SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

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Chapter 9: A Bolt From the Blue

The Takeda army and the Sanada army, having formed an alliance, pursued their enemies with great vigour and soon began to pressure them.

Just when things were thought to be flowing smoothly, Masanobu was injured by an enemy’s surprise attack…

Chapter 9.3

[YUZUKI]: (Masanobu-san’s wound healed with my blood, but…)

The area seemed to descend into even more of a free-for-all and I could hear the sounds of intense battle from the distance.

[MASANOBU]: “… There appears to be more enemies than we thought. At this rate, it will be dangerous for Masatoyo’s rear guard…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh? If you’re at the back, isn’t it safe?”

[MASANOBU]: “Originally, that would be the case. However, now that the war front is in a chaos, the rear guard isn’t any different from the front line.”

[MASANOBU]: “But the main role of the rear guard is search-and-destroy and vigilance. Compared to the front line, it is lacking in forces. If there’s no support, it will be overcome before long…”

.[YUZUKI]: (Masanobu-san looks pained… I’m sure he’s hesitating to go and support them because I’m here…)

[YUZUKI]: “Masanobu-san. I will hide here under these tree roots. Please go and support Masatoyo-san.”

[MASANOBU]: “… I can’t do that. I can’t leave you alone here.”

[MASANOBU]: “If it’s Masatoyo, I’m certain he’ll be alright. As long as support comes from the main force soon…”

[YUZUKI]: “By that you mean… if support doesn’t come then it’ll be a dangerous situation, right?”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m also worried about Masatoyo-san… so, please.”

[MASANOBU]: “……”

For a short while we stared at each other quietly.

[MASANOBU]: “… This happened before as well, didn’t it. Us being alone together in the forest.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah, do you mean–“


[MASANOBU]: “They came at once, huh. Let’s hurry. No matter what happens from here, don’t let go of my hand.”


I recalled how, in the past, I ran away together alone with Masanobu-san from another territory’s soldiers.

[YUZUKI]: “At that time I was protected by you, Masanobu-san, but this time I’ll be okay alone.”

[YUZUKI]: “Because even like this I’m… a member of the Takeda army.”

[MASANOBU]: “… Haha, I truly am no match for you.”

[MASANOBU]: “We’re quite far from the battlefield, but we don’t know what could happen. I’ll return immediately, so you must not move from this spot.”

Masanobu-san smiled as softly as usual.

And then he headed towards the battlefield where Masatoyo-san was.


[YUZUKI]: (… I wonder if the battle isn’t over yet. I hope everyone’s safe though–)

At that moment I heard a voice from nearby.

[DATE SOLDIER]: “… Haa, scouting is such a boring task. There’s no way anything can be this far back.”

[YUZUKI]: (That’s a Date army soldier, huh… I need to not be found.)

[DATE SOLDIER]: “Wait, hm? What’s with this tanuki… since it’s here, I’ll make some tanuki soup!”

[YUZUKI]: (… Tanuki?)

[DATE SOLDIER]: “Grr… the hell! It’s hopping around everywhere!”

Curious, I took a small peek–

Imari-kun was being chased around by the Date soldier and running in a great panic.

[YUZUKI]: (Imari-kun! Could it be… he got caught up!?)

In that instant, a sword was swung down at Imari-kun, but…

Fortunately, the blade hit Imari-kun’s teakettle and bounced off.

[DATE SOLDIER]: “Che… my blade got chipped!”

[YUZUKI]: (The footsteps are going farther… if I’m going to save him, now’s my chance.)

I quietly approached Imari-kun and picked him up.

[IMARI]: “Wawa, please don’t cut me!”

[YUZUKI]: “Calm down, Imari-kun. Let’s hide here.”

[IMARI]: “… I-It’s you!! I thought I was going to die…!”

[YUZUKI]: “Shhh… why don’t you come here and hide with me?”

I took Imari-kun and hide us in a close by bush.

[YUZUKI]: “I’m glad it looks like the soldier from earlier didn’t notice us and left.”

[IMARI]: “Yes. Thanks to you I’m saved!”

[YUZUKI]: (Phew, maybe we can feel relieved with this…?)

… However, at that time, I heard someone’s footsteps again.

[YUZUKI]: (Huh… another Date soldier…!?)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “To think you would be found in such a place… I am quite lucky.”

[YUZUKI]: (N-No way…!)

[YUZUKI]: (If I remember correctly, that commander is the one from the time I went to pick herbs with Masakage-kun…!)


[KAGEMOCHI]: “Oh my? You are… one of Takeda’s? I heard there was a savage monkey and came to exterminate it…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Heh, but this is just a baby monkey.”

[MASAKAGE]: “… Who the hell is a baby monkey, you!”


