SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 1.4 ~

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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…

Chapter 1.4

[SHINGEN]: “…… uagh…”

[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama!”

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san…!”

Shingen-san’s eyelids fluttered and then he woke up. Confirming that his consciousness returned, we breathed a sigh of relief.

[SHINGEN]: “You two… sorry for the surprise. Masatoyo, where is this place. What happened to the battle?”

[MASATOYO]: “You were moved into the forest so that the Uesugi Army would not realize you collapsed.”

[MASATOYO]: “Command of the battle has been entrusted to Masanobu. While drawing the enemy’s attention, he should be withdrawing as a way to protect you, Shingen-sama.”

[SHINGEN]: “I see… sorry for everything.”

[MASATOYO]: “No. This much is a given.”

[MASATOYO]: “More importantly, I am worried about your body, Shingen-sama. Let us return to the castle as soon as possible.”

[SHINGEN]: “…… Hey.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, what is it? Are you hurting somewhere…”

[SHINGEN]: “No… I’ve been saying things like how it’ll be safe if you’re beside me, yet look at me now. Sorry.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s… I just followed along selfishly…”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, this might be bold but… Shingen-san, is it possible you have some sort of illness?”

[MASATOYO]: “Erm… that is, you see…”

[SHINGEN]: “Masatoyo, I’ll talk. She saw how I spat out so much blood, so there’s no need to hide it.”

[SHINGEN]: “Well… as you’ve guessed, I have a little chronic disease. It seems to be what you’d call an incurable illness.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha… an incurable illness?”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. Looks like it.”

[YUZUKI]: “B-But! Weren’t you training energetically this morning? So to say you’re sick, that’s…”

[SHINGEN]: “Oh yeah. It’s settled down recently so I thought my condition stabilized–… kgh! *cough cough*!”

[YUZUKI]: “B-Blood again…!”

[MASATOYO]: “… This is strange. Even though we’ve given it this much time, the fits aren’t calming down.”

Masatoyo-san’s face rapidly became grimmer and that conveyed how dangerous this situation was, whether I liked it or not.

[SHINGEN]: “Shit… I thought I could hold out a little more. This might be the time… *cough cough*!”

[YUZUKI]: (No way, he’s not going to die like this is he…!)

While an unspeakable anxiety squeezed my heart without mercy–

[MASATOYO]: “Please do not give up, Shingen-sama! There’s still a way to help you, isn’t there!!”

[YUZUKI]: “Really!?”

I reacted to Masatoyo-san’s words like I jumped at them.

[SHINGEN]: “……… That, huh.”

[MASATOYO]: “Yes. Shingen-sama, you may not be eager about it but…”

[YUZUKI]: “But it can save his life, right? What kind of treatment is it?”

[MASATOYO]: “…–Blood. If he drinks a human’s blood…”

[YUZUKI]: “… Huh? Drinking… blood…?”

Masatoyo-san explained with a serious expression when I couldn’t do anything but be surprised.

[MASATOYO]: “… Please listen to this calmly. I believe you are already aware that we are werewolves, but–“

[MASATOYO]: “Werewolves, although we have human forms, are different from humans. We have ears and fangs like wolves and supernatural physical abilities.”

[MASATOYO]: “And… if a werewolf takes human blood into their body then the recovery of their wounds quickens.”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… then, uh, if he drinks blood his illness will be cured?”

[MASATOYO]: “… He will not make a complete recovery. However, the progression of his condition will be held back, and his symptoms will be lightened as well.”

[MASATOYO]: “… I am aware that it is bad manners to request this of you when we only met yesterday.”

[MASATOYO]: “However, I want to save Shingen-sama. Please, I beg of you, your blood–“

[SHINGEN]: “… No.”

[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama…”

[SHINGEN]: “To sacrifice someone for me, something like that… I can’t do that anymore.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? What was that? What does he mean by anymore…)

While I was caught by the meaning in his words, Shingen-san continued even more.

