『 Oh, also, I’ve come up with a new idea you see 』
Tendou Sadao, Tendou Otome’s father, continues to talk.
『 You know, the old Sazae-bon, and Sazae-san, then Bakabon’s Papa, and then chimera toys counterfeit? 』
「 Hey, old man, it will get risky if you ignore W’s copyright! 」
Tendou Otome shouts on the phone.
『 All you have to do is boom! Make it! Boom! Sell it! Then Boom! Runaway! The copyright guys will not notice it! Also, there’s this new character I’m thinking about. Hahaha, open your ears and listen to this 』
No, even if you say that…
『 We can fuse Devilman and General Revil and name it Revilman, what do you think? 』
『 Then, we can make toys like Revil wing then it attacks with Revil Chop 』
「 Hey, you fucking old man, who’s General Revil? 」
Tendou Otome asks with a sour look.
『 What? You high school girls don’t know about General Revil nowadays? 』
「 As if I would 」
『 Kuh, this is the first time in my 25 years in Yakuza life to feel this pathetic 』
What the hell?
『 Then that means, Otome, I can’t fuse Sazae-san, Bakabon no Papa, and Violet Sazae and make Violet Sazaebon? 』
「 Like, what the fuck is Violet Sazae?! 」
『 Hey, hey. Then what’s the use of the magical phone machine you have? You can search for it right there, can’t you? 』
「 I’m in the middle of a call as if I could make a search now! 」
『 Dammit, if Violet Sazaebon won’t work, then Himitsu no Akko-chan and Takkongu chimera hybrid, named Akongu won’t sell either 』
「 Like, what the fuck is Takkongu?! You stupid old man! 」
Yeah, do whatever you want.
『 Well, putting that aside. Hey, Otome, hand over the phone 』
「 W-What? O-Old man? 」
Tendou Otome’s shocked.
『 Bitch, you didn’t escape Kouzuki house alone, did you? Kouzuki ain’t that easy to let you go. Someone else is there, right? Huh?! Who on earth is making this call? 』
「 Tendou-san, you can give it to me 」
Minaho-neesan stretches her hand to Tendou Otome.
「 Tsk, here 」
Tendou Otome handed the phone to Minaho-neesan.
「 Hello, I now have the phone 」
『 Hmph, a woman? Then that means you’re Seki from Kouzuki SS? 』
Tendou Sadao thinks that Shou-neechan from Kouzuki SS has his daughter captured.
「 No, you’re wrong. I’m Fuji Mineko 」
M-Minaho-neesan? Fuji Mineko what?
『 And I’m Tendou Sadao, my association names me as “42 y/o Tendou Sadao.” By the way, I’m actually 48 』
Tendou Sadao names himself.
『 By the way, you’re Fuji Mineko? Hah, I don’t know who you are! Anyway, I don’t want to talk to a woman, I don’t care who but give it to someone related to Kouzuki house 』
Tendou Sadao demands.
「 Kouzuki? Huh? Who? I just happened to be looking after your daughter, but I do not know who Kouzuki is 」
「 Minaho-oneechan’s careful with the conversation since Tendou Sadao could be recording 」
Oh, so if the name Kouzuki house is mentioned, they could use that to create a scandal.
「 Your daughter happened to slip on some banana peel, her head bumped on the road, and she fell unconscious, now she’s lying down in my place. And so, I thought that it’s about time you take her back 」
『 Hah! That’s a funny story. By the way, what kind of banana is it? Is it from Taiwan, Philippines? Or maybe Ecuador? 』
「 Unfortunately, I couldn’t confirm the production origins of the banana peel on the road 」
『 What? What a poor investigation skill. I wouldn’t be able to join in with the ride 』
How long is this man going to play?
『 Anyway, I’m thankful that you didn’t brainwash Otome. I thought that she’s already done for. I thought that she would get brainwashed to become a lewd woman that she’s dancing around the guys from Kouzuki SS, making sex films by now 』
「 That won’t happen 」
Minaho-neesan replies calmly.
