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Earnest Feelings Requited/Love Fulfilled/With Kotonoha
Earnest and others
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Japanese Name

一途な思いは報われて
想い結んで
そして言葉と

Translation

The Earnest Feelings are Rewarded
Binding Thoughts
And With Kotonoha

School Days HQ Name

Earnest Feelings Requited
Love Fulfilled
With Kotonoha

School Days

Yes

School Days HQ

Yes

School Days LxH

Yes

I'll Never Love Again endings refers to a trio of endings which are The Earnest Feeligns are Rewarded (Earnest Feelings Requited in HQ release), Binding Thoughts (Love Fufilled in HQ release), And With Kotonoha (With Kotonoha in HQ Release) and are named so for the episode 5 name of the route. These endings all share a route until right before the ending at which point there's 3 splits for each ending.
Earnest Feelings Requited Title

School Days HQ Title

Love Fulfilled Title

School Days HQ Title

With Kotonoha Title

School Days HQ Title

Route OverviewEdit

Route AEdit

Episode 1 - ConfessionEdit

Main article: Confession

Episode 2 - The Distance Between UsEdit

Main article: The Distance Between Us

Episode 3 - Conflicting DesiresEdit

Main article: Conflicting Desires

Episode 4 - The One I Love MostEdit

Main article: The One I Love Most

Episode 5 - I'll Never Love AgainEdit

The episode starts with a recap of what happened the previous episode and then shows Makoto and Taisuke talking on the phone. Taisuke is upset that Makoto stole Sekai right in front of him but
Kotonoha knife

Kotonoha threatening to kill whoever Makoto's dating

forgives him on the condition that he introduce him to someone. Makoto then decides to set Taisuke and Hikari together. Makoto then breaks up with Kotonoha. He still feels guilty and hopes she'd hate him instead of Sekai. The next day Otome comes over to Makoto while he and Sekai are having lunch. She asks him if he was at aqua square recently and figures out she went the same day as him. They talk about their old days shortly and Sekai becomes slightly jealous at how close they are. Makoto promises that he and Otome aren't like that and are just close friends. Makoto then chooses to ignore the problem when Sekai says she's not mad. As they're about to leave school Kotonoha asks to talk with Sekai. Kotonoha, not aware Makoto's dating Sekai reveals that she's been dumped and asks Sekai if she knows who Makoto is dating. Right before Sekai tells Kotonoha it's her Kotonoha pulls out a fruit knife and makes her intention to kill whoever Makoto is dating and then kill herself. But she thinks it's Otome and decides she can't kill someone as fit as Otome. Kotonoha then reveals she saw Makoto kissing someone at the pool, Sekai apparently forgotten that it was her starts to suspect Makoto is cheating on her with Otome. During the evening Makoto calls Otome spends the entire night talking with her. The next day Makoto reveals he spent the entire night talking with Otome. However Kotonoha, having heard Otome talk with her friends think that Makoto had sex with Otome all night. Sekai clears it up during PE and then Nanami introduces Otome to Sekai.

During class Makoto asks why she's been asking about Otome and then Sekai accuses Makoto of cheating on her with Otome. The whole class hears it and it becomes almost everyone's interest to find out what's going on. Nanami informs Otome what's going on and asks if its true. Otome denies it but she reveals she has a crush on Makoto. Nanami then wishes her luck if Sekai gets dumped. Makoto asks to talk everything over with Sekai and goes up to the roof with her. Sekai accuses her of kissing Otome at the pool and when Makoto denies it she says Kotonoha saw him do it. Kotonoha then begs Makoto to date her again. Makoto backed into a corner chooses to not date anyone and calm down to thing about everything. This whole event is witnessed by key individuals and becomes a big topic of gossip over the school.

