Black and Silver
I prepared breakfast and headed to the room to wake up Izayoi-kun. When I opened the door, I saw a figure identical to the one from yesterday’s dream, no, it was me.
“Why are you entering the love nest of the two of us without permission…”
“It’s you… Why are you naked!?”
“I didn’t notice and suddenly found myself like this.”
“That’s an unbelievable explanation!”
I tried to talk to her. First, I thought she should put some clothes on. Especially considering it was winter, being naked didn’t make sense at all. I was quite overwhelmed by the absurdity of the situation, but I asked her to put on some clothes.
“Waa, It’s cooold!”
She said as she clung to him while still naked. I couldn’t help but feel embarrassed since everything was exposed. It was neither necessary nor funny.
“Hey!? What are you doing, Kuroko-san!?”
“Well, you’ve already given me a name. Darling. Abbreviated as Susdan, I see.”
She said with a mischievous grin as she clung to him even more. Izayoi-kun’s face turned red, and he was flustered.
“Kuroko-san, let’s calm down and talk.”
Izayoi-kun handled the situation like a perfect adult. He deliberately avoided looking at her and seemed determined to face her properly.
“Let’s put on some clothes. Kohaku, please give me some clothes.”
I left his room for a moment to fetch some clothes for her. Strangely, I didn’t feel any panic or urgency; I mostly felt my cheeks puffing up with irritation.
“This is… quite surprising.”
Mel-chan sat on the sofa, looking at Kohaku-chan and the mysterious girl who had suddenly appeared. She compared them and expressed her astonishment. Of course, we were all equally surprised. Their facial features were identical, and they looked like sisters, except for some physical differences, like their bre*st sizes.
“It’s a phenomenon that occasionally occurs in individuals with magical power. Magical energy flows deep into their psyche and materializes. It’s an extremely rare case. Very, very interesting.”
Mel-chan observed Kuroko-chan with great curiosity, taking notes and making reports.
“Small bre*sts, just like me…”
Karen-chan was shocked, her face turning red. Then…
“I love small bre*sts!”
He grabbed her shoulders and delivered a straightforward compliment at lightning speed. Karen-chan blushed, and her twintails swayed slightly. I briefly wondered about the choice of words, but it didn’t seem like he was being considerate or insincere; it was his true feelings, so maybe it was okay?
“It seems like Kuroko is on our side… Is she going to live with us and fight alongside us from now on?”
“Kuroko is on Izayoi’s side. So, well, we can cooperate with her.”
“I see… Nice to meet you.”
“….Nice to meet you too.”
Kuroko-chan hesitated for a moment but then shook Aoi-chan’s hand, showing a bit of anxiety in her expression. After that, Mel-chan wanted to conduct various detailed examinations, so she and Kuroko-chan spent some time together.
I was summoned by Izayoi last night. Well, considering what happened yesterday and today, I understand that he has a lot to talk about. It’s just that, ever since I met Izayoi, my life has been full of excitement. The extraordinary has become ordinary, and this new ordinary is extraordinary in itself. It’s been so much fun, and I can’t help but look forward to continuing this way in the future.
However, Izayoi has been too considerate of others, and the current situation is not ideal. He’s been feeling responsible for what happened with Kohaku. He thinks it’s his fault, his sole responsibility. But that’s not true, and he’s been carrying that burden alone. We should support each other…
That’s why I was glad when Izayoi wanted to talk. Moreover, he called me here at night, the perfect time to express his feelings.
I entered his room and found him on the balcony, braving the cold to have this conversation.
“Karen-senpai, is there anything you’re worried about or want to talk about?”
See, I know that Izayoi is worried about what happened with Kohaku. He thinks it’s his fault, and he’s been shouldering all the blame. But that’s not how it works. We should share our burdens and support each other. I’m his girlfriend, after all.
“Is that so?”
I let out a sigh at his distressed expression.
“You know, worrying too much about it will erase your qualities.”
“What do you mean by that? My good qualities?”
“Izayoi, what defines you is your honesty and the way you act according to your feelings, expressing your love genuinely. Lately, you’ve been overthinking everything, and it’s keeping your true self from shining through. Imagine if you were talking to Moegi, and Aoi was right next to you. You’d probably hold back and wait for a moment when you’re alone with her, right?”
“Well, maybe I would…”
“Well, that’s just Izayoi’s kindness and consideration, isn’t that a good thing? But, Izayoi, you need to open up.”
I could see that he didn’t fully understand.
“I see you’re making a puzzled expression, but don’t worry, I’ll explain it properly. First of all, as a premise, Izayoi, you’re a scoundrel.”
“Of course, because You’re talking about a harem. You can’t be anything but a scoundrel. Don’t you want to add Kuroko to your harem as well?”
Izayoi slumped his shoulders, clearly shocked.
“Of course, you are! You’re looking for a harem, right? You’re aware that it’s not a great idea.”
“And these members of your harem are unique individuals. Moegi, for instance, would use up all her luck if she were to date someone even once in her lifetime.”
“I get it…”
“Aoi is incredibly devoted and nurturing, with a strong maternal instinct. You’re trying to take advantage of that, aren’t you?”
