SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 1.2 ~

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Chapter 1: A Mysterious Chance Meeting

Motonari welcomed her readily to settle in the castle for the time being.

When she was brought by him to the shrine, where they first met, there was a monster she had never seen before…!

Chapter 1.2

After breakfast, I accompanied Motonari-san on his business. Because I was here, we took a detour and went through the castle town.

[YUZUKI]: “Wow…! What a lovely town!”

[MOTONARI]: “Haha, I’m glad you’re pleased.”

Before we went out, I returned to my room once in order to tell Imari-kun the situation.

Imari-kun refused to appear in front of Motonari-san, an oni, and so this time we were to collect information separately.

[YUZUKI]: (It’d be nice if some kind of clue related to Himemiko-sama could be found…)

[MOTONARI]: “Are you alright? You aren’t tired, are you?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, ah, no! I’m fine!”

[MOTONARI]: “That is good then, but you seem to be somewhat lost in thought.”

[YUZUKI]: “Not really. I’m as fine as I look!”

[MOTONARI]: “Haha, that puts me at ease.”

[MOTONARI]: “—Ah, look, that sweets store is reputed to be delicious. Why don’t we eat there together next time?”

[YUZUKI]: “Sure, I look forward to it!”

When we began to walk, the townspeople walking down the road raised their voices in astonishment.

[TOWNSPERSON]: “Motonari-sama!”

[MOTONARI]: “Oh, hello.”

[TOWNSPERSON]: “Hey, Motonari-sama is passing through! Clear the road!”

[MOTONARI]: “Here now, you do not have to pressure people to do that. It’s not a concern even if people do not clear out that quickly.”

[YUZUKI]: (Every time we pass someone they call out… Motonari-san is really liked, huh…)

[YUZUKI]: (Come to think of it, when we met for the first time, he treated an absolute stranger like me kindly…)

In the meantime, we went through the castle town like that and arrived at our destination, the shrine.

[MOTONARI]: “This is the place I met you yesterday. My purpose is a cave close to here.”

 

[MOTONARI]: “Listen closely, from here on do not leave my side. It is bound, but that doesn’t change how it’s dangerous.”

[YUZUKI]: (“It”? “Bound”? Is something here…?)

When I followed Motonari-san there, in front of us, was an unfamiliar monster lying there, bound securely by ropes.

[YUZUKI]: “Wah…!? W-what is this!?”

[MOTONARI]: “As I thought, you haven’t seen this before, have you. This creature is called a ‘yakuma’. It is a violent monster.”

[YAKUMA]: “GRRRGH… grrrgh…”

The yakuma, whose freedom was robbed, gave a hateful growl when it noticed us.

[YAKUMA]: “GUAAAARGH!”

Suddenly, the bound yakuma began to struggle furiously. Maybe it intended to attack me, because its eyes were looking at me.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah!?”

[MOTONARI]: “You should keep some distance. Stand behind me.”

[YUZUKI]: “Are there many of these s-scary creatures here?”

[MOTONARI]: “There is only one of these in this cave. The rest were all exterminated.”

[MOTONARI]: “At some point, it seems they started springing forth throughout Shinga. I am currently examining this one’s life. However, this is the first time I’ve seen it so horribly violent.”

Motonari-san touched his hand against his mouth in deep thought. Apparently, to Motonari-san, this monster wasn’t very frightening.

In that moment, we heard several heavy footsteps from the entrance of the cave.

[MOTONARI]: “—! Is it possible they smelled this place? Step back.”

Noticing the noises, Motonari-san pulled out his sword. I trembled with fear, feeling those abnormal presences.

[YAKUMA]: “GUOOORGH!”

In the next instant, a large amount of yakuma poured into the cave.

[MOTONARI]: “Oh my, our path of retreat has been cut off. It seems I have no choice but to exterminate them all.”

[MOTONARI]: “Hmm… furthermore, there’s quite a large number of them. And all of them are staring, not at me, but at you… I wonder if you have something that attracts them.”

As Motonari-san speculated out loud he swung his blade unconcernedly. Each time that he did, the death screams of the yakuma echoed through the cave.

[MOTONARI]: “—You mustn’t go that way!”

Motonari-san suddenly looked back and shouted. Right behind me, as I backed up out of terror, was the bound yakuma—

[YAKUMA]: “GYAAARGH!”

[YUZUKI]: “AHH!!”

That yakuma twisted its body furiously trying to bite me.

[MOTONARI]: “Hagh!!”

Motonari-san, who quickly flipped his body over, brought his whole weight down on his sword and pierced the center of the yakuma.

I was saved by a hair’s breadth, but I heard even more footsteps from the entrance.

[MOTONARI]: “Hm… it appears that I slightly underestimated them. You seem to be their target, since they’re coming directly at you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Motonari-san, you’re bleeding…!”

Motonari-san, who had thrown his weight at the yakuma, was bleeding from the arm.

[YUZUKI]: “Please wait, I’ll treat that right now—“

[MOTONARI]: “… Don’t. You mustn’t come here.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, why?”

[MOTONARI]: “Because if you come close to me now, you may also get hurt…”

I didn’t understand what that meant, but I was worried about Motonari-san’s injury and came to his side.

When I did, Motonari-san had a helpless expression and pulled my arm into him without warning.

[MOTONARI]: “—I warned you.”

Motonari-san whispered that quietly and then traced my neck with his tongue.

[YUZUKI]: “Hyah!? Motonari-san!?”

[MOTONARI]: “I told you not to come close, but you’re the one who didn’t listen, you know…?”

After those words, which held some hidden meaning, Motonari-san pressed his fangs into my neck like that.

