SNB Sanada ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.1 ~

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Chapter 3: A Dilemma, An Unshakeable Will!

The battlefield was extremely chaotic due to the appearance of the Mouri army. During this, Kamanosuke returned together with Nobuyuki-san, who should have left the army. In the brief joy at their return, a seriously wounded Saizou was carried in…

Chapter 3.1

[YUZUKI]: (That’s…!)

Amid the battlefield made chaotic with the appearance of the Mouri army, two shadows approached the main camp of the Sanada army.


[NOBUYUKI]: “… I’ve returned.”

[YUZUKI]: “Nobuyuki-san… and Kamanosuke-kun too…!”

[YUKIMURA]: “… So you’ve come home.”

[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes… I’ve caused a lot of trouble, haven’t I?”

[YUKIMURA]: “… Will you talk about everything?”

[NOBUYUKI]: “I will. Once Sasuke and the others come back—“

Right in the moment the two were talking Sasuke-kun rushed in, looking like he was at his wits’ end.

[SASUKE]: “Huge problem! Saizou is…!”

[YUKIMURA]: “Sasuke? What in the world is—“

[KAMANOSUKE]: “What’s with Saizou’s injury!?”

[YUZUKI]: “Ah…!”

Sasuke-kun had lent his shoulder to a bleeding and limp Saizou-kun.

[YUKIMURA]: “Is he alright!?”

[SASUKE]: “I-I don’t know… He hasn’t responded at all even when I called him.”

[NOBUYUKI]: “This is bad. It seems like he’s bled quite a lot. I’m sorry, but could you give your blood to Saizou?”

[YUZUKI]: “Y-yes!”

I cut the tip of my finger a little and let a drop of blood flow into Saizou-kun’s mouth.

[YUZUKI]: (… Please!)

However, Saizou-kun’s wound didn’t seal and his face remained pale and bloodless.

[YUZUKI]: “It can’t be… Why!?”

[NOBUYUKI]: “… It’s likely he’d bled too much. He’s still breathing but— he probably won’t hold for long.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Who did it?”

[YUKIMURA]: “For Saizou to be struck… Could it be the Mouri army?”

[SASUKE]: “I only glanced at them, so I can’t say for sure but probably.”

[SASUKE]: “Two figures went away from the place Saizou collapsed. I’m sure it was them…!”

[YUKIMURA]: “Did they aim for the spot where we were fighting and exhausted…?”

[SASUKE]: “It sounds like Uesugi and Takeda have seriously injured guys too. Dammit, did every other army get hit by the Mouri army too?!”

[NOBUYUKI]: “… My plan wasn’t of any help at all. Rather, because of my half-cocked actions…!”

Nobuyuki-san said this, as if spitting it out. His hand was clenched to the point of turning white.

[YUKIMURA]: “Brother…?”

Nobuyuki-san released a breath and then opened his mouth with his usual calm expression.

[NOBUYUKI]: “… Yukimura, I knew that your plan certainly wasn’t a bad one.”

[NOBUYUKI]: “—However, I thought I should assume the worst case scenario.”

[SASUKE]: “… What does this have to do with your actions, Nobuyuki-sama?”

[NOBUYUKI]: “… If I defected to the enemy side then, supposing the Sanada army were to lose, everyone’s lives could be spared through me.”

[NOBUYUKI]: “Conversely, if the Sanada army won then only I alone had to die as a traitor.”

[YUKIMURA]: “That’s why you…”

[NOBUYUKI]: “But, in the end, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t be Sanada’s… your strength.”

[YUKIMURA]: “That’s not true at all! I’ve always been able to act like myself because you were here, brother!”

[NOBUYUKI]: “… Yukimura.”

[YUKIMURA]: “Brother, won’t you come back to the Sanada army?”

[NOBUYUKI]: “… Is that alright? I betrayed you once.”

[YUKIMURA]: “Of course. Even now you’re supporting me—… the Sanada army.”

