…Hmm? …I woke up. It’s still dark…it must be still night… …Huh? There’s a soft flesh in front of me… …Nei-san. Nei-san’s awake…?! Nei-san’s staring at my face in the darkness… …Beautiful Nei-san’s face…seems like an angel coming out of my dream… Her big eyes…nose with a good shape…plump lips. …It’s really my ideal… This must be a dream. Inside my dream…I’m dreaming in a dream …Un I had that kind of dream for a while… Mostly, I overslept and and is on the verge of being late… Wake up, get up, change clothes, brush teeth… That’s all in a dream… But…this Nei-san is really beautiful. …Ah! …She’s crying. Nei-san’s looking at me.
Ha…! At that moment…I completely woke up.
Nei-san is really there.
「Ah…Sorry, did I wake you up?」
Saying that…she wipes her tears with the hem of her bathrobe instead of her pajama.
I don’t know what to ask.
I finally work out saying those words.
「Thinking that because of me…everyone might be aimed at by Cesario Viola…somehow, I feel sorry」
Hearing Nei-san’s words…Margo-san who’s looking at the monitor turned around.
「Nei doesn’t have to mind it. Cesario Viola is an enemy of the whole『Kuromori』」
It’s in a low voice…different than the usual
Nei-san’s voice is different from usual Therefore… I embrace Nei-san…
「…Yo-chan?」 「I…I’m here with you」 「…Un」 「I’ll do anything for Nei-san’s sake」 「…Thanks」
When I looked around the room… The video on the surveillance cameras outside is dark… A blue screen night vision is shining next to it. As expected, it’s still night.
「What time is it?」
Margo-san said. It seems that I feel asleep for two and a half hours… My eyes got used to the darkness of this room… Looking at the other air mat… Megu is sleeping embracing Mana. Mana’s bathrobe is open and her breasts are exposed. Michi… Her sleeping posture is bad… She’s on the edge of the mat, still in it however… Her bathrobe feels like it’s only coiling her waistline and carried on her back… She’s almost naked… She’s not wearing an underwear but there’s the leather armed case on her thighs… Is this the taste of a warrior? Are you always sticking weapon to your body so you can fight in an emergency situation? But…what do you intend to do holding a weapon naked? Hmm. Yukino…as usual, she’s sleeping like a lion in the zoo. Turning her back against us, facing the wall… Her plump naked butt is facing towards us. Well fine…I want her to sleep properly. Or rather, Yukino’s amazing, she’s able to sleep peacefully in this case. She has a thick nerve like a rope used on mountain climbing after all… I respect her in a sense. Yukino’s the only one who’ll never commit suicide on whatever situation. If she had such leisure then she’ll surely complain it to someone else instead. I think that is strong in a sense. On the proper bed…Katsuko-nee’s sleeping. …Huh?
Where did she go?
「Minaho’s preparing the attrraction」
「If this feeling continues all the time, her nerves will collapse…Minaho is preparing a 『conspiracy』for distraction…」
Minaho-neesan’s『consipiracy』…? Somehow, I’m getting bad vibes from it. I’m sure I’ll be made to do something again. Well fine… If that refreshes Minaho-neesan’s mood.
「…Then, what’s the current situation?」
I’d like to know what happened in the past three hours just in case.
Margo-san asks back.
「If it’s Shirasaka house…the late night news are all reporting about the suspicion of murder of Shirasaka Sousuke. I can’t tell you anything until the morning variety show begins but…Kouzuki-san has began to move…I think that Shirasaka house’s power alone won’t make it possible to overtake the public opinion. The conversation on the internet is roughly the same」
Un…no changes there.
「If it’s about school attacks…Kudou-san stopped it」
…Eh? Since when we were attacked?
「Rather than attack…they caught the opponent doing reconnaissance and tied them up…then they played rocket fireworks towards those guys. It was just earlier…」
…What are they doing? As usual…those people.
「Then, the main unit came to rescue the scouts and all of them were knocked out by Kudou-san. His subordinates are interesting. There’s one blowing fire from his mouth」 「…Is that a man or a woman?」 「Of course it’s a man」
Toni-san can blow fire. Or rather, is blowing fire strong?
