When Tsukasa asks if Nasa loves her, he says of course he does, but then wonders if he said the right thing. Kaname tells him that his wife was probably looking for more than her verbal assent. If a cat jumps on your lap, you pet it. If a plant needs water, you water it.
Realizing that she should express her love for Tsukasa more, Nasa also acknowledges that there’s no super fancy way to suddenly start doing it, like when he calls her cute as always the moment she wakes up.
NASA decides to read shojo manga to get into the right frame of mind to give Tsukasa casual compliments. However, he finds them so entertaining that he can’t stop reading. Meanwhile, Tsukasa enjoys messing around with NASA when he’s so focused on something.
When she asks him what sparked all the manga reading, he finally clarifies (after a kiss) that he’s trying to learn how to casually convey how much he loves her. He says that he loves her the most in the universe, which he has her humming happily as she cleans the toilets at work.
Speaking of baths, NASA is taking one when Kaname helps herself get on the men’s side. She’s not trying to wriggle out; rather, she is there to inform him that Tsukasa is alone on the women’s side and that he can join her if he wishes; after all, the bathroom is locked and they are married.
Neither NASA nor Tsukasa are opposed to this idea, although both are very coy about it. But once the lights go out, they are back together in the bathroom for the first time since their honeymoon. Only this time the water is much clearer.
All is well in the neighborhood for NASA, which believes that married couples get along and crucialto world peace. You’re saving the world by being adorable jerks, okay? Things literally get hotter when the two of them move into the sauna.
There, NASA learns that Tsukasa is a total sauna freak and accepts a physical challenge to endure the heat for as long as possible. very oh really. Having been to the Russian sauna several times, I can attest to the need to allow at least three minutes for the body to get used to the temperatures.
Nasa puts up with more than he thought possible for his wife’s sake, and when they start to goof around a bit and agree that it wouldn’t be the worst thing if he dropped his towel, a blood-curdling scream goes up from the men’s room, where Aya met Ginga, who had fallen asleep.
Even so, thanks to Kaname’s help and their own determination and love for each other, Tsukasa and Nasa continue to take significant steps to become more and more physically comfortable with each other.
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