Our seats are placed in a place that doesn’t stand out.
In fact, it’s placed in a spot with no lights and close to the wall.
「 Well, it can’t be helped. Let’s go sit for now 」
Margo-san smiles wryly, and then we sit down on the pipe chairs.
Margo-san, Nei, me, Kudou Haruka, and Edie is the arrangement.
「 Geez, why do I have to be in here too? 」
Kudou Haruka grumbles.
「 Aneue, you cling to Master too much 」
Michi who erased her presence appears.
「 Huh, w-what? 」
「 Your arms 」
Ah, Kudou Haruka’s still clinging to my arm, right.
「 Huh, what? Huh? 」
She didn’t seem to notice it either.
「 It can’t be helped, she’s trembling in fear inside after all 」
Edie smiles wryly
「 Ah, I 」
「 Don’t try to gloss it over. Michi and I can sense people’s Qi 」
Then, she looked at the curtains.
「 We can’t read people’s minds like Tsukiko and the two though 」
Then, she leaves her seat and hands it over to Michi.
「 Sit over here, Michi 」
「 Thank you 」
Michi sits down next to me.
「 Master, me too 」
Michi also clings to me.
She’s rubbing her small chest to my arm.
For some reason, the Kudou sisters sandwich me now.
「 Uhm, Michi, where’s Minaho-neesan? 」
I don’t see Minaho-neesan anywhere.
「 Kuromori-sama won’t be going down until the initial noise quiets down 」
So she’s still in the upper floor?
I mean, what initial noise?
「 Reika-oneesama and Yomi Yomi are with her, please don’t worry about her 」
Well, if Rei-chan’s with her, then it’s okay.
The venue’s lights go dark.
『 Err, we’re sorry for the long wait. We’re now commencing the reconciliation ceremony between Kouzuki house, Kansai Raijin Houkai, and Unryuu Kaizan Yamamori! 』
Shou-neechan shouts at the mic in the square bracket.
『 First, coming from the west side is Unryuu Kaizan Yamamori group coming in 』
The door at the west entrance opens.
Outside are the bustling Yakuza coming in.
It’s about 50 of them, I think.
Well, Edie took down at least 15 in the underground parking lot.
Adding the members who came to Tokyo yesterday, and the guys who accompanied Satake today, this is all of them.
Kouzuki SS already had a number of those who chased after Tsukiko taken down after all.
With Oodori’s group, almost all of them are wearing a black suit, but,
The group surrounding Satake are wearing various styles.
They don’t have a uniform, and most of them are wearing flashy colors.
Somehow, they look like guys who’re about to drink the night away.
Wow, there’s even a guy wearing sunglasses and jersey.
Still, what’s that drawing on that jersey?
「 Oh, Yakuza who wear that still exist. That’s a Medusa pattern 」
Oh, I see the snakes as hair.
Yeah, that’s definitely a Medusa pattern. Cool.
「 Yakuza really loves that pattern, right? That Medusa pattern and brand 」
「 Yeah. That one’s wearing the same brand from top to bottom 」
Nei also starts giving the Yakuza a fashion check.
「 They’re meeting with Kouzuki-san and other big names in Yakuza, and so the underlings try to dress up like that to show that they’re not afraid 」
「 But, that makes them look like a small fry instead 」
Margo-san and Nei give their analysis.
「 Ah, there he is. That one is Satake. If the documents are accurate 」
Looking at where Margo-san’s pointing at,
One man is wearing a well-tailored suit.
He’s thin and short.
However, his look is sharp, and there’s an image that his flesh is trained enough.
He’s giving out an overwhelming aura.
He feels like a champion in minimum weight boxing from the Pacific.
He’s not a heavyweight boxer, nor a world champion.
But, he’s strong in his own way.
Besides, Satake is a fat and tall man wearing an embroidered satin college jacket.
We’re indoors, and yet he’s still wearing his purple cap. He’s even wearing sunglasses.
He’s got a huge metal necklace hanging on his neck and also his hand is filled with huge rings.
