SNB Takeda ~ 2019 New Year ~

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The Good Fortune Seven-Herb Rice Porridge

Early morning on the seventh day of January—

[MASAKAGE]: “Nobuharu-saaaan, I brought the radish.”

[NOBUHARU]: “Oh, that helps.”

[MASATOYO]: “Water dropwort, turnip, cudweed, chickweed, and nipplewort. Then there’s the shepherd’s purse and the radish that Masakage brought just now. We have everything gathered with this.”

.[MASANOBU]: “Then, why don’t we get started. We have to finish this before Shingen-sama wakes.”

[MASAKAGE]: “Righto… By the way, it’s also become a custom for us to make Shingen-sama’s seven-herb rice porridge like this, huh.”

[NOBUHARU]: “If we leave him alone, that guy will just prioritize others and let them eat it. There’s also been times where, before he knew it, he hadn’t eaten any himself…”

[MASANOBU]: “I won’t deny that it’s just like Shingen-sama to do that.”

[MASATOYO]: “But that’s we need to make Shingen-sama eat this. Because—“


[SHINGEN]: “Fuu… I woke up because of this cold. Is it gonna snow?”

[MASAKAGE]: “Shingen-sama, good morning!”

[SHINGEN]: “Oh, Masakage. Morning. What’s going on this morning?”

[MASAKAGE]: “Breakfast’s been prepared so I came to get you. Everyone’s waiting in the main hall!”

[SHINGEN]: “I see. Thanks for coming to get me.”

[SHINGEN]: (… Masakage is more energetic than usual. Did something happen?)

~ In the main hall ~

[MASAKAGE]: “I’ve brought Shingen-sama.”

[MASANOBU]: “Thank you, Masakage. Shingen-sama, good morning.”

[SHINGEN]: “Yo, morning. Still… today’s breakfast is different from usual… Did something happen?”

[NOBUHARU]: “Ha ha ha! The expected reaction!”

[MASATOYO]: “What’s the month and day today?”

[SHINGEN]: “The seventh of January I believe.”

[MASATOYO]: “Yes. So, we made a meal just for this day.”

[SHINGEN]: “This is…!”

[NOBUHARU]: “Seven-herb rice porridge. Most of the ingredients were things that the people sent to you Shingen, and we made it this year.”

[SHINGEN]: “I see… it’s already that time of year, huh.”

[MASATOYO]: “Yes. It’s a porridge made out of ours and the people’s feelings for you, Shingen-sama. Please eat it while it’s hot.”

[SHINGEN]: “Thank you for the meal… Mm, delicious. Makes me feel warm to my core…”

[MASANOBU]: “Haha, hearing you say that makes cooking it worth it. After you finish eating this porridge, please also eat the medicine I made for today with all my feelings.”

[SHINGEN]: “… And as usual you don’t let up in that area at all.”

Shingen gave a wry smile, but his voice was bright—

[SHINGEN]: (I gotta work hard this year too for these guys and everyone in Takeda.)

It was a delicious seven-herb rice porridge and a specially-made medicine, all packed with feelings of happiness♪

4 thoughts on “SNB Takeda ~ 2019 New Year ~

    leohikarusora said:
    January 7, 2019 at 20:41

    Haven’t hear about Seven Colour Rice Porridge actually, so now I’m curious about it lolol
    Hmmm… Really like the story that they make a rice porridge for Shingen plus Masanobu still mention medicine XD

    I hope the route ended with happiness… Thank you for your hard works…

      Ilinox responded:
      January 8, 2019 at 10:34

      All the stories for SNB’s New Years is really interesting because they’re all traditional Japanese stuff |D makes me want to try cooking the seven herb rice porridge now, except some of those herbs don’t look like things I’d like LOL. Mine would be like… the four-herb rice porridge only.

      It’s so sweet to see Takeda’s bond and how everyone mothers Shingen LOL (meanwhile, Shingen is just so selfless towards his retainers as always).

    Jinne said:
    January 7, 2019 at 18:47

    Wow! Thank you for translating the New Year short story for Takeda! This story makes me smile, but in the same time makes me feel sad…It’s obvious that all of the commanders want to keep Shingen healthy so they could see the man achieve his dreams. But, with the disease he has, I wonder how long he could truly last. Not only that, but Shingen thinks of the others as well, thinking about them while eating the porridge, and consuming the medicine, fully knowing the feelings put into them. Just thinking about this makes me feel slightly anxious about the ending for the heroine and Shingen. Will the writers follow the fictional piece of the game and give the two a happy ending or still keep the realistic side of things and give us a bad ending?

      Ilinox responded:
      January 8, 2019 at 10:36

      You’re welcome! Sometimes I wonder if SNB will ever really end LOL but I also have my fingers crossed for a happy end, at least for him and his heroine in his route. I do want there to be grim consequences for the other armies that aren’t the route you’re currently going down though.

      And yeah! It’s so touching to see the bond between everyone in Takeda. I’m sure Shingen manages to find the strength to continue on every day partially because of these reliable and supportive retainers that he has.

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