Chapter 10: At the End of Schemes, Hope is Connected–
Utilizing the seal case discovered in the destroyed town to make use of other armies, Masamune plans to aim at Mouri territory.
Furthermore, as if seeing an opportunity, a messenger arrives from the Uesugi Army. This also appears to be Masamune’s scheme…
My cell phone, which I thought I lost when I came to Shinga, came out of Imari-kun’s tea kettle.
[YUZUKI]: (Why does Imari-kun have my cell phone…?)
When I wondered about this, Imari-kun suddenly raised his voice as if he remembered something.
[IMARI]: “… Could this be one of your personal belongings?”
[YUZUKI]: “Mhm, it is. Why do you have it, Imari-kun?”
[IMARI]: “Err… actually…”
[IMARI]: “I found this the day you came to Shinga. At that time, I didn’t think it was yours…”
[IMARI]: “Because it was smooth and pretty I thought to treasure it and put it away in my tea kettle.”
[IMARI]: “Uuu… it’s nothing I’ve seen before though so I should have suspected it was yours at least once…”
[YUZUKI]: “I see… a lot of things did happen though.”
[IMARI]: “I-I’m sorry…”
[YUZUKI]: “No, it’s fine because you found it.”
When I received the cell phone from Shigezane-san, maybe because I hadn’t touched it in a while, I became somewhat nostalgic.
[YUZUKI]: (The battery must be long dead and there’s no reception though…)
As those thoughts ran through my mind, the screen suddenly began to shine dazzingly.
[YUZUKI]: (What in the world is happening…!?)
The light rapidly became three-dimensional and gradually it began to make some sort of shape.
[SHIGEZANE]: “Woah! What is this!”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Your old world has such interesting things!”
[YUZUKI]: “No, it shouldn’t have this sort of feature though…”
Eventually, a beautiful woman emerged from the light in the air.
[???]: “At last I am able to speak with you…”
It was an extremely mysterious voice, one that seemed to echo directly in my mind.
[YUZUKI]: (Who is this woman…)
[HIMEMIKO]: “… First, I thank you, Imari, for finding this girl.”
[IMARI]: “Yes, I worked hard! Although I messed up a few times too…”
[HIMEMIKO]: “No, do not worry about that. I am truly glad I asked this of you.”
After she smiled at Imari-kun, who was moved to tears, Himemiko-sama turned to face me.
[HIMEMIKO]: “I am sincerely apologetic for summoning you abruptly to this Shinga.”
[HIMEMIKO]: “However, at that time there was no other means…”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… why did you summon me though?”
[HIMEMIKO]: “That is… because I wish to request something of you.”
[HIMEMIKO]: “Yes… I want you to make Shinga a peaceful place with no conflicts once more.”
[HIMEMIKO]: “For that sake, your power is necessary. The power of your blood…”
[HIMEMIKO]: “Please, I beg of you, use your powers and bring peace– Shinga–“
Himemiko-sama’s words became interrupted and she started to blur and fade.
[IMARI]: “Please wait, Himemiko-sama! HIMEMIKO-SAMA!”
Imari-kun’s shouts were in vain and the cell phone lost its light entirely.
[KOJUUROU]: “She disappeared…”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Cheer up, Imari.”
[MASAMUNE]: “… So that was Himemiko…”
While everyone was talking about Himemiko-sama, I recalled her words alone.
[YUZUKI]: (My power is necessary to end conflicts in Shinga…? I wonder if I can even do that…)
[YUZUKI]: (I feel anxious but… if that’s the reason I was called to Shinga then it’ll surely lead to finding my way home. Besides…)
[YUZUKI]: (If everyone here, who helped me, can live in peace then…!)
[YUZUKI]: “Masamune-san, Shigezane-san, Kojuurou-san.”
[YUZUKI]: “Can I impose on you all a little more in order to make Himemiko-sama’s wish come true…?”
[MASAMUNE]: “… Hn. In any case, your power is necessary until we obtain Himemiko.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “You’re saying dishonest things again, especially when you’re actually happy.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Who is…!”
[KOJUUROU]: “In order to accomplish our goal of unifying the country, we need your strength.”
[KOJUUROU]: “So it is us who should be asking if you could please lend your strength to us in the future as well.”
[YUZUKI]: “Yes! Thank you for having me!”
A wish from Himemiko-sama, who disappeared. And the clue about that Himemiko-sama which may exist in–
Although I felt a tinge of uneasiness, I was determined once again to head to Mouri territory with everyone from Date.
(T/N: SOBS this group picture kinda hurts cause we don’t know if we’ll see them all together like this again for a while… though Umehara should take as long as he needs to recover ;w; his health comes first and foremost!)