SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 3.5 ~

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Chapter 3: Under the Clouds is a Blue Sky

Appointed as Kenshin’s “assistant”, she spent her days managing the internal affairs of the army.

Learning about each other gradually, the distance between her and the commanders gradually shrunk, and the atmosphere in the army also began to change.

Chapter 3.5

Will you listen to my story? Kagekatsu-kun blinked with surprise when I asked this.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Your story…?”

.[YUZUKI]: “Mm. You see, I… when I came here I was only ever protected by everyone form Uesugi…”

[YUZUKI]: “I couldn’t return anything… and it made me sorry, but I couldn’t say that to anyone either, and so I left the castle.”


[YUZUKI]: “But once I talked to Kenshin-san about my feelings, he gave me a duty… and I started to feel like I could try my best again.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, Kagekatsu-kun, why don’t you try talking to Kenshin-san, about how you don’t want to go as reinforcement because of your reasons…?”

[YUZUKI]: “Because I think you’ll just be hurt like this, Kagekatsu-kun…”

Kagekatsu-kun looked lost for a while after he finished listening to my words– and then he nodded repeatedly.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Okay. I’ll try talking to my father properly.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kagekatsu-kun…!”

Kagekatsku-kun relaxed his mouth slightly and then, staring intently, he held out a hand directly in front of me.

[YUZUKI]: “Um…?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… I have a request.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… I don’t know if I can say it well. So…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Will you stay with me?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, of course!”

When I nodded and took Kagekatsu-kun’s hand, his expression became relieved.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Thank you.”

On the way while Kagekatsu-kun and I walked through the hallway–

[KANETSUGU]: “Ah… you guys…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Kanetsugu…”

Kanetsugu-san looked over at us with round eyes.

As for Kagekatsu-kun, although he seemed a little nervous, he took a step forward as if he had immediately resolved himself.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Kanetsugu, before… sorry. About the reinforcement matter…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’m going to my father right now… to talk properly.”

[KANETSUGU]: “O-Oh? Okay…”

After Kanetsugu-san was taken aback he brought his lips to my ear and whispered.

[KANETSUGU]: “Hey! What in the world did you do?”

[YUZUKI]: “Nothing much. I only talked about the time I left the castle…”

Hearing that, Kanetsugu-san had a look of “I don’t get it” but–

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Bye, we’re going.”

My hand was gently pulled by Kagekatsu-kun and we left that spot to head towards Kenshin-san’s room.

[KENSHIN]: “What is it you want to speak to me about?”

Sitting in front of Kagekatsu-kun, Kenshin-san asked this single question.

The room filled with a prickling sense of tension. Even I unconsciously straightened my back while sitting beside Kagekatsu-kun.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Father, I wish to consult about the matter of reinforcements I heard from this girl–“

[KENSHIN]: “I believe you said you would not go, did you not?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes, however–“

[KENSHIN]: “Then that is fine. Kageie will be leaving instead.”


[KENSHIN]: “Is that all.”

Maybe because he froze at Kenshin-san’s words, Kagekatsu-kun nodded but–

[YUZUKI]: “Wait, Kenshin-san. Please listen to what he has to say!”

[KENSHIN]: “However.”

[YUZUKI]: “Please. Like the time when you listened to my story…!”

When I implored him witht these desperate thoughts, Kenshin-san thought about it briefly, and then answered with a slightly soft attitude.

[KENSHIN]: “… I understand. I shall listen.”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you so much!”

After I said my thanks, I urged Kagekatsu-kun, who was stiff, to talk.

When I did, Kagekatsu-kun, although hesitant, started to talk intermittently.

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Father, I don’t believe I can ever become a magnificent commander like you.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’m not as strong as you, father… and if I hadn’t received father’s help in the battle with Takeda–“

[KAGEKATSU]: “I wouldn’t have even been able… to protect this girl to the end…”

Kagekatsu-kun, while doing his best to choose his words, conveyed his own feelings.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Furthermore… that she was troubled enough to leave the castle–“

[KAGEKATSU]: “I… wasn’t even able to notice that…”

[YUZUKI]: (Now that Kagekatsu-kun mentioned it, when I returned to the castle, his attitude seemed somewhat distant…)

[YUZUKI]: (Was it because he regrets that he couldn’t stop me…?)

[KAGEKATSU]: “… I don’t think I’m the type of person who can receive father’s expectations.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “That’s why… to carry the Uesugi flag and go to defend another province… I cannot do that.”

Kagekatsu-kun closed his mouth there. He said everything he wanted to say… is what his refreshed expression seemed to show.

A silence continued for quite a while and, as I waited for a response with a pounding heart that I couldn’t settle, Kenshin-san slowly opened his mouth–

[KENSHIN]: “… A commander is an important existence who safeguards their land and protects their people.”

[KENSHIN]: “Even if they had the power of the “Gekka Tribe”, it would never be fit for a superficial person.”

It was clear that Kagekatsu-kun held his breath at Kenshin-san’s strong words.