[SHINGEN]: “Listen, Masatoyo. Even if my life were to run out–…”

[MASATOYO]: “–…!!”

During their talk, Shingen-san and Masatoyo-san’s ears twitched pretty much at the same time.

[SHINGEN]: “… Geez, at a time like this.”

[YUZUKI]: “Um… did something happen?”

[SHINGEN]: “… The Uesugi Army is closing in.”

[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

[SHINGEN]: “Scouts…? Anyway, we can’t avoid a fight like this. Masatoyo, you’ll take this girl and run–“

[MASATOYO]: “NO! I cannot do something like leaving you here.”

[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama, I will buy you time. So, during that, please take this girl’s blood–“

[MASATOYO]: “… I’m sorry. I am entrusting Shingen-sama to your care.”

Masatoyo-san quickly ran into the forest and, instantly, we began to hear the sounds of swords clashing.

[YUZUKI]: (The enemy really is close…)

[YUZUKI]: “… Shingen-san. Like Masatoyo-san said, you can be saved if you drink blood, right?”

[SHINGEN]: “Probably. But that’s not allowed.”

[YUZUKI]: “Why!? You might die like this, you know!?”

[SHINGEN]: “… Don’t make me say it again. I don’t want to be bothered.”

[YUZUKI]: “But…! I’m indebted to you for saving me, Shingen-san.”

[YUZUKI]: “Besides, there’s a person who collapsed in front of me… and knowing that I can help, I can’t do something like “not help”!”

[SHINGEN]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san…”

[SHINGEN]: “… Don’t look at me with such teary eyes. I’m bad with tears.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s because…”

Reaching the limit of how much I could bear, my tears overflowed in large drops.

[SHINGEN]: “… Aah, dammit!”

Shingen-san glanced up at the sky as if he was resigned before he looked at me with apologetic eyes. And then–

[YUZUKI]: (Ah…!)

Shingen-san grabbed my arm, pulling me to his side, and then he gently held me within his arms like that.

My tears stopped in my surprise at suddenly being pressed up against him. And, as I felt Shingen-san’s warmth, I stared straight into those beautiful eyes.

[SHINGEN]: “…… Are you really sure?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes…”

[SHINGEN]: “… Alright.”

Shingen-san whispered that and then slowly brought his face to my neck.

[YUZUKI]: (…! His breath… tickles…)

At the point where his lips seemed to be touching my neck yet not touching, Shingen-san’s movements stopped, maybe due to hesitation.

But still–

[SHINGEN]: “If it hurts tell me, okay?”

After those words there was a prick and then a slight pain that ran through my neck.

[YUZUKI]: (Ngh…)

My body felt like it was going to tremble at the embarrassment of being held by a man and, on top of that, having my neck bitten.

Shingen-san tightened his hold around me.

[SHINGEN]: “… Mngh… A woman’s skin really is soft, huh. If I don’t hold onto my reason, it feels like I’ll break you.”

As his hot breaths spilled out, Shingen-san drank my blood with audible swallows–.

[YUZUKI]: “H-How is it? Did anything change in your body–“

[SHINGEN]: “That’s right… It feels strange. It’s my first time feeling that someone’s blood is this delicious–… ngh!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san?”

It couldn’t be another fit again– I braced myself but in front of my eyes–

[SHINGEN]: “What is this…!? My body is suddenly burning–“

[YUZUKI]: “Huh!? S-Shingen-san, your appearance… changed!?”

[SHINGEN]: “My whole body is filled with power! What in the world is–…!!”

[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Hey, there’s someone here! Don’t let them run away, surround them.”

[SHINGEN]: “The Uesugi Army, huh. Stay by my side.”

[YUZUKI]: “O-Okay.”

[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “H-Hey, look at that. Isn’t that… Takeda Shingen?”

[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Who cares! Everyone, get them!”

The Uesugi Army soldiers surrounded us without any gaps and, no matter how I looked at it, their numbers weren’t something Shingen-san could handle alone.

