Tendou Otome looked at me.
「 I’m not telling you the details. It’s my problem, and I’ve already dealt with it 」
I changed my family register.
My father and mother are both unrelated to me now.
「 However, your problem is your current issue. We could take you and your friends out of the Yakuza world, but you will have to cut ties with your parents. Do you understand that? 」
Even if we managed to help them this time,
If Tendou Otome doesn’t abandon her father, Tendou Sadao; then, it will be a problem if they become pawns of Kansai Yakuza again.
「 If you can’t part from your parents, then there’s no worth in saving you 」
Tendou Otome listens.
「 Therefore, if you want us to save you, then you need to make your resolve. Sorry, but we don’t intend on helping out the adults 」
「 Indeed. We’re not doing charity work; we’re still a crime syndicate. We move only when there’s profit for us 」
「 I get it. I’ll give up on him being my parent. But in exchange, I want you to save those girls 」
「 Those are her true feelings 」
She’s not lying in this situation.
She knows about how incredible Miko power is and the surface and underground powers of Kouzuki house as well.
「 How many of your friends from Kansai were brought here? 」
I asked. Tendou Otome.
「 eight 」
「 And are they all daughters of Yakuza? 」
「 Correct. Just like me, they’re daughters of the incompetent Yakuza in the organization 」
Tendou Otome speaks as if spitting out.
「 Then, for now, we should think of our ways to securing them 」
「 Indeed, we need to pull them out of their horrible fathers! 」
Edie said. Torii-san replies in high spirits.
I mean, why is Torii-san so proactive in here?
「 Wait a second 」
Minaho-neesan takes control.
「 I can see Tendou Otome-san’s determination, but that’s not enough 」
Tendou Otome looked at Minaho-neesan.
「 What do you mean? 」
「 You have resolved to abandon your father, but what about the other eight? Will they agree to abandon their parents to step away from the Yakuza world? 」
「 That’s… 」
「 It’s a problem. If they choose their parent at the very last moment, then it will mess everything up. We’re also risking our lives here 」
I see. It’s not just Tendou Otome.
We need to confirm the determination of the remaining eight.
They need to resolve themselves to abandon their parents.
「 O-Okay. I’ll persuade them 」
Tendou Otome said.
「 Sorry, but we do not have the time for that 」
Minaho-neesan speaks coldly.
「 Tendou-san we have you captured, and so we can ask you personally, but later, we are going outside and confront Tendou Sadao’s group and Irokuchou Ichirou-san’s group. It’s impossible to set a debate with the eight girls. What will you do if their opinions are all over the place? 」
Yeah, if the persuasion takes long.
「 If you cooperate with us, then that would be a useful card for us, but, while you’re taking your time talking, the enemy could notice that “Tendou Otome’s siding with the Kouzuki house now,” then, there will be no saving you 」
「 That’s true 」
「 Rather, I should ask, does the enemy, by that, I mean the two groups of adult Yakuza and Tendou-san’s friends know about the Miko power? 」
「 If that’s the case, they already consider the possibility that you’re under our control using Miko power 」
Tendou Otome’s brainwashed.
「 They couldn’t imagine someone honest at fault taking his time convincing you to resolve yourself and become allies with us 」
I see. If there’s a power to make anyone obey a command.
Then, it would be common to use it.
「 T-That’s right! W-Why are you doing something this troublesome? 」
Tendou Otome glared at us.
「 Were you trying to fool me? 」
「 Wrong, it’s for your sake 」
「 Miko power’s mind-altering has too strong of an effect 」
「 For example, Tsukiko-san can order Tendou-san to do a thousand push-ups outside every three pm half-jokingly. But once the order etched into your mind, Tendou-san will continue to do push-ups outside every day even if you’re 50 years old 」
A mind that’s altered can no longer turn back.
「 No, it won’t last until she’s 50. After all, if Tendou-san contracted influenza when she’s at age 40, or it just happened that there’s a blizzard outside, she will still go out when the time reaches 3 pm and will do 1000 push-ups 」
「 It’s a power that we can’t use carefree. It can lead to someone’s death after all 」
Tsukiko smiled at Minaho-neesan.
「 Therefore, this power is entrusted from the Yakuza to Kouzuki-sama, and we do not use it freely either. We let Kou-sama manage it all, and we will only use it with Kou-sama’s permission 」
They will keep it until I give my permission.
Even so, they will not stick deep into the other party’s mind. They will only do simple orders.
「 This is the only exception. I gave her an order to obey me 」
Right, Tsukiko gave that order.
「 Therefore, she’s been silent unless necessary. She can’t change her will unless I speak up 」
「 Right, Tsukiko hasn’t influenced any of your decisions so far 」
Edie told Tendou Otome.
「 You’ve decided to join forces with us and resolved yourself to abandon your father. Right? 」
「 I think so 」
Tendou Otome checks whether Miko power has influenced her decisions or not.
