Chapter 918. Night of Fun / Not here, Somewhere.
The three girls look at us from inside the room.
「 Ah, Otome-san, how did it go? 」
Despite calling her “that bitch,” or “Violent Psycho Lesbian” earlier,
As soon as Tendou Otome shows up, the blonde-haired girl speaks formally.
「 What’s wrong? Were you able to take money from Kouzuki? 」
「 I mean, do you have Sprite? 」
The red-haired, and perm haired girl speaks.
「 Okay, look at me please 」
Tsukiko moves forward and smiled.
The girls don’t know anything about Tsukiko’s power.
They unconsciously looked at her.
「 Okay, I’m now in control 」
Tsukiko took control over them.
「 Auu 」
「 Kuu 」
「 Ahe 」
The three girls show a dumbfounded face.
「 Now then, what shall we do, Kou-sama? 」
Tsukiko stares at the three and asks for my instructions.
We’re disposing of them through…
「 Erase her memories about us. Let them remember everything until before they fainted in the karaoke box from earlier 」
「 Okay. I think that’s also the best way to prevent any difficulty 」
「 The memories from until a few hours ago will only remain on the surface of one’s brain 」
They will remember that they came to Tokyo with their parents and their one week life here.
「 Make them think that we’ve captured their parents and disposed of them 」
After erasing their memories, add something.
「 Rewriting the memory that already exists is a heavy load, but, it’s not as heavy as creating a new one 」
「 Think of the mind as a water tank, if you are to change it, then you will stir the water inside, but, if you’re to add water, then all you have to do is pour water gently from the top 」
That means, we can add more, as long as it doesn’t contradict.
「 They lost sight of Tendou Otome-san and the other girls. But, if they look for the other girls, there’s a high chance that we’ll kill them, just like their parents, and so we mustn’t find them. Make it as scary as possible. Make them fear that they will die if they get involved with Kouzuki house 」
「 Yes, certainly 」
Tsukiko’s eyes opened wide.
「 Hii! 」
「 Uugh 」
「 Uga! 」
Oh, Tsukiko’s sending in the image of fear.
The faces of the three distort.
「 It’s done 」
She’s done altering the memories and adding fake ones using her Miko power.
「 Then, make them unconscious for now 」
「 Okay, now please lie down. Make sure that you don’t hit your head 」
The girls slowly fall to the ground,
「 Okay, now please fall unconscious Cut 」
「 !!!!! 」
They lost consciousness.
「 Okay, bring them to the front of the station while they’re unconscious. Let them hold to 10k yen at hand, they should be able to go back to Kansai with that 」
「 That won’t be enough if they want to ride the bullet train, well, they can use an ordinary train if they want to 」
「 I don’t care what else they do after this. It’s their life 」
I purposely said that.
My resolve will dull if I don’t speak it out.
「 W-Wait! T-These girls, T-They’re my… 」
Tendou Otome desperately tries to make an appeal despite being under Tsukiko’s control, but…
「 They’re nothing. You just know each other’s faces, they’re not your allies. They’re not your friends. They’re only using you, they’re hopeless girls who extort other girls 」
「 But, without me, these girls… 」
「 That’s not true. These girls will live as they please. Despite having STDs, despite being pregnant. They will live their life without a problem even without Otome 」
「 I think so too 」
Edie said. Tsukiko affirmed.
「 Or should I say that your existence will only spoil them 」
「 I’m thinking about all of my friends! 」
「 We know that you’re doing all your best, Tendou-san! But you see, these girls don’t understand your sentiment at all 」
「 You’ve seen how horrible these three are, right? 」
From the hallway, through the cameras.
「 If you don’t expel these girls, they will only continue to torment the others 」
These three intends to sell the other girls to the Yakuza.
「 D-Dammit! 」
Tendou Otome cursed.
I look at the dumbfounded girls.
「 Girls, listen to me 」
I look at them all.
They’re all looking down, they lack spirit.
「 These three are going away. And so, whatever they talked about earlier won’t happen 」
Abandoning Tendou Otome and the plain girl and head back to Kansai.
Selling Sonoko-san and Shigeyo-san’s body to acquaintances.
