SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 7.3 ~

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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 7.3

The next day. Kageie-san went to keep guard at the castle gates so I walked through the corridors to be taught Shinga letters by Kagemochi-san again, but along the way–

[???]: “No.”

[YUZUKI]: (Hm? Just now, I thought I heard Kanetsugu-san’s voice outside the castle…)

When I looked outside and strained my ears–

[???]: “Is there no way?”

[KANETSUGU]: “I’ve said this many times already. Even if you come to greet us, it is inconvenient since it is not the desginated time. Furthermore, the location isn’t here either; it has been arranged to be carried out in a separate location.”

[???]: “But hey, your allies have come all this way on such a long journey, isn’t this a bit off? You’re looking down on us quite a bi–mrghgh.”

[???]: “Enough there, Shigezane. Indeed, it is our mistake for not considering the circumstances of others.”

[KANETSUGU]: “… In any case, I cannot allow you all to enter the castle.”

[???]: “… If that is the way it is then.”

[YUZUKI]: (The conversation just now… did the Date Army arrive?)

When I leaned forward a little, I saw three commanders there beyond Kanetsugu-san.

The moment I noticed the commander in the center I reflexively gasped out loud.

[YUZUKI]: (One-eyed and floppy ears…! I’ve seen him before!)

[YUZUKI]: (During the time the Uesugi Army was confronting the Takeda Army, he caught us by surprise, and ambushed Kenshin-san and the others–)

[YUZUKI]: (It was… Date Masamune-san, right…?)

Right after that, for an instant, I felt as though Masamune-san looked over at me and I quickly hid my body.

[YUZUKI]: (…! What do I do. Kageie-san even told me to have a sense of danger and be careful of the Date Army…)

[YUZUKI]: (Please don’t let him have noticed me…!)

[MASAMUNE]: “… I suppose nothing can be done if you say we cannot meet Uesugi Kenshin. Then, for now, I’ll have you allow us to survey Uesugi territory.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Survey?”

[MASAMUNE]: “We cannot just allow ourselves to be protected by Uesugi.”

[MASAMUNE]: “If Uesugi’s lands are invaded by another army, we will fight alongside Uesugi. For that time, I would like to grasp the terrain of Uesugi territory to a certain extent.”

[KANETSUGU]: “… Understood. In that case, I will guide you along with two others. That should be more efficient than having you three wander around alone.”

[MASAMUNE]: “It doesn’t matter to me. I will follow the way you wish to do things.”

[KANETSUGU]: “Then, you there soldier. Call for Kageie-san and Kagekatsu. After that, I’m entrusting you to keep guard at the castle in my stead.”

[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Yes, sir.”

[YUZUKI]: (Phew. It doesn’t look like Masamune-san noticed me.)

[YUZUKI]: (But I’m a bit curious… Even if they’re our allies, why did Kanetsugu-san volunteer to be their guide?)

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder if it’s okay to show them the inside of Uesugi territory. Especially since it’s been said to be best we don’t drop our guards, what with the Date Army having outwitted the Uesugi Army once–)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Kanetsugu appears to have handled that quite well.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, Kagemochi-san. What do you mean by Kanetsugu-san having handled that well?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “He’s taken them out of the castle so that the Date Army will not come close to you.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Also, while they’re looking around the territory, there will be more than one guard and I believe he intends to search for the Date Army’s real intentions.”

[YUZUKI]: “I see…”

[YUZUKI]: (It’s true that Kanetsugu-san wasn’t ever going to let Masamune-san and the others into the castle.)

[YUZUKI]: (It’s not just Kageie-san and Kenshin-san. Everyone is acting to protect me.)

I was happy but also somewhat apologetic, but when I held these slightly complicated feelings–

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Please don’t make that sort of face. There is no need for you to be bothered.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Everyone is moving to protect you by their own will.”

[YUZUKI]: “But, just letting myself be protected because of that is…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Uncomfortable, perhaps? Haha, you are a conscientious one, aren’t you.”

