「 Okay, we’re here 」
Kinoshita-san says from the driver’s seat
I can see the usual hotel through the windshield of the car.
It’s been thirty minutes since Nei called Minaho-neesan.
Last night, we came here in a limo, but today, we’re using a work van.
Kinoshita-san parks her car underground, just like last night.
「 Okay, get off everyone. Don’t forget your stuff 」
Nei leads the group and got off the van.
Matsumoto Miki-san steps out of the van carrying the violin with great care.
To her, this violin is precious because it contains the memories of her late father, so she brought it instead of leaving it at the mansion.
She doesn’t trust us completely yet.
「 Err, let’s go to 602 」
The basement of the hotel is the annex of the Black Forest brothel, where Minaho-neesan trains Misato and the other prostitute cadets.
We can’t take Izumi or Matsumoto Miki-san to a secret location.
We’ll just use the room on the upper floor that we used last night.
Well, Minaho-neesan owns the hotel so the security is perfect, no need to worry.
Nei, Kinoshita-san, Edie, Tsukiko, Izumi, Matsumoto Miki-san, Kurose Anju, and I rode the elevator up to the 6th floor.
We went to the assigned room, knocked on the door, and Minaho-neesan welcomed us.
As usual, she was watching us from the cameras as soon as we entered the hotel.
「 Good work, get in 」
Room 602 is a party hall.
There are enough chairs around the large table for us.
「 Sit wherever you want, you must be hungry, room service can prepare whatever you want. The menu is here 」
「 Thanks 」
Kinoshita-san immediately opened the menu.
We all sat down, and then Minaho-neesan;
「 How was it, Matsumoto Miki-san? Has your note changed since yesterday 」
She asks the violinist.
「 What do you mean? 」
Miki-san asks back.
「 You see, in musical movies or manga, there’s always this development where the character improves as they go through a painful life experience, right? People who have experienced pain in their life can play with more emotion. I hate that trope 」
「 After all, that’s not what talent is about. Talented people will naturally apply even the smallest experience in their play, and people without talent can’t even apply the most inspiring experience to their performance 」
Miki-san listens to Minaho-neesan with an earnest attitude.
「 On the other hand, if a person experienced something too painful, they can get paralyzed and unable to do anything artistic. Human senses have their limits, and if broken by a strong stimulus, they won’t even be able to distinguish what’s sweet from salty. 」
In Minaho-neesan’s case, Shirasaka Sousuke kidnapped and forced her to become a prostitute.
Her sister died, and her body can’t bear a child.
She lived a hellish life in that brothel for 16 years.
「 I want you to be able to take what you’ve experienced and use it to improve your performance. 」
Miki-san’s experience for the past two days.
Reconciling with her grandfather, being able to continue playing the violin.
She watched her sister lose her virginity to me.
Then, she saw her sister change.
Furthermore, she parted with her supposed boyfriend this morning.
Miki-san thought that it was love, but realized that it wasn’t.
「 I realized deep down that I’m just a dumb girl who is easily influenced by my situation 」
She was approached by a man who want to be in a relationship with her and she agreed without being sure whether she liked him or not.
「 Indeed. If you continued dating that man you don’t even love, you would’ve experienced sex as he wanted it. If you hadn’t met Kou that is 」
Minaho-neesan speaks frankly
「 Right. I think that I would’ve gone with the flow 」
Miki-san replied honestly.
「 Now, you’re surrendering yourself to Kou, don’t you feel that you’re just letting the flow carry you away again? 」
「 That’s… 」
Minaho-neesan said. Miki-san’s confused.
Currently, Miki-san is ashamed that she accepted Sakuragi Kenichi’s offer of getting into a relationship out of the flow, and she’s feeling violent regret.
I’m worried that she might just go with the flow and become my woman, doing the same thing again.
「 I’ve lost faith in myself. I discovered how foolish I was 」
「 If you’re unsure of who you are, then you can consult your music 」
Miki-san’s music. Her piano performance.
「 If you can feel the sound of your strokes have changed in the past and the present. I think that you’ll be able to see where you need to go from there 」
「 I’m afraid of playing right now 」
She says while looking at the case.
