「 The destination is “Multi 21” 」 『 Multi 21, roger that 』
I see, even Misuzu’s house is in codename. They’ve studied Misuzu and Ruriko’s house, so there’s no problem heading to Misuzu’s house.
『 Other cars, response? 』 『 Third car, roger 』 『 Seventh car, roger 』
The two convoy cars responded right away. Furthermore, the police car following us won’t see it as strange. But.
「 Are you sure, Misuzu? 」
Won’t Misuzu’s parents be in Misuzu’s house? Am I going to meet Misuzu’s parents? Or, how should I say it, can I even have sex with her parents around?
「 Please do not worry Danna-sama, my parents are both absent 」
Misuzu smiles at me.
「 Both of them are in the main house today 」
Kouzuki family’s main house?
「 Ruriko’s father, Shigeaki-sama has died so there would be a clan meeting 」
「 No but isn’t the future of Kouzuki house under Jii-chan’s decisions? 」
Kouzuki house, holds the head, Jii-chan with great authority.
「 Yes, grandfather will make all the decisions. However, Grandfather can only decide on the objectives, he won’t touch the concrete and detailed arrangements 」
「 If he speaks even the minute details, then the house can’t function well. Grandfather is already old, the right issues of each branch families must be discussed by themselves. Grandfather will only see the results, make fine adjustments and approve it 」 「 Tonight, they’ll talk on who’ll take over my father’s position and responsibilities 」
Oh. Ruriko’s father, Kouzuki Shigeaki was nominated to inherit Jii-chan’s seat. Jii-chan’s eldest son, Shigeharu was killed in the US. Jii-chan suspects that Shigeaki, the second son issued a kill request on the first son… Therefore she continued to stay as the head without retiring even now that he’s 82 years old. But, because the third son, Shigefuyu, Misuzu’s father, is a state bureaucrat, Shigeaki’s the only son of Jii-chan who’s inside the Kouzuki group. Naturally, he’ll ascend to the most critical position.
「 Of course there’s a lot of people who recommended Father to quit being a government official and enter the Kouzuki group. However, Father never quit his current job 」
Misuzu’s father refuses to enter Kouzuki group With Shigeaki’s position and the vested interests accompanying it, it has become a competition among the branch families of Kouzuki house. Jii-chan probably thinks it’s troublesome to tell them one by one. Jii-chan has a grand plan. As long as he can implement having Shiba Okitachi managing the Kouzuki group after him, then it’s okay.
「 The position Shigeaki-ojisama is seating on isn’t related to any mainstream group in management because of Grandfather’s doubts on him. Grandfather doesn’t care about whatever that happens, he doesn’t care about who’s willing to take over. However, for the branch families… 」
Even if it’s a small position, they’d like to succeed it. As long as they have a position they’d feel better of themselves. On top of that, if it’s small but has a side benefit, then it’s even better.
「 I’d like to take over the leadership of that project, or I’d like my son to have that position, it’s that kind of boring talk. It’ll take a very long time that the branch families would quarrel. Besides, grandfather requires his parents so Father will stay there, sitting. With Father’s personality, he can’t say “I don’t have anything to do with this, so make a decision on your own” 」
Misuzu said. Haa, nobles are quite troublesome.
「 Besides, father works at the government office so he should want to end the clan meeting as soon as possible today or tomorrow 」
Well, the others would like that as well. After the consecutive holidays, everyone would want to restart on a new position. That’s why they’ll gather in the main house.
「 I get that Misuzu’s father won’t be home, but what about your mother? 」
I ask Misuzu.
「 In this situations, the wife also has to go. If she doesn’t go, then she’ll be called various things behind her back 」
Haa, seriously, what trouble.
「 As my father doesn’t want to quit being bureaucrat, there will be some resistance no matter what. Mother has to show up in the main house and participate in the wives’ meeting 」 「 That’s a lot 」
I can’t imagine it though.
「 I’m sure that there will also be a children’s meeting 」
Misuzu said while smiling wryly.
「 Do the branch families bring in their children too? 」 「 That’s how it is Danna-sama 」
Oh, Kouzuki Souji, Subaru, Satoshi, and Kenshi would be there too.
