「 Take care! 」
Mao-chan waved her hand.
「 Agnes will be studying 」
「 Yeah, Karen-chan and I will study with you. Right, Karen-chan? 」
「 Y-Yes 」
Luna and Karen-san will watch over Agnes’ studies.
That said, Agnes never went to school until now, and she needs to study extra hard as she will attend Misuzu’s super-high-class school.
Luna and Koyomi-chan have good grades.
「 I’ll play with Mao-chan 」
「 Ehehe, Mao, and Koyomi-chan will play! 」
「 Ruri-oneechan, look after Mao-chan. Mana will help out Katsuko-nee in cleaning up.
「 I feel sorry to do that 」
「 No, it’s okay. This is the Kouzuki mansion, you have to entertain your guests, right? 」
That guest is Torii Mariko-san.
「 It’s okay, leave it to us 」
Katsuko-nee tells Ruriko.
It looks like they’ve divided the work for each one of them already.
「 I’ll return to headquarters. Reika, bring them to the former training building 」
「 Roger that 」
Shou-neechan’s the head of Kouzuki SS, and so she can’t move together with us.
Therefore, Rei-chan will bring us to the old training building for Kouzuki SS, where Tendou Sadao and Tendou Otome are imprisoned.
We’re going together, that means…
「 Well then, let’s go Yo-chan! 」
「 Right 」
「 Yes 」
Kuromori members, Nei and,
Edie, who’s guarding us.
Then, Adelheid-san, no, it’s Haiji-san, who just entered the family.
「 You bring Haiji, but why can’t I come too? 」
Torii-san speaks sullenly.
「 I feel like that one’s more fun to watch than here 」
Well, you see.
「 Oh, Torii-san, are you that interested in the lives of middle-aged Yakuza? 」
「 Yeah. We’re going to interrogate some loud and terrible looking old men, you want to watch? 」
Nei speaks in ridicule.
「 Well, but… 」
Torii-san sends Haiji-san a glance.
Yeah, she doesn’t want Haiji-san to go.
She wants a chance to talk to Haiji-san with just the two of them and persuade them to become her bodyguard again.
Edie’s bringing Haiji-san to not let that happen.
Torii-san, a young lady, probably can’t comprehend Haiji-san’s resolution.
She moved to join in our family right away.
Cutting off her attachment towards Torii-san…
「 We’re to face dangerous people, and so we can’t bring Torii-sama with us 」
Rei-chan stops her with a kind smile.
「 Indeed. If Torii-sama gets hurt, then not only Torii-sama’s family will blame us, but also Kaan-sama and Kanou-sama 」
Torii-san stayed here because of Kaan Momoko-neechan’s orders.
Her Grandfather is the head of Kanou house, and so she has a blood relationship with that family too.
「 Torii-san, give it up. Ruriko, Yoshiko-oneesama, and I will keep you company 」
With the three young ladies of Kouzuki house around her, Torii-san can’t refuse.
「 I’ll tell you what happens on the other side later so you could report it to Momoko-oneechan 」
And I finish it off.
「 I-I understand 」
Torii-san is disheartened.
「 H-Haiji, be careful 」
Hearing her former master, Haiji-san.
「 Everyone, please take care of her 」
She bows her head.
She no longer uses “Mariko-ojousama” to show that she’s no longer her servant.
「 Michi, look after them 」
I tell Michi.
I think it’s okay now, but still, one shouldn’t let down their guard.
「 Certainly, Master 」
Michi bows her head.
「 Hey, boy 」
Lastly, Jii-chan calls me.
「 Don’t go easy on the Yakuza. They’re people you can’t coexist within this world 」
He looked at me in the eye and said.
「 If everyone is distributed in the right place, then there will be nobody unneeded. That’s for sure. But, people who harm society just from their existence also exist. They’re the cancer cells 」
That’s Tendou Sadao and his group?
「 If you leave the cancer cells, they will harm one’s body. You must cut off the bad cells out of the body. That’s how it is 」
Like Shirasaka Sousuke, Cesario Viola…
Yeah, their existence needs to perish.
They spread harm from staying alive.
「 Are Tendou Sadao and Irokuchou Ichirou that irredeemable villains? 」
If you ask me, they seem like a small fry.
