Eating ice cream after taking a bath…
Momoko-neechan and Misuzu and the girls are having a debate.
「 Besides, I still don’t agree with this. What you’re doing is just Kou-chan’s harem, right? 」
Momoko-neechan fires the first shot.
「 What’s a harem? 」
「 Well, you see. It’s a gathering of people from the family who loves Yo-chan 」
「 Yes, that’s right! If that’s the case, we’re Papa’s Harem 」
「 Don’t you think it’s abnormal that Kou-chan’s the only man and everyone else are girls? 」
Momoko-neechan said, but…
「 Why? 」
「 Don’t you want someone else other than Kou-chan? Someone more mature than him? Don’t you think that men like those are much more reliable? 」
「 Hmmm. Agnes prefers Papa. Papa’s very reliable, and when he’s on my side, I don’t feel scared 」
Agnes leans to my body while licking the ice cream spoon.
「 Besides, men other than Papa are bad people. If you’re not careful, it won’t be just Agnes but the whole family will be in danger! That’s why one has to be careful! 」
Agnes replies with a smile.
「 You seem to have taught her well 」
Momoko-neechan looks dumbfounded.
「 Black Forest is a criminal organization you see. We’re dealing with not just those who are hostile to us now but those who may try to make a move on us in the future. We’ll never let down our guard. 」
「 Abducting at least one of our family members and turning them into a hostage is going to be the first action they will do 」
Agnes grabs my thighs.
「 It’s okay. I’m here. Everyone’s here too, right? 」
「 That’s right, Papa 」
Agnes only had a few opportunities to leave the Kuromori mansion…
Luna, who has the Miko power and is a close friend to Agnes is always with her but…
Kaan Momoko-neechan’s contract is to not let the Takakura sisters come close to her.
Agnes is now relying on me.
「 Torii-sama has been added to the VIPs escort targets on Kouzuki SS. You’ll have a bodyguard with you starting tomorrow 」
Rei-chan told Mariko.
「 Uhm, please call me Mariko. Fujimiya Reika-san has become my big sister too 」
Mariko replies bashfully.
「 She’s Rei-chan! 」
「 Reika-oneesama or Reika-oneechan is okay too 」
Agnes and Nei said.
「 Please take care of me, Reika-oneesama 」
「 Likewise. Mariko-san 」
Seeing the two smile at each other, Momoko-neechan;
「 Isn’t that great Mariko? Now you have a lot of sisters 」
She speaks to Mariko with a loathsome smile.
So far, Mariko’s only big sister was Momoko-oneechan, so she doesn’t find this amusing.
「 Then, I’ll ask Mariko since we have the opportunity. Are you sure about this Mariko? 」
「 What do you mean by that, Kaan-sama? 」
Mariko adamantly calls Momoko-neechan “Kaan-sama”
For Momoko-neechan of the Kaan house, she feels like the Kouzuki house took her little sister away.
She glares at Mariko.
「 What I mean is that you will never be able to keep Kou-chan for yourself! Are you sure about that?! Are you sure that you’re joining that stupid idea of sharing the same man with other girls? 」
She speaks while breathing roughly.
「 Furthermore, joining a harem where Kouzuki house’s Misuzu and Ruriko are in means that you’ll never raise your status! You’ll remain inferior, living a life where you have to follow Misuzu and Ruriko, do you understand that? 」
「 That perception is wrong. Kaan-sama 」
「 My perception? 」
「 Yes. First of all, we’re not sharing Kou-chan 」
「 But… 」
「 Kaan-sama, you talk that our situation is a harem. If this is Kou’s harem, then us women would be Kou’s property, wouldn’t it? 」
「 T-That’s… 」
「 Kaan-sama, you always look from above and so you won’t understand but Misuzu-oneesama, Ruriko-san, and I are under Kou’s control 」
「 That’s obvious! Kou-chan is just a high school boy! He’s not even the head of the Kuromori house. The head of the Kuromori house was that detestable woman from earlier. 」
As expected, Minaho-neesan’s impression is at it’s worst.
「 A mere high-school boy can’t take control of the daughters of Kouzuki and Torii house! Even if you girls accept that stupid relationship, others won’t! 」
「 Oh? But Grandfather allows this 」
Misuzu replies with a smile.
「 Even if Kouzuki-sama does, everyone from the Kouzuki group won’t! 」
The branch families of Kouzuki house and the directors know that I am Misuzu’s fiance.
