SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 4.4 ~

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Chapter 4: Probe

She snuck out of the castle in order to find a way for her to return back to her world… but she was immediately found and confined.

However, Hanbee and Kanbee, who learned of her circumstances, took action.

Chapter 4.4

[HANBEE]: “Come on, come on, keep going~. The shrine where Himemiko-sama was said to have descended from is still ahead~.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay……”

[YUZUKI]: (I didn’t think searching for clues about Himemiko-sama would lead to walking on animal trails……)

[YUZUKI]: (As one would think, it’s a little hard to wa–… ack, I slipped–!)

My body, which was about to collapse, was supported by an arm that reached out from behind.

[KANBEE]: “…… Are you alright? Do not force yourself to rush, walk slowly.”

[YUZUKI]: “T-Thank you very much, Kanbee-san.”

[HANBEE]: “Hmmm, I guess it’s hard to hike up a mountain? How about we rest a bit?”

[YUZUKI]: “No! We can’t take a break at this level–“

[YUZUKI]: “…… Right now, there was a sound…… C-Could it be yakuma again?”

[KANBEE]: “No…… It would have been better if it were yakuma. Stay still.”

In the tense air, a man with a serious atmosphere, who I remembered, appeared from the shadows of the woods.

At the man’s words, soldiers suddenly appeared from the forest holding weapons.

[YUZUKI]: (No way, we’re surrounded……!?)

[HANBEE]: “Huh, oh no, Mitsuhide-san. If you bring this many soldiers, you’ll make this girl nervous.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Of course, you aren’t surprised though.”

[HANBEE]: “Well, it’s because I thought it was around the time something would happen.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? You knew?”

[KANBEE]: “When we were monitoring you, there were suspicious shadows moving around in secret.”

[HANBEE]: “They also came close when we were fighting the yakuma, right~?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “As expected… both your names are not just for show. I am glad to see you two are in good health.”

[KANBEE]: “Heh, and you appear to be pushed around as usual by the Demon King.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… I would love to deepen our past friendship but I’m afraid I do not have the time now, so let me be frank.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Please hand over that woman quietly.”

[HANBEE]: “Asking such a thing, there’s no way we’d say “yep, go ahead”, right?”

[HANBEE]: “If you try to tear us apart, you’ll end up getting kicked by a horse, you know~?”

[YUZUKI]: (Wah…..!?)

Smiling widely, Hanbee-kun’s hand held my shoulder and squeezed.

And then, in the moment his expression tightened, he yelled out in a sharp voice, completely different from normal.

[HANBEE]: “–Kanbee!”

[KANBEE]: “Understood, you go on ahead. I will catch up soon.”

[HANBEE]: “Let’s go!”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh! H-Hanbee-kun……!?”

While holding my shoulder, Hanbee-kun burst out into a run.

[YUZUKI]: (But… what about Kanbee-san…!?)

I turned my head to look back but Kanbee-san and the man he faced called Mitsuhide were soon hidden behind the trees and I couldn’t see them.

 

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… He will not be able to go that far while bringing along that woman.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Ten men will come with me. The rest of you will take Kanbee’s head.”

[ODA SOLDIER]: “My lord, please leave this to us.”

[KANBEE]: “Ah…… I dislike fighting personally.”

[ODA SOLDIER]: “What are you muttering to yourself about! You’ll die he– guaaaagh!”

[KANBEE]: “…… What’s wrong? Were you not to take my head?”

[ODA SOLDIER]: “In an instant he killed several people……!? Bastard, aren’t you a strategist!?”

[KANBEE]: “I’ve walked the path of a warrior before. I dislike fighting, but I did not say I was weak.”

[KANBEE]: “Your cause of death is your scorn for me being, at most, a strategist. –Here I come.”

 

The wind that blew upwards from the cliff behind us made my body suddenly shake.

[MITSUHIDE]: “Now then… there is no longer anywhere to run. Please hand the girl over here.”

The soldiers in front of us approached slowly, closing the distance to us.

[HANBEE]: “This might be quite a desperate situation……”

[YUZUKI]: (There’s nowhere to run behind us or in front of us… w-what do we do, at this rate we’ll……!)

[HANBEE]: “Hey…… no matter what happens from now, will you believe in me?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…?”

Hanbee-kun held my trembling hand and his voice was extremely gentle, resounding in me.

[HANBEE]: “I love you. –From the depths of my heart, I love you.”

[YUZUKI]: “H-Hanbee-kun, what are you saying all of a sudden…!?”

[HANBEE]: “I really wanted to take you somewhere far away…… to a place that had nothing to do with Hideyoshi-sama or war–“

Hanbee-kun’s eyebrows drew together in sorrow and his arms gently embraced my body.

