SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 2.2 ~

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Chapter 2: All Things Wholeheartedly

“Blood that has power” the same as Himemiko.

The moral within the army rose when they obtained this power in an unexpected place and that unification of the country would not be a dream.

But at that time, Kenshin issued an order.

Chapter 2.2

[YUZUKI]: (To think that Kenshin-san would ban using the power of my blood…)

[YUZUKI]: (Just when I thought I could be of use to everyone… what should I do now…)

I heard footsteps outside my room when I was at a loss. They stopped before my room–

[KAGEIE]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san?”

Like always, Kageie-san entered my room without any greeting.

But today he seemed somewhat unusual. Kageie-san sat down heavily and said nothing.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… is there something you need?”

[KAGEIE]: “Don’t mind me. I’m simply putting you under surveillance.”

[YUZUKI]: (Not observance, but serveillance? Is he supposed to say it so openly…?)

[KAGEIE]: “… Everyone seems to believe your power, but I don’t since I didn’t see it with these eyes.”

[KAGEIE]: “Just now, Kenshin-sama said not to use your power.”

[KAGEIE]: “It must be because your power will bring danger to Uesugi!”

[KAGEIE]: “Somehow I knew you were a suspicious woman from the beginning.”

[KAGEIE]: “This time I’m clearly convinced. From now on, you’ll be under my surveillance!”

After Kageie-san said that he jabbed a finger at me.

[KAGEIE]: “I’m going to be watching you all night! I’ll be in front of your room no matter the time, so it’s useless to plan anything! Got it!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Kageie-san, is it okay to tell me that clearly–“

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, he’s gone…”

The next day.

While I was under Kageie-san’s surveillance, I tried to put something in action.

And the conclusion, after thinking it through, was what I could do to help.

[YUZUKI]: (I’ll help with everyone’s job, even if it’s just a little…!)

Even though having my blood used was prohibited, there should be something I could help everyone with if I looked.

Thinking that, I walked around the castle–

[YUZUKI]: (Ah! That person looks like he’s having a hard time carrying a lot of things.)

[YUZUKI]: “Um… if it’s okay, can I carry some?”

[VASSAL]: “Aah, thank you very much. Then you can have these ones.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay!… ack.”

[YUZUKI]: (H-Heavy…! I might not be able to carry these to the end…)

When I was troubled–

[KAGEIE]: “Hey, you. I’ll hold those. Give them.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh? Is it okay? You’re helping…”

[KAGEIE]: “I didn’t call out to help you. It’s because these important goods can’t be left to a suspicious person!”

[YUZUKI]: “I see… um… thank you…?”

Next I found a person who had account books with him and dark circles under his eyes.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… please let me help!”

[VASSAL]: “Ohh, that helps. Then please take care of these.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, leave it to me!”

I’ll show that I can be of use this time. I opened an account book with that determination…

[YUZUKI]: (… What are these. Scribbles?)

What was written there was letters I didn’t really understand.

[YUZUKI]: (I can’t read them… it’s impossible to do the account books with this…)

[KAGEIE]: “HEY, give that!”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san!?”

Kageie-san took away the account books from my hands as if angry.

[KAGEIE]: “Someone like you can’t know the finances of Uesugi! I’ll do it instead–“

[KAGEIE]: “Hm? T-These are account books!? Calculation is a bit… ugh…”

[KAGEIE]: “It can’t be helped! I’ll read out the numbers! You calculate!”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!? O-Okay!”

And then, in those few days, if I tried helping someone I failed and would be helped by Kageie-san each time.

In fact, if I tried leaving my room to drink water, I would be guided to the well.

If I said I wanted to use the washroom, thankfully he didn’t supervise me inside, but he would bring me to the toilet.

Although Kageie-san was supposed to supervise me all night, I couldn’t help but think it strange that his health didn’t collapse.

But, as I should have expected, it seemed that limit came…

 

[KAGEIE]: “Nngh, mnngh…”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san, if you sleep there you’ll catch a cold.”

Maybe his daily exhaustion showed, but Kageie-san was sleeping soundly in front of my room.

[YUZUKI]: (A while ago when I told him that he should rest in his own room…)

[YUZUKI]: (He said “You’re saying that planning to slip under surveillance, right!” and that actually hurt…)

I gently put a futon on him as thanks for always helping me while saying it was surveillance.

[YUZUKI]: “… Goodnight, Kageie-san.”

 

[KAGEIE]: “… ngh? Mm? Why is the sun rising?”

[KAGEIE]: “And what’s with this futon…? It can’t be that I fell asleep when I planned to watch this girl!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, good morning, Kageie-san. Did you sleep well yesterday?”

