Megu and Kana-senpai returned to the bakery.
「 Megu, how’s the situation in the classroom? 」
I ask her because of the fuss this morning.
The third-year fans of the band guy who confessed to Megu to harass her.
They even barged into our classroom.
「 It’s okay, nothing happened after that 」
「 Was it MG five? The fans of that band immediately got dejected. All the band members dropped out of school after all 」
Tsukiko used her Miko power to rewrite their thoughts.
「 Yoshi-kun yelled at them so nobody would misunderstand us. They all know that they were just there to harass 」
I was right to act immediately.
If I left them alone, those guys would start the weird rumors and it’ll start to spread out.
「 It was also a great haul during lunch, nobody ever suspected on Nobu and Megumi-chan’s relationship 」
「 I’m back! 」
Nei and Edie returned to the bakery.
「 Anya-san, the Drill girls, and Grace-san have returned to the mansion 」
「 Huh, is it okay to leave them there? 」
「 Those girls need some time to think away from us 」
「 Margo-oneechan’s in the mansion so we asked her to monitor them 」
Margo-san has the insight and strength to keep them in check so she can keep the trouble from coming.
「 After arriving in the mansion, the girls put down their spears and drank Mana’s tea 」
「 Eri-chan and Rie-chan’s playing with them too. There should be no problem since those girls can make a cheerful mood 」
They know their roles and move accordingly.
「 Kinuka-chan’s hiding in the back with Arisu-chan since it’s not good for her combat strength to stimulate the drill girls 」
Oh, that’s for the good.
「 Well, it should be okay. We’re near the mansion. It’s only going to be a few minutes that we’re not around 」
「 Yes, that, we need to go back right away Yo-chan. You need to hurry or Agnes and the girls will be home! 」
Agnes, Luna, Koyomi-chan, and Yomi’s first day in school.
「 Right, I have to welcome Agnes and the girls home 」
I have to be there when they return home or they might get lonely.
「 That’s right. That’s why we have to be there to welcome them home! 」
「 Well, let’s go home! 」
Katsuko-nee, Yukino, Tsukiko, and Mitama is here.
「 Huh, what about the Nadeshiko Department, Katsuko-nee? 」
「 Today’s their first day so they’re going back to the new brothel. Minaho-ojousama said 」
Katsuko-nee replied with a smile.
「 The girls seem to want to calm down in the new brothel, and talk to each other 」
Oh, it’s about Tokuda-san and Kurosawa-san.
I hope that Nozomi and the girls talk to them smoothly.
「 Some topics need the conversation to be between the same generation so Minaho-ojousama nor I can’t touch that. They can only resolve that by themselves 」
Tokuda-san and Kurosawa-san can’t become prostitutes of the Black Forest in that state.
They need to change the way they think.
But, whatever Minaho-neesan and Katsuko-nee tell them, their hearts won’t open up.
That’s why it had to be Nozomi and the girls, those from the same status.
「 Still, it helps that Mitama-san is here 」
「 Nobody would think that Mitama-san is walking around with me 」
Mitama’s appearing on Yukino’s TV show.
Furthermore, she’s wearing a white school uniform and cap, making her look like she’s cosplaying.
「 Right, if Yukino-chan’s walking next to Mitama-chan, it makes you remember that she’s beautiful too 」
「 What do you mean by that! 」
「 She just meant that you can see how cute and expressive Yukino is when next to the dignified Mitama 」
Edie replied with a wry smile.
「 Then, let’s go back home 」
「 Nobu, I have to be home today 」
Kana-senpai stayed over at the mansion last night but she’s going back to her home today.
「 Yoshi-kun, I’ll take a break from the club today 」
「 There’s a lot that happened today, and Mana-chan can’t take care of everything in the mansion. Captain Takeshiba already gave her permission 」
「 I feel sorry that Takeshiba-senpai’s always being so considerate of us 」
「 Don’t mind it, Takeshiba’s already endorsed to the Kouzuki SS and she’s going to enter a sports college 」
Oh yeah, Takeshiba-san did talk to Rei-chan about that.
「 As long as Takeshiba has enough competency in the future, we can recommend her in a company with an athletics department to the Kouzuki group 」
「 Onee-chan’s supporting those who took care of Yo-chan 」
「 We could make a track and field club in Kouzuki SS too. Yo-chan owns that company after all 」
「 Well, I think it’s better to introduce her to a club from a company with a history in that field 」
「 That aside, we can’t fit everyone in the car so we had to walk. How are we going back? 」
Katsuko-nee, Nei, Edie, Ai, Mitama, Tsukiko, Megu, Yukino, and me.
「 Even if nine of us try to get in the trunk, it’s going to be tight. There’s also the pads of pastries there 」
「 Well, driving back to the mansion only takes ten minutes. But, it’s hard to climb the hill from the entrance of the mansion 」
「 Naturally, I’m riding! 」
Well, she’s pregnant so it can’t be helped
「 I’m walking then 」
Now I get why Edie and Nei came back.
They deliberately overload the car so I can’t just ride a car back to the mansion immediately.
When we get to the mansion, we still have a lot to deal with.
I also need to cool down my head.
「 Mitama will ride the car as a bodyguard. Tsukiko, go home first 」
It’s going to put me at ease if a shrine maiden is in the mansion.
「 Certainly 」
The two bowed their head.
「 I’m also… riding the car 」
「 I’ve…been with Yoshida-kun all day. So I thought…Megumi-san can go home with him… 」
Then, she looked at Megu.
「 Ai-san 」
「 Okay, let’s do that 」
I want some time with Megu too.
