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Chapter 376. The end of love

Chapter 376. The end of love

Yukino…escaped?

「She seem to have opened up the door and escaped」

Margo-san replies whispering.
Making sure nobody wakes up.

「…What’s wrong?」

Reika gets up.
As expected, a professional guards are fast to deal with incidents.
She’s trained to wake up quickly

「It’s a bit of a hassle」

I try to explain the outline to Reika.
But…

「Ah…Reika-oneesan. Stay in this room」

Margo-san said.

「…Why?」

Reika looks at Margo-san
Reika’s eyes reflect the moonlight and shows a glint in the darkness.

「That girl’s awake…as expected, the『assassination cult’s』education is perfect」

Margo-san points at Agnes’ bed.
Yeah…Edie’s listening to us, as if asking『What’s up?』

「I don’t want her to be stimulated strangely. If she goes rampage in this middle of the night, it won’t end well…」

Margo-san said.

「Reika-oneesan’s not familiar with this mansion’s interior yet, right? Leave the searching to us. I’ll leave this one to Onee-san…!」

Reika looks at Margo-san…then turned to Edie.

「…Roger. Leave this to me」
「Then, I’ll go search for Yukino…」

Yukino escaped from her room, but where did she go/

「Yukino-san knows that Shirasaka Sousuke is captured in the school’s confinement room. It’s possible that she would come to help her fahter」

Margo-san said.

「She seems to have heard Minaho and Kyouko-san discussing from the side…the place Shirasaka Sousuke’s confined now is the same place Yukino was confined before」

Oh…the basement of the principal’s office…the low ceiling room?

「Or maybe, she goes out to ask help from the police monitoring outside the mansion. Saying『I’m kidnapped』and have her in custody」

…That’s bad.
That’s the worst case.
If Yukino talks about her『Kidnapping and confinement』then the police may use that to get into this mansion.
The higher ups of the police have talked to Jii-chan but…the cops on the scene will want to arrest Kyouko-san, a former international wanted criminal for whatever the reason that is.

「Margo-san…did the monitoring system of the mansion ont catch Yukino?」

I ask.
Just the night before yesterday…I know that Margo-san’s been watching the school’s security system all night.
There should be the same system used in this mansion too.

「That’s a system to detect intruders from the outside. Someone who’s trapped from the inside trying to go outside won’t be seen」

…I see.
Somehow…I feel I’m not satisfied with that answer.
If that’s what Margo-san says then it must be.

「Anyway…Yukino-san is still in the premise of this mansion. If she goes outside the premise…then she’ll be seen by the surveillance system. Perhaps, she may have escaped from her room but she doesn’t know where the exit is…」

…I see.
Yukino doesn’t know the structure of this mansion at all.
She’s always brought here via car…
She’s trapped in special rooms…

「Do you think that she’s still in the mansion?」
「I hope so…it’s hard to look inside the garden at night」

I think so too

「Then let’s go」

I try to get up, but…

「…Hmmm…What’s wrong?」

Mana wakes up.

「…Sorry, I woke you up」
「…Onii-chan, kiss」
「…Huh?」
「I woke up…!」

I kiss Mana’s lips…
Licking Mana’s lips as if tasting her.

「Un…Yukino-san escaped you say?」

Mana, you were listening?

「…What time is it now?」

Mana san asks, Margo-san looks at the dial of her neon light watch…

「It’s 2:20AM…」
「Ah…I get it」

Mana said.

「Let’s go, Onii-chan…I know where she is」

Mana also tries to get up from the air mat.

「…Ah, I’m going too」

Huh…Megu gets up too.

「You’re awake too, Megu?」
「Yes…so, kiss please」

I kiss Megu too.

「Yeah…woke up!」

Megu smiles.

「…Sorry, Yo-chan, me too sleepy…pass」

Nei waves at me while still lying down.

「But, I woke up so kiss!」

I kiss Nei who’s lying down.
Nei opens up her eyes…
She hugs me and gives me a passionate kiss…

「Uehehehe, Nei-chan’s satisfied…good night!」
「…Err…Uhm!」

This time it’s Katsuko-nee?!

「…I woke up」

…Yes, yes
I kiss Katsuko-nee too…

「Then…I’ll return to the dream world!」
「…Katsu-nee!」
「…Nei!」

The two sleep hugging each other.

「…Hey, Reika-oneesan too」

Mana tells Reika.

