SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 10.4 ~

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Chapter 10: A Thousand Mixed Complications

The commanders are shaken by the order, announced suddenly from Kenshin, to invade the Oda and Toyotomi territories.

What is Kenshin’s real intention when he remains silent and does not try to speak…?

Chapter 10.4

[KENSHIN]: “……”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Pardon me.”

[KENSHIN]: “What is the matter?”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “There looks to be a storm and so I am closing the window. Please bear with this temporarily.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Excuse me.”

When I entered the room, Kenshin-san’s brows moved slightly.

[KENSHIN]: “… What did you come for.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’d like to ask something.”

[KENSHIN]: “I am currently busy. Ask me later.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then I’ll wait until you’re done.”

I sat on my heels on the tatami and waited patiently. After a while…

[KENSHIN]: “… What is it you wish to ask?”

[YUZUKI]: “Why are we attacking the allied armies of Oda and Toyotomi?”

[KENSHIN]: “… That is not something I need to talk to you about.”

[YUZUKI]: “I won’t move from here until you talk.”

[KENSHIN]: “… Do as you please.”

Kenshin-san said that and stood up. However, the sliding screen wouldn’t open no matter how much he pulled.

[KENSHIN]: “… I see. Kagemochi’s suggestion?”

Kenshin-san sat down again along with an exasperated sigh.

[KENSHIN]: “Then… you may stay there as long as you please.”

[YUZUKI]: “……”

[YUZUKI]: (I was lucky enough to have Kagemochi-san give his help, so I definitely have to get an answer we can accept…)

[YUZUKI]: (If I don’t do my best here then Kagekatsu-kun will…)

When I was assaulted by hopeless feelings of anxiety, the sliding screen suddenly opened.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Excuse my… intrusion.”

I turned my body to the voice just to see Kagekatsu-kun come in.

[KAGEKATSU]: “…!”

For some reason Kagekatsu-kun’s eyes widened greatly as if in surprise when he looked over here.

[KAGEKATSU]: “Why are you crying…”

[YUZUKI]: “Eh…”

I didn’t notice until he mentioned it, but my cheeks were wet.

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… what is this.”

[KENSHIN]: “… What’s wrong?”

[YUZUKI]: “N-No… this isn’t… it’s…”

I wiped my cheeks impatiently with my fingers, but my tears overflowed one after another.

They were my worries about not being able to see Kenshin-san’s heart and how Kagekatsu-kun might leave Uesugi…

[YUZUKI]: (What do I do, they won’t stop…)

[KAGEKATSU]: “……”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Are you okay?”

The moment I felt a warm hand touch my cheek Kagekatsu-kun gently wiped my tears.

[YUZUKI]: “Mm. Thank you…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Father…! What did you say… to her? Why is she crying?”

[KENSHIN]: “… I do not know either.”

Kenshin-san answered that with a slightly bewildered appearance.

[KENSHIN]: “… Does it hurt anywhere?”

[YUZUKI]: “…!”

It was Kenshin-san’s gentle voice, which I hadn’t heard for a while.

I couldn’t hold back the feelings I was suppressing at those concerned words.

[YUZUKI]: “It’s because… Kenshin-san, you’ve been acting strangely… and you won’t say anything…”

The instant he heard my words Kagekatsu-kun sent a strong gaze towards Kenshin-san. And then Kagekatsu-kun spoke, as if snapping at him.

[KAGEKATSU]: “She’s right…! Father, you haven’t said anything… to us…!”

[KENSHIN]: “… I see. You and Kagemochi too… everyone is uneasy.”

[KENSHIN]: “… I apologize.”

[KENSHIN]: “… I will explain it properly. The reason for starting a war.”

Kenshin-san said that and brought out the small box he had quickly hid from me some time ago.

[KENSHIN]: “After the Date army left Uesugi territory, this was sent to me.”

[KENSHIN]: “Those men were searching for clues to Himemiko, as we thought… and what they seemed to have found was this.”

Kagekatsu-kun, who was looking at the small box, opened his mouth in a sudden realization.

[KAGEKATSU]: “This family crest… is it the Mouri army’s seal case…!?”

[YUZUKI]: (The Mouri army…?)

[KENSHIN]: “Yes. And, if Date Masamune’s words are true, the Mouri army is holding onto crucial information regarding Himemiko. Or perhaps…”

[KENSHIN]: “They may already have Himemiko in their hands.”

[YUZUKI]: “Himemiko-sama…?”

