owned, and how he looks like a dog who is always wanting something. Terumi notices Aoi has a sad look, and asks if anything happened between her and her father. She says that she met him before meeting with Terumi. She says that nothing of note happened, just her telling him how she was. She says that she won't be able to see him again until the following year. She realizes what she said was insensitive since Terumi has no way of seeing his mother. He tells her not to worry about it, saying that it happened before he was old enough to realize what had happened. Aoi suggests moving to her room, but Terumi suddenly presses his face up against her chest, saying he won't back off because his "master" looks sad. Aoi calls him disobedient and that he is in need of training.
They head to Aoi's room. She says they will begin their "training", but Terumi comes up behind Aoi and grabs her breasts. He tries to unbutton her shirt, but can't. Aoi mentions how forceful he's gotten. She asks if it's his first time doing it. Terumi asks Aoi to teach him. They move to the bed, and Aoi tells him that he cannot lay his hands on her and that he will follow her orders. Terumi says it's impossible, but she starts to tease him. She tells him that bad kids need proper training. He is trying his best to hold himself back.
Aoi continues to tease Terumi before kissing him. Terumi tries to move, but Aoi doesn't let him. He asks her to touch him "down there" but she refuses, saying that she only takes orders from her father. Terumi is upset she mentioned her father again. Aoi asks Terumi how he feels about Kaoruko, commenting how she has big breasts and is motherlike, and asks who he'd rather do it with. Terumi pushes her down and says that Aoi is the one he wants to do it with. Aoi embraces and kisses him. Terumi begins to get aggressive, going after her breasts even as she tells him to stop. Aoi cuts him off, saying that she doesn't like disobedient kids and that he is acting too spoiled. Terumi says that he does want to be spoiled by Aoi. She looks at him confusedly and asks what he wants. He says he wants to go all the way. Before Aoi can respond, Terumi attempts to go down on her. He continues to go down on her (with panties still on). Terumi begins to gain confidence, but Aoi says it was no good. She tells him to close his eyes and ties up his hands, saying that he won't listen to her unless she does this. Terumi asks her if she's angry. She says that she isn't, but that stupid pets need training. Terumi regrets his actions. She asks if he's ever been tied up before. Aoi then takes off her panties. She then mounts him. He becomes more aroused as she sits on top of him with no underwear on. He is frustrated at being tied up. Aoi asks if he's past his limit, and tells him to be obedient. Terumi begins panting heavily. Aoi smiles at him, saying that her "switch" has turned on as well. She takes off his belt and asks if she should stop the teasing. Terumi says yes, and Aoi says she will if Terumi promises do only do as she tells him. She turns off the lights and has Terumi go down on her again. Aoi continues to instruct him while going down on her, but he can't tell whether she's enjoying it. Terumi asks if he can use his hands, but Aoi refuses, so she has him continue licking her. He continues for some time, and curious to see how Aoi looks. He goes up and looks at her face, which is in ecstasy while she pants. She says that it wasn't too bad for his first time. She tells him to lay down and that she'll give him a reward.
Aoi unzips Terumi's pants and begins touching his penis. Terumi is almost at his limit. She asks if he has a condom with him, which he does. He manages to get it on, but his hands are still tied. Aoi tells him to do it like that. He begins sucking on Aoi's breasts, and she comments on how much he loves breasts. She asks if he likes her breasts even though they aren't as big as Kaoruko's. Terumi says that the size of breasts doesn't matter, but whether they feel good. She smiles and says that she might show herself to him. Aoi says that she has a condition, and asks that Terumi not laugh at her. Terumi promises to not. Aoi mounts Terumi and inserts it. After they start, Aoi begins yelling "Daddy". Terumi doesn't hear her for a while as he is lost in ecstasy from losing his virginity. When he does hear her, Terumi gets upset that he is still considered a substitute for Aoi, and goes limp. Aoi gets upset that they can't keep doing it and just lays down and turns over, while Terumi can't figure out why he went limp and can't get it back up.Terumi returns home the next day unsure whether he truly lost his virginity. Kaoruko tells him to come to her next lecture.