「…W-What?」
「You’re awake right? So Reika-oneechan do it」
「Eeh…okay」
「That’s the rule in the family…so Reika-oneesan has to do it too!」

…Is that so?
Well…fine
Let them be.
I approach Reika…

「Let’s kiss…Reika」
「…G-Go on…Lord」

I kiss Reika
Reika…
She’s dazed from the aftertaste of the kiss.

「…It’s about time I resolve myself」
「…Hm?」
「Me…being my Lord’s」
「That’s right! We’ve already devoted our minds and body to Onii-chan!」

Mana smiles.

「Anyway, let’s go, Yoshi-kun」
「Un…Reika, take care of this room. It’s unlikely but if Yukino comes to this room, catch her」
「It’s fine to beat her up to the extent she won’t die!」

Mana adds a ridiculous post script.

「…Roger」

Reika bows to me…

◇ ◇ ◇

Now then, with Mana in front…Me, Megu, Margo-san goes to the first floor.
Relying on the flashlight Margo-san brought…

「Ah, this way!」

Mana speaks filled with confidence.

「How do you know?」

I ask…

「How?…apart from me, Maika-san has lived with Yukino-san in the same house…」

Mana is distinguishing her current self from Shrirasaka Maika from the past.

「Therefore, I know that person’s ecology」

…Ecology?

「Anyway, here…!」

Mana walks through the corridor.

「Hey hey, wait…!」

We follow behind Mana…

「…This way」

Mana stopped in front of the room.
…This is?

「…Yeah, someone’s here」

Margo-san listens to the door and searched for a presence inside.

「I’ll open the door on three…Megumi-chan turn the lights on once you come in…you two surround Yukino and I’ll get her from behind so she can’t run away…」

We nod at Margo-san’s instructions.

「Then…let’s go」

Margo-san grabs the door knob.

「3……2……1……0!!!」

She opens up the door!
Mana and I jumps into the room!
Megu turns on the lights.
Margo-san goes around the room…!

…Bika!

The dark room’s filled with bright light in a blink of an eye…

「…Yukino!!!!」

I shouted…and Yukino in the back of the room turns surprised…!
She has a ladle spoon inside her mouth
…Huh?!!!

「What are you doing!?」

Shirasaka Yukino…in the kitchen at midnight…
Sitting down on the floor…
Holding rice cooker with one hand…
Using the ladle…
Eating rice…
By the way, her panty is visible…
There’s rice grains around her mouth…

「…W-What!? You surprised me!!!」

Yukino shouts, blowing away the rice grains.

「No…Like I said. What are you doing!!!」

Just what is that unbecoming look!?

「Shut up! I’m hungry so I can’t help it!!!」

Yukino snaps…still holding the rice cooker.

「There’s no way I would be filled with only three snacks for brats! Are you people idiots?!!!」

…Err

「That’s how she is, ever since」

Mana said with a face that’s given up.

「When she gets stressed, she goes to the kitchen around 2 o’clock in the morning and eat a midnight snack…!」

…I see.

「Still, you don’t get fat…Yukino」

Megu’s also amazed.

「If she gets a bit of fat, then she’d exercise as if she’s going to die. She’s a woman who’s “Appearance first”…!」
「Hey Maika…don’t say strange things to people that’s not your family!」

Every time Yukino speaks…rice grain flies around.

「Err…Yukino’s the only one that’s an outsider inside this room though…!」

Mana’s eyes looking at her sister is abysmally cold.

「Besides…why are you eating only rice? There should be food to cook in the fridge, right?」

Megu asks.

「Ah…this person doesn’t know how to cook!」
「Maika, you shut up!」

…But
Even though you can’t cook…
You’re going to eat rice directly from the rice cooker?…Yukino?

「…Fu…fufufufufufuf」

Somehow…I feel it’s funny.

「Ahahahahaha…ahahahahahaahaha!」

I laugh.

「…Yoshi-kun」
「…Onii-chan, what’s wrong?」

Megu and Mana looks at me.

「No you see…Ahahahaha, isn’t that just…too funny?…Ahaahahahahahaahah!!!」

I burst out laughing.
…Looking at Yukino.
Yukino’s holding the rice cooker with left hand, the rice ladle on the right, rice grains all over her face, sitting on the kitchen with her panty exposed.

「…Wahhahahahahahahah!!!」

…This is just
…I can do nothing but laugh.

