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…!
[NOBUYUKI]: “You aren’t having a hard time, are you?”
[YUZUKI]: “No, I’m fine.”
I followed after Yukimura-kun and the others who went on ahead with my hand being pulled by Nobuyuki-san.
[DATE ARMY SOLDIER]: “PREPARE YOURSELF!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Haagh!!”
Nobuyuki-san easily defeated the attacking enemy.
From what I could see, the battle seemed to be going smoothly but…
[NOBUYUKI]: “It’s strange. There’s too little resistance.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh, really?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “The soldiers that are coming at us are too few.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I don’t believe Date will let the battle end like this, but…”
–Nobuyuki-san frowned and then at that moment…
Masamune-san attacked abruptly.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Don’t worry, hide behind me.”
Nobuyuki-san stood in front of me to protect me as he said that.
[MASAMUNE]: “Oh? You caught that just now.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Sanada Nobuyuki… was it? How does it feel to be ambushed twice in a day.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I thought you were planning something, but to think the general himself would come to attack alone.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Hn, is this the place to be analyzing things calmly?”
Nobuyuki-san did not try to avoid the attack and caught everything with his blade.
[YUZUKI]: (I’m dragging him down…!)
I tried to separate from Nobuyuki-san right away but when I was about to step back–.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Please don’t leave my side.”
[YUZUKI]: “–! But then…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I’ll protect you without fail.”
Masamune-san heard that and snorted.
[MASAMUNE]: “Hah. Such pleasant words, but… Don’t think you can continue to endure while protecting a woman!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I won’t lose to you alone!”
[MASAMUNE]: “Hn. In that case–“
Saying that, Masamune-san kicked dirt up towards Nobuyuki-san.
[MASAMUNE]: “Let me aim at that woman first.”
Masamune-san’s blade closed in on me and I froze, unable to move.
[NOBUYUKI]: “As if I’d let you!”
Nobuyuki-san’s sword repelled Masamune-san’s sword.
[NOBUYUKI]: “I said I’d protect her!”
Noboyuki-san was guarding me. I was really happy about that, but…
I thought that if I continued to drag Nobuyuki-san down like this it would be dangerous.
[MASAMUNE]: “Hn, it seems those weren’t just mere words.”
Masamune-san leapt backward and, when space was created, Nobuyuki-san spoke to me in a voice that tried to reassure me.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… I’m sorry for letting you go through a frightful experience. I won’t let you feel that any more. Even if it takes my life, I’ll protect you without exception.”
[YUZUKI]: “Not if it takes your life…!”
[YUZUKI]: (In that case I want him to drink my blood, but in front of Masamune-san that chance is…)
[YUZUKI]: (… No, now’s not the time to be conflicted!)
[YUZUKI]: “Nobuyuki-san, my blood–“
The instant I said that.
[KOJUUROU]: “Masamune… so you were fighting here with Sanada.”
A man who wore the armor of the Date army appeared.
[MASAMUNE]: “What, Kojuurou… It doesn’t matter, does it. Where I fight.”
I could tell that Nobuyuki-san’s body stiffened at the appearance of the reinforcement, but–.
For some reason, as Masamune-san created distance from us, he sheathed his sword and started talking to the reinforcement like that.
[MASAMUNE]: “–Well, what’s the result.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Yes, our spies have returned. As we thought… the information does not seem to be mistaken.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Oda and Toyotomi have allied?”