Chapter 31 (
When Haruto Kaguragi reveals his feelings to Oto Edogawa, she asks to stop pursuing her. A puzzle arrives for Haruto later that night. The puzzle forms the face of Megumi Nishidome, who arrives shortly to remind him that she likes him.
After Haruto Kaguragi confesses his love to Oto Edogawa, she apologizes for not realizing it, but asks him to stop pursuing her since she is dating Tenma Hase. Haruto asks "why does it have to Hase" and "don't you feel anything after hearing my confession." His last question causes her to glare at him. Oto then tells him that "there's nothing else for [her] to say." She hurries from the room, dropping her scarf. Once she is gone, tears begin pouring from Haruto's eyes.
Oto sits in a fast-food restaurant, thinking about Haruto's confession. She tells herself that the "ache in [her] heart will go away eventually." Kobayashi announces that a puzzle has arrived for Haruto, so they start putting it together. He then wonders if he was "more wealthy" or "charismatic", would Oto "have fallen for [him]". Haruto realizes that these thoughts are useless since he "can only be [himself]." Kobayashi offers him words of encouragement, telling him "there will someone who will like [him] for who [he is]".
Megumi arrives as Haruto recognizes her face in the puzzle. She declares that she likes him "just the way [he is]". An employee tells Oto that the restaurant it is closing time. Oto walks slowly home to her apartment. Tenma greets her outside, revealing that he has been waiting for six hours. Oto apologizes for not coming home sooner. Tenma suddenly embraces her, telling her that "[he] was worried" and Oto tries to apologize again. Tenma kisses her as he says "don't ever apologize to me again."
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Haruto Kaguragi's father (Mentioned)
- Megumi Nishidome
- Oto Edogawa
- Tenma Hase
- Small alterations were made for the volume version, such as "I'm sorry I didn't realize it" to "I'm sorry I didn't realize your feelings."
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