「 That’s because I don’t know Yoshiko-san that well 」
「 Huh? 」
「 Besides, Yoshiko-san doesn’t know me that well, right? I can’t love someone I don’t know well 」
I said with a smile.
「 Are you saying that you know Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama? 」
Yoshiko-san says while showing a pout.
I look at Ruriko and Misuzu.
「 To be honest, there’s a lot I don’t know. Last night, when I went to Misuzu’s house, I found out a lot of things for the first time 」
Seeing their living environment lets you understand things for the first time.
Even in Misuzu’s composed, bright, yet closed inside personality, I think her room’s too spacious and her room has a lock.
Since the space for an individual to move freely is large, Misuzu’s heart is tormented by the pressure of being the daughter of Kouzuki house every day cannot wither.
She has a place to escape.
However, because of that room, Misuzu’s withdrawn personality has been created.
Misuzu by nature is not good at communicating with others.
At first glance, she’s bright and kind to everyone, but that’s the result of being educated on what to do as the daughter of Kouzuki house.
Michi’s the only close friend she has.
「 I mean, I still don’t even know what Misuzu and Ruriko’s favorite food is. Well, I’ll learn that next time 」
「 I don’t have any dislikes in food. I’ll gladly eat anything presented 」
But, that’s just a result of the education as the daughter of Kouzuki house.
When Ruriko goes to dine together with Jii-chan, if she says her likes or dislikes, it would bring shame to Kouzuki house.
A daughter of Kouzuki house must eat the meals served for dinner with a smile.
That’s their duty as a successor.
「 I don’t want to know what Ruriko dislikes but what Ruriko likes 」
「 I like whichever 」
It’s natural for Ruriko who’s a daughter of a noble.
She can’t tell what she likes or dislikes.
「 That’s not it. Earlier, Ruri-tan said “I want Onii-sama to eat this dish too,” earlier in the party when you were eating, right? 」
「 Yes, the flavor seems like it would please Onii-sama 」
「 Then, that’s what Ruriko likes 」
I see. Ruriko doesn’t know what kind of flavor I like.
I’ve only eaten together with Ruriko in the past few days.
Above all that, I just eat anything that I’m offered.
Mainly, I never talk about “I like this taste” or “I hate this”
The dish Ruriko tasted and wanted me to eat as well is the flavor Ruriko likes.
「 I’m the same. I have hopes that Danna-sama eats whatever I like. No, it’s not just on food. I want to share a lot of experiences with Danna-sama 」
「 Oh, I get that. Me too. I want to experience various things with Onii-sama 」
「 That’s what love means I think 」
Misuzu said. Yoshiko-san listens quietly.
No, Jii-chan too.
「 That’s a very philosophical talk. But still, teaching each other a lot, you really have an equal relationship 」
「 When I think that you have to experience what I know well then I will contact you. I’ll have you all experience it together, or even share the experience with each other 」
Jii-chan snorts his nose.
「 No, that’s wrong, Jii-chan. I really am a man who knows nothing. 1 Everyone taught me a lot, and that’s why I’m somehow living 」
I believe that there are still a lot of things I can learn.
「 Your straightforwardness is what connects to their trust I believe 」
「 Yoshiko, you think that this boy is using Misuzu and Ruriko as a bridge to take over Kouzuki house, right? I also consider that 」
Jii-chan said. Yoshiko-san’s surprised.
「 And yet, why is he not seducing Yoshiko. You know that, don’t you? 」
Oh, I see.
Yoshiko-san thinks that I’m that kind of guy.
It can’t be helped.
To Yoshiko-san, I’m the man who took Ruriko away.
I even forced her to watch Ruriko’s first time.
Earlier, she was watching us have group sex too.
「 I don’t know, I 」
Yoshiko-san looks down.
「 It might be in his plan to not call out on me 」
Oh, Yoshiko-san seems to be overthinking.
「 Danna-sama has no plans at all 」
Misuzu tells Yoshiko-san with a smile.
「 Danna-sama never thinks politically after all 」
Yoshiko-san’s taken aback.
「 He doesn’t think of using us as a bridge to become the head of Kouzuki house at all 」
Ruriko also speaks.
