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PC: Camellias and the Fleeting Flames - Part 1Despite being the closest of friends, Hyūzu Kōen and Yūzuki Takara had a bad habit of getting into explosive arguments whenever something went wrong.
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This happened all the time, without a doubt, especially during missions. Whenever their mission turned out unsuccessful, the gloves would be on. Both Kōen and Takara were stubborn in spirit, so neither of them would refuse to give into the other.
One of their biggest arguments happened after returning from a reconnaissance mission in another country. The reports they gave to their leader, the Raikage, were different from the other.
"So," asked the Raikage, "you're saying that the feudal lord's bodyguards attacked you?"
"Yes, sir," answered Kōen. "Their behavior looked suspicious, and they discovered us while we were spying. I had planned to sneak in as soon it got dark, but Takara jumped in unnecessarily and challenged the suspects to a fight—"
Takara was quick to cut him off, "Hey, Kōe
PC: Camellias and the Fleeting Flames - Part 2After their reconciliation, Kōen and Takara enjoyed their time at the Lantern Festival. They participated in as many activities they wanted, from goldfish scooping to watching the street performers on the outside stage. Once the festival ended, they prepared to head their separate ways.
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...Until Kōen spoke up: "Hey, Takara. I'm not all that tired... I'm wondering if you wanna hang out at my place. I think my parents should be home from their mission, so it should be fine."
"Sure," Takara said with a smile. "I don't mind." She followed Kōen to his house, feeling excited to hang out with him some more.
But when they walked into the Hyūzu clan compound and into Kōen's house, it was dark and empty. Kōen walked into the kitchen as he turned on the lights in the family room. "I'll make some tea," he said. "You can relax on the couch."
"I don't hear your parents," Takara said, wobbling into her seat. "Are they sleeping?"
When he entered the kitchen and s