「 We’re back 」
Mana takes the lead and we returned to the nap room.
Mana, the twins, and I are all wearing bathrobes and no underwear.
Mana told us not to wear any.
「 Hey! I still don’t agree with this! Why does it have to be like that?! 」
Torii-san continues to lash out on Nei inside the nap room.
Michi and Tsukiko just watch the two in silence.
「 What’s up? 」
「 Well you see, this girl… 」
She looks like she’s having fun dealing with Torii-san.
「 Why is it that all she complains about is the other girls turning prostitutes and the twins becoming Yo-chan’s slave 」
「 I mean, there’s not much difference between my sex slaves and our brothel’s prostitutes 」
In regards to sex service.
「 What are you talking about?! That’s a lot of difference! 」
Torii-san now turns her anger to me.
「 Last night, I’ve been watching, but…you say sex slave or whatever…but in Kuromori-sama’s case, he’s never abusing any of his “slaves” 」
「 No, I mean. They’re my sex slaves, see? I’m taking care of them. Isn’t that obvious? 」
Why would I abuse my slaves?
I don’t get it.
「 That’s not what I’m talking about! 」
No, that’s the conversation, right? Torii-san?
「 What I’m trying to say that those who are turned to Kuromori-sama’s sex slaves are in fact under Kouzuki house’s protection, their necessities are guaranteed, isn’t it? 」
「 It’s not just basic necessities. If they want to study, then they can enroll anywhere, and if they want, they can even enroll in higher education. Right, Yo-chan? I mean, if the twins ask to enter a university, you’ll pay for their tuition fee, right? 」
Nei smiled at me.
「 No, but college is not… 」
「 I don’t think that we need high school either 」
「 I mean, we can’t even go to middle school normally 」
「 Right. Father asks us to take a day off from school during weekdays for recording and taking photos 」
「 Even now, Father said “we’re going to Tokyo. You’re coming with us,” and so we couldn’t attend school 」
The twins said.
「 You don’t need to do that anymore. You girls are now our family. If you want to do something, like a job, or school, just say it 」
I told the twins.
The twins should have some realistic dreams too.
Dreams they couldn’t imagine during the time when their Yakuza parents are in control.
「 Even if you tell us that, we couldn’t think of any… What do we do, Rie-chan? 」
「 I want to go to a vocational school 」
「 Sure. What kind of course? 」
「 Well, I haven’t thought of that yet. It’s just that a girl from the neighborhood went to vocational school after high-school 」
「 Oh, the Onee-san from the back 」
「 That Onee-san was just as stupid as us when she was young. She went to the neighboring town’s public pool by bike and returned home using a bus, ten days later, she reported to the police that her bicycle is stolen. That kind of stupid 」
「 Yes, that. That was painful to watch 」
「 If that Onee-chan can enter that kind of school I think that we can do it too 」
「 So. You don’t know what kind of vocational course did that Onee-san take? 」
「 What was it again? 」
「 If I recall, it’s something related to Anime 」
「 I think she took a vocational school to become a voice actress 」
「 Oh, yeah that 」
「 During a hands-on experience in the school she mimicked a solid studio voice actress that she thought that if she goes in that school, she can use the studio and learn 」
「 That studio only sends an invitation to those who enroll to that school the next year and so it’s off-limits to the enrolled students 」
What the hell?
「 Then, even if you graduate from that school only one from thousands will become a voice actress 」
「 It’s just a vocational school in the Kansai region after all. There are no anime voice actress jobs in our home town 」
「 On the other hand, the teacher in that school has a free pass for some musical group that nobody even knows 」
「 Then, the pamphlet for the vocational school has some “100% employment rate” written on it while she was looking for a job 」
「 Rie, do you want to go to that school? 」
「 No way, I wouldn’t do that. I’m not interested in becoming a voice actress 」
「 But, I don’t think I can do anything other than that level 」
The twins had a poor environment in their life.
「 That’s not true. From our conversation earlier, Eri and Rie are both quite smart. I think that you can do a lot of things if you study 」
「 Yeah. I think so too. Don’t be pessimistic, you girls are now our girls, and so you can forget about the past 」
Mana told the twins.
「 And that’s what I’m calling out! 」
「 These girls are slaves and yet you allow them to go to higher education? Despite that, the prostitutes… 」
「 No, they’re just the same in our place 」
「 Girls who become prostitutes can also study while they work. Besides, the contract is only for five years. They should be preparing for their next life 」
「 And it’s their personal accounts that’ll pay for the expenses, right? 」
「 I wonder? I don’t know the details 」
Nei isn’t a prostitute.
