278 – How to skillfully trick a brother-con imouto
Today, your onii-san was acting strange wasn’t he? Do you want to know the reason? I’ll tell you then . Amazingly enough, your onii-san was selected to be the Hero . The previous Hero was also your onii-san though, but I’ve killed him . Since Heros are a nuisance you know . Maybe I should erase him, hmm . What to do, hmm . Maybe if someone would cooperate with me then I wouldn’t need to erase him though, huh . Hint hint .
The end . That was a digest version of the conversation with imouto-chan . Currently, due to the incident of Yamada-kun becoming the Hero, I was shocked to see that imouto-chan has gotten over-excited and has a nosebleed . So it wasn’t a superstition that when you get over-excited you can get a nosebleed . From there it seemed like an “onii-sama talk” was about to begin, but Felmina-chan stopped it, so that problem was avoided . Nice going, Felmina-chan . Just what I’d expect of a former high-ranking noble . Her talking ability is way above mine .
Incidentally, when it was revealed that Yamada-kun had become the Hero, there was another squawking magpie who began to act up . Well, it’s vampire girl after all . Come to think of it, I had forgotten to explain that bit . To silence her as quickly as possible, I kicked her flying . Like in a gag manga she sunk into the wall, so she should be quiet for a while . Seeing that, I get the feeling that all the colour drained from imouto-chan’s face out of dread, but don’t mind it . Afterwards, I also got the feeling that Felmina-chan laughed scornfully at her, but I’m sure that’s just my imagination .
「What do you want me to do?」
So, the current situation is that imouto-chan is at a loss .
「It is a simple matter . If you want to save your onii-sama then just betray your country . If you are unable to do that, then you will lose not just your country, but your onii-sama’s life, and also your own life . Which will you choose?」
Felmina-chan was rather lively as she drove imouto-chan into a corner . Looking at her like this she’s basically a “noble girl villainess” . She usually restrains herself, but Felmina-chan was originally an ojou-sama from a good house after all . I’m sure it’s more in her nature to be giving orders than taking orders .
Imouto-chan is pondering all this with an expression of anguish . Sometimes she shows threatening signs, but she quickly suppresses it and stops . It seems that she knows that even if she tries to attack us she’ll simply be beaten in return . Well, imouto-chan could never beat me no matter how she tried . For a non-reincarnator human she might be exceptionally strong, but I’m sure she wouldn’t even match Felmina-chan anyway .
Imouto-chan pondered and pondered, and finally gave in . To be honest, I was surprised that she pondered this much . After all, she is a pathological brother-con after all . I had expected her to immediately reply with something like “if it’s for onii-sama’s sake then I’ll do it!” .
Based on the observations of the clones, this girl doesn’t have any kind of patriotism . Instead, she might even hate the country . With the family environment she was raised in, she gets on quite badly with her mother and brothers, except Yamada-kun of course . Well, they’re the queen and next king of this country though . Because of that, I hadn’t really been expecting her to resist crushing the country .
Ah, I get it . If she cooperates with us, then that means she’s opposing her beloved onii-sama huh . So that’s why she pondered so much and is so depressed huh . Imouto-chan is hanging her head with a face like the world is about to end . Felmina-chan, and vampire girl who recovered before I noticed, are looking at imouto-chan’s face and grinning . Why you……
「In love with one another yet forced to be enemies . 」
I whisper into imouto-chan’s ear . Suddenly her shoulder makes a massive shudder .
「All the more reason for the forbidden love to ignite into passion . 」
This time she twitches in response .
「When he finds out the truth, all his thoughts will be focused on you . 」
「I’ll do it!」
Easy . What’s with this empty headed yandere brother-con? You wouldn’t believe that a moment ago she had a face filled with despair, but now she has a sloppy smile with her mouth hanging open . This girl is broken – better do something soon . Actually, it’s already too late . In order to keep her motivation going, next time I’ll bring her some novels with the main character being a heroine who fell in love with her enemy . The type where in the end the two get together with a happy ending of course . Well, I don’t think that’ll be happening with imouto-chan and Yamada-kun though .
I’ve now secured imouto-chan who has developed a delusion of getting together with her nii-sama after overcoming a trial, so next we’ll move to where Natsume-kun is . And off we go directly to where Natsume-kun is with teleport .
When we teleported in, Natsume-kun was in the middle of brainwashing some elite surveillance people . I’ve been following his actions through my clones, and step by step he’s been using brainwashing on the monitoring people to undermine them it seems . And, the ones in charge of the monitoring are from Ooshima-kun’s house . Ooshima-kun’s house is a dukedom in the kingdom . The duke and duchess have already been claimed by Potimas . What that means, is that Natsume-kun is already moving in a nice direction, without even me giving him instructions .
「Hm? You’re… Wakaba huh?」
Even though the illusion should be concealing me, I was seen through in an instant . It seems that Kusama-kun saw through to my real face in an instant as well, so it seems that people who already knew my face aren’t affected . Come to think of it, this is the first time that we’ve met while he’s been in a relatively sane condition huh . Well, I’m about to make that remaining sanity “log out” though . To the clone inside Natsume-kun’s head –do it .
Natsume-kun makes a strange noise and his eyes roll back in his head .
The voices of vampire girl, Felmina-chan and imouto-chan overlap . It seems that they couldn’t stand the fact that they had the same reaction, as vampire girl and Felmina-chan start glaring at each other . Don’t squabble over something so trivial .
First of all, by way of the clone that has taken hold of Natsume-kun, I set up the suggestion that imouto-chan is an obedient cooperator . While at it, I induce him to take actions so as to overthrow this country . All done . Ah, I’ll alter his memory of us to be supporters as well I guess .
When the falsification of Natsume-kun’s memory is finished, his eyes roll back and while making odd sounds his body trembles and spasms then stops moving after one big leap . Finally, as if nothing had happened his expression returns to normal .
「Ahh, Shiro huh . What is it?」
Natsume-kun will now no longer recognise me as Wakaba Hiiro, and instead I’m established as Shiro . For no particular reason .
「Use these girls . 」
I point at the girls standing behind me . Imouto-chan will be Natsume-kun’s assistant, and vampire girl will take hold of the Empire from the inside . As for Felmina-chan, we’ll return to the demon territories together for a job . With that as the general outline, for now I’ll have imouto-chan take the role of Natsume-kun’s advisor and reins-holder . With regards to the Empire, it’ll take a bit of time until a message from Natsume-kun can get there, so it seems that vampire girl’s debut will take a bit longer . That being the case, I leave imouto-chan in Natsume-kun’s care and leave .