Haruka doesn’t like the taste of ramune that much: it’s too fizzy, too sweet, and feels strange on his tongue. Kantarou seems to think, though, if he just has enough, he’ll change his mind.
“You should be open to new experiences,” he says, and buys Haruka another bottle.
The first time Haruka kisses him, Kantarou has just finished drinking, and the empty bottle dangles from his fingers. The taste is less cloying when mixed with salt.
“Haruka?” Kantarou asks, eyes wide and cheeks flushed. He’s almost shocked speechless. “What –”
“I’m trying new experiences,” Haruka tells him, and kisses him again.