Lecture/Meeting Tsukiko & Asahi (Chapters 50-55)Edit
Terumi goes to Kaoruko's lecture, which he thinks is extremely well done and detailed. He wonders why she even needs him for her research. Terumi reads up on Aoi no Ue from the Tale of Genji, and he laments what transpired with Aoi. Kaoruko (who is drawing gazes from many men) spots him and calls him to sit with her. Terumi stares at his aunt with lewd eyes, though she doesn't mind. Kaoruko mentions how Terumi must be "comforting" himself every night to the image of Aoi. Kaoruko tells Terumi that even though Aoi used the word "Daddy" during sex, what she really wanted was to be held and accepted since she worries about her father complex. But she says that Terumi did well enough, and offers her body as his to use again for "training". She says that although he is her nephew she won't stop trying to advance her research. Tsukiko happens to overhear their conversation, but Kaoruko notices her. They sit down and Tsukiko says she won't tell anyone what he heard. Kaoruko tells her that Terumi and she share a special relationship, and goes on to tell of how Terumi uses her body for training and that she has introduced Terumi to women. Tsukiko becomes flustered, then Kaoruko asks if she would want to do it with Terumi. This surprises both Terumi and Tsukiko, but Kaoruko goes on to say it's a lie, saying she drew inspiration from the Tale of Genji to enrich her "fake" story. Terumi is impressed at Kaoruko's way of telling the truth in order to hide it. Kaoruko then gets a call, leaving Terumi and Tsukiko alone. Terumi gets up to leave, but Tsukiko tells him to stay as she' wants to talk with him face-to-face.
While conversing, Tsukiko brings up the time Terumi shouted that he would be a master of sex, which he remains embarrassed about. She asks what he'd been doing for the last month, and why he hadn't come to the seminar room. She mentions that Asahi hadn't helped her in trying to get in touch with him. Tsukiko also wants to learn more about his living with Kaoruko. Tsukiko mentions how it's become easier to talk to Terumi. They continue their conversation even after leaving the restaurant. Terumi mentions how Hikaru Genji was the enemy of all women, but Tsukiko disagrees, saying that a man like Genji is much more charming than someone who just plays cool and would want a platonic relationship, saying that he feels more human (although he is a fictional character). Terumi notices how different Tsukiko is from Asahi in her way of thinking. As they walk to the train station, Terumi catches a glimpse of Tsukiko's nape, thinking how beautiful it is. He realizes how sexually frustrated he is since he is blushing over someone's neck. Tsukiko notices and calls him a pervert. Terumi tries to defend himself by saying that Tsukiko is an erotic novelist, so she must understand his feelings a bit. She replies that although she does read and write perverted stories, they're all made up. She then hesitantly asks Terumi if he would read the erotic novel she is currently writing, saying that although she writes for women a real erotic novel should aim for both genders. They exchange phone numbers. Terumi tells Kaoruko, but she mentions how Tsukiko isn't the third target.
Terumi and Tsukiko agree to meet the next day. Kaoruko told him how he can use his new friendship with Tsukiko to get closer to Asahi. To his surprise, Asahi comes along with Tsukiko. It was the first time they had seen each other since Terumi was at her house. They go to an internet cafe. Terumi and Asahi don't interact at all, as Tsukiko discusses her novel with Terumi and asks for his critiques. Asahi gets bored and wonders if she's actually jealous of Terumi and Tsukiko. Asahi leaves and returns to find Terumi alone and is immediately suspicious of him. He says that Tsukiko went to explore the store. However, Asahi is still wary of him. She sits in the furthest seat away from him with her back turned, ignoring him. Terumi notices her bra line showing and becomes aroused, and curses himself for thinking such things. All of sudden, they hear noises coming from the room next door. It's the sound of a couple having sex. Asahi tries to play it off as someone with a cold, but Terumi knows she knows what's happening. As they both become increasingly flustered, Terumi bangs on the wall to quiet them down.
