Chapter 3: Will
A scream echoed on the battlefield. When they ran towards the location of the voice there they found Toshiie heavily injured by Mouri Motonari. Despite trying to use her blood to heal Toshiie’s wound though…
I ran towards Hideyoshi-san and the others and the sight I saw was a collapsed Toshiie, covered in blood.
[YUZUKI]: “Toshiie-san, please hold on…!”
[MITSUNARI]: “He’s still breathing! At any rate, we must stop the bleeding…!”
[HANBEE]: “I have cloth here! Mitsunari, press down over there.”
[KANBEE]: “It’s quite a serious wound. If we do not treat him immediately—“
[HIDEYOSHI]: “… To think he’d aim at Toshiie.”
Hideyoshi-san clenched a fist, wet with blood, as if in frustration.
[YUZUKI]: “Hideyoshi-san, there’s blood on your hand…! If you’re hurt then we need to treat you…”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “There’s nothing wrong with me. This blood is Toshiie’s…”
[YUZUKI]: “What exactly happened? Why is Toshiie-san like this—!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “He was struck by Mouri’s general.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Just when I thought he came alone, he cut down Toshiie and the other man and then left the area.”
[KANBEE]: “… It appears the Oda army was harmed as well.”
Following Kanbee-san’s line of sight, the Oda army was trying to pull up a limp Katsuie-san to take him away.
[KANBEE]: “For even Katsuie to be cut down… As we expected, the Mouri army doesn’t seem to be easy to deal with.”
The moment Kanbee-san murmured this Hanbee-kun, who was doing medical treatment, raised his voice.
[HANBEE]: “It’s no good… no matter how we try to stop the bleeding, he keeps on losing blood!”
[MITSUNARI]: “He’s lost a large amount of blood… at this rate—“
[YUZUKI]: “Then use my blood…!”
Mitsunari-san cast his eyes to Nobunaga-san’s back with hesitation.
[YUZUKI]: “Nobunaga-san knows about my blood! So—!”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “This isn’t the time to hesitate, huh. I’m going to borrow your blood’s power.”
Hideyoshi-san took my hand lightly and pressed his sword against my palm.
Blood welled up from the painless and clean cut and I gently slipped it into Toshiie-san’s unconscious mouth.
[YUZUKI]: “Please, Toshiie-san… drink…”
However, even when I gave him blood like usual, the wound didn’t seal in the least.
[YUZUKI]: “Why… up until now, everyone’s healed immediately—!”
[KANBEE]: “… Mayhaps the injury is too deep and it can’t be healed even with the power of your blood.”
[YUZUKI]: (For me not to be able to do anything when he’s in so much pain…!)
My heart hurt and I grabbed Toshiie-san’s hand, pressing it against my forehead like a prayer. What came to mind was Toshiie-san’s healthy appearance before we headed to the battlefield.
[YUZUKI]: (That I might not be able to see that smile anymore… No… I absolutely won’t let him die! I want to save Toshiie-san…!)
The instant I strongly thought that.
[YUZUKI]: (This light…!)
[KANBEE]: “Is this… the light of the sacred treasure?”
I hurriedly brought out the sacred treasure mirror when I was told that and the released light eventually pointed in one direction.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “… That’s a troubling direction.”
[YUZUKI]: “That direction… is it possibly…”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Yeah, Mouri lands.”