「 Morning, Yo-chan 」
「 Morning, Yoshinobu-kun 」
Nei and Margo-san are at the table when we went to the dining room.
「 Morning. Are you going to meet people from the martial arts entertainment business? 」
Recently, Margo-san and Nei are been meeting people in various businesses to look for sponsors.
「 Not today. It’s Sunday, and so businessmen are taking a break 」
「 People like them take their holidays seriously. And so, for today, I’ll be training. Oh, right. Edie? 」
Margo-san called out Edie who’s on the other table with Michi and the girls.
「 What’s up? 」
「 We were busy last night so I forgot to tell you but the tournament you’re participating in has been decided 」
「 You have to first show up in existing tournaments, show off your skill, or you won’t get popular 」
「 Yes. That’s why she’s appearing in a women’s MMA tournament. That kind of contest has each respective sponsor, and so the power relationship that’s sticking with them is complicated, but anyway, we managed to slip in our entry 」
「 TV documentary programs will also have total coverage, that said, it won’t be for Margo-oneechan or Edie, but for Kudou Haruka-san 」
Michi’s sister, Haruka is a women’s high school karate champion last year, and so her name does its job.
Well, she’s also a beauty, and she’s just enough to lure the media.
「 Team Kuromori will have Margo-oneechan, Edie, Haruka-san, and Kendou Maria. Err, they’re classified in weight. Margo-oneechan and Kendou Maria-san, then Edie and Haruka-san are in the same class 」
Margo-san and Kendou Maria (Formerly Tendou Otome) are both tall girls, but…
Edie and Haruka-san are not that big.
「 Either way, the objective was to enter the lightest class and then dominate the ranks, but… 」
Nei said, then…
「 Then, I’ll participate! 」
Kinuka stands up.
「 Sorry, can’t let middle school girls join the tournament! Sit down 」
「 Nuuu 」
I mean, Kinuka, you’re too young for that.
With that said, Haiji, who’s of the same age, can’t join in either.
「 I’m in high school, but… 」
Mitama stands up, passing from her sister.
「 No, Mitama-san is big enough. Also, Mitama-san appears in Yukino’s show so let’s refrain for now. You’ll become the topic instead of Margo-oneechan
Nei speaks apologetically.
「 T-T-That’s a regret 」
Mitama sits down.
「 I mean, there’s hardly any martial arts tournament broadcasted on TV that lets women in. Pushing in four athletes inside is already hard enough 」
「 Then why not join an open tournament instead? 」
「 Right. Tournaments, where anyone can join in, have a lower degree of attention, and so we chose a tournament where you can only enter with a referral 」
Margo-san replies to my question.
「 Remember when I talked to a Kansai big-shot who has a lot of influence in MMA showbusiness? 」
Oh right, when we were dealing with Tsukiko’s case, in that hotel…what’s his name again? Takasaki or something?
It’s an all-out dispute with the Kansai Yakuza after that, but that one’s well threatened, so he didn’t join the faction against Kouzuki house.
「 If we don’t show an overwhelming power in that tournament, there will be no next time. Anyway, we have to show results in Japan, or it will be hard to participate in America 」
「 With that said, I’ll be tailoring the training from today onwards. I’ll stay here so you don’t have to worry about the security of the mansion 」
If Margo-san’s here, then I don’t have to worry.
「 Nei, you don’t have to stick with me today, so why don’t you go with Ai-chan to school? 」
Ai’s going to start a free sampling event to say thanks to the people who helped Megu out yesterday.
Mana’s going too to support Ai when speaking to people she’s having a hard time to deal with, but…
If Nei, a student of the school comes with them, it would be reassuring.
「 Hmm, I’ll pass 」
「 I think that it would be better if Ai-chan can do it without me present 」
「 If I go there, I’d look like the boss, right? Remember, I should’ve been in my third-year already 」
Nei’s repeating a year, and other students feared her for she was the delinquent in blonde hair until spring this year.
First-year students only saw the scary Nei for a month until the Golden Week, but…
The second, and third-years still remember the past Nei’s appearance.
「 Today, Ai-chan’s the leader, then Mana-chan and Kana-chan can support in the bakery. That’s good enough 」
「 Oh, I’ll still go to school. We haven’t cleaned up the room down the principal’s office. I can watch over everyone in that room and I can come and help if anything happens. Well, I’ll show myself when it’s time to distribute the pastries 」
「 Yeah. It helps that you’ll do that, Ya-chan 」
「 Since it’s a rare opportunity, Ai has to do her best in teaching how to make pastries. Someday, when we start our new bakery, she has to instruct the people in the bakery 」
We can’t keep the bakery within just our family…
We have to hire employees and part-time job workers.
If so, she’ll have to guide and teach every day.