“Kohaku is already doing so much for you. She’s like an S-rank maid who fulfils your every wish.”
“I don’t know about Kuroko yet, but she’ll probably be just as accommodating as Kohaku. She might be a little messed up, but that’s not a big issue.”
Izayoi seemed overwhelmed by my words.
It feels like Izayoi is getting smaller and smaller. Well, it’s fine to push him a bit more since he won’t get mad… Anyway, Izayoi is trying to have five girlfriends. He’s really a super-dumb idiot.
“You are truly an utterly hopeless idiot… But you’ve already made up your mind, right?”
“In that case, just embrace it! Shout your love loudly like a complete idiot. In the middle of the house, at school—everywhere! Izayoi is an irredeemable, selfish guy, so what’s the problem with being even more selfish? Become a fried horse mackerel already! Seriously, there’s no point in being overly considerate now, right!?”
“Understood, then use love, momentum, and your reckless nature, add some selfishness, and run in any direction you like! Got it!?”
“Don’t worry, everyone must like the fact that you’ve been running around like a complete idiot. So even if you act even more foolish, your popularity will only go up…”
Ah, seriously, I’m embarrassing myself here. Saying these kinds of lines like I’m in a shounen manga, really, Izayoi is to blame for this.
“Alright, then hurry up and start seducing Kuroko to get her into the harem… Kyaa!”
Suddenly, I was embraced by Izayoi. W-Wait, this is too sudden…!
“Thank you very much! I love you, Hihara Karen!!”
“The first and second parts of that sentence don’t match!?”
For some reason, Izayoi occasionally awakens. I’m the one provoking him, though. It seems like he’s decided to embrace it, and his atmosphere is different from usual.
Surely, this state won’t last forever. It’s just a temporary change, given his personality. But, in this state, he’s invincible.
“I will embrace it and start seducing her!”
“That’s right, do your best… And, um, it’s embarrassing when you suddenly embrace me like that.”
“Even a blushing Karen-senpai is cute!”
No, it’s really embarrassing. When someone says such straightforward things seriously, it’s genuinely embarrassing. It’s nighttime, so it’s somewhat bearable, but if this were during the day…
[I-Idiot! Seriously, you’re such an idiooooooooot!!]
It feels like I should have yelled loudly. Well, it’s a good thing it’s nighttime; it would have been a neighborhood disturbance during the day. He wants to act cool and suddenly starts saying incomprehensible things. In this awakened state, he’s unstoppable.
“Just because of this, I want to increase Karen-senpai’s favorability even more!”
“You shouldn’t say that!”
“Hey, you’re saying some cool stuff… um, our relationship is like the time difference signal of love…”
“You’re being cool in an exquisitely lame way!! And I don’t even get what you mean! Let’s have a normal conversation!”
Dangerous, we’re all cuddled up and happy. I’m probably making a really soft and girly face right now… my eyes must be full of hearts, and my mouth is probably relaxed. It’s a good thing it’s nighttime; not much can be seen. I’m so glad.
“Well, I’m going to go talk to Kuroko for a bit!”
“Ah… R-Right, hurry up and go, like a hamster!”
He moved away, and I felt a bit reluctant. He probably felt that way too.
He hugged me again with great vigor. I was so surprised that I made a funny noise.
“Even that voice is too cute, it’s dangerous!”
“Ugh, can’t you pretend you didn’t hear it…?”
“It’s so cute I couldn’t possibly ignore it!”
Even though I told him to go all out and act foolish, not everything he says should be considered cute! Mooouuu! This is the part I like!!!
After that, we stayed like that for about five minutes. During that time, I was probably still making a girly face.
Then, Izayoi headed towards Kuroko. Curious, I started secretly following him inside the house. When I went downstairs, I happened to run into Moegi.
“Ah, you’re just in time. What should we have for dinner tonight… Ahh!”
Izayoi suddenly hugs Moegi and she makes a funny noise. No, think about the flow of the situation! No matter how you think about it, she was just trying to get a request for what she wanted for dinner, and then he hugs her!
“W-Wait, this isn’t the right place for this… These things should happen in a place where no one will ever find out…”
It seems like Moegi is also aiming for various things. I had to tighten up my guard at her outrageous confession. However, her thoughts didn’t seem to get through to Izayoi.
“I like you, Moegi-senpai!”
“Eeeeeh!? Th-that’s too sudden!!”
“You’re cute, and you have a great figure. I think you’re conscious about your height, but I like it! You’re super cute, Moegi-senpai!! No matter what anyone says, you’re cute!! Your chest, your beautiful legs, there’s nothing to complain about! You can also cook, it’s the best!”
“Uh, I-I never expected you to say something like that…”
Moegi’s face was strangely smug. Moreover, she was making a girly face…
“Well, I’ve said everything I wanted to.”
Izayoi seemed to have said everything he wanted to Moegi and tried to leave. No, this is way too chaotic!!??
“W-Wait, um… I want to hug you a little more…”
“I’ll do it as much as you want!”
