「 So, what do you think of that? 」
Jii-chan asks Torii-san.
「 He’s a dangerous man 」
Torii-san looked at me.
「 Kuromori-sama makes it clear that he differentiates people from his group. He’s kind to the members of his group, but… 」
「 He’s harsh with his enemies 」
「 Well, he indeed is like that with people who are clearly showing hostility but Kuromori-sama is basically apathetic with people outside his group 」
「 I don’t think so. I also worry about the people in the school, curious what kind of bread they want in our bakery 」
I don’t think I’m apathetic to people outside the family.
「 But, you create a line of distinction between your family and others, don’t you? 」
Torii-san looked at me.
「 Well, yeah 」
I look for what to say.
「 Our family isn’t ordinary. We go beyond ethics, common sense, and morality. I know that no ordinary people would understand us 」
Our family is…
Kuromori house’s foundation is of a criminal syndicate.
「 We do a lot of immoral and illegal acts. We have to hide from ordinary people. We have to keep it secret 」
Therefore, I have to make a clear line.
「 Of course. Kuromori-sama’s a young man but to think that you have this many women around you…creating a harem, it would be a problem if the world discovers it 」
Torii-san said, but…
「 Oh? It won’t happen 」
Misuzu laughs lightly.
「 After all, nobody would believe it anyway 」
Nobody’s going to believe that I formed a harem?
「 Danna-sama’s not a man of nobility, nor a son of a wealthy man. A man who’s not from a good family is a fiance of a daughter of the Kouzuki house, which is me…and Grandfather accepted him, that’s unimaginable for ordinary people 」
Kouzuki Misuzu’s fiance should have been a man who’s a son of one of the executives in the Kouzuki group, a man with noble status.
In truth, Jii-chan picked the manager of the Kouzuki group, Shiba-san’s first son, as Misuzu’s fiance.
「 Everyone knows how hard it is for an ordinary high school boy to enter Kouzuki house, the noblest among nobilities 」
「 True, most people would feel daunted 」
「 If they were able to obtain such fortune, they would live their life in tension to make sure that Misuzu nor I won’t hate him. Everyone should know how fearsome I am after all 」
「 Yes. People think that Danna-sama has sworn absolute obedience to me. In truth, it’s the opposite. It’s Misuzu who is under Danna-sama’s control 」
Oh, if you look at it objectively, that’s how it would be
The political and business circles in Japan who has deep connections to Jii-chan see his hate as death.
If I were to have an affair behind Misuzu’s back, Jii-chan’s scary punishment should come to me.
Therefore, they think that a commoner like me is afraid, and has sworn obedience to Misuzu.
「 We opened the party yesterday to reverse that impression 」
Yesterday, there was a party for the young ladies of nobility which Kouzuki house hosted.
「 Indeed. Until yesterday, I thought that Kuromori-sama is a bad guy who deceived Misuzu-sama and is trying to get inside the Kouzuki house 」
「 But then, as the party progress, your eyes show that you treasure Misuzu-sama. Misuzu-sama shows that it’s mutual love, everyone sees the two of you as a beautiful couple. It really deceived us! 」
「 To think that Kuromori-sama has Ruriko-sama and others, and even younger girls in his harem. Furthermore, to think that you would even increase your harem members. I’ve seen it all 」
Torii-san watched me violate women left and right yesterday and today.
「 I see. Misuzu-sama’s right. This is unbelievable to anyone. If the story is that Kuromori-sama’s having an affair with a lowly girl behind Misuzu-sama’s back then it would still be believable, but the fact that Misuzu-sama, the wife knows that he has Ruriko-sama, and other lovely women as his mistresses and everyone gets along, even making hamburgers while having fun, it’s unthinkable in an ordinary world, isn’t it? 」
I was getting accustomed to this family that it became normal to me.
「 Unfortunately, Mariko-san. I’m not the legal wife 」
「 We’re still competing for the title. Ruri-tan wants it too, don’t you? 」
「 Ufufu, that’s a secret 」
「 I’m older, and besides, I prefer to be a woman in the shadows. Therefore, I’m aiming to become his best mistress 」
Shou-neechan who’s sitting with us said with a smile.
「 After all, he’s still young, and I know that this will be a long race. Even Agnes-chan and Luna-chan will grow soon enough 」
「 Yes. They are formidable enemies. They’re rivals, and if you look at the situation during dinner, Agnes-chan seems to be running in the legal-wife race 」
Oh, they’re been trying to break up the scene for a while now.
I guess Agnes’ momentum goes stronger because there are more younger girls now?
「 Oh? I think that the twins are quite strong opponents as well 」
「 Anyway, Danna-sama’s legal wife race has just started. Ruriko and I have no advantage because we’re the daughters of Kouzuki house 」
「 Onii-sama sees his women in equal status. That’s how he feels, and that’s how he treats us. We may have some groups we get along but we have no factions 」
「 It’ll make Danna-sama sad if the family doesn’t get along. Danna-sama treasures us more than himself, and so, we treasure Danna-sama the most too 」
「 That is why everyone gets along. We don’t get along because it comes in naturally, everyone is aware that they have to get along, and so they actively try to. Nobody wants him to hate them 」
Misuzu and Ruriko said. Shou-neechan added.
