「 You really don’t get it, it’s true that he might’ve liked you back then 」 「 That’s right, he was looking at me all this time! He was staring at me with such a disgusting look 」 「 But, he no longer likes you 」 「 There’s no way that’s true!!! 」
「 I wonder? Isn’t it evident that he’ll hate you? 」
Megu tells Yukino.
「 After all Yukino only did something that would make Yoshi-kun hate you 」
Yukino’s body trembles.
「 I’m hated? 」 「 Yeah, I hate you Yukino 」
I said. If this cuts off Yukino on edge then I have no choice. Yukino’s underestimated me, as long as she believes that I’ll come and help her at the end; She’ll stick to her pride and won’t be desperate to survive. Yukino’s future won’t exist with that.
「 Y-You raped me, messed up my life 」
Yukino. Yukino’s looking at me.
「 Yeah, that’s right. 」 「 Then isn’t it your duty to help me? You should make up for it for the rest of your life!! 」
「 No way. I’m already done with that 」
Yukino’s face burns in anger.
「 What did you say!? You demon! Oni! Rape demon!! 」 「 You’re so noisy, shut up! 」
I scream at Yukino.
「 If she gets noisy again, you have my permission to kill her. Michi 」 「 Yes, Master 」
Michi sticks out her first before Yukino.
「 You won’t die in an instant. You’ll die in the longest and the most suffering way possible 」 「 W-Wait! 」
「 Like I said, shut up 」
I roar at Yukino.
「 Yukino, I’m already a member of a criminal organization, Black Forest. Make up for you? Don’t be ridiculous. I don’t care about your life anymore! 」
I look at my hand.
「 I’ve shot and killed Cesario Viola with this hand. Yukino, weren’t you there, watching the whole thing? 」 「 That’s right, you’re a murderer! 」
Yukino looks at me frightened.
「 Don’t you think it’s idiotic to ask for compensation or help from this murderer? 」
It’s a mistake to ask for sympathy for criminals.
「 D-Do you really intend to kill me!? 」 「 It’s inevitable! 」
I use my last card.
「 If you don’t die, Minaho-neesan’s revenge won’t end 」
Yukino grits her teeth. Yukino’s surrounded with the fear of death.
「 T-The police will catch you. Are you okay with that?! 」
Yukino still desperately tries to oppose me.
「 Why do we have to be afraid of the police if we have Kouzuki house with us? 」
「 Right, Misuzu? 」 「 Yes, Kouzuki house’s power makes anything possible 」 「 We can quickly dispose of Yukino’s body 」
「 Then, let’s return to the topic, where do you want us to throw your corpse? I’d like to hear your last wish at least 」
Minaho-neesan gets on my speech.
「 If we bury you in the mountains, dogs will dig you up, if we throw you in the sea, you’ll float. Margo’s preparing a cement and drum just in case. So, where do you want to be buried? 」 「 N-No 」 「 If you were a good girl, I thought of burying in Shirasaka clan’s property grave, but because you had such a bad attitude, I changed my mind. A girl like you is enough to be soaked in concrete drum 」 「 T-That’s 」 「 Or would you like to be buried in the concrete alive? Concrete is quite heavy, so once you’re buried to your waist, you can no longer pull out. Then, we’ll fill your neck with concrete. You’ll die from starvation 」
「 N-No, I don’t want that 」
Yukino looks at me, asking for help.
「 Nothing will happen even if you look at me. It’s inevitable, you’ve made light of me all this time Yukino. I won’t help you 」 「 I…I…I! 」
Yukino’s driven to the corner. Then, Michi tells Yukino.
「 You don’t want to die? 」
Yukino’s eyes opened wide.
「 I don’t want to die! That’s obvious?! 」 「 Then why are you not begging for your life? 」
Michi speaks coldly Misuzu told Yukino the same thing.
「 Why don’t you go on your knees and beg “I’ll do anything so, please spare me,” isn’t that an inviolable rule? 」
「 But, I don’t even know whether they’d spare me or not even if I beg for it! 」
「 It’s a waste of time to beg for my life if it’s not sure 」
Yukino’s idiocy can’t be cured even with death. You won’t know that unless you try it!
「 I see, then, die with that pride inside you 」
「 Really, what a helpless girl. Yukino-san, you’re already alone in this world. No person would come to help you in this world 」
Minaho-neesan’s words soak inside Yukino’s heart.
「 Up until now, you had someone protecting you always. All your selfishness is forgiven. But, the world has changed. You no longer have an ally 」
Yukino’s listening to Minaho-neesan silently.
