SNB Kenshin ~ 2* A Parent and Child’s First Step ~

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A Parent and Child’s First Step

(Thank you to Cheek Rubsu for the commission!! I really like this card story too, so I’m happy you all get to see it now.)

[KENSHIN]: “It is meal time but there is no one here…”

[KENSHIN]: (Come to think of it, Kagie has an errand in the neighboring village, Kagemochi took a holiday today and said he would go into town…)

[KENSHIN]: (Kanetsugu is on an expedition to the neighboring territory. The one remaining is…)

.[KAGEKATSU]: “……”

[KENSHIN]: “Kagekatsu, you alone, hm.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Today, everyone is…”

[KENSHIN]: “Everyone is absent either due to work or holiday. It appears there is only you and I.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Is that so…”

[KENSHIN]: “……”


[KENSHIN]: “As everyone is gone, why don’t we eat outside once in a while.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “……!”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: (There was some hesitation but the person himself seems interested. Now then, why don’t I take Kagekatsu to eat what he likes now and then.)

[KENSHIN]: “Kagekatsu, is there something you wish to eat?”


[KENSHIN]: (This is a valuable opportunity to interact as a parent and child. What Kagekatsu normally thinks and how he normally acts… as a father there are many things I should know.)


[KENSHIN]: “Well then, how about we head to a restaurant I went to previously. Is that agreeable, Kagekatsu?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

Part 2

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Omnom…”

[KENSHIN]: (I thought this would be an opportunity to speak with Kagekatsu, but… what exactly should I talk about…)

[KENSHIN]: (At any rate, perhaps anything is fine and I shall try to bring something up. It might expand from there…)

[KENSHIN]: “… Kagekatsu, how have you been lately. Have you been getting along well with Kanetsugu?”

[KENSHIN]: “He hasn’t been causing troubles, I expect.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: “This is… nice weather today.”

[KENSHIN]: “It’s quite warm… and a good day to do something like read.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: “And yesterday… hrmm… the battle yesterday was a great victory.”

[KENSHIN]: “That being said, do not relax your attention. It will be a problem if we do not keep this up for next time.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Incidentally, you’ve just been eating that sushi. Do you like it?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Yes.”

[KENSHIN]: (…… Before we can even become closer as a parent and child, conversation is not being made…)

[KENSHIN]: (That reminds me, have I ever gone out alone like this with Kagekatsu until now?)

[KENSHIN]: (I might not have carried out a single role as a father…)

[KENSHIN]: (… I……)

[KENSHIN]: “……”

Part 3

[KENSHIN]: (In the end, we didn’t talk much…)

[KENSHIN]: (Perhaps I should create more opportunities to speak actively with Kagekatsu a little more than usual…)

[KAGEKATSU]: “… -ther… father.”

[KENSHIN]: “Aah, my apologies. I was thinking. What is it?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Um… thank you for the meal…”

[KENSHIN]: “!!”

[KENSHIN]: “Kagekatsu…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’d like to go out and eat together again sometime.”

[KENSHIN]: “O-Oh…! If you so desire, I will invite you again.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… I’m glad.”

[KENSHIN]: “I thought it might possibly have bothered you…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “It could never.”

[KENSHIN]: “Thank you for coming together with me, Kagekatsu.”

[KENSHIN]: “Next time, you may decide what you wish to eat.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Next time I’d like to eat lots of vegetables…”

[KENSHIN]: “Vegetables, hm. Very well. Now then, how about we return home.”

[KENSHIN]: “……”


[KENSHIN]: (Identical to when we were going there is no conversation…)

[KENSHIN]: (However, it feels nice.)

14 thoughts on “SNB Kenshin ~ 2* A Parent and Child’s First Step ~

    yukihime03 said:
    October 21, 2018 at 23:56

    lol, this awkward father and son.
    I really want to give the “you tried” star to Kenshin. Kagekatsu, you need to make more effort! Your poor father tried his best. :”’) Oh well, but at least both of them did enjoy their outing despite the awkwardness. |D

    I actually did similarly to Kagekatsu once, but it was during a SPEAKING EXAM. *cries* I was supposed to be speaking a lot, but all I gave were yes/no, one-word answers, and one sentence at most. I only realized what I did after it ended because I finished in less than 30 minutes, while the others took much longer time. No wonder the examiner had this awkward look the whole time. :”’))

      Ilinox responded:
      October 22, 2018 at 18:48

      Kenshin tried so hard |D but Kagekatsu seemed oblivious to that LOL just minding his own business and enjoying his father’s presence.

      HAHA did you get marks taken off for not having elaborate answers? Or technically it was all within what you were being graded on because you were answering the questions correctly? /o\ I’ve always hated speaking parts in language classes because while I understand that they’re there to help you get used to talking in the language, by nature I’m not a very talkative person in real life to people I don’t know. When English conversations usually devolve into me going “Oh, I see. That’s cool. Wow. Ohh. Interesting…” that’s usually what I sound like in other languages too LOL.

        yukihime03 said:
        October 23, 2018 at 17:52

        Thankfully, I still got good marks. I barely talked, but I did talk with proper pronunciation and grammar…
        Yeah, me too. In real life, sometimes I get stamped with the reputation “arrogant” just because I don’t talk much and have this bitch resting face. lol
        Nowadays, if strangers start to talk to me, I will try to respond politely, but usually the conversation will consist of them asking questions to me, and me answering those questions (as long as the questions are not that personal), but I don’t ask back, so it always ends up weirdly with them knowing more about me and me knowing nothing about them. (^-^”)

    Cey said:
    October 17, 2018 at 18:48

    I loved this! Thank you =D

    Maybe Kagekatsu was real nervous there. Poor Kenshin, he has to learn to ask question that cannot be answered with “yes” or “no”.