「 It’s a gathering done by the head of the house, so it’s justified that Misuzu-sama and Ruriko-sama isn’t present 」
Rei-chan explains from the driver seat.
「 That’s right, they’d think that grandfather has let us go away from the main house to escape the hard to please branch family 」
If Misuzu and Ruriko were there, then the guys from the branch families would try getting close to them obscenely. That’s why Misuzu and Ruriko aren’t present In the first place, there’s no need for the two children to be present in the clan meeting. Jii-chan had sheltered them so nobody would complain.
「 Then, won’t the people in the head house feel strange that Ruriko’s suddenly gone? 」
I ask. Ruriko’s been staying with me in these past few days. She hasn’t returned home. Or should I say that she’s already my slave, so I have no intention to return her.
「 Well, grandfather should be telling them that “She’s shocked from her father’s sudden passing, so I’ve kept her resting in a quiet place away from Tokyo” 」
Misuzu said I guess that’s it.
「 However, everyone would think that it’s strange that Yoshiko-san isn’t with her 」
Ruriko had always kept Yoshiko-san by her side as an attendant since she was a child.
「 I hope that Yoshiko-sama’s doing well, but… 」
「 Do you want to meet her, Ruriko? 」
「 It’s not that I don’t, but I’m more worried about her 」
She smiles sadly.
「 I’m also worried 」
Not just Yoshiko-san, Jii-chan too. He gave Ruriko who he holds illicit love for to me. That’s why he should be quite dispirited.
「 We can’t do anything for them tonight. Let’s wait for our opportunity 」
Misuzu tells Ruriko and me kindly.
「 I’m sure there will be a chance coming 」
Yeah. We’re already doing all the best we can do for ourselves now.
◇ ◇ ◇
Misuzu’s house…We arrived at a high-class condominium. I’ve come here before. Back then, I dropped Misuzu at the entrance.
『 Seki to all cars. Fujimiya-san and I will head straight inside. Cars 3 and 7 will guard outside the apartment, roger 』
Shou-oneesan gives instructions through the device.
『 Car 3, roger 』 『 Car 7, roger 』 『 Sorry but Shigefuyu-sama has made arrangements. You can’t enter inside. Get along with the police outside 』
Shigefuyu, Misuzu’s father made arrangements?
「 After graduating college, my father didn’t enter the Kouzuki group and became a state bureaucrat 」
Misuzu tells me.
「 As a bureaucrat, it’s not okay to have bodyguards from a private enterprise like Kouzuki security service even though it’s their home’s company 」
「 Kouzuki security service has made a promise to just guard outside the house 」 「 Err, What about Shou-oneesan and Rei-chan? 」 「 Both of them are bodyguards of Ruriko, not me. When Father comes to see my house, he brings Yazawa-san as his bodyguard, so in Ruriko’s case, it’s inevitable for her to be accompanied by a top-elite guard too 」
Hmm, I see. No, wait.
「 What about Michi? Can you not enter the house as Misuzu’s bodyguard? 」 「 No, Michi’s staying. My room has Michi’s bed in it 」 「 Huh? 」 「 Michi’s okay, she’s my junior in the school after all 」
Oh, I guess that’s how it looks like from the outside. It’s usually impossible for a 15-year-old to be a bodyguard.
「 Master, my bed feels very snuggly 」
「 Please try checking the fluffiness of it later 」 「 Y-Yeah. Okay 」 「 You can also sleep with me as your hug pillow 」
Michi smiles at me.
「 Yeah. Got it 」
「 Michi, your bed in my house is of a single type, so it’s small for the two of you 」 「 I’m small 」
「 Or, I could be on top of Master 」
「 I don’t mind below either 」
Let’s leave her alone.
『 Fujimiya-san, come down to the underground parking lot first 』
Instruction comes from the device.
「 Fujimiya, roger 」
The Benz we’re riding overtakes Shou-oneesan’s American car and head to the basement. There were security guards at the underground parking garage gate. Misuzu opens the window.
