TL: I could stock some chapters earlier than expected, but the releasing schedule will be every other day until I have enough chapters stocked. Enjoy this chapter.
It was decided that Rushia Kaida would be writing for the new label of window-editor Mitsuhiko Okaya.
A few days later.
At Rushia’s home, in a prime location in Tokyo.
A black limousine stops in front of a samurai residence.
Out of the driver’s seat comes a woman in a black suit.
She wears sunglasses and opens the door.
Out of the door comes an old man dressed in kimono.
He had long white hair and wrinkled skin.
But his eyes are sharp, like those of a hawk.
He is the current chairman of the Kaida Group.
The woman in sunglasses says with her head down.
“Kogen-sama, Ryuko-sama is waiting for you.”
“Thank you, Niekawa.”
The two of them headed for the mansion, accompanied by a bodyguard called Niekawa.
Someone rushed from the entrance.
Kogen didn’t move from his spot.
But Niekawa moves quickly and instantly subdues the man who rushes towards him.
“Isn’t that Senator Miyanokoshi?”
The man called Miyanokoshi was a current member of the National Assembly.
“Chairman! Please lend me your strength!”
Kogen ignored Miyanokoshi and continued on his way.
“‘Please wait! Chairman! Please!”
“‘Please leave. Kogen-sama is very busy.”
After leaving the man in charge, Kogen proceeded on his way.
Along the way, a number of men bowed their heads in his path.
Doctors, lawyers, and various others …….
The heavyweights who support the center of this country had been waiting all morning to meet with Kogen, with their heads bowed.
They didn’t force their way into the meeting like Senator Miyanokoshi did.
They keep their heads down until they are approached.
……But as if they were air or something, Kogen ignored them and entered the mansion.
As soon as Kogen takes off his sandals and walks up to the front door, a servant comes right over.
“Welcome back, Master Kogen.
“Send the people outside. They make me uncomfortable.”
“As you wish, Master”
“Where is Ryuko? Where is my darling granddaughter?”
“She is waiting for you in the back room.”
Kogen nodded solemnly and left the servants to go to the back.
He walked down the red-carpeted corridor and arrived at his destination.
There was a vast Japanese-style room that looked like the set of a major TV drama.
“Oh! Ryuko! It’s Ryuko! It’s been a long time!”
Kogen’s face broke and he raised his voice.
Ryuko…… Pen name[Rushia Kaida ] was sitting neatly on the floor.
White hair and red eyes.
Wearing a red kimono, she has a loveliness reminiscent of a Japanese doll.
“It’s been a long time, Grandfather. I’m glad to see you’re doing well.”
“Umu! Umu! Grandpa is doing fine!”
…… Kogen smiles a deliberate, lopsided smile.
No one would think that this man with the tight smile on his face is the head of a huge conglomerate that controls Japan from behind the scenes.
Yes, Kogen dotes on his granddaughter.
“Ryuko, can you call me Grandpa?”
“Grandfather, I’m 18. Grandpa is a bit…..
“I don’t care how old you are, I’m your grandpa!”
“I don’t like it. It’s embarrassing.”
Gakkuri…… Kogen slumps his shoulders and sits down in front of Ryuko.
“By the way, Ryuko. I bought it. I’ve bought your new …… [Sensei, could it be that you’ve …… died] final volume.”
Kogen took out a book from his pocket.
It’s the final volume of Senmoshi, which Rushia published the other day.
“Thank you very much. Did you like it?”
“Umu. I was impressed. It was truly a magnificent work of art. As expected of my granddaughter, my pride and joy.”
Kogen nodded his head in a good mood.
“Thank you. However, I just heard from Sister ……Niekawa. Grandfather tried to order 50,000 copies of …… [Senmoshi]?”
She looked at Kogen accusingly.
“Damn you Niekawa….! I told you not to let it slip!”
“Grandfather, didn’t I…… always tell you to stop doing that?”
“Umm ……, but you know …… it’s a book written by my cute granddaughter. Of course I want to buy it all!
So …… Rushia is the daughter of the Kaida Group’s zaibatsu, a company with enormous wealth.
If she commands, it is easier than breathing to buy up the entire first edition.
It is also easy for Kogen to buy up 100,000 copies of the first edition of a book with a list price of only 700 yen.
“It’s against my pride as a writer.”
“But! Wouldn’t you be happier if it sold?”
“No, Grandfather. I would be much happier if my fans, unknown to me by name or face, were happy with my work than if my relatives were buying it.”
Kogen frowned and gritted his teeth, giri …….
He couldn’t help to buy all the book from her cute granddaughter.
He would buy everything for her.
He really want to buy all of her books and put them in his study for his collection.
But Rushia was against it.
“…… Okay, I’ll stick with one book.”
“Thank you very much, Grandfather. And even if you don’t do that, the books are selling well,……, [he] said it.
Popp …… and Rushia’s cheeks turned red.
It was the expression of a maiden in love.
Seeing this, Kogen nodded in satisfaction.
“The man who edited …… was Okaya , right. He did a good job this time too. The final volume …… was a very good book.”
“Yes. Okaya is a trustworthy person. He also made…… the last volume of a really good manuscript.”
“I can’t thank him enough, …… time, Ryuko. Bring him to me quickly.”
What’s more, she blushed.
” What, I was hoping to see the face of the man who will take over the Kaida group soon.”
This means that he should be brought in as Rushia’s fiancé.
Rushia’s face turned red and she hurriedly shook her head.
