「 No, but, I don’t need 」
Even if they say that everyone’s moving with me as a center.
It’s not like I’ll do something with it.
I mean, I’m just a regular high school student.
「 It’s okay. You don’t need to do anything in particular 」
「 Yes, you can just stay. We’ll deal with the minute details afterward 」
「 What’s important is that we’re united with you as the center 」
Shou-neechan tells me gently.
「 As a result, Kakka is using Kyouko-san and Miss Cordelia as wildcards, and now, the top of Japan’s ruling class, both the leader in the surface political and business circles and the underground society, are all shaken. This won’t end as a familiar environment of Japan as before 」
「 Well, of course, Kouzuki group itself will be in a dangerous situation. But if you make such a big wave, Kakka has to leave Kouzuki group to Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama in perfect shape after his death 」
「 If you get on this wave, the power to defeat Kouzuki group will cease. If the people inside Kouzuki group understands that point of the bout, they will unite and fight together. 」
There’s no time for the branch family executives and the rising faction’s internal conflict.
「 And, when that happens, the head house of Kouzuki clan will be the leader of the clan. The next head of the group will be Shiba-san from the rising faction but, they’ll have no choice but to stand for Misuzu-san and Ruriko-san 」
「 Going ahead of that, in tonight’s party, the two were officially shown to the media handing bouquet of flowers to the prime minister and the Russian delegate. Kouzuki-san uses that as a motive and intends to let the media write more articles about it, right? “The real high-class ladies in modern Japan” If it’s reported like that, it would be impossible for the group to ignore Misuzu-chan and Ruriko-chan even if Kouzuki-san dies as the public recognizes them 」
To the public, Kouzuki house’s tradition and dignity are equal to Misuzu and Ruriko.
That’s Jii-chan’s plan.
「 But, Jii-chan’s in such a hurry, he doesn’t need to think after his death 」
「 Kakka’s already 82. It’s natural for him to think of that kind of things 」
「 This will also be a contest for us 」
「 Kuromori is a criminal organization. 」 It’s not allowed by a law-abiding country like Japan 」
Oh, I see.
Reopening the brothel means that we’ll continue as a criminal organization.
「 I mean, we need to continue fighting. If not, our motivation to live can’t be maintained. Up until now, Minaho and Katsuko and others had the “revenge” as the fuel. However, from now on 」
Margo-san looks at me.
「 Well. I’ll be a demon if it means it would maintain the happiness of his family centered around him 」
「 Let’s not talk about that! Let’s take care of the pile of problems in front of us first! We can just solve all of it one by one for the happiness of everyone! 」
「 Indeed, I thought that once I fulfilled my revenge, I will be satisfied and lose my will to live 」
「 Of course, since I’m close to Kyouko-san, the police will continue to watch us, and there will be a lot of risks in reopening the brothel. We don’t know how far we can trust Kouzuki-sama, the one who recommended us to resume. It’s really a pile of problems. But, it’s a beautiful thing to do. Furthermore, it’s not just for oneself, but to protect the family I love 」
Seeing that smile, I realized “Oh, this is okay too.”
When I met Minaho-neesan, she didn’t have this kind of refreshed smile.
She only had a dark, filled with passion smile.
Minaho-neesan has changed.
She’s now looking forward.
I see. No matter how well the revenge goes, what’s ahead of it is just a deep dark.
Even though the grudge clears up, it still remains dark.
However, Minaho-neesan has a vision of the future now.
She’s facing forward to build a bright future for the family.
「 This is a big opportunity so why don’t we make a specific plan for it? 」
Katsuko-nee tells Minaho-neesan.
「 Yes, we will. Katsuko 」
「 Let’s do it without delay. However, we’ll start the matter of buying a new building with Nagisa tomorrow 」
Oh, the discussion about buying a building for the bakery and flower shop.
「 I mean, a used building won’t do so we’ll buy land and build from scratch. As expected, thinking of the security in the future we need to incorporate various things from the design stage 」
「 Indeed. If I recall, Kakka has promised to give counsel when it comes to the land. I think it’s better if we use the design and construction from an estate purchased by Kouzuki group 」
Shou-neechan states her opinion.
「 Yes, that would be helpful, I’ll rely on you for that. But, if we’re to start building today, it would be complete in two or three years 」
It must be a lot of trouble constructing a building.
