The original novel that Suzaka Shina’s manga “The Liar Beside Me” is based on! Blessed with top-notch brains and looks, Takase is generally satisfied with his life, and often notices Itou Yuuichi, a man who waits at the next table over at the coffee shop where Takase meets up with his girlfriend. He notices him because the person Yuuichi’s always waiting for is a man. Yuuichi’s happy smile when greeting his same-s*x lover dazzles Takase, who’s been desperately denying his own attraction to men. Things with his girlfriend fall apart, and he has no reason to keep showing up at the coffee shop, but after a chance reunion with Yuuichi…?