SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 9.1 ~

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Chapter 9: Determination

Opposing the mysterious army together, the Toyotomi Army contracted a public alliance with Oda.

However, during the evening banquet, in the midst of harmonious conversations that were flying about, there were sparks between Nobunaga and Hideyoshi…?

Chapter 9.1

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Now, let’s all get excited today!”

Celebrating the alliance, a banquet was held with the Oda Army at Hideyoshi-san’s suggestion.

[YUZUKI]: (Because they’ve been enemies up to now, I was worried something would happen but…)

.[NOBUNAGA]: “……”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Come on, Nobunaga-sama! Drink more, please!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “… You are the same as usual.”

Nobunaga-san muttered this without looking at Hideyoshi-san, but his expression was somewhat calm.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s a really gentle atmosphere…)

[YUZUKI]: (I can’t believe Hideyoshi-san and Nobunaga-san are having a meal together like this…)

[YUZUKI]: (… No, it’s not just Hideyoshi-san and him.)

[RANMARU]: “Although these are Nobunaga-sama’s orders, I do not intend to become friendly with traitors…”

[HANBEE]: “Now, now, nowww ♪. We’ve managed to tie an alliance, so let’s get along.”

[HANBEE]: “Oh, have you eaten this? It’s really tasty.”

[RANMARU]: “You can’t manipulate me with that… but, certainly, this is delicious.”

[HANBEE]: “Right? Also, I recommend this!”

[TOSHIIE]: “ALRIIIIGHT! Twenty cups!”

[KATSUIE]: “Oh, not bad! As expected, Toshiie. This sake is pretty strong but you can drink that much.”

[KATSUIE]: “But… I WON’T LOSE EITHER!!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Wha!? Drinking the entire cask all at once…!”

[KATSUIE]: “HA HA, HOW ABOUT THAT! I can still keep drinking!”

[MITSUHIDE]: “Mitsunari, it seems you respect Hideyoshi considerably.”

[MITSUNARI]: “Yes, of course. That man is suited to uniting all of Shinga.”

[MITSUHIDE]: “I do think Hideyoshi has an ability, but… still, I believe that Nobunaga-sama is someone who possesses the capabilities to control Shinga.”

[MITSUNARI]: “In that case… please elucidate as to just how great that man is.”

[KANBEE]: “… To think a day would come where we have a meal together like this.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “Indeed. When, up to yesterday, we had been trying to kill each other on the battlefield.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “… It was hard work fighting your unit. All you used were dirty plans.”

[KANBEE]: “I don’t want to be told that by someone who attacks by taking advantage of our weaknesses.”

[NAGAHIDE]: “… Guess the feeling’s mutual.”

Everyone was having such intimate conversations that I could hardly believe they had been fighting up until recently.

[YUZUKI]: (But the Toyotomi Army was originally with the Oda Army, so it wouldn’t be strange for them to be friendly, huh…)

Though I thought it was a good thing to tie an alliance, I felt a little bit lonely, like I was being left out.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s natural since they’ve known each other longer than they have me…)

[???]: “Oi.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, yes. What is it– eh!?”

I turned to the voice that called out to me from behind and froze. There stood–

[NOBUNAGA]: “I wish to speak with you.”

[YUZUKI]: (N-Nobunaga-san!?)

[NOBUNAGA]: “Where did you come from? How much do you know about Himemiko?”

[YUZUKI]: “Uh…”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Answer.”

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do… how should I respond…)

[NOBUNAGA]: “……”

Nobunaga-san cast a cold glance at me when I didn’t answer readily. Those piercing eyes made my body tremble.

[YUZUKI]: (I’m scared… but this might count against Hideyoshi-san and the others, so it’s best not to speak, right?)

I pressed my lips tight and, clenching my trembling fists, I looked back at Nobunaga-san.

[NOBUNAGA]: “Oh?…”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hold on!”

The moment Nobunaga-san narrowed his eyes, Hideyoshi-san stood in front of me as if to protect me.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “I said that this girl was my fiancée, didn’t I?”

[YUZUKI]: (F-Fiancée again…!)

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Hideyoshi-san…”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Don’t worry. Leave this to your future husband. You’ll be safe if you stay behind me.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s not it…!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “……”

[NOBUNAGA]: “… Hn, how well-trained.”

Saying that, Nobunaga-san left me. When he did, Hideyoshi-san yanked me towards himself.

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

[YUZUKI]: “… Y-Yeah.”

