Chapter 3: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
As Shingen’s “herbalist”, she set out to search for a rare medicinal plant along with Masakage.
What was in front of them there was something more troubling than yakuma…!?
[MASAKAGE]: “Alright. You hide there. Things have gotten interesting with this guy!”
[YUZUKI]: “Wha!? W-Wait a min–“
I was too late to stop him and Masakage-san ran out of the bushes towards the Uesugi commander like a released arrow.
[MASAKAGE]: “Hey, you! I’m gonna have you leave your head here.”
[???]: “Oh my? You are… one of Takeda’s? I heard there was a savage monkey and came to exterminate it…”
[???]: “Heh, but this is just a baby monkey.”
[MASAKAGE]: “… Who the hell is a baby monkey, you!”
[MASAKAGE]: “… Che, you blocked that just now, huh.”
[???]: “Oh? You seem to be an agile monkey. However, your blades won’t reach me with that.”
[MASAKAGE]: “Then how about this! HRAAAAGH!!”
[???]: “Haha… too slow. Do you think you can catch me at that level?”
[YUZUKI]: (Huh, nothing is working!?)
Even though Masakage-san was sending out fierce attacks, the Uesugi Army’s commander seemed to be dodging those without any difficulty.
[???]: “Now then, I cannot spend too much time here, so it is about time…”
[MASAKAGE]: “Stop joking around! I can still… kgh!”
[YUZUKI]: (Ah… right now, he covered up his right shoulder?)
Even from a distant view, I could see that Masakage-san’s movements with his drawn blades was awkward.
[???]: “Oh my… it seems your shoulder is in pain.”
[MASAKAGE]: “What about that! Are you gonna take it easy on me?”
[???]: “Certainly not. If there’s a weakness, I will strike against it.”
[MASAKAGE]: “–… gugh!!”
[???]: “It was a mistake to challenge me while you were injured.”
[???]: “Now, I do not know how much value your head has but, to be sure, I believe I shall take it.”
[MASAKAGE]: “… F-Fuck youuuuu!”
[???]: “The struggles of a wild monkey are useless…”
[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Kagemochi-sama! It’s almost time, and we must return…”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… It doesn’t seem like I have the time to take your head.”
[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “What shall we do with this man?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… A wounded monkey won’t last long at any rate. –Let’s return to the castle.”
[UESUGI ARMY SOLDIER]: “Yes, my lord!”
[MASAKAGE]: “Haa… haa… dammit, that bastard…!”
[YUZUKI]: “Masakage-san! Are you okay!?”
[MASAKAGE]: “… You can tell just by looking. This doesn’t even count as an inju… ugh!!”
[YUZUKI]: “Masakage-san! Please hold on, Masakage-san!!”