「 We have your father, and we’ll kill him soon. That’s for certain. Shirasaka Moritsugu who’s protecting you for a long time has failed. Shirasaka house now announced that they abandoned Shirasaka Sousuke and his family. Your mother, and grandfather, Ichikawa-san, plans to confine Yukino-san for the rest of her life 」
Yukino has no relatives she can rely on.
「 Your father’s wrongdoings are known by all the people in the world. Nobody would defend Shirasaka Sousuke in Japan now. Your classmates, even your middle school friends, don’t want to come close to you anymore 」
On the contrary, everyone in the world thinks that Yukino’s father is an evil incarnate.
「 And finally, people have seen your naked body, the scene of losing virginity, and all the shameful sex. You’re a scandalous person. Nobody will take you seriously anymore. Even Endou-kun would only think of wanting to have sex with Yukino-san! Of course, love and marriage will be impossible. Everyone knows your very graphic sex after all. The public will look at you maliciously forever 」
Yukino’s life is already in checkmate.
「 Do you still want to live? If I were you, I’d kill myself. You’re not so shameless to commit suicide it seems 」
Minaho-neesan’s words gradually erode Yukino’s mind.
「 I-I 」 「 I’m not done talking yet! 」
Minaho-neesan shuts her up.
「 I’m just getting started. Yukino-san, you’re a sensitive person. You’re so dumb that you can’t even understand theories even elementary school students can understand. But, your senses are sharp 」
Saying that. Minaho-neesan turns to me.
「 Yes. Your senses were always right. This person really liked you before. I’ve been postponing your disposal because of this person. He is your only lifeline 」
「 Yet, you idiot young lady. You have cut off your only lifeline. You’ve brought all his affection to waste 」 「 I 」
「 I can’t help it. This man isn’t my type! 」
「 This man is great with sex but, that’s all! His face is average, his name isn’t a noble, he’s not a sportsman either. There’s no way I would like you! You’re not the type of man I would date! 」
Yukino spills tears.
「 He’s gross! I’ll never physically like him! 」 「 Then why did Yukino come here?! You ran away from Ichikawa-san’s house and came here to rely on Yoshi-kun, didn’t you?! 」
「 Even I didn’t want to! But I have no choice! He’s the only one I can rely on!! 」
Yukino’s giving me a hateful look while shedding tears.
「 That’s why I endured it! He liked me so he’ll come to help me, I can have sex from time to time, so I’ll endure staying with this guy! That’s why I came here! 」
That’s Yukino’s reason?
「 But, too bad for you, he already hates Yukino-san now 」
Minaho-neesan speaks coldly
「 Jeez, what should I do now?!! 」
Yukino explodes. That’s why.
「 Then die 」 「 Huh?! 」 「 You have no other choice but to die. Yukino!!! 」
「 Right. I think that it’s better for Yukino to die 」
「 What a coincidence, I also think that Yukino-san should die 」
「 I won’t feel pity even if Yukino-san dies 」
「 Then shall we? 」
Michi looks at me.
「 Wait, Michi. Let’s go with the initial plan, kill Yukino in front of her father 」 「 Yes, kill her in the most gruesome and most time-consuming method 」
Minaho-neesan said, Yukino.
She pissed herself. Steam rises from the sofa Yukino’s sitting on.
「 Oh, what, you’re done with your last pee in your life? 」
Minaho-neesan’s words are harsh as always.
「 Ah, ah, ah, I 」 「 That’s enough. It’s already settled yet Yukino-san’s genuinely amazing. I’ve hated you three times as much as I’ve done before in just a five-minute conversation 」
Minaho-neesan said, Megu.
「 Me too. I’ll feel refreshed once you’re dead. I’d like you to leave this world as soon as possible 」
「 I also don’t want to see you again 」 「 Yeah, I really hate you. I hate women like Yukino 」
「 I, I, I, I, I, I 」
Yukino She’s panicking as we completely deny her, as she’s facing her death.
「 That’s enough. It’s ugly 」
Michi looked down on Yukino and said.
「 Let’s go. I don’t want to deal with her anymore. It’s a waste of time 」 「 Goodbye Yukino, your grave won’t have flowers on it 」 「 I’ll let Kouzuki security service deal with your corpse. I’ll contact Grandfather 」
Minaho-neesan, Megu, Misuzu. They all head to the door. I didn’t tell Yukino anything anymore. I just look down on Yukino in contempt.
「 The execution will be one hour later 」
Michi tells Yukino. Then.