「 Some among us would equate his hate as death. They lose their hope of continuing to live if he hates them. Therefore, they cling to him with all their best 」
「 Do you mean that you’re trapped in an obsession of not being able to leave Kuromori-sama? 」
Torii-san asks with a straight face.
「 No. The despair came before meeting him. Meeting him means finding hope to them. Therefore, they can’t leave his side 」
「 I’m just like that. I found light in my life when I became Danna-sama’s woman. Therefore, I won’t leave him, and I don’t think I can go on without him. I’ll do anything to stay by Danna-sama’s side and I will get along with the other girls 」
「 I am Onii-sama’s sex slave so serving him is Ruriko’s joy. Onii-sama taught me how fun it is to serve him. I will never leave him. Of course, I will also get along with everyone 」
The two daughters of Kouzuki house says. Yoshiko-san watches them from a bit far.
「 I guess ordinary people won’t understand that 」
「 I’ve been living with you all for the past two days and I’ve come to a better understanding. But, the ordinary people cannot fathom, nor imagine this 」
Torii-san’s right, only we know about the way of our family.
「 It’s very interesting. I have high hopes in this community
Jii-chan tells Torii-san;
「 People with lineage and assets are approached by unscrupulous people who are after them. One of my secretaries is busy every day rejecting contacts from such people. She has to be polite to them and guide them to never come and contact me again. If they feel the slightest bit of arrogance on our part, they’ll use that as an excuse to threaten us for money. Demanding to buy a lot of their magazines at a high price, or asking to support their company, or to introduce them to important people, their demands vary. Furthermore, they don’t give anything in return. They unilaterally try to snatch from us. They think that it’s okay to show disrespect to people born with status and wealth 」
「 And with those who go too far, it’s our job to deal with them 」
Shou-neechan. She meant that she’s moving her Kouzuki SS crew from behind.
「 What they’re doing is begging. However, if they’re going to beg, then act like a beggar and bow your head. Despite that, they’re so bossy, trying to paint us as the bad guys and that they’re the chivalrous samurai 」
Oh, it’s hard to stand in Jii-chan’s place.
「 Therefore, I find it nice that he’s clear to shut out everyone other than his family. People who think “We can understand each other if we talk,” “not everyone in this world are bad people,” or “we’ll come to an understanding if we just take our time,” glossing over everything, can’t protect my house. Bad people will swarm and devour you. Just like how it happened with the Kurama house 」
Oh, the current head of the Kurama house. Misato-san and Arisu’s father.
Misato-san’s fiance urged him to trust the foreign investors.
That caused their downfall.
「 It’s crazy to trust someone who approaches you with a smile and brings you ‘good news’ that you wouldn’t normally have. But, it’s easy to be deceived. People who are foolish enough to believe that they’re luckier than others don’t see the pitfall of such good news. That’s how another nobility with history disappeared 」
「 But, Jii-chan, you intend to revive the Kurama house, don’t you? 」
From Misato-san and Arisu’s generation.
「 That’s my intention but who knows if it happens or not. That stupid Kurama brat might be deceived again. Besides, a house that collapsed once will have most of the treasures passed down from the ancestors scattered around. Kaan and I intend to buy as much as possible 」
The Kurama house can’t retain all their current assets.
「 The scariest part would be if the Kurama sells his daughters who want to be involved with the nobility. It’s troublesome to find an ambitious upstart entering the nobility. That’s why it is unknown 」
「 Mizushima house who yielded to Kansai Yakuza threats and sent in a spy in my house brings danger to the entire nobility. They’re targeted and penetrated by bad people. They can’t stay. That is why we need a man like him, someone who’s got keen eye and skill to shut out the bad guys. He has no hesitation when it comes to villains, and he’s never going easy on them 」
「 If it’s an enemy in which it’s futile to dialogue, where he concludes that the only choice is to kill them, then he would erase them without hesitation 」
「 He doesn’t floss it over. He knows how fearsome the other side is. He knows the importance of speed in fights. If you waste your time talking to someone who doesn’t deserve a conversation then they will cut your head while you’re sleeping. Victory goes to the one who makes the first move. You have to make the first move if you want to exterminate the other party. He understands that. That means, he’s suited to own Kouzuki SS 」
Me? Kouzuki SS?
「 I’m already too old. I might even die tonight. If that happens, I won’t be able to hand over the Kouzuki group to my Granddaughters. I’m sure that there will be a dispute between the branch family and the directors. Misuzu and Ruriko are still too young to take control 」
Jii-chan didn’t mention Yoshiko-san’s name on purpose.
「 Therefore, I want you to take over the Kouzuki house 」
「 No matter how much fuss happens, if you’re in control of Kouzuki SS, it will be in a better state. Kouzuki SS gathers information from behind the scenes, and in case something happens, you’ll have the personnel to deal with them. You have the fighting strength 」
They’re the bodyguards of the Kouzuki group and other nobility, and so, they know a lot of risky information.
