「 Ready!! 」
The small Kinuka-san crosses her iron claws.
「 Haaa, then I have to use my trump card if you’re going that far 」
Adelheid-san takes out iron blades at the tip of her leather boots.
「 I think that using this technique against you would be immature, but it looks like I can’t be unwilling anymore 」
She stands one-legged and faces Kinuka-san.
「 I will show you my German ninja arts! 」
「 Hmm, German ninja arts? 」
「 Do you know anything, Edie? 」
「 It’s a technique founded by a former world ninja baron and equal fighter Kyoji Breda. Looks like he blended German secret arts and Japan’s ninja arts together 」
Japan’s ninja arts?
「 It seems related to Yaman tribe 」
Oh, that’s a joke.
「 You talk about immature, but we’re of the same age 」
「 I still am more mature even if we’re of the same age 」
「 It’s just our height that’s different 」
「 Height? Do you think that you can compare your own flat chest to my breasts? 」
Adelheid-san has a small puff on her chest, despite being a 13-year-old girl.
But Kinuka-san’s flat.
「 Oh, I get it, if we’re talking about immature, you mean… 」
Kinuka-san glared at Adelheid-san.
「 You already have hair growing down there, right?! 」
「 That’s why you call yourself an adult! Must be a forest down there! 」
「 It’s a smooth plain! 」
「 Then it must be grassy 」
「 It’s just trickling! I’m still 13! 」
What’s with that conversation.
「 I see, so it’s trickling 」
「 Oh? Do you mean that you don’t have it yet? 」
Adelheid-san’s not shaking. Instead, she’s showing a triumphant face.
「 Yes 」
「 You mean, smooth? 」
「 Smooth 」
「 Oh my, you’re still young then 」
「 It has nothing to do with hair! 」
「 Aren’t you the one who started that topic? 」
What’s with these two?
「 You should begin soon. They’re getting bored 」
Shou-neechan, the referee, smiles wryly.
However, in reality…
The young ladies and their bodyguards watch the two, thinking that it is amusing.
Adelheid-san is kicked out of Torii house, and they know that Kinuka’s Master’s house is collapsing.
The two of them aren’t burdened by the weight of nobility.
It doesn’t matter who wins or loses, it will not affect other families.
Above all, these two are cute 13-year-old girls.
They both have weapons, but they look cute.
I mean, the young ladies and I…
We know how much the bodyguard train, and so…
They know that the iron claws and the blade on shoes will not result in anything tragic.
This is the courtyard of the Kouzuki house.
The girls should know that the party asks for nothing but a sideshow.
These two are capable bodyguards who know the meaning of that.
「 How do we decide the outcome? 」
Adelheid-san asks Kinuka-san.
「 You cry you lose? 」
「 No. You don’t look like you’ll cry if you lose 」
「 Then, losing when our knees touch the ground three times? 」
「 That’s better! 」
The two smiled.
「 Then, begin! Ready! Go! 」
As soon as Shou-neechan gave the signal, Kinuka-san speeds up.
「 Anjou arts…Secret technique, cat’s paw!! 」
She lunges her hands with iron claws like a cat’s paw.
「 Nyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyanyaaaaaaaaaa!!! 」
「 That’s like Mickey Rourke 」
I don’t know who that is.
「 What? That’s dangerous, you know! 」
Adelheid-san is deflecting all of the cat punch with some iron claws using her bladed shoe.
「 Looks like she’s using foot techniques as her main 」
Adelheid-san isn’t fighting with anything but kicks.
「 Nyanyanyanyanyanya!! 」
「 Haihaihaihaihaihai! 」
Kinuka-san’s iron claw cat punch…
Adelheid-san’s shoe blade kicks…
There are sparks between the friction of the two blades.
「 Nyanyanyanyanya!! 」
「 Haihaihaihaihaihai!! 」
How do I say this?
「 It’s a cute fight 」
Kanou-san said in amazement.