「 In short, my bakery will be open after he graduates from high school 」
「 Therefore, I will support Ojou-sama’s business and negotiate with Kouzuki group until then 」
Katsuko-nee smiles to Minaho-neesan.
「 I see, that helps, Katsuko 」
The reopening of the brothel will have a duration of five years. Katsuko-nee’s assistance would be beneficial even if it’s just for the first few years.
「 Of course, I won’t be back as a prostitute so don’t worry. I’ll only be doing support to the end 」
Katsuko-nee smiles at me.
「 I know that 」
Even I know that Katsuko-nee won’t return.
「 Two to three years? Then, that’s just right 」
「 Search for a bigger plot for Katsuko-san and Nagisa-san 」
「 I’ve already talked about it before, but I want to open a gym that teaches children and girls self-defense 」
Yeah. I’ve heard of that before.
「 But you see, if I open up a gym now without experience, nobody’s going to enter, right? That’s why I thought of making my name popular using achievements 」
「 Look, mixed martial arts is a sport in America. It’s best to rampage in the US and mane a name for myself. There are a lot of women’s fighting competition too 」
Oh, that’s why fighting sports are mentioned.
「 In the end, it’s the only purpose is self-advertisement. It’s not that I’m doing it to become a fighter for real. I just need it to open a gym to the public 」
「 Then, I’ll be following Margo-oneechan! As a manager! 」
「 If you’re going to make your name famous then don’t go alone, Margo-oneechan. Take me “the fierce manager KYNei-chan” with you and let’s be the talk of the town! 」
Ah, this was what Margo-san was talking about before.
「 I won’t be staying in the US for long, I’ll be training in Japan and will only go to the US when there’s a match 」
「 Oh right. I’ll bring Edie too. In her case, however, if she becomes famous in a world tournament, then it would break her fate with the assassination cult in her hometown. Well, that’s an excellent way to vent out her fighting instinct. She’s more suited as an athlete than me 」
Right. Edie always needs to fight something.
That said, I don’t want her to do dangerous jobs.
「 Right. Edie might be more famous than Margo-oneechan. Then, what will happen? Will the “Margo Gym” become “Edie Gym”!? 」
Nei makes fun.
「 I don’t mind either way. As long as we can open up a gym 」
「 I want to teach skills to girls being violently attacked by men and those who are living in oppression. To be honest, I want to make it, so I don’t need payment from those children. That’s why the name can be anything 」
That’s Margo-san’s dream.
「 In that case, why don’t we make Margo-san’s gym bigger? Not just a fighting sport’s gym but also a bigger, membership-based sports gym? If you earn revenue from it, it would be easier for the gym to operate teaching self-defense 」
「 If that’s the case then I will invest. What about you Reika? 」
Shou-neechan asks Rei-chan.
「 We’re not always active on duty, so it’s a good investment for the future. Hmm. I want to participate as a family. Yes 」
Rei-chan agrees with what Shou-neechan said.
「 Please let us invest by all means. If possible, I’d like to teach children Kendo 」
「 Let Michi join too 」
「 Kudou style martial arts will be popular with children if you teach them, I think 」
If it’s just within the scope of self-defense.
It’s flashy, and no martial art looks like that.
「 How about we make Edie a teacher too? 」
Nei said, but is it okay to teach children assassination techniques?
「 For some reason, it seems like we now need a lot of space 」
「 Indeed, if we’ll open up a full-scale sports gym then we’ll need a swimming pool too. Our building’s gotten really big now 」
Katsuko-nee folds her arms.
「 In that case, let’s make it as big as a ten story building! The first floor is a bakery and a flower shop, up the second floor above is the sports gym! Then, our house will be the top part of it! 」
「 Hmm, in that case, I’d like the rooftop to be an open-air bath! 」
「 That’s right! Katsuko-oneechan! Megu-chan Mana-chan, give out your ideas too! You two will be living there as well! 」
「 Huh, Nei-oneesan? 」
「 Well. This brothel isn’t suitable for raising children. You all will live in that building 」
Minaho-neesan tells Megu.
「 Well, in fact, Nagisa and I plan to give birth by next year. Oh, there would be another one. I want to live in the new building before the children arrive 」
Katsuko-nee doesn’t speak of Yukino’s name.
