「 That foreigner is ABCD from yesterday, right? She’s dressed feminine than yesterday it seems 」
Captain Takeshiba glares at Edie.
Edie was wearing Nagisa’s shop’s boiler suit yesterday, but today, she’s wearing a stylish white dress with gold accessories.
「 She’s Edie 」
I answer timidly.
Edie laughs as she looks at the grounds.
「 Well, okay. Then, what about her? Who are you? 」
Captain Takeshiba’s eyes turn to Mana this time.
When I noticed, not only captain Takeshiba and the third years, but also the other members of the track and field club are looking at us.
Well of course.
Megu’s fiance shows up while holding hands with a beauty.
「 Uhm, I 」
Mana tries to talk, but.
「 I’m asking him not you 」
Captain Takeshiba stops Mana.
It looks like she’ll persist to ask information about Mana from me.
「 Go on, say it 」
Err, how should I explain it.
「 She’s my little sister 」
Turning around, I see Megu in her uniform.
Oh, we were late due to the trouble in front of the mansion’s gate, so she changed clothes in the clubroom first.
「 Little sister? 」
「 Y-Yes, I’m Yamamine Mana. Thank you for always caring for Megu-oneechan 」
Mana bows her head.
「 Huh, Yamamine-san had a little sister? 」
One of the first years on the grounds asks.
She might be someone who entered the same middle school as Megu.
「 Ah, my body was weak, so I stayed over Shizuoka for a long time, it’s just been recent that I came back to Tokyo 」
「 Today, I came with Onii-chan to pick up Megu-oneechan. But, it feels scary to enter a school I don’t know so I asked Onii-chan to hold my hand 」
Mana said. Captain Takeshiba listens.
「 I’m in the second year middle school, high school students look like adults to me 」
Mana’s small for her age.
Her excuse is somewhat credible.
「 You’re not lying? 」
「 It’s true. Look at our faces and compare. We’re really connected by blood! 」
Megu and Mana are real sisters. They have different mothers, however.
「 Hmmm, okay fine. Then, what about this foreigner? 」
Captain Takeshiba returns her interest to Edie again.
「 Err, she’s 」
When I try to explain Edie…
「 ！！！ 」
Edie’s expression changed.
She starts sniffing.
She lets go of my hand.
Then she flips her skirt suddenly?!!!
「 Edie?! 」
Edie’s showing off her white panty and nice ass to the people.
The black case attacked on her tender looking thighs too.
《 HA 》
Edie pulls out a shuriken and throws it on the bushes on the side of the grounds.
Michi’s special shuriken has a small hole opening so throwing it in the air creates a distinctive sound.
Zusa! Zusa! Zusa!
The last shuriken sounded like it crashed to something metallic.
「 Hieeeeeeeeee!! 」
Two men roll out of the bushes.
「 W-What are you doing! 」
「 Hey, stop! You idiot! That’s dangerous! 」
These guys are.
Err, who are they again?
If I recall, they’re the second years from the baseball club.
「 What about you two, what are you doing in that place? 」
Captain Takeshiba takes action.
「 You’re holding a camera. Are you trying to take peep photos on us?! 」
Oh, the two of them have a video camera in hand.
Edie threw shuriken on the lens’ back right away.
「 S-Shit, run away! 」
「 Yeah! 」
The two tries to run away, but.
《 SHHAAA！！！ 》
Edie dashed so fast that the wind flipped her skirt.
「 T-This guy! 」
The boys try to confront Edie, but.
《 mee！weee！！ 》
Edie kicked them, and they got turned over in an instant.
「 Edie, don’t kill them! 」
《 Don’t Kill！！！ 》
Mana shouts in English.
《 WOO！ 》
Edie’s fist stops before the man’s forehead.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 Then, what’s your name and year? 」
Captain Takeshiba and the track and field club members encircle and capture the men.
「 Err, that 」
「 Uhm. Uhm 」
「 Hurry up. I’m short-tempered 」
Captain Takeshiba looks down on the two boys, crossing her arms.
「 Second year, Sugiyama 」
「 Same. Koizumi 」
Ah, I remember now. They’re really from the baseball club.
If I recall, they’re minions of Iwakura-san.
「 Hmm, so why are you hiding from the grass and taking peep photos of us? 」
Captain Takeshiba asks the two.
「 T-That’s 」
Sugiyama and Koizumi look at each other’s face.
「 I-It’s because it’s beautiful! 」
「 Y-Yeah, we would like to record the sweat and the youth forever 」
That’s just a lie.
