「 Then, if you’d excuse me 」
Marika goes to the piano
She opens the piano cover and sits down.
Her expression changed.
From a timid girl to a pianist.
「 Marika-oneesama? 」
Erica’s surprised with her sister’s change.
「 !! 」
Marika’s thin and long fingers tap the keyboard.
A light tune plays from the piano.
I see. What a brilliant melody.
Minaho-neesan, Nei, and Erica are all surprised by Marika’s performance.
The melody continued for five minutes, getting stronger.
Marika didn’t let go of the tension and played the piano lightly until the climax.
「 It’s wonderful, Marika-oneesama! 」
Erica stood up and clapped.
Nei and I clapped too.
「 That was Badarzewska’s Maiden’s prayer 」
「 Yes. I’m sorry but it was a poor performance 」
Marika blushed and bowed her head.
Minaho-neesan pondered for a moment.
「 I don’t think that your performance is as bad as you think 」
「 Uhm, there are more who are better than me 」
「 Marika-san, you attend a music high school, don’t you? Do you have any specific piano teachers outside school? 」
「 No, it costs money to hire a private instructor 」
Marika’s living with her mother, a former prostitute of the Black Forest.
Though she’s receiving a pension from the Anna house, it’s only enough for their living expenses.
「 Then, why don’t you take one? I’ll pay for it if you want to 」
「 Marika-oneesama’s already so good at it so Onee-sama should aim to become a pianist instead 」
Minaho-neesan said. Erica.
「 I hear that the best way to become a pianist is to have a good teacher 」
「 Yes, some of the clients of the Kuromori house are involved with music so I can introduce you to some of the top-class teachers. If you take lessons from them now, I don’t think it’ll be too late to become a professional 」
Minaho-neesan tells Marika.
Marika’s still 16.
Whatever she does, it won’t be too late.
「 I’m thankful for the offer, but… 」
「 I have no ambition of becoming a pianist, a performer 」
「 Marika-oneesama, it’s okay if you just take in the lessons! Especially when there’s a good teacher! 」
Erica tries to persuade Marika.
「 Anyway, it’s your chance, so give it a try 」
「 No, I… 」
Marika stubbornly refuses to take private piano lessons.
「 Right, I’ll only give you that one chance. Are you sure you want to deny it that quickly? 」
「 That’s right Marika-oneesama! Don’t answer right now, why don’t you give it some thought before answering? 」
Erica insisted to her sister.
Then, she turned to me.
「 Kruomori-sama, please persuade Marika-oneesama! 」
「 It’s Marika’s life so it’s her decision 」
Marika looked at me.
「 It’s Erica’s decision that says “It’s a rare chance, there’s no confidence in becoming a professional musician, but, it’s not bad taking lessons from a top-class teacher,” right? 」
「 But, isn’t that the case? Just give it a try, and if it doesn’t work out, just stop 」
「 That’s how Erica thinks. That’s your answer in your life choices so far. Marika has her way of thinking too 」
「 Marika-oneesama’s thoughts? 」
Erica’s looking blankly.
「 That’s right, it’s not like everyone who wants to learn piano wanted to become a performer 」
「 I can understand that, but meeting a good teacher can polish Marika-oneesama’s talents, and Marika-oneesama can become a pianist! 」
Erica’s a positive girl, no matter what.
She’s different from Erica.
「 It’s unlikely. Professional pianists have to be someone who’s serious about becoming a performer and have a strong determination to continue training every day 」
The elder sister speaks gently to the younger sister she met just today.
「 A fruitful meeting that happens by chance doesn’t happen. I don’t have such strong will, that I need before meeting a good teacher 」
「 Onee-sama? 」
「 I don’t think I can become a performer. I’d rather have a job that conveys the joy of music than to perform to impress people 」
Meaning, to become a music teacher.
「 That’s my aspiration, so I won’t want to spend a lot of money just to take lessons on becoming a pianist 」
Marika tells her sister, then faced Minaho-neesan.
