SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 8.5 ~

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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 8.5

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Die.”

[ENEMY SOLDIER]: “GUAGGGGGGHH……!!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “……!!”

Nobunaga-san’s sword ripped through the body of an enemy soldier coming up behind Hideyoshi-san.

[YUZUKI]: (T-That scared me. I thought he was going to cut Hideyoshi-san……)

Nobunaga-san walked over to Hideyoshi-san like that–

[NOBUNAGA]: “Good grief, I went through the trouble of coming here and you’re in this unsightly state.”

Saying that, he casually pulled out the knife stuck in Hideyoshi-san.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Gugh……!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Poison…… hasn’t been applied.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Now then, hurry and heal. If you use this woman’s blood, you’ll heal, correct?”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Wah!”

Nobunaga-san suddenly grabbed my arm while he continued to look at Hideyoshi-san.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Do not move.”

I tried to run but Nobunaga-san placed his sword directly against my neck.

[YUZUKI]: “……!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Kugh…… Nobunaga! What’re you going to do to her!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Fool, don’t move either. If you lose any more blood even a vampire like you will die.”

Nobunaga-san made me sit beside Hideyoshi-san and then raised my arm.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah……!”

He drew his blade lightly against my arm like that and a sharp pain ran through me.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Oh…… such delicious looking blood.”

Nobunaga-san shoved my bleeding arm to Hideyoshi-san.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Drink. I believe you cannot resist, having lost that much blood.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “–…… grh! I’ll remember this later……”

[YUZUKI]: (…… H-He’s scary. But this is also to save Hideyoshi-san……)

I managed somehow to suppress the fear I felt at having Nobunaga-san grab my arm.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…………”

I stared intently at Hideyoshi-san who was carefully lapping at and drinking my blood.

Finally the bleeding stopped and Hideyoshi-san’s injury healed.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… That’s enough, won’t you let her go now?”

Hideyoshi-san, who awakened, separated me from Nobunaga-san, as if taking me back from his hand.

[NOBUNAGA]: “…… Oh? So that is our original vampiric powers and appearance, hm……”

Nobunaga-san readily released his hand and observed Hideyoshi-san’s awakened appearance. And then……

[NOBUNAGA]: “Show me, monkey. That power you have obtained.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Sure, leave it to me…… is that what you thought I’d say?”

Hideyosh-san said that a little challengingly and showed a thin smile.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Do not be concerned about this woman. I have no interest presently.”

Hideyoshi-san and Nobunaga-san quietly narrowed their eyes at each other, but–

[MITSUNARI]: “This is bad! At this rate our formation will…… ngh!”

[TOSHIIE]: “…… Gugh! These guys are strong……!”

We could hear the voices of Mitsunari-san and Toshiie-san who seemed to be having a hard fight with the enemy army.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… kgh.”

When Hideyoshi-san glanced over there to check, he gently let go of my hand.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… If you lay a single finger on her, I’ll rip that head off.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “You may do as you like.”

As soon as Hideyoshi-san heard that reply, he quickly plunged into the center of the enemy army, where the situation seemed unfavourable.

[MITSUHIDE]: “…… Is that the power of awakening?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Aa, I’ve seen something pleasing.”

Nobunaga-san’s mouth curled up slightly. And then, one by one, he gave orders to the vassals of the Oda Army.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Mitsuhide, take command of the elite unit. Nagahide, you will go to the center.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Katsuie, you will take the right wing. Scatter the enemies, and support the Toyotomi Army.”

[YUZUKI]: (Support…… he’s helping the Toyotomi Army?)

Thinking it strange, I looked up at Nobunaga-san whose line of sight led to Hideyoshi-san, who was running through the battlefield–

There was a fearsome smirk on Nobunaga-san’s face as he watched that.

 

After a while, the enemy army suddenly – much like how they appeared – started to withdraw, and the battle was resolved all too quickly. Hideyoshi-san immediately returned.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Are you okay!? Nothing was done to you?”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes…… I’m okay.”

When I gave him a nod, Hideyoshi-san released a large sigh of relief.

