Inma no Hado chapter 259: Three conditions
A week had passed since then.
That night, Shioya bowed his head to his annoying former classmate in mad humiliation and anger. Of course, he didn’t want to apologize for the past. It was inconvenient to apologize for him bullying someone during middle school and after 20 years, everything went into a decree. If Kenichi didn’t like being bullied, then he only had to say that. Shioya felt intensely angry about bringing it out now, but he couldn’t help it.
Shioya still couldn’t get in touch with his wife. Under this condition, discussions on divorce would go on and on. If this continued, he would lose his current position of managing director, not to mention the cost of compensation and medical treatment. Shioya had to rely on Kenichi to avoid that.
As a result, Kenichi contacted Shioya yesterday and told him that he could meet Keiko at a hotel today. He was a little worried that it was a hotel room and not lobby, but it would be rather convenient because he didn’t want to let other people hear them.
(She still won’t pick her phone to answer any call!)
His wife, Keiko, had been phone called and mailed by Shioya all this time, but she hadn’t replied at all. Everything was told through a lawyer and there was no opportunity to meet her directly. Thus, when Shioya was almost exhausted, an answer came that he could meet her today.
(But if I meet her, I’ll do it somehow! I’ll do it somehow!!)
Shioya had absolute confidence. After all, he met Keiko when they were in the first grade of middle school and had been dating since then. It was said that they were the best couple in the fifth grade, and Shioya thought so himself too. The love and trust that they had developed over the past 20 years could not be shaken by such things.
Pressing the button for the top floor, Shioya suppressed his feelings. A proud suite at this super luxury hotel was the location of today’s meeting.
(Eei!! I’m nervous!)
The door opened when he pressed the bell while pounding.
Standing in front of him was the female lawyer who Shioya had met several times before. She wore a black tailored suit and held her long hair behind. They had met each other many times, but seeing her face, Shioya wondered.
(That…she has such a face? It’s true! But was it so beautiful?)
Up until now he was distracted by the divorce talks and didn’t pay attention to the appearance of the female lawyer in front of him. But in the hotel room, she was an attractive beauty. Her eyes were large and matched her small face, making her look younger than her actual age.
(And…this…appearance… This person, had such a big chest?)
And one more eye-catching thing was the huge chest that lifted up her blouse. When Shioya looked at the bright sunlight in this suite, his eyes were attracted to her abnormal bulge. It protruded forward as if tearing apart the white blouse and it shook every time the female lawyer walked and the second button was about to fly away. Moreover, her underwear that wrapped the bust was clearly visible through her thin blouse. It was a green lace bra and was clearly biting into her white skin.
“Now, here, please… Is iced coffee acceptable?”
Shioya sat down on the couch in the suite and had a drink. Shioya was nervous and thirsty and drank it and followed the appearance of the female lawyer with the corners of his eyes. Her glamorous limbs were highlighted by the suit attached to her body.
He was distracted by the lawyer’s beauty and huge breasts for a while. But then he remembered the proper business.
“Ke, Keiko? Where is Keiko?”
“She will be here soon”
“Then quickly!! Quickly call her!”
“Well well, let’s settle down… Before you see Keiko, I would like to point out some points from her”
“What! Say it quickly!!!”
Shioya yelled in frustration, but the female lawyer laughed thinly while being calm. Sitting on the sofa diagonally in front of Shioya, her large open chest plunged in-front of Shioya ́s eyes and his line of sight was attracted towards it.
“I am a lawyer requested by your wife Keiko. Therefore, it is the principle that all negotiations go through me”
“I know that!”
“Yes. On top of that, your wife wants to divorce with Shioya-san”
“I, I heard that before”
“I just want to check the history so far, just in case…”
The lawyer spoke in a somewhat slower tone while laughing slightly. Perhaps because of that, the anger and irritability of Shioya gradually settled and his eyes were increasingly drawn to her big chest that shook in front of him. When he raised his eyes occasionally, the female lawyer smiled and her white face was visible painted with red lipstick on her lips.