「 I’m afraid to discover that I’ve changed 」
Then, she looked straight at Minaho-neesan.
「 But, I know that this is a path I must take. Therefore, could you give me a bit more time to clear my mind? 」
Miki-san knows that she has to become my woman and join our family.
This is the only way for her to continue playing the violin, and if she refused, she will part from her sister.
Although, while she understands with her head, her heart still has to catch up.
Miki-san’s still young.
「 Kou, what do you think? 」
Minaho-neesan asks me.
「 I don’t think there’s anything wrong in taking her time 」
「 But, taking too long is also bad 」
「 Yes. I know, so she has until tonight 」
I gave her a clear deadline.
「 Either way, our schedule today is quite packed 」
We have to take the talent agency by the afternoon tonight.
By evening, I’ll have to take Misuzu and Karen to the Mizushima main house.
「 Besides, I also have to call Erica when I do it with Miki-san 」
I looked at Miki-san.
「 You’ve met her in the mansion, right? Marika’s sister, Erica 」
「 Yes, we talked last night 」
「 Due to circumstances, Erica didn’t know she had a sister until recently. By sister I meant Marika 」
In the process of solving Erica’s problem, she was able to meet her sister, Marika.
「 That’s why Erica and Marika are doing their best to bond with each other as sisters 」
Every weekend, Marika and Erica are having sex with me.
They’re trying to make up their time together as sisters by having sex.
「 Marika and Maki have a special relationship, and that’s why Erica, Marika’s sister wants to be close to Maki’s sister, Miki-san. She thinks that Marika would be happy if she becomes close to Miki-san 」
「 Is that so? 」
That’s why Erica has to be present during Miki-san’s deflowering.
Marika and Maki live in the dorms, so they can’t come to the mansion until the next weekend.
So, in place of her sister and her sister’s partner, she’d want to watch Miki-san’s first time and report back to them later.
「 So, I’m not moving forward with Miki-san without Erica’s presence 」
Erica’s currently at that school. Her first class is about to start.
She’ll return by evening.
However, I have to go to the Mizushima house tonight.
So, I’ll just have sex with Miki-san in Erica’s presence tonight after returning home.
「 Then, Miki-san should stay with Yo-chan a little longer 」
「 We’re taking Miki-san to the talent agency too 」
Using the current group…
Minaho-neesan, Nei, and Tsukiko are coming with me to the talent agency.
I’m taking Kinoshita-san and Kurose Anju with us as my bodyguards.
I’m also taking Mitama, Anya, Clito, and Ososo, so we don’t get nudged by the show business guys, although they’re still in the mansion.
If that’s the case, I won’t mind at least another addition.
「 Right. Let’s do that. 」
I can’t take Miki-san, who’s unrelated, to the Mizushima house tonight, but…
If we can give Miki-san a little more time to get to know me better, then she could accompany us to the talent agency.
Miki-san is also quite the beauty. She won’t be outdone by the talent agency.
That reminds me.
「 Minaho-neesan, as for later… 」
As soon as I opened the topic of the talent agency…
「 Uhm, can I order now? 」
Kinoshita-san asks me while reading the menu.
She was waiting for us while we were conversing.
「 I’m sure it’s not just me, but everyone has something they want to eat or drink 」
Speaking of which, I want to drink some tea or coffee.
「 Right, we should order food first. I’ll have tea, what about you Kou? 」
「 I’ll take the same, and some light meal 」
「 Which do you want, a sandwich or spaghetti, Yo-chan? Edie? 」
After asking for everyone’s order, Nei picked up the extension phone and called room service
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I picked up a sandwich while sipping coffee.
Earlier this morning, Yukino went in and swiped my breakfast, so I’m craving a sandwich now.
Minaho-neesan and Nei are drinking coffee and not eating.
Edie ordered clam sauce pasta and black tea.
Tsukiko went for green tea,
Kurose Anju and Miki-san are both drinking black tea.
Izumi doesn’t like holding back, so she ordered a sandwich and tapioca milk tea.
