SNB Nobunaga ~ 2* The Highest Reward ~

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The Highest Reward

[NOBUNAGA]: “The battle this time was a sweeping victory. Everyone did well. Each one of you will be given a reward.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “You may speak what you desire.”

.[KATSUIE]: “Hrmmm… food… well, we don’t have problems there. And I just polished my blade.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “I don’t want an object, but a break might be nice……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “I have had my eye on a strategy book imported recently from overseas……”

[RANMARU]: “Um……! I would like just one word of praise from you, Nobunaga-sama, about me.”

[MITSUHIDE + KATSUIE + NAGAHIDE]: “!?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “You want to be praised……?”

[RANMARU]: “Is that… unacceptable……?”

[KATSUIE]: “… That’s… super good.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Aa. I’m curious.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… I’d like that too, unquestionably……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Everyone…… wants this?”

[RANMARU + MITSUHIDE + KATSUIE + NAGAHIDE]: “YES!!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “I-I see……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Everyone would be satisfied by that? You could have something much more expensive or a long holiday.”

[RANMARU]: “No, I would like a word of praise from Nobunaga-sama no matter what!”

[RANMARU]: “It’s okay for me to ask for any one thing, right!?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “R-Right, well, if this will raise everyone’s morale, then it’s a simple thing to give……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Fine, I shall give each of you, one by one, words of reward.”

Part 2

[NOBUNAGA]: “Fine, then I shall now give out words of reward. Step forward, one by one.”

[RANMARU]: “Yes!!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Ranmaru, you habitually pay detailed attention to your surroundings. You have worked hard as an aide.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “That consideration has saved me trouble.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “You are still young. If you gain further experience in the future, eventually your name will become widely known as a powerful person.”

[RANMARU]: “……! N-Nobunaga-sama……!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Mitsuhide. You are always calm and you perform your duties soundly.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “I do not think there are many people who I can be at ease with in entrusting tasks to, like I do you.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Continue to be loyal to me in the future. I still have many requests for you.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “T-These words are a waste to someone like me……!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Katsuie. Your great efforts on the battlefield goes without saying, but just your presence raises the morale of the soldiers.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “There are not many people who have the talent to create an atmosphere on the field. I will continue to expect your efforts.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “It is not an exaggeration to say that my army is supported by you. Be careful of injuries, and be diligent.”

[KATSUIE]: “…… kugh *sniffs*……!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Nagahide. You are my oldest retainer and you will never betray my expectations–”

[NOBUNAGA]: “In reality, there are not many who I can think about with reassurance like that.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Furthermore, I think highly of your ability to perform anything skillfully.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “My lord…… I am grateful for those words……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… That is all. Is this enough?”

[RANMARU]: “Yes… *sniffs*! Thank you so much, Nobunaga-sama!”

Part 3

[NOBUNAGA]: “Is everyone really satisfied with this? How tasteless.”

[RANMARU]: “No, it’s unthinkable……! To receive words of praise from the peerless Nobunaga-sama, I am the happiest person in Shinga!”

[RANMARU]: “Everyone else thinks the same too, right?”

[KATSUIE]: “Uu…… ugh! Is it okay for such a happy thing to happen to me……! *sobs*!!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “S-Surely, it isn’t to the point where you need to cry……?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…………”

[RANMARU]: “Mitsuhide-san, Mitsuhide-saaan? …… My voice isn’t reaching him. He’s immersed in joy.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Everyone, isn’t this an exaggeration?”

[NAGAHIDE]: “No, it isn’t. We’re the world’s, no, the universe’s… most happiest people……”

[NAGAHIDE]: “…… I feel a bit like I’m going to faint……”

[RANMARU]: “Don’t collapse, Nagahide-san!!”

[NOBUNAGA]: (Can this be called a good result? Well, so long as morale is raised with this, I suppose it isn’t bad.)

[KATSUIE]: “I……! I’M GOING TO DO MY BEST IN THE FUTURE!!”

[MITSUHIDE]: “………… I… as well……”

[NAGAHIDE]: “… Me too, until my life comes to an end……!”

