SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.4 ~

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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 9.4

After that, Imari-kun and I prepared for bed and slipped into our futon.

[IMARI]: “Zzz… zzz…”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad Imari-kun looks to be sound asleep, but…)

[YUZUKI]: (Hmm, I can’t seem to sleep…)

.[YUZUKI]: (Is it because I’m still feeling the effects of the journey? Or…)

Before I noticed, I remembered when Kojuurou-san treated me and my heart raced again.

[YUZUKI]: (I don’t think I’ll be sleepy like this… I think I’ll take a short walk.)

[YUZUKI]: (It’ll be horrible if I wake Imari-kun so I’ll carefully–…)

I felt a warm feeling when I walked through the castle.

[YUZUKI]: (Uesugi’s castle was huge and grand, but… this one feels much calmer. It feels like I came home…)

[YUZUKI]: (Huh, someone’s sitting on the porch.)

[YUZUKI]: (… Masamune-san? He has a serious look on his face though, maybe he’s thinking about something.)

[YUZUKI]: (It’d be bad to interrupt, so I’ll go back…)

I thought that and quietly tried to leave, but–

[MASAMUNE]: “You don’t have business with me?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… Masamune-san, you noticed?”

[MASAMUNE]: “Obviously… To think you run away right after you see my face.”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-You’re mistaken! You looked like you were thinking about things, so I thought I shouldn’t intrude…”

[MASAMUNE]: “Did anyone say that?”

[YUZUKI]: “No, that didn’t happen but…”

[MASAMUNE]: “Then there’s no need for you to leave.”

[YUZUKI]: (Does he mean… it’s okay to stay here? Then is it okay to sit beside him…?)

When I nervously sat beside Masamune-san, a pleasant night breeze blew through.

[YUZUKI]: (Ah… it feels nice…)

Cooled by the refreshing breeze, I felt as though my excited mind was calmed little by little.

When that happened, Masamune-san slowly opened his mouth–

[MASAMUNE]: “What…”

[YUZUKI]: “? What is it?”

[MASAMUNE]: “What were you going to do in the garden.”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… I couldn’t really sleep, so I thought to breathe the night air.”

[YUZUKI]: “Because a lot of things happened this time, and it hasn’t settled for me yet.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Hn. That extent doesn’t count as being a lot. For us, it’s an everyday thing.”

[YUZUKI]: “Really?”

[MASAMUNE]: “Naturally. We still don’t have power yet. If we’re going to try for results above the other armies, we have no choice but to jump into danger.”

Masamune-san smiled sarcastically as he said that.

[MASAMUNE]: “You were also picked up by an insignificant army. If you had been picked up by Uesugi or Sanada then you’d be having lazy and peaceful days.”

[YUZUKI]: “… That’s true. If I hadn’t met everyone in the Date Army then–“

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sure I wouldn’t be spending every day bustling around like this.”

[MASAMUNE]: “… Right?”

Masamune-san had an expression that was sad somewhere.

[YUZUKI]: “But.”

[YUZUKI]: “… In the end, I’m glad I was picked up by everyone in the Date Army.”

[MASAMUNE]: “… What?”

[YUZUKI]: “Certainly, if I had been picked up by the Uesugi Army or Sanada Army, I might have passed the days in peace.”

[YUZUKI]: “But if I was passing my days peacefully, far away from the fights… then I wouldn’t have met everyone.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sure I wouldn’t have become part of everyone like this.”

[YUZUKI]: “Calling myself one of you might be presumptuous though…”

When I said that, Masamune-san stared at me with a serious expression.

[MASAMUNE]: “You are one of us.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[MASAMUNE]: “… Don’t become arrogant. We don’t have any strength, so we can’t help but rely on a woman who isn’t much help, like you.”

[MASAMUNE]: “… That’s all.”

After he said that Masamune-san humphed and averted his face.

[YUZUKI]: (This is the first time Masamune-san has said I was one of them…)

–The night wind continued to blow without hesitation. As the trees in the garden rustled, I suddenly felt something cover my shoulders.

When I looked, Masamune-san was placing his own jacket on my shoulders–

[YUZUKI]: “Masamune-san…?”