「 That’s Satake’s close aide, “DJ Kinzou” 」
「 His name is Sugai Kinzou, 38 years old. The DJ in his name means both “Disc Jockey” and “Dangerous Joker” 」
“Dangerous Joker Kinzou,” are you a middle schooler?
For the time being, Satake-san’s group sits down on the designated chairs on the west side.
They’re all misbehaving like idiots.
Some cross their legs, resting their hands on the back of the chair, placing their foot on the chair in front, taking two chairs for one, lying down on a line of chairs.
Despite all that, nobody’s sitting on the front row.
Oh, this is like our school delinquents.
They try to sit behind and think of how to look as bossy as possible.
「 Ah, mother! 」
Kudou Haruka finds her mother among the Satake Group.
Yamaoka’s over there too.
No, the two sits down with manners, and so they stand out.
「 Quiet, Aneue 」
Michi stops her sister.
「 Michi, what’s going on? 」
「 Isn’t that obvious? They’re annoying Kouzuki SS 」
Margo-san said, smiling.
「 Those two were regular employees, and they were even pivotal members. They’re making threats saying “We know a lot of confidential information about Kouzuki SS. If you don’t want it exposed, then…” or something like that 」
Therefore, they take Yamaoka and Michi’s mother in the venue.
『 Next, coming from the east side, please enter, Kansai Raijin Houkai 』
As Shou-neechan says that, the east door opens up.
In it appears 30 weak looking Yakuza in black clothing.
These guys are lined up orderly, and they behave well.
「 In the end, that’s all that remains among Oodori-san’s close associates. But thanks to that, they look organized 」
「 But you know, he came with his four devas to show off his power, didn’t he? I think that this number would make him look like he’s being shabby 」
Margo-san and Nei give their first impression.
「 Oh, so that one’s Oodori-san? 」
I’m convinced after seeing the old man wearing a Hakama showing up in the back.
It’s the same man that was in Tsukiko’s memories.
He also shows an evil look in his eyes.
His hair and build are older compared to Tsukiko’s memory. He’s having white hair now.
Tsukiko’s memory was from a few years back.
Oodori’s group goes to their designated seats.
These guys sit down from the first row, and they don’t leave an empty space.
「 Oh hey look at them!! Kansai Raijin Houkai only had 30 people in them!!!! 」
Jeering comes from Satake’s group immediately.
「 Where did your prided four devas go?! 」
「 Well, maybe they run away from us out of fear?! 」
「 I guess that’s natural! 」
「 Huh? What’s the name of the four again? 」
「 Living four? 」
「 Pfft! Yet they disappeared without a trace! 」
It’s 50 vs. 30 after all.
I don’t think that the numbers make the difference though.
But it seems that Satake’s group is glad that Oodori brought fewer people than them.
Come to think of it, Takasaki Ichiro was talking to someone on the phone while playing mahjong.
He was making a demand to send more support.
That means, Oodori’s plan on this deal is;
Try to bring in as many people as possible and gain total control of the location.
That’s why Shou-neechan sent over Kinoshita-san and Margo-san to deal with Oodori’s group before the ceremonies.
『 Please quiet down. We can’t move forward if you continue to make noise 』
Shou-neechan tries to warn Satake’s group, but they’re not stopping.
「 Oh hey! What a beautiful lady! 」
「 How about you stop working for Kouzuki and join us instead? 」
「 It’s better here! 」
「 You’ll surely be fit for a nightclub! 」
「 It’s better to have her in soapland instead! 」
「 Weren’t you going out with delivery ladies lately? 」
They think Shou-neechan’s just an MC.
「 Yeah, that was regretful, if she was younger, I could’ve made her wear a sailor uniform though 」
「 No, I think mature ladies wearing sailor uniform is great! It tickles your arousal 」
These guys just keep on talking.
「 Hey boys!!! Shut up!!! 」
DJ Kinzou shouts to the noisy bunch.
「 That’s what chairman said 」
He followed up in a low voice.
Looking at it, Satake’s whispering to Kinzou’s ears.
「 I see. I see. Okay. Okay, listen. If you continue to make noise, it’ll cause inconvenience to everyone else in the venue. You all should quiet down!! That’s what the chairman said 」
What the hell?