「 O-Okay… I’ll do my best 」
「 It’s okay, Onii-chan, Mana’s with her so I got her 」
「 Me too, Nobu 」
「 I won’t help out directly but I’ll loiter around in front of the bakery 」
「 Edie, are you sure that you don’t want to train for the tournament? 」
「 Margo and I are different. Margo has to win as a martial artist, but I’m different. It’s okay for me to stay the same if there’s a need to check for the match, then I already did that last night 」
Last night. Edie fought with Kaan Momoko-neechan’s bodyguard, Sebastianus (Yamada Umeko-san), and won
「 It won’t be training for me unless I fight seriously 」
「 Well, I think I can spar twice more before the tournament itself. After watching the match yesterday, the other bodyguards would also want to have a match with me 」
「 If that’s the case, why don’t we have a match? 」
「 I wanted to go all out in a match at least once 」
「 If that’s the case, then me too 」
「 No need. I’m… 」
Edie said, but…
「 Maybe later, Mitama and Kinuka. Didn’t you say that you’re going to meet with Misato-san today? 」
I said in a hurry.
「 If you have some bruises on your face, Misato-san will worry about what’s happening to you in the mansion so you should stop for now 」
「 Ah, yes, you’re right 」
「 Right 」
The Anjou sisters hanged their heads.
「 Then, we can go at it tonight. Umeko’s coming over, right? 」
「 Yeah, Momoko-neechan’s bringing her over 」
Momoko-neechan had Yamada Umeko-san promise that if she loses, she will be deflowered.
「 I might have a rematch with Umeko, so you girls too 」
Yeah, I don’t want Momoko-neechan to bulldoze Yamada Umeko-san and force her to have sex with me.
Let’s bring a match where they all take on Edie.
Even without it, I still have to guide the new prostitutes of the Black Forest.
「 Okay, okay, okay…the toast is ready to line it up 」
Nagisa shows up from the kitchen.
「 It’s breakfast time! 」
Agnes and the young girls push the wagon.
Oh, the delicious smell of bacon and eggs drifts in the air.
◇ ◇ ◇
Everyone ate breakfast…
「 The flower market is closed during Sundays so we can take it easy in the morning 」
「 I wanted to take Mariko-san in the market at least once, but… 」
「 Yes, I would like to get into the setting where people stock up for learning business 」
Mariko’s been working in Nagisa’s shop since last week.
「 But, it would be hard to go there during school days, right? The market takes a break during Sundays, but when it’s public holidays, they continue their business, regardless of the day. Mon-Wed-Fri has cut flowers, then Tue-Thurs-Sat has potted plants 」
「 Mariko, did you discover something after working at Nagisa’s flower shop? 」
「 Right…well, the good ones always sells first 」
Mariko replied with a smile.
「 That’s right. Customers also have good eyes, and so when they find the good ones, it gets sold out first. Therefore, you need to stock up all the time to make sure that you don’t run out of the good stuff. If not, you’ll become a store with nothing but second rate items 」
「 On the other hand, once you see the item as something hard to sell, bring it to a bargain immediately. Flowers are perishables and so their freshness goes down as time goes by. You need to make quick decisions. If you are slow, your financial loss multiplies 」
「 That’s informative 」
Mariko listens with a serious face.
「 Then, Mariko, are you going to Nagisa’s shop until evening? 」
「 Yes, I’ll do that, Kou 」
「 Then, Haiji, look after her 」
「 Certainly 」
That’s good now.
「 Papa, what should Agnes do? 」
「 Agnes has to study. Your entrance exam is really close now 」
That was close.
I blanked out because of Agnes’ smile.
「 Uuu, study again? 」
「 It will be over soon, hang in there. Mao-chan, watch Agnes, okay? 」
I told Mao-chan.
「 “Oh Yo!” 」
Mao-chan said with a smile.
「 Mao-chan, what’s with that response? 」
Nagisa, her mother, asks Mao-chan with a grim face.
「 Mao-chan and Agnes loves playing Kuntra Mask 」
Kuntra Mask what?
「 “Don’t joke with me” 」
「 “What’ja say?” 」
「 “Space Pirate. Whoosh!” 」
Mao-chan and Agnes made that exchange.
「 They seem to be copying an anime 」
Koyomi-chan said bashfully.
Oh, I see.
「 Geez, you’re copying something weird again 」
「 Agnes, it’s okay to do that but when you’re in the interview, don’t do that, okay? 」
「 “Oh Yo!” 」
「 Should I make sure that she doesn’t say anything strange during her interview? 」
Tsukiko asks me.
Hmm, there’s a problem with using the Miko power to restrain her, but…
「 It’s okay. Onii-san, we’ll be with her during the exam 」
Luna’s going to be with her so I don’t have to worry.
They could read Agnes’s thoughts and stop her before she blurts out anything strange.
「 Luna-chan, you’re banned to say “Boku” during the exam too. Okay? 」
「 Ah, yes, I’ll be careful 」
「 I will watch over Luna 」
Yomi, her big sister, said with a smile.
Yomi and Koyomi-chan will be sitting in for the exam too.
The three shrine maidens surround her so I guess Agnes can’t show her faults.
「 Anyway, I’m entrusting her to you girls 」
「 Yes, Sensei! 」
By the way, it seems that Yomi, Luna, and Koyomi-chan have done their studies already.
It’s just Agnes that I’m worried about in scholarly ability.
