SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

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Chapter 9: All or Nothing

In the moment a predicament was escaped, the large army of Takeda and Sanada were soon approaching.

Kenshin, who was concerned about the castle town becoming a battlefield, chose to confront them in an overwhelmingly unfavorable situation…!

Chapter 9.3

[SHINGEN]: “Che… those guys moved, huh… It’s much quicker than I expected…”

[KENSHIN]: “If you are mentioning “those men” who are not on this battlefield—… I see, so that is how it is.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yeah. It’s an annoying matter…”

[KENSHIN]: “If that is the case… we are not in a position to battle for long here.”

Shingen also nodded at Kenshin’s words with a serious expression.

[SHINGEN]: “Takeda army, Sanada army… everyone, withdraw!”

[KENSHIN]: “… Uesugi army, you will also withdraw!”

The war ended in an instant with a single word of the generals.

[SHINGEN]: “… So, Kenshin, I’ve got something to ask you—“

 

We evacuated to a safe location and watched the progress of the war, hiding in a forest on high ground.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Don’t worry… Uesugi won’t lose.”

Kagekatsu-kun, who was close beside me, quietly gave those words.

[KANETSUGU]: “Why do you have such a miserable look on your face. This is none other than the Uesugi army, you know? We won’t lose.”

Kanetsugu-san also encouraged me with confident words.

[YUZUKI]: “You’re right… yeah!”

I cheered up my feelings and waited for everyone’s safety.

 

[YUZUKI]: (The battle is over, right…? Is everyone still coming…?)

We saw the appearance of both camps ending the war and so we returned close to our original location.

[YUZUKI]: (It can’t be that they’re injured and can’t move… or anything, right…?)

When I was waiting impatiently—

[KENSHIN]: “… We have returned.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yo… so you guys were here!”

[YUZUKI]: “…! Everyone, you’re safe…!”

Strength seemed to leave my entire body when I saw everyone’s unhurt figures.

[KAGEKATSU]: “…!”

I saw Kagekatsu-kun give a relieved sigh and I also felt a peace of mind from the bottom of my heart.

[KENSHIN]: “Kagekatsu… the commander of an army should not change their expression like that in front of everyone.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “…! My sincerest apologies—“

[YUZUKI]: (But Kagekatsu-kun was—)

[YUZUKI]: “Excuse me…! Kagekatsu-kun was worried about you all this time, Kenshin-san—“

Even while thinking it might be uncalled-for, I wasn’t able to remain quiet and I unconsciously cut in.

[KENSHIN]: “I see…”

Kenshin-san fell silent for a while, as if he were thinking, and then—

[KENSHIN]: “… Indeed, it is my oversight for postponing an explanation… I have caused you worry, Kagekatsu.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “…! No… I’m relieved you’re unharmed… father…”

Kagekatsu-kun widened his eyes in surprise and then showed a faint smile.

[YUZUKI]: (Phew… Those two can talk to each other about their feelings now…)

Before the two might have misunderstood each other’s emotions.

I was unbearably happy at how their relationship changed in a better direction.

[KENSHIN]: “Now then, let us return to the castle… We will talk in detail after we have returned.”

[YUZUKI]: (Today was really… a lot of things happened… But I’m glad that somehow I can go home with everyone safely…)

Still, what happened to the allied armies of Takeda and Sanada? And what happened to the Date Army?— My worries were endless.

[YUZUKI]: (I also don’t know why the war just now ended so suddenly…)

On the way home, when I was thinking alone—

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Is something the matter? You’re going through a hundred expressions alone.”

Kagemochi-san quietly came beside me and said it so that I didn’t know whether he was teasing me or being concerned about me.

[YUZUKI]: “No, it’s nothing…! Just… a lot of things happened and I’m worried about the future…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Do not be worried. Something will be done by Kenshin-sama and us.”

His reassuring words, which were calmly spoken, were reliable.

[YUZUKI]: “… Thank you!”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… you are most welcome.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “Your ever-changing expressions are very adorable, but…”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “If your worries are so great that you would have that look, then I cannot just admire it.”

[YUZUKI]: (Kagemochi-san…!)

 

After we returned home to the castle and gathered in the main hall, Kenshin-san quietly opened his mouth in front of us.

[KENSHIN]: “Earlier, I formed an alliance with the Takeda army and Sanada army.”

[KAGEIE]: “Wha…!”

[YUZUKI]: (…! They had that discussion at that time…)

[KANETSUGU]: “Impressive of Takeda to feel that way. This should have been an ideal chance to attack and destroy Uesugi…”

Kageie-san was so surprised he was speechless, Kanetsugu-san seemed puzzled, and Kagekatsu-kun was frozen with a pensive expression.

And then it was only Kagemochi-san who gave a small nod.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “In which case, there was a reason that compelled them to do so, wasn’t there.”

