SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

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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 9.5

The next morning I woke up without having overslept.

[YUZUKI]: (Breakfast… it’s still too early, huh.)

Since I was up already I thought about helping out with breakfast and quietly left my room so as to not wake Imari-kun, who was sleeping.

[YUZUKI]: (… Hm? Coming this way is–)

[YUZUKI]: “Shigezane-san, good morning. You’re up early.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Oh, morning. You’re up early too.”

[YUZUKI]: “When I thought about how I couldn’t oversleep, I woke up earlier than usual…”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ooh, you’re a serious one.”

[YUZUKI]: “Not really.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, why are you up this early, Shigezane-san?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Me? You see… it’s becasue Kojuurou will nag when I sleep in.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “He asked me to wake the other vassals up early.”

Saying that, Shigezane-san scratched at his cheek like he was embarrassed.

[SHIGEZANE]: “But, even though I’m fine with getting up early, just thinking about how there’s a war meeting makes me sleepy.”

[YUZUKI]: “If you doze off, isn’t that what will get you yelled at by Kojuurou-san…?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “I know that, but I’m bad at staying still.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, do you know of a good way to keep yourself awake?”

[YUZUKI]: “Hmm… let’s see…”

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know if this will keep you awake, but I’ve heard that it’s a good idea to eat sour things to refresh your mind.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Sour things, huh… I see…”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Alright, why don’t we try that out now! Wait here for a bit.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? Um… Shigezane-san!?”

[YUZUKI]: (He’s gone…)

After I waited in that spot for a while, Shigezane-san came running towards me full of energy.

[SHIGEZANE]: “I’ve kept you waiting! How about this?”

[YUZUKI]: “Wow! That’s a cute jar. What’s inside?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ta dah! Open it and be surprised! It’s honey!”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Heheh. I also brought yuzu. It looks sour, right? If we put honey on this, I think it’ll be sweet and sour and tasty.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Here, this is yours. As thanks for teaching me something good!”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you…!”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Anyway, if we eat this honey yuzu then our minds will be refreshed, right?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yep, probably. I haven’t tried it so I don’t know though…”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Oh, then let’s go ahead and test it now! Here I go!”

[YUZUKI]: “Me too then… thank you for the food.”

Following Shigezane-san, I also brought the honey yuzu to my mouth.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s sweet and sour and delicious… I think my head does feel clearer.)

[SHIGEZANE]: “Mm, tasty! Plus, my mind feels refreshed, that’s awesome.”

[YUZUKI]: (Shigezane-san looks so happy eating… Could it be…)

[YUZUKI]: “Shigezane-san, do you like sweet things?”

When I asked, Shigezane-san smiled broadly and nodded.

[SHIGEZANE]: “Yeah! I generally love sweets, but my favorite is mizuame.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Though Kojuurou gets angry if I eat too much so I eat it secretly…”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Ah, keep this thing today a secret, okay.”

[YUZUKI]: “Haha, okay. I ate this together with you today, so we’re accomplices.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “That’s right!”

Like that, we placed a finger in front of our mouths like children and grinned mischievously.

[SHIGEZANE]: “Hm? You…”

But then Shigezane-san suddenly grabbed my hand.

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Shigezane-san?”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Here, your fingers… there’s honey on them.”


[YUZUKI]: “U-Um…!”

I was surprised and embarrassed to suddenly be licked, and my mind was thrown into confusion all at once.

However, without minding me, Shigezane-san continued to lick the honey.

[SHIGEZANE]: “Mngh…”

A soft sensation ran down my fingers and it was like a ticklish but pleasant and somewhat strange feeling–

[YUZUKI]: (Everything’s become hazy…)

[SHIGEZANE]: “Mm, got it. It’d have been sticky if it was left stuck on like that.”

[SHIGEZANE]: “Now, I’m gonna return this jar! Don’t be late for the meeting.”

Saying that, Shigezane-san left but I couldn’t move from that spot for a while.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s because Shigezane-san did that kind of thing suddenly…)

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do, that scene just now won’t leave my head, and my heart’s still pounding–)

[YUZUKI]: (Ack, what am I thinking about…!)

