Now then, we head to the dressing room. Several women are already present Misuzu, Ruriko, Michi, the Kouzuki faction. Then, Shou-oneesan and Nei. Then, Agnes, Mana, and I join in. Megu and Nagisa are in the kitchen.
「 Huh, where’s Mao-chan and Rei-chan? 」
I don’t see the two.
「 Well, Mao-chan’s in the toilet 」
Ruriko speaks bashfully. Oh, Rei-chan took her to the toiler. Rei-chan really loves taking care of Mao-chan.
「 Ah, I want to go to the toilet too, desuno 」
「 Okay, I’ll come with you then 」
「 Should I go too? 」
I’m still carrying Agnes in my arms.
「 I’m okay, desuno. Let me down, Papa 」
Agnes speaks shyly. It seems she’s embarrassed if I go with her to the toiler.
「 Okay, can you stand? 」 「 Yes, desuno 」
Agnes stands up unsteady. It seems that her waist is still numb.
「 Onii-chan, I’m with her so don’t worry 」
Mana holds Agnes’ hand.
「 Okay, let’s go Agnes-chan 」 「 Yes, Mana-oneechan 」
Mana leads Agnes to the toilet while watching her walk stiffly.
「 Mana’s become more mature these past few days 」
Misuzu said. I think so too. Even though at first she’s just approaching people with a calculating attitude. Now she’s a proper Onee-san.
「 Yo-chan’s upbringing is just that good 」
「 I didn’t do anything 」
Mana changed on her own. From an Ojou-sama who knows nothing to gain the ability to survive.
「 Other than that, I’m glad that Agnes didn’t get any strange hobbies 」
「 Huh, what do you mean? 」
「 No look, Agnes has no hobby of excreting in front of me 」
Misuzu looks at me.
「 It’s not a hobby! It’s my lifework! 」
Err. Are you sure about that Misuzu? Making your purpose for living is to show yourself peeing to me.
「 Besides, I’m not only showing my urine! I’m showing my most embarrassed figure!! 」
I-I see. Then it can’t be helped. Then.
「 Master!! 」
Suddenly, Michi rushes in front of me. What’s with this odd tension.
「 I’ve been persuading Edie that I’ve come here to give her another push!! 」
Err, what’s this about?
「 For the time being, I convinced her to have sex with Master and have three babies 」
「 What’s left is for her to pledge to be Master’s sex slave! 」
Michi, you. What are you doing?
「 Err, for now, Michi seems to have lured her that she’ll be her sister if she has sex with Yo-chan. Now it seems to be an incentive, or instead, it’s an optional agreement 」
Nei explains the situation. When I look at Edie. The blonde haired browned beauty is breathing roughly from her nose, she’s excited.
「 No, I don’t want to force Edie to have sex though 」
It’s troublesome if she doesn’t like it.
「 No, it seems that she’s totally okay having sex with Yo-chan. She understands that our family’s united by polygamy 」
「 You see, if you talk to her in English, she’s quite a surprisingly smart girl. We misunderstand her because she acts before she thinks but, her observation power and insight excels the average 」
Speaking of which. She just saw Michi’s Shingetsu then she escaped from Miss Cordelia and became friends with us.
「 Edie also shows her intent to become a member of our family formally 」
「 Besides, hearing from Edie-san’s stories, it seems that the assassination cult she belonged to also had polygamy 」
「 Uhm, it doesn’t mean that there’s currently polygamy in the assassination cult, but it seems that there’s a history of polygamy at the tame of the cult’s establishment. Even now, there’s a doctrine that permits polygamy 」
「 What custom does the assassination cult teach? 」
I ask. I know that Muslims can have up to four wives. Could it be that kind of religion?
「 It seems that it’s a sect of Christianity 」
Ruriko translates Edie’s answer.
「 Huh?! Christians allow polygamy? 」
Somehow, thought that Christians abide by the monogamy system though.
