「 I-I know that already 」
Yukino says that she understands the situation she’s currently in, but.
「 No, you don’t get it. You really are at the edge now 」
I said. Yukino;
「 Shut up! I said I know it!! 」
She snaps back and shouts at me.
「 Onee-chan, nobody will help you if you stay like that, you need to think seriously 」
「 I’m serious! I’m thinking properly! I don’t need your help! 」
She talks back to her sister.
「 What are you thinking about seriously then, Yukino? 」
「 That’s 」
「 T-That! Look, earlier the lady from Kouzuki house promised me that if I do as she says, act like a clown then my livelihood is guaranteed 」
That’s what Ruriko said earlier.
Oh right, for Yukino, Kuromori and Kouzuki house isn’t a single entity.
「 So you’ll listen to what Ruri-oneechan says? 」
「 That’s inevitable. She’s from Kouzuki house. I have no choice but to obey. In that way, I can live 」
「 I give up. Ruri-oneechan is also Onii-chan’s woman. Even though you’re so stubborn when it comes to Onii-chan 」
「 Wrong! I’m okay loosing to Kouzuki house, but I don’t want to lose to this man! My blood and soul of Shirasaka clan won’t allow that! 」
Yukino says as she points at me.
『 Then, I guess you can sacrifice your blood as Shirasaka clan and die? 』
Suddenly, the monitor on the wall turns on.
Minaho-neesan shows up inside.
『 I’ve been listening to your conversation since earlier, but it seems that the deliberation won’t proceed any further. I think it’s about time go decide Yukino-san’s final judgment 』
「 W-What?! My final judgment?! 」
Yukino said. Minaho-neesan;
『 Oh, do you not get it? We have you in a trial all this time 』
『 It’s about what should we do about Yukino-san in the future? Should she live? Or should we kill her? 』
「 Minaho-oneechan, please wait! 」
Mana says on the monitor, but.
『 Mana-san, I appreciate your efforts, thanks to you, I understand what Yukino-san’s thinking 』
Does that mean?
『 We can’t keep her alive for long. Ruriko-san’s idea of making her a clown to make the media spin around was excellent but, 』
「 W-What?! Isn’t my job as a clown just to make the ladies of Kouzuki house laugh?! 」
I thought so too.
『 Wrong, you really are an idiot 』
『 The media’s making a fuss about the incidents recently. The plan was to make Yukino-san work to quiet it down 』
Yukino’s face is already known by the public.
While at it, her naked body, and her sex videos too.
『 The plan was to have you interviewed in front of the media, never talking about the Kouzuki family and us and talk about the story we prepared, if you do that then Ruriko promises to let you live 』
Is that it?
Indeed, it’s unlikely for Yukino to dress like a clown and make jokes for Misuzu and Ruriko.
『 What now? Did you think that you’ll wear Kishima Kuroko’s dress and just follow Ruriko-san? 』
「 I did! 」
『 Oh, I guess your idiocy has no limits 』
No, I also had my imagination close to that.
No matter how you look at it, Yukino(Kishima Kuroko) wearing a dress with yellow and black stripes was really funny during the fight at the hotel.
It felt like the god of laughter would come down for Yukino.
『 But, unfortunately, we can only dismiss Ruriko-san’s proposal 』
Minaho-neesan said with a smile.
『 We don’t know what Yukino-san would say right now. We’re afraid of exposing you to the media 』
Yukino only lives with her emotions at the moment.
Regardless of the situation in front of her, she’ll lose her self-control.
She might speak about Kuromori or Kouzuki house in the spur of the moment.
『 As expected, we have to bind Yukino-san and gag her then take her to the Green Mountain Studio 』
Green mountain studio.
It’s the grounds Kyouko-san chose for her battle with Kouzuki security service.
『 You will die there. Kyouko-san or Miss Cordelia will deal the final blow. Shirasaka Sousuke’s daughter will die in front of the media’s camera. Don’t you think that will be the best curtain fall to this series of scandals? 』
Yukino begins to tremble.
「 N-No! I don’t want to die! 」
『 Your selfishness will do nothing. We gave you quite the fair judging. You were given a lot of chances 』
「 What chances?! 」
『 He and Mana-san had a lot of time talking with you. Besides, you should know that I am watching 』
That’s right, we know that Minaho-neesan’s watching.
