Chapter 9: Advance, Pursuing Victory!
The Sanada army, who formed an alliance with Takeda, fought against the approaching Date army.
While they were scattering enemies in succession, Nobuyuki suddenly felt a sense of discomfort. When he did, in that moment…!
Yukimura-kun began a general offensive after forming an alliance with Shingen-san.
In the middle of everyone advancing and beating the Date and Uesugi army one after another–
[YUKIMURA]: “Shingen, wait! I have a suggestion.”
Yukimura-kun called Shingen-san to a stop.
[YUKIMURA]: “The main force of the Date army is approaching from the rear.”
[YUKIMURA]: “If the whole army continues to advance like this, we won’t be prepared for an attack from behind.”
[SHINGEN]: “Yeah, I planned to split the soldiers… you have a plan?”
[YUKIMURA]: “I want you to concentrate on Uesugi like this, Shingen. So, can you leave the Date army in the back to us?”
[YUKIMURA]: “We’ll hold the enemy here without fail.”
[SHINGEN]: “Got it. That’ll help.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Yeah, come back after settling everything.”
[YUZUKI]: (Settle…? Is there something between Shingen-san and the Uesugi army?)
[SHINGEN]: “Well then, Takeda will go on ahead! Our target is Uesugi!”
Shingen-san, leading his army, headed in the direction of the Uesugi army.
[SASUKE]: “Che… I wanted to compete with the Uesugi army too.”
[SAIZOU]: “Heh… I understand where you’re coming from, but we cannot intrude on the fate between those two.”
[SASUKE]: “You’re absolutely right there.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um, this talk about settling and fate… What happened between Shingen-san and the Uesugi army?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Uesugi and Takeda have fought many times, but as of yet there has been no victory or defeat.”
[SASUKE]: “In a way they’re long-time rivals!”
[YUZUKI]: “So that’s how it is…”
[YUZUKI]: (Then saying he’d take on the Date army… that was Yukimura-kun’s consideration, huh.)
[YUKIMURA]: “Alright! Now then, we’ll be the Date army’s opponent.”
[THE FOUR PEOPLE]: “OORAH!”
[YUKIMURA]: “Sasuke, Saizou, Kamanosuke, I want you guys to be in the vanguard with me.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Brother, I’ll leave guarding Yuzuki to you in the back during that.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes, entrust it to me.”
Nobuyuki-san looked at me and smiled gently.
[NOBUYUKI]: “They won’t lay a single finger on you.”
[YUZUKI]: “T-Thank you!”
Yukimura-kun, who was watching our interaction, tilted his head again.
[YUKIMURA]: “Nn… huh, Sasuke, you’re not going to comment on my brother?”
[YUKIMURA]: “If Saizou said this kind of thing, don’t you always make a scene?”
[SASUKE]: “Weeeell, when Nobuyuki-sama says that it kinda feels real.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Mm. Unlike Saizou, it suits him normally.”
[SAIZOU]: “Hey, what do you two mean.”
[SASUKE]: “Obviously, we mean exactly what we’re saying?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Come to think of it, Yukimura also says those things occasionally… Honestly, it’s unfair…”
[SASUKE]: “Ah, I know! Looks like brothers are similar, huh.”
[YUKIMURA]: “I-I don’t ever remember saying something like what my brother said!”
When everyone started making noise Nobuyuki-san gave a great sigh.
[NOBUYUKI]: “You all, this isn’t the time to have that conversation.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Y-You’re right.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Come now, hurry and leave. Date’s army is approaching at hand.”
At Nobuyuki-san’s voice everyone stood ready at once.
[YUZUKI]: (Yukimura-kun and the others feel like they haven’t changed from usual, but will they be okay…?)
But there was no need for that worry.
[SASUKE]: “I’ll gather everyone and blow them away! Eat this, self-style ninja art, Wind Release technique!”
[SAIZOU]: “Hmph, then let me show you the technique of a far more beautiful wind release!”
Sasuke-kun and Saizou-kun blew away the soldiers of the Date army with their ninja techniques.
[DATE ARMY SOLDIER]: “Dammit, what are those guys…!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Hey, is it okay not to look here?”
Before the enemy soldier knew it, Kamanosuke was behind him and killed him with his sickle-and-chain.
[YUZUKI]: (Everyone really is amazing…!)
As I watched everyone fighting I suddenly met eyes with Saizou-kun.
[SAIZOU]: “Oh my, have you been charmed by my ninja techniques? Then let me show you my favorite special art.”
At that moment when Saizou-kun tried to use a bold move–
[NOBUYUKI]: “Don’t get distracted, look ahead!”
Unnoticed, there was an enemy soldier holding a blade in front of Saizou-kun.
[YUZUKI]: “Saizou-kun, run–“
Kamanosuke-kun defeated the enemy soldier by a hairsbreadth.
[YUZUKI]: (Phew, he’s safe… Huh?)
Kamanosuke-kun faced my eyes and moved his mouth a little.
[YUZUKI]: (Erm… look at me only…? Wha!?)
Kamanosuke-kun, while staring intently at me, ran through the battlefield but…
[NOBUYUKI]: “Kamanosuke! You too, look ahead!”
This time an enemy soldier approached in front of Kamanosuke-kun.
[SASUKE]: “Geez, Kamanosuke, what’re you doing!”
But Sasuke-kun drove away the enemy with his ninja technique.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “That surprised me…”
[SASUKE]: “That’s my line! What’re you doing being the same as Saizou!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Because I want her to look only at me…”
[SASUKE]: “Bear with it a little at a time like this at least!”
Yukimura-kun, facing that Sasuke-kun and the others, addressed them.
[YUKIMURA]: “Sasuke, Saizou, Kamanosuke! Quickly, to the front!”
Sasuke-kun and the others stopped talking immediately at that voice and followed after Yukimura-kun who went ahead.
[YUZUKI]: (They’re gone… I wish everyone comes home safely…)
When I was thinking that, Nobuyuki-san gripped my hand.
[NOBUYUKI]: “It’ll be alright. There’s no need to worry if it’s them.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Now, we should go too.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Right!”
With my hand pulled by Nobuyuki-san, we also followed after everyone.