Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~


Machida Hiroto, age 16, has 101 days to get a girlfriend, or he'll have to streak through school for a week. He decides to go after the goddess of the school with a totally awesome plan. But things never turn out as planned, do they? A lighthearted coming-of-age story of romance, comedy, and well, apples.


This is a fanfic of the RPG Maker date sim game “Heartache 101 ~Sour into Sweet~” by Robert Goodwin AKA flowerthief. You can get the original game here:


This story is adapted from the original built-in stories by Robert Goodwin as well as the Junko Watanabe custom module by Nekochi. Special thanks to them for creating the original inspiration for this story! I also want to thank Zakariya for “making” me write this story. Long story short, I never would’ve written something like this if I hadn’t promised him to do it. But I’m glad it happened, because it has been so much fun writing out of my comfort zone. And I learned a lot in the process. Lastly, I want to thank the RMN site for hosting the event that got this all started in the first place.

Please note, this story deviates from the source somewhat. While some of the original events are used, some events are altered, and some new events are added, as otherwise it would just be a cut and paste job (And you can just play the game to see the original stories). Instead, this fanfic tries to incorporate the characters, locations, and other details of the game as best as possible in a new story. Think of it as an alternate what if story that covers about a month of game time.

Warning 1: This is a Young Adult sweet romance story that contains some cussing and mild references and innuendos, although I assure you nothing explicit actually happens. You have been warned in case you find this offensive.

Warning 2: I’m an amateur writer. So don’t take this too seriously. It's a light read that may give you mild amusement under certain circumstances, such as, for example, when you're wasted.


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