「 Room 702, Kouzuki. The car behind is also our guest 」 「 Welcome back, Milady 」
The security guard gives a quick salute and opens the gate.
「 The security guards here are stationed 24/7 」
「 Therefore there’s no need to worry about the cars being stolen 」
As expected of a luxury condominium
「There are no supervisors? 」
Other than the parking lot?
「 No, there are no supervisors, there’s a concierge in this condominium 」 「 What’s that? 」 「 They don’t just manage the condo, they also do a lot of things you ask them 」
I don’t get it, but there’s a guy like that in here.
「 I’ll introduce you at the next opportunity we have 」
「 Danna-sama will have more opportunities to come here from now on! 」
Err. Yeah. I feel sorry to have Misuzu come to see me. The times I’ll come to Misuzu will increase. I must ready myself. The parking lot gate opens.
The Benz pass through the gate. Next, Shou-oneesan’s car too.
「 Ruriko, have you been here before? 」
I ask. The two of them are cousins, she must’ve come here at least once to play around.
「 No, this is my first time 」
Ruriko said and smiled.
「 I never had much exchange with Shigefuyu-ojisama 」 「 Yes, Grandfather has come to see several times, but Ruriko’s family has never been here before 」
Ah. Misuzu’s father was also suspecting about the death of the eldest son. He was suspecting the second eldest, Ruriko’s father. That’s why…
「 Reika-oneesama, please park on the spot where 702 is written 」
Misuzu tells Rei-chan.
「 We’re renting at least four blocks 」
「 There’s a lot of visitors from my father’s colleagues and other divisions 」 「 Oh, it’s here 」
Rei-chan parks the Benz. We get off the car right away.
「 Shou-oneesan, you can park here! 」
Shou-oneesan also parks her car.
「 It’s an ironclad rule to park your cars with the head of the vehicle in front so you can have a smooth departure 」
Rei-chan explains to me.
「 Wow, this looks like a high-class condo! 」
Nei who comes down from Shou-oneesan’s car looks completely confused.
「 Oh my, you look like you’re from away 」
Minaho-neesan said as she gets off the car.
「 Kuh!! I’m not away! 」
Nei bluffs. Shou-oneesan also gets off and locks the car with an electronic key.
「 This way 」
Misuzu guides us. There’s another gate from the parking lot to the condominium.
「 Please wait a moment 」
Misuzu pushes her finger to the machine next to the gate.
「 It’s a vein ID system 」
『 Confirmed. Welcome home 』
The large glass door opens.
「 you can open it from inside but you can’t from the outside. In case that there’s a guest then press the number of the room so one can check the face via video call 」
Then they can give instructions to open the gate from the room.
Misuzu, Michi, me, Nei, Ruriko, Minaho-neesan, Rei-chan, walks in the corridor of the condominium in that order.
「 I brought the souvenirs from Kyouko-san 」
Shou-oneesan holds two bottles of alcohol.
「 I’ll be busy, so I’ll have Reika monitor the surroundings 」 「 Yes, Onee-sama 」
Reika moves forward hurriedly.
「 In the first place, we’re inside this condominium, so I don’t think there’s a need to worry about it 」
Yeah, this is a condominium Kouzuki house chose after all Their security should be near perfect.
「 Okay, the elevator has arrived 」
Misuzu looks happy. Misuzu has always been the one coming to the mansion. She must be happy to invite us to her home.
「 I-It’s wide 」
I’m surprised. The elevator was bigger than what a standard condominium uses. It looks like a luxury hotel’s elevator. Even if seven people enter, it still has a lot of room.
『 Let’s go up 』
It’s a luxury mansion.
「 Can you load in a piano here? 」
Since it’s a luxury mansion, that’s a standard.
「 You can’t load in a piano here, Danna-sama 」
The elevator rises up. Misuzu laughs.,
「 Huh, but don’t piano have this much size? 」
That’s what I remember. I feel like it’s going to fit in this space.
「 If you load in an upright, then it might fit, but it’s impossible for a grand piano 」
「 Therefore, they didn’t use this elevator bringing my elevator in 」
Misuzu says nonchalantly.
