Chapter 7: Harmony, an Important Meaning!
In order to locate Himemiko the Sanada army decided to battle with other armies.
Before they approached the next battle, each and every one of them spent a calm regular day, but…
[YUZUKI]: (Himemiko-sama might be at the end of light pointed by the sacred treasure hairpin.)
[YUZUKI]: (But that’s the territory of another army. We can’t avoid conflict…)
The sight of the battles up to now flitted through my head and I unconsciously looked down.
[YUZUKI]: (Everyone in the Sanada army has done many dangerous battles because of me.)
[YUZUKI]: (That’s the case this time as well. We’re heading into another army’s territory so that I can return to my original world…)
It seemed that my uneasiness appeared on my face since Yukimura-kun peered at me, worried.
[YUKIMURA]: “What’s wrong, you have such a dark look.”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah… no. Um, I was wondering whether I’ve caused trouble again…”
At my words Sasuke-kun and the others responded as if surprised.
[SASUKE]: “Why are you talking so distantly! There’s no way it’s trouble.”
[SAIZOU]: “That’s right, there’s not the slightest need for you to fret. If you entrust this to us, everything will be resolved!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Mm… so cheer up.”
My heart was squeezed tightly, knowing that they were saying that thinking about me.
[YUZUKI]: (But… that’s why I feel so apologetic.)
It was Nobuyuki-san who gently patted my back when I still couldn’t make a good smile.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… It’s necessary for the Sanada army to located Himemiko-sama as well.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “If we had her power that is able to unify the whole country then it should lead to protecting Sanada territory.”
As Nobuyuki-san said this he smiled kindly at me.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Therefore… this expedition and this war isn’t your fault. We are doing this of our own will.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Yep, like my brother said!”
[YUKIMURA]: “In the first place, we saved you because we wanted to save you. So, it’s okay to rely on us more.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Besides, I’d be happy that way too.”
Yukimura-kun’s bright smile was dazzling and I ended up naturally smiling too.
[YUZUKI]: “Nobuyuki-san, Yukimura-kun… everyone, thank you so much!”
[YUKIMURA]: “No, I’m glad you’re cheered up.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Now then, with this the expedition has been decided but… we cannot depart immediately, can we.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Yeah, that’s right. We’re jumping into enemy territory so we need to make tight preparations.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes, meticulously. It will take a few days even if we hurry. Also, one more thing–“
Talking up to that point he looked in my direction. It was uncharacteristic of Nobuyuki-san when he spoke with a little difficulty.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… I’d like you to come with us on this expedition.”
[YUZUKI]: “Is it alright for me to come too?’
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes. It pains me that, outside of Sanada territory, it will be hard to avoid severe battles but…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Without you the light of the sacred treasure won’t come out and, beyond your relationship with Himemiko-sama, I’d like you to come together with us.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “–Your power is indispensable.”
Saying that, Nobuyuki-san stared directly at me and I gave a large nod without averting my eyes either.
[YUZUKI]: “Of course… I’ll go together with you. No, please let me come!”
[YUKIMURA]: “Thank you. We’ll do our best so that you don’t meet with danger.”
[SASUKE]: “Hehe! I’ll scatter the enemies in a flash!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’ll always be beside you and I’ll definitely protect you.”
[SAIZOU]: “Oh? It is troubling to forget about my existence. The one to defeat the enemy handily with magnificent skill is I, the genius ninja!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Good gracious, you all…”
Nobuyuki-san smiled gently while saying that.
[NOBUYUKI]: “In that case, I will try to find as safe a path as possible.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “There is a possibility those in the Date army saw the light too. We must move while keeping that in sight…”
Seeing each and every person’s motivated appearance, Yukimura-kun have a great nod.
[YUKIMURA]: “Alright, let’s hurry and prepare so that we can leave as soon as possible!”