Yata ends up inadvertently hearing Fushimi complain about not encountering Yata
Sept. 12, 2014
When I saw the preview of this doujinshi, I knew I had to have it. I kind of like Smooch's version of Saruhiko a bit more than how most others doujinaka's portray him, but I can't say the same for Misaki.
Summary: Yata helps a boy out (who turns out to be a strain) and the boy says he'll give Yata some magic. This so called 'magic' turns Yata into a dog. Fushimi finds Yata-dog and notices that he smells like Yata and somehow has it in his head that if he keeps/kidnaps Yata-dog, Yata will find/encounter him. After Fushimi leaves to catch up with work, Yata transforms back and goes to Homra to tell of his predicament. He suddenly transforms into Yata-dog, but Totsuka helps him figure out a way to transform back (via. eating taiyaki, but Totsuka tricked Yata into thinking that was really the way to turn back when it really was not). Yata returns to grab his stuff (he dropped when he turned into a dog), but hears Fushimi patrolling around and hides. Yata ends up turning back into Yata-dog and Fushimi takes him away again. Yata tries to revert back as a human, but fails because Totsuka tricked him and ends up hearing a Yata-deprived Fushimi complain about not meeting Yata lately. (I ended up summarizing half the story, but I feel that it's necessary to include at least that much information.)-_-;
Overall: One thing Smooch is good at is Unresolved Sexual Tension between Fushimi and Yata, though it's typically more one-sided on Fushimi's side. This book is not R-18, but it's pretty much implied that Yata TOOK RESPONSIBILITY after Fushimi said "It's all your fault." I pretty much bought this book because I wanted to see Yata's interactions/thoughts after he heard Fushimi's true feelings. The set up to the part where Yata finally reverts back and confronts Fushimi is quite heart-warming and sweet. Smooch is actually pretty good with story telling and presentation, not sure about the smut since I've only seen crack porn from her, lol. The artwork doesn't really appeal to me as much as the story (her artwork is not bad, just not my taste), in fact if I didn't see the preview I would have never bought any of her books.