SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 6.1 ~

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Chapter 6: Man Proposes, God Disposes

Organizing their preparations, they headed towards the border zone with Uesugi at last.

Their opponent was their longtime rival “Uesugi Kenshin”, one that could not be dealt with by ordinary means, and Takeda was to challenge them seriously but… what direction would the match go…!?

Chapter 6.1

A few days after leaving Takeda’s castle– we were close to our destination, but we were forced to struggle with a steep mountain path.

[YUZUKI]: “Haa, haa… ah!”

[SHINGEN]: “Are you okay!”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-Yes. I just stumbled a little… no, um… it’s hard to find footing.”

I was tripping on the stones and rugged rocks that tumbled on this mountain path and bumping into branches, so it was hard to walk.

[YUZUKI]: (Haa… because I was riding a horse until we got here, my butt hurts but… this is definitely going to make my muscles sore tomorrow…)

[SHINGEN]: “My bad. I didn’t think it was going to be such a rough road…”

[YUZUKI]: “No… haa, haa. It’s not your fault, Shingen-san…”

[MASAKAGE]: “You’re breathing pretty heavily… Shingen-sama.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah, you’re right. Hey, everyone! We’re going to squeeze in a small break! All ranks stop!”

[YUZUKI]: “U-Um, I can still walk!”

[MASANOBU]: “No, you’re not allowed to overdo it, since the journey is still long.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Exactly as Masanobu said. The real stage is once we reach our destination. While you can, you need to save some energy.”

[MASATOYO]: “That’s right. There’s a boulder you can sit on here, so please rest your legs a while.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay… Thank you, everyone.”

[SHINGEN]: “This is perfect. You guys, come here for a moment.”

Shingen-san and the others sat down in random places and, for some reason, started talking with serious expressions.

[SHINGEN]: “… Masatoyo, are you familiar with this area?”

[MASATOYO]: “No, not very…”

[SHINGEN]: “Then I’d like to consider this with reports from the scouts too, but in the event we sense movements by Uesugi, I’d like to slow them down even just a little.”

[SHINGEN]: “Using… this rough path.”

[SHINGEN]: “By the way, when I say using this path I don’t mean picking up rocks and throwing it like somebody, okay?”

[YUZUKI]: (H-He means that time when I just arrived in the Takeda army…)

That nostalgic and embarrassing memory of when I chased after Shingen-san, who went to exterminate yakuma, and how we ended up running away from the yakuma together was brought back.

[SHINGEN]: “What’s wrong, your face is red, you know?”

Saying that, Shingen-san peered over at me with a mischievous expression.

[YUZUKI]: “Y-You don’t have to mind me, so please feel free to continue talking.”

[SHINGEN]: “Mm? You mean you weren’t looking like you wanted to be minded?”

[YUZUKI]: “I-I’m more than fine right now.”

[SHINGEN]: “Haha, I see, I see.”

Shingen-san laughed for a while before resuming his talk with Masanobu-san and the others again.

[YUZUKI]: (… He must have tried to cheer me up because I’m completely exhausted.)

[SHINGEN]: “–So, once those guys have no choice but to get off their horses because of this rough road, we’ll ambush them with cavalry.”

[MASAKAGE]: “Oohh! That’s great!”

[MASANOBU]: “However, the place to execute that seems quite limited.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. That’s why I want to call the scouts back immediately and gather information–“

[YUZUKI]: (Even though this is a strategy meeting, it’s kind of fun.)

As my exhaustion was lifted while I watched Shingen-san and the others get excited, I stretched myself all the more.

And then, while putting in several breaks, we aimed for our destination which was the place where Himemiko-sama was said to have descended.

[SHINGEN]: “Are you okay? Here, give me your hand. I’ll pull you along.”

[YUZUKI]: “Okay, thank you.”

I took Shingen-san’s hand and crossed the rocky area before Masanobu-san and the others came.

[MASANOBU]: “Shingen-sama, the scouts have convened just now, shall I send them out again?”

[SHINGEN]: “Hmm…… nah, it’s good.”