「 That’s right, he doesn’t have any political thoughts at all. That’s why I can trust him 」
「 Yes. Kouzuki house’s problems are our own to solve 」
「 So Onii-sama won’t have to worry 」
Misuzu and Ruriko smile to Yoshiko-san.
「 What part of Misuzu and Ruriko do you like? 」
Jii-chan asks me.
「 Misuzu herself 」
I replied immediately.
「 What do you mean? 」
Jii-chan looks dumbfounded.
「 I mean, I love them all. Her face, body, voice, personality, how she’s smart yet a bit spoiled sometimes, I like that all 」
「 Oh, of course, I like Ruriko being herself and Michi being herself too. Minaho-neesan, Jii-chan too 」
「 Me? 」
「 Yeah. I like how you try to speak like almighty yet also a bit cunning. That’s how Jii-chan is 」
「 It’s because I think we’ll be together for long 」
「 Is that your standard? 」
「 Yeah. You see, people don’t necessarily need to agree on everything. Misuzu and Ruriko are too rich that there are some parts I can’t really understand. But you see, what’s most important is whether I can get over that unknown and be confident that I’ll be with them all the time, isn’t it? 」
「 So you think of being with me too? 」
「 Why not? Jii-chan is the head of Kouzuki house, you’re also a lot older than me, so I have a lot I don’t understand but, if I can then I will 」
Ruriko’s overlapping with his first love, and he even holds illicit love for her.
I’m sure that if I were in the same position, I might’ve done the same thing.
「 I can understand Jii-chan. That’s why I can call you, family. If it was Michi’s father, or old man Dai Grepher, then I can’t understand them 」
I know that they’re working behind the scenes. Those kinds of people are needed too.
However, I don’t know why do they have to dress costumes at all.
「 Don’t lump me with those men! 」
Jii-chan gets angry.
「 It’s just plain wrong to understand those people 」
「 They’re in a world of mysterious tastes 」
Michi also seems to be repulsive to the fact that her father is wearing a black hat black suit.
「 Anyway, it’s a valuable standard for you on whether we can keep on with our lives or not 」
Minaho-neesan returns to the topic.
「 That’s right, That’s why 」
I turn to Yoshiko-san.
「 I still am not sure whether I can keep company with Yoshiko-san for a lifetime. That’s why I don’t love Yoshiko-san, nor I don’t think I have to 」
Yoshiko-san stares at me.
「 You can see that Onii-sama hasn’t accepted us thoughtlessly, can’t you? 」
Ruriko tells Yoshiko-san.
「 On top of that, I love Yoshiko-sama. I want to be with Yoshiko-sama for the rest of my life 」
「 Ruriko-sama, that’s! 」
They’re in similar positions now as cousins but before, their relationship was of a master and servant.
「 Your words are a waste on me 」
Yoshiko-san bows her head to Ruriko.
「 No. I’m thankful to Yoshiko-sama. Therefore, I want us to get along from now until forever 」
「 Ruriko-sama, please don’t say any more 」
「 However, I can’t continue living in Grandfather’s house anymore. Right now, it’s my pleasure to stay with Onii-sama and to serve him. I need to live apart from Yoshiko-sama already 」
「 Ruriko-sama! 」
Ruriko and Yoshiko had been living in Jii-chan’s mansion since they came to consciousness.
Just the two of them.
「 If Ruriko-sama’s living in Kuromori-sama’s mansion then I will too! 」
Ruriko shakes her head.
「 That’s not possible 」
「 Why?! Yoshiko is Ruriko-sama’s attendant. I need to take care of Ruriko-sama1 」
Yoshiko-san still clings.
「 I’m a slave. Onii-sama’s sex slave. A slave cannot have her attendant 」
「 Why does Ruriko-sama need to become a slave!? 」
「 I feel pride in being Onii-sama’s sex slave. I’m grateful to God for this destiny of mine 」
「 Ruriko-sama likes Kuromori-sama more than me, I see. 」
What should I do in this case?
「 Hmm, I can’t tell who’s the master in here 」
Jii-chan glares at Yoshiko-san.
