SNB Oda ~ Chapter 3.5 ~

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Chapter 3: The Art of Surviving a World of War

Nobunaga ordered Katsuie and Nagahide to train her in order to learn self-defense.

Among the ongoing uneasy days where she wondered if she would return to her original world, one day…

Chapter 3.5

All the thieves were cut down by Mitsuhide-san.

[MITSUHIDE]: “It’s safe no–…… gugh!!”

He sheathed his blade and tried to smile at me, but instead a pained voice was raised, and he collapsed to a knee.

[YUZUKI]: “Mitsuhide-san! If you need more blood then……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “No…… I cannot take any more blood than this without Nobunaga-sama’s permission.”

And then–

[YUZUKI]: (W-What!?)

Suddenly, when I thought the bushes were shaking–

[KATSUIE]: “There you guys are!”

[YUZUKI]: “Katsuie-san!”

Katsuie-san appeared unexpectedly with a sword in hand.

[KATSUIE]: “Are you two unhur…… eh, looks like I can’t say that, but you’re safe.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Katsuie, there are thieves in the forest–“

[KATSUIE]: “Yup. Looks like it. I was a bit surprised when I bumped into them while I was chasing a boar.”

[KATSUIE]: “This girl had you, so I went back to the castle to send out an expedition unit but…… are you okay?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… I would be grateful if you could lend me your shoulder.”

[KATSUIE]: “Sure. You look like you can walk, huh.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes.”

As I felt relieved, the three of us returned to the Oda castle together.

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder if Mitsuhide-san’s injury is okay……)

When dawn came, I immediately went to Mitsuhide-san’s room to see him.

[YUZUKI]: “Good morning, Mitsuhide-san. I came to see–“

[KATSUIE]: “…… Oh, you came to see him too? Come in, come in.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah! Yes, excuse me.”

I entered Mitsuhide-san’s room while being a bit surprised at Katsuie-san’s presence.

[MITSUHIDE]: “I apologize for causing you concern.”

[YUZUKI]: “Please don’t apologize for that. I was saved by you, Mitsuhide-san.”

I met eyes for an instant with Nagahide-san, who was also in the room.

[YUZUKI]: “Nagahide-san, did you also come to see him?”

[NAGAHIDE]: “No. I came to confirm the events of last night.”

[KATSUIE]: “…… You’re not very honest.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Shut up.”

At this point, footsteps were heard from outside the room–

[RANMARU]: “Mitsuhide-san, Nobunaga-sama has arrived.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Yes, please come in.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “I’m entering.”

[RANMARU]: “Ah, so this is where you were.”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… m-mhm.”

Nobunaga-san glanced at me but soon turned his eyes to Mitsuhide-san.

[NOBUNAGA]: “When will you be healed.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “It seems a complete recovery will take about a week, but if it is my normal duties, I can return to that in a few days.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “I see.”

Nobunaga-san nodded and then looked at me this time.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Here is a reward for preventing thieves from trespassing into my castle. –Take it.”

Declaring that, he took something wrapped in cloth out of his breast pocket and gave it to me.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… this is……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “–A knife.”

[YUZUKI]: “K-Knife!?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “It’s a blade for self-defense. Keep it on you. If you have a need, you are permitted to have other weapons as well. Work to your full extent as my retainer.”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Also, for those who are here, I permit you to use this one’s blood if necessary. I leave the decision of when and how to use it to everyone.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Ranmaru, let’s go.”

[RANMARU]: “Yes, Nobunaga-sama!”

Indifferent to the surprise of Mitsuhide-san and me at that sudden declaration, Nobunaga-san left the room.

[KATSUIE]: “–Well, I was a bit curious before, so I’m kinda happy it’s okay for us to use it.”

Katsuie-san crossed his arms with a somewhat complicated expression. On the other hand, Nagahide-san muttered this uninterestedly.

[NAGAHIDE]: “…… It just means there’s one more option for us when a situation like this time occurs.”

[KATSUIE]: “But……”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… I don’t mind if my blood is used.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “……!”

[YUZUKI]: “In this castle in Oda, I’m being protected by everyone. But I don’t think it’s okay if I just let myself be protected.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s why, if my blood can be of help to everyone then……”

[KATSUIE]: “I see. I get your feelings. But, well, let’s think about this kind of thing when it comes time.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Haa…… you really don’t use your head, huh.”

[KATSUIE]: “Shaddup! Come on, work is starting soon.”

As they bickered lightly like that, the two said they were returning to work and left the room. And then, in the room, only Mitsuhide-san and I remained.

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Are you really agreeable to that. Your blood will now be used more than before, you know?”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Yes. I do feel a bit reluctant, but this is about the only way for me to be of help to everyone……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… You are strong, aren’t you.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… That’s not true. There was that time I cried because I wanted to go back to my world.”

