SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 6.5 ~

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Chapter 6: Fury of a Raging Lion

Caught by the Takeda Army together with the sacred treasure, she waited to sound out the situation… but it appeared that Shingen’s objective wasn’t the sacred treasure or the power of her blood, but something else.

In the end, that objective was!?

Chapter 6.5

[KENSHIN]: “This time, the real Uesugi Kenshin will be your opponent.”

[SHINGEN]: “Excellent. That’s the spirit… or it wouldn’t be interesting!”

.[SHINGEN]: “Not bad. You still have that much strength left, huh.”

[KENSHIN]: “I told you. This time I am serious.”

[SHINGEN]: “Haha, good! It’s getting fun! Alright, we’ll continue like thi–“

[SHINGEN]: “Kgh, argh…! Dammit, at this time…!”

[KENSHIN]: “–It ends here.”

[SHINGEN]: “Grgh…”

[SHINGEN]: “… Hey, why haven’t you finished me off? If you let me live, I’ll fight you again and again.”

[KENSHIN]: “… I will not cut someone down in a personal struggle.”

[KENSHIN]: “One day, as the general of Uesugi, I will cut you down as the general of Takeda.”

[KENSHIN]: “That is… the way I conclude my disputes.”

[SHINGEN]: “Heh. You’re a man who won’t bend his beliefs to the end, huh.”

[SHINGEN]: “But it’s a fact that you’re letting me off. I’ll owe you one now.”

[KENSHIN]: “If you think you owe me then, hereafter, never raise a hand to that girl again.”

[SHINGEN]: “… I can’t promise that. Guess I have no choice but to return my debt in another form.”

[SHINGEN]: “Here, take this.”

[KENSHIN]: “This is… the sacred treasure…!”

[SHINGEN]: “We’re even with this now. But the next time we meet on the field I’ll take the girl and that with me. Until then, Kenshin…”

[SHINGEN]: “–All members, withdraw!”

After I rode on Kagekatsu-kun’s horse for a while.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Look over there…”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah! It’s Kenshin-san…! Kageie-san, and Kagemochi-san too…!”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad… I’ve returned to everyone…)

I was relieved from the bottom of my heart at the sight of the three of them.

[KAGEIE]: “What a day, but the most important thing is that you’re safe!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Yes. I was nearly scared to death the moment you jumped from the hill though.”

[KANETSUGU]: “WHAT!? You jumped down yourself!?”

[YUZUKI]: “To be honest… yes.”

[KANETSUGU]: “You did something absurdly ridiculous. If we weren’t there, what do you think would have happened!”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry… You’re right, Kanetsugu. But–“

After I apologized to an exasperated Kanetsugu, I looked around at everyone and bowed my head deeply.

[YUZUKI]: “Thank you so much for rescuing me.”

[YUZUKI]: “And Kenshin-san… there’s something I need to say…”

I’m sorry for dragging you down. Before I could say that, Kenshin-san opened his mouth.

[KENSHIN]: “Are you unharmed?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… ah, yes, I’m fine. Thanks to everyone.”

[KENSHIN]: “I see.”

After Kenshin-san said that curtly he abruptly moved his eyes away.

[YUZUKI]: (Huh…? Kenshin-san’s attitude seems to be colder than usual…)

[YUZUKI]: (Is it because I was a burden in the end…?)

Indifferent to my uncertainty, Kenshin-san said only these words.

[KENSHIN]: “Everyone, we are returning home.”

As soon as we came back to the castle, I was summoned by Kenshin-san and I visited his room.

[YUZUKI]: “Excuse me. Kenshin-san, um–“

[KENSHIN]: “Do you know why I called you here?”

Kenshin-san released these words coldly with a somewhat angry expression.

[YUZUKI]: “Yes… because I was caught by the enemy and caused trouble for you, Kenshin-san… I’m sorr–“

[KENSHIN]: “Not that. I am asking about the matter of you jumping from the hill.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

Kenshin-san stared directly at me from a distance where, if I reached out a hand, I could touch his face.

[KENSHIN]: “You disregard your own body too much. Treat yourself with care, like how I concern myself with you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-sa–“

[KENSHIN]: “A reply is unnecessary.”

Interrupting my words, Kenshin-san softly embraced me.

[KENSHIN]: “The moment you leapt… did you think about how I would feel?”

