Chapter 1: The Hour of Departure
Allied armies were approaching Mouri lands. In such a tense situation, Motonari opened his mouth, dignified. “Now then, let us begin to move as well.”
The plan to confront the approaching large armies is…!?
The sounds of screams and clashing blades resounded in the battlefield. In the midst of this, a tattered Motonari-san fought. Covered in blood, he tried to protect the fallen Takamoto-san and others—
[YUZUKI]: (I need to save them… I need to save everyone with my blood…!)
For some reason, although I thought that, my body wouldn’t move. As I struggled desperately, this time Motonari-san was slashed and in front of my eyes was a bright red—
[YUZUKI]: (A dream… I’m glad… It’s okay, that won’t happen in reality. It was just a bad dream—)
I wanted to forget that dream quickly and looking at Imari-kun, who was sleeping and breathing steadily, made me feel somewhat relieved.
[IMARI]: “… Nn… Himemiko-sama…”
Hearing Imari-kun talk in his sleep, I picked up my cell phone that was placed close to the futon.
[YUZUKI]: (I wonder what exactly I should do to make Shinga peaceful once more…)
[YUZUKI]: (But, since I’m limited in what I can do, nothing will happen if I’m constantly troubled over this.)
[YUZUKI]: (First, I’ll start from doing what I can.)
I thought that and went to sleep again to prepare for tomorrow.
[YUZUKI]: “… Okay, this place is clean too now.”
[YUZUKI]: (I wonder if there’s anything else I can do…)
As I dealt with my routine tasks, Imari-kun came into the main hall.
[IMARI]: “Were you cleaning? You seem to be really eager!”
[YUZUKI]: “Mm. I was asked by Himemiko-sama to return peace to Shinga and I said I would fight together with Motonari-san and the others, right?”
[YUZUKI]: “So I thought, to be even the slightest of help to everyone, first I’ll do my best at what I can do.”
[IMARI]: “Oh, you’re right… Okay! I’ll work hard too!”
[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, Imari-kun.”
[???]: “Oh my, princess. You’re much more lively today than usual.”
[YUZUKI]: “Motonari-san, just in time!”
[MOTONARI]: “Hm? Is something the matter?”
[YUZUKI]: “Um, is there anything I can do? I want to help everyone, even just a little.”
[MOTONARI]: “I see. Our princess is a hard worker, isn’t she. I’m happy you are working hard for our sake.”
[MOTONARI]: “However, it will be a problem if you collapse from working too hard. For the future, I would like you to rest your body now.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh, but then I wouldn’t be doing anything…”
[???]: “Oh? If you’re that motivated then I’ll give you work just as you wish.”
When I looked in the direction of the voice I heard there stood Motoharu-san with a sharp glint in his eyes.
[MOTOHARU]: “During the time you’ve been talking like this too, work has rapidly increased.”
[MOTOHARU]: “If you’re so willing then you’ll naturally come with me, right?”
[MOTONARI]: “Here now, Motoharu. Do not bully the princess so much.”
[MOTOHARU]: “Motonari-sama, this isn’t bullying this is work.”
[MOTONARI]: “I understand, but our princess is a girl so try not to overstrain her.”
[YUZUKI]: “I’ll be okay. I’ll do my best with everything I have to be of use to everyone!”
[MOTONARI]: “Is that so? If you have any troubles then tell me immediately.”
[YUZUKI]: “Yes, thank you.”
I tried to leave the room to do my next job, but I heard a frantic voice from the end of the corridor.
[MOTONARI]: “It’s a little noisy. I wonder if something happened? I am going to see.”
[MOTOHARU]: “We’re heading to work.”
In the middle of following Motoharu-san I saw Motonari-san talking with a soldier a slight distance away and, for some reason, I felt uneasy—