[MASAKAGE]: “Eh. Are you sure? If we don’t send scouts then won’t the risk of running into Uesugi be higher?”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. We’ll keep the bare minimum number of scouts. But have the rest join each unit.”

[MASANOBU]: “As you will.”

[YUZUKI]: “Shingen-san, is that also some sort of strategy?”

I asked somewhat casually and after Shingen-san showed a slight surprise he smiled broadly.

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. It’s a plan to buy time.”

[MASAKAGE]: “… Buy time? But you’ve lowered the number of scouts, right?”

[SHINGEN]: “The one I want to stop is Uesugi’s main force led by Kenshin. It’s beyond the average person’s ability to stop them.”

[SHINGEN]: “Rather than having pointless sacrifices, it’s best to pull them back. –Now then, once there are no scouts, what do you think’ll happen?”

[MASAKAGE]: “Er… umm…”

[MASATOYO]: “If there wasn’t a single scout, when it wouldn’t be unusual to see them, then… most probably the Uesugi army would find it strange.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah, and then they’d think something’s up and be on the watch. And then, they’d be forced to be cautious.”

[MASAKAGE]: “Ah! As a result, the movements of Uesugi’s main force will slow and we’d be able to buy time! Awesome! That’s just like you, Shingen-sama!”

[SHINGEN]: “Haha. Our opponent is Kenshin though so I don’t know how well it’ll go.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Amazing.”

[SHINGEN]: “Hm? What, are you overpraising me too?”

[YUZUKI]: “Because it feels like you can see all of the enemy’s thoughts and movements, Shingen-san. I don’t even know where the enemy would come from…”

[SHINGEN]: “Well, that’s because I’ve fought countless of times with Kenshin.”

[SHINGEN]: “Each time you fight, things like each other’s strong points and weak points, strategies, and how they assign their men– a lot of different things come into view.”

[SHINGEN]: “That’s why I think Kenshin also knows what kind of man Takeda Shingen is, to the point of feeling fed up.”

[YUZUKI]: (They really are rivals… If they weren’t in this world of troubled times, maybe they could have been something like good friends…)

The losses of war and yakuma– in this world where human death was extremely close in many ways, it seemed cruel to me.

[YUZUKI]: (But still, Shingen-san and the others don’t hate this world and live thinking this is natural. Just that is pretty amazing…)

Regardless of my renewed surprise, Shingen-san’s face suddenly clouded over.

[SHINGEN]: “But, you know… I haven’t seen Uesugi Kenshin’s seriousness yet.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… really?”

[SHINGEN]: “That man, Uesugi Kenshin, is a guy who kills every single personal feeling to try and be Uesugi’s general in order to protect Uesugi.”

[SHINGEN]: “So, as long as there’s no pressing crises on Uesugi territory then he won’t come out and he doesn’t force himself to fight.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Fuhahaha! On that point, Shingen is the exact opposite.”

[SHINGEN]: “Hey, now, because I was born as a man it’s natural to take the world. For that, being somewhat reckless is–“

[YUZUKI]: “Not good. Because in your case, Shingen-san, you’re sick.”

[YUZUKI]: “Please don’t overdo it just becasue your body has been well lately.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah, yeah. Even I’d like go home spotless, without spitting out blood and without injuries, once in a while.”

[MASATOYO]: “Shingen-sama! We’ll be arriving at our destination soon.”

[SHINGEN]: “… Finally, huh. Masanobu, how are the preparations for the cavalry squad we just talked about?”

[MASANOBU]: “All is in order.”

[SHINGEN]: “Great. Then we’ll be intruding a little on the legendary place that Himemiko-sama was said to have descended on.”

[YUZUKI]: “This… is the place where Himemiko-sama descended?”

[MASATOYO]: “Yes. It is said that, in the past, Himemiko-sama entrusted something important to the lord of the castle here.”

[YUZUKI]: (That important something must be the sacred treasure Imari-kun talked abou– hm?)

[YUZUKI]: (Right now that was Imari-kun! It was only for a second, but he looked like he was beckoning me. It might be that he found the sacred treasure first!)

