Chapter 1: Causing Confusion, the Progress of the War—
Masamune and his group formed an alliance with the Oda army and Toyotomi army, but it was hard to say that the atmosphere of the three armies was calm as they headed towards Mouri territory.
At that time, a certain piece of news, which Masamune wished for, arrived…
[YUZUKI]: (… Masamune-san is late. Did something happen?)
After Masamune-san was called to an emergency war council I waited for his return with anxious feelings.
[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, just calm down. There’s nothing we can do even if we’re impatient, right?”
[YUZUKI]: (An emergency meeting… that means a problem happened, right…?)
In contrast to me with my whirlpool of uneasiness and oppressive feelings, Shigezane-san had a relaxed expression.
[KOJUUROU]: “Masamune was also composed… I believe there’s no need to be concerned.”
Right at that time Masamune-san, who was done with the war council, returned.
[MASAMUNE]: “Heh… to think they would move as I expected to this extent.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… what happened?”
[MASAMUNE]: “The allied armies of Uesugi, Takeda, and Sanada are approaching us from behind.”
[MASAMUNE]: “And it has been decided that we will wait for them right before Mouri lands to counterattack.”
[YUZUKI]: “Counterattack, meaning—“
[KOJUUROU]: “… It will become a war.”
[YUZUKI]: (War… with Yukimura-san and Kenshin-san and the others…?)
[MASAMUNE]: “… You don’t want to fight against them? Those men who you were just involved with for a short time.”
Maybe my worries came out on my face, because Masamune-san asked me that in a provocative tone.
[YUZUKI]: “… It’s true that it hurts to see us fighting people I know.”
[YUZUKI]: “But I’m a member of the Date army and I want to be of use to everyone, even just a little.”
[YUZUKI]: “If you say we need to fight the Uesugi army and Sanada army then I’ll resolve myself…!”
[YUZUKI]: (If it’s necessary to go to Mouri lands to search for clues in order to grant Himemiko-sama’s wish then—)
[YUZUKI]: (For that sake, if we need to fight here… I can’t hesitate.)
[MASAMUNE]: “… Those words just now aren’t a lie, are they?”
[YUZUKI]: “They aren’t.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Don’t regret it later.”
Masamune-san’s face, as he said that, looked relieved somewhere.
[MASAMUNE]: “… Everyone’s decision has been made, hasn’t it. Prepare for war!”