While I was lazily watching TV with Momiji at home, the Togami’s family car arrived.
It’s still moving so fast, but considering the distance, I can only assume that she acted immediately after I making the call.
“Hello, Saito-sama, it’s been three days. I heard on the phone that there was a personal matter to discuss with me….. I’ll do my best to live up to your expectation!!”
Kuroko-sama who followed by usual black-clothes bodyguards came in my single room of my apartment, she is being coy.
I don’t know what’s wrong with her, I just want to discuss how to buy the company.
However, if I offend her here, the plan will be ruined, so let’s not go to the trouble of interrupting her and use that misunderstanding to my advantage.
“That’s right. I’d like to ask Kuroko-sama for help, although it’s a very cheeky request, please let me discuss it with you.”
“Alright! I’ll do my best! Then, let’s go to the mansion right away to hear the details!”
We got into the car as we were guided.
I couldn’t feel the scent of the Momiji that had hidden herself, but she must have been attached to the roof of the car or something.
That kid is worthy of carrying the beast factor and is so light that this level seems to be easy to handle.
And while we moved for more than ten minutes, we chatted about how to deal with youkai and trivia along the way, showing off my knowledge of demons based on the knowledge I gained in the other world.
And then, we arrived at the mansion.
Geez, sure enough, no matter how many times I’ve seen this place, it’s still big.
Not on the level of land profiteering degree.
As usual, there were still paper talisman-like things pasted everywhere, but that rather brewed the style of this house, it had that kind of taste.
Well, it’s just that’s the real thing, not only decoration.
While thinking about these irrelevant things, I admired the scenery and passed through the long corridor, finally arriving at a place that resembled a living room.
“Ojii-sama, I’ve brought Saito-sama with me.”
“…… Saito-dono? You have something to discuss with us, don’t you? It’s okay, please sit over there.”
“Thank you, excuse me.”
Genzo old man, whom I hadn’t met in a long time, was as stern as ever, but I could see something tired in his expression.
Surely he was busy with exterminating youkai and such.
It seems that lately there has been a lot of noise about the nine tails, and I’m sure he’s busy here and there as an active Onmyouji.
I’ve heard before that he has given up the reigns of the family, but it doesn’t seem that his skills have become dull, and if the people around him are in hurry, there must be a job that needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible.
It’s only natural that a man of power should do the work that corresponds to his power.
“It’s been a long time, Saito-dono.”
“Yes, it’s been a long time. But do you think it’s a good idea to talk to me first in your busy schedule? Although it was a great help to me, judging from your situation, it looks like the extermination of the youkai is not going to be a simple matter.”
Although he acted as if he was humming, rather than listening and deliberating on my words, he was observing me now, contemplating something.
The Old Man observed me carefully from top to bottom for a moment, then closed his eyes and remained silent for ten seconds, meditating as if he had finally come to a conclusion, and spoke.
“…… You have changed a lot. You’re a far cry from before. That’s true of your strength, but the most important thing is that you seem to have gained the core values of a human being. Although I can’t say that it’s complete …… What has happened in the past few weeks? You look like a man who has spent half a year training hard and gaining all sorts of experience to become a new man.”
Whoa, it’s amazing, Old Man.
He guessed the duration of my stay in the other world with pinpoint accuracy.
I’ve never felt stripped like that before.
However, when I traveled to the Otherworld as Kenji Galhart, for a total of about half a year, I did accumulate the experience of educating young girl and fighting against demons, then travel and encounters with the Sage.
He was able to see through these things at a glance, and despite his rank, his insight as a human was extraordinary.
I’m totally impressed.
“Yeah. Even though the details are secret, I’ve been practicing a lot to prepare for the coming days. After all, I don’t want to die because I’ve been entrusted with the task of exterminating youkai, no matter how well things are going at the moment.”
“Is that so. Well, after all, how can a man like you be so unprepared? Indeed, as Saito-dono said, I’m sorry to pry”.
“No, it’s fine.”
I’m hiding things about the other world, but I’m not hiding anything else.
I’ve been leveling up, but as I said earlier, the reason is that I don’t want to get killed by youkai.
If there weren’t any great youkai like Nine-Tails, or should I say the Land God, who was about to start moving again, I wouldn’t be exercising so intensely.
It’s not something that Old Man should care about.
In the end it’s only doing for myself.
“Then I’d like to discuss it right away, can I take a moment of your time? This case doesn’t sit well with my position and power, and I need help in terms of backing.”
“Well, in any case, let me hear the situation first.”
Since I was ready to talk, I first took out the treasures from the dimensional storage.
Gold, silver and precious stones.
I released some of the other things and told him what was going on, after making a visual impact.
First things first is that I want to acquire a company.
In order to make the acquisition, the treasures need to be backed up for money, and if it were to be done by an individual, it would most likely cause extra problems.
Therefore, if the Onmyouji family can become the matchmaker to carry out the intermediation, they can guarantee security accordingly.
This is followed by the second point.
This is the back-up issue, that is, the hope that the Togami family’s name will also be moved out to act as an intermediary in the hoarding of the company’s stock.
I’m afraid, no, the Togami family does have power and authority both behind the scenes and on the surface, and it would be very helpful to borrow the name of this Onmyouji family.
The shares of my company are basically public, but in order to acquire them, it is necessary to monopolize more than half of them, so it is also necessary to take over the gateway to the shares from others.
If the shares of the company were held by a bank, then I wouldn’t be able to release them easily just by paying for them.
I’m sure that someone will take advantage of me.
In that case, I need the power of the household Onmyouji.
And finally, the third point.
This is the proposal after the acquisition, and I hope to prepare a good secretary when I change the president to re-run the company.
I’m doing this to get rid of my position as a company employee, but that doesn’t mean I want to make enemies for nothing, and more importantly, I don’t want to bring down my boss.
While I may manipulate my position in the company to get everyone to agree to an amicable resolution, I want to make sure that everyone is happy with the end result.
Of course, it’s not going to be a hundred percent.
There will always be people who are dissatisfied, and some people may have their salaries reduced as results.
However, depending on the approach, whether one is tempted to retaliate or feel helpless to end the day, my feelings will be very different.
Frankly, it’s just self-satisfaction, but good deeds not done are worse than hypocrisy.
Caring for others shouldn’t be a bad thing.
That was the end of the explanation, and the old man gave me his answer.
Well, what happens now?
He said, “So that’s what happened. But it’s certainly a problem that doesn’t go well with you, Saito-dono……. Well, that’s fine. After all, we’ve forced you to accept a request before, so let’s just accept this one.”
“Thank you very much.”
I got a surprisingly easy nod from him, more than I expected.
Geez, success is great.
Now I can go ahead with the acquisition without any worries and leave the company as a ghost employee.
It’s not only because I have this kind of power now, but also because I’m a coward who doesn’t want people to hold a grudge against me in some strange way. So, backing is important.
Well, in any case, things are settled.