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|Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Volume 10|
|Date of Release||April 10, 2012|
|ISBN Numbers|| ISBN 4048865196|
|Number of Pages||351 pages|
|Previous Volume||Volume 09|
|Next Volume||Volume 11|
"It's been a while since that idiot decided to live alone. He thought that he could concentrate better for his upcoming exam that way. Oh, and by the way, Mom appears to be getting suspicious about my relationship with Kyousuke going for the better. My relationship with Kyousuke... there's nothing between us! Well, I should take some responsibility on my end..."
"It looks like he has been eating nothing but convenience store bentos most of the time. It can't be helped, though I think I should take care of him in some way. Hey, wait a minute, how about I hold a party to celebrate Kyousuke's moving out!? And let's not talk about that normal girl who has originally though about this, I meant that black girl... Saori, Ayase, and Kanako! Have you guys met before? Eh? Making peace with the normal girl? That day would come, but not now! Ah, geez... I haven't heard what Hina-chan said! I can't do this while Kyousuke is still studying~!"
Story starts off in autumn. A family meeting is held at the dining table, with all the Kousaka members there. As per usual, Kyousuke and Kirino were sitting side by side next to each other, facing their solemn looking parents. Mother asked if Kyousuke had done something strange to Kirino. The siblings are shocked and asked why. Kyousuke then asked if she's thinking that he had done something perverted to Kirino. Kirino coughed when she heard that. Mother said that she did not mean it that way, but since Kyousuke was thinking in that direction, then it must be...... Kirino: "What is this!? How can mother come up with this impossible misunderstanding!? Ah! Ahhhhh!!! How can it be possible...... for me and Kyousuke to be in that sort of situation!?" The mother pointed out that Kirino would never address Kyousuke by his name back in the past, as she would using terms like "you" and "hey" instead. Kyousuke had already somehow accepted her calling him by his name as something natural. Kirino cringes and said it's due to a change in the state of her heart. Mother pointed out that the both of them have been incredibly close to each other recently. And a little too close for comfort. Recently, they have been going to each other's room and going out together during the weekends, while looking to be on extremely good terms with each other. Kyousuke thought to himself that it's because of them borrowing and returning the eroge games, while they head to Kuroneko's house on the weekends. Mother then commented on how abnormal Kyousuke's reaction is to Mikagami when she brought him home as her "boyfriend." Just as Kyousuke was thinking to himself about his mother's atrocious imagination for pairing up her children together, she pointed out that they had recently returned home together while wearing what seemed like wedding clothes. "So that's the reason for all this!" the two siblings yelled together in sync. Kyousuke and Kirino said that they and Misaki should have explained the deep reasons behind that already. Their mother then questioned if there's a deep reason for them to hold hands together like a pair of lovers when they returned back home. Mother then pointed towards the purikura sticker pasted on the fridge. The embarrassed Kirino headbutted Kyousuke for pasting it there. Seems like the other ladies in the neighborhood were all gossiping about them due to their suspicious behaviors. Kyousuke and Kirino said it's impossible for what their mother is imagining to be happening. Kyousuke then turned towards their father and asked him to voice his opinion. Their father commented that he's not worried about the situation that their mother was talking about, since he's the clearest about what's going on in the house. It's within his expectations for the siblings to see each other very importantly. Kyousuke felt that his father's making things worse with that. He went red and was really embarrassed. He never knew his father thought that highly of him. It's natural for the elder brother to dote on his younger sister - that's something that the current him can say without any hesitation or complains. Father then asked him to think back on what happened a year ago (the eroge incident). Kyousuke realized they would be worried since the siblings had taken interest in incest eroges and stuff, and that things are becoming serious if the parents are getting suspicious of them. Kyousuke promised that he and Kirino are having a normal siblings relationship. Kirino answered in a fluster with, "O-Of course!" Mother said she'll only feel relived when she sees them with their own boyfriend/girlfriend. She then asked Kyousuke how he feels about Manami. Kyousuke said there's nothing going on with him and Manami, and he had said so before already. Mother said there's no other option. Father sighed and asked Kyousuke to move out of the house and live alone.Both siblings are shocked, and Kirino asked their father the reason why. Before Kyousuke could voice his question, father stated that
Kyousuke had applied for a university (which Manami applied for as well) and is taking the exams in November. Kyousuke can only return back home if he gets an A on the exams. Kyousuke felt that the decision is pretty damn pointless, since it will solve nothing, even if there's something going on between him and Kirino. If he manages to get an A, he'll only need to live alone for 2 months. He's still a little worried about his father's true intentions (if there's any), but Kyousuke agreed. He then took a look at Kirino at his side, and she's showing a really displeased face. Kyousuke then put on a front and said confidently that he'll be back in 2 months time. Father was pleased at that. Kyousuke then asked Kirino why she was that unhappy. Kirino said it's nothing, and that he seemed really pumped for that. Just as Kyousuke was feeling pissed about it, Kirino added in another stab by saying, "See~ you. Bye bye. It's okay even if you don't ever come back."
The next day, after school, Kyousuke's lying on his bed and thinking about what's going to happen next. Generally speaking, he's looking forward to it. For the first time, it felt like his parents actually give a damn about his life, since it was always about Kirino. But then again, it may be to pry him away from Kirino's side. Kyousuke's pissed at Kirino's last words, and felt it's better that he will no longer need to see her face. Just then, Mikagami came to visit him. He thought Mikagami's there to take back the order-made Meruru bike (the one he used to cycle Kirino to the concert). Mikagami said he's fine with gifting the bike to Kyousuke, which he declined immediately. Mikagami said he thought Kyousuke was on a high when he was cycling that, and Kyousuke said that he was in no mood to enjoy the joys of cycling back then. Mikagami viewed it as Kyousuke going all out for the sake of Kirino, which Kyousuke never replied to, since he found it a pain to do. Mikagami's actually at his house to play and to deepen his friendship with Kyousuke, which Kyousuke felt was unnecessary. Kyousuke said that he wants to discuss with him something, and Mikagami said that if it's about how Kyousuke can marry Kirino, then his conclusion is to "go for it no matter what." Kyousuke yelled at Mikagami and thanked god his mother was not around to hear it.
Kyousuke told Mikagami what happened. Mikagami deduced that Kyousuke's feeling a little down, and Kyousuke was surprised as to how Mikagami got it right. Mikagami said it's because Kyousuke's feeling depressed that he's about to leave his dear Kirino, which Kyousuke denied immediately. "The parents' objection is a tough test that the both of you have to undergo before you can become one with your sister." Mikagami advises him to forget about his troubles and relax by playing some eroge or something, and perhaps he'll come up with some sort of solution. Kyousuke felt better after talking it out with Mikagami. They then bump into Kouhei, who came looking for Kyousuke at his house. Kyousuke introduced Mikagami as the bike's owner, and Kouhei responded by saying that Mikagami's an incredible pervert. Mikagami got embarrassed by that, and introduced himself as Kyousuke's friend. Kyousuke asked Kouhei for his reason to look for him. Turns out that Kouhei's there to get the photo from him. Kyousuke had already deleted the photo where Sena kissed Kouhei from his phone. Kouhei then said that he's here to cheer Kyousuke up since he was being treated coldly by the girls, and what better way to do that then to talk about how cute Sena is. Kouhei said that as a special service, he'll talk about Sena's breasts for today. Kyousuke replied that to cheer Kouhei up in the future, he'll tell him about Kirino's ass for three hours. Kouhei said he doesn't give a fuck about the ass of another person's sister, and Kyousuke said it applies for Sena as well. Mikagami suggested that they go somewhere else, or else it will be bad if Kyousuke's mother heard about what they are talking. Kouhei was curious about what they are talking about. Mikagami explained that it's about Kyousuke's sister. Kouhei said that it should be his turn to take the stage if it is something that concerns the topic of the younger sister.
