SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 1.5 ~

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Chapter 1: Indomitable Perseverance

Explaining the circumstances of how she came from another world, she searched for a way to return to her original world.

First, when she thought to investigate the forest where she first collapsed, she headed to the actual place together with Kagekatsu and Kanetsugu, but…

Chapter 1.5

When Kenshin-san fell off the horse, I couldn’t control the reins and the startled horse threw me off forcefully.

[YUZUKI]: “Wah!”

The horse galloped off like that but I didn’t have the time to care about that.

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san!”

I ran over to Kenshin-san in a panic but blood continued to flow from his body.

[YUZUKI]: (We need to hurry and treat that injury…!)

Multiple footsteps came towards me as I was thinking that.

[KANETSUGU]: “W-Who are those people. They’re not the Takeda Army!?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I don’t know, but… we need to do something…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “My father needs to be taken somewhere safe…! Leave this place to us…!”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right! Sorry for this and thank you!”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, are you okay? Can you stand?”

[KENSHIN]: “Of course, this degree of injury is… gugh!”

[YUZUKI]: “Please don’t force yourself. I’ll lend you my shoulder… let’s escape for now.”

[KENSHIN]: “My apologies…”

Imari-kun also helped and somehow we were able to run away into the bushes.

When I looked at Kenshin-san’s injury again it was quite deep and seemed to be life-threatening if it was left as is.

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, please lie down. I’ll bind it with a cloth or something and stop the bleeding…”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san?”

Unexpectedly, Kenshin-san yanked me into him.

My face instinctively twisted at the strong force that gripped my arm to the point where it hurt.

[YUZUKI]: “W-What’s wrong? Kenshin-san!?”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

Kenshin-san, keeping silent, slowly brought his face close to my neck and just as he opened his mouth wide–

[KENSHIN]: “!? What did I… just try to do…”

Snapping back to his senses, he released his hand from my arm.

I thought his mind had been in a haze but no, Kenshin-san really was acting strange.

[KENSHIN]: “Gugh…! Hagh…!”

His usual dignified appearance was not there and, while breathing in pain, he was staring intensely at me.

Like he wanted something… his eyes were like a ferocious beast in front of its prey.

[YUZUKI]: “A-Are you okay? Kenshin-sa–“

[KENSHIN]: “Don’t… come close to me right now…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KENSHIN]: “Even I… don’t understand what I will do to you…”

[YUZUKI]: (W-What does he mean…? What exactly is happening to Kenshin-san?)

[IMARI]: “No way, that state…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, Imari-kun, do you know something? If you know something, say it. What’s going on with Kenshin-san?”

[IMARI]: “I think Kenshin-san wants blood right now.”

[YUZUKI]: “Blood…?”

[IMARI]: “When Gekka Tribe members drink blood their injuries heal and the original powers of their species is drawn out.”

[IMARI]: “And if it’s Himemiko-sama’s blood then they’ll get extraordinary and unimaginable powers…!”

[IMARI]: “So when they’re seriously injured or face something that threatens their life they’ll instinctively feel like sucking someone’s blood.”

[IMARI]: “Right now, Kenshin-san is being driven by the urge to drink your blood…!”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t understand… but if his injury might heal from drinking my blood then…”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san! My blood–“

[KENSHIN]: “I refuse.”

[YUZUKI]: “W-Why!?”

[KENSHIN]: “I have… a duty to protect those without power… that is why I decided to shelter you…”

[KENSHIN]: “I cannot act in a way that will hurt you…”

[YUZUKI]: “But at this rate…!”

[KANETSUGU]: “Che! Hey, Kagekatsu, put your back into this! We’re going to be pressed like this!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Mm… I know… I can’t let them… get to my father…!”

[YUZUKI]: (Both of them are struggling hard… at this rate Kanetsugu-san and Kagekatsu-kun too will…)

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, please. For the sake of those two who are fighting so hard, I’m begging you to drink my blood.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Are you certain?”

[YUZUKI]: “Of course! If there’s the slightest chance that it’ll help everyone then…!”

[KENSHIN]: “… I understand.”

Kenshin-san placed a hand on my shoulder as if he had made a resolution.

