Chapter 2: Plan
Her blood’s ability to “awaken” the Gekka Tribe… and then suddenly being told to become a bride!?
While being confused about all these events, reports about the appearance of fiendish creatures called yakuma come to Hideyoshi…!
[YUZUKI]: (I turned Hideyoshi-san down when he said “I’ll make you mine” but…… was he being serious……?)
[YUZUKI]: (Haa… I really don’t understand Hideyoshi-san……)
[TOSHIIE]: “Heeyyy, are you there~? I’m coming iinnn.”
[YUZUKI]: “Eh? Toshiie-san……? Feel free to come in.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Yo, excuse me.”
My eyes widened in shock at the person who opened the sliding screen and entered.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha, what a nice reaction. I was right to have Toshiie come along with me.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Hm? Oh, okay.”
Not seeming to pay attention to my confusion, the two of them sat down on the tatami and relaxed.
[YUZUKI]: “U-Um… Hideyoshi-san, why are you here……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ehh~, is it strange for the master of the castle to be here?”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah… t-that’s not what I meant……!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha, you don’t have to be so guarded. I’m not going to lay a hand on someone without their consent.”
— イリ (@Ilinox) September 23, 2017
Hideyoshi-san gave a small smile as he looked at me, who could only provide a vague answer, and then asked.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Well, how about it? Have you decided on becoming my bride?”
[YUZUKI]: “I-I thought I turned that down already!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ehh~, whyy~?”
[YUZUKI]: “Why, you ask…… Well, why do I have to be a bride?”
[YUZUKI]: “Even though you say it’s for my safety, there’s other ways–“
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Love at first sight.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I’m interested in you, through a gut feeling.”
[YUZUKI]: (That’s…… Even if he says that without hesitation……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… So, what are you going to do? My army’s standard is that if you don’t work, you don’t eat, by the way.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “If you become my bride, I’ll protect you unconditionally.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “However, if you refuse, you’ll need to be of use in another way.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I wonder what you can do to help us during battles or in coming up with strategies~?”
I hesitated, as a choice was forced on me, and instead Toshiie-san tilted his head in complete curiosity.
[TOSHIIE]: “…… Hey, Hideyoshi. Did we ever have that rule of “If you don’t work, you don’t eat” here?”
[YUZUKI]: “…… Huh?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Well, I just decided on that now~.”
[YUZUKI]: (That’s so unreasonable……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Come on, what’re you going to do? Will you be my bride?”
[YUZUKI]: “D-Don’t say it so simply! We just met and we don’t even know each other well.”
[YUZUKI]: “Marriage is an important event. To be with someone who talks about it so lightly……”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “So stubborn. Well, I like that part about you too.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “But, if you were to refuse my proposal, you’ll have to leave this place, you know?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Even though Nobunaga is targeting your life…… I worry about whether you can live on your own or not, hm?”
[YUZUKI]: “Uu…… t-talking like that isn’t fair.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha, sorryyy.”
As Hideyoshi laughed with amusement, an intense look suddenly lit up in his eyes.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “But it’s my principle to use whatever means necessary to get what I want.”
[YUZUKI]: (This person really isn’t going to give up……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I’m going to ask once more. Will you be my bride? Or, will you not?”
My anxiety was fueled by those eyes which stared at me intently, and my mind was shaken.
[YUZUKI]: (At this rate, being Hideyoshi-san’s bride is……)
[YUZUKI]: “–In the end, I can’t! I can’t think about marriage with someone I just met!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ah! W-Wait, where are you going!”