SNB Oda ~ Chapter 2.4 ~

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Chapter 2: The Wonderful World of Shinga

Nobunaga ordered Mitsuhide to be in charge of her studies about the world of Shinga.

She learned how to read letters and toured the town around the castle, but…

Chapter 2.4

Following the escaping yakuma, we dismounted and entered a forest.

For a moment we lost sight of the yakuma, but we found traces of blood and stepped even deeper into the forest.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Oi, get on.”

Nobunaga-san stretched a hand out towards me.

[YUZUKI]: (When I got on earlier, there was nothing to hold onto so it was a bit scary……)

[YUZUKI]: “Uh… um, can I get on the back instead of the front?”

.[NOBUNAGA]: “Oh?…… Are you saying you wish to deflect arrows for this Nobunaga?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… deflect arrows……?”

[RANMARU]: “It’s because Nobunaga-sama is the closest one to unifying the country.”

[RANMARU]: “So, it’s not just Toyotomi who we were fighting a few days ago, but forces from every land who are aiming for his life.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “We do not know when or where an assassin will come for Nobunaga-sama’s life. Only one thing can be said–“

[NOBUNAGA]: “There is no such thing as a foolishly honest assasin who would come to kill me from the front. –If an attempt is made, they will target my back.”

[YUZUKI]: (T-That certainly might make getting on the back dangerous……)

[NOBUNAGA]: “Heh. You do not want to die yet, do you? Keep silent and be protected by me, Nobunaga.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay……”

In the end, I got on the front again, and the four of us continued deeper into the forest.

After a while, a cave came into view beyond the trees.

[YUZUKI]: (The blood continues into the cave. That must be the yakuma nest……)

[RANMARU]: “Nobunaga-sama, there also seems to be a cave at the far right. How will we proceed?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Ranmaru, Mitsuhide, you two go to the far right cave. I will enter this cave in front of us with this one.”

[YUZUKI]: (This one…… huh!? Me?)

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Are you certain? From the reports of the merchants, there isn’t just one yakuma like previous……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “It doesn’t matter. Rather, she was brought here for this moment.”

[YUZUKI]: (What does he……)

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Understood. Let us go, Ranmaru.”

[RANMARU]: “You and Nobunaga-sama, be careful.”

Mitsuhide-san and Ranmaru-kun looked worried, but they obeyed Nobunaga-san’s orders and went to the far right cave.

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Get off.”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes.”

[YUZUKI]: (Am I really going into that cave……?)

I felt reluctant, but it was also scary to be left alone in the middle of this forest–

[NOBUNAGA]: “Let’s go.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Yes.”

I quietly followed behind Nobunaga-san.

The moment we entered the cave, there was the sound of a groan like a beast from deep inside.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Have they sensed our presence and are coming?……”

When Nobunaga-san murmured this, he suddenly pulled me to him.

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…!? U-Um……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Shoulder or neck, which do you want. Choose. I will do whichever one you want.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Are you going to drink my blood again?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Is that not your worth.”

What Nobunaga-san said before we entered the cave, that I was brought for this moment– I finally understood those words.

[NOBUNAGA]: “You look displeased.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “If this frustrates you, then show this Oda Nobunaga a worth apart from your blood.”

Nobunaga-san smirked and then–

[YUZUKI]: “–Ah!”

Fangs pierced my neck.

[YUZUKI]: (Even though he asked… which one……)

[NOBUNAGA]: “…………”

Together with his hot breaths, his fangs sank even deeper.

[YUZUKI]: (…… ngh!)

My body jerked and then trembled, and I unconsciously clung to Nobunaga-san’s arm. He wrapped that arm around my back.

I didn’t know whether that was to support me or whether that was to keep me from running.

I just closed my eyes tightly and endured the embarrassment. There–

[NOBUNAGA]: “………… They’ve come.”

Hearing the roars of yakuma, Nobunaga-san finally released me.

[YUZUKI]: (His appearance… again……)

[NOBUNAGA]: “You stay there.”

Hit by a sense of exhaustion, I couldn’t move even if I wanted to and so I was a bit relieved at Nobunaga-san’s words.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Now then…… come. This Nobunaga shall hunt you all personally.”

Just like that, Nobunaga-san cut down all the yakuma.

