SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 10.5 ~

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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 10.5

[YUZUKI]: “… Kenshin-san, why did you hide this?”

[KENSHIN]: “I…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Was there a reason… you couldn’t tell it to us…?”

[KENSHIN]: “No…”

.[KENSHIN]: “If Himemiko is in Mouri then you would no longer have a reason to stay in Uesugi… was what I thought.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah…”

[KENSHIN]: “When I thought on how you might leave Uesugi… I couldn’t show this seal case to you.”

[KENSHIN]: “The moment I imagined you leaving I… didn’t want to accept that.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san…”

[YUZUKI]: “… No matter where Himemiko-sama is, I won’t be leaving Uesugi.”

[YUZUKI]: “Kenshin-san, didn’t you promise me? That you’d definitely return me home.”

[YUZUKI]: “I… believe in that promise.”

[KENSHIN]: “I see…”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes… because I treasure my bonds with you, Kenshin-san, and Kagekatsu-kun, and everyone else in the Uesugi army.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Your bonds with us…”

I gave Kenshin-san and Kagekatsu-kun a smile each.

[YUZUKI]: “Until the moment I return home one day, I want to stay with everyone in Uesugi.”

[KENSHIN]: “I understand… I promise then. That, just like how you believe in me… I will believe in you.”

[KENSHIN]: “And that as long as you are in Shinga, the Uesugi clan will be with you and will protect you.”

Kagekatsu-kun also gave a clear nod at Kenshin-san’s words.

[YUZUKI]: “… Yes, thank you. Kenshin-san, Kagekatsu-kun…!”

 

Before long the sliding screen opened and Kagemochi-san peered in.

[KAGEMOCHI]: “It appears that the rebellion went well.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes! Thanks to you lending your help, Kagemochi-san.”

[IMARI]: “I brought everyone else too!”

Following that, Kageie-san and Kanetsugu-san also entered the room.

[KENSHIN]: “I would like to apologize for inspiring needless doubts in everyone… I am sorry.”

[KENSHIN]: “Please let me explain where the justice is in this war.”

And then Kenshin-san held out the seal case in front of everyone who was gathered.

 

After everyone received Kenshin-san’s explanation their expressions became clear.

However, Kenshin-san had a complicated look as he stared at the seal case.

[YUZUKI]: “… What’s wrong?”

[KENSHIN]: “When I think about it… it is because of this seal case that I did something quite immature.”

[KENSHIN]: “It feels like I will remember today’s events each time I see this.”

[YUZUKI]: “Then why don’t we shut it somewhere so you won’t see it?”

[IMARI]: “Ah, in that case, let’s put it in here!”

Imari-kun opened the lid on the teakettle he carried with a pop.

[YUZUKI]: “…? Huh, Imari-kun, this is— my cell phone…!?”

Inside the teakettle was the cell phone which I thought I had lost.

[YUZUKI]: “Were you the one who found it, Imari-kun…?”

[IMARI]: “Huh…!? Ah, s-sorry!”

[IMARI]: “This small box belongs to you!?”

Imari-kun turned to me and dropped his head deeply.

[YUZUKI]: “Erm… w-why are you apologizing?”

[IMARI]: “This was something I picked up the day you came to Shinga. I didn’t think it was your belonging…”

[IMARI]: “Because it was shiny and pretty I thought to treasure it and so I put it in my teakettle.”

[IMARI]: “Uuu… It’s something I’ve never seen before, so I should have suspected at least once that it was your belonging…”

[YUZUKI]: “No, it’s more than enough that you found it. Thank you for holding onto it carefully until now.”

I nodded with a smile and then took the cell phone.

When I did the screen began to shine dazzlingly, even though the battery should have long ran out.

[YUZUKI]: “…!?”

Eventually the light rose into a beautiful woman in the empty air.

[???]: “… I have long waited to be able to speak with you.”

It was a very mysterious voice that seemed to echo directly in my head.

[IMARI]: “Hi…!!”

[IMARI]: “HIMEMIKO-SAMA—!!”

[YUZUKI]: “H-Himemiko-sama!? You’re…!?”

[HIMEMIKO]: “Yes. I apologize from the bottom of my heart for the late explanation.”

[IMARI]: “Uu… I’m sorry. If I had shown this box earlier to her…”

[HIMEMIKO]: “It is of no concern. You have done well to find this girl. Thank you.”

