SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 8.1 ~

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Chapter 8: To Be Inseparable

Pursuing the sacred treasures, the Takeda army went on an expedition to Uesugi territory. On the way, they encountered the Sanada army by chance.

As Uesugi and Date move suspiciously, an alliance proposal came from Yukimura…

Chapter 8.1

Pursuing the sacred treasures, we began our expedition towards Uesugi territory. I ended up placed on a horse, but…

[YUZUKI]: (To think I’d be riding Shingen-san’s horse… It’s like I’m being held from behind and it makes me a little nervous.)

My body unconsciously stiffened and, suddenly, Shingen-san smiled gently.

[SHINGEN]: “What, you don’t have to be so nervous. I’ll definitely protect you.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Right. Thank you, Shingen-san.”

Several days passed as we progressed with vigilance. We took a short break in the woods.

[SHINGEN]: “It’s been smooth up to now. We met some yakuma, but they were within expectations.”

[MASATOYO]: “Yes. I hope we can continue to advance smoothly like this.”

Shingen-san and the others started to talk about future plans and so, as not to get in the way, I moved to a place that was a bit farther away.

[YUZUKI]: (Ah, that herb… if I recall correctly it’s good at stopping bleeding… I don’t know what’ll happen in the future so I’ll pick some while everyone’s talking…!)

[YUZUKI]: (I also picked some herbs that are effective painkillers and I’ll get everyone to look at these too– wait, huh?)

[YUZUKI]: (I got so involved in picking herbs that I went too far…! I have to hurry back.)

I tried to turn back in a panic, but at that instant– the nearby bushes shook greatly and then a single young man jumped out.

[???]: “Alright, we made it here without meeting an enemy! Woah, you–“

[YUZUKI]: (Huh… w-who is this!? He’s a werewolf, right!? What do I do… should I run away…!)

I was confused at this sudden event but he continued to stare at me, mouth open.

[???]: “… C-Cute. Are you possibly an angel!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh?… An a-angel?”

[???]: “Hey, Sasuke. What are you doing being discovered so loudly when secrecy is the principle of being a ninja. Besides, this girl is really surprised.”

[YUZUKI]: (Wah, another one!?… But I don’t seem to feel any hostility from either of them.)

[SASUKE]: “Ah, you’re right. Sorry for surprising you… By the way, what’s your name? Is it okay to ask?”

[YUZUKI]: “Erm… h-huh…?”

[???]: “Hey now! Don’t trouble a girl you met for the first time! We’re already intruding on another person’s territory. Come on, let’s go.”

[SASUKE]: “A-Alright. See ya, angel.”

[YUZUKI]: (… They’re gone. What was that just now… They mentioned another person’s territory, but… what did that mean?)

[YUZUKI]: (… Ah! More importantly, I have to hurry back to everyone…!)

[MASAKAGE]: “AH! Where’d you go!? Everyone was worried, you know!”

[YUZUKI]: “S-Sorry. I found some herbs and then…”

[MASANOBU]: “Well, I’m glad you were found immediately. You didn’t run into anything dangerous, did you?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, I’m okay… Ah, but I met two werewolves.”

When I told them about the two’s appearance and characteristics, and how one of them was called Sasuke, everyone looked at each other.

[YUZUKI]: “Could they have been Uesugi or Date spies?”

[SHINGEN]: “No, that’s not it. It’s more like they’re either Takeda or ex-Takeda… Anyway, it’ll be quicker to actually meet them.”

[YUZUKI]: “Meet them… in other words, you’re going to fight?”

[SHINGEN]: “Nah, the opposite. I’m going to meet them so that we don’t fight. Sorry, but could you lead us to where you met those werewolves?”

I visited the place I met those werewolves earlier together with Shingen-san and Nobuharu-san. However, the sun had already set and the area was pitch black.

[NOBUHARU]: “Hrmm. It appears grabbing a clue today will be difficult.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. We should return for the time being–“

[???]: “PREPARE YOURSELF!”

