I, who was sitting at the negotiation table, finally succeeded in getting the Togami family to back me up after a lot of negotiation.
Well, it wasn’t so much a negotiation as it was an acknowledgement of my achievements in exterminating youkai, and from the very beginning, I was told that it wasn’t a problem to do so.
It’s a little hard to say that it’s a price to pay, but as it turns out, the other party is also asking for my promise to help the Onmyouji’s business.
To me, if I could deal with non-lethal youkai, and make a profit, i’d rather ask it.
So far, I’ve had no problems with it.
However, just as the conversation was about to end, the appearance of the current head of the Togami family, Togami Saiga, who opened the sliding door, changed the situation drastically.
I don’t understand why this happened.
I don’t understand, but from his words, it feels as if he’s worried about Kuroko-san.
He said: do you have the awareness to sacrifice your life for my daughter?
Then: From what I have seen, I have to admit that you have strength, but the other party is stronger than you.
And: My daughter is much younger than you, you must take the age difference into account if you plan for the future.
And so on.
I can’t help but wonder what in the world he’s talking about, but seeing Genzo old man put his hand to his face and shook his head, I could see that this was a misunderstanding on the part of a father who was thinking about his daughter, or more likely, running amok.
I’m just guessing, but I think he’s concerned about the fact that an uncle from unknown background like me is approaching his daughter, even though it’s his job.
If I were Kuroko-san’s parents, I would be wary of that kind of person, too.
After all, I’m a person with supernatural powers that came out of nowhere.
If I’d been around since I was a kid and had a proven track record, this wouldn’t have happened, but my background is clearly suspicious.
“Are you listening to me?”
“Ah, yeah. I’m listening, Father-san. I do understand how you feel.”
“You, you call me father…”
I didn’t mean that you are my father, I meant “Kuroko-san’ father”.
I don’t know why, but at this moment, even the young lady’s face is blushing red, and I feel that the misunderstanding is developing in a perverse direction …….
Well, no matter what kind of misunderstanding it is, I won’t change my opinion.
“Ha, that’s enough already, Saiga. You don’t have to be so upset. Furthermore, as long as you are not blind, you should fully understand that Saito-dono is not unsuitable for Kuroko. You had married into the family in the past, you should know even better.”
“Oooh, well, ……, although that’s true…”
Is that so?
At this point, even an uncle with slow intuition would understand.
This is definitely a conversation based on the premise that Kuroko-san and I will get married and join the Togami family, right?
But I hope you guys can wait a moment, I don’t mean that right now.
First of all, the large age difference is also an issue, but more importantly, such an important matter should be done with mutual consent as both parties get to know each other.
Definitely not an issue that should be decided by others.
It’s mainly because I’m facing the power of Togami family that I suddenly shaking with fear at the mention of marriage.
So, let’s do this in peace for now, shall we?
“I understand what you’re saying, Saiga-dono. But now I also have a lot of things that I should do and must do. I can’t do things in a hurry. And this kind of thing can only be established with mutual consent. This may be a difficult thing to do from family standpoint, I hope you can understand.”
When I said that clearly, Old man Genzo nodded his head as he said, “That’s right, that’s right~”, and Saiga-san was astonished.
And for some reason, Kuroko-san’s face became even redder, and she eventually dropped her head.
Why did it become like this.
After the space was surrounded by the different atmosphere of each, the first one to speak was Saiga-san.
“…… I’m really too rude. I didn’t realize that I, who had a past that had been brought in from another family, had forgotten the most important thing. However, your words have awakened me.”
“Of course. After all, if you deny Saito-dono, you deny yourself. It’s a matter for Kuroko and the other party to decide freely. It is outdated for us to make such comments.”
Although the two took the liberty of being convinced, but the argument itself seems to have been accepted.
Regardless of the onmyoji girl who is still flushing, if her parents can accept it, I have nothing special to say.
Anyway, this means we can move freely, so there’s nothing to worry about.
If she were to marry me, it would be necessary to reveal the otherworldly things, and there would be a lot of trouble.
If Kuroko-san can discover the secret on her own, inevitably I have to think about it.
Well, for me, it’s not that I don’t like the young lady.
If you’re treated in such a straightforward manner, you’ll understand that the other person has a crush on you, and since I’m a man, I won’t find it annoying.
The only problem is that I can’t decide through other people’s interference.
A lot of words were said, but basically nothing else mattered.
And afterwards, we saw Saiga-san leave the living room, saying he was going to cool off, and as promised, he was going to help us acquire the company.
…… Now I have the financial means to spare, all I have to do is to put it into action.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been to work, but whatever happens, happens.