[KAGEIE]: “Wha! Wait, you were the one who put this futon on me!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Yes…”

[KAGEIE]: “Grgh… I’m thankful that I didn’t catch a cold due to you! But don’t think I’ll relax my supervision with this!”

[YUZUKI]: “Haha, okay.”

I felt like smiling when I saw Kageie-san be slightly flustered.

[YUZUKI]: (I’m always getting Kageie-san’s help though…)

[YUZUKI]: (Today I’ll show everyone that I can be useful with my own power!)

And so it was with an eager attitude–

 

[YUZUKI]: (I failed today too. Can I only help with the power of my blood…)

[YUZUKI]: (Even though Kageie-san and the others do so much, I’m not able to repay anything…)

Though I thought I absolutely shouldn’t cry.

No matter what, I couldn’t stop the tears from overflowing that day.

[KAGEIE]: “……”

 

[KAGEIE]: “Help, Kagemochi! I can’t do anything!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “What is the matter, Kageie. For a brave general like you to be frightened… It can’t be that the Takeda Army…?”

[KAGEIE]: “I’ve made her cry!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Huh?”

[KAGEIE]: “It’s because I was watching her so strictly!”

[KAGEIE]: “That girl didn’t do anything suspicious. Rather, she helped out with routine tasks in the castle and even cared for me…”

[KAGEIE]: “And yet, because I continued watching her… I’ve hurt her!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Kageie, you’re suspicious of her, are you not? In that case, perhaps if you loosen your surveillance so that it wouldn’t make her cry…”

[KAGEIE]: “WHAT DO YOU MEAN NOT MAKE HER CRY! SHE’S CRYING RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW!? IT’S AN EMERGENCY!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Uh… then, in the end, what do you wish to do…?”

[KAGEIE]: “I’m begging you! Cheer her up! I don’t know what I should do at all!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… I suppose I have no choice. Alright, let us do something.”

[KAGEIE]: “Ooh! You’re lending help! I’m indebted, Kagemochi!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Even I will be troubled if that girl works herself up strangely and leaves this place.”

[KAGEIE]: “So, how do we cheer her up, specifically?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Well, you see–“

17 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 2.2 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 20, 2018 at 19:18

    HHhhh. It was starting to become a bit of a slice of life kinda thing, but then this happens…it’s all so adorable ahh x)). I love how flustered Kageie got and ran to his friend for help. Dear, it isn’t your fault at all~ so precious! Thanks for the chapter ^^ ))

      Ilinox responded:
      June 21, 2018 at 09:56

      Kageie has noooooooo idea how to interact with women it’s so funny |D;; and then he’s requesting help from the resident smooth man hahahaha. Wait until you see the even more crazier shenanigans they get up to.

    yukihime03 said:
    March 4, 2018 at 16:40

    Kageie is such a dork, lol~
    And Kagemochi getting roped into things again by Kageie… hahahahaha

    Anyway, congrats on N2!
    I admire people like you who can do self-study!
    I learn best when taught, but I have zero discipline in pushing myself to learn on my own. :P
    But then again, language lessons are not cheap… so I think I will always be stuck at N5. :(

      Ilinox responded:
      March 4, 2018 at 17:23

      Oh man I wish you could hear Kagemochi’s voice when he’s like “… hai?” whenever Kageie bursts into his room yelling for help LOL he’s so baffled and it’s adorable. These two are great together |D I wish Nagahide and Katsuie had more scenes where they bother each other like this duo but Oda route focuses super heavily on Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, haha.

      Thank you! I’m pretty sure most of my Japanese was picked up through sheer persistence, haha, which this blog greatly helped because it forced me to look words up that I didn’t know to blog with accuracy (and at the very beginning that was… a lot). /o/ the great thing about self-study is that you’re not in a race with anyone so I always encourage people to take things at their own pace. Maybe if you tried to dangle a really delicious looking bait in front of you, you’ll be able to give yourself motivation to study |D Any games you’re REALLY wanting to read/play but no one’s blogged about it? Haha.

        yukihime03 said:
        March 4, 2018 at 21:22

        I can imagine that “..hai?” though. Ahahaha, and fortunately for Kageie, Kagemochi still nicely responds to him.
        As for Nagahide and Katsuie, I have the feeling that Nagahide will be annoyed most of the time. XD

        I think self-study does not work for me because if you ask me to take things at my own pace, I have the pace of a snail. XD
        Well, recently there’s no Japanese game that I really want to play but no one’s blogged about? The last one was Taishou x Alice, and during the period I played it, my Japanese improved somewhat, but after I finished, because I did not keep practicing, most of the skills I had gained then went away again. :P

    Cey said:
    March 2, 2018 at 21:16

    Congratulations on your N2 certification!

