Chapter 2: Battlefield of Betrayals
The one who visited the Oda army was Sanada Nobuyuki of the Sanada army.
Amid everyone’s vigilance, Nobuyuki said unexpected words. At the same time, the war begins to move…
[IMARI]: “I see. Once morning comes, it’ll be war…”
[YUZUKI]: “Mhm. I’m sorry for telling you late.”
I couldn’t do anything but leave the discussion area under Nobunaga-san’s order, so I spoke to Imari-kun secretly in the forest.
[IMARI]: “The Mouri territory is just right there too…”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s right… Imari-kun, you should just go into Mouri lands alone first.”
[YUZUKI]: “Like I said just now, it’ll be dangerous here after the war starts. In that case, I think it’ll be safer to go to Mouri lands first.”
[IMARI]: “But I can’t leave you and go!”
[YUZUKI]: “I’ll be with Nobunaga-san and the others, so it’ll be okay.”
[YUZUKI]: “Look, you can’t imagine the Oda army losing in a war, right?”
[IMARI]: “T-true… Okay then! I’ll take the first step into Mouri lands.”
[IMARI]: “I can’t fight but to make up for that I’ll do my best to get the slightest helpful information.”
[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, but be careful.”
[IMARI]: “Yes! You too, please be safe. Alright! I’m off!”
Imari-kun dashed off with an enthusiastic appearance.
The night, where various things happened, broke and soon the war began.
Even in the main camp I could clearly hear the sounds of fighting and angry roars.
[YUZUKI]: (Right there Katsuie-san is…)
[KATSUIE]: “… Oh, there’s the Uesugi army! Come on, guys! Let’s blast them away!”
Katsuie’s personal squad of men, who he was proud of, raised their voices and weapons in a thunderous applause to respond to his expectations.
They crashed into Uesugi’s leading forces with that force.
[KATSUIE]: “Come on, come on, come on!”
Katsuie mowed down the soldiers that came from one side to the other.
[KATSUIE]: “Haha! That all you got?”
No matter whether the enemies came from the front or from the left or right, their blades didn’t reach Katsuie and all those who challenged him fell to the ground as corpses.
The moral of Katsuie’s subordinates went up more and more at his display and they were putting up quite a good fight, but—
[KATSUIE]: (Ooh. Even though their comrades were cut down, they’re coming with no fear.)
[KATSUIE]: “Not bad. I’ll take on those guts! Come at me!”
[NAGAHIDE]: “Good, stop the squadron!”
[NAGAHIDE]: (Katsuie is… there. He’s going at the Uesugi army well.)
[NAGAHIDE]: “Nobuyuki, you remember what Nobunaga-sama said yesterday, right?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “To achieve a feat in any form in this battle— correct?”
[NAGAHIDE]: “Yeah. You can act as you wish. However, don’t cause trouble.”
[NAGAHIDE]: “There’s no need or obligation for us to come and save you.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “I know.”
Nobuyuki replied curtly and then, leading a small number of soldiers, he spurred his horse on and left.