“Therefore, according to your present wife’s wish, in addition to property sharing, 10 million yen is required as a comfort fee and also the stock certificate owned by both of you…”
(I already heard that… The same thing over and over again…)
A description of slow intonation spun from her red lips. Using legal terms, Shioya had heard its contents many times already. The focus of his eyes was gradually fixed at one point, and he realized that he was getting sleepy because of the lunch he ate. He was looking at the red lips moving in front of his eyes as he began to feel hazy.
“…So, if negotiations come to an end in the future, then, unfortunately, we have to take into consideration the possibility of a court case. In that case…”
The pleasant voice of this beauty entered his ears. As he listened to that voice, his head slowly became numb. The voice of the female lawyer gradually moved away. Her red lips move slowly.
At some point, while listening to the flowing, but tedious female lawyer’s explanation, Shioya began to feel sleepy on the couch itself.
“Shioya-san! Shioya-san!! …Sh-i-o-ya-san!!!”
Feeling his body shaking strongly and hearing his name called loudly, Shioya opened his eyes. Because the room was bright, the lights blinded him for a moment, but after adjusting his eyelids, he looked around.
(What…here… Aaa, did I sleep…)
Shioya remembered what happened and understood where he was and then he looked at the face of the beauty in front of him. He came to a luxury hotel to meet his wife, Keiko and was meeting with the female lawyer beforehand, but he fell asleep while listening to her monotonous explanations.
“Don’t sleep in such a place, please be firm. You will see your wife soon!”
“…What!! Is, Is that so…”
Shioya woke up and raised his body and sat straight on the couch. The big-breasted beautiful woman in the black suit looked at him with cold eyes. It felt as if she was observing something.
Not waiting long after that, the door of the suite opened and someone came into the room. Shioya raised his face quickly.
His wife entered the room, turned straight ahead and approached the sofa where he and the female lawyer were sitting. Shioya tried to stand up to hug his wife for the first time in a long while, but then he saw how she sat down without force.
There were no emotions in her eyes. The pupils looked at him like a roadside stone or a grass moth. Of course, neither anger nor remorse came to light, nor any pleasure or surprise. An expression like a noh mask was looking at Shioya.
“W, why…why are you here! Midou!”
And then Shioya noticed. A man was right behind Keiko and was trying to cuddle next to her. He was his former classmate, whom he bullied a long time ago.
“Midou-san will be present as per your wife’s wish”
“What! This is a marital problem!!”
Shioya saw Keiko and Kenichi sitting side by side on the sofa in front of him and he exuded anger at the lawyer’s explanation.
“Even if you say so, Shioya-san actually used violence on his wife. As a woman she felt uneasy to meet you alone, so she asked a male friend, which is Midou-san, to come together”
“Th, That…!! That person, why…”
Shioya still persisted. Why was this man involved in a private matter between him and his wife?
“I would hate being raped by you again”
Keiko, who was sitting on the sofa, opened her mouth. Her voice wasn’t cold, but no emotions were attached to it. A cold feeling ran through Shioya ́s back by that tone.
“Ah, that is! Rape…it wasn’t rape!”
“No, that was full-fledged rape. You forced me to hate you…”
“Th, That is…we are a couple!? …Des, Despite this…”
Shioya tried to oppose. Then, as a disgusting look came from the side from the female lawyer, he became silent.
“Even if you were a couple, you raped her. Above all, your wife is seriously hurt by the act of stepping on her dignity. Oh, I’m sorry, but all this conversation has been recorded. In case of emergency, we will submit it to the police or the court as evidence… So please be careful about your own remarks”
The lawyer pointed out that the logic was in order and Shioya lost two phrases.
“So, I will start talking again. As I have told you before, your wife wants a divorce with Shioya-san”
“Th, that’s not good! You can’t respond to that!”
