Chapter 17 Riko's Pledge - Part 2

 When they entered the room, Maria, who was talking about her training, proceeded to make other preparations. Chihiro, on the other hand, changed his clothes and threw them into the washer and dryer, and brought in another chair for the living room table, which had only two chairs.
 He then poured a glass of iced tea and had a strategy meeting.
Maria, are you feeling okay?
Yes. I've told you many times that I'm very good with pain and that it goes away while I'm doing this. In fact, I'm more worried about you
Don't worry. Kamishiro-kun took it easy on me
 There's no need for either of them to take a break so soon.
 After all, the question is what to do about Riko, though Maria agreed that there is no need to think about it.
Since you already have the trump card, all you have to do is to make her stronger in mind and body, right? So just train her without thinking about it
You say that so easily
 Maria had never been in a situation like this before.
I'm used to reading and watching this kind of stories
...I don't think it's something to brag about
 In the end, it's decided that the relationship between Chihiro and Maria should be "Master and slave", and Riko should be forced to admit that she is a slave.
 After waiting for a while, Riko arrived at the entrance of the apartment.
 Maria welcomed her, and she came into the room carrying a heavy shopping bag.
Thanks for your help, Nishizaki-san
...Really, why do I have to do this?
 Apparently, she had recovered somewhat while she was shopping.
 Riko put the bag down, glaring at Maria, who gave her a word of thanks.
By the way, what did you write in your note?
Oh. You're naturally ignoring it. It's okay
 Maria told her that she had ordered all the ingredients: meat, fish, vegetables, eggs. No wonder it's so heavy.
 As for the results of her errand...
Hee~... nothing to complain about, perfect
 Maria rolled her eyes and looked at Riko when she opened the bag and saw the items inside.
What do you think I am?
The type who only eats out and eats convenience store lunches
Ugh, I want to punch you. I cook for myself too
 ...To tell the truth, Chihiro is also surprised, but it would be better not to say that.
Well then, Nishizaki-san, have a seat there for now
 Riko nodded her head while giving Chihiro a look.
 She does as she is told and sits down on a chair. She sat down on the far side of the corridor, facing Maria. This has been Chihiro's position until now, but he is now sitting on the third chair.
 Maria, on the other hand, is in the kitchen with a bag.
 Chihiro feels uncomfortable as he hears the sound of food being put away in the refrigerator.
 Because he doesn't know how much to say to Riko now.
Hey, Izumi
Is it true that you and Fukami-san have that kind of relationship?
 She asked with a sense of fear.
 She sat like a shrinking cat, glancing at him as if she is curious about his situation. However, she seems to be afraid of eye contact and turns away when Chihiro looks at her.
 It is kind of cute, and he couldn't help but smile.
 Riko shouted, startled.
Sorry. It's totally different from when I was talking to Maria earlier
Oh, that's because...
 She shrugs.
I don't want her to think I'm a big deal. But Izumi is... well, different
 She said something to that effect.
 ...Maria had said that she needed to be trained, but he wondered if her rebellion had already been nipped in the bud.
 But still, answering her question.
It's true. I'm supposed to be Maria's Master
 It's a little embarrassing to say it out loud again.
 But it's true.
 Riko seemed stunned by Chihiro's answer. Then, she muttered, "It's true", and glanced toward the kitchen.
Why, you ask...
 It's hard to explain, both emotionally and in terms of history.
 So, answer it in a plausible way.
Why do I have to answer so much to Nishizaki-san?
Oh... sorry, sorry.
 Riko immediately distorted her face and turned down.
 Such a gesture still kind of cute to him.
 After a few seconds of silence, Riko slowly looks up.
 She is afraid again.
...But... You do that to me, too, right? You're going to do that, aren't you?
 Indeed, that's what will happen.
 Chihiro wanted to dominate Riko. That was done yesterday, but it's better to have an ongoing relationship if possible.
 That is, to make Riko a slave of Chihiro, as Maria had said.
That's right. You will be Master's slave
 Maria came back with a glass of iced tea in her hand.
 She placed it in front of Riko and sat down.
To be held by the Master, to serve him, to obey his commands. That's what you'll be... or maybe it's more accurate to say that you already are
 The hand that is about to reach for the glass on the table stopped immediately.
Am I becoming... a slave?
Yes. You came to see the Master because you wanted his orders, didn't you?
 To Chihiro, Maria's words sounded like coercion.
 But Riko didn't try to deny it. On the contrary, she closed her mouth as if thinking and then said quietly.
...Well, maybe. I didn't know what to do on my own
 She wanted Chihiro to decide.
 After all he'd done to her, after he'd destroyed everything about her.
 But she woke up and there was no one, nothing left.
 What happens now? She said she was afraid because she didn't know what to do.
 ...so Riko was constantly checking on Chihiro.
 Maria was right, that must be the temperament of a slave.
 She must have been forced to develop such a temperament in a short period of time because her identity was destroyed. Of course, if she had something solid in her, it would not have been so easy.
 Now that she had nothing, it was natural for her to look to others for a reason.
 Chihiro nodded.
 He looked at Riko and told her clearly.
 He's not used to this kind of situation. He wasn't strong enough to give orders to others, but this is a situation where he should make a firm decision.
Nishizaki-san. No, Riko. You will be my slave. You don't have to think about anything else. Just do as I say
 Riko's eyes are very beautiful if it looked closely.
 They had a different texture than Maria's eyes, which seemed to be absorbing. They are pure and seemed to take in everything.
 It's hard to believe that they belonged to a girl who had behaved so wildly, but at the same time, it seemed to be for that reason.
 Riko's mind wavered.
 And so, her strong sense of loneliness is replaced by an obsession with Chihiro.
Can I?
 A clinging voice.
Of course
 She nodded, and her obsession turned into trust.
 To the one who had taken her virginity.
 Riko let out a sigh.
...I'm sure you're saying very strange things, but why can't I refuse it?
 The trust grew.
 Eventually, Riko nodded her head.
Okay. I'll be Izumi's slave
 As soon as she said this, the girl's cheeks turned bright red.
 At the same time, her eyes became luminous, and she began to wear a certain scent.
...What should I do?
 Even the voice that followed sounded somewhat sweet.
 Submissive. Maybe he can't say he's expecting it.
 But then, Maria glanced at Chihiro.
 Chihiro noticed, but did not react and ordered Riko to do the same.
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