[MASAMUNE]: “I heard from Kojuurou-san that you might have a fever. Don’t let your body be chilled.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh… t-thank you.”

Even though Masamune was usually curt, maybe because he was suddenly being gentle, I looked up at him unconsciously but he quickly turned his head away.

[MASAMUNE]: “It’d be irritating if you caught a cold and came to the war council tomorrow. Hurry and sleep.”

[MASAMUNE]: “I’m going to sleep… See you.”

Masamune-san quickly left the garden but–

[YUZUKI]: (Masamune-san’s face was a bit red…)

After that, while I was walking down the hallway, I remembered Masamune-san’s words.

[YUZUKI]: (… I wonder if Masamune-san was in the garden because he couldn’t sleep either?)

[YUZUKI]: (If that was the case, I wonder if I helped him a little…? It’d be nice if that was true…)

The jacket that was lent to me from Masamune-san was still on my shoulders.

Even when we were running around the Sanada territory, and when we were running around the Uesugi territory…

This jacket… Masamune-san’s back was always right in front of my eyes.

I wonder if it’s because it felt like that.

Masamune-san’s smell, which hung on the jacket, made my mind calm somehow–

[YUZUKI]: (I feel like I can sleep now…)

11 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.4 ~

    🐕 said:
    March 12, 2018 at 00:00

    omg HE CALLED YUZUKI NAKAMA 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

      Ilinox responded:
      March 12, 2018 at 10:51

      HE DID HE DID!!

    yukihime03 said:
    March 11, 2018 at 21:38

    Isn’t it interesting that Kojuurou makes Yuzuki’s heart beat so fast, while Masamune makes her feel calm…?
    Somehow I feel that when Masamune and Yuzuki are together, Masamune is the one who has a heart that beats a mile a minute. :P

      Ilinox responded:
      March 12, 2018 at 10:55

      That actually cracks me up because, usually, if this were to play out as an actual linear story or something Masamune would clearly be the male lead and Kojuurou and Shigezane would be like the second and third leads that unfortunately will get shafted in the end. BUT it’s usually the second and third people that give the heroine a sense of calm and peace :’D and it’s the romantic passionate blazing love that makes your heart pound that wins– but here it’s reversed LOL. The rough and gruff dude who should be the lead makes her calm while the mom-zoned dude makes her extremely conscious of him.

      Hahaha, too true!! He’s always turning his face away from her or they’re in some position where she can’t see his face so he can say his true feelings :3c

    Hisui Sama said:
    March 11, 2018 at 16:05

    Thanks for the chapter, You made my day.

    [YUZUKI]: “Certainly, if I had been picked up by the Uesugi Army or Date Army, I might have passed the days in peace.”
    In this part should not say Sanada ???

    Now everyone is blushing XD, They are going to transform into tomatoes XD

      Ilinox responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 17:05

      SCREECHES. YOU ARE RIGHT!! Oh man, how embarrassing |D I clearly cannot read and blanked out there while writing. Heehee, everyone’s getting some one-on-one action in this chapter ;D

    Faura said:
    March 11, 2018 at 10:37

    OMG! New chapter is updated?! Thank you very much for the new chapter! XD Is there a 9.5 though? Just curious. Thanks again!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 11:28

      If you click on the banner at the top it’ll take you to the first page of this blog where it shows the most recent posts /o\ All chapters have 5 parts so there is a 9.5 but I haven’t translated it yet.

        Faura said:
        March 11, 2018 at 15:52

        ‘kay! Thank you very much! XD

    Bluesheep said:
    March 11, 2018 at 10:27

    What they converse here is kinda true if she was with Uesugi she wouldn’t have much to do and in their route she nearly went insane not being able to anything for her benefactors. Here she gets to join in the action, it may be hectic at times but for someone like her it may be better than doing nothing.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 11, 2018 at 17:07

      It’s a neat coincidence that I started translating Uesugi and we reached the part where Yuzuki is feeling so troubled by her not being able to do anything just as Date is going through this chapter |D. Masamune is being so tsun when he says she isn’t much help but hey! he’s used the “she’s my wife” trick twice now LOL so I think she’s plenty of help to him.

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