[YUZUKI]: “And yesterday, I was really scared when I was running from the thieves… Even the time I thought I was going to be killed, I thought for someone to help me……”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m always painfully aware of just how much I’m being protected by reliable people.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… That is strength.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh……?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Facing your own weaknesses properly…… It’s almost enviable.”

Mitsuhide-san smiled and then reached for something on the desk beside him.

[MITSUHIDE]: “Would you please accept this?”

Saying that, he held out a charm.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… this is……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “As long as Nobunaga-sama needs you, I cannot help you return to your own world. However……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “I pray that you return. Please accept this charm as an embodiment of those feelings.”

[YUZUKI]: “But… is it really okay?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Yes. I would like someone like you to have it.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Thank you very much! I’ll treasure it.”

I accepted the charm firmly while being happy at Mitsuhide-san’s kindness.

11 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 3.5 ~

    Akane18 said:
    September 27, 2017 at 23:23

    Remind me why i like it when Katsuie and Nagahide on the same scene? Because they always bickering each other like an old married couple. 😂

    “Nagahide-san, did you also come to see him?”

    “No. I came to confirm the events of last night.”

    “…… You’re not very honest.”

    Well Katsuie, Nagahide is a complete tsundere, how can you expect him to being honest with his real feeling?

    And is it just me who think that Mitsuhide act so devoting toward Nobunaga based from a guilty feeling? Like he make Nobu dissapointed once, so to atone that sin, he didn’t want to make Nobu dissapointed again. I just get that kind of vibe from him. 😅

    Also the scene when he give Yuzuki his charm, i’m officially falling in love with him, like how can you didn’t love this angel?! He’s a perfect husband material!

    Ah, i remember the last time i comment your post, you asked me about my method to translate the VN scene, i take a screenshot and use the Google translate picture. Sometimes the translation make sense, sometimes i have a hard time to understand one scene. That’s why your translation really help me to understand the story much better.

    And for the last, thank you so much for your hard work! Stay health and i’ll be patienly waiting for the next update! 😊

      Ilinox responded:
      September 29, 2017 at 16:00

      Hahahaha, I didn’t think much of Katsuie and Nagahide bickering with each other until it was pointed out to me and now I’m laughing every time they’re on the same screen too. For being in the scary Oda army, these guys are a bunch of dorks.

      *SWEATS NERVOUSLY* YOU ARE REALLY REALLY ON POINT. Chapter 7 talks about the past and the whole betrayal thing with Hideyoshi and Mitsuhide and Nobunaga :’)) and your comment is here… like super on point, ahaha.

      Mitsuhide is suuuuuuch a gentleman yeah ;w; I never realized how much the Oda chapters focus on him but he’s basically gotten two entire chapters to himself, ahaha, and poor Nobunaga hasn’t been getting any screen time. You can’t just give a girl a charm like that and wish for her safe return home!! He’s so considerate and supportive, wah.

      Oh wow, that must take a while since you’d need to screenshot every line right? Or three lines when you look back in the history ;;;; that’s really admirable! I also didn’t know Google translate could translate pictures like that, neat!

      Aw, thank you so much ;3;/ I’m making sure to pace myself with these translations! (But I also want to race the anime, ahaha, oops).

    Reggie said:
    September 24, 2017 at 23:04

    Is Mitsuhide disagree on the heroin’s blood in use for the event like battles? So that’s why he prayed for her to return home so a gentle person like her couldn’t involve anymore fighting that she already in. Like you mention, he is like betraying Nobunaga.

    sorry if I understand it wrong ^^’ and thank you very much for translating.

      Ilinox responded:
      September 25, 2017 at 21:06

      I think so (at least partially in disagreement) but ultimately he’s absolutely loyal to Nobunaga so, like he said, he can’t help her or anything. But throughout the chapters I think we’ve gotten a really good look at how gentle and considerate Mitsuhide is and, if possible, I don’t think he wants to treat her as less than human. Kinda like how Katsuie is also interested in her blood but wants to respect the heroine’s autonomy.

      No worries, that’s the fun of discussing stories :> everyone has different interpretations and a lot of these characters say one thing but act another way.

        Reggie said:
        September 30, 2017 at 01:17

        Oh I see ^^ thank you

    runalhearts said:
    September 24, 2017 at 07:15

    OH MAN Katsuie got Nagahide back! I like the protagonist, seriously. She’s brave and so resilient…… that seems to be what draws Mitsuhide to her. He’s really cute, giving her a little charm. I wonder if the others are going to find out she is from another world though…

    Mitsuhide saying that the protagonist faces her own weaknesses, it kind of makes me wonder if he’s being self deprecating of himself at the same time, given that, you know, he himself never did it as the protagonist did, or something? I may be completely wrong though, haha.

