Finally, the last guest left.
The”young ladies and bodyguard get along party” Misuzu hosted ended successfully somehow.
Aah, I feel my shoulders slouching.
It’s only us in the courtyard, and Torii-san + Adelheid-san.
「 Well, a lot happened, but we have achieved our goals 」
Misuzu smiled at me.
「 Thank you. Danna-sama 」
「 No, I didn’t do anything but look timid, you did all the work here, Misuzu and everyone 」
Misuzu, the host of the party, stood firm.
Ruriko who acts conservatively behind Misuzu.
Then, Yoshiko-san who follows up to the young ladies around.
The maids of Kouzuki SS who are now cleaning up the grounds.
「 Indeed, I’m grateful to Yoshiko-oneesama 」
Though she’s acknowledged as Jii-chan, as Kouzuki house’s daughter,
Yoshiko-san is an illegitimate daughter of Jii-chan’s first son, that means, she’s not the legal wife’s daughter.
Furthermore, she served Ruriko as her attendant.
She seems to feel awkward to stand in line with Misuzu and Ruriko as the successors of Kouzuki house.
Therefore, she takes a step back and stays there by choice.
No, Yoshiko-san has to stand behind,
Some are still opposing Yoshiko-san, and some might try to bully her.
Some who want to get inside Kouzuki house will force and support Yoshiko-san, but it’s inevitable.
「 And likewise, I’m also thankful to Danna-sama 」
「 Danna-sama was here with me today, and so I’m able to do my best. I know that Danna-sama’s watching me after all 」
「 I see 」
「 Yes 」
Misuzu grabs my hand.
Then, she entwines our fingers.
「 Yes. Well, it’s great that it’s over. We also did a proper debut for Agnes, and Yomi and the girls 」
I’m more worried about Agnes than the nobility moving forward.
「 Somehow, they accepted her without any bad impressions 」
They will all enter Misuzu’s school.
All as girls related to Kouzuki house.
「 Indeed. Everyone present is all daughters of influential people, and so if they show no worry, other students will also accept them 」
「 Mana’s the only one left, but… 」
「 Right, we should consider the best route for Mana-chan 」
Kouzuki house’s power is limited, that we can only enroll Agnes, Yomi, Luna, and Koyomi-chan.
Koyomi-chan is the attendant of Princess Agnes, and Luna’s the bodyguard. Agnes is a relative of Kouzuki house and is a princess from the Middle East, and the two servants are acceptable.
Yomi is assigned as Ruriko’s bodyguard.
「 Tsukiko too… 」
I thought of enrolling Tsukiko as Yoshiko-san’s attendant, but…
Tsukiko herself declared that she won’t attend high school and so we called it off.
It looks like she wants to concentrate on her shrine maiden training and getting pregnant.
Her determination to succeed the Takakura shrine also means wanting to avoid going outside unprepared.
She would go to school with Misuzu and Ruriko so her security should be safe.
We explained that Yomi and Luna will also attend the same school, but,
Tsukiko’s decision didn’t change.
「 It’s impossible to have Tsukiko-san serve Yoshiko-oneesama as an attendant 」
「 She always behaves elegantly as a shrine maiden. Besides, it is too late for her to serve someone else 」
「 Yeah, she’s serving God after all 」
She’s a shrine maiden.
「 No. Tsukiko-san serves Danna-sama 」
「 Therefore, I think that she can’t serve Yoshiko-oneesama, even if it’s an act. Other people will find it out right away. 」
Yoshiko-san, who’s been serving Ruriko her entire life until now, isn’t accustomed to people serving her either.
And if bundled with Tsukiko, nobody can see them as Master and Servant.
「 Mana-chan too 」
She can’t become Ruriko or Yoshiko-san’s servant.
「 Mana-chan’s becoming more beautiful too 」
Currently, Mana is just like Agnes, she’s too beautiful and graceful to look like a servant.
She’s a former young lady of Shirasaka house, she’s not good at serving other people.
Also, she doesn’t have Yomi and Luna’s powers, so she can’t become a bodyguard either.
Even so, Agnes looks like a foreigner so we can push the idea that she’s a princess studying abroad incognito, but.
Mana is a Japanese, no matter how you look at her.
「 It’s better if we wait until spring for Mana-chan’s enrollment. The traces of her past still remains 」
Yeah, students in Misuzu’s school have girls who have seen Shirasaka Maika in parties before.
We need a bit more time before the scent of Maika completely disappears.
「 It should be more comfortable once Yomi-chan makes a lot of friends in our school 」
Mana and Yomi are both 14-year-old.
Yomi will enter first, making it easier for Mana to join in the school life later.
「 Yomi-chan already knows everyone’s face from this party. She’s studying under Michi for her bodyguard role, and she has connections with Kouzuki SS, and so the other girls would show respect 」
Kouzuki Misuzu’s bodyguard, Kudou Michi, has shown and verified her skill against Kyouko-san and Tendou Otome.