[YUZUKI]: “S-Shingen-san…”

When I looked up worriedly, although his appearance was different, an unchanged kind smile was returned.

[SHINGEN]: “Don’t worry. I promise I’ll protect you.”

20 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 1.4 ~

    Tatsuki said:
    November 27, 2018 at 01:29

    Personally my initial reaction to his awakening was Woah, he got OLD

      Ilinox responded:
      November 27, 2018 at 13:36

      It’s the monocle isn’t it LOL I don’t mind the white + red-streaked hair but c’mon why a monocle…

    Cey said:
    May 20, 2018 at 16:19

    It’s so sad to hear him coughing and wheezing (I have asthma, I know how it feels.) But the worst is the blood… I feel like I’m dying with him every time he coughs blood. ='(
    In any case, a part of my soul will truly die if we don’t get a happy ending with him.
    Pleaseeee, writers, don’t let him die!!!

    I like the image before Shingen drinks her blood… She may be surprised and embarrassed, but still, she is touching him too. Her hand is in his neck. Ahhhh!! Sadness and all… I want to be in her place!!

    The only thing I don’t really like about his awakening form is the monocle.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 19:10

      Ahh yeah :(( anyone who is coughing really hard or wheezing like that makes me instantly alarmed and worried for them kjhfkgjh it just sounds so awful (also sorry to hear you have asthma! that must be rough on some days). HONESTLY every time Shingen spits out a glob of blood I’m just wincing.

      I keep worrying that the writers will one day pull a “I can’t get close to you because I’m dying” trope but Shingen has proven me constantly wrong because he’s always so warm and considerate to her still despite this looming over them ;;;; happy endings for everyone on their own routes please!!

      Heehee, it’s always great to see the MC being a little more than a statue letting them move her around LOL. She gets to be pressed up right against him and holding him back |D how envious.

    leohikarusora said:
    May 20, 2018 at 07:54

    *reading all comments about Shingen’s awakening form*
    Err… It’s just my thought, but I think Shingen’s is better than Kageie’s, even yeah I kinda agree with everyone’s thought about the monocle… But hey, remember, the artist already think hard about the chara design ^^’a

    Back to the topic. And yeah, once again I got Shingen’s *4 card (which him was on his knees(?) in front the door) and it really makes me so… Sad. And I want to hear your thought about this card (I hope you have the card)
    And back to the story itself. Yeah Shingen!! But… You talking about MC’s skin, and somehow I become… >////////////<

    As always, thank you for your hard works~!! ^^

      AMBER said:
      May 20, 2018 at 09:34

      I agree with you, but I’m also ok with monocle (it surprised me at the first time too^^”). The only one thing I feel strange in his awakening form is costume, the yellow shade there sometimes reminds me of ancient Chinese monk ;-; I still prefer red for Shingen since it’s like his signature color/theme. Look at that cool hair, I love the silver/grey hair which most characters I like have that hair color and it really suits Shingen here in my opinion and there’s even small red lock (≧∀≦) so he’s not completely loses red.

      I am so touched with that situ when he’s in crisis between live or dead and doesn’t want to drink her blood, and then she cried and he just can’t tolerate to see girl cries lol good work she has done to make him finally drink blood. And yes, I also feel -//////- when he talks about her soft skin!

      You made me want to unlock his 4* card story now. Sorry to jump in :P I talk to much.

        Ilinox responded:
        May 20, 2018 at 12:00

        HAHA I can’t remember who ranked as the worst in terms of awakening designs but I have to admit that Kageie is pretty down there because I just?? The weird fur on his shoulder guard. The sudden stripping of his clothes. PLEASE.

        To be honest, I don’t really like much of the Takeda army’s awakening but it’s not bad either. Nothing can be as bad as the Sanada army’s LOL. Masanobu gets a straight upgrade though because he loses the hat |D;; I really really don’t like that hat.

        I have that 4* one!! And oh gosh yeah that one broke my heart because he’s just ;w; please don’t force yourself to do things Shingen. I have mixed feelings about sickly characters because they just make me so sad and even more so when it’s someone as warm and bright as Shingen SOBS.