They decided to head to Mikagami's house to continue talking, and since Mikagami lives away from his parents, he felt that he could offer some advise to Kyousuke. Mikagami lives in an incredibly high-class building. They are immediately greeted by the sight of a sex doll when they step into the apartment. Mikagami said he sees it more as an art piece (due to how well made it is), and he use it as a reference whenever he's designing things. The doll was actually placed in a glass cabinet, so Mikagami's probably not lying. Mikagami urged them into his apartment. Having witnessed how incredible the living room was, Kyousuke and Kouhei were a little apprehensive about entering his room, but decided to do it anyway. Kyousuke said that Mikagami's high-class apartment is of no useful reference to him at all. Rental for that apartment is about 532k yen. Kouhei said they might as well take the chance to take a good look at the expensive apartment, even though it will be of no use for Kyousuke's reference. They then saw a golden-haired guy, who's actually Mikagami's elder brother. His brother is not too happy about Mikagami's otaku hobbies, since the sex doll had frightened away his girlfriend when he brought her back home. Kyousuke asked Mikagami for the reason for putting the sex doll in the living room. Mikagami said it's for Makabe, who asked him to make an ero-figure out of a character Kouhei disliked (since he always talks with Sena). Mikagami then pointed to a twintailed DFC figure in the cabinet, and said that he changed it to DFC as the huge breasts looked way too unnatural on the character. Kyousuke said Makabe will probably be furious, since he likes huge breasts. Kouhei said it's unacceptable for Makabe to be in the same club as Sena. They talked a bit about how it's not good for Mikagami to display all those things in the living room. Mikagami said there's no more space in his own room, and that he's the one who paid for the rental for the apartment. Turns out that Mikagami's brother lives off women, and is actually a NEET.
They then went to Mikagami's room, which is a typical otaku's room, filled with merchandises and stuff. There's a cabinet that is lit up with LED lights and stuff. Kyousuke thought to himself that Kirino's a casual when compared to Mikagami's. He asked for the price of the cabinet, which actually costs 97k yen. Kyousuke was shocked. Mikagami asked Kyousuke if he was actually planning to buy one for Kirino. Kyousuke dropped the subject. Kyousuke then asked Mikagami what he should have if he's living alone. Mikagami replied that a cute younger sister is absolutely necessary. Kouhei agreed to that, but said that in that case, it will be two person living together, and not Kyousuke alone. Mikagami said there are situations where the younger sister will visit the apartment of her elder brother. Kouhei said that's totally the best case scenario, and calls Mikagami a genius. Kyousuke dissed them by saying that it is something that can only appear in eroge and not in real life. They then went back on topic of what items Kyousuke should bring along with him. Kyousuke said that he'll not be bringing his computer along. Mikagami commented that Kyousuke will not be able to play eroge if he does that. Kyousuke said that's the whole point, since he's there to study. Kouhei then commented that he had used Kyousuke's computer to search for "Amagaki Ayase ero images" via the search engines. Kyousuke said he'll kill Kouhei, and regretted showing Ayase's pictures to Kouhei back during their fight in whose sister is the cutest. He then coughed, looked up into the ceiling, and ask him what are the results of the search. Kyousuke thought to himself that it's because as someone who knows Ayase, it is necessary for him to understand the suspicious and dirty sites for her sake. Mikagami switched on his computer and asked if it was the site. Kouhei's talking about Site's named "Lovely My Angel Ayase-tan♡ Fanblog." Kouhei asked if that's the blog done by Kyousuke. Kyousuke stuttered and denied fervently. Kyousuke wondered if the blog really's about the Ayase he knew, and was curious about the contents of the blog. It was, and there's a lot of images of her in casual clothes as well as the photos taking during the photo-shoots. Seems like it's a blog made by fellow models (and it felt like they were her juniors or something). The blog's done by a girl named "Sayaka." Kyousuke said the site heals his soul, and he has to bookmark it. Kyousuke wondered if there are fanblog for Kirino as well. Kouhei suggested that they search it up with the text "Kousaka Kirino ero images", and was rewarded with a merciless punch from Kyousuke. They did not find any ero images from the search, only healthy moe images. Mikagami said they should get back on topic. Kyousuke was against it, since he was immersing himself in the images of Ayase. Kouhei suggested a mini-fridge. Kyousuke don't see the point in it, since there are vending machines and convenient stores. Kouhei said it will be bad for his health if he live on those for two months, and said he should make his own meals. Kouhei suggested that Kyousuke asks Kirino to make meals for him. Kyousuke had never really thought of that before. Kyousuke tried imaging Kirino in the kitchen with an apron on, but could not do it as it felt way out of place. Kouhei said that Kirino will probably do it, since she'll feel guilty for Kyousuke to be in the position he's in. Kyousuke said it's the other way round instead, and that Kirino will probably calls him an idiot if he asks. He then stressed that it's impossible for Kirino to make meals for him. Mikagami calls him a tsundere. Kouhei noted that Kyousuke looks really happy when he's talking about his sister. Kyousuke denied both of their words. Mikagami then suggested Kyousuke to ask his girlfriend to cook for him instead. Kyousuke's chest hurts. He realized he did not tell Mikagami about his situation with Kuroneko. Kyousuke requested them not to bring that up for now. He got more nervous about it after talking with them, but he's still rather happy about moving out to live alone. Even though the main purpose is to concentrate on his studies, it should be interesting for him to decide on the furniture to buy, their arrangements, asking friends to his place, etc. Despite saying that with the intention of thanking the two guys, they looked at each other and laughed. Kouhei said Kyousuke's voice had betrayed him. Kyousuke asked what are they laughing about, since he was thanking them. Kouhei laughed and said that Kyousuke's first time living alone will definitely be a happy experience for him.
At the new apartment, Kyousuke's taking a rest from his studies. The apartment has a six tatami wide bedroom, with a ten tatami wide living room. Kirino is in casual clothes, watching TV in the living room. She's his roommate. Kirino asks him to prepare dinner that does not exceeds 300 calories in a snobbish manner, and specially grants him the right to have dinner with her today. Kyousuke went into kitchen and put on apron and stuff. Even though he had tried going against the one-sided relationship, he's used to it by now. Reason: Kirino's currently the person feeding him, since she's the breadwinner. Has even addressed her as "Mistress" before, and calls her S. Turns out the reason for his current situation is because he failed his exams in his third year. One year has passed. Kirino suddenly asked him what he's doing Kyousuke. said he's preparing her favorite dish, and asked her if she hates that. Kirino said she likes whatever he cooks, but she's talking about his attire. He's wearing a Meruru apron on top of his parka and jeans. Kyousuke said Kirino's the one who bought the apron, but Kirino said that's not the point. The point is, why is he not doing the naked apron. Kyousuke asked who'll be happy to see his ass while he's cooking, and Kirino said she will be happy. Kirino said he should be able to do that for her, since they are cohabiting. Kyousuke then grab Kirino by her wrists and says that she must be a fake. Even though his sister is very moe and someone who loves eroge, but she's not a pervert who will want her own elder brother to show his ass while he's cooking.
An alarm rings. It's just a dream. Kyousuke thinks the reason for his dream is because of seeing Mikagami's elder brother, which caused him to subconsciously think of the scene of him living off his sister. Been less than two days since he went to Mikagami's house. The room has basic stuff like a computer, tables and etc. It feels a little lonely.
After school, Kyousuke is chatting with Kouhei and Manami. Even though Manami has been treating him differently these days, she's back to her old self when it comes to this topic (living by himself). After going to Mikagami's house, he went over to Manami's house to tell her, as well as informed Kuroneko and Saori online. Manami asked if he's lonely. Kyousuke says no, and he's glad not to see Kirino's face. Kouhei laughed and said Kyousuke said the exact same thing back when Kirino went to America, which Manami agreed with. Kyousuke thought to himself that Manami of today was teasing him. Manami started lecturing him the importance of having proper meals, and Kyousuke thought to himself that Manami has went into the old-granny mode. Kouhei says he'll give him the old toaster in his house. Kyousuke said he really does not know how to cook. Kouhei said he'll try making a meal for him. Kyousuke thought to himself that it's straight out of an eroge scene, only that Kouhei's a guy. Kyousuke asked if Kouhei knows how to cook, and Kouhei said it's sort of a hobby. Kyousuke reminded Kouhei not to tell Sena about it, since she's a fujoshi. Kouhei said Kyousuke will probably be much happier if Manami cooks for him. Kyousuke agreed, since her dishes are extremely delicious. Manami was embarrassed from the praises. Kouhei said Kyousuke should suffer from divine punishment. Manami suggests a party to be held next weekend and talks about preparations for exams, etc. Manami says she'll lend him some reference texts and stuff. Kyousuke thanked Manami, and thought to himself that she'll always know what he needs. Manami clutched her fists in front of her chest, smiled and said he can call her anytime if he has any questions. She said she'll do her best since she wants to go to the same university as Kyousuke
Upon returning back to his apartment, his door was opened. Kirino's there in her uniform. A delivery man left the apartment. Kirino gifted Kyousuke a mini fridge, which costs 30k yen. Kyousuke asked why she gave him that.