[SHINGEN]: “Now then, how should we search this… huh? Ah, hey! Don’t go alone!”

I heard Shingen-san’s voice but I couldn’t stop when I thought about how I’d lose sight of Imari-kun.

[YUZUKI]: (Erm, I’m sure he went right here…)

When I turned the corner there was a cellar with its doors wide open.

[IMARI]: “Over here!”

[YUZUKI]: “Imari-kun!”

[IMARI]: “The other day I shamelessly asked you to get the sacred treasure, but I wanted to be helpful too so I looked around the castle.”

[YUZUKI]: “And you found it!?”

[IMARI]: “Yes! It’s at the very top of that back shelf! I can feel Himemiko-sama’s power from there.”

Imari-kun’s small finger pointed at something that was placed casually on top of the shelf, but it didn’t seem reachable just by stretching out my hand.

[YUZUKI]: “If I make a foothold with the boxes and pots around here…”

[YUZUKI]: “Still, I thought a sacred treasure would be worshipped more or something…”

[IMARI]: “Yes… actually I thought that too so I looked around for places like that at first but…”

[IMARI]: “During the long years it’s been handed over, and unused, its very existence must have been forgotten…”

[YUZUKI]: “I see. And one of those days someone might have put it on the shelf… Alright, I’ve stacked up this much so I should be able to reach it. Imari-kun, step back a bit.”

[IMARI]: “Ah, o-okay. Be careful…”

As I took care with my balance I climbed onto the footing I made.

[YUZUKI]: “Just a bit more… if I stretch… Okay, got– ah!”

My joy was only for a moment when stacked boxes I was using as footing creaked and clattered–

[YUZUKI]: “Wah!!”

[YUZUKI]: (… Eh… huh? It doesn’t hurt? Someone caught me?)

Feeling the solid warmth of a person’s arms, I thought it was Shingen-san who came chasing after me.

[YUZUKI]: (Even though I told Shingen-san not to be reckless… He’s definitely going to be angry…)

I nervously opened my closed eyes–

[YUZUKI]: (…… Erm. This isn’t… Shingen-san.)

(T/N: Anyone else remembering Uesugi’s chapter where they were going up the mountain path and then Takeda cavalry came and the heroine fell off the path to where Kagemochi was? I love it when they join things up like this. Also, gotta love how Kenshin even catches heroines that aren’t his in his arms–)

22 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 6.1 ~

    Hisui Sama (@Hisui0Sama) said:
    July 2, 2018 at 10:44

    I love how they put things together, that way you can guess how Shingen planned by attacking on the Uesugi route. As it happened before with Masamune attacking Kenshin, but on his way to Masamune he was given a palisa. They are the same facts but from a different point of view and with different results.
    Now, instead of seeing Shingen on horseback kidnapping Yuzuki, we have Kenshin trapping her.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 22:30

      Same same! It makes it interesting no matter what route you read first |D;; so because we did Uesugi first we saw the cavalry come and ambush Uesugi but here in Takeda’s route you learn about how they planned that because they actually went up the rocky path first. If we did Takeda’s first then we would have been like “Oh, Uesugi is gonna get ambushed here aren’t they…”

      I bet it’s gonna get even more hectic now that we’re in the second phase and literally everyone is partying in Mouri’s lands LOL.

    leohikarusora said:
    July 2, 2018 at 07:14

    Don’t be reckless, Yuzuki..!!!
    But, in Takeda’s route, Kenshin have cold voice, just like Shingen told…

    But why Yuzuki not introduce Imari to Takeda’s one? Kinda curious about that actually…

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

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 22:29

      As sad as it is it’s actually one of my favorite parts in other routes to hear the tone change in all the characters. Like in Oda’s route you get to hear what a softie everyone is, especially Mitsuhide’s voice OH MAN so smooth. But then the moment you’re in Toyotomi’s it’s like talking to a freezer LOL everyone is just emitting sub zero temperatures at you.

      I don’t know why Imari is such a secret in Takeda either ;;; I guess because the MC has never been in any danger? The only reason Imari revealed himself so early in Uesugi was because Kagemochi was getting a little too hasty with his sword there.

