「 If this goes on, I think that it’ll be excruciating for Yoshiko-san to be on Grandfather’s side, alone 」
「 Then, why don’t we have Yoshiko-san join in our family 」
「 We can’t do that, before, if she was Ruriko’s attendant, we could do it but, Yoshiko-san now is a lady of Kouzuki house 」
Nei answers Mana. Jii-chan officially acknowledged Yoshiko-san as his granddaughter and announced it at Ruriko’s father’s funeral. It’s already widespread that Yoshiko-san’s is Jii-chan’s eldest son’s memento.
「 Ruriko and I are two of the three daughters who inherit Grandfather’s blood, and we became Danna-sama’s women. I don’t think that Grandfather would like to have Yoshiko-san also to devote herself to Danna-sama 」
Misuzu answers. We, Kuromori are a criminal organization. It’s kind that we and Kouzuki house are cooperating, but it would be undesirable for a criminal organization to swallow the name of Kouzuki.
「 I decided to follow Danna-sama on my own will, but 」
Misuzu looks at Ruriko. The real reason why Jii-chan entrusted Ruriko to me is; Jii-chan was trying to break up his illicit love for Ruriko for many years. Rather than for Ruriko, it was a choice for himself. Therefore, Jii-chan sold Ruriko to me for 3000 yen.
「No, I also decided to be Onii-sama’s slave by my own will 」
Ruriko smile at Misuzu
「 My, excuse me for that then 」
Misuzu smiled and apologized to Ruriko
「 There’s no remorse nor regret. I am delighted right now, just like Misuzu-oneesama 」
「 At least, I want to tell Yoshiko-sama my feelings right now, however, 」
Yoshiko-san thinks that I’m deceiving Ruriko. I showed her that I took Ruriko’s virginity and ejaculated inside her vagina over and over again. Ruriko should be in the depths of unhappiness.
「 I can say it because it’s now, but, 」
「 Ruriko and I, we’re both born in Kouzuki house, raised to be a daughter with distorted sensibility, different from ordinary 」
That isn’t because they were born under the Kouzuki house and attracted attention from people around them, but, Jii-chan. The head of Kouzuki house, Kouzuki Shigetaka had deeply involved the growth of his granddaughters to his preferences. Misuzu and Ruriko were thoroughly isolated from men. Ruriko and Yoshiko-san were not given any knowledge about sex.
「 Truly, I would’ve had an unfortunate result if Danna-sama didn’t find me. Danna-sama is the one who has accepted this distorted me from the front 」 「 No, I 」
It’s not that I, Even if you say that,
「 It is as Misuzu-oneesama says, I will return this favor with my whole life 」
Ruriko even says that.
「 But, Yoshiko-sama isn’t as distorted as Ruriko or me 」
「 Un, I think so too. Misuzu and Ruriko are indeed distorted but, your minds are healthy. You’ve been enduring the pressure of Kouzuki house since you were born 」
「 But, Yoshiko-san hides behind Ruriko’s shadow as an attendant, she’s not that strong! 」 「 I think so too, I had that impression when we stayed in the same room earlier 」
Megu also speaks.
「 Well of course, if you’re just an attendant, then you don’t need to think of shouldering the future of Kouzuki house, you just have to think of sticking with Ruriko all the time, right? You don’t even need to think about your future or even yourself 」
Nei’s right. Yoshiko-san thinks that it would be better if Jii-chan decides her future. She will do her best working hard until the day Ruriko marries to a Noble somewhere else. Then, she’ll be married to some vassal of Kouzuki house by Jii-chan’s order. But still, if she can continue to be Ruriko’s vassal, she’s ready for it. The good part is that she has resolved herself, but, The sad part is that she stopped thinking about her future.
「 But, to be one of the successors of Kouzuki house, if you don’t act actively, you’ll be crushed by the people around you! 」
The branch families of Kouzuki house, the vassals, the group company. Furthermore, those who wish to be a relative of Kouzuki house, and even the people from other homes. They’ll swarm around Yoshiko-san in one go.
