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.
[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.”
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.”
[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]: (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!”