「 Just in case, I talked to the manager of the party for today. I’m friends with the police and as well as the Prime Minister’s SP. We’ve spoken with the other bodyguards as well 」
As expected of chief Yazawa. As the head of Kouzuki security service, and a bodyguard who protected Jii-chan for years, his face is well known.
「 You see, even on the other parties, it really helps them that Kakka would arrive at the last minute. The guests for tonight’s party will be the big-shots from Russian politics and the Prime Minister of Japan. The two of them are supposed to enter the venue at the beginning of the party along with the ceremonial signal. It’s like “round applause and welcome” 」
The guests of honor will enter after being called by the moderator.
「 Then, as a greeting, the prime minister will stand from his seat. He won’t stay long. That’s all. Later, the bureaucrat in charge, in today’s case, the deputy minister of foreign affairs and the ruling coalition member who’s close to Russia will take over the work, and the Prime Minister will work on something else 」
Oh, they’ll only show up, greet people, take pictures, and videos to make news of them shaking hands with the Russians.
「 Originally, diplomacy is a counter partner, and people with equal status in each country talk. The guest of honor today, the Russian politicians are definitely big-shots, but they’re not usually people Prime Minister would meet. A counter partner will be held on the foreign minister level. But, the current foreign minister of Japan is absent overseas. They had the Prime minister show up purposely to show intent that “Japan views Russia as important” to the Russians 」
Chief Yazawa explains.
「 In the end, to the public, this is a party for the Russian film festival. The current prime minister will come with the attitude that he’s interested in international cultural projects. He won’t come all the way to meet up with the Russian politicians 」
Then, they’ll keep the honor as the nation.
「 With that said, the bodyguards will be most concerned about the Prime Minister when he’s at the party 」
The security will be strict for the sake of the Prime Minister.
「 Therefore, for the management side of the party, they’d like Kakka to come at the last moment before the party starts. That way, the guards could be unified 」
「 Unified? 」
That’s what I don’t get.
「 Oh, when Kakka enters the aprty, various people will greet and gather so they can’t settle down, right? The security won’t be in order, and we can’t cut the bodyguards from the Prime Minister and Russian politicians for Kakka 」
「 However, if Kakka enters just before the party starts, the management can stop the guests from gathering around Kakka by saying “our guest of honor is about to enter” Then, they can guide Kakka to a guest seat and isolate him from the other guests. Then, the party will begin with the entry of the guest of honor. Since the security is strict while the Prime Minister is present, nobody would try to make a fuss in the party 」
I see. When the Russian politicians and the Prime Minister does their greetings, nobody will try to talk to Jii-chan by pushing the guest seats.
Or should I say that the security won’t allow that?
「 The best way to proceed with this is to have the Prime Minister exit without fail. I also have experience in this, they gather around Kakka like piranhas even before he reaches the guest seats. The party can’t start because of all the fuss. 」
Chief Yazawa said.
The guests from Russia might be ignored when they enter because Jii-chan’s surrounded by them.
To have the guests welcomed with everyone clapping, it is important to have Jii-chan in the guest seat already.
「 Yazawa-san, about that 」
Minaho-neesan shows the paper she’s reading to Chief Yazawa.
「 Oh, that’s the program of today’s party. What about it? 」
「 It’s about this one 」
Minaho-neesan points her finger.
Then, she tells chief Yazawa what she’s thinking.
「 I see now 」
Chief Yazawa nods.
「 I think it would be better if we negotiate and make it in time as well 」
「 The party manager has someone already preparing, right? 」
「 I’ll check that. But still 」
Chief Yazawa looks at Misuzu.
「 Are you sure about this, Misuzu-sama? 」
「 I think that this will be the best choice to show that there’s nothing wrong going on with the head house of Kouzuki clan to everyone, inside and outside the country 」
She answers clearly
「 Grandfather will surely accept it too 」
「 Then, I will talk to the party manager. What now, they won’t complain, but instead, they’d be glad about it 」
Chief Yazawa said and laughed.
「 Then, as you see fit 」
「 Certainly 」
The main point of our party invasion plan is complete.
「 By the way, as for another matter 」
Chief Yazawa speaks to Misuzu once again.