        @AMBER: I wonder if that coloring in his awakening was intentional then because Shingen is apparently really religious and took buddhist vows? LOL. Random history fact, but IIRC Nobunaga burned a temple down when he was fighting Shingen and when Shingen was like “WTF how dare you, I am the [religious title]” Nobunaga responded with what became his famous line like “If you are [religious title] then I am the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven”. Look at these extra boys (oh god maybe I shouldn’t talk about historical figures like this).

        Ahaha, I really like Shingen’s original design too. Miko made him look too cool normal so it’s hard to upgrade him :’D I love the white and red hair too and how he gets those gold tassels.

        SAME. He was so resigned and didn’t want to bother her or push her into a difficult situation sOBS even as he’s coughing out so much blood and basically dying in front of her. And then all that description when he goes to drink her blood :’)) guy has experience with girls–.

        waterinegirl said:
        May 20, 2018 at 17:19

        Random history fact, but IIRC Nobunaga burned a temple down when he was fighting Shingen and when Shingen was like “WTF how dare you, I am the [religious title]” Nobunaga responded with what became his famous line like “If you are [religious title] then I am the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven”.

        @ilinox i remember reading something in wikipedia (not sure if its a reliable source)

        When Takeda Shingen was 49 years old, he was the only daimyō with the necessary power and tactical skill to stop Oda Nobunaga’s rush to rule Japan. He engaged Tokugawa Ieyasu’s forces in 1572 and captured Futamata, and in January engaged in the Battle of Mikatagahara, where he defeated, but not decisively, a small combined army of Nobunaga and Ieyasu. After defeating Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shingen stopped his advance temporarily due to outside influences, which allowed the Tokugawa to prepare for battle again. He entered Mikawa Province, but soon died in the camp.

        from this text it sounded like shingen has a potential to beat oda. too bad he died young. he could have accomplished a lot of things if he lived longer. maybe he’s the one who could have united japan.

        Another text i read from wikipedia. Takeda clan never recovered.

        thats so sad to read. when they’re almost at their goal.

        Upon Shingen’s death, Kenshin reportedly cried at the loss of one of his strongest and most deeply respected rivals.

        i hope they got conclusion in fate grand order if these characters from sengoku period got added in the game.

        in this game, Shingen has this irresistible charm. HISTORICALLY (according to wikipedia) Shingen had a profound effect on the period in Japan. He influenced many lords with his law, tax, and administration systems, and many tales were told about him. im not japanese, but i really enjoy learning history. (it started first with FSN then FGO and now SNB). The version of the anime or game story makes you want to learn history.

        leohikarusora said:
        May 20, 2018 at 22:50

        Don’t worry, thank you for your opinion @AMBER

        And thx guys for the Takeda’s historical stories. You guys makes me want to learn once again about Takeda and Uesugi one… Somehow I agree with @waterinegirl ‘s opinion, yeah inside my heart (after searching of course) I want Shingen who united Japan, not Tokugawa (cmiiw)

        Anyways, thank you guys for the opinions and information~!! ^^

    Reggie said:
    May 20, 2018 at 06:47

    So there was like a human sacrifice to order to stabilize his condition or humans give their blood willingly to save their lord?
    So much pain at reading but enjoying it at same time that I voice act them especially Yuzuki then someone hear me and come ” Are you crying? “😅
    And I feel like I want to remove Shingen’s monocle, his awakening is ok but just the monocle 😅

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 19:07

      I was a bit surprised when I read that part because they actually never bring it up again LOL which is why I forgot it even existed. I wonder if that’s supposed to be a reference to something monumental in the real Shingen’s history that everyone already knows ;;;; but yeah it sounds like ?? something really bad happened where someone sacrificed themselves for him? I don’t think it necessarily had to be him drinking their blood or anything, but just that someone gave up their lives for him. Maybe a soldier? Another vassal?

