「They’re just generous Ojou-sama therefore she could do what she wanted. That’s why she came in a colorful dress like today and tries to sell her name to the celebrities by saying she’s Ruriko-san’s bodyguard」

That pink suit and pumps.

The four followers were for that?

「…Aneue’s not like that before. As expected, when she won the inter-high school competition and made big by the press. Until then, she’s been steadily training…and recently, she’s looking forward to going to glamorous places…!」

Michi said.

「The person who lived in a serious simple life finally got lost her way it seems」

Megu said.

「Oh, she finally made her[debut]at third year high school…! Of course she’ll become restless」

Mana who’s been longing for the world of adults while being a second year middle school girl, laughs.

「It’s a miserable story. When she’s seen on television, received fan letters, she’s completely in high spirits and recently…she’s absorbed in cosmetics and clothes…!」


「It hurts to have your sister turn like that…Mana knows a person who has an elder sister who’s a junkie at dressing up…!」

No…that’s you.

I remember Yukino’s room messy with clothes and cosmetics.


What happened to Mana’s memory of Shirasaka Maika?

It didn’t become a split personality did it?

I’m a bit worried.

「Speaking of which…Haruka-san and others hasn’t returned yet」

Megu said.

True…I feel like they’re too late.

「Could it be that she’s scared of Michi-san and ran away?」

Mana said meanly.

「That’s not the case…Aneue thinks that I’m weaker than her…」

Michi said calmly.

「Also…Aneue wouldn’t think of turning her tail and running away before the[symposium]tonight」

She’d sell herself to the celebrities even if she dies…

「Perhaps…she’s finding a plan for her sure-win」


「Aneue doesn’t truest everyone in[Kuromori]…」

I see, she’s thinking that Margo-san would be intruding halfway

「…Really, she’s underestimating a lot」

Margo-san grins.

「Well…I can roughly imagine what kind of moves she’ll be using」

Wow…Margo-san, your smile is scaryyyy.

「I’ll leave that to Margo…let’s return our topic to Ruriko-san…」

Minaho-neesan turns back the topic.

「Katsuko and I didn’t appear so Ruriko-san wasn’t cautious」


「Yoshida-kun, Megumi, Mana-san are in the same generation so there’s no problem…Margo and Nei are personally honest so it’s pure in a sense」

「There’s no sense, we’re pure!」

Nei-san pouts from what Minaho-neesan said.

「Well, even if I’m somewhat suspicious, she only thought of me as Yoshida-kun’s bodyguard…」

Margo-san’s my bodyguard?!

「Since you’re introduced as Misuzu’s boyfriend…Ruriko-san thinks of Yoshida-kun as a son of a good family」


My face looks like a commoner…

「…The suit Yoshida-kun wearing now is really a good one」

This suit is something I borrowed from Minaho-neesan’s grandfather…

「Now ay…did it cost 100k yen?」

When I asked, Margo-san laughs.

「You can’t afford it even with 1M yen」

…T-That much?

「This fabric is a vintage one…you can’t make it anymore so the price is invaluable」

Minaho-neesan lent such an expensive thing to me.

「In the first place, you had similar body shape so I didn’t spend that much time but it looked well. Even I am satisfied with my own work!」

Katsuko-nee looked at the suit she tailored and spoke happily.

「If it’s Ruriko-san and Yoshiko-san…they’ll understand the value of this suit at a glance」

…Is that so?

「Since those girls have first-class observation power…Katsuko and I didn’t appear…」


「A woman who have fallen to prostitution, even once will inevitably have a dark shadow with them The people who understands, will」


Margo-san and Nei-san…even if they’re in underground work, they’re not prostitutes.

But, Minaho-san and Katsuko-nee…

「It would be strange for prostitutes to be together with Misuzu-san don’t you think? When I come close and Ruriko-san turned cautious of us, it would be bad. Even though Misuzu-san took her trouble to open Ruriko-san and Yoshiko-san’s heart, even though she made good friends with you…」

「I’m thankful of your consideration…!」

Misuzu bows her head to Minaho.

「…Then, would you like to tell me about Kouzuki[Kakka’s]plan about Misuzu-san and Ruriko-san…」


「Yes. I would also like to report it to everyone…!」


「Earlier…Ruriko-san has talked about the people who were trying to make Ruriko-san and I fight inside the Kouzuki house…」

Un. I’ve heard about that.

「That is grandfather’s doing…!」

Kouzuki[Kakka]…purposely let his two granddaughters fight?

「As expected…」

Minaho-neesan mutters.

「So that’s how bored Kouzuki-sama is」


Because he’s bored…he let his granddaughters fight?

「Yes. Grandfather intentionally splits Kouzuki family by making them fight…I think he’s eliminating the bad people in the process」

Misuzu answered with a gloomy face.

「I think that’s just half of the purpose」

…The other half is?

「The later part is grandfather’s hobby.」 He intentionally had Ruriko-san and me brought up in a distorted manner…and looks forward to our growth」


「Ruriko-san and I are two years apart. There are no other grandchild other than us because grandfather ordered so. His eldest and second son…each of them make a daughter. The two year difference is also calculated from the beginning」

「But…isn’t there a possibility of giving birth of a boy instead of a girl?」

I asked…

「It’s now possible to preselect the sex of your child. That kind of technology has been established」

Misuzu smiled at me.

「Why does it have to be daughters? Normally, won’t he want a boy for a successor?」


「Grandfather…I think he wants to make a disturbance in Kouzuki house on purpose」


「If the successor is a woman…the list of problems would increase later. Rather than[Who will be the bride?]the[Who will become the husband?]has a bigger argument」

I see.

Misuzu or Ruriko-san’s marriage partner can become the next ruler of Kouzuki house.

Everyone from their clan would plan to send their own son.

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