Chapter 2: Resolve, the Battle for our Friends!
The Sanada army threw itself onto the battlefield, lacking Nobuyuki. They continued to fight while feeling somewhat clumsy.
The person who appeared in front of them like that was…
[NOBUYUKI]: “… This is it for me. With this I am leaving the Sanada army.”
After Nobuyuki said that and left we couldn’t help but feel bewildered.
However, Yukimura alone was calm.
[YUKIMURA]: “… I finished my report to the Takeda army and Uesugi army. The matter about cooperating with the Oda army and the rest was put off until later.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Also… our strength has decreased by one, but I also reported that it won’t be a hindrance to the upcoming battle.”
Yukimura conveyed this plainly to the very end, but I could only feel worried.
[YUZUKI]: (Yukimura-kun looks calm, but in reality isn’t he hurting a lot…?)
Everyone else couldn’t seem to listen to this report calmly either.
[SASUKE]: “… That wasn’t serious, right? Nobuyuki-sama is going to return, right!?”
[SAIZOU]: “If he didn’t think that seriously then he wouldn’t have said those things, no?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “In reality, there’s no sign of him returning either…”
[YUZUKI]: (Nobuyuki-san, were you serious when you said you’d leave the Sanada army…?)
[SASUKE]: “We don’t know that yet! If we wait a little more then he’ll definitely… Oh, I know! If we all go looking for Nobuyuki-sama…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “Sasuke, calm down a little.”
[SASUKE]: “Yukimura! About Nobuyuki-sama, you also have to be—“
[YUKIMURA]: “—CALM DOWN!”
[THE THREE]: “!!”
Yukimura-kun’s roar echoed through the quiet forest.
[YUKIMURA]: “Right now, what we need to be concerned about is tomorrow’s battle. Isn’t that right?”
Yukimura-kun’s eyes and voice as he looked at everyone was extremely strong.
Cowed by Yukimura-kun’s force, everyone became silent.
[SASUKE]: “T-that’s true, but…”
[YUKIMURA]: “… I’m going to look at the soldiers. You guys should rest for tomorrow.”
Saying that, Yukimura-kun left the area.
[SASUKE]: “Yukimura has to be the person most hurt by Nobuyuki-sama, but…”
[SAIZOU]: “Yukimura is strong. He has the beautiful caliber of a general.”
[YUZUKI]: “Mm… he’s really dependable.”
Everyone was quite for a while, but then Sasuke spoke up as if in motivation.
[SASUKE]: “… We can’t keep kicking up a fuss like this either! Let’s eat tons of food and get energy for tomorrow! Kamanosuke, help me make some!”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Hey, don’t pull me…”
Saizou-kun watched Sasuke-kun as he dragged Kamanosuke and murmured to himself.
[SAIZOU]: “That man, Sasuke, and his easy to understand bluff… No, perhaps I am in no position to talk about him either…”
Everyone tried to act normally, but in the end their uneasiness flickered in and out.
[YUZUKI]: (I still can’t believe it’s real that Nobuyuki-san left either…)
[YUZUKI]: (But Yukimura-kun is working hard when he should be hurt the most… For Yukimura-kun and everyone else’s sake, I need to do what I can right now.)
Still, I couldn’t erase the feeling of wanting to believe in Nobuyuki-san from inside me.