Final Episode - Earnest Feelings Requited/Love Fulfilled/With KotonohaEdit

Sekai is with Setsuna at her home and is worried Makoto hates her now when Setsuna tells her that shes thinking too hard while Kotonoha is also at home thinking about Makoto and becomes determined to be strong because she's still his girlfriend. Otome is walking her dog near Makoto's apartment probably thinking about him. Makoto is home alone in bed thinking things over. At school Makoto finds Sekai doesn't come to school and is asked by Setsuna to go visit her. Makoto says he'll go and Setsuna is grateful for it. In Otome's class the trio informs Otome of what happened and is surprised that Makoto didn't choose either of them. The trio also mentions this is Otome's chance to get together with Makoto and encourages her. Makoto then goes with Taisuke to lunch but Taisuke has forgotten Hikari's making lunch for her and is smacked by her. Makoto then goes to the cafeteria to have lunch and meets Otome. Otome confesses  her love to Makoto, saying she's been in love with him since junior high. Makoto replies that he understands but says he can't reply right now. Recent developments are discussed by random girls off screen. After school Kotonoha asks Makoto to go home with her but Makoto says he's going to Sekai's and they both go. Sekai and Makoto talk and she apologizes for all the trouble she's caused. Makoto then says he doesn't mind it at all and she's someone he cares about. Makoto goes home and is surprised to find his little sister Itaru there. Itaru says she hates her dad and is running away from home. Makoto and Itaru spend time together and he talks about his feelings to Itaru even if she doesn't fully understand it. Makoto just feels better talking about it to someone.

Route BEdit

Episode 1 - ConfessionEdit

Main article: Confession

Episode 2 - The Distance Between UsEdit

Main article: The Distance Between Us

Episode 3 - First ExperienceEdit

Main article: First Experience

Episode 4 - Substitute GirlfriendEdit

Main article: Substitute Girlfriend

Episode 5 - I'll Never Love AgainEdit

Makoto breaks up with Kotonoha. He still feels guilty and hopes she'd hate him instead of Sekai. The next day Otome comes over to Makoto while he and Sekai are having lunch. She asks him if he was at aqua square recently and figures out she went the same day as him. They talk about their old days shortly and Sekai becomes slightly jealous at how close they are. Makoto promises that he and Otome aren't like that and are just close friends. Makoto then chooses to ignore the problem when Sekai says she's not mad. As they're about to leave school Kotonoha asks to talk with Sekai. Kotonoha, not aware Makoto's dating Sekai reveals that she's been dumped and asks Sekai if she knows who Makoto is dating. Right before Sekai tells Kotonoha it's her Kotonoha pulls out a fruit knife and makes her intention to kill whoever Makoto is dating and then kill herself. But she thinks it's Otome and decides she can't kill someone as fit as Otome. Kotonoha then reveals she saw Makoto kissing someone at the pool, Sekai apparently forgotten that it was her starts to suspect Makoto is cheating on her with Otome. During the evening Makoto calls Otome spends the entire night talking with her. The next day Makoto reveals he spent the entire night talking with Otome. However Kotonoha, having heard Otome talk with her friends think that Makoto had sex with Otome all night. Sekai clears it up during PE and then Nanami introduces Otome to Sekai.

During class Makoto asks why she's been asking about Otome and then Sekai accuses Makoto of cheating on her with Otome. The whole class hears it and it becomes almost everyone's interest to find out what's going on. Nanami informs Otome what's going on and asks if its true. Otome denies it but she reveals she has a crush on Makoto. Nanami then wishes her luck if Sekai gets dumped. Makoto asks to talk everything over with Sekai and goes up to the roof with her. Sekai accuses her of kissing Otome at the pool and when Makoto denies it she says Kotonoha saw him do it. Kotonoha then begs Makoto to date her again. Makoto backed into a corner chooses to not date anyone and calm down to thing about everything. This whole event is witnessed by key individuals and becomes a big topic of gossip over the school.

Final Episode - Earnest Feelings Requited/Love Fulfilled/With KotonohaEdit

Same as above.

Earnest Feelings RequitedEdit

The next day Makoto runs into Otome at the train station and Otome asks Makoto if she's bothering him and he says she isn't. Otome then says that she'll be waiting for him at the beach were he and all their junior high friends used to hang out with and if he decides to choose her he should come, if not then she'll give up. During school Sekai and Kotonoha both want to have lunch with Makoto. Makoto doesn't choose either of them and Kotonoha leaves. Makoto and Sekai then have lunch and Sekai invites him to her home to see the new coat she just bought. Sekai then sees a text from Kotonoha on Makoto's phone saying that she'll be waiting downstairs. Sekai then says that she'll be waiting for him at her home. After school Taisuke gives Makoto some advice saying that he should do what feels right and to give it his best.

