SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 4.3 ~

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Chapter 4: Adversity Tests the Character of a Man

Around the time she started to become accustomed to life in Shinga, a letter from a neighbouring ally arrived.

On the way to negotiations, Masanobu told her there was something only she could do…

Chapter 4.3

[SHINGEN]: “Come on, what’s wrong? The skills of your country’s best is leaving me in tears, you know?”

[SOLDIER]: “Bastard!”

[MASAKAGE]: “Woah there, it’s too early for trash like you to fight Shingen-sama!”

.[NOBUHARU]: “Fuhahaha, I’m going to enjoy myself fully!”

[MASANOBU]: “Ohh, those enemy commanders are repelling both their attacks firmly.”

[MASATOYO]: “It seems that talk about them being fierce warriors was true.”

[SHINGEN]: “Though, it looks like it’s taking all they have to keep back Masakage and Nobuharu.”

[YUZUKI]: “U-Um, Shingen-san! Is it okay for things to end up in a fight…?”

[SHINGEN]: “Hm? Like I said, there’s few enemies. We won’t lose.”

[YUZUKI]: “T-That’s not it… um, things like breaking the alliance…”

[MASANOBU]: “Nothing can be done about that, since we can’t battle in an alliance. We just need to win. Our prospects of victory are high too… only, it was Shingen-sama who drew his blade first.”

[MASANOBU]: “It was Takeda who started the war–… it can’t be helped if that ends up being said.”

[SHINGEN]: “Hahaha. That’s true.”

[ALLIED GENERAL]: “Hmph, do not think this matter will end like this! I’ve brought along other troops as well!”

[ALLIED GENERAL]: “Now, onwards, everyone! Kill them all! However, do not kill the girl! Capture her! Call in the units standing by in the distance!”

[SOLDIER]: “OOOAH!”

[SHINGEN]: “Well, I expected it wasn’t gonna just be these few people. After all, you’re another territory’s general. You have enough caution to at least hide soldiers.”

[SHINGEN]: “But, that’s not going to be a serious problem. C’mon, come at me. I’ll be their opponent!”

[YUZUKI]: (Even Shingen-san has started fighting…! What should I…)

[MASANOBU]: “Now then… we need to do our jobs too. Will you come with me?”

[YUZUKI]: “Is there something I can do too!?”

[MASANOBU]: “Mhm. Rather… it’s something only you can do. So, come– take my hand.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah… o-okay!”

I placed my own hand on top of Masanobu’s with a somewhat racing heart and started walking with him.

Feeling the noises of Shingen-san and the others’ swords and shouts gradually become distant, Masanobu-san and I proceeded through the plains at a quick pace.

[MASANOBU]: “Are you alright? This isn’t too fast, it it?”

[YUZUKI]: “It’s somewhat okay. And you’re pulling me by the hand, Masanobu-san, so…”

[YUZUKI]: (For some reason, after saying it, I’m overly conscious of the fact that we’re holding hands…)

[YUZUKI]: “Erm, Masanobu-san, so what is it that only I can do?”

To distract myself I asked this question and Masanobu-san answered like this with a grin.

[MASANOBU]: “Mm. Running away like this with me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Er… you’re j-joking, right?”

[MASANOBU]: “Nope. Actually, this is part of our plan as well.”

[MASANOBU]: “I believe you’ve realized this faintly but… we expected beforehand that, after the declaration of war, things would become a battle.”

[MASANOBU]: “It’s my duty to help you escape the man who came to take you away by force.”

[MASANOBU]: “And, it’s your duty to run away together with me.”

[YUZUKI]: “That’s certainly a job only I can do since I’m targeted, but…”

[YUZUKI]: “But to be the only one to run away and leave behind everyone who’s fighting…”

[MASANOBU]: “Haha, Shingen-sama predicted that reaction of yours too. He said if we told you this plan in advance, you’d definitely refuse.”

[MASANOBU]: “By the way… I was given a verbal message for you from Shingen-sama.”

Saying that, Masanobu-san coughed once and then told me the verbal message.

[MASANOBU]: “… Sorry for tricking you. But our goal isn’t to defeat the enemy in this battle. Our problem is whether or not we can protect you.”

[MASANOBU]: “If you get snatched away, the enemy’ll have achieved their goal. At that point in time, it’ll be like we lost.”

[MASANOBU]: “That’s why, though you might not agree with this, run away with Masanobu.”

[YUZUKI]: (I see… it’s not a fight to just defeat the opponent.)

[YUZUKI]: “Meaning, if I escape then it counts as the Takeda Army’s victory, right?”

[MASANOBU]: “Yes. Protecting you… In other words, by refusing their requests, we need to show Takeda’s strength. In order to let them know we won’t take their unreasonable demands next time either.”

[MASANOBU]: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that victory depends on you and I. Do you understand now?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes! I’ll get away no matter what!”

[MASANOBU]: “… Ah, that’s a nice look. I love your determined eyes.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Um.”

Masanobu-san’s smile, but also partly because we were holding hands, made my heart pound deep in my chest.

[YUZUKI]: (I need to concentrate on running away right now.)

[SOLDIER]: “THERE THEY ARE! DON’T LET THE GIRL ESCAPE!”

[MASANOBU]: “They came at once, huh. Let’s hurry. No matter what happens from here, don’t let go of my hand.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-Right!”

[YUZUKI]: (It’ll be okay because I’m together with Masanobu-san.)

I felt the presence of several soldiers chasing us from behind.

