SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 2.3 ~

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Chapter 2: Hostilities

The war of allied armies began at last—

Hideyoshi and the others readied their preparations to intercept the Takeda army. However, something unexpected interrupted…?

Chapter 2.3

On the plains the soldiers of each army were violently hacking at each other.

In the middle of this, Hideyoshi stared hard at one point without moving. At the end of his line of sight was the Takeda army general, Takeda Shingen—

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… C’mere, Takeda Shingen.”

[SHINGEN]: “—TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI!”

Shingen, bringing two retainers, ran over here at a ferocious speed.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (Not yet… not yet…)

[SHINGEN]: “Haaaagh!”

Shingen drew his sword and slashed at Hideyoshi who didn’t show the slightest movement. In that instant—

[HIDEYOSHI]: “—TOSHIIE!”

At Hideyoshi’s signal Toshiie, who had been hiding, closed in on Shingen with a great force, as if he himself had become a spear.

[TOSHIIE]: “DRAAGH!!”

[SHINGEN]: “—Kgh!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Che, looks like a general’s head really isn’t that easy to take.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “We just needed a little bit more, too bad.”

[MASAKAGE]: “How dare you… You’ve got some guts wanting Shingen-sama’s head!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Toshiie, I’m leaving the rest to you.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Righto!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Now then… I guess I’ll cut loose too!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: (Beside Shingen is that Baba Nobuharu who was called… an immortal, was it? It’ll be annoying to take on these two at the same time, but…)

[HIDEYOSHI]: (Kanbee and Hanbee should be bringing in reinforcements in good order… Ah, here they are, here they are.)

Hideyoshi saw a team of support heading this way in the corner of his vision.

[NOBUHARU]: “Shingen! Leave them to me!”

[SHINGEN]: “Gotcha!”

Just like he thought, Nobuharu looked towards the oncoming unit. And then, in the moment Shingen responded, Hideyoshi attacked Shingen.

[SHINGEN]: “… Not tired of surprising me just once, but a second time now?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: (Guess I should have expected the same trick wouldn’t work.)

[SHINGEN]: “… You seem to really like surprises.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “No matter the enemy, it’s better to defeat them easily, right? Well, looks like it didn’t work on you though.”

[SHINGEN]: “If you know that then how about fighting fair and square? —Heh!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Woah! That was close, that was close… hah!”

[SHINGEN]: “There!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “In your dreams!”

Hideyoshi turned aside Shingen’s explosive attack and briefly made some distance.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (I was going to create a chance if he went “What the hell’s with ambushing me in a match against fellow warlords!” and got angry, but… a general’s a general. I guess he won’t have a quick temper.)

[HIDEYOSHI]: (It’s funny to find a straight match interesting because of its freshness. Maybe because I’ve just been fighting with Nobunaga this entire time. It’s strangely hard to do though.)

During his thoughts, they glared at each other and measured the distance between each other; however, suddenly there was the whistling noise of something splitting the air.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (The sound of an arrow!?)

[SHINGEN]: “……!?”

[NOBUHARU]: “SHINGEN!”

Nobuharu cut down the arrow that came flying at Shingen by a hairsbreadth.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (This has gotten bad. I want to quickly check out the people who released that arrow, but I can’t show my back to these guys either—)

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… To even dodge an arrow. You really are lucky.”

[SHINGEN]: “… That was you just now?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Toshiie! We’re going back!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Huh!? O-okay!”

Hideyoshi quickly retreated, taking Toshiie. For a while, he was cautious about their back but Shingen and his retainers didn’t chase them either.

 

[TOSHIIE]: “Hey, Hideyoshi, the match was still going on so why’d we pull back?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “It’s that arrow that flew in just now. It might be an arrow released by some bad guys.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Huh? Didn’t you say it was shot under your orders?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “That was a lie. If I said that then they’d be worried about an ambush and wouldn’t chase us, right?”

[TOSHIIE]: “Oh, what, so that’s how it was. Even I was tricked…”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha! Oops, now’s not the time to laugh. I’ll tell you my guess while we move.”

[TOSHIIE]: “Move, you say. Where are we going?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… To Nobunaga.”

4 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 2.3 ~

    Reggie said:
    May 11, 2019 at 18:31

    This makes me wonder if Shingen really falls on Hideyoshi’s lies in Takeda route.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 11, 2019 at 23:47

      Hahah, that’s a good point! It’ll be fun to see what the werewolves think of everything that’s going on. And if Nobunaga and Hideyoshi are dealing with Motonari… I feel like Uesugi and Takeda are going to deal with the rest of the Mouri army. My guess is that Date and Sanada are gonna be in conflict somehow, depending on whatever is going on with Nobuyuki.

    waterinegirl said:
    May 9, 2019 at 01:35

    [SHINGEN]: “If you know that then how about fighting fair and square? —Heh!”
    [HIDEYOSHI]: “In your dreams!”

    so shingen is fine fighting with people who would resort to tricks just to win. maybe they can win against date or toyotomi but not pretty sure with oda because oda is more of ruthless than trickery when oda fights. im glad his illness didnt strike here. but damn he escaped many ambushes especially that arrow

    [TOSHIIE]: “Huh? Didn’t you say it was shot under your orders?”
    [HIDEYOSHI]: “That was a lie. If I said that then they’d be worried about an ambush and wouldn’t chase us, right?”

    hideyoshi from manipulative to trickery to lying… he’s really good at it… not so sure if its going to be a good thing in a relationship

    [HIDEYOSHI]: “Ahaha! Oops, now’s not the time to laugh. I’ll tell you my guess while we move.”
    [TOSHIIE]: “Move, you say. Where are we going?”
    [HIDEYOSHI]: “… To Nobunaga.”

    toshiee cant tell but hideyoshi is really sharp. maybe they expected this to happen.

    i dont know which is worse: attacking mouri first or attacking the other group first then become vulnerable with mouri’s ambush which is what most vampire and werweolf do.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 9, 2019 at 17:11

      Like Hideyoshi said, Shingen is an experienced general of an army so he won’t get angry easily at Hideyoshi’s tricks |D but I also feel like Shingen’s not the type to hold grudges like that. He himself will be honorable but I don’t think he expects or demands of it from other people.

      Hahaha, that’s what makes him so much fun~ jkjk. I think the way they’ve shown Hideyoshi in the story so far shows that he’s willing to drop his mask around the heroine and reveal his true self so ;w; he’s fine in being honest (when it matters). But when it comes to tricking you INTO the relationship goes… it’s all fair game to him, eheh.

      The fear Oda, Toyotomi, and Date had was that if they went for Mouri first they’ll be sandwiched between Mouri and the Uesugi, Takeda, and Sanada armies. I don’t think there was a really good choice here, but it also doesn’t seem like they counted on Mouri reacting THIS fast and jumping straight into attacking all 6 armies.

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