「 I don’t want that 」
「 I don’t want that either! 」
「 But I do 」
I said again.
「 Yoshi-kun, do you prefer Yukino more than me? 」
「 That’s not the topic 」
I said clearly.
「 I like you two. I wanted to have sex with you whenever possible 」
「 That’s unfair 」
Megu looks down.
「 Is that so? If that’s what he wants, I’ll let him do it 」
Katsuko-nee says while inputting the sales to a laptop.
「 I also like the two of you. Megu and Yukino are both good girls 」
Megu and Yukino are just the same to Edie who judges people through their Qi.
For a fighter like her, those who don’t hold any evil intent trying to harm the family physically are all good people.
「 As for me 」
Nei’s trying to speak but, Katsuko-nee;
「 Nei-chan, shut up for a moment. It would only become confusing if you try to get in between 」
「 Ugh 」
「 I will accept all of Master’s desires, no matter what they are 」
Michi said gently.
「 Thanks, everyone 」
I thank Katsuko-nee and the girls.
「 I’m a greedy man. I don’t want to let go of anything I obtained 」
I said and looked at Megu and Yukino.
「 I don’t remember becoming yours 」
Yukino glares back ta me.
「 Yeah, Yukino isn’t my woman nor my family. But, you’re my precious friend 」
「 Not Yukino. Anyone but Yukino 」
Megu mutters while looking down.
「 So, is there anyone else in here who hates Yukino 」
I asked. Katsuko-nee and the girls shake their heads.
「 Well, this and that happened, but I like her now if you ask me 」
Katsuko-nee says without stopping her hands from typing.
「 Back then, all she looks at is herself, and she’s too noisy, always crying, but now, she looks at other people too. Besides, Yukino-san’s personality was frank since the start. I don’t hate girls like that 」
「 I see. I hate women like you 」
「 I like that honest part of you 」
「 Katsuko-oneesan, do you want Yukino to join the family? 」
「 No way 」
「 Yeah, Yukino can never join our family 」
I tell Megu with a smile.
「 You know. Until Nikita, I mean, Anya showed up, I thought that I can just live looking only at my family. Believing that all I need to have sex with is with my family 」
「 That’s right. I wanted Yoshi-kun to stay like that 」
Megu speaks mournfully.
「 But, I now understand. Anya-san was a good person, if Yoshi-kun only looks at his family, he’ll collapse. I think that she’s okay. But 」
She doesn’t look at Yukino.
「 Not Yukino 」
「 I wonder? When I convinced myself to only look at my family, I resolved myself not to have sex with Yukino anymore. Yukino will never become my family, she doesn’t want to either. But 」
Yukino looks at me.
「 Thanks to Anya, I noticed that I can also have sex with my friends. Yukino’s the first one that came into my mind. I might be able to have sex with Yukino again, I thought 」
「I plan to say goodbye forever to you once I give birth to this child 」
「 Really? 」
I ask sharply.
「 W-What? After all 」
「 Didn’t you say it yourself earlier? You don’t know what will happen to your protection when Jii-chan dies 」
「 That’s right. That’s why I’m working hard to push myself through the TV show 」
「 Do you think that you can manage with just effort? 」
Yukino hesitates to speak.
「 If the takeover of Kouzuki house don’t go well and the new head is antagonistic towards us, Yukino will get dragged in too. Even if you try to use the entertainment industry as a connection, once the higher-ups put pressure, they’ll be crushed down easily. You get that, right? Yukino’s on TV right now as a result of that “power of darkness” 」
「 So what are you saying? 」
Yukino asks me angrily.
「 Minaho-neesan’s already started preparing for when Jii-chan’s protection is gone. I mean, Jii-chan himself is taking the initiative. It’s a problem relating to Misuzu, Ruriko, and Yoshiko-san’s future 」
I haven’t heard of the details yet though.
There must be a reason why Jii-chan didn’t just bring Minaho-neesan but also Misuzu.