「 It’s a waste to cripple someone as cute as this girl 」
『 Really? If it was me, I’d make her make an ahegao double peace. I mean, you have that power. No, I guess I’m wrong. Let me retract that 』
『 Thinking about it, it’s Otome we’re talking about. Damn, don’t get weak because it’s Otome. If it’s another girl, then the erection would be unstoppable, but I guess I won’t get that motivated because she’s my daughter. Or maybe, Otome looks like a gorilla? 』
「 Who are you calling a gorilla?! 」
Tendou Otome screams.
『 But you know, I know that there are some perverts who like macho gorillas instead. You can do whatever you want with Otome. Like boil her alive, roast her, or rape her, it’s your freedom to do so 』
『 You see, when Otome infiltrated, I was prepared for her not to come back. Otome should also be there, ready to die. I couldn’t understand why is she still alive, my daughter should go ahead and die gloriously 』
Tendou Sadao tells his daughter to die.
「 Oh? Is that a line we should hear from the father who raised a strong daughter? 」
『 You’re asking too much! Otome is my daughter, a daughter of Yakuza! Children of Yakuza only has options of becoming a new Yakuza member, if it’s a boy, and a soapland girl if she’s a girl, it’s decided from their birth! 』
What’s with that reasoning?
『 The plan was to send Otome on a soapland but, her fate seems to be to die in here for the sake of my honor of trade. Oh well, I can’t help it 』
What a selfish thought.
「 Calm down, Darling 」
Edie holds my hand.
「 We’re still making a bargain 」
『 Well, that’s how it is, and so, even if you have captured Otome over there, don’t consider her as a hostage. Go ahead and boil, burn, Kawabata Yasunari her or whatever 』
「 Okay. If you don’t want her, then I will adopt her instead 」
『 You will? 』
「 You see, I’m a boss of a job where women serve men and earn money 」
『 Wait, you’re? 』
「 Yes, it is as you have guessed just now, Tendou Sadao-san 」
Tendou Otome knows about us too.
If it’s not Shou-neechan who he’s talking to over the phone, then,
Naturally, he could guess that it’s Minaho-neesan, a person that belongs to the same underground society as him.
「 By the way, you seem to misunderstand something, shouldn’t you be the one who should think about taking hostages? 」
Minaho-neesan starts to lay down the traps.
『 Huh? What do you mean? 』
Tendou Sadao asks back.
「 Well, you’re currently in. Oh, it’s on the second block’s karaoke box, Cassandra Crossing, aren’t you? 」
『 H-Hey!? Wait?! 』
「 Tendou-san, you’re using a smartphone, and so we can pinpoint where you are right now 」
In truth, Kouzuki SS’s intelligence-gathering group knows where Tendou Sadao’s hiding.
However, Minaho-neesan can’t talk about her connections with Kouzuki SS.
「 Between you and me, it seems that the place you are in has some scary men looking for you. To tell you the truth, there’s no escape route by now 」
『 W-Wait a second?! Was it Mineko Chouchou-san? 』
「 Fuji Mineko 」
Minaho-neesan replied coldly.
『 Fuji Minako or Magi Minenko or whatever! What do you mean “we’re surrounded,” and that we should consider taking hostages?! 』
Tendou Sadao asks.
『 Are you telling me to take the shop assistants in this karaoke box as hostages? 』
「 Unfortunately, the shop assistants over there have already swapped with the scary men. Also, there are no other customers than you and your group. All the other customers have already gone home since you arrived, and all the new customers are blocked off 」
『 What did you say? 』
「 How many hours do you think has passed since you entered that place? 」
Minaho-neesan speaks with a pleased voice.
『 Now that you mentioned it, nobody came to ask for a time extension. Also, nobody’s coming over to bring the drinks I ordered, and I don’t hear any singing voices from the other rooms 』
「 Correct 」
Tendou Sadao’s group is already shut in the karaoke box.
「 However, some people who are staying there are people under my control. The other scary men still haven’t noticed that you’re there 」
Minaho-neesan lies calmly.
Torii-san and Adelheid-san became speechless from watching her.
We’re used to this though.
『 Then, what do you mean by people we could use as hostages? We have nobody else other than ourselves 』
「 Indeed, it’s your people 」
She asserts sharply.
「 If I recall, you have eight girls who are at the same age as Tendou Otome-san? 」
『 Y-yeah, what about it? 』
「 Well, we, I mean, it’s my personal preference, but I would like some young women 」
Minaho-neesan speaks lightly.