『 I needed to make the judgment on whether you can be used as a clown for the media or not. The answer is, impossible. We can’t let someone stupid like you portray the advanced role of a clown. That’s unfortunate 』
『 Mana-san, please understand. I gave her a chance. Yukino-san didn’t make use of it. That’s all 』
「 But 」
Mana looks at me.
『 You too 』
Minaho-neesan asks for my agreement.
I’m a member of a criminal organization, Kuromori.
For us to live peacefully in the future.
Yukino needs her mouth sealed.
As long as Yukino’s alive, she might talk to someone.
That’s already known.
She has to die.
「 Can we not let her end up like Shirasaka Sousuke? 」
「 Make Yukino unable to speak, unable to write 」
「 What are you talking about!? 」
Yukino saw the moment her father’s tongue and limbs were cut.
「 But, that’s better than dying isn’t it?! This won’t end you with death, Yukino!!! 」
I shouted at Yukino.
『 Did you forget Shriasaka Sousuke’s end? 』
Minaho-neesan asks me.
『 If we let go of Yukino-san in the same state as Shirasaka Sousuke, Shirasaka clan will just kill her 』
Shirasaka Sousuke’s family is now a stain in Shirasaka clan.
If Yukino’s released in such a miserable state, then Shirasaka clan will dispose of Yukino who’s preyed on by the press.
「 Then, keep her confined 」
「 There’s the basement Agnes was in before, right? How about we lock her there? 」
『 We had that talk before, didn’t we? 』
Speaking of which, at the start of the holidays, I remember MInaho-neesan talking about confining Yukino.
Back then, Minaho-neesan looked very sad.
It’s probably because the basement already has Agnes and Minaho-neesan’s father confined in the basement.
『 But, will everyone tolerate that method now? 』
My women all have antipathy towards Yukino.
『 It’s inevitable. We had given Yukino-san so many opportunities to end things well. I don’t mind her hating Katsuko or me but, she should’ve made allied with Misuzu-san or Ruriko-san. The ladies of Kouzuki houses should have no grudge against Yukino-san 』
That’s right, we spend quite a lot of time.
『 She can rely on Mana-san or reconcile with Megumi. She could’ve asked for Shou-san or Reika-san’s protection. Even Kouzuki-sama, but Yukino-san never did anything by herself. She always waits for someone to reach out to her like a queen. Therefore, we gradually fed up being kind to you 』
『 Why do we only feed you with such shabby meals? It seems that you didn’t receive any of our messages from that 』
Yukino’s forced to eat only umaibo and water.
『 You’re just a hopeless girl. There’s no value found in you 』
Minaho-neesan’s low voice echoes in the room.
「 I-I won’t forgive! I’ll never forgive you all! 」
Yukino who’s existence is denied, has her whole body trembling.
Her eyes are filled with tears.
『 We’re okay unforgiven. We’ll kill you soon. Then, I won’t remember you anymore 』
『 No, it’s not just me. Three months after you die, everyone will forget you. Shirasaka house will completely erase your father. The people you thought your friends will forget you. The police investigation will stop once we use our connections from behind the scenes. Therefore, nobody will remember you! Only your embarrassing videos released on the internet will remain for the next ten, twenty years. But, nobody will be interested in who you were, how you lived, how you died. You’ll remain as an unnamed performer on vulgar video 』
Yukino is trembling as she cries.
「 I will remember 」
I can’t forget.
「 Onee-chan, me too 」
Mana’s crying too
「 Don’t fuck with me! 」
Yukino glares at me.
「 I don’t want you to remember me! 」
「 Yukino! 」
「 I hate you! I hate you so much!!! 」
「 But, I will remember Yukino’s scent, you feel, your weight, the taste of your sweat, your voice and tears, I’ll remember it 」
「 I don’t care!! 」
Yukino looks at me.
「 Do you not want to remember me? 」
「 I want to forget everything about you! 」
『 That’s far enough! 』
『 Well done. You’ve grown fine 』
Minaho-neesan smiles at me.
『 I was giving you a test. You have worked so hard as a member of our criminal organization. That makes me happy. But, with that said, I was scared that you might kill your heart and be tainted with the thoughts of a member of a criminal group 』
The selfish way of thinking of a criminal.
『 You didn’t become someone who abandons Yukino-san and kill her only because there’s no other way 』
That’s right; if I think like a criminal, then I’ll have to cut off Yukino.
To protect me, this organization, my family.
