SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

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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 9.5

[YUZUKI]: “Hanbee-kun!”

[KANBEE]: “Hanbee… why are you here?”

[HANBEE]: “During the talks just now, I was worried about Kanbee’s dark look.”

.[HANBEE]: “I’ve gotten the general gist of things though… Geez, Kanbee and Hideyoshi-sama, you two should have just said everything~.”

[KANBEE]: “… My apologies.”

[HANBEE]: “Don’t worry, everything’ll be fine, Kanbee, because you have me, Hideyoshi-sama, Toshiie, and Mitsunari beside you!”

[HANBEE]: “Everyone’s the same in wanting to protect this girl. The enemy might be mighty but that’s exactly why we should help each other and face them.”

[HANBEE]: “Let’s create tons of interesting and flashy plans like we always do and make the other armies gasp!”

[KANBEE]: “… Aa, you’re right.”

[KANBEE]: “I, of all people, was about to lose my mind and miss an opportunity.”

[KANBEE]: “Now that all the various armies and their thoughts have become entangled, this is a good chance for the Toyotomi Army to extend our strength.”

Kanbee-san, who muttered that with a hand against his chin, had regained his usual state.

[KANBEE]: “Detailed plans should be made after we return to our rooms.”

[KANBEE]: “Then, we shall excuse ourselves first. Thank you for listening to me.”

[HANBEE]: “We’re going to think up extraordinarily amazing plans, so look forward to them!”

[YUZUKI]: (Kanbee-san and Hanbee-san really are amazing… If the two of them are here, I’m sure we won’t lose to any army.)

I thought this strongly while I watched their disappearing backs.

Several days later. A war council was held in the great hall.

[MITSUNARI]: “Sending reconnaissance to Oda territory… are you serious?”

[KANBEE]: “Aa. That is the only way to sound out Nobunaga’s true intentions.”

[KANBEE]: “The situation is changing moment by moment while we stand by and watch.”

[HANBEE]: “That Mouri Army also attacked us, so we don’t know what’ll happen.”

[KANBEE]: “Toyotomi cannot stand still. Rather, it is necessary for us to move proactively and advance in a superior position for the battles to come.”

There was no shadow of uneasiness that used to be there before on Kanbee-san as he briskly explained the contents of his strategy.

[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad… it looks like Kanbee-san has regained all his energy.)

[TOSHIIE]: “Scouting out Oda, huh… that sounds super interesting!”

[MITSUNARI]: “It’s too reckless! What will you do if, in the worst case, they find out!?”

[MITSUNARI]: “The enemy is that Oda Nobunaga. No matter how much we are said to have an alliance, if we are discovered, it will not be overlooked!”

[KANBEE]: “However, this is the best plan.”

Mitsunari-san objected to it but it didn’t seem like Kanbee-san would bend his opinion.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… Looks like you’re serious.”

Hideyoshi-san, who had been quiet and listening up to now, gave a large sigh.

[HIDEYOSHI]: “It was a long time ago when Mouri’s army brandished a mighty power. But that name has been passed down as a subject of terror to many warlords, even now.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “The more we move proactively, the higher the possibility that other armies will be wary of us. Naturally, this means the Mouri Army too.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… You understand what I’m getting at, right?”

[KANBEE]: “Everything is on top of being fully aware of this. Because in order for Toyotomi to take the world, they are an unavoidable opponent.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Somehow, I’m reminded of the time you advised me to break away from Oda… Alright, I understand!”

[YUZUKI]: “Then…”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Yeah, we’ll send scouts to the Oda Army. Now, who should I ask.”

[KANBEE]: “… No. On this occasion, please allow me to go alone.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…? Kanbee-san alone?”

[TOSHIIE]: “Nope, nope, nope! No matter how good you are, that’s crazy!”

[MITSUNARI]: “Precisely! It is too dangerous. Can we not entrust it to the spies?”

[KANBEE]: “If someone of shallow ability were to go, they would just be seen through by Nobunaga.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… Well, it’s true that if someone was to outsmart Nobunaga, it’d have to be someone like Kanbee.”

[KANBEE]: “I wish to be absolutely certain in order to obtain useful information. Thus, please grant me permission.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… Alright. If you insist, then I’ll entrust this to you, Kanbee.”

The moment Hideyoshi-san decided on that, Mitsunari-san and Toshiie-san also dropped it.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… are you really going alone?”

[KANBEE]: “Aa. Exactly as I said, even if we increase the number of those going to Oda territory, it will not bear good results.”

[YUZUKI]: “I see…”

[KANBEE]: “In this battle, I have made a single decision. And that is… to protect you without fail.”

[KANBEE]: “Therefore, uh…”

Kanbee-san faltered and averted his eyes from me as he fell silent.

[YUZUKI]: “What’s wrong?”

[HANBEE]: “… Heehee, actually, Kanbee is embarrassed.”

[YUZUKI]: “Embarrassed… why?”

[HANBEE]: “Hmmm, I don’t think any more explanations should come from my mouth.”

[HANBEE]: “… Anyway, we won’t let you go through anything dangerous. So, let’s wait here together, okay?”

[YUZUKI]: “… Kanbee-san, you have to come back safely.”

[KANBEE]: “Aa. I promise.”

[YUZUKI]: (He’ll surely be okay…)

I told myself this while I watched Kanbee-san’s back as he stood up and left the room, but I had a horrible sense of apprehension.

6 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

    emmy said:
    March 2, 2018 at 19:07

    Please be careful! [insert worried gif here]

      Ilinox responded:
      March 2, 2018 at 21:22

      Operation: Rescue Kanbee is going to happen! I’m calling it!

    yukihime03 said:
    February 22, 2018 at 23:41

    I’m worried for Kanbee.
    He’s really good, sure, but when you’re against THAT Nobunaga… ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )

      Ilinox responded:
      February 23, 2018 at 10:13

      RIGHT? I don’t think this is a good idea at all, or at least bring the super power up that is the heroine |D;; but then again by now the entire Oda army knows what she looks like + smells like so it’d be a dead giveaway if she got brought along… maybe. I’m so worried though T_T.

    waterinegirl said:
    February 22, 2018 at 01:05

    kanbee, pls becareful

      Ilinox responded:
      February 23, 2018 at 10:12

      Honestly, all the flags are being raised right now that he’s gonna get captured and we’re gonna have to stage a rescue event or something!!

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