「 Kuromori-sama, uhm 」
Yoshiko-san who’s been quiet all this time, speaks up.
「 I’m very sorry for the various disturbances last night 」
Oh, the part where she said that she won’t become my woman.
「 No, don’t mind it. Misuzu and Ruriko are the ones who caused trouble 」
「 I’m very sorry, Yoshiko-oneesama 」
「 I’m very sorry 」
Misuzu and Ruriko stand up and bows to Yoshiko-san again.
「 No, I’m the one who should’ve been much more clear with my feelings 」
Yoshiko-san also bows her head.
「 Were you able to talk it out last night? 」
「 Yes, we’ve talked heart to heart 」
But, it seems that it wasn’t enough from how it looks.
After calming down for one night, they may have noticed something new.
「 Then, take it easy for today. You have a lot of time. Misuzu, Ruriko, you too 」
「 Yes, Danna-sama 」
「 I’ll do as Onii-sama says 」
The three have to talk to each other frankly about the future of the Kouzuki house.
「 Michi, watch over them 」
「 Certainly, Master 」
To prevent Misuzu and Ruriko tries to push their ideas to Yoshiko-san again…
Michi has to keep them in check.
「 If anything happens, contact me. Carry your phone all the time 」
I told Michi
◇ ◇ ◇
「 There we go 」
In the garage…
I load in a box of tea bottles in Katsuko-nee’s transport van.
I’m handing it over to the sports clubs who helped out Megu yesterday.
Putting Ai’s free sampling aside, this is Megu, and my thanks to them.
Fortunately, the mansion has stockpiles of these.
We have a lot of food stored because who knows when our enemies could surround us.
As for the free food samples, Ai still has to teach the tennis club girls first, the process from the flour to the pastry sold in school.
Therefore, we’re not bringing the usual big pads with ready to bake dough.
We bring in the raw materials to the van.
「 Err, as for the people going to school… 」
Katsuko-nee, Megu, Kana-senpai, Ai, Nei, Edie, Mana, and me.
「 Thank you for waiting, Yoshi-kun 」
Oh, they’re all wearing school uniforms.
「 So, what do you think, Onii-chan? 」
Mana’s wearing a red long mature-looking skirt.
Yeah, I can’t tell that she’s actually young.
That mysterious allure brings mystery to her presence.
「 I don’t think that anyone in my club could have a high-handed attitude in Mana-san now 」
Kana-senpai gives her approval.
「 Yeah looks good. Mana 」
I looked at the clock.
It’s 8:15 AM.
It’s Sunday so the start of sports club training is mostly at 9 o’clock.
Everyone would still be in their clubroom before training so I could send my thanks before they begin.
「 I told Arisu-chan and the girls to change clothes and wait 」
Katsuko-nee told me.
Yeah, Megu and the girls are going to school, but…
Katsuko-nee and I will go to Minaho-neesan’s new brothel this morning.
Then, we’re going to bring Arisu, Mitama, and Kinuka with us.
「 Oh, Karen-san’s coming too 」
「 Karen? 」
「 We have to bring her to the doctor, right? 」
Oh, yeah. The medical exam post-deflowering.
「 Today, Ikeda-sensei’s going to the facility 」
I’m going to deflower the prostitute candidates.
Then, Ikeda-sensei’s going to examine them.
「 Therefore, we’re taking Karen-san with us 」
Yeah, Karen is holding Arisu dear so it’s better if they stay together for a while.
「 Okay. Anyway, let’s go to school first 」
Giving my thanks to them and explaining about the free sampling.
Katsuko-nee’s going to introduce Mana as her student to the tennis club girls who will come to the bakery.
What’s left is for Ai to take care of everyone.
Katsuko-nee and I will return to the mansion first, change cars, and then go to the basement of the hotel in front of the station.
That’s the plan.
「 Fuwaaaa, morning. Why did nobody wake me up?! 」
Yukino comes over with a sleepy face.
「 We’re going to school, want to come, Yukino? 」
「 I won’t. It’s Sunday, I’ll just lay idle around my room 」
「 I just came to see you because you were heading out! Anyway, bye! Take care! 」
Yukino said without motivation.
「 Yeah, I’m heading out 」
「 Yukino’s really interesting. You love Kou that much? 」
Mariko comes with Nagisa and Haiji
「 Hey, I’m different! 」
「 Look at you blushing. That’s cute, Yukino! 」
「 Mariko-chan, we’re riding this car 」
「 Okay, Nagisa-san 」
「 Then we’ll be going first 」
Mariko and Haiji enter Nagisa’s imported car.
「 Okay, as for everyone going to school, get in! 」
Katsuko-nee told everyone.
「 Hmph, I changed my mind. I’m going too 」
Yukino enters the van
「 No, Yukino, it’s overloaded now 」
I stopped her
「 Huh? 」
「 Look, there’s Katsuko-nee, Megu, Kana-senpai, Ai, Nei, Edie, and Mana. It’s reaching the 8-people limit of the van」
We also have cardboard of bottles and bakery ingredients.
「 There’s no seat for Yukino 」