    Reggie said:
    July 2, 2018 at 06:06

    But Shingen, Kenshin is a man too….. 😭 it’s just…. Like you said he stepping aside his personal feelings and focus on being a general, but still 😭
    And even in Takeda route, Kenshin still saving Yuzuki 💞💞💞 Hmm…. I wonder if she describe his pretty silver hair in this route 😂

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 14:22

      Shingen is very unimpressed with Kenshin’s aloofness and removal of personal desires :’)) he wants Kenshin to be all fired up like him and fight him mano y mano lmao.

      LOL I don’t remember the descriptions for Kenshin in Takeda’s route but that’d be so funny if his silver hair and gracefulness got mentioned just as much as it did in Uesugi’s route. I think she’ll probably focus on how cold he comes off though, especially since they’re technically enemies. (Every time Kagemochi is cruel to her now though I start sobbing. HE’S SO NICE IN UESUGI.)

    AMBER said:
    July 2, 2018 at 04:51

    Ah! Welcome back Ilinox! >_< I just check today and yes! I have 2 chapters to read in a row :P Thank you for that and please don't worry about delayed updating SNB. The more we wait, the more exciting to read.

    I love how Shingen made fun of MC about throwing rocks, it reminds me well back to the past chapters. He's so kind to be that warm and considerate. And the last past MC was falling into Kenshin's arms, it really excite me LOL What a surprising show up.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 14:21

      Eheheh, surprise!! And thank you!! We should be going back to our regular schedule of updates now that I dealt with the writing bug that bit me |D;;

      I loved that part too and it really makes Shingen and the MC like a married couple, sharing these memories IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE ARMY, and the way he teases her blush. I remember the first time I read this chapter I thought for sure it was Shingen and then when it turned out to be Kenshin I was like “oh crap oh crap OH CRAP”.

    waterinegirl said:
    July 2, 2018 at 00:49

    catch me shingen!!!
    huh?
    it was me, kenshin.
    i didnt mind either.

    yuzuki should introduce imari kun to takeda clan. imari kun was so useful in usuegi. in takeda’s route, looks like imari will be the one who gives yuzuki some trouble.

    to think that yuzuki was fast to leave takeda army behind.

    im so excited for this chapter. part of me wanted to say take that after what happen in usegi route. even if this is takeda route.

    “Uesugi Kenshin, is a guy who kills every single personal feeling to try and be Uesugi’s general in order to protect Uesugi.”
    at first i thought, should not this description fit nobunaga. but if i analyze again, shingen is right. but shingen is different, even if he’s the commander of takeda army, he prefers to be himself. that what i like about him. but i dont like him being reckless.

    [YUZUKI]: “Not good. Because in your case, Shingen-san, you’re sick.”
    [YUZUKI]: “Please don’t overdo it just becasue your body has been well lately.”

    i would use an angry tone for this.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 14:16

      Honestly, I think the MC should just come clean with everything + Imari to any army she’s in |D;; right now the vampires STILL don’t know about Imari which is pretty weird (though I feel like Nobunaga and Hideyoshi already know but they’re just letting the heroine keep her secret, or waiting for her to tell them of her own accord).

      I actually don’t think Nobunaga has to kill any of his emotions LOL. Like his personality IS ruthless, calculative, and always always weighing the cost vs benefits. He doesn’t have any problem with making decisions that’ll give him the better edge and so, in this sense, his personal desires is aligned perfectly with his desires in a more ruthless way compared to Shingen’s personal desires + chivalry and honor. But Kenshin forcefully suppresses his desires to try and live up to the “ideal general” that he believes Uesugi needs.

    yukihime03 said:
    July 2, 2018 at 00:44

    Somehow I feel even more horrible for Kenshin after reading your note. This will be a good setting for a love triangle, but… :’)
    And after what Shingen says about Kenshin not coming out unless it’s pressing, makes you wonder why Kenshin’s there. Ahead of Shingen too.

      waterinegirl said:
      July 2, 2018 at 00:51

      makes you wonder why Kenshin’s there.

