SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 8.4 ~

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Chapter 8: Reason

Dismissing the summons to surrender from Nobunaga, Hideyoshi demanded an alliance on equal footing.

Hideyoshi had a reason he would not concede on for why he would never return to being Nobunaga’s vassal……

Chapter 8.4

[MITSUNARI]: “A report has come in on how the Oda Army will be arriving soon.”

The day of the meeting. In this tense atmosphere, Mitsunari-san said this in a plain tone.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s going to start soon. I hope everyone’ll be okay……)

.[MITSUNARI]: “The Oda camp is made up of a small number of elites. They have no openings but presently we cannot see any suspicious activity either.”

[HANBEE]: “But our opponent is Nobunaga so we can’t let down our guard, huh~.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Well, it’s not like we don’t have a plan. If it comes down to it, we’ll blast Oda with the matchlocks we’ve prepared.”

[KANBEE]: “…… Hideyoshi-sama. What are your thoughts on shooting Nobunaga here and now.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh……?”

[MITSUNARI]: “I see. I agree with a surprise attack as well. We’re the ones who chose the meeting place here, but we cannot say with finality that Oda hasn’t planned anything.”

[YUZUKI]: (Oh…… they’ve considered surprise attacks on both sides……)

[MITSUNARI]: “I think it would be a move to attack before we’re tricked.”

It seemed like Mitsunari’s words, which were logical, were a little more heated than usual.

[MITSUNARI]: “In the first place, is Oda serious about tying an alliance?”

[MITSUNARI]: “I wonder whether it is necessary to carry out this meeting until danger occurs……”

[YUZUKI]: (…… Mitsunari-san also isn’t in complete agreement with having these talks……)

[YUZUKI]: (What’s Hideyoshi-san going to decide……?)

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… I’m going to wait. It’ll be annoying if we bring a dragon’s wrath down on us.”

As everyone’s gaze gathered on him, Hideyoshi-san asserted this clearly.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Supposing we defeat Nobunaga here with a surprise attack, Oda still has Mitsuhide, Katsuie, Nagahide, and Ranmaru.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Those guys will stop at nothing to get revenge for Nobunaga. They’ll definitely attack us, mad with rage.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Because that group has those kind of fanatics.”

[YUZUKI]: (The Oda Army is that scary……)

[HIDEYOSHI]: “If Nobunaga is killed, we’ll have to deal with an infinitely more troublesome opponent rather than the rational army led by Nobunaga.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “In other words, Nobunaga’s influence as the general won’t disappear from the Oda Army.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Oi, oi, what’s with that, Hideyoshi! Are you getting cold feet!?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “No way! It’s actually the other way around. I got the courage to fight the Demon King from her.”

[YUZUKI]: “……!”

Hideyoshi-san said this and sent a glance over here. When I became the center of everyone’s attention, I looked away, embarrassed.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “That’s why we’re not going to do anything until the Oda Army arrives at this meeting place.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Whether we talk or fight, we’ll do it fair and square! We’ll meet them right in front of us!”

Hideyoshi-san declared this strongly and grinned.

[TOSHIIE]: “…… Aa, that’s right!”

[MITSUNARI]: “If that is your decision, Hideyoshi-sama, then we will obey that by all means……!”

Everyone who was surrounding Hideyoshi-san had bright expressions and overflowing motivation and confidence.

[YUZUKI]: (Everyone in Toyotomi can really be relied upon. With this I’m sure the talks with the Oda Army will also–)

[YUZUKI]: (Huh… what was that……!?)

[MITSUNARI]: “……! An Oda attack!?”

[KANBEE]: “No, it’s not. That is……!”

The emblem on the banner that suddenly appeared from the forest and was rapidly approaching caused everyone who was gathered to have a shocked look.

[YUZUKI]: “Whose army is that–“

The moment I tried to ask that, something glinted in the corner of my eye.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “–…… huh.”

In the next instant, a knife came flying from somewhere and stabbed deeply into Hideyoshi-san’s body.

[YUZUKI]: “Hideyoshi-… san? A blade……”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ah… haha…… you’re kidding, right……”

A dry laugh spilled out of Hideyoshi-san before he collapsed on the spot with a thud.