Satake whispers to Kinzou’s ears again.
「 Roger that. Err, Miss Beautiful! Please continue! That’s what the chairman said 」
For now, Satake’s group stops their jeering.
『 Well, thank you for your cooperation 』
Shou-neechan speaks awkwardly.
『 Well then, coming from the south side will be the witnesses for today’s ceremony 』
This time, they’re coming from the south. They’re the ones facing the front square bracket.
As expected, the large door opens up.
The people entering are all wearing black Japanese clothes. Five old men are wearing Hakama with their family crest in it.
Then, each of them has ten guards accompanying them.
『 Everyone, please take your seats 』
The witnesses coming from the south side takes their seat.
The five old men line up together.
There are chairs prepared for every one of them, but the guards remain standing.
「 Interesting, when it comes to numbers, it’s the witness that has the most 」
「 Well, they’re the representative of the related party in the whole industry, and so this number is just right 」
The witnesses are representatives of the Yakuza industry.
Then, Oodori stands up.
「 Everyone, we thank you for coming here today 」
「 Thank you 」
The thirty men all bow to the witnesses.
As for Satake, they’re not doing anything.
They’re looking not at the witnesses but Shou-neechan instead.
「 Hey! Where’s your honor!! 」
「 That’s right! No matter how you look at it, they’re all close to Oodori!! 」
「 Bastards! Do you think our boss is a joke!? 」
「 Is this even a deal!? 」
「 That’s right! That’s right! Let’s go home!! 」
「 As if we’re going to stay silent!!! 」
They yell out and start to leave their seats.
The south, east, and west doors closed down.
「 W-What?! 」
「 You’re trapping us now?! 」
「 If you continue to look down on us, we’re going to kill you all! 」
They speak out threats, but their voice is trembling.
「 Hey! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!! 」
DJ Kinzou shuts down his group.
「 Hey Men! Don’t panic!!! That’s what the chairman says!! 」
Then, Satake continues to whisper in Kinzou’s ears.
「 Sorry about that. Chairman didn’t say “Hey Men” at all. That was mine. Apologies and allow me to correct it 」
Satake continues to whisper in Kinzou’s ears.
「 Yes, yes, roger that 」
Kinzou looks at Shou-neechan.
「 Hey, lady, hurry up and finish this farce! Hurry up and put that old man Kouzuki in here!!! That’s what the chairman said. 」
『 Indeed, but unfortunately, we still have to clean up something before he comes down 』
『 Could you come forward, Yamaoka-san? 』
The Yakuza in Satake’s faction look at Yamaoka and Etsuko.
『 It’s a problem for us to have someone we fired from Kouzuki SS join in the Yakuza while holding information about our members. Sorry, but we cannot allow you to show shameless people like you two to Kakka 』
『 We will be dealing with you two right now 』
Satake’s group gets noisy.
Meanwhile, the east and south side are quiet.
「 Oh! Hey CHICK! These guys are now ours! What is that greeting and why the hell are you trying to dispose of our employees!?! Huh?! Chairman’s angry right now!! 」
DJ Kinzou shouts, but.
『 All you did was hire them with money, right? It’s not like they poured a cup of alcohol for you 』
Shou-neechan speaks reasonably.
『 There’s no boss-underling relationship created unless one pours a cup of alcohol for formalities, am I wrong? 』
Satake glares at Shou-neechan,
Then, he whispers to Kinzou’s ears.
「 They’re strays that we picked up, and we’re taking care of them If you make a move on these two, you’ll declare to become enemies with Unryuu Kaizan Mori. Are you going to continue despite all that? That’s what the chairman said 」
『 Oh my, you’re quite stupid, aren’t you? The two of us are already enemies. Isn’t that why we are here? 』
That’s right, Kouzuki SS is already opposing Satake’s group.
『 You seem to misunderstand that this ceremony is about settling the accounts. However, Our problem with Yamaoka-san is also another problem we have to deal with for this deal. Acquiring knowledge about us through Yamaoka-san is a clear hostile act against Kouzuki house 』
The two glare at each other.