「 It was brought by a crane to the veranda 」
…………。 Misuzu’s room was in 702, right? That means it’s on the seventh floor, usually. They had a crane bring it to the seventh floor.
「 I could play something later, what about you Ruriko? 」
「 Yes, if possible then me too 」 「 What kind of songs do you like, Ruriko? 」 「 I love Chopin. Like his Valse du petit chien 」1 「 Oh, I like that too! 」
Ugh, the rich talk. Ah, Nei’s already weary. Michi looks nonchalant. Well, I’d say that it was right to not bring Megu here. Megu’s insecurity would just be triggered here. If it’s Mana, then she’d be fine. She’s also an Ojou-sama, and since she went to an all girl’s school for nobles, she’ll have some immunity on this. I mean, I wonder if Mana can also play the piano.
『 Seventh Floor 』
The door opens at the same time information was heard. Leaving the elevator, the corridor is also vast. The ceiling’s high too. This has an image of a luxury hotel more than a condominium.
「 This floor has only three rooms, 701, 702, and 703 」
Ah, even though it’s so broad.
「 Then, my house is in 702 」
Misuzu speaks shyly.
「Nobody is living in rooms 701 and 703 」
「 Also, the upper rooms. 802 and 602 are free 」
What does it mean?
「 Kakka has done that as a counterterrorism measure 」
Shou-oneesan said. Counterterrorism?
「 It means that they can’t put bombs or bugs on the walls surrounding the upper and lower rooms 」
Minaho-neesan explains in an easy to understand manner.
「 Eh, Jii-chan rents all four rooms around Misuzu’s room?! 」
「 It’s not rented, this is a condominium, isn’t it? 」
Minaho-neesan asks Misuzu
「 Yes, you can only buy the rooms in this condominium 」
In short. The four luxury condominium rooms were paid to be just empty.
「 My father didn’t like it, but Grandfather insisted. He can’t stop Grandfather from buying as an individual 」
Yeah, it’s a problem for a private company’s boss like Jii-chan to send bodyguards to protect his son, a state bureaucrat, but… There’s no problem to buy rooms on the condominium as his son.
「 Then, I have the key to room 701 」
「 I’m borrowing it when I practice on my dance 」
Misuzu takes out a big dimple style key.
「 Therefore, please take this and rest at room 701 」
The huge door to 701 opens.
「 Water and electricity are connected properly. There’s also furniture inside 」
「 It looks like people are living inside if you look at it from the outside just in case 」
I see, if you look around Misuzu’s room from a telescope outside, it’s strange if it’s empty. There must be at least some amount of curtains and furniture.
「 The lights of the room is turned on randomly using timers 」
Going that far. No, Jii-chan suspects Kouzuki Shigeaki… It’s natural for him to go that far.
「 I’m sorry, but since my father is absent, I can’t let Onee-sama go to his house 」
Misuzu’s father discerns public and private people.
「 No, we don’t mind not using room 701. It’s a rule for Kouzuki security service’s guards to wait in the hallway 」
「 Look, there’s pipe chairs near the wall of the corridor, right? That’s for ours to us. When I’ve accompanied Kakka here before, only chief Yazawa entered the room with Kakka, Choumoto-san and I waited in the hallway. We sat down that cair 」
She speaks nostalgically.
「 Do you plan on drinking alcohol in the hallway? 」
「 That’s right. This condominium has an air conditioner in the corridor, I also know that there are no other residents on this floor. We can drink here with nothing but a glass 」
Oh, that’s what they plan.
「 No, please use room 701 」
「 Everyone’s my Onee-sama, so I feel sorry to have you wait in the hallway. Besides, Grandfather owns room 701, and I’m entrusted with the management of it, so there’s no problem even if everyone uses that room 」 「 But 」
Shou-oneesan’s at a loss.
「 Then we’ll use it 」
Minaho-neesan tells Shou-oneesan
「 If we drink in the hallway, these children won’t feel at ease 」
She smiles at Misuzu.
「 I’d like some glass, decanter, and ice too. Can we have those from Misuzu-san’s house? 」