However, if they were to discover that I have a relationship not just with Misuzu but with Ruriko and all the other girls.
Well, no adult would allow that.
「 That’s why it’s a secret. Our family that is 」
「 Do you think that if it’s a secret, that nobody knows about it, you can go against ethics? Do you think that’s allowed? 」
「 Allowed? Who do we owe permission? 」
I asked Momoko-neechan.
「 Why would we need permission from other people to live a happy life? 」
「 T-The law of Japan! If you go against ethics then the law will judge you! 」
It goes back to that argument.
「 Momoko-neechan, you know that Kuromori house is a criminal organization, a group that lives on the other side, right? We never follow the law in the first place. We’re outlaws 」
「 I-If you can’t follow the laws of this country t-then leave Japan, they say 」
「 Who did? 」
「 If our unethical criminal acts aren’t discovered, then nobody can blame us 」
「 Kou-chan, you think that it’s okay as long as you’re not discovered? 」
「 What I mean is there’s no good or bad about this problem 」
「 You see, this is how it is; 」
「 You know, if Yo-chan suddenly dies right now, I’ll follow him. There’s no worth living in a world where Yo-chan’s gone 」
「 On the other hand, I don’t care about anything else as long as Yo-chan is happy. I’m okay even if I’m the only one for Yo-chan. If Yo-chan loves everyone in the family, then I love them too. They’re people that Yo-chan loves after all. They’re just as precious to me then 」
「 Right. I think that Ya-chan loves the family even without me 」
「 I do love the family, but I can’t do that without Yo-chan. That’s why, I know that this is a bad example but I’ll say it again, if Yo-chan were to die, I won’t care about everyone in the family and follow you immediately. As one would expect, this time… 」
Nei lost her parents when she was 12, and her twin brother when she was 15. They were killed in front of her.
If I die, she would follow me immediately. That’s likely.
「 You see, I usually joke around but I’m actually a heavy woman.1 Then, Yo-chan accepts all that weight I carry, he’s the only one who can do that. That’s why I can’t live without YO-chan, and I won’t go away from Yo-chan’s family 」
「 Mana doesn’t love Onii-chan as much as Nei-oneechan, but you know… 」
Mana speaks up.
「 That’s not true. Mana-chan loves Papa just as much as Nei-chan and Agnes! 」
「 Well, well, let’s put that aside. In my case, if Onii-chan didn’t save me, I would’ve been killed off because of the troubles my Father caused. Onii-chan didn’t give up on me that’s why I’m still alive today 」
She smiles wryly and sighed.
「 I mean, it’s still true even now. If Onii-chan were to suddenly pass away right now, I would also be removed… It’s actually troublesome to keep a girl like me alive and yet, thanks to Onii-chan, I’m still alive, even if impossible 」
She doesn’t trust Minaho-neesan.
It can’t be helped. Minaho-neesan did plan on killing her until half a year ago.
「 That’s wrong, Mana. Minaho-neesan found you a middle school to attend 」
「 Huh? 」
「 For now, you’ll be able to get a school register, but going to school and making friends is impossible for now. You need to wait until high-school for that 」
「 High school? 」
「 Yes, once you get a school register, you’ll be able to get into high school. You won’t have problems enrolling in our school. Mana would be a freshman and I’ll be your senior. It’ll only be for a year but we can go to school together 」
「 Onii-chan! 」
「 I thought that I won’t be able to do it. No school in Japan would accept me 」
I knew it, she’s worried about it.
Agnes, Yomi, Luna, and Koyomi-chan will enter Misuzu’s school and yet…
Mana’s the only one whose school is still not decided.
「 Agnes also wants to go to the same high school as Papa! 」
Agnes is 12. I’m 16.
「 Yo-chan, why don’t you repeat a year then? Like me? Ehehe 」
Nei should be in her third year in high school, but she’s still in second-year.
「 That would be impossible, but I’ll come and play during the school festival 」
Katsuko-nee’s waiting for me to graduate before she could start her bakery.
I can’t repeat a year for Agnes.
「 That’s right! Come and play! 」
Agnes said happily.
「 Anyway, all of us have our separate circumstances, and Danna-sama saved us, and thus, we’re gathered together 」
Misuzu told Momoko-neechan.