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? Huh??)

[HANBEE]: “But I’m sorry…… it looks like this is it. It seems like I can’t protect you just by myself.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Hanbee. What are you……”

[HANBEE]: “Mitsuhide… handing this girl over to you is the last thing in my mind. If I had to hand this girl over to someone……”

[HANBEE]: “–I will choose to die together with her here.”

Hanbee-kun, who embraced me even more tightly, brought his lips to my ear.

[HANBEE]: “Hold onto me tightly.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Wha? –AAAHHHHH!?”

The moment I thought he whispered in my ear, my body dove over the cliff while being held by Hanbee-kun.

[MITSUHIDE]: “–!? Kgh… a forced double suicide……! How should I report this to Nobunaga-sama……”

(T/N: Fun fact time! So, the phrase Hanbee used about being kicked by a horse is apparently an expression used back in the day for people who got in the way of things (relationships apparently?). The modern version would be something like “I hope you get hit by a car and die” LOL or maybe “I hope you get run over”. As far as I can tell, you’re essentially cursing the other person if they go ahead with something in a “You’re gonna regret that” kind of way.)

8 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 4.4 ~

    Reggie said:
    October 14, 2017 at 02:21

    I wonder if the confession is just an act like the suicide act since Hanbee is trying to trick Mitsuhide here or true after all. I guess Toyotomi army are a bunch of tricksters XD And btw I can’t get use to Mitsuhide as an antagonist ^^’

      Ilinox responded:
      October 14, 2017 at 17:30

      I think so since Mitsuhide completely fell for it and is wondering how he should report this back to Nobunaga |D;; good job Hanbee for buying time in letting Nobunaga think that the heroine is dead (and that Toyotomi is currently going through its own problems with Hanbee and Kanbee doing their own thing).

      LOL unfortunately you’re going to see a lot of this as two armies clash together :’)) it hurts a lot, especially when we know firsthand how soft and sweet Mitsuhide is in the Oda route.

    1_chan said:
    October 8, 2017 at 11:37

    Ahh this is so INTENSE. My heart’s pumping xD. Smart move for that double suicide act tho~ but for such a confession to come out of nowhere (albeit be pretend) >////<))" ohuu~ Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      October 8, 2017 at 20:28

      I’m wincing in sympathy for Mitsuhide and trying to figure out a way to report this back to Nobunaga LOL “Um, so Hanbee killed himself and the girl by jumping off the cliff…” unless Nobunaga can see through it just by hearing about it |D.

      LMAO YEAH! I remember being just as confused as the heroine the first time I heard Hanbee just confess out of nowhere like that. I was like “Seriously, he loves her? They barely even interacted!!”. Thanks for commenting <3!

    Cindy said:
    October 7, 2017 at 00:44

    Thank you so much for translating it!!! Hanbee is so cute!!

      Ilinox responded:
      October 8, 2017 at 20:17

      You’re welcome <33 Glad you're enjoying it and thanks for leaving a comment!

    runalhearts said:
    October 7, 2017 at 00:11

    OH MAI GAWWWWWWD! It’s Mitsuhide! And Hanbee! And Kanbee! Hngh, my heart is torn apart. This was a legit intense chapter though, my heartbeat went up a bit from this, haha.

    But the CG of Hanbee is very beautiful! I like the background and the color, though I never would have guessed a CG like that would be used in a situation like this – an acted (it seems) double suicide?

    Hey, at least we learn a bit more about Kanbee from 4.3 that he was wrongfully convicted and 4.4 he was a warrior but disliked fighting. (: Thanks for the chapter and I can’t wait for the next oneee!
    ( ◠‿◠ )

      Ilinox responded:
      October 8, 2017 at 20:25

      SOBS JOIN ME IN THIS HELL!! Once you start knowing both armies like how we do with Oda and Toyotomi you start to feel extreme pain when they clash like this (my reason for translating the two concurrently– along with how their Ch5 and Ch7 joins together).

      Oh yeah, I think his CG was used in the preview or OP or something, right? I love the starry sky background too, though upon a closer look, why does the heroine’s body look strange? Like is that her knees in the corner there? Aren’t they a bit… low? Hmm.

      ( *´艸`)♪ Kanbee showing his cool side to everyone. It sounds like it must have been waaaaay back in the past when he used to be a warrior because you’d think if people in the Oda army knew that Kanbee could fight, they would have briefed those poor soldiers LOL. Or maybe that’s why Mitsuhide took 10 people with him and left the rest to go after Kanbee.

      Thanks for commenting as always!!

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