Bang! Jack’s fist landed… into a palm that reached out in front of me. With a casual push, Jack stumbled back several feet.
“Huh?” He looked over to see a group of suited guys wearing sunglasses even though it was night.
They immediately started spreading out across the front lawn. Hushed whispers started spreading over the entire group. People were whispering to each other in fear or excitement.
“That’s the Yakuza? Isn’t that Yakuza?”
“The Japanese Mafia?”
“What are they doing here?”
Jack let out a smile. “Big brother? What are you doing here? Doesn’t matter. I was just about to beat on this jackass here. How about you guys help me out…”
His voice drifted off as he saw all the men standing there with frowns on their faces.
“Big brother… that’s rich, my friend. I thought we were brothers. I helped your gang out. Even gave you a little setup money. If I knew you were going to throw it in my face, I would have never looked at you twice.”
“B-brother… what are you saying? Of course, we’re bros?”
“Do brothers sleep with each other’s women?” His voice came out razor sharp like the edge of a knife. “Was that a thing brothers do that I don’t know about?”
“That’s not me!” Jack cried out.
“I’d have never believed it of you, except I saw the videos myself.” The man who was talking to him turned to me. “You the kid that sent the video?”
I bowed politely. “Yes, sir. I saw him making a mockery of the prestigious Yamaki family and I knew it just couldn’t stand.”
“You delete all those videos?”
“Of course! You have the only copies, oyassan.”
“Please, my dad is oyassan.” The guy straightened his suit, but still looked pleased. “You’ve done well, kid. Nicely dressed, we approve.”
“You…” Jack’s eyes narrowed darkly on me, “I’ll get you, I’ll-“
“The only thing you’re getting is a concrete block and a quick drop.” The guy interrupted Jack. “Men, take him inside. Clear out the brats. Then break his legs. This is going to take some time.”
“N-no… Gio… it’s a mistake!” Jack screamed as five men grabbed him and started yanking him inside. “It’s a mistake!”
The door slammed, cutting off his voice. A moment later, the speakers were cut off, and people started flooding out of the house in a rush. Some left, running in fear, while a few stayed behind and watched curiously. As I watched the scene unfold, my phone suddenly started ringing. I pulled it out and looked at it, but before I could answer, the Yakuza in charge lifted his phone, showing he had called my number.
“I thought you were the same guy. I just had to know.” The man, Gio, said.
“Eh?” For the first moment, I was a bit confused.
Why did he have my phone number? I mean, it wasn’t difficult to get, but I was a little confused. It seemed unrelated to the reason he was here.
“Haha…” The man laughed looking at my sister holding me tightly. “No need to get all upsy, this girl really your sister?”
I looked at Maria, and she looked up at me, and then the pair of us nodded to him.
“You keep your family close. We like that. My dad married his cousin. It was a whole thing. The family didn’t like it at first, but his kids turned out alright.” The guy seemed to be half talking to himself before turning to me. “Hey, look, my sister’s not all that bad. She has her rebellious side, what kid doesn’t, but maybe you should give her a try?”
“Your sister?” I asked in confusion.
“Gina! Man…” Gio shrugged. “I’ve been seeing her, you know, looking in her phone, pondering about calling this number. So, I took her phone and broke into it. You know, a big brother has got to do what he can for his sister. Just like you do for yours, you know?”
Actually, that’s a massive invasion of privacy! He talks about breaking into his sister’s phone so casually! I nod my head in complete agreement. He was still a very scary guy. Why argue with him?
“Anyways, I saw a strange number, your number. I also saw your image, rather, an image she took while you weren’t looking. Gina don’t do that for a guy she don’t have a thing for. I’m just saying, think about giving her a chance. She likes ya. Ah, forget about it. I’ll let her figure out her feelings herself. Just give it some thought.”
“Ah… I well…”
“And you know… if it don’t work out, and you break her heart, I’ll just have to kill ya.” He burst out laughing and slapped me on the back. “You kids enjoy the rest of your Halloween. I’m going to take a few whacks at the human pinata inside.”
Yakuza were really scary! I wiped the sweat off my brow and thanked the gods Gina didn’t tell her brother about what happened between us. If he knew I had taken his sister’s virginity with blackmail, I shivered to think about what would have happened next.
“S-so…” A quiet voice caused me to glance over at Akiko who had approached us, her head lowered shyly.
“Did I… do good?” She asked, smiling at me strangely.
“Ah… what do you want my approval for? Derek’s right over there, pissing himself behind the bushes.”
She growled, “I don’t want Derek. You… you… stupid!”
“Huh? Who’s stupid?”
“I did all of this for you!”
“Hakaru… I… I can’t give up on us.” Akiko responded.
“What? I said it already. I’m not interested in you.”
“I… don’t care!” She said stubbornly. “I’m your girl. You’re just going to have to deal with it. I’m the girl who will do what the other girls won’t. I don’t care who else you’re with as long as you don’t throw me away! Use me, punish me, hurt me… but never ever throw me away!”
“I don’t even-“
“I love you! Stupid!” She said angrily, blushing as she said it. “When you tried to send me away, I realized that what I really wanted was you. I’ve always wanted you. That’s why I worked so hard for your sake, so you’d take me back.”
“Well, I won’t.”
“I don’t care!”
“You said it yourself! You take what you want! Well… I do too! I’m taking back my position as your bitch!” She suddenly leaned forward and kissed me.
“Mm?” I immediately put my hands out and pushed her off me.
