— 『戦刻ナイトブラッド』公式アカウント (@senbura_info) February 14, 2019
“Valentine” in Shinga
(Gods, everyone and their mother is doing Valentine things. I’m sorry for spamming everyone, I guess?? If I get any interesting Valentine’s cards I’ll have to translate them later. The campaign involves farming for chocolates to trade for limited 3* cards but since there’s 33 characters… I’m afraid only my favorites will be getting love LOL).
“Valentine’s Day” was when many men and women would get excited in my old world. A special day for someone to deliver their feelings to a loved one or someone they appreciate.
The thing that accomplished a very important role here was “chocolate”.
This sweet, tender, and melting sweet was connected to a great deal of feelings.
You couldn’t really see chocolate here in Shinga. Apparently, it was something of value that could only be obtained in a foreign country.
Still, I wanted to give my feelings to “him”… I made an earnest request to an old merchant I met in town and was given valuable cacao beans.
(I can make chocolate with this…!)
In a villager’s kitchen, which I secretly borrowed, the chocolate I made came out a little distorted, but it was finished with many feelings placed inside.
I gave my thanks to old woman whose kitchen I borrowed, carefully wrapped up the chocolate, and hurried back on the road to the castle.
(… I can see the castle gates at last.)
My vision narrowed to just the gates and I quickened my pace a little. At that moment…
The roar of yakuma echoed—!
Although I was rescued by the vassals who brought along guards, I dropped the chocolate in my hands.
I hurriedly stretched out my hand to pick it up, but…
[GUARD VASSAL]: “It’s dangerous! Please hide here!! That yakuma is unlike the usual. We cannot deal with it by ourselves!”
That voice was squeezed down so as not to be noticed by the yakuma. But still, the danger those words conveyed was strong and I gave up on moving.
We hid in the shade of the trees for a while and then the yakuma took away the chocolate.
I returned to the castle along with dejected feelings and when I was asked the reason for that by “him” I was unable to hide it and spoke about everything that happened to now.
My vision blurred with the frustration of being unable to hand it over to him.
In that instant…
“I will take back that ‘choh-kuh-let’ from the yakuma.”
That is what he said.
I told him, “Don’t, it’s dangerous.”
But he replied, “I want to cherish your feelings for me that you put in.”
Like this, the curtains rose on a special “Valentine” between him and me.