SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 8.4 ~

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Chapter 8: The End of the Line

She was kidnapped by the schemes of the Date Army and Kagekatsu, who came to help, was also wounded.

Furthermore, the Uesugi Army was toyed with by the Date Army’s plans, and a desperate situation approached…

Chapter 8.4

[YUZUKI]: “Ow…! I’m sorry, I think I sprained my foot…”

[MASAMUNE]: “Enough, keep walking. Do you want to be slashed?”

Masamune-san looked at my acting with cold eyes, but he didn’t move to pull out his sword.

[YUZUKI]: (I knew it, Masamune-san won’t cut me…! I might be able to buy time with this.)

That’s what I thought but Masamune-san seemed to see through my thoughts–

[MASAMUNE]: “Your worthless stalling ends here.”

At the same time Masamune-san said that flatly I saw through a break between the trees.

[YUZUKI]: (No way…)

[MASAMUNE]: “Once we’re out of the forest, we’ll be outside of Uesugi territory and into the Takeda Army’s lands. If Uesugi chases us carelessly, they’ll make enemies out of Takeda.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s… But Takeda’s territory is hostile to the Date Army too, right?”

[YUZUKI]: “If you run away into there, you won’t be safe either.”

[MASAMUNE]: “Aa, but if I ran into Date territory then Uesugi Kenshin could crush us entirely if he felt like it.”

[MASAMUNE]: “That being the case, if the Takeda Army and Uesugi Army clash then the probability of escaping in the chaos also rises.”

The two times I witnessed a battle between the Uesugi Army and the Takeda Army crossed my mind.

The first time was Kagekatsu-kun, the second time was Kagemochi-san, and both nearly died…

[YUZUKI]: (For a battle like that to happen again… Absolutely not!)

I had given up on resisting by force, but once again I braced my legs and planted myself on the spot.

In order to buy time, even one second longer– there was no other way left for me but this.

However, in the next instant, I was pulled by a strong hand and went into Masamune-san’s arms.

When I nervously looked up, a cold voice came down.

[MASAMUNE]: “You harpy! So you’re going to defy me to the very end.”

My body jumped and trembled at that voice which was filled with anger.

[MASAMUNE]: “There are many ways to hurt someone without killing them… why don’t I show you.”

[???]: “–I WON’T LET YOU!”

Suddenly, a white something jumped in and slapped a cloth over Masamune-san’s face.

[MASAMUNE]: “Wha!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun!?”

[MASAMUNE]: “The tanuki…!”

Masamune-san immediately tore off the cloth. Imari-kun ran over to my side and held something out to me.

[YUZUKI]: (This is… the sacred treasure!?)

[IMARI]: “Please touch this!”

[YUZUKI]: “Ri… Right!”

The second I touched the sacred treasure, a dazzling beam of light was released.

[MASAMUNE]: “What is this light…!?”

Masamune-san’s eyes were caught by the sacred treasure he was seeing for the first time and that light. At that moment, Imari-kun pulled my hand.

[IMARI]: “Quick, now let’s run! While that Gekka Tribe man is surprised, hurry!”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay…”

I didn’t really understand what was happening but, while carrying the sacred treasure that kept on emitting light, I started running with Imari-kun.

[SHIGEZANE]: “Haa… haa… you guys are… quite good… But I’ll definitely kick your–“

[KOJUUROU]: “Wait, Shigezane. Something’s strange. Since a while ago, the Uesugi Army has only been defensively fighting.”

[KOJUUROU]: “It’s almost as if we’re the ones–“

[KANETSUGU]: “Being stalled, right?”

[KOJUUROU]: “Krgh…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Ah, Kanetsugu… Look.”

[KANETSUGU]: “That light…! Looks like it’s working out.”

 

Encouraged by Imari-kun, I did nothing but continue to run. However–

[???]: “Did you think you could run away on those legs of yours as a woman?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ahh…!”

My arm was grabbed by a strong force and, when I instinctively looked back, there stood Masamune-san who wasn’t even out of breath.

[IMARI]: “Let go of that lady!”