    Mitsuhide definitely is becoming more main throughout the story, I can just tell, haha. Even if it was supposed to be Nobunaga, like, right now for him it’s like: “….. What’s ‘opening up’? Is it something I can eat?” type of deal to me. XD

    Anyways, thanks for the chappie, and look forward to… chapter fooour, yay!!

      Ilinox responded:
      September 24, 2017 at 22:04

      LOL I’m dying because it sounds like everyone is well-aware of Nagahide’s honesty issues |D;; what massive tsundere. It sounds like they will soon since Nobunaga and Mitsuhide already know, and there’s been no order to keep it a secret so…

      *sits on hands to stop spoilers* YOU ARE ON FIRE. REALLY REALLY REALLY WARM. BURNING HOT. STANDING RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF A VOLCANO IN LAVA HOT RE: Mitsuhide’s self-deprecation and being unable to confront his own weaknesses head-on. Remember this conversation because it will show up in Ch7 :’))).

      LOL Nobunaga is surprisingly AWOL compared to how active Hideyoshi was in his chapters, that’s for sure. Come baaaack Nobunaga, stop delegating everything to everyone. But then again it’s fun to get to know all his retainers. Thaaaank you as always for your awesome comments! We’re gonna take a quick detour before heading into the next chapter though ;;;;; hope you don’t mind!

      (I know I know so close to Ch5 but I gotta set it up properly ;3;!)

        runalhearts said:
        September 25, 2017 at 20:37

        Yes! I laughed at that excuse, I was like, “Haha, yeah right. Of course.” He’s a big tsundere, but I’m happy they didn’t make him a die-hard “typical” tsundere. I’m really curious about that card story of Nagahide you mentioned too now…… And yeah, you do have a point; it seems like whatever the order is comes around sort of deal in the Oda main story. I’m sure it’ll be revealed, sometime when the time is right.

        I FEEL THE HEAT! I’ll definitely look forward to ch 7 as well, because I myself am curious about this whole betrayal act. I wonder how it’s going to be brought up, too. It seems like a very hard topic to talk about. Hmm, my theory though is that the fact the protagonist is from another world is revealed here, and she could explain how history worked in her world in regards to Oda/Mitsuhide, along with the Honnouji. And then from there it could lead in or “trigger” the betrayal in Shinga talk and explain to her then, because I think by ch 7, a considerable degree of trust should already be established between the protagonist and Oda/his retainers. Again, could be completely wrong, haha.

        Definitely! Nobunaga’s very passive in his main story so far, LOL. I really love his retainers though. It’s fun to get to know them and get closer to them! Hideyoshi is like the retainers are there, but the main star is Hideyoshi, haha. But I’m sure the retainers also have their fair share of protagonist getting to know them as well in Hideyoshi main story. And I saw the detour too, I don’t mind! I like the detour~

        Yes, SO close though! I can’t wait until ch. 4 and 5 being released as well! Those chapters will always be on my radar, ehehe.

    1_chan said:
    September 24, 2017 at 06:55

    Lol Nagahide sounds like a total tsundere xD. So amusing lol~ Mitsuhide tho…I teared up during their conversation when he tried to give her the charm ;; 7 ;; )) He was concerned when she so easily offered her blood and when she accepted Oda’s demands. Also, I think he’s the first that came close to asking about how she feels and getting to see how she feels about being in such a situation… He surprisingly opened up to mc a lot more than the others ^^ )) Thanks for the chapter~

      Ilinox responded:
      September 24, 2017 at 21:59

      He absolutely is!! And he’s the type that does the cute under-the-breath muttering like “shut up e_e”, hehe. I got a really really cute card story for him recently that I definitely want to translate in the future, because he’s self-aware of his own attitude so in his mind he’s always freaking out like “Oh god, she’s so cute!! DID SHE DO THIS FOR ME WOW!!” but then what comes out is “What the hell are you doing here” and then in his mind he’s like “Oh shit why’d I say that” LOL.

      I liked Mitsuhide originally but I definitely have to say that going through it again to translate makes me slow down my reading and really take everything in more again, and my appreciation for him is SO much higher now ;w; he’s such a sweetheart, wahh. YEAH I mean the Ranmaru and Katsuie are pretty nice too but Mitsuhide has been such a strong supporter for the heroine and if you think about how much loyalty matters to Nobunaga, it says a LOT that even though he can’t physically and actively help her return home, he’s praying for her to be able to since it’s like he’s mentally/emotionally disobeying Nobunaga.

      <33 Thank you so much for commenting as always!!

        1_chan said:
        September 25, 2017 at 07:52

        Uuu Nagahide is self-aware? Omg…that just magnifies his cuteness. Flustered characters are just so sweetness inducing haha xD

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