『 Wait, you’re? 』
「 Do you get it now? 」
『 You’re also a lesbian, like Otome? 』
I almost slipped down from that, but Minaho-neesan;
「 If you don’t get serious then you’re all gone 」
It’s a joking tone, but you can feel the anger in her voice.
The way Minaho-neesan uses her voice is what’s impressive about her.
『 I-I get it. Who you are, and what’s your business 』
Tendou Sadao naturally knows about the Kuromori house and the brothel.
「 Indeed, that’s why we want some girls we can use. Any number of young women 」
「 You’ve mentioned earlier that if it’s a boy, they’ll become Yakuza, and if it’s a girl, she’ll join the soapland, right? My place is a much more high-class location. Well, there’s not much different but, our place has a different age limit, that’s about it 」
Illegal brothels can have underage people work for them.
『 T-Then, if we hand over our daughters to you, can you guarantee our safety 』
Tendou Sadao said.
『 I-I thought so! D-Don’t look down on us! W-We’ve come from Kansai, knowing that we’re risking our lives! It’s all for our honor! We don’t mind dying if we can carry out the mission of our bosses and seniors’ orders! 』
『 D-Don’t look down on us!! Our lives aren’t that worthless! If that’s what you want, then I’ll take all these girls and have them commit seppuku in front of the Kouzuki mansion! If blood spills in that mansion, it will become a big scandal for Kouzuki house! It will become the top news in the newspapers tomorrow! 』
Oh, he’s getting desperate now.
「 Oh? That’s cool of you 」
「 By the way, who’s the boss that gave you the order? 」
『 T-That’s… 』
Ah, he sounded confused.
『 That’s a secret! It’s a secret outside the organization! I will not tell you! 』
「 You don’t have any specific order, do you? 」
『 H-Huh?! 』
「 That’s why you came to Tokyo to harass, and if possible, find something that can be a seed for a scandal, right? 」
And again, she removes Kouzuki house from the sentence.
「 And it just happened that you found a chance to slip into the party, and so Otome-san went in alone, but you don’t have any other concrete plan, do you? 」
『 Ugh, kuuuu! 』
Tendou Sadao groans.
「 And that’s why you don’t care much, you only want your boss and seniors to give you a high evaluation, right? Either way, if you have results, you can come back to Kansai with your hands waving at them. Then, you imagine yourself climbing the ranks 」
『 T-That’s… 』
「 You were talking about money-making schemes with your daughter, that means your head is filled with nothing but money. Making a huge boom in business, then earning money every month without paying the government, that’s your way of rising up the ladder 」
Minaho-neesan continues to talk.
「 So far, taking down someone famous by creating a scandal, or substituting for someone to go on prison and such…Your way of life never made you climb the ranks. You’re always used like this. A disposable pawn, and that’s it. You don’t want that life anymore, do you? 」
She speaks as if she’s gouging out Tendou Sadao’s mind.
「 You and your friends didn’t come here to die, did you? If possible, you want to go back to Kansai with a triumphant look in your face. If you couldn’t do that, then you don’t mind dying, and yet, despite that, you don’t want to die 」
『 What are you trying to say? 』
Minaho-neesan shows the next card.
「 I’ll offer you one of the Takakura shrine maidens. 」
She looked at Yomi.
『 H-Hey?! Y-You? 』
「 I’m sure that everyone from Kansai is pissed off since the shrine maidens who were under their control are taken away by an influential man from Tokyo, am I right? 」
Tsukiko, Yomi, and Luna are all here.
Koyomi-chan also has the same power, but the guys from Kansai doesn’t know that.
「 Therefore, if you come back with one of the shrine maidens, then won’t that be a glorious achievement? That would be the best way to harass the influential man from Tokyo, the one who took the shrine maidens away, don’t you think? And the man to accomplish that will be you 」
『 M-Me?! 』
Minaho-neesan stirs up Tendou Sadao.
『 B-But… 』
「 Oh, the shrine maiden’s asleep from drugs. We have no problems, that girl trusts me. The eldest is the most problematic one, but the younger girls are middle and elementary students. They’re still children, so a bit of kindness, and they’re already clinging to me. Right, let’s go with the middle schooler. If you bring the youngest back to Kansai, I don’t think it will have that much impact with the higher-ups, would she? Her Miko power is still weak 」
『 But, it’s better to capture the one with weaker power 』
Tendou also knows how scary Miko power is.