「 Hey, why don’t we also open a kindergarten in that building too? 」
Nei makes a proposal.
「 After all, three would be born soon, and after that, Megu-chan, Mii-chan, and I plan to get pregnant too! We’ll always have infants! 」
「 Indeed. I thought of giving birth to another one after the first child calms down, what about Shou-oneechan? 」
「 Well, of course, I want a child. In the future. Right, Reika? 」
「 Y-Yes 」
「 We decided to match the years of our childbirth. That way, the child won’t be lonely, and it’s easier to go to the school that way, isn’t it? 」
「 I promised to give birth to a child in the same year as Misuzu-san 」
Megu speaks embarrassed.
「 O-Oh, that’s a good idea. Should we do that too? 」
「 Y-Yes 」
Shou-neechan and Rei-chan are confused.
「 Right. We need to think of the children’s school 」
「 Yes, if three or four of them go to school together, they can’t be bullied, right? 」
Katsuko-nee tells Shou-neechan.
「 Thinking that far ahead, I see 」
「 Also, it would be a lot of work for a baby to be born every year. Therefore, it’s better if we delay the birth for several years 」
「 The first wave will be next year. When do you plan to give have a baby, Megu-chan? 」
「 Uhm, I’ll be married to Yoshi-kun at age 20, so the child would be on the following year 」
「 Kuuu, being the lawful wife is so lovely. You can get married to Yo-chan. But in exchange, it’s unacceptable to give birth to a baby before marriage however 」
「 Yes, Nei-neesan 」
The plan is to call the people in the class at my wedding with Megu.
I knew it, it would be best if she gets pregnant after marriage.
「 Mii-chan will be studying at the University of Tokyo and said that she’ll become a state bureaucrat so it’s probably best to give birth after all of that 」
Taking a child along college, and job hunting is quite hard.
But, when that happens, it’ll be hard for Megu and Misuzu to match the dates.
「 Mana-chan, when’s your plan? 」
「 I’ll get pregnant anytime Onii-chan allows me to 」
That’s her only answer due to her position as a sex slave.
「 Hey, in that case, let’s all gather together and match our expected dates! We won’t know any if we don’t 」
Nei tells everyone.
「 Indeed. Please do it while I’m not present 」
Minaho-neesan says while showing a gentle smile.
「 Ah, sorry Minaho-neechan! 」
Nei apologizes in panic.
Minaho-neesan can’t bear a child.
「 It’s okay. Don’t mind it, but in exchange, all your children will also be my children I’m okay with that 」
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「 Anyway, I want to be working in a bakery when I graduate 」
I change the topic in a hurry.
「 As for that, I was thinking of making a special course in our school for you 」
Minaho-neesan tells me.
「 Oh right, something like “employment skill course” Well, even if you work hard by now, you’ll only start working on the summer vacation 」
A course for me?
「 We’ll make a bread workshop in the school cafeteria. We’ll be using the latest machines. You can bake bread there and sell it at the cafeteria. Learning how to do bakery business hands-on 」
「 You only need to take the minimum amount of time to graduate in class. You’ll sell freshly baked bread during lunch break so you’ll exit the classroom for the 3rd and 4th class and enter the workshop 」
「 Let me say this beforehand, the school cafeteria will still sell their bread as usual. You’ll be competing with sales professionals everyday 」
「 After all, you want to work in Katsuko’s bakery in the future, right? Katsuko, what kind of baking do you want to do? 」
「 If possible, I’d like it to be a fancy, high-class oriented bakery 」
「 I thought so. That earns better. Therefore, you don’t have to learn how to make bread ordinary hungry high school students would buy 」
「 No, but, Minaho-neesan. Isn’t it better if I make bread for high school students while at it? 」
「 After all, you’ll be managing the bread workshop by yourself. It’s impossible for Katsuko and Megumi to help out everyday 」
Yeah. Megu needs to take classes.
「 I know that but, I’d like to do as best as I can 」
「 But, you’re already doing all your best in making bread, you don’t have time to make yakisoba or spaghetti, right? 」
「 Yakisoba-pan or Spaghetti-pan will never show up in my bakery 」
I see. That kind of bread is necessary for a hungry high school student.
