「 I think members of the family currently not present feels the same 」
「 Everyone loves Rei-chan after all 」
「 Reika, humans don’t work their best just for themselves 」
Shou-neechan tells Reika.
「 But, if you think of your precious family, you can do your best, can’t you? We can’t betray their expectations 」
「 Shou-oneesama 」
「 You’re not alone. I also have a fight tonight 」
Shou-neechan can’t fail her appeal as the new head of Kouzuki security service.
「 Kudou-san and his group are leading the guys from Kitakyushu skillfully. At this moment, they’re successfully caught to our trap. What’s left is. 」
Shou-neechan looks at MInaho-neesan.
「 We can’t cooperate from our standpoint, however, 」
Minaho-neesan speaks apologetically.
Minaho-neesan, Margo-san, and Katsuko-nee, “Kuromori” can’t be in contact with Kouzuki security service tonight because it’ll draw the attention of the police even further.
「 No, I’ve received a lot of information, and you gave me a lot of informative advice when I told you my plan last night 」
I see. So that was their discussion last night during their drinking party.
「 Besides, I’m thankful for Reika’s uniform. We will accomplish our jobs so those at the scene won’t have to worry 」
Shou-neesan said. Minaho-neesan interrupts.
「 No, we can’t move but, Kyouko-san will participate in tonight’s operation 」
Huh, Kyouko-san will?
「 She contacted while everyone was eating. That person has the reputation of an elusive international criminal so she can adapt flexibly to things like tonight’s operation 」
I see; since she’s already a target of the police, then.
There’s no meaning in hiding her activities.
「 Kyouko-san will appear on the site, and then as long as we have a clear alibi at that time, their surveillance on the mansion will loosen. Once the action is over, Kyouko-san will go to America with Miss Cordelia and the two 」
「 There seems to be someone they want to kill by all means 」
Oh, the man who told Miss Cordelia lies and branded Kyouko-san as a traitor.
「 Then, they’ll stay abroad for a month and will come back to Japan when the heat cools down 」
If Kyouko-san’s absent then the police monitoring the mansion will downgrade.
「 That’s how it is 」
Minaho-neesan looks at Misuzu.
「 Margo, Katsuko, Nei, and I will go to the party with Misuzu-san 」
I see. If they attend Jii-chan’s party, that’s enough alibi. The police and famous people are watching.
The operation of Kouzuki security service and the party where Jii-chan is present will happen at the same time.
「 Yes, understood 」
Misuzu replies with a smile.
「 Kouzuki security service will prepare the invitations to the party. Well, I let Chief Yazawa and Ootoku-kun take care of the security in the party 」
Security’s needed in a party Jii-chan attends. They’ll leave that to Yazawa-san and Shou-neechan, and Rei-chan will work their all to punish the organized crime group in Kitakyushu.
「 Thanks, by the way, Kyouko-san’s participation will firmly be in a joking manner but you don’t mind that, do you? 」
「 We’ll ready ourselves for that 」
Shou-neechan replies tensed.
「 But, Kyouko-san might be as strong as she could be if it’s helping Rei-chan out 」
After all, Kyouko-san’s strong. Her fighting power is absurdly strong.
「 Oh, did I say that Kyouko-san’s coming to help? 」
「 Kyouko-san will participate as the enemy 」
「 The organized group in Kitakyushu is just too weak to establish the reputation for Shou-san and Reika-san you know? 」
「 Then, this is from Kyouko-san. I printed out the attachment from her mail 」
Minaho-neesan hands Shou-neechan a thick document.
「 Kyouko-san’s criticisms of Shou-san’s plan and her additions. Read it thoroughly so you won’t miss anything on the performance 」
Rei-chan is at loss of words.
Shou-neesan looks at the document.
「 Ahaha, a change of operation spot 」
「 The places are limited if you want to show a flashy battle while not bothering the people, right? Kyouko-san already picked the venue 」
「 I see, this is an ideal venue. As expected of her! 」
Shou-neechan is impressed with Kyouko-san’s plan.
「 Where’s the venue? 」
「 Green Mountains Film Studio 」
Minaho-neesan replied with a smile.
「 It’s a huge outdoor studio for television studios. In there, no matter how much they rampage, people won’t be harmed, and there are facilities for broadcast in place 」
As expected of Kyouko-san, she knew a good place and reserved it right away.