Then, there’s Kinoshita-san who doesn’t hold back and ordered a set including a burger steak, salad, a bowl of rice, and melon-soda float.
「 Man, I’ve been hungry since earlier this morning 」
She’s eating heartily.
Well, that’s fine, she seems to be enjoying the food.
「 I heard the details from Nei, but… 」
Minaho-neesan started talking while we were about to finish eating.
「 Death Star Productions is promising to give us their female talents, but they seem to be trying to move their money makers to another agency 」
Minaho-neesan already has information.
In short, if we go to the talent agency today…
They’ll tell us that they will only hand over the low-selling talents, and transfer their successful talents to another firm affiliated with them.
Meanwhile, they were ordered to collect all the talents that were on the Death Pro’s website until yesterday.
The talents will come to the office, but…
They’ll tell us “These are no longer in this office, so they’re not going to you. Serves you right,” That’s their plan.
It’s to ridicule us, to see us frustrated.
「 It’s not like we want all the talents from Death Pro so it’s fine. Or should I say that there are too many Death Pro talents for us to handle anyway 」
Thinking about it, that’s true.
Even if we got all the Death Star Production’s female talents, we’re still amateurs in the entertainment business, so we can’t give them all jobs.
If we’re suddenly handed people for us to manage, it’s hard for us to figure it out.
「 Right, it’s not good to have unsuccessful talents who have become bad assets in death star prod or former idols who are now just old ladies whose work has declined dramatically 」
「 Besides, we can’t handle movie or TV talents either. 」
「 Why? 」
Why are actresses no good?
「 Kou, do you know why movie companies had to develop connections with the Yakuza during the Showa era? 」
「 No 」
I mean, I didn’t even know those movie companies have connections with the Yakuza before.
「 In movies, you need a location, right? Let’s say that you’re filming in the city, the local Yakuza there would come and threaten, asking what permission they have to film. If they don’t pay the money they’re asking for, they’ll continue to harass them. Trying to yell while the cameras are rolling, threatening the crew with innuendo in groups, or doing trivial things over and over again during filming.
So that was a thing.
「 But, once you pay them, there’s no end to it, they’ll continue asking for more and more money, and now there would be another group that will harass, asking “you paid them, so you’ll pay us too” So, the film company asks the head of the nationwide control to put the groundwork so the local gangs won’t harass them in location. That also costs some money, but the big bosses control the local gangs who harass them 」
「 When we open our talent agency, is it safe to say that there will also be people who would try that on us? 」
「 For sure, they will come. We ignore the show business rules and got a talent agency and professionals, major entertainment companies already hate us 」
Minaho-neesan was almost attacked by people hired by those guys yesterday.
Minaho-neesan used a freelance bodyguard. And so, the president of a well-established entertainment company who instructed the attack on Minaho-neesan got attacked instead of her.
「 If we send our talents to movies or TV, they’ll try to harass us the classic way. if they’re going to use gangs on us, then we’ll have to deal with them, but… 」
Minaho-neesan’s also trying to steer away from the gangs.
Since the battle between the Kouzuki house and Kansai Yakuza, the gangs can’t touch Kouzuki SS carelessly.
「 Loose gangs also exist 」
「 Originally, it was just a bunch of young men doing violent crimes like biker gangs, but now they’re all grown up. They pretend to be normal corporate organizations unlike the gangs, but they’ll do whatever it takes to make a profit 」
「 So they’ll pretend to be a regular company and take on dangerous jobs? 」
「 Yes, unlike the gangs, they’ll approach you looking like ordinary people. And, they’re much more extreme than the gangs. That’s how they increase their clientele, they’re much more simple and lighter than the gangs, and they do much more cruel things 」
Amateurs turn to a violent organizations.
