SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

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Chapter 2: Good Medicine Tastes Bitter

Everyone returned home to the castle… for a brief moment. Shingen immediately went out to exterminate monsters called “yakuma”.

When she was worried about his body…

Chapter 2.1

[YUZUKI]: (Eh? Where is this…)

[SHINGEN]: “I’m sorry… for calling you out here.”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? What’s going on? I don’t remember being called by Shingen-san…)

[SHINGEN]: “Don’t… come close to me anymore.”

.[YUZUKI]: “Wha!?”

[SHINGEN]: “If you go on to stay by my side… I’ll definitely make you sad.”

[SHINGEN]: “So… so, please, don’t anymore– *cough cough*…”

[SHINGEN]: “Shit, at a time like this…!”

[YUZUKI]: “S-Shingen-san!?”

[SHINGEN]: “DON’T COME! I don’t have any more… *coughs*!”

I ran over to Shingen who collapsed on the spot. But when I called his name and shook him, he didn’t wake.

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san? SHINGEN-SAN!?”


Unable to believe what was happening in front of me, my consciousness went away from there–

[YUZUKI]: “S-Shingen-san!”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh? Could that have been… a dream just now?)

When I sat up hurriedly, I was in my familiar room.

[YUZUKI]: (Thank god… it was a dream…)

As I breathed out deeply and calmed my feelings–

[???]: “Hmph… hah! Hragh!”

I heard Shingen-san’s spirited voice from outside.

[YUZUKI]: (Look, Shingen-san is that energetic… wait, hold on!? Are these yells possibly–!)


[YUZUKI]: “It really is… Shingen-san! Is your body fine now?”

When I quickly went out to the courtyard, Shingen-san noticed me and stopped his training to turn a dazzling smile at me.

[SHINGEN]: “Yo, morning.”

[YUZUKI]: “Morning… you say… What do you think you’re doing!”

[SHINGEN]: “What, you ask… As you can see, I’m training.”

[SHINGEN]: “It’s a habit from when I was a kid. If I don’t do this then I can’t feel calm.”

[YUZUKI]: “C-Can’t feel calm… but the battle just ended… and you’ve trained until you’re dripping with sweat…!”

[YUZUKI]: “Umm, I believe I have a handkerchief in my pocket… ah, got it. Here, please stay still.”

[SHINGEN]: “H-Hey, stop it. I stink so don’t come close–“

[YUZUKI]: “It doesn’t matter, please stay still. If your sweat cools down then your temperature will drop too. So, we have to wipe off as much as possible…!”

[YUZUKI]: “You coughed out blood, you know?… Shingen-san, please take care of yourself more.”

[SHINGEN]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: “H-Huh? What’s wrong…?”

[SHINGEN]: “No, um… how do I say this…”

For some reason Shingen-san was showing an embarrassed smile and scratched his cheek.

[YUZUKI]: (Did I do something weird…)

As I tilted my head Nobuharu-san came from the back of the courtyard while laughing.

[NOBUHARU]: “Fuhahaha, what a great girl.”

[YUZUKI]: “Nobuharu-san, good morning. Ah, Masakage-san too–“

[MASAKAGE]: “Hey, you! Don’t plaster yourself over Shingen-sama this early in the morning!”

[SHINGEN]: “What’s with you guys. Don’t tell me you were watching?”

[NOBUHARU]: “It was quite an interesting exchange. From the very beginning to the very end, we took our time watching.”

[MASAKAGE]: “If Nobuharu-san hadn’t stopped me, I would have broken in right away. You! Shingen-sama is nice, so if you stick yourself all over him any more than this–“

[SHINGEN]: “Hey now.”

[MASAKAGE]: “Ow!!”

[SHINGEN]: “Geez. You’re talking to a girl, you know. Don’t scare her.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Fuhaha, sorry about that. Masakage is wet behind the ears and doesn’t know the soft and fair skin of a woman.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Because he isn’t too used to dealing with women, I’d like to ask you to forgive him somehow.”

[MASAKAGE]: “I-It’s not like I need to know that, er…”

[SHINGEN]: “So? What’s up with you two? That you two were there the entire time means you came to me with business, right?”

[NOBUHARU]: “Aa. It’s about time to depart and preparations should be made… is what I thought.”

[SHINGEN]: “Woah, it’s that time already, huh. I got too passionate about training.”

[YUZUKI]: “… U-Um. Are you possibly going somewhere from here?”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. We’re going to exterminate the “yakuma” close to the western highway.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ya-ku-ma?”

[NOBUHARU]: “Huh, you don’t know about yakuma!?’