Imari-kun tried to spring at Masamune-san’s face, but–

[MASAMUNE]: “As if I’d fall for the same thing twice.”

[IMARI]: “Buwaagh!”

Imari-kun was easily flicked away and, slamming onto the hard ground, he became limp and stopped moving.

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun!”

[MASAMUNE]: “These worthless petty tricks end here. –Come.”

[YUZUKI]: “No, let go…! Imari-kun is…”

My resistance was in vain and I was being dragged by force.

I was no match for him alone.

[YUZUKI]: (Someone… help…! Help me… Kenshin-san!)

[MASAMUNE]: “…!”

Suddenly, Masamune-san released my arm and leapt back from that spot.

At the same time, someone broke in between us, as if shielding me.

Smooth fluttering silver hair. A dignified bearing that one could tell even from behind.

The one who saved me was–

[MASAMUNE]: “Uesugi… Kenshin…!”

(T/N: Reminder to vote in the next army translation poll if you haven’t already! Next post is going to be the last Uesugi translation before I jump to a new army! Also, don’t mind my creative license with Masamune’s harpy line. I thought this over long and hard, okay!! He uses the word “kisama” which is just a hella rude way to address someone but it’s also IIRC the first time he speaks to her like that because his temper snapped. I was debating using the word “bitch” but that’s super harsh sounding in English… so we ended up with harpy :’) because she was jabbering his ear off to delay him. Another runner up was “witch” because wink wink her blood powers. Anyway, TL;DR translating is hard work.

PS. Take a drink every time Kenshin’s silver hair gets an entire descriptive line to itself—)

19 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 8.4 ~

    Reggie said:
    May 12, 2018 at 04:03

    Now you mention it, you’re right! Yeah it’s not fair hehehe Nobunaga has a prettiest hair and Hideyoshi looks like he has fluffy and smooth hair…. Why Yuzuki, why……
    Oh I see thank you ^^ when translated in english, it’s sounds not rude (woman) so I thought it’s different. ^^’ When I translate it in my language and dialect, it’s sounds so rude on my dialect hehehe ^^’
    Oh about that, I’m surprised when Kenshin curse because he so composed that it’s hard to imagine him saying that or maybe I’m more surprise if he actually says ” son of a bitch ” and they’re werewolves (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

    Idaira Ferrandiz said:
    May 9, 2018 at 03:59

    where is voted?

    garden said:
    May 8, 2018 at 21:42

    I think I’ve said this before but I’m gonna say it again; I love your translation!
    I love that you gave it a good thought and attention to the meanings so nothing will be lost while in conversion. I really hope you’d get well paid if you’re pursuing translation related job (or if you are right now).

      Ilinox responded:
      May 8, 2018 at 22:02

      Ahhhhhh ヾ( >﹏<。)ノ゛ thank you!! I'm not currently in a translation-related job but I am most definitely interested in pursuing that further one day. Localization seems to be getting more and more of a spotlight lately so it's been interesting seeing other people make their way in it and just hearing the debates that pop up :'D it's certainly been something that I've been working on more and more. I've always been on the more literal side of translation so now I'm trying to flex my creative muscles more and feel comfortable enough to use a different way to convey the meaning. I'm really happy you like it /o/!

    Hisui Sama said:
    May 8, 2018 at 16:37

    If I read the Uesugi chapters from the beginning and have a drink every time Kenshi’s hair is described, how elegant and dignified is his bearing, I would not go beyond the sober chapter 2 lol

      Hisui Sama said:
      May 8, 2018 at 17:04

      I did not resist the temptation to make this image:
      https://imgur.com/F8MxeFz

        waterinegirl said:
        May 8, 2018 at 19:22

        there’s no way i can resist the prince charming (kenshin) who is so hot!!!

        so hot that i might _________

        Ilinox responded:
        May 8, 2018 at 21:59

        LOL it’s mentioned so many times but it’s also really cute since in general we don’t get much descriptive lines in these games. I wanna hear more about subtle touches!! Give me that skinship– //bricked.

        Also, omg, yes Kenshin is definitely the most Prince Charming out of all the guys |D.

