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The story follows Shirou Atazuki, a dithering college student who has constantly avoided making solid life decisions, Shirou has lost his girlfriend, is suffering from flagging grades, and is at a loss at where to go with his life. Following a counselor's suggestion, he takes a part-time job in the pharmacy department at the attached teaching hospital, quickly bringing him into contact with an array of unconventional colleagues. Depending on his choices, he may continue to idly skate through his existence, or seize the opportunity to pursue a new relationship and finally take decisive control of his life.

The novel's main blog can be found here [[http://otchikocchi.blogspot.co.uk/]]

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!!This visual novel provides examples of the following:

* AnAesop: The moral of the story is to be bold and decisive in the face of uncertainty.
* BigEater: Aris has a very large appetite.
* BeachEpisode: This occurs mid way through Atti and Rimu's route.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Aris, when out of her hospital scrubs or training gear.
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Aoi.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Noda shares some of his theories about Aoi and Aris with Shirou in Aoi's route.
* ChildhoodFriend: Rimu, Shirou's "oldest and best".
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: This occurs between Shirou and Rimu if Rimu's route is chosen.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: When Shirou walks in on [[spoiler:Atti]]
* DisappearedDad: Aoi's father.
* DownerEnding:
** If Shirou continues to dither by failing to decide on which love interest to pursue, he is [[spoiler: hit by a truck as he ponders in the middle of a road.]]
** Fail to properly support Rimu in her artistic endeavors on her route and [[spoiler: [[DriventoSuicide she commits suicide.]]]]
* TheDitherer: Shirou, whether or not he overcomes this behaviour is down to the player.
* {{Dominatrix}}: Naruko, through her aggressive attempts to seduce Shirou and her fondness of certain equipment.
* FuroScene: Occurs in [[spoiler: Aris]]'s route with Shirou sharing the tub with her, much to his extreme embarrassment, considering the tub was likely not intended for more than one person.
* ForeignFanservice: Aris's foreign appearance is frequently referred to.
* GenkiGirl: Aoi is prone to erratic behaviour and is considerably more energetic than the other love interests.
* HospitalHottie: Any of the love interests, including Naruko, qualify as this.
* InterruptedIntimacy: When Atti's daughter walks in on Shirou and Atti making out in her living room.
%% * {{Jerkass}}: Rimu's father.
* LikesOlderWomen: Shirou, should you choose Atti's route.
%% * LuminescentBlush: Rimu is prone to this.
* LastSecondWordSwap: When Atti calls at Shirou's apartment to return his id card.
--> '''Atti''': What a dump, your place too.\\
'''Shirou''': Atti, what the f- (notices Atti's daughter) fine... fine pleasure to see you this morning!
* Lampshade Hanging}}: In Atti's route, if Shirou fails to make a good enough impression on her, he finds himself snubbed by her friends, leading him to ponder:
--> '''Shirou''': Did I just fail a points test?
%% * MagicalGirl: Aoi.
* MustHaveCaffeine: The hospital manager is never seen without a cup of coffee.
* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: When Shirou and [[spoiler:Atti]] end up consummating their relationship in the hospital they both work at.
* MultipleEndings: In the form of bad, neutral, good and true endings for each route.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Naruko and Aris often move uncomfortably close to Shirou in conversation.
* NakedApron: Aris, in her route and Atti's.
* ObliviousToLove: In Aoi's route, Rimu is clearly crestfallen when Shirou tells her that he and Aoi are in a relationship, he doesn't pick up on it however.
* PoseOfSupplication: Shirou resorts to this in an attempt to placate Atti after accidentally insulting her [[spoiler: late husband]] in Rimu's route.
%% * PluckyGirl: Aoi.
* PantyShot: Aoi teases Shirou in this way.
* ParentWithNewParamour: Atti, if her route is pursued.
* RomancingTheWidow: Atti's route.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Atti, while strict, is fair and reasonable to her subordinates.
* Really700YearsOld: [[spoiler: Aya and Aris]], in Aoi and Aris's routes.
* SuperSenses: Aris is highly perceptive, appearing to read Shirou's mind and respond to his thoughts before he even voices them, much to his consternation.
* StatuesqueStunner: Aris is considerably taller than the other love interests.
* TrainingFromHell: Present in Aris's route, where Shirou suffers constant injuries, [[spoiler: as Aris can heal them with her manifest ability]], she frequently pushes him to his limits, even almost cutting his arm off in one instance.
* TooDumbToLive: In Aris's route, taking [[spoiler: Mnemosyne's offer to betray Aris leads to her killing you]].

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