「 W-Wait, wait! 」
Yukino stands up from the sofa. Then, she puts her hands on the floor wet with her piss.
「 P-Please, I beg you, I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die, I!!!! 」
Yukino rubs her forehead on the floor wet with urine.
「 Unfortunately, if it was five minutes ago, you might’ve changed our feelings. Too late 」
「 D-Don’t say that please! I’ll do anything! Anything! Please don’t kill me! Please don’t kill me! 」
Yukino who’s kneeling down on her own piss is hopelessly disgraceful.
「 I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die!!! 」
But, Yukino has thrown away her shame, honor, even her pride. She desperately lays her hands without minding her appearance.
「 Do you really not want to die? 」
「 Yes, I don’t want to die! I don’t want to die! 」
「 Will you really do anything 」 「 I will! I’ll do anything! So please! Don’t kill me! 」
「 Oh, I see. Then will you betray your father? 」 「 ……？？？！！！ 」
Yukino looks up from kneeling.
「 As you know, our real target is Shirasaka Sousuke. You’re just an extra 」
Minaho-neesan tells Yukino.
「 We want to realize much more cruel revenge on Shirasaka Sousuke 」
Minaho-neesan’s smile was of a devil’s.
「 Don’t you think it’s much crueler to have that man’s beloved daughter betray him instead of killing her? 」
So this is the common ground Minaho-neesan’s planned from the beginning? Yukino’s stubborn and selfish, it took so much time to put her to this.
「 What would you do, Yukino-san, will you betray your beloved Papa? If you can, then you will be spared 」
「 I-I understand 」
She bows to Minaho-neesan once again.
「 I-I will betray Papa 」
Yukino’s tears fall to the puddle of pee on the floor.
「 That’s good, your betrayal will bring Shirasaka Sousuke to the depths of despair. You don’t mind even if your father hates you, do you? 」 「 I’ll do anything to live 」
「 Then, let’s talk about the details 」
Minaho-neesan returns to the sofa. Yukino tried to stand from the floor too, but
「 Stay like that, Yukino-san 」
Minaho-neesan stops Yukino.
「 The floor is enough for a girl like you, right? A daughter who’ll abandon her father, nothing suits you better than your own pee 」
Yukino sits on the floor silently.
「 Let me tell you beforehand. If you try to go against us even for a slight bit, you’re dead. There’s no further talk. I don’t trust Yukino-san at all 」
「 That’s not only for tonight, but it’ll also be for the rest of your life. If you disobey us, no, show even behavior of betraying, you’re dead. Margo, Kyouko-san, Michi-san, and even Kouzuki-security service, there’s a lot who can kill you. No matter where you escape, we’ll find you even splitting grassroots, and you’re dead. In the most suffering way possible 」
「 Oh, is it okay to think that you’re not replying? 」 「 I-I understand 」
Yukino replies in panic.
「 Listen, my promise is only to not kill you tonight. If I changed my mind, I could have you dead anytime soon. I hate you either way. I still want you to die even now. Therefore, try to pay careful attention so I won’t change my mind 」
「 Yukino, response?! 」
「 Y-Yes, I understand! 」 「 It’s not I understand, it’s “Certainly” 」 「 Certainly!! 」
Minaho-neesan turns to me.
「 There’s no need to fuss about what she said. Yukino-san is an idiot, so she hasn’t mastered any manners. It’s useless to expect from her. She’s useless garbage after all 」
She thoroughly abuses Yukino.
「 It’s okay, either way, she’ll do something that would make me angry right away. She’s a genuine idiot after all. That’s why I’ll have Margo prepare drums and cement bags so we can use them anytime needed 」
Yukino will be bound by fear from now on.
「 Yukino-san raise your face. I will tell you on how you will betray your father now 」
Minaho-neesan said. Yukino raises her head timidly.
「 Take a seat too 」
Megu, Misuzu, and I sit down on the sofa again Michi’s the only one intimidating Yukino by standing.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 That’s all, do you understand it, Yukino-san? 」 「 Y-Yes, I understand 」
After replying once, Yukino suddenly realized.
「 No, C-Certainly 」
She bows her head to Minaho-neesan.
「 I see, then show me your stomach 」 「 Huh? 」 「 Did you not hear me? Take off your skirt, lower your panty, and expose your lower abdomen 」
Minaho-neesan orders, Yukino stands up and takes off her skirt. It seems that she no longer feels any embarrassment She lowers her panty too.
「 I-Is this good enough? 」
Yukino’s lower half is exposed.
