SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 5.3 ~

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Chapter 5: Don’t Put Off To Tomorrow What You Can Do Today

The party headed to the place in the border zone with Uesugi where Himemiko was said to have descended.

Preparing for the worst case, she assisted Masatoyo with war preparations.

Chapter 5.3

[MASATOYO]: “Then, without any more delay, let’s gather the supplies. I’ll leave this paper and brush with you, so please cross out whatever item I say.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay!”

And then we went around to the dry-goods store, the armory, the blacksmith– we went around to a countless number of shops and stocked up on many various things.

[MASATOYO]: “Now, we’ve gathered everything written here from start to end.”

[MASATOYO]: “I’ll have everything delivered later…”

[MASATOYO]: “Thank you for your hard work. Because of you, everything went smoothly.”

[YUZUKI]: “No, I didn’t do much at all. More importantly, that was amazing!… I was surprised.”


[YUZUKI]: “Masatoyo-san, your working mode… is really cool. You’re really efficient and there was no hesitation.”

[MASATOYO]: “Ahahaha… is that so. Normally, this is a job no one sees, so I am a bit embarrassed.”

[YUZUKI]: “To gather supplies you have to run here and there and it takes time; it’s a tough job, isn’t it.”

[MASATOYO]: “That’s true. It’s simple and not eye-catching, but it’s still a very important task.”

[MASATOYO]: “Do these supplies let everyone fight easier, or is it easy to use? I need to prepare everything while thinking about varius things such as this.”

[MASATOYO]: “Even if it is a plain job, if I cut corners then everyone will be troubled during times of war, that is to say, the lives of the people of Takeda will be exposed to danger.”

[MASATOYO]: “That is why, no matter how much time it takes, it is a job I cannot be negligent about.”

Maybe Masatoyo-san, who spoke up to then, thought he talked too much because he made a slightly embarrassed face.

[MASATOYO]: “Erm, um… in other words, I intend to protect everyone my own way.”

[YUZUKI]: “Masatoyo-san…”

[MASATOYO]: “Eheh, it’s somewhat embarrassing… I’ve never spoken to anyone about this.”

[YUZUKI]: “No, that a was a very honest talk. You’re supporting everyone from a place that isn’t seen, huh.”

[MASATOYO]: “… I appreciate hearing you say s-such a thing.”

[MASATOYO]: “N-Now then. Let’s put aside talking about me.”

[MASATOYO]: “More importantly, you really helped out today. If you wouldn’t mind… may I rely on you again at some point?”

Masatoyo-san asked this with a face that was only slightly red.

I was happy to be relied upon and, somehow, Masatoyo-san’s act of asking me was cute and so I gave a large nod with a smile.

[MASATOYO]: “Thank you. Then I’ll be looking forward to working with you in the future.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes!”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m glad I got to know a lot about Masatoyo-san.)

[YUZUKI]: (Because Masatoyo-san is here, everyone in the Takeda army can fight properly, and the children and people of Takeda territory can be with a smile…)

[MASATOYO]: “Well, the sun is setting soon, let’s return home.”

Masatoyo-san walked out– and when I started to walk beside him, I heard a child crying from somewhere.

[GIRL]: “… wahh… wahhh…”

[YUZUKI]: “I wonder what happened…”

[MASATOYO]: “They might have been separated from their parents. I’m sorry but, before we return home, may I go and see this child?”

[YUZUKI]: “Of course. Let’s go!”

7 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 5.3 ~

    Cey said:
    June 22, 2018 at 10:47

    It’s such a rare thing to see him talk that much about himself. First about his childhood, and now about his work. And in both cases he sound humble, just explaining his feelings and actions, with no further intentions at all.
    I like that he’s so open.

    (I don’t remember any other of the guys talking about their lives so openly. Oh, wait. Kojuro talks about his sister, right? Or am I confusing characters?)

    I want to see his eyes!
    I can’t help but imagine him going about life with closed eyes… Maybe seeing through a third invisible or something… Else, I don’t understand how he can even walk. (At least we have that image you shared before, of his awakening.) =D

      Cey said:
      June 22, 2018 at 19:43

      On an unrelated topic…. I started reading Light Beyond Road’s End without knowing what to expect. And I’m absolutely fascinated by it! The story reminds me a bit of a Gothic novel.
      The characters are great and Yuna is fantastic too. Wish our Yuzuki were a bit more like her.

      Thank you for translating and sharing that novel. =)

        Ilinox responded:
        June 22, 2018 at 20:51

        First. 。゚( ゚இωஇ゚)゚。 S C R E A MS THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT LIGHT BEYOND!! It’s one of my favorite novels of all time western + eastern novels combined!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧♥☆♥☆♥☆♥☆♥ SENDING ALL THE HEARTS AND LOVE YOUR WAY FOR CHECKING IT OUT. Eheheh, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the story and Yuna is my angel (and secretly role model). The best thing imo is the relationship between her and Asyut though and how they mutually support each other uGH.

        *coughs* Back to Masatoyo though, you have a point about how open Masatoyo is. We’ve had to look up the history of other guys LOL or they drop one-liners about their titles like Nobuharu and Masanobu. Hmm, Date talks about their history together. Kenshin has mentioned his sister and nephew…? |D;; But yeah we did pretty much get Masatoyo’s entire history here!

        LOL I always assume it’s either 1) anime powers or 2) they’re eyes are just like extremely half-lidded. I’ve tried to see how much I could close my eyes while still being able to see before (I was trying to see how real the “fake sleep but still stare at someone” thing was!!) and surprisingly you can see quite a bit while still tricking people into thinking your eyes are closed! I, uh, definitely wouldn’t try doing that while walking though LOL cause you’d probably only see like a super small patch of ground right at your feet if you were looking forward.

        IIRC we might see him in his awakened form in this chapter /o\ his eyes are open when he’s awakened.

    Elmemnon said:
    June 22, 2018 at 06:03

    Gnaw. He is such a likable guy.

      Ilinox responded:
      June 23, 2018 at 09:29

      Arguably the gentlest person in Takeda? :D

    waterinegirl said:
    June 22, 2018 at 00:41

    [MASATOYO]: “… I appreciate hearing you say s-such a thing.”
    [MASATOYO]: “N-Now then. Let’s put aside talking about me.”

    but i still want to get to know you more…

      Ilinox responded:
      June 23, 2018 at 09:29

      Eheheh, he’ll get another chapter one day as they rotate through everyone in the army |D.

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