    This chapter was so fun to read. If I were the MC I would be cheered up just by hearing those two, even if they didn’t get why I were crying. LOL.
    How is that in Oda clan she was the super woman who doing training, studying, and helping in the castle… and in here she cannot manage to do anything?????

    BTW, I think is a shame the werewolves never transform into full wolves. And I wonder… Do they mate for life?
    =D

      Ilinox responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 07:50

      Aw, thank you!! Haha, I love the interaction between Kageie and Kagemochi too because one is so unused to women and the other is a smooth criminal.

      LOL I wonder that too but I always figure it’s because Oda is so villain-themed that the heroine has to be just as clever and talented to justify Nobunaga keeping her and not getting fed up. Meanwhile, Kenshin’s route is very akin to a fairytale or cinderella story. We’re getting up to a part which I love to call the kdrama plot because it involves bullying and stuff and just. UGH. I mean I love Kenshin’s themes but at times I am like “why is this happening, stop”.

      ME TOO. We were denied the full mofumofus and I know some characters actually joke about the full moon!! I… have no idea about the mating though, haha. I like to think so but in general all the guys are so possessive and devoted it probably doesn’t matter |D.

    Reggie said:
    March 2, 2018 at 06:43

    LOL so hard at human calculator and begging help to best friend 😂😂😂

      Ilinox responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 07:47

      I’m shaking my head in so much exasperation right now, especially because Kageie JUST said that she’s not allowed to see the finances for Uesugi. But if he gives her the numbers then isn’t that the same thing!? Hahaha. He’s soooo dorky.

    garden said:
    March 2, 2018 at 04:25

    God bless whoever that cast Okitsu as Ie and then have Midorikawa as Mochi. too bad this gem didn’t get into the anime or it’d be extra hilarious seeing Ie running in panic to Mochi screaming “IT’S AN EMERGENCY!!!”

    oh congratulations on the N2! are you planning to climb all the way to N1?

      Ilinox responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 07:46

      LOL the anime certainly didn’t show the inter-army interactions as well as it could have (too much focus on each army as a whole + their interactions with Yuzuki, which is understandable given their run time).

      Thank you thank you!! I’d like to challenge N1 one day but that’s faaaaar in the future given how close my passing grade was for N2 LOL I hear that even normal Japanese people have difficulties with N1 because it tests really obscure kanji and stuff, like newspaper levels.

    waterinegirl said:
    March 2, 2018 at 01:24

    thank you so much for the dedication in translating

      Ilinox responded:
      March 3, 2018 at 07:25

      <33 thanks so much for commenting!

    smily07 said:
    March 2, 2018 at 00:23

    What an adorable chapter! Just wanted to drop a quick note again to say thank you for the translations – Uesugi-gun is my favorite although Oda-gun follows closely.

    On a different note, I saw your N2 certification on Twitter – おめでとう! I only wished my level of Japanese was anywhere close to N2. Just wondering – how long did it take for you to reach N2/N1 proficiency?

      waterinegirl said:
      March 2, 2018 at 01:22

      im jealous. i cant even pass n1. but i still havent given up

        Ilinox responded:
        March 2, 2018 at 21:31

        @smily07: Aw, you’re welcome and thank you for commenting <3! It always motivates me to chat about what's going on in the latest chapters with everyone! Haha, is it Oda for your merciless side and then Uesugi for your princess side? Cause that's how I feel sometimes |D you gotta be on your toes when dealing with Nobunaga and trying to understand him but you get to be pampered with Kenshin.

        ありがとう!! Hmm, keeping in mind that I've never had formal lessons in Japanese (it was all unregimented self-studying), it took me 6 years to reach this level / be comfortable enough to take the test. I pretty much started my blog half a year or so after I started trying to learn Japanese in earnest. So, I think if you take lessons or actually read grammar books you'd probably be N2 in a much shorter time, haha.

        @waterinegirl: Oh boy, if you're trying to do N1 then you're far beyond me |D;; that's the highest level!

        smily07 said:
        March 3, 2018 at 07:32

        Wow! 6 years of self-study to reach N2 is very admirable! I’m taking formal classes but progress is oh-so-slow (not just for me but for all of my classmates lol)…sometimes I feel like I’ll never get to N2, let alone N1, but I’ll keep trying.

        Haha I loved your comment re: Oda vs. Uesugi – I think you might be onto something there!

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