Chapter 7: One Should Persist with One’s Way–
The next clue that leads to Himemiko seems to be in the Uesugi territory.
Masamune advances his army towards the Uesugi territory without delay, but a battle has started between the Uesugi Army and Takeda Army in front of their eyes!?
Masamune-san, seeing the commander who appeared at the moment when a sword fight was to start between them and the Uesugi Army, muttered this.
[MASAMUNE]: “You… If I recall correctly, you’re Amakasu Kagemochi.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Oh my, you are well-informed.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Aa. I saw you when I attacked your master.”
It felt like the smile on Kagemochi-san’s face stiffened for an instant at Masamune-san’s words.
[MASAMUNE]: “I believe it’s unnecessary to give our names?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. I heard from Kenshin-sama; you are all Date men, who have made an alliance with us, the Uesugi Army.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “So you knew we were allied! Then why–“
[KOJUUROU]: “Enough, Shigezane.”
Shigezane-san complained but Masamune-san opened his mouth, as if to pacify him.
[MASAMUNE]: “Relax, Shigezane. I will speak for us.”
Masamune-san gave a single nod and then turned to Kagemochi-san.
[MASAMUNE]: “What was your intention, Amakasu Kagemochi.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “What are you referring to?”
[MASAMUNE]: “Don’t feign ignorance. Just now, you tried to kill us.”
[MASAMUNE]: “And you even went out of your way to set a trap in Date territory… What an effort.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Oh my, for someone to have been caught in such a rudimentary trap… it seems Date does not appear to be much at all.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “What’d you say!?”
Kagemochi-san was unperturbed at Shigezane-san’s furious voice. Far from that–
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Let me say this clearly; I cannot trust you and the Date Army.”
[MASAMUNE]: “So you tried to eliminate us.”
Masamune-san’s eye became even sharper.
[MASAMUNE]: “And does the entirety of Uesugi share your thoughts?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “No, this is my own judgement.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Hmph, you’ve minced no words.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Nevertheless, to attack your allies on your own judgement… If your master knew that, you would be punished!”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “I acted, fully prepared to be punished. What is more important is to eliminate those who will harm Uesugi.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “That is why– I will have you all die here.”
Kagemochi-san quietly drew out his sword at the same time he finished speaking. With that as a signal, the soldiers of Uesugi held up their weapons again.
Kojuurou-san and Shigezane-san also raised their blades. If someone moved, the fighting would start– it became a situation which made me think that, but…
Amid this atmosphere, only Masamune was laughing fearlessly.
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[KAGEMOCHI]: “Why are you laughing?”
[MASAMUNE]: “Obviously, because it’s amusing.”
[MASAMUNE]: “To think there exists a troubling vassal in Uesugi who ignores the intent of their general and takes action.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Is that supposed to provoke me? Your plan is quite naive–“
[MASAMUNE]: “Moreover, to ignore your general means that you do not trust Uesugi Kenshin.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Kenshin has also fallen. His vassals don’t believe in him.”
Kagemochi-san’s eyebrow twitched slightly. But he soon recovered his original calm.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Is that all you wish to say?”
[MASAMUNE]: “What, do you want to hear more sarcastic remarks about yourself? You’re a peculiar person.”
At that point, Shigezane, seemingly unable to just stand and watch, quickly entered between the two.
[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, let’s leave it at that, Masamune! What are you thinking? What’ll you do if he gets pissed off!”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Or is it that? You have some kinda plan!?”
[MASAMUNE]: “Hn, naturally. We should do exactly as we always do.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “You mean…”
Masamune-san grinned and then–
[MASAMUNE]: “We’ll cut our way through.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “That’s not even a plan!”
At that, a sigh slipped from Kagemochi-san’s mouth as if he had enough.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… The talking ends here.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “The retribution for having insulted Kenshin-sama will be compensated with your deaths.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Troops, arm yourselves! Kill them for Kenshin-sama!”
[SHIGEZANE]: “In the end it’s come to this!? But, well, it’s as usual as always!”
[KOJUUROU]: “Good gracious, there is no time to rest beside Masamune…”
[KOJUUROU]: “But that is what makes this the Date Army, huh. Very well, we will cut our way through this place.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “You guys, don’t get separated from us. It’ll be a problem if you’re cut and injured.”
Raising a war cry, the soldiers of Uesugi charged. Masamune-san, Shigezane-san, and Kojuurou-san raised their swords to meet the enemy.
After the Uesugi Army advances a bit more, the clashing of swords will start.
Stepping on the ground firmly, Masamune-san and the others sought to break into the enemy lines. At that moment…
All of a sudden, a dignified voice echoed through the area.
We turned our eyes in the direction of the voice and what was there was–
(T/N: I love this chapter because look how brutal Masamune is LOL. Also, I remembered I was recording all his chuckling lines because CAN THIS BOY SOUND ANY MORE LIKE A VILLAIN? PLEASE UMEHARA. Psst, by the way, the clue to who the person is at the end is in the seiyuu tags–)