「 Oh, did you know? The shrine maidens can’t use their power if you plug their mouths. Therefore, if you gag them, they’re not that scary 」
Minaho-neesan lies naturally.
「 Also, the middle school girl is easy to fool. Too easy. Therefore, I can deliver her without problems 」
『 R-Really? 』
Tendou Sadao takes the bait.
「 On the other hand, the girls over there, all eight of them, no wait, I should include Otome-san, that will be nine girls. I want to have them all. They will work in my brothel 」
「 I’d like virgins, but I don’t care much if they have experience on this occasion. I’m expanding my business, so I need a lot of newbies 」
『 H-Hey, wait, nine of our girls for only one? 』
「 Oh? Did you forget that I’m trading the Takakura shrine maiden? I think that they’re worth more than 9 girls 」
「 Well, let me give you something extra. I can guarantee your escape from that encirclement. How about that? A balanced deal, isn’t it? 」
『 B-But… 』
Tendou Sadao thinks for a moment.
『 You…err, Fuji Mineko, was it? You think that you can trick me?! You’re just going to take the girls and let Kouzuki crush us down, aren’t you? 』
He won’t give in that quick.
「 I’m not that incompetent. Besides, I don’t belong to that company. I don’t like that woman. I just thought that I could swipe a deal before them 」
Seki Shou from Kouzuki SS.
Shou-neechan, the woman in charge of the site division.
「 I want that woman filled with arrogance to make blunders. You know, I belong to the same world as you 」
「 Besides, if they discover that I’m to blame, I’m nothing but a manager of the entertainment business. But that business group that’s affiliated with the nobility, they will have to get punished. My customers on my brothel are only these people. If they are to punish someone, it would be that woman who was in charge of security 」
Kuromori brothel doesn’t belong to Kouzuki group.
They can push all the mistakes to Shou-neechan.
That’s the reasoning.
「 Otome-san, talk to your father. Tell him that he can trust me 」
Minaho-neesan hands back the phone to Tendou Otome.
「 !!! 」
Tendou Otome hesitated for a moment, but,
「 I thought you already made your resolve? 」
Hearing that, Tendou Otome.
「 Hey, old man. You can trust her. It’s thanks to her that I’m not brainwashed or anything 」
『 Really? 』
「 Jus like how she’s talking earlier, she’s got an evil nature. She’s a person who respects people who live in the same world as us 」
『 Right, I think so 』
「 For now, I think she has the guys from Kouzuki SS fooled. She’s strong 」
『 Oh, I see 』
「 Now give it back to me 」
Tendou Otome hands over the phone to Minaho-neesan.
「 So, what will you do? Would you accept my plan? Or would you rather get demolished without accomplishing anything? 」
『 D-Demolished, you? 』
「 Remember, the people in that karaoke shop are my people. Also, all the women patrolling in the circumference are all bribed. But, after an hour and 30 minutes, the people in charge of security will switch 」
『 So you’re telling us to take the shrine maiden and escape by then? 』
「 Take? Is that all? 」
『 R-Right, you also want our girls 』
「 Oh, I’m glad that you remember 」
「 The shrine maiden will go there in an hour, you can sing all you want while waiting 」
『 It will take an hour? 』
「 The shrine maiden is asleep, and have to be delivered to you. That means we have to prepare the transport, right? 」
『 I-I get it, I’ll leave it to you 』
「 Then, with that said, you can contact Otome-san’s phone if anything happens. Okay? 」
『 Yeah, I got that. T-Thanks, Fuji Mineko 』
「 Yes. I will deliver, Tendou Sadao-san, by the way… 」
「 It’s just a personal question, but what is Tendou-san’s father’s job? 」
『 My father? 』
The Yakuza’s child has to become a new member if it’s a man or a prostitute of the soapland business. That’s what he said.
Then, Tendou Sadao’s father…
I guess he’s also a child of Yakuza.
『 I’m a son of an electronics store owner 』
『 Tendou Electrics, it’s a shop downtown, selling TV, fridge and stuff 』
A son of an electronics store owner became a Yakuza, why?
「 Is that so? I’ll give a call later 」
「 Minaho-neesan ended the call. 」