「 Sit down, we still have a strategy meeting 」
Minaho-neesan told everyone and sits on the chairman’s seat.
A rectangular table with seats lined up and a whiteboard facing them.
「 Excuse me 」
Kinoshita-san takes the seat closes to the door while she makes clanking sounds with her flail.
That makes her ready for anyone trying to escape from this room if anything happens.
Kinoshita-san is a member of Kouzuki SS,
She understands that the discussion from now on will be top secret.
And the people here are all exceptional problem children.
「 Then, 」
「 Then, 」
Anjou Mitama and Kinuka sits down.
They pick the seats next to Kinoshita-san.
Well, Kinoshita-san brought them upon Shou-neechan’s orders.
That means these sisters’ temporary boss is Kinoshita-san.
Maybe, they will follow Kinoshita-san word by word that they won’t follow Minaho-neesan’s instructions. That’s problematic.
If that’s the case, should we put them on the same team as Kinoshita-san?
Kinoshita-san herself is impossible to understand.
「 !! 」
Adelheid-san sits down on the opposite side of Kinuka-san.
She doesn’t want to get close to a mud sling contest.
As for me, I sit close next to Minaho-neesan since I want to look at the situation closely.
Nei sits next to me.
Tsukiko and Tendou Otome sits far from the door.
Edie and Michi sit close to Tendou Otome to watch her.
Yomi takes the seat facing her sister.
The girls with Miko power can check on everyone on the same line on the table and check each and every one of them.
If someone tries to resist suddenly, they can suppress them.
Just like how we don’t fully trust Tendou Otome, Anjou sisters and Adelheid-san might move on their own suddenly.
They’re not bad girls, but they’re not the people who will do what we tell them without question.
「 Haa 」
I sighed, then I looked at the members of this sortie group.
We need to manage this group.
「 Before anything else, I’d like to confirm something with Tsukiko-san 」
Minaho-neesan looked at Tsukiko.
「 What’s your basis for the idea that you have to join this operation? 」
Right, I want to know too.
If we need someone with Miko power, we already have Yomi with us.
We removed Luna as she’s still too young, and Tsukiko, who is to succeed the title of Takakura shrine maiden, shouldn’t have joined in this operation.
「 You don’t want Misuzu-san to know about it, do you? 」
Furthermore, Tsukiko didn’t speak of the reason when Misuzu was present.
I think that she has a reason for that.
Therefore, I asked to not let Misuzu listen to our conversation.
「 It is as Kuromori-sama guessed 」
Tsukiko speaks silently.
Tsukiko can read Minaho-neesan’s thoughts.
「 Nobody can understand that. You need to explain it 」
「 Is it okay to speak of it with the people here? 」
She looks at the girls in the conference room.
「 The people here don’t need to be ignorant of the underground world. It’s okay to speak now 」
Minaho-neesan made her call.
「 I understand, the reason why I had to participate is because of something I’ve seen from Tendou Otome-san’s thoughts 」
「 Wait! What are you trying to tell them?! 」
Tendou Otome shouts.
「 You don’t have to scream, I get it 」
「 I don’t have the power to read people’s minds, but, 」
Minaho-neesan and Edie know?
「 Me too, I have a rough idea of what it is 」
「 I don’t know 」
Michi speaks apologetically.
「 I don’t get it either 」
What is it?
What did Minaho-neesan, Edie, and Nei notice?
「 Oh? I think you already know it too. Kou 」
Minaho-neesan smiled at me.
「 Have you thought that Tendou Otome-san’s actions and speech were strange in that room? 」
I look at Tendou Otome’s face.
「 W-What? 」
Tendou Otome looks at me.
「 Tendou-san, she said that she doesn’t mind becoming prostitutes of Kuromori if it’s to save herself and her friends 」
「 That’s right! I’m prepared for that1 」
Tendou Otome speaks confidently.
「 But, when Minaho-neesan mentioned that you have the most qualities of a prostitute, you were surprised. Startled even 」
「 If you were ready to become prostitutes, then you shouldn’t have reacted 」
「 T-That’s… 」
「 I mean, Tendou Otome-san’s a virgin, so it’s weird to hear that you’re okay becoming a prostitute at all 」
「 Then, Kou, what’s your conclusion? 」
Minaho-neesan asks me.