Kirino: "...... Well, you see, back during the family meeting, you were chased out of the house...... And even though a small part of it is my fault...... so, well...... You are someone who won't buy much things. And if I am to leave you as it is, you'll probably just settle your meals by eating the packed meals bought from the convenient stores......"
Kirino: "Therefore, I bought you a fridge! Are you happy about it!?"
Kyousuke thought that his nightmare of living off Kirino was already taking shape slowly. Kirino shot him a fierce glare, so Kyousuke thanked her. Kyousuke asked her why she came over to his place and bought him a fridge, despite the reason for him to be moving here. Kirino said that it's just their mother's misunderstandings, and it will be fine if she did not know Kirino came over. Also, it's not like they are doing anything shameful. Kyousuke noticed that Kirino's slightly angry, and wondered if it was because of their mother or him. Kirino said that she had no idea what the basis for their parents misunderstandings was, and asked if Kyousuke's feeling the same way she does. Kyousuke placed his hand on Kirino (who's very close to him physically), and explained that it's probably because they were on extremely bad terms all that time, but their relationship suddenly improved recently. That's why it seems like they are getting a little too close.
Kirino: "...... Can you not say something that disgusting? It's not like we are on really good terms with each other...... and take your hand off my head."
Kyousuke did as he told after teasing her, and asked her to live her life normally, since she did not do anything wrong.
Kirino: "O-Of course!"
Kyousuke: "Yeah, of course. How can there be anything going on between me and my sister? It's not like this is a game."
Kyousuke asked Kirino not to be angry about it, since he's not really affected by it, but Kirino seemed to have suffered from a blow by his words, and with her back facing him, she said she's going back home. Kyousuke thanked her for the fridge. Kirino said it's ok, and that the fridge will probably be thrown away when he returns home. Kyousuke said he'll never do that, and will place it in his room. He thought to himself that since it's a present from her, he'll bring it along with him even after he moved out of the house after his graduation. Kirino suddenly turned back. She seemed fidgety. She asked if he has the urge to take a rest during his studies. Kyousuke said he'll usually read the manga and surf the net (and he did not tell her this, but he's referring to the pictures of Ayase on the fanblog). Kirino then took out an eroge and passed it to him with a really cute smile on her face. The eroge's titled: < The Intruding Imouto-wife ~Forbidden Cohabitation of the Two~ >. Kirino seemed very happy while she was handing him the game. Kyousuke said that's the last thing that he should have in his possession, given the situation he's in. And it's the first time he's heard of the term "Imouto-wife." Kirino said he should just play it, since it's really interesting, and one of the leading works to be released recently. Kyousuke said that he'll be a perverted elder brother who wants to have a forbidden life with his "imouto wife" should he accept that from her. Kirino said he's disgusting and asked if that's how he's looked at her all this time. Kirino said she gave him the fridge and eroge so that she'll not be owing him anything, and that she's feeling incredibly refreshed after doing so. She then said that it will be impossible for him to get an A anyway. Kyousuke's pissed, and asked if she wants to bet on him not getting an A. Kirino said it's an interesting proposition. If he does not get an A, he will have to be her slave for the rest of his life. Kyousuke said the same goes for her if he managed to get an A Kirino said he's disgusting, and she had actually recorded it down on her iPhone. Kyousuke thought to himself that her methods are incredibly dirty, and she's not to learn from Ayase. Kirino said that the recording will be proof If he gets an A, then she'll give him a reward - a chance for him to ask her to do anything that he wants. Kirino then hurriedly left the apartment after saying that
10:00pm: Kyousuke taking a break from studying by working out his timetable. He's still pissed at Kirino and thinks of how interesting it will be to see her expressions when he returns home in triumph. He's motivated at how he can make her do anything he wants.
A phone call from Kanoko. She asks if he wants to be the manager of her and Bridget. Kyousuke says he's still a student and Kanoko's disappointed. She says he's much better than their current manager, so if he's interested, the position's open. Their current manager fusses too much about Kanoko, and she prefers a relationship where that's more equal. Kyousuke gives Kanoko a really good feeling. As a reference for his future job search, Kyousuke asks Kanoko what exactly constitutes giving a really good feeling.
Kanoko: "Eh? Well...... Like being really in love with things...... about me?"
Kyousuke realized he had to apologize to Kanoko about the live performance. Kanoko brought it up before he could say anything. Kyousuke apologized immediately, and surprisingly, Kanoko accepted his apology quickly. Kyousuke asked how he should make it up to her. Kanoko wants his address, but Kyousuke said that's a bad idea, since she'll be visiting him alone. Kanoko said she don't really care, since it's not like Kyousuke will do anything to her. Since Kyousuke has nothing much in his room, he won't be able to serve her any food, only tea. Kanoko was happy when she heard that, and told him it's fine. He will be her lab rat.
Next day, after school, Kanoko came to his apartment in her casual clothes. She brought him a bento box. The food looked extremely good. Kyousuke asked if she did everything by herself and Kanoko said she's slowly learning. Kyousuke said he's really lucky to be able to eat the food cooked by a future star, and Kanoko was easily pleased by that. Kyousuke tried the food, and it tasted exactly as nice as those made by Manami. There's a separate portion of the same dishes, which tasted bad. Kanoko laughed, and told him not to eat it if it is really bad Kyousuke asked if the bad portion's made by Kanoko, and Kanoko admitted to it readily. She says it does not matter, since it will only be a matter of time for her cooking to be as delicious as the nice portion. Kyousuke said it's still edible (especially compared to Kirino's valentine's brick cookies), and finished both the nice and the bad portions. Kyousuke asked if he was of any help in her "experiment." Kanoko blushed and said he probably did. She then swing her fists about and asked him not to question her any further. Kyousuke asked her why she started learning how to cook. She wants to cook for her parents. Her relationship with her parents is bad. Kanoko's living with her elder sister for now. Father's sick recently, and Kanoko thought that she should try to make up with her parents. Her teacher's introduced to her by Ayase. The teacher's an Oba-san with specs, and a really good teacher, with incredible skills. With a smile on her face, Kanoko then asked Kyousuke about the "Imouto-wife" eroge. Kanoko asked him to die. Kyousuke tried to come up with an excuse. Kanoko asked if it's an eroge, and Kyousuke said no. She opened up the casing, pointed to a CG of a naked girl, and asked Kyousuke what she's doing. Kyousuke said she's just eating a sausage. He finally gave up. Kanoko said as someone with a younger sister, he should not be owning sis-con eroge. Kyousuke asked Kanoko why she knew he had a sister, since he did not tell her anything about it. Kanoko asked if Kyousuke is Kirino's elder brother, since he came late to the performance together with Kirino, who was in a wedding dress. And since his family name's the same as Kirino, Bridget felt there's something strange about it, since Kyousuke looked just like the boyfriend of Kirino. Kyousuke admitted that he's Kirino's brother. Kanoko commented that it's true that Kyousuke's dating his younger sister. Kyousuke denied, and asked how she came up with that conclusion. He's introduced as the boyfriend of Kirino, and he has a sis-con eroge. Kyousuke explained the reasons behind those two things. Kanoko says it is quite impossible for Kirino to be an otaku. She concluded that Kyousuke must be the one who brought her to the live performance. Kyousuke then asked Kanoko what she will do IF Kirino's really an otaku. Kanoko says she'll tease Kirino on being one, and bait her with the tickets of the performance to get Kirino to massage her shoulders. Kyousuke felt that he had really misunderstood Kanoko, and that she's actually a much better girl than imagined.
It's night. Kyousuke took a rest by visiting Ayase's fanblog. He's disgusted by all the emoticons on it. He then exclaims that the fair white neck of Ayase is the best. Recharge Complete.
The next day, he woke up from the sounds of the intercom. Kyousuke was too lazy to get to it, and the bell repeatedly rang. He stumbled on his way to the door as he was tired and heard the sound of the door opening with a key. As the door opened, a pair of fair white legs appeared before him, and an extremely beautiful girl was staring down at him.
