Koduka and her landlady’s contract continues in the third and final volume of Miyako Miyahara’s I Can’t Believe I Slept With You!, although their relationship has been changing. Still, things can’t really seem to go anywhere with said contract hanging over them.
This volume contains chapters thirteen to nineteen.
Merry and Bright
Koduka has finally confessed to her landlady. But as long as their rent-reduction contract is still in place, their relationship can never change. Eventually, all secrets are laid bare between the two women on one fateful Christmas evening. Can all regrets finally be put to rest?
At this point, Koduka has made her feelings plainly clear to the landlady. Those feelings play on her mind quite a bit, even when she gets to working at a part time job. One of her colleagues is able to give her a gentle push in the right direction, even if Koduka sort of just spilled the information.
She definitely took her time deliberating about it at first, though. There was something that just made her unable to say she loves another woman, and she spends a bit of time grappling with that – until that aforementioned conversation with her colleague.
It feels like perhaps Yotsugaya – Koduka’s colleague – could’ve had a bigger role in this story. That’s one of the things that makes it feel like perhaps I Can’t Believe I Slept With You! was made to end earlier than anticipated – the other being Miyako Miyahara outright admitting in the afterword that certain things regarding the landlady just couldn’t be included.
A shame, because it probably would’ve been pretty interesting to see how the landlady came to be the landlady.
But hey, what we do get is pretty good. Things really start moving for both Koduka and the landlady once Christmas rolls around for them. For a story that started with one woman sleeping with another as a way to pay rent, things have turned out surprisingly wholesome between the pair of them. There’s genuine love there, even if it took a while for their honest feelings to come out.
Overall, a really enjoyable read. The initial concept does sound like it could go in an unfortunate direction, but there’s nothing of that sort here. Just wholesomeness. I really enjoyed what Miyako Miyahara gave us here. Well worth looking into for yuri fans.