Kagemochi-san smiled lightly and then slowly brought his face closer–

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… However, there is also a problem in being too serious. Occasionally, it is alright for you to seek out care to your heart’s content, you know?”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

[YUZUKI]: (By that, does Kagemochi-san mean from himself…!?)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… From us, okay?”

[YUZUKI]: (Oh, what, that’s what he meant.)

I was a bit embarrassed at my own misunderstanding.

But there seemed to be another emotion inside me other than embarrassment–

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Aah, could it be that saying “It is alright for you to seek care from me” would have been better?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? Ah, no…! That’s not…!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Oh my, is that so? Then why do you look like that?”

[YUZUKI]: “Erm… uh…”

[YUZUKI]: “I-I don’t really know myself, so… umm…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Hm? So…?”

[YUZUKI]: “No… urm… Excuse me, I have to go!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… Even though I promised to teach her words, she became flustered to the point of forgetting that… how adorable.”

(T/N: So many wolves in this chapter. In more ways than one~ (。•̀ᴗ-)✧. Edit: Thanks to yukihime03 for reminding me of the word I blanked on LOL.)

17 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 7.3 ~

    yukihime03 said:
    May 2, 2018 at 21:26

    [YUZUKI]: (One-eyed and droopy ears…! I’ve seen him before!)

    Somehow, I prefer to call him “floppy ears”. Cuter. Suits the dere that he is. XD

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “… Aah, could it be that saying “It is alright for you to seek care from me” would have been better?”

    THIS TEASE. That smile is dangerous. That voice is dangerous. Everything about you is dangerous!!!
    I’m amused that Yuzuki seems so disappointed though, lmao. Deep down she’s thirsty for Kagemochi…? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 22:01

      OH! YES! Omg that was the word I was looking for but couldn’t remember at the time. I was like “what did we all call Masamune??… something ears… something… droopy??”. It was floppy!! Dammit!!

      I can’t believe Kagemochi can still flirt at a time like this bUT HONESTLY. THIS WOLF!! HE NEEDS TO BE PUT IN A PEN!! I have to question someone who isn’t thirsty for Kagemochi deep down inside. He’s just so smooth??

        yukihime03 said:
        May 3, 2018 at 02:54

        Ahaha, I think I always have that word in my mind because I really like floppy-eared bunnies and look at their pictures regularly. XD
        Droopy is usually used for eyes, I think.

        Somehow if we try to put him in a pen, he will most certainly pull us in as well, and then lock the pen himself… ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        waterinegirl said:
        May 3, 2018 at 05:35

        i just notice that date is the only wolf with his ears down.

        yukihime03 said:
        May 4, 2018 at 00:24

        @waterinegirl: Wait, where have you been? lmao

    AMBER said:
    May 2, 2018 at 07:26

    I’m so concern everytime Masamune is around (´;ω;`) it’s like I cannot read him and never know what he’ll be doing. It’s different from Nobunaga, though both are ruthless but Masamune has darker atmosphere.

    And that tricky wolf Mochi! You never get tired of teasing Yuzuki! //slam his arm! Even you prepare yourself not to be fluster when he’s nearby, it never works lol. Bad wolf!

      Ilinox responded:
      May 3, 2018 at 09:50

      Ahaha, it is pretty worrying isn’t it? |D;; I actually find Masamune okay to read (it’s Motonari that makes me nervous despite him not having done anything ruthless yet). For Masamune you just got to think of what someone who has no morals and no compunctions to do the dirtiest thing would do LOL. It’s interesting to compare him to Nobunaga though because, like you said, Nobunaga is ruthless too and he’s done some shady things but it never really comes off that way? Like it’s all a part of a greater plan and you know he wouldn’t have to resort to “dirty tricks” a la Masamune.

      I KNOW RIGHT!? I have the type of personality where, if someone is trying to fluster me, I get really competitive and work doubly hard to not be flustered and instead try to fluster them. But… I have a feeling I’d lose in a second to Kagemochi because he’s just so?? smooth????

