SNB Takakage ~ Awakening ~

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Having heard that Takakage-san was seriously injured in a battle, I hurried over to his room with anxiety.

[YUZUKI]: “Takakage-san, are you okay!?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Ngh! Oh, it’s you. Don’t startle me.”

Takakage-san said that in what seemed like pain. Bandages were tightly wrapped around his left arm.

[YUZUKI]: (It’s stained with blood… It looks like the wound is pretty serious…)

[TAKAKAGE]: “I’m alright and this doesn’t need your concern. So, what did you come for?”

[YUZUKI]: “I couldn’t stay still when I heard you were seriously injured, so I came to see you—“

[TAKAKAGE]: “In that case, can you leave now?”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh… why…?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Because I don’t want to see your face right now.”

[YUZUKI]: “What… Please don’t say such a cruel thing.”

[YUZUKI]: “I was waiting for your return with Takamoto-san until now, Takakage-san.”

It was as if those words were a trigger somehow and suddenly Takakage-san furrowed his brows in anger.

[TAKAKAGE]: “Oh?… So you were with Takamoto-niisan while I was suffering.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Even though I was injured because of you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh, what do you mea—“

Before I finished speaking, my arm was pulled by Takakage-san and I was pressed face down onto the futon like that.

[YUZUKI]: “Ah!? Takakage-san, what are you…”

[TAKAKAGE]: “You can’t tell? As you can see, I’ve just pushed you down.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “More importantly… you’re definitely going to take responsibility for this injury, right?”

Takakage-san said that, grabbed the collar of my clothes, and forcibly opened it.

[YUZUKI]: “No, Takakage-san, stop—“

[TAKAKAGE]: “I won’t stop. No matter how much you don’t want this…”

And then Takakage-san sunk his fangs deeply and firmly into my bared shoulder.

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Ngh.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ow…!”

In that instant, with my blood being roughly sucked, a sweet numbness spread through my body, but the strength of Takakage-san’s bite won—

[YUZUKI]: “T-Takage-san…! Hurts, it hurts…!”

[TAKAKAGE]: “It hurts? This isn’t anything in comparison to the injury I suffered.”

[YUZUKI]: “But…!”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Aah, jeez, shut up. If you don’t be silent, I’ll drink all of your blood, you know?”

[YUZUKI]: “!”

My body jerked and shuddered, feeling fear at those words, and then I felt as if Takakage-san gave a small smile.

[TAKAKAGE]: “… That was a joke. This wound will close without drinking all of your blood.”

Saying that, Takakage-san removed his mouth from my shoulder and undid the red-stained bandages by himself.

When I saw the bare skin that was exposed, his injury had certainly disappeared without a trace.

However, there was something I was more concerned about over his injury being healed.

[YUZUKI]: (Why was Takakage-san that rough…? Did I do something wrong…?)

Maybe it was from the pain of being bitten or because I didn’t know the reason why I was being blamed, but my eyes grew hot—

[TAKAKAGE]: “What? Are you crying? Don’t cry from something like this.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “I’m the one who doesn’t know what to do…”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “… On the battlefield I was told by an enemy soldier that they kidnapped you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Me…?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Mm. I was told that you’d be hurt if I made any wrong moves and because of that my judgment faltered. That’s why I ended up getting injured like this.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “This is your fault without a doubt. Because normally I’d never be in a disadvantage on the battlefield—“

[YUZUKI]: (Then, in other words, me being here messes with Takakage-san’s judgment, huh…)

I felt apologetic and my heart hurt so, while pressing on the place I was bitten with a hand, I firmly lowered my head.

[YUZUKI]: “… I’m sorry.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “—Ah!”

In that moment, Takakage-san seemed to startle and return to himself and stared at me.

[TAKAKAGE]: “What am I doing… It wasn’t my intention to hurt you.”

[YUZUKI]: “Takakage-san…?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “… Nothing. Well, I just thought I might have gone a little overboard.”

After muttering that miserably, Takakage-san rolled over to lie down right beside me.

His expression wasn’t the madness from earlier but looked calm somewhere—

[TAKAKAGE]: “Hey, can I ask for one selfish thing?”

[TAKAKAGE]: “Stay with me today…”

I nodded at Takakage-san, who looked somewhat lonely, and slowly stroked his hair.

[YUZUKI]: “… Okay. Until morning comes, I’ll stay beside you, Takakage-san—“

Takakage-san murmured his thanks when I said that and then gently embraced my body closer.

