SNB Oda ~ Chapter 7.3 ~

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Chapter 7: Past Mistakes and Resolve for the Future

Nobunaga, who obtained a sacred treasure, set up a meeting with Toyotomi as his next move.

Chosen as the emissary, Mitsuhide headed to the Toyotomi territory prepared for death in order to settle the past, but……

Chapter 7.3

[IMARI]: “Huh, what’s wrong…?”

Deep in the night I sat up from my futon and Imari-kun, who was sleeping beside me, called out.

[YUZUKI]: “Mmm…… it’s nothing. I just can’t sleep.”

.[IMARI]: “I see… that’s not a surprise since tomorrow is finally the day you set out to Toyotomi territory.”

[IMARI]: “Um…… I’m sorry. I’d really like to go with you too but when I think about the possibility of the commanders finding me……”

[IMARI]: “…… In exchange, I’ll gather lots of information on Himemiko-sama, so please look forward to it!”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Haha, okay. Let’s both work hard.”

After promising that with Imari-kun I told him I was going to enjoy some air and left the room.

[NAGAHIDE]: “…………”

[YUZUKI]: (Ah, it’s Nagahide-san. He’s staring hard outside. Is there something there……?)

Following Nagahide-san’s gaze, there standing alone in the courtyard and looking up at the night sky was Mitsuhide-san.

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder what Mitsuhide-san’s doing… also, is Nagahide-san not going to say anything…?)

[NAGAHIDE]: “…………”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Nagahide-san.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Wha……! When did you……”

[YUZUKI]: “Just a little while ago. I couldn’t sleep for some reason…… Um, what are you doing, Nagahide-san?”

[YUZUKI]: “Do you have some business with Mitsuhide-san……?”

[NAGAHIDE]: “…… None. I just happened to pass by, that’s all.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “…… And don’t ever tell that guy I was here.”

Nagahide-san said only that and then turned his back on me and quickly walked away. I’m sure it was a lie when he said he was passing through……

[YUZUKI]: (But it’s probably best not to question him… also, I’m curious about Mitsuhide-san. He seems to be acting strange……)

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Mitsuhide-sa……”

Coming out to the courtyard, I tried calling out to Mitsuhide-san as he stood there, but then my breath caught.

Because I saw, when Mitsuhide-san turned around, a tear trickling down his cheek.

[YUZUKI]: “…………!”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Ah!”

Mitsuhide-san, who noticed me, hurriedly wiped away the tear.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… Mitsuhide-san… sorry, I just……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… I’ve shown you an unbecoming sight, haven’t I.”

[YUZUKI]: “No… it’s not unbecoming at all……”

[YUZUKI]: (This is the first time I’ve seen Mitsuhide-san crying. But, why on earth……?)

When I tried thinking about the reason for his tears, I immediately thought of the talk we had a few days ago.

[YUZUKI]: “Um…… by any chance, does this have to do with the “my misconduct” you said at that time……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…………”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, I’m sorry! Nevermind that……!”

Having spoken, I realized upon reconsideration that it wasn’t something to be carelessly asked about and apologized in a panic, but Mitsuhide-san quietly shook his head and looked at me.

[MITSUHIDE]: “I do not mind…… I think you also have a right to know.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Because, in any case, it concerns this dangerous mission and you as an emissary. We cannot have you being anxious about the future.”

Mitsuhide-san said that and then looked up at the sky before starting to talk haltingly.

[MITSUHIDE]: “It was around the time when Hideyoshi was still one of Nobunaga-sama’s retainers that I committed my “misconduct”.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “During this period of time, there was a surge of damage caused by the yakuma in the Oda territory.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “However, we kept the casualties down as much as possible, working hard daily to suppress the yakuma……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “At that time, Nobunaga-sama handed a secret mission to Hideyoshi.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “He was to appropriate the land of those in the Oda territory…… especially those who lived in the mountains.”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Appropriate?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “A decree to confiscate the land.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, in other words…… forcibly drive out the people who lived there?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Correct. It was widespread to the people that Nounaga-sama was an inhuman warlord who would do anything for his goals. Everyone was compelled to accept the situation and cursed this untouchable god.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “I thought this was excessive and asked Nobunaga-sama the reason for this appropriation, but……”

[YUZUKI]: “…… He didn’t tell you, huh.”

