Lastly, Minaho-neesan and Yomi show up.
「 Ah, I look like I’m tied up, but it’s actually like this! 」
Yomi flaps her hand while smiling.
Oh, she can untangle it quickly.
「 She will also have a gag and blindfold on-site 」
「 Okay, don’t be too hard on me 」
「 Well then, let’s go 」
Minaho-neesan gave the order. Everyone started moving.
Yomi and Michi will move together with Minaho-neesan.
However, Michi will jump in to ambush the enemy on the karaoke box once there’s a go sign.
Kinoshita-san, Anjou Mitama, and Kinuka will attract the attention of the enemy outside by doing a street performance. While at it, they will also suppress Irokuchou Ichiro’s group, who will come in sweeping.
Edie and Tendou Otome are going to sneak in from behind.
Then, Nei, Adelheid-san, and I are going inside to check the situation.
「 The car’s this way 」
Kinoshita-san brings us to the place where Shou-neechan prepared the truck.
Yeah, that’s one trunk surrounded by an aluminum square wall with a “Moving company” mark in it.
「 Can Kinoshita-san drive this until we’re one block away from the objective? Edie-san and Tendou-san will take the passenger seat 」
Two-ton trucks can only have three people in the seats.
Therefore, the remaining people will hide inside the cargo compartment.
It’s illegal to have people inside the truck’s cargo compartment, but,
We’ve been criminals from the start, what’s the problem then?
「 Why am I in front? 」
Tendou Otome’s irritated.
「 It can’t be helped, you’re the only one who wears clothing for the moving company. 」
「 I’m also wearing the same clothes so they’ll see us as part-timers wearing this uniform 」
Edie’s wearing the same fatigues as Tendou Otome, then she hides her face with a cap.
Yeah, they have the sporty form, and that makes them look like part-time girls who are at the end of their shift after their moving work.
「 Well, you too 」
Tendou Otome looks at Kinoshita-san.
「 But, you know, what about this Takeda Shingen driver of ours? 」
Kinoshita-san and Anjou sisters are wearing a white hooded costume, imitating Takeda Shingen.
「 Igosoo!! 」
Kinoshita-san shouted something I couldn’t understand.
That’s got nothing to do with Takeda Shingen at all!
「 It doesn’t matter much, either way, this place is under surveillance. Once the truck moves out, they’ll follow behind immediately 」
Minaho-neesan tells Tendou Otome.
「 A truck from a moving company comes out of the Kouzuki mansion at a time like this? It’s too obvious 」
「 No, no, those old men won’t know that! They’re stupid and trash that they even do lookout properly 」
Tendou Otome said.
「 Either way, they’re all talking without a care in that dark karaoke box room, sweating on their foreheads and worry endlessly saying “Yooo, what do we do?!” and they’ll continue that without reaching a conclusion 」
「 Really? I wonder about that 」
「 W-Well, they might go outside for scouting, but, they won’t have time to check up on the gate of Kouzuki house to monitor us, that’s how they are 」
Tendou Otome speaks flatly.
「 But, what about Irokuchou Ichirou-san? 」
Minaho-neesan smiles wryly.
「 Oh right. They might be watching. They could send some underling punk to watch 」
Tendou Sadao’s group is a group of useless Yakuza and their wives, but,
Irokuchou Ichirou’s side follows an organization hierarchy, and so, there should be some underlings who will follow orders.
「 Therefore, Tendou-san, you should look out from the window of the car and check if there are enemies close by 」
Minaho-neesan said while showing a wry smile.
「 I don’t think Irokuchou Ichirou-san will make a move until they confirm that Yomi-chan is in this truck. But, it would be a problem if they show up before our operation begins 」
If we start combat with Irokuchou Ichirou before we arrived at Tendou Sadao’s location, then.
We won’t know what Tendou Sadao will do out of fear.
It will be a problem if they barricade themselves together with the eight girls as hostages.
If that happens and the media covered it on their news, it will become a big one.
They will force a link to Kouzuki house and spread gossips immediately.
Kansai Yakuza wants to throw scandals on Kouzuki house.
They don’t care using either of the two groups as long as it creates material for the story.
「 But, I don’t know all of Ichirou’s subordinates at all 」
Tendou Otome replied.
「 Even so, it’s better than not knowing a single one of them, right? An ordinary car can have someone monitoring from the rear seats, but we don’t have that privilege with the truck. You, Kinoshita-san, and Edie will be our eyes 」
「 Okay, if that’s the case 」
Tendou Otome looks at Edie.
「 I can receive the specific instructions from her, right? 」
「 Yes, if you’d please 」
「 Haa, can’t do anything about it 」
Tendou Otome boards the passenger seat.
Edie also enters.
「 Well then, I’m opening the cargo 」
Kinoshita-san opens up the cargo door.
「 I’ll leave the lights on! We have a spare battery, so it’s okay 」
Oh, we have lights inside. That helps.
「 This cargo compartment can’t close from the outside, so get in 」
Kinoshita-san will go out and close the door for us.
「 Heave-ho 」
「 Heave-ho! 」
The Anjou sisters wearing Shingen clothing stuffs a long wrapping cloth-wrapped item and a long stick in the truck.