Tsukiko returns and notices both of their faces are bright red. Thinking she was interrupting something, she tries to leave, but Asahi stops her. They leave, and on the way back the three of them run into Aoi. Aoi greets Terumi with a smile, then makes eye contact with Asahi and Tsukiko. Terumi has no idea what to say during the situation. Aoi gives the girls a quick glare and then says goodbye to Terumi. Tsukiko questions Terumi on who she is, while Asahi tells herself she won't be able to get along with Aoi due to her "stuck up attitude". Terumi informs Kaoruko of what happened with the girls and their meeting. She suggests that it's time for Terumi to move onto the third target soon. Terumi can't imagine moving to the third target without having progressed far enough with the first two, but Kaoruko says she can't have him give up on either Asahi or Aoi yet. She then tells him she got something interesting from Terumi's father, his middle school album. Terumi's face loses all color instantly.
Conquering the Past and Tsukasa Chuujou (Chapters 56-66) Edit
Terumi recollects his middle school memories of being bullied by girls. Kaoruko snaps Terumi back to the present. Kaoruko says that Terumi's father (her brother) told her about how Terumi came home from school often with a torn uniform. She compares women who act like that to low court women from the Tale of Genji, women who never got Genji's attention. Kaoruko says that it's fine to start on the third girl, but states how Genji wouldn't stop at just capturing the hearts of 14 women. She points to a photo in the yearbook, and Terumi flinches, indicating that it was her who was his bully. Her name is Tsukasa Chuujou and she is in the liberal arts college of the university. Kaoruko even has a picture of what she looks like now. She asks Terumi, that although it would be okay not to meet up with her, why is it that he wanted to become popular with women? Terumi knows it's to get over his trauma from middle school. He remembers more things from his past regarding Tsukasa. Tsukasa, who was considered the prettiest girl in the school, said that her crush rejected because he thought Terumi was the most beautiful person in the school. She says that Terumi's very existence is an enemy of girls. Tsukasa and her friends proceeded to bully Terumi until the end of middle school. Terumi wonders if he'll be able to confront her all due to his trauma.
The next day, while eating lunch with Murakami, Terumi shows him a picture of Tsukasa and asks if he knows her. Murakami says he does and that they are in the same language class. Murakami notices Tsukasa in the cafeteria and points her out. She haves back at Murakami, and sees Terumi and thinks that he looks familiar, but can't remember. Terumi tells Murakami that he and Tsukasa attended the same middle school. Terumi recollects what Kaoruko told him the day before, that she knew something about Tsukasa and that Terumi should go to the old school building in the evening to find out. Murakami says that Tsukasa is quite popular and although many men have tried to ask her out, she's rejected them all. Terumi is surprised at her good reputation, as he thought she turn out to be a real bitch.
Terumi goes by the old school building, and when he peers into a window, he sees Tsukasa kissing and sitting in the lap of an older man. She calls him Sensei, implying that he is a teacher at the university. Terumi catches on that they are having an affair as Tsukasa mentions the man's wife. Terumi tells himself to move away, but he can't move. He keeps watching them and gets aroused enough to the point he starts to masturbate. Tsukasa notices Terumi watching, however, and goes outside to confront him. Terumi is able to zip his zipper back up before she gets outside. When she sees Terumi she tells him not to tell anyone what he saw. He calls out her name instinctively, but she becomes confused. She doesn't recognize Terumi, which leaves him shocked. He reports to Kaoruko later, and she tells him it's not surprising that Tsukasa forgot about him. She also tells him that the man Tsukasa was with is a professor at the university and the son of the chairman. She mentions how he has a family and is really popular with the female students.
Kaoruko says that she wants to ease Terumi's "excitement" and offers to do it with him on school grounds. She tells him no one would be coming to the seminar room that day. Terumi struggles to hold himself back, but he can't. He pushes down Kaoruko and starts to kiss her. Kaoruko asks him if he's actually excited over her or if he is still thinking about Tsukasa. Terumi laments himself for losing control again. Kaoruko tells him that the reason he loses control so easily is probably due to the bullying he endured at Tsukasa's hand. She asks him if he wants revenge on Tsukasa. Terumi says he doesn't, but wonders about if he could make Tsukasa's heart his. Kaoruko says that the current Terumi could easily seduce her since women are weak against men who can overcome their past.