10 thoughts on “SNB Takakage ~ Awakening ~

    Akita Haku said:
    March 19, 2019 at 18:53

    Lol, Idk why but I’m actually more annoyed at Nagahide and what he did for his awakening than I am at Takakage.
    I mean yes. I know what he did was pretty harsh but honestly, you can tell that he (probably) honestly didn’t mean It. He got scared and then (physically) hurt on top of that & didn’t know what to do with his feelings after finding out she’s ok. He really does care but he just doesn’t wanna admit it or doesn’t know how to.

      Ilinox responded:
      March 19, 2019 at 21:04

      They’re both kinda similar now that you point it out, huh. Nagahide also hid himself away and tried to get her to leave because he was really tired and hurt and thirsting for her blood. I also don’t blame Takakage much for his awakening and like how he’s genuinely shaken with his feelings for her. It’s rare to see him actually discomposed and tender (?) at the end where he seeks comfort from her. Meanwhile, Nagahide does continue to remain cool and calm after somewhat bullying the heroine, haha.

    Cey said:
    February 5, 2019 at 11:43

    I hate him. That said, I also hate her, for accepting him.

    Also, I hate that way of thinking, very common in Japanese manga, anime, games:
    -Expecting other people to take responsibility for what you feel/did/say…-
    Really? Grow up already!
    Is this really how Japanese people think???

      Ilinox responded:
      February 5, 2019 at 14:59

      I think these thoughts are prevalent in a lot of societies ;;; even in North America where there’s the thought that men can’t control themselves or their thoughts, so women have to watch what they wear. Things have been improving somewhat and I feel like I’m starting to see that change reflected in story-telling too from all sorts of places (compared to fiction stories like 10 years ago).

      But in this case I actually feel like Takakage and the heroine both know he’s in the wrong. He comes back to himself and feels miserable for his actions because he didn’t intend to lash out like that (in fact, he probably told her to get out earlier because he was on the edge of bubbling over). It doesn’t excuse the fact that he DID give into his actions, but I think it’s an interesting thing to note about his character.

      Takakage is undoubtedly cruel at points, but most of the time it’s always with a clear intention and him being in control of himself. This one goes slightly over the edge, but also shows just how deep she’s gotten under him that he actually lost control and which he doesn’t explicitly apologize for but does show remorse. Of course, it’s up to you if you want to accept that LOL.

    Reggie said:
    February 5, 2019 at 05:15

    Oh he’s easily get fooled too, umm…. ( copy what Shingen said and make it short) That love makes him weak! * joke 😜

    The oiran is jealous to princess Takamoto neesan ((●≧艸≦)

      Ilinox responded:
      February 5, 2019 at 10:09

      LOL and he’s definitely not handling that well compared to everyone else.

    munchmallow5 said:
    February 4, 2019 at 11:38

    First I hated him the most. And now he’s my favorite. LOL

      Ilinox responded:
      February 4, 2019 at 13:58

      SAME LOL My opinion dropped so low when he led her out into the cave early on, but then after seeing these things he’s such a fun character. He doesn’t bother to hide his meanness at all, but that makes these little slips and cracks so interesting to see and catch.

    waterinegirl said:
    February 3, 2019 at 01:28

    [TAKAKAGE]: “Oh?… So you were with Takamoto-niisan while I was suffering.”


    [TAKAKAGE]: “What? Are you crying? Don’t cry from something like this.”
    [TAKAKAGE]: “I’m the one who doesn’t know what to do…”

    one of those guys who cant bear to see a girl cry or dont know how to deal with woman?

    [YUZUKI]: (Then, in other words, my existence messes with Takakage-san’s judgment, huh…)
    let me rephrase for you yuzuki
    “his feelings for you messes takakage-sans judgement

    [TAKAKAGE]: “What am I doing… It wasn’t my intention to hurt you.”
    TAKAKAGE]: “… Nothing. Well, I just thought I might have gone a little overboard.”

    he’s got a SOFT SPOT!!!!

    Takakage-san murmured his thanks when I said that and then gently embraced my body closer.
    tends to verbally and physically hurt the person he likes. it is as if he has sadist tendency

      Ilinox responded:
      February 3, 2019 at 11:12

      Nah, when she’s crying he meant that he was the one who is so frustrated and confused with his own emotions that he doesn’t know what to do with them (like how she’s confused and has no answers).

      LOL Takakage is DEFINITELY a sadist :’)) ijiwaru bully.

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