SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 7.2 ~

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Chapter 7: A Malicious Intrigue

Due to a proposal from Masamune, Uesugi allied itself with Date.

And then one day, the commanders of Date suddenly visited Uesugi territory in order to survey the land…

Chapter 7.2

Just when the investigation of Date territory was put on hold, that army’s general– Date Masamune sent a letter saying he wished to form an alliance.

We gathered again in the main hall to talk on what we should do about that proposal.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Presently, Date territory is being threatened by the Takeda Army, and so they would like to request the Uesugi Army’s assistance by all means.”

.[KAGEIE]: “We can’t trust them! Date Masamune is a guy who attacked Kenshin-sama before in a cowardly way.”

[KAGEIE]: “And now they’re begging for help. There are limits even to selfishness, you know!”

[KANETSUGU]: “No, I believe we should accept this alliance.”

[KANETSUGU]: “If Date territory wants to ally with us to protect themselves from the Takeda Army, then it would be necessary for us to grasp the lay of the lands on their side. In other words, we can search for clues to Himemiko in Date territory.”

[KANETSUGU]: “More importantly, this is an alliance the other side proposed. We’ll be able to investigate with just reasons, and it won’t be an invasion.”

[YUZUKI]: (Certainly, if that’s the case, then it won’t go against Kenshin-san’s justice. There’s no reason to refuse, right?)

Kenshin-san eventually raised his head from the letter–

[KENSHIN]: “We cannot abandon those who seek aid. I will accept this alliance.”

Kenshin-san had everyone exit the room, but when it became the two of us he called out to stop me and said this.

[KENSHIN]: “It is probable that this alliance… Date Masamune’s true target is something else.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KENSHIN]: “Before, when I was cut by Date Masamune, I drank your blood and drove him away.”

[KENSHIN]: “At that time, there is more than enough of a possibility that he noticed the power resting in your blood.”

[YUZUKI]: (Ah…!)

[KENSHIN]: “His target may be you. Be sure not to relax your attention. That is all.”

[YUZUKI]: “… I understand. I will excuse myself now.”

[KENSHIN]: “……”

[KENSHIN]: “The measures I can use in order to protect her– is it this sacred treasure.”

Several days after the letter was sent. I was passing the time in my room when Kageie-san visited and said he would guard me, but…

[KAGEIE]: “Listen, okay? Until the Date Army goes home, you can’t leave this room!”

[YUZUKI]: (By that, doesn’t it mean… if the Date Army doesn’t arrive until way later, I’ll be shut up in this room for that whole time…)

[KAGEIE]: “Don’t look so uneasy! Date isn’t worth being afraid of, because no matter what happens I’ll protect you!”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m grateful for those feelings but…”

[KAGEIE]: “What? If you’re concerned then you can say anything! Kenshin-sama asked me to keep an eye on you… so I’ll be in trouble if there’s an oversight!”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh…?”

[YUZUKI]: (Then Kenshin-san, in order to protect me, called out to Kageie-san?)

When I thought about how this was Kenshin-san and Kageie-san’s consideration, I felt something like relief.

[KAGEIE]: “… Hrm? You’re smiling, aren’t you. Then there’s no need to worry, huh. Let’s get on with starting your guard then!”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay, thank you!”

That being said, while Kageie-san was always beside me, he stood watch outside.

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Kageie-san, Date’s people haven’t arrived yet, right? Isn’t it a bit early to start guarding me now…”

[KAGEIE]: “Are you not conscious at all of how you might be personally targeted? Have more of a sense of danger!”

I flinched at Kageie-san’s forceful voice.

[YUZUKI]: (I want to say he’s overdoing it but, on second thought, this is all for my sake, huh.)

[YUZUKI]: (And yet I haven’t been thinking about Kageie-san’s feelings…)

[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry… You’re right, Kageie-san.”

[KAGEIE]: “Ah, no, uh… That there was, uhm.”

[KAGEIE]: “Er… in the worst case if you were to be kidnapped by the Date Army, I’d hate it if you were gone!”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KAGEIE]: “Ah!? Right now, that was just a figure of speech… how do I say this, it’s because you’re necessary to Uesugi so…”

[KAGEIE]: “No, I’m not talking about the power of your blood though, alright? I meant you yourself… Aagh, I can’t say it well!”

[KAGEIE]: “I’m going to the toilet! Don’t leave this room just because I’m gone!”

[YUZUKI]: (What’s going on with Kageie-san?)

 

[KAGEIE]: “I’M A SERIOUSLY USELESS MAN!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… What is this all of a sudden.”

