SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 4.2 ~

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Chapter 4: The Wise Delight in Water

In order to investigate the location of Himemiko, she started to decipher old books in the archives together with Kagemochi.

There she learned certain facts about the “Gekka Tribe” though…

Chapter 4.2

Inside the dimly lit archives, Kagemochi-san gave a troubled smile.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “We seem to be trapped here.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha…!”

Although I didn’t know that, because this was an old building, its construction was poor and if the door was closed tightly from the inside then it wouldn’t open–

If I hadn’t casually closed the archive door, then it wouldn’t have become like this.

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry, Kagemochi-san…!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “No, it was my mistake for not mentioning this at the beginning, so please do not mind.”

[YUZUKI]: “But it’s my fault we’re trapped. What do we do… If I call out, I wonder if someone will come to help.”

[YUZUKI]: “Excuse me! Is anyone outside? Hello, anyone…!”

Even though I tried seeking help, there was no reply no matter how long I waited.

Kagemochi-san kindly placed a hand on my shoulder when I was at a loss.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “It will be alright. Kenshin-sama is aware that we are in the archives and, sooner or later, someone will come.”

[YUZUKI]: “You’re right… nothing can be done even if I panic, huh.”

Thanks to Kagemochi-san’s absolute calm, I regained a bit of my composure and, nodding, I tried to leave the door.

But–

[YUZUKI]: “Wah…!”

I tripped over the books that were scattered at my feet and my body toppled over.

[YUZUKI]: (I’m falling…!)

The moment I reflexively closed my eyes.

[YUZUKI]: (… H-Huh?)

What hit my body was not the impact of falling but the strength of the arms that caught me.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Are you alright? It is dim, so please watch your step.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right… I’m sorry. Um… thank you.”

[YUZUKI]: (That shocked me… Kagemochi-san looks slender but he’s surprisingly strong…)

When I peeked at him with a racing heart, I saw a gentle smile illuminated by the setting sun which shone in from the window and which was coming to an end.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “It may be best to set up a light. The sun is about to completely set soon.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’ll prepare the candle I brought then.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Would you please… Also, where is the flint?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah…! That’s right. I need something to light the fire…”

I had completely forgotten that and my shoulders sagged with disappointment.

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “No, it’s fine. It’s not that troubling for it to become dark.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kagemochi-san…”

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder if he’s being considerate… I’m grateful but I’ve just been troubling Kagemochi-san, along with being trapped…)

When I was dejected at my own mistakes–

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Ahaha… you seem to be level-headed but at times you can be careless, hm.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “That part of you is adorable.”

[YUZUKI]: (Ah…!)

My face burned hot at those words said without hesitation.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Since moving in the dark is dangerous, why don’t we sit down and wait for help.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay…”

At Kagemochi-san’s suggestion, I sat down right beside Kagemochi-san while secretly patting my flushed face.

Eventually night came.

The archive was wrapped in darkness and I could barely even see my own hands.

[YUZUKI]: “… Kagemochi-san, are you there?”

When I became uneasy and asked this, Kagemochi-san’s hand reached out and held mine, as if to reassure me.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. I’m right beside you.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m glad…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “But your hands are slightly cool. Are you cold?”

[YUZUKI]: “Now that you mention it, I am but just a little…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Then, please have this.”

[YUZUKI]: “This is your overcoat, right, Kagemochi-san…? That’s too much…!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “You do not have to be reserved. It would be dreadful if you caught a cold.”

Saying that, Kagemochi-san covered me with his overcoat and, on top of that, gently held my shoulders so that it would not fall.

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you… and I’m sorry. We’re like this because I closed the door…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Please do not mind that. Because I actually think that something like this is not so bad.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I was thinking that it would not be bad to spend a night here, if it was with you…”

[YUZUKI]: “What do you mean by that…?”

When I asked this, Kagemochi-san’s hands, which were touching my shoulders, pressed down with slightly more force–

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Now, what do you think it means?”

I became embarrassed all at once when I was asked that by a sweet tempting voice and, reflexively, I stood up from that spot.

[YUZUKI]: “U-Um, I’m… going to try again to see if the door will open or not!”

Just as I declared that and tried approaching the door.

[YUZUKI]: “Wah…!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… even though I told you to please watch your step.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry…”

Right after I nearly fell again and was held closely by Kagemochi-san, I felt like I couldn’t stay here a second longer with my apologies and pounding heart.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Do you want to get out that badly?”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh? Of course–“

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Do you dislike being here with me that much?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? No, um, that’s…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… If you really wish to get out from here, then please let me drink your blood.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

I was surprised at the sudden request but Kagemochi-san pressed forward even more with his words.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “If I drink your blood and awaken then I can easily break something like a door.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “So… you will let me, right?”

Kagemochi-san didn’t wait for a reply and brought his face to my neck.

