Chapter 1: Even a Chance Meeting is Due to Fate
In a hurry, everyone inside the castle were preparing for the next battle.
In a world where battles were around the corner, she started to look for something she could be even a little help with, but…
[MASAKAGE]: “Come on, come on, come on! I am Yamagata Masakage of the Takeda Army! Those who want to die, come at me!”
[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “GUGH…!”
It was as if Masakage-san himself became a spear, plunging forward while cutting a swath through the enemies, and Shingen-san and I could see that even from the main camp.
[YUZUKI]: “Masakage-san is amazing.”
[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. He’s got what it takes to call himself the vanguard. Now then, Nobuharu-san shouldn’t be able to be silent after being shown that.”
[NOBUHARU]: “Like I thought, Masakage! However, it’d be a pity to let him carry off with all the good parts.”
[MASANOBU]: “That’s true. In that case, shall we go as well.”
[NOBUHARU]: “Aa. But before that–“
[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Guagh!?”
[MASANOBU]: “… Uesugi’s ambush, huh. It appears that Kenshin has predicted our movements over here.”
[NOBUHARU]: “Hehehe… HAHAHAHA! This is why I can’t stop fighting!”
[NOBUHARU]: “Now, let’s do this, warriors of Uesugi! I am the immortal, Baba Nobuharu!”
[NOBUHARU]: “Those who wish to die– you may come straight at me!”
[YUZUKI]: “Nobuharu-san’s voice… is amazing. I can hear it even here.”
[SHINGEN]: “Seriously, I’m glad that person’s a comrade. If I met him on the battlefield, even I’d be terrified of that voice.”
Shingen-san said that so jokingly that I forgot this place was a battlefield and giggled without realizing it.
[YUZUKI]: (If the Takeda Army wins with this momentum…)
[MASATOYO]: “… Pardon me for interrupting your conversation. Shingen-sama, there are movements in Uesugi’s camp.”
Shingen-san’s eyes turned serious all of a sudden at the report from Masatoyo-san.
[SHINGEN]: “What’s going on?”
[MASATOYO]: “Kenshin has separated from the main camp, and appears to be heading somewhere.”
[SHINGEN]: “… I see. Maybe he saw that this was a good opportunity.”
I didn’t know what was going on, but Shingen-san grinned widely at Masatoyo-san’s report.
[SHINGEN]: “Great. We should move to the next stage soon too.”
[YUZUKI]: “Next stage?”
[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. –Masatoyo, sorry but could you send a runner to Nobuharu-sa–… kgh!!”
[YUZUKI]: “… Shingen-san?”
When I tilted my head at how his words suddenly cut off–
For an instant I didn’t understand what had happened. Shingen-san fell to a knee like he was in pain and there was a large amount of blood on his hand and around his feet–
[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama! Are you alright!?”
I came back to myself at Masatoyo-san’s voice.
When I crouched to peer at his face, Shingen-san seemed to be grimacing in pain and frustration.
[SHINGEN]: “Aah… shit. Having it come at this time. —*cough cough*!”
[MASATOYO]: “… Shingen-sama, please do not push yourself too hard.”
[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. I’m the one who understands my own body best.”
[SHINGEN]: “So, Masatoyo, sorry to ask but… could you call Masanobu over for a bit.”
[MASATOYO]: “Understood. Please leave the rest to us.”
[YUZUKI]: “U-Um! I’m going to call for someone–“
Thinking that there should be soldiers who were standing by outside the camp, I tried to run but–
[SHINGEN]: “–… NO!”
Shingen-san stopped me with a great force.
[SHINGEN]: “Don’t call… anyone… it’ll affect… the morale of the army.”
[SHINGEN]: “Besides… didn’t I tell you not to… leave my side?”
[SHINGEN]: “My bad… I’ve made you… look uneasy again. But right now… let me rest… just for a little… while.”
[YUZUKI]: (He’s falling!!)
There was no way I could support Shingen-san. But still, thinking that I could at least do something about his head, I held him and slipped in between him and the ground.
I clumsily fell onto my backside but more importantly right now–
[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san, please hold on!… Shingen-san!!!”
(T/N: Konishi’s voice acting for Shingen’s cough is so good T__T but so sad because he sounds like he’s really coughing up a lungand then all the lines after that have him sounding so tired. I’M REMINDED OF MY MORIKUBOU!OKITA TRAUMA IN HAKUOUKI. Also another person who coughed super well. And Tattsun’s Okita in Wasurenagusa… LOL. All these coughing men.
On a side note, I love Nobuharu’s title for some reason and it’s a real thing too! He earned the title “The Immortal of Mino” or “The Immortal Mino Ogre” haha.)