Even I knew full well that Nobunaga-san did not express his own thoughts easily. Rather, it was more unusual for him to answer my questions.

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Yes, and so I tried consulting Nagahide. However……”

[NAGAHIDE]: “There’s no mistake it was an order from Nobunaga-sama, right? Then there’s no room for doubt.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… is what he said, and he did not respond properly.”

[YUZUKI]: “…………”

[MITSUHIDE]: “When I think on it now, I should have believed in Nobunaga-sama’s thoughts like Nagahide.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… However, with the possibility that the people would riot, aggravated by this appropriation, and……”

[MITSUHIDE]: “When I thought about how Nobunaga-sama’s ill repute – if it continued to stand – could effect the rule of the Oda territory, I could not remain still.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “And so I…… raised a rebellion in order to confirm Nobunaga-sama’s true intentions.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “In the Oda Army…… the one who betrayed Nobunaga-sama first was me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha, you, Mitsuhide-san……!?”

[YUZUKI]: (Now that it’s mentioned, even in the history of my old world, it was said Akechi Mitsuhide rebelled against Oda Nobunaga……)

[YUZUKI]: (But then, in that case, Hideyoshi-san didn’t hate Nobunaga-san and rebel…… No, putting that aside, the one who seriously cared about Nobunaga-san was……)

[YUZUKI]: “And, um, what happened……?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Lying about a field investigation, I brought Nobunaga-sama out of the castle, and pointed a blade at him.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “I thought that if I did not do that, I would not hear an answer from Nobunaga-sama.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “And, in the event of receiving an answer I could understand, I intended to slash my stomach and apologize for my distrust with my life.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha……!?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… However, in the moment of whether I would hear an answer or not, an unforeseen situation occurred.”

[YUZUKI]: “Unforeseen situation……?”

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Hideyoshi appeared.”

(T/N: READY FOR SOME HISTORY LESSONS!? Okay, so because I’m not too familiar with the Sengoku Period, and I was also curious about the real reason Mitsuhide betrayed Nobunaga, I looked into it only to find that no one really knows for sure. They chalk it up to ambition but not what that ambition was. Anyway, here’s the Wikipedia on his betrayal and this neat historian answer that debunks a few of the wiki ones.

I gotta admit I cracked up on the personal grudge section in the wiki about Nobunaga kicking Mitsuhide and destroying his priceless dinnerware. NOBUNAGA WHY Σ(Д`|||ノ)ノ!! ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOVE TEA SETS IN THIS GAME!!

I think the game used a blend of reasons, specifically these points from the wiki: 1) Mitsuhide felt Nobunaga was becoming too ruthless and so decided to confront him, and 2) Nobunaga had a habit of not expressing himself clearly (because of spies and traitors; and he acted this way because his generals knew him best and were thus able to understand his will) so the uncertainty in the situation created doubts in Mitsuhide.

Interesting stuff, eh? I couldn’t get to it in time but Mitsuhide has a potion interaction in the game where he specifically says Nobunaga is the army’s “everything”. Even if it’s a clear day, if Nobunaga said it was raining then it was raining. His words are absolute. Also, these things once again reaffirm how Nagahide is Nobunaga’s best man LOL (though Ranmaru was super close to Nobunaga too… in more ways than one iykwim.))

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7 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 7.3 ~

    1_chan said:
    November 10, 2017 at 20:41

    “…… I’ve shown you an unbecoming sight, haven’t I.”

    I just…no :0000. Don’t say that orz. Anyway, it seems Mitsuhide blames himself a lot, not only for the misconduct but also about having his team break up..not sure…but it seems that way so far. For themes part, he beats himself up for not following Nobunaga’s iron clad commands. BUT omg what did Hideyoshi do??? Ahhh this cliff ;; 7 ;; )) ~ Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 11, 2017 at 01:18

      :’)) I’m so glad you felt your heart get squeezed there because SAME. I feel like Mitsuhide blames himself for a lot of things and has low self-esteem stemming from the fact that he previously betrayed his lord and master, Nobunaga. I’m always hoping I can get the tone of their language across in English because Mitsuhide talks in a really REALLY REALLY polite way and, as much as possible, talks in an indirect way and almost minimizes any kind of mention about himself. It’s just ;w; sad in general and gives him a very melancholic air (totally not helped by his soft voice).

