Tamotsu, a high school teacher, just realised he’s not alone in his orientation. His student Shiotsu just came out to him, confessing that he’s in love with the top student in class.
Tamotsu tries to manipulate him, knowing that the object of his affection is completely straight. He encourages him to confess his feelings, knowing well that he will be rejected.
Shiotsu went through with his suggestion.
Although Tamotsu was their teacher he learnt a lesson from them — they both had heart, and both had more courage than him.
Love wasn’t yet within reach, but that could wait.