SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 4.5 ~

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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 4.5

Having come to the castle town, I asked Kageie-san, who was walking beside me, without delay.

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san! What should I help out with?”

[KAGEIE]: “Uhhh, umm…”

.[KAGEIE]: “What should I do? In order to let her and Kagemochi have a date–“

[KAGEIE]: “I purposefully said “there’s an important business related to Uesugi” to invite the two of them out but, for some reason, Kagemochi didn’t come and now I’m going instead…”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san?”

[KAGEIE]: “Huh? Aah, sorry! Then… f-for now, we’re getting a hairpin…”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay. Then how about we go to a shop.”

[KAGEIE]: “Y-Yeah…”

[KAGEIE]: “Hrm? But where are the hairpin shops? Mrmgh… I have no clue.”

[YUZUKI]: (… Kageie-san’s been muttering something to himself since a while ago. I wonder what’s going on?)

It was at the moment I tilted my head, curious about Kageie-san’s uneasy state and who was different from usual.

[CITIZEN]: “Hurry and run! We’ll be killed if we’re slow!”

[CHILD]: “UWAAAH! HEEEELP!!!”

Suddenly the town which had been lively until then was filled with roars and screams.

[KAGEIE]: “W-What’s going on! Hey! What happened?”

[CITIZEN]: “Y-Yakuma…! They’ve gotten into the town somehow…”

[KAGEIE]: “WHAT! Where!?”

[CITIZEN]: “Over there!”

[KAGEIE]: “Got it, I’ll go right–“

[KAGEIE]: “Mgh, but I can’t leave you…”

[KAGEIE]: “… Okay, you go back to the castle alone… ah, no, hold on.”

[KAGEIE]: “I can’t let her go back while yakuma are wandering around… urgh…”

Kageie-san seemed to be extremely troubled, but my thoughts were decided on what I should be doing.

[YUZUKI]: “I’ll go together with you, Kageie-san.”

[KAGEIE]: “Wha… you can’t! That’s too dangerous! No, I really should escort you to the castle and then I’ll come back alo–“

[YUZUKI]: “No. During the time you’re sending me back, the townspeople might be attacked by the yakuma.”

[KAGEIE]: “Mgh… that’s true. But, on the other hand, I can’t expose you to danger…”

[YUZUKI]: “If the yakuma came into town then it’s dangerous wherever I am!”

[YUZUKI]: “If that’s the case… then it’s safest to be beside you, Kageie-san!”

Maybe Kageie-san was convinced by my words because, after groaning a little, he gave a large nod.

[KAGEIE]: “Mm, mmgh… fine. Make sure to never leave my side!”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes!”

After that Kageie-san pulled my hand and ran through the town.

When we went in the direction where the yakuma were rampaging, there were many people screaming and running about trying to escape.

However, the instant we arrived, the yakuma ignored the people, as if they lost interest, and attacked all at once.

–Aiming at me.

[KAGEIE]: “As if I’d let you! Hragh!”

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, Kageie-san…”

[KAGEIE]: “Don’t mention it! ‘Cause I’ll protect this town and you!”

Kageie-san swung his sword around heroically while saying that and cut down the horde of yakuma one after another.

Meanwhile, I turned to the people and told them to hurry and escape.

[KAGEIE]: “Kgh, there’s more than I thought… But I’m not one to get afraid at this level! Come! I’ll cut down as many as I feel like–“

[CHILD]: “WAAAAAAH!! HEL… wah!”

At the same time Kageie-san got worked up, a child tripped over his feet and fell down.

Unfortunately, the child fell right in front of me–

At that second a yakuma rushed at me.

[YUZUKI]: (At this rate, the child will also…!)

Even if I ran, I wouldn’t make it. In the moment I was at a loss as to what I should do.

[KAGEIE]: “Guagh…!”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san!?”

Kageie-san protected the child who had been left behind and received a large wound on his back.

[YUZUKI]: (W-What do I do…! Kageie-san is protecting the child so he can’t counterattack…)

[YUZUKI]: (Now that it’s like this, I…!)

I resolved myself, picked up a fallen stone nearby, and threw it as hard as I could at the yakuma.

[YUZUKI]: (Great, I got its attention! The rest is…!)

