SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 2.5 ~

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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 2.5

Beside me, Imari-kun spoke as we left the castle and walked down the main road.

[IMARI]: “What are we going to do from here?”

[YUZUKI]: “About that… before, when we went to the mountains together with Kagekatsu-kun and Kanetsugu-san, wasn’t there a village?”

.[YUZUKI]: “I thought about asking the village people if we could stay there for a while.”

[IMARI]: “I see!”

[YUZUKI]: “They might refuse though… just so you know.”

[YUZUKI]: “Because there are those rumors in the castle, so the village people might also know me as a girl who brings disasters…”

[IMARI]: “I-It’ll be okay! Is what I’d like to say… even if we can’t stay there…”

[IMARI]: “Because no matter what happens in the future from here, I’ll protect you!”

[YUZUKI]: “… Mm, thank you.”

There were no signs of people at all and I could only proceed forward on the dark road relying on the moonlight and my memory.

When I walked alone together with just Imari-kun, I missed the bustle of the castle just a little.

[YUZUKI]: (… Don’t remember it. Because you’ve decided not to trouble everyone.)

Eventually, around the time the night began to break–

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, look, Imari-kun! I can see the village!!”

[IMARI]: “That’s great!”

[YUZUKI]: “Yep, we only need to hold out a little more.”

The moment I smiled I heard a roar from our surroundings.

[YUZUKI]: (I feel like I’ve heard this sound before… It can’t be!)

My bad premonition came true. A horde of yakuma appeared from the nearby bushes.

[IMARI]: “Hyaaah!?”

The yakuma surrounded us and approached little by little, staring straight at me–

[YUZUKI]: “At this time…!”

[IMARI]: “Hawawa…! W-What do we do…!”

[YUZUKI]: “… Calm down, Imari-kun. We have to think of a way to run right now…”

I desperately braced my legs which threatened to cower with fright.

I left the castle of my own will. At this point, I couldn’t rely on someone.

[YUZUKI]: (The yakuma are only targeting me. If I draw them away like this, they shouldn’t attack the village…)

[YUZUKI]: “For now let’s get away from the village. If we run into the forest, we might be able to shake them because there are lots of hiding spots.”

[IMARI]: “Huh!? You can’t mean to draw them away!? But I…!”

[YUZUKI]: “Don’t worry. If it comes down to it you have to hide, Imari-kun.”

[IMARI]: “But then you’ll…!”

In that instant the yakuma seemed to grow tired of waiting and they started running in a straight line, aiming at me.

[YUZUKI]: “It’ll be fine but right now we have to run! Let’s go, Imari-kun!”

[IMARI]: “R-Right!”

And then we lost ourselves in running.

But the horde of yakuma were fast and the distance between us rapidly shrunk.

[YUZUKI]: (At this rate they’ll catch up…!)

I need to run faster. Thinking that, I lunged forward with more force than before but right after–

That foot twisted.

[YUZUKI]: (Ahh!)

Facing me who tripped, the yakuma slowly came close.

Imari-kun was much farther ahead of me but, even if he were to call for help, it didn’t seem like it’d be in time.

[YUZUKI]: “St… stop…”

My pleading was fruitless and the horde of yakuma sprung at me all at once.

[YUZUKI]: (Like this I’m going to…!)

Die. The instant I thought that, I closed my eyes, and screamed instantly.

[YUZUKI]: “HELP ME, KENSHIN-SAN…!”

[KENSHIN]: “When I met you for the first time, it was the same situation, was it not.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Huh?”

When I opened my eyes timidly, there stood–

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san…!”

Kenshin-san stood in the way of the yakuma and, in a cold voice, said one word.

[KENSHIN]: “–Leave.”

The intense killing intent released from Kenshin’s entire body seemed to cow the yakuma and they ran away, scattering.

After confirming that the last one disappeared, Kenshin-san turned to face me.

[KENSHIN]: “Are you uninjured?”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m okay. Thank you so mu–“

[YUZUKI]: “Ow…!”

The moment I tried to stand up my face twisted at the sharp pain that ran through my ankle.