「 Kukuku. Since it’s the US, everything’s possible! 」
「 After all, it’s a vast country, so there’s a surprising amount of variety of people in there. There’s a lot of new emerging religion that follows some messed up creed, abiding some messed up precept. Having polygamy even though it’s a Christian branch isn’t uncommon. Yo-chan, do you know Sherlock Holme’s “A study in scarlet”? 」 「 I might have, but I don’t remember 」
I don’t get it.
「 If I recall, the oldest interview article in the US is that the newspaper reporter interviewed the founder of the new religion. That founder had 55 wives 」
「 Well, the public eye is harsh now, you can put the blame on the hard conservative Christians but, there’s not a lot of cults who openly show that they do polygamy. There’s a trend where those on west coast tolerate those people 」
「 Ah, of course, if it’s a formal marriage, you can be arrested for bigamy. There’s no register, and the legacy distribution must be given to the lawful wife, but 」
But still, there are people doing polygamy as the teaching of God?
「 Well, 55 might be impossible, but for Yo-chan, you can still go on, right? 」
Nei grins. No, of course, I’m not advertising to increase my women any more than this. That’s just a roundabout warning. She’s just speaking jokes to make things light. But. I can’t answer.
「 No, I’m not that important of a person 」
That’s what I realized with Yukino earlier. I wasn’t able to accept Yukino.
「 If one becomes family, then you have to believe that one will continue to love 」
It’s impossible to accept all women unconditionally. It is as Minahio-neesan said. There are no miracles. Ruriko translates my conversation with Nei to Edie. Then. Edie faces me and speaks fastly.
「 “Do you hate me?” she asks 」
Nei immediately translates it. Then, Edie speaks somewhat agitated.
「 “I like you quite a lot,” she said 」
「 “If you’re Michi and Agnes, and the all the other women’s husband, then I have no complains becoming your wife,” is what she said, but what about you, Yo-chan? 」
She grew up not rejecting polygamy initially. Edie easily accepts it. But.
「 But, Edie actually likes Michi, Mao-chan, Agnes, Ruriko, and Nei, the women, right? That’s not me 」
“Liking” someone is different from “Loving enough to want to give birth to a child.”
Nei talks to Edie. Edie;
「 “That’s true, but I will also like Yo-chan so don’t worry,” she said! 」
「 “If you become family, it’s natural to like even more,” she said, “It’ll only proceed to that direction” 」
Edie nods her head grandly as Nei translates.
「 You see, it seems that in the assassination cult, their marriage partner is decided by the higher position people on their own 」
So they can’t love on their free will and get married?
「 That’s why, when they get married, even though they don’t know much about each other, they just think of taking their time to love each other 」
Shou-oneesan’s listening on Nei’s explanation on the side.
「 That method works surprisingly, in Japan, arranged marriage has a lower divorce rate than love marriage 」
Edie talks again.
「 “It’s a long life so slowly trying to love you isn’t that bad,” she said, Michi, Mao-chan, and Agnes-chan are lovable as a family, so there’s no problem” 」
I see. So that’s her thought.
「 “I’ll make sure you’re family just like your family so just shut up and follow me,” she said! 」
Edie puffs her chest. Err.
「 Umu, that’s cool, Michi 」
No Michi, don’t be impressed there.
「 Really, her personality is quite frank and straightforward. She’s too bright and cheerful that she feels so radiant 」
Shou-oneesan said. Un, Edie has no darkness in her heart. She’s always open, clear. Sometimes, she makes us troubled, but; For now, her simplicity moistens my heart. Edie has no self-righteousness nor coldheartedness like Yukino.
「 Huh, what? 」
Edie wants to say something for me. She tells Nei.
「 Well, “That’s why I have no problems becoming your wife and joining in your family” 」
「 “But, I don’t get what sex slave means. Why do I have to be your slave?!” 」
Edie glares at me frowning. Err.
「 Tell her that sex slave is just Michi’s hobby, there’s no need for her to be one 」 「 Okay 」
Nei tells Edie.