[KENSHIN]: “For this reason, I would not entrust a battle or reinforcements to someone who I think would not fulfill their duties.”

[KENSHIN]: “That is my responsibility, as the person who safeguards these lands.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Then… why did father consent immediately when I said I would not go as reinforcement…?”

[KENSHIN]: “Eventually, you will become the general of Uesugi. That is why you must always hold responsibility for your decisions.”

[KENSHIN]: “Even if that decision did not comply with my will; I will not stop you if that was what you decided.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Father…”

In other words, Kenshin-san did not withdraw the expedition from Kagekatsu-kun because he had concerns about Kagekatsu-kun’s abilities…

But because of his parental love and his expectations for Kagekatsu-kun as the next general.

[KENSHIN]: “… Based on that, I shall ask once more.”

[KENSHIN]: “Kagekatsu, I wish to entrust this expedition to you… Will you go?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

Kagekatsu-kun’s appearance as he nodded powerfully felt more reliable than ever.

And then immediately Kagekatsu-kun and Kanetsugu-san, accompanied by soldiers, were to set out on their expedition.

[YUZUKI]: “Kagekatsu-kun, and everyone else… please be careful.”

As I waved my hand, Kagekatsu-kun turned to me– and then suddenly embraced me tightly.

[YUZUKI]: “Wha…! Kagekatsu-kun…!?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… I’m glad I spoke to him properly. Because of you, thank you.”

After he whispered that, Kagekatsu-kun’s hands gently released my body.

[KANETSUGU]: “Y-YOU! Right now! What’d you just do!?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I gave my thanks…”

[KANETSUGU]: “T-That’s not it, you just… ARGH, shit!”

[KANETSUGU]: “Kagekatsu, you… sometimes I don’t know what you’re thinking!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Really…?”

[KANETSUGU]: “Yeah! Geez… Look, don’t be absentminded and give the orders, Kagekatsu.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Mm… then… everyone, let’s go.”

[YUZUKI]: (… Take care.)

After I saw off Kagekatsu-kun and the others I was called by Kenshin-san and visited his room.

[KENSHIN]: “… I am glad I asked you to be my assistant.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san… um, what…?”

[KENSHIN]: “Ah, my apologies. My words are lacking.”

[KENSHIN]: “… I am very appreciative of the time you brought Kagekatsu here.”

Saying that, Kenshin-san showed a rare smile.

I was really happy to be able to see that side of Kenshin-san…

[YUZUKI]: “Yes…! I’ll keep working hard so I can be even the slightest bit of help…!”

[KENSHIN]: “Aa… I will be depending on you.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Once again, this event has made me realize that you truly are a special existence.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah… no, that’s too much…”

Being told that directly, I was happy, flustered, and utterly embarrassed.

[KENSHIN]: “It seems that I am always lacking in words, and so I tried to be honest but… was it strange?”

[YUZUKI]: “No! Not at all!”

At my response, Kenshin-san nodded “I see” like he was satisfied.

[YUZUKI]: (Somehow… there’s been so many surprising things today that my heart feels like it’s gonna give out…)

[YUZUKI]: (But I’m really glad that I was able to live up to Kenshin-san’s expectations…)

[YUZUKI]: “Then, I’ll excuse myself here.”

After I asked to leave, I tried to exit the room–

[KENSHIN]: “Ah, wait. There is one thing you should be informed about.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… what is it?”

[KENSHIN]: “If I am not mistaken, you are searching for Himemiko in order to return to your old world, aren’t you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: “Thereafter hearing your story, we have been proceeding with investigations–“

[KENSHIN]: “And just now, we have found information related to Himemiko’s location.”

16 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 3.5 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 21, 2018 at 01:22

    With how our mc is blushing over the ever poetic general, I kinda overlayed her with the soon-to-be-mom role ^^;;…I suppose the precious son would eventually fall in love with mc, too. Ah what to do ~ Also… :3c it seems Kanetsugu would be easier to tease than expected hm..

      Ilinox responded:
      June 21, 2018 at 14:21

      I swear Uesugi route ships Kenshin x MC SOOOO much you’d have to be blind and covering your ears not to feel it or believe in it somewhat, ahahah. Sad for the other ships (until we see their card stories, heehee) but also it’s great to get all these scenes with the two of them.

      LOL Kanetsugu has absolutely no defence for how odd Kanetsugu can be sometimes. Or how like child-like honest he is? Just get straight to the point and do what you want to do without letting things like social niceties or rules of conduct between genders get in your way–

    Bluesheep said:
    March 27, 2018 at 13:30

    It’s funny how out of the two Kagekatsu is much more perceptive on the fact that Yuzuki disappeared that very night and when Kanetsugu asked what happened, Yuzuki casually said “Oh nothing we just discussed how important it is to discuss your feelings…. and oh by the way how I secretly ran away one time.” They both walked off before he got a chance to process that information.