「 It’s already conveyed to the vassals of Kouzuki house that Misuzu-oneesama’s partner is Onii-sama, and it’s known that Kouzuki-sama has forsaken me due to father’s case 」
Ruriko said. Misuzu and I called attention when we kissed on the stage. Ruriko’s abandoned shown by her unable to sit near Jii-chan.
「 If this goes on, the expectations of various people will all be directed to Yoshiko-sama alone 」
Ruriko’s words are heavy.
「 We have to do something about it 」
Misuzu sighs The two granddaughters of Kouzuki house worry about their cousin who carries the same fate as them from the bottom of their heart.
「 Okay, that’s enough for that topic! 」
Nagisa claps her hand.
「 Even if we discuss it tonight, we won’t end up with anything 」
She smiles at Misuzu and Ruriko brightly
「 There’s been a lot of commotion recently, right? Therefore, I think that everyone needs a little time to feel 」
That’s certainly true. There’s been a lot of events this week.
「 Try to change the way of thinking for a while 」
Nagisa looks at Ruriko.
「 For example, it’s not the first time Ruriko-san’s separated and spent a night without the attendant, Yoshiko-san, am I right? 」 「 Yes, it is as you say 」
「 It might be lonely for you to stay away from each other at night but, there are things you can see at each other when you’re separated, am I wrong? 」 「 I think so 」 「 No matter what happens, you must take what happens to you as positive and must live ahead. Around tomorrow morning, I think that we better look back on ourselves and think about our relationships in the future 」
In short, don’t rush to conclusions
「 Thank you very much. I’ll follow as Nagisa-oneesama says 」
Ruriko bows deeply to Nagisa.
「 Misuzu-chan, look after the situation for a while. Okay? 」 「 Yes 」
Right. Tomorrow, we’ll spend the day with Shirasaka Sousuke’s case. We can’t do anything to Yoshiko-san. It would take time for Jii-chan to recover from losing Ruriko We mustn’t rush But.
「 Look, Ruriko mentioned that she’s never stayed away from Yoshiko for long, but, 」
They lived in the same house. The same school, Well, Ruriko’s in middle school and Yoshiko-san’s in high school, but, They’re always together going and coming from school. Kouzuki security service’s escorts pick them, so they don’t separate. But.
「 Did you not have trips staying at school? Excursions? 」
I asked without thinking. Even if their school is different, the lodgings of the school events should be different?!
「 Our schools have middle school, and high school connected to the school excursions is on this fall 」
Oh, Ruriko doesn’t have to study for exams since she’s in middle school the third year.
「 But, we’re scheduled not to take it 」
「 Actually, even back in elementary, there were events like study camp, but I’m absent to all of them 」 「 Why? 」 「 At those events, the teacher has to treat all students equally, don’t they? 」
Well, that’s obvious. Or rather, that’s what’s school education is.
「 However, a Kouzuki house’s lady cannot live the same as everyone else 」
「 Right. Food may be okay but, we cannot share the room with other students. Legally speaking, Ruriko-chan would be in a place with a higher grade than the other children, if possible, she has to stay at the top floor’s suites room 」
「 Kouzuki house is a noble among nobles. They must always show their difference in rank to other homes. That kind of situation cannot be allowed, so they’d instead not participate those school events from the start 」 「 Misuzu too? 」
I turn to Misuzu.
「 Of course, I’ve never done it when I was in middle school 」
「 No, but didn’t you tell me before to show my face on your school trip? 」
If I recall, the high school’s trip destination is in Italy.
「 I said that as a dream 」
「 Dream? 」 「 Yes. In reality, I cannot go to trips 」
Why is it? Katsuko-nee answers my doubt instead of Misuzu.