[KENSHIN]: “… Have you twisted your ankle?”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry, it looks like I did…”

When I dropped my head and answered, Kenshin-san casually crouched and wrapped an arm around my waist–

[KENSHIN]: “This is the second time I have held you like this, is it not.”

[YUZUKI]: “…!”

I was going to try and reply with something but, maybe I forgot because I was embarrassed, no words came out of my mouth.

[KENSHIN]: “We are returning to the castle.”

[YUZUKI]: “… No. I’m not going back to the castle.”

[KENSHIN]: “Why? Are you ill at ease being protected by me?”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s not it. It’s because I only cause trouble when I’m around…”

[KENSHIN]: “Are you concerned about the rumors? If so, do not be. My vassals are only using you to vent their anxieties.”

[KENSHIN]: “And if there is a person to be blamed, then it should be I for having roused this anxiety in them.”

[YUZUKI]: “But… I don’t want to cause anyone trouble anymore.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m always just being saved and I can’t do anything to repay everyone.”

[YUZUKI]: “Even the one thing I could be of use with, the power of my blood, you forbade the use of, Kenshin-san… I…!”

When I threw these worsening thoughts out, Kenshin-san quietly opened his mouth after a short while.

[KENSHIN]: “… If… the power you possess was known to the other armies then each army would move in order to obtain you.”

[KENSHIN]: “If we continue to be seen drinking your blood in battle, it will eventually expose you to danger.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh?)

[YUZUKI]: “You told everyone not to use the power of my blood in battle for my sake…?”

[KENSHIN]: “That is one of the reasons.”

[YUZUKI]: “…?”

What were the other reasons? As I wondered that, Kenshin-san continued looking as if it were difficult to speak about.

[KENSHIN]: “… In the last battle, had you not been there, I would have lost my life… To me, you are a special being.”

[KENSHIN]: “Therefore… I do not want you to be a tool of war.”

Kenshin-san tightened the arms that were holding me.

[KENSHIN]: “However… before I am one man, I must be the general who safeguards the Uesugi territory.”

[KENSHIN]: “It is impossible for me to easily speak of my own desires.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san…”

[KENSHIN]: “Hereafter as well, I may only say cold things but… forgive me.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Alright.”

Knowing Kenshin-san’s feelings, I was able to nod from the bottom of my heart.

And then, suddenly, I spotted sweat on Kenshin-san’s forehead.

[YUZUKI]: (No way, did he chase after me urgently from the castle to here without riding a horse? To bring me back when I disappeared…)

Right after I thought that, a warm emotion began to overflow from the depths of my heart.

What that feeling was, I didn’t know right now but– “I want to stay beside this person”, I was certain of that.

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, you’re sweating…”

I used my sleeve to wipe his forehead and he replied, seeming to be somewhat embarrassed.

[KENSHIN]: “… You do not have to do such things.”

[YUZUKI]: “But I want to be of use.”

[YUZUKI]: “Even if the power of my blood isn’t used, any small thing is fine. I want to be of use to you.”

[KENSHIN]: “… I did not decide to protect you expecting a reward.”

[KENSHIN]: “But if it will clear your mind to have some kind of role… I will think on it.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Yes, thank you!”

Hearing my words, Kenshin-san showed a faint smile on his well-structured face.

[KENSHIN]: “… Now, let us return home to the castle.”

(T/N: I can’t resist commenting on this one because first… IT CAME!! THE LINE ABOUT BEING A GENERAL BEFORE BEING A MAN. THE ONE THAT HURTS ME ENDLESSLY. Also, I find it funny that Kenshin feels she’s special because she saved his life when… I’m sure it’s because of her he was put in that position to begin with. I know he doesn’t think of it that way since he chose, of his own volition, to protect her but I’m still like “Bruh, you wouldn’t have nearly died if you didn’t have to protect somebody”. Anyway, this is a good place to stop to hop back to Date chapters because they’ve gotten their Chapter 9. WE WILL KNOW WHAT’S IN THE CAVE!!)