「There’s two subordinates just making checks and only Kudou-san fights…is there a reason for that?」
Margo-san talks to herself…
「…Toni-san and Noma-san are just father’s observers. They can defend themselves but they won’t participate battles」
Michi gets up. …So you’re awake
「…Which group sent the『enemy』?」
Michi looks at Margo-san…
「Shirasaka house…they aim to capture Minaho and negotiate with Kouzuki-san to make a sink or swim reversal home-run…」
It was prevented by Kudou papa…
「They won’t attack anymore, they’re out of time. At 5o’clock, the news show will start. The reports from each television stations are already decided. They’re even editing the image related to Shiraska Sousuke. If they attack now…and capture Minaho…wake up Kouzuki-san and negotiate, they’ll need at least three hours If they’re a decent underground organization, they’ll give up and withdraw already」 「Are the opponents not a decent underground organization?」
「Those kind of guys will be be taking the decent underground organization to a business trip. Whichever underground organization it is, they’re connected to the top brass. Those guys who lost their chance but still fight will just be a hindrance to others. In the first place, everyone doesn’t want to oppose Kouzuki-san. They won’t come to be dragged in it so they’ll dispatch the deputy force to forestall it」 「In order not to make that kind of situation…I think that Kouzuki-sama has sent father in this place」
「At this time, Kouzuki-sama earns points from it, even though he’s not asked, he dispatched his own『enforcement unit』 But, it would be annoying for multiple organizations who doesn’t have the intention to unite be intervened. It would be hard to identify who’s the enemy and who’s the ally…」
「Therefore…if Kouzuki-sama shows that the『guard division』is already moving…such interference from the peole can be prevented」 「Could it be that the commotion in front of the『Konpeki style』rehearsal building…」 「Yes…of course it’s a strategy. The famous daughters from distinguished families of Japan are there so guards are also gathered there. Father purposely show a fight to warn about the foreign criminal『Cesario Viola』and that 『Kuromori』is already escorted by the subordinates of Kouzuki-sama…!」
…Is that hos it is?
「…Rather than that, Natou-sama」
Michi speaks to Nei-san.
「Could you tell me about Cesario Viola?」
「I’ve read the file about the crimes that man has caused. The information about Cesario Viola is too few. We don’t have any images that can identify his face…we don’t know his age, habit, preference. We need more personal information to profile his future behavior」
「…Cesario Viola? He’s gay, just gay…and intelligent…!」
「Cesario Viola…Real Name, Fabiano Katu Italian American. Brought up by a soldier father, he spent his childhood in Okinawa and fluent in Japanese. Committed his first murder by 17 years old and became a resident of the underground society. By age 18, he became a boss of criminal groups mainly engaged in murder and violent crimes, then caused various brutal scandals, mainly in Los Angeles… That’s all the information Kouzuki security service has. His photos are only when he was a boy in Okinawa」
「You do know that Cesario Viola has a hobby of disguising, right?」
「Yes…I’ve obtained such information」 「It’s actually amazing…rather than hobby…it’s his life work. He changes his appearance on the mood he has on that day. 『Today would be the first five minutes of the detective movie with Sylvester Stallone, like he’s beaten to mud』or『The empty headed deputy officer next to the general that often comes from the war movies』or the『Weak hearted assistant of a former Nazi German mad scientist who’s doing occult research』…you see. Mr. Viola will have his exclusive stylist and make up artist change his image exactly as he wants. It’ll be done over and over again until it fits with his image. Therefore, there’s a room where the useless strange clothes, props, beards, glasses, gathered in the costume rooms…」
…Hee So he’s that kind of person.
「You see…Viola issued a request saying『I’d like to be a boss of a criminal group doing murder』 The stylist was troubled to death. Mr. Viola is the setting himself so they don’t know what to put on 「Then , what happened in the end?」
I asked instinctively…
「You see, after re-doing it dozens of times…wearing a Baltharino hat and a double black suit, holding a cigar and hugging a black cat on the other hand…it’s like a boss on an old criminal film, that’s when he calmed down. In the end…Viola’s image are all in the world of movies. I guess he wants to be a movie character. But still, not a leading role but a supporting role」
…A really strange man.
