Manga editor Ritsu Onodera still has his nose to the grindstone at Marukawa Publishing’s Emerald shojo magazine under his demanding boss—and first love!—Masamune Takano. But ever since Takano said they should simply have a friends-with-benefits relationship, there’s been a stark line drawn between them. Now reduced to a mere subordinate, Ritsu is left to stew in his own juices. But realizing how he feels has him considering finally telling Takano he loves him. Of course, before he can, he makes himself sick—collapsing right into the arms of Takano himself!