SNB Oda ~ Chapter 9.2 ~

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Chapter 9: Complicated Expectations

A mysterious army that suddenly appeared; however, with the united front of both armies, they were succesfully repelled.

A banquet was held that night, but everyone seems to have their own feelings and thoughts…

Chapter 9.2

Katsuie-san and Toshiie-san, who had left the banquet room, didn’t seem to notice Ranmaru-kun and me hiding beside them.

[YUZUKI]: (We accidentally hid though…)

[RANMARU]: “……”

Because Ranmaru-kun sighed, I noticed that his face was right beside mine and for some reason my heart started pounding.

[RANMARU]: “… Let’s stay still here.”

Ranmaru-kun seemed to take no notice of my heart beating rapidly and listened attentively to Katsuie-san’s and Toshiie-san’s conversation.

[TOSHIIE]: “–So, what’re ya going to do after this, Katsuie. Gonna stay here for a while?”

[KATSUIE]: “Nah, it’s been said that we’ll return to Oda lands for a moment.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Looks like it’ll be some time until there’s another chance to drink with you like this then…”

[KATSUIE]: “Well, just standing beside each other like this itself was something really unlikely.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Katsuie-san and Toshiie-san are talking really familiarly with each other, huh.”

[RANMARU]: “That’s right. Originally, Katsuie-san was like Toshiie-sa… Toshie’s older brother.”

[RANMARU]: “… However, Toshiie betrayed Nobunaga-sama and, because he left Oda, they became separated.”

[YUZUKI]: “I see… having to fight someone who’s like your brother and in another army must be painful…”

[RANMARU]: “… Then he shouldn’t have betrayed us in the first place.”

[YUZUKI]: (Ranmaru-kun… he’s speaking harshly but he must have complicated feelings to that extent.)

[KATSUIE]: “Hey, Toshiie, you really don’t have any feelings on wanting to come back to Nobunaga-sama…?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…!?”

[RANMARU]: “!!”

[TOSHIIE]: “… I’m pretty sure I refused that before already.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Like the way you follow Nobunaga, I’ve decided to follow Hideyoshi.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Once this alliance ends, we’ll be enemies again. Even you know that, right?”

[KATSUIE]: “… I see. Yeah, I do…”

[TOSHIIE]: “… Haa. Feels like I’ve sobered up.”

Saying that, Toshiie-san went back to the room alone.

Katsuie-san stood there in silence for a while but eventually he left looking dejected.

[RANMARU]: “… Katsuie-san didn’t need to say those things.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m surprised… that he thought that way.”

[RANMARU]: “… Yes.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Ranmaru-kun, I guess you’re against Toshiie-san coming back to the Oda Army?”

[RANMARU]: “… That’s right. Of course, I think Maeda Toshiie will be useful to Nobunaga-sama in terms of his strength.”

[RANMARU]: “But I cannot easily forgive a traitor.”

[RANMARU]: “When I think about being betrayed by someone once again, it’s frustrating and I can’t excuse it… It’s unbearable.”

Saying that, Ranmaru-kun’s expression could be seen to be somewhat sad rather than angry.

When I watched him, unable to say anything more, our eyes met– in the next moment, Ranmaru-kun embraced me.

[YUZUKI]: “R-Ranmaru-kun…!?”

[RANMARU]: “… You won’t betray Nobunaga-sama and go somewhere, right…?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[RANMARU]: “You’ll always stay with us, right…?”

Looked at with clinging eyes by Ranmaru-kun, I tried to answer that I wouldn’t, of course, but for some reason at that time I thought of Nobunaga-san.

[YUZUKI]: (If I said I was going to go somewhere, I wonder what Nobunaga-san would think. Would he… stop me?)

[RANMARU]: “Ah, Nobunaga-sama…”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh?”

When I turned my head at the words Ranmaru-kun spoke out, there stood Nobunaga-san.

[NOBUNAGA]: “……”

9 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ Chapter 9.2 ~

    Bluesheep said:
    February 13, 2018 at 11:12

    They really hammered in the “to each their own” in this chapter. I think Katsuie being the most open with his emotions (openly crying regardless who is present lol) is better able to separate personal feelings from his duty and loyalty to Oda.

    I can see Ranmaru being staunchly on the side of Oda along with his immense admiration of Nobunaga would be more conflicted with dealing with his emotions with all this separating, coming together, and potentially splitting again. In here they portray him much like a child fearing abandonment from another family member physically clinging onto Yuzuki like that.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 13, 2018 at 14:05

      I really love how complicated SNB is making this whole matter. Like we all heard about how Mitsuhide “betrayed” Nobunaga but it came out of a place of intense loyalty and then Hideyoshi split off because of his ambitions, taking with him people who agreed with him. So you end up thinking it’s kind of a clean divide and everyone chose their places because of their stronger loyalty, but in this chapter (and on Toyotomi’s side too) you realize that they actually had tight companionable bonds with each other and the split is pretty sad for everyone :<

      I think you're spot on with Katsuie's personality, haha, he seems the type to get along pretty well with someone the moment they're off the battlefield. But once you're in battle, it's professional time. Meanwhile, Ranmaru is very black and white about the subject. Sometimes I wish they gave us the ages of the characters to confirm just how young some of them are because Ranmaru looks and acts like a teenager.

    garden said:
    February 12, 2018 at 04:45

    R:”you sure you won’t betray my dad in the future?”
    Y: ummm idk how to answer that yet…
    Dad, sneaking from behind: “so? you sure you won’t betray his dad in the future?”
    Y: wait where the heck did you came from?!

    that’s how I read that scene lol

    can’t wait for the next chapters and see another side of Katsuie, my loud but sensitive son.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 12, 2018 at 21:41

      I have to admit my first thoughts in this scene were “oh boy he’s caught his girl in a compromising position with his son–” LOL but I guess Nobunaga doesn’t seem to care that much about his retainers using her too?? Hmmmmm.

      Oh man I was so surprised by what came out in this chapter and also thinking I should have expected this from an Oda chapter, haha. They always get intricate and intriguing talks about things because they’re coded so much as villains so they need to be shown in a grey/better light. I love it.

    Reggie said:
    February 11, 2018 at 17:32

    Well I can’t blame Ranmaru for this, but it’s just….. 😰

      Ilinox responded:
      February 12, 2018 at 21:42

      And here we thought we were free, for the moment, with having to go through the angst of having two armies with ppl you bias in them fighting each other. But now in-game they’re actually discussing the hardship of fighting someone you used to be close to, o u c h.

        Reggie said:
        February 15, 2018 at 05:35

        I really want to slap him….. 😭😭😭

    Namaide said:
    February 11, 2018 at 00:35

    Aww, I need more! What a sad thing about Toshiie and Katsuie, they should keep getting along as always, although it is something that should go for everyone. I love the Toyotomi army and Oda alike, they should be like one. (ಥ﹏ಥ)

      Ilinox responded:
      February 12, 2018 at 21:43

      *pounds fist on table* rejoin! rejoin!! rejoin!!! They used to be one super power and they are kinda now since they’re allied but they need to come back into one big family, right?! Haha, I love both of them too and seeing this serious talk between Katsuie and Toshiie just hurts so much. Now when you think back to the quips they exchanged in like Ch0 and Ch7 it makes you go “… oh.”

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