「 I want that “Nyanya” kid 」
「 Indeed, she’s so cute as a bodyguard 」
「 I think she’s just perfect as my little sister’s bodyguard 」
What’s that? I hear voices leak out from the young ladies.
「 And that half-race girl is quite interesting 」
「 Yes. I thought something’s wrong with her since Torii-san hired her, but… 」
「 She’s proficient in foreign languages, wasn’t she? I want to take her when I go to Europe 」
「 I think she’s convenient when you want to study abroad? 」
Somehow, the two are making an excellent appeal.
「 You’re good 」
「 You too 」
Adelheid-san and Kinuka-san took a moment to breathe.
「 Nyaoooon! Goronyaaaan!! Nyanyanya!!! Shaaaa!!! 」
Kinuka-san chases after Adelheid-san with her cat claws.
「 Haihaihai! Haaa! Tsuoi! Tsuoi! Haaaaa!! 」
Adelheid-san is deflecting all of the attacks with continuous kicks.
「 Ah, it’s black 」
Adelheid-san’s high kicks flipped her skirt and exposed her panties.
「 My, Haiji, what a bold choice for your age 」
Torii-san’s right. Adelheid-san is wearing an adult black-laced panty.
「 Nyaanyaanyaaaaaan! I can see it! Goronyaaan! 」
Kinuka-san points out while they fight, but…
「 Haihaihai! We’re in the middle of a fight, showing off my panties is nothing! 」
Adelheid-san continues her kicks.
「 Nyaaaaan?! 」
It cuts off Kinuka-san’s skirt.
「 Nyanyanya?! 」
Kinuka-san’s panty is now visible.
「 Oh my, it’s also a cat 」
「 Uuuuuuu 」
Kinuka-san’s panty has a cute cat printed in it.
「 What? You’re wearing a cat panty, is that part of your secret technique? 」
Adelheid-san laughed at Kinuka-san.
「 Nyanyanya!! Uuu… I’m angry now! You asked for it!!! Nyaaaaa!!! 」
Kinuka-san jumps out, exposing her childish cat panty.
「 Haihaihaihai! Haii!!! 」
Adelheid-san catches all the intense attacks with her black laced panty exposed.
Somehow, the fight reached its climax.
「 I think the cat will win 」
「 I think the half-race girl will win! 」
The young ladies are enjoying the scene.
「 These girls learned from Reika and Margo’s fight earlier, they’re now doing a show 」
They know that just strength isn’t enough to take their interest.
「 Even while doing that, they’re still making an appeal to show their physical ability, and techniques that they have. Therefore, the other bodyguards are watching their fight in admiration 」
It’s not just a show, they show their ability to those who understand.
And by doing that, the other bodyguards will pay their respects to them.
If they show their strength, then they won’t look down on them.
「 Look, everyone in the courtyard is watching the two fight 」
「 That’s why this is the chance for our enemy 」
Where is she?
「 Darling! Don’t move, everyone is moving 」
Edie whispered to my ears.
「 Don’t look at the enemy but at Michi, slowly 」
I look at Michi.
Michi and Yomi are placed a bit far from us.
The two are watching Adelheid-san and Kinuka-san out of interest.
「 Wonder what Tendou Otome’s objective is? 」
Edie asks me.
「 Well, gathering information about us. Also, circulating negative information to the young ladies about Kouzuki house, and also 」
「 To assassinate the shrine maidens 」
「 She doesn’t have to kill all of the Takakura sisters, if she kills one of them, then it’s enough threat for us 」
Right, the Kansai Yakuza…
They know how horrifying Takakura shrine maidens are because of Kiyomi-san.
If Kouzuki house monopolizes the shrine maidens, then…
They consider killing them off altogether.
「 T-That’s… 」
Luna, who’s listening to our conversation while clinging to my back, trembles.
「 If she knows the extent of the power of the shrine maiden, then she knows that she can kill them too 」
Yomi and Luna’s mother was gunned down.