「 I’ll entrust the new structure of Kouzuki security service to Seki-kun; so I won’t reject, however, 」
The matter about Green Mountain Studio?
「 I’m worried that this will drop the fineness of Kouzuki security service 」
「 Please ignore the worse part. Instead, we have to sell the name of Kouzuki security service to the world 」
Then, she looked at me.
「 Danna-sama, have you seen an Opera? 」
「 What’s an opera? 」
Is that a brass instrument or something?
Misuzu says it so it won’t be a name of an anime robot or something.
「 It’s a musical drama. In Japan, the ticket fee for opera performances coming from Europe are priced exceeding 50,000 yen 」
「 50k? 」
「 Yes, that’s a theater going fee for just one performance 」
「 Who’s watching those? 」
「 They have a lot of fans, even if the tickets are priced over 50,000 yen, it’s sold-out most of the time 」
「 In Japan, there’s a certain number of higher-class. And, that layer is enjoying cultural things by themselves. The country’s showing Kabuki to the middles school and high school students but the people form noble houses wants to know culture the general public don’t know 」
「 Such refined things won’t be understood by the general public, and they only want to enjoy it by themselves 」
Misuzu smiles daly.
「 Therefore it’s priced 50,000 yen. Only people who can pay 50,000 yen can come to see it, or so they believe. By doing that, they can think that only they can enjoy real culture 」
That kind of world exists too.
「 It’s not limited to just opera. Even Orchestra, Kabuki, and Traditional art, there are a lot of things you can’t enjoy the aesthetics if you don’t have money. Usually, they fit in the general people, but there are places where only the people of the upper class can get in 」
「 You’re right, even in TV, young ladies from prestigious families are introduced but, most of them are just rich people rising up in the world or people whose house is in ruins. 」
「 The real upper-class never show in front of the ordinary people 」
「 Why? 」
「 Japan is a country where everyone’s supposed to be equal and fair after the war. It was supposed to have no one born with a class. Therefore, the real noble families and upper-classes hid out of sight of the general public 」
「 Look, everyone appearing in the media like business executives or something are all just upstart, aren’t they? Those born from nobility will never show up there 」
「 No, but, Shirasaka’s newspaper company 」
Mana’s great-uncle, Shirasaka Moritsugu, was the former head of Shirasaka house. He’s showing up in media to promote his professional baseball team.
「 Shirasaka house hasn’t made a name for more than 50 years. They’re an upstart. What we’re talking about are genuine nobles. Genuine upper-class 」
「 Yes. And people from the genuine noble families are hiding. Even Danna-sama didn’t know Kouzuki house until meeting me 」
I didn’t even know that there are noble houses in Japan.
「 Up until now, no, the society since post-war might’ve been good. The upper-class is hiding but, I don’t think that it will end the same 」
「 Do you plan on exposing yourself to the general public? 」
Chief Yazawa asks.
「 Certainly not, that’s not what I meant 」
「 I think that we should create a different image for the general public, that is my plan 」
「 Looking at the activities of Kuromori this time, I became conscious on how vital image is 」
Minaho-neesan released information in small amounts and threw out images and thoroughly destroyed Shirasaka Sousuke and Shirasaka house’s image.
「 In modern times, we’re an information society. The noble houses hid from the general public in the past, and they allowed only themselves to enjoy the culture. Someday, the world will notice the existence of the noble houses. We should act first at that time, so the image in their thoughtless minds don’t become a bad one 」
In short, manipulating the image?
「 We need to show up on places the general public can see to have a good image, to become a noble people love before they find us 」
「 Therefore, I asked Seki-san to become the Kouzuki security service loved by the people. It doesn’t matter if it looks very comical. If the general public feels that they are an organization from a noble house called Kouzuki clan who protects people, then that’s all good 」
So that’s why Rei-chan’s cosplay is the highlight.
「 In the end, Fujimiya-kun’s role is to be a camouflage to the world? 」
Chief Yazawa asks Misuzu.
「 Kouzuki security services’ true nature is my Grandfather’s private army 」
Misuzu speaks with a serious look on her face.
「 The security department itself has a job of protecting VIP, they’re the camouflage of the top elite, which is the private army 」
That’s right. The top elites are a gathering of fearsome people.
