Chapter 141: Negotiation
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Firstly, I have to collect the belongings of every thug who was in this room.
I got terminals and a small bag full of drugs cartridge.
Then, I bring it to Natsuki.
“Hey! wait, wait a minute!”
Natsuki held up her hand.
“You understand my language, correct?”
She said suspiciously.
So that's where it starts.
Well, I had no choice.
I wandered around, looking for something to write.
“You said you'll buy me ……, let's put that aside for the moment and go outside.
This place is–“
Just then, there was a sound, and the “wall” of the room opened.
What appeared to be a wall was actually a sliding door.
There was a small space behind it.
A boy came out of the sliding door, his hand holding onto it.
I felt my neck tense up a little.
I was trained as a scout, yet I hadn't felt any sign of him until just now.
Who the hell are you?
Astonished, I turned to the boy.
A moment later, Natsuki stood in front of him.
With both hands outstretched to the fullest, she shielded the boy with her entire body while Gritting her teeth, she showed a look of terror in her eyes that was a far cry from the braveness she had shown just moments before.
what kind of relationship are they in?
Just then, I saw a notebook and pen in the boy's hand.
Just what I needed, lend me that.
I extend my tongue.
Then, the boy extended his hand from behind Natsuki and gave the notebook and pen to me.
I open the notebook.
There are a lot of pictures drawn on it.
–What is this, it's really good.
Did you draw this? It's amazing.
There were cityscapes of the Fort, scenery, pictures of insects, birds, a strange fantasy drawing, a lot of numbers, incomprehensible shapes, the face of the half-naked man, the portrait of Natsuki.
There was also a nude woman drawing and, oh, even an erotic drawing.
To an amateur like me, these drawings are the work of art.
I, who had no interest in the world of drawing, looked at the boy with awe and admiration, then scribbled it with a pen and showed it to Natsuki.
『Who's that boy?』
Natsuki bit her lip.
We stared at each other in silence.
『The only thing I want to buy is Natsuki.
If you don't tell me, I'll eat him』
After looking at the note, a hopeless-looking Natsuki whispered.
little brother, Yakumo…….”
Looking over her shoulder, I see that the boy's eyes are, the same scary eye as her, I see.
Four eyes staring at me.
The haunting power of these eyes are driving me crazy.
My mind is about to be destroyed.
But while Natsuki's eyes had emotion, the boy's eyes were as lifeless as glass beads.
What should I do? For me, I'm fine with just Natsuki, but there's a weird bonus included.
–No, no, no, wait.
This boy might be useful.
At any rate, I tried to give her the terminal and the drugs that I had in my hand.
“It's not enough! If you want to do whatever you want with me, you'll have to pay more!!”
I'm buying her whole life, so this isn't enough.
First of all…
『Calm down, Natsuki.
『From your point of view, I'm an alien, but I used to be human.
I understand your language.
I can't speak, but I can write.』
“Human? No way…….”
『I'm here because I have work to do.
I'm not going to hurt you.
I just want to buy you as long as you behave yourself.”』
『I'm going to be active in 88 for a while, but I'm in need of a sex partner for various reasons.
I also need someone to help me buy food and other things, and someone to help me gather information outside so I can make progress.』
You're going to eat us, aren't you ……?”
Natsuki's voice was trembling.
『I was thinking about eating you, but then I decided not to.
I fell in love with you at first sight.』
Natsuki's brow furrowed.
Her brother, on the other hand, remained motionless, staring at the notes I was showing him.
『Your brother is only a hindrance, though』
Natsuki looked at me with a tense expression.
–There's no doubt about it.
She loves her brother dearly.
『Since you seem to care for him so much, I decided to buy him with you.
I promise that if you do your best, I won't do anything to your brother.』
“….Do you have money?”
『No, So I'm going to make it now.”』
Her gaze becomes suspicious, and her eyes grow fiercer.
Those are the eyes of a true criminal.
She Natsuki the gangster.
『Natsuki is a match girl, right?』
“Yeah, I am.
You got a problem with that?”
『Do you know where this hustler's office is?』
She nodded hesitantly as I pointed to the dead body at her feet.
Next, I point to Yakumo's shoulder.
There was a diamond in a banzai pose.
With a snap of my fingers, I guided the gaze of the gasping Natsuki towards me.
『If you do anything strange, your brother will turn into a balloon and die.
I'm going to have to detain you until I can come up with the money to buy you out』
“This is blackmail!! Let go of my Yakumo!!”
『Well, that's enough.
Until I buy you, you and I are strangers.
You shouldn't do anything stupid.