In that instant I recalled the sweet tingling sensation from the time Kenshin-san drank my blood.

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do… but it’s because of me that we’re trapped–)

I had no choice even if my blood was sucked.

I decided on that resolve and quietly closed my eyes.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Now, don’t be afraid…”

A sigh that included a painful longing grazed my neck–

However, no matter how long I waited, I was not pierced by fangs.

[YUZUKI]: (Huh…?)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I jest, that was a joke.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Even your nervous trembling is cute.”

[YUZUKI]: (I… was being teased? Kagemochi-san is usually kind though…)

[YUZUKI]: (It can’t be that he’s… a big bully?)

The instant I suddenly had that thought.

[KENSHIN]: “… What are you two doing?”

[YUZUKI]: “…!? Wha, um, Kenshin-san! This is, uhh…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Ah, Kenshin-sama. You saved us. The door wouldn’t open and we were quite troubled.”

In contrast to me being flustered, Kagemochi-san responded in a manner unchanged from usual.

[KENSHIN]: “Is that so. I believe the chance of the archives being used has increased due to the investigation of Himemiko. I will order the vassals to repair it.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. I believe that would be good.”

[YUZUKI]: (Umm… I’m grateful for that but how is Kagemochi-san able to be so calm…!?)

Kagemochi-san noticed me standing there, dumbfounded, and whispered to me secretively.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha. Your face is red, you know?”

[YUZUKI]: “!”

When I hurriedly hid my face, Kagemochi-san smiled with amusement.

[KENSHIN]: “… Is something the matter?”

[YUZUKI]: “No, nothing…”

Thinking back to Kagemochi-san’s unexpected side, I gave a small sigh while turning my face away from Kenshin-san who had a curious expression.

[YUZUKI]: (That person is definitely having fun teasing people…!)

23 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 4.2 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 21, 2018 at 01:52

    SLY! How sly ;; < ;; ))) Despite that danger I felt going reading his White Day's Card, I totally let my guard down reading up until the point where he became a black-bellied handsome guy (black-belly is a term used in many c-novels to describe a secretively cunning person). I was so wary until I forgot that he's a meanie with how nice and considerate he was acting orz. That said…I'm kinda anticipating the next time he pops up cuz ughhh…he plays his cards well haha

      Ilinox responded:
      June 21, 2018 at 15:57

      BULLY. AN ABSOLUTE BULLY!! And, oh gosh, hahaha I love that term and that’s my favorite type of guys in general :”D though they’re mostly in cnovels and jp novels. English hasn’t caught on enough to the black bellies sOBS. I always interchange with black bellies, haraguro (jp term), or as my friend is now trying to coin them… black sesame rice balls LOL white/innocent on the outside and black/dark on the inside.

      Eheheh, I think Kagemochi does a very good balance of teasing you juuuuust to the point where you can’t handle it and then backing down and just leaving you all flustered and bothered and wishing you could retort but there’s just no way to match him.

        1_chan said:
        June 22, 2018 at 17:25

        Haha black sesame rice balls are a good comparison xD. He does a rlly good job tho. Such a bully, but he can still string you along with him..kinda like a temptation lol

    yukihime03 said:
    March 22, 2018 at 17:18

    *inhale* BIG BULLY. AWFUL TEASE. TRICKY WOLF.

    I wanna call him other names but it’s not nice, so I’ll refrain for now.
    He’s really having fun trapped with Yuzuki there, huh. You just can feel it, he wants to eat her up!

    This part though:

    [KENSHIN]: “… What are you two doing?”
    [YUZUKI]: “…!? Wha, um, Kenshin-san! This is, uhh…”

    It feels so much like a husband catching his wife in the middle of an affair. |D
    I bet Kenshin is curious about what happened but he’s too polite to ask.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 23, 2018 at 09:43

      UNFAIR. MEANIE. IJIWARU.

      mdkgjdkjfgd midorikawa’s tone here was devastating too because when Kagemochi says things like “don’t be afraid” THAT VOICE was so coaxing and like soft and seductive khjfkgjhkfjh. For sure, Kenshin couldn’t have missed how awkward Yuzuki was being LOL but like you said probably figured it’s none of his business.

    Hisui Sama said:
    March 22, 2018 at 15:27

    [YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry, Kagemochi-san…!”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “No, it was my mistake for not mentioning this at the beginning, so please do not mind.”

    More than forget to mention it before, he did not want to do it. Kagemochi that naughty, He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, you look so kind and formal, but he likes to annoy innocent girls. XD
    Yuzuki went from being blushing, to a little redder, much more red and embarrassed the moment Kenshin entered. O////O It looked like little red riding hood devoured by the Wolf. XD

      Ilinox responded:
      March 23, 2018 at 09:40

      Hahahaha, so true!! I doubt he planned to be trapped but he certainly didn’t need to escalate it like that /o\.