37 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 2.5 ~

    :3 said:
    February 16, 2021 at 21:35

    Lol I feel like the writers for the Takeda army just love wholesome/romantic moments cuz compared to the other routes, this is way more touchy and spicy in my opinion

      Ilinox responded:
      February 17, 2021 at 00:30

      Did you mean the Uesugi army? Because that’s the route we’re currently looking at LOL. But IIRC the werewolves do seem to get more skinship moments.

    Bluesheep said:
    March 9, 2018 at 23:50

    I’m rather late to the party, but I was face palming through the first part of this section as my concerns about Yuzuki’s plan from the last section came true. The plan has good intentions but lacked foresight especially with the yakuma specifically targeting her and the lack of any other allies outside of Uesugi and Imari. Kinda of defeats the purpose of making it back home intact if you get yourself killed. That was a rather kind gesture from Imari offering protection, but let’s face it it’s about effective as trying to protect yourself from a hungry tiger with plushie. Also the Yakuma have no reason to wait for them to stop talking when they can just jump them from the get go and apparently they can express fear?

    I heard some people had trouble getting that pretty Mitsuhide card if it’s any solace I think found a link to the card story:

    Also an osen card story:

    I have no idea what is being said but it looks like it ended on a good note for both?

      Ilinox responded:
      March 10, 2018 at 12:13

      Haha, yeah the part about how nice the yakuma were in giving them time to talk made me laugh especially because IIRC they instantly attacked in Date’s chapter and it was a more realistic scenario with the yakuma instead of her running and then tripping over herself. Buuuut Kenshin has the princess story– //bricked. I really do give her points for not wanting to cause trouble and drag Kenshin’s name through the mud, but her plan seriously has tons of holes like you said. She has no money or anything and she just expects to stroll into a village to ask for shelter? And if the yakuma ARE attacking her like everyone is speculating (herself included) then she’s calling down disaster on any place she stays at…

      Also, SCREAMS THOSE CARDS!! THE TWO I WANTED BUT NEVER COULD GET LOL. Aww, Mitsuhide’s basically involves him making a thousand cranes to wish for the person who used to take care of him as a kid to get better. The person who took care of him is an old man who, when young, suffered a serious wound in a battle that left him disabled and Mitsuhide, as a kid, used to try and help him out as much as possible. But the old man always gave him chores that would let him play :’D and basically the heroine tells Mitsuhide that he hasn’t changed from being a gentle person, to the point where it detriments himself sometimes (aka. folding 1000 cranes even if it’ll take him until sun rises), but she likes him for that ;D. Heroine stubbornly insists on helping and they finish and she falls asleep. Mitsuhide muses on how she’s much like him in being gentle to a fault and is happy they share this common trait.

      The first part in Nobunaga’s story is everyone preparing to go into the onsen but the heroine is embarrassed to be in a shared onsen and decides to decline in going. But in that case, Nobunaga will forcibly take her in LOL but don’t worry because he doesn’t intend to expose her skin to other men ;))) heroine is like “Uh… should I feel relieved at that?” and he straight up says that he’ll leave his words to her imagination.

      Second part is after the onsen and she thanks him for making a whole bunch of preparations to let her go in and relax. He’s all like “there would be no point in using these famed hot springs if you weren’t able to relax” and then he pulls her into him and says it’s his turn to relax/heal like what she did in the onsen and presses his face into her neck LOL. She should do this for him as thanks for him preparing the onsen stuff \o/.

        Bluesheep said:
        March 10, 2018 at 16:23

        No problem and also it was nice to get the context of the stories since the characters don’t move much and there is limited scenery shots. That is very like Mitsuhide’s gentlemen personality to repay someone’s kindness and lol Nobunaga can be considerate at times.

        Reggie said:
        March 11, 2018 at 06:05

        Can I jump in? 😄
        Mitsuhide always makes me cry in his gentleness 😭😭😭 and I want his card so badly too especially if it’s drawn by Usuba.
        And lastly Nobunaga lol 😂

        Reggie said:
        March 11, 2018 at 06:10

        Oh, thank you very much for sharing the videos Blushed😊

        Reggie said:
        March 11, 2018 at 06:12

        *Bluesheep
        Sorry for my mistake 🙇

      Bluesheep said:
      March 11, 2018 at 09:45

      If you guys enjoy these hard to get card stories here is a Mitsuhide onsen as a bonus:

