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…!?
In the middle of the work I was asked to do by Motoharu-san, I was summoned by Motonari-san and went towards the main hall together with Imari-kun.
[IMARI]: “I wonder what it’s going to be about.”
[YUZUKI]: “I don’t know, but… I was told to hurry so I wonder if I did something…”
I headed there in a trot while saying that, but just as I turned the corner of the corridor I nearly crashed into someone.
[???]: “Wah! That surprised me.”
[YUZUKI]: “I’m sorry… oh, Terumoto-kun!”
[TERUMOTO]: “Ah, it was you! Sorry, I nearly knocked into you.”
[YUZUKI]: “No, it’s my fault since I was hurrying… Huh, Takamoto-san and Takakage-san are with you.”
[TAKAMOTO]: “Yes, we were summoned by Motonari-sama…”
[YUZUKI]: (Takamoto-san and the others too… meaning I’m not the only one being talked to.)
[TAKAKAGE]: “Hey, can you hurry up and move? You’re in the way.”
Takakage-san was unlike his usual self and he walked away like that while releasing a somewhat cold atmosphere.
[TAKAMOTO]: “… Haah, it would be nice if Takakage could choose his words with a little more care…”
[TAKAMOTO]: “He acts like that when he’s preoccupied with something, so please don’t take it too much to mind.”
[YUZUKI]: “I don’t mind…! It’s true I was in the way…”
[TAKAMOTO]: “Ah, you were hurrying somewhere too, weren’t you. I’m sorry, stopping you here…”
[YUZUKI]: “No, I was also called by Motonari-san so we’re going to the same place.”
[TERUMOTO]: “Really? Then let’s go together!”
[YUZUKI]: (Takakage-san isn’t acting like normal either… Something bad might have happened.)
[MOTONARI]: “Everyone appears to have gathered.”
[MOTOHARU]: “… Motonari-sama, what is it you wish to discuss?”
[MOTONARI]: “—New information on each army has come in.”
[MOTONARI]: “According to the reports, the Date army seems to have been added into the allied Oda army and Toyotomi army.”
[MOTONARI]: “And the Uesugi army appears to have joined with the Takeda and Sanada army.”
[MOTOHARU]: “You mean to say two alliances have been made.”
[TAKAKAGE]: “Oh, the Uesugi army and Date army weren’t allied, hm.”
[TAKAMOTO]: “But it doesn’t change that they’ve joined other forces.”
[MOTONARI]: “Indeed. Moreover, it appears that the allied armies of Oda, Toyotomi, and Date have already departed for Mouri lands.”
[TAKAMOTO]: “They’re already heading this way… Haa, what do we do…”
[MOTONARI]: “Takamoto, calm down. There is no need to panic.”
[MOTONARI]: “We prepared for this day, did we not?”
Motonari-san smiled with a calm expression and then Terumoto-kun raised a hand, speaking with a brazen look.
[TERUMOTO]: “Yeah! I studied a lot in order to protect Mouri!”
[MOTOHARU]: “Yes. His training increased more than before, but Terumoto did them.”
[MOTOHARU]: “Brother, I believe you have also grown stronger to the point where I hardly recognize you.”
[TAKAMOTO]: “I w-wonder. It’d be nice if I could use it in an actual battle…”
[TAKAKAGE]: “Good luck, future general.”
[TAKAMOTO]: “H-hey, if you expect too much of me I’ll be troubled!”
[MOTONARI]: “Have no concern. If everyone works together there is nothing we cannot overcome.”
Saying that, Motonari-san faced everyone again with a dignified expression.
[MOTONARI]: “Now then, let us begin to move as well.”