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…
Sasuke and Saizou chased Kamanosuke, weaving through jumbled battle of six armies.
[SAIZOU]: “Found him! Over there!”
[SASUKE]: “That guy…! He’s going to jump into that many people alone!?”
Kamanosuke fought alone in the clamor of Oda’s forces.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’ll be sure to kill you all…!!”
Kamanosuke was releasing a killing intent that the two had never seen before.
[SASUKE]: “W-what’s up with Kamanosuke…?”
[SAIZOU]: “Bringing him back right now is out of the question. First, we’re assisting!”
[SASUKE]: “R-right! Kamanosuke—“
[DATE ARMY SOLDIER]: “Huorgh!!”
[SAIZOU]: “Kgh! Date’s unit! At this time too!”
They tried to get close to Kamanosuke, but they were blocked by the Date army who came from another direction.
[ODA ARMY SOLDIER]: “Filth… you’ve caused enough trouble! You’re stopped here!”
[SASUKE + SAIZOU]: “KAMANOSUKE!!”
The Oda soldier tried to swing down the blade facing Kamanosuke, but at that time—
The one who cut down the Oda soldier and saved Kamanosuke was— Nobuyuki.
[ODA ARMY SOLDIER]: “Wha…! Nobuyuki betrayed us! Report to Nobunaga-sama!”
The Oda army retreated in a discomposed manner.
[SASUKE]: “Oraagh! Self-style ninja art, Cutting Gale! I don’t have time to deal with you guys! Get outta the way!”
[SAIZOU]: “Ninja art… Dance of the Four Seasons Shuriken! Kamanosuke! Are you alright!?”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Mm.”
Kamanosuke gave a small nod but his line of sight was on Nobuyuki. Sasuke and Saizou also turned their gazes there.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… I intended to have made my resolve. But, when I realized it, my body moved on its own.”
In contrast to Sasuke and Saizou, who had complicated but somewhat relieved expressions, Kamanosuke looked down alone with a dark face.
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… I would have been okay even if you didn’t do that.”
[SASUKE]: “Are you dumb? That was a crazily dangerous spot there. You’re even hurt…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “It would be bad if we are targeted right now. First, let’s hide.”
All together, they hid themselves in the forest for the moment.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Alright, the emergency treatment is done. Once we return to the main camp, we’ll need to treat it properly.”
During the time Kamanosuke was receiving treatment, Sasuke and Saizou looked at Nobuyuki with eyes that wanted to say something.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… I’m sorry, but let me explain everything later.”
[SAIZOU]: “… Understood.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Kamanosuke and I will return to the main camp for now, but what are you two going to do?”
[SASUKE]: “Hrm, then we’ll stay here and trash the enemy.”
[SAIZOU]: “I’m still a long ways away from a result to tell her about my acts of heroism.”
Nobuyuki nodded at both their words and then held out a hand to Kamanosuke.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Kamanosuke, let’s return to the main camp now.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “… But.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “As people who have caused worry, let’s go together to be scolded by Yukimura.”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “Uuu…… OK.”
[SANADA ARMY SOLDIER]: “Yukimura-sama! Reporting!”
[YUKIMURA]: “Kamanosuke and the rest have returned!?”
[SANADA ARMY SOLDIER]: “N-no, that’s not…”
[SANADA ARMY SOLDIER]: “The Mouri army has appeared on the battlefield!”
[YUZUKI]: “The Mouri army…!?”