What is my conjecture?
「 Tendou Otome-san is familiar with someone who is a prostitute, or is turned to one 」
She knows someone who’s turned to a prostitute, and so she has no resistance to it.
「 That’s all? 」
She’s surprised to hear that she’s got the best qualities to become a prostitute means…
「 Tendou-san, she knows someone more qualified to become a prostitute than herself 」
That’s why she resists the idea that she’s the most qualified.
After all, she’s a virgin.
That means the virgin Tendou Otome knows someone who isn’t a virgin and has talents.
「 And who do you think that person is to her? 」
Oh, I see.
「 Oh, it’s one of the eight girls confined together with Tendou-san’s father? 」
It’s one of the Yakuza’s daughters forced to come from Kansai.
「 I don’t think that all of them are like that, but there should be at least one, right? 」
Minaho-neesan told Tendou Otome.
「 And then, this is an important question, did that girl become a prostitute willingly? Or did someone force her to become a prostitute? 」
Someone among the eight is already in prostitution.
Therefore, Tendou Otome speaks that she doesn’t care if she becomes a prostitute.
She knows that one of her close friends has experience in that.
「 T-That’s… 」
「 You don’t have to answer. I’ll ask Tsukiko-san 」
Minaho-neesan looks at Tsukiko.
「 Looks like she’s forced 」
「 Before prostitution, two of them already had sexual abuse experience from their fathers 」
Tsukiko reads through Tendou Otome’s memories.
Sexual abuse from their fathers.
「 Yes, they receive damage daily 」
「 Tokuda Sonoko-san, the one Tendou Otome-san has a liking for, is one of those 」
「 Hey! You!!! 」
Tendou Otome tries to hit Tsukiko out of rage, but,
「 No 」
Edie holds off her arm.
Tsukiko also strengthened body control, and so, she can’t move.
「 Sorry, but if you want us to save your friends, this is the information we need. We’re not doing this out of curiosity 」
Minaho-neesan said and then went back to Tsukiko.
「 That means, you can’t leave it to Yomi-san because you think that there’s a high chance that the Yakuza are raping the girls when we break-in? 」
「 I thought that Yomi will panic as soon as she reads the minds of the assaulted girls 」
She looked at her sister’s face and said.
「 Yomi’s power has only grown recently, and they haven’t seen the minds of people who are in despair 」
Oh, Yomi’s command power is more potent than her mind-reading power.
「 However, I’m already accustomed to reading people’s negative thoughts 」
Tsukiko’s the most mentally stable among the sisters.
She watched a Yakuza rape her mother when she was a child.
Her mind is tempered not to fall despite seeing ugly thoughts.
Yomi lacks that experience.
「 In such case, she can concentrate on her command power and cut off the reading power, but, Yomi currently relies on her reading power 」
Yeah, if one has the power to understand someone else’s thoughts…
Then they would use it without thinking.
「 Okay. Yomi-san will not appear when we rescue the girls 」
The hearts in pain from the women who the Yakuza violates.
Even when they’re no longer violated, they will still be at the bottom of despair.
That poison will hurt Yomi, who never received such emotions of suffering.
She might stop moving, and worse, it can leave a scar on Yomi’s mind.
「 Then, we have to change plans 」
「 Also, does Tendou-san think that there’s only two out of eight who are abused? 」
「 Yes, according to her memories 」
「 But, Tendou-san, it’s been a week since you infiltrated Mizushimahouse, hasn’t it? What are the possibilities that the other girls were abused as well? 」
「 T-That’s none. I don’t think they will 」
Tendou Otome answers before Tsukiko could.
「 Your basis for that? 」
「 I mean, they came here together with their fathers 」
Tendou Otome said.
「 They’re not men who would let other Yakuza fuck their daughters. The other two have weak fathers 」
Even Yakuza has that power ranking inside them.
「 Especially Sonoko, she’s a beauty 」
Tendou Otome speaks frustratingly.
「 She’s a beauty, and so her father raped her before the seniors could, and knowing that, the seniors also did it… 」
She bites her lips.
「 I couldn’t protect her. Sonoko, and Shigeyo 」
She’s regretting real.
「 As for the remaining 6, three of them came with both their parents 」
「 Both? 」
「 Therefore, they came with my father as couples. Both parents and two daughters, and both parents with one daughter, one of each 」
I see. Tendou Sadao’s group isn’t only men.