[KENSHIN]: “Yes. And it is likely that Oda and Toyotomi formed an alliance…”

[KENSHIN]: “Not to come and attack here, but to invade Mouri.”

Kenshin-san said that and looked between Kagekatsu-kun and me.

[KENSHIN]: “Those men… intend to obtain Himemiko.”

[YUZUKI]: “…! Then… Kenshin-san, when you said we were going to attack the allied Oda and Toyotomi armies…”

[KENSHIN]: “Correct. It is to stop the vampires from obtaining the power of Himemiko.”

[YUZUKI]: (…! This is… the reason Kenshin-san said we would start a war…)

It was to prevent Oda and Toyotomi from uniting the country with Himemiko-sama’s power.

And it was to crush the possibility of them exposing Uesugi’s people to the threat of an invasion with that power.

[YUZUKI]: (Kenshin-san’s words are certainly just…)

I felt that all my swelling concerns were erased cleanly.

11 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 10.4 ~

    Reggie said:
    December 4, 2018 at 03:31

    The two collide again 😑 and once again poor Kenshin being interrogate again and being accused of making her cry 😑

    I’m sure that’s a Date trap to snatch her again.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 4, 2018 at 11:50

      I found this scene pretty cute actually |D just because of how protective Kagekatsu becomes, where he’s even willing to confront his father (when you know he normally wouldn’t dare). But yeah poor Kenshin LOL he was so confused and probably thinking “I didn’t even do anything!”.

    Cey said:
    November 30, 2018 at 13:02

    Very anticlimactic… really.

    And how did Kagemochi convince Kagekatsu to come? I cannot imagine him saying “Yuzuki is starting a rebellion and wants you to join her…”

      Ilinox responded:
      November 30, 2018 at 14:49

      I thought it was Imari’s job to find Kagekatsu actually LOL but that’s so true. Maybe they were like “Yuzuki is confronting Kenshin again by herself so you might want to go and help her” and then Kagekatsu gets startled when he sees her crying (man, he’s so angry at Kenshin and Kenshin is so startled at her tears that I actually had to laugh here in all the tenseness).

    leohikarusora said:
    November 30, 2018 at 08:03

    Phew, the game was updated and it seems that Otomate/Marvelous asked another developer (Parade iirc) to improve the game, since I noticed that the game got smoother than usual, and loading scene got longer than usual too. Somehow I like that improvement.

    Back to topic. Hmm… Honestly I didn’t think this chapter as drama since MC just want a confirmation from Kenshin what’s his reason to “broke” his principal, but yeah… I think the writer(s) really want to make this story somehow interesting so he/she/they add some “seasonings” (it’s just my opinion).

    Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      November 30, 2018 at 14:51

      Ooh, yeah, I was surprised to see that new Parade logo too. But they’re still not listed on the main screen as being one of the collaborators, haha. I haven’t noticed the game being smoother or not |D;; but that’d be nice if they did get an upgrade with this!

      I really disliked how Kagekatsu and the MC handled Kenshin’s silence, but I did find the last part of this chapter interesting because of what Kenshin confesses :’D which is like a culmination of all the personal things he went through during the first season of Uesugi’s route.

    yukihime03 said:
    November 30, 2018 at 01:09

    I… don’t get why Kenshin is withholding this kind of information though? It kinda feels like an important information that at least the commanders should know?

    I have SO MANY questions.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 30, 2018 at 09:10

      The next chapter might answer why Kenshin withheld that information. I agree that you’d think he should let his commanders know they’re fighting Oda and Toyotomi because of this greater threat. But I think, after his explanation in the next part, that if he talks about Oda and Toyotomi he has to talk about Mouri and the reason he’s so hesitant to talk about Mouri (and Himemiko) is because–

        Cey said:
        November 30, 2018 at 12:59

        Because…? Because?!?!?!?!?! Arrrrggg!!!
        You, devil!
        =P

    waterinegirl said:
    November 30, 2018 at 00:20

    im going to start a REBELLION
    TURNS OUT im going to STAND here the whole day XD

    all this drama turns out he was trying to stop oda/toyotomi from invading mouri. next time explain cause i thought we’re going to bad people.

      Ilinox responded:
      November 30, 2018 at 14:48

      Forcing Kenshin to be conscious of you for the entire day is pretty torturous LOL I dunno about you but I can’t do my work if someone’s sitting in the same room just staring at me.

      He has an additional reason that he’ll explain in the last chapter |D which might make more sense as to why he was so hesitant.

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