Perhaps, Iwakura-san ordered them.
Minaho-neesan’s busy lately, so she hasn’t looked after her.
Especially because Kyouko-san and Miss Cordelia, and Shirasaka Sousuke were hiding in the school, Minaho-neesan should be keeping Iwakura-san away from the principal’s office.
Iwakura-san had a previous offense of leaking information to the underground society so she could attack Nei and me before.
Shirasaka Sousuke and Kyouko-san’s presence in the school is a secret nobody should know.
But, Minaho-neesan’s attitude looks like she’s ignoring Iwakura-san, she doesn’t like it it seems.
That’s when I entered the gate together with Edie and Mana.
She must’ve sent them to check on us.
If she finds a weak point on us, then she can use it as a card to attack us.
She’s not permitted to use the monitoring system in the school, so she used her cameras.
I look around.
Ah, there she is.
Iwakura-san is hiding behind the tree outside the grounds.
「 Wow, you’re the worst, I was wearing shorts today 」
「 My bra strings were seen through too 」
「 Voyeurism isn’t a joke! 」
「 What did you plan on using that for?! 」
The girls in the track and field speak complain to Sugiyama.
「 I’d like to check the photos, but this is completely broken 」
Captain Takeshiba looks at Sugiyama’s video camera.
Edie’s shuriken pierced it deeply that it destroyed the interior machine.
「 Captain, the memory card might be alive, how about taking out the card and look at it through other cameras? 」
One of the members raised her hand and said.
「 Memory? 」
Captain Takeshiba looks for the slot.
Then, Edie comes forward.
She stretches her hand, gesturing to hand the video camera as she smiles.
「 Do you know where it is? 」
Captain hands over the camera.
Edie pulls out the memory card from the camera.
「 Oh, thanks 」
Then, she takes out an electric lighter from her skirt and burns the memory card.
「 ？？？！ 」
The intense heat melts down the memory card.
The lighter seems to be order-made too.
《 That’s OK！ 》
「 Yeah, well, the worries of the future disappeared with that 」
She stared at me.
「 What’s with her? 」
「 Edie-chan likes to play Ninja 」
Mana gave up on thinking.
「 Look, Japanese ninjas are very popular among the Americans currently that they even have ninja Dojo over there. Edie-chan came from there 」
「 Ah, I’ve seen those in TV. It has American people doing ninja things in a ninja classroom or something 」
One of the club members said.
「 So that’s the reason for her high physical ability? 」
Captain Takeshiba speaks amazed.
「 It’s not just ninja classroom, she seems to have done other martial arts too. I don’t know the details though 」
Megu also complements the story.
「 Then, she wanted to go study at a Japanese school, by all means, so she’s transferred to ours 」
Megu said. Edie’s smiling.
「 Then, why is this girl with you? 」
Captain Takeshiba asks us.
「 You see, Edie-chan’s family has a deal with the company Yoshi-kun’s father works for so she’s staying over at Yoshi-kun’s house 」
Megu, well done on making this. As expected, she’s smarter than I am.
「 But, she’s like this so if Yoshi-kun doesn’t hold her hand then she’ll go somewhere else right away, so he has no choice but to hold her hand 」
Megu made the story more coherent.
「 I’m aware of it, she’s not a bad kid, I won’t be jealous even if she’s holding hands with Yoshi-kun 」
「 Does this girl understand Japanese? 」
「 No, she’s American so she can’t speak Japanese yet 」
「 We’re able to speak to each other with broken English 」
Captain Takeshiba looks at the club members,
「 Hiramatsu, you’re good at English, right? Try talking to this foreigner 」
「 Try asking this foreigner if what they’re saying is true 」
T-T-This is bad!
Will Edie be able to read the situation?
If she talks about something unnecessary, it’ll become a more significant problem.
「 Hiramatsu’s a returnee, so her English is perfect, how many years has it been? 」
「 I was in New York starting first grade in elementary until the second year in middle school 」
Isn’t that really bad?
「 Then, try talking to her 」
「 Okay 」
Hiramatsu talks to Edie.
The two continues to talk for a while.
「 How is it, Hiramatsu? 」
Captain Takeshiba asks.
「 Captain, I can’t. I don’t get what she’s talking about. I can’t follow the details 」
「 What do you mean? 」
「 Her English is a bit out of the ordinary 」
Hiramatsu-san replies with a troubled look.