Maybe because a stone was of no concern at all to the yakuma for it didn’t even shriek, but I ran from that place in a direction empty of people.

The yakuma chased after me as planned. Although, if the yakuma caught up to me who couldn’t fight then it’d be the end of the road.

And so I was careful not to stop my feet ever, but…

In the end the yakuma were faster and they slowly but steadily closed the distance.

[YUZUKI]: (They’re going to catch up like this…!)

Right after I told myself I needed to run faster–

[KAGEIE]: “HRAAAAAAGH!”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san…!”

Kageie-san bisected the yakuma and muttered like he was relieved.

[KAGEIE]: “Geez, you’re a reckless girl.”

After that he immediately protected me behind him and declared this boldly, full of spirit.

[KAGEIE]: “Listen up, yakuma bastards! As long as I’m here, I won’t let you hurt even a hair on this girl!”

[KAGEIE]: “–Those who want to die, come at me!”

Kageie-san fought desperately, even with a large wound on his back, to protect me.

Thanks to that, the horde of yakuma was exterminated without problems, but…

[KAGEIE]: “Kugh…”

Along the way, after we parted from all the townspeople who gave their thanks and were walking on the main road to report today’s matter to Kenshin-san.

Kageie-san suddenly collapsed to his knees after moaning in pain.

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san!? What’s wr–“

In that instant, my breath caught.

[YUZUKI]: (This is bad! His wound is bleeding…!)

After exterminating the yakuma, Kageie-san was given emergency treatment with the help of the townspeople, but the injury might have opened while we were walking.

[KAGEIE]: “I-I’m fine. This kind of injury isn’t serious…”

Kageie-san said that and his mouth showed a smile but it didn’t look like it was fine.

So I held out my hand without hesitation.

[YUZUKI]: “… Kageie-san. Please drink my blood.”

[KAGEIE]: “! I can’t… do that.”

[YUZUKI]: “Why!”

[KAGEIE]: “I… helped you and wanted to make you happy…”

[KAGEIE]: “But in reality it was the opposite. I was saved by you… on top of that, to do something like hurt you–“

[YUZUKI]: “Drinking my blood won’t hurt me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Instead, you suffering like this is what hurts me far more, Kageie-san…!”

[KAGEIE]: “But…”

[YUZUKI]: “If you want to make me happy then please drink my blood… I’m begging you.”

[KAGEIE]: “……”

After Kageie-san shifted his gaze around, as if he was wavering, he seemed to resign himself and looked at me directly.

[KAGEIE]: “… Sorry.”

Immediately after that my palm was pierced by fangs and a stinging pain ran through me for an instant.

[KAGEIE]: “W-Woah… what is this…! My injury is healing…!”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad…)

Seeing Kageie-san return to a healthy state suddenly, I shed tears without thinking.

[KAGEIE]: “W-What’s wrong! Did sucking your blood hurt in the end!?”

[KAGEIE]: “I’m sorry! Ahh! Why am I such a useless man!”

[KAGEIE]: “Even though I didn’t want to make you sad, I made you cry…”

[YUZUKI]: “You’re wrong. That’s not the case. It’s because I’m glad that you’re safe, Kageie-san…”

After I shook my head hard and showed a smile, for some reason, Kageie-san’s face became red.

[KAGEIE]: “… Mmh? What am I embarrassed about. When this girl likes Kagemochi.”

[KAGEIE]: “There’s a part of me that doesn’t like putting these together like before… why?”

[YUZUKI]: “Kageie-san?”

[KAGEIE]: “Aah, nothing, it’s nothing! Um… you helped! Thanks!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Welcome home, both of you.”

When we returned to the castle, Kagemochi-san greeted us with a smile.

[KAGEIE]: “Kagemochi! Why didn’t you come to the meeting place!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I thought it was a good opportunity.”

[KAGEIE]: “What was?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Before, did you not say that you didn’t know how to interact with her, Kageie-san?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I thought this would be able to resolve that even a little… How was it? The two of you going out.”

[KAGEIE]: “Mmgh… that, uh…”

Kageie-san looked at me and, after his cheeks turned red, suddenly averted his face.

Kagemochi-san chuckled at Kageie-san’s attitude and whispered something secretly into his ear.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “It appears that going out was effective.”