[KENSHIN]: “… If it hurts, speak. I will stop immediately.”

Right after that, Kenshin-san’s tongue traced my neck–

[YUZUKI]: “Ah…”

[YUZUKI]: (… Huh? It doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. Rather, it feels kind of pleasant…?)

[IMARI]: “Ah, look! Kenshin-san’s injury!”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh?”

When I looked, the wound that was supposed to have been bleeding a while ago had completely sealed up.

[IMARI]: “Amazing…! This “power in the blood” is the same as Himemiko-sama…! What are you…!?”

Before long, Kenshin-san quietly pulled his head back from my neck and murmured to himself, as if overcome with surprise.

[KENSHIN]: “What is this. I’m filled with power… it is as if this were not my own body–“

[KENSHIN]: “… No, now is not the time for leisure. You stay here.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Um–“

Kenshin-san leapt from the bushes without waiting for my response and, in a flash, cleared out the enemy soldiers.

[YUZUKI]: “W-Wow…”

As Kenshin-san mowed down swarms of enemy soldiers, he advanced forward forcibly, and then–

[KENSHIN]: “You are the general?… Prepare yourself!”

[???]: “Guh…! As expected of Uesugi Kenshin… this won’t be an easy job, huh…”

[???]: “There’s no choice. We’re retreating here.”

At that person’s voice, the enemy army turned around and began retreating.

[KENSHIN]: “Your clever scheme which caught me off guard was impressive. Let me ask your name.”

[MASAMUNE]: “… Masamune. Date Masamune.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Remember it well. It’s the name of the man who will one day destroy Uesugi and Takeda and take “Shinga”.”

Saying that, the mysterious army… the Date Army left.

[KANETSUGU]: “Kenshin-sama! Is it okay to let those guys escape!?”

[KENSHIN]: “Our main enemy is the Takeda Army. If we chase those men here, this time Shingen will take us unawares.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Understood… but, father… your injury…? And your appearance…”

[KENSHIN]: “Ah, this is…”

Kenshin-san spoke about how he drank my blood to heal his wound and, additionally, obtained tremendous strength.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Your blood has the same power as Himemiko… amazing.”

[KANETSUGU]: “What exactly are you?”

[YUZUKI]: “Even if you ask that, I don’t really…”

[KENSHIN]: “In any case, you have saved my life. I am grateful.”

[YUZUKI]: “No, if it was helpful, I’m glad.”

Right after I smiled, Kagekatsu-kun and Kanetsugu-san gasped.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Father, your appearance… returned to normal.”

[KENSHIN]: “Hm. It appears this power is only temporary.”

[KANETSUGU]: “If only it could have lasted a little bit longer. We still need to find the Takeda Army…”

[KENSHIN]: “No, the timing is excellent. I must fight this decisive battle with that man by my own strength.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san…”

[KAGEIE]: “Oi, we’ve found them, Kagemochi! Over here!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Kenshin-sama, I am relieved you are safe…!”

[KENSHIN]: “Kagemochi, Kageie… what happened to the feint. I believe I told you to simply draw their attention…”

[KAGEIE]: “It’s because we could smash those guys with brute force! It’s better to make them take to their heels, right!”

[KAGEIE]: “So, now what? Will we chase the defeated army?”

[KENSHIN]: “Kageie… that army was a decoy. If we chase those fleeing men, we will be pincered.”

[KAGEIE]: “Huh, really?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I apologize… I explained as well, but…”

[KENSHIN]: “… It doesn’t matter. For certain reasons, my ambush has also failed. We will dispense with the small tricks from here and clash army against army.”

[KAGEIE]: “I see…? I don’t really get it but if it’s about martial power then I won’t lose to anyone! Please leave it to me!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “No, please reflect on your actions some more.”

[KAGEIE]: “Why! Kenshin-sama said it was alright, so it’s fine, right!?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Good gracious…”

[KENSHIN]: “… We will stop the chatter here. It’s about time.”

When I looked at where Kenshin-san was sending his gaze, I was able to confirm that the fleeing Takeda feint joined up with the main force, led by Shingen, and was heading this way.

[YUZUKI]: (It can’t be that we’re going to fight that right now…?)