[KENSHIN]: “… No, it is pointless to even ask. Most likely, you thought about my sake, and ran with that foolish move–“

[KENSHIN]: “The instant you disappeared from right in front of me, I…”

Kenshin-san’s voice trembled and, at the same time, the arms wrapped around my body tightened greatly.

This force told me just how seriously frightened he was of losing me and, in his arms, tears started running down my cheeks.

[YUZUKI]: “… I’m sorry.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry… I… was so bent on not wanting to be a burden…”

[YUZUKI]: “But I didn’t even think that, on the contrary, it was hurting you, Kenshin-san… I’m really sorry…”

[KENSHIN]: “… It is enough that you know.”

[KENSHIN]: “However, promise me one thing. From here on, you will not do anything reckless.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes… I swear.”

Kenshin-san quietly released my body and, with a gentle hand, wiped away my tears.

[KENSHIN]: “Incidentally, was anything strange done to you at Takeda’s castle?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Nothing was done to me…”

[KENSHIN]: “I cannot see that. Surely, you are not being considerate of me and lying, are you?”

[YUZUKI]: (Ack, he’s sharp…! Maybe it’s better if I told him everything honestly…?)

[YUZUKI]: “Actually… Shingen-san tried to drink my blood.”

The instant I confessed that, Kenshin-san frowned as hard as he could.

[KENSHIN]: “What?! That Shingen… he did something unthinkable…”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, but! In the end, it was stopped at just an attempt, because he was just doing it to make fun of me.”

[KENSHIN]: “Even if it did not result in your blood being drunk, it is not something to be forgiven.”

Kenshin-san said that and then his face came near my neck delicately.

[YUZUKI]: “U-Um, Kenshin-san…?”

His breath against my neck was hot and I was embarrassed. Feeling something inside me squirm, my heart unconsciously raced.

[KENSHIN]: “I have a request…”

[YUZUKI]: “Er… what is it?”

[KENSHIN]: “… May I drink your blood?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Ah, that’s right. Kenshin-san, even though it’s treated, you’re injured…”

[KENSHIN]: “No, it is not to heal my wound.”

[YUZUKI]: “Really? Why then…?”

[KENSHIN]: “That is… I am well-aware that I am terribly irritated, but…”

[KENSHIN]: “I know not at all what I have lost my temper over or why I have these feelings.”

[KENSHIN]: “However… it is not due to my injury or anything; I simply wish to drink your blood.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Or can I not?”

A slight emotional voice was mixed in his rationality and, before I knew it, I had nodded.

[YUZUKI]: “You can drink my blood. If it’s you… you can have as much as you want.”

[KENSHIN]: “… My thanks.”

After Kenshin-san kissed my neck lightly, he pressed his fangs against my skin–

[YUZUKI]: (Nn…)

My body trembled with joy at the sweet electricity that came after a prickling pain.

While abandoning myself to this pleasurable sensation, I suddenly thought this.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s strange… when I think about how Kenshin-san is drinking my blood I somehow feel at peace…)

After a while, Kenshin-san quietly drew his face away from my neck.

[KENSHIN]: “… I apologize for having shown you an unbecoming sight. Originally, I thought I should return this to you…”

Saying that, what Kenshin-san took out of his breast pocket was–

[YUZUKI]: “That’s the sacred treasure, right…!?”

[KENSHIN]: “Yes. After my duel with Shingen, he handed it over… I will put it on.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay. Thank you…!”

Kenshin-san placed the sacred treasure, which was strung through with a cord, around my neck.

At that time, the sacred treasure suddenly started to release a dazzling light.

[YUZUKI]: (Wha! This is… the same as when I touched the sacred treasure before…!?)

[KENSHIN]: “Can this be… the role of the sacred treasure? It leads those who are worthy to meet with Himemiko…”

Immediately afterwards, the light concentrated into one point, and aimed in a certain direction.

Kenshin-san and I went out into the courtyard and looked in the direction the light pointed to–

[KENSHIN]: “That way lies the territory of the Date Army.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then Himemiko-sama is…”

[KENSHIN]: “No, we still do not know clearly yet. It is necessary to investigate, but…”

After Kenshin-san thought a while, he murmured to himself.

[KENSHIN]: “The Date Army… that is the army led by Date Masamune, the one who dealt a blow to me before.”

[KENSHIN]: “… It seems this will be difficult to deal with.”

An even bigger battle awaited us–

While having that premonition, Kenshin-san and I quietly stared in the direction the light pointed.

