Chapter 1: Awakening
She was brought under the protection of the Toyotomi Army, where many individualistic commanders gathered; however, they weren’t humans but “vampires”.
Aiming to unify the country, they headed for a fight with the Oda Army but…
[YUZUKI]: (I ended up being brought to the battlefield by Hideyoshi-san, but……)
Hideyoshi-san and I held back in a place far away from the frontline where Toshiie-san and soldiers of the Toyotomi Armi were forming ranks.
[TOSHIIE]: “Aw yeah! I get to be the first spear!! EVERYONE, LET’S GOOOO!!”
[KANBEE]: “Toshiie’s unit has broken into the enemy ranks. Hanbee, are preparations ready?”
[HANBEE]: “I’ve got it, Kanbee! Alrighty, everyone! Let’s attack together with Kanbee’s unit!!”
[MITSUNARI]: “Second Army, assemble into formation immediately! Continue sending troops to the frontline, so that the enemy cannot rest!”
At his sharp voice, armed soldiers ran here and there quickly.
[YUZUKI]: (It’s really…… a battlefield here……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “What’s wrong? You’ve been staring at the battle intently.”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah…… sorry, I’m just kind of shocked……”
[YUZUKI]: (I really did end up in a different world……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Alright then. You don’t seem to know anything about “Shinga”, so I’ll teach you lots of things.”
[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay, thank you.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “That being said, I don’t think there’s enough time to explain everything……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “–Got it! This time I’ll talk about a very important race in Shinga.”
[YUZUKI]: “……? Um, what do you mean……?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “In Shinga, apart from humans, there’s a race which has special powers. Collectively, they’ve also been called the “Gekka Tribe”……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Many warlords of different races have raised soldiers, and each and every one is fighting to unite Shinga for various reasons.”
[YUZUKI]: “W-Wait, please…… When you say a race apart from humans……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I mean like werewolves, or vampires.”
[YUZUKI]: “T-Then, everyone isn’t human?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hmm, yeah, that’s about right.”
[YUZUKI]: (Then the vampires that Imari-kun was talking about… are they really……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Among a number of armies, the one we’re fighting right now, Oda Nobunaga’s army, is extremely strong and unrivaled in ruthlessness.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “So, if the Oda Army had been the one to find you, they might have suspected you as an enemy and killed you……”
[YUZUKI]: (M-… Might have been killed……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha, it’s a good thing it was my army that found you, huh.”
Hideyoshi-san was all smiles, but I simply could not smile. Hideyoshi-san gently scooped up my hand.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… You’re trembling. It’ll be okay! Don’t be scared, don’t be scared.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Besides, even in the case that something were to happen to you–“
Suddenly, Hideyoshi-san unsheathed his sword and looked behind me–
[ODA SOLDIER]: “GUAH!”
A soldier of the Oda Army, who seemed to have been right behind me, was cut down by that sword.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “See? I’ll protect you, so don’t worry…… actually, I wanted to look cool but I failed a bit.”
My mind was on the verge of blanking out after the shock of seeing someone killed in front of my eyes, but when I saw the blood coming out of Hideyoshi’s arm, I snapped back to my senses.
[YUZUKI]: “B-Because you protected me you……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “This wound is okay because it’s not that deep. But…… we may have talked a little too long.”
[ODA SOLDIER]: “I’ve found Hideyoshi! Surround him!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ah, as I thought, it looks like they went around to the back of our main army.”
The enemy surged into the base camp and, in a blink, it became a melee.
[TOYOTOMI SOLDIER]: “Protect Hideyoshi-sama– guAHH!”
As friendly soldiers were cut down, the enemy rapidly surrounded Hideyoshi-san.
[YUZUKI]: (No way… this can’t be… at this rate, the two of us will be killed.)
[YUZUKI]: “H-Hideyoshi-san…… is there anything I can do?”
[YUZUKI]: “Um…… Hideyoshi-san was injured because of me so… I was thinking that if I could be of any help then…….”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “What you can do, hm…… there’s one thing.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hold this sword, and let’s fight together.”
[YUZUKI]: “Wha, ah……!”
When I received the sword that was handed over, the heavy weight overwhelmed my arms.
[YUZUKI]: (What do I do…… I don’t think I can fight, but……!)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Juuust kidding. That was a joke right no–“
[YUZUKI]: “Got it…! I’ll try…!”
[YUZUKI]: “I’ve never fought before but… I’ll try doing it at least……!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… Haha, hahaha! Ahahahahaha! Contrary to how you look, you’re strong-willed, huh! Aw man, I think I like you!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “If a girl like you is going to show that, then I can’t let myself be beat!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “But a bloody sword doesn’t suit your pretty hands, so if you’re going to hold something then take my hand!”
Hideyosh-san took away the sword from my hand and, in exchange, really joined our hands together. And then–
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Don’t think that I, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, will be so easily caught!”
[ODA SOLDIER]: “GUAHHH!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Alright, now’s the time. C’mon, let’s run together!”