「 They’re not afraid of the Miko power themselves. After all, they can kill the shrine maidens anytime. That will be their appeal to themselves and us 」
「 Why them too? 」
「 The biggest problem of the Kansai Yakuza is that their people are afraid of Kouzuki house taking control of the Miko power 」
Oh. I see.
I know that the Kansai Yakuza isn’t just a single group.
Most of them are afraid of Kouzuki house’s power and the Miko power that they don’t want to fight Jii-chan.
If they can assassinate one of the shrine maidens in the main mansion of Kouzuki house, then…
They will no longer fear Kouzuki house and the Miko power.
Kansai Yakuza will become Anti-Kouzuki.
「 But, she couldn’t bring a gun at this place, can she? 」
Kouzuki SS should have checked on them.
Furthermore, if they used a gun, all of the nobility will become their enemy.
Here are all the precious young ladies of various families, after all.
「 Therefore, she’ll use a shuriken or a blowgun. Something with poison 」
「 Nii-san 」
「 It’s okay. They won’t aim at Luna, you’re too close to Misuzu and Ruriko. She knows that Shou and Margo are on watch 」
Then that means, Tendou Otome’s target is…
「 And that’s why Michi’s purposely leading Tendou Otome to think that Yomi is an easy target 」
Pretending to concentrate on the fight between the 13-year-old girls.
Purposely creating an opportunity.
「 But, is she going to be okay? 」
Yomi’s placing herself in danger.
「 What are you talking about? It’s Michi. You don’t have to worry 」
「 All you have to do is give plenty of love on Yomi and Michi later 」
But I’m still worried.
「 It’s going to be okay. We planned to capture the enemy from the start.
「 The players aren’t just us 」
Then that means…
At that moment…
「 Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! 」
Suddenly, a woman screams like silk is cut off at Tendou Otome’s direction?
「 Hiiiiiii! Murderer!!! 」
「 Eeeh? What? 」
「 What’s going on? 」
A maid of Kouzuki house shouts from behind Tendou Otome.
Isn’t that Kinoshita-san?
She looks cute, yet, she’s actually a fighter.
「 T-T-T-T-T-T-T-This person’s a murderer!!!! 」
She points at Tendou Otome and screams.
Then, Tendou Otome herself…
She was about to throw away the shuriken at her right hand.
「 What are you doing?! 」
Shou-neechan shouted. Rei-chan took the lead, and the maids of Kouzuki SS captured Tendou Otome.
「 Kyaa! W-What?! 」
「 Ojou-sama, this way! 」
「 Everyone, get away from that woman! 」
The bodyguards take distance from Tendou Otome while protecting their Masters.
Tendou Otome’s master, the granddaughter of the president of Mizushima Holdings, got taken away by the Kouzuki SS maids.
「 She focused too much on Michi and Yomi that she didn’t notice Kinoshita getting close to her 」
So the encirclement was prepared.
「 Tsk, I made a mistake 」
Tendou Otome clicked her tongue.
「 Darling, I’ll look after Yomi 」
Shou-neechan commanded various bodyguards to surround Misuzu’s table.
Therefore, Luna’s safe.
Edie heads to Michi and Yomi, protecting her.
「 Who were you trying to throw your shuriken at?! 」
Shou-neechan asks. Tendou Otome…
「 Oh? What do you mean? 」
She’s trying to lie her way out.
「 If anything happens to me, this will become a big discord between Kouzuki house and Mizushima house 」
That probably means Kansai Yakuza holds the Mizushima holdings’ weakness.
Therefore, they let Tendou Otome, a Yakuza dispatch, become a bodyguard of the president’s precious granddaughter.
「 That woman is a spy sent over by a Yakuza in Kansai 」
Michi shows up.
「 Eeeh, what? 」
「 Spy? 」
「 Yakuza? 」
「 Really? 」
The young ladies become noisy.
「 She’s here to commit acts of terror in this party! 」
Michi points at Tendou Otome.
「 I will never forgive you for causing outrage at a party Misuzu-sama hosted! 」
「 Huh, so that’s your plan on putting the blame on me? 」
Tendou Otome smiled.