But, no matter what happened in the future, I had already resolved myself.

[YUZUKI]: (Kenshin-san… I will follow you anywhere.)

(T/N: THIS CHAPTER FOR OBVIOUS REASONS! BUT FIRST!! YELLS! Kenshin literally denying Shingen’s whole raison d’etre. He doesn’t kill people in personal fights and he’ll beat Shingen as the general of Uesugi vs. the general of Takeda? I love love love their clash of ideals. Meanwhile, you guys need to hear Shingen’s voice work here because every time he gets that wheezing and exhausted tone… my heart.)

19 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 6.5 ~

    1_chan said:
    June 21, 2018 at 14:17

    Ah yes! Good thinking ^^ )). Now our dear MC won’t throw herself off cliffs at least //whew. Hopefully, she’ll keep better care of herself and with the misunderstanding cleared and some curtains raised…smoother sailing?

      Ilinox responded:
      June 22, 2018 at 21:14

      Mutual growth!! Kenshin realizing how much he cares about her and catching the fee fees with this mysterious anger and his desire for her blood just because he wants her blood (and the right to drink from her?? unlike a certain /someone/). Meanwhile, heroine realizes how much she’s hurt Kenshin with her reckless drive to be useful to him and not a burden and now !! hopefully will take into consideration his feelings. Eheheh.

    waterinegirl said:
    April 9, 2018 at 05:00

    [KENSHIN]: “However, promise me one thing. From here on, you will not do anything reckless.”

    i doubt that

      Ilinox responded:
      April 9, 2018 at 14:38

      It’ll be within limits… hopefully LOL. Or at least not to the point where she’s throwing herself off cliffs |D;;

    Reggie said:
    April 7, 2018 at 16:42

    [KANETSUGU]: “You did something absurdly ridiculous. If we weren’t there, what do you think would have happened!” Umm….. Like an egg that falls hard to the ground LOL

    *rolling back and forth * KYAAAAAA!!!!!!!! A REACTION OF A JEALOUS BOYFRIEND!!!!! 💜💜💜 WHAT A SEXY TIME 💞💞💞 and I love this line “You disregard your own body too much. Treat yourself with care, like how I concern myself with you.”💖

      Ilinox responded:
      April 8, 2018 at 12:55

      Splat! I’m glad Kanetsugu got to voice what we were all thinking though |D;; we can always count on him to voice these accusatory and rude questions–

      This chapter continues to deliver and deliver and deliver :’D Kenshin’s voice in that entire scene is just amazing. And all his reactions from confessing his feelings, revealing his burgeoning feelings, to just general affection with the MC. Kyaaaah!

    AC said:
    April 7, 2018 at 05:33

    These lines here:

    KENSHIN]: “The instant you disappeared from right in front of me, I…”
    Kenshin-san’s voice trembled and, at the same time, the arms wrapped around my body tightened greatly. 😭

    The desperation and anger at not being able to protect her mixing with his budding feelings. It’s unreal how they are portrayed in his voice. But I ❤️ how he follows it up with a “May I drink your blood?” Like we went from feels to anger to smexy time. But I guess they deserve some romance before taking on Masamune. I can only imagine how real it’s going to get when they encounter the Date Clan 😰.

      Ilinox responded:
      April 8, 2018 at 12:53

      TWO PEOPLE ACTUALLY TALKING THINGS OUT!! I love these kind of scenes and Kenshin revealing just how much she affected him!! Yes!!

      It’s gonna get a lot worse before it starts getting better– //bricked. But omg yes I love the voice work so much in SNB (I’m thankful every day that the main story is full-voiced, haha, but that’s one of the reasons why I’ve stuck around for so long).

    AMBER said:
    April 7, 2018 at 02:37

    *rolling rolling* -//////-
    The (seems to be) reconcile talk between the two is AA++. The moment he said all his feeling is everything I’m crying. That him softly embraced her while being angry at her at the same time. And THAT TREMBLING IN HIS VOICE just made me dying now, it overwhelm me.

    I love the part Kenshin asked her to drink blood just right after he heard Shingen made fun of her by acting like drinking her blood. It looks like he’s a little aggressive and possessive that we will have very very tiny chances to see this side of him. Like, hey your blood is mine and none of the guys should have rights on even touching you. Awww it is just (/ω\).

    Haha sorry I think I’m too joyful here, need to calm myself down.