    Reggie said:
    March 9, 2018 at 06:05

    Hey Kenshin, you pinch my heart there in what you said 😭 but my love for you never change! (>\\\\<)
    Oh the yakumas flee away, I thought they're mindless hehehe 😅 and she sounds like a blood bag here in this route compare to Oda. Sure she loves Kenshin's way of sucking hehehe 💞

      Ilinox responded:
      March 9, 2018 at 09:38

      I thought the yakuma were mindless too because what sane person would try to attack Nobunaga LOL but it’s hilarious that Kenshin can just order them to leave like that. sOBS Kenshin is just so protective of her that the heroine ends up not being able to do anything at all |D and I can understand feeling awful about that. I’m not thickskinned enough to be a freeloader, haha.

    smily07 said:
    March 7, 2018 at 19:57

    Omg…I’m late reading this update…キャァアア!! I swear, Kenshin kills me every time and your translations truly brought him to life!

    I’ve actually been distracted by your older work on Amnesia. I’m going through some old otome games and just finished the localized version when I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon your blogs on this game. I’m so happy that you’ve also blogged about Amnesis Later since I just purchased this and was going to struggle through it with my poor Japanese!

    Anyways, I can imagine that all of this is pretty hard work on top on real world stuff so I really can’t thank you enough. 本当にどうもありがとうございます!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 8, 2018 at 13:00

      Pff, there’s no such thing as being late in reading these chapters! They’ll be up for whenever anyone wants to read them :D and aww thank you so much for your words. I love these important dialogue chapters but it’s also mildly stressful because I feel like I need to choose the perfect words to convey his tone and meaning LOL so I’m glad you liked it!

      Ooh! Amnesia is a good solid game and it’s exciting to hear you’re moving into the FD (also kudos to challenging your Japanese level! You’re going to improve so quickly with that). I was intending to do World one day but uhh never got around to that, woops :”D. I hope those posts end up being useful for you!

      //// Wah, thank you again! It gets tiring sometimes but I truly enjoy translating and it’s motivating to respond to comments like these so thank you!

    Cey said:
    March 7, 2018 at 13:16

    Hello. Thank you for this chapter!

    Kenshin: “Therefore… I do not want you to be a tool of war.”
    Me: I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!!!
    Kenshin: “However… before I am one man, I must be the general who safeguards the Uesugi territory.”
    Me: I HATE YOU! (But I love you more for being like that.) T.T

    Darn! I totally get what all of you said. Ahhh, I’m melting…

    You know… When I read I keep imagining a voice like Nobunaga’s. So I had to look for the anime chapter, because I didn’t remembered how it really was. His voice is totally different!

    Then again… How could anyone like Nobunaga, having this prince at hand???? LOL.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 8, 2018 at 12:56

      Hello hello! You’re welcome and thanks for commenting <3.

      Kenshin's got us all swooning this chapter, haha. I'm tsun for Kenshin's voice actor because once you start recognizing his voice you realize you hear it EVERYWHERE. And when I say everywhere I mean literally every. single. possible. show. almost LOL. But there's no doubt that he's talented and it really shows :'D.

      *coughs* I… I still like Nobunaga– |D

    AMBER said:
    March 7, 2018 at 11:15

    Reading repeatedly and then rolling myself with painfully burning cheeks OMG Consuming your translations even made me feel more excited and feel hot in my entire body than the first time reading it >\\\\\< Although the awful pain from that line he prioritizes role of general more than being an ordinary man stabs through my heart, still it really impress me like I’m a mental masochist. I love how the route was written well and neatly like pain and romance can be mixed like this. You know being happy while feeling the pain too, it’s perfect! Tragic but beautiful.

    Thanks so much for the translations as aways :)

    Take care (≧∀≦)

      Ilinox responded:
      March 7, 2018 at 13:23

      Ahhh, thank you for those kind words!! I definitely slowed down my usual translation pace to pick what I thought would be the perfect words for Kenshin and I’m glad you liked it so much ////////// though hjfkgjh I always think I don’t do the original justice.