And then he promptly hid me behind his back, as if to obstruct Nobunaga’s gaze.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Awakening, hm…… quite an interesting power.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “I’m grateful for the assistance in the battle, but what are you going to do to my fiancée?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, fiancée!?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Oh?……”

Nobunaga-san flicked a glance at me but immediately removed his gaze.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Have no worry. While the power of her blood is interesting, I do not have the leisure to occupy myself with a woman.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Leaving that aside, those people will come again. Targeting the day of this meeting was simply an exchange of greetings.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… You knew those people would come?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “News from the spies I released in this area cut off. However, I obtained confirmation that it was not Toyotomi’s doing.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… You released spies in my territory. How bold of you to say that in front of me.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “You’ve done the same.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Well, that’s true.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Enough, let us return to the main topic. The one you’ve spoken about; an alliance that is equal in terms of position.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… Very well.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “The objective of this alliance is to cooperate during wartime, like today.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “If Toyotomi was to collapse, my army would be targeted next. In which case, it would be troublesome.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “You presume much…..”

[NOBUNAGA]: “However, you will swallow this proposal, no? If you weren’t, you would have set some kind of trap on the way here.”

At Hideyoshi-san’s unpleasant expression, Nobunaga-san said this with plenty of composure.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Haa…… I really wanted to have a head-to-head contest and either win an alliance or provoke a fight.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “But, well, those guys interrupted……”

[YUZUKI]: (Those guys…… Hideyoshi-san knows who that army was……?)

Although I had questions, now really wasn’t a situation where I could jump in.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… Alright, fine. I have no objections.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “But it’s too bad, huh. You only have us as your option.”

As they exchanged letters of alliance, Hideyoshi-san spoke with a touch of sarcasm.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Not particularly. You are easier to talk to than Takeda or Uesugi.”

For an instant, Hideyoshi-san had a dumbfounded look on his face at Nobunaga-san’s words. And then–

[HIDEYOSHI]: “…… Haha, ahaha! I’m of the same opinion on that.”

He let out an amused laugh.

[YUZUKI]: (Huh……? They seem to get along more than I thought?)

I secretly watched the two of them while I thought that, surprised.

[YUZUKI]: (…… At any rate, there’s that mysterious army which suddenly attacked, and this alliance which was just formed……)

[YUZUKI]: (What’s going to happen in the future……?)

(T/N: One army done!! Or at least caught up!! A huge thank you to everyone who’s stuck with me through these posts and dropped motivating comments!)

5 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 8.5 ~

    1_chan said:
    November 23, 2017 at 07:08

    OO )) So my dwindling hope that Oda was slicing through an enemy behind Hideyoshi is correct!! Huzzah! It’s a merry day xDD ~ Yuzuki finds Oda less scary..I think, but it’s enough to satisfy the part of me that the Oda clan occupies haha. Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      November 23, 2017 at 21:56

      Haha, you don’t know how hard it was for me to sit on my hands and not spoil anything even though I was like “YOU GOT IT RIGHT!! 100%!!”. When I was reading I was thinking the same thing like “Goddammit, Nobunaga, you better be attacking someone behind Hideyoshi or else this would be too low!!”.

      I love how chill Nobunaga seems here although I’m kind of pouting at how disinterested he is in Yuzuki unless he’s lying and that glance meant something!! Protective and jealous Hideyoshi is A++ though, heehee. When he was like “If you lay a single finger on her, I’ll rip that head off” was wow. Now we gotta sit and wait for the game to release more chapters :’)).

        1_chan said:
        November 25, 2017 at 14:01

        Ahh so we’ve caught up ;; v ;; ))

    Della said:
    November 23, 2017 at 00:39

    Hmmm. Who do you think the army is? Could this be a very little way of starting to introduce the Mori army do you think?

      Ilinox responded:
      November 23, 2017 at 21:53

      Every time an unknown army shows up (they do in Date too) I keep thinking Mori, haha, but the Mori army description makes them sound like they’re not that aggressive so I don’t know who’s going around attacking people mindlessly like this :( unless Mori has a huge grudge (it does say they went into seclusion but were brought out again by… something…).

      I’m so curious as to whether we’re going to start at Chapter 0 with Mori too and have them pick up the MC when she falls into Shinga? Are they just gonna go ahead and release Chapters 1 to 8 in one go to get the Mori up to speed with the rest of the armies? I have no idea!! All I know is that they’re gonna reveal the seiyuu on December 1st :D

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