「 Forming as a single-family wasn’t our plan from the start, it just happened as a result 」
「 Furthermore, it’s still halfway, it’s not complete 」
Ruriko looked at Mariko.
「 In the past two days, we just accepted new family members 」
And who knows what will happen in the future.
「 That’s not what I want to know. I’m asking what Misuzu and Ruriko think in this situation! If you keep increasing your family indiscriminately, won’t that run through the Kouzuki house’s fortune in the end? 」
Momoko-neechan looked at the two.
「 We’re not increasing them indiscriminately. Onii-sama looks at the people and chooses only those who should be in the family 」
「 Right. Rather, it’s a treasure trove! Everyone’s cute, smart, and have an amazing personality 」
Ruriko said. Mariko added.
「 Mariko, aren’t you the number one problem child here? 」
Momoko-neechan gives a mocking remark, but…
「 That’s not true 」
「 That’s right. We have the troublesome girls waiting for us at home 」
Agnes and Edie.
I shouldn’t comment on that.
「 Well, I’m letting that go. I don’t care about it. What I’m doubting about is that if it were me, I wouldn’t want my lover to have other women. My lover belongs to only me and I’ll never let him cheat. I’ll keep him monitored all the time and if I find out that he’s trying to fool around, I’ll break up with him instantly. Naturally, he’ll have to pay compensation 」
「 Compensation? 」
「 Putting the daughter of Kaan house to shame naturally means that you’ll receive social sanctions 」
I can’t imagine.
「 I don’t know about your family but Kou-chan’s legal wife is Misuzu, eight? I mean there’s no better house than Kouzuki 」
「 What’s a legal wife? 」
「 Isn’t Misuzu-chan the social legal wife? 」2
We jumped in two meanings from a single reading…
「 Legal wife means…Yo-chan’s…well, let’s say that she’s the closest and the representative wife? 」
「 If it’s someone who’s closest to Papa, then that would be Katsuko-chan and Ai-chan! 」
「 Who’s that Ai-chan? 」
Mariko asks Nei.
「 Well, she’s one of the girls who stayed at home. You’ll meet her next time 」
「 Katsuko-san…Oh, it’s that one. So, that Ai girl and Katsuko-san are the ones closest to Kou? 」
「 That’s right. The three of them are always working at the bakery together 」
Oh, so that’s her reason.
Agnes and the girls help out in molding the dough but…
The three of us do all the other work.
I mean, Ai and I are still in the middle of learning how to make pastry from Katsuko-nee.
「 Then, Agnes-chan, who’s next? 」
「 Hmm, it’s Yukino-chan and Megumi-chan 」
「 Who? 」
「 You’ll see them soon enough 」
「 Agnes and everyone loves sitting next to Papa. I also love snuggling to his body. But, Papa only has one body so there’s only one space on each side.
Oh, everyone sure comes when I sit down on a sofa.
「 So, it’s usually first-come-first-serve. Those who got the seat first can stay where they are. That’s the rule. Agnes, Luna, Yomi-chan, and all the young group does that.
I didn’t know that.
「 But, when Yukino-chan or Megumi-chan are there, you should leave Papa’s side and let them take place. Those two are scary after all 」
「 Do they complain to you, Agnes? 」
I didn’t even know that it’s happening.
「 We don’t speak to them directly but we do it in our mind 」
「 Luna and Koyomi-chan tells us that we should get away as soon as possible 」
Oh right, Luna and the girls can read minds.
Even without speaking, Yukino and Megu continue their complaints.
「 Okay, I’ll do something about it. I’ll talk to the two 」
「 Don’t! You can’t do that Papa 」
「 If Papa says that, Yukino-chan and Megu-chan will just complain even more 」
「 Okay. It’s Onee-chan’s turn then 」
「 I’ll talk to them. I don’t think that they’ll take what I tell them as a joke 」
Sure, if it’s Nei, the two of them will just let it end by replying “Sure, sure”
That said, letting Minaho-neesan scold them every time would be bad.
Rei-chan has a serious personality, it would be harsh if she tells you off with a serious face.
Megu’s earnest to the roots and so she would accept what Rei-chan tells her.
Yukino hardly interacts with Rei-chan but she couldn’t just gloss the conversation nor escape from it.
「 Yeah. Please do, Rei-chan 」
「 Yes. But, be sure to observe the development. If I didn’t help then Shou-oneesama, if that still didn’t work out, then ask Minaho-oneesama 」
「 Right… The two of them are busy so let’s deal with them by ourselves for now 」
「 What do you think, Momoko-oneesama? It is as you can see 」
Misuzu smiled at Momoko-neechan.