She has Michi and Kouzuki SS at her back, and she also holds some “mysterious skills,” nobody would try and bully her.
Well, with her bright and unyielding personality will surely get her friends right away.
「 We will find a new route by spring 」
Yeah, the gathering today had those who neglected contact make an exchange.
Mana should enter not from Kouzuki house but from another family.
If we want to do that, we need to get along with Momoko-neechan a little more and get to a relationship where she accepts a request.
「 Auuuuu 」
While Misuzu and I are talking.
Agnes and Koyomi-chan come over.
「 What’s wrong, Agnes? 」
There are no more guests, yet, why are you still so nervous?
「 B-Bakerata! 」
「 Err, princess Agnes-sama… 」
「 No, you don’t have to do that anymore 」
「 But… 」
Koyomi-chan looks at Torii-san and Adelheid-san talking to Ruriko and Edie on the other side.
「 They’re still here. And they show some doubts 」
「 Auuuu, bakerata 」
Oh, I see.
Agnes is extremely cautious with people outside the family.
Koyomi-chan can sense that emotion from Agnes.
「 I’ll deal with them 」
「 Putting that aside, don’t you have a request for Danna-sama? 」
「 Uuu, Bakerata! 」
「 Come here, Agnes 」
I squat and spread my arms.
「 Bakerata! 」
Agnes. She jumps to my chest.
She hugs my body tightly.
「 Bakerata, bakerata, bakerata 」
「 There, there, that must’ve been scary to have people watch you like that, it’s okay now 」
I hug Agnes’ small body back.
She can’t cling hard to Ruriko or me while the other girls are watching, but…
She actually wanted to hug this tightly.
「 You did your best today, good job, Agnes, 」
「 Auuuu, bakerata 」
Agnes sighs in my arms.
「 Karen 」
Misuzu calls her new servant standing behind her.
「 Yes, Misuzu-sama? 」
The 12-year-old girl replied immediately.
「 You heard various things on your way to the courtyard, didn’t you? 」
Right, Mizushima Karen-san…
She heard Agnes speak Japanese without a problem inside the mansion.
「 Yes, Misuzu-sama. However, I thought that servants shouldn’t ask anything their Master doesn’t want them to ask 」
Karen-san was silent when Agnes is announced as a princess from the Middle East or when she speaks nothing but “bakerata.”
「 That applies to Masters as well. Most of the guests here earlier know that Agnes-chan isn’t a real princess. But, Kouzuki house publicly announced her as such, and so everyone shows generosity and respect 」
Wait, they knew it?
Well, I thought so.
「 There’s no problem. If the people present earlier accepted it, the student in our school will all accept Agnes-chan. Though they know that she’s not a princess from the middle east, there is still no mistaking that Kouzuki house treats her preciously 」
Misuzu said and looked at Karen-san.
「 Karen, you passed Grandfather’s first test 」
「 Thank you 」
I see. Showing our state from inside the mansion on purpose.
If Karen-san spread that out to the young ladies, then…
That would be her end as Misuzu’s servant.
「 Focus your mind when serving me moving forward 」
「 Yes, Misuzu-sama 」
The 12-year-old girl shivers.
「 You’re a servant both for Danna-sama and me, okay? 」
「 C-Certainly 」
「 Also, as for your job as my servant 」
「 Y-Yes… 」
「 Karen-san, you are our pet now 」
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「 Pet? 」
「 Yes. Pet’s job is to get doted on 」
「 Agnes-chan, Koyomi-chan, be sure to dote on her too. Karen-san is our family’s pet 」
「 Bakerata? 」
Agnes looks at me, wonderingly.
「 Well, I’ll explain it later to you 」
I reply while rubbing my forehead on Agnes’ forehead.
「 U-Uhm, I would like an explanation 」
Karen-san’s eyes are blinking in surprise, but…
「 Explanation later. It’s getting cold now. Should we get inside? 」
Misuzu ends the conversation with a smile.
「 Ruriko, Torii-san, let’s get inside 」
She calls the two from a distance.
Edie and Adelheid-san comes over.
「 Talking to her is fun. I want her as my bodyguard, you can have Haiji 」
Torii-san seems to have taken a liking to Edie.
「 Sorry, but you’re not as fun for me 」
「 Oh, that’s unfortunate 」
`Yeah, Torii-san and Edie are both never ashamed.
They speak up without care, without fear.
However, Edie’s freedom is backed by her strength.
In Torii-san’s case…
「 Darling, she’s good. We should make her an ally 」
「 She has a good business sense. Earlier, Kaan Momoko talked about managing her business, but.. 」
「 I only do personal stock trading 」
「 Even so, Momoko-oneesama only started teaching me. And I think that Momoko-oneesama has a better business sense than me 」
Oh, I thought that she would start boasting after Edie said that, but.
