Chapter 1: Resolve, Enveloping Dark Clouds!
Yukimura and the others aimed for Mouri lands, but they caught hold of information that the allied armies of Oda, Toyotomi, and Date have taken a position to counterattack.
Yukimura and Nobuyuki judged that the battle could not be avoided, but…
[YUZUKI]: (I wonder what Nobuyuki-san was trying to say earlier…?)
I was concerned and tried to ask Nobuyuki-san, but this time Sasuke-kun appeared.
[SASUKE]: “Aah! Finally found you, Kamanosuke! I was wondering when you disappeared, but you were here!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Sasuke, you as well… Did something happen?”
[SASUKE]: “Listen to this, Nobuyuki-sama! This guy slipped out halfway through work!”
Sasuke-kun pointed his finger and raised his voice, but Kamanosuke-kun turned his back with a huff.
[SASUKE]: “Hey, Kamanosuke! You still have work left over! Why’re you over here!?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Because I want to work with her…”
[SASUKE]: “Youu… I’m the same over here! Jeez, we’re so busy too…”
[YUZUKI]: “Sasuke-kun. I’m done here, so how about I help?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I’ll help too.”
[SASUKE]: “Wha, really?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes. It’ll be finished immediately if everyone does it.”
[SASUKE]: “Yaay! That really saves me!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Now, let’s go together, Kamanosuke.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Fine.”
Everyone went to the place for weapons and Saizou was there inspecting them.
[SASUKE]: “Heeyy. I’ve caught Kamanosukeee.”
[SAIZOU]: “Ah, you’ve returned at last. Good gracious, you are always…”
[SAIZOU]: “Oh my, Nobuyuki-sama. Moreover, you came as well…!”
Saizou-kun noticed me and a happy grin spread on his face.
[SAIZOU]: “Hehe… you must have come to see my elegant appearance as I complete work, yes? Well then, stare at me to your heart’s content.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh? Erm, uh…”
[SASUKE]: “No wayyy! I said we still had work left and these two said they’d help.”
[SAIZOU]: “You aren’t honest, are you… I shall leave things like that though.”
[SAIZOU]: “In any case, I am grateful for the help. Now then, I’ll entrust this part to you.”
[SASUKE]: “Come on, Kamanosuke. Your pile is here.”
Kamanosuke-kun was urged by Sasuke-kun, but he had a sullen look and there was no sign of movement.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… I don’t want to do this work.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Even if you don’t want to do this, you must. We can’t have any defects coming out at critical moments in the middle of battle.”
[SASUKE]: “We gotta win the war and find information on Himemiko-sama in Mouri lands. Come on, get motivated.”
Hearing that, Kamanosuke-kun stared hard at me for some reason.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… I see. I have to work hard for you, huh…”
[YUZUKI]: “Kamanosuke-kun… Thank you for saying tha—“
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’ll work hard, so give me a reward later.”
I thought he was going to resume working, but I was asked this instead and became flustered.
[SASUKE]: “Hey! Kamanosuke!”
[SAIZOU]: “Don’t steal a march!”
Work was finished while the three that argued were soothed, and then Yukimura-kun appeared.
[YUKIMURA]: “Ah, everyone’s here.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Yo, Yukimura. We just finished all the inspections now.”
[YUKIMURA]: “I see. That’s perfect timing.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Hm? Was there some sort of discussion?”
[YUKIMURA]: “Actually… there’s something I want to tell everyone.”
Saying that, Yukimura-kun’s eyes had the look of a strong determination.