Ayase: "What are you doing, Onii-san?"
She's wearing her uniform, and looked extremely cute. Upon realizing the position they are in, Ayase gave a cute "Kya!" and pressed onto her skirt in embarrassment. Kyousuke continued to enjoy the view of Ayase from his position, and asked her why she has the key to his door. Ayase asked Kyousuke where he's looking at, and stomped him repeatedly on his head with her shoes.
Ayase: "E-Ecchi! D-Do you want to be stepped by me that badly!? You're a true pervert!"
While still stepping on his head, Ayase congratulated him on moving to the new place. Kyousuke was bewildered by that, and wondered to himself if that's 'normal' by Ayase's standards. Ayase noticed that Kyousuke's thinking something weird, and asked if he's actually enjoying being stepped on by her. Kyousuke denied that. He then pushed himself off the ground, and retorted by saying that he will no longer harass her sexually. He then said that recently, Ayase's been doing things to make him want to harass her sexually. Thinking to himself, it seemed like the recent Ayase seemed to be really happy when it came to dealing the punishment for his sexual harassment. Ayase rejected his notion and said that his actions are all constituting to sexual harassment. Kyousuke pointed out that Ayase had done lots of things to him back at the control room during Kanoko's live concert, like deliberately showing him her breasts and stuff. Ayase swung her handbag into his face, and said while stuttering that she's just bringing her face close to his, and asked him where he's looking at. Then Kyousuke said she's doing reverse sexual harassment. Ayase reiterated that she's just bringing her face close to his. Kyousuke asked her the reason for doing that. Ayase's face turned red in an instant, and her expression changed to ><. She said there's no special meaning behind that. Kyousuke invited Ayase into his apartment. He asked her why she has the keys to his apartment. Ayase said she duplicated it, and got the original via some undisclosed methods. Kyousuke felt extremely uneasy about that. He changed the topic and asked her why she's at his house that early. Ayase then took out something from her bag...... A kitchen knife. Kyousuke was scared shitless and tried to escape, but her vice grip prevented her from doing so.
Kyousuke: "I-I'm gonna be killed......"
Ayase said she's not planning to do that, and asked him to take a proper look. The knife next to his neck was wrapped in plastic. Ayase sighed and wondered how on earth did he get the idea that she was planning to kill him.
Ayase: "Geez...... why does it always end up like this......"
Kyousuke: "It's because the sight of Ayase holding onto a knife will cause my body to be frightened instinctively!"
It's actually a gift for him for moving into the new apartment. Even though the knife + Ayase combo was really scary, the knife in itself is a pretty suitable present. Ayase said that after much research, she had chose one that cuts really easily. And the reason for her coming that early was because she cannot make it in the afternoon. She heard about him moving and the reasons behind it from Manami. Manami invited Ayase to the celebration party. In his mind, Kyousuke called Manami as THE BEST CHILDHOOD FRIEND IN THE WORLD. Manami also asked Ayase not to invite Kirino over. In his mind, Kyousuke called Manami as the childhood friend who has meddled in way too much stuff. He then explained that Manami and Kirino are on bad terms with each other, though it's more of a one-sided thing from Kirino's side. Ayase thought it was strange, since the Kirino in school is someone who's really gentle and takes care of everyone. The goddess of the school. Kyousuke thought to himself that Kirino has never showed that side of her to Kyousuke. Kyousuke said that Kirino had treated Manami quite badly the last time around. Ayase said that Kirino's really lively whenever she's together with Kyousuke. She said she was shocked at how Kirino has acted back during that day when they first met (how he touched her breasts and she chased him out of the house). She then said that they had been talking about him after that. Ayase said she should try to do something about Kirino and Manami's relationship. Kyousuke said he'll do his best to help, and will even risk his life as long as it is something that can help Manami. He thanked Ayase for helping out, since he can't do anything by himself. Ayase said she knew that point very well. Kyousuke said he has to find someone to restrain Kirino, since Kirino treats Manami exactly like the stepmother did Cinderella. The first person that came to mind is Saori. Kyousuke said to leave the planning to him. Ayase stood up elegantly and was about to leave, since there's nothing else to talk with Kyousuke about. In his mind, Kyousuke asked Ayase not to end things by saying something that only masochists will enjoy listening to.
Just as she was about to leave, doorbell rang Ayase opened the door Kuroneko appeared. Silence. They both asked the other person who she is. Kyousuke felt the atmosphere was terrible. Ayase introduced herself, and Kuroneko found her name familiar. Kyousuke said they had met briefly at the comicon. He then introduced Kuroneko as Kirino's otaku friend. Ayase said she knew that.
Ayase: "She's Onii-san's— ex-girlfriend, right?"
Ayase: "...... And so? Ex-girlfriend Kuroneko-san, why did you come over to Onii-san's room when it's still so early?"
Kyousuke: "...... Ayase, why are you acting like you are my current girlfriend or something?"
Ayase's visibly shaken by that: "W-What are you talking about!? C-C-C-C-Can you not say something strange!?"
Kyousuke: "That tsuntsun!"
Ayase took the kitchen knife and pressed it against him. Just then, Kuroneko tugged him by his sleeve. Kyousuke apologized for ignoring her. Their eyes met, Kuroneko blushed and looked downwards. Despite seeing it many times already, Kyousuke still finds it really cute that Kuroneko has changed into her new uniform. He commented that Kuroneko seemed more mature when she wears that. However, it feels a little lonely, since he will no longer get to see her in 'that' uniform. Kuroneko said she has special feelings for the old uniform as well. She said she still has it at her house, and if Kyousuke wants, she can wear it for him to see. Kyousuke told her not to treat him like he has a uniform fetish. He realized he was being teased by Kuroneko. Ayase pulled him by his sleeves, and stared at him emotionally.
Ayase: "Onii-san, can you not leave me alone by the side as well?"
Kyousuke: "She's angry...... But she's angry in a really cute way...... "
Kuroneko: "Fu...... ara ara, you're still here? I'm really sorry, the both of us have somehow got into our own world. But it can't be helped, since the soul of that man is already mine...... that's right...... Forever mine, right?"
Kyousuke felt a chill from behind his back.
Ayase: "Onii-san...... is yours?"
Ayase's eyes went dull, and she was gently laughing like a devil who had lost her soul She said that Kuroneko's saying something strange, since she had already broke up with Kyousuke. Kuroneko said it was just a strategic retreat. Ayase had no idea what Kuroneko's talking about, but she said Kuroneko has no longer the right to call herself a friend of Kirino. Since Kirino dislikes anyone going out with Kyousuke, and she won't accept it if she's not the number one in Kyousuke's heart. Kyousuke had abandoned Kuroneko and chose Kirino as well. Therefore, Kuroneko should act like how it should be expected of her as a friend of Kirino. Kuroneko said Ayase's wrong, and they see things differently. Rather than being Kirino's enemy, she's her friend instead. The two of them left Kyousuke by the side, and their squabble gradually picked up pace. Ayase called Kuroneko an adulter. Kuroneko snapped.
With slightly trembling fists, Kuroneko said: "Alright. Listen up carefully— "
Kuroneko shouted: "I am fine with Kyousuke fucking his own blood-related sister!"
Kyousuke: What the fuck!? What did you just say!? J-J-Just what the heck is coming out from that tiny mouth of yours!?
Ayase was stunned speechless with her face red. Kuroneko's face was red as well. She breathed heavily, and continued: "I am the close friend of that woman! What that woman wants out of me is to be her best companion and someone who understands her the most! Even if Kyousuke's a bastard who's into incest, I can still love him without any problems at all! I can also happily give Kirino what she yearns! What will you do if you're in my shoes, Ayase? If you are in love with Kyousuke as the member of the opposite sex, then can you accommodate to Kirino's wishes like I do?"
Ayase: "T-That's impossible—!! How unbelievable!"
Kuroneko: "Is that so? Then you'll become Kirino's enemy should that time comes."
Ayase bit on her lips: "That time will never come! P-Pervert! Pervertpervertpervert!"
Kuroneko: "Hmph, I don't really care. Feel free to call me a pervert as much as you like."
Kyousuke: "U-Urm, Kuroneko......"
Kyousuke: "Well...... did Kirino actually say she wants to fuck with me?"