They’ll be accepting a daughter from a high-class family, with a higher position than Kouzuki house as Kuromori’s prostitute.
I think Jii-chan’s doing the groundwork for the future.
Hearing Michi’s story and this morning phone call, Misuzu seemed to have received quite the shock.
「 So what do you want to say? 」
「 We’re trying to survive on our own no matter what happens. We’ll never break. We’ll protect our family from any hardships 」
「 So? 」
「 Yukino, as our friend, shouldn’t it be better if you stay by our side after giving birth to that child? 」
I use a bargaining chip.
「 You’re not family but a precious friend. We won’t abandon you that easily. Yukino, as long as you stay by our side 」
Yukino’s eyes look at me.
I look straight into Yukino’s eyes, without looking away.
「 So what’s your condition? 」
Yukino thought for a moment and asked.
「 Having sex with me from now on. If you have sex with other guys, I’ll abandon you 」
「 That’s quite convenient for you 」
「 You don’t know? 」
「 I do. You’re that kind of guy, right 」
We glare at each other.
「 You mean that I just have to entertain you when you want to do me, right? 」
「 If you want to do it, I’ll play with you too 」
「 But, Yukino isn’t my family. Sorry, but if I’m asked, I’ll prioritize my family than Yukino. In sex and in other things. If it’s a matter of life and death, I’ll abandon Yukino without a second thought. I want you to understand that 」
「 Well, I thought so 」
Yukino smiles wryly.
「 But even if you abandon me, you’ll protect this child, right? 」
「 Obviously. We’ll accept that child to our family. We’ll make the child happy. I promise that 」
It’s my child. I’ll protect it with my life.
「 Really, in the end, you force me to have no choice 」
「 I accept. That’s the only choice. If I think of this child’s future, I know that I can’t escape from you 」
「 Sorry 」
「 Stupid. Don’t apologize. We don’t have that kind of relationship 」
It’s too late for Yukino and me to change our relationship.
Much more erasing our past.
「 Also, as for your proposal earlier 」
「 You know? The part where you have sex with me and ejaculate inside another girl 」
Oh, that one?
「 I don’t want it with Megumi. That won’t change, but 」
「 I don’t mind it with Maika 」
「 Hey, are you having sex with Maika every day? 」
Yukino asks seeming lonely.
「 Yeah, we do. As long as I don’t travel somewhere distant, I have sex with Mana and Agnes once a day for sure 」
「 Agnes 」
「 She’s another one of Shirasaka Sousuke’s illegitimate child, your sister 」
「 Oh, that girl? 」
Yukino seemed to recall the lynching night of Shirasaka Sousuke.
「 Mana and Agnes are both emotionally unstable, so I need to have sex with them every day 」
They feel at ease when having direct contact with our bodies.
They’d feel uneasy unless they reaffirm their bond with me through sex.
「 Those two have priority in sex. My other women seem to allow that. They understand the situation 」
「 I see, my little sister seems to be causing troubles on you 」
「 She’s not. They’re both my women. I decided to love them with my life. Everyone thinks of them as their precious little sisters, so they’re kind to them 」
「 I want to make up with Maika 」
She shrugs her body and mutters.
「 I wasn’t a good sister for her 」
「 Yukino, it’s Mana now. She changed her name to Mana. She’s erasing Shirasaka Maika deep inside her heart. I mean, she can’t survive unless she denies Shirasaka Maika 」
She’s keeping her mental balance by keeping Maika as a separate person as Mana.
「 So, I think it would be hard for you to make up with her as a sister 」
I said. Yukino.
「 You’re right, I get it. I want to quit as Shirasaka Yukino too. If only I can 」
I’m the one who forced Yukino in this predicament.
I raped her and uploaded her videos to the internet.
We’re the ones who exposed Yukino’s father’s crimes.
We killed Shirasaka Sousuke mercilessly.