Terumi ponders for over six days whether he should seek out Tsukasa or wait for her to come to him. He recalls Kaoruko's words of how Tsukasa is looking down on him, but he knows her secret, and she's sure that Tsukasa will approach him first. She tells Terumi to not get shaken and to give her the cold shoulder, as it is key for him to get closer to her later. He decides to head to the old school building again, he wonders whether Tsukasa and the professor stopped coming here since he saw them. Suddenly, Tsukasa appears behind him, asking if he's peeping again. Minamoto squeals in fear when he hears her. She asks if she was really that scary back in middle school. Terumi is surprised that she remembers him. She laughs and says seeing Terumi startled like that made her remember some things. She puts her head on his shoulder and asks him if he wants to go somewhere they can be alone. Tsukasa brings Terumi into the old school building, while he is wondering why she would do that when he knows her secret. He remains nervous and uncomfortable, while she tells him of how she and the professor let their guard down since no one ever comes to the old school building. Terumi figures she brought him into the building to silence him. He tries to keep himself calm himself. Tsukasa asks him what he was doing while he was watching her have sex. Terumi blushes, and she calls him a bad boy. Terumi freezes up when she calls him by his name but tries to keep his composure. He assures her he won't tell anyone of what he saw. She encroaches on him with a glare, saying she can't trust that. Terumi thinks she hasn't changed at all since middle school and recalls a memory from that time when Tsukasa teased him with a kiss, and then he was laughed at for believing Tsukasa would actually kiss him. But suddenly, back in the present, Tsukasa does kiss him, saying that it will take more than just a kiss to appease her. She kisses Terumi again, and he can't find the strength to fend her off and wonders why she's doing this despite him giving his word he wouldn't tell anyone. She tells him that his expression is like a girl. She asks him if that was his first kiss, which he responds it wasn't. Tsukasa is surprised. Terumi asks her why she kissed him. She says that doesn't want to ruin her university life over something so trivial, and that she doesn't particularly care. Terumi is surprised, but realizes he isn't one to talk. He reassures her that he won't tell anyone about her affair, but says that Tsukasa has clearly fallen. Tsukasa asks Terumi if he hate her, to which he responds "To death!", but she counters by asking whether the kiss felt good. Terumi turns away, denying that it felt good, but she tells him that his "little friend" would say otherwise. Terumi doesn't understand why he's reacting to such a woman. Terumi returns home in shame, trying to convince himself that the kiss wasn't good, saying that Tsukasa hasn't changed at all since middle school. Terumi begins to have lewd thoughts about Tsukasa and proceeds to masturbate to her for the first time. Afterwards, he feels pathetic about it and how he couldn't accomplish Kaoruko's plan.
Terumi bows before Kaoruko, asking her for her help. She tells him she didn't think what she asked of him was that difficult. But he tells her that he couldn't do it, and that he can't do it alone. Kaoruko says that it's the first time Terumi has openly asked for her help from her. He says he didn't even have the courage to go out of control. Kaoruko's asks if Terumi knows what will have the biggest impact on Tsukasa. He says he can't even imagine it. She tells him that Tsukasa is someone who seeks accessories to increase her status, and that Terumi will steal away the professor, Konoe, from Tsukasa. Kaoruko tells Terumi that Konoe isn't anything special. She tells him to go seduce him as a girl, and helps Terumi crossdress.
Terumi arrives at the bar where Konoe is waiting for Tsukasa and asks to sit next to him. Terumi notices that Konoe is staring at his legs, and he's a bit surprised Konoe didn't notice that he's a guy. He leans over and asks Konoe if he wants to chat. As Terumi chats up Konoe, Tsukasa arrives, and notices "some girl" being to clinging to her man. She confronts them, and immediately recognizes Terumi. She asks why he's there while crossdressing. Terumi tells her that Konoe isn't anything special, and that he even invited him to a hotel. Terumi says that he did the same thing he did back in middle school, taking the person Tsukasa wanted. Tsukasa plays off his revenge attempt and calls Konoe someone she was about to dump. Terumi leaves without another word, while Tsukasa gives him a dirty look.
