Mengo Yokoyari is the author of Scum's Wish.
Mugi and Hanabi are the perfect high school couple...but their relationship is built on a single shared secret: They're each in love with someone else.
Mugi and Hanabi are in a relationship in spite of (and because) they're in love with other people. As this deception continues, are they going to hurt the ones they care for most?
After seeing Akane's true self, Hanabi makes a decision. For want of the one she loves, a convenient substitute presents a warmth she cannot resist. Love and desire intertwine, and the red string of fate is lost in the tangle...
Hanabi has decided to confess. Mugi is confronted with Moka's feelings. Ebato still pines after Hanabi. They want to go forward, they want to stop, they want it all to end...or do they? It's not uncommon to be a coward when it comes to love.
After Hanabi is heartbroken, she goes to Karuizawa with Ebato. This journey is guiding the two towards an end to their relationship. Elsewhere, even after Mugi conveyed all of his feelings to Akane, the free spirited girl didn't reply in kind. Who is the one that holds the keys to her heart?