「Hey…what are you laughing at! You’re rude…!」

Yukino glares and shouts at me, but…
That makes it even funnier…

「…Ahahahahaha, ahahahahahahahaha!!!」

…I can’t stop laughing.
I wonder when was the last time I laughed this much.
I laughed too much that I’m having a hard time to breath.
There’s tears coming out

「Hahahahahaha…hahahahahaha…!」

…Fuu

「…When I entered high school…I thought that Yukino’s quite a beauty」

…That’s right, I

「…What? Are you saying that I’m not a beauty!

…Yukino
Is this what a beauty looks like…?!!

「Guahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!」

…I laugh.
…I can’t stop laughing.

「Yukino…the rice isn’t enough right? I’ll go make something then…」

Megu said.
She heads to the fridge…and checks the ingredients inside.

「…You’re fine with bacon and eggs?」
「No way, you’re really going to make me food?」

Yukino blows away the rice grains again

「…Sure, I will」
「Then, go. Ah, don’t crush the egg yolk…!」
「It’s fine. I’m good at cooking…」

Megu takes out the frying pan and…turns on the stove.

「Ah, Megu-oneechan…let me help out too」

Mana joins the cooking too

◇ ◇ ◇

「Wow, delicious!」

The bacon and eggs for Yukino is made.
Mana made a salad side-dish

「Only me?…You guys won’t eat?」

Yukino who’s holding chopsticks…asks Megu and others.

「I don’t eat snacks at night」
「Me too」

Their words are cold.

「I see! I’m the type that eats when I want to…If I eat too much then I can just go on a diet…!」

Yukino doesn’t even say『Thank you』or『Thanks for the meal』…
She puts chopsticks on Megu and Mana’s dishes…

「My…you’re really a good cook. If I made this myself, I think that the yolk would be a mess and the whites would be black!」

Yukino’s satisfied with Megu’s bacon and eggs.

「I learned how to make for my own lunch box, even dinner…」

Megu said.
Both of Megu’s foster parents from Yamamine house are working.
Megu probably had a lot of opportunities to cook for herself since childhood.

「Hmm, that’s very like you! I don’t want that kind of life. It’s much more easier for me to pay someone else to do the housework!」

On the other hand…Shirasaka house always have a hired maid…
Even though her mother’s a food researcher…
She has never made anything in her house…

「Aah, if this didn’t happen to Papa…I could’ve hired you as our housekeeper…!」

Yukino looks at Megu with bullying eyes.
Yukino’s always been on the position where she bullies the weak Megu since childhood.

「Is that so? But sadly…your father’s socially obliterated. You know it, don’t you…Yukino?」

But, Megu is no longer her past self.
She’s retorting against Yukino firmly

「…I…I’ll never forgive you people」

Yukino speaks out her hatred to us.

「Who cares…」

Megu said…

「We’ll never see each other again anyway…」

…Megu?

「True. Yukino-san can go there and be healthy. Ah, I don’t need letters. I’m not interested if Yukino-san dies afterwards at all」

…Mana too…?!

「…Hey, you…what do you mean by that?」

But still, Yukino doesn’t put down her chopsticks…
She’s eating the bacon and eggs without any problem…

「…You’re a genuine idiot, aren’t you?」

I hear Minaho-neesan’s voice from the entrance.
Turning around…she and Margo-san are standing there.
…Oh, I see.
Again, I…
I was made to face reality by Minaho-neesan and Margo-san…

「Why do you think Megumi…who hates you so much made you a meal?」
「…Huh?」

When Minaho-neesan said that…Yukino finally stopped her hands…

「Megumi…doesn’t think of you as a barrier for her love anymore…!」
「…Mana too!」

Mana joins in on what Minaho-neesan’s saying.

「Yukino…there’s nothing of you left inside Yoshi-kun…!」
「Yes, yes…you’re now just a stone on the end of the road for Onii-chan…!」
「Therefore…I made you a meal for the last. I won’t have any complex towards Yukino anymore…」
「Mana too…Yukino-san’s already irrelevant to us…!」

looking at the charming appearance of the rice cooker…the illusion of Yukin in my heart has completely disappeared…
Or rather…all of them flew away.

「…True, Yukino」

I speak out unconsciously

「W-What…?!」
「You…were that kind of woman from the very beginning…!」

I selfishly thought that she’s a pretty and kind girl…
Yukino’s always been like this.

「…Is this enough?」

Minaho-neesan asks me.