Selling the twins.
「 Also, Tendou Otome-san’s plans are also canceled 」
The plan to escape far away from the Kansai Yakuza’s hands and live together.
「 You can erase all of that and go back to the drawing board, think of what you want in your life 」
「 Like I mentioned earlier, you wouldn’t want to return to Kansai. Your life will always involve Yakuza there 」
The girls still look down.
They’re not looking at me.
「 Then, what about going to a relative that you can rely on and let them take custody of you? 」
Do these daughters of sacrificial pawn Yakuza have relatives like that?
「 Anyway, like I mentioned earlier, your parents are gone. You’ll never see them again 」
「 Is that absolute? 」
Shigeyo-san, the girl raped by the Yakuza, speaks up.
「 Will our fathers never return again? 」
「 I’m sorry to say, but yes… 」
「 They will completely evaporate, you won’t find a corpse nor a single strand of hair anymore 」
「 Hey, Edie? 」
Telling the daughters of the parents we’re about to kill that is…
「 Wrong, Darling. These girls don’t want to see their parents again. They hate them to the bone 」
「 If Father is still alive, they’ll find us wherever we go. And then, they’ll do that again 」
「 Is it for real? Will our fathers never come back? 」
Shigeyo-san looked up at me in tears.
「 Yeah, they won’t. No, they will never show again, no matter what happens. I promise you that 」
I don’t know what Minaho-neesan will do to dispose of them,
Shigeyo-san probably doesn’t want to see the corpse either.
Therefore, I promised her.
「 We’ll make sure that you don’t see the corpse, ashes, hair, and not even their DNA 」
「 Then, I can rely on my mother in Niigata. Grandpa and Grandma are still healthy. I’ve been scared of Father that I couldn’t run away since he can cause trouble to my Grandparents, but if Father’s never returning again… 」
She looks at Tendou Otome.
「 Otome-chan, forgive me. I know that you helped me out a lot, but I don’t want to go together with Otome-chan 」
「 Shigeyo, you? 」
「 I mean, if I’m with Otome-chan, I will never forget about Father and the Yakuza 」
「 I don’t want this anymore. I want to forget about the Yakuza, about Father, about Otome-chan and everyone 」
The words of this girl raped by the Yakuza is heavy.
「 I can erase all your unpleasant memories 」
Tsukiko tells Shigeyo-san.
「 I have that power 」
「 But, even if you make me forget everything, my virginity will not come back 」
If Tsukiko were to erase all her memories from getting raped, then…
Shigeyo-san will sense something strange when she goes and have sex with her lover.
「 They’re memories I don’t want to remember, but I don’t think I should forget them either 」
That means she looks at reality.
「 But, I can ease up your painful memories 」
「 You won’t forget the violence and assault, but I can remove the memories during the assault 」
「 Compared to remembering everything that they did when they raped you, it’s better to think that you lost consciousness and don’t remember anything 」
「 As for the frequency, it’s better to change the first time only. Well, if you remember that your father and your friends raped you, it will be too painful to you that you can’t have sex with your lover 」
「 Do you think I can get myself a lover? 」
Shigeyo-san speaks sadly.
「 You can. I mean, if you can’t, then how can you be happy? 」
「 Your Yakuza father will not come back Nothing scary will happen to you anymore, and so, it’s okay to reach happiness 」
「 But, my body… 」
「 It’s irrelevant! You’re finally able to escape your ties! If that’s the case, Shigeyo-san, face forward and survive 」
「 Yes. If Father’s no longer coming back 」
「 Then, I’ll change your memories into “Someone raped me once but I lost consciousness so I don’t remember.” Also, I will etch into your mind that your father will never come back and his friends will never come for you again 」
「 It’s all for you to grasp that courage to live on 」
「 I understand, please do 」
「 Kou-sama, it will take some time to change the minute details, please give us some time 」
「 Is it going to be okay? 」
The memory of the sexual assault has created a big scar in her heart and it will remain.
If Tsukiko were to alter that, Shigeyo-san’s mind will stir up too much.
