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…
When I hurriedly brought out the sacred treasure from my breast pocket, the light released from the sacred treasure was pointing in one direction.
[SASUKE]: “Why’s the sacred treasure shining now…?”
[YUZUKI]: “… Maybe Himemiko-sama is answering us… saying that there’s a way to save Saizou-kun.”
I didn’t have proof, but this warm light was showing me hope— that was the feeling I got.
[YUZUKI]: “Yukimura-kun… Now that the power of my blood isn’t working, I think following this light is the only clue we have.”
[YUZUKI]: “So, please… let me go to the end of this light— let me see if there’s anything in Mouri’s lands…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “… I fully understand your feelings in wanting to save Saizou. But Mouri’s lands are dangerous.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Yes. If someone is to go then it would be one of us. You can wait here.”
[YUZUKI]: “In that case, please take me along too!”
[YUZUKI]: “I think this light is Himemiko-sama guiding me and saying I need to go! That’s why…!”
[YUKIMURA]: “… I see. Himemiko-sama did entrust her wish to you, huh.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Then, it certainly might be pointless if you don’t go.”
[YUKIMURA]: “However, I need to discuss this with Shingen and Kenshin. Please wait here until then.”
Yukimura-kun said this and went towards the camps of the Takeda army and Uesugi army.
[???]: “That light r-right now…!”
Imari-kun, as if exchanging places with Yukimura-kun, jumped out from the grass.
[IMARI]: “Like I thought, it was the sacred treasure!”
After Imari-kun looked up at and was excited about the sacred treasure, which was releasing light, he noticed the unconscious Saizou-kun.
[IMARI]: “Saizou-san!? Why does he have such terrible wounds…!”
[SASUKE]: “… About that…”
[IMARI]: “Oh, so that’s what happened…”
[IMARI]: “Then I’m going to help to save Saizou-san too!”
[IMARI]: “I’m going to try following the light first and if I get any information I’ll let you all know right away!”
Imari-kun said this with an expression filled with a sense of purpose and then quickly entered the grass.
[YUKIMURA]: “I’ve kept everyone waiting. I spoke with Shingen and Kenshin.”
Maybe quite some time passed while we were speaking to Imari-kun because Yukimura returned.
[YUKIMURA]: “I learned this in our discussion, but… the sacred treasures that Takeda and Uesugi army have also released light for a second and it seemed to point in the direction of Mouri territory.”
[YUKIMURA]: “The sacred treasures of each army all reacted… I don’t know what that means, but we can’t overlook this and so it was decided we’d head to Mouri territory.”
[YUKIMURA]: “Yes, I talked about letting you go too.”
[YUKIMURA]: “And this time, each army is sending one of their best, so from the Sanada army—“
[KAMANOSUKE]: “I’m going.”
Kamanosuke-kun declared that resolutely like he was interrupting Yukimura-kun’s words.
[SASUKE]: “H-hey, Kamanosuke. Is your earlier injury OK?”
[NOBUYUKI]: “It’s still better to rest…”
[KAMANOSUKE]: “This level is fine. It doesn’t obstruct my fighting… Hey, it’s OK, right?”
[YUKIMURA]: “… Yeah. I’ll leave this to you then, Kamanosuke. Is everyone alright with this?”
There was no further disagreement at Kamanosuke-kun’s motivated expression.
[YUZUKI]: (It doesn’t feel like he’s being reckless, so it should be okay… right?)