「 Ah, I-I’m sorry! I’ve been very impolite as an attendant! 」
Yoshiko-san stands off her chair and kneels on the floor.
She’s recognized as a daughter of Kouzuki house and yet,
In the end, her thoughts are still of a vassal, an attendant.
「 Yoshiko, wait outside 」
Jii-chan speaks coldly.
「 I-I-I’m very sorry! 」
「 I was just telling you to get out 」
Jii-chan looks down on her.
「 Michi-pon, accompany Yoshiko-sama outside 」
Misuzu orders Michi.
Her forethought is that it’s painful to wait outside alone.
「 Certainly 」
Michi goes to Yoshiko-san.
「 Yoshiko-sama, either way, Ruri-tan will be coming back with you to your Grandfather’s house tonight. Why don’t you talk it out tonight slowly? 」
Misuzu smiles at Yoshiko-san.
「 No, you’ll come too. I’ll tell Yazawa to drive by Misuzu’s house on the way. If you bring your school items for tomorrow, you can go with Ruriko and Yoshiko to school together by morning, right? 」
Jii-chan tells Misuzu.
「 Indeed. Understood, Grandfather 」
「 There’s still something we have to talk about, but we’ll be going soon so wait outside 」
Jii-chan said. Yoshiko-san:
「 Y-Yes 」
She gets up, and Michi takes her to the door.
「 Excuse us 」
She closes the door.
「 Misuzu, Nagisa-kun taught you some lesbian techniques, hasn’t she? 」
「 Yes, Grandfather. 」
「 Then, make Yoshiko fall by tonight. Ruriko, help her out. This won’t be fixed unless Yoshiko is sexually satisfied 」
What does that mean?
「 Considering the Kouzuki bloodline, I think that’s right 」
「 The Kouzuki blood’s libido is too high that Ruri-tan and I needed Danna-sama to embrace us 」
「 That’s right 」
Jii-chan smiles wryly.
「 What Yoshiko seeks isn’t spiritual connection but a more physical one. She wants to confirm her bonds with others with her body 」
「 Before, Ruri-tan has been holding hands with Yoshiko-sama, hugging her 」
「 Now that they’re in equal position, it has become impossible for her to touch Ruri-tan’s body like before. She’s become distant for some reason 」
「 She seems to be affected by watching Ruriko-san and him have sex 」
「 That’s the reason. Tonight, have some physical contact between women only. First is to have Misuzu satisfy Yoshiko’s body and Ruriko’s next. That should break the wall between the two of you 」
I see. They’ll expel the ill feelings using physical contact.
「 Hey now, don’t be so surprised. Isn’t that what you’re doing with them? 」
I’m the one who’s sorting out the problems inside Misuzu and Ruriko’s heart through sex.
This is the method of Kuromori.
「 In Yoshiko’s case, she has a strong opposition towards you so let Misuzu do this 」
「 Yes, I’ll be able to guide her well 」
Misuzu said with a smile.
「 But, Grandfather, I want to give Yoshiko-sama to Onii-sama 」
Ruriko says something outrageous.
「 Once Onii-sama rapes her, Yoshiko-sama will also understand how wonderful Onii-sama is 」
Jii-chan, Ruriko means rape differently.
「 I wonder? I think that girl is strongly a lesbian 」
「 I thinks o too. 」
「 Huh, is this Kyouko-san’s turn? 」
「 Absolutely not. What will happen to Yoshiko if I leave her to that woman 」
No, what will happen?
「 I can’t really recommend that for beginners. Kyouko-san is an advanced course after all 」
Minaho-neesan smiles wryly.
「 Let’s ignore Kyouko-san for now. Grandfather, I also thought that I was a lesbian before. But, when Dannas-sama embraced me, I learned the pleasures of sex. I believe that Yoshiko-sama needs to experience it once at least 」
「 There’s no need for it to be done right away, is there? 」
「 Ruriko wants Onii-sama to rape Yoshiko-sama together with me 」
Ruriko says happily.
To Ruriko, rape only means sex with the man on lead.
The part where the woman is being forced is omitted.