The moment my body unconsciously stiffened due to nervousness, my shoulder was patted gently, and I heard Kenshin-san’s whisper.

[KENSHIN]: “You will fall back.”

–Before long, the entire army had assembled and was facing across from us. In the center of that force, the one who stood imposingly, was most likely the enemy army’s general.

Both generals only exchanged fearless looks; they did not say anything.

A prickling sense of tension dominated the field.

And, the moment that expanded to the maximum limit, the two raised their swords at the same time.

[KENSHIN]: “Today, we will decide this battle with our longstanding rivals! All soldiers, attack!

(T/N: Do you guys remember Date Ch1? When Masamune comes back almost dead because he attacked Uesugi? :’)) This hurts. I’m actually wondering if, in the Date route, he tried to do the same thing but Kenshin was able to avoid it because he didn’t need to protect the heroine and then crushed the Date army.)

14 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 1.5 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 20, 2018 at 19:09

    Oh my…there are so many “k-” names xD. I get especially confused with Kanetsugu and Kagekatsu. Thanks for the chapters~

      Ilinox responded:
      June 21, 2018 at 09:48

      Uesugi army more like the “K” army |D;; they all have “K” names now, ahaha. I’ve tried my best to give them differentiating voices but sometimes you just can’t do anything about it :’D. Maybe I should color code them–

        1_chan said:
        June 21, 2018 at 13:46

        Lol I think they’re fine the way they are xD. I’m getting better at who’s who, and the gist of the personalities are there and differentiable once you get to know them ^^ ))

    yukihime03 said:
    March 2, 2018 at 20:00

    Gosh, when I re-read your comment, I just realized I wrongly wrote Kagekatsu’s name as Kagetsugu!
    But the thing is there’s actually an Amakasu Kagetsugu in Uesugi clan!
    I suppose I was confused because this other Sengoku game I play has Kagetsugu. Ahahaha~

    Why are all their names so similar, it’s so confusing… orz

      Ilinox responded:
      March 2, 2018 at 21:24

      Haha, no worries! For the longest time I could never remember anyone in Uesugi either because all their names sounded so similar and started with “K”. I can’t imagine how confusing it’d be if you played other Sengoku games >< I tend to get really stuck on certain versions so I'll probably never be able to move on from SNB version of the Sengoku guys now, woops. Just like how the Shinsengumi automatically makes me think Hakuouki first.

        yukihime03 said:
        March 4, 2018 at 16:21

        Even if I try not to, I don’t think I can avoid it because Sengoku is heavily featured in many anime/manga/games??? Just counting games alone, I play three games about Sengoku…
        So I’ll be stuck in this confusing Sengoku hell ahahaha
        The bright side is that I can learn more about the history of Sengoku era more extensively, because usually different anime/manga/games focus on different sides of things….
        The same thing with Shinsengumi…
        Though like you, I always think first of Hakuouki. It’s the one I like the best too. (Partly because of Hijikita and his long silky beautiful black hair orz)

    yukihime03 said:
    February 28, 2018 at 20:42

    Kenshin’s a gentle man, so I can guess that his bite will not hurt that much, but then Yuzuki has to describe it as “rather pleasant”… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I really love Kenshin’s design after awakening. So majestic. (*o*)

    After Kanetsugu and Kagetsugu’s routine, now we get Kageie and Kagemochi’s routine, eh… it’s short, but LMAOOO…
    (shall we call them the tsugus and the kages? i’m getting tired of writing a lot of tsugu and kage…)

      Ilinox responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 12:10

      I was gonna say wait until the next chapter but I see that it’s out already and you’ve commented but Yuzuki’s description there when she recalls the whole event… *fans self* RAGGED BREATHING. HOT TONGUE. Alright, girl, calm your libido.

      His boa thing reminds me of Sesshoumaru, haha, and those golden eyes. I’m torn because I love the contrast in his colors but sad because he loses the white prince clothing he has ;w; and the moonlit hair (oh no the Kenshin descriptions are infecting me).

      You’re in for a treat with Kageie and Kagemochi interactions cause Kageie is suuuuuch an oblivious and hilarious person when it comes to girls and poor Kagemochi keeps getting roped into dealing with him.

