SNB Date ~ Chapter 3.1 ~

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Chapter 3: The Warm Light Dwelling in One’s Heart–

Shigezane was wounded in the yakuma extermination.

She caught a glimpse of their family-like “bond” in how Kojuurou listened calmly to the situation and admonished Shigezane and how, in his own way, Masamune showed his appreciation for others.

Chapter 3.1

Shigezane-san, seeing us rush into the treatment room hurriedly, scratched his head uncomfortably.

[MASAMUNE]: “I heard you were wounded but…… are you okay, Shigezane?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “It’s not a bad wound. Everyone’s been overexaggerating.”

.[KOJUUROU]: “Indeed, judging from appearances, they seem to be scratches only. However……”

[KOJUUROU]: “You’re not one to suffer injuries from an opponent like a yakuma. What exactly happened?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “That’s, um……”

Shigezane-san faltered and then lowered his head like that.

[YUZUKI]: (It doesn’t seem like the injuries on his body are serious but, Shigezane-san…… he seems kinda depressed?)

[MASAMUNE]: “…… Could it be you were attacked by an enemy army? If so, we need to organize our forces immediately and meet the enemy–“

[SHIGEZANE]: “…… No. All of these wounds were from the yakuma.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “When I led the soldiers to exterminate them the swarm of yakuma wasn’t very big.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “I thought it was an easy victory so I… dropped my guard…… and missed seeing another swarm head towards a nearby village.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “By the time I noticed, the village was being attacked. So I left the yakuma in front of me to the soldiers……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “And jumped into the village alone.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then those injuries…… they’re from when you fought the yakuma swarm alone……?”

[YUZUKI]: (I was so scared of just one…… and he fought a swarm all by himself……)

[SHIGEZANE]: “…… Aa. Of course, I defeated all of them but……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Until I went, the village people… a number of them had already been attacked……”

[SHIGEZANE]: “I let our people die in vain…… ’cause I got cocky and missed the other swarm……”

[YUZUKI]: “Shigezane-san……”

Shigezane-san held his head and his eyes became damp with tears. I could tell from looking that even though his bodily wounds were shallow, the wound in his heart was deep.

[YUZUKI]: “But…… Shigezane-san, you did all that you could do, right?”

[MASAMUNE]: “Aa, this girl is right. You did all that you could.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Even so, victims are inherent in war. Don’t blame yourself too much, Shigezane.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Masamune…… Yuzuki……”

Hearing our words, Shigezane-san lifted his head. After a while of hesitation, Shigezane-san went to nod–

[KOJUUROU]: “No, that our people were killed is your responsibility.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha……”

[MASAMUNE]: “Oi, Kojuurou. That’s not a way to speak.”

[KOJUUROU]: “You two are being too soft. The events this time are clearly…… from your mismanagement, Shigezane.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “…… That… I KNOW THAT WITHOUT NEEDING TO BE TOLD!”

Shigezane-san raised his voice. I jumped and my shoulders trembled at that extreme force.

[KOJUUROU]: “I do not think you understand though. Shigezane, you neglected training yesterday too.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “T-Training has nothing to do with this!?”

[KOJUUROU]: “No, it does. You were overconfident in your strength and took your enemies too lightly.”

[KOJUUROU]: “That self-conceit which leads you to neglect your training is what resulted in the death of our people.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “That’s……”

Kojuurou-san walked closer to Shigezane-san with cold eyes.

[KOJUUROU]: “Come, you will train right now.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… Kojuurou-san! Shigezane-san is injured, you know!?”

[KOJUUROU]: “They’re not serious. The person himself said so.”

[YUZUKI]: “That might be so for his physical injuries, but……”

[KOJUUROU]: “This is a problem between us, the Date Army. My apologies, but please do not interfere.”

Having been refused bluntly and coldly, I couldn’t do anything but close my mouth.

[KOJUUROU]: “Now, let’s go, Shigezane. I will let you know just how prideful you are.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “…… Saying whatever the fuck you want. You’ll let me know, you say… You, Kojuurou?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Don’t look down on me! I’ve already been through many real battles!”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Strategy may be one thing, but if it’s about fighting then I don’t need to be taught by you now, Kojuurou!”

[KOJUUROU]: “Then show me.”

[KOJUUROU]: “If you beat me in training, then I will end it immediately.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Those words…… I’ll make you regret ’em!”

The two glared at each other and then, as if fighting to be first, they exited the treatment room.

[YUZUKI]: “…… Masamune-san, is this okay? Leaving those two alone.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Are you saying I should have been Shigezane’s support and defended him from Kojuurou……?”

[MASAMUNE]: “If I did that, that guy wouldn’t have been able to endure it.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh……”

[YUZUKI]: (…… I see. By being silent, Masamune-san protected Shigezane-san’s pride.)

[YUZUKI]: (Masamune-san, Kojuurou-san, and even Shigezane-san, they all understand each other’s feelings……)

[YUZUKI]: (…… It looks like there’s no room for me to butt in.)

[YUZUKI]: “…… I guess I was being intrusive. Sorry.”

[MASAMUNE]: “…… Hm.”

Masamune-san turned his back to me and headed to the exit of the treatment room.

[MASAMUNE]: “Hey.”

When I looked in the direction of his voice, Masamune-san had turned around and was looking over here.

[MASAMUNE]: “Training is starting. If you’re worried over Shigezane-san, you should go and watch.”

[YUZUKI]: (But…… if I intrude, won’t I just get in the way……)

[YUZUKI]: “Is it really okay for me to go……”

[MASAMUNE]: “If you want to go, then go.”

Masamune-san left but, as if to urge me, the door of the treatment room was left open.

[YUZUKI]: (Noticing my feelings, he told me I should go……)

[SHIGEZANE]: “Let’s go, Kojuurou!”

[KOJUUROU]: “Come at me from any direction!”

Hearing that from the door, I ran in the direction of both their voices.

5 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 3.1 ~

    Reggie said:
    December 9, 2017 at 06:48

    Oh……. Kojuro add salts in the situation but yeah it’s true, well….. I’m agree to what Kojuro said. It’s not like that I blame Shigezane but could he have listen to what people are saying so he did not incounter the worst case-scenario in the future. Back at the day of Yuzuki’s imprisonment, Kojuro can handle the situation without him but I can understand he wants to know if she’s lying or not but still wrong.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 11, 2017 at 10:22

      Mhm, I have mixed feelings here because on one hand ouch Kojuurou’s words are super harsh but he has a point. But Shigezane is clearly feeling it and won’t make the same mistake… but then again his overconfidence and how he doesn’t think he needs training kinda led to this situation and :(( things sometimes get so serious and dark with the Date family.

    1_chan said:
    December 9, 2017 at 01:24

    Hmm~ so it wasn’t too major, but the neglect caused ppl to die. Didn’t hear much mention of ppl dying in the previous routes, so these guys feel like such underdogs lol. Looking forward to all that character development~ Thanks for the chapter!

      Ilinox responded:
      December 11, 2017 at 10:20

      Funny enough I was thinking about this too when re-reading and translating. I went through Date Army’s story first so I didn’t remember much of the details after I read all the other stories, but now comparing this to like Oda or Toyotomi and wow things are much grimmer in Date land T__T. Not only did villagers die but Masamune’s horse too, ack. Life is gritty with them LOL.

        1_chan said:
        December 11, 2017 at 19:13

        Very much so Q m Q ))

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