      LOL I think I can understand some of that feeling! Like, it’s super impressive and admirable that he stays so true to his path but knowing that he’s denying himself like that is just… sad :'( Please be nicer to yourself, Kenshin!

      Omg you calling this route tragic but beautiful kind of cracks me up because all of the routes in SNB sort of have a “theme” or title if you will. And I think Uesugi’s was something about justice? Or like Kenshin was a man who was an unshakable principle? And Shingen is actually the “tragic man”. But I definitely feel after going through most of Uesugi that Uesugi is the one that gets slammed with the most tragedy because of Kenshin’s principles LOL.

      And thank you so much for commenting <3!

        AMBER said:
        March 7, 2018 at 21:25

        I previously thought the same about Shingen being a tragic man but since getting through many chapters now in both Uesugi and Takeda, I found the story of Shingen is more chilled than Kenshin’s. And.. I don’t know how to explain my own feeling about Kenshin’s principal. It’s sad but it’s what makes me admire him either… Sometimes he really frustrates me with his cold reaction and words but lol he always end up the issue with some kinds of honest words and touching reasons to tear my feeling apart and I myself end up in falling in love again and again endlessly LOL just look at him awww

        I hope you will also translate Takeda route in some day? They are the most kind and friendly army ever lol. Fun team.

        Thank you!

    Faura said:
    March 6, 2018 at 16:14

    Wow. I had only just typed out a comment on the previous part of chapter a couple hours ago thinking that there wouldn’t be another update for a while and suddenly found this up! I’m so happy! Thank you for posting the next part of chapter! Oh, also, are you aware that the link 2.5 from your main page is not up? Because of it, I had thought that there was no chapter 2.5 yet. It’d be great if you could fix that. Thank you very much again!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 20:55

      You’re welcome! I tend to lag behind on updating the main page because I update these chapter parts daily, so it’s easier to just do them in batches. All the recent updates are on the first page though! Thanks for commenting!

    AC said:
    March 6, 2018 at 15:12

    Be still my beating heart!! Kenshin really knows how to sweep a girl of her feet literally! I love how Kenshin thought about the consequences of using Yuzuki’s blood. His concern about her as a person and not some type of weapon is a direct contrast of how Nobunaga treats her. You really feel he cares and is sincere when he says he wants to protect her. Even Hideyoshi (who vows to protect her) can act super sketchy sometimes, like he has an ulterior motive.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 7, 2018 at 13:02

      *waggles eyebrows* For coming off as a cool and cold person (seriously I can never stop laughing when he’s described like this because he’s so nice??) he’s really touchy-feely and super fine with handling the heroine around.

      Haha, that’s so true! Kenshin’s words can always be taken as the absolute truth since I don’t think he’d bother lying (and it’d go against his principles) and knowing that he always puts people’s safety and comfort first… :’)) But it’s that simple honesty that makes me so worried for him too.

      Funnily, I feel like if we were to compare the three in terms of their feelings for the heroine vs. her usefulness it’d probably be like:

      Kenshin > cares for the heroine as a person and doesn’t want to use her as a tool at all
      Nobunaga > tool first > care for the person second in that it makes the tool work better
      Hideyoshi > also a tool = but also equally intrigued and possessive over the heroine herself. It’s a bonus to him either way; he gets an awesome girl but she’s also useful! Or the tool is useful but also an awesome girl! Depending on how you want to look at it.

      And then it just comes down to what kind of treatment you personally would accept :”D. I’m a pragmatic person so I don’t really mind Hideyoshi’s thoughts LOL It’s kind of like “well, you can’t escape the fact that she IS useful so let’s not deny ourselves this”.

    Hisui said:
    March 6, 2018 at 15:07

    I should stop waking up at 5 in the morning to read the chapter as soon as you publish it. This is getting better and better and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about the chapter. XD

    Kenshin scared the yakuma of their presence, I do not know why I got the impression that I was a little angry XD.

    Then blushed and embarrassed, God that was so good OwO did not stop beating my heart in that part XD.

    A thousand thanks for the chapter: D

      Ilinox responded:
      March 7, 2018 at 12:55

      Oh gosh, I’m so sorry |D it’ll be here for whenever you get around to reading it so please don’t destroy your sleep!! These posts are just queued up to release at midnight in my timezone /o\. Uesugi’s route definitely has a fantastic mix of drama, pain, and romance, heehee.