「 You’re really a useless girl 」
「 Wasn’t this just shaved a couple of days ago? Yet you left them alone without cleaning it 」
Yukino’s pubic hair grows out like stubble.
「 I-I’m sorry. 」 「 Well, who cares, leaving that aside 」
Minaho-neesan turns to me.
「 You don’t want this anymore, do you? 」
The bright green tattoo “吉田” glitters in Yukino’s abdomen. Though it’s said that the tattoo disappears using special chemicals.
「 If your name’s engraved here, she’ll misunderstand 」
Yeah. I don’t want this “吉田” tattoo anymore.
「 Yeah, I don’t want that anymore Minaho-neesan 」 「 I see 」
Minaho-neesan takes out a device from her bag.
「 Then, I will do this instead 」
Huh? Minaho-neesan didn’t erase the tattoo but instead added a new note. The emerald green “吉田” tattoo Changed to “嘉甲.”
「 Yoshi kou? 」
I read it loud unconsciously. What does that mean?
「 Yoshihara Kouzou is a boss of Yakuza. If we do this, Shirasaka Sousuke will assume that Yoshihara Kouzuki raped Yukino-san, don’t you think? 」
「 Keep standing for a while, let the henna liquid settle down 」
Yukino’s staring at the letters written in her abdomen As it’s added downwards, the letters are twice as large as before.
「 Yukino, response? 」
I speak in a hurry.
「 Ah, yes, yes, I understand, no, certainly!! 」
Yukino replied in a panic.
◇ ◇ ◇
We leave the reception room leaving Yukino behind. Yukino’s turn is the last one. What’s left is to wait for Margo-san to come back.
「 Minaho-neesan, thank you 」
I closed the door and thanked her. Every room in the mansion is soundproofed in consideration of guests having sex with the prostitutes. Yukino can’t hear the conversation in the hallway.
「 With this, Yukino won’t die 」
I think that we barely made it. If Yukino didn’t yield to Minaho-neesan, bowing her head, asking to spare her life, we couldn’t save Yukino. Having everyone attack her that much finally made Yukino fall. Seriously, what a troublesome woman. She really takes a lot of time and effort.
「 Do you know the three sisters of Chekhov? 」
Minaho-neesan asks suddenly
「 No, I don’t 」 「 Megumi? 」 「 I don’t 」 「 Misuzu-san, do you? 」 「 Yes, Michi and I watched the Japan performance of Moscow theater companies 」
Misuzu nods smiling.
「 Chekhov is an exciting playwright, it writes that there’s relief ahead of despair 」
Minaho-neesan smiles at me.
「 The play’s setting is in a remote countryside of Russia, the three sisters came from Moscow with their soldier father yet they don’t want to be buried in such a remote area. They think that they could return to the big city of Moscow someday 」
Minaho-neesan, why talk about that now?
「 The first act is the three sisters eager to return to Moscow. Believing that they can return someday. The second act is the three sisters gradually burying in the remote neighborhood. But, they do still think that they’ll be able to return to Moscow. The third act as the three sisters wondering if they can’t come back to Moscow anymore. Then 」
Minaho-neesan looks at me.
「 The final act had the three sisters give up, that they can no longer return to Moscow. They abandoned hope. Yes, that is despairing but, when they did, they felt refreshed 」
Feeling a weight off shoulders in despair.
「 While there’s a single percent of hope remaining, people will continue to suffer. At the moment the hope becomes zero, you’ll be released from the obsession you had until now, and your mind clears up. In case of Chekhov’s work, the despair is the salvation of their hearts. He’s a strange author. There’s no other who did work like Chekhov, so The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanua are his works. At the final stage where all hope is destroyed, the human mind is released 」 「 I see 」
Minaho-neesan pats my cheeks.
「 How is it, were you able to despair? 」 「 Huh? 」
Looking around, it’s not just Minaho-neesan, Misuzu, Megu, and Michi are also looking at my face.
「 Your feelings, how much you like Yukino-san didn’t reach her 」
「 Yukino-san didn’t notice your feelings until the end 」
「 Despair. Then, you’ll be finally freed from the obsession 」 「 That’s right, Danna-sama, we’re here for you 」 「 That’s right, we’re here for you, Yoshi-kun 」 「 I’m also on your side 」
Misuzu, Megu, Michi
「 I 」
Tears come out of my eyes. Oh. I
「 It’s okay to cry. You can cry as much as you want 」
I cry in Minaho-neesan’s chest. I see, I. My love for Yukino has come to an end.