After returning home, Kaoruko teases the still crossdressed Terumi, asking him whether he prefers to attack or to be attacked. She mentions how Tsukasa is probably really pissed off at Terumi for what he did, and that she'll come to him.
Terumi and Tsukasa meet at a cafe near the campus. She says that she's surprised that the "girly" Terumi would try to oppose her. Terumi is so shaken he can't hear what Tsukasa is saying. She asks him whether he likes boys, and he denies the claim. Tsukasa then asks whether he wants to do perverted things when he looks at girls, and he says yes. She says that he reacted when she kissed him prior, but refers to how men liked him both in middle school and recently. Terumi tries to refute her, but she tells him to just admit he likes men. Terumi tries to retort with how he stole her favorite guys again, but Tsukasa points out how his voice is shaking. Terumi tries to figure out a way to fight back against her, but he can't come up with any words. He looks at Tsukasa and looks at her lips. He suddenly sits up and kisses her, surprising Tsukasa. She hits him to try to get him to stop. She complains how they're in public and being seen at school would be a bother. Terumi says that her voice is a bother and kisses her again. Tsukasa can't bring herself to push him away this time. She asks him how he learned how to kiss like that, Terumi says he won't tell. He kisses her again, thinking how weird it is to be kissing the woman he hates, and says to himself that he wants to make her unable to forget him. Tsukasa finally slaps him to get him off. Suddenly, Konoe enters the restaurant. He quietly walks by the table and tells Tsukasa to be mindful of her surroundings. Terumi is surprised at his actions, especially considering he saw him kissing his woman, and wonders if Konoe is afraid his affair will be exposed if he did anything. Terumi points out to Tsukasa that Konoe is more concerned about his status than her. He calls Konoe a coward and asks Tsukasa what is so good about him aside from his status. Terumi tells Tsukasa she doesn't have an eye for men. He gives Konoe a wink before leaving.
Terumi returns home happy and satisfied. He thinks about how Tsukasa had a fretful expression. He notes how different she seemed compared to his previous image of her being scary and expressionless. He wishes he had realized it sooner, and that he could've made her make that expression back in middle school. Terumi gets aroused at the thought of Tsukasa and masturbates to her, feeling regret during the process. He wonders why he's so happy despite not having won her heart yet.
Terumi goes shopping with Kaoruko, and she tells him that Tsukasa probably holds some feelings toward him now. He says he didn't feel that from her at all. Kaoruko tells Terumi that he can ignore Tsukasa from now on, and that he will proceed to the third target. Terumi has a look of unsatisfaction, which Kaoruko notices. She says the only reason she got him involved with Tsukasa was to heal him of his trauma. Kaoruko says she understands Terumi's feelings, that it doesn't feel real to have made her heart his without also making her body his. She says this is normal for someone like him who has just started learning about women, but tells him that embracing a woman you hate feels nothing but empty.
They arrive at a furnitare retailer, and Kaoruko tells Terumi that he needs to improve his room, since he'll be having girls over in the future. Terumi feels bad that Kaoruko is paying for things on his behalf, but she says she doesn't mind. Kaoruko teases him by laying on top of a bed, drawing attention from men in the store. On the drive home, Kaoruko mentions how well her research is going. Annoyed, Terumi tells her that for the next target, he doesn't want to quit halfway but to be in an actual relationship.
The Third Target: Chisato Hanada (Chapters 67-93) Edit
Kaoruko gives Terumi a rundown of the 14 women from the Tale of Genji and how prideful they were. Terumi asks if the third target is proud like Aoi. Kaoruko says that she is, but in a different way. Terumi wonders if he'll get ordered around again. He says understands that Aoi no Ue is proud, but asks if Asagao no Kimi really is. Kaoruko says that Asagao is similar to Asahi, and Terumi finally understands. Terumi gets aroused from massaging Kaoruko's shoulders, and she asks if he wants to do it with her. Embarrassed, he declines. Kaoruko says that his third target is Rokujou no Miyasudokoro. Terumi recognizes the name, and how she cursed Aoi no Ue to death in the Tale of Genji. Kaoruko notes that she cursed other women as well, and wound up becoming a vengeful spirit. Terumi imagines a scene where he is with Aoi who then dies due to a curse. Terumi tells Kaoruko that he doesn't want a woman who curses others, and that he wants to have sex on a mutual love basis. Kaoruko concedes and says that the target will instead be Hanachirusato. She states that out of the 14 women, she was the one who eased Genji's heart the most, and that the story never specifies which woman between Hanachirusato and Rokujou no Miyasudokoro came first.