      LOL I can never stop thinking “oh wow he’s a yakuma whisperer” whenever I read that scene because they just run away at one of his words?? Even Nobunaga doesn’t scare them off with his mere presence.

      <33 thank you for commenting. Kenshin is killing all the girls with this chapter, haha.

        Hisui said:
        March 7, 2018 at 16:08

        XD anyway I have to take a remedy and wait for a guy for breakfast … so I take it at that time, read the chapter and I’m still sleeping until breakfast time. Although I was awakened for several days at different times to see what time it was. XD

        After this chapter, I can imagine Yusuki ending up as Kagekatsu’s mother. OwO

        Hisui said:
        March 7, 2018 at 16:34

        Anyway, I have to take a remedy and wait a while for breakfast.

        hahaha I’m wrong, I still have English.

    Wintermelon said:
    March 6, 2018 at 05:41

    I just have to say that it took me almost ten minutes to finish reading this one because my face felt like a hotplate the entire time. Toriumi, please get out of my head, I still need to be able to go to work tomorrow as a functional human being.

    But I wasn’t expecting this kind of development so soon in the route and honestly I’m just!!! Yuzuki willing to put herself in danger and just go straight into yakuma territory to save the villagers even though they might think of her as a curse, and when she was at the most dire situation the first person she thought of calling out to was Kenshin! Kenshin just running out of the castle looking for Yuzuki when he realized she was missing without even alerting any of his generals to back him up or even get a horse, and the sheer force of his killing intent driving away the yakuma! That One Line that gives you pain also gives me pain now! D: In all seriousness though that line showing that Kenshin’s self-aware of what he represents as “Uesugi Kenshin” and his seeming acceptance of that role is truly painful because in the process he denies himself a lot of things, and I think he also has some regret for those he had missed. Unfortunately though, he has to be “Uesugi Kenshin” and true to his ideals, he thinks his personal losses are nothing compared to what will befall the ones he is trying to protect if he ceases to be that general everyone needed him to be.

    I’m still trying so hard not to claw my own face off when he told her why he forbade everyone to drink her blood though, and saying how she’s now a special existence to him because my face was practically burning! I saw your point about Yuzuki being the cause of the said incident lol but I also think Kenshin’s so used to helping everyone with his own welfare always second in his mind that it really was special to him how Yuzuki selflessly offered to heal him with her blood and saved his life, without asking for anything in return. The line that hit me hard though was Yuzuki’s “I want to stay beside this person” because it’s not necessarily romantic love already at this point but more like she wants to remain by his side because he made her feel safe in a place where everything and everyone seemed to be hostile to her and she really felt the sincerity from his words, I’m still not over it.

    Laughs I can’t help but think of those cathartic chapters in fanfic where characters finally talk out an issue that has caused some conflict and it’s just–YES, PLEASE, COMMUNICATE, LET EACH OTHER KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, THIS IS HOW YOU SOLVE CONFLICT AND UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. I’m having flashbacks to the anime episode with Yuzuki having to mediate between Kagekatsu and Kenshin to talk stuff out www. I’m probably rambling and my thoughts are all over the place but this was such a good chapter, thank you so much again for taking the time to translate!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 7, 2018 at 13:18

      Wait until you see the full-blown romantic scenes– //bricked. Even though this was my second read-through of this part I was still dying to him too hjjshsjhfgh and grinning as I made sure to choose the words I wanted to use for him as perfectly as possible.

      HAHA I’m nodding along to all your points here. Every single thing about this was !! poignant!! I feel like at this point he still definitely considers his own losses to be negligent but this denial of his personhood is going to bite him so hard when his personal feelings and desires grow larger and larger the more he denies himself. I’m almost tempted to jump to Takeda now because honestly you have to see the contrast between him and Shingen who is ALL about his personal desires and ambition (and he tries really hard to push Kenshin so that Kenshin stops being the “Uesugi General” and actually face him as /Uesugi Kenshin/ the man. These two are just… *clenches fist*).