      Uesugi should just be called the K5 because of their names. It’s actually Kagekatsu though |D;; so unfortunately you can’t group him up with Kanetsugu. I’ve gotten used to their names after translating and seeing it said over and over again but, if it helps, I look at their names as Kenshin, Katsu, Kane or Tsugu, Kageie, and Mochi.

        yukihime03 said:
        March 1, 2018 at 16:34

        I don’t recall Yuzuki having this “thirsty” reaction with others, though…? (or maybe it’s just me)

        Well, after awakening, he’s no longer “innocent”, so he loses the white color. XDDD
        At least he’s not sporting really bright hair color (*eyeing certain someone*), and his hair got longer. ( ´﹀` )

        I’m still “eh” toward Kagemochi, but Kageie may change my mind, so we’ll see. :P

        K5 can be their idol group name, except that it sounds too much like K9 *cackling*
        Mochi… LMAOOO~ Suddenly in my mind, I picture this really cute white doge. ꉂ (´∀`)ʱªʱªʱª
        Katsu also reminds me food.. *hungry*
        I refuse to call Kanetsugu by Kane though. My most favorite character in anime/manga/game has the name Kane after all; things will get confusing. :P

    garden said:
    February 28, 2018 at 02:10

    I love the whole Kagemochi + Kageie interactions. they’re like another version of Nagahide + Katsuie duo, but funnier. I hope in future chapters we’d get the vampires clan interacting closely with the werewolves. I’d love to see them meet with one another lol

    unrelated: I saw your tweet that you got that SR Kagemochi. that’s my current fav of card stories, although I don’t have any of his UR to compare. ugh I really really REALLY want that new Mitsuhide but I know how terrible my luck is, I can only dream reading its story and see the awakened form T^T

      Ilinox responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 10:41

      ME TOO. I think I like them more than Nagahide and Katsuie but that’s just because Kageie comes off as being so much… sillier? And Kagemochi is much more of an active troll than Nagahide LOL. Honestly, the part where Kageie gets it in his mind to be a matchmaker cracked me up so hard. Ooh, I’d like to see vampire and werewolves interacting too but at this rate I don’t think that’ll happen unless SNB pulls something like a “oh no there’s actually a super big bad and we must all unite to fight it!” which would be very zzzz. Oh gods, please don’t make them do that.

      T__T I’M TRYING SO HARD TO RESIST THE URGE TO SPLURGE MORE FOR MITSUHIDE. Why did Kagero have to draw that card jhsjhjhsh it’s too gorgeous. And ooh, I’ll have to take a look at that card then! I’m so behind on awakening my cards and reading their stories after that whole Osomatsu influx so I’m still doing that (and now there’s a new event, gah!). I managed to get his event UR way back and :’))) the story there was y a b a i so I’ve got some expectations placed on him already, haha.

    Bluesheep said:
    February 28, 2018 at 00:47

    On a lesser note that was probably the most gentlest bite awakening so far. I initially thought there was some kind of paralyzing agent in their fangs to prevent their prey from escaping when I came across certain awakenings. But, now the level of pain depends on the men, Yuzuki is fortunate here.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 1, 2018 at 10:34

      I never noticed but I think you’re right! There was more description about how Kenshin looked and reacted before the bite than the actual bite itself LOL. I’ve also wondered if they have a sealing agent in their saliva too because there’s no way a bite can heal that quickly. The heroine should still be bleeding sluggishly as they go around doing things!! In the first place, I’ve always found vampire bites to be weird because they have to bite and then remove their fangs and then suck right??

      Also, I totally think it depends on the men’s emotional state and intention too. The game is pretty vague about that except that every time the men are angry and they bite it apparently hurts a ton! But I guess that’s common sense too because they could choose to prick someone with their fangs or literally chomp down.

      @ your other comment: I like how they mix up when the armies converge. Almost all of them follow a structure of getting to know the army and individual commanders first and then meeting another army, but Uesugi just starts off chaotic and then intertwining with Date and Takeda. It’s amazing, haha.

    Bluesheep said:
    February 28, 2018 at 00:33

    I was thinking the same thing in the last section since each army converge at some point. In Date’s route he was able to dodge that attack and retaliate.

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