But still, I felt at ease somewhere from the strength Masanobu-san’s hand conveyed.

12 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 4.3 ~

    Cey said:
    June 15, 2018 at 12:19

    What a creep!!!! (Meaning the old guy from the last chapter) Shame on him!
    I totally believed it was Hideyoshi. My bad, Ilinox. Please forgive me for blaming your dear monkey. Hehe.

    It’s a shame she had to go with Masanobu and not with Shingen. But I understand he had to be in the battle, as head of his clan.
    I wonder, if Takeda wins, do they get Mister Creep’s territory?

    Anyway, if I had been there, sadly, I would have run 10 meters and then I would have collapsed and be like: “Let them take me!” LOL

    [YUZUKI]: “Yes! I’ll get away no matter what!”
    I wish I had her determination.

      Ilinox responded:
      June 15, 2018 at 17:09

      Nah, I accept how shady my ruthless monkey man can be |D but it was kind of funny seeing everyone accusing him of sending that marriage letter (is it because the letter also mentioned how that man was all money and no talk? LOL. Although with how Toyotomi blows through their money… I don’t know how rich they actually are).

      I think it makes more sense to beat him to an inch of his life and demand he pay them to spare his life / territory. That way you don’t have to bother with trying to manage another piece of land + people who might be scared/angry that you killed their lord, haha, and you get money! Maybe repeated payments too since they’ll be living in the knowledge that you beat them once and you can come back and do it again if they don’t appease yo– oh boy, this sounds like a dictatorship / tyrant here LOL.

      Are you sure you wouldn’t collapse early on purpose and then ask Masanobu to carry you bridal style? ;D! To be honest, since they literally said something along the lines of “the entire fate/victory of Takeda rests on you getting away” the guilt trip would cause me to keep running no matter how tired I was LOL.

        Cey said:
        June 16, 2018 at 16:18

        I didn’t know you were the dictatorial type… Remind me never to get on your bad side. I promise never to say anything bad about Hideyoshi, ever again.
        LOL (Just kidding!)

        That bridal style carrying, it sure is a good option!

    leohikarusora said:
    June 15, 2018 at 10:11

    Please run like the wind, both of you~!!
    But… Let’s switch place for a while, Yuzuki… I want that position too…

    Can’t wait the next part~!
    Thank you for your hard works~!! ^^

      Ilinox responded:
      June 16, 2018 at 09:58

      :’D Holding hands with Masanobu~!

      Elmemnon said:
      June 19, 2018 at 07:02

      yuzuki always gets to be in the best spots doesn’t she lol

    yukihime03 said:
    June 15, 2018 at 04:27

    [YUZUKI]: “Is there something I can do too!?”
    [MASANOBU]: “Mhm. Rather… it’s something only you can do. So, come– take my hand.”

    Damn it, Masanobu, too smooth. |D

    [YUZUKI]: “Erm, Masanobu-san, so what is it that only I can do?”
    [MASANOBU]: “Mm. Running away like this with me.”

    Don’t you mean “let’s elope”…? |D

      Ilinox responded:
      June 15, 2018 at 17:17

      For some reason when I read those lines I can only hear “Come with me~ and you’ll be~ in a world of pure imagination~” LOL. I only have myself to blame for choosing those words though, oops. But GOSH yes Masanobu is suuuuper smooth even though it sounds like he’s just obeying orders.

      L O L. Shingen chose Masanobu because he was the most suited for this role of helping the MC get away but now he might need to reconsider his choice because Masanobu is way too smooth and might literally steal her away from under Shingen’s nose–

    Reggie said:
    June 15, 2018 at 02:33

    Shingen knows how stubborn she is so he well prepared the plan. Oh running away with Masanobu is like a prince charming saving his princess/ beloved woman 💖

      Ilinox responded:
      June 15, 2018 at 17:15

      Yep, yep, and that’s actually pretty sweet and touching :’D look how well he knows MC already!! And how caring he is to soothe her worries and explain himself + his plans to her (through Masanobu).

    waterinegirl said:
    June 15, 2018 at 00:10

    [MASANOBU]: “Mhm. Rather… it’s something only you can do. So, come– take my hand.”
    [MASANOBU]: “Mm. Running away like this with me.”

    why not? holding hands, damn yuzuki pls exchange places with me.

    [MASANOBU]: “It’s my duty to help you escape the man who came to take you away by force.”

    not im complaining

    [MASANOBU]: “And, it’s your duty to run away together with me.”

    oh please! pls do that.

    “run away with Masanobu.”

    from all the guys he picked. he picked masonobu. not shingen himself. i try to imagine what if he picks other guys… wouldnt be an advantage if its masatoyo? i mean he could literally appear out of no where.

      Ilinox responded:
      June 15, 2018 at 17:14

      Heehee, it’ll be explained next chapter why it’s Masanobu :D Shingen actually gave this some thought, which is great to see. I feel like Masatoyo’s lack of presence could actually be a danger in situations like this because what if he just fades away and everyone thinks the heroine is alone? Or they don’t think Masatoyo is threatening enough to keep them back? It’s probably best for MC to have someone like Nobuharu, Shingen, or Masanobu guard her |D. But since Nobuharu is like a wrecking ball on the battlefield + his reputation about being immortal… don’t want to take him away from the front lines. Shingen is the general so he’s pretty much stuck there too. Masakage… well we all saw how his previous solo trip went with the heroine and with his headstrong attitude he’s not the best person to choose in a “run away!” scheme.

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