「 Yoshiko-sama’s body is much more voluptuous than mine, so I think Onii-sama will like it 」
「 In that case, I’ll make a situation so it would end up like that. No matter how good the meat is, you can’t eat it deliciously unless you prepare it well. Isn’t that right, Ruriko? 」
「 Yes, Grandfather 」
「 Then, we should be going. Minaho-kun, best regards 」
「 Yes, Kouzuki-sama 」
Jii-chan stands up.
「 Then, we’ll be excusing ourselves tonight, Danna-sama 」
Misuzu kisses me.
「 It will be okay. Please leave Yoshiko-sama to me 」
「 Yeah, thanks 」
「 Yes, I’ll be using all of the techniques Nagisa-oneesama and Danna-sama taught me! 」
No, I didn’t teach you anything though
「 Onii-sama, see you tomorrow 」
Ruriko kisses me. 」
「 Speaking of which, Mitchi hadn’t given her goodbye kiss 」
Ruriko talks about Michi who left earlier.
「 It can’t be helped. Danna-sama, please do Michi-pon first tomorrow 」
Misuzu smiles at me.
「 I guess. In that case, tell Michi to endure for tonight 」
「 Certainly 」
「 Then, excuse us 」
「 Good night, Jii-chan 」
「 Thank you for the night 」
Misuzu, Jii-chan, and Ruriko.
The three of them left the room.
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「 Katsuko, I know you’re listening so come in 」
Katsuko-nee comes inside the room immediately.
Oh, there was a wiretap listening to the conversation in this room.
「 What do you think? 」
Minaho-neesan asks straight to the point.
It’s about the reconstruction of Kuromori which Jii-chan talked about.
「 It’s not a bad idea. We’ll only be extending for five years 」
「 But, for the three new prostitutes 」
Minaho-neesan is still worried about it.
「 Kouzuki-sama has already made a list of candidates 」
He said they were daughters of families about to collapse.
「 Don’t you think that he’s too prepared for this? 」
「 Is this really over with three people? 」
I see. It’s promised to make three new prostitutes for the moment.
Once the brothel starts operating, he might add more prostitutes in.
「 He can make a list right away so shouldn’t the candidates be considered more? 」
「 I think Ojou-sama’s right. It’s possible that those three people Kouzuki-sama beings aren’t suited to become prostitutes 」
「 However, as mentioned earlier, a new prostitute is necessary for reopening the brothel. Once it resumes, you cannot stop it. Unless the first three candidates of Kouzuki-sama are not suited on becoming a prostitute 」
「 Could Kouzuki-sama be planning to have us ask him if he has other candidates? 」
In that case, Jii-chan could send more candidates to Kuromori.
「 What do you think, Margo? 」
Minaho-neesan turns to Margo-san.
Oh, Margo-san has always been in this room.
She didn’t say a word while we were talking earlier.
「 Who knows, I don’t. Think about it Minaho 」
Margo-san said laughing.
「 As for me, well, I already have other things I want to do. Even if the brothel reopens, I won’t be touching any work in it 」
「 No, it’s not like I want to leave everyone. I planned to return to the US after Minaho’s revenge is over but, ever since he came here, we have become family. My family is in here, so I want to stay with everyone. But, I don’t have any time to help out with the brothel 」
I know that she talked about a lot with Nei.
「 Katsuko-san too, I think that you should be thinking about your bakery first. You don’t plan on returning to a prostitute, do you? 」
「 Of course 」
Katsuko-nee replied immediately
「 In that case, Minaho’s the only one who can deal with this case 」
「 B-But, I-I can’t really open up a bakery right away, and I would like to have Ojou-sama’s suggestions as well 」
「 That’s okay on its own but, I don’t think that those who don’t plan on returning to the mansion should be clear about it 」
I think so too.
「 Well, let’s go to the other room 」
Margo-san tells me.
「 Look, it’s not our job to think about what to do with the brothel 」
「 But, I want to cooperate with what Minaho-neesan wants to do 」
「 I will also cooperate, but, for now, it’s just the fundamental problem of “Do I want to reopen the brothel?” isn’t it? Minaho-need to make up her mind and she can’t do that when there are people around her 」
Indeed, Margo-san’s right, but.
If MInaho-neesan’s troubled then I’d like to stay by her side.
