So warm! so cute! Definitely on NanoFate levels!
The reason for all of my favorite pairing (NanoFate, MakiNico, KyoukoAyano) is because of this- one being afraid and insecure and the other reassuring them and them growing stronger together. I think that's what love means to me.
I see this as touching on similar issues as Morinaga Milk's If I Kiss Her Ring Finger, where the lead feels love and her girlfriend says she does too, but her self-confidence gets in the way. It's easy to see yourself loving someone else, but really hard to accept someone feeling the same intensity towards you. But when you get it, you Get It.
Omg! I came to just post on the forum but after seeing this I had to re-read!
And its true! Its totally NanoFate <3
Enough to where I think im gonna binge read later on today.... I <3 NanoFate so much ^_^
but all that aside the author did a good job conveying the story and emotions behind it :)
So I read more in between the lines...remember her big problem was that her best friend that she started to like knew her so well that she knew she liked her that way, so she notices when she acts strange, and then trys to re-assure her with the love umbrella...that doesn't work so she clumsily confessed by way of metaphor, and ahem an invitation to taste her since they're alone ^_^ (so lewd <3 )
And the clumsy scarf, and hand holding followed by a happy go lucky kiss at the end is a reflection of their intimacy after becoming true lovers(i mean they have been dating a month already)
But maybe im reading too much into it o.O heh ;)
This is basically exactly how I interpreted it as well. Though it's a bit too subtle/worded a bit ambiguously so it's easy to misinterpret it.
I love this for not going the "I know my friend loves me and it's mutual, but I will spend a long time torturing her by making her think I am either straight or love someone else for the evulz" route. The prompt "you love me and I love you" was such a refreshing and heart-warming thing to see, I had a large, happy smile after that page.