— イリ (@Ilinox) May 30, 2019
The sun was setting in the east and around the time it began to stain the area in warm colors, I was told that he wished to talk to me alone and so I came to the inner courtyard where he was waiting.
He said several things before he suddenly fell silent and directed an unusually serious gaze at me.
My breath caught at the dream-like sight of him, illuminated by the red light, and I—
—continued to stare at him like that. [voiced]
[KENSHIN]: “As time goes around, I have seen many moons with you. However, amid these changing times, I wish for this moment with you to stay the same.”
[KENSHIN]: “Please, I would like to ask of you to stay by my side hereafter as well. I wish to continue feeling that warmth of yours—“
—resolved myself to speak to him.
[KENSHIN]: “You’re asking if there is anything you can do for the Uesugi army, I see… You’ve done good for everyone. As you are now is more than enough.”
[KENSHIN]: “However… if you still insist, then please I would like you to smile. Your smiles become everyone’s encouragement.”
—unconsciously averted my eyes.
[KENSHIN]: “… If there is something that troubles you, then I would like you to tell me. I wish to be your strength, within the limits of what I can do.”