Suddenly, several shadows flew out and Nobuharu-san pulled my arm, hiding me behind his back to protect me. Following that, the sounds of blows being exchanged resounded.

[YUZUKI]: (An ambush!? Shingen-san–!)

[SHINGEN]: “… Heh. It’s going to be a problem if you think this sort of surprise attack will take my head, Yukimura.”

Even I could tell that the opponents recoiled at Shingen-san’s words.

[???]: “This voice… it can’t be!?”

[SASUKE]: “Huh!? Isn’t that the angel earlier ago beside them!”

[SHINGEN]: “That one attack was pretty scary, Sasuke. Yukimura, you too… it’s been a while since we crossed blades, but like I thought you’re skilled.”

[SASUKE]: “I-I’m sorry! That was, um, a bit of a slip-up…”

[YUKIMURA]: “You aren’t hurt, are you? I’m truly and deeply sorry…”

Behind the two flustered men, even more shadows of what seemed like their comrades came.

[???]: “Hey, you two, what are you doing there– hm? It can’t be… over there…!”

The werewolves that appeared in succession showed shocked expressions when they saw Shingen-san.

[YUZUKI]: “Um, Nobuharu-san, those werewolves seem somewhat friendly with Shingen-san…?”

[NOBUHARU]: “Yeah. Those men aren’t Date or Uesugi… They’re Sanada people.”

7 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 8.1 ~

    Cey said:
    October 25, 2018 at 12:38

    Back to Takeda, Yai!!!!

    [YUZUKI]: (To think I’d be riding Shingen-san’s horse… It’s like I’m being held from behind and it makes me a little nervous.)
    My body unconsciously stiffened and, suddenly, Shingen-san smiled gently.
    [SHINGEN]: “What, you don’t have to be so nervous. I’ll definitely protect you.”

    Ha! I don’t think that has anything to do with the reason Yuzuki was nervous… =P
    And Shingen probably thinks it too… but he is such a gentleman!

    Ilinox, thank you for bringing back my one and true love.

      Ilinox responded:
      October 25, 2018 at 22:11

      Back to the good-natured husband, Shingen, hahaha. Actually, sometimes I wonder about whether they’re oblivious or how, even with heightened senses, the bodily functions of a person are just too hard for them to pinpoint a person’s feelings. So, like even if he can hear her heart pounding and feel how stiff she is he could still mistake that for nervousness or fear about the future, huh, instead of because of him LOL. Oh Shingen…

      You’re welcome! |D

    waterinegirl said:
    October 24, 2018 at 03:19

    yehey takeda

    the sanadas never change. they’re too soft.

    i think i deserve the title “princess in distress” than “angel”

      Ilinox responded:
      October 25, 2018 at 22:09

      Haha, they are a bit too nice for this sengoku period, aren’t they :’D but luckily they’re just like this towards Shingen because they really really really respect him. Otherwise, Yukimura and Nobuyuki are actually pretty strong (like when they fought the yakuma together with Nobunaga and Mitsuhide). LOL I think the MC has been doing okay in the Takeda route, especially when compared with Uesugi.

    yukihime03 said:
    October 24, 2018 at 00:31

    Back to Takeda!

    I… feel a bit funny that Sasuke keeps calling Yuzuki ‘angel’. lol
    It seems more like the sort of thing Saizo says. |D

      Ilinox responded:
      October 25, 2018 at 22:07

      Back to the manly Shingen– |D though Sanada spoiled a bit about what’s going to happen, but it’s always fun to see things from a different perspective. LOL that’s so true about that kind of cheesy line. If it helps he’s actually calling her a “tennyo” as in a celestial maiden |D; so maybe it doesn’t have the sort of connotations angel has in English. It’s actually the word Nobunaga uses in his potion scene too about the celestial maiden’s feathered robe /o\ but having Sasuke say a mouthful like “celestial maiden” seemed a bit odd.

        yukihime03 said:
        October 25, 2018 at 23:35

        Ah I see. yeah, celestial maiden and angel have different connotations. I’m not sure if anyone not familiar with Asian culture will get “celestial maiden”… hmm.

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