The next day a delivery girl named Chisato Hanada stops by with an order of food. She asks Kaoruko if it's okay to consult her again. Terumi notices that the two of them are close. Chisato is also an 18-year old first year student at Shiun Univeristy like Terumi, and a Home Economics major. Terumi and Chisato's eyes meet and he turns away embarrassed. He thinks she has a nice smile, and that she seems reserved and a good candidate for a girlfriend. Terumi hopes he can speak to her alone. Chisato notices there are three meals in the order. Kaoruko asks her to eat with them, saying she got the okay from Chisato's boss. Terumi notes Kaoruko's forcefulness. While they're eating, the tea runs out, and as both Terumi and Chisato reach over for it and Terumi accidentally grabs her hands, causing her to jump back. She is frightened and apologizes profusely. He wonders if she's bad with men like how he was bad with women. Kaoruko tells Terumi to help Chisato. Kaoruko leaves for work, leaving Terumi and Chisato alone. She says that Terumi can solve Chisato's worries as she heads out. They sit in slience for over 30 minutes. Chisato tries to excuse herself, but stays due to seeing Terumi's disappointment. He tries to find something to talk about. Chisato tries to speak, but bites her tongue. Terumi apologizes for Kaoruko being so abrupt. Chisato says she doesn't mind, and says she would never have spent this much time alone with a boy otherwise. He tells Chisato that he was bad with girls before Kaoruko helped him. Chisato talks about how great Kaoruko is, while saying she herself can only do chores and handcraft. Terumi tells her how Kaoruko can't do chores and how he winds up doing all of them. Chisato offers to do some handcraft for him. Terumi is impressed by her attention to detail, and notes how nice the current situation is. After she finishes, He is amazed at the finished product, and Chisato replies that she's happy that he's pleased with it. Terumi tells himself he wants to get closer to Chisato.
After Chisato leaves, Terumi is still in awe of how earnest and reserved she is. Kaoruko points out that Chisato isn't a girl he's used to. The girls he'd been with wouldn't do anything to please him, but Chisato is different, her greatest joy is someone else pleasure. Kaoruko says she's a perfect fit as Hanachisurato. Terumi asks if he should go to the Soba store where Chisato works, but Kaoruko tells him there's no need. Soon after, Chisato comes by the research room with an order of food. Terumi and Chisato are surprised and awkwardly greet each other. Kaoruko tells them to not be so formal with each other since they're the same age. She ask Chisato if she's had any mental changes since spending time alone with Terumi, and if she's fallen for him. Terumi is shocked that Kaoruko is bringing up that topic so suddenly. Chisato says she isn't sure about the concept of falling in love, but she believes he is a good person. Kaoruko then says that Terumi would like Chisato to be his girlfriend. Terumi is shocked and confused, but remembers that he did say that. Kaoruko asks Chisato what she thinks. She replies that she doesn't know about going out, but that she feels happy that Terumi wants her to be his girlfriend. Terumi blushes at hearing she is happy. Kaoruko then suggests that they try out dating for one month.