『 You desperately thought of alternatives, so Yukino-san won’t die. Then, you keep on speaking them out even if you know they were impossible 』
『 You didn’t leave it to the unrest of your heart like Yukino-san. You hold back your mind and thought again about what you could do. You really have grown 』
「 Wrong, Minaho-neesan, I wasn’t able to find a better way 」
『 It’s crucial that your emotions don’t explode at the moment and you’re able to see the situation. Remember that. Yukino-san only makes enemies, doesn’t she? 』
I look at Yukino.
That’s right, Yukino only screams whenever she’s cornered.
She’s given the sense of disgust to the people around her.
『 She just keeps on crying, letting precious time pass, and refused anyone who tries to help her 』
「 I wanted to help Yukino. No matter what 」
『 Yukino-san is trivial. I’m only interested in you 』
『 Haa, in the end, Kyouko-san got me. Last night, she sent me with you to Misuzu-san’s house. I was next room, but I was worried about you all night. Then, when we came back in the mansion, I’ve reaffirmed that you’re important to me 』
Earlier, Minaho-neesan and I…
『 It was all in Kyouko-san’s plan. So I won’t feel a sense of loss after fulfilling my revenge. Now, I’m worried about you that I can’t think of anything else 』
『 Before, when I was a prostitute, there was a senior who helped me. That person told me this: You must not be preoccupied with yourself. You won’t be able to see anything. You’ll be unable to move a step. Care about other people, if you do, you’ll understand that it’s worth living no matter how painful the world is” Now I can understand what that meant 』
『 I planned to kill myself after killing Shirasaka Sousuke. I also intended to dissolve Kuromori, but I can’t do that anymore. I have you, I want to protect your world. I’d like to live together with you no matter how painful it can be. As your elder sister, I want to continue worrying about you 』
Yukino looks up.
「 That’s stupid! What are you talking about 」
She glares at Minaho-neesan in the monitor.
「 You killed Papa! Then you should die too! That’s justice! 」
『 Sorry. We’re criminals from the start 』
『 We rise up against justice 』
「 You demon! Oni! Crazy! 」
『 Hey 』
Minaho-neesan calls me.
『 Do you know why you’re so attracted to this useless girl? 』
『 While I was listening to your conversation, I’d like to investigate about you once again 』
『 Your birth, your environment I thought of investigating it once again 』
Minaho-neesan’s eyes look gently at me.
『 Did you know that boys often like girls similar to their mothers? 』
Similar to mothers?
『 Yukino-san is just like your mother, isn’t she? Her way of thinking and her personality 』
『 She’s self-centered, selfish, and if she doesn’t like what’s happening, she gets hysteric. She throws her anger at someone aggressively, and she doesn’t trust anyone around her 』
『 I heard it from Nei. Your house has all the rooms your mother uses locked. She’s not allowing other family members to enter 』
That’s right, my mother doesn’t trust my father or me.
『 The part where your Mother was tormenting your Grandmother, isn’t that similar to how Yukino-san bullies Megumi? 』
『 Your mother thinks that you and your father were her possessions, so she feels hateful on your Grandmother who protects you. Just like how Yukino-san feels that her sister from a different mother, Megumi, might steal her father’s affection, so she bullies her 』
Yukino and my Mother.
『 Then, Yukino-san has a strong Electra complex 』
「 Electra complex? 」
『 In easy to understand words: Father-con. You love your father so much that you wish for his protection. You think of everyone your father loves other than yourself as enemy 』
It’s a complex towards her father.
My mother was undoubtedly that kind of woman too.
『 Earlier, Yukino-san said “Papa praised me,” didn’t she? That convinced me. The source of Yukino’s troublesome pride is her relationship with her father 』
Yukino grew up pampered by her father.
The father who’s an origin is a noble family, an elite in the advertisement industry, and a pretentious handsome man is proud of Yukino.
Yukino’s father allows all of her selfishness, that’s why her self-consciousness enlarged.
『 Besides, do you remember? Last night, when we took off all of Shirasaka Sousuke’s pride and influence, he’s just like a vulgar thug, isn’t he? Both in his words and attitude 』
Shirasaka Sousuke was tied up last night.
『 That person always wears superior clothes and keep his self-important attitude. Once you take it off, his true nature shows up. He’s like a high school boy, no he hasn’t even mentally grown to a high school boy level 』
『 Doesn’t that resemble someone? 』
『 Endou-kun was like that, isn’t he? 』
I completely forgot that name.
『 Yukino-san was in love with a boy who resembled his father. That’s it 』
Oh, I see now.