        Hisui Sama said:
        May 9, 2018 at 11:26

        It really does not bother me, there are things that you can not know only with the images. like Kenshin’s hair is silky (makes you want to touch it), but it makes me laugh that they do not do it with others.

        By the way, when I looked for the images of the prince of the little mermaid, I made it hurried and it was not until I put it with the image of Kenshin that I realized that I had similar clothes, I laughed for quite some time. Then I realized that it is an old military uniform that was used in the 19th century and royalty still uses it as a formality.

    leohikarusora said:
    May 8, 2018 at 08:47

    Err… In Date’s and Sanada’s, Imari is appear too like in the Uesugi’s. And the others, yeah he didn’t appear like this one. But in Takeda’s (if I recall it… Ch 6 maybe?) he’s appear too, but for a while

      leohikarusora said:
      May 8, 2018 at 08:49

      (PS : this comment actually to reply what @waterinegirl said, but idk why become a new comment =3=”

    waterinegirl said:
    May 8, 2018 at 02:38

    i only appreciate imari in usuegi route. maybe its because in other route imari is hiding

      Ilinox responded:
      May 8, 2018 at 21:57

      Right?! He actually did quite a bit. He hasn’t done anything in Oda or Toyotomi (except for presenting the cellphone I suppose…) but the rest, hmm. I guess he kinda saved MC at the beginning in Date’s route.

    Reggie said:
    May 8, 2018 at 01:38

    Just call Mr Justiceman and he will save you like a super hero 😜
    Well I don’t mind if she repeating describing his magnificent self 💖
    Umm…. About the kisama, Nobunaga uses that too on call her before he says her name, what is the difference?

      Ilinox responded:
      May 8, 2018 at 11:25

      Either MC has a new ability to summon Kenshin whenever she calls out his name or he has the best timing in the universe LOL. It’s cute he gets so much description but then I’m also like “Where’s the description about Nobunaga’s black hair!? Hideyoshi’s blond mess?! Not fair!!” hahaha.

      Not much of difference, he’s being really rude when he addresses her like that. But given the period they’re in (the feudal ages of Japan basically LOL) Nobunaga saying it right from the start comes off as being arrogant and dismissive, rather than a curse or insult, which is why IIRC I translated that as just “Woman”. But Masamune, in general and even on Uesugi’s route, addresses MC as “the girl”, “that one”, or orders her around without a pronoun. So him using “kisama” really shows how angry he is. Kinda like when Kenshin used “kisama” to Shingen when Shingen kidnapped MC.

    yukihime03 said:
    May 8, 2018 at 00:40

    [MASAMUNE]: “As if I’d fall for the same thing twice.”

    What I was expecting from Kojuurou and Shigezane but at least Masamune did not let me down. :’)

    …and Kenshin always appears when Yuzuki’s s calling for him with all her heart…
    Somehow it feels like summoning to me. lol

    PS. Take a drink every time Kenshin’s silver hair gets an entire descriptive line to itself—)

    Thanks but no thanks. :P

      Ilinox responded:
      May 8, 2018 at 21:56

      Ahaha, like you said, because Kojuurou and Shigezane were so startled at a talking tanuki I think their mind has continued to block that out for them. Meanwhile, Masamune just took it in stride and actually got attacked by Imari– LOL. I’m just imagining this cloth dropped on his face and it’s hilarious.

      Kenshin pretty much is summoned whenever she calls his name. Oh no, I just had a cute fic idea where MC realizes this and just goes around saying his name over and over again in her mind to see if she can convince The Powers That Be to bring Kenshin to her LOL.

      It’d be too dangerous of a game HAHA although I think it’s only been mentioned like… 3-4 times in all of these 10 chapters? That’s not so bad, is it? |D

        yukihime03 said:
        May 9, 2018 at 00:37

        Oooooh… but imagine MC summoning Kenshin while he’s… in the bath. lol
        (me and my dirty, dirty mind)

        Nah, I’ve played the drinking game (with water, because alcoholic drinks upset my stomach). My stomach can’t process more than one small glass of water in a short period of time.

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