「 But, the slaves can have it without compensation? Kuromori-sama’s paying for all of them? 」
「 Well, you can’t really call it without compensation, I mean, they’re family. Isn’t it natural to pay for the expenses of your family? 」
What is she talking about?
「 Anyway, you have the wrong treatment on your prostitute and slaves! They have different status! 」
She tries to stress it out.
「 So what? 」
I asked. Torii-san;
「 Can you do something about the Kurama sisters? 」
「 Can’t you take the elder sister, Misato-sama as your slave too? If you don’t touch Misato-sama at all, then it’s better 」
Oh, so that’s her pitch.
「 Your slaves are all under Kouzuki house’s protection, and if Kurama-sama are both your slaves, nobody in the society will know about it, right? 」
「 If that happens, Kurama house will not receive any dishonor. That included Misato-sama 」
Torii-san saw my relationship with my sex slaves since last night…
And she’s thinking of the young ladies of the Kurama house.
「 Sorry, but I can’t do that 」
「 Why?! If you say that you’ll take them, Kurama-sama can survive! 」
「 No, our brothel is a business, and I have no right to decide there 」
「 Besides, we say that the elder sister, Misato-san will become a prostitute and the little sister, Arisu-san will become a sex slave, but… 」
「 Actually, it’s still unknown 」
「 Why?! Why do you not know? 」
Torii-san glares at me.
「 I mean, Torii-san isn’t friends with them yet. If you did, you won’t understand what kind of girls they are 」
「 Why understand? Wait, you’re planning to stare at their naked bodies? 」
「 No, no. What I want to know the most about them are their personalities. I know that they look cute from yesterday, but I don’t know what kind of personalities they have 」
「 Then, I’ll talk to them, and if the little sister is a good girl, I can accept her as a slave, but if not… 」
「 Hey, Kurama-sama’s a young lady! Are you saying that you’re going to abandon Arisu-sama?! 」
「 Do you have a choice? 」
「 What “Do I have a choice?!” They’re young ladies of nobility! Even if their personalities don’t fit, it’s your job to accept them! 」
Torii-san’s insecurity towards nobility bursts out.
「 That’s not the case 」
She doesn’t get it.
「 It’s not on the same level as to whether they’re a fit for me or not. I already have a lot of slaves. Family. If they don’t fit with the girls I already have, then I have to refuse the young ladies of Kurama house 」
Why can’t you imagine something that simple?
「 Are you serious? 」
「 They’re young ladies of nobility, isn’t it natural to give them better treatment? 」
「 Well, I have Misuzu and Ruriko in my family already 」
I already have young ladies of nobility with me.
Furthermore, they’re the young ladies of Kouzuki house, the nobility among all nobles.
「 And not even Misuzu would say “prioritize me” 」
「 But, Misuzu-sama stands in a place where she has to keep the nobility safe. They should know that they have to save the Kurama sisters! 」
Oh, if Misuzu and Ruriko were here.
They would deny it in a few words, but…
They’re not here, and that means…
Torii-san only sees Michi as a bodyguard or a servant.
She only thinks of Nei and me like someone under the umbrella of Kouzuki house.
And that the twins are daughters of Yakuza.
That means, she, who inherits the blood of nobility as a semi-nobility…
She thinks that she’s the boss of this place.
「 I mean, you should beg Misuzu-sama! Then, if you can protect the Kurama sisters, there’s no problem 」
I’m getting angry now.
What happens around me isn’t as simple as Torii-san thinks.
Jii-chan decided to turn Kurama Misato, a nobility, to a prostitute…
It’s to tighten up the nobility who thinks naively.
Furthermore, she will become a prostitute in Minaho-neesan’s brothel, she will meet only nobility as her customers.
The harsh punishment on Kurama house will only be visible to the nobility.
He already considered a lot to keep the honor of Kurama house.
Torii-san can’t see that…
She simply sees it as a physical problem.
She doesn’t care about the painful experience the Kurama ladies are experiencing.
「 Besides, the talk about becoming my slave has some important questions to answer 」
「 First is if I like that girl? It’s important to know if I would want to look after that girl for the rest of my life 」
「 W-What are you talking about? 」
「 Accepting one as your slave means you have to put your life on the line for them! Earlier, we were talking about entering higher education with the twins. If they want to do that, then I’ll do whatever I can to gain funds for that. Sorry to say but Kouzuki house may be rich but I’m not. That’s why I think a lot and of course ask for help from various people, including Jii-chan, but I’m paying with my own money. That means working and paying it off 」
I looked at the twins.