「 That’s why I’m sorry to say but it would be a waste to give me private lessons from a top-class teacher 」
「 I see. Oh well. I like that you’re able to see where you are and make your stand 」
She smiled happily at Marika.
「 So, you want to become a music teacher? Where do you want to teach? Elementary? Middle? Or High School? 」
「 That’s yet to be narrowed down 」
Minaho-neesan asks. Marika replies.
「 Some of the teachers I know are experts in music education. Want me to introduce them to you? 」
「 Err, that would be helpful 」
Marika bows her head.
She already refused once so she thinks that it would be rude to continue.
「 Okay. I’ll contact them 」
「 Marika-san, Erica-san, you girls are now members of the Kuromori house, so if you want something from me, just say it 」 If it’s possible, then I’ll do it 」 」
「 Yes, you can depend on Minaho-oneechan! 」
Nei smiled at the two.
「 Ah, yes, please take care of us 」
「 My kind regards 」
Marika and Erica bowed their head to Minaho-neesan.
「 Well then, you can go back home now. Anything else, Kou? 」
Minaho-neesan will be staying in the new brothel today as well
「 Oh right, how are they? 」
Misato, Nozomi, Setsuna, and Momoka, the prostitute candidates.
「 Yes, they’re doing well. I haven’t told them that you’re coming. It’ll cause trouble if I told them 」
Yeah, it’s going to be a lot of trouble if I have to see them every time I come
I don’t want to introduce the prostitute candidates to Erica and Marika either.
Especially since Misato and Erica attend the same school, so they know each other.
「 Right. Well then, since we came here in secret, we’ll go back in secret too 」
I replied smilingly.
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「 Marika-oneesama, were you really okay with that? 」
We leave the VIP room from the 32nd floor and went down the hotel through an elevator. Then Erica asks.
「 Yes, I don’t mind 」
Marika’s face does not show regret.
She doesn’t think that way.
「 Marika-oneesama’s different than me 」
Erica says looking lonely.
Well, it can’t be helped.
They’re raised in different environments, so, naturally, there’s a difference in their thoughts.
These two recognized that they’re sisters just today, after meeting.
They confirmed each of their common features, like their face, body, and so forth, but…
They haven’t been aware that they’re also different.
Erica and Marika have switched to that phase.
「 By the way, what do you want to become in the future, Erica? 」
「 Huh? Erica is already Kuromori-sama’s slave 」
Erica replies with a curious look.
「 I’ll be serving as a slave for the rest of my life though? 」
「 Even my slaves do something else you know? Don’t you have anything you want to do? 」
「 Erica’s head is already filled with serving Kuromori-sama sexually. There are a lot of lewd things I want to try, but… 」
Erica says while smiling as she presses her cute breasts on my arm.
「 I have nothing else I want to do 」
Are those Erica’s true feelings?
However, the elevator arrived at the basement parking lot.
「 Hey, Yo-chan, let’s go 」
Nei takes the lead and we go back to Margo-san’s car.
「 Thanks for waiting Margo-oneechan! 」
Margo-san’s reading something in English on her pad from the driver’s seat.
「 Oh, welcome back 」
Margo-san unlocks the doors to the car.
We get inside the Maserati.
「 Sorry for making you wait a lot 」
I bowed my head.
「 No, I don’t mind. Waiting is part of the job. It’s been a while since I’ve done it though 」
Margo-san said with a smile.
「 I just had a lot of contracts I need to get over through in detail 」
I see. The pad’s showing paperwork for Margo-san’s martial arts business.
「 Minaho also contacted me halfway, and it seems that the two didn’t have problems. That’s great 」
Margo-san smiled at Erica and Marika.
「 Well then, should we go back to our home? 」
Margo-san starts the engine.
「 It won’t take 15 minutes until we go back to the mansion 」
「 Margo-oneechan, safe driving 」
Nei from the passenger seat told Margo-san.
「 Yeah, I get it 」
Margo-san released the handbrake and then drove the car off.