SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

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Chapter 9: The Calm Before the Storm–

Passing through the cave, we arrived at a ruined town. And just when she had a bad premonition, a massive amount of yakuma descended on them.

In the midst of that, Masamune discovered an important clue.

Chapter 9.3

Parting from Masamune-san and the others, I returned to my own room.

When I closed the sliding screen, Imari-kun’s sleeping body twitched in my arms–

.[IMARI]: “… Nhn, ngh… huh?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, Imari-kun, sorry for waking you.”

[IMARI]: “No, don’t worry. More importantly–“

[IMARI]: “I’m sorry. I wasn’t much help this time.”

[YUZUKI]: “No, I’m glad you weren’t hurt, Imari-kun.”

When I said that and smiled, Imari-kun also showed a faint smile but–

[IMARI]: “Ah! That reminds me, is your leg okay?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

At that point, realization came to me.

[YUZUKI]: (I was hurt when we were going to the Uesugi territory. And then, because things kept happening one after another, I completely forgot about it.)

[YUZUKI]: “Mm, it’s okay already. It still hurts a bit, but look the bleeding’s stopped–“

[???]: “Excuse me, are you available?”

[YUZUKI]: (This voice is Kojuurou-san?)

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, it’s okay.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Then, excuse my intrusion.”

[KOJUUROU]: “I apologize for intruding when you’re tired, but I was concerned about the condition of your injury.”

[YUZUKI]: “It’s okay already. Thanks to you treating it, Kojuurou-san, it doesn’t hurt much at all.”

[KOJUUROU]: “I see… I am glad to hear that. It was only a temporary treatment, so I worried whether it had worsened or not…”

Kojuurou-san had an unusually worried expression and, after saying that, he straightened his back and lowered his head to me.

[KOJUUROU]: “… In our expedition this time, you were put through many dangerous situations. I apologize… for lacking in strength.”

[YUZUKI]: “Please don’t apologize for such a thing. It was my own fault that my leg was hurt…”

[YUZUKI]: “And, instead, I had to be protected during all these dangers so I’m the one who should be saying thanks.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, thank you very much.”

When I did so, Kojuurou-san’s expression relaxed quickly.

[KOJUUROU]: “–You are already someone who the Date Army cannot be without, so it is natural to protect you.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Therefore, please do not feel indebted for being protected.”

[KOJUUROU]: “… Or is it that you feel uneasy at being protected by us?”

[YUZUKI]: “No way, I’m not uneasy…! It’s really reassuring!”

Kojuurou-san had what seemed like an unconscious wry smile when I answered in a slight panic.

[KOJUUROU]: “Haha, I apologize; those words put you slightly on the spot, didn’t it. However, if you are not uneasy then I feel relieved.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Please allow us to protect you from here on as well… You will not mind, I hope?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, thank you.”

[KOJUUROU]: “And, if you have no objections, please show me your leg. I will change the bandage and treat it properly.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, but, that’s too much. I can treat it later by myself…”

[KOJUUROU]: “I will not be able to forgive myself for allowing you to be injured if a scar is left behind.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kojuurou-san… Okay, please go ahead.”

This wasn’t the first time I had Kojuurou-san treating my injuries but–

Him treating me gently like I was something fragile… No matter how many times I experienced it, I really couldn’t get used to it.

[KOJUUROU]: “There, it should be fine with this. The injury does not appear to have festered and so it should heal soon.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right. Thank you…”

[KOJUUROU]: “…? Is something the matter? Your face seems red.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, no… uh…”

[YUZUKI]: (I definitely can’t say that my heart started racing from his treatment…!)

My cheeks were so hot that even I could tell myself, and so I instinctively turned my head away.

But Kojuurou-san, who wasn’t aware of anything, seemed to think my health became worse and placed a hand on my forehead.

[YUZUKI]: (…!)

My heart began to pound even harder at the largeness of the hand that touched me.

[KOJUUROU]: “It’s hot… It might be a fever due to exhaustion from the expedition.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Please get a good rest today. If your condition worsens tomorrow, be sure to tell me.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Okay.”

When I nodded, Kojuurou-san gave me a smile and gently took his hand away.

[KOJUUROU]: “I shall excuse myself here then. My apologies again for intruding when you are tired. Good night.”

[YUZUKI]: “N-No. Thank you for treating the injury… Good night.”

After Kojuurou-san left the room, I softly pressed a hand over my chest.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s still racing…)

While I was thinking that, Imari-kun giggled from beside me.

[IMARI]: “Kojuurou-san really is like everyone’s mom, huh.”

[YUZUKI]: “……”

[IMARI]: “? What’s wrong?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, no, it’s nothing.”

[YUZUKI]: (Certainly, just a while ago, I would have thought the same thing as Imari-kun about Kojuurou-san but–)

[YUZUKI]: (Mother is a bit… no, he’s really different from that…)

7 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

    yukihime03 said:
    March 11, 2018 at 21:32

    Yuzuki’s heart is wavering. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Masamune got a tough rival, eh?

    But Imari thinking of Kojuurou as mom… LOL~

      Ilinox responded:
      March 12, 2018 at 10:51

      Honestly, I feel like Kojuurou is the lowest in the running among the three because he keeps getting mom-zoned by everyone LMAO at least Yuzuki is becoming a little more aware of him but :’))) it must be rough for the poor dude.

    Reggie said:
    March 11, 2018 at 06:34

    Oh yeah, I completely forgot too about her wound lol 😂 Kojuro is so GENTLEMANLY! But Imari…… I expect his giggle to be like ” girl, he has hots for you ” or something. But….. That expectation fall hard to the ground *facepalm* why Baby tanuki…… Why……😭

      Ilinox responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 11:41

      Me too, haha, when I was reading this I was actually like “Wait, she got hurt? When? Where??” and it took a while before I remembered |D. I also thought Imari was gonna say something about like “Ooh la la, you’re embarrassed by Kojuurou!!” but instead he uhh is as oblivious as everyone else. STOP MOMZONING KOJUUROU!! *sobs*

      Also, funny thing, but did you notice that Kojuurou said something similar to what Kagemochi did during the market in Uesugi’s 2.3? Kagemochi was like “Or is it that you can’t believe what I’m saying?” just like Kojuurou is like “Or is it that you feel uneasy being protected?” When someone puts you on the spot like that you can’t exactly agree without coming off as mean and they obviously know that’s not the problem!! It’s not a problem with trusting them but causing trouble to others!! As expected of a member of the L4 though LOL they have similar ways of being playful teases.

        Reggie said:
        March 13, 2018 at 06:18

        Same here until she point it out when hahaha 😅 (KYAAA!!!!!! L4!!!! 😍)
        Oh I remember that! You’re right, I didn’t notice at all I was enjoying the whole scene here hehehe 😚 One of their strongest charm that you can’t really even escape KYAAA!!!! 😍 But poor this men have problems like now Kojuro being treated like a mom and Masanobu being chased by women just like hunting season 😂 Hmm, Mitsuhide is the only one who doesn’t have problems.

    Bluesheep said:
    March 10, 2018 at 17:38

    That’s cute she’s holding Imari like an infant, he really is like a plushie. That last sentence where Kojuurou is different from a mother is it because he touches like a man? (gets smacked)

      Ilinox responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 11:32

      I think it’s safe to assume she’s carrying Imari-kun everywhere unless otherwise specified LOL but ahhhh it’s such a cute image cause he’s like a raccoon/cat/dog thing ;w;/ so cute!!

      L O L PROBABLY. She’s becoming more conscious of his manly side *waggles eyebrows*

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