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…
The light of the sacred treasure pointed to Mouri lands— however, we ended up returning to the camp once for Toshiie-san’s treatment.
[YUZUKI]: (We treated him as much as possible, but…)
In front of me, lying down, Toshiie-san’s complexion was terrible and he was breathing painfully.
[YUZUKI]: (… I can’t really see an effect of my blood’s power. The only other thing that could be of help would be…)
I looked at the mirror which continued to release light without a change.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “That light… looks like it hasn’t disappeared yet, unlike before.”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s true… I wonder if it means something…?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hey, Kanbee. Did you notice?”
[KANBEE]: “From the way you are speaking, it means that I didn’t mistake it.”
[MITSUNARI]: “Yes. I saw it as well.”
[YUZUKI]: “… What’s everyone talking about?”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Lights came up from the Oda army and Date army too. It was just for a moment though, meaning…”
[HANBEE]: “I think both armies also have sacred treasures. But only this sacred treasure has continued to shine.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “… I might need to talk to Nobunaga and Masamune about this.”
Hideyoshi-san left these words behind and headed towards the direction of both camps.
[YUZUKI]: “Hideyoshi-san’s late…”
[MITSUNARI]: “You’re right. However, the rest of the armies shouldn’t be composed either.”
[HANBEE]: “Looks like the Date army’s Date Shigezane is seriously wounded too. In other words, all three armies were done in by Mouri.”
[YUZUKI]: “Then, shouldn’t we retreat together with the other armies? We can’t do a satisfactory medical treatment here…”
But Toshiie-san wouldn’t be saved with that. Something inside me said that.
[YUZUKI]: (I feel like the light of this sacred treasure means something.)
[YUZUKI]: “Um, would it not be possible… to go to Mouri territory, where this light points?”
[YUZUKI]: “The instant I wished to save Toshiie-san the sacred treasure glowed like it was responding. It’s hard to think that was just a coincidence…”
[KANBEE]: “I understand your feelings and it is likely Hideyoshi-sama does as well.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Exactly. We’re going to invade Mouri lands from here.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “The situation’s the same with the other armies. And we’re all of the same opinion that this light might be significant.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “But we’re not in a situation right now where we can march. So, each army is going to send one person but…”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I want you to go too.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Yep. Nobunaga is interested in how the Toyotomi army’s sacred treasure is the only one that continues to shine.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “In other words, he thinks it might be connected to your will.”
[YUZUKI]: “My will…”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Mouri territory is dangerous. Honestly, I don’t want to make you go to that kind of place, but…”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Those are my feelings as a man. As Toyotomi’s general, my opinion is the same as Nobunaga’s. Can I trust you with this?”
[YUZUKI]: “… I want to save Toshiie-san. So, I’ll go. Please let me go…!”
The moment I conveyed my feelings with spirit, Hideyoshi-san’s expression suddenly softened.
[HIDEYOSHI]: “I thought you’d say that. Of course, I won’t let you go alone so you can relax on that.”
[HIDEYOSHI]: “Hanbee— I want to ask you to go to Mouri territory.”
Hanbee-kun, whose name was called, turned to me and gave an encouraging smile.
[HANBEE]: “Understood, Hideyoshi-sama… I’ll protect you, so let’s do our best together.”