Misaki Takahashi is having trouble with her studies and needs a tutor in order to get into economics at university. In this way, Akihiko Usami, a renowned writer and friend of her brother, becomes her tutor. they get along too well, as Misaki Takahasi discovers that Akihiko Usami is gay, he writes "boys love" novels and is also madly in love with his brother, whom he uses in his erotic novels.
Hiroki and Nowaki are stilling living together, but their relationship seems strained. Hiroki is always doing his academic studies while Nowaki is at the hospital. Well, Nowaki knows he loved Hiroki, but he wonders if the feeling is mutual?
Misaki and Todo get autographs from their idol. Kaoruko and Mizuki get their feelings out in the open. Usagi mainly just gets a foreboding of doom.
When Shinobu realizes that he always cooks Miyagi the same thing and they've never been on a "real date," he starts feeling insecure.
Since Misaki happened to mention that he liked strawberries Akihito's brother, Kaoruko, keeps sending him strawberries. Meanwhile, Misaki is excited about finally being able to feel like a "real student" since Sumi is getting him to help volunteer at the cultural festival. However, his feeling of the norm soon fade out when Kaoruko shows up at his school and takes him back to his place.
Misaki Takahashi has been living with his secret boyfriend, the rich and famous boys-love author Akihiko Usami, for three years now. He thinks nothing's changed between them or inside his own heart in that time, but is his just fooling himself?
Convincing Usagi to attend his own awards ceremony is an uphill battle, since he's far more interested in celebrating Misaki's birthday. Unfortunately, so is Kyo Ijuin...
Misaki is making breakfast, and complaining about Usagi's toys spread out around the house. Usagi says to him that "maybe it's best for you to live on your own", confusing Misaki. At the train station, Misaki meets an old man that doesn't seem to have ridden a train before. Misaki offers to walk with him. When they are on the train, the old man notices that Misaki has a wooden carved bear with 3 salmon. Misaki says that he can have it because he has 2 more at home. The old man gives Misaki a ducky (for the bathtub), and said that he has plenty more ducks at home because he wants to build up his relationship with his son. When they have arrived, the old man gets a phone call from his company that a car is waiting for him. Then they meet Usagi’s brother and Misaki learns that the old man is Usagi's father. When Misaki comes home, Usagi hurts his finger by pouring coffee into a mug that is not heat resistant, shattering it. Usagi heads back to his work room and Misaki debates telling him that he met his father, but can't do it. Making an excuse to stay in Usagi's room, Misaki tells Usagi that he has been acting weird lately and asks if he has something to say. Both of them stay quiet and Misaki thinks about what Usagi’s father said and that he hasn't actually said, even once, that he loves Usagi. Usagi leaves, but Misaki stops him and tried to say "I love you" but fails as tears pour down his face. Usagi tells him that his attempt really makes him happy and suddenly carries him to their bedroom, because he "understood his true feelings". He tosses him next to the room and tells Misaki to lick his finger to smoothen the scar. They kiss and Usagi says in a whisper again and again that he loves him.
Misaki delivers a manuscript to Usagi at his publisher's office. Isaka introduces Misaki to one of his favourite manga artists. Misaki's outpouring of adoration helps the author overcome his writer's block. Usagi overhears Misaki and gets jealous. He tells Misaki that he shouldn't confess love for other men. Usagi is pulled away to a meeting, but directs Misaki to go straight home. Before Misaki has a chance to get away, Isaka throws him in a room alone with Usagi’s brother. Usagi’s brother tells Misaki that he is taking over the architectural businesses of the Usami group, because of their conversation in episode 10 (season 2). He expresses his need and love for Misaki, then pins Misaki to the tabletop and tries to kiss him. Isaka, outside guarding the door, stops Usagi from entering the room. He says this should be a test for Misaki, to see if he will reject Usagi’s brother without being rescued. Inside, Misaki pushes Usagi’s brother away and admits that he loves Usagi. Back at home Usagi tries to get Misaki to promise never to leave him, but Misaki is evasive. Misaki runs into Usagi’s father outside Usagi's house and invites him in. Usagi’s father presents Usagi with photos of potential brides and asks Misaki to reject Usagi. Usagi tells his father he can't live without Misaki. Usagi and Misaki leave, and Usagi’s father pursues them. Misaki saves Usagi from getting hit by a bus then yells at him for doing something so stupid. He yells at Usagi’s father as well. Usagi’s father realizes that Misaki can stand up to Usagi, and that earns him respect and acceptance.
Since Misaki broke his ankle in his attempt to escape Akihito's childhood home, Akihito has been super over-protective. Oh, he still makes Misaki cook, but he holds him up as he does it. However, when the love gets a little too overbearing, it causes big friction in the household.
Ryuichiro Isaka, president of Marukawa Books, has been together with Kaoru Asahina forever. But that doesn't make him a mind-reader and Asahina's unique communication style or lack thereof tends to have him fearing the worst.
Misaki and Akihito's relationship is getting questioned. Between Akihito confronting Misaki about never saying 'I love you' and Isaka telling Misaki that he is involving Akihito in a scandalous relationship, the boy's unsaid status just won't do. So, with all these inquiries in the air how will Misaki ever make it through the party? Oh, and the fact that Akihito's brother is being a little too interested in Misaki doesn't help matters either.
Nowaki knows that he loves Hiroki, and Hiroki know the feelings are mutual. Even though they had some problems they agree to meet up and talk things out…But what is Hiroki supposed to do when Nowaki stands him up? How could Nowaki agree to a business meeting that interferes with his love-life? Can their love go on?
Misaki meets Akihito's editor, Eri Aikawa, and gets extremely jealous over how well she knows Akihito. Misaki's classmate really doesn't help matters when he points out that an editor shouldn't be close to Akihito like that. So, how will Misaki get over his complex?
Akihito just won an award for his latest BL book. And Misaki is unhappy that he learned this bit of information from his classmate instead of Akihito. That leads to Misaki blowing up on Akihito about how he deserves to know more about him since they are lovers.
Usagi has been acting strangely ever since the interview with Mr. Ijuin, but Misaki can't get him to say what's really on his mind.
With his applications taken care of, Misaki now has to face the dreaded interview process.
Takahiro calls and tells Akihito that it's time Misaki comes to live with his new wife and him. Akihito really doesn't want to let Misaki leave, but Misaki never has experienced a family life, so there is no way he would refuse. So, can Akihito and Misaki go back to not living with each other?
When Nowaki is so busy at work that he can't come home for his own birthday, he and Kamijou start questioning their expectations of each other.
Meet Hiroki. He is Akihito's childhood friend and totally and completely in love with him. The only problem is that Akihito doesn't love him back. In fact, he is unaware of his feelings. So, in an attempt to convey his feelings to Akihito, Hiroki sleeps with him. The problem is, though, Akihito still doesn't notice. But, with the help of a younger man named Nowaki, Hiroki just might be able to regain the wonderful feeling of being in love.
Misaki's phone is ringing off the hook as people congratulate him on getting hired. Usagi is dealing with this in a calm and rational manner. Obviously.
Misaki has a conversation in which he drastically misunderstands both his own words and what the other party says in response. Usagi, on the other hand, understands all too well when he finds ou