「 The small fries create more damage compared to the big-shits you’ve dealt with before. You should learn from today 」
Jii-chan tells me.
◇ ◇ ◇
Rei-chan leads the way, and we walk down the corridor.
Anjou Mitama and Kinuka are standing near the door, looking gloomy.
「 Did you finish your dinner? 」
Rei-chan speaks to the sisters with a bright tone.
Oh, the sisters have the lunch box and tea distributed among the members of Kouzuki SS.
「 No, 」
「 Not yet 」
The two replied with a depressed tone.
Yeah, they haven’t opened up their lunch box at all.
「 What’s wrong? Why are you here? 」
「 Misato-ojousama don’t want to see us 」
「 Arisu-ojousama doesn’t want to see us 」
Oh, inside that room is the Kurama sisters, their master.
「 No matter how many times we call to them… 」
「 They’re not replying… 」
Kurama house has fallen because of their father’s mistake.
He ignored Jii-chan’s warning, destroyed the historic building and garden he inherited from his ancestors, dragged around by the foreign investors, and driven to bankrupt.
Then, Kurama asked for help from Jii-chan and Kaan house, another high nobility.
Currently, Kurama Misato-san has to become a prostitute to pay off the debts Kurama house is carrying.
Kurama sisters who failed to do a direct appeal as their last resort…
They let go of Anjou Mitama and Kinuka, their bodyguards because they can’t continue to hire them anymore.
They’re no longer servants.
Therefore, Kurama Misato and Arisu don’t want to meet the Anjou sisters.
「 But, we…for the sake of Kurama house 」
「 We worked for Kouzuki SS… 」
「 And will use our pay to help the revival of their house 」
「 We reported that we have decided as such, and yet… 」
Even so, the sisters wish to continue as the servants of Kurama house’s young ladies.
They will work their body to earn money to repay the debts of Kurama house.
「 Then, why are you not eating? 」
「 You can’t work as a bodyguard if you’re hungry 」
Anjou sisters are taken aback.
「 I’ll tell you girls, the Kurama sisters inside have the same meal as you girls. That was Kakka’s instructions 」
They’re treated not as the young ladies of Kurama house but as girls who sell themselves to repay their debts.
Therefore, they’re not receiving special treatment in meals.
「 Do you think that the girls had enough for their fill? 」
「 Mitama-oneesama! 」
「 Kinuka! That was a blind spot! 」
The sisters open up their lunch box,
「 Misato-oneesama, Anjou Mitama will use this lunch box 」
「 Arisu-ojousama, Anjou Kinuka will use our lunch box! 」
「 Back then, they say “use,” instead of “eat,” when it comes to lunch box 」
Why is this American girl who came months ago teaching me about this?
「 Misato-ojousama’s using the same lunch box as me 」
「 Arisu-ojousama, I’m sorry, but I will eat the same contents of lunch box as you 」
The sisters shout at the door.
「 Oh, this omelet is delicious! 」
「 This salted salmon is a bit salty, but it’s excellent! 」
「 Misato-ojousama, please eat 」
「 Arisu-ojousama, please eat together with Kinuka 」
「 Umu, this pickled radish feels great to chew 」
「 This Croquette! Arisu-ojousama, it’s cream corn inside 」
「 Let’s go 」
「 Right, let’s leave the rest to Shou 」
Shou-neechan will not leave these hardworking sisters like that.
「 We can’t do anything with the young ladies in the room until Minaho-oneechan comes back 」
Minaho-neesan’s in charge of hiring Kurama Misato-san as a prostitute.
We’re also going to Tendou Sadao and the group, and so there will be no progress with the Kurama sisters until we return.
「 Let’s go 」
Haiji-san tells me.
「 Yeah 」
We leave the Anjou sisters eating and shouting their impressions on their meal in front of the door and continue down the corridor.
「 They’re born from a bodyguard family of nobility, and they’ve been with the young ladies since they were young 」
Rei-chan speaks with deep emotions.
「 They can’t throw away their life as a servant that quickly 」
「 I feel a bit envious of them 」
「 It’s nothing to be envious about. Haiji, you’re in our group now 」
「 That’s right, we’ll be together forever! Ha-chan 」
「 You won’t have time to be envious of others 」
Edie, Nei, and Rei-chan speak in that order.
「 Y-Yes. You’re right 」
Haiji-san speaks as if she’s persuading herself.