「 It’s normal for anyone to gather information about the other party. We’re equal in this regard. That’s what the chairman said! 」
『 Indeed, if you had undercover work, then we won’t complain. But, bringing in Yamaoka-san in here brazenly is another story 』
「 We have them employed. These guys are free in their career choice as well. I don’t think there’s a room for you to complain if you already sacked them out of your company 」
『 Oh, I see. Then, let’s be honest here 』
『 The thought that someone we sent away already is now roaming around freely here disgusts me. That’s why we’re going to crush them down with everyone watching so there won’t be a next time 』
「 Now you don’t know which one is the Yakuza 」
An old man from the south area mutters.
『 Oh? Aren’t you the Yakuza? We’re different 』
「 Are you saying that you are a much higher existence than Yakuza? 」
Another old man speaks to Shou-neechan in displeasure.
「 No. That’s not what I meant 」
Shou-neechan looked at all the Yakuza in the southern area.
『 We’re much crueler than you 』
『 Take Yamaoka-san out of there 』
She gives orders to the guards of Kouzuki SS near the wall.
「 Don’t fuck with us! 」
「 Bastards! We won’t let you do whatever you want!! 」
Satake’s Yakuza tries to interfere, but,
「 Wait, Everyone 」
Yamaoka stands up
「 Uhm, this is our problem, we cannot cause inconvenience to Chairman Satake and everyone because of us 」
「 D-Dear 」
Etsuko looks up at Yamaoka.
「 Mother, you called that person “Dear”?! 」
Kudou Haruka’s shocked about that?
「 Let’s go. We have no other choice 」
「 You’re tryin to show off even at times like this 」
「 Well, we have no choice after they corner us this far 」
「 Isn’t that why I told you yesterday that we should escape?! 」
「 We have no choice! If we try to get off the boat while we’re in the contract period, who do you think will still hire us? 」
『 Worry not, there won’t be any organization hiring Yamaoka-san after all of this 』
『 To be precise, you won’t be able to work anymore. You will continue to live your life as someone who threw mud at the name of Kouzuki 』
「 No, I-I 」
『 Take them here to let everyone see them 』
「 Roger that 」
About ten guards from Kouzuki SS head towards Yamaoka.
They’re all strong looking guards.
Even though there’s 50 of them, Satake’s group doesn’t fight with the 10 guards.
Oh, I knew it.
Their screams are all just a bluff.
The guards took Yamaoka and Etsuko to the center without problems.
『 Punishing these two is only within Kouzuki SS’ jurisdiction. We’re sorry for everyone in here that will be watching, but we can’t move forward unless we have dealt with them 』
Shou-neechan speaks on the mic.
『 And thus, to entertain everyone in here, we have devised a small show for everyone to watch 』
「 P-Punishment what?! 」
Kudou Haruka whispers to me.
「 What’s going to happen to Mother!? 」
She grabs my arm tightly.
Kudou Haruka’s trembling.
『 There’s nothing fun watching these two lynched by our muscular guards, is there? 』
Shou-neechan continues to talk.
『 Yes. That’s why we’re hosting an exhibition match right now! 」
Suddenly, the lights reach us.
『 Here we have Kudou Haruka-san, the Girl’s High school Karate champion 』
「 Y-Yes!? 」
Haruka replied unconsciously as her name was called. It must be because of her sports-minded habit.
「 H-Harukaaaaa?! M-Michi’s here too?! 」
Since our seats don’t really have any bright lights,
Etsuko never noticed her daughters in here.
「 W-Why are you two here?! 」
The mother’s surprised.
The eldest daughter’s also dumbfounded.
Michi’s on her usual expressionless look.
『 Yes. As you can see, these girls are her daughter 』
『 And so, Kudou Haruka-san, please throw all your anger at your mother and at this accursed man who stole your mother using your fist 』
「 You gave your word to deal with whoever I told you to play with, right? 」
Margo-san speaks to Haruka.
「 But, that’s 」
「 Which do you prefer? Gang-raped by the Yakuza or fighting your mother here? 」
Kudou Haruka’s trembling.
『 Well then, please enjoy their fight! 』
Shou-neechan’s bright voice echoes inside the venue.