[RANMARU]: “Nobunaga-sama, I feel the same as everyone else! I will continue to serve you from here on, Nobunaga-sama.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Aa. I understand everyone’s feelings well.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Until your lives end, serve me. I will not permit you to die in any other way.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Understood?”

[RANMARU + MITSUHIDE + KATSUIE + NAGAHIDE]: “Yes!!”

4 thoughts on “SNB Nobunaga ~ 2* The Highest Reward ~

    1_chan said:
    September 30, 2017 at 12:37

    Nobunaga’s comrades are his biggest fanboys xD. I agree with Runalhearts about what Mitsuhide said tho~ boy you better take those words cuz if it came from boss man Nobunaga, it’s true what he says about you lol~ Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      October 1, 2017 at 13:28

      LOL YEAH. When they start crying and swooning and just dying at his words, I couldn’t stop laughing. Nobunaga’s voice is amazing here too because you get so used to him saying things really coldly and commanding but here he was actually hesitating and like questioning them like “Um… are you guys okay? Really? You really want to hear me compliment you?” LOL.

      ;3; MITSUHIDE! I WILL PRAISE YOU EVERY DAY UNTIL YOU GET MORE SELF-CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF!!

    runalhearts said:
    September 30, 2017 at 02:33

    Aww, this story had me smiling the entire way through. But Mitsuhide needs to be more accepting! It broke my heart when he said that the words were a waste on someone like him……

    Nobunaga does seem to show a softer side in this story as well, I think it’s a little cute, haha. And I like how the gift they want isn’t really any physical object. I don’t know about you, but I was always curious myself on Nobunaga’s impressions on his retainers, admittedly, haha.

    I do sense that authority from Nobunaga when he says that they serve him until the end and that he would not permit them in any other way to die… it almost sounds like to me that he cares about them, you know? Like he wouldn’t allow someone to die by suicide; wouldn’t that mean he cares for them (although he never directly says this) and doesn’t want them to die?

    That ending is so satisfying though…… or is it just me, haha? (⌒-⌒; ) Anyways, thanks for this card story, and of course, I look forward to whatever is coming next, as alwaaays, ehehe! I thought it was cute, how the retainers were so moved… Katsuie crying (of course), Mitsuhide speechless and in his own world of joy (HE DESERVES HAPPINESS GUYS ;-;), Nagahide wanting to faint…… that, and how they get motivated and pumped up! They’re very cute (╹◡╹)♡

      Ilinox responded:
      October 1, 2017 at 13:35

      _(┐「ε’:)_ I’m just remembering that one comment you made about Mitsuhide’s past and how that might explain his self-confidence because it’s rearing its head here again. Sobs, I wish Mitsuhide would be more accepting of himself too! He will work himself to the bone for Nobunaga like this (not that anyone else is different, aha).

      SAME! I don’t know if curious is the right word but after hearing Mitsuhide talk about how Nobunaga treats everyone like tools and that he’ll throw you away if you’re useless, I was wondering his thoughts on his retainers too :”D I mean I suppose him complimenting them might not mean anything more than them still being good tools but it’s nice to see him reveal just how highly he considers them… unless it’s all a ploy to raise their morale LOL. Say some nice things about how you’re the one and only person he trusts and then, bam, he’s got you dancing on his palm.

      Yeah! Like, they’re not allowed to die by illness or an accident or anything. It’ll have to either be from old age after serving him to the very end, or in combat I guess? |D;;

      I loved the ending too. Oda still doesn’t really give me the sense of a tight family like some other armies do, *cough Date cough*, but you can really see their bonds of loyalty to Nobunaga here and it makes them a strong group! LOL Katsuie bursting out crying really shocked me the first time because it runs so counter to what his image looks like (but I guess that’s a trope in and of itself too! the big soft bear). Nagahide wanting to faint was like ??? as well too ’cause he normally acts so chill and tsundere (guess that doesn’t apply in front of Nobunaga). It’s kinda ironic that Ranmaru, probably Nobunaga’s biggest fanboy, is the calmest in this situation.

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