As I looked at that back, I softly touched my neck where there remained feelings from before.

[YUZUKI]: (…… In the end, I’m protected because my blood is precious.)

[NOBUNAGA]: “Keep silent and be protected by me, Nobunaga.”

[YUZUKI]: (I wanted… to think he was a normally nice person……)

After that, we returned to the castle with Nobunaga-san, who killed all the yakuma, but I had mixed feelings.

9 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 2.4 ~

    ranellathecooki said:
    January 5, 2018 at 19:25

    If I was Yuzuki I wouldn’t have mixed feelings, I would be in flat-out murder mode. Yeah I can understand his reasoning but seriously? Telling her that her only worth is her blood, I mean come on you barely know her she could be worth more than he thinks, who knows (this is a head-canon hypothetical situation) she could be a very good artist or be very well-educated in I dunno something important like stock or finance XD I don’t even know anymore. If someone told me that my only worth was whatever, I’d put them on the top of my “Lives to ruin when I accomplish something in my life” On a side note, Ranmaru is by far my favorite from the oda army, he reminds me of someone I used to know a long time ago. And the Oda army isn’t as bad as I thought they would be. Anyways that’s just my opinion.

      Ilinox responded:
      January 9, 2018 at 21:40

      That is very true! I mean, I suppose in Nobunaga’s eyes she isn’t providing anything martially-inclined so she isn’t a strategist nor can she fight, but you’re right. What if she’s an amazing counselor! A teacher! She has green thumbs! I can definitely see where you’re coming, haha, and I partially agree though I’m also like “well at least her blood is still a part of her, even if it isn’t something you can really control or nurture” so it’s not something you can take pride in but heck at least it’s something you can use!

      Haha, the Oda army is coded so much towards being villains what with all their cool guys and ominous looking colors :’D but they’re all dorks, including Nobunaga. You can’t take him seriously anymore after those short stories about him complaining over a lack of dried persimmons or taking his shoes off cause it’s too hot and complaining about the rain cause he doesn’t want to trip in the mud and look undignified LOL.

    garden said:
    October 23, 2017 at 01:49

    aaand from that moment, Yuzuki becomes emergency snack for Nobunaga lol

      Ilinox responded:
      October 25, 2017 at 14:57

      Aha, it’s kinda true what he said in this moment about her worth only being her blood right now, but if she can show him her usefulness outside of that then maybe he’ll acknowledge her for other talents.

    1_chan said:
    September 18, 2017 at 08:37

    Lol mixed feelings eh? Hehehe~ but dang…Oda could feature in a Loreal commercial with how fabulous his hair is xD. Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      September 19, 2017 at 15:31

      It must not feel very good to be valued only for your blood |D;; something that you didn’t really do anything to get or whatnot. (I’m on the fence about this because I’ve read a touching story where it’s like, yeah they like you because you’re x or y but that x or y thing defines you too and like it’s a part of you, so you can’t deny it!) At least he isn’t /totally/ just using her as a blood bag or something LOL.

      I always wonder how these awakening transformation things really work because heck even their armor changes, haha. Magic!! His hair tie just snaps!! And then gets re-tied when he transforms back.

        1_chan said:
        September 19, 2017 at 21:03

        Makes me wonder whether or not they are part mahou shoujo xD

    runalhearts said:
    September 18, 2017 at 05:35

    Wait, Nobunaga is only protecting the protagonist because of her blood? If the protagonist has mixed feelings, I wonder how it’s going to turn out, because I feel like mixed feelings always go one way or another eventually……. and also maybe prone to going back to mixed. XD

    I really want to see how this turns out! Thanks for this chapter, I loved it but the protagonist’s feelings are contagious, haha! I’ll be waiting for the next chapter part too! (⌒▽⌒)

      Ilinox responded:
      September 19, 2017 at 15:45

      I think that’s what she feels right now, since he does same some pretty cold things. As for whether he’s truly just valuing her because of her blood is… something we don’t know either and can only guess from his actions |D;; I mean he’s being very considerate right now but it’s true that it could all just be for her blood. :(( Complicated relationship with Nobunaga– //bricked.

      Oda’s chapters are interesting since I feel like it gets pretty serious compared to the wild shenanigans of Toyotomi and Sanada LOL. Oda sometimes comes off as a very practical and cold look at this warring period.

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