Makoto decides to settle the matter once and for all. Makoto thinks to himself that she's always been there beside him. He never noticed it when they were fooling around together but the person
Makoto otome
he really wanted was always there, right beside him. He then also things about those times were the most fun he's ever had in his life and it's because Otome was with him. He realizes it was so obvious yet he never noticed. He wonders if he has any right to simply run away from Sekai and Kotonoha to Otome but he has realized he loves her more than anyone else. He then goes to the beach and confesses his love to her. Makoto and Otome then run into Kotonoha outside Makoto's apartment where Makoto apologizes to Kotonoha. Makoto and Otome are then kissing before they have sex when Otome says that because it's been a one sided thing for so long she's scared. Makoto then assures that she's the only one who has his attention now and he understands because it always felt so natural for them to be together he never thought about her in a romantic way. They then proceed to have sex.

In a post ending scene Makoto and Otome are arguing about something and the trio discuss that they've been arguing almsot everyday after they started going out. Kumi Mori says that if things get any worse they might break up. However Natsumi Koizumi states that the two of them are getting along just fine and shows a picture of them kissing and because Otome is so outspoken they're naturally end up fighting sometimes.  

Love FulfilledEdit

Love fulfilled embrace
The next day Makoto runs into Otome at the train station and Otome asks Makoto if she's bothering him and he says yes. They then share an awkward train ride to school. Sekai comes to school and says that ultimately all she can do is keep trying her best like she always does. During school Sekai and Kotonoha both want to have lunch with Makoto, Makoto chooses Sekai and Kotonoha leaves with an angry expression. Makoto and Sekai then have lunch and Sekai invites him to her home to see the new coat she just bought wanting him to be the first one to see it. Sekai then sees a text from Kotonoha on Makoto's phone saying that she'll be waiting downstairs. Sekai then says that she'll be waiting for him at her home. After school Taisuke gives Makoto some advice saying that he should do what feels right and to give it his best. Makoto decides to settle the matter once and for all. Sekai's still waiting for Makoto outside her home when Setsuna comes to visit her. Setsuna says it's already nighttime and she should go inside before she freezes. Sekai is worried Makoto won't come and Setsuna mentions Hikari hears Makoto made plans with Kotonoha too. Sekai then becomes more worried since she only told him to come and didn't make any official plans with her that means he isn't coming. Setsuna says that if Makoto doesn't come she has to respect his
Next summer

quite a while later

decision and give up on him. Sekai says she can't do that and feels regret at not trusting him. To her surprise Setsuna makes Makoto appear having dragged him over to Sekai after he's been hanging around there too afraid to face Sekai. Makoto apologizes for everything he's done and Sekai runs over to embrace Makoto and they both confess their love to each other. Setsuna then walks away having successfully put the couple together.

In a post ending scene they're still together months later next summer and Sekai asks Makoto to look again at the camera and says that they have to take lots of pictures and leave lots of memories.  

With KotonohaEdit

The next day Makoto runs into Otome at the train station and Otome asks Makoto if she's bothering him and he says yes. They then share an awkward train ride to school. Sekai comes to school and says that ultimately all she can do is keep trying her best like she always does. During school Sekai and Kotonoha both want to have lunch with Makoto, Makoto chooses Kotonoha and goes to the roof with her. Kotonoha asks to come over to Makoto's home after school and intends to spend all of saturday there too. Makoto reveals this to Sekai and then Sekai begs Makoto to come over to her place instead. After school Taisuke gives Makoto some advice saying that he should do what feels right and to give it his best.

Taisuke and Hikari are talking about the current situation during their train ride and Taisuke says whichever girl he chooses will be the one he loves so there's no point in worrying about it. They then run into Kotonoha going over to Makoto's home. Hikari tries to stop her by saying he's going to Sekai's but Taisuke tells her to calm down.
Kotonoha naked caught by Kokoro
Kotonoha then asks if Makoto's going to see Sekai and Taisuke says Sekai sort of told him to come and doesn't know if he's actually going. Kotonoha then says she only told him she'd be coming and isn't sure how he'll respond. Taisuke then says if he really loves her he'll come and if he doesn't she should respect his decision and give up on him. He also mentions that he's hoping Makoto chooses her. Kotonoha meets with Makoto outside his home and the scene ends.

In a post ending scene it's morning after Kotonoha and Makoto had sex last night. Kotonoha's phone rings and Makoto sees it's from Kokoro. Kotonoha tells him to not pick up as she's just learned to make video calls and it could be bad. Makoto still feels he should pick up and reach an understanding with her and tries to set it to voice only but fails to push the button and Kotonoha is seen by Kokoro naked.

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