「 Okay, get in 」
We head from the mansion to the parking lot.
Rei-chan brings a Kouzuki SS-use black van to us.
We can head to the destination without standing out using this.
Rei-chan’s on the driver’s seat.
Edie on the passenger seat.
Nei, Haiji-san, and I are on the back seat.
「 Haiji-san, watch our back 」
「 Yes, Reika-oneesama 」
Haiji-san holds an A-rank license as a bodyguard, so she responds right away.
It’s not just Torii-san.
We should have Haiji-san with us than leave her there.
Her pride is of a professional.
She’s much more lively on-site.
「 Okay, everyone fastened their seatbelts? Let’s go 」
Rei-chan drives the car.
We’re heading out of the Kouzuki house’s lands, and so bodyguards wearing uniform checked us, but,
Rei-chan is driving, so there are no problems.
「 It will take two minutes until we reach the old building 」
That old building is the former headquarters of Kouzuki SS, the security firm for Kouzuki main family.
It’s also close to the main gate of the mansion.
Still, this mansion is quite spacious.
We’re only going around from the rear entrance, yet it still takes time.
「 We can come out through the main gate, but… 」
「 We can’t use the main gate right now 」
Only the people from the family can leave through the main gate.
The guests that came today used the guest-use gate.
People from Kouzuki SS can only use the back gate and the gates other than the main and guest.
It would look weird if a car from the Kouzuki SS staff goes through any other gate than the back entrance.
「 By the way, Ha-chan, why did you decide to join our family? 」
Nei asks with a smile.
We’re to make Haiji-san rethink about her determination.
It’s to stabilize her mind and prevent her from becoming restless.
「 Well, I have various reasons, but the most persuasive reason is what Fujiimya-san, no, Reika-oneesama said 」
Haiji-san replies while still watching our backs.
「 Oh, what did I say again? 」
Rei-chan shows a smile through the rear-mirror.
「 Uhm, I…how do I say it? So many things happened in my life, and so I thought that I will never marry in my life nor bear a child 」
「 I feel sorry for the child if someone like me became a mother, and it would be impossible to raise the child on my own. No, I know myself the most that if I bear a child, the child will grow up on their own 」
Haiji-san is an orphan born from a prostitution den.
「 But, I cannot raise the child to become happy, I thought. If I can’t make the child happy, then I’m not qualified to bear one. Those were my beliefs 」
「 Oh, that one 」
「 I also wasn’t intending on falling in love nor bearing a child back then. It was back when I was disguising myself with the British gentleman look 」
Rei-chan is still doing that, but she’s now using the base Kouzuki SS uniform.
The design is improved, so she looks cool and gallant, but…
She no longer looks like an enthusiast of British gentleman fashion.
「 But, look at me now. I have a lot of people in my family, all the sisters…and I no longer fear bearing a child. I know that everyone will raise the child with love 」
In fact, everyone dotes on Mao-chan, Nagisa’s daughter.
Next year, Nagisa and Yukino will give birth to my child.
Tsukiko also wants to get pregnant.
「 They’ll teach you when you are ignorant, and if anyone needs help, everyone will come. I told Haiji-san that it will be fun to raise your child, and the child of others as everyone in the family does it together 」
「 That’s right! No need to be afraid! It’s because we know that everyone will help each other out! 」
「 That’s what made Ha-chan decide to join the family? 」
「 It’s because nobody scolds each other by shouting 」
「 Even when it’s a strict conversation, everyone still smiles 」
「 Oh, you’re right. That’s the basics 」
「 Those who are younger, and those who are old know what they should do, and they don’t cause any trouble to others 」
Haiji-san says while looking at me.
「 And, it’s my first time seeing someone like you 」
「 Most men behave proudly when women are around, give orders of what they desire, violent, selfish, and they always slander other people 」
「 But, you’re not too proud, nor you give orders to women according to your desires. You don’t hit women, shout at them, nor speak poorly of them 」
The 13-year-old half-foreign beauty looked at me.