They also have women members.
「 Yomishimisaka and Mari-san will not let the old men rape their daughters 」
The three girls have their mothers, and so the other Yakuza will not rape them.
「 The two mothers will protect their daughters, but, are they going to watch silently as the Yakuza rapes the daughters from another family? 」
Edie asks in displeasure.
「 Can they do anything about it?! They’re also afraid of the old men snapping at them! We all feel sorry for Sonoko and Shigeyo all this time! 」
She speaks mournfully.
「 There are two raped, three with their mothers watching, and what about the remaining three? 」
「 The two are still in first-year middle school, so they debuted on pedophile videos. They don’t do anything penetrative, but, they take videos of making them wear sexy swimsuits, they seem to have fans around the country. Therefore, they don’t do anything unreasonable to damage their marketability. They want to earn money from the lolicon videos, but if it’s exposed that they’re no longer virgins, the value is lost 」
They’re turning their own daughters to prey.
「 The last one, well, if you ask me, she’s not cute. She’s got a good personality, though. The old men aren’t interested in ugly girls, so she’s okay 」
Tendou Otome said.
That means, Tendou Otome using the dojo to protect the daughters of Yakuza, was a lie.
「 It’s not a lie entirely, the events she mentioned only happened half a year ago 」
「 That’s right. when Master died, everything changed 」
Tendou Otome speaks in frustration.
「 In the end, the only one I could protect with my martial arts is myself. No, nobody made a move on me because my father is Tendou Sadao 」
「 That’s not all, right? 」
「 Among your father’s friends, there were lesbian women, aren’t there? And I think that person has some power that your father takes their hat off to her. You were her pet, and that’s why the men didn’t touch you. Am I right? 」
Tendou Otome glared at Minaho-neesan.
「 If not, you can’t explain how you learned those lesbian techniques you used on the young lady of the Takahama Products 」
Now that she mentioned it,
「 Oh, I finally see it, the image of the woman you were trying to hide deep inside your mind 」
「 I’ve always been trying to take off the shadow hiding that face 」
Tendou Otome has a Master in homosexuality.
「 I originally prefer women over men. All the men are useless, just like my father 」
「 Hiromi-san, she’s not a decent person either, but, if we stayed under her umbrella, Sonoko, I, and all the other girls would not reach the worst conclusion. or so I thought 」
Then, she looked up at the ceiling.
「 Dammit. This is the worst. To think that this will all happen because we’re dragged to Tokyo 」
「 She only feels fear towards Hiromi-san 」
She looked into Tendou Otome’s heart and said.
「 She’s afraid of her, and that’s why she’s hiding deep inside her mind? 」
「 I think so too, Kou-sama 」
「 As for her friends, she truly worries about Tokuda Sonoko-san and the other girls. She indeed wants to save the eight girls 」
Then that means…
Tendou Otome’s much more afraid of this Hiromi woman than Tendou Sadao.
I wonder how scary she is?
「 Why did you not mention her earlier? 」
「 T-That’s… 」
「 It looks like her plan was to escape with Sonoko-san while we’re fighting off Hiromi-san 」
Tsukiko reads Tendou Otome’s thoughts.
「 She seems to think that the remaining girls will be safe if she leaves them to Kouzuki SS 」
「 I want to be free with Sonoko! 」
Tendou Otome said.
「 Just when Sonoko can finally be free from that shitty man, she’s then becoming a prostitute, I feel sorry for Sonoko!!! 」
「 Then think of how you can obtain freedom by yourself 」
Minaho-neesan speaks coldly.
「 A person that’s not free will only look silly if they make claims as such 」
「 What do you understand?! 」
Tendou Otome screams. Minaho-neesan;
「 My father also abused me sexually 」
「 ?!!! 」
「 I was 12. They raped me again and again, turned me to a prostitute. Forced me to play with perverts. My body can’t bear a child anymore. It’s all because of what they’ve done 」
「 Y-You?! 」
Tendou Otome’s surprised. Minaho-neesan;
「 The world you see right now is just the entrance to hell. You’re not the only one who had a useless parent 」
She speaks calmly.