「 No, Master. Ruriruri, Mana-imouto and I are all Master’s slave so, Edie must be one too 」
「 That’s not for you to decide 」 「 That’s right, Michi. You’re doing something selfish without Danna-sama’s consent!! 」
Misuzu and I glare at Michi.
「 S-Should I be punished? 」
Michi’s expecting punishment as she says that. There’s an image of a cute puppy tail wagging behind Michi. For her, punishments are rewards.
「 Err, I won’t have sex with Michi for a while 」
I tell Michi.
「 Eeeeeeeeeeh!! M-Master, please, not that, please spare me from that!!!! 」
She sinks down and rubs her forehead on the floor of the dressing room.
「 That’s a valid judgment. Michi’s only allowed to watch Danna-sama have sex later 」
Misuzu tells her. Oh, I guess I’m still doing it later. Yeah, I guess, I promised that after all.
「 Ruriko, let’s serve Danna-sama together later! 」
「 P-Please forgive me, Master! Misuzu-sama! 」
Michi desperately apologizes.
「 No, Michi’s only watching. You’re not allowed to masturbate! 」 「 I’m reflecting!! 」
Misuzu ignores Michi and faces Ruriko.
「 Ruriko, Danna-sama has left some spare energy for us 」
「 He refused to have sex with Yukino-san to have sex with Ruriko, Michi and I 」
「 But, Michi’s a bad girl, so she’s not allowed to do it tonight 」1
Misuzu said. Michi’s panicking.
「 My, I’m thankful for your concern Onii-sama! 」
Ruriko bows her head to me respectfully.
「 No, look 」 「 As for Michi’s share, we’ll enjoy it with the two of us, right, Ruriko? 」
Michi still kneels on the floor. She looks like she’s about to commit seppuku. But. I didn’t have sex with Yukino because… I didn’t get erect for her. I wasn’t leaving behind some spare energy for Misuzu and others.
「 No, hey 」
I try to deny what Misuzu said, but…
「 Ruriko, Michi, please get some towels from that cabinet! Ah, Edie too! Since you’re family, you have to remember where the storage is 」
「 Yes, Onee-sama 」 「 Certainly, Edie! 」
Michi calls Edie. The two middle school girls and one assassin girl run pitter-patter. Edie’s on the same age as me. Nei checks if the three are away.
「 Let them think that way, Yo-chan 」
Nei whispers to my ear.
「 If that improves Ruriko’s mood then that’s fine 」
「 Besides, Yo-chan should also think that way 」
「 You feel at ease with Yukino-san, don’t you? 」
Nei smiles kindly Misuzu behind her too. Misuzu said that on purpose to lighten me up.
「 But, I 」
I can’t imagine that. I can’t throw away these gloomy feelings towards Yukino.
「 I can understand what Yo-chan feels but do your best to throw it away 」
「 That’s not it, those girls don’t know what happened in that room 」
Michi and Ruriko both don’t know what happened in that room. Now, Shirasaka Sousuke’s chopped to pieces.
「 You don’t want them to know, do you? 」
Yeah. I don’t want to show them the deepest part of Kuromori. I don’t want them to know. Not just Michi and Ruriko. Mao-chan and Rei-chan too.
「 Yo-chan’s heart is damaged a lot now. We know that 」
Nei looks into my eyes.
「 Misuzu, Shou-oneesan, and I are much older than Yo-chan. We’ll take care of Yo-chan’s heart. We’ll definitely protect you 」
Saying that; Nei hugs my back.
「 But, we, Yo-chan too mustn’t worry our little sisters! We’re family after all! 」
「 That’s right, Danna-sama, no matter how painful it is, please have a strong heart so Michi and Ruriko, the younger sisters won’t realize it. We’ll be with you 」
Yeah. Nei and Misuzu encourage me to be a solid cornerstone of the family. That’s right. I can’t be dragged by Yukino and make the younger sisters worry. I.
「 Yo-chan should be careful too, don’t overload your heart, If Yo-chan’s heart breaks down, everyone in the family would worry. Stop trying to bear everything alone, make sure that your heart always have the composure 」
「 You need to lie to your own heart for the sake of the family 」
Lie to my heart.