[YUZUKI]: “Hideyoshi-san……!”

I sprang over to Hideyoshi-san.

[KANBEE]: “Mitsunari, Toshiie! Gather the troops immediately and take command.”

[TOSHIIE]: “R-Right! Got it!”

Reprimanded by Kanbee-san, Toshiie-san and the others immediately responded to the enemy attack.

[HANBEE]: “The enemy’s deployment is quick…… our opponent seems to be quite skilled!”

[MITSUNARI]: “Kgh…… at this rate, we will be caught between this army and the Oda Army!”

[YUZUKI]: (T-That’s……! What do we do……!?)

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ah…… haha…… that would be… a huge problem, huh……”

Hideyoshi-san tried to get up with a cold sweat.

[YUZUKI]: “Hideyoshi-san! You mustn’t move!”

Panicking, I tried to stop Hideyoshi-san, and then at that moment–

[???]: “–I’ve come, monkey.”

A low and cold voice was heard from behind us.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “–……kgh! Nobunaga!”

Hideyoshi-san’s body jerked in my arms. Regardless, Nobunaga-san raised his sword–

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Die.”

4 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 8.4 ~

    1_chan said:
    November 22, 2017 at 12:33

    Wait…is Oda actually trying to kill Hideyoshi here? This is way too underhanded…I rlly want to believe that the cliff is to lead us to Oda maybe spearing an enemy behind them…but! Ahhhhh what is going on? Why does this have to be? Ahahah my heart…totally drained ;; 7 ;; )) Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 22, 2017 at 23:25

      *waggles eyebrows* I’M SORRY FOR THE CLIFFHANGER BUT IT WILL SOON BE REVEALED! Haha, I always love seeing how much you get into these chapters <3 thank you for your comments!!

    runalhearts said:
    November 22, 2017 at 05:30

    NOOO WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME, IRI? My heart is being broken a thousand times. Nobunaga in his story isn’t that bad and now he’s a villain here, who’s trying to kill Hideyoshi in the Toyotomi story. My poor heart is going to shatter of sadness. Both of them deserve love!

    But Nobunaga is such a jerk! I honestly thought they would come for a civil meeting. -punches Nobunaga- Anyways, that’s quite the cliffhanger though, I really want to know what will happen next! Will Hideyoshi actually die (that’ll be sad and tragic), or will the tables miraculously turn and they win? … Will Nobunaga, by some really slim chance, die? Will Hideyoshi suck Yuzuki’s blood to awaken and ultimately defeat Nobunaga? Who knows…

    Thanks for the chapter, I really want to know what happens next! But, well, don’t push yourself and make sure to have a happy Thanksgiving if you have it, even though it’s one day early right now, haha. (:

    P.S. When will a Mitsunari and Kanbee CG show up in the Toyotomi story? As far as I recall, there’s been two Hideyoshi CGs (one of him carrying Yuzuki at the beginning and the other of him hugging her while laying down [that also broke my heart, by the way!]), one Hanbee CG (him hugging Yuzuki before jumping off the cliff), and one Toshiie CG (them laying down and talking with each other at night). Will they have CGs for Mitsunari and Kanbee as well? I think they look beautiful, they deserve to be in at least one CG if not more!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 22, 2017 at 23:29

      I’m so so so sorry, haha, especially because depending on when you read this you have to wait until the next day hsjshjshjfgh. I die every time we encounter the rival armies in the other chapters too SOBS especially since they sound so disinterested and cold because they don’t know you ;w;

      Dun dun dun so many questions and all will be revealed next chapter part! And then we’ll have caught up to the latest Toyotomi stuff that the game has released, phew.

      Aww, thank you and yeah I would have loved to shove out the next chapter but things have been getting a bit hectic so I’m just barely keeping up with daily releases, haha. I’m actually Canadian so we had our Thanksgiving last month |D;; but thank you for the sentiment! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday too!

      That’s a very good point about the CGs… same goes for Oda now that I think about it. We got a Nobunaga CG, double CG for Ranmaru and Katsuie, then Nagahide, but Mitsuhide hasn’t had one. *pounds fists on table* I SECOND THAT KANBEE CG!! HE’S SO PRETTY!! And Mitsunari deserves one to be fair too!!

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