「 It’s not a Harem. It’s a family. Danna-sama is our husband and our patriarch 」
「 That’s right. You can’t find a harem king who lets his women think and move on their own 」
「 That’s why it’s fun to be in Onii-sama’s family 」
「 If there are a lot of women, various problems will occur every day. But, Onii-sama makes us talk to each other and deal with it 」
「 Yeah, rather, it’s fun to do various things with everyone. Furthermore, if everyone helped each other, we can deal with any problem. And so, even in 20, 30 years…We’ll continue to live in happiness 」
「 It’s not a wish but an act. We will do it. Currently, Jii-chan, Minaho-neesan, Shou-neechan and Rei-chan, Katsuko-nee, and Nagisa, the adults all help us out, but you know… Once we’re adults, we’ll be taking care of the younger, protecting the family, become happy. That’s an absolute 」
「 That’s right! Desuno! 」
For some reason, Agnes, the young one, replies straight away.
「 Agnes will do her best for Papa and the family 」
「 Yeah. Go for it 」
「 We all didn’t have a dream until we met Yo-chan 」
Nei tells Momoko-neechan.
「 We thought that our lives have no light in the future. Agnes, me… 」
「 Me too 」
「 Being born the daughter of the Kouzuki house, a life where everything is tied up. It’s a painful life 」
Yoshiko-san who’s quiet all this time looked at Ruriko in surprise.
It’s Yoshiko-san who lived with Ruriko in that tied down life ever since childhood.
「 There’s no difference even now, is there? 」
Momoko-neechan asks, but…
「 No. I’m now Onii-sama’s sex slave. The future of the Kouzuki house is no longer my concern 」
「 That’s not allowed! Being born as a daughter of nobility means… 」
Momoko-neechan’s heating up, but Ruriko;
「 Who would not give their permission? 」
「 Well, the house, the vassals, the family group enterprise, and your ancestors! The pride of nobility you received from the ancient times… 」
「 I’m no longer a captive of that idea. Ruriko is just a slave after all 」
「 W-Wait! 」
「 If Onii-sama orders me, then I’ll take over the Kouzuki house. But, if he doesn’t, Ruriko will not do it, even if Grandfather orders me to 」
「 M-Misuzu! Are you sure that it’s okay to say that?! 」
Momoko-neechan looked at Misuzu.
「 I’m just Danna-sama’s pet. I’ll follow everything he says 」
「 Wait, you girls are too irresponsible! Where’s your pride and duty as the daughters of nobility?! 」
「 As I said, there’s no obligation. “Honorable origin,” “Ancestral Lineage,” “Pride,” “Assets,” they sure exist, but that doesn’t mean that you should let it take away your life to keep it safe 」
「 What do you know about the nobility! 」
Momoko-neechan shouts at me
「 You don’t know anything so stop talking! 」
「 Then, Kaan-sama, it seems that you could never understand us, talking further would be pointless 」
「 I can’t understand? 」
「 Yes. Mariko was on the side of Kaan-sama until earlier. That’s why I can understand how Kaan-sama feels 」
「 Of course, my anger is just as a member of nobility 」
「 However, Mariko now has the experience, and I can also understand how Misuzu-oneesama and everyone feels 」
「 Experience? 」
「 Sex 」
「 Kou gave me all his love, and he poured his semen deep inside my stomach. Kou loves me as a woman, that is why I understand Kou’s family now 」
「 What are you talking about?! I don’t get it 」
Momoko-neechan spits out.
「 That’s right, those who never had sex with Kou will never understand this warm feeling 」
「 Blood relationship, the pride you inherited, compared to some unknowns, I can feel a clear bond. It left pain in my body from the deflowering 」
「 You’ll get used to it and it’ll feel good soon enough, Agnes had the same experience 」
「 It was also painful during my first time but I got accustomed to it right away 」
「 For me, I already started feeling pleasure during my second time 」
Agnes, Ruriko, and Misuzu said.
「 Right. All of us had Yo-chan as our first time 」
「 The experience I had earlier was also something everyone experienced 」
Mariko touched her abdomen.
「 This sisterhood’s essence is this pain. That will soon turn to pleasure. Not discovering that means that Kaan-sama will never understand us 」