「 Misuzu0chana nd Ruriko-chan has never stayed overnight without being protected by someone 」
Huh? I look at Misuzu and Ruriko. Both of them are showing serious looks. Ah. They’ve always had Kouzuki security service attached to them during official events.
「 We cannot have personal guards with us during school trips 」
Misuzu said. I see, all the girls that go to Misuzu and Ruriko’s school are girls from noble houses. If one of the students sends a personal guard to a school excursion, the other houses must dispatch guards as well. But, if that happens, there will be guards from different houses chasing behind the group going on a school trip. Far from unbelievable, it would be an outrageous sight. Therefore, the school bans dispatch of guards.
「 However, a Kouzuki house’s lady cannot go abroad without a guard 」
Ruriko said. That’s not a problem of a house or status. It’s dangerous. Kouzuki house is famous worldwide.
「 We have not gone to school trips for that reason 」
Yeah, I get that
「 But, what about Yoshiko-san? She’s older than Ruriko, and she should have school trips too, right? So there should be a case of her being separated from Ruriko, right? 」
Yoshiko-san’s 18 years old, she’s already in third-year high school. Yoshiko-san has been treated as a vassal so far, so she’s likely not to be talked about Kouzuki house. As an average student, she should be able to participate school trips.
「 Yoshiko-sama was taking care of me 」
Huh, could it be?
「 She has never stayed away from my side even once 」
She did not go to school trips for her work as an attendant!
「 There’s no helping it. It’s Kouzuki house 」
I interrupt Ruriko from speaking.
「 No, it’s not good! Not good at all! 」
I look at Ruriko. I know it’s dangerous, but it’s a school trip you know! It’s a once in a lifetime event for a student!
「 Ruriko, you’ll go on the school trip this fall. Make sure to participate 」 「 But, Onii-sama 」 「 You’re no longer a lady of Kouzuki house! You’re my slave so that you can stay in the same room as other girls!~ 」
It’s terrible if we don’t let Ruriko experience a school trip. Even if they have to think about security somehow, I’ll have her go on a school trip by all means. Then, Ruriko
「 Understood, Onii-sama. But if that’s the case, I have a favor to ask 」
She speaks to me with a serious look.
「 What is it? 」 「 Onii-sama, please come with me 」
Huh? B-But, isn’t Ruriko’s school an all girl’s school? It should also be Japan’s best Ojou-sama’s school. You tell me to go with that all girl’s school excursion?
「 Of course, I don’t mind if we keep you hidden 」
No, I’m following in public? Well then, that would just be perverted. They’d think of me as a stalker.
「 If so, I won’t be scared 」 「 S-Scared? 」 「 Please stay at the hotel with our school for the whole duration 」
Whole duration. In short, I’ll be following Ruriko from the beginning to the end of the trip.
「 If Onii-sama isn’t close, Ruriko won’t be able to endure the unease! 」
Nei stares at me.
「 Is what she said. What would you do, Yo-chan?! 」
「 Well, either way, I think that there will be from top elites who can guard incognito but if Yo-chan goes with them, the worry will decrease 」
Well, that’s true. Who cares?
「 I get it. I get it already! I just have to go with you right?! 」 「 Thank you very much! 」
Ruriko’s deeply moved.
「 I’m sorry for giving you trouble 」 「 It’s fine! I’ve never gone on a trip in middle school anyways 」 「 Onii-sama?! 」 「 Therefore, while we’re at it, I want to go with Ruriko 」
「 With that said, of course, it’s not just Ruriko, but you’ll also accompany me on my school trip, right? 」
「 Not just one day but the whole duration as well 」
Now that it comes to this, I’ll just accept it all.
「 Yeah, I get it. I’ll do it! I’ll also come on Misuzu’s school trip secretly. I’ll definitely go! 」
「 Misuzu, when’s your school trip by the way? 」 「 Uhm, it’ll be in the spring next year, what about it? 」
Misuzu’s in second-year high school. She’s got a university exam and will be done by spring.