[KAGEIE]: “… Mmhm.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “And, I roughly understand what you were planning, Kageie… You’re mistaken about me and this girl, you know?”

[KAGEIE]: “I-Is that so!? It was my misunderstanding… haha, geez. I didn’t know that and was thinking about this and that.”

[KAGEIE]: “Wait, what am I relieved about?”

After watching with amusement as Kageie-san was surprised, pleased, and then troubled, Kagemochi called out to me, as if he just remembered.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “That’s right. About the old texts but, after deciphering them, there is one thing I found out.”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Although it may be accompanied by a little danger, I thought to request this of you.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “–In order to lay our hands on Himemiko’s whereabouts.”

23 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 4.5 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 21, 2018 at 02:22

    Hah! He knew and also ended up playing wingman instead xD. Rlly liking the fun interactions btwn Kagemochi and Kageie tho~ They’re such a dynamically comical duo, and they seem to be such good bros too ^^ )). Thanks for the chapters haha

      Ilinox responded:
      June 21, 2018 at 21:32

      I can’t help but think of how easy it’d be for Kagemochi to play mean pranks on Kageie LMAO but luckily Kagemochi seems to consider Kageie as much of a friend as Kageie sees him and relies on him, so he’s bro enough to help poor Kageie get closer to the MC |D;;

    AMBER said:
    March 26, 2018 at 00:32

    Kageie is a cute dork^^ He’s so clumsy but very caring at the same time. He reminds me of a Siberian Husky haha, an innocent giant dog. Talking about dogs, I always have a feeling that Uesugi men look like a group of siberian husky while Takeda’s look like real wolves. Sanada’s are puppies, Date’s are pet dog in our home lol. Oda guys look like real vampires while Toyotomi look very human for me :)

      Faura said:
      March 26, 2018 at 02:18

      LOL! I just realized that now too! XD I was wondering why Date’s have one with floppy ears like a dog. I thought they were werewolves! Not “Weredogs”! XD LOL!!

        AMBER said:
        March 26, 2018 at 04:38

        Right? :D When I stare at Masamune, I was just awww that cute puppy! The more he acted tsun, the more he look cute >w<

      Hisui Sama said:
      March 26, 2018 at 09:02

      I always thought that they were more like dogs XD
      When I saw the anime (I can not play the gameT.T), I could not find where the ears of Masamune were and that I saw the chapters several times, I found them recently when I saw this image:
      [img]https://www.zerochan.net/2105239 [/img]
      Three hours later I was finally able to comment on G +, it does not leave me T.T

        Hisui Sama said:
        March 26, 2018 at 09:04

        Someone knows how the images are put, explain it to me XD

        AMBER said:
        March 26, 2018 at 09:45

        Agree XD My first thought when seeing Masamune in the game was, “Really? floppy ears for real?” It is because his character is obviously sly and pretty evil while floppy ears is something super cute. It’s very interesting contrast.

        I hope you can play game!! It’s so worthy, nice music and of course, the full voice in main stories! The cards are beautiful too.

        I copied your image link and can see the picture of him now :) Those adorable ears!

        Ilinox responded:
        March 26, 2018 at 18:58

        @ Hisui: Sorry, WordPress only uses html code (so the pointy brackets) instead of BBC code (the square brackets) but commenters aren’t allowed to use html code either since they don’t want people to use that to break the blogger’s site or anything /o\ You can just post the image link though and people can go to it from there!

        Shiina’s been applying my translations onto gameplay videos that they’ve recorded HERE if you want to see the game in action!

        @ AMBER: I thought Masamune’s floppy ears were the funniest and cutest thing too especially because wild wolves don’t have floppy ears?? And he’s literally the only guy out of ALL werewolves to have these adorable kind of ears which contrast so hard with his character |D.

