Chapter 5: Assault
Begin the infiltration plan to another army’s territory to seek clues on Himemiko!
She had to spend a night with Toshiie at a village they arrived at during this plan but…
Driving away our Oda pursuers, Toshiie-san and I managed to somehow return back to Toyotomi territory unharmed.
[YUZUKI]: (Toshiie-san’s wounds are also completely healed; I’m really glad my blood is useful……)
[TOSHIIE]: “It’s just one final push until the castle. Let’s go!”
Coming out of the long, long forest, I was quite relieved and started to walk on the river bank but–
[???]: “Now! Seize them!”
Oda soldiers leapt out abruptly from the bushes.
[TOSHIIE]: “That asshole, Nagahide! He pretended to retreat and then left an ambush!?”
[TOSHIIE]: “We’re definitely gonna get away!”
And then the moment we tried to run–
[???]: “…… Archers, do it.”
[ODA SOLDIER]: “H-Huh!? GUAAAAGH!?”
A rain of arrows came down on the Oda soldiers.
[TOSHIIE]: “This is–!”
[KANBEE]: “…… You’re late.”
[ODA SOLDIER]: “Shit, reinforcements! Retreat! RETREAAAT!”
[???]: “Toooo bad. Everything’s been predicted!”
[YUZUKI]: (This voice!)
[ODA SOLDIER]: “GUAAAAAGH!!”
A familiar voice came from somewhere, and then Toyotomi soldiers appeared suddenly, taking down the Oda soldiers.
[HANBEE]: “Geeez~. Please don’t invade our territory!”
[KANBEE]: “…… Heh, that is correct. Are you two uninjured?”
[YUZUKI]: “Hanbee-kun, Kanbee-san……!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Welcome home.”
[MITSUNARI]: “I’m glad you two appear unharmed.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Hideyoshi! Everyone else looks safe too, huh!”
[MITSUNARI]: “That’s what I would like to say. You two weren’t returning for a long time, I was scared to death.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Haha! My bad, my bad!”
[MITSUNARI]: “What exactly happened to make you two so late?”
[TOSHIIE]: “Ahhh, well, isn’t it all okay, ’cause we returned back safely!”
[YUZUKI]: (…… A lot of things happened. Me telling him to suck my blood… just remembering that makes me a bit embarrassed……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hmmmm~? You two seem a bit suspicious, don’t you think? I don’t think it’s possible but–“
[TOSHIIE]: “Eh? Well, just some things happened…… r-right!?”
[YUZUKI]: “Wha!? N-Nothing happened! M-More importantly, um…… I guess our sneaking into Oda failed, then?”
[MITSUNARI]: “Y-Yes…… It is disappointing, but nothing can be done about that.”
[KANBEE]: “Our infiltration was spotted. It is fortunate enough for everyone to be unharmed.”
[HANBEE]: “Mhm, mhm. We were so desperate to escape that there was no chance of getting any information on Himemiko-sama, huh~.”
[TOSHIIE]: “In the end, we’re back to the beginning. What should we do now.”
[YUZUKI]: (Even though we tried to sneak into the Oda Army……)
When my shoulders and Toshiie’s dropped–
[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… Heh heh heh.”
Hideyoshi-san laughed and even Kanbee-san and Hanbee-kun started to smile widely.
[TOSHIIE]: “What’s with you guys. Are you hiding something!?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hehe, wanna know? You wanna know, right~?”
[TOSHIIE]: “I’ve told you again and again not to keep us guessing, hurry up and say it!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Actually, thanks to Toshiie being flashy, getting found, and then loudly running away, I was able to break into Nobunaga’s castle.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Wha!? R-Really!?”
[HANBEE]: “Reaally. We helped too.”
[YUZUKI]: (Nobunaga…-san, is that really scary person we met during that time in battle, right. To sneak into that person’s castle……)
[YUZUKI]: (Toshiie-san does enough reckless things but… Hideyoshi-san is also unreasonable, huh……)
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Okay, okay, everyone’s attention! Having snuck into Nobunaga’s castle, I found thiis~!”
Saying that, Hideyoshi-san produced an old-looking scroll.
[YUZUKI]: “This is…… a scroll?”
[KANBEE]: “Aa. But we haven’t looked at its contents yet either.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Yep. So, about its contents. It’s contents are…… ta-dah!”
[EVERYONE]: “T-This is……!?”