SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 2.5 ~

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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 2.5

[NOBUNAGA]: “You… Mouri Motonari.”

[MOTONARI]: “Indeed. I am Mouri Motonari, the general of the Mouri army.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… Ooh, to think the general himself would appear.”

Hideyoshi stretched a hand to his sword while keeping cautious to Motonari who came over with relaxed steps.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (The other Mouri commanders… aren’t here? No way, did he show up in front of us alone? Or are they hiding themselves?)

He snuck a glance at Nobunaga and saw that, while the other person placed a hand on his sword, the other hand touched his gun.

[MOTONARI]: “It seems like you took care of my children several days ago.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Aah, you mean at our conference?”

[MOTONARI]: “You punished them quite hard, didn’t you?”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Is that a complaint from the one who ambushed us?”

[MOTONARI]: “I merely… wish to protect my family is all.”

Motonari, walking calmly, entered their space. The moment he did Ranmaru and Toshiie jumped in front of Nobunaga and Hideyoshi without a moment’s delay.

[RANMARU]: “Nobunaga-sama! Please step back!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Hideyoshi! Leave him to me!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “… Nah. The enemy is Mouri’s general and an oni. I really can’t leave this place to you on those grounds.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “—Monkey, we’re going.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “You’re the one who should keep up with me.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Foolish.”

[MOTONARI]: “……”

Motonari didn’t take a particular stance and merely looked at them. It was Ranmaru and Toshiie who attacked first.

[RANMARU]: “Mouri Motonari, prepare yourself!”

[TOSHIIE]: “Oraaaaagh!”

[MOTONARI]: “—Hah!”

[RANMARU]: “Kgh…!”

[TOSHIIE]: “This guy…!”

In the face of the two’s quick attacks, Motonari dealt with them lightly. However—

Motonari’s sword was swung in a large arc to send Ranmaru and Toshiie flying and a chance was born there.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (Now!)

Perhaps he thought the same thing because, from the opposite side of Hideyoshi, Nobunaga also quickly went around Motonari.

[HIDEYOSHI + NOBUNAGA]: “You’re mine!”

Hideyoshi’s sword pierced Motonari’s heart and Nobunaga’s bullet shot through his head— or they should have.

But Motonari only twisted his body slightly and both attacks were impressively evaded.

[MOTONARI]: “This was a little close just now. —Hmph!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Ugh!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Gugh!”

The two of them barely caught the released slash with their swords, but they were sent flying by the weight of that attack.

[TOSHIIE]: “HIDEYOSHI!”

[RANMARU]: “NOBUNAGA-SAMA!”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Che…!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Damn… he’s ridiculously strong.”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “By the way, Nobunaga-sama, is that gun a decoration? It’s embarrassing to be avoided at such a close distance.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Silence. Despite pressing in at such a close proximity, you too didn’t even make a scratch.”

[MOTONARI]: “… Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. If you say you will retreat now I will not pursue you.”

[MOTONARI]: “However, if you are to continue still… I will fight fire with fire.”

[NOBUNAGA]: “Hmph, do you think I, Nobunaga, will disgrace myself by withdrawing?”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Unfortunately, you see, I hate losing. I’m not going to listen to your words on retreating because you won’t pursue us.”

[MOTONARI]: “… That is a shame. I warned you.”

Motonari raised his sword while sighing. That blade, which made Hideyoshi wonder whether he should blink or not, for just a small moment, reflected light and stole his vision.

[HIDEYOSHI]: (… Ggh!! Shit, he’s coming…!)

In that instant, Hideyoshi put himself on guard for whether he or Nobunaga would be targeted. However, the one Motonari raised his hand to was—

[TOSHIIE]: “GUAAAAAGH!!”

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Wha… TOSHIIE!!”

 

[YUZUKI]: “…! Right now, wasn’t that Hideyoshi-san and Toshiie-san’s voices!?”

[MITSUNARI]: “I heard it as well!”

[HANBEE]: “Me too!… Over there, I think?”

[KANBEE]: “Most probable. We must hasten.”

[YUZUKI]: (Hideyoshi-san, Toshiie-san, where are you two?… Huh?)

[YUZUKI]: (Just now was…? No, now’s not the time to think. We need to hurry and find Hideyoshi-san and Toshiie-san.)

 

[HIDEYOSHI]: “Toshiie! Hold on, Toshiie!”

