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…
[SANADA ARMY SOLDIER]: “The Mouri army has appeared on the battlefield!”
The entire Sanada army stirred at the report that the Mouri army appeared on the battlefield.
[YUKIMURA]: “…! Everyone, be vigilant towards the Mouri army’s movement while maintaining the front line.”
Though he ordered that, Yukimura-kun’s expression was stiff.
[YUZUKI]: (The Mouri army is the race of oni said to be the strongest of the Gekka Tribes, right…?)
[YUKIMURA]: “… We can only wait and believe in everyone right now. Because it’s them, I’m sure it’ll be fine.”
In contrast to his words, Yukimura had a distressed look on his face.
Sasuke spoke up after they saw off Nobuyuki and Kamanosuke.
[SASUKE]: “Alrighto! We should get going soon too! Let’s go and give another smack to the enemy line!”
[SAIZOU]: “Indeed, although it is clear that my results will be higher than yours.”
[SASUKE]: “Heh, remember what you said! I’m gonna make you sorry!”
[SASUKE]: “Self-style ninja art, Wind Fist! Oraaah! Come at me all you want!”
[SAIZOU]: “Haaah! Ninja art… Earth Release, Rock Spear!”
Sasuke and Saizou, who appeared on the battlefield, defeated enemies one after another.
[SASUKE]: “What’s wrong, Saizou! You aren’t tired already, are ya?”
[SAIZOU]: “Hmph. Bold of you to say that after seeing my beautiful movements!”
Amid this, the two of them noticed an abnormal air on the battlefield.
[SASUKE]: “… Hm? Is it just me or are things a little strange?”
[DATE ARMY SOLDIER]: “Shit! What’s happening!?”
[TAKEDA ARMY SOLDIER]: “W-what’s going on!? Aren’t the enemies over there!?”
[SASUKE]: “What’s wrong with those guys…? Both sides of the armies look really confused…”
[SAIZOU]: “It appears that something apart from Nobuyuki-sama’s matter has happened.”
Dragged into the unrest of their surroundings, by the time he noticed it, Saizou was separated with Sasuke.
[SAIZOU]: (Crap! We got separated… It’ll be a pain when it comes to searching for him in this disturbance.)
[SAIZOU]: (But even for someone like him, I can’t leave him alone in this situation…)
[SAIZOU]: “I have no choice. We need to quickly rejoin—“
In that moment, Saizou felt an alarming presence behind him and turned around.
[SAIZOU]: “…!? Who’s there!?”
[??? + ???]: “……”
There stood what seemed to be two enemies.
[SAIZOU]: “Those horns… Demons…!? Meaning, you two must be of the Mouri army…!”
[TAKAMOTO]: “You presume correctly. I am Mouri Takamoto of the Mouri army.”
[TERUMOTO]: “Same, I’m Mouri Terumoto.”
Saizou was surprised by the sudden appearance of the Mouri army, but seeing the two place their hands on their weapons, he immediately stood on guard.
Saizou’s composure didn’t crumble even in this situation and he slipped out a smile.
[SAIZOU]: “Heh. It appears meritorious gains have appeared by themselves. I look forward to telling that girl about my acts of heroism.”