SNB Date ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

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Chapter 2: What’s Captured is the Heart–

Not knowing Masamune’s plans, she attempted to escape again, but was unlucky and encountered yakuma.

At that moment, sensing danger, the one who came to narrowly save her was…?

Chapter 2.1

[IMARI]: “…… The sun’s dropped a lot so it’s harder to walk, huh.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yeah……”

It was good that Imari-kun and I both slipped out of the castle, though……

We entered the woods in order to hide and did nothing but wander aimlessly.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, it’s raining……”

[IMARI]: “It looks like it’ll become worse too…… While there’s still light, let’s search for a place to rest–“

[IMARI]: “Ah…! Look! Over there, that thing!”

[YUZUKI]: “That thing…… the hut? Let’s go, Imari-kun!”

[IMARI]: “Ah! It opened! Inside is…… Looks like there’s no one here!”

[YUZUKI]: “Then let’s use this and rest here for today.”

[IMARI]: “Okay! Let’s do that!”

[YUZUKI]: (Phew, we managed to find shelter for today……)

[YUZUKI]: (Tomorrow we’ll leave the forest and go out onto a road. And then…… and then we’ll–)

[YUZUKI]: “Mnngh……?”

[YUZUKI]: (When did I fall asleep……)

[IMARI]: “Mrngh…… Himemiko-samaaa……”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Haha, he’s sleeping deeply. I should get some more sleep before the morning too–“

[YUZUKI]: “What was that roar just now…… Wolves……!?”

[???]: “GRRrrrghgh……”

[YUZUKI]: “What is this monster…!”

[YUZUKI]: “W-What do I do…… Anyway, I’ll drive it away and close the doo–“

[YUZUKI]: “Ahhh!!”

Just when I was going to try and drive away the monster coming in through the door, the window was smashed, and another monster entered the small hut.

[IMARI]: “Nngh…… what’s all that noise…… ah, UWAH!!”

[IMARI]: “W-W-W-W-WHY ARE THERE YAKUMA IN THIS HUT……!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ya-ku-ma……? Imari-kun, you know about these monsters!?”

[IMARI]: “Y-Yes! They’re called yakuma and they’re monsters that attack humans!”

Attack humans…… the moment I heard that the monster which had roared in front of me felt even more terrifying than before.

[IMARI]: “Hurry, let’s get out of the hut! Unless it’s a Gekka Tribe person, we can’t win against yakuma!”

[YUZUKI]: “But the entrance is blocked……!”

[IMARI]: “Uuu… then I’ll be a decoy!”

[IMARI]: “You’re the only clue that connects to Himemiko-sama……! So you absolutely can’t die……”

[YUZUKI]: “NO! I can’t let you do something so dangerous!”

I lifted up Imari-kun who was about to run and held him tightly.

[IMARI]: “But at this rate both of us will be killed!”

Imari-kun struggled to escape from my arms. But I wasn’t able to escape at the expense of sacrificing this child.

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do…… what do I do……)

[YAKUMA]: “GURAGH!”

In that moment, the yakuma blocking the entrance leapt towards us along with a roar.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah……”

[IMARI]: “…… PLEASE GET DOWN!”

The instant Imari-kun shouted I reflexively dropped my body as told.

The yakuma, which had leapt at us, cleared over my head.

[YUZUKI]: (Ah…! With this the yakuma blocking the door is gone…!)

[IMARI]: “Now! Let’s run!”

Imari-kun jumped out of my arms and dashed out of the hut, as if guiding me.

[YUZUKI]: “Right!”

While feeling the presence of the Yakuma landing behind me, I followed Imari-kun and flew out of the hut.

[YUZUKI]: “…… Haa…… haa… haa……”

[IMARI]: “Haa…… the yakuma… haa, shouldn’t come… this far……”

[YUZUKI]: “Haa…… I can’t see them, so that’s a relief… maybe…?”

[IMARI]: “Haa…… that was really dangerous.”

[YUZUKI]: “Mhm…… if Imari-kun hadn’t ordered me at that moment, I would be dead by now.”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, Imari-kun.”