Kuroneko froze for a while Kuroneko stuttered and said it was just a 'what-if' scenario
Kyousuke: "That's a really horrible."
Kyousuke was thankful that Kirino wasn't around, or else things would really get out of hand. He then invited Kuroneko into his apartment. Ayase was still petrified at the doorway. Kuroneko still addresses Kyousuke as 'senpai.' Kuroneko asked if Kyousuke dislikes her calling him that. Kyousuke shook his head. Kuroneko gave him a really mature and elegant impression. He felt like calling Kuroneko 'Kuroneko-senpai', or rather, 'Ruri-senpai.' She brought him food. In his mind, Kyousuke thanked Kuroneko, Kirino, Ayase, Manami and Kanoko for their gifts. Kuroneko apologized for coming to his apartment that early, since she has to take care of her sisters in the afternoon. The bento box was the same one used during their first date. It felt nostalgic. There's sandwiches inside. Kuroneko said it's her holy revenge at him voicing his dissatisfaction. Then Ayase interrupted them by pointing at them with a very serious expression on her face, saying that they've ignored her yet again. Kyousuke said he's not deliberately ignoring her, but he did not want to press any of her wrong buttons. Kuroneko said Ayase should have just left the place. Ayase then said the reason for Kuroneko to come to Kyousuke's apartment that early was not because she has no time in the afternoon. Rather, it's because Kuroneko wants Kyousuke to see her in the fresh set of uniform. And also, she'll have less chance of being alone with Kyousuke should she come in the afternoon. Kuroneko was rendered speechless for a moment, and Ayase was pleased with that.
Kyousuke: "Hey, Ayase...... Didn't you say something like 'there's no time in the afternoon, so you chose to come in the morning' as well?"
Ayase elbowed him and asked if he had said anything. Kyousuke denied. Kuroneko regained her composure, and said that whatever Ayase said has nothing to do with her. She then asked what sort of relationship is between Ayase and Kyousuke. If Kirino's out of the equation, then they will have no link to each other. Ayase could not say anything. Kyousuke wondered what's his relationship with Ayase as well. She's not just a close friend of his sister, but it's not exactly right to call her a friend as well. After struggling for a while, Ayase said that their relationship is that of a sexual harasser and his victim. Kyousuke rejected that claim immediately. Kuroneko asked Kyousuke what that was. Kyousuke said the sexual harassment was just done jokingly, and he no longer does that anymore. Kuroneko accepted his explanation, and returned to staring at Ayase. She said that Ayase does not have any relationship with Kyousuke, so she should just leave. Ayase declined, and said she has all the rights to interrupt them. Kyousuke felt that it's really incredible for Ayase to be even more unreasonable than Kirino and Kuroneko. Just as things were getting worse, Kyousuke yelled for them to stop.
Kuroneko + Ayase: "Who do you think we're arguing for!?"
Kyousuke could understand Kuroneko for being mad, but not Ayase. Kuroneko looked at her handphone, and said she has to make her way to school already. Ayase said Kuroneko should just go and leave everything about Kyousuke to her. Kuroneko found Ayase to be as scary as the rumors are, as she thought Ayase wanted to eat the bento made by Kuroneko together with Kyousuke.
Ayase: "N-Nothing of that sort! The way you say it just pisses me off! W-W-W-Why must I eat the bento together with Onii-san, and feed him by saying 'Ah'!?"
Kuroneko: "...... But I did not even say that......" Ayase's face went red and she ran off.
Kuroneko pretended nothing has happened, and asked him for the reason Ayase's here. Kyousuke told her about the party. Kuroneko asked if he can invite her and Saori as well. Kyousuke said he's planning to do so anyway. Kuroneko said she actually looked him up not only to pass him the bento, but for something else. Something that can be said only when they are alone. Kuroneko's face turned pale and her legs trembled as she braced for what Kyousuke was about to say. Kyousuke said that he will not go out with anyone till he has settled the things about Kirino. Kuroneko showed a gentle smile and said it's the same for her as well. Kuroneko left. Her sandwich was incredibly tasty.
Back to studying by himself. It was 8pm when the bell rang. Father came over to visit and passed him curry made by his mother. Father asked him how it feels to live alone. Kyousuke said it's alright for now. For some reason, his father seemed pleased. Father saw the fridge, and asked him where did he get that from. Kyousuke said it's a gift...from Kirino. The expression on father's face disappeared "...We'll talk about Kirino later." Somehow, his father's not too angry. He then asked Kyousuke what the eroge behind him was. Father slumped his shoulders, sighed, and said Kyousuke's way too careless. Kyousuke was surprised that his father did not punch him. Father said that there's no point in doing so, since that must be something that Kirno gave him. Kyousuke realized that their Father had knew about Kirino's hobbies all along, despite Kyousuke trying to trick him into thinking otherwise. Father said that he'll be leaving Kirino in Kyousuke's hands. Should anything happens, things will not go as easily as it was last time. Father passed him a booklet. Kyousuke asked if that's a book that's supposed to be given to the convicts, since the titled was covered in ink. He is to write down whatever he has received, so that he can return the favor later. He is to also write down the progress of his studies, and paste the receipts of whatever things he has bought in it. He then remembered all the food and other stuff he has received, and he does not really want to show it to his father. He had no choice but to do it in the end. After seeing what Kyousuke has written, father punched him in his face. He's pissed at the luxuriant life Kyousuke's living in, and has wasted his time worrying for nothing (especially when it comes to food). Door bell rang yet again. Delivery man sending him gifts from Mikagami, which includes a large cabinet and 'Ultimate naked series - Imouto figure gift set'. Kyousuke swore he'll kill Mikagami the next time he sees him. He has all but given up, and was wondering how he should explain everything to the furious father standing in front of him. The assembly of the cabinet was surprisingly difficult, and his father actually helped him out with it.
Party @ Kyousuke's apartment. Manami and Kuroneko making food and getting along harmoniously. Saori (in normal clothes) came together with Kuroneko. Bell rang, it's Kirino in autumn wear with black tights. Kirino saw the display cabinet with the naked imouto figurines. Kirino asked if Kyousuke really did assemble it together with their dad. Then she asked if their dad actually likes < The Intruding Imouto-wife > as well, since the figurines are the characters from that game. Kyousuke said it's given to him by Mikagami, and in his mind he wanted to kill him. Kirino was drooling at the sight of the figurines, so Kyousuke thought that he can reduce the killing to just 30 whacks of the baseball bat. Kirino said that her room is full of figures, and asked if she can put them in Kyousuke's cabinet when he returns home. Kyousuke agreed. Manami and Kuroneko came over to talk. Kirino was not happy at the sight of Manami, but agreed not to kick a fuss for that day. Kirino and Manami agreed to have a talk on another day.
Ayase arrived. She asked if the battle has started. Kyousuke said it was postponed to another day. She said it's probably because Kirino does not want Kyousuke to worry, especially since his exams are approaching. Kyousuke then yelled at Kirino and said that she's a great sister who is considerate towards her brother. Kirino threw a clock into his forehead instead. Kyousuke then asked Ayase if that's what a worrying sister looks like. Ayase had a troubled expression, which Kyousuke found really cute. She then remarked that they are a pair of siblings that gets along really well with each other. Kyousuke and Kirino said, "How did you arrive at that conclusion!" at the exact same time. Kirino said to Ayase that it seems like Ayase has been planning a lot of things behind her back. Ayase found Kirino frightening, and pushed the blame to Kanoko. Kirino said she should thank them for trying to get her back together with Manami. Ayase went red at Kirino's thanks. Kuroneko seemed jealous at how nice Kirino is treating Ayase. Saori came back. Saori introduced herself as Saori Bajiina to Manami, but while speaking with an ojou-sama tone. She had went to obtain permission to use the courtyard for the party. Ayase was curious about the object covered by a piece of cloth. Kyousuke said she didn't have to know, and asked her to go over to Kirino's side, Mail from Kouhei, said he couldn't make it as Sena down with a fever, Kyousuke said it's a waste that Kouhei will not be able to meet Ayase,\. Kanako, who's not invited to the party, came to visit Kyousuke. Kirino asked Kyousuke why he's getting along so well with Kanoko. Ayase asked Kanoko what's with her bringing bento for Kyousuke. Kyousuke asked the two girls to calm down, but the both of them seemed fuming mad. Kanoko said she's going out with Kyousuke, so she's bringing him the loving-wife's bento. Kirino said Kanoko's joking, which is true. Kyousuke asked Ayase what's wrong. With a low voice, Ayase said that Kyousuke's relationship with girls outside of Kirino is of none of her concern at all
Kanoko then explained everything to Kirino and Ayase. Kanoko then got all clingy with Kyousuke. Ayase kicked Kanoko on her lower leg, but she said it's just a gust of wind that blew the rocks around. Kirino asked Kyousuke what he has done to Kanoko. Kyousuke was not sure of what she's asking. Kirino sighed and said it's nothing. So the party started with seven people: Kyousuke, Kirino, Manami, Kuroneko, Saori, Ayase and Kanoko. Ayase was getting along well with Saori, which Kyousuke found surprising, since he thought that Ayase will be unhappy with Kirino's otaku friends, seeing how she has treated Kuroneko. Saori spoke with a mix of Bajiina and ojou-sama's tone, which sounded rather confusing. Especially her use of "watashi", "watakushi" and "sessha". Kyousuke could not decipher what state of mind Saori's in whenever she used one of those terms. So Manami's the one who teaches Kanoko cooking. Kyousuke told Kanoko that Manami's just a high-school student. Kanoko was surprised, cause she thought Manami's an oba-san. Ayase's the one who introduced Manami to Kanoko.