So that’s what you’re going for?
「 I think that Mariko’s better. I’ll go talk to Minaho about it. I often speak to her about economics too 」
Minaho-neesan’s into the investment business.
「 If we’re thinking about our future, her skills would definitely be an advantage. It would be reassuring to have someone on the surface doing business 」
Minaho-neesan’s business is on the underground side.
She cannot show herself on the surface.
That’s why she has to use another name if she’s buying stocks from a big company.
It would be awkward to see Kuromori Minaho in the stockholder meetings.
「 Someday, Misuzu and Ruriko will become the heads of Kouzuki house, they can’t make some drastic decisions as they’re too big. Kouzuki house’s movements are watched. Therefore, it would help to have someone who can use small turns and such 」
「 I think that’s the reason why Momoko-oneesama is raising Torii-san like that 」
Torii-san is still free to move however she wants.
Where in the future, Kaan house is a herald in economic activity, then,
「 That’s why I want to get her! 」
「 Unfortunately, I have no intention of betraying Momoko-oneesama and become a vassal of Kouzuki house 」
Torii-san said with a smile.
「 I mean, I love Momoko-oneesama after all. More than Kouzuki-sama, fufufufu 」
She says while grinning.
Yeah, she’s sitting a bit disgustingly.
「 I’m not asking you to become a vassal, and you can still love Momoko all you want 」
「 We do plan on getting Momoko on our side anyway, kukukuku 」
Edie’s laughter surprised Torii-san.
「 Momoko-oneesama’s a young lady of Kaan house, she cannot join in Kouzuki house 」
「 Wrong. We’re not Kouzuki house 」
「 We’re the Kuromori Empire 」
「 Kuromori Empire? 」
「 Yes. And he’s our emperor 」
Edie pats my head
「 Huh? Are you stupid?! 」
Torii-san is clearly astounded. Edie;
「 You’ll understand the scale of our empire soon enough 」
She starts laughing again.
Torii-san’s mouth is wide open in surprise.
Then, Michi comes over.
「 Shou-oneesama and Reika-oneesama has confirmed with the bodyguards in this mansion, they report 」
Oh, the young ladies have returned home safely, but…
Kouzuki SS still has work to do.
「 We cannot lower our guard now 」
「 Tendou Otome tried to escape, means that people are going to extract her 」
「 Huh, but I thought that the spy came here as a disposable? 」
Or so I heard.
「 Enemies do have people who think differently too. Especially when the boss makes a decision, yet, the subordinates act differently 」
「 Naturally, her family wouldn’t want her to die. Therefore, they want to extract her 」
Tendou Otome’s father is Tendou Sadao, a Kyoukaku.
The father might follow the boss’ instructions and is prepared for his daughter to die, but there might be some who still want to save Tendou Otome.
「 Naturally, some people want to kill her to cause a scandal on Kouzuki house 」
If a high school girl died from unnatural causes inside the house of Kouzuki clan, it would be a scandal.
「 Therefore, two types of people want to come to this mansion, those who wish to save Tendou Otome, and those who want to kill her 」
Kansai Yakuza will come in two groups.
「 We have to deal with both of them 」
It’s a problem if they start raining bullets around the mansion.
We have to deal with Tendou Otome immediately.
That said, if she dies, it would be some uneasy conscience.
「 Then, should we go meet Tendou Otome-san first? 」
Misuzu asks me.
「 First? 」
I ask back.
「 I see three events Danna-sama wants to deal with 」
「 First is the spy, Tendou-san. Second is the Kurama sisters.
「 Oh right. I had to watch it all unfold, or Momoko-oneesama will scold me 」
Torii-san reacted when Kurama sisters were mentioned.
「 Lastly, teaching Karen-san 」
It doesn’t look like she knows what it means to become a pet.
She might’ve sensed that her virginity is in danger.
She wants Karen-san to offer her virginity to me.
「 We have arranged everyone’s stay in Kouzuki mansion today, but… 」
Oh, we have to do it all in one night.
「 Misuzu, it’s not three, it’s four! 」
Edie said then looked at Torii-san with a smile.
「 Oh right, there’s four 」
Misuzu smiles back.
The two gaze at her. Torii-san;
「 W-What?! Why are you two looking at me?! I didn’t cause any problems didn’t I? 」
Misuzu and Edie want to turn Torii-san into an ally tonight as well.
「 Uuuuu, bakerata!!!! 」
Agnes, who clings to me, shouts.
「 Oh right, yes, yes, Agnes too 」
I pat Agnes’ back in a hurry.
Agnes accumulated a lot of stress today.
She’s craving to have sex with me.
That means Yomi and Luna are the same.
Now, wait, Misuzu, Ruriko, Michi, Edie, Shou-neechan, and Rei-chan.
Tsukiko’s probably burning in lust as well.
I have a hard night to go through.