「 Fortunately, we have time to do this with you. But, we don’t have the same leeway with the other girls 」
「 Therefore, I want you to further your resolve. Tendou-san, Kou, you too 」
「 We have to use the Miko power to the daughters of Yakuza. And, we will force them to abandon their fathers 」
「 W-Wait. Although they all think that their fathers are hopeless scums, some of them still yearn for their father that they can’t abandon them that easily 」
Tendou Otome said.
「 Then, would you abandon that girl together with their father? 」
「 No, wait, that’s… Give me an hour, no, thirty minutes will do. 」 I can convince them all if I have the time 」
「 And we already told you that we do not have time for that 」
Minaho-neesan declared flatly.
「 If you want to save the eight of them, then we will have to use the Miko power to gather them to our side right away. There’s no time for them to hesitate. After all, those girls are monitored 」
「 The adults could come over while you all are still trying to argue. Well, we can take them all down, but it’s a problem if they take your friends as hostages 」
If the girl who can’t decide to abandon her parent becomes a hostage.
Then, she might not decide to run towards us.
「 Kou, you and I possess such great powers, and yet, you try to disclose the information to Tendou-san and let her decide by herself on how she wants to change her fate. I think that’s wonderful. You should be proud of how you believe in being fair, as always. But you see
Minaho-neesan speaks to me.
「 It’s not always like this where you’re allowed to spend so much time. Sometimes, there is also a battle for time. Therefore
「 Sometimes, you should be ready to commit crimes purposely
When there are no other ways, I have to give up.
And commit a crime.
「 Tendou-san too. If you want to save your friends, then, prepare to carry the burden of the sin for them 」
Ignoring their will and force them to abandon their parents.
「 Once we use Miko power on the eight, they will keep it for the rest of their lives. They will not feel any regret 」
Yeah, if we use Miko power to order them to abandon their parents from yakuza and come to us for their salvation, then.
The eight of them will only remember that it’s natural that they abandoned their parents.
They can no longer make regrets about “was it for the better when I abandoned my father back then?”
Miko power’s orders are absolute.
「 What will you do? 」
Edie asks Tendou Otome.
「 That’s. Tsk. I get it, I’ve made my resolve 」
She looked down and said.
「 If they continue to stay inside the Yakuza’s world along with their father, they will have no future 」
Because they were born daughters of Yakuza.
「 If it’s just an ordinary hoodlum, then we can run away from them, but our parents do have a name for themselves. They’re not that great, but they’re not nameless either. Therefore, they’re always monitoring us. Our applications in ordinary schools are turned down. Even at work, we cannot find a typical workplace. On the other hand, doing any work on the underground society has people who know our fathers’ names, and so they will employ us out of fear. If that’s the case, then we… 」
Tendou Otome grits her molars.
「 Dammit, I get it. I’ll carry the sins of what will happen to those girls. On the other hand, make sure to protect us from our fathers and the Kansai organizations 」
She shows a cornered expression.
「 If I can cut them off completely, I don’t care if I work as your prostitute! Dammit 」
「 Why prostitution? 」
I ask with an amazed look.
「 I mean, you only have the prostitution ring, don’t you? 」
No, Kuromori sure is like that, but,
「 Although, I heard that Kuromori Minaho is a woman who makes sure to pay the prostitutes. She treats them well enough and even looks after them after retirement.
「 If we’re to leave Kansai, our home area, abandon our parents, and want to live here, in a place where we’ve got no connections. Then we have no other way of living, do we? I know about prostitution enough, and I’m ready 」
Uhm, Tendou Otome, hey?
「 You’re skilled enough. You can work as a bodyguard 」
Edie said, but,
「 I can, but what about the girls who don’t know martial arts?! Are you telling me to do something else while the other girls become prostitutes?! 」
「 I already mentioned earlier, but we only let cute girls work in our brothel 」
「 What are you trying to say? Is it impossible with my features? 」
Tendou Otome sticks out her face.
「 Your face and body are a pass 」
「 But 」
「 Don’t look down on sex 」
I told Tendou Otome.
「 We’re a high-class brothel. We will not hire just anyone. You need to be talented in sex 」
「 You’re a virgin, aren’t you? 」
Edie speaks with a face amazed with her.
We’ve confirmed that Tendou Otome’s a virgin in the bathroom earlier.
「 I can learn from having sex 」
「 You’re a woman, so you have to learn from receiving it 」
What the hell?
「 Earlier, I mentioned about putting the rescue of the girls as later, but we can’t do anything until we see them 」
「 B-But 」
Tendou Otome takes the bait.
「 Oh, I can see someone very cute among those eight 」
She peeks into the images in Tendou Otome’s memory.
「 I think she can become a prostitute. Therefore, She wants to follow the same fate as that girl 」
Is that why she wants to become a prostitute as well?
「 You love her, don’t you? 」
Tendou Otome’s a lesbian.