Chief Yazawa manages them.
「 However, for the ordinary people, they will never allow Kouzuki house to have troops and weapons 」
The existence of the top elites must not be known.
「 Therefore, the security department shows on the surface. We can exaggerate their appearance comically and make an appeal like that. From the general people’s perspective, it must be an interesting organization 」
Misuzu tells chief Yazawa.
「 That kind of organization will be allowed to exist. The general public will feel friendly with them and love them 」
「 I see, so that’s the idea behind it 」
Chief Yazawa’s convinced.
「 Ruriko and I will show up. Especially Ruriko, we’ll emphasize her as a beautiful, high-class daughter. Then, we’ll circulate the image of Fujimiya-san, who’s a beautiful woman, working at the top of the company to protect Ruriko. That organization shows that they receive work for protecting the citizens other than Kouzuki family 」
If we use that kind of image, the general public will accept it.
Or should I say that Rei-chan’s fans might increase?
「 Understood, it seems that the times are changing. Misuzu-sama, to think that you’ve considered this far 」
Chief Yazawa bows his head to Misuzu.
「 Kakka seems to think that the actions of Seki-kun and Fujimiya-kun were just a continuation of putting pressure against Shirasaka house, however, 」
They’re taking Yukino to Green Mountain Studio.
Yukino will be the bait for the organized crime group from Kitakyushu.
「 He thought that it was just Kyouko-san and Kuromori-san’s prank 」
Jii-chan must’ve seen it as such.
This is a series of actions caused by the revenge against Shirasaka Sousuke.
That’s how he summarizes it.
「 I’ll tell Grandfather the details tonight. Please cooperate with us, Yazawa-san 」
Misuzu also bows her head to chief Yazawa.
「 If it’s something I can do then I will cooperate 」
Chief Yazawa promised.
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「 Then, I’ll talk to the party management. I’ll contact as soon as they made a conclusion 」
Chief Yazawa tells Minaho-neesan and Margo-san.
「 Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama’s bodyguards, take care of them. Kakka hasn’t been informed that the two are here, so we can’t place top elite guards 」
They can only send to the level of black clothes bodyguards here.
「 Michi-chan, Edie, and I’m here, so there’s no problem 」
「 Yeah, my best regards, then, excuse me Misuzu-sama 」
「 Very well, Yazawa-san 」
Chief Yazawa excuses himself and leaves the room.
「 Now then, Misuzu-chan, should you prepare for the party as well? 」
Nagisa smiles at Misuzu.
「 You too 」
Then, she looked at me.
「 Oh right 」
I have to change my student uniform to a suit.
As expected, I can’t wear a student uniform if I’m coming to a party where the Prime Minister will be showing.
「 We’ll be fine here 」
Minaho-neesan smiles at me.
「 You should help out with Misuzu-san and Ruriko-san’s preparations 」
I don’t know what I should do to help women prepare for a party.
「 You’ll know when you’re in that room 」
「 Margo-oneesama, can we call Megumi-san from the next room now? 」
「 it’s an excellent opportunity so I’d like to talk to her 」
「 Sure, wait 」
Margo-san goes to the room where Megumi and others are in.
「 Misuzu, you want to talk to Megu? 」
「 It’s not just me, we’d like to talk to her 」
We. Misuzu and Ruriko.
The two ladies of Kouzuki house.
「 Yes, what is it? 」
Megu comes from the other room.
「 Oh, Megumi-san, I’d like you to help me too 」
「 Help? 」
「 The preparations for the party. Katsuko- is in charge of Ruriko and I’m in charge of Misuzu. 」
「 Then, should I help Michi-chan? 」
「 No, Megu-chan, please help him 」
「 No, I can change clothes by myself at least 」
I’m not a kid.
I can wear a suit on my own.
「 No, you need your hairstyle changed too. You need a slight image change 」
「 Why? 」
「 You need to change your image from an ordinary high school student to “Kuromori” at the public seat from now on, you know? 」
Oh, I see.
From now on, I will need to attend this kind of places accompanying Misuzu and Ruriko.
In that case.
I can’t look ordinary.