I'm ready to get rid of you without a second thought.』
I'm the Butcher.
I have no problem with raping, killing and eating.
Even boys are okay.
Oh, What an animal I am.
『I don't think it's a very fair deal for me.
Right now, I'm only offering to trade with you because I want Natsuki.』
『You want money, right? I'll pay you.』
『I'm sorry about the room.
You can't stay here anymore.
No matter what the facts are, if the gang catches you with this, you'll be in a lot of trouble, and there's no chance of another organization taking you in.
There's no reason for 88 to protect you when you're a slum kid.
The local government and the gangs are connected behind the scenes.
They'll hand you over anyway.』
『So, I'll hide you first.
I'm a professional, as fellow professional just like you.
I'll take responsibility as a professional. I expect Natsuki to be as well.
Let's both be professional.』
She swept her gaze between Yakumo and me for a moment, then opened her mouth as if she had made up her mind.
“I'm not sure what you ……
Gevaudan are trying to do.
What will happen to us after that? Because I don't want you to drag us along.”
See? He's a greedy little girl after all, greedy for living.
Even now, Her and her brother are struggling to survive.
I can trust these strong and tough people.
『I have several objectives, but first I'm looking for someone, and what happens after that will be determined by the situation.
I will release you guys when I'm done, but what does Natsuki want? Is it only money? I can lend a hand if you request. 』
Although it is a hand of violence.
『Do you feel like there's a wall you can't break through without violence? The wall to your future.』
“The future …….”
Natsuki became speechless.
Well, I guess you've been living for the sake of living, and you don't have any big dreams or goals.
『For now, I want Natsuki.
I demand that we play lovers and continue our lovemaking.』
huh? You're going to play lovers with me?”
I nodded vigorously at Natsuki, who had sweat dripping down her face and her cheeks.
I want to do those thing.
『”Also, I need your help with my operation.
I want you to help me with my activities for as long as I'm in town.
That's the end of the contract.
After that, well, I'll be happy to discuss it with you after the first contract ends.
There's a word that said After-sales follow-up is a perfect deal』
Natsuki and Yakumo stared at my notes in silence.
『The hotel was full at that time, but you invited me to this room and tried to fulfill your promise, so I'm sure you're a professional too.
Once I buy you, I won't pester you. We're both professionals, and we trust each other to keep our agreements.』
There was no answer.
This is a matter of a lifetime.
I think you should take your time and think about it, but how can you be so lost with the Butcher in front of you? I thought I implicitly told you that you would die if you refused.
『The answer can come later.
But first, we need to move.
Follow me 』
I was about to give the note back to Yakumo when I remembered something else.
『 I think it's going to get bad, so let's have some fresh cheesecake first.
Let's slice it.』
A look of disbelief stabbed into my eyes.
no, not here.
I think I'm going to throw up now.”
A perfectly valid point.
『I'm going to eat this guy, too.
Was he your boyfriend or something?』
When I pointed to the half-naked man lying at my feet and asked for confirmation, Natsuki shook her head.
『I saw a picture of him in Yakumo's notebook, so maybe you guys were close?』
Natsuki looked at the man on the floor, little troubled.
“Yakumo was a little nostalgic about it.”
Yakumo didn't even give the half-naked man a second glance.
He stood there and did not look away from me.
I wondered if he was scared or cautious.
There was no expression on his face, so I had no idea.
『What's wrong with your brother?』
In response to my question, Natsuki stopped talking for a moment, then lowered her gaze and said.
“Yakumo was …..
he only speaks a few words since he was born “
I guess it's some kind of disability.
I could understand Natsuki's protective attitude.
His hostage value was getting higher and higher.
I don't really intend to free Natsuki.
As long as I' m at the Fort, I can keep her brother at hand under the guise of protection.
That way, she'll do what I say.
She will not betray me.
I'm sure she already understands what I mean.
I left Natsuki and Yakumo waiting in the hallway, and stuffed the half-naked man in my stomach.
I decided to leave the woman tied on the bed.
Partly because Natsuki insisted on it, but also because I thought it might be better if the woman said something random to distract the pursuers.
The woman hadn't seen or heard anything about the incident.
All she had was Butcher Lance's experience.
The testimony would reveal a figure of the culprit with a huge dick that was beyond human comprehension.
That might distract attention from Natsuki and the others.
We'll be left alone with a phantom as a scapegoat.
I put everything away and went out into the hallway.
I handed the notebook back to Yakumo and patted him on the head as he looked back at me.
Thanks for that.
The snow outside was getting more intense than before.
It looks like tomorrow there will be more snow.
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