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Wearing a ring holds a variety of special meanings. Wearing one on your right middle finger means you are single; matching rings on the right ring finger shows friendship; and matching rings on the left ring finger signifies a couple. Wataru wears a single ring on his right middle finger and never thought it was a big deal - that is, until one day he discovers that he wears the exact same ring as his hugely-popular upperclassman Kazuki. However while Kazuki's reputation paints him as a kind and friendly boy, he is nothing but cold and ill-tempered towards Wataru. Finding his senior to be little more than a jerk, Wataru finds the existence of their matching rings to be thoroughly annoying. As their paths cross more often, Wataru begins to question his true feelings, but why is it that the supposedly gentle Kazuki is only cold towards him?
Though Ryoji and Toru have been friends since the start of high school, Toru has long since fallen for his classmate with no sign of his feelings being reciprocated. However, one day their friendship is set to change when ladies’ man Ryoji confesses that he gets turned on whenever the quiet Toru is around. Now the teen finds himself tempted to give into the flirt’s increasingly persistent advances, but can he really enter into a physical relationship with his best friend and not get hurt while knowing that his love isn’t returned?
Both of these are one volume shounen-ai tales set in schools. While Desire is more explicit in its content and Only the Ring Finger Knows is more of a soft boy-love romance, both are worth reading for fans of the genre.
If you liked Dousaibou Seibutsu or Only The Ring Finger Knows then you will most likely like the other because of the cute stories and they are both shounen-ai's. There are also some similarities between how the characters from both manga act that I feel ties these two together.
If you have read and liked Little Butterfly or Only the Ring Finger Knows you'd like the other because not only are they both 'light' yaoi they deal with the same kind of feelings and situations that come up in a school atmosphere when your just starting to realize your different then others, they both hold some serious moments but overall its a kind of 'fluff' and introduction to all yaoi in general. I find them both to be 'must reads' for any yaoi lover ^__^
Both of these shounen-ai manga are sweet and innocent and throughly non-graphic, which can be frusteratingly hard to find sometimes. Both are set in high school are feature a sempai and kohai pair. (Only the Ring Finger Knows is told from the kohai's point of view while Seven Days is split, but mostly follows the sempai.) In both manga, the couple barely know each other and fall in love as they learn about each other's strengths and short-comings.
Both manga have a gimmick: in Only the Ring Finger Knows, matching rings are popular at the school as a way to show who are your friends and, more importantly, your lovers. In Seven Days, the kohai is well-known at the school for dating any girl for a week and promptly dumping them at the end. Both couples set foot on their paths via a misunderstanding.
If you're looking for some BL that younger people can read (or older people can read in public) both of these are excellent.