|Japanese Title (Romaji)||Nekutai to Kamakiri|
Necktie and Praying Mantis by Ayu Yamane
A hardworking salaryman, Natsuki has one weakness: he is scared of bugs. After work colleague Tokita rescues him from one pesky praying mantis, Natsuki falls for Tokita and confesses to him. Tokita, though not initially attracted to men, accepts Natsuki’s feelings and deepens their relationship. But, when Natsuki faces pressure to have a family and marry, Natsuki realizes he might fear more than just insects… This collection of short stories also includes “Firework of Daisies,” “A Normal Life,” “Those Who Sin Against Us,” and other touching stories by Ayu Yamane!