[IMARI]: “No, that’s… ehehe. I’m glad to be of help–“

[IMARI]: “Uwah!?”

[YUZUKI]: “No way… they went ahead of us……!?”

[IMARI]: “T-This is a problem! There’s yakuma behind us, beside us, and everywhere…!”

[IMARI]: “W-We’re surrounded—-!”

[YAKUMA]: “Grrrghgh……”

[YUZUKI]: “I-Imari-kun…… maybe we can run away again like we did last time……”

[IMARI]: “We can’t… there’s too many of them… we can’t escape just from avoiding one……”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Alright. Then……”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Imari-kun, you should run away.”

[IMARI]: “Wha… what are you saying!”

[YUZUKI]: “Because… when you think about it, I’m the one who said to leave the castle……”

[IMARI]: “That’s why?… I can’t run away by myself!”

[IMARI]: “Aren’t you the one who stopped me from being a decoy!”

[IMARI]: “I absolutely refuse…… to leave such a kind person behind alone and run away!”

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun……”

[IMARI]: “We’re escaping together! ‘Cause I’ll never leave you behind!”

[YUZUKI]: “…… Okay. Then let’s think of a way to escape together.”

[IMARI]: “Yes! It’ll be okay. I’m sure there must be a way!”

[IMARI]: “It’s a promise! We’ll escape together safe–“

Imari-kun’s small white body flew up high in the sky.

He had been blown away by the log-like arm of a yakuma who attacked……

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun……?”

A dull sound happened when that small body struck the ground. And there…… it didn’t even twitch.

[YUZUKI]: “IMARI-KUN!!”

[YUZUKI]: (No… no……! Imari-kun is……!)

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun! Hold on! Open your eyes……!”

I hugged that wounded body and desperately called out, even forgetting that there were yakuma right beside me.

[YAKUMA]: “GRUAAAAAGH!!”

[YUZUKI]: (…… This is it……! I’m going to be killed……!)

[YUZUKI]: (The yakuma… vanished……!? What just happened……?)

[MASAMUNE]: “…… Hey! Are you safe!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…… Masamune-san!?”

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7 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

    garden said:
    December 6, 2017 at 23:25

    you know what I want after reading Date’s main story and how involved Imari is with Yuzuki? I think Senbura need to add an Imari route- which Yuzuki met no Gekka tribe and just went on a journey with the little brave tanuki to look for a way to get back home. they can make her kept getting taken from one clan to another (alike in the anime) and she would always get away thanks to Imari’s kind help. yes. I need this route.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 7, 2017 at 21:45

      Haha, that’d be really interesting. Would Imari have an older bishounen form? //bricked. But that’d be a fun adventure especially if she ends up being a reason for all the armies to work together (kinda how it seems like it’ll turn out in the anime) or if she ends up being like the next Himemiko and choosing her own military government guards and calming all the wars across Shinga.

        garden said:
        December 8, 2017 at 00:21

        ofc Imari’s ~human~ form would be a sweet boi *wink wink*

        ah you made this route far more interesting than I did. now I really want this to happen. Senbura please let me have this Imari route!

    Bluesheep said:
    December 5, 2017 at 00:01

    AAAAND…… she runs into the Yakuma of all things like I feared, although I’ve got to hand it to Masamune on his tracking efficiency.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 7, 2017 at 21:44

      Haha, those ears and tails aren’t for show! I think it’s talked about more in Uesugi or Sanada but they have enhanced smells and things too |D though I don’t think Masamune will ever admit to sniffing her out–

    1_chan said:
    December 4, 2017 at 23:04

    Oh? Masamune? How will this play out? Would be great if he admitted to his ah…wrongful treatment of her, but it seems he rushed to save her~ or…was this planned by the other two since the prison wasn’t locked… :0. Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 7, 2017 at 21:44

      I’m so late in replying to comments that I can’t really comment on how things will play out since you’ve read up to Chapter 2.4 now, hahaha, my bad! But yes, our dashing knight in black has arrived |D! Thank you for always commenting though!! It motivates me so much to keep going.

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