      maybe kagemochi mention about the girl who is capable of awakening gekka tribe. (just a hunch)

      waterinegirl said:
      July 2, 2018 at 00:56

      This will be a good setting for a love triangle,
      @yukihime03

      for me good love triangle in SNB (werewolf edition) is
      1) kenshin vs kagemochi (commander vs ——)
      2)kenshin vs shingen (rival comander)
      3) kagemochi vs kagei (wingman vs ——–)
      4) kenshin vs kagekatsu (father vs son)
      5) kagemochi vs Masanobu (teaser/bully vs —–)

      if you’re wondering why —–, i cant find a right term that best describe them

        Reggie said:
        July 2, 2018 at 03:54

        Umm…. Can I fill it up the blanks?
        Kenshin vs Mochi – general I guess
        Mochi vs Kageie – dorky cupid / match maker
        And last is Mochi vs Masa – hmm….. Magnet? They are the hardest to think of because Masanobu is a bully too but maybe I can use what I named them before, Mochi is Lady Killer and Masanobu is Lady Magnet ( but really those 2 almost the same 😜)

        waterinegirl said:
        July 2, 2018 at 05:12

        @reggie
        thank you for filling 1 & 3

        number 5 is a little bit difficult. they look similar but there is really a big difference between kagemochi and masanobu. kagemochi is hungrier wolf compared to masanobu even if masanobu is also a bully. cant find a better description of no. 5

        yukihime03 said:
        July 3, 2018 at 02:29

        @waterinegirl: so many opportunities for love triangle here, but I will feel horrible for whoever will become second lead. lol

        @reggie: the way I fill it for Kagemochi and Masanobu, it will be bully vs smooth operator. Kagemochi after all operates by teasing the girl he likes (what is he, a chuunibyou? lol), while Masanobu will compliment you and actually mean it. |D
        (FYI, I’ll choose Masanobu any day. *runs away from Kagemochi*)

        waterinegirl said:
        July 3, 2018 at 03:18

        @yukihime

        thanks. i have now ideas for titles in wattpad.

        regarding masonobu vs kagemochi…
        you can have masanobu. i’ll have kagemochi

      Ilinox responded:
      July 3, 2018 at 14:11

      Oops, haha, I meant to say that Kenshin is such a lady killer he even has other heroines falling for him (literally) ;D But I totally… would ship a threesome between Shingen/MC/Kenshin– oops.

      That’s a good point! I think they mention it a bit later but Uesugi probably caught news about Takeda moving close to the border and so they just wanted to go and check it out. Though it’s funny that in Uesugi they only started moving because they wanted to check out the castle themselves. In all other routes though, especially in Mouri, it looks like every army moves independently to try and secure more clues about Himemiko in general though so that might have been what Uesugi was doing this time as well?

      And they get to make it there first this time because Kenshin doesn’t have to panic and try to find the heroine + Kagemochi LOL. He just gets to deal with the cavalry w/o any problems :’)) kind of like how he probably nearly killed Masamune because he didn’t need to defend the heroine.

        waterinegirl said:
        July 4, 2018 at 00:06

        @ilinox
        damn that threesome. im getting weird ideas. i have tendency to write lewd in my fanfics.

    Nanomi said:
    July 2, 2018 at 00:18

    Lol am I the only one here who stays up this late just to read thes chapters. Unfortunately, while the rest of my family is sleeping(or at least trying to sleep)I’m in my room fangirling and screaming at how adorable these chapters are.

      Hisui Sama (@Hisui0Sama) said:
      July 2, 2018 at 10:32

      I’ve done it sometimes, but I have to wait until four in the morning. So I prefer to go to sleep and put the alarm of the remedy at that moment, take it, read the chapter and bite my pillow so that no one will hear me scream like crazy.

        Ilinox responded:
        July 2, 2018 at 13:28

        OH NO. PLEASE GET REST YOU TWO!! I literally just queue these for midnight and then just go to sleep myself ghjfkjhhjjgh you can always read them in the morning :’D I’m really humbled that you guys are looking forward to these chapters so much though.

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