After one battle ended, we didn’t return to Uesugi’s castle immediately, and instead treated the people who were injured.
[YUZUKI]: (Everyone’s running around in a hurry to treat people. I need to work hard as well.)
[YUZUKI]: “Are there any others that need treatment…”
When I darted my gaze around the area, the sight of Kanetsugu-san pressing onto his right arm entered my eyes.
[YUZUKI]: “Kanetsugu-san…! You’re hurt! In that case…”
[KANETSUGU]: “… In that case what.”
Kanetsugu-san’s voice when he answered, whether it was due to fatigue from the battle or what, was terribly darker than usual.
[YUZUKI]: “I’ll treat it immediately so please show me your arm.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh…? Why?”
[KANETSUGU]: “It doesn’t matter, does it. Don’t bother with me and go away. There’s still wounded people, right?”
[YUZUKI]: (I don’t know why Kanetsugu-san is trying to keep me at a distance, but… if he’s hurt then I can’t leave him alone!)
Thinking that, I forcibly grabbed Kanetsugu-san’s hand.
[KANETSUGU]: “Wha, hey!”
[YUZUKI]: “Please don’t move. I’m treating it right now.”
[KANETSUGU]: “I told you it doesn’t matter!”
[YUZUKI]: “It does!”
Maybe because he faltered at my words for the moment, but Kanetsugu-san unexpectedly became quiet.
Using that time, I quickly applied medicine to Kanetsugu-san’s wound and wrapped it with a bandage.
[YUZUKI]: (With this… it’s done.)
At that moment, I heard my name being called from another place. It seemed like it was a request to treat an injury.
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, looks like I have to go… Bye, Kanetsugu-san. I’ll be going to another per–“
The instant I said that and turned my back.
[YUZUKI]: “Huh?… Ah!”
My wrist was suddenly grabbed and, when I turned around looking surprise, Kanetsugu-san had a furious expression; however, the depths of his eyes shook and he seemed to be lacking composure somewhere.
[YUZUKI]: “I-It hurts…! Kanetsugu-san, please stop…!”
Kanetsugu-san remained silent and, like he was dragging me, went in the opposite direction of the injured people– we went deep into the forest.
[YUZUKI]: “Kanetsugu-san!? What are you doing all of a sudden?”
[YUZUKI]: “I’ll listen to you, so please talk–“
[KANETSUGU]: “Ah, geez, shut up.”
Kanetsugu-san finally stopped and then embraced me from behind with a strength that was painful.
[KANETSUGU]: “Just so you know, this is all your fault.”
[KANETSUGU]: “You were moving around in front of me while showing off that delicious smell…”
[KANETSUGU]: “You’ve forgotten that we’re part of the “Gekka Tribe”, haven’t you?”
As the full moon illuminated the area surreptitiously, Kanetsugu-san’s presence approached the back of my neck.
[KANETSUGU]: “In this situation, there’s no way I can hold onto reason… if you don’t want to be hurt unnecessarily, don’t resist.”
Right after I heard Kanetsugu-san whisper this feverishly–
Fangs were stabbed in and I felt my blood being sucked. But, maybe because he was drinking with brute force, the intense pain made me scream reflexively.
[YUZUKI]: “Kanetsugu… -san…! It hurts…! Please… stop…”
When I tried to run from the pain, Kanetsugu-san tightened the arms that were holding me.
[KANETSUGU]: “Shut up. I told you earlier. It’s your fault for scattering around the scent of your blood.”
[KANETSUGU]: “Enough, be quiet and let me drink.”
Even when I twisted my body to try and escape, I couldn’t beat Kanetsugu-san’s strength–
Eventually, perhaps because I lost too much blood, my body went slack.
Maybe because he noticed that Kanetsugu-san immediately brought his face away from the back of my neck and, like he was holding me in his arms, brought me to sit at the base of the tree.
[KANETSUGU]: “You’re exhausted already? Pathetic.”
[YUZUKI]: “Those words…! Isn’t it because you drank so much, Kanetsugu-san…”
[KANETSUGU]: “Wha! What started this all was you!”
[YUZUKI]: “Even if you say that…!”
[KANETSUGU]: “You know, don’t you? We get thirsty when we’re hurt. So… even if I think about trying to hold myself back, it’s impossible.”
[KANETSUGU]: “If you don’t want your blood to be sucked roughly like this, then promise me. That you won’t hang around when I’m injured.”
[YUZUKI]: “… I can’t do that. Because I have to take care of those who are injured.”
Hearing my words, Kanetsugu-san sighed as if he was exasperated, and then he quietly brought his face close with a joking smile.
[KANETSUGU]: “Hmm… then if I drank from you even more violently… you definitely can’t complain, okay?”
(T/N: I was hoping coming back to this awakening scene to translate it would change my feelings on it like how Toshiie’s did but… nope. I still hate this one LOL.)