「 Go now 」
Margo-san pulls me out forcibly.
「 Yes, I’ll be Ojou-sama’s discussion partner, so drink tea with everyone in the other room 」
Katsuo-nee tells me laughing.
「 Oh right. We’ll be returning home from the hotel in 15 minutes, so you have to tell everyone to get ready 」
「 Got it, Katsuo-nee 」
I head to the door.
Minaho-neesan looks at me with a puzzled expression, but.
「 What are you doing, hurry up 」
Margo-san takes me out.
◇ ◇ ◇
Oh, everyone’s in the other room?
There’s nobody in here.
Margo-san and I are alone now.
「 What do you think? What would Minaho do? 」
She suddenly asks me.
「 I don’t know. I know that there were former prostitutes who want to return to the brothel but I also know that Minaho-neesan always wanted to take down the Kuromori brothel forever 」
Minaho-neesan hates the existence of the prostitution organization from the bottom of her heart.
「 Yes, some can’t do any other job but being a prostitute 」
「 And then that five-year limited time reopening will have everyone learn how to live in a different path, right? 」
「 Yes 」
「 Oh, so you really haven’t noticed 」
「 Minaho’s the one who needs the five year grace period, isn’t she? 」
「 Minaho’s the one who has been working in the brothel since she was kidnapped at age 12 」
「 This is your fault. Minaho’s first plan was to commit suicide once she achieved her revenge 」
「 But, because she met you, she chose to stay alive. That makes me happy, and I’m grateful to you for that 」
「 But, Minaho herself is the woman who’s imprisoned by the brothel and has only worked in it. If she closes the brothel down right now, do know what will happen? 」
After Minaho-neesan is unable to continue her prostitute work physically, she’s been involved with the management of the brothel.
She shaved off her skins and bones to bring back the old customers of Kuromori and improve the treatment of the prostitutes.
「 Kouzuki-san feels debt towards Minaho’s grandfather. Therefore, he cares about Minaho more than the reopening of the brothel 」
Minaho-neesan above the brothel?
「 If this goes in, Minaho will suffer from burnout syndrome. I think that Minaho-needs to continue her work in the brothel for a while longer. Hoping that she’ll find a new job in the five year period. Well, the brothel can close down before five years. For now, she needs to continue 」
「 Then, does Margo-san want MInaho-neesan to reopen the brothel? 」
「 It will. She’s been thinking about it that seriously. Furthermore, she’s even thinking of countermeasures, considering that Kouzuki-san might be deceiving her 」
「 It’s okay. Kouzuki-san is doing this not Shirasaka Sousuke, he won’t do anything that would make everyone feel unhappy 」
「 But 」
「 Look, Kouzuki-san made that discussion in front of his precious granddaughters. If ever Kouzuki-san has some evil plan, Misuzu-chan would hate him 」
「 That’s the thing Kouzuki-san never wants to happen, right? 」
Oh, he talked to us in Misuzu and the girl’s presence to give us a guarantee.
「 Yet, Minaho didn’t even notice that. That’s why she’s losing her cool, I had to take you out 」
MInaho-neesan’s head is filled with the reopening of the brothel.
「 Oh, it’s okay, Katsuko-san knows it. She’s talking to Minaho to cool her head now 」
I see. Then that’s fine.
「 Oh right, Yoshida-kun 」
Margo-san calls me Yoshida-kun after a long while.
「 Do you not plan on making me your woman? 」
「 Oh, right In case I want a child in the future, I’ll give you my regards. I also can’t do it with any man other than you 」
Margo-san was gang-raped at the age of 12.
Among them was Margo-san’s father.
「 Yeah, I still dislike men. I can’t like them. Therefore, I think I’ll have sex with only you. But, not now 」
「 Besides, I still want to be Nei’s older sister 」
She looks at me, smiling.
「 I don’t want to anger Nei by sleeping with you 」
「 No, that’s not. Nei’s 」
I unconsciously said.
「 I know. I know, but I like my relationship with Nei right now. I don’t want to cause troubles now. You get it, don’t you? 」
「 I love Nei 」
- Yoshida Jon Snow ↩