「 Ah, Edie-chan’s from New Orleans 」
「 Oh 」
「 What’s with New Orleans? 」
Captain Takeshiba asks. Hiramatsu-san;
「 Those from New Orleans have a strong southern accent and a peculiar English coming from the French immigrants. They say it’s Cajun culture 」
「 Is the accent too much? 」
「 Yes, it’s hard even for me 」
No, it’s true that Edie’s accent is strong, but.
Mana’s able to communicate with her.
There’s no chance for someone who lived in America for years like Hiramatsu-san to not communicate properly.
Edie’s reading the atmosphere.
That’s why she strengthened her New Orleans accent and played out so Hiramatsu-san can’t understand.
「 Anyway, she did say that Yamamine is her family. They’re trustworthy, she added 」
Edie in question picks up the shuriken sticking on the camera.
Then, she slaps my shoulder.
She points at the bush Sugiyama was hiding earlier.
「 Yeah, I get it. Let’s look for it together 」
I answered Edie.
「 What’s wrong, Onii-chan? 」
Mana looks at me wondering.
「 She wants to collect the shuriken she threw earlier. Michi gave Edie those, so she wants to take good care of them 」
I go to the bushes with Edie.
She gave Rei-chan a piece earlier, but that was because she wants to encourage Rei-chan.
It’s a significant act for Edie.
She thinks of Rei-chan as her precious family, so she handed her treasured shuriken to her.
「 Wait, Onii-chan, I’ll look for them too! 」
Mana also comes running.
She crawled on the bushes.
「 Edie, your panty’s visible! Don’t turn your ass on us! 」
Edie nodded and turned her body away.
Sugiyama and others are watching so I’d like you to be a bit more careful.
「 Edie-chan, there’s one stuck here 」
Mana finds one stuck on the ground.
Edie also retrieves another.
The last one is stuck in a tree. I pull it out.
「 Here, Edie 」
《 Thank You 》
Edie smiles; wiped away the dirt on the shuriken and placed it back in her skirt.
Then, she sticks her hand to me.
「 Yeah 」
I grabbed her hand and came back to the club members.
「 Onii-chan 」
Mana extends her hand too.
「 Sure, Mana 」
I hold hands with Mana too, and we walk back together.
「 Oh, I get it now. I’m convinced 」
Captain Takeshiba tells me.
「 What? 」
「 It’s your hand 」
Shit, I held hands with Edie and Mana naturally again.
「 You’re very caring, aren’t you? 」
「 No, that’s 」
「 You idiot, I’m praising you 」
Captain Takeshiba smiles.
「 I somehow understand what’s your relationship with them, Yamamine doesn’t look like she minds it, so I have no right to say anything about it 」
Oh, she understood.
「 By the way, this girl, Edie? She’ll really transfer to our school, right? 」
「 Ah, yes, that’s the plan 」
「 Then, tell her this 」
「 There are much more splendid martial arts in Japan other than ninjutsu. You should do them 」
「 That martial arts is “athletics” Look at oneself and hone one skill. It’s the best martial arts in the world! 」
Captain Takekshiba’s view of athletics is that it’s also a martial arts.
「 By the way, Captain, what should we do with them? 」
The third-year club member points at Sugiyama and the other.
「 Right, these guys tried to take photos of us. We need to penalize them 」
「 Uhm, captain Takeshiba 」
I secretly point on Iwakura-san who’s hiding to the captain.
「 I know. This is a problem the female track and field club faces so I’ll talk to her 」
Ah, she noticed.
「 My eyesight is 2.0 you know 」
She shows off her big eyes and smiled.
「 You lot can go now, there’s a lot of work in your house, right? 」
「 Well then, we’ll excuse ourselves 」
「 Everyone, I’ll be leaving early. I’m very sorry for the troubles for the holidays 」
Megu bows her head to the members of the club.
She took a day off from practice and yesterday, she left early.
Megu’s a first year, so she actually needed to clean up and yet;
「 Really sorry. I apologize as well! 」
I bow my head too.
Edie and Mana also bowed together.
「 It’s inevitable, your house has a problem. It must be a lot of trouble for you too, you had a foolish man as a relative 」
Captain Takeshiba’s referring to Megu and Mana’s father.
「 But, it will all end today 」
Shirasaka Sousuke passed away this morning.
He was transferred to another hospital and perhaps killed off by Shirasaka house there.