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 20:01

      You’re welcome \o/ it’s all thanks to Cheek Rubsu too!

      Haha, it’s hard to tell when Kagekatsu’s so quiet and rarely shows his emotions on his face |D but yeah poor Kenshin trying to make conversation, especially when I feel like he’s a person who barely talks himself? LOL I mean the heroine had the impression that Kenshin was cold and curt at the beginning so… I don’t think he’s naturally good at making conversation |D.

    Cheek Rubsu said:
    October 17, 2018 at 05:55

    Wow that was fast!
    Thank you for your hard work~
    I had trouble understanding what Kenshin says in his inner monologue ‘cause google translate… The only thing that gave me any clue was the tone and awkward hesitation in his voice lmao.
    That aside, this was the only 2-star card I managed to get of Kenshin. ; u ; My luck is terrible.
    Anyway, I’m glad to know that Kenshin is willing to meet Kagekatsu halfway in building a healthy parent-child relationship.

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 09:31

      Eheh, you’re welcome and thank you for the commission <3!!

      In general, Kenshin likes to speak with older conjugations I feel so that might trip up google translate too :')) he's such a deep thinker too and look at him ponder all these things with Kagekatsu, ahaha. Oh no, it's so awful when the cards you want never come to you. I remember grinding through the main levels to collect all these 2* cards (if I couldn't get them through the coin one or got bored of trying to spam down my coins lmao).

      For all the times Kenshin talks about killing off his personality and personal desires to be the ideal general, he does still take his responsibilities to Kagekatsu seriously, it's really cute |D gotta love a family man–

    Reggie said:
    October 17, 2018 at 04:51

    This makes me wonder how old Kagekatsu is when he was adopted by Kenshin, why they’re so awkward…. (´~ヾ)

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 20:00

      I wonder too ;;;; Kenshin said Kagekatsu is his nephew but it sounded like his sister was alive so /o\ I wonder if he adopted Kagekatsu because he himself doesn’t have a heir yet. But I feel like they’d always have an awkward air because they have to acknowledge that Kenshin is still the general and Kagekatsu is a subordinate under him, even if they’re related. And then adding onto that Kagekatsu’s role and pressure as heir to Uesugi… /o\.

      But tbh this event felt more like it was just Kenshin overthinking things and feeling awkward while Kagekatsu was just quietly enjoying their time together LOL.

        Momo said:
        October 18, 2018 at 04:12

        Historically, Kagekatsu was adopted by Kenshin to be his heir when he was very young, probably around 7-8 years old, and yes his biological parents were still alive that time; it wasn’t strange for samurai to adopt heirs that aren’t their actual children during those days, in Kenshin’s case he didn’t have heirs because he never married. ^^ But Senbura may have made Kagekatsu’s adoption age a bit older than it is, hence the slightly awkward air between them here. But Kenshin trying his best to be a real father to Kagekatsu is just so heartwarming to watch, he takes it just as seriously as his duties as the Uesugi general.

        An adorable fact about them historically is that once when Kenshin was off to war, young Kagekatsu actually wrote letters to him and Kenshin was so proud of his son doing his best to practice his writing that he even sent back a kind of workbook for Kagekatsu to practice his kanji on that he wrote himself (although Kenshin’s handwriting itself seems to need some work), kind of wished they’d include this somehow in the game. :’)

    AMBER said:
    October 17, 2018 at 04:14

    What an awkward moment..It would be nice if we could have a similar 2* card of Kagekatsu to see what he’s thinking though I feel like he’s enjoying the meal. I love to see them being together :)

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 19:42

      Ooh, that’d be nice. I actually haven’t checked out the 2* cards for a lot of the characters (only the leaders so far whenever I’m collecting their interaction scenes) so maybe Kagekatsu will have one that his perspective on Kenshin, though maybe not of the same scene.

      Knowing how quiet he seems to be in general with the heroine I think he’s enjoying it too |D he’s just the quiet type and it’s Kenshin who’s reading into things more than he should, ahaha. It’s cute seeing Kenshin take on a fatherly role though at the same time kinda weird when you see them both going after the heroine L O L unless you read Kagekatsu and the heroine’s relationship being more mother-child.

    waterinegirl said:
    October 17, 2018 at 00:26

    [KAGEKATSU]: “… -ther… father.”

    it’s like a baby saying his first word.

    i can understand why KAGEKATSU feels awkward. KENSHIN, you got to be informal i mean, you still act as noble general.

    eating in restaurant is a good start.

      Ilinox responded:
      October 17, 2018 at 09:32

      I actually didn’t think Kagekatsu was awkward LOL he’s just normally super quiet and it was Kenshin who had a hard time reading him and realizing that just because someone’s quiet doesn’t mean they’re not enjoying your presence and this outing |D. For however talkative I appear online, I’m pretty quiet in real life like Kagekatsu so I can understand him, ahaha.

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