[MITSUNARI]: “They’re here. Over there!”

[HANBEE]: “Hideyoshi-sama! Toshiie!?”

[KANBEE]: “……!!”

[YUZUKI]: “No… way…”

What leapt into our eyes as we ran over was the red-stained body of an unmoving Toshiie.


T/N: I didn’t screenshot the picture but the MC saw a glimpse of Motonari in the forest… I feel like the set up in Oda and Toyotomi is going to force the heroine to use her power and Motonari is going to find out about her like that and, given his history with Himemiko, it’s just going to ramp up the conflict.

8 thoughts on “SNB Toyotomi ~ 光盟 Chapter 2.5 ~

    Reggie said:
    May 11, 2019 at 18:43

    I wonder too if Motonari is going to kill her off or kidnap. It’s not Motonari’s style but…… Like he said he prioritize his family.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 12, 2019 at 08:18

      Same. I really find it hard to think Motonari will kill her. But capturing her also seems, hmm… He does seem willing to go to any extent for his family though, including ambushing and viciously fighting back the other 6 armies.

    Bluesheep said:
    May 11, 2019 at 11:01

    I know this is a serious chapter but I can’t help but smile at Hideyoshi and Nobunaga bickering back and forth.
    Yuzuki will probably have to feed Toshie away from death’s doorstep. It makes me wonder if Motonari will attack harder seeing how much her blood pose a threat to his clan’s safety on top of being on the enemy’s side or will he kill/capture her to remove that kind of field advantage from the others?

      Ilinox responded:
      May 12, 2019 at 08:17

      Same LOL the way Hideyoshi goes from gritting his teeth and being like “Damn, Motonari is strong” to quipping like “Hey BTW Nobunaga, how the hell did your /BULLET/ get dodged?” is so funny. Honestly, the only person who is so flippant towards Nobunaga is just Hideyoshi |D.

      I’m thinking that too about the blood thing. I like to think Motonari will keep to his pacifism motto by not attacking harder for her to kill her, but maybe he’ll try to capture her and remove her from the equation, like you said, because he knows she’s going to encourage even more conflict between all the armies…? Or maybe he’s going to force her to sit in the position of Himemiko with Mouri army as her guardians so that she can force all the other armies to become peaceful? (The best leader being the one that doesn’t want to lead and all that jazz—)

    Cey said:
    May 11, 2019 at 09:46

    I feel sorry for Toshiie. But, more than that, I wonder if his power will surpass that much Motonari’s once he convert into his other form.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 12, 2019 at 08:19

      Ooh, that’s a good point. It’d be nice to establish more power levels, haha, though when I remember how Nobunaga created a GASH on the ground just from the air pressure released by swinging his sword when he was awakened that one time… I t-think any kind of awakened person may just be monstrously strong?

    waterinegirl said:
    May 11, 2019 at 01:50

    <<<<I feel like the set up in Oda and Toyotomi is going to force the heroine to use her power and Motonari is going to find out about her.
    i agree with you. but i think motonari will be gentle to yuzuki. though grabbing her from oda and toyotomi wont be easy.

    i think in usuegi and takeda route, her powers will be discovered by mouri or vampires.

    did date became invisible? sanada's will be surprised by sudden return of nobuyuki.

      Ilinox responded:
      May 12, 2019 at 08:23

      Oh right, I totally forgot about how her powers in the werewolf armies hasn’t been discovered by the vampires. Although, in Uesugi and Takeda, I feel like Nobunaga and Hideyoshi will still be similarly pre-occupied with Motonari while the other armies deal with the rest of Mouri’s commanders. However, I guess there’s always people on the battlefield to report back to them. It kinda sounded like Kagekatsu was injured on the battlefield so if MC has to give her blood to him there that’s going to be a REALLY public place.

      Hahah, Date is sneaking around waiting for an advantage so I bet they’re biding their time with Uesugi, Takeda, or Sanada. It is pretty funny that they didn’t bother showing up here though. In the end, the only person Nobunaga can trust is Hideyoshi— jkjk Hideyoshi only went to Nobunaga because he saw an arrow from Mouri, so if Masamune hasn’t encountered anything… he might not think to head to Nobunaga?

      But then again Hideyoshi has that vow that HE’S the only one who gets to take Nobunaga’s head, so I think Nobunaga and Hideyoshi are ironically a bit protective of one another against other enemies.

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