「 Yes, Yukino-san will always act as her heart desires 」
「 She’s very honest to her heart, she speaks what she thinks. She thinks that being honest is a virtue. Therefore, Yukino-san’s words and deeds have no lies in it. She doesn’t lie to people, Yukino-san’s straightforwardness might be wonderful, but 」 「 She’s too honest to her heart that she doesn’t mind hurting others! 」
「 In that case, Yukino-san feels refreshed as she doesn’t lie to her heart, but it’s unbearable for that girl to show that kind of behavior 」
That’s right, Yukino; Yukino has no lies in her words and actions. Even the lie about not knowing whether she likes me or not, she gave me an advanced warning that everything she will say is a lie. I think it’s incredible that she could be so honest with herself. I respect Yukino’s frankness. Seriously. But, she’s just honest with her heart. She doesn’t think about the feelings of the people around her.
「 Adults need to lie for the sake of the younger members of family 」
「 Bear with it. Even if it’s painful that you feel like crying, you must smile 」
That’s right. Oh, I see. That’s why they didn’t tell Michi and Ruriko that I didn’t have sex with Yukino by my will. Both of them are worried that Yukino might influence me. I need to cut off the matter about Yukino. So my family thinks that I’ve come back for them. To relieve Michi and Ruriko’s worries.
「 I don’t mind if you hate me but please lie to get rid of our sister’s anxiety. Stay composed. You have to fake out courage 」
Nei tells me.
「 Please smile for the family, even if you have to lie on yourself. I’m sure that Danna-sama can do it 」
「 When there are no younger sisters; when we’re alone, then we’ll comfort you as much as you want! 」 「 Yes, we’ll snuggle with Danna-sama 」
My two older sisters tell me.
「 Thanks. I’ll do my best, I’ll work hard 」
I’m the cornerstone of this family. I have to become the pillar of this family. I have to root my feet on the ground, I must brace myself.
「 Got it, thanks. Really, thank you 」
I have to reorganize my heart. I must endure this!
「 Err, uhm, of course, I will also support you 」
Shou-oneesan tells me.
「 But, uhm, Fujimiya-san, Reika’s much older than you but please put her on the frame of the younger sisters 」
「 That girl’s mental age is still of a middle school girl 」
Yeah. The beat-to-death swordswoman who clothes herself in British Gentleman outfit. Thinking about her properly, her way of thinking is still in the middle school. Rei-chan. She’s actually 22-years-old. She’s a year older than Katsuko-nee and Nagisa.
「 Really, I feel sorry for her. But, I’ll take responsibility and make her grow 」
「 But, I feel a bit happy that there’s a problem child among the little sisters 」
To Shou-oneesan, Rei-chan’s already a troublesome little sister. Then.
「 Papa! Bath! I’m taking a bath with Papa! Mao! Bath! Perfect score bath!! 」
Mao-chan enters the changing room with Rei-chan while singing.
「 Papa! Thanks for the wait! 」
Mao-chan comes running to me. I squat down and hug Mao-chan.
「 Yeah, I promised, after all, let’s go in together 」 「 Yaay! 」
Mao-chan looks so happy.
「 Rei-chan, thanks for looking after Mao-chan 」
I tell Rei-chan as I carry the small Mao-chan.
「 N-No, Onii-chama. I didn’t do anything 」
Huh, what’s wrong with Rei-chan, she’s nervous?
「 Uhm, do I have to join in as well? 」
Oh, she’s hesitating on whether she’d take a bath with me or not?
「 Yeah, let’s go in all together, Rei-chan 」 「 Y-Yes 」
When everyone took a shower in Agnes’ room on the basement, Rei-chan got naked, but… She’s still embarrassed?
「 Fujimiya-san is now conscious of Onii-sama, so she’s much more embarrassed than before 」
Ruriko comes back with towels.
「 She’s conscious of me? 」 「 She thinks that it’s about time for Onii-sama to embrace her 」