I need to turn my mind to other things, even if by force… is what I told myself.

[YUZUKI]: “T-That’s right! I should also wake Imari-kun and prepare for the war meeting.”

(T/N: I see now that this chapter’s title wasn’t kidding LOL Here I was excited for some more reveals in the war council, but nothing much happened except for everyone getting a character scene. Alrighty.)

11 thoughts on “SNB Date ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

    yukihime03 said:
    March 13, 2018 at 02:58

    It’s kinda funny to me to read about honey yuzu when just the day before yesterday, I had honey yuzu green tea. It was a nice and refreshing drink~ I can relate with Shigezane, lol~

    Meanwhile, Yuzuki’s getting dokidoki here and there. :P

      Ilinox responded:
      March 13, 2018 at 13:46

      Oh wow, what a coincidence! You can attest to whether it refreshes your mind then, hahah. Now you have me curious. Although I hope they didn’t just take a chomp out of the yuzu?? From what I read about it, it seems more like a lemon (used for its juices) than anything to straight up eat.

      Date’s advancing super fast not just through the story but also with the girl, ooh la la~ (probably because they only have 3 members).

        yukihime03 said:
        March 13, 2018 at 17:18

        Yeah, they just put a slice of yuzu in the drink, just like lemon tea.

    Reggie said:
    March 12, 2018 at 23:58

    “Hey, do you know of a good way to keep yourself awake?” I was like ” coffee? ” oh yeah we’re in feudal era and reverse world so there’s no coffee 😂
    Oh my bouncing baby boy…… I didn’t expect that (>\\\<)

      Ilinox responded:
      March 13, 2018 at 10:54

      Extremely steeped tea? LOL. But yeah I was thinking the same thing until I remembered that coffee isn’t native to Japan (or anywhere really until it got traded out of Africa). Out of curiosity, I looked up the history of coffee and it looks like coffee was introduced to Japan roughly at the end of the Sengoku period (the Dutch arrived around the time Nobunaga died) but it wasn’t until 200 years later that coffee became widespread because there was a trade restriction imposed on the Dutch. Huh, the more you know LOL.

    Cey said:
    March 12, 2018 at 09:57

    Poor Yuzuki, getting all flustered, while Shigezane is completely oblivious…

    Ilinox: Thank you for all the snippets of Japanese culture you include in your post. I love to read those.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 13, 2018 at 10:46

      Right?! I half-expected Masamune or Kojuurou to interrupt and be like “What are you doing Shigezane!?” hahah.

      Aw, thank you! I’m glad you find that interesting instead of annoying hshjjghfh because I try to translate as many things as I can but some things are just… I don’t think millet jelly gets across the same meaning as mizuame and how it’s a syrup, haha.

    Hisui Sama said:
    March 12, 2018 at 08:45

    Shigezane licking Yuzuki’s hand, god, I imagined it while reading it, calm your heart, also end up like a tomato. Finish like Yuzuki … XD

      Ilinox responded:
      March 13, 2018 at 10:45

      I’M SURPRISED SHIGEZANE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF IT! Boyyyy that’s not something normal people do to other people!! I thought he was going to do the usual thing like “Oh, you have honey stuck on the corner of your mouth” and then wipe it off and lick his finger. But this is like the next step where you just grab their hand to lick it LOL.

    garden said:
    March 12, 2018 at 00:25

    it’s a bit ominous of the sudden heart pounding moments that Yuzuki has. it felt like something bad was going to happen or something. I had to remind my aro ass that this is probably just the usual dokidoki lol.

    but it does seems like an important thing… my wild guess is that the writers gonna surprise us with giving Yuzuki a new talent; Premonition.

    back to Uesugi next?

      Ilinox responded:
      March 13, 2018 at 10:44

      I’m laughing harder at this than I should be, but yes the whole thing was just her heart racing because of dokis at everyone’s romantic side ;D or more like growing awareness to everyone’s presence. I don’t think she has any premonition or anything; the only army that has that going on is Toyotomi but with Kanbee going off alone to Oda I think we’re all expecting the worst to happen.

      Yep yep we’re going back to Uesugi now!

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