    I could see Yuzuki playing the role of a mother or a sister in Kagekatsu’s life since he seems to crave affection.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 28, 2018 at 10:30

      I snickered at that scene too where Kanetsugu just gets ditched before he can figure anything out more, but I feel like all of Kenshin’s inner circle knows about the incident with Yuzuki leaving the castle. At least, that’s what I figured since Kenshin tore out of there at the crack of dawn to find her and then literally carries her back in. There’s no way anyone could miss that LOL.

      I do too! Which is what makes all his romantic card stories and awakening a bit awkward for me, haha. I see you as a son or younger brother Kagekatsu, woops.

    Reggie said:
    March 22, 2018 at 02:02

    Ahhhh……. I remember the anime that where Kenshin’s smiles, not once but trice *~(^\\\^)~* The greatest sight I’ve ever see for a cooldere <3
    And sure Kagekatsu knows how to stole a spotlight hahaha :3

      Ilinox responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 19:07

      I feel like he smiles a lot in the game |D;; so I’m constantly baffled whenever people describe Kenshin as cold or dignified without any emotion on his face. Like ??? he’s obviously looking at Kagekatsu and the heroine with warm eyes?! His tone is so soft?? Hello?? Anyone?? Hahaha.

      The Uesugi blood of wooing a girl nonchalantly runs thick in Kagekatsu ;)

    Hisui Sama said:
    March 19, 2018 at 07:45

    I have been watching the videos of the chapters after reading your translation. Thank you very much for all your translation effort, if it were not for you, I would not understand anything.

    I almost died of laughter with the faces that Kanetsugu puts on seeing Kagekatsu hugging Yuzuki.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 19, 2018 at 14:12

      <33 Being able to hear their voices and watch the actual scene is the best experience because you then you get to hear how they actually deliver the lines, heehee. I'm glad you're enjoying these!!

    garden said:
    March 18, 2018 at 16:59

    I love this scene. can’t wait for the second time Kagekatsu said no to the dad. that’s one of my favorite scene as well.

    is Kenshin a strict dad or a too-gentle dad, I can’t really tell…

      Ilinox responded:
      March 19, 2018 at 11:09

      SAME!! Uesugi’s route is seriously written so well what with bringing back scenes like that and testing Kenshin’s resolve–.

      I think he’s a “too kuudere” dad LOL he has these good intentions but no one can really understand him because he either 1) doesn’t explain himself or doesn’t use enough words or 2) his resting face is too dignified and cold.

        garden said:
        March 19, 2018 at 15:26

        so Kenshin’s a bit of a, umm, non spicy version of Nobunaga? lol now I wished the writers would have chosen Oda and Uesugi for the alliance chapters. that’d be fun I imagine.

    Cey said:
    March 18, 2018 at 12:32

    Waaaa!!! So cute!
    It’s a shame the hugging was not in the anime. I would’ve loved to see it, and the face of Kanetsugu too!

    But, wheren’t Kagekatsu and Yuzuki holding hands when they were going to Kenshin’s room? And Kanetsugu didn’t say anything about that…

      Ilinox responded:
      March 19, 2018 at 11:08

      I’m tempted to go check out this episode again in the anime cause I remember, when the anime was airing, that I was like “oh they stuck pretty closely to the game but I prefer the game” but I can’t remember why I thought that. Did they maybe skip out on more of the Kenshin scenes? Hmm. But yeah!! This chapter ends on such a nice note between everyone :’D even though we started off wanting to throw the retainers into a ditch.

      I guess dragging someone by the hand is a-okay in Kanetsugu’s eyes but not hugging. I wonder when they stopped holding hands cause if they showed up to Kenshin like that, it seems kind of… LOL like a son bringing his girlfriend to meet the parent–.

    yukihime03 said:
    March 18, 2018 at 06:28

    They really are too similar in that they keep their feelings to themselves, and as we all know, that bounds to cause misunderstandings… But I’m glad Yuzuki’s there to help settle things.

    I wanna be hugged by Kagekatsu too??? (^་།^)
    Kanetsugu cannot compute though. XD

      Ilinox responded:
      March 19, 2018 at 11:04

      RIGHT?! It makes it that much more heart-clenching that the feelings they keep hidden is the love and well-meaning intentions they have towards the other too!! Kenshin is trying to teach Kagekatsu how to be the heir and will respect his choice whatever it is (even if it doesn’t align with his and ISN’T THAT JUST A+++ PARENTING RIGHT THERE. I LOVE HIM). Meanwhile Kagekatsu doesn’t want Kenshin’s reputation to be smeared with having a useless and weak heir. yELLS!!

      L O L Kagekatsu being very bold there and Kanetsugu freaking out (probably because he’s jealous he can’t be that bold–).

        yukihime03 said:
        March 19, 2018 at 21:46

        I already have a papa, but I don’t mind (eager even?) to have Kenshin as the papa of my children. //slapped
        We need more parents and children who can respect one another.

        I think the reason why I like Kagekatsu so much is because how honest he is?? lol and he can be surprisingly bold at times.
        Hugging Kagekatsu will be like to kill two birds with one stone. Aside from the obvious benefit, I can enjoy seeing Kanetsugu freaking out. (¬‿¬ ).

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