「Then there’s a day where he had a very specific request. The hooligan shot by Charles Bronson in the bar on the movie『The magnificent Seven』 That one’s easy, the makeup artist said. 『It’s okay just to make it resemble』」
Nei-san…looks nostalgic. But…her expression turned dark immediately.
「He goes to work with that disguise. It’s mostly the murder scene」
That is…Cesario Viola.
「I don’t know how that person got acquainted with Kei-chan and my parents. Perhaps…Cesario Viola didn’t kill my parents for『work』 I think it was because of his『hobby』…」
「Cesario Viola is able to speak Japanese…so he can skillfully make the businessmen going to America coming from Japan trust him. Therefore…I’m sure he said something good to my parents then took out our family…」
「Me…father and mother…Kei-chan」
『Kei-chan』… That is the name of Nei-san’s lost twin brother. I’ve seen the photo before… It’s a『handsome boy』that’s similar to Nei-san who’s an exceptional『beautiful girl』 Then… Cesario Viola killed him…
Nei-san who spoke her lost brother’s name…she breathes out …Then. Nei-san’s story began.
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What I remember…it was just a desert. There’s a desert as soon as you leave Los Angeles. If you get taken there, you’re already finished… No matter how much you shout, it’s useless. There’s nobody in the surrounding miles.
…Kei-chan and I were still elementary school students. I talked about Kei-chan didn’t I? He’s my twin brother… The two of us look completely alike… We have been always together before. We just came in US…we didn’t have any friends yet…
My father works on a big food company in Japan. I don’t remember it accurately but…it was a business on an American factory management, making a branch office on Los Angeles… Then…we went from Japan to Los Angeles.
Arriving at Los Angeles…I two weeks passed. It was just in time for vacation on Japanese schools… Kei-chan and I…have always been staying in the house where my father’s company borrowed. …No We went to a party at night one time. I think it was a friendship party of father’s company and the people in the local town.
That’s probably when Cesario Viola set his eyes… Then…Viola took father’s favor… We were taken to the desert…
My father’s car is a white Lexus borrowed from the company. That car…had our family onboard… Viola was on a Honda Accord…a black and blue car. It wasn’t just him but also his sister on board.
Then…we headed straight to the desert… Viola who’s ahead of our car suddenly stopped.
Father also stopped the car… 「What’s wrong? Did your car break?」He asks Viola. Then…Viola steps out of the car laughing…
He has a black machine gun on his hand… Viola’s sister also had a machine gun
「The two children, get off the car」…
Mother desperately refused crying but… Viola’s sister shoots the gun while screaming…
The car’s side mirror crumbled away. Then, smoke raises from the sand of the desert where the bullet was shot… As if it was a scene from a movie… The blue sky clears up like a fool… The smoke and the yellow sand piles up like a joke… I…I was staring at a strange sight.
…After that. Cesario Viola Threatened father『Then, want to die as a whole family?』
『You might be happier if you die right now though』…
Viola’s sister said… …Therefore
『…It’s okay, father, mother』
『I’m sure it’ll be fine…I’ll manage somehow』
Then he looks at my face.
『Let’s go, Onee-chan』he said… Then…Kei-chan opens the back seat door with trembling hands…
Mother and father were:
「…Don’t go out」 「…Stop!」
They try to stop us… Kei-chan and I…
Went out of the car… Viola smiles happily as if satisfied Then he asked us to come to him… Therefore, we… Slowly walked towards Viola’s car… After that, Viola’s sister grabbed us… Then, click… Kei-chan and I were handcuffed…
Kei-chan said. Even though he’s just a child… Even though he’s trembling…he muster up courage
And yet… Viola…
「I can’t let that happen…today I’m in the mood of a humanism movie. I want to see hard violence action」 「Is that so?…Isn’t that good in American New Cinema?」
Viola’s sister said.