When I nodded with a pounding heart at how close our faces were, Hideyoshi-san sighed in relief, and then glared at Nobunaga-san.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Nobunaga. No matter how much of a partner you are, I will never hand this girl over.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “If you try to steal her from me, I won’t show any mercy.”

As if in answer to Hideyoshi-san’s words, everyone in the Toyotomi Army appeared with their backs to me to protect me.

[NOBUNAGA]: “… Oh? Do you wish to fight?”

In response to the Toyotomi Army, the Oda Army also lined up and faced them.

[YUZUKI]: (Up until now there was such a peaceful atmosphere too…)

Now they were glaring at each other and it was a situation where it wouldn’t be strange if a battle broke out.

[YUZUKI]: (We even made an alliance; it’s not all going to disappear, right…?)

10 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 9.1 ~

    Bluesheep said:
    February 20, 2018 at 15:18

    The so-called casual party went from 0-10 really quick. Poor Yuzuki doesn’t have the context or time spent to read Nobunaga’s mood as “good” here and that the silent response would net her a like from him.

    I wasn’t too worried since HIdeyoshi’s in the same room, though I’m a little surprised he didn’t jump in as soon as Nobunaga turned his attention towards Yuzuki. He was probably curious at what would be her response and then intervene when it got too tense for her to handle.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 20, 2018 at 21:32

      Even I don’t think I would have read that as Nobunaga being in a good mood LOL and I’ve seen him in his route but that glare and silence was really nerve-wracking. I thought he seemed amused that she stood up to him but being amused and being in a good mood is still a pretty big difference |D good thing Hideyoshi is a Nobunaga-ese translator.

      Haha, same same. I kept expecting Hideyoshi to jump in way earlier and do something like what Nobunaga did in his route; just pull her into his arms or something. But I’m glad he let her stand her ground and only step in when things looked like it was leading to trouble. (Though Hideyoshi totally made it worse with his threatening comment at the end).

    yukihime03 said:
    February 18, 2018 at 23:30

    It’s kinda funny how each of them has a counterpart…
    The youngsters, Ranmaru and Hanbee…
    The boisterous guys, Katsuie and Toshiie (the double ~ie)
    The quiet right-hand men, Mitsuhide and Mitsunari (the Mitsus, heh)
    The taciturn generals, Nagahide and Kanbee…
    and then the leaders, Nobunaga and Hideyoshi…

    and then everything crumbles because of one girl…
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 19, 2018 at 21:23

      Yeah! This is actually how I thought the match ups would work for Oda vs Toyotomi, so I was so surprised in Ch8 when they were fighting together in the army and it was Mitsunari with Nagahide and Kanbee with Mitsuhide.

      Otome heroines are all Helen of Troy *nods sagely*.

        yukihime03 said:
        February 19, 2018 at 22:10

        I think it’s more because during battle, it’s better to match the general with the strategist? They are a lot stronger that way.

        Hmm. True that *nods back*.

    garden said:
    February 18, 2018 at 22:12

    In Oda side: ‘come to my room later and I’ll show you my “sacred treasure” *wink wink*’ vs. the Overprotective Dad
    In Toyotomi side: the scary demon king vs. the model future husband

    I love these two clans. I wonder how long would this alliance lasts and what will break them. I’m betting that someone’s gonna betray the treaty.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 19, 2018 at 21:21

      HAHA. I love how much composure Hideyoshi has in the Oda side, like he’s clearly just playing around but knows where to draw the line because he’s not THAT invested into the heroine to risk pissing Nobunaga off. But then in his own route because Nobunaga is *vague hand gestures* Nobunaga and Hideyoshi considers the heroine his girl he gets so panicky and flustered to protect her, it’s amazing.

      I LOVE THESE TWO ARMIES TOO!! Honestly, they just keep delivering and delivering haha. My bets are on this treaty being dissolved by a mutual betrayal |D I bet neither one is going to keep it and they’re just waiting for the opportune time to strike. Hideyoshi will be like “Gotcha!” and then Nobunaga will be like “Actually, I expected that so I did this” and then Hideyoshi will be like “Nah, I knew you wouldn’t keep your promise either so I planned for this–” hahaha.

        garden said:
        February 19, 2018 at 23:00

        I’m betting my entire life saving it will be EXACTLY as you predicted.

    Julie said:
    February 18, 2018 at 10:01

    Well, that escalated quickly.

      Ilinox responded:
      February 19, 2018 at 21:17

      :’D Peace between the two armies was too good to be true.

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