“O-okaya is…..uhm……No it’s wrong! A-a …… relationship between a …… editor and a …… writer! That …… is a relationship between a man and a woman or …… something like that. …… No way……”
His granddaughter, with an interesting expression on her face, is red-faced and embarrassed.
Seeing this, Kogen was happy to see his granddaughter is growing up.
“Ryuko has become a woman…… Grandpa is happy.”
“T-that’s not the point!”
“This is the man Ryuko chose. I don’t oppose the idea of you going out with him. Besides, if you look at this book and his work, you will see that he is a man of integrity.”
“I agree with you that he is a sincere man. And, but …… its …… impossible.”
Shushun, Rushia’s shoulders slumped.
“Because …… Okaya is a married man.”
Rushia has met Okaya several times in person, so she knows.
She knows that he is married.
“Oya, what is that, Ryuko? Don’t you know? He is divorced.”
“Ha……………………… ………………………… …?”
Rushia’s eyes lit up at the suddenness of it.
Rushia was so surprised that her true self came out.
Kogen loves Ryuko very much.
Naturally, he had them check the background of the man who approached his granddaughter.
“It seems he left his wife the other day.”
“A-are you really sure about that?!”
She stood up with her hands in the air.
Her eyes sparkle, her cheeks turn red, and she looks …… very happy.
Kogen looked at her and gave her a satisfied nod.
“You can invite him for a meeting as soon as you can. I’ll even give you the location if you want.”
“Uh, well, …… that …… is …….”
“………………………… just a little …… wait.”
Moji moji, Ryuko squirms and squirms.
Hah …… and Kogen sighs.
“Why do you hesitate, Ryuko?”
“Because I don’t want to …… confess and get rejected.”
“Impossible. Ryuko is the daughter of the Kaida Group, remember? If he marries Ryuko, he’ll be the next general manager of the Kaida Group. What kind of man would refuse?”
Rushia shook her head violently.
“No, no, I don’t want Okaya to see me …… as Ryuko Kaida. I want him to go out with me as an individual …….”
From birth to today, Rushia has only been seen as the granddaughter of the chairman of the Kaida Group.
This has caused her to go through many hardships, which she did not like.
However, …… is different from Okaya .
He sees her as a writer and as an equal business partner.
Such a relationship is comfortable for her, and she doesn’t want to break the …… relationship.
“But if you go out with him, Okaya will soon know that you are the granddaughter of Kogen Kaida.
“…… That’s what I know. That is why I am struggling with this.”
Kogen is really happy to see his granddaughter struggling with love in an age appropriate way.
He has been able to provide his granddaughter with an uncomplicated life.
But there is one thing that even …… Kogen can’t do anything about.
It is to provide happiness to her grandchildren as a girl of their age.
Kogen is very fond of the man who made this possible, Mitsuhiko Okaya .
“Well, you have plenty of time. You should take your time to think about it.”
“Yes, ……, that’s right. Speaking of Okaya, I have a favor to ask your grandfather.”
“In fact, there is a foolish being who has done terrible things to Okaya.”
“…… Let’s hear it.”
Rushia reports on the fool ……, namely Kisogawa.
Kogen, who had been in a good mood earlier, suddenly turned into a demon.
However, a demon with true power will not show its rage.
He just quietly keep the …… flames of anger inside his bellies.
“I see. …… So you want me to sanction that fool Kisogawa?”
“That’s right. I look forward to working with you.”
“Oh, that’s easy. Then we should sanction Okaya’s ex-wife as well, right?”
“? What do you mean?”
Kogen told her that Okaya’s ex-wife, …… Misae, had been having an affair.
Pikipiki, blood vessel appeared on her forehead.
“O-Okaya,……, she betrayed that wonderful man,……, and cheated on him,……, and with that scumbag,……, Fu fufufuffu……”
The way Rashia was angry, she looked just like Kogen.
“Grandfather, let that stupid woman suffer, too.”
“I know exactly what you mean. …… But Ryuko.”
Kohon, Kogen coughed.
“You are asking Grandpa for two things. Isn’t there an appropriate way to ask ……?”
He glanced at her expectantly.
Rushia blushes and coughs …….
“It’s a one-time thing.”
She gets up and sits down near her grandfather.
“Umu……! Leave it to me, Ryuko ……!”
He hugged his beloved grandchild.
She was embarrassed and tried to pull away.
But he never lets go, and hugs her strongly.
“Leave it to me. I’ll take responsibility for this trash Kisogawa and his idiot ex-wife Misae, and I’ll make sure they suffer immensely.”
“……, Can’t you call me grandpa?”
“I said only once.”
She turns away with a peck.
“Well, don’t worry. I’m going to make them regret from the bottom of their heart that they messed with the granddaughter of the Kaida group.”
Kogen was filled with more enthusiasm than usual.
After all, it was his adorable granddaughter who was begging him.
He will make them regret it from the bottom of their heart.
“Now, Ryuko. Isn’t it time for you to have a meeting with Okaya?”
“! That’s right!”
Rushia hurriedly stood up.
“I’m looking forward to the next one. I expect and trust that you and Okaya will make a great story.”
“Yes. I will put a lot of energy into writing this one.”
“…..Can’t I just buy all the copies?”
Shun …… and Kogen hang his heads.
Rushia packed up her things and hurriedly left.
“Umu, see you later Ryuko.”
…… In the meantime, the chairman of the conglomerate heard about Kisogawa and Misae.
They have become enemies of a man who has had a tremendous influence on Japanese politics and economics. ……
The two will regret it from the bottom of their hearts. ……