「『We don’t have tomorrow』?」 「…That’s how it is!」
The two then shoot bullets… To mother and father in the car…!!!! Zubabababababa…! The bullets showered like rain. The burning smell of gunpowder… The white body of the Lexus have the black holes increasing…! The windshield scattered into pieces… The smell of blood… My father and mother inside the car… Both of them can’t even scream… Their body danced in the rain of bullets…
Kei-chan and I… Were just watching the spectacle in fright…
…We can’t do anything. We can’t help father and mother… Even die together…
When the shoot all of the bullets in the magazine… Viola spoke to his sister.
「…Sprinkle gasoline and set it on fire」 「…Okay, brother」
Viola’s sister took out a gasoline container from the car… They sprinkled gasoline on the Lexus filled with holes. Then…they set it on fire. The car we were in just a while ago… The meat chunk that were father and mother until a while ago… It was set on fire… Making up a burning sound…black smoke rises up… The feverish heat stings the skin in my face… Kei-chan and I watched that… We watched, unable to cry. Because…it only happened in just a few minutes. Just a few minutes ago…both of my parents were alive… Kei-chan and I were smiling… Our family was happy…!
「It’s because of me. It’s because I didn’t get off the car sooner…!」
Kei-chan mutters. And yet, I… I can’t think of anything to comfort Kei-chan…
Then… We were shoved inside Viola’s accord. The car starts to move… Kei-chan and I… Have been watching the rear window without end. Behind the straight road… A red flame is surging. Black smoke is rising… The flames and smoke grows smaller… But still, it doesn’t disappear. There’s nothing in the desert after all. No matter how far it is…the black smoke pillar can be seen between the blue sky and yellow sand. …That’s where my parents are. Our parents were left in the desert… Kei-chan and I… Were captives of Cesario Viola…
Viola’s aim was Kei-chan. Viola’s a pervert. He’s a perverted gay who likes to rape small boys…
That day… Viola raped Kei-chan While I watch them…
「If you don’t want your sister to be hurt then you’ll do everything I want …!」
「Understood…I’ll do anything so please spare my Onee-chan」
…He said. …Therefore Kei-chan…in front of me… He received such horrible treatments…
Viola…shows that scene to me on purpose… He’s having fun watching Kei-chan and my reaction… …He’s a demon! A real demon.
Viola let me have the same look at Kei-chan… Kei-chan who’s a boy was made to wear girl clothes. His hair is lengthened like me…then a ribbon attached to it. Then he violated Kei-chan who’s wearing a skirt as he pleased in front of me…
When Viola’s going to work… He locks the two of us in the room. I…applied the medicine to Kei-chan’s butt. Kei-chan’s anus is swollen…it’s so pitiful.
At that time…Kei-chan always tells me.
「I’ll definitely save Onee-chan…I’ll create an opportunity so Onee-chan, run away…!」
「…I don’t want that. We should run away together. I don’t want it unless we’re together!」
「…I’m already no good」
…Kei-chan who’s just an elementary school boy. …This boy, Kei-chan. I think he really can’t bear being violated by an adult man., He was made to wear a girl’s clothing… In front of his crying sister, being violated by his parent’s enemy…it was so painful, too painful, he can’t help it… But, he endured it… Kei-chan did it for me
Cesario Viola felt pleasure in raping Kei-chan who’s struggling with all his life… I understand it now… I was kept alive just as a tool to torture Kei-chan. Even in meals…Kei-chan is the only one who’s served. Viola…didn’t prepare meals for me. Then…Everytime Kei-chan satisfies Viola… The amount of food in Kei-chan’s meal increase… Therefore, Kei-chan… Just to secure my meals… He listens to every order Viola gives…
…Just what am I? …Even though I’m his twin sister. …I’m just a burden. …Kei-chan is in pain because I’m there. Why…at that time…I… I didn’t die alone earlier…! If I died at that time…… I’m sure that Kei-chan won’t be killed…
Why did I… Why did I survive…! It’s not Kei-chan… I’m the one who’s useless…!