It’s troublesome to have anyone but Katsuko-nee driving.
「 I’ll follow as Darling’s bodyguard 」
「 Then, I’ll go back riding the car 」
Edie and Nei chose different routes.
「 Let’s go then 」
We leave the bakery.
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「 See you guys later! 」
At the hardly populated back entrance of the bakery.
Katsuko-nee talks to me while in the driver’s seat of the business van.
Ai’s on the passenger seat.
Since we’re within the school, putting Nei aside, it would be weird if we don’t hide Mitama, Tsukiko, and Yukino.
「 Yeah, we’ll catch up right away 」
The engine of the van starts revving up.
「 Megu 」
I held hands with Megu and walked out.
Edie’s also walking next to us.
The way back to the mansion is closer when going through the back of the school.
We walked within the school.
「 Oh, I watched the show. You’re amazing 」
A boy approached Edie.
「 Hey, join the Judo club. You’ll be sure to win the gold medal 」
「 Idiot, she just won a mixed martial arts tournament the other day 」
「 I looked at the “General Women Thread” and it seems that you have a good reputation 」
「 The guy who wrote some slander about you got beaten up to pulp by another guy 」
Oh, Edie’s awesomeness has been well received by the martial arts fans.
「 Thanks~ 」
Edie waved her hand happily.
「 Uhm, I’m a fan of Grace Marinka, but did she really come to the school today? 」
「 Yep 」
Edie replied with a smile.
「 Right…no matter how I looked at it, it was the judo hall in our school 」
「 Where is she now? 」
「 She’s already home. Just like Nikita Gorbachev 」
「 Eh, Nikita-chan’s already home too? 」
Anya’s fan has come too.
「 Both of them will come again to play. Especially Jun, I mean Grace. I’ll ask her to be the coach of the MMA club I’m going to build in the school 」
「 Coach? Didn’t you win against her? 」
The boys are surprised.
「 Well, no other way around it. Jun’s still older. But once she’s our coach, I’ll be training her every day 」
A freshman coaching a 21-year-old coach.
「 Huh, Grace Marinka has her pro wrestling matches, right? 」
「 Jun already quit pro wrestling. She will join us in our MMA scene in America 」
「 We’re going to have a match in America by the end of the year. It’s going to be airing on ground waves on primetime so look forward to it 」
「 Seriously? 」
「 We’re going to an open karate tournament at Kikaido Karate-kan 」
「 Huh? Isn’t that one only for males? 」
「 Dunno. It’s an open tournament so anyone can join, so it doesn’t matter if I join. If they have complaints, then I’ll just beat up every player in the match 」
Edie can use Michi’s Shingetsu, so…
She’s serious about that.
「 We need a bit of self-advertisement before going to America in December. Well, it should be okay, I’ll bring a lot of Tupperware filled with rice gruel with vegetables and also uncarbonated cola 」
「 I don’t get it but, good luck 」
「 We’re students of the same school so I’ll cheer for you 」
「 Thanks 」
Then, we parted from the boys.
「 They seem to accept Edie 」
「 Well, seeing actual results has its impact 」
Getting champion in the women’s martial arts tournament.
Her name spreads over the net.
Then, a live broadcast where she tosses Grace-san, a pro wrestler around.
They can clearly see Edie’s strength.
「 Darling too, showing actual results is crucial 」
「 Ever since the second semester, Darling’s been baking and selling bread during school days without a day off. Furthermore, your pastry skills are improving. At first, Megumi’s the only helper you have, but now, you have cute girls in school as your salesladies in your bakeshop 」
Ai, the one they call the cutest among the freshmen.
Kana-senpai, the most popular among the second years.
Nei, who should’ve been a third-year now.
Even Megu’s a beauty. Edie too.
Then, Katsuko-nee’s a huge-breasted beauty.
「 That’s your achievement. That’s why some guys want to harass you 」
Like the third-year guy who fake-confessed on Megu.
They were annoyed with us and tried to trick Megu, spreading bad rumors about us.
「 They’re jealous of normies. We need to consider countermeasures for it 」
「 It’s also a good idea to show Darling and Megu walking while holding hands like that. Then, I’m close by 」
Oh, the students are sending us glances from far away.
If Megu and I show ourselves getting along regularly, then we can bounce back from the harassment like today.
Then, as long as they know that Edie’s close to us, that brings us peace.
「 Darling, performance is crucial and necessary 」
「 Yeah, I get it 」
Megu holds my hand tighter.
「 I need to show off that I love Yoshi-kun so much, right? 」
「 That’s it. If Megu shows that she’s head-over-heels, then nobody would try to flirt with you 」
「 Just stick to him enough that everyone around would be fed up with it. Everyone already knows that you two are engaged. Don’t let the bad people take advantage of you 」
The weird third-years only did that confession for harassment was because…
I look more in love with Megu than she does with me.
They thought that Megu wasn’t that much.
They thought that Megu was getting bored with me so she might have the desire to cheat on me.
That’s why they put on a show where he confessed his love in public.
「 Yeah, I’ll be careful 」
「 I don’t want to cause everyone trouble because I showed my vulnerability 」
「 What about me? 」
I feel like I also need to do something.
「 Yoshi-kun can stay as you are 」
「 Darling can stay as you are 」
The two said the same thing.
「 I think that Yoshi-kun’s already doing his best even now 」
「 Darling, just do as you please 」
「 We’ll just match the tune with Yoshi-kun 」
「 Darling, you’re the cornerstone of the family, you need to stay composed 」
Megu and Edie smiled at me.