50 mins into the party, Kanoko said something that caused a stir. Kanoko asked Kyousuke why is he getting food from girls other than herself. Kyousuke asked Kanoko why is she making it sound like she's his mistress. Everyone's listening to their conversation. Kanoko said it's rude for him to accept the food of others after eating her hand-made bento. Kyousuke said her bento's only enough for two servings, and half of it is done by Manami. Kanoko then asked if he will be able to survive only on her bento if she cooks for him everyday. Just as Kyousuke was trying to come up with an answer, Kuroneko interrupted. Kanoko asked her who she is. Kuroneko did some elaborate pose, then introduced herself as a bunch of weird monikers. Kanoko said she's bonkers. Kuroneko said Kanoko's a pirated Meruru. Kuroneko then said that she should be the one who's cooking for Kyousuke. Manami then joined in by saying that it will be inconvenient for Kuroneko to cook for Kyousuke daily, since she lives far away. As for Kanoko, she can only do 1 dish well currently, so it's not acceptable for Kyousuke to eat the same dish daily. Therefore, she should be the one to look after Kyousuke, like cooking, cleaning the house and washing his clothes.Kanoko seemed to be unhappy, while Kuroneko was flustered.
Ayase wanted to interrupt for quite a few times, but somehow she always stopped by biting her lips, as though she's hesitating on something. Kirino's looking at him with a icy stare. Kyousuke asked Saori for help. Saori asked him who does he want to cook for him. Kyousuke said that if that will become the reason behind the quarrels, he'll rather eat out everyday, but that notion was rejected by the 3 girls at the same time. Saori then laughed and grabbed Kyousuke by his arms.
Saori: "If so, then allow me take care of Kyousuke." (she uses watakushi here)
Saori: "Ara~ There shouldn't be any problem, right? I have plenty of time, and the problems of cooking and cleaning can be solved perfectly - using the power of money."
Kyousuke's frightened by the stares of everyone. Saori said she wanted to try acting like how an ojou-sama would in situations like these, and gave an ojou-sama laugh. Just as the girls were persuading Kyousuke and all, Kirino suddenly stepped in with a yell. She said that everyone's not to harass Kyousuke, as he will be having exams next month. Everyone said that they just want to take care of Kyousuke, so it's not disturbing him. Kirino still said no, since she dislikes it. Manami then smiled at Kirino and asked if she wants to be the one to take care of Kyousuke.
Kirino: "Haa!? That's disgusting. Why must I be the one to take care of that person?"
Kyousuke: I'll definitely not make you take care of me, so no worries!
Saori asked with an ojou-sama tone what Kirino's planning to do then. Kirino asked if Ayase's willing to take care of Kyousuke for the month. Ayase stammered and asked why her. Kirino asked if Ayase hates Kyousuke. Ayase said yes without hesitation. Kirino then said if that's the case, then Ayase's fine. Ayase's a serious person, hates Kyousuke, is decent with her cooking, and she can also monitor Kyousuke as well. Kirino then took out the report book that their dad made. Kyousuke write. She then said that Kyousuke's efforts in studying is no where near enough.
Kirino: "If you really wish to return home, then you should put in more effort into this!"
Kirino: "Or can it be? —That you are dying to be my slave?"
Kyousuke got pissed and said he'll show it to Kirino. Kirino then turned to Ayase and asked if she can help take care of Kyousuke. Ayase was knitting her eyebrows, and seemed pretty unwilling. Kyousuke felt hurt. Kirino continued her sweet talking. Ayase succumbed and agreed.
Ayase: "I really really...... hate to do this, and it feels extremely disgusting...... but if it's Kirino's request......" Ayase then raised her voice suddenly: "Then I shall be the one to take care of Onii-san!"
Kyousuke had no idea why Kirino's doing all these for him, like bowing down to Ayase to ask for her help in taking care of him. She gets nothing if he achieved an A, and she must listen to one of his requests as well. He had no idea what's going on in her mind, since her acts are contradictory to what she says. And he had no idea why she's so pissed at the rest of the girls troubling him
Next day, after school.
Kyousuke: "...... I-I'm back."
Ayase: "Ah, welcome back— Onii-san."
Ayase's wearing an apron and welcoming him like a newly-wed wife. Kyousuke's speechless.
Ayase: "W-What? Is there something that you are unhappy with?"
Kyousuke: "N-Nah...... Just that it seems like you are pretty enthusiastic about this."
Ayase: "Nothing of that sort!"
The apron with teddy bear print was brought to the apartment by Ayase. Kyousuke then noticed the hairpin on Ayase's head. Ayase asked for it from Kirino, since Kirino wanted to thank her by giving her something. She then showed him the wallpaper of her handphone, which consist of a picture of her and Kirino wearing the same hairpin. Kyousuke commented that they look like sisters. Ayase said that they no longer sell that hairpin anywhere. Kirino had bought those when she was young, and had specially bought a huge bunch of it when she knew that the hairpins will no longer be in production. It's a special hairpin to Ayase as well. Kyousuke asked if Ayase's really ok with Kirino's request. Ayase said she's fine with it, since she has received such a great gift, and she can finally repay Kirino. And since it's a request from Kirino, she'll go all out in taking care of Kyousuke. Ayase then took out the cooking knife and asked if she can use the kitchen. Kyousuke still find the sight of Ayase holding onto a knife frightening. He told himself that he must never piss Ayase off whenever she's holding onto one. She commented on how many ingredients she had inherited from the party.
Ayase: "...... It seems like I've underestimated on how much care you've received from the others, Onii-san."
Kyousuke found way she address him rather stinging, and wondered if that's just his imagination. Kyousuke said he has something to talk about before he starts studying. Ayase's gentle voice was replace with one of despising one.
Ayase: "...... I don't remember myself agreeing to providing that sort of services."
Kyousuke: "Don't say it like I'm some lonely bastard who wants to chat up with some girls or something!"
Kyousuke: "What, you think that after seeing you in that apron outfit, I'll want you to provide me some maid service!? "
He said he wants to set some rules on their cohabitation, and Ayase reacted greatly towards the "cohabitation" word. She then pointed the knife at him and said she wants to call the cops.
Ayase: "Because...... C-Cohabitation...... that sounds like Onii-san and I are...... in that sort of relationship!"
Kyousuke could not catch Ayase's words as she was practically mumbling to herself at the end of the sentence.
Ayase: "W-Which means......" Ayase fidgeted for a while, and suddenly lifted her head: "...... It's like we are a pair of lovers living together......"