“It is a problem… Even if you say so, your wife has been subjected to terrible violence, including hospitalization for two days because of rape wounds that took about five weeks to be healed. There is also a medical certificate from a doctor, so I think that this is the reason why it is difficult to continue the marriage and your wife wants to take this divorce procedure…”
“No, no! I’m not going to accept this divorce! This is only a couple ́s quarrel, I can’t be divorced!”
Shioya desperately consoled the lawyer who was trying to complete the process. Keiko just observed Shioya like that, but her emotions were still floating on her face.
After that, the female lawyer insisted on divorce instead of Keiko and the situation continued as Shioya rebutted emotionally. There was no compromise here from either side and the discussion continued with similar lines forever. He might love Keiko, but the main reason Shioya didn’t want divorce was that he didn’t want to lose his current position of managing director. The thought could be seen through at the end of his words.
“If I get divorced, what will happen to my position in the company? My relationship with the president will get worse and my position will be in danger and I will have to quit the company in the worst situation! My next job will be decided by my present age and I can’t think of it and above all, I have been a managing director, but it is a pity I’ll need to give up on it!”
Shioya talked about even such a thing with the female lawyer. It might be that he was too excited while he was talking, but even though the lawyer was hiding insults as overt words, Keiko just sat on the sofa and remained expressionless as ever.
“I have contributed to the company so far and I have made Keiko happy. That’s only a small couple quarrel, so there is no need for a divorce! If I get divorced and lose my job, do you think that I can pay the alimony?”
Shioya shouted. He had a selfish logic. There was no apology or confession. There was only his own convenience for him and it was only self-assertion based on one-sided self-preservation.
Keiko looked at Shioya with an expressionless face and finally opened her mouth.
“Good… If you say so, divorce will be on hold for a while…”
Listening to these words, Shioya ́s face immediately shone.
“Re, Really!!! It, it’s good! It’s good! You mean, we…”
Keiko cut off Shioya.
“There are a few conditions to make it happen. If you accept it, let’s wait for a while”
“What are the conditions?”
Shioya asked with momentum. At that time, Shioya noticed the change from his wife.
While he wasn’t watching her for a while, the atmosphere around Keiko had completely changed. From the face that was originally pretty, the shadow of childhood and innocence had disappeared and she exuded a bewitching sexiness. Her makeup was natural and was also concentrated. Her blue eye-shadow and bright red lips were shiny. Whether her hair was well-maintained or not, it added to her glamor and luxury combined with her fancy appearance.
Furthermore, her clothes were also different. His wife used to prefer loose-looking clothes for adult eyes and she used hemp and cotton as the material. However, right now, his good-looking wife wore a tight blue mini-dress that fitted perfectly on her body and the short skirt looked like one could see her underwear even while sitting. From her large open chest, a white valley was peeking out and a surprisingly large meat scoop lifted the fabric forward. Black stockings were worn on the legs that extended from her skirt and silver anklets were also shining on her high heels.
After 20 years of getting acquainted, Shioya should have known Keiko’s fashion and cosmetic preferences. If anything, his wife should have liked sober and natural materials. Even though they didn’t meet for only a few weeks, all of it had changed! For example, the flashy makeup was as good as that of a hostess or club mama.
(These guys…maybe…after all…?)
He noticed another thing at the same time. Keiko was looking at him with emotionless eyes but was trying to get close to their former classmate who sat next to her. It looked like an instinct in a sense, there was no reason there. However, Shioya felt the peculiar air as if there was something between his wife and Kenichi. It was a unique sense of distance and atmosphere that both men and women share.
(Keiko…Keiko can’t betray me… And the other person is supposed to be this guy… But… let’s see…being here, after all…but such…)
Shioya denied it with his reason. Keiko preferred strong, wild men like him and she should hate nerds like Kenichi.
(Unacceptable… But it is impossible to happen by accident…)
“There are three conditions under which the divorce will be on hold for a while…”
As if it was prepared in advance, Shioya was unable to dispel the black suspicion coming up in his mind. He looked at Keiko as she laid out the conditions to avoid the divorce.