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…!
The Oda army and Toyotomi army formed an alliance… Hearing that, Nobuyuki-san was disturbed.
[NOBUYUKI]: “What do you mean exactly?”
[MASAMUNE]: “There’s no how or why, what was said was everything.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Our battle with you ends here as well.”
.[MASAMUNE]: “Kojuurou, convey this matter to Uesugi and we’re withdrawing.”
[MASAMUNE]: “The rest… should move on their own.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Wait! This talk isn’t…!”
The two from the Date army ignored Nobuyuki-san’s voice and left the place.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Oda and Toyomi have joined hands… what in the world…?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Nothing can be done even if I think about it here. For the present, let us join up with Yukimura and the others.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… I’m sorry!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Hm? Why are you apologizing?”
[YUZUKI]: “Because I was here I ended up dragging you down…”
Nobuyuki-san shook his head.
[NOBUYUKI]: “We were the ones who decided to take you, so don’t feel that because you have your role.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Incidentally.”
Saying that, Nobuyuki-san took my hand.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Just now, you talked about your blood in front of Date Masamune, didn’t you.”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, that was…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Even if we were to break through that spot using the power of your blood, you would be targeted next time.”
Nobuyuki-san gave a kiss to the back of my hand while saying that.
A slight pain ran through me. At some point it seemed like I was injured.
[NOBUYUKI]: “I’ve said it many times but I cannot let you do such a dangerous thing.”
Nobuyuki-san took out a cloth and carefully wrapped my wound to cover it.
[YUZUKI]: (Nobuyuki-san’s hand… is warm.)
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Now, we’ll treat that properly after we return to the castle.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Thank you very much.”
When I said my thanks I heard a voice from a distance that wasn’t far away.
[SASUKE]: “Heeey, where are you guys?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “It appears that Yukimura and the others have also settled things. Let’s join them.”
Nobuyuki-san said that and took my hand again.
[SASUKE]: “Listen! I blew away toooons of those Date army guys even over there!”
[SAIZOU]: “Heh, I wished to show you my magnificent ninja technique works.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I worked hard…”
[YUZUKI]: “Everyone, good work. I’m glad you’re all safe.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Mhm, you and my brother don’t seem injured either…”
Talking up to that point, Yukimura-kun noticed my cloth-wrapped hand.
[YUKIMURA]: “Huh, that hand…! No way, did you get caught in the battle!?”
[YUZUKI]: “Erm, it was my carelessness so it had nothing to do with the battle…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “But it is the truth you were involved.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Date Masamune appeared.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Wha… you two should have been in the back, right?!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “He seemed to have aimed for there. His purpose wasn’t certain but…”
[SASUKE]: “I thought Date’s general couldn’t be found and turns out he went over there!”
[SAIZOU]: “Then you drove away the general of Date while protecting her, did you not?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… As expected of Nobuyuki-sama.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “No, the other side withdrew.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Oda and Toyotomi formed an alliance. They left those words.”
But Yukimura-kun and the others weren’t surprised even after hearing that.
[YUKIMURA]: “… I heard the same thing from Kenshin.”
[YUKIMURA]: “After we defeated most of the Date army we were asked by the Takeda army to go as Shingen’s reinforcements.”
[YUKIMURA]: “So, when we thought we finally caught up, Shingen and Kenshin were confronting each other.”
[SASUKE]: “And then we rushed over in a hurry.”
[SASUKE]: “But Kenshin started speaking, “Oda and Toyotomi have bound an alliance. Let us join hands as well”, like that.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “That Kenshin said that… Did Shingen consent?”
[YUKIMURA]: “He was troubled but in the end acknowledged it.”
[YUKIMURA]: “… However, I put the alliance matter on hold. I wanted time to think.”
[YUZUKI]: “To think that Shingen-san joined with the Uesugi army…”
[SASUKE]: “Somehow, it feels like we got into something big while searching for a clue about Himemiko-sama.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes. It’s best to sort out this situation, so let us return home to the castle.”
At Nobuyuki-san’s voice we made our way back while holding onto uneasiness.
(T/N: Sasuke’s impression of Kenshin here is HILARIOUS |D he goes all low voice and speaks with Kenshin’s old-fashioned speech.)