Kyousuke found that line to be extremely destructive. After recomposing himself, he then redid everything again. However, Ayase's imaginations were incredibly wild. Kyousuke said that since Ayase will be busy with her modeling work, it's better that she doesn't come everyday. Ayase said she had cleared all her schedule yesterday, so she could come everyday, and asked if he disliked her coming over. Kyousuke said no, not at all. Kyousuke said he was really happy and grateful that there's so many people who did so much for him, and he owed all of them. Ayase said he's the only who thinks that way, since everyone has gained something from Kyousuke, and they just want to repay the favor. She said that despite hating Kyousuke, she's thankful towards him as well. It's all thanks to him that she could make up with Kirino back then. And after that, she has consulted him about all sorts of things many times. Kyousuke wondered why she did that, since she finds him a pervert, a sexual harasser, and hates him a lot. He then recalled the incidents that made Ayase hate him. And despite being looked down on, beaten up and harshly scolded by Ayase, his positive feelings for Ayase did not once decrease. He was quite surprised at that (and added that despite that, he's not M). Ayase then asked him what's in the cabinet. She had looked into it before he came back. She then asked him where will they sell that stuff. Kyousuke was shocked, since they were all perverted figurines. Kyousuke then told her that it's from the imouto-wife eroge. Ayase almost kicked him, but stopped just in time. She asked if the imouto is referring to Kirino. Kyousuke said it's gifts from a friend. Ayase commented that it must be great to have friends of the same interests. Kyousuke wanted to deny that, but since he has to put on the act of a perverted older brother with an imouto fetish, he could not. Ayase then asked why Kirino likes those figurines and games. In order to maintain the act, Kyousuke lied and said it's because of the "bonds of love" with him. Ayase asked if there's any other reason for her liking the stuff. Kyousuke said there may be, but he doesn't know, and it seemed like Kirino herself doesn't know either.
After that, Ayase went over to his apartment every day. Ayase's taking a shower in his apartment, and there's nothing else to be heard other than the sound of the water. There's a downpour outside, and Ayase was drenched. Kyousuke had prepared some of his own clothes for her to wear. He could not concentrate on his studies. Doorbell rang. Kyousuke was almost shocked to death. It's Hinata. Hinata and him got along very well. Hinata said Kuroneko was pretty depressed these few days, probably because Kirino found her less trustworthy compared to someone else (Ayase). Kirino had given Hinata permission to come as long as she does not disturb him. Kyousuke invited her in. Hinata teased him by saying that he's going to do perverted stuff to an elementary school girl. Ayase came out of the bath.
Ayase looked incredible in his clothes, and since her underwear's wet from the downpour as well...... Ayase looked at him as though he's a criminal and asked him why be brought such a young girl in while she's showering. Hinata called Kyousuke a player for living together with a girl. Kyousuke and Ayase began explaining. Hinata asked if they had really not done anything against their conscience. Kyousuke and Ayase said "Definitely not!" at the same time. Hinata said she'll report everything to Kuroneko and Kirino. While Kyousuke's fine with it, Ayase's not. Ayase said Kirino may misunderstand. Kyousuke said it should be fine as long as Hinata does not blow things out of proportion.
Studying till 1:00 am, taking a break. He decided to play a prank by sending Kirino a message: "Your Onii-chan has studied really hard today!" After a short moment: "Shut up! That's so disgusting!" Kyousuke decided to heal his soul by taking a look at Ayase's fanblog. The new post was different from the previous ones.
The fanblog posted a picture of Ayase walking out from a store. It's an otaku store which Kirino frequents. In the pic, Ayase's holding onto an illustration book of imouto bishoujo. Thanks to the low traffic of the site, there's not much people who viewed the post. Kyousuke realized the person the blog is referring to is none other than himself. Blog owner has disabled comments, so he could not explain things. Kouhei called Kyousuke. He saw the post as well. Kouhei commented that all the pictures posted on the blog were taken in secret. The owner's probably a stalker. Kouhei suggested that they discuss it with Mikagami, since he's some famous model as well. Kyousuke then made a call to Mikagami. Mikagami suggested that they inform the agency, just in case. Mikagami said the book which Ayase had purchased is SFW. He sounded rather pissed, due to the stalker's comments. Turns out he hates stalkers. He said it's better for Kyousuke not to tell Ayase about it for now. Kyousuke asked Mikagami if there's anything he could do. Mikagami said there's not much, and it's not like Kyousuke can tell Ayase not to come to his apartment anymore, to which Kyousuke agreed. Mikagami said he'll do his best to protect her when she's outdoors by following her while crossdressing. Kyousuke asked why there is a need to crossdress. Mikagami said he will look suspicious if he stalks her while looking like a guy.
Next day after school. While returning back to his apartment, he saw a girl squatting at the staircase. He could see her panties if he sneaked a peek. The girl seemed a little strange. She's blocking the stairs, and her eyes were like those of a dead fish. To describe it with eroge terms, they're just like the eyes of a raped victim He tried asking her if she's ok. The pretty girl remained in her pose and looked at him with the dull pair of eyes. The girl said she's Mikagami. A kick. Kyousuke said he wants to kill him because he had seen his panties. Turns out that Mikagami was almost restrained by Ayase when went to pick her up. She saw through his disguise right away, was injured by her school's guards, and while following her, he received countless messages that called him a pervert, or telling him not to talk to her ever again, or that she'll inform the agency about everything.
After that day, things went on as normal, Ayase still went to his house every day. No update to the blog. He returned to his apartment. However, unlike the usual, Ayase did not welcome him at the door. Kyousuke went in, and was stunned by the scene. Ayase was dressed in her uniform and stepping on the stomach of Kuroneko, who was in her goth-loli outfit. Ayase was laughing while stepping on Kuroneko. Kyousuke wondered if they were doing some SM play. Kuroneko explained. Seemed like Hinata had blew things out of proportion when she told Kuroneko about her trip to Kyousuke's house, obviously because she thought it would be interesting to do so. After being threatened by Kuroneko, Hinata told the truth. Kuroneko came to check things out, but was greeted by Ayase at the door. Kyousuke said there's no need for them to do the SM play. Kuroneko said it's a ritual to show that they had reconciled with each other. Turns out that Kuroneko was the one who suggested that Ayase stepped on her. Despite the explanation behind everything, Kyousuke just interpreted everything as Kuroneko declaring that she's a huge M. Seemed like the two girls were on good terms with each other.
It's the morning of the examination date. Kirino sent Kyousuke a really short message: "All the best." Another message, this time by Mikagami. He said the situation has worsened, but the agency is acting on it. Kyousuke checked the blog. The blog had declared punishment on Ayase. Began to head to school. As he was walking to the stairs, Ayase appeared. Ayase passed him an amulet to bless him in his exams, and there's one for Manami as well. Tsundered for a moment by saying that she got it together with everyone else (Kirino, Kanoko, Kuroneko and Saori), so there's no special meaning behind it. Kyousuke then said he has something very important to tell Ayase, and it's better if she prepare herself mentally. Ayase blushed and looked downwards. Kyousuke told her that she might be stalked by someone. Ayase asked if that was his perverted confession, with him being the stalker and all. As Kyousuke explained further, Ayase realized the seriousness of the thing. Ayase's face went pale when he told her she was photographed going into the shop to buy the illustration book. Ayase was depressed for making Kyousuke worry at a time like this. Just as Kyousuke was putting his hand on her head, he heard the sound of a camera's shutters and saw a girl hiding behind the neighbor's washing machine. She is tall, wearing a black coat, sunglasses and a cap. The stalker (Sayaka) yelled and asked him to leave Ayase. Ayase threatened to call the police. The stalker rushed over as Ayase began to dial on her phone. Kyousuke's foot was stomped o.n After some chaos and struggle, Kyousuke rolled down the stairs. Ayase came over and asked if he's ok, Kyousuke said he's fine. The stalker tried running away, but Ayase caught her. Ayase was getting a little emotional, so Kyousuke asked her to stop and calm down. Ayase said he should be going for his exams, and she'll hand the stalker over to the police. Kyousuke said they should listen to what the stalker has to say.
Ayase: "A-Are you an idiot!? Y-You're a hopelessly and incorrigibly nice person! Today should not be the day for you to be doing this! Which do you think is more important, your exams or me?"
Kyousuke: "Well, obviously you." [Man, this guy is fucking smooth]
Kyousuke: "There's still another exam that will be held next month, so how can it be compared to a friend?"
Kyousuke said he has always wanted to iron out the misunderstanding Sayaka has. He wanted to talk about an incident that happened over a year ago - the incident of Ayase and Kirino getting on bad terms with each other.
They are back in his apartment.