[SASUKE]: “Like Yukimura said. It’s because you were there, Nobuyuki-sama, that Kamanosuke was saved.”

[KAMANOSUKE]: “… Mm. Thanks.”

[NOBUYUKI]: “Everyone… thank you. But…”

Nobuyuki-san turned sad eyes towards Saizou-kun.

[YUZUKI]: (Nobuyuki-san came back and I thought the Sanada army was finally together again, but…)

Saizou-kun continued to breathe roughly and feebly, and there were no signs of waking.

[YUZUKI]: (I want everyone to laugh together again… Is there no way to save Saizou-kun…!?)

I held myself tightly like I was praying.

It happened in that moment. Suddenly, a dazzling light spilled from my breast pocket and pointed in a single direction.

[YUZUKI]: (The light from the sacred treasure…!? What’s going on…?)

[YUKIMURA]: “The light is pointing in the direction of Mouri’s lands…?”

9 thoughts on “SNB Sanada ~ 光盟 Chapter 3.1 ~

    Cey said:
    August 26, 2019 at 11:40

    Nobuyuki!!!! ='(
    So, now I’m happy because he’s back where he belongs, but sad because of his idea of self-sacrifice. In any case, I’m glad things aren’t ruptured between the brothers.

    Please someone remind me, of which plan was Nobuyuki speaking when he said this:
    [NOBUYUKI]: “… Yukimura, I knew that your plan certainly wasn’t a bad one.”

      Ilinox responded:
      August 27, 2019 at 11:36

      The absolute trust Yukimura has in his brother ;w; and how Nobuyuki doesn’t let that down!! Ah!!

      IIRC (oh gosh, it’s been a while) Yukimura wanted everyone to cooperate together against the Mouri army?

    Reggie said:
    August 24, 2019 at 15:03

    Now I see, Boss is so sacrificing 。:゚(;´∩`;)゚:。 it’s like in history where Nobuyuki ask Tokugawa to spare Yukimura when he was exiled but he continued fighting so Nobuyuki couldn’t save his brother anymore.

    And I think Nobunaga, will spare them if ever they win the battle but using them at least, umm…. You know his motto, what can be use,will be use lol 😂 since Sanada have ninjas.

      Ilinox responded:
      August 24, 2019 at 16:57

      I gotta admit I still haven’t bothered looking into the real Sengoku history, so that’s neat there’s parallels like this with Nobuyuki wanting to spare his brothers (and clan?) through him going to the other side, oof. It’s a pretty heartless plan :’)) and how he just planned to die alone as a traitor if his side lost…

    Bella said:
    August 23, 2019 at 10:16

    Just that whole interaction between the brothers has me CRYING. I wonder how Saizo will be healed, ahhh, I’m on the edge of my seat

      Ilinox responded:
      August 23, 2019 at 12:39

      Nobuyuki is WAY too self-sacrificing ;w; did he think the rest of Sanada, and his own brother, would feel alright if he did that for them? SOBS. I’m glad we finally learned his true motivations and the brothers got a talk like this too.

    waterinegirl said:
    August 23, 2019 at 04:13

    [NOBUYUKI]: “… If I defected to the enemy side then, supposing the Sanada army were to lose, everyone’s lives could be spared through me.”

    i dont think nobunaga will do that.

      Bella said:
      August 23, 2019 at 10:18

      Yeah, Nobunaga would probably not do that lol

      But I think it was a historical reference because something like that did happen all those years ago

        Ilinox responded:
        August 23, 2019 at 12:40

        Haha, I could actually see Nobunaga doing that! He’s a tricky person and it wouldn’t cost him much to spare people through someone who, maybe, potentially helped him win. Create some favors and show how merciful you are and all that jazz |D he’s also arrogant and confident enough to feel that this wouldn’t be a ploy for revenge or anything (and if it was some sort of secret ploy, well, he gets amused at these things given what Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi tried to do to him LOL).

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