      Ilinox responded:
      April 8, 2018 at 12:52

      RIGHT!? Everything we could have ever wanted with him addressing MC’s recklessness, MC revealing the true extent of how she wants to help and admitting her fault in not considering his feelings, him being overwhelmed by his feelings (consciously and unconsciously)!! The whole thing, mmmmm.

      HAHA he totally is though he doesn’t understand why. And Shingen didn’t even drink her blood in the end so why are you so angry Kenshin, hmm? ;D This was a good chapter, haha, I don’t blame you for not being able to calm down.

    Candy said:
    April 7, 2018 at 01:09

    It’s okay to drink blood if you ask courteously 8D always.
    Goodness, when I read the blood drinking scene I always think, get a room! But wait, they did already… xD So dramatic!

    With that being said, I love the voice actor’s work here a lot. Toriumi was always good at these kinds of situations that just tug at your heart strings. >w< He can play that serious character well and then bam! Emotions overflow!

    And now the tension is released but not for long, hehe~

      Ilinox responded:
      April 7, 2018 at 20:40

      Kenshin’s a gentleman (◡‿◡✿).

      SAME! He nailed that emotional vulnerability and once again that contrast between how normally dignified he sounds and his voice actually shaking. UGH, when cool characters like these lose all their cool!! It’s honestly the best. Haha, at least we get to have some calm before the next storm with all the card stories I wanted to translate– //bricked.

    seiggy said:
    April 7, 2018 at 00:42

    *laughs nervously* Oh boy, just when we got off the Shingen shenanigans it’s Date now. Next stop on the Kenshin feels train woooooo. I almost snorted when I saw Kenshin’s awakening form at this part LOL. Kinda forgot about the whole transformation thing when there was a heart-to-heart talk beforehand. The fact the writers showed how shaken up he was and his inner conflict(╹◡╹)

      Ilinox responded:
      April 7, 2018 at 20:38

      Kenshin’s gonna get dragged through another thorny road because of his ideals. Oh man, I forgot about Shingen’s words here until we came back (and because the chapter updates are so long in between) but that line about how Kenshi is a man who doesn’t bend his beliefs… *nervous laughter*.

        waterinegirl said:
        April 9, 2018 at 04:59

        i am more worried if kenshin cross paths with nobunaga

    Bluesheep said:
    April 7, 2018 at 00:37

    Yay, they have the talk I’ve been waiting for! Shingen was such a sport for handing over the sacred treasure. But, then again he did say he was planning to get both Yuzuki and the treasure back again. Oh yeah I totally forgot Kagemochi and Kageie were there when she jumped, I guess she was too busy evading Shingen’s vassals to notice their reactions. Kanetsugu’s reactions will always be priceless to me.

    Oh boy, Date they are going to be a handful and probably more difficult to deal with than Takeda.

      Ilinox responded:
      April 7, 2018 at 20:36

      I can’t help but laugh at Shingen for feeling like he owes Kenshin for sparing him because it’s Kenshin’s own decision? I guess since Shingen is the type to take advantage of when his opponent is distracted (re: Kenshin looking at MC) he doesn’t understand why his opponent won’t take advantage of his coughing :(( sOBS SHINGEN.

      Kanetsugu was voicing what we were all thinking in the previous chapter, haha. “You WHAT!? YOU CRAZY CRAZY GIRL!!” Date is… :’)) brutal.

    garden said:
    April 7, 2018 at 00:24

    “The moment you leapt… did you think about how I would feel?”
    “The instant you disappeared from right in front of me, I…”
    these two lines my god it ate me from the inside. someone please give Toriumi all the awards for these lines alone!!

    ‘Kenshin-san frowned as hard as he could.’ — lol I would love to see that on Kenshin’s face

    …and now the Awakening scene?? ♥♥♥

      Ilinox responded:
      April 7, 2018 at 09:51

      Every single line in this scene was delivered A++++. I want to say this might be the first time we heard him so emotional? But then he was like spilling emotions throughout the entire Chapter6 with the whole Shingen mess LOL. Maybe first time we heard him so emotionally vulnerable and confessing his fears? :’))

      Haha, I just imagine his eyebrows going really >>:( or something. And yes!! You are right!! Awakening scene and then a whole bunch of uhh Kenshin stories because they’re so good?? (I feel guilty for spoiling Kenshin so much when the other leaders didn’t get as many– MY HONMEI HIDEYOSHI!! All his stories are kinda dull in that they’re always about his mask being stripped away though, oops)

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