      Gods, I love the line about “I do not want you to be a tool of war” because literally NO ONE else says that! Unfortunately, you guys have only had the pleasure of seeing all my ruthless babies (Oda, Toyotomi, and Date) but even Takeda and Sanada, which is filled with sweet and nice people, doesn’t say things like this. They’ll protect her and treat her kindly for sure but this!! OH MY GOD I just came to this realization while typing up this comment. For someone who denies his own personhood, Kenshin is certainly very adamant about letting Yuzuki be a person first instead of a blood bag. And omg, you guys will be seeing this soon, but the way he encourages Kagekatsu to remain firm to his own beliefs too (the anime episode where Yuzuki mediates between Kagekatsu and Kenshin exists in here too iirc).

      Ooh, I never thought about it that way with Yuzuki selflessly healing him without asking for anything in return. And you just reminded me of Kenshin’s line about “I did not decide to protect you expecting a reward”. These two are similar… oh gosh, that’s so cute and I think I see why this version of the heroine is with Uesugi now.

      Haha, I love these hefty comments <3! Thank you for taking the time to type up all your thoughts!!

      Cey said:
      March 7, 2018 at 13:27

      “YES, PLEASE, COMMUNICATE, LET EACH OTHER KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, THIS IS HOW YOU SOLVE CONFLICT AND UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. ”

      Indeed!
      I was surprised too, to find this development to soon. Is refreshing to find Kenshin being to open about his feelings, considering how serious he looks all the time. And he even ask her forgiveness in advance, because he know he might treat her coldly in the future! T.T

      In the forest… alone… Man, kiss her already!!!!!!
      *Blush…

    garden said:
    March 6, 2018 at 03:44

    I cannot even with this scene with Kenshin. Toriumi, can you please not I’m weak with you playing this kind of characters *ded*

    lol he keeps track how many times he held her. idk why that’s kinda hilarious to me.

    it was mentioned by others but I’m gonna chime in too; THAT BLUSH THO!
    I love how very faint but very attractive the artist made them when they blush

      Ilinox responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 23:00

      Ahaha, I feel like I mentioned this before but I’m so tsun for Toriumi’s voice because he’s everywhere so I was like “oh man, Toriumi for Kenshin, huh…” and now I’m cursing everything because his voice is perfect for these types of characters and that minute softening you can hear in his calm and composed voice!!

      I didn’t even catch that but now that you mention it ;)) you’re certainly free to increase that number whenever you want Kenshin– //bricked.

      I’m making it my goal to try and capture all their blushing faces LOL but yes!! I love how subtle some of them can be. I don’t think Nobunaga ever blushes though, hm.

    Isa said:
    March 6, 2018 at 01:57

    I love this chapter! I wait everyday for the chapters thank you so much for your blog and work!!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 10:49

      <33 I love this chapter too and aww thank you for your words and commenting!!

    waterinegirl said:
    March 6, 2018 at 00:23

    “HELP ME, KENSHIN-SAN…!”
    then he came. that was fast!?!?!

    “It is impossible for me to easily speak of my own desires.”
    damn kenshin!!! im blushing

      Ilinox responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 10:49

      Haha, he was already heading over and he just so happened to get there right when she screamed his name :3c they both have good timing.

      Kenshin’s got such unconscious game /////// IT’S A SAD LINE AND YET HE’S ALSO IMPLYING THAT HE DOES HAVE /DESIRES/ FOR HER HAHA.

    yukihime03 said:
    March 6, 2018 at 00:12

    THAT BLUSHING KENSHIN.

    It’s really amazing he appears right after he is called, as if he is summoned lol
    The atmosphere between them afterwards is so romantic though *ahem*.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 6, 2018 at 10:47

      I spammed this chapter with so many Kenshin stills LOL but he’s always so emotionless so !! gotta show you guys his expressions.

      I really loved that part because it kind of shows how ~fated~ they are LOL. Her automatic reaction upon encountering death is to scream for Kenshin even though before she was telling herself that she couldn’t rely on anyone because she chose to leave out of her own free will. BUT YEAH HAHA this scene was oozing sweetness. Another princess carry too ;D

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