「 So, you can’t go back as siblings. If you force her, Mana’s heart will break 」
「 So, what should I do? 」
「 For example, how about Shirasaka Yukino and my little sister-cum-sex slave Yoshida Mana create a new relationship? Friends instead of sisters 」
「 But, we’re sisters by blood 」
「 It’s different in the spirit, so you have no choice 」
Yukino thinks for a while and then asks me.
「 Is there really no choice? 」
「 I don’t know. But, for now, it’s impossible 」
「 Then I have no choice. That will do. I’d like to get along with her once more, I don’t care in what shape or form. No, we didn’t even get along when we were sisters 」
Yukino ridicules herself.
「 I was a bad sister. I really didn’t do anything for her. I was really an idiot, selfish, a woman beyond saving 」
「 So, I want to get along with her this time 」
「 Then, do so. Try it out. You two are still living. Do something, get along with her, start a new relationship 」
「 You’re right 」
She turned to me and bowed her head deeply.
「 So please. I beg you. Let me have sex with you together with Maika. Please let me have sex! 」
「 That’s the only for us to create a relationship, right? 」
Mana’s heart is broken in complex pieces.
She keeps her peace of mind by having sex with me.
If Yukino wants to rebuild a relationship with her, it has to be through sex.
「 Please! 」
That arrogant and proud Yukino is bowing her head to me.
「 You wanted to have sex with Megumi and me with that purpose in mind, right? You were trying to have us get along through sex 」
Yukino can see things objectively now.
「 Yeah, you’re right 」
I replied honestly.
「 Yoshi-kun? 」
「 I want the two of you to be in good terms 」
「 Why? 」
「 Because you girls are sisters 」
「 Wrong! We’re! But Yukino! Yukino’s been looking down on me all this time! She never thought of me as a sister!! 」
Megu’s emotions explode.
「 She always made me suffer! I hate her!! 」
「 But, Megu wanted to be friends with Yukino before, right? 」
I said calmly.
「 W-What are you talking about, Yoshi-kun! That’s not! That can’t possibly happen! 」
Megu denies it.
「 Megu, I know. No, I remember 」
「 That was in May, no, I think it was still in April since the holidays were just starting 」
「 It was in here, right inside the cafeteria. Do you remember, Megu? 」
「 What? 」
「 Megu tried to talk to Yukino. I was watching in the monitor room, Minaho-neesan told me to watch the surveillance video 」
Megu still can’t remember.
「 Ah! I remember that one! 」
「 I do remember it too 」
Right, Nei and Katsuko-nee were watching that day too.
「 It was when we were starting our move on Yukino. Therefore, Yukino was mentally depressed, and then Megu called out to Yukino in the cafeteria 」
「 Ah, but I thought of that as an annoyance, so I spoke horribly to Megumi 」
「 Yukino? 」
Megu seems to remember it now too.
「 And yet, you told me back then. That you want to get along with me 」
Back then, Megu was trying to get along with Megu, beyond all the hate.
「 Back then, Megu was seriously trying to be in good terms with Yukino, right? 」
「 Wrong. I wanted to be on equal status with Yukino. That’s all 」
Then, she looked at Yukino.
「 We have the same father, and yet, Yukino’s treated with care and raised happily, yet I was almost turned to a prostitute by that same father. I didn’t like that. I can’t agree with it. That’s why I thought of trying to call Yukino without suffixes so I could be equal to her. I only said “I want to get along” as an opportunity to become equal, that was all 」
Megu said. Yukino’s listening.
「 Then, what about now? Megu, do you want to be friends with Yukino? 」
「 Obviously not! 」
「 Why not? 」
「 Because we can’t understand each other at all. Yukino and I are different 」
「 I thought of the same before 」
I look at Yukino.
Yukino looks back.
「 Well, even now, I still see that we can’t understand each other. We’re different people, grew up in different situations, our thoughts are different. It’s almost impossible 」
「 Yes, I’m different from you 」
Yukino speaks as if she’s spitting.