Shirasaka Sousuke’s true nature is passed to Endou’s stupidity.
『 In the end, look, the parent is the closest person to someone. For a child, it becomes their standards for men and women 』
The parents become their standards.
『 So the cause of your insecurity that you might be abandoned by a girl is because your mother threw you away 』
I see that’s definitely true.
That’s why I.
『 You’re attracted to Yukino-san because she resembles your mother. And even though we’re all fed up with Yukino-san who just screams and cry, you’re the only one who’s resistant to it, it’s because you’re used to your mother’s horrible attitude towards you 』
Am I used to it?
『 Then, you can’t abandon Yukino-san no matter what because you fear of losing your relationship with Yukino-san just like how your mother threw you away. That’s all 』
I see my mother in Yukino so I can’t abandon her?
「 What the hell?! That’s disgusting! Don’t joke with me! You mother-con!! 」
Yukino curses me.
『 Oh my, do you not understand that you have survived so far thanks to his obsession to you? 』
Minaho-neesan said, but.
「 But you’re killing me anyway, right? Then nothing will change to me. I’ll never be thankful to him! 」
Yukino speaks as if spewing venom.
『 Who knows, we don’t know that yet 』
『 You all forgot something important before you noticed it 』
『 It has become so familiar that you ejaculate in vagina 』
「 Onii-chan, what? 」
Mana asks as she looks at my expression.
『 Mana-san, you and other girls went to Ikeda-sensei after losing your virginity, but Yukino-san is the only one who didn’t have a check-up 』
『 Of course, Yukino-san is the only one not drinking pills too 』
「 That’s! 」
Mana looks at Yukino in surprise.
『 Should I say that I made Yukino-san drink medicine that makes it easier for her to become pregnant. In the first place, this plan started with Yukino-san’s ovulation period in consideration 』
Yukino’s possibly pregnant.
『 Of course, we can’t tell if she’s pregnant yet. We can’t judge that for more than a week after the ovulation day since we’ll have to do false start test 』
It hasn’t been ten days since Yukino lost her virginity.
We can’t confirm if she’s pregnant yet.
『 But, there’s no infertile in your family. I’m confident that Yukino-san is pregnant 』
「 I’ll abort this child, this is his baby 」
『 I see, then you’re dead 』
Minaho-neesan’s voice is heavy.
『 If there’s a possibility of keeping you alive, then I’ll promise it until you give birth. Then, I’ll refrain from killing you 』
『I plan to have Yukino-san give birth so I could take back my killed child, but that doesn’t matter now. Either way, Nagisa, and Katsuko will give birth to his child. Megumi and Nei too want to give birth after graduating from high school. There’s no need for Yukino-san to give birth in a hurry, that’s my thought now. 』
『 But, Yukino-san was raped and got pregnant due to my plans, right? So I feel a bit responsible at least. Therefore, I won’t kill you until you give birth. So, what will you do, Yukino-san? 』
Oh, we’ve talked about Yukino giving birth so many times before, but…
I was desperate back then.
I didn’t have a clear image of the future back then.
Impregnating Yukino? I was leaving myself to my lust.
That means that the child born is my child.
I’ll become a father.
Yukino will become a mother.
『 When you have sex, you often talk about making babies, but you don’t have a clear image of what really is a parent, don’t you? 』
My women often talk about giving birth to my child.
But, that’s true, there’s no clear image of it.
「 Oh right, we’re drinking pills currently 」
Since Ikeda-sensei prescribed pills, it only sticks as words.
But, Yukino hasn’t drink a pill.
『 I think you should better think calmly about becoming a parent once again 』
Minaho-neesan looks at Yukino and me.
『 I won’t tell you to raise the child. Yukino-san can just give birth, and that’s all. Later, we’ll raise the child to become happy. The family exists for that 』
My family will raise the child born from Yukino with care.
I’m confident of that.
I’ll never abandon that child.
Do I have the courage to become a father now? Do I have the spirit? Confidence?
This is the reality.
I have to think once more.
I don’t mind myself.
As for Yukino, it depends on her.
The problem is with the born child.
Would that child want to be born with such parents?
『 Yukino-san, if you think only of yourself, it’ll be rough for your heart. If you have a baby in your stomach a new life is already existing, think of that child and see for yourself 』
Yukino puts her hand on her lower abdomen.
『 That is all I have to say for now, so go on and discuss 』
Minaho-neesan turns off the monitor.