「 Those half-assed people also get into the entertainment industry quite a bit. They run talent agencies as their public look 」
「 Oh, so that’s how people from the talent agencies pay them, they’re semi-legal people doing illegal work 」
「 Once they set their eyes on you, they could easily break through the movie or drama set 」
「 If it’s just gang harassment, we could deal with it, but if it’s those loose gangs, we can’t do anything about them, right? 」
「 I’d rather not get involved. Those people don’t think long-term, nor respect their relationship with the other party. There’s no point in building a friendship with them since they only care about their immediate interests. They’ll easily double-cross you for money 」
So it’s those kinds of people.
「 They’re in all kinds of places, even locations for shoots. Also, sudden change in locations is there. Even if we ask Kouzuki SS to protect them, we can’t be in a situation where they’re always safe 」
「 If we use talent from our agency, that’ll certainly disrupt the shoot, and we won’t be able to use them 」
「 That’s their aim. So that’s why we’re not taking movie and drama talents. That’s for sure. We’ll focus on a ‘variety work’ where they can shoot inside the studio or commercial work where the location is specific 」
「 Minaho-neesan thought that far 」
Minaho-neesan said that she won’t be involved in managing the talent agency until I asked her, and yet…
「 Minaho-oneechan seems to be great at talent agency management work 」
「 Nei? 」
Minaho-neesan looked surprised.
「 I think so too 」
Minaho-neesan’s been managing the brothel for so long…
That I think managing entertainment agency talents suit her.
The Black Forest brothel still has five years of operation left.
After five years, I’m thinking of putting Minaho-neesan in talent agency management work.
「 Putting that aside 」
Minaho-neesan forcibly changed the topic.
「 So we’re not taking all of Death Pro’s talents, these are the people we’re not letting go 」
Minaho-neesan took out a file as she speaks.
「 We’re going to make it clear that we took the female talent division from Death Star Productions. There would be no point unless we do that 」
We decided to take away the female talent department of Death Pro as our revenge for the fact that they were harassing Yukino in the station.
「 If all we want is a talent agency, then it would be faster to start one from scratch, but the reason why we took them from Death Pro is that we want them to see how scary we are 」
Everyone knows that Death Pro has a gang behind them.
By taking the female talent division from such a backed production company, we can make them understand how scary we are.
We can’t let the other party look down on us.
「 Therefore, we don’t need more than two or three of the current Death Pro female talents, who are already making money at the top of their game and have already made a name for themselves. We’ll make sure to keep a few of them under our control 」
Minaho-neesan said, and took out
「 We have to take the talent that’s the face of Death Pro, as a symbol of taking revenge on them 」
「 But, Minaho-neesan, this is… 」
I looked at Minaho-neesan.
「 Yes, that’s right 」
Minaho-neesan affirmed my thoughts.
Death Pro won’t want us to take the talents who are the face of their company.
The talent themselves won’t want to come to us, an unknown entity, from a major company, Death Pro.
We’re ignoring how the Death Pro people think.
We’re going to make sure that we take the talents.
I looked at Tsukiko.
「 … 」
Tsukiko nodded lightly.
We’ll use Tsukiko’s power to force the female talents under our control.
That’s the only way.
That’s Minaho-neesan’s plan too.
「 As mentioned earlier, we don’t need actresses specializing in movies or dramas, nor do we need celebrities whose popularity is already on the decline. Besides 」
「 While we’re at it, let’s pick some young girls, the cute ones that Yo-chan would like! 」
Nei lightens up the mood with a smile.
If we’re forcing them to be under our control, then we’ll take responsibility for them.
We’re changing their fate for our reasons.
「 Minaho-neesan, let me see 」
Nei took photos of the female talents from Minaho-neesan.
She goes through each of the photos and sorts them one by one
Nei watches the most movies and TV among our group.
Nei’s the best to select female talents.
「 Yuki’s also here. 」
Edie looked at the photos Nei’s shuffling through and said.
I peeked from the side and then…
Oh, it’s Saito-san’s photo, the idol that was co-hosting Edie’s school swimsuit judo tournament.
Although, she’s still unpopular
「 Hmm, I’m sorry but Yuki-chan goes here 」
She’s not selected.
Nei put Saito-san into the rejected pile.
「 Hmm, right, I think this and this girl looks good 」
Saying that Nei brings me two photos.