Chapter 10: Depart, Towards Hope!
In search for a clue on Himemiko-sama, they decided to investigate in the outskirts of the capital.
As she prepared for the trip with a mixture of anticipation and anxiousness, the commanders came to visit one after another…!?
[HIMEMIKO]: “–It’s been a long time, Imari.”
[IMARI]: “Himemiko-sama…!! I’ve always… always wanted to see you…!!”
[YUZUKI]: “… This lady is Himemiko-sama…?”
Himemiko-sama’s voice was a strange thing that resounded directly in my head.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Inside that small box…?”
[YUKIMURA]: “To appear from the light…!”
[HIMEMIKO]: “Haha… it’s understandable for you to be surprised.”
Himemiko-sama said that and smiled before turning gentle eyes to Imari-kun, who was in tears.
[HIMEMIKO]: “Imari, you did well to find this girl.”
[IMARI]: “B-But… if I were more dependable I would have been quicker…”
[HIMEMIKO]: “That’s not true. You worked very hard.”
[IMARI]: “…! Himemiko-sama… waahh…!! Thank you so much…!”
[YUZUKI]: (Imari-kun really loves Himemiko-sama, huh…)
As I looked at the happy Imari-kun and smiled…
[HIMEMIKO]: “… I wished to speak to you by all means.”
Himemiko-sama looked directly at me and broach the topic.
[HIMEMIKO]: “First, about summoning you abruptly like this to Shinga… I apologize from the depths of my heart…”
[YUZUKI]: “I’m sure there were circumstances, right…?”
[HIMEMIKO]: “… Yes. I have a request to ask of you.”
My nervousness rose at Himemiko-sama’s serious look.
[HIMEMIKO]: “… I want you to make Shinga a peaceful place without conflict once again.”
[HIMEMIKO]: “… The power of your blood is absolutely necessary in order to bring back peace to Shinga.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… what connection does Shinga’s peace have with my blood?”
When Himemiko-sama said that her form began to disappear.
[IMARI]: “Huh…! Himemiko-sama!?”
[HIMEMIKO]: “I beg of you… peace to Shinga–“
There the figure of Himemiko-sama disappeared without a trace.
[IMARI]: “… HI-HIMEMIKO-SAMA!!”
We were at a loss at this sudden event but Nobuyuki-san’s voice brought us back.
[NOBUYUKI]: “There are things concerned that we cannot help but think about. However, it’s dangerous here and we should get away.”
[YUZUKI]: “… Right, that’s true.”
At that moment… maybe it was something Imari-kun gathered but I saw a sandal for a child.
[YUZUKI]: (Someone lived here in the past too. I’m sure it was like a town in Sanada territory…)
I remembered the words Himemiko-sama said.
[YUZUKI]: (I want you to make Shinga peaceful… is what she said…)
[YUZUKI]: (If I do that, would everyone not have to fight…)
[YUZUKI]: “I don’t want everyone to get hurt… so, I’m going to work hard to do what Himemiko-sama said…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “… That’s the same feelings as us.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “That’s right. This is a problem that concerns the entirety of Shinga.”
[YUKIMURA]: “That’s why you’re not working hard alone.”
[YUZUKI]: “Yukimura-kun, Nobuyuki-san…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “We’ll all work together!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “That’s right. We don’t know what connection the power of your blood has with Shinga’s peace… However–“
[NOBUYUKI]: “In any case, we’ll work together, and move forward little by little.”
The two looked at me with direct and strong eyes.
[YUZUKI]: “… Yes!”
We decided again to work together in order to make a peaceful world.
When we returned to the Sanada castle with our new resolve in our hearts…
[SASUKE]: “Welcome home…! It must have been rough!”
[SAIZOU]: “You’ve returned unharmed…!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Welcome back.”
[YUZUKI]: “I’m home, everyone…!”
I instinctively smiled, being welcomed enthusiastically by the three as usual.
[SASUKE]: “Ah, right, right, Yukimura! Just now, a messenger came from Takeda…”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… They’re waiting in the main hall…”
[YUKIMURA]: “I wonder what kind of message it is… I’ll head there immediately.”
[SASUKE]: “I don’t really know but they said they’re going to Mouri territory!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Mouri, you said…!?”
I had a feeling that something was starting to move again at that unfamiliar name.
(T/N: It’s interesting to see the differences in the Himemiko scene with Sanada. We don’t see Himemiko teasing Imari here or telling the heroine that she had no choice but to pull the heroine into this world at that time because–. So, that’s pretty interesting. I can’t remember which armies had what but I feel like Oda, Toyotomi, and Date all had the teasing part.)