「 If I recall, Misuzu’s school excursion is on; 」 「 Yes, Italy 」 「 Ruriko? 」 「 The middle school is in Canada 」
Yeah, it’s a long absence.
「 I’m sorry, Megumi-san 」
Misuzu apologizes to Megu.
「 Danna-sama will be taking absences from school 」
「 No. I’m going on a school trip with Yoshi-kun too. Therefore, don’t mind it. We must be even on these kinds of things 」
She smiled, convinced.
「 I’ll keep notes for the days Yoshi-kun will be absent, we’ll study later together for the time his study was delayed 」
「 That’s wonderful 」
「 I will be taking care of Master while traveling, every night 」
「 I’m in the same grade as Ruriko after all 」
Ah, if Ruriko goes to the school trip, Michi would be going too?
「 Uufufufu, I’m looking forward to it 」
「 No, do you intend to hide in the room I’m going to stay overnight? 」 「 Kudou style ancient martial arts is for that reason! 」
I-Is that so? Wait, hey!
「 Then, Nagisa. Where should we go for our school trip? 」
Katsuko-nee asks Nagisa.
「 Well, let’s go with both? 」
「 You two, what do you mean by that? 」
I ask timidly
「 Look, if you go alone to school excursion with these girls, you’ll be too suspicious if you’re alone that you might be arrested for stalking, you know? 」
Well, tue. Indeed, it would be uncomfortable to have me following the girls from a school. If they found me, they’ll definitely call the police.
「 Therefore, Nagisa and I will accompany you 」 「 Well, in this case, let’s take Mao too 」
「 If you’re with a toddler and two beauties, it won’t be as suspicious anymore, right? 」
No, Katsuko-nee, that might be true, but
「 Besides, we’ve never gone to a high school excursion 」
Ah Katsuko-nee and Nagisa were kidnapped and confined in their first year.
「 I want to participate too even if I’m just following from behind 」
If you tell me that, I can’t answer back.
「 In the first place, it’s impossible for you to go alone 」
「 Dear, Canada speaks in English. Quebec is the only province that speaks French. On top of that, what would you do in Italy? 」
I’m not good with language. No, I’ve got no subject in particular that I’m good.
「 Besides, I’ve been to both countries 」
Nagisa shows a victorious smile. Err.
「 Uhm, I’m counting on you 」 「 Yes! We’re relied on, Katsuko! 」 「 Ufufu, I’m looking forward to it! Nagisa 」
Katsuko-nee and Nagisa smiles. Well, if I think of it as a substitute for the excursion the two weren’t able to go before.
「 By the way, Megu, where’s our school trip? 」
I come and go to school early, so I don’t know it well. If it’s Megu, she should’ve heard it from the seniors during club activities.
「 If I recall, it would be in Hokkaido this year 」 「 Ah, let’s go with Okinawa! Since it’s a rare chance, Okinawa is better! I’ll make the decision! 」
Katsuko-nee said merrily
「 Well you see, I’m the chairman of the school! 」
「 I guess I’ll go there too! 」 「 No, Katsu-nee! I’m the one going with them! 」
「 Hey, wait for a second! Nee-san has her excursion, right? 」 「 But you see, I don’t have friends in my current grade, I’d rather stay for another year and go with Yo-chan. Katsu-nee, make Yo-chan, and I remain in the same room! 」 「 Hey, Nei-oneesan! 」
「 You can’t do that! I’m the one staying with Yoshi-kun! 」
No, it’s impossible to have opposite sexes share rooms No matter how you think about it
「 That’s so nice 」
「 I wonder if that will happen to me too? 」
Shit. We haven’t decided what to do with Mana’s school from now on.
「 As expected, since there are Japanese laws, I have to slip into middle school students! 」
Mana can’t go to the school she’s been going to anymore. She’s abandoned her past as Shirasaka Maika. Besides, her father, Shirasaka Sousuke’s evil works are still flowing like a big scandal on the media.
