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…
[SHIGEZANE]: “Hey, come on and tell us the reason.”
Masamune-san led us to the Oda army’s encampment without any explanation.
Maybe the Oda soldiers were surprised at their abrupt visitors too, because I heard a stir among them.
[MASAMUNE]: “… Hn.”
[SHIGEZANE]: “Masamune, hey! What in the world happened?”
[KOJUUROU]: “Masamune… I won’t say schemes are bad, but this situation in particular is unwise.”
[KOJUUROU]: “If we turn the Oda army into our enemy then the Toyotomi army will become one as well. There’s nothing to be had for us.”
[KOJUUROU]: “Once that’s the case, the Date army might have to take on five armies alone.”
[KOJUUROU]: “If we’re surrounded in this situation… that would be the end.”
[MASAMUNE]: “… Relax, it isn’t a clever scheme this time.”
Masamune-san’s profile as he said that released a sharp atmosphere and that worried me more than it reassured me.
Then Masamune-san turned his gaze to me.
[MASAMUNE]: “… Certainly, it can be said that the Date army uses schemes, but it’s not like trickery is under our exclusive use.”
[MASAMUNE]: “It’s possible for any enemy to use a clever trick. We need to take great care not to be tricked.”
[YUZUKI]: (… Why is he saying that to me?)
[???]: “… Will I be brought up in the war council after this?”
[???]: “… I understand. Until then I will keep quiet.”
[YUZUKI]: (… Huh? This voice…)
That voice, which was carried on the wind, was certainly one I heard before.
[MASAMUNE]: “… There he is.”
When I strained my eyes to the end of Masamune’s sight I saw a figure that shouldn’t have been here.
Focusing my eyes even more, it was—
[SHIGEZANE]: “Wha—!? Why’s that guy here…?”
[KOJUUROU]: “He is conversing normally with an Oda soldier… It doesn’t seem like he’s an assassin.”
[MASAMUNE]: “Heh… so we weren’t the only ones who changed their allies.”
What Masamune-san said meant— the person at the end of our gaze was a “traitor”.
[YUZUKI]: (A traitor… Really…?)
The point our line of sight ended on was the older brother of the Sanada army’s general—