[KAGEMOCHI]: “Now, please come out. It’s best you don’t do something as foolish as trying to run.”

[YUZUKI]: (W-What do I do…! If I scream really loudly right now maybe Masanobu-san will he–)

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Do not even think to try and call for your comrades… you will die.”

Together with those words, a cold shining blade was pointed towards where we were hidden.

[YUZUKI]: “……!”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m scared… but…)

[YUZUKI]: (… He doesn’t seem to have noticed Imari-kun yet, so…)

I mustered my courage and whispered in a quiet voice.

[YUZUKI]: “… Imari-kun, run away.”

[IMARI]: “But then you’ll…!”

[YUZUKI]: “I’ll be okay, so… please?”

I ignored Imari-kun trying to hold me back and stood up from the bush.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “It is good to be obedient. Now, please come with me. You still have a role to play.”

[YUZUKI]: (Being caught here… I’m sorry, Masanobu-san… Shingen-san…!)

9 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

    Cey said:
    November 2, 2018 at 13:02

    Darn! I’m not happy with Kagemochi, sexy silky voice and all…
    Masanobu, come back!!!!

    I wonder… in a game of teasing Yuzuki, who of those two would win?

      Ilinox responded:
      November 3, 2018 at 00:51

      Is this what it feels like to be treated mercilessly as an enemy :’))

      OH MAN I… honestly have no idea. They’re both so dangerous LOL.

    leohikarusora said:
    November 2, 2018 at 06:32

    Please run away from his dark side (I mean, his true dark side, not the teasing one), he’s rea—lly scary in here, Kagemochi… Please come fast as you can Masanobu, save m-, ehem, I mean save her from Kagemochi

    Ehm.. Yesterday I opened newest Oda story (idk why I’m really become lazy to open the Toyotomi one, hiks), and yeah it my guess was true that Nobuyuki was… I won’t spoil it if you haven’t opened it. Gonna wait again Sanada’s newest story…

      Ilinox responded:
      November 2, 2018 at 11:30

      Safest thing to do is to obey him 100% :’D he’s not the type that likes to hurt people more than is necessary, so as long as she gets on his good side things will be okay. Unfortunately, he also seems to be willing to do any kind of underhanded or dirty dealings to help Kenshin in the shadows LOL.

      Nope, I still haven’t touched any second season things so I have no idea what you’re talking about /o\.

    Reggie said:
    November 2, 2018 at 00:52


    I know you’re sucks at hiding girl because you have a delicious smell or….. Everybody can sense you’re presence obviously unlike Masatoyo. I can’t think other alternative ideas without Masanobu leaving her alone but it’s no choice….. 😞

    [DATE SOLDIER]: “Wait, hm? What’s with this tanuki… since it’s here, I’ll make some tanuki soup!” LOL SO HARD POOR IMARI, BEING CHASE BY A HUNGRY SOLDIER 😂😂😂

      Reggie said:
      November 2, 2018 at 00:59

      Oh yeah, girl you saw him twice and yet……. Umm……. Nevermind hehehe 😅

        Ilinox responded:
        November 2, 2018 at 11:25

        I love the two-sided aspect of all the characters so much. Maybe not Kagemochi because he showed how dangerous he was right off the bat in the beginning of Uesugi’s whole story, but like Hideyoshi comes off as such a playful joker in Toyotomi but in Oda he’s a merciless person who tried to seriously murder Nobunaga. Meanwhile, Masamune is gruff in Date but downright cruel in Uesugi and Takeda LOL. Dangerous boys~

        I honestly think Masanobu should have just brought her along. Are they really THAT bad in protecting her while fighting? If it’s either that or abandon her by a tree and fingers-crossed no one finds her… It just seems kind of silly since in that case she truly wouldn’t be able to fight back and, like you said, all the commanders have enhanced smells and hearing LOL would she really be able to hide?

        A lot of people seem to say this (in this game) about tanuki but do people really eat raccoon dogs? LOL but poor Imari. He should have just started yelling at the soldier to shock him because !! talking tanuki!!

    waterinegirl said:
    November 2, 2018 at 00:48

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “To think you would be found in such a place… I am quite lucky.”

    choose between date soldier and kagemochi.
    i’ll rather choose kagemochi
    BUT DAMN. im actually used on kagemochi being teaseful and romantic. kagemochi here is so scary. im screwed.

    back in useugi’s route, i was forced to watch kenshin battling shingen.
    in this route looks like im going to be taken as hostage

      Ilinox responded:
      November 2, 2018 at 11:27

      Hehehe, we’ve seen hints about how brutal Kagemochi can be during Date’s route and the beginning of Uesugi’s route so :’D this isn’t a surprise. I love these glimpses of how merciless he can be since it provides such an interesting contrast to how nice he is in Uesugi |D a man of many sides, Kagemochi…

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