[MOTONARI]: “Nngh…”

I felt a prickling pain, but right after that a sweet tingle assaulted me and spread through my entire body comfortably.

However, more than that, I was distracted by Motonari-san.

[YUZUKI]: (Motonari-san’s wound sealed… And his appearance is different from before…)

[MOTONARI]: “… I’m sorry. Was I a little forceful? But I can fight fully with this.”

Putting aside my surprise, Motonari-san nodded in satisfaction and wiped out the further yakuma that streamed in.

 

[MOTONARI]: “I apologize for giving you a frightening experience. Now, why don’t we return to the castle?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes… but can I ask one question? Why did your injury heal and your appearance change after drinking my blood?”

[MOTONARI]: “… That will also be for later. For now, let’s return to the castle.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Okay.”

 

We returned to the castle and reported that a horde of yakuma had appeared at the cave to everyone.

Motonari-san guessed that the yakuma, the ones that came out later, had appeared at the cave, drawn to me.

[TAKAKAGE]: “It’s a bit strange how they’re targeting a mere little girl.”

[MOTOHARU]: “Yeah, I also find that incomprehensible.”

[MOTONARI]: “—However, owing to our princess, I’ve come to understand many things. Thank you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, no! Not at all…!”

I didn’t think I would be thanked and hurriedly shook my head at Motonari-san’s words.

[MOTOHARU]: “……”

But Motoharu-san seemed to be the only one with a stern expression.

10 thoughts on “SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 1.2 ~

    Hisui Sama (@Hisui0Sama) said:
    December 8, 2018 at 08:17

    If I like the awakening of Motonari, he has a good palette of colors and the tattoos make him look threatening, he is not someone with whom an enemy wants to cross, it seems imposing, all the generals look like that (Yukimura is still tender). The only thing that strikes me is that the bangs disappear, I remember that at one point we made jokes about Nobunaga’s hair since it was tied and then loose. Motonari disappears and then the fringe appears.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 9, 2018 at 00:43

      That’s true! All the Mouri people look extra vicious when they’re awakened |D bu, haha, I just assumed that Motonari’s hair grew longer so his bangs could become the bangs that frame his face, instead of his forehead like they do normally. The strangest is still things like Hideyoshi’s magical extensions and disappearing extensions LOL. Nobunaga’s hair tie breaking and re-forming is still kinda believable– kinda… LOL who am I kidding. Mitsuhide and a bunch of others also have magical hair extensions.

    AMBER said:
    December 5, 2018 at 19:53

    How smooth he is. Now I’m scared of Motonari already :S I never touched story in Mouri’s side, but I did read a few event cards earlier and I like Motoharu the most^^

      Ilinox responded:
      December 6, 2018 at 15:24

      The smoother someone is the shadier they become LOL because they have too much composure and you can’t really tell what they’re thinking underneath that pleasant exterior… at least for me :’)) I’d rather deal with someone aloof like Kenshin. No nonsense and clear about what they want and expect Nobunaga. Or the trickster Hideyoshi who doesn’t hide that he’s a schemer. Masamune, Shingen, and Yukimura are just super honest too.

      I think my favorites in Mouri are Motonari (still despite how wary I am of him) and… Takakage (I’M A MASOCHIST AT HEART SOBS. No, I actually find it hilarious how unrepentantly mean he is).

    Cey said:
    December 5, 2018 at 12:39

    Hi!
    I’m surprised how fast and how carefree Motonorari took Yuzuki’s blood. I mean, he warned her, but since she didn’t listen, he didn’t gave the matter a second thought.

    I also like a lot the awakening form of Motonari. I do like his tattoos, and the things hanging from his horns. I think he looks so stylish… =3

    I suppose he already knows Yuzuki has something to do with Himemiko…? And here we got really fast he connection of Yuzuki with the Yakuma. In the other routes, only Nobunaga made that connection…? I’m not sure.

      Ilinox responded:
      December 6, 2018 at 15:22

      Motonari’s personality is so hard to pin down for me LOL like a mix between Nobunaga’s confidence and unwavering steadiness + Kenshin’s noble ideals and Yukimura’s friendliness but with a smoother and more mature charm.

      Everything moves pretty fast in Mouri’s route but I think Nobunaga is the only one who’s focused on the yakuma movements + he smelt out the heroine’s ability at the beginning instead of waiting until she got hurt to be attracted to her blood. But IIRC in Uesugi route they found out that the yakuma go straight for the heroine, which is when she got called a witch and stuff.

    leohikarusora said:
    December 5, 2018 at 04:22

    Out of topic. Found this in my timeline, and I can’t stop laugh XD https://youtu.be/uQP1jntufmA

    Hmm… Somehow I didn’t like the awakening art, why he have tattoos TvT And Motoharu, are you have doubt or curious what’s happening to your master?

    … This event truly killing me. Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      December 5, 2018 at 12:12

      I’ve always loved tattoos, haha, so the whole Mouri army has really cool awakening art. They get so fancy!! And it really suits their more, hm, eastern supernatural feel (since werewolves and vampires are more European legends).

      Haha, Hakuouki always brings everyone to rank like mad /o\ it feels easier than the first time though (with Kenshin), so maybe SNB is losing its player base slowly.

    waterinegirl said:
    December 5, 2018 at 00:21

    the cg of motonari sucking yuzuki’s blood looks good.

    i prefer the normal motonari. the awakened form looks fierce and evil. maybe because of the horns and red tattoo?

      Ilinox responded:
      December 5, 2018 at 12:11

      I’m not too much of a fan of this artist tbh but funnily enough I’m the opposite from everyone here so far in that I really like the awakening art LOL the tribal tattoos are really nice looking and Motonari in particular has nice contrasting colors. He actually looks the part of an oni now– hahaha.

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