    Reggie said:
    May 2, 2018 at 03:30

    STOP KILLING ME TO YOUR FLIRTATIOUS SKILLS,
    TEACHER MOCHI!!!! XD 💞

      Ilinox responded:
      May 3, 2018 at 09:46

      He needs a collar with a bell so every girl knows to run away if he’s coming– HAHA

    seiggy said:
    May 2, 2018 at 02:43

    HUURGH KAGEMOCHI. The teasing is real lol. Oh man, I’m excited for the upcoming parts. *rubs hands* The Kenshin feels train is gonna be great.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 3, 2018 at 09:46

      I’m rubbing my hands too heehee but I also wonder about people’s reception to Date LOL. It’s gonna be pretty brutal from here to the next chapter…

      KAGEMOCHI. URGH. HE’S ALWAYS JUST SO!!

    waterinegirl said:
    May 2, 2018 at 02:15

    Kagemochi-san smiled lightly and then slowly brought his face closer–
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “… However, there is also a problem in being too serious. Occasionally, it is alright for you to seek out care to your heart’s content, you know?”
    [YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”
    [YUZUKI]: (By that, does Kagemochi-san mean from himself…!?)

    damn it kagemochi. i also have same reaction with yuzuki

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “… From us, okay?”

    and you have me fooled too.

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “… Aah, could it be that saying “It is alright for you to seek care from me” would have been better?”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “Oh my, is that so? Then why do you look like that?”

    damn it. i would blush too

    [YUZUKI]: “I-I don’t really know myself, so… umm…”

    i’ll be like yuzuki too. kagemocchi knows how to make you drop your guard

    [YUZUKI]: “No… urm… Excuse me, I have to go!”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… Even though I promised to teach her words, she became flustered to the point of forgetting that… how adorable.”

    its so embarrasing to the point that i want to hide my face from you

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 22:02

      I’m so curious as to how Kagemochi is so smooth with girls LOL is it natural?! Does he have experience?! How many girls has he done this to!! He’s a menace.

        waterinegirl said:
        May 3, 2018 at 06:03

        Does he have experience?!

        im not so sure if he has experience. he spends most of his time serving kenshin

        How many girls has he done this to!! He’s a menace.

        i have this impression that kagemocchi flirts to any woman. but i cant find any proof. i went back usuegi chap 4-4. there’s no sign kagemocchi flirts with the maid. im also confuse. this guy has a good balance of sweetness and darkness in him.

        Ilinox responded:
        May 3, 2018 at 09:43

        Haha, yeah, I don’t think he flirts with any woman he meets. I think it’s just his natural gentle attitude and emotional intelligence that lets him get along really well with girls |D;; or more like he doesn’t flirt indiscriminately? But I can see him being really good at focusing on a girl he likes.

    garden said:
    May 2, 2018 at 00:28

    Yuzuki, never put your guard down around Mochi!
    lol I wonder what shade of red would Yuzuki’s face be when she recalled she had a lesson with Mochi and now had to go back and talk to that sneaky sneaky wolf again.

    I just realized, THIS is the chapter that made me distrust Date clan ever since >_<

    p/s: you're doing DearVo Riot??!!! *internally screaming bc I am at work* YAY♥ I have a few details from You and Judah that I can't figure out by myself.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 2, 2018 at 10:42

      If I were her I’d just continue to act like I completely forgot about it because there’s no way I’m slinking back to Mochi after running off like that LOL. He was so mean though in continuing to press her for an answer like that.

      HAHA I’m such a huge Date stan that I was rubbing my hands and trying to guess what Masamune’s plan was. Also *quiet kyaaaaaa* at the image of Masamune feeling the heroine’s stare and managing to, in a second, pinpoint her location and glance at her.

      !! You have sharp eyes! I finished up Tatarikon so, as a change of pace between SNB and the light novel, I might have… picked up another project again… :’D.

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