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…
Some time passed after Masamune-san told everyone to prepare for war and the soldiers, who had finished preparing, began to take their meal.
Looking around, it seemed like there was more than enough food being distributed despite us camping outside.
[SHIGEZANE]: “Hah… jeez, we’re right before a battle but we’re doing unnecessary work.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Yes… it was a pain to keep it a secret to the soldiers.”
Even though we were eating, Shigezane-san and Kojuurou-san had somewhat tired faces.
[YUZUKI]: “Erm… what happened?”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Masamune said he wanted to treat the soldiers to homemade food, right? That’s nice and all, but… we had to hide him preparing it all.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Masamune-san made this soup. Because there was a large amount this time, as you’d expect, concealing it was difficult…”
[YUZUKI]: “Oh, that’s the case! It’s really delicious.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “I think it’s tasty too, but it doesn’t have to be right before a battle, right?”
[MASAMUNE]: “Hn… it’s because it was a challenge that it was done.”
Masamune-san, the person himself who abused the two of them, had an expression which said their words fell on deaf ears.
However, it soon became grim.
[MASAMUNE]: “… Besides, there are also soldiers who will lose their lives in this battle. There are people we won’t ever see again…”
[SHIGEZANE]: “What’re you getting all sentimental for! I’ll knock down all our enemies so that doesn’t happen.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Shigezane, you and your boasts again… However, I agree to thinking about reducing sacrifices.”
[KOJUUROU]: “We don’t have time, but… let’s develop some plans at least.”
There was a light in Shigezane-san and Kojuurou-san’s eyes which conveyed their seriousness in lessening the sacrifices.
[YUZUKI]: “… I’ll help too! If my blood is needed then please say so. I’ll always—“
[IMARI]: “Wa-wait…! What are you saying!”
[IMARI]: “If you do that then your body won’t hold out…!”
[YUZUKI]: “… I’ll be okay. Plus, I think I need to be this prepared at least.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Heh… I admire your spirit. But— this time, no matter what happens, we won’t drink your blood.”
[YUZUKI]: “—Huh? W-why…!?”
[MASAMUNE]: “… Us werewolves contain the strength of a thousand men. If we drink your blood, that strength further increases.”
[MASAMUNE]: “If we were to go for certain victory then the key would be how to use your blood.”
[YUZUKI]: “In that case, it’s even more—“
[MASAMUNE]: “However, that is precisely why we won’t drink it.”
—Ah, that’s right. Masamune-san had this sort of personality.
[KOJUUROU]: “Haah… it’s started again.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Here it is, Masamune’s contrariness.”
[KOJUUROU]: “It’s more like hiding his embarrassment than contrariness this time. Good grief, he can simply say he is worried.”
[MASAMUNE]: “You two… What exactly do you want to say?”
The instant Masamune-san rose up— a single soldier came with a flustered appearance.
This soldier, who had been deployed near the Oda army, whispered a word or two to Masamune-san.
[MASAMUNE]: “… What?”
Masamune-san stood up like that and glared in the direction of the Oda army.
[SHIGEZANE]: “What’s going on all of a sudden?”
[MASAMUNE]: “Let’s go… we’re visiting the Oda army camp.”