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Tendou Otome ensnared the young lady of Takahama products with her lesbian techniques.
That means she has plenty of experience in comforting women.
「 Is she your lover? Is that why you can abandon your father to save her? You infiltrated Kouzuki house alone because you don’t want to put her in danger? 」
「 W-What about it? 」
「 I’ll ask you just in case. What’s her name? 」
「 W-Why do you have to know? 」
「 It’s better if you tell us, that’s what I think 」
Serval people in here will be joining the rescue mission, and so,
「 I-I get it. It’s T-Tokuda Sonoko 」
Tendou Otome said with a blushing face.
「 Thank you, now I have the gist of the situation 」
Minaho-neesan said and opened up the laptop she’s holding.
「 Okay, look here 」
Minaho-neesan pressed some keys and then waked up the screen.
「 This is the circumference of the Kouzuki mansion. Everyone knows about that, right? And we’re in here 」
A spacious room in the middle of the map. Oh, Kouzuki house’s plot is this whole block.
「 Then, Tendou Sadao-san’s group and the eight daughters are in here. Then, Irokuchou Ichirou-san’s main group is hiding in here 」
「 How do you know? 」
「 We have cameras around the mansion. Also, the stores that belong to Kouzuki group have cameras too 」
Minaho-neesan presses some buttons, and it shows the surroundings of the mansion, marking all the shops that belong to Kouzuki with blue color.
「 Each store has cameras for crime prevention purposes, but all the images are sent to Kouzuki SS in real-time. Therefore, we can see who and where the people are around the mansion. Especially when there are suspicious people, Kouzuki SS has its database to check them. Tendou Sadao-san and Irokuchou Ichirou have their mug shots saved in the database. 」
I see. The whole neighborhood is under their eyes.
「 Naturally, both groups have split up for scouting, they’re not on the same place. But, with the situation so far, we have grasped the locations of those subordinates 」
Yeah, if someone’s wandering around during the party, then,
If they take turns halfway, then it’s already found out who belongs to which group.
「 Now then, shall we start with Tendou Sadao-san? 」
Minaho-neesan said and took out a phone from her pocket.
「 Is that mine? 」
Oh, it’s Tendou Otome’s phone.
They confiscated it when they restrained Tsukiko.
Minaho-neesan connects the phone to the laptop.
「 Then, the contents of the conversation will come out of this speaker 」
Oh, the laptop’s speaker will stream the voices coming from the phone.
「 Then, call your father 」
Minaho-neesan hands over the phone to the owner, Tendou Otome.
「 Go ahead 」
Tsukiko releases her control over Tendou Otome’s body.
「 Y-Yeah 」
Tendou Otome timidly accepts the phone.
「 T-Then, what do I tell him? 」
She looks at Minaho-neesan.
「 Right, for now, just tell her that you’re safe 」
First, let them know Tendou Otome’s welfare.
It’s a piece of information the enemy wants to know.
They want Tendou Otome to commit suicide in this mansion to create a scandal to make Kouzuki house fall.
「 Anything else? 」
「 That will depend on your father’s response 」
「 Now hurry 」
「 Y-Yeah 」
Tendou Otome makes a call.
『 Tsutsutsutsu, purururururu, purururururu 』
After a few rings.
『 What? 』
It’s a deep male voice.
「 I-It’s me, Otome 」
『 O-O-O-Otome?! What, you’re alive?! 』
「 Y-Yeah, unfortunately, 」
Tendou Otome looks at Minaho-neesan while speaking.
She’s waiting for the next instructions.
But, before that happens.
『 Ooh, by the way, Otome, you see, I found a good business material in Tokyo! If this goes well, I will become rich! 』
Tendou Sadao speaks up.
『 No, you see, last night, I went to this hostess bar, and then a lady told me, you know, there’s this weirdly popular anime movie right now, right? 』
Hostess bar? Anime?
『 You know? The “Arinomama” or something, the American mouse’s… 』
Tendou Sadao continues to talk as he pleases.
『 You know, the animation cel from America’s got large quantities of stock! Then, it sells like hotcakes for the anime fans and otakus! Especially the animation cel of a naked lady taking a bath stark naked has 73000 sheets. If you sell it for 10,000 yen a piece, you can get 700 million! By the way, the stocks cost only 3200 per piece! 』
Then, Tendou Otome.
She’s trembling, wanting to crush the phone on her hands.
「 L-Look, old man! 」
『 W-What?! 』
「 The CGs from the anime can’t become animation cels!! 」
『 CG?! 』
「 That’s right! Besides, why the hell does the shower scene take 73000 sheets?! How long is that shower? 」
『 CG, you mean car graphics?! 』
「 Computer Graphics! You stupid old man! 」
『 I see. It looks like they haven’t brainwashed you yet, have they? 』
『 It’s the usual Otome!! 』
How long are you going to do that parent and child conversation?!