「 Right. Yo-chan never speaks ill of others. I mean, he doesn’t even complain 」
「 Darling makes a move before he could complain 」
「 I sensed that with him as the keystone of the family, relationships go smoothly. Kuromori-sama treats Kouzuki house’s Misuzu-sama, and Edie-oneesama, a bodyguard, as equals, and it’s an unthinkable concept for ordinary people 」
「 I mean, Mii-chan fell for Yo-chan because he’s like that 」
「 He ignores her background, which is Kouzuki house. He treats us as a woman and nothing else 」
「 He makes love with us as a naked woman 」
「 He’s not boastful that he is Misuzu-sama’s fiance either, and it surprised me that he went to such danger voluntarily 」
Oh, the fight in the karaoke box earlier.
「 Well, I’m a guy. Besides, I feel like I can’t just leave it to everyone and drink tea together with Misuzu 」
I need to go to the scene.
I’m also a member of Kuromori.
「 Well, if I’m just a hindrance to Edie and Michi, then I will refrain from going, But, I want to show up on the scene as much as possible 」
Margo-san will debut in America as a martial artist now.
We know that we have less power in Kuromori.
If it’s scouting and feint operations, I can do that.
「 Really, it’s my first time seeing someone like you 」
Haiji-san looked at me again and said.
「 Therefore, I sensed that it might be okay for me to bear a child if I join in this family 」
「 That’s all? 」
「 I know that it’s not all 」
「 U-Uhm, also 」
「 W-When I…when I watched everyone have s-sex in the bathroom… 」
The young beauty is embarrassed.
「 I was born in a prostitution den, and so I-I’ve seen sex before. U-Uhm, b-but! I’m still a v-virgin! 」
「 But, it didn’t look like it was painful and disgusting. Misuzu-sama, Ruriko-sama, and Agnes-chan all enjoyed it, they were happy 」
「 I thought I wanted to try that out too 」
Haiji-san says while blushing.
「 I mean, it’s Darling. You won’t find someone like him 」
「 That’s right! It’s because it’s Yo-chan 」
Edie and Nei tell Haiji-san.
「 Y-Yes. I also can see that 」
「 Then, Ha-chan, you want to do it with Yo-chan? 」
Nei makes a direct question.
「 O-Or instead, it’s… 」
Haiji-san answers bashfully.
「 I thought that it’s okay to bear his child 」
She jumped over deflowering and is now thinking about bearing a child?
「 I want to feel the same happiness as everyone… 」
「 You don’t have to worry about that. I’ll make Haiji-san happy too 」
「 Ah, Y-Yes, t-thank you 」
「 Yo-chan, you don’t have to worry about Karen-chan either Agnes and Luna-chan are supporting her right now 」
Mizushima Karen-san will also become my woman.
「 It’s okay. That girl also watched Darling have sex in the bathroom. Despite her fear of sex itself, the fear shouldn’t be too much after that 」
「 Well, Agnes would be talking about how great it is to have sex with Yo-chan, and all the other things she could speak about 」
Then, Luna will affirm Agnes’ opinions.
「 There’s no problem with Karen 」
「 Mariko-ojousama as well 」
「 I think that Mariko-ojousama will undoubtedly want to try it out after watching everyone feel so much pleasure in sex 」
She’s the embodiment of curiosity.
「 Therefore, uhm 」
Haiji-san looks at me.
「 Please take care of Mariko-ojousama as well 」
「 Huh, why? 」
「 I’m sure that Mariko-ojousama will not care whoever it is as long as she experiences sex if she returns home 」
「 But, I know that only Kuromori-sama can do that kind of sex 」
If Torii-san had sex with a man out of curiosity.
「 If her partner is a weird one, it will cause trauma for the rest of her life 」
「 Yes, and it’s scary. If a violent man who’s loyal to his desires assaulted her, then… 」
That bright personality of hers will be defiled.
「 Can’t help it. Darling will take care of Mariko 」
「 Why, Edie? 」
「 Our family doesn’t consist of Yo-chan’s women only. That woman has interests towards sex only 」
That doesn’t mean that she will join the family.
She doesn’t like me either.
She only wants to test out sex.
「 Yo-chan, I think you should learn to have that kind of sex 」
「 Right. You can’t add every girl you had sex with to the family 」
「 But, I implore you. I can’t ask anyone else 」
「 Okay, let’s put that aside for now 」
Rei-chan speaks brightly.
「 We’ve arrived. This is the old training hall of Kouzuki SS 」
The car parked on a seven-story building.
- Raw says Michi, but Michi’s left behind ↩