I think those are the tools they’re going to use for the street performance.
The back of the cargo compartment has boxes of binding tools.
We’ll use this later to tie up Tendou Sadao’s group.
「 Load this up too 」
「 Certainly! 」
Kinuka-san holds onto Kinoshita-san’s heavy flail.
I don’t think she can drive if she has that.
「 Yo-chan, let’s get in 」
「 Yeah 」
Nei, Minaho-neesan, Adelheid-san, and I get inside.
「 Is that okay? What about Tendou Otome? 」
I asked. Tsukiko.
「 Yes. I planted the suggestion to follow Edie-san’s instructions no matter what during the operation. It’s something light. It should be okay 」
「 There we go! 」
Yomi also gets in
「 Then, if you’d please 」
Minaho-neesan told Kinoshita-san after confirming that everyone’s inside.
「 Okay, okay 」
Gacha, gacha, gacha
The doors closed.
After a while, I hear the sound of another door closing in.
Kinoshita-san’s in the driver’s seat now.
The engine starts.
The truck starts moving.
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「 This will be a battle for speed 」
The two-ton truck drives us around.
Minaho-neesan starts speaking.
「 We need to clean things up twice as fast as you can imagine 」
「 What does that mean? 」
「 That means, we have no time to check everything. Concentrate only on suppressing the enemy and incapacitate them 」
「 Oh, that means we don’t have to observe and think of how we can deal with them? 」
「 Correct. You’ll find yourself in deep trouble if you try to understand how the enemy thinks. After all, they’re people who never think of the minor details 」
Tendou Sadao is that kind of Yakuza.
「 They come up with ideas on the spot and move unexpectedly…That means you can’t take your time with them 」
「 That’s correct. If you give them the opportunity, they will move outside of our expectations. If they take action outside our hypothesis, it will be hard to deal with them 」
「 They’re people who will use a nuclear weapon to kill a rat in the kitchen. They don’t think of the consequences. They will only use whatever they have on hand by reflex 」
「 That means, don’t give them anything that they can reach out for 」
「 Yes. Kou, once we give the go sign, we need every one of them to fall unconscious, Michi-san, you can use Shingetsu. Immobilize them 」
「 Certainly 」
「 Also, as for the eight girls 」
「 Force them all to faint using your Shingetsu 」
What does that mean?
「 Do you know about Stockholm syndrome? 」
Minaho-neesan looks at me.
「 It’s when the victims that were kidnapped spent a long time with their abductor that they start to sympathize with them 」
「 Besides, in this case, it’s their real parents that confine them. Tendou Otome shows hatred towards her father, but some of them might still have affection for their parents 」
「 Actually, we might be able to save them by having Tendou Otome-san talk to them and tell them that their parents are wrong once they see their fathers unconscious, but that’s unlikely 」
The girls we rescued may come and attack us.
「 Therefore, make them faint using Shingetsu as soon as you meet them 」
MInaho-neesan tells Michi.
「 However, Tendou Otome-san won’t like that method, would she? 」
Tendou Otome’s coming to rescue her friends.
If Michi uses Shingetsu on them, she’ll think that it’s a vicious assault.
「 That is why we placed Michi-san on another group. Besides, Edie’s with her 」
Edie can hold down Tendou Otome acting rashly.
「 To tell the truth, I couldn’t predict the current state of the eight girls. If they’re in despair or accumulating fury, then they might explode at any time. There’s a high likelihood of children to become crazy if their parents violated them 」
「 Therefore, Yomi, you can’t peek into their minds. Their decayed thoughts can pull you in and break you as well 」
Tsukiko told Yomi.
「 I will look after the eight daughters 」
Tsukiko’s mentally stable compared to Yomi and Luna.
「 If there are significant wounds on the girls’ minds, then I will heal them. That’s the job of the Takakura shrine maiden 」
She speaks calmly.
「 Therefore, I will be in charge of the girls, oh, Tendou Otome-san too 」
She looks at the driver’s seat area.
「 She seems quite wounded as well 」
Tendou Otome’s heart?
「 Uhm, what about me? 」
Anjou Mitama asks Minaho-neesan.
「 As for us, is it okay to punish Irokuchou Ichirou-san’s group once they come to attack? 」
Can they adjust their strength so they won’t kill people?
「 I will leave you two to Kinoshita-san. What did she tell you? 」
「 That’s…uhm, to not forget about comedy when there are spectators 」
「 She told us to deliver comedy to the audience 」
The sisters seem confused.
「 I do not understand what it means to create comedy while fighting, but… 」
「 Yes. Our Anjou arts style taught us to remain beautiful when fighting 」
「 Our beautiful combat becomes comedic, hey, Kinuka? 」
「 Yes, Mitama-oneesama. It’s confusing 」
These sisters used that Skylab Hurricane Mixer on Kyouko-san, and yet.
They think that they’re showing off a fair fight?
I guess they do.
「 Despite her appearance, Kinoshita-san is an expert in combat for years 」
「 Yes. She seems to be older than she looks 」
Michi, that’s not how you should say that.