「 If you have any questions then contact me directly, also, this is Kyouko-san’s current number 」
Minaho-neesan hands over a memo.
「 Haa, I feel like the hurdle has gotten higher 」
Shou-neechan smiles wryly.
Rei-chan’s still frozen.
「 It’s okay. Kyouko-san’s joining in so the show tonight will be worth watching. Kyouko-san is a genius showgirl 」
Yeah, Kyouko-san never fails to disappoint.
「 Also, you girls also have the makings of a showgirl. It’ll be hard, but there’s nothing to be afraid of. Rampage as much as you want 」
A massive barricade named Kyouko Messer.
「 Indeed you’re right, was my plan this small? Instead of toppling the guys from Kitakyushu, Kyouko Messer has an enormous impact 」
「 I wonder if I can win? 」
Rei-chan’s face is completely frozen.
「 Winning is unthinkable. Just think about making it a draw. That’s the fight you’re going in 」
Shou-neechan knits her eyebrows and sighs.
「 Please do your best 」
Agnes tells the two with a smile.
「 That’s right! Go and beat up Kyouko-san! 」
Katsuko-nee said laughing.
「 Yeah! I’m rooting for you! Onee-chan! 」
Mana smiles at the two.
「 Let’s do our best, Reika, this is a do-or-die situation 」
「 Y-Yes, Shou-oneesama 」
The two guards seem to have resolved themselves.
「 By the way, Danna-sama, which group will you join in tonight? 」
Misuzu asks me.
「 Which group? 」
I asked, Misuzu:
「 One is with us, the group going to the party 」
「 Misuzu-chan, Mitchi, and I, then, Minaho-chan, Katsuko-chan, Margo-chan, and Nei-chan’s group 」
Ruriko counts the members.
「 The other is the group house-sitting in the mansion 」
「 Me, Agnes-chan, Edie-chan, Megu-oneechan 」
「 Nagisa and Mao-chan will be back by then 」
「 And lastly, the group going to the fight venue with Shou-san and Reika-san 」
Minaho-neesan looks at me.
「 No, it’s dangerous so please don’t come 」
Rei-chan tells me, but.
I know what Minaho-neesan wants to say.
In the fight grounds, Yukino will be taken as the bait for the gang from Kitakyushu.
Is it okay for her to show up in that place?
Also, can Shou-neechan control Yukino?
「 It’s up to you to choose 」
Minaho-neesan said. The gaze of the women in the room concentrates on me.
Everyone knows my obsession with Yukino.
They wish for me to give up my thoughts for Yukino and concentrate on protecting the family.
I also think I have to.
The correct choice is to go with Misuzu and Ruriko.
If not, I’ll have to stay at home with Mana.
「 You don’t need to answer now,. You can decide by tonight 」
Minaho-neesan gave me time.
◇ ◇ ◇
「 Then, Danna-sama, we’ll be going 」
Misuzu and Ruriko will go to buy a dress for the party tonight.
「 Yeah, make sure to surprise Jii-chan 」
「 Yes, I know. Grandfather loves us dressing up in childish clothing 」
Jii-chan raised his grandchildren under his control.
「 We need to show Grandfather that Ruri-tan and I are now adults 」
Misuzu said with a smile.
Ruriko shows a gloomy face.
「 Yeah. Jii-chan needs to accept that you’re no longer the Misuzu and Ruriko in his ideal delusions. And if Jii-chan still want to be your grandfather, then you two have to show how much you adore Jii-chan 」
Ruriko who’s the substitute for Jii-chan’s first love is no longer here.
Jii-chan is no longer allowed to rule over Ruriko and Misuzu.
But, their blood relationship doesn’t change, his granddaughter still loves Jii-chan.
As a family.
He has to understand that.
「 That’s true, if this goes on, it’ll be painful for Yoshiko-sama 」
Ruriko thinks of her cousin that grew up with her since forever.
「 Yes. Yoshiko-san has never lived as the daughter of Kouzuki house until now, and suddenly, she’s made to carry the heavy responsibility of the house 」
Misuzu and Ruriko were born and raised to be a noble’s daughter, so they have resistance. They won’t be crushed down easily.
But, Ruriko’s attendant, as a vassal, Yoshiko-san didn’t grow up with that strength.