「…Yeah. But」
「…But」
「I don’t want her to be under such horrible experience…」

But still…for her to be sold in the slums of a distant foreign country…
I pity her too much

「I see…then I’ll stop it」

Minaho-neesan smiles.

「This girl’s choice is just too funny…Ufufufu」

Minaho-neesan looks down on Yukino.

「True…it’s too funny because of you. It was totally unexpected…!」

Yukino …shivers.

「W-What…what do you mean by that!」

Margo-san answers instead of Minaho-neesan.

「Tonight was a trap prepared for you…!」

…Trap.

「We purposely threatened you and confined you in a room. Then the dinner was only three『Umaibou』…!」
「That’s right, what the hell was that?!」
「Like I said it’s a trap…it’s a trap to let Yukino-san choose her own future…!」

Yukino shrunk from Margo-san’s intense eyes.

「We made so that Yukino-san can escape from that room anytime. We didn’t give you attention…if you were a normal child, you could’ve noticed it sooner」
「Well sorry for you I’m an idiot」

Though afraid…Yukino still replies.

「No…that wasn’t just idiocy. I’m impressed, Shirasaka Yukino-san…!」

Minaho-neesan laughs.
Margo-san…

「Yeah…we have prepared various things you would see after slipping out of the room. A mobile phone…ordinary phone…FAX…a pistol and a knife… A normal child would see those first. We thought that you’d ask for someone’s help, even if it’s police, someone at Shirasaka house, or Ichikawa-san your maternal grandfather. Or, you’d try to escape from us armed…」
「Of course…all of those are traps. The phones won’t connect, the pistol has no bullet. The knife’s blade can’t kill」
「If you try to get one of those…we intend to punish you」
「In short…we intend to execute you. Together with your father…」

Yukino trembles.

「And yet…Yukino-san, you’re so fantastic…!」
「Without showing any interest on what’s in front of your eyes…you head straight to the kitchen…!」

Oh…Yukino

「In the end…you’re just an unbelievable『Ojou-sama』…」
「You totally lack in imagination to change the reality with your own power…!」
「Therefore…I changed my policy…」

…What does that mean?
…Minaho-neesan.

「As expected…if you see Yukino-san eating rice looking like that…even a hundred years of love would be disillusioned…!」

…I see.
Therefore Margo-san went out her way to call me…

「Then…the pretty image of Shirasaka Yukino inside him would collapse」
「It was good for Megumi and Mana-san too…with this, their complex towards Yukino-san would be completely dispelled」

Minaho-neesan looks at her two little sisters.
Perhaps, Nei and Katsuko-nee’s expecting for this to happen.
Therefore…Megu and Mana were the only ones who tagged along.

「Goodbye, Yukino…I’ll become happy with Yukino」
「Bye bye, Yukino-san…I hope we don’t see each other again」

I see…
Megu and Mana…
They’re convinced that they’re above Yukino…
They made Yukino a meal.
…As mercy.
They’re now looking down on Yukino completely.

「When it’s morning…we’ll take you home, Shirasaka Yukino-san」

Minaho-neesan said.

「…Home?」
「Isn’t that obvious?…Your house」

Shriasa Sousuke’s house.

「There’s press over there」
「True. We’ll collect as many broadcasters as possible and toss you naked out of the house…!」
「…That’s!」
「You’ll be a shame in Japan…let’s see, how about we have Ichikawa-san pick you up?」

Minaho-neesan grins.

「Then…of course you know it too but…you’re pregnant, aren’t you/」

Yukino trembles.

「We’ll make sure you’ll give birth at our designated clinig. Ah, I think you know it already but we’re going to be observing you continuously 24/7 monitoring. In case you abort your baby…I’ll kill you」

……!!!

「You understand it don’t you? We have Kouzuki security service on our backs. Kyouko-san and miss Cordelia too. You can never escape」

…Back in the hotel last night.
Yukino has seen the horrors of the organizations…

「Also, you’re not allowed to date another boy until you give birth to your baby. If you have sex with another boy…no, even if it’s a kiss, you’re dead. Both of you…in the most brutal way possible…!」

Minaho-neesan laughs.

「…Now, eat. Shirasaka Yukino-san」

Yukino’s frozen.

「Onii-chan…let’s go back…I’m sleepy」
「True, Yoshi-kun…I have morning practice tomorrow too」

Megu and Mana doesn’t turn their eyes towards Yukino anymore…!
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