[NOBUHARU]: “Yakuma are monsters with horrifying appearances. Their fangs and claws can tear up everything, and their hellish roars can be heard like distant thunder even from mountains in the distance.”

[YUZUKI]: “Scary monsters like that exist!?”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. Lately, on top of their numbers rapidly increasing, reports of injuries have been coming from the people.”

[SHINGEN]: “I know there’s no end to them but… Anyway, we’re going around to beat up the yakuma and find their nest.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then, it can’t be that… Shingen-san, you’re going together with them…?”

[SHINGEN]: “Aa, of course. I have a duty to protect everyone of this territory.”

[SHINGEN]: “Besides, it’s not my nature to order things without going to the spot myself. So I’m going to fight with everyone.”

[YUZUKI]: “B-But, Shingen-san, your…”

[SHINGEN]: “Could it be you’re worried about my body?”

[SHINGEN]: “I’m certainly thankful about that, but do I look like such a weak man?”

[YUZUKI]: “N-No. That’s not… wah!”

Shingen-san laughed while he mussed up my hair.

[SHINGEN]: “Believe in me and wait here. I’ll finish it right away and come home. Alright?”

[YUZUKI]: (It feels like he’s treating me like a child somewhat…)

Despite how I wasn’t exactly convinced, Shingen-san and the others turned their backs and started walking.

[YUZUKI]: (… Am I really going to let him go? Even though he just recovered, if it happens again…)

The sight of the dream I saw this morning crossed my mind and I wasn’t able to stand still.

[YUZUKI]: “Actually, please wait!”

[SHINGEN]: “Hm? What’s wrong?”

[YUZUKI]: “If you’re going to go, Shingen-san… I’m coming along too!!”


[MASAKAGE]: “You! You followed us to the battle without permission just before too! Do you not know what self-reflection is.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Calm down, Masakage. It doesn’t seem to be without thought.”

[YUZUKI]: “… If Shingen-san were to look like he was going to collapse again, he can drink my blood and suppress his symptoms. I can be of help in case of an emergency.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, please! Please take me along!”

[SHINGEN]: “… You’re kind. Worrying so much about me. I’m really thankful.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then!”

Although I was overjoyed for an instant, thinking he was going to grant my wish, Shingen-san stroked my head again as if to comfort me.

[SHINGEN]: “But you really don’t need to worry about me… After I drank your blood back there, I’ve never felt better.”

[YUZUKI]: “B-But…”

[SHINGEN]: “You saw just now, didn’t you? I was practice swinging energetically.”

[YUZUKI]: “……”

[SHINGEN]: “Don’t look so worried.”

[SHINGEN]: “I’ll even buy some sweets on the way home, so even if you’re bored please bear with it and stay at home.”


[YUZUKI]: (Shingen-san was smiling, but… is he really okay?)

[MASATOYO]: “Huh…? Could it be that Shingen-sama and the others have already left?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, yes. Erm, if I remember correctly you’re…”

[MASATOYO]: “Naitou Masatoyo.”

[YUZUKI]: “I-I see. Sorry, I…”

[MASATOYO]: “Oh no, it’s fine. I’m used to having a weak presence since I was young. But it would make me happy if you were to remember me little by little.”

[MASATOYO]: “More importantly, Shingen-sama left already, hasn’t he. Hmm, this is troubling. He forgot this…”

[YUZUKI]: “Um, what’s that?”

[MASATOYO]: “Ah, this is called a “pill” and it is medicine rounded into a ball.”

[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama always carries these around with him, but… he forgot it only for today.”

[YUZUKI]: (He said he was feeling great, but to head out without medicine…)

[MASATOYO]: “Hmm, what to do… I’d like to deliver it to him but I also have to exterminate yakuma at a different location…”

[YUZUKI]: “–E-Excuse me!”

[YUZUKI]: “In that case, I’ll deliver it! Please give that to me!”

[MASATOYO]: “Huh!? Ah, wait!?”

I thought it was a bit forceful but I took the pills from Masatoyo-san’s hands and ran towards the castle gates.

When I exited the gates, Shingen-san and the others’ backs were already out of sight.

[YUZUKI]: (Not that much time has passed since they left, so I should be able to catch up somewhere…!)

In the end, the sight of the dream I saw today was burned into my mind and wouldn’t leave–

[YUZUKI]: (Maybe I saw that dreams an omen that something might happen to Shingen-san.)

[YUZUKI]: (If that’s the case, then I can’t leave it alone!)

I gripped the pouch containing the pills and ran.

9 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 2.1 ~

    Cey said:
    May 24, 2018 at 09:48

    Coughing blood apart, this chapters are really a joy to read.

    [SHINGEN]: “No, um… how do I say this…” For some reason Shingen-san was showing an embarrassed smile and scratched his cheek.