One week later, they go on their first date, to the botanical garden. Terumi is nervous, and thinks that Chisato is cute in her casual clothes. He berates himself for staring at her too much. He recalls Kaoruko telling him that Chisato's breasts are even bigger than hers, and fear of men will only get agitated more if she's stared at. She says that Chisato is most likely a virgin, but that many bad men have pursued her in the past and made her cry, and that before she gets taken in by someone like that, Terumi should make her happy. Terumi can't think up a conversation, but they eventually hold hands. Terumi asks Chisato if she is okay with dating him, even if it is only a test, and that if she is unhappy to let him know. She says that although she doesn't understand dating, she thought that by doing so, she could become friends with him. She says it was the first time she'd wanted to get closer to a boy and that when she heard about the test she was happy. Terumi asks how he can make her see him as a lover. Chisato becomes nervous and blushes, but before she can respond, Tsukasa and friends pulls up in her car. She calls Chisato a plain girl and asks Terumi if she is his girlfriend. Tsukasa's friends bicker and are surprised Terumi could get a girlfriend. Terumi gets upset at their arrival, as they interrupted his chance at appealing to Chisato. Tsukasa gets out of the car and approaches them, and asks Chisato what is so good about Terumi, and that there are plenty of better men out there. One of her friends mentions how they teased Terumi in middle school and how he never fought back, and calls him worthless. Terumi can't think up anything to say back. In the moment, Chisato asks Tsukasa if she is in love with Terumi. Tsukasa's friend burst into laughter at the question, though Tsukasa herself says nothing. The three girls eventually leave. Chisato asks Terumi if they are the reason he is afraid of women, and he says yes. Terumi thinks himself pathetic for not being able to do anything. Chisato asks if they should go home, and Terumi agrees, lamenting that the date is over. She suddenly hugs Terumi from behind, surprising him. She tells him that her sister would do this for her to calm her down. She calls Terumi strong for being able to endure them. He tells himself that he was just afraid. Chisato asks if he feels better. Terumi asks if she hugged him because they're friends, and she replies yes. Annoyed at the word "friends", Terumi decides he wants to be more than friends with Chisato and kisses her. He asks her to be his girlfriend. She tells him to give her a moment, as it was her first time being kissed and confessed to. Terumi apologizes, but Chisato tells him not to, saying she's happy about the confession.and the kiss. She says she wonders why she wasn't against him kissing her. Terumi thinks it's obvious, and asks her if she wants to find out why.
They return to Terumi's house, while Kaoruko is not there. They sit in Terumi's bedroom in silence. Chisato says it's the first time she's been in a boys room. He wonders if it was wise to invite her over. Terumi asks to kiss again, and thens asks her to think about why she's okay with him. He tells her not to force herself, but she says she wants to know the reason. They continue kissing, but Chisato says she only knows that it's a different type of kiss. They kiss again, Terumi tries to keep himself composed, he thinks he wants to be with her forever. Chisato then laughs, and says that kissing can bring such happiness. She worries if she's the only one who felt good. Terumi thinks that Chisato is such a sweet girl, and hugs her, thinking how he always wants to be by her side. A flustered Chisato says that she should get going, but Terumi won't stop hugging her. He asks if she could stay just a bit longer. Noticing she's gone silent, Terumi goes to grab her a drink. He realizes that he went out of control again. He notes how innocent Chisato is. He tells himself he won't go further than a kiss for today. He take a look at her breasts, which she notices. She asks him if he wants to touch girls' breasts too. He says that he does. Chisato asks if Terumi wants to touch her breasts. Surprised, Terumi asks why, and she says that it's to repay the kiss. She says she doesn't know why she's fine being touched by Terumi, but that she wants to kiss more. Terumi kisses her again. She says that he can touch her breasts, as long as it's over her clothes.