[KENSHIN]: “Yes.”

[KANETSUGU]: “A reason as to why Takeda would make an alliance, even crushing their chance to destroy Uesugi…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Like another enemy we should be fighting…?”

[YUZUKI]: “An enemy we should be fighting…?”

[YUZUKI]: “But Sanada had an alliance with Takeda and not Date, right? In that case, what other—“

I inadvertently looked at Imari-kun.

[IMARI]: “…?”

But Imari-kun only tilted his head in confusion too.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… If us werewolves fought each other, we would be crushed… That is what it means.”

[YUZUKI]: “Werewolves…?”

We all looked at each other’s faces— Kagekatsu-kun raised his head as if in sudden realization.

[KAGEKATSU]: “It can’t be…”

8 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 9.3 ~

    Reggie said:
    November 23, 2018 at 21:42

    “Kagekatsu… the commander of an army should not change their expression like that in front of everyone.” This catches my eyes and surprise at this few words and it hurts so much😢 I’m sorry Kenshin but those words is like a torture in your son’s mind ( so maybe this is where Kenshin’s mistake on raising Kagekatsu at being strict on emotions and feelings ). It’s a good thing Yuzuki saves the day and clear the misunderstanding between father and son like a bridge. 😊 This father and son really needs a ‘ light of the home ‘ meaning mother to attach their relationship even stronger.😊

      Ilinox responded:
      November 24, 2018 at 08:51

      SAME. I winced at Kenshin’s words but I also winced at the heroine butting in. It worked out in the end and she’s known for being really kind and wanting to support Kagekatsu and his emotions, but I also feel like she shoved her nose into a place it doesn’t belong because she’s not Kagekatsu’s parent or anything and Kenshin is just trying to raise the heir to Uesugi /o\ Kenshin is strict but the heroine literally called him out (and his parenting techniques) in front of the rest of the commanders, awkwaaaaaaaaard.

      Haha, if she truly became Kagekatsu’s surrogate mother and took the “mother” role while Kenshin is the “father” then that’s a different story ;D especially since everyone would have to acknowledge this.

    Cey said:
    November 23, 2018 at 12:05

    Hello, Ilinox. I hope you had had a happy thanksgiving day. =)
    (Same for everybody else.)

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “… Is something the matter? You’re going through a hundred expressions alone.”

    I think I go through life just like that. I’m so expressive, and my face shows everything I’m thinking… Really! Even I caught myself sometimes making faces when walking alone… It’s embarrasing… LOL

    It’s incredible how simplistic they make war sound here. Like: Hey, we found the Uesugi, lets have a war… and everyone start fighting. And then: Hey, stop fighting, we are making a alliance… and that’s it. And in an instant they are all home.
    I wish going to work and back home every day were that easy.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 24, 2018 at 08:48

      It was last month for me, eheh, but happy thanksgiving to everyone celebrating it this month!

      Unfortunately, I suffer from the Resting Bitch Face so everyone thinks I’m angry, sad, or just unimpressed at everything when I’m minding my own business :’)) but lately I’ve been trying to exaggerate my emotions whenever I’m talking to people so they can tell what I’m feeling and thinking. But because I still have to consciously think about it I wonder if I’m truly being expressive there LOL since I can turn it off at the drop of a hat. People who can express a thousand things with their expressions alone are impressive though /o\ and Kagemochi’s little quip there about going through a hundred expressions is cute, haha.

      They probably didn’t have time to go over the true repercussions of war, but yeah it’s certainly more glossed over here compared to Takeda when Shingen brings up how many soldiers died between their two armies, and yet they’re going to ally just like that? Imagine fighting for your life and seeing your friends, or people you know, die beside you in this short skirmish and then like half an hour later you’re told to ceasefire because you’re allied now… >< I can't even imagine.

    yukihime03 said:
    November 23, 2018 at 00:28

    Kagemochi-san quietly came beside me and said it so that I didn’t know whether he was teasing me or being concerned about me. -> For Yuzuki, Kagemochi is like the boy who cried wolf, except that in this case, the boy is also the wolf. XD

      Ilinox responded:
      November 23, 2018 at 20:10

      LOL I don’t think he’d even feel bad about that either, he’d just be amused that she now treats whatever he says with suspicion. It’s gonna backfire on you one day, Kagemochi!! Mark my words!

    waterinegirl said:
    November 23, 2018 at 00:12

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “Your ever-changing expressions are very adorable, but…”
    [KAGEMOCHI]: “If your worries are so great that you would have that look, then I cannot just admire it.”

    i really miss kagemochi and his… how should i say it… the way he talks to me

      Ilinox responded:
      November 23, 2018 at 20:09

      His bullying—? |D I miss him too, eheh, especially when he’s not being scary on the other side.

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