    Blushing Shingen is so cute!!! =3
    I want to bite those red cheeks!
    Err… cof-cof- *Blush* I didn’t say anything!!
    (Anyway, thanks for sharing that pic!)

    [NOBUHARU]: “Calm down, Masakage. It doesn’t seem to be without thought.”

    He’s a tease, but it’s nice to see that Nobuharu really gets what she’s trying to do. I like that big man.

    Waterinegirl: You have a point. They do look like a married couple. LOL.

    Yukihime: Usually in anime or manga nobody talks about the trivial things, like bodily functions. Hahaha. I like they’re doing it in this route. But… Unless everybody assume that our MC took a bath, I would say she stinks too. (BTW, I would love to see how she would ask for the toilet. Maybe it was as simple as to say ‘hey, can I use your bathroom?’ But if it were me, at that place full of men, I would be very embarrassed to ask for it.)

    Aaaand, there she goes again… She just needed a small pretext.

      Cey said:
      May 24, 2018 at 09:53

      Oh, btw, Ilinox, I started with this Wanikani site, that you mentioned. It’s great! If I finish the three free lessons, I think I will pay for the rest.
      Thank you for the tip. =D

        Ilinox responded:
        May 25, 2018 at 09:24

        I feel the same about these chapters :D I forgot how great Shingen was in them at the beginning and now that I’m going through them again it’s like jhkgfjhkgjh please sir why are you so natural at skinship. Haha, the moment I saw that blushing sprite I was like “GOTTA PUT IT IN THE POST!” |D;;

        Nobuharu is another character that surprised me because I had him pegged for brawn > brain… again… woops, but he’s actually really mature and thoughtful (possibly the only person who can debate with Shingen and provides Shingen advice). Like they’re all clearly retainers of Shingen and I know Shingen respects them all but I feel like the rest of them see themselves still as being under Shingen, except for Nobuharu who is kind of like Shingen’s closest advisor due to age and experience.

        Haha, I think they take baths pretty frequently |D it’s just that they’re all training right now so they’re sweaty, unlike MC. I agree with how awkward asking for the toilet is… and because I think they still use like privies or latrines back then LOL but I’m sure there’s a vague way to refer to it. Actually, Shingen’s habit/favorite place is to be in one. He has a private one he holes himself up in when he’s thinking or creating scent pouches LOL a bit… odd… because I wouldn’t choose a toilet as my favorite place to think but to each their own I suppose.

        I hope it’s useful for you and no pressure if you don’t like it :D everyone learns differently. But yeah it’s nice to have the spaced repetition system to help you learn kanji! I feel like after you “burn” a kanji you’ll never really forget it, though you should probably make sure you’re still exposed to them in media in some way to create connections for you to remember.

    leohikarusora said:
    May 24, 2018 at 07:10

    That dream… Yeah that’s really scary even for me so you’re not alone, Yuzuki…

    And, Shingen, why you forgot to bring your medicine? Even though that medicine was bitter, you must bring it >:(

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

      Ilinox responded:
      May 24, 2018 at 20:17

      I’m surprised they showed such a sad dream at chapter 2 already :’)) foreshadowing maybe because of Shingen’s illness…? |D;;

      Hahaha, I bet he was hoping no one would notice but with how Masanobu and Masatoyo are always on his case about them. Small chance of anyone forgetting.

      <33 thank you for commenting!

    waterinegirl said:
    May 24, 2018 at 03:05

    When you’re already make a move to your husbando (sermons!!! take care of yourself. You’re pretty reckless)

    And your husbando doesnt really get it

    Last resort is you have to be stubborn and agressive (sorry i cant stay in the castle. I have to deliver your medicine)

      Ilinox responded:
      May 24, 2018 at 20:16

      I actually think it’s the heroine who didn’t get it at this point because Shingen was blushing a little and smiling awkwardly |D;; probably felt like she was his wife or something taking care of him like that, heehee. Meanwhile, heroine is just like “???”

      Everyone should know by now that they can’t keep MC in place! She’ll always find her way to them.

    yukihime03 said:
    May 24, 2018 at 00:28

    [SHINGEN]: “H-Hey, stop it. I stink so don’t come close–“

    Is it just me, or the Takeda men are really conscious of “dirtiness” and “stinkiness”, lol.

    Again, I’m not sure Yuzuki is doing the wise thing by chasing after them alone, but oh well.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 24, 2018 at 20:15

      LOL I think it’s because Takeda is so full of manly men who are always training that they’re always sweating and everything, so they’re just pointing it out.

      This one’s a bit understandable since she wants to get medicine to Shingen :’D.

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