「 But, there are things we can talk reach an understanding. Even if it’s just a few, we can communicate with each other 」
「 If we can communicate even with for just one moment. We’ll be able to trust each other and live together. That’s what I think 」
「 That’s impossible. After all, Yukino and I have no way of understanding each other 」
「 Say that after trying 」
「 But, Yoshi-kun, there would be someone in this world you’ll never understand! Isn’t it the same with Shirasaka Sousuke-san? Also, Cesario Viola 」
「 Yukino’s different from those people! 」
「 They’re all the same! 」
「 They’re all the same, Yukino’s always been so cruel to me! 」
「 Megumi, you think of me that way 」
This is bad.
They won’t reach an agreement.
「 Okay, I’m done with the ledger! 」
Katsuko-nee stops operating the laptop and turns around.
「 Dear, from now on I’ll manage the ledger 」
「 I thought that all the work in this bakery was for your groundwork, so I left everything for you. But, this is also a place to study for me. In that case, managing the shop is my job, I’ll deal with all the accounting related work 」
Katsuko-nee said smiling.
「 Really, I was thinking that I can’t go back to high school, so I was pressing everything to you. Sorry. Earlier, you said that this bakery is “our bakery,” didn’t you? That woke me up. From now on, I’ll try to be more active. I’ll also show up in front of the students 」 」
No, that’s cool and all, but.
Megu and Yukino are having a standoff right now.
「 After all, I have bound myself with my own arbitrary thoughts. I’m your teacher in bread-making. Therefore, I thought to myself that I’d leave everything to you and not show myself up. Even though nobody told me to do that. Really, it looks stupid. Now that I realized that I can learn together with you, one by one, it makes me feel lighter! 」
「 Megumi-chan, you should also let go of your prejudice! 」
Katsuko-nee smiles at Megu.
「 So his love for you won’t fall out 」
「 You’ll be hated if you keep that! It might be too late though! 」
Katsuko-nee speaks with a smile. Megu’s startled.
「 After all, Megumi-chan now is very similar to Yukino-chan before. You’re always so selfish and don’t care if what you say hurts others 」
「 I-I! 」
Megu’s mouth is flapping like a fish’s mouth.
「 It’s inevitable! You two are sisters after all! It’s natural for you two to have similar personalities 」
Katsuko-nee speaks brightly. Yukino;
「 Megumi and I are similar? 」
「 T-That can’t be true! Because I! 」
The two look at each other.
「 Exactly the same 」
「 Hmm, how should I say it? 」
「 Yoshi-kun?! Say that we’re different! 」
「 We can’t be similar! 」
「 During Anya’s case, I noticed that I’ve been dealing with Megu the wrong way 」
「 Y-Yoshi-kun?! What are you talking about?! 」
「 I’m always trying to be kind to Megu as much as possible, trying not to suppress you at all. But, that only makes Megu feel much more uneasy, so I noticed that I’ve been spoiling you unnecessarily 」
She’s being spoiled by my kindness.
「 In Megu’s case, I have to be forceful and don’t hold back. Things shouldn’t go as Megu wants, but instead, I should take the initiative, that’s how I should show it 」
「 Right, I think your analysis is correct 」
「 Megumi-chan is a girl that can’t go on unless the man tells her to “shut up and follow me. if you don’t, we’re breaking up,” something like that 」
Someone needs to hold her in control, or else her emotions would explode, and she’ll be rushing into a direction nobody knows.
「 In short, it’s the same type as Yukino-san 」
Katsuko-nee said. Yukino:
「 I’m not that kind of woman! 」
「 You’re the same, that’s just what I did to you earlier 」
「 What do you mean? 」
「 I just put a bit of pressure and took the initiative to show the direction. Negotiating with you goes well when I do it that way 」
「 No way? 」
「 Isn’t that what Minaho-neesan always does to you? 」
Yukino’s the type of woman who needs someone to control her.
「 Yeah, you two have the same methods of dealing with 」
I muttered. The two girls are dumbfounded.