    Hisui Sama said:
    March 25, 2018 at 18:18

    Everything went as Kagemochi wanted. XD I take advantage of the situation. XD
    I like the way Kageie wakes, up more than normal. I still think that he is so distracted, that if you give him a turtle to take care of her, he would lose her.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 26, 2018 at 18:52

      But a turtle is an animal and seeing how well he takes care of horses, maybe he’d do alright |D honestly, someone just needs to tell Kageie to imagine women as cats or dogs or something. Then he’d treat them right–

        Hisui Sama said:
        March 26, 2018 at 19:43

        Yes, it would be good looking after the turtle, but what I meant is that when it’s winter. And fall asleep, it could end anywhere.
        I know of people who have lost it at that time.
        I have a baby turtle and it’s like a stone in winter, you totally forget that it exists.
        https://imgur.com/xattibt

        Ilinox responded:
        March 26, 2018 at 21:05

        Ohh! That would be worrying, haha, and oh gosh that’s such a cute turtle ;w;/

    Reggie said:
    March 25, 2018 at 04:05

    So the real wingman is Kagemochi! O.O Oh, Kageie ask help to him and he just do what must do to help his bestfriend, I forgot XD

    Reporting to Kenshin, hmmm……. He will be upset about todays matter…..? Naaaa…… He will not ^o^’

      Ilinox responded:
      March 26, 2018 at 18:51

      Kagemochi is such a bro :’D but I think he also knows that Kageie couldn’t possibly make a move here. It takes all Kageie has just to have a normal conversation with a girl, haha. Although, then again Kagemochi is the type to step down if he knows other people like the person he likes… :(( or maybe that’s only for Kenshin.

      LOL I can just imagine Kenshin sighing at his silly retainers.

        Reggie said:
        March 27, 2018 at 07:37

        Oh I see ^^ and did you feel goosebumps when she said reporting to Kenshin? Because we can’t predict when he lose his cool lol ^^’

        Ilinox responded:
        March 27, 2018 at 11:51

        Huh, no, not really /o\ I figured their report would be strictly business and so Kenshin wouldn’t know they were kinda on a “date” (although Yuzuki totally thinks she’s on an important errand related to Uesugi; it’s just Kageie who is flailing around because he wanted this to be a date for her and Kagemochi). So I doubt Kenshin would be angry at all since it’s all business and he’d be in business mode. In general, I can’t see him getting angry at people getting close to the girl he likes either |D;; he’d either 1) decide that he’s a general before being a man and so he shouldn’t get close to the girl or 2) if they were already dating, he seems the type to feel secured and confident in himself and his partner’s bond.

    yukihime03 said:
    March 25, 2018 at 02:19

    lol, Kageie just walked into that trap set by Kagemochi. I KNEW Kagemochi knew, but I guess he’s really having fun with the misunderstanding while it lasted, but at least he cleared it up in the end.

    I quite like Kageie’s awakening form though? The shade of red is nice, and Kageie looks a lot nobler. Hail long hair!

      Ilinox responded:
      March 26, 2018 at 12:10

      HAHA I don’t know how you could miss it with Kageie pretty much blurting everything out before he can stop himself. I wonder if Kagemochi was genuinely like “wtf” during parts where Kageie was like “Let’s go buy a hairpin but you’re gifting it!” though. I’m surprised Kagemochi didn’t keep it going but maybe he thought to nip the misunderstanding before it creates more problems (or to make way for Kenshin– //bricked).

      I need to find a full sprite version for you, haha, because he’s like missing half his shirt on one side and it’s a bit odd. I also don’t like the fur on his shoulder guard because ?? it seems so extraneous. I’ll admit it’s not the worst awakening I’ve seen though but it’s still, hmm…

        yukihime03 said:
        March 26, 2018 at 21:15

        I can believe Kagemochi wants to make way for Kenshin… after all, so far in the main story, I think he doesn’t see Yuzuki romantically? He just wants the occasional prey to bully. Haha.

        Now I’m not sure if I want to see or not…
        Honestly, I think all of the awakening forms are odd in one way or another.
        Even until now, I can’t say I love any of them. Most of them too gaudy or avant-garde for my taste.
        While I may be able to tolerate eccentric design of clothes, I will most definitely be put off by bright and gaudy colors. XD

    waterinegirl said:
    March 25, 2018 at 00:50

    i really enjoy the misunderstanding chapter.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 26, 2018 at 12:08

      It never fails to make me laugh. I also think this chapter spawned a ton of Kageie/Kagemochi fics on the Japanese side LOL.

        waterinegirl said:
        March 28, 2018 at 04:57

        I also have plans writing a fanfic.

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