      Dun dun dunnn about Hideyoshi’s actions. Please keep in mind that this is just Oda’s version of events too and you’re going to see a somewhat similar but different one from Toyotomi’s perspective :’)) it’s very interesting stuff.

        1_chan said:
        November 11, 2017 at 08:37

        Oh? Two sides of a truth + o + )) will prepare myself~

    garden said:
    November 10, 2017 at 18:23

    FINALLY the part in the chapter that I really cant get on my own! I love that you include the history as well.

    what do you think Nobunaga’s reason to accept Hideyoshi again? I don’t feel that Nobunaga really wanted Hideyoshi to come back. this feels like another of his long term plan to defeat Toyotomi as a whole.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 11, 2017 at 01:05

      <3! You actually reminded me to include the history part with your comment on the previous chapter (which I totally forgot to reply to until now, oops).

      I don't actually know ;;; Nobunaga and Hideyoshi are so hard to predict because Nobunaga makes moves so far in the future that you don't know what's going on until it happens (the whole set up with the training and stuff is revealed in chapter 6!! that's like 4 chapters later!!) and Hideyoshi is just lying through his teeth half the time, haha.

      I think it could be like you said, or maybe it really is that if Hideyoshi consents to being a subordinate to Nobunaga then Nobunaga will welcome him in… though I don't really believe it because at this point I think Hideyoshi has shown that he's too dangerous and it'd be like keeping a poisonous snake beside you. Hrmm it'd be a really cruel move for Nobunaga to make a "fake" treaty and then backstab Toyotomi though… I mean it’s true that Nobunaga is ruthless but he hasn’t done anything yet (on his route) that’s been unforgivable, haha. Gotta keep in mind that senbura is still an otome game and the leads (the route you choose?) still has to kinda be likable! |D

    runalhearts said:
    November 10, 2017 at 07:59

    I haven’t been commenting recently, have I? I have been keeping up with the story and all though, and now I see that Toyotomi and Oda stories are interconnected around here, huh? But I felt really sad, this chapter is going down the gutter especially with all this betrayal talk going on…… Mitsuhide, you deserve more love!

    By the way, chapter 5…… I thought I was about to die, my heart was beating out of my chest and I swear I was going to get a nosebleed. Putting that aside, I wonder what’s going to happen in the meeting, seeing that there’s this thing going on where the knife points a light to the Toyotomi territory, but in Toyotomi’s story, the mirror points a light to the Oda territory.

    What in the world does that imply? I know Oda has this speculation that they have to unite again, but do you think there’s something more… and why was it the mirror and the knife? What are the other sacred treasures? It kind of arises all these questions – it’s growing more interesting now, isn’t it, hehe~ (:

      Ilinox responded:
      November 11, 2017 at 00:57

      No worries ;w;/ I know how tiring it can be sometimes to comment on every post, aha, especially when you get distracted with other things or you just wanna read in peace and not think of something to say. <33 It's lovely to see your comments again though!

      Yep, the Toyotomi and Oda chapters rejoin here again like they did in Chapter 5 and :')) it's sad but also neat to get both sides of the story because each side can only guess at what the other side was truly thinking about at the time. Mitsuhide honestly gets so much spotlight on him (but then again Nobunaga keeps getting all the spicy moments–).

      LOL FOR NOBUNAGA OR HIDEYOSHI IN CHAPTER 5 |D;; that one still has to be one of my favorite chapters of all time still. I wasn't expecting MC to be fought over like that or for Nobunaga to show so much concern and do the unexpected in not biting her… especially when *coughs* Kenshin has a… hm… similar scene but he actually does bite her LOL.

      We've basically caught up to where the game has currently updated the chapters to, so I'm in the dark as much as you now. I have this theory that the sacred treasures point to the other sacred treasures and we have to end up collecting them like the Shikon no Tama but only supporting one group, but hmm everyone sounds so confident in it leading to Himemiko.

      I remember commenting elsewhere but every army has shown up with a different sacred treasure actually, haha. Can't remember Uesugi's right now but Takeda gets a necklace, Sanada gets a comb, and Date gets a sword. As for Nobunaga wanting Hideyoshi under him again, I honestly have no clue. I can never predict him and Hideyoshi's plans kjgfhfjgh.

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