「 If you wish for it, then I’ll make it real. But, I can’t risk my life too much. That’s why think of your future fairly. You may not know about it until now but give it a serious thought. If not, I can’t do my best 」
「 Onii-san 」
「 Onii-san, are you going that far for us? 」
The twins look at me.
「 You girls are now family. And I’m always serious 」
I look straight into the eyes of the two.
「 Onii-san, that’s unfair 」
「 Yes, Onii-san is the most Yakuza 」
「 Yes, that. It’s a Yakuza pick up line 」
「 Yes, it made our hearts throb 」
「 As for me, I got wet 」
「 Anyway, that’s how it is with me. I don’t pick girls up to my family unless I made my resolve. I don’t accept sex slaves that easy either 」
「 That’s right! Don’t look down on Onii-chan and his sex slaves 」
Mana shouted at Torii-san.
「 We also resolved ourselves to become sex slaves! Don’t look down on us! 」
「 Mana-oneesan 」
「 Yes, me too 」
「 Yeah, Rie-chan, if that’s the case, I should resolve myself too 」
「 Right. We’re Onii-san’s lewd slaves 」
「 And we feel pride as slaves 」
「 I can puff my chest with pride! We’re Onii-san’s beloved lewd slaves! 」
Mana and the twins join together and glare at Torii-san.
Somehow, these trio is becoming more united.
「 Yeah, well said! That’s expected from Master’s slaves! My little sisters! 」
Oh, Michi’s also heating up.
「 W-What?! Why do you make it look like I’m at fault here!!! 」
Torii-san has an established reputation where she can’t pick up the mood.
「 Hey, Mariko-chan 」
Nei calls her out with a smile.
「 What is nobility? Why is nobility accepted like that? 」
「 That’s… 」
「 No, I’m asking a real question. Can you call all the rich people in Japan as nobility? 」
Nei purposely steps on the taboo.
「 No. No matter how much fortune they have, that alone won’t allow them to become nobility 」
Torii house is wealthy. Torii electronics is the top electronics company in Japan.
But, they’re not nobility.
「 For one to be accepted as nobility, they need to have appropriate lineage 」
「 Hmm, then what is lineage? 」
Nei pushes further.
「 That’s…long tradition… 」
「 What? Tradition? Does it mean that the family has to be old? So if you have old blood you’re good? I mean, what does it mean to have old lineage 」
「 Everyone who’s lived on this planet has lineage they carry. They all have ancestors. Even without their ancestors, they didn’t come out of the ground. All families are in fact old. If you trace back all humanity then we’re all connected to the primitive men from Africa 」
What’s the reason why nobility is amazing again?
「 Any family may have some ancestral lineage but…but only one family inherits the house, the one we call the head house 」
「 Really? For example, during the warring states, the second son or the third son can do some meritorious deed and become feudal lords, right? Of course, the eldest of the head family will still succeed, but before anyone noticed, the head house collapsed but the second son’s branch family still continues, see? 」
「 I mean, the idea of inheriting the house is very feudalistic, right? Inheriting the ancestral land and mansions. Oh, that also includes the gravesite. That’s the reason why there’s a branch family and main family thought 」
「 Right. Those who couldn’t inherit the assets still continues 」
「 Even in the current day, owning land is the basics of territory. Therefore, there are wars to contend for the land, and the leader is the one who has the vast land 」
Nei tells a story.
「 In the current age, it’s about creating industry and becoming a personage when it’s a success. Soldiers are no good. They can raise their family honor but they’ll never become nobility. Even politicians, they all have blood relationship with wealthy people 」
「 In the current age, someone who get some achievements, raise their family honor, and stay without their family collapsing, and continuing to the modern day are those who become nobility 」
Nei looks at Torii-san.
「 That’s quite antique if you ask me. You know, Japan’s definition of it is moderated, but in the West, they only accept something past 100 years as antique, right? That’s why, if Torii-san’s family continue their momentum for 100 years, then they’ll accept you as nobility
「 What did you say? Are you insulting my family?! 」
Torii-san looks at Nei angrily.
「 Not really. It’s all just nonsense. In truth, Torii-san’s Grandfather is amazing. He’s able to create a company that matured to a global electronics corporation in his lifetime 」
「 As for nobility, well, they also did their best, but, most of them only inherited from the previous generation, see? 」
「 The great people are those who raised their family honor in the past, not the heads of the current nobility. Don’t you think so? 」
She’s slowly unbinding Torii-san from her insecurities.