「 Yoshiko-sama must be lonely alone by Grandfather’s side 」
「 Then we have to hurry up and restore our relationship with Grandfather to normal 」
Misuzu speaks precisely of Ruriko and Jii-chan.
Misuzu and Jii-chan’s relationship isn’t that broken.
「 I will not return Ruriko to Jii-chan. But, I’d like their relationship as grandfather and granddaughter to be fixed 」
「 Yes, Onii-sama 」
Ruriko nods to me.
In fact, I’d like them to build a new one instead of fixing it.
A kind relationship of a family.
If not, Jii-chan won’t feel a peace of mind.
Then, Jii-chan’s unstable heart will be turned to Yoshiko-san who’s left alone with him.
「 U-Uhm, Master 」
Michi comes to me.
「 What’s up, Michi? 」
「 It’s about me wearing a dress 」
「 Yeah. Michi. Put on a cute dress. Make sure it’s the absurdly cute one 」
「 T-That’s 」
Michi’s feeling obliged.
「 Uhm, I’m still Misuzu-chan’s guard 」
「 But, you’re my woman, right? Then I’d like to see a cute Michi 」
「 B-But, the thought of wearing a dress that would stand out more than Misuzu-chan 」
Oh, it’s the “guards can’t stand out more than their master.”
「 That’s not a problem. The trends will be different 」
「 Trends? 」
「 Misuzu and Ruriko will wear mature and sexy clothes, Michi will wear cute ones. The theme is pretty cute! 」
「 Isn’t that a bit childish 」
「 It’s cute! Make use of your beauty, Michi! 」
「 No, I’m not beautiful 」
「 You’re beautiful. And cute. Really cute 」
I hug Michi and whisper to her ears.
「 If the cute Michi wears a cute dress, I’m sure the cuteness will double. It’ll triple. Anyway, it’ll be absurdly cute. I want to see that cute Michi 」
「 I’m not cute! 」
Ugh! Too Cute!
「 Anyway, it’s an order! Misuzu and Ruriko, find a good one 」
I tell the two.
「 Yes, Onii-sama! 」
「 Michi, prepare yourself! 」
Misuzu tells Michi.
「 I’ll choose a cute dress, and then Danna-sama will embrace you in that dress 」
Michi got startled.
「 Would you embrace me while wearing a dress? 」
「 Well, I don’t mind 」
「 Do you not mind even if it’s a white, thin, and shimmering dress? 」
「 That’s no problem at all 」
I don’t get the image in Michi’s head, but.
Well, Misuzu and Ruriko will fix that dress.
「 If I’m wearing a dress then I’d love to be raped, uhm 」
「 Don’t worry about that, if you want me to come and rape you then wear a cute dress 」
「 That’s right, Michi. We’ll be choosing clothes with that as the standard 」
「 Yes, I see 」
No. What’s with that shining eyes now?
Well, it’s a good thing to have Michi who’s indifferent with clothes have fun with fashion.
「 Onii-chan, Edie-chan said she wants to go with Misuzu-chan 」
Mana tells me.
「 Edie-chan has no clothes though 」
Oh, I see.
Edie came to this mansion with only the clothes she was wearing.
She doesn’t have her own clothes.
「 You’re right. Then buy whatever she wants. I’ll pay for it 」
「 We also have to buy clothes for Agnes and Mana-san, we can’t do it today 」
It’s still difficult to bring Agnes to a department store filled with many people.
Mana also can’t go because the public is filled with the news of Shirasaka Sousuke’s death. It’s just painful for Mana to look at, and it’s also troublesome if they discover Mana’s identity due to some coincidence. We don’t know who we would meet during the day in the downtown too.
「 We’ll find time in two to three days and go 」
Right, today’s the last day of the Golden Week. Stores are crowded right now.
If Mana and Agnes are going shopping, then it’s better to aim for free time during weekdays.
「 Reika will be your escort and driver 」
「 I still have to revise all my instructions to my men based on this revised plan Kyouko-san made 」
Shou-chan has to return to Kouzuki security service head office.
「 Then, I’ll finish Rei-chan’s uniform by the time you come back 」
Katsuko-nee said, then smiled.
The size isn’t fixed yet, so it’s not in the perfect state.
「 Then please 」
Rei-chan bows her head.
◇ ◇ ◇
Shou-neechan departs with the dress set.
「 Now then, I have a bit of work to do 」
Minaho-neesan tries to exit the room.