After that, I got to witness her girly face for about five minutes. Moegi was sitting cross-legged in the corridor, and she didn’t seem to calm down; her face was still flushed with excitement.
Next up was Aoi, who had just finished cleaning the bath…
“Kuro, should I start filling the bath!? Aah, eeh?”
She just asked about the bath time, and Izayoi hugged Aoi. His way of expressing affection is unbelievable. But it’s my fault!!
“Aoi-senpai, you’re cute.”
“Ah, t-this is so sudden… that’s not good…”
“Please become my girlfriend!”
“Uh, well, I was planning on it…”
“Thank you! Aoi-senpai, with your beautiful eyes, charming voice, a bit of airheadedness, a touch of coolness, everything about you is cute!”
“Very… inevitable… Kuro, c-can you let go for a moment? It’s way too embarrassing…”
“Ah… can you, um, do it again?”
“Hmm… hug me tighter…?”
I saw Aoi’s girly face for the first time… it’s kind of sexy. After that, Izayoi continued his search for Kuroko, and on the way, he bumped into Kohaku.
“Oh, Izayoi-kun, want to do winter break homewo… fuee!?”
Of course, an abrupt hug. Kohaku seemed surprised, but she easily transitioned into her girly mode.
“I was really surprised.”
“I’m sorry; I just wanted to express my feelings…”
“Fufu, I’m really happy. It’s conveyed so well.”
“…Um, you’re not mad about what I did, are you?”
“Not at all. You had your reasons, and the fact that you did all that means you love me, right? I’m not angry at all! As I promised, I’ll make you happy!”
“Izayoi-kun… I’m falling even more in love with you…”
“Fufu, then fall for me even more, okay?”
Izayoi hugged her tightly.
Afterward, I got to witness Kohaku’s girly face for about five minutes. Well, Izayoi is just being Izayoi, but did I push him too hard…?
While thinking about that, Izayoi and Kuroko bumped into each other. Kuroko hugged Izayoi energetically.
It’s like she’s really similar to Kohaku. The hair color is different, but she looks a bit like a younger, troubled Kohaku.
She embraced Izayoi, pushing her chest against him…
“Kuroko -san, please listen.”
“What is it?”
“I want you to become my girlfriend.”
“Is that… you want me to be a member of your harem?”
“You’ve opened up …… your mind, darling …….”
Kuroko gave Izayoi a somewhat bewildered look. However, Izayoi didn’t care and hugged her tightly.
“D-Darling? I don’t think I’ve ever seen you this assertive…”
Kuroko is probably as vulnerable to unexpected developments as Kohaku. She likely imagined herself being flustered when Izayoi suddenly hugged her. However, the awakened Izayoi isn’t shaken by such trivial things.
“I want to add you to my harem, Kuroko.”
“…I don’t want that.”
Kuroko denied being part of the harem. But Izayoi seemed to have already analyzed her reasons or understood them or known them, as he immediately switched gears.
“Kuroko and Kohaku are not comparable. You probably chose to believe in Kohaku and started disliking yourself.”
“Why do you always seem to know?!”
“Someday… I don’t think there’s a need for comparisons. Both Kuroko and Kohaku are cute and amazing. I want both of you. I want Kuroko’s life too.”
“I don’t want that… You’ll probably compare me and Kohaku. And there will come a day when you look down on me. When there are jewels and stones, everyone wants the jewels, right? The day will come when you no longer see me …”
“Both are precious gems to me.”
“That’s not true. You understand people’s pain more than anyone else. You look at yourself more than anyone else. That’s your strength. There are many other things I could list. Your dark hair is my type, and that mysterious look in your eyes is irresistible. You’re trying to change yourself because you want to be the best version of yourself, right? Kuroko has her own unique charm, and that’s why I want to be part of her life.”
Kuroko tightly hugged Izayoi.
“People change. They change through small and big things, through conversations that seem insignificant, and through the accumulation of experiences. Already, Kohaku and Kuroko are like sisters who resemble each other. And from now on, Kuroko’s uniqueness will shine even more. Kohaku will also show her charm. I’m greedy, and I want them both. So…”
Kuroko seemed to have realized that she didn’t need to hear more of Izayoi’s words.
“I’ll become Darling’s girlfriend. Iwant to, even in the harem.”
“Darling, I am your girlfriend. I want to … even if it’s a harem.”
“I believe Kuroko will also be trusted by everyone. I’ll support you too.”
“You’re going to dissolve all of my anxieties…”
“It’s for the one I love, it’s natural. Besides, if I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t be qualified to create a harem.”
Izayoi suddenly switched to a more casual tone… it’s not funny at all… but I’m his Senpai, you know? Next time, I’ll ask him to speak casually.
Wait a second! It might be heartwarming, but it’s only been about thirty minutes since he talked to me! He turned Moe all of us, including me, Kohaku, and Kuroko, made Aoi his girlfriend, and now Kuroko too, all within this short time!
Is he speedrunning a magical girl conquest or something?! Everyone has completely turned into Moe! Kuroko is now a double-digit fall girl!! If this were on the internet, they’d definitely say something like “Kuroko Two-Timed”!
Izayoi’s harem… it’s already complete…