The ordinary high school student “Yoshida” and Misuzu’s partner “Kuromori” can’t be the same person.
「 I’d like to ask Megumi-san’s opinion on how do we change Danna-sama’s looks 」
Misuzu wants to make her relationship with Megu fair.
「 J-Just me? What about Nei-san and Mana-chan? 」
「 They don’t mind, they know that it’s him no matter how he looks like 」
「 Then, me too 」
Megu tries to refuse, but.
「 Anyway, you should go as well, Megumi. You’ll see when you get there 」
「 Okay, let’s go now 」
Nagisa takes us to the room where Ruriko and Katsuko-nee are.
Minaho-neesan remained in the room alone.
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「 Oh, you’re late 」
After knocking on the door, we enter the room.
Katsuko-nee’s combing Ruriko’s hair who’s sitting in front of a mirror.
Ruriko’s wearing her bathrobe.
Her dress is still on the hanger.
Then, Michi’s on the side.
Michi’s already wearing a dress.
「 We were discussing the future plans with Yazawa-san, sorry 」
「 Misuzu-chan, how did it go? 」
「 We’ll move as soon as the party starts, Yazawa-san is negotiating with the management 」
「 Understood 」
Ruriko seems to understand it from just that.
「 But still, that’s three huge mirrors 」
Full body sized mirrors are lined up on the wall of the spacious bedroom.
「 I asked the hotel to bring this, there are three people in need of preparation after all 」
Luxury hotels have that kind of service, I see.
「 Ah, please look Danna-sama! This is our dress! 」
Misuzu shows the dresses.
Two dresses with the same design but different colors are lined up.
One is black on white, the other is white on black.
As if they’re inverse black and white.
「 The white is for Ruri-tan, and the black one is for me 」
Something feels off.
「 Isn’t the back exposed here? 」
「 Yes, we chose something slightly sexy 」
「 The dress I usually wear is a bit childish because Grandfather chooses it 」
「 I think Grandfather likes those, but 」
「 We’re already Danna-sama’s women, so we thought of wearing something a bit more mature 」
Jii-chan wants to dress Ruriko in childish dresses.
He wants to treat Ruriko as a child forever and keep her under his control.
But, for Ruriko;
As expected, she doesn’t like to wear only childish dresses.
Therefore, I can understand their feeling of wanting to wear an adult-like dress.
「 Uhm, won’t this make it visible? 」
Having my women wear clothes with a lot of exposure is a bit…
「 It’s okay, they won’t be wearing a bra. They’ll never be able to see it 」
「 Don’t worry, I will only show my important parts to Onii-sama 」
「 Me too 」
Misuzu also smiles
Megu’s looking at the dresses.
「 Then, you two should wear your dress ahead 」
「 I’ll wait outside until you changed clothes 」
I’ll bring Megu too.
Megu’s insecurity towards Misuzu and Ruriko is still not fixed.
「 There’s something you need to do before they change clothes, right? 」
「 Huh? 」
「 Besides, they’re waiting for you to come 」
「 These girls want to go all out on being sexy and mature for tonight 」
Katsuko-nee looks at me.
「 That would send the right message to Kouzuki-sama 」
I know that
「 So, there’s one thing you need to do for them to be sexy, right/ 」
「 Onii-sama, please pour in your semen inside Ruriko’s womb 」
Ruriko said smiling.
「 Ruriko will attend the party with Onii-sama’s baby seed inside my womb 」
This 15-year-old beauty smiles at me.
「 Me too, Danna-sama 」
「 Look, it’s something only you can do, right? 」
「 Michi-pon, you’ll just watch 」
Misuzu tells Michi.
「 If you also become sexy then it might obstruct your job as a bodyguard at the party 」
「 Ugh, that’s unfortunate 」
Michi hangs her head.
「 You can wear that dress later and make love with Danna-sama then 」
Misuzu comforts Michi.
「 Master 」
Michi looks at me like an abandoned puppy.
「 I get it, I promise 」
I have no choice. I’ll do Michi after the party.
「 Uhm, I! 」
Megu speaks up.
「 There’s another one 」
She then opens the door and tries to exit, but;
「 Wait! Megumi-chan! 」
Katsuko-nee stopped Megu.