Kyousuke began to introducing himself, but turns out that Sayaka already knew who he was, his school, his rough age, and that he's Kirino's brother. She then said he's Ayase's boyfriend as well, which Ayase was about to deny, but Kyousuke stopped her. The stalker's actual name is Kakei Sayaka, 12 years old, 155cm. She was wearing high heels to give the false impression that she's tall. She's studying in Ayase's previous elementary school. Tears gathering in her eyes as Kyousuke asked her if she's some modeling friend of Ayase, which she denied. Kyousuke started off by saying that he and Ayase aren't going out. Sayaka said they must have done perverted stuff already. Ayase and Kyousuke denied loudly, surprised by the things the elementary school girl was thinking. The finally convinced her that they had not done perverted stuff. Kyousuke then asked if there's any reason for Sayaka to be Ayase's friend. Ayase had saved Sayaka from the bullying back in elementary school. Sayaka sees Ayase as a gentle, dependable and incredibly pretty senior; someone who's perfect. Ayase says she can no longer bear to see this any longer, since Sayaka's making the same silly mistakes she did. She told Sayaka that the way Sayaka sees her is not the real her. Her favorite senpai had already forgotten about her after a short period of 3 years. She's someone who buys perverted eroge merchandises, lies and makes use of her friend, and forced her own ideals onto them. She had even caused a huge fuss and lied to even herself as a result. A hopeless woman like her is not the ideal person. Sayaka sees what Ayase said painfully, that if Sayaka wants to idolize her, she should take a good, hard look at the silly woman she is. Sayaka was dealt a severe blow. Kyousuke then asked Ayase to stop and leave everything to him. He walked over to the cabinet and pulled away the cover. Sayaka screamed and cried at the sight of the perverted figurines. Kyousuke said the merchandises are from the imouto-wife eroge. He explained that Ayase's best friend is a super otaku who's interested in sis-con games like these. Sayaka said the person must be Kyousuke. Kyousuke said the friend has finally gained the understanding of Ayase. He says that Ayase must have thought that otaku are filthy and irritating. She used to be disappointed at that friend, and thought she had seen her wrongly, and had even broke the friendship with her. However, the friend is still important to her, and even if she lies to herself, she wants to get back on good terms with her friend. Kyousuke had already realized something. Ayase had already knew the point about him declaring himself as a huge sis-con to be a lie. Kyousuke thanked Ayase for doing so much for Kirino and him. He did not understand why Ayase is to be blamed for it.
Some message from Ayase ——To Onii-san, the huge liar. Thanks to you, I've reconciled with Kirino, though I'll never approve that interest of hers. While I still has not fully made up with her yet, nor can I accept it totally, but we can get along well with each other once more. I-I will definitely not approve it! But even though I'll not approve it...... But since it's a celebration...... I guess I'll make an exception this time. In any case, I wish to give her what she likes the most for her present...... And also, after that incident, I've occasionally watched some anime together with Kirino...... and we have talked about things that are not overly perverted
Back to Kyousuke. Ayase had gradually accepted Kirino's hobbies. Even though she hated liars the most, she had forced herself to accept Kyousuke's lies. Kyousuke told Sayaka that he'll never forgive anyone who uses that to reproach Ayase. Sayaka nodded her head. Kyousuke said the reason Ayase went to the store was to buy a return gift for the present she had received from that friend. Sayaka said that even though Ayase's a gentle person who tries her hardest to understand her friend, the goods she had bought are still disgusting. Kyousuke said they are no more disgusting that the things she had posted on the blog. Sayaka cried in embarrassment when Kyousuke said he had read everything on it. Kyousuke said he likes that blog, and it has fully shown how much she liked Ayase. Also, her photographing techniques has improved over the past 2 years as well. She should apologize to Ayase for photographing her in secret. In the future, she should do it with her permission in the open. Sayaka says her dream is to become a pro photographer and snap the picture album of Ayase.
After everything's over, Kyousuke rushed to the examination hall, leaving Ayase and Sayaka back in his apartment. He met Manami along the way, says he have to visit the infirmary first. There's no need for him to put on a cool act in front of her. After exams, Manami bid him goodbye. Kyousuke realized it's because Kirino was waiting for him at the gate. Kirino said with a nonchalant expression, that Ayase had told her about how Kyousuke had injured himself. Kyousuke said it does not hurt at all. Kirino slapped him on his bandaged arm. Kyousuke cried out in pain. Kirino stared at him fiercely, walked a few steps, then turned back and said that with Kyousuke in that condition, they should go to the hospital. Kyousuke hurried over and walked by her side. Kyousuke talked briefly about her cellphone novel. He then asked her what she planned to do about her future studies. Kirino said nothing. Just when they could see the hospital, Kirino broke the silence. Kyousuke turned around, and realized Kirino looked very short. Or rather, he had grown much taller. And for the first time of the day, Kirino smiled and said: "In any case...... it's been tough on you."
One month later Kyousuke, got an A on the mock exam. He was slightly in tears from the happiness. Kirino and Ayase were at the beauty salon. Kyousuke said to his mother that it's about time for her to clear her misunderstandings, since he has obtained an A. His mother said she did not once suspect him making any moves on Kirino. She had noticed that his relationship with Kirino has turned much better recently. And using that opportunity, she separated them apart so that the slack brother will work hard in his studies due to the power of his sister complex. That was her ultimate plan. Kyousuke went bonkers. Kirino came back with a different hairstyle. Ends of her hair looked slightly fluffy. She seemed much more mature now. She said her change in hairstyle was just like how one will prepare their equipment before facing the final boss in an RPG game. Kyousuke and Kirino sat at the different ends of the 3-man sofa, which was their "usual distance" Kirino welcomed him back. Kyousuke said her new hairstyle suits her.
Kyousuke: "And...... I've always thought...... that it's impossible for my younger sister to be that cute."
Kirino: "—Just die already!"
Kyousuke moved everything from the apartment back to his house. Kyousuke's room was filled with the personal stuff of Kirino. Kirino said her room's filled with merchandises, so it's okay for her to use his room, right? Room was pasted with eroge posters. There's a new rack of eroge games, bed sheet was changed to that of naked imouto characters and etc. Kirino said it's thanks to her that his room has turned into imouto paradise. Kyousuke reverted his room back to normal.
He went over to his apartment to return the keys and took a last look at the room before locking it up. As he was leaving, he met Ayase at the bottom of the stairs, who was wearing a cute duffel coat. Ayase was surprised. Kyousuke was not shocked by her appearance. Kyousuke said he felt like he will meet someone at the bottom of the stairs. It had been a month since they last met. Kyousuke noticed her change in hairstyle. Ayase was happy he noticed it, and said she had went to the beauty salon together with Kirino. She said Kirino has became much more cuter. Kyousuke agreed. Ayase commented that Kyousuke can voice out his true feelings when Kirino's not around. Ayase congratulated Kyousuke on his A. Kyousuke said it's all thanks to her and the assistance of everyone else. They talked a bit about Sayaka. She had apologized to her agency as well as Mikagami. What's left is to get her to apologize to Kyousuke and pay for his medical bills. Kyousuke asked if they had reconciled. Ayase said she will forgive her if she spanks Sayaka's butt. The blog was approved as the official fansite, despite no updates from it till now. The articles need to be reworked as they are too disgusting. She has something else to say to him. They talked about how Kyousuke must have realized she was lying. She knew Kyousuke was lying about the sis-con thing back then, but she lied to herself and believed in it. She's no longer that against Kirino's hobby. Kyousuke apologized for his jokes he did to Ayase. Ayase said that not all his lies are bad, but he should still die for his joke for asking her to marry him.
"Onii-san, you are a really huge liar."
Her voice became really serious.
"You are lewd and perverted. Not only that, but you are a sis-con, lolicon, and also a huge M."
You don't have to put it that way......
In any case, I should try to stop Ayase while watching my words...... Just as I was thinking of that, I was stunned.
While she was brutally scolding me with those words, tears began to appear in Ayase's eyes.
"You are always harassing me sexually and making me angry each time we meet."
Her voice was trembling, and it became softer and softer.
"You're always being nice and meddling in the affairs of others......"
She wiped the tears away with her sleeve and lifted her head. There was a sudden resolve in her voice.
"You are so dense and unreasonably gentle, and you always make me feel at a lost of what to do—"
"And that's you whom I've fallen in love with."