[IMARI]: “Uuuu… Himemiko-sama…”

Himemiko-sama looked kindly at Imari-kun, who was crying, and then turned her gaze to me.

[HIMEMIKO]: “I am truly sorry… to have summoned you to this Shinga so abruptly.”

[YUZUKI]: “No… But why…?”

[HIMEMIKO]: “Yes… Because there is something I can only ask you…”

[YUZUKI]: “Only me…?”

[HIMEMIKO]: “I would like you to save Shinga with your power…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…”

When I tried to ask in more detail Himemiko-sama’s figure gradually began to disappear.

[HIMEMIKO]: “Please, I beg of you…! With your blood… save… Shinga—“

[IMARI]: “Ah… Himemiko-sama! HIMEMIKO-SAMA—!!”

Imari-kun’s shout was in vain and Himemiko-sama’s figure disappeared completely.

[YUZUKI]: “She’s g-gone…”

[IMARI]: “Himemiko-sama… uuu…”

[KAGEKATSU]: “Cheer up… I’m sure you’ll see her again…”

[IMARI]: “Uu… that’s right… mm.”

[KAGEMOCHI]: “I would like you to save Shinga… Himemiko said that, didn’t she…”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes…”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m the only one who can save Shinga…?)

[YUZUKI]: (I want to go home to my old world… but if it’s true that I’m the only one who can do this then…)

When I raised my head, feeling at a loss, Kagekatsu-kun was looking intently at me.

[YUZUKI]: “I… can’t believe that I can do something like save Shinga…”

[YUZUKI]: “But if what Himemiko-sama said was true then it means I can be of help to everyone, right? In that case… I’d like to try my best.”

[KAGEKATSU]: “But… your return home to your world will be…”

[YUZUKI]: “True… it might be delayed.”

[YUZUKI]: “But I… I’ve been saved a lot by everyone since I came here.”

[YUZUKI]: “So, I’d like to return the favor…!”

[KAGEIE]: “You…”

[KANETSUGU]: “Are you sure…?”

I showed a smile to everyone who was looking over here with worry.

[KENSHIN]: “For the sake of Shinga’s peace and for the sake of our justice—“

[KENSHIN]: “… Will you lend your strength?”

[YUZUKI]: “… Yes!”

I nodded without hesitation to Kenshin-san’s direct words.

13 thoughts on “SNB Uesugi ~ Chapter 10.5 ~

    Reggie said:
    December 4, 2018 at 03:46

    Damn it, Kenshin made me cry too! ・゜・(ノД`)

      Ilinox responded:
      December 4, 2018 at 11:52

      Uesugi route is a rollercoaster of emotions because of the push-and-pull of Kenshin’s feelings and duties and how that affects his interactions with the heroine :’)))).

    yukihime03 said:
    December 2, 2018 at 02:29

    [KENSHIN]: “When I think about it… it is because of this seal case that I did something quite immature.”

    IMMATURE INDEED.

    Okay, I get it now, but I still think he doesn’t need to go that far to hide the reason like that? *scratches head*
    I suppose in the end, the cool general is still insecure after all… (just like his son, heh)

      Ilinox responded:
      December 2, 2018 at 11:13

      I don’t think so either LOL but I guess Kenshin doesn’t have much practice in dealing with his feelings, because of how much he tries to ignore them or feels like he can easily set them aside to be the perfect Uesugi General. omg inability to deal with feelings runs in the family? |D

    AMBER said:
    December 2, 2018 at 00:52

    Being a little(?) possessive is surprising, but I do think it’s a cute part of him. Finally the storm Kagemochi mentioned has passed. This situation will never disappear from my thoughts when thinking about Uesugi’s storyline, not only how the two kids behaved, the last part where everyone else gathered and heard Kenshin’s confession still bother me. It’s like everyone’s existence gives so much pressure on to the general, which is a little embarrasing for Kenshin himself? He’s always calm and composed but this is something… err I don’t know what to say..but poor him he was forced to confess in from of everyone xD I like how it ended up though.

    Now I’m ready for Mouri! Thank you as always!

