SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.1 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.1

Early morning the next day.

Finishing the cleanup for breakfast, I rode on Takakage-san’s horse together with Imari-kun and, along with everyone else, we aimed for the stone slab on a specific mountain in Mouri territory.

[YUZUKI]: (We’re the only ones still who know that there’s a stone slab deep in the forest…)

[YUZUKI]: (We need to find it first somehow before it’s known to the other armies…)

.[MOTONARI]: “I will go at the front. Takamoto, I’m relying on you to lead the way.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Understood.”

[MOTONARI]: “The mountains are cold, so everyone take care of your bodies.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Yes, Motonari-sama!”

[YUZUKI]: (That reminds me that a similar thing happened when I was with Takakage-san before, huh…)

[YUZUKI]: (It’s a bit cold like it was at that time… I should have brought a coat.)

Takakage-san spoke to me from behind just when I thought that.

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Hey, are you possibly cold?”

[YUZUKI]: “A l-little…”

[TAKAKAGE]: “You went through the same thing before, and yet you haven’t learned.”

[YUZUKI]: “I’m s-sorry…”

[TAKAKAGE]: “I suppose there’s no helping it… here.”

Saying that, Takakage-san quietly wrapped the scarf around me that he had been wearing.

[YUZUKI]: “Eh…”

[YUZUKI]: (I completely thought he was going to tell me to “Bear it”…)

[TAKAKAGE]: “What’s with that dumb look?”

[YUZUKI]: “No, it’s nothing… Takakage-san, thank you.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “This time is special, but you better take measures against the cold next time yourself.”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes.”

[TERUMOTO]: “Aww, Takakage-sama looks like he’s having fun.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “That’s impossible. It’s because it’ll be annoying if she catches a cold here when it’s going to be a long journey—“

[MOTONARI]: “! Everyone, stop.”

[YUZUKI]: (Motonari-san? What happened all of a sudden…?)

I understood the reason immediately.

I heard from deep within the bushes the growling sound of something like a beast, which I had heard many times before.

[YUZUKI]: (… Yakuma!?)

My terror was so much that I instinctively recoiled and started to fall off from the horse.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah…!”

[TAKAKAGE]: “—!”

Thanks to Takakage-san I didn’t fall, but our horse stepped on a branch because of that movement.

Right after that, a large number of yakuma eyes was turned in our direction all at once.

[MOTOHARU]: “This is bad; we seemed to have been noticed by that just now.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Aah, like I thought. We can’t avoid problems if we bring along a burden.”

[MOTOHARU]: “Takakage, she didn’t do it with ill intentions.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “I’m simply telling the truth though…”

[MOTONARI]: “There is no time to quarrel, you two. In any case, our first priority is to defend her right now.”

[TAKAMOTO]: “This can’t be avoided, can it…”

Having said this Motonari-san pulled out his sword while riding his horse; Takamoto-san and the others also gripped their weapons similarly.

[MOTONARI]: “Everyone, proceed.”

[TAKAMOTO + MOTOHARU]: “Acknowledged.”

[TERUMOTO]: “… I’m fighting too!”

Motonari-san cut into the vanguard and everyone cut down the yakuma one after another.

[TAKAKAGE]: “Now then, it won’t do for us to be the only ones watching.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Take care not to fall. Because I don’t have the time to pick you up if you do get thrown off.”

[YUZUKI]: “R-right!”

Takakage-san also joined in the yakuma extermination and, as I was told, I clung on desperately so as not to fall from the horse.

[MOTONARI]: “Hah!”

[TERUMOTO]: “YAH!”

 

Next thing I knew the area was surrounded by silence once again.

[YUZUKI]: (All those yakuma were defeated in an instant…)

[MOTONARI]: “Are you alright?”

[YUZUKI]: “Yes, I’m fine.”

Motonari-san wasn’t out of breath at all, to the point where I wouldn’t have thought he had just been fighting.

[YUZUKI]: (This is Mouri’s strength… Everyone was also coordinated… wow.)

Everyone in Mouri were foster children, so they weren’t connected by blood.

However, I certainly felt the bond as a family there.

[MOTONARI]: “Now then, let us continue ahead quickly.”

18 thoughts on “SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.1 ~

    Tatsuki said:
    February 1, 2019 at 22:22

    I just want to know what Takamoto does with his umbrella sheath once it’s free of the sword lol

      Ilinox responded:
      February 2, 2019 at 01:23

      He throws it off to the side or into the air and then defeats everyone before catching the falling umbrella and sheathing his sword– LOL just kidding. That’s a good question. I just imagine it gets tossed to the side |D;; but then you’d think he’d go through umbrella sheathes like no tomorrow like that.