「 It’s impossible to transfer to our school 」
Misuzu said. The world of the nobles is small, so Misuzu’s all girl’s school have students who know Shirasaka house well. Just like how Kouzuki Satoshi knows Yukino’s face. Even if she changes her name to Yoshida Mana, if even a single person notices Mana’s identity, it’ll ruin everything,
「 It’s okay. Ojou-sama and I are searching for Mana-chan’s new school 」
Katsuko-nee tells Mana. Kuromori has a deep connection with our high school, but, Do we have contact with middle schools? Furthermore, we have to manipulate Mana’s past a lot. We have to find not public but private schools that are flexible.
「 Should we talk to my alma mater? 」
Reika who’s been silent all this time speaks.
「 It’s a private school, and since my Grandfather’s been teaching Kendo there for long, I’m acquainted with the director. They know that I’m working with Kouzuki security service and I think that they’ll accept a girl with special circumstances. It’s not that far from here as well 」
Reika forgot her Rei-chan character, and she talks in her usual tone.
「 My, that’s thankful. Please tell us the details tomorrow. We’ll gather the documents and consult with Ojou-sama 」
「 Thank you, Rei-chan 」
I said, Reika’s startled.
「 Un, Onii-chama 」
She returned to Rei-chan.
「 Rei-chan’s surprised, Onii-chama’s seriously thinking about each and everyone 」
「 Everyone’s naked though 」
Huh? True, we’re all naked. Yet we’ve been talking seriously all this time.
「 Right, that’s funny 」
Nagisa said, then everyone looks at each other and laughed. Then. A red light flashes on the extension phone on the wall.
「 Mao-chan’s sleeping so it seems that it’s made not to make a sound 」
Katsuko-nee heads to the phone.
「 It’s an extension phone, so it’s from Margo-oneechan or from Sensei in school, right? 」
Nei said. Kyouko-san and Miss Cordelia stay in the school tonight too. Morimoto-san returns to the house next to the mansion. Everyone’s in this room other than Margo-san.
「 Oh, Margo-sama? Yes. Ah, wait for a second, I’ll put it in loudspeaker 」
Katsuko-nee heard Margo-san’s message and put the call to the loudspeaker.
『 I thought of going to bed already and yet. She’s really got a lousy timing 』 「 Nei-sama put the live feed on the front door 」 「 Sure thing 」
Nei starts the laptop and opens up the monitor system of the mansion.
「 Err, the front door, you mean the gate? 」 『 Yeah, the big iron gate 』
There are cars from the police and Kouzuki security service parked
『 Of all things, to think that she’d come there, at this time 』
It’s unusual for Margo-san to speak this unpleasant.
「 Okay, it’s connected! 」
Nei said we peek into the monitor Reflected in there is;
『 Hey, open this up! I know that you’re inside!! 』
Hmm. Midnight, it’s already past 2 pm, wearing a big sunglasses. A white mask in the mouth. The head’s covered in gray windbreaker hoodie, but, The windbreaker’s size is for large men. It doesn’t match her size. Her length reaches only the knees, and the sleeves are flapping. It’s as if she’s a teruteru bouzu. Or, she’s like someone caught by the police, put a cover on her head and handcuffed. Or, a monster in Jumanji No, the windbreaker is whitish gray, so, Even though I can’t see the proportions of her body at all, I can tell who’s that.
『 Hurry up and let me in! You can hear me right! Bakaa!!!! 』
The girl is shouting at the intercom. Is a monster as expected.
『 The police and Kouzuki security service are watching so it would be bad if you don’t open it up soon! 』
Margo-san laughs dryly
『 Do we have to take her? 』
『 What the hell are you doing! Baka, baka, bakaaa!!! I’ll never forgive you, people! 』
And, she came back at midnight. Yukino, you really are…