Welcome to the Moratorium! ("Moratoriamu ni yōkoso!", モラトリアムにようこそ！) is the sixth chapter of the Welcome to the N.H.K. manga.
Tatsuhiro Satou is struggling to write the eroge's script. He panics when Misaki trespasses into his room and starts browsing his eroge references. She seems very non-judgemental and simply curious about his perverted collections. She does criticize however, that his obsessions and latency are very unhealthy. He orders her to stop while he gets ready for his mother's arrival but she continues anyway. Tatsuhiro's mother, Shizue Satou, abruptly barges into his room. Misaki's diffidence and shyness becomes very apparent when she's confronted with his mother, and as such, Shizue gets along very well with Misaki. Misaki escorts them to Chinatown to grab some food. Tatsuhiro panics as his mother grows suspicious of his fib that he and Misaki are actually in a relationship. Shizue is shrewd enough to pick apart Tatsuhiro's lie, and understand his motives. He runs off to the bathroom to expand upon his lie, but Misaki has already confessed that it was all a lie.  Tatsuhiro fabricates a system in which the conversation will flow, that will prove his supposed relationship with Misaki, as well as his job working with Yamazaki. His plan falls apart and his assumption on what they were discussing causes him to embarrass himself in front of them. However, his mother dismisses his blunder and leaves on a good note. Misaki wants the relationship to be real, so she goes on a walk with him to an outdoor dating spot. She makes the first move in trying to kiss him, but falters at the last moment and absconds.
- ↑ It is suggested that Misaki reminisces about her mother, who committed suicide, and envies Tatsuhiro for having such a nice and intelligent mother.