[YUZUKI]: (Shingen-san… I wonder if he’s okay.)
Takeda Army’s base camp. I was there waiting for Shingen-san’s return while surrounded by soldiers.
[YUZUKI]: (The enemy’s forces seemed large and there’s been no reports on Shingen-san and the others… I hope everyone is safe…)
.[SOLDIER]: “–We have a problem! Shingen-sama’s unit, which was fighting on the front lines, was broken through…!”
[SOLDIER]: “Enemy soldiers are heading this way! Please evacuate at once!”
The people around me grew noisy after receiving the news from that soldier. As I paled, I asked the soldier who reported to us a question.
[YUZUKI]: “You said Shingen-san’s unit was broken through… then what happened to Shingen-san!?”
[SOLDIER]: “That… I have not received a report…”
[SOLDIER]: “Ah! You mustn’t go there! It’s dangerous so please hide…!”
[YUZUKI]: (I… might be killed like this. But before then… I need to know at least whether Shingen-san is safe or not–)
The war cries of the soldiers of the enemy army drew near. My heart, even now, seemed about to be crushed by that.
Still though, I overcame my terror and set out onto the battlefield, looking for Shingen-san’s form. And then–
[YUZUKI]: “Ah…! Shingen-san…!”
From behind the enemy army, Shingen-san’s unit appeared. In my eyes Shingen-san’s appearance as he rode his horse in the vanguard and cut down the enemy was reflected clearly.
[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad… Shingen-san’s safe.)
Thinking such a thing, Shingen-san, who was on his horse, seemed to have found my figure too. The moment I heaved a sigh of relief though–
[SHINGEN]: “…! WATCH OUT!”
At the same time Shingen-san’s voice sounded, a pain ran through my shoulder.
[SHINGEN]: “… Hey, are you alright!?”
After killing the enemy soldiers who had broken through the front lines, Shingen-san ran over to me. I stood up to greet him while pressing down on my shoulder.
[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san… I’m glad. Looks like you were safe.”
[SHINGEN]: “Right now, you’re more important than me. Are you really alright?”
[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes… The arrow only grazed my shoulder.”
I said that and showed him a smile but Shingen-san’s worried expression didn’t change.
[SHINGEN]: “I’m sorry… if I protected you better…”
[MASANOBU]: “Shingen-sama, we’ve already cut our way through the crisis. Leave the rest to us, Shingen-sama, and you can…”
[SHINGEN]: “I see… sorry about this. I’ll withdraw for the moment with her then. Take care of the rest.”
Inside the Takeda Army’s base camp, Shingen-san and I faced each other alone together.
[SHINGEN]: “–Alright, can you show me your wound.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Okay… ow.”
Prompted by Shingen-san, I slowly exposed my shoulder.
When I took a small peek at my own wound, it looked painful and was bleeding sluggishly. Shingen-san touched it gently, as if in sympathy.
[SHINGEN]: “… You got hurt like this. I’m really sorry…”
[YUZUKI]: “You don’t need to be. It’s thanks to you coming, Shingen-san, that I managed to be saved.”
[SHINGEN]: “I see… You really are kind. But… it’s because you’re like this that I worry.”
[SHINGEN]: “This might be my own selfish wish but I absolutely don’t want you to pass away into the next world first.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Haha. You’re exaggerating so much with those– wah!?”
Shingen-san suddenly placed his lips on my shoulder. And then, like that, he drank the blood flowing from the wound.
[YUZUKI]: “Er, erm…”
[SHINGEN]: “Ah, did I suck too hard? My bad, I meant to be gentle though…”
[YUZUKI]: “Uhmm… it’s fine, but…”
[YUZUKI]: (T-That’s not it… if anything, it’s embarrassing…)
[SHINGEN]: “… Good. If it doesn’t hurt then I’m continuing.”
Saying that, Shingen-san closed my wound once more with his lips.
With an extremely serious expression, his tongue stroked me again and again like he was tending to my injury.
[SHINGEN]: “… Mmn.”
[SHINGEN]: “Haa…… the emergency first aid is finished with this.”
Shingen-san said this and his lips left me. When I looked at my injury, it was no longer bleeding.
[SHINGEN]: “… Great. Now then, I’ll bring everything to an end in a flash.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh…? You’re returning to the battle already…?”
[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. I don’t want to ever let those guys close to you again.”
[SHINGEN]: “So, wait here for my return. After that, I’ll continue with your treatment.”