「 If you think that you’re the only one having an awful time, then you’re making a big mistake 」
「 Minaho-neesan rose up from the despair after 16 years and accomplished revenge on the man who made her suffer. She rose up the ladder on her own and accomplished it 」
「 Yeah. I won’t let anyone look down on Minaho-oneechan’s pain 」
Nei also said.
「 Tendou-san, you haven’t done anything. Sure, you, no, you girls have lived desperately through horrible fate, but you’re not even in the middle of it 」
「 D-Don’t bullshit me! I-I!!! 」
Tendou Otome’s exploding with emotions, but…
「 Currently, you need our power to cut off your father and Yakuza, to save your friends 」
「 T-That’s right! Dammit! 」
「 Then, endure it 」
「 But, without my cooperation, you!! 」
As soon as she said that,
「 No, we don’t need it 」
「 We have gathered enough information from that conversation. What’s left is to accomplish the task, even without you 」
「 Huh? 」
Kinoshita-san takes out documents.
「 There are only two exits in the building the enemy’s hiding in, and if we block one of them…Look, only one exit! Then, we know which room they’re hiding in so we only have to tear-gas bomb this window and this window 」
「 Wait a second, what about the girls? 」
I asked in a panic, then.
「 Ah, it’s okay. It’s nothing strong, they’ll only cry for two to three days straight. Then, we’ll throw smoke bombs around this area and shout “Fire!” and the bad guys will crawl out of the building 」
Kinoshita-san said with a bright smile.
「 But, over ten people would escape from the door all at once, right? 」
「 But, they all have a difference in running speed, and so we will use the “Edo open gate” to let them scatter one by one 」
What the hell?
「 Then, they come in one by one, and we will deal with them using “Edo Geter Change!” The young blood will fire up! 」
Kinoshita-san swings around her flail.
I don’t get it, but it must be some skill name or whatever.
「 With that said, you’re no longer necessary! 」
Kinoshita-san points at Tendou Otome.
「 W-Wait! I-I’m going too! I’m saving Sonoko and the girls! 」
「 No thanks, you’re just a drag 」
Kinoshita-san says with a smile.
『 Kinoshita-san, your plan’s rejected 』
Shou-neechan’s voice comes from the speaker.
「 Eeh? But why? 」
『 Look, the karaoke box the enemy’s hiding is in the main street! You can’t use tear-gas bombs or smoke bombs! It’ll affect pedestrians! 』
Oh, that’s undoubtedly important.
「 Then “Edo Getter Change” too? 」
『 That’s the worst, rejected 』
「 Uuuugh, that’s unfortunate 」
It’s not that unfortunate.
『 Minaho-san, Tsukiko-san, thank you for the consideration 』
『 That was indeed a conversation we don’t want Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama to hear 』
Yeah, it’s a story where the parents prey on their children.
『 Especially Ruriko-sama, she doesn’t know the dark side of sex at all 』
We don’t want Ruriko to see this part of reality.
I want them to believe that sex brings only happiness for the rest of their lives.
「 Thank you, Tsukiko, Minaho-neesan 」
I thanked the two.
「 I can understand that it’s only us who can deal with this 」
「 That’s not all, Kou 」
「 If, in any case, we save them without problems, Sonoko-san and the remaining Yakuza daughters can’t make contact with our family. 」
「 Especially if there’s a young girl, Agnes will want to befriend her 」
Then, if they interact with the daughters of Yakuza…
Agnes will find out about the sexual abuse of their parents.
「 And Agnes will convey that to Mao-chan and the other girls. I don’t want that to happen It will hinder their growth 」
「 What?! You’re saying as if we’re harmful germs to them! 」
Tendou Otome screams.
「 Wrong, Agnes… 」
「 Agnes herself is born to become a sexual abuse tool for her father 」
「 That’s why we can’t let Agnes notice that 」
If she were to discover that her father made her become his sex toy, then,
She will suffer a lot.
「 That’s right. So, Kou, try not to befriend Tendou Otome-san or her friends 」
「 You’ve met a lot of people. But, think of the girls you have now…You may feel sorry for the daughters of Yakuza, but they can’t join the family. Okay? 」
「 Yeah, Yo-chan, people you want to help, and the family are two separate things! 」
Right, I need to think of my actions from now on.
Anyway, I can’t let Tendou Otome’s friends meet Agnes and Ruriko.
「 That’s the reason why we moved here to talk 」