SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

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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 9.5

[YUZUKI]: (I wonder what’s going on with Kenshin-san…)

I pondered over this in the new room I was moved to for my safety.

[YUZUKI]: (It can’t be that he’s carrying a large worry by himself, right…)

Kenshin-san and his grim expression that I saw earlier floated into my mind and then disappeared.

[YUZUKI]: (I want to discuss this with Imari-kun, but…)

[IMARI]: “Mm… mgh… zz…”

[YUZUKI]: (He’s sleeping soundly… He was really active today, huh.)

[IMARI]: “Mgh, I’ll… save you… zzz…”

[YUZUKI]: (Haha, Imari-kun… is he worried about me even in his dreams?)

I gently stroked Imari-kun who struggled hard to save me.

[YUZUKI]: (… Thank you.)

[YUZUKI]: “…!”

[YUZUKI]: (Those footsteps just now… no way, did someone sneak in again…!?)

Remembering the time I was kidnapped by Masamune-san and the others, my heart started to race.

[???]: “Are you awake…?”

[YUZUKI]: (Huh… Kageie-san!)

I was relieved at the familiar voice and opened the sliding screen.

[YUZUKI]: “What’s wrong? You’re here this late at night…”

[KAGEIE]: “Uh… um…”

Kageie-san looked down with a regretful expression and didn’t try to say anything.

[YUZUKI]: “Erm… anyway, please come inside. You’ll catch a cold here.”

I said that and tried to invite him in, but—.

[KAGEIE]: “No, please let me stay here.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…?”

[KAGEIE]: “I want you to let me protect you all night here.”

[YUZUKI]: (Is Kageie-san bothered about me being kidnapped by Masamune-san and the others…?)

[KAGEIE]: “I… said I’d be sure to protect you. And yet… I couldn’t protect you.”

[KAGEIE]: “I let you go through something uncomfortable… I’m really sorry!”

Kageie-san said that and bowed his head deeply.

[YUZUKI]: “That’s…”

[KAGEIE]: “So… please let me atone.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Kageie-san, it’s not your fault I was kidnapped.”

[KAGEIE]: “But… even if that’s true—“

[YUZUKI]: “… Okay, I’ll have you stay here the entire night then, Kageie-san.”

[KAGEIE]: “O-Oh…!”

Kageie-san nodded with relief.

I pulled my futon over to Kageie-san and then slipped underneath its covers.

[YUZUKI]: “… Good night, Kageie-san.”

[KAGEIE]: “Yeah, please rest easily.”

[YUZUKI]: (If Kageie-san is here then I’m sure it’ll be okay…)

Forgetting the bodiless anxieties I held, I dropped into a gentle sleep.


The next day, we gathered under Kenshin-san again and continued our discussion.

[KAGEIE]: “… I still think we should chase after Date!”

[KAGEIE]: “Date might still harm Uesugi again…!”

[KAGEIE]: “Because they’re despicable people who set fire to the town and kidnapped this girl…!”

[KANETSUGU]: “Certainly, we can’t forgive the Date army, but… right now we should prepare for the definite threat that is Oda and Toyotomi.”

[YUZUKI]: (What’s it going to be in the end…)

I watched the discussion that couldn’t be decided with Imari-kun on my knee.


Beside me, Kagekatsu-kun was watching over the situation, close-mouthed in the same way.

[YUZUKI]: “Um… Kagekatsu-kun, what do you think we should do?”

[KAGEKATSU]: “I’d like to hear your opinion…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…”

I thought about it for a moment, while being puzzled, and arrived at a single thought.

[YUZUKI]: “I… think we should go with what Kenshin-san decides, shouldn’t we?”

I answered that with confidence as I watched Kenshin-san, who was silent and listening to the discussions.

[YUZUKI]: (The moment I came to this world, and after that, I was saved many times by Kenshin-san…)

[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know any strategic things, but… I’ll follow the path Kenshin-san decides on.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “… Mm. Me too… I have the same opinion.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kagekatsu-kun…”

Kagekatsu-kun and I looked at each other and smiled.

[YUZUKI]: (… That’s right. Whatever happens, my feelings won’t shake.)

[YUZUKI]: (I’ll believe in Kenshin-san. Always and forever…!)

The instant I swore that in my mind firmly—.

[KENSHIN]: “… Everyone.”

It was an extremely calm voice.

[KENSHIN]: “… Our next objective is only one thing.”

The discussion that was tinged with heat fell completely silent in an instant. Everyone focused their ears on Kenshin-san’s next words.


I gave a nod to Kagekatsu-kun who flicked a glance over to me.

[YUZUKI]: (No matter what path Kenshin-san chooses, I’ll—)

[KENSHIN]: “Gather the soldiers and prepare for war.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…”

[KENSHIN]: “We formed an alliance with the Takeda army, thus we no longer have to fear an attack to the back.”

[KENSHIN]: “With the full force of the Uesugi army—“

Kenshin-san looked over everyone’s faces.

[KENSHIN]: “… We will attack and destroy the allied force of Oda and Toyotomi.”

[YUZUKI]: (We’re going to war with Oda and Toyotomi…?)

I was purely surprised at Kenshin-san’s unexpected decision and couldn’t do anything but stare at his face.

9 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 9.5 ~

    Reggie said:
    November 29, 2018 at 04:21

    Poor big guy…. Feeling guilt on her kidnapped by Masamune.

    Those two, I thought you will agree on Kenshin’s decisions and now they’re against it 😑

      Ilinox responded:
      November 29, 2018 at 09:31

      It’s hilarious how much the writers emphasized the MC and Kagekatsu believing in Kenshin only to be like “hold on…” literally seconds later LOL. Flags were raised.

    Cey said:
    November 26, 2018 at 11:45

    Yuzuki seems to be totally disappointed.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 26, 2018 at 12:53

      I think she’s just stunned because Uesugi’s whole motto is not to invade other territories but to purely defend their own /o\ and yet here Kenshin is wanting to invade and destroy Oda and Toyotomi. It’s a complete 180 from his usual philosophy.

    AMBER said:
    November 25, 2018 at 06:52

    My face is pale now.. I remember how I was so shocked at Kenshin’s decision LOL and I failed on the prediction/guessing what the reasons are behind his decision. He’s still super excellent in making me feel uncomfortable but touched at the same time.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 25, 2018 at 14:33

      Haha, I remember rubbing my hands together and thinking “HO SHIT DID EVERYTHING HE GET PUT THROUGH BREAK HIM FINALLY!?” |D I don’t particularly like the next chapter, because I think Kagekatsu and the MC are a bit pushy and taking a position on their high horse, but kudos to the SNB writers for putting Kenshin through all these things.

      Honestly, at this rate they should swap the tragic theme on Shingen and apply it to Kenshin because the friction between Kenshin’s ideals and what he has to do is such a constant thing in Uesugi route /o\ meanwhile, Shingen is actually the one truly following through with his ideals and way of life without any regrets.

        AMBER said:
        November 25, 2018 at 23:13

        What you said about MC and Kagekatsu in the next chapter is just the same to me!

        I dislike Uesugi’s chapter 10 so much. It frustrates me as much as I stopped reading in the middle of the chap 10.3 or 10.4, really I disappointed with the two ;-; Even a lil bit with Kagemochi :(

    waterinegirl said:
    November 25, 2018 at 00:20

    your face kageie makes my heart melting.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 25, 2018 at 14:31

      He’s so worried about the MC and guilty for what she got put through ;w; b’aww.

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