Terumi begins to fondle her breasts, and asks if this is a first for her. She says it isn't, and that her sister does it on a daily basis. Terumi thinks her sister is weird. Chisato says that it's the first time a boy has touched her breasts. Terumi continues, realizing their biggers than his hands, however, he realizes that they're restrained, remembering that Kaoruko told him Chisato's are bigger than hers. He asks why she makes them appear smaller, and then asks if she could show him her breasts, saying it might help heal her fear. He thinks it's a weird idea but decides to press on. She says that although they've only been dating for a week, he's going out of his way to help her. Terumi asks why she's apologizing, and she says her issues wouldn't be happening if she didn't have her breasts. She asks if Terumi will compare her breasts to others. Terumi says he has no intention of comparing, but says he isn't confident that he'll be able to resist. Chisato giggles, saying Terumi is too honest, and says she feels stupid for asking the obvious. Chisato tells Terumi of her sisters words of how she should take pride in her breasts, but says that she can't as she's always been teased about them. She apologizes for going on talking about herself, but Terumi says that he wants to listen to her. She tells him about an incident of when she was in fourth grade. Terumi notices she's eased up and looks more comfortable. Chisato notices him staring at her again. She tells him that the reason she might be okay with him looking at and touching her is because he's kind, much like a boy from her childhood. Terumi is upset at being compared to a child, however Chisato asks him to turn off the lights. She stands up and takes off her sweater, and then removes then takes the straps off her dress, revealing her bra. Terumi gazes at her breasts in awe. She asks how much he could see, and he tells her he can see her expressions. Embarrassed, Chisato asks if she could take a break. Chisato thens ask how Kaoruko helped Terumi overcome his fear of women, saying she wants to know more details. Terumi tries to come up with a lie, but after looking at her honest face, he tells her everything. She is shocked that Kaoruko used her body for Terumi, but Terumi insists they never crossed the line. Chisato says that just showing her skin isn't much of an accomplishment, and that she needs to be more direct and agressive. Terumi has thought of doing it with her, but relents when remembering how shy she was not that long ago. He asks if it repulses her to hear that he did things with Kaoruko, and while she admits she shuddered, says that it's no different from what her and her sister do. Terumi thinks of how sweet she is, but offers to take her home. But Chisato rejects it, saying that so far things have only been for her sake, and that she wants to do something for Terumi. Terumi stands up and takes his shirt off, but puts it on her back, telling her to get dressed and that he'll wait outside. Terumi thinks to himself how much he wanted to attack her, but decides this was for the best. He ponders over the seriousness of the relationship, while thinking only about doing it with Chisato. They head to the train station, and Terumi thinks about how nice it is to walk hand in hand in silence. He apologizes to Chisato for being so pushy. She says that if she really didn't like it, she wouldn't have done those things with him. He tries to tell her that he may get ahead of himself, but she says that he doesn't need to be so considerate, because she is his girlfriend. She leaves while saying how much fun she had. Back at home while showering Terumi can't stop thinkinig about Chisato. Kaoruko walks in saying she forgot a hairclip, and glances at Terumi in the bathtub, and tells him it seems his body doesn't want a pure relationship. About a week later, Terumi asks Kaoruko for permission to bring Chisato over and for them to be alone. Kaoruko tells him not to make her cry.
In exchange asking Kaoruko to leave the house so he could bring Chisato over, Terumi offers to do anyhting Kaoruko asks. She has him do chores around the house. Kaoruko catches him peaking up her skirt while scrubbing the floors. She asks if he's sexually frustrated despite having a girlfriend. She asks if he's going to see Chisato, but Terumi says he can't because she has work and university. Kaoruko tells him he's giving up to easily. She tells Terumi that Chisato is happy that he's ensnaring her, and that he's touched her breasts. Terumi goes to meet Chisato at her job at the Soba shop. She says she's happy to see him, but still has work to do. Terumi takes a seat, thinking about how nice she is. He also notices that her breasts are wrapped up again and that the men in the restaurant are lusting over her. When the child who harrasses Chisato does it again, Terumi hits him in the back of the head to get him to stop. Terumi worries about Chisato being so easily forgiving, as he recalls Kaoruko telling him that if left alone she would be snatched away by a bad guy. Terumi is worried because they've only known each other for two weeks, but Kaoruko says that Chisato only gets distressed by having her breasts stared at, but is welcome to anything else.
Chisato comes over to the house, and begins to cook a meal for Terumi. He tells her that Kaoruko won't be coming home that night. Terumi offers to help with her cooking, but she declines the offer, saying she's cooking for Terumi as thanks for helping her with the kid from the shop. Though she says it's all she can do. Terumi laments himself as a hypocrite, asking himself if he's done anything for Chisato except trying to get in her pants. He notices that she is wearing jeans and wonders if it's a defense mechanism. He catches himself staring too much and wonders if there's anything he can do for her. After finishing their meal, Terumi compliments her cooking. Terumi tells Chisato that he'll listen to her whenever she wants.