「 It’s okay. I’m not altering her memory to think that it didn’t happen, but instead, make her think that it happened but she doesn’t remember the details 」
「 And I’ll just paint all the other scary memories black from the top 」
Oh. That means, the pain, bitterness, shame, fear from that time…
Tsukiko will paint it al out and change it to something she doesn’t understand.
「 Please do, Tsukiko 」
「 Yes 」
Tsukiko goes to Shigeyo-san.
「 Let’s hold hands. I need to go deep inside your mind 」
「 Thank you 」
Then, Tsukiko began using her power.
Shigeyo-san entrusts everything to Tsukiko.
「 Now then, Shigeyo-san is going to her Grandfather, what about the others? Do you have somewhere to go? 」
I ask the remaining girls, the plain-looking girl, the twins, and Sonoko-san.
「 I don’t have one 」
The plain girl speaks up this time.
「 My Grandpa was also Yakuza. And all of Father’s Yakuza relatives look at him poorly. There’s nobody to take custody of me 」
I see. They are Tendou Sadao’s accomplices.
They won’t like some guy who could become a sacrificial pawn anytime.
「 What are you going to do with girls that have no place to go? 」
The plain-looking girl asks me.
「 Hmmm, let’s see. What do we do? 」
I’m also troubled.
「 If that’s the case, come with Sonoko and me 」
Tendou Otome hasn’t abandoned her dream of living together.
「 I also don’t want to go with Otome-san 」
The plain-looking girl said.
「 Why?! 」
「 I mean, nothing will change if we do 」
「 That’s not true! Our parents aren’t with us anymore! 」
「 But, it’s the same to me 」
The plain girl looks down.
「 Father, Otome-san, you’re both as scary to me 」
「 You’re scared of me? 」
「 I mean, Otome-san always glares at me with a scary face! And you shout at me harshly! 」
「 I-I… 」
The plain girl cut her conversation with Tendou Otome and turned to me.
「 I’ll do anything if that means I won’t have to return to my former life! Anyway, I don’t want to go back to Kansai anymore! I don’t want to go home anymore! I don’t want to see my parents nor get close anywhere with the Yakuza! 」
The shouts her thoughts.
「 I don’t want to see those three anymore either! 」
The points at the blonde, red, and perm haired girls on the floor.
「 And I don’t want to be together with Otome-san anymore! 」
Tendou Otome listens to her screams in mute amazement.
「 It’s all because everyone bullies me!! I hate everyone!! 」
This girl has been holding back her negative emotions all this time.
「 Me too? 」
Tendou Otome finally spoke but that’s all that came out of her mouth.
「 That’s what I hate most about you! You’re always looking down on me, calling me useless, looking down on me like that!!! 」
Tendou Otome’s emotions towards her friends is a fruitless effort.
It doesn’t reach them.
「 I don’t care where I go but I want to live in a different world!! I hate everyone around me so far and the world where I’m always alone!! I want to somewhere I won’t see anyone again!! I don’t care if it’s harsher if I experience worse than what I had now! But, I don’t want to stay here, I don’t want to live here, I want to go away! 」
She starts crying.
Her emotions erupted.
I don’t know what’s good for her.
『 Are you sure when you said that you’ll do anything? 』
Minaho-neesan’s voice comes from the speakers.
「 ?!!! 」
The plain girl stopped crying in surprise.
『 I’m asking. You will do anything as long as you can have a different life than you have now, will you? 』
「 I-I’ll do it. A-Anything! 」
『 I am Kuromori Minaho, a manager of a brothel that targets men in the upper class 』
『 Do you get it? My brothel isn’t an ordinary one. All our customers are wealthy, and well, most of them are elderly. They don’t do anything scary, or should I say that we refrain from entertaining customers who seek to do anything violent to my girls 』
Shirasaka Sousuke’s management age will no longer return.
We will not accept maniacs as customers.
『 Well, would you like to work for us for five years? In five years, you can earn at least 30 million yen. Most girls that worked for me used the money they saved up to start their own business 』
「 It’s true, there’s a flower shop, a beauty parlor, and there’s also someone preparing to open a bakery 」
『 You will have to work for me for five years and you’re free after that. The wealthy customers also support the former prostitutes when they start their business. Besides, they’re influential people, so they can protect you from the Yakuza. That is if you become our prostitute 』
「 Hey, wait. Don’t just solicit my friend to become your prostitute! 」
Tendou Otome says, but…
『 Didn’t she tell you just earlier? Her life is not yours to decide, is it? Then, you shouldn’t meddle in 』
「 I’m her… 」
At that moment.