「 I mean, I don’t get why they put carbohydrates(noodle) to another carbohydrate(bread) Both of them have flour as material. It’s just flour sandwiching flour 」
Right, bread, yakisoba-pan, spaghetti, they’re all flour.
「 If you want to become a high-class oriented bakery then you can’t make that even for a breakfast bread 」
That’s possibly true.
「 But, in our high school, make students like that kind of bread since it fills up their stomach, right? That’s why manufacturers make that kind of bread 」
「 You’re only studying to work on Katsuko’s bakery in the future so you’ll make and sell bread for that purpose. Katsuko will think of the vision of the shop with you, and you’ll learn the necessary skills. It will only be a blink of an eye until you graduate so spend your time effectively 」
I first need to make the kind of bread Katsuko-nee’s thinking of selling.
Making side dish bread won’t do business.
Minaho-neesan’s right, it’s impossible to make yakisoba bread or others if I’m only alone in the workshop.
「 I mean, you can’t win against supplier bread. Not to their taste nor their appearance. You can’t do that many alone 」
Katsuko-nee tells me.
In the end, the seller at the cafeteria would be the main.
My bread is only an extra for the students.
I’ll do all it from now on.
「 Have fun while learning it little by little. You have time to become a real bread-maker until graduation 」
I don’t need to be so worked up at the start.
This isn’t about winning or losing.
「 Anyway, we will be increasing the special courses in our school in the future. You’ll be the first student to be on the test case. If that’s the pretext, then it’s not strange if we make a bread workshop for you, right? Next year, the number of special courses for the students will increase anyway 」
She really intends to do the “Nadeshiko class” proposed by Misuzu.
「 As for the bread workshop, you can make bread for the general students after school. Katsuko will teach you. However, you’re responsible for the room. I’ll only give the keys to you 」
I see. I’ll receive classes only on the first and second period in the morning and after that, bread making. I’ll usually leave the afternoon class.
After school, I’ll prepare bread for the next day while learning how to.
There’s no other place to go to high school and learn to make bread.
「 If your bread sells then I’ll give you the revenue for expenses. It’s much better than working part-time, right? 」
「 Yeah, that helps. Mana and Agnes need pocket money. I’ll buy some stuff for Megu too 」
I said. Mana;
「 I-It’s okay, I don’t need anything 」
「 Me too, Minaho-san, uhm, I think I should enter that special course also. Then, Yoshi-kun and I will make bread together, I’ll quit the track and field club 」
Minaho-neesan speaks strictly:
「 No 」
「 Minaho-san? 」
「 You’ll take classes properly. You can’t quit the track and field club too 」
「 That’s right, Didn’t you promise captain Takeshiba that you won’t quit, Megu? 」
「 Yoshi-kun 」
「 Megumi, you’ll stay as a regular high school student. If both of you take the special course, then you’ll lose your place in the class 」
Megu and I are high school students, yet were engaged.
On top of that, if the two of us are taking a special course at the school.
We’ll become out of place in our school.
「 For him to have an ordinary student life then you need to bridge with the other students as an average student 」
「 Understood 」
「 Well, I’ll make a small room for having sex in the bread workshop. You can have fun in there sometimes 」
Minaho-neesan tells Megu to comfort her.
「 Ah, really?! Then Yo-chan and I will be the first do fuck in that room! 」
「 I’m still a high school student you know?! Only when Margo-oneechan isn’t in the US. nufufufufu! 」
「No, you should really take classes! 」
Nei who’s known as a delinquent is mostly skipping classes.
「 Well, I don’t remember which class I’m in 」
「 Why not!? Either way, I can’t graduate so I’ll be flirting with Yo-chan in the school until graduation 」
Nei isn’t really registered in school.
She can’t graduate since she’s not enrolled.
「 Oh, Nei. We’ll be taking back your census 」
「 Cesario Viola’s gone already so Najima Yasuko who’s still missing in the US will be returning soon 」
「 And then, we’ll be enrolling you from the US to our high school. 」 At least on the documents 」
Nei will be enrolled.
「 You can graduate. I mean, go do it 」
「 C-C-C-C-C-Could that mean?! 」
「 You need to take classes after the holidays. You can go to America with Margo but other than that, go to school 」
Minaho-neesan said smiling.