      LMAO that’s so cute if you read out the lines for MC. Reminds me of when I was watching these two Japanese guys play SNB and they would take turns reading out the lines for the MC and it was absolutely hilariouuuus especially because they got so into it and they would throw in a ton of commentary and innuendos (without being rude about it being an otome game).

      I remember this time they were reading through Kenshin’s 4* story and oh man, I can’t really remember the line right now, but it was about the MC appreciating the moonlight landing on his… shoulder i think? But the person who read it said “waist” and his buddy was like “HOLD UP WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING” lmaojhkgfjg.

      I have to chuckle at the awakenings whenever they add or take things away because like ?? I can maybe understand color changes and hair growing. But?? Where did this monocle materialize from? Kinda like Nobunaga suddenly losing his hair tie but then regaining it LOL. Meanwhile Hideyoshi gets a hair tie and then loses it.

    waterinegirl said:
    May 20, 2018 at 05:16

    1/2 eye glass, white hair…

    i’ll rather have unawakened shingen

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 19:03

      Poor Shingen just getting dragged on by all of his for his fashion sense. I don’t think they can decide what their awakened form looks like LOL (though if it’s awakening their original powers does that mean the Gekkazoku all used to look super wild like that *cough chuuni cough*).

    Faura said:
    May 20, 2018 at 02:00

    Glasses? So, that’s what he’s awakening looks like? I don’t know about that, but I have to say that it does fit. And the hair looks cool! XD

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 19:02

      I don’t know where the monocle came from L O L and I always wonder, whenever I see characters with glasses in these period games, if they even had glasses back then. Or was it only for rich people? |D;; Shingen’s hair in his awakened form is probably my favorite part. I don’t particularly mind the colors, but I just think his original red scheme is so much cooler, haha.

    Candy said:
    May 20, 2018 at 01:18

    Aaaand I still think his awakening design is a huge “omg pls no, put that away it does not suit you”. :”D

    But aside from that, at least the heroine now knows how to get him on his keens, haha.
    I don’t know why but even I feel embarrassed alongside the heroine lmao. Not that I mind.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 12:06

      LAUGHING. Poor Shingen but I think the same. I don’t mind the hair and the tassels he gets in it and stuff! But the rest, mmmmmmmm… or maybe it’s just the monocle. I… why a monocle? He suddenly went from like older brother and mature man to like an old grandpa with that HAHA.

      I think this scene was pretty embarrassing in general and really soft with Shingen’s actions hsjhjsgh him and Kenshin can fight for the gentlest first awakening LOL.

        waterinegirl said:
        May 20, 2018 at 17:08

        He suddenly went from like older brother and mature man to like an old grandpa

        @ilinox same thoughts

        but I have to admit that Kageie is pretty down there because I just?? The weird fur on his shoulder guard. The sudden stripping of his clothes.

        @ilinox i got weird ideas in my head what if shingen’s awakened form is stirpperific. i may not bea able to handle too much hotness. im fine with kageie’s awakened design

    AMBER said:
    May 20, 2018 at 01:05

    Impressive scene ∩^ω^∩ I love how considerate he can be even he’s in the middle of crisis. So warm and kind, can’t be tired saying this lol.

    Pulling his card from latest gacha made me understand why he’s called ‘tragic man’. I hope you can get it(or you’ve already got it?) that I want to know what you feel after reading it, I’ve already cried badly ; – ;

      Ilinox responded:
      May 20, 2018 at 12:02

      Warm, kind, bright, burning with ambition, are things that constantly run through my head whenever I hear Shingen talk so LOL you’re not alone!

      I haven’t managed to get any 5*s from like the last 5 event gachas :’D I think lady luck has abandoned me to hell so I can only stare at his card forlornly. IT LOOKS SAD THOUGH!! Maybe I’ll look it up one day on YT (when this event gacha passes because the last time I looked up a card, aka. Hideyoshi’s, I blew my stockpile of 300+ crystals trying to get him BUT DID NOT).

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