「 T-That’s right. Tendou-san isn’t a bad person! This has to be some sort of mistake! 」
The young lady of Takahama products, who is under Tendou Otome’s control, desperately pleas, but…
「 Seki-san, look at this 」
「 Yes, thank you 」
One of the maids hands over some documents to Shou-neechan.
「 The investigation reports from the Imperial Guard company Takahama-sama mentioned earlier has arrived 」
「 The company is some handiwork that is hard to understand from the outside, but 60% of the shares belong to a violent organization. It’s a shell company. The remaining 20 percent belongs to a crime syndicate’s dummy corporation 」
「 T-That’s… 」
The young lady of Takahama products is surprised.
「 That means, they’re a company of bodyguards managed by crime syndicates… 」
Misuzu tells Shou-neechan.
「 That’s correct 」
「 If this company were to dispatch bodyguards to the young ladies of the nobility, it would’ve been great trouble 」
Torii-san, who can’t read the mood, shines at times like this.
「 Bodyguards are people who are with us 24 hours a day. That means the crime syndicates will know all of our private lives 」
「 That won’t end there 」
Kanou-san speaks up.
「 If you have a member of a crime syndicate as your bodyguard, you can’t complain if you get kidnapped someday 」
Kanou-san speaks with a bitter voice, it spreads through the courtyard.
「 Kidnapped?! 」
「 But, she’s right 」
「 They’re a crime syndicate after all 」
「 I’m scared! 」
「 Takahama-san, what are you doing?! Trying to introduce a frightening company to us 」
「 That’s right! 」
「 That’s right! 」
The young ladies blame the young lady of Takahama products.
「 I… 」
Then, she turned to Tendou Otome.
That gaze tells everything.
「 She was pushed by this woman who came from that crime syndicate 」
「 D-Dammit! 」
Tendou Otome is looking for her escape.
This doesn’t look good if the poisoned shuriken hits a young lady from another house…
「 Seki-sama, I, Misuzu-sama’s personal bodyguard, will deal with this person who soiled Misuzu-ojousama’s party 」
Michi said and faced Tendou Otome.
「 Come with me. You filthy rat 」
Michi said. Tendou Otome looks offended.
「 What? You’re punishing me? 」
Michi provokes Tendou Otome to focus on her.
Tendou Otome is pretending to get provoked while looking for a way out.
In this situation, there will be no harm to other families.
「 Someone like you will take some time. Allow me to deal with you 」
Michi comes close to Tendou Otome, showing a chance.
「 Hmph. You already showed yourself using Qi 」
Tendou Otome speaks with composure.
「 But, you’re not the only one who can use Qi 」
At that moment, Tendou Otome sends a strong Qi to Michi!!!
Just like how Michi stopped Kyouko-san’s movement earlier.
「 Did you say something? 」
Michi approaches Tendou Otome’s body…
Then she sends a blow to her stomach.
「 Uguuuu???? 」
It looks like an ordinary blow, but it has strong Qi attached to it.
It spreads the shock on Tendou Otome’s internal organs.
「 H-How?! 」
Tendou Otome tumbles down.
「 I wonder how? 」
Michi replies expressionlessly.
Sending back the Qi to the opponent is Kudou arts.
Kudou Arts was born to defeat those who use Qi.
Kyouko-san taught her. Michi used it in actual combat.
「 Kuh, D-Dammit! 」
Tendou Otome writhe on the floor in frustration.
Even so, she’s desperately searching for a way out.
A woman wearing Kouzuki house’s maid uniform shows up.
Then, she squats before Tendou Otome, who’s writhing on the ground.
「 Hello. We finally met 」
She smiled at Tendou Otome…
「 Y-You?! 」
As soon as Tendou Otome recognized Tsukiko…
「 Obey me 」
Tsukiko uses her Miko power.
「 Ah, auuuuu 」
Tendou Otome trembles while she looks up at Tsukiko.
「 Then, for now, please faint 」
Tsukiko shows a gentle smile.
Tendou Otome fell unconscious.