    Reggie said:
    March 22, 2018 at 06:53

    Kagemochi doing the action but her in mind is Kenshin……… isn’t that ouch……… But I don’t mind I love seeing someone is hurting ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* (ꈍᴗꈍ) *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ jk XD
    Hmmm……. He’s really teasing or he sense someone is coming so he declared it joke.

      Reggie said:
      March 22, 2018 at 07:08

      *in her

        Ilinox responded:
        March 23, 2018 at 09:39

        Haha, I think she was recalling more the sensation of her blood than “who” was doing it, but it’s just that she only has Kenshin to compare to because he’s the one and only person to have sucked her blood so far LOL. I get what you mean though, ouch, Kagemochi doesn’t even get her thoughts to be on him.

        :’)) I refuse to believe that he couldn’t break down the door regularly. Normal people can already kick down doors, add onto the fact that he’s a military commander + gekkazoku + this building is old. Yeah right, buddy, I don’t trust that excuse.

    garden said:
    March 22, 2018 at 04:45

    hello, Shinga’s 911? yeah I’d like to report that there’s a literal wolf is trapped in a dark room with a girl right now. he’s a goddamn wolf, okay. if you don’t hurry to send someone over he’s gonna gobble her up. or worse, he’s gonna tease her to death! this man is not to be taken lightly. he look and act like a saint but he’s a wolf! please send your best looking guy okay. thanks.

    lol somehow I doubt Kenshin didn’t know how Mochi is when teasing a girl.

      Cey said:
      March 22, 2018 at 09:22

      Hahahahaha.
      Shinga’s 911— that was good!

      yukihime03 said:
      March 22, 2018 at 17:13

      LMAO!
      I have fun reading your comment. XD

      Hisui Sama said:
      March 22, 2018 at 17:35

      How funny, Shinga’s 911? But it made me ask who answered … Since they are the authority figure in Uesugi XD

      Ilinox responded:
      March 23, 2018 at 09:36

      L M A O “please send your best looking guy”. I wish it was easier to know what Kenshin was thinking |D;; Kagemochi is super respectful around him though so maybe he doesn’t know that his own vassal has this playful bully side.

    AMBER said:
    March 22, 2018 at 02:28

    I really love how Kenshin-san came in at the time haha. I’m sure he knows what’s happening and since he’s my most favorite character (and I’m not even Yuzuki LOL), I felt a lil bit guilty like having an affair with other guy and been found out by the fiance hmmm.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 19:13

      I think I’d choose Kagemochi over Kenshin ultimately but I get ya with the awkward feeling of having been caught doing ~naughty~ things or having an affair LOL even though nothing actually went down. But ahhhhh Kagemochi really has no mercy when it comes to teasing. Every. single. line.

    waterinegirl said:
    March 22, 2018 at 01:39

    i really wont mind being trapped in the room with him.

    damn yuzuki. if only its me and not you who get stuck in the room with him. i would really make the most time im stuck with him.

      waterinegirl said:
      March 22, 2018 at 01:43

      i will really make most of the time i’m stuck with him

      sorry for my terrible english

        Ilinox responded:
        March 22, 2018 at 19:11

        SAME (。・ ω<)ゞ. I wanna cuddle into Kagemochi's coat too–

    smily07 said:
    March 22, 2018 at 00:21

    In anticipation and also since it’s been such a long time since I read Uesugi, I went back to chapter 4.2 after I read your 4.1 translations…and oh my…I’m really a sucker for Kagemochi’s flirtatious teasing wwww

    Is it bad that I wanted to smack Yuzuki for running to the door just when things were starting to get…“interesting”? ಠ‿↼

    Also loved that it was Kenshin who interrupted the party. Being the perceptive general that he is, I’m sure he figured out exactly what was going on…≧ω≦

      Ilinox responded:
      March 22, 2018 at 19:11

      ME TOO. I know I did the SNB quiz before I even touched Uesugi so when I kept getting Kagemochi and read his description I was like “while on paper this sounds good but do you really think you know me quiz??” and then you see how polite and kind (but unreadable) he is in the first three chapters I was starting to think the quiz was more and more wrong. But then NOPE this chapter hit and… o h n o… i’m super weak to these characters too. He really knows how to pursue a girl.

      I feel like it’s a big shame too but I also understand her urge to flee because he leaves you with no room to retreat and you can only get tongue-tied and flustered hjsjhshjsh.

      Haha, I’ll admit that Kenshin is really perceptive and an amazing general but, on the other hand, he seems really clueless to things like romance and love so he might just be honestly confused here and like “?? Did something happen between these two??”.

        smily07 said:
        March 22, 2018 at 22:01

        Haha if that’s the case, it only makes Kenshin even more likeable in my books…I’m also quite partial to adorkable characters that blush readily when it comes to romance.

        Ah yes it’s true that Kagemochi and his wolffish ways would make any girl flustered and lost for words (๑•́ ω •̀๑)

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