Chapter 6: Two-Faced
The commanders started searching for the “sacred treasure” written in the scroll obtained at Nobunaga’s castle, and which might be a clue to Himemiko.
However, Hideyoshi seemed to be pondering over something…?
[YUZUKI]: (Is this the warehouse Mitsunari-san spoke about……)
Then moment I tried to peek into the warehouse, I realized I could hear voices inside.
[???]: “–that kind of feeling.”
.[YUZUKI]: (Hm? That voice just now was Toshiie-san? Ah, it sounds like Kanbee-san and Hanbee-kun are there too.)
[YUZUKI]: (…… I wonder what they’re talking about? For some reason it’s hard to call out……)
[KANBEE]: “…… Toshiie, could it be that what you feel towards her is–“
[TOSHIIE]: “…… Huh? No, why would you think that. I like her so it’s natural to be sad if she’s gone.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Aren’t you guys the same?”
[HANBEE]: “Hmm~mm, I think I understand your feelings, Toshiie~. If she goes back home to her old world, it’ll be sad~.”
[KANBEE]: “Hm…… I suppose so. We’ve been through a lot with her.”
[HANBEE]: “Yep yep~. I’m a cliff-jumping friend with her after we fell from the cliff together.”
[TOSHIIE]: “WHA!? What kind of relationship is that!……. Ah, well, it’s true a lot of things happened, huh.”
[TOSHIIE]: “For me… I could survive thanks to her.”
[HANBEE]: “I wonder what she thinks…… she probably wants to go home, huh……”
[YUZUKI]: (…… I didn’t realize they thought that way……)
It felt like my chest was being squeezed. Unable to stand there, I tried to step back but in that moment–
I didn’t notice the step at my feet and tumbled over.
[TOSHIIE]: “……?! You!? How long have you been there!? Actually, did you hear what we said just now?”
[YUZUKI]: “S-Sorry! Um… there was no opportunity for me to call out……”
[TOSHIIE]: “What the heck, you were eavesdroppiiiing.”
[HANBEE]: “Or rather, she’s been there since the start, you know~.”
[KANBEE]: “I was wondering when you would notice but……”
[TOSHIIE]: “No way, if you knew then you shoulda said it!”
[HANBEE]: “Huh? I thought you noticed her normally. Toshiie, you’re so perceptive in battle, but why are you so slow in everyday life?”
Hanbee-kun smiled with amusement as he looked Toshiie, who was sulking.
For some reason I felt relieved at this constant sight, but in that moment–.
[KANBEE]: “And, how is it?”
Kanbee-san, as if he had been waiting for the instant I relaxed, stared intently at me.
[KANBEE]: “If you were to find a way to return home to your old world, what do you intend to do?”
[TOSHIIE]: “Ah, that’s right, we were talking about that! Are you really gonna go back home?”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s, um……”
[HANBEE]: “I’d be saad~. It’s fun when you’re here.”
[KANBEE]: “…… I hold the same opinion as Hanbee. Of course, the one who has a say is you.”
[YUZUKI]: “…… I’m still not sure yet…… Right now, I’m just filled with thinking about what I should be doing at the moment……”
[TOSHIIE]: “…… Well, that makes sense.”
[TOSHIIE]: “Um, how do I say this…… sorry for saying so many things. We’ll definitely find the sacred treasure, so don’t worry.”
[YUZUKI]: “Okay… thank you so much.”
Even though I touched Toshiie-san’s clumsy kindness, I couldn’t do anything but say a small thank you.
[HANBEE]: “You say suuuch cool things but, Toshiie, all you’ve been finding has been junk.”
[KANBEE]: “Aa, and owing to that, this place has become quite scattered.”
[TOSHIIE]: “I have my own way of doing things! Just you watch, I’ll definitely find it!”
[HANBEE]: “…… Well, that’s what Toshiie is saying, so leave this place to us.”
[KANBEE]: “That is correct. It would be best for you to search other locations.”
[YUZUKI]: “Haha… okay then, I’ll leave this place to everyone, thank you!”
[YUZUKI]: (Everyone looked really sad…… somehow it even makes me not want to leave.)
[YUZUKI]: (But, in the end, I do want to go home to my old world…… honestly, what should I do……)