Sora was in bed together with Hiratsuka. She thought about sleeping, but suddenly she heard Hiratsuka's voice.
"Sora, are you still awake?" Hiratsuka asked.
Sora looked at Hiratzuka and asked, "What's wrong, Shizuka-nee?"
Hiratsuka had a serious expression on her face and said, "You have changed your name into your mother's family name, right?"
Sora raised her eyebrow and asked, "What's wrong with that?"
Hiratsuka looked at Sora for a while and asked, "Did you start to have feelings for Haru?"
Sora was startled by this question and felt a bit thrown off since he didn't expect such a question from Hiratsuka's mouth. She was caught in a dilemma whether she should tell Hiratsuka the truth that she had fallen for her own brother or decided to lie that wasn't the case at all while telling her that it was because she wanted to use her mother's family name.
Her head was sober at this moment and she also loved this aunt of her, however, at the same time that she realized that if she needed to hide her relationship with her closest family then did she want to keep this relationship a secret from anyone?
It was different from Megumi since they were very close friends.
Sometimes it is easier to talk with your friends than your own family.
Sora knew that Haru was working hard to make more money and power so that they could ignore anyone about their relationship, and that was why that she was going to tell Hiratsuka the truth that she loved her own brother even though she might receive a disgusting reaction from her.
It was just when Sora wanted to say something that Hiratsuka started to talk about first.
"Do you know the origin of your mother's family name?" Hiratsuka suddenly asked.
"What?" Sora felt strange about this question.
"Seibami. That's your mother's family name," Hiratsuka said.
"What's wrong with that name?" Sora raised her eyebrow.
"You might not know, but Seibami is a part of the branch families of Momobami Clan," Hiratsuka said.
"Momobami Clan?" Sora frowned and felt that she had heard it somewhere.
"Do you know Momobami Clan?" Hiratsuka asked.
Sora shook her head in response.
"Momobami Clan is a conglomerate of various and powerful branch families that are related to each other and they are all extremely wealthy and influential," Hiratsuka said.
"Did Haru know about this?" Sora asked.
Hiratsuka shook her head and said, "No, I guess that is why he has let you change your family name since he doesn't know what kind of family it is."
"So mom is coming from a conglomerate family?" Sora asked curiously.
"Well, if it compares to Haru's net worth then your mother is quite poor," Hiratsuka said while joking.
Sora also laughed hearing these words. "What about mom's family?"
"Your mother's family is quite complicated, but in her clan, is it that "Seibami" clan, she is the only family member in that clan," Hiratsuka said.
"What about mom's father and mother?" Sora asked about grandparents from her mother's family.
"They have died early and left your mother alone," Hiratsuka said.
Sora felt quite sorry for her mother after she heard it. "What about other's families? Isn't Momobami Clan a Clan with various branch families?" She felt that it was quite strange since her mother was coming from that big clan, but she hadn't seen them when her parents had died because of an accident.
"Well, the relationship between them is very poor and they don't even hesitate to harm each other." Hiratsuka looked at Sora with a serious expression and said, "That's why I hope after you have taken your mother's name, you better not get involved in that family's matter since it is very complicated."
"Is it really that complicated?" Sora raised her eyebrow in doubt.
"Yes, that is why I want you to promise that you won't have anything to do with them," Hiratsuka said.
"Why?" Sora felt strange.
"Just promise me," Hiratsuka said.
Sora felt a bit curious, but she was too lazy to think too much too. "Well, I won't have anything to do with them." She looked at Hiratsuka and asked, "What about Haru? You're not going to say anything to him?"
"Well, his family name is Kasugano, and he has nothing to do with that family with this name," Hiratsuka said. She also felt that it was a good decision to become a teacher in Sora's high school later.
"So what is mom's family's business?" Sora asked. She was a bit curious since her mother was also part of a conglomerate family, so they should have a business too.
"It's a temple," Hiratsuka said.
"Temple?" Sora raised her eyebrow when she heard it.
Hiratsuka nodded and said, "Do you know the temple which is near Otonokizaka High School?"
Sora thought for a while and suddenly remembered. "That rundown temple which is known as a haunted temple?"
Hiratsuka nodded and said, "That's the one."
Sora felt strange and asked, "Why has that temple become rundown?"
"After your grandparents have deceased your mother doesn't have the knowledge to maintain it and she also doesn't want to have anything to do with Momobami Clan. That's why she has decided to use your father's family name," Hiratsuka said.
"Why doesn't mom want to have something to do with that family?" Sora asked.
"It is because that family's matter is very complicated, it is better to not know it since the more you know the more you feel disgusted," Hiratsuka said.
"......" Sora was silent when she heard it. "Then, do you think that we should revive that temple?"
"Well...." Hiratsuka thought for a while and said, "Haru has money, it doesn't really matter whether you want to revive it or not."
Sora nodded and decided to visit that temple later.
"Right, I have almost forgotten to tell you something," Hiratsuka said.
"What?" Sora asked.
"You don't have a blood relation with Haru," Hiratsuka said.
Sora was silent for a while then her expression turned into surprise, strange, happy, and calm. It was very complex and she took a deep breath. "I won't let you sleep tonight." She would make Hiratsuka open her mouth to tell her everything.