SNB Oda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.3 ~

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Chapter 3: The Radiance Which Answers Your Wish

On the battlefield, where the turmoil was at its most extreme, the general of the Mouri army suddenly appeared— Mouri Motonari. Motonari swung his blade and Katsuie suffered a grave wound. In order to save Katsuie, she tried to give him blood but…

Chapter 3.3

We met up with Takenaka Hanbee of the Toyotomi army and Katakura Kojuurou of the Date army before trespassing into Mouri territory.

[KOJUUROU]: “… That sacred treasure continues to shine.”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah… yes, although I don’t know the reason.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Incidentally, what is your position in the Oda army? You don’t appear to be able to fight.”

I was at a loss as to how to respond to his searching question when an answer came from a surprising place.

[HANBEE]: “What do you mean what position? She’s Nobunaga’s—“

[RANMARU]: “Hanbee. I don’t know what you intend to say, but she is a precious guest of the Oda army. Kojuurou, you too, please don’t ask strange questions.”

[HANBEE]: “You don’t have to be so angry. Well, it doesn’t seem like something that can be easily explained, so it’s true that asking about it is also useless.”

[KOJUUROU]: “I’m unable to simply say ‘alright’ and accept that answer though…”

[HANBEE]: “But I don’t think Ranmaru or this girl will tell us any more~.”

[HANBEE]: “More importantly, since we’re all going together, let’s get along.”

Being told that by Hanbee-san with a smile was, in its own way, hard to answer.

[RANMARU]: “This isn’t the time or place to say such nonchalant things. Toshiie should be gravely injured in the Toyotomi army as well.”

[HANBEE]: “Of course, I plan to accomplish our objective. But we can’t lose sight of ourselves.”

[HANBEE]: “If you lack calm then you’ll overlook something you would normally notice. For example—“

Hanbee-san said that and quietly held out an arm in front of us.

[HANBEE]: “Stop. It’s dangerous if we go any further.”

[KOJUUROU]: “This is… a trap?”

[RANMARU]: “…!”

[HANBEE]: “Rather than hurting an intruder it gives notice that an intruder has come.”

[RANMARU]: “That… would be the most troubling thing for us right now.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Yes. If they lead an army over we’ll have no chance of victory.”

[HANBEE]: “Yep. Even if we detour there might be similar traps… I’ll see if I can cancel the trick, so wait a moment.”

[KOJUUROU]: “Then we’ll watch the surroundings.”

Following Kojuurou’s suggestion, Ranmaru-kun and I also decided to be wary of our surroundings.

[RANMARU]: “… I’m no good.”

[YUZUKI]: “Huh…”

I thought I heard wrong, but when I looked at Ranmaru-kun he was staring straight ahead and began to speak in a voice that only I could hear.

[RANMARU]: “You were entrusted to me from Nobunaga-sama, yet I couldn’t notice the trap.”

[YUZUKI]: “… Ranmaru-kun, you’re not terrible. Earlier, you protected me from Kojuurou-san and Hanbee-san.”

[YUZUKI]: “I didn’t know what to do… like what if I blurted out something that would make it disadvantageous for Nobunaga-san?”

[YUZUKI]: “So, thank you for protecting me.”

[RANMARU]: “I can’t just accept what you’re saying. It’s frustrating, but what Hanbee said was correct.”

[RANMARU]: “I’m not calm. I need to take more care so as not to expose you to danger.”

[YUZUKI]: “But I know why you can’t remain calm, Ranmaru-kun.”

I spoke while remembering our promise to find a clue to save Katsuie-san.

[YUZUKI]: “It’s because you’re like that, Ranmaru-kun… that I’m glad we came here together.”

[RANMARU]: “… You really are kind. I didn’t think anyone would say that about me.”

[RANMARU]: “Thank you for acknowledging me. But I can’t continue to let myself indulge in those feelings.”

[RANMARU]: “I will be sure to protect you. I won’t let the Mouri army, or anyone, lay a single finger on you.”

The moment Ranmaru-kun’s words touched me Hanbee-san spoke.

[HANBEE]: “I released the trap. Let’s keep going!”

 

Eventually, we arrived at a slightly open area.

[YUZUKI]: (The light seems to be pointing into those bushes over there…)

[RANMARU]: “It looks like something is there. Let’s try going over—“

7 thoughts on “SNB Oda ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.3 ~

    Yuu said:
    July 31, 2019 at 05:04

    Hanbee : “She’s Nobunaga’s-”

    Okay I know Ranmaru did the right thing by cutting him off curtly and telling them to mind their beeswax, but I was REAAAAAAALLY curious to hear what Hanbee was gonna say.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 31, 2019 at 16:45

      I think he was gonna say “Nobunaga’s lover” LOL because of how the two major interactions Toyotomi has had with Oda was Hideyoshi sneaking in and realizing that Nobunaga has a girl in his room and it’s the first time he’s ever personally invited a woman to sleep with him in his room. Then, when they’re all at the conference Nobunaga comes sauntering in transformed and carrying the heroine in one arm. Lastly, at the banquet, Nobunaga straight up pulls her into his lap to get her away from Hideyoshi, so… LOL he’s been staking a clear claim.

    Cey said:
    July 24, 2019 at 12:19

    It would have been easier to accept Hanbee’s implications about she and Nobunaga, than try to find an excuse for her presence.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 24, 2019 at 15:52

      I don’t think there was any good answer to this question. If they acknowledged she belonged to Nobunaga then that could put a target on her merely for being “property of Nobunaga” and people will take her as Nobunaga’s weakness, or harm her in order to spit on Nobunaga’s reputation. In addition, what would the concubine/mistress of Nobunaga be doing going into Mouri territory instead of staying by his side?

      I think her presence in and of itself here is pretty unexplainable /o\.

        Cey said:
        July 25, 2019 at 12:28

        Good point.
        It seems I didn’t learn anything from Ikemen Sengoku, though they say the same thing in almost every route. LOL

    waterinegirl said:
    July 21, 2019 at 01:28

    [KOJUUROU]: “Incidentally, what is your position in the Oda army? You don’t appear to be able to fight.”

    <<<im actually your blood bank or food. XD
    but my blood is not working so were screwed.

      Ilinox responded:
      July 22, 2019 at 17:21

      Awkwaaaard question LOL I wonder if MC’s blood will end up being revealed here because either someone gets hurt or they need an enormous power boost to get out of a situation. I think it just wasn’t healing Katsuie’s wound but it should work on the rest… maybe??

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