        Tatsuki said:
        February 5, 2019 at 00:26

        There is nothing greater than imagining sweet gentle almost demure Takamoto going absolutely savage on the battlefield like that lol then just catching the umbrella nonchalantly. I love it.

        Its always the sweet ones

    Reggie said:
    December 24, 2018 at 06:29

    I also ‘ WOW ‘ about seeing Takakage’s inner tight clothes without a scarf XD LOL

      Ilinox responded:
      December 24, 2018 at 12:43

      No wonder he wears that scarf/poncho thing because he’d be indecent walking around like that–

    куросаша said:
    December 21, 2018 at 21:13

    TA
    KA
    KA
    GEEEEEE I’M SHRIEKING PLEASE NEVER CHANGE THAT WAS SO GOOD

      Ilinox responded:
      December 21, 2018 at 21:45

      I remember the first time I saw what he was wearing underneath that scarf and WOW high necks… good…!!

    AMBER said:
    December 20, 2018 at 23:03

    Of all Mouri’s commander, why did she ride with Takakage? He would be the last choice if I were her and can choose :( Can you just give her your scarf without any sarcasm, Takakage?

      Ilinox responded:
      December 21, 2018 at 21:45

      You know, I wonder the same thing. Takakage and Motoharu both seem equal in fighting so she should have been riding with Takamoto imo. Terumoto rides by himself because he’s still young and might not be able to protect the MC and himself on a horse. Meanwhile, Motonari is taking the lead so… |D

    yukihime03 said:
    December 20, 2018 at 22:56

    [TAKAKAGE]: “You went through the same thing before, and yet you haven’t learned.”
    [YUZUKI]: “I’m s-sorry…”
    [TAKAKAGE]: “I suppose there’s no helping it… here.”
    Saying that, Takakage-san quietly wrapped the scarf around me that he had been wearing.

    ^this is what I call his dere moments. :P

    [TERUMOTO]: “Aww, Takakage-sama looks like he’s having fun.”
    [TAKAKAGE]: “That’s impossible. It’s because it’ll be annoying if she catches a cold here when it’s going to be a long journey—“

    ….aaaaaaaaaand back to tsun.

    I just noticed that Motoharu has a really long sword, huh. While Takamoto reminds me of Hanbee…

      Ilinox responded:
      December 21, 2018 at 10:11

      LOL that is true! I guess it’s because he doesn’t seem incapable of expressing himself emotionally or not understanding his feelings (like how most tsuns blush or are like “I-It’s not like I’m doing this for you, idiot!” Masamune-style) which makes me classify him as something else.

      The umbrella sword fashion is popular in this period– HAHA.

    leohikarusora said:
    December 20, 2018 at 19:48

    Wait, it’s just me or the part of dialogue are like that in the game?
    “This is bad; we seemed to have been noticed by that just now.”
    “Takakage, she didn’t do it with ill intentions.”

    Back to topic. Waw, that’s a good CG but stay away from me, even yeah you’re handsome guy, but you so mean to her

    Somehow I found this event doesn’t make people got aggressive like Hakouki or Uesugi’s events, even Mitsunari card was the price (for me, that’s truly rare to Mitsunari have event card). Thank you for your hard works…

      leohikarusora said:
      December 20, 2018 at 19:52

      Err, I mean present, not the price lololol

        Ilinox responded:
        December 21, 2018 at 10:10

        Oh, oops, that was me forgetting to put Motoharu’s tag down >< my bad! This is what I get for trying to finish up a translation when I really shouldn't even try because I'm dead on my feet LOL. Hakuouki is super popular ('hence why Otomate keeps milking it to death and beyond) so I'm kind of glad things have calmed down. But I'm not too happy at them making the cutoff for a 5* card smaller and smaller. Now it seems to be stuck at 2500…

    Merilyn K Wah said:
    December 20, 2018 at 02:45

    I just realized that Takakage ‘s horns look like Taurus sign and Takamoto’s Aries sign. Kinda reminds me of bull and ram.. (^ω^)

      Ilinox responded:
      December 21, 2018 at 10:07

      Ooh, haha, it’s cute that there’s so many different horn designs for these guys. Especially how Motonari decorates one of his with that tassel thing.

    waterinegirl said:
    December 20, 2018 at 00:35

    Saying that, Takakage-san quietly wrapped the scarf around me that he had been wearing + THAT PICTURE OF HIM!!! he doesnt look evil…. why is it you are a good/hot looking guy!!!

    damn i dont want to have an interest with a guy like you

      Ilinox responded:
      December 21, 2018 at 10:05

      It’s the skintight black turtleneck effect. It turns any person into the hottest thing in the world, regardless of their personality LOL.

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