      AMBER said:
      December 2, 2018 at 00:54

      *confess in front of everyone

      sorry for the dizzy fingers

        Ilinox responded:
        December 2, 2018 at 01:14

        Uesugi’s story is really dramatic but I also like how much people seem to grow in here. Like Kagekatsu going from being insecure to being more secure and you get the callbacks of him referencing the teachings Kenshin gave him (about following his own beliefs as the future general). Meanwhile, Kenshin started off being cold and putting his Uesugi General duties above his personal desires, all the way up to the Date arc, only to put his personal desires ahead here. Now that he’s overcome this insecurity hopefully he’ll be a better balanced person and genera |D.

        Haha, I think he only confessed in front of Kagekatsu and the MC! Kagemochi might have heard it since he was standing just outside, but Imari was bringing Kageie and Kanetsugu over.

        But yeah, on another note, I also love how Uesugi’s route makes me personally conflicted over the whole ideals vs. personhood theme. Like, it was dumb for Kenshin to keep the reason as to why they were attacking Oda and Toyotomi secret (especially since he had a good reason and he just didn’t want to confess his insecurities regarding the heroine). BUT even if he didn’t have a good reason and had a change of ideals, it really bothers me how intolerant the rest of his commanders seem to be about that.

        Everyone in Uesugi has really pigeonholed Kenshin into being this perfect personification of justice and nobility that any deviation from this causes them to do this LOL rebel, distrust him and want to leave, etc etc. Like, holy crap guys, chill??

        It’s one thing to lose trust in someone when they start doing really awful things and going counter to what you believe in, but I really don’t think Kenshin was at that point just for suggesting that they go on the offensive lol. (It’s a rough situation though I gotta admit and why I love SNB’s stories for making me consider this LOL when do you draw the line about following someone?).

    leohikarusora said:
    December 2, 2018 at 00:31

    … I need rest TvT

    Ehem, back to topic. I found that Kenshin in this chapter become possessive, but I definitely won’t compare him with Nobunaga (your level are too high, sir). And I think not only in this route that Himemiko show herself in front of everyone (Date and Sanada… Kinda forgot lol)

    Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      December 2, 2018 at 01:04

      Hahaha, possessiveness isn’t a bad thing– (says the girl who has a crap ton of yandere biases, oops). Nah, Himemiko showed herself in front of the whole Date army. It really is hard to keep track of everything LOL but IIRC Imari has shown himself to Uesugi, Sanada, and Date only. He’s a secret in Oda, Toyotomi, and Takeda.

    waterinegirl said:
    December 1, 2018 at 21:37

    [KAGEKATSU]: “Was there a reason… you couldn’t tell it to us…?”
    .[KENSHIN]: “If Himemiko is in Mouri then you would no longer have a reason to stay in Uesugi… was what I thought.”
    [KENSHIN]: “When I thought on how you might leave Uesugi… I couldn’t show this seal case to you.”
    [KENSHIN]: “The moment I imagined you leaving I… didn’t want to accept that.”

    speechless. i didnt expect this. so im the reason. finally get to see kenshin… how should i say this… i cant put it in a sentence… his selfish love??? get to see his love for me???

    [YUZUKI]: “Yes… because I treasure my bonds with you, Kenshin-san, and Kagekatsu-kun, and everyone else in the Uesugi army.”
    [YUZUKI]: “Until the moment I return home one day, I want to stay with everyone in Uesugi.”

    yuzuki looks like you handle this well because there is no way i could have handle this

    [KAGEMOCHI]: “It appears that the rebellion went well.”

    replace rebellion with standing

    in other route it was just me and imari when himemiko is speaking.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 2, 2018 at 01:05

      Hehe, Kenshin revealing that he’s shook with personal feelings and desires and he actually did put those desires first above being the ideal commander. I almost want to say “oh, how the mighty have fallen” except he quickly got over that and hopefully learned his lesson |D. Maybe this will be a good push for him to learn how to balance being the general of Uesugi and being a man.

    Cheek Rubsu said:
    December 1, 2018 at 14:07

    Huh, so Kenshin’s reason for not saying anything was because of this ‘selfish desire?’ Dude, she wasn’t planning to leave you since Chapter 2.5, lol. It’s kind of cute, but possessive at the same time. He’s catching more fee-fees~

      Ilinox responded:
      December 2, 2018 at 01:02

      Pretty much! It’s such a far cry from where he started off at the beginning :’D the fee-fees are coming for Kenshin with no mercy LOL. I really like how you get to see such an insecure side from him, although it led him to doing such immature actions.

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