「 Ah, please wait! 」
Mana chases after MInaho-neesan.
「 Uhm, there’s something I’d like to talk about 」
「 Oh, what is it? 」
Minaho-neesan turns to Mana.
「 Can we talk alone? 」
「 Sure, come with me 」
Minaho-neesan takes Mana with her.
What is it about? I’m worried.
When I thought of that:
「 Dear, sorry but could you look after Agnes-chan for a while? I’ll fix Rei-chan’s uniform 」
Katsuko-nee tells me.
「 Sure, I don’t mind. Come here, Agnes 」
「 Yes, desuno, Papa! 」
Agnes hugs me happily.
「 What should we do? Sex? 」
「 No, we just had sex 」
「 Agnes wants to do it a lot! 」
The half-foreign blonde beauty smiles like an angel to me.
In Agnes’ case, it’s not that her sexual desire is endless.
She just wants physical contact.
「 Agnes-chan. He’s tired so let him rest 」
Katsuko-nee follows up
「 There’s a video software Nagisa uses for Mao-chan in that room, would you like to watch? 」
Oh, that’s better.
「 There’s a TV and sofa there. There are players lined up over there, see? 」
Looking at it. Is it this?
“Nikoniko pon,” “The child got big,” “Working Car,” “Working Old man,” “The Girls at the Japanese Alps,” “Love fighters Poly and Anna,” “Junior Sailor Stars,” “Rumored detectives Toy and Kunimatsu.”
Let’s not watch anime. Agnes probably never saw anime before.
Let’s go with “animals in Africa.”
I made the decision when I saw the lion packaging image.
Since Edie mentioned Lion too much, I got curious about Lion’s ecology.
「 Let’s watch this! 」
「 Yes, desuno! 」
Agnes seems to be okay with anything.
I put in the disc to the player.
Then, I lay down on the sofa.
「 Papa!! 」
Agnes cuddles with me.
「 There we go! 」
I hugged Agnes and play the video with the remote control.
「 Oh, Africa is impressive 」
For now, it’s the cliche mount Kilimanjaro and green plains.
「 Where is this? 」
Agnes gets caught by the photo of Savannah.
「 It’s a garden spread out too wide 」
Oh, to Agnes, green is all garden.
「 It’s Africa 」
「 Africa? Where is that? 」
「 It’s in the south 」
It’s hot there. I’m sure it’s in the south. It should be near the equator.
「 Where is the south? 」
Agnes doesn’t even know that since she’s confined in the basement all this time.
「 Well, you see. 」
I look out of the window.
It’s in the afternoon, so there’s the sun,.
「 Yeah, it’s around there. That’s the south. It must be 」
「 This is over there 」
Agnes compares Africa in the screen and the direction I’m pointing at.
「 It’s roughly there. It might be a bit different in reality 」
「 Why, desuno, Papa? 」
「 Because the earth is round 」
I don’t get it but, maybe.
「 Round? 」
Ah, she doesn’t even know the Earth.
「 Yeah, next time I’ll show you the globe, ah, look, it’s a giraffe. Giraffe. That one is a giraffe. It’s called Giraffe 」
I point at the giraffe on the screen and try to gloss over the conversation.
「 Wow! Their necks are long, desuno! 」
Agnes is surprised.
「 Those kind of animals are in Africa 」
Agnes should know about the world. I want her to be interested in various things.
「 Papa, have you gone to Africa? 」
「 Nope. You see, Africa is really far away. You have to ride an airplane 」
「 Airplane? 」
Yeah, she’s a lot of trouble,.
「 Ah, look at this one, it’s an Elephant. Elephant! Paaooooon! 」
「 What’s that? 」
「 That’s his nose, his nose is so long he can move it freely 」
「 Wow! 」
Agnes is slowly getting interested in the African animals on screen.
Before long, the lion in the cover shows in a close-up.
「 Ah, that one is a lion, a huge cat. This show is showing the father Lion, and the simple mother Lion 」
「 Cool, desuno 」
I see, lions really have polygamy.
There’s a single male in the pride.
It makes me think of my situation.
I’m in this kind of situation.
But, the male lion doesn’t work usually.
Is that okay, hey?
「 Ah, there are a lot of small children 」
「 It’s a baby lion 」
The screen shows the mother lion breastfeeding the newborn lion.
「 The baby lion sucks the milk from their mother 」