Besides, apart from the uniformed personnel, we also have some called top elites.
They can fight most organizations hard.
「 Kouzuki SS is already detached from the Kouzuki group. I own 100% of the stock and I’m willing to give it to you. You’ll take 30%. Misuzu and Ruriko will own 20% each. Then, Seki-kun and Minaho-kun will take 15% each. There is no need to publicly announce who owns the stock since Kouzuki SS is not a public company. I can hand it over to you guys without anyone knowing 」
Meaning, Jii-chan’s going to hand it over to us without the branch families of Kouzuki house, the directors, nor the nobility knowing anything.
「 Minaho-san and me too? 」
「 Isn’t that obvious? He owns the stock but he’s still a high school boy, he couldn’t manage it himself. What about the stockholder meeting? Misuzu, Ruriko, and he could meet up but can they decide anything? 」
「 So, I’m sorry to ask but you’ll have to accept it 」
「 Uhm, is Yazawa-san okay with it? 」
Shou-neechan asks timidly.
Yazawa-san, the on-site chief of Kouzuki SS who’s now the director.
He’s working under Kouzuki SS even before Shou-neechan came.
Shou-neechan thinks that it’s a bad idea for her to become a shareholder and leaving someone who’s done a lot of the company.
「 Yazawa has no intention of becoming an owner. He thinks that it’s trampling his loyalty to me 」
He already offered the same to Yazawa-san.
But, he refused.1
「 Seki-kun, you’re his family, so you’re ready to become an owner of the company along with him, aren’t you? 」
「 Y-Yes. Well 」
「 Then, there should be no problems, right? I’ll tell my secretary to finish the transfer within this week 」
「 Jii-chan, what about Minaho-neesan? 」
「 Oh, Minaho-kun already gave her consent 」
「 Got it. I’ll look after Kouzuki SS 」
Hearing my reply, Torii-san;
「 N-No way 」
Why are you so surprised?
「 K-Kuromori-sama, d-do you understand what it means to obtain Kouzuki SS? 」
「 I know, they have such dangerous power and Jii-chan’s giving them to me 」
「 This won’t agitate Danna-sama 」
「 Indeed, Onii-sama’s a man who can take in someone’s company with composure 」
「 That is why we have become his woman 」
「 The scope of his tolerance is extraordinary 」
Ruriko said with a smile.
「 I mean, I’m just going to look after it, nothing changed 」
「 Shou-neechan’s with me, and Yazawa-san won’t be retiring because of this, right? 」
「 Yes, even if I don’t have a share in the company, he promised to continue working 」
「 I mean, as long as Jii-chan’s still healthy, Misuzu, Ruriko, and I will follow Jii-chan’s lead, consult him on various matters, in fact, Jii-chan will still be the owner 」
It’s only a titular change.
「 K-Kouzuki-sama, have you ever considered the possibility of Kuromori-sama revolting against the Kouzuki house in the future? 」
Torii-san asks Jii-chan this time.
「 No. After all, he will lead the Kouzuki house after I pass away. If he’s on the top of Kouzuki house, he won’t rise to revolt against it 」
「 But, uhm, he could ignore Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama and move Kouzuki SS around for his personal gain 」
「 Unlikely. First, he will not abandon Misuzu and Ruriko, and there is no “I” in his thoughts. Everything he does is for his family 」
「 I mean, Shou-neechan and Minaho-neesan are watching too, as if I could move such a big company like Kouzuki SS to my opinion like that. I do have stocks but it’s not like they will follow all my orders, right? 」
「 Indeed. He’s still an amateur when it comes to managing a company that does security business. If he has something he wants, then we would listen, and suggest a way to make it happen 」
「 Yep. Even if I speak of minor details, Shou-neechan knows more than me and they can find a better solution. I’m going to leave that to the professionals. So, Jii-chan’s giving me the stocks but that doesn’t mean that I have control 」
「 Haaaaaaaaa 」
「 Kuromori-sama, why are you so composed? 」
「 It’s so weird, you’re so straightforward 」
「 I’ve decided. I’m going to have sex with Kuromori-sama. 」
Torii-san says with a bright face like an evil spirit is gone from her.
「 Uhm, I cannot join in Kuromori-sama’s harem because I still have to marry into nobility for the future of Torii house 」
「 However, you’re too interesting, and I don’t think that you’re a bad guy to the root. From what I’ve seen you say and do, Kuromori-sama, I think that you’re a bad guy but your true nature is… 」
Oh, I guess she sees me as a bad guy.
I think so too.
「 Therefore, I think we can be friends. No, I want to be friends with Kuromori-sama 」
Torii-san looked up at me.
「 Can you teach me about sex as a close friend? 」
- Daga, Kotowaru,…not really, it’s “Soshite, kotowareta,” but it’s funny to say the Jojo reference anyway ↩