She wiped her lips and looked up at me with bright, wild eyes, and I realized I recognized those eyes. I had seen them before. They were the same eyes that Mrs. Fukumi had shown my father. They were eyes that said she would do anything for that relationship. When had this happened? How had Akiko turned out this way? A glint of pure obsession showed in her expression, and I realized there was no answer I could give her that would keep her away.
“Akiko… just go home.”
She leaned close and whispered in my ear. “Okay… Master. I’ll come back around later… for more… orders.”
She winked, her hand grabbing my butt and squeezing before she turned and walked away, grinning from ear to ear. My mouth was wide open as I stared at her leaving. A moment later I heard a car screeching by. I caught a look of it from the corner of my eye. It was the car I had come here with. Derek must have seen that kiss and been none too pleased about me getting Akiko. Well, that looked like our friendship took the final bullet.
I wasn’t particularly upset. Derek wasn’t really my friend to begin with. The olive branch I had extended to him had been for something he didn’t even do. We talked at school, but it was never like I forgave him or anything. Now, I knew that there was no going back, not that I actually wanted to go back.
At that point, most of the witnesses were starting to leave, the majority of the show now over. Maria pulled away from me and I looked over at her. She had a pouty expression on her face.
“Gina? Akiko? It looks like little brother has been getting around.” She said angrily.
“I do. Women come and go, but my sister will always be my sister. That’s why I want you by my side from now on.”
Her face turned red and she spun away, touching her fingers together nervously. “When did brother become such a sweet-talker. When you say things like that, it makes me think things a sister shouldn’t think.”
“You should go with your instincts,” I responded.
She spun back around and stuck out her tongue. “Let’s get going. It’s still Halloween. You owe me.”
“A scary movie?” I suggested.
“With gratuitous nudity?” She shot back.
“Snuggling together under the covers?” I asked, walking up to her.
“Wearing nothing but our skin?”
“And popcorn.” Our lips were nearly together.
“Is brother suggesting naughty things?”
“You’re one to talk.”
“I think we think too much alike. It’s scary.”
“I love you, sister.”
“I love you too.”
We kissed gently and then pulled away again. She was blushing, and I was a bit breathless.
“Let’s go home.” She smiled.
“Let’s- guh…” I looked away. “Ah… it seems I didn’t prepare a ride home.”
“Ah… and brother was looking so cool for a moment in his suit and mask.” Maria smiled. “I’ll get us an uber.”
As she went to get her phone, sirens started blaring in the distance. They were coming closer and closer.
“Are they coming here?”
I jumped as a car pulled up. The person in the car was none other than Akiko. She rolled down her window and looked out at the two of us.
“I may have sent all of my evidence of blackmail and rape to the police station. That’s them coming to arrest Jack. Don’t worry about what he has on you. I destroyed it, and he’s going to be spending a long time in jail. Get in. It’s better if we aren’t here when the police arrive.”
My sister and I looked at each other and then got into the car. We got into the backseat together, and Akiko took off, leaving the sirens behind.
“See… I’m looking out for you always.” Akiko said smugly.
“You mean, you override my plan in which that Yakuza would beat him to a pulp. The police are going to save his life and he can have police protection and some healthcare followed by a comfy stint in jail.”
“Geh!” Akiko let out a cry. “Th-that… I’m sorry Master!”
“For that matter, you were recording my sister in that room? Does a faithful bitch record his sister’s gangbang?’
“Ah… that…” Akiko looked back tearfully. “I wasn’t recording! I left the batteries out! I was fake recording. Plus, I had already called the police. They were supposed to break the party up before you even got there.”
“Huh? The police? Why wouldn’t they-“
It suddenly occurred to me that the Yakuza had their hands in many things, and it was often said the police were in the pockets of the local gangs. If they were going to make a move, one of their first acts might be to delay the police. Perhaps tell them to stay away from a certain home for a while. If they hadn’t gotten an influx of calls from panicked children and had to act or get in trouble with the public, they might have never come at all.
If that was true… that would mean that the only reason Maria was so close to being used as a sex dumpster was because of me! It seems like while Akiko interfered with my plan, I also interfered with Akiko’s! I let out a cough.
“Actually, let’s not split hairs on whose fault it is.” I quickly backtracked.
Akiko cocked her head in confusion, but I wasn’t going to explain my thoughts.
After getting home and sending Akiko rudely on her way, I made the popcorn and we got settled with a movie, just like we promised. Mother was in the family room, already passed out on the couch, so we took the loveseat and turned on some B-rated horror movie. Maria came out of her room and slid under the covers with me She was wearing a loose-fitting shirt with spaghetti straps and very short shorts which almost exposed as much as her kitty outfit.
Maria snuggled in my arms as we watched the movie. After checking mom out a few more times, I confirmed that she was indeed asleep. My fingers slowly slid down Maria’s leg and up her thigh. I found her not wearing any underwear at all. Slowly, I started to kiss her neck.
“Is this… really okay?” Maria asked. “This feels, too good to be true. What will you do on Monday? What will I do?”
“The good thing about schools is that they have short attention spans. Nearly a hundred women were outed for infidelity a few moments ago. There isn’t a person in school who’s going to have time to talk about a guy in a mask and someone who may or may not be his sister. By the time the fallout is over, barely anyone is going to mention our names, and if they do, it’ll be right next to a strange connection with the Yakuza. I don’t think we’ll face trouble.”
Maria giggled. “You really do have this all figured out, don’t you?”
“Not at all.” I shook my head. “But with you by my side, I’d like to start.”
The pair of us met with a kiss. That kiss soon became more passionate, and the pair of us fell back onto the couch.
We didn’t notice as mother opened one eye, looked at us moving suggestively under the blanket, rolled her eyes, rolled over, and went back to sleep.