[KAGEIE]: “I was ordered to be her bodyguard and I’ll absolutely protect her but, above that, I want to make her happy somehow.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yet when I’m in front of her in the moment I say unexpected things…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “In other words, you aren’t able to be honest.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Then perhaps you should only say what you wish to say the most?”

[KAGEIE]: “I see! I got it. I owe you one!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Good gracious. I would like you to hurry up and learn how to deal with these things yourself though.”

 

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, Kageie-san, welcome back.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yeah… Um, I have something I want to say to you. Sorry about before.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?”

[KAGEIE]: “I want to protect you. It has nothing to do with the power of your blood.”

[KAGEIE]: “So… please let me be your bodyguard. Can’t I?”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s… of course you can. I’ll be relying on you, Kageie-san.”

For some reason Kageie-san ‘s face became red at my words and then–

[KAGEIE]: “… Then I’ll be guarding you from outside the room!”

Saying that, he quickly left my room.

 

9 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 7.2 ~

    Reggie said:
    May 1, 2018 at 07:25

    SO DORKILY CUTE LOL (*≧艸≦)
    When those duo interact each other about the ‘ how to make a girl happy ‘ problems, I start to laughed 😂

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 21:59

      Every. time. he slams open the door to Kagemochi’s room I can just see Kagemochi’s unimpressed face LOL.

    AMBER said:
    May 1, 2018 at 05:51

    The heartache is coming again ._. I’ll be ready to read the next chapters! Come on! LOL

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 19:53

      *rubs hands gleefully* so much angst is going to descend on Kenshin again–

    waterinegirl said:
    May 1, 2018 at 04:22

    [KENSHIN]: “We cannot abandon those who seek aid. I will accept this alliance.”

    he still has his sense of justice… but i was curious in the case of anime when nobunaga reached out to usuegi.

    [KAGEIE]: “Er… in the worst case if you were to be kidnapped by the Date Army, I’d hate it if you were gone!”
    [YUZUKI]: “Huh?”
    [KAGEIE]: “Ah!? Right now, that was just a figure of speech… how do I say this, it’s because you’re necessary to Uesugi so…”

    for five second you’ve got my heart then you… you just… blew it up.

    [KAGEIE]: “Yet when I’m in front of her in the moment I say unexpected things…”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “In other words, you aren’t able to be honest.”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “Then perhaps you should only say what you wish to say the most?”

    damn it kageie! do you have to rely on kagemochi all the time!!! kagemochi can easily steal yuzuki from you

    speaking of which, @ilinox did kageie rely on kagemochi all the time in kageie’s card stories and interactions? do we have any story in which kageie isnt tsun… tsun… (cant find the right word)

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 19:51

      Oh man, I seriously can’t see Oda and Uesugi on the same side. Even card stories with both Kenshin and Nobunaga make me really nervous for some reason, I just keep expecting Nobunaga to straight up murder Kenshin somehow.

      LOL Kageie wasn’t kidding when he said he was bad with women. I just love how he always bursts into Kagemochi’s room without any warning though and Kagemochi is always like ??? the hell???.

      Hmm, it’s been a while but I don’t think so! Kageie has some pretty cute card stories on his own and I don’t think Kagemochi has shown in any that I’ve read so far. I think he’s a lot better in his cards than the main story but that’s because they assume (for 4* and up) that the guy and heroine are already in love.

        waterinegirl said:
        May 3, 2018 at 05:52

        I think he’s a lot better in his cards than the main story but that’s because they assume (for 4* and up) that the guy and heroine are already in love.

        even if he’s bad with women, he deserves a happy story too.

    Bluesheep said:
    May 1, 2018 at 01:03

    Kanetsugu diplomatic skills shows through here even though we doubted it initially when it was brought up lol. There are a lot of call backs to earlier chapters with Kenshin bringing up about how they should accept the request of those who ask for their aid, the Date incident, Kageie being on guard and stumbling, asking for Kagemochi’s help, and Kagemochi’s exasperated response. Although this time the body guarding is voluntary and wanted even if it is a bit early. Hmmm…. Kagekatsu is silent in this section even though he is present at the meeting.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 19:49

      It still makes me giggle a little at this contrast with how mean he is when he’s relaxed/at home and amongst friends vs when he’s upholding the Uesugi reputation and interacting with foreign people.

      Now that you mention it, yeah! That’s a nice touch :D seeing everything get built on and have an effect on later events like this. LOL he’s guarding her before they even arrive… I get where they’re both coming from because there IS a chance Date could sneak in earlier, but at the same time it’s like “bro aren’t you being a little too overprotective”. You know what’d be the safest place for her? In Kenshin’s room like how Nobunaga had her sleep with him– //bricked.

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