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…
The next day, when it became early afternoon, Kamanosuke-kun appeared.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Hey, are you free now?”
[YUZUKI]: “Um, I just finished my preparations but…”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Me too. Let’s take a nap together in the garden then?”
It was certainly a nice day today and there was no doubt it’d be a pleasant nap.
[YUZUKI]: “But just us relaxing is a bit–“
[KAMANOSUKE]: “You’re not rejecting this, are you? When you went with Saizou and Sasuke’s invitation…”
I couldn’t do anything but nod at the words which were more forceful than usual.
[YUZUKI]: “O-Only a little while then…”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Mm. Over here!”
I was brought to a sunny veranda, having been pulled by the hand by Kamanosuke-kun.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Here, sit.”
[YUZUKI]: “R-Right, thank you…?”
I sat on the veranda, as I was invited to, and then Kamanosuke-kun laid down without hesitation and used my lap as a pillow.
[YUZUKI]: “Um… Kamanosuke-kun?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Is there a problem?”
[YUZUKI]: “Ermm, no, I think…”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Then this is okay, right?”
Kamanosuke-kun’s eyes when he looked up at me unexpectedly made my heart pound.
[YUZUKI]: “… Just for a little while, okay?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’ll decide that.”
Kamanosuke-kun said that with a seemingly happy tone.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Next time I invite you, you’re not going to hesitate at all. You’ll nod immediately, won’t you.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Eheh. Good.”
After a while Kamanosuke-kun started breathing deeply in sleep.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “…… zz…… zz.”
[YUZUKI]: (I thought it’d be just for a little while but… if he sleeps so comfortably like this I can’t wake him, huh.)
His sleeping face was cute and, when I ended up petting his head, he showed a ticklish expression.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Nngh… Sasuke… Saizou… don’t interrupt…”
[YUZUKI]: (Sleep talking… ahaha. I wonder what dreams Kamanosuke-kun is having.)
When the sun started dropping a little Kamanosuke-kun slowly woke up.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Nrgh.”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, morning, Kamanosuke-kun.”
Kamanosuke-kun, who slowly rose up, mumbled this in a quiet voice while rubbing his eyes.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… I saw a dream. A dream where I was playing with you and Sasuke and Saizou got mad…”
It was a dream that seemed like it could be reality… is what I thought when loud voices came from the back of the hallway.
[SASUKE]: “Aahh! Kamanosuke, don’t act secretly!”
[SAIZOU]: “Even if you steal a march on us, that won’t be allowed. Because it is I who should be together with her today!”
[SASUKE]: “No, it’s me! Anyway, Kamanosuke, move away from there!”
As the two raised their voices they grabbed Kamanosuke-kun’s arm beside me and yanked to forcibly make space.
[YUZUKI]: “B-Both of you, calm down. Erm, I don’t really get this but… can’t we all be together?”
[SASUKE + SAIZOU]: “NO!”
When I was at a loss at their strong assertion Nobuyuki-san and Yukimura-kun, who heard the noise, came.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… What’s all the noise?”
[SAIZOU]: “Ah… N-Nobuyuki-sama. Nothing, I’ve concluded my work properly this time…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “But you’re bothering her, right? Shouldn’t you all stop soon.”
[SASUKE]: “Wha… what! It’s your fault in the first place, Yukimura!”
Yukimura-kun showed a puzzled face at Sasuke-kun’s words.
[YUKIMURA]: “… What’s my fault?”
[SASUKE]: “That… AGH, geez!”
As if no longer being able to bear it, Sasuke-kun jabbed his finger towards Yukimura-kun and me.
[SASUKE]: “Yukimura…! You’re lovers with her, right?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Running past us is no good. Not fair. I won’t allow it.”
[SAIZOU]: “That’s correct! I won’t allow you to monopolize her!”
[YUKIMURA]: “No… M-Me and her are–!?”
[YUZUKI]: (Lo… lovers!?)