She looks so young that you can mistake her for a schoolgirl, but,
Kinoshita-san’s only in her mid-twenties, right?
「 She has plenty of experience in combat, more than several tens than yours. You should follow her and learn 」
「 Kuromori-sama is correct. Us sisters only train in the house, hardly have any combat experience 」
Minaho-neesan and Michi told the two.
「 I-I see. I understand! 」
「 Then, we’ll follow Kinoshita-san’s instructions! 」
The two nodded.
The two of them are wearing Takeda Shingen clothing, so it’s surreal.
The truck stopped.
Bang bang. Banging comes from the driver’s seat.
Gacha, gacha, gacha.
The door on the deck opened.
「 Okay, we’ve arrived one block away from the destination 」
Kinoshita-san, Edie, and Tendou Otome show up.
「 Did anyone tail us? 」
Minaho-neesan asks Edie.
「 They’re over there. The yellow rental car. Their license plate has “Wa” So I found it out right away 」
「 They’re on call right now, must be calling their friends over? 」
Tendou Otome said. Minaho-neesan.
「 Wait 」
She shows her face outside the truck and looks around.
「 Not there, they’re over there 」
Edie holds down Tendou Otome’s hand that was about to point them out.
「 Minaho’s not looking for the car that was following us, she’s showing herself to them 」
「 Huh? 」
「 We need to grab Irokuchou Ichirou-san’s group. Therefore, we need them to come over 」
Minaho-neesan takes out her phone while saying that.
She’s doing some stuff while showing her face.
「 Ah, hello. It’s me, Fuji Mineko 」
She’s calling Tendou Sadao.
「 It went smoothly. We’ve taken out the Takakura shrine daughter, the second daughter…If I recall, it was Yomiko. Yes, she’s sleeping right now, she will not wake up until after 12 hours 」
Hearing that, Yomi, who’s hiding with me inside the truck, smiled.
「 Also, I prepared a car for your escape. It’s a mover truck, but I think that you can fit everyone in the cargo compartment. Huh? What? You don’t want to move your group inside a truck? It looks like some underground theater act? But can you do anything about it? If we borrow a bus, it will stand out. Besides, you guys can’t drive a bus, can you? Two-ton trucks only need ordinary permits. Yes. You only need it until you escape Tokyo. If you can’t endure that, then you can abandon it at around Shinyokohama and go back to Kansai through bullet train…Buy your own tickets. I’m not going to shoulder that 」
They still complain despite having a truck prepared for their escape.
Seriously, they’re not even looking at their own situation.
「 Err, right. Then, twenty minutes from now. We will come alongside the karaoke box after 20 minutes. The trade will happen there, is that good enough? What? You want us to hurry? I can’t. We also have Kouzuki SS watching us. You need to wait at least for twenty minutes 」
Minaho-neesan speaks on the phone.
「 Okay, well then. That’s twenty minutes, I’ll call you once we arrive. Well then, that was Fuji Mineko! 」
Minaho-neesan ended the call.
「 Michi-san, go outside 」
「 Okay? 」
Michi goes out of the truck.
「 Fortunately, there are hardly any pedestrians 」
Kinoshita-san chose to park the truck to where pedestrians can’t see us coming down from the truck.
「 In short, it’s only the people over there that can see us 」
Irokuchou Ichirou’s minions from the car that followed us.
「 Michi-san, can you see the old traffic sign over there? 」
「 Y-Yes 」
Yeah, there’s a slightly twisted sign over there, it’s scribbled with spray paint.
「 Destroy that one, go all out 」
「 Roger 」
Michi jumps lightly and then…
She takes out the red whip from her skirt.
「 Red Bute! 」
The tip of the whip breaks the speed of sound.
Furthermore, the tip of Michi’s whip has metal edge.
The traffic sign metal plate is chopped off.
「 Sei!!! 」
Michi swings her whip more.
Ga! Ga! Ga!
She shaves off the pillar continuously.
「 Last! 」
I-It fell. The signpost fell!
She swings her whip again.
The traffic sign plate is cut to small pieces, and the post snapped in half.
That was the sound of metal fragments falling on the asphalt floor.
「 And that is all 」
Michi exhaled and places back her whip under her skirt.
「 Thank you, Michi-san 」
「 With that, the observers will not come after us until Irokuchou Ichirou-san arrives 」
Oh, I see.
「 They don’t want to get hurt alone 」
That’s why Michi had her demonstration.
「 That’s cool 」
Tendou Otome’s surprised.
「 We can do better than that! 」
「 Than that! 」
Anjou sisters are burning with a sense of rivalry.
「 Right. Let’s do it, let’s do it! Okay, give me my stuff!
Kinoshita said, then goes outside the truck to do a street performance with her flail.
「 Yo-chan, let’s go 」
「 Yeah, Adelheid-san 」
I look at Adelheid-san.
Adelheid-san is a bit gloomy.
「 You okay, A-chan? 」
Nei calls her out.
「 Ah, I’m okay. Let’s go 」
Why did this girl think of participating in this operation?
She didn’t follow Torii-san’s instructions but instead did it voluntarily.
Such a question shows in my mind while we’re departing.