「 Don’t call me that! I’m not Otome-san’s subordinate! I’m Kurosawa Naoko! 」
The plain-looking girl shouted.
『 Then, what will you do, Kurosawa Naoko-san? 』
『 Well, if you don’t want it, well, we can send you to an orphanage. And in that place, you’ll find someone who meddles with you like Tendou-san, and bullies, like those three over there. It will be a repeat of your life. Other people will meddle with you, and drag you around 』
『 If you become a prostitute for me, naturally, it’s hard, as your job is to sell your body to males. But, ours is a high-class brothel. The customers belong to the top-class, and so you will have to wear the first-class dress, and train to become a first-class woman. It will undoubtedly change your life. I guarantee you that 』
Edie whispers to my ears.
「 I think that she’s going to accept Minaho’s offer 」
「 Why do you think so? 」
Even if she will entertain a wealthy man, she’s still a prostitute.
Kurosawa-san is still a virgin and is young.
She should resist the idea of becoming a prostitute.
「 She’s a daughter of yakuza. She knows a lot of women who sell their body 」
「 The girls that are sleeping there are already talking about compensated dating too 」
Right, these three mentioned it.
That they’re daughters of Yakuza, and so they have no other path to choose but soapland.
「 And that girl is already under the impression that if she grows up, her parents will send her to prostitution anyway 」
In short, she’s already thought that she might become a prostitute.
「 And then, she’s more inclined to work if it’s not just prostitution, but she can also gain money without the involvement of Yakuza 」
「 But, look at my face 」
She touches her face.
「 Do you think that someone would want to play with such an ugly woman like me? 」
『 Oh? They belong in the upper-class, and so, they seek women with that simple look as yours 』
「 H-Hey, don’t get fooled 」
Tendou Otome said, but.
「 Shut up! I’m having an important conversation! 」
Kurosawa-san seems interested.
『 I have three conditions, however. That is to take this seriously. You’re to never lie to me or my customers. And start thinking of what your life will be after that five years of prostitution 』
「 Those we mentioned that started their business have started preparations while they were still active 」
『 Indeed, I won’t mind if you take lectures from the course about opening a business. Your prostitution work starts at night, and so you can use daytime to learn 』
『 Although, since our customers belong to the upper-class, if they come to like you, then they will be a great help, but if you were impolite to them, then it will be hard for you 』
「 Hard? 」
『 You’ll experience horrors worse than death. Although, as long as you’re a good prostitute for the customers, then you won’t have to worry about that 』
Carrot and stick. That’s the way to draw her in.
『 Then, what will you do? Kurosawa-san? Would you try it out? 』
「 I don’t know if I can 」
『 You can. I’m sure that you’ll become a famous prostitute. That’s what I believe, and that’s the reason why I called you out 』
『 Do you get it? I haven’t offered the same deal to the other girls, have I? 』
When we were dealing with the three girls or Shigeyo-san…
Minaho-neesan didn’t intervene.
『 Sorry, Kou, I wanted to get her no matter what 』
She entrusted the girls to me, and yet Minaho-neesan intervened, thus, the apology.
Speaking of which, Minaho-neesan mentioned that we can use this plain-looking girl.
「 No, it’s okay. So, what’s your answer, Kurosawa-san? 」
I asked her.
「 I’ll do my best. I don’t know a lot, but I’ll do my best 」
「 Hey, wait, don’t decide on your own! 」
Tendou Otome’s voice doesn’t reach Kurosawa-san anymore.
「 But, it’s my chance! I can leave the world I’ve been through before! 」
「 But it’s still prostitution! You’re selling your body to men! 」
「 It’s better than my life until now! 」
「 It was hell!! It’s always been hell for me! 」
The world she wants to abandon has Tendou Otome in it.
「 I’ll do anything! Please take care of me. 」
Tendou Otome lost another friend.
The door opens up.