「 I’ll work my hardest in the club activities from tomorrow onwards. I look forward to working with everyone! 」
「 Well, it’s unfortunate that Yamamine won’t be on the closing party. The summer convention is also coming close. I’ll be training you hard starting tomorrow 」
「 Thank you! 」
Captain Takeshiba looks at me.
「 Take care of Yamamine 」
「 Yes, I know 」
Mana calls Megu.
「 Onee-chan, you can have Onii-chan’s side 」
「 Thanks, Mana 」
They only look like close sisters from the outside.
「 Then, excuse us 」
We bow our head to the track and field club members once again and left the ground.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 Earlier, I said that I’m not jealous, but 」
The sun’s down already.
Megu speaks while we walk around the school.
「 I’m actually a bit jealous 」
She looks at me.
「 Huh? 」
「 Yoshi-kun, since when did you get along with Edie-san? 」
Edie’s holding my hand, smiling.
「 Earlier, I guess? 」
「 Earlier? 」
「 Earlier, I took a bath with Edie? 」
「 Together, bath? 」
「 No, with Misuzu, Ruriko, Mana, and Agnes too 」
Megu’s eyes look at me.
「 Hmmm, what did you do in the bath? 」
「 They licked my whole body, and I ejaculated 」
「 I see 」
「 No, back then, Edie wasn’t there, she came to the bathroom after that 」
「 A lot happened while I was away 」1
I hug Megu, kiss her.
「 Yoshi-kun? 」
「 You’re now, here with me 」
「 Sorry 」
「 It’s okay 」
「 You’re right, I can’t get jealous on every single thing 」
Then, Edie comes to me.
《 darling！ 》
She sticks out her face to me.
She wants a kiss too?
「 Not now 」
Iwakura-san might have other minions in school.
My relationship with Megu is recognized by the school but not Edie.
It would be hard if they make strange rumors.
《 MOOO！ 》
Edie breathes out in ill-humor, but this is all I can do.
Mana tells Edie something.
Then, Edie’s expression softens.
《 OK、darling！ 》
「 Mana, what did you tell Edie? 」
「 Onii-chan’s embarrassed. Besides, he wants to kiss Edie-chan in a romantic situation 」
A romantic situation with Edie?
「 Yoshi-kun, I want to make it romantic too 」
「 Onii-chan. Mana wants it to be romantic too! 」
The three beauties cuddle with me.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 Nagisa-san and others are already here 」
Megu checks her mail on her phone in front of the school gate.
《 darling！darling！ 》
Edie approaches me with her eyes shining.
She points at the vending machine.
Oh right, she likes vending machines.
「 Sure, buy some 」
I take out my wallet.
「 Ah, Onii-chan I’ll go buy it with Edie-chan 」
「 I see, then take care 」
「 What does Onii-chan want? 」
「 I’d like some tea. I feel a bit thirsty 」
「 What about Megu-oneechan? 」
「 Sports Drink. Lemon flavor. The non-carbonated 」
「 Okay 」
Mana goes with Edie carrying my wallet.
Oh right, Mana doesn’t have money at all.
I have to think about that too.
How much does a girl in second-year middle school have for their pocket money?
Mana’s a lady from Shirasaka house so she might’ve received quite a lot.
I need to start a part-time job so I can hand money to Mana.
「 Yoshi-kun, what are you thinking? 」
Megu asks me.
「 Nothing, just Ishida Kazhushige from the past 」
「 Ishida? 」
「 When his fief was still 500 jewels worth, he wanted to get a competent vassal and used all of his jewels 」
「 I see 」
What am I talking about?
「 Edie-san’s calling Yoshi-kun Darling, isn’t she? 」
「 Oh right. Was she saying Darling? 」
I only hear Da- something but.
Was 《 darling 》ダーリン?
「 Eh, you didn’t notice? 」
「 Well, I don’t get English 」
「 What does darling mean? 」
Megu bursts out laughing.
「 Huh, Megu? 」
「 Geez, Yoshi-kun 」
She laughs loudly.
「 That’s what I love about you, Yoshi-kun 」
「 Look, Megu 」
「 What? 」
I have to tell her.
「 Yukino decided to go to Green Mountain Studio on her will 」
「 I see 」
「 She won’t be my family. Yukino and I both know that.
「 Are you okay with that? 」
「 Yeah, I am. I have Megu and everyone. A family I must protect 」
I look at Mana and Edie having fun buying juice at the vending machine.
Megu holds my hand.
「 Then, I won’t mind it anymore2 」
She cuddles up with me.
「 If Yoshi-kun made his decision already then… 」