Hirakawa Daisuke

SNB Takamoto ~ Awakening ~

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In a certain forest, Takamoto-san and I were hiding in some bushes, peeking out at our surroundings.

[???]: “—Dammit! Where’d those guys go!”

[???]: “They weren’t running that fast, so they should be here still. Let’s try looking over there first.”

[YUZUKI]: “… It looks like they’re gone.”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 5.4 ~

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Chapter 5: An Awe-Inspiring Resolve

Knowing every army has begun to obtain the sacred treasures, everyone could feel the presence of an unavoidable war.

Among them is the glum look of Takamoto, appointed as the next general. The real intention behind that was…?

Chapter 5.4

The next day Motonari-san and the others finished breakfast, but just as they started talking about beginning their work…

I thought I heard rushed footsteps and in the next moment a soldier entered.

And then they told Motonari-san and the others that each army was moving.

[MOTONARI]: “… Concerning that, we must strengthen our defenses and pay heed to the movements around us.”

[MOTONARI]: “Make preparations in haste. I am trusting you all to do your best so as not to let them penetrate into Mouri’s lands.”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 5.2 ~

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Chapter 5: An Awe-Inspiring Resolve

Knowing every army has begun to obtain the sacred treasures, everyone could feel the presence of an unavoidable war.

Among them is the glum look of Takamoto, appointed as the next general. The real intention behind that was…?

Chapter 5.2

[YUZUKI]: (… Huh?)

When I headed towards the kitchen in order to prepare dinner, I heard the sounds of something hitting each other from nearby.

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 5.1 ~

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Chapter 5: An Awe-Inspiring Resolve

Knowing every army has begun to obtain the sacred treasures, everyone could feel the presence of an unavoidable war.

Among them is the glum look of Takamoto, appointed as the next general. The real intention behind that was…?

Chapter 5.1

[YUZUKI]: “Haa…”

I sighed as I swept the courtyard. What floated across my mind was the events at the forest with the stone slab.

[YUZUKI]: (Everyone didn’t seem to be that shaken though…)

I was concerned over Takamoto-san’s words about how the defenses of Mouri territory might have been breaking.

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.5 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.5

When we went down the path Terumoto-kun found, we were able to find what we were aiming for.

[MOTOHARU]: “So this is the stone slab.”

[TERUMOTO]: “It’s biiiiig~.”

[TAKAKAGE]: “It’s been abandoned for quite some time, huh. The ivy wrapped around it is in the way though.”

[MOTOHARU]: “Looks like we can only make it readable.”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.4 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.4

When I looked around the area, countless sinister eyes releasing a murderous intent where turned our way.

[YUZUKI]: (No way… those are all yakuma…?)

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.3 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.3

[YUZUKI]: (Eh? My body is warm…)

Even though I should have been sleeping outside, I was comfortable like something was surrounding me and I couldn’t feel the cold at all.

When I moved my body in order to find out what it was, I heard a soft voice from above my head.

[MOTONARI]: “Are you awake?”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.2 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.2

After we defeated the yakuma we began again to proceed deeper into the forest towards the stone slab.

By detouring around bad roads and going forward slowly to match me, who was unused to moving on a horse, the day had passed in a blink.

[MOTONARI]: “Takamoto, how much further until the stone slab?”

[TAKAMOTO]: “Today… seems a bit unlikely…”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 4.1 ~

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Chapter 4: A Turbulent Heartbeat

Seeking the stone slab serving as a clue to Himemiko and the sacred treasures, the Mouri party departed.

Yakuma increased in strength with every step. As everyone was forced into a close fight, Takamoto suffered a severe wound…

Chapter 4.1

Early morning the next day.

Finishing the cleanup for breakfast, I rode on Takakage-san’s horse together with Imari-kun and, along with everyone else, we aimed for the stone slab on a specific mountain in Mouri territory.

[YUZUKI]: (We’re the only ones still who know that there’s a stone slab deep in the forest…)

[YUZUKI]: (We need to find it first somehow before it’s known to the other armies…)

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 3.4 ~

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Chapter 3: Fate Comes Alive

Something was documented in ancient characters on a paper inside the box.

In the middle of the investigation as to whether something about Himemiko was recorded or not, the secret of the sacred treasures was told to her by Takakage.

Chapter 3.4

When we went towards the direction of the voices, there was Motoharu-san covered in wounds and being carried on Takakage-san’s shoulders.

[YUZUKI]: “—! Motoharu-san!”

[YUZUKI]: (What terrible wounds… they need to be treated quickly…!)

[MOTOHARU]: “Motonari-sama…”

[MOTOHARU]: “I apologize deeply… for my unsightly appearance.”

[MOTONARI]: “You mustn’t speak. —Arrange for a healer immediately. I will bring Motoharu to the room.”

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 3.2 ~

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Chapter 3: Fate Comes Alive

Something was documented in ancient characters on a paper inside the box.

In the middle of the investigation as to whether something about Himemiko was recorded or not, the secret of the sacred treasures was told to her by Takakage.

Chapter 3.2

[MOTONARI]: “It appears that several other armies have begun to obtain the sacred treasures.”

Several armies… meaning there might not be any sacred treasures left.

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 3.1 ~

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Chapter 3: Fate Comes Alive

Something was documented in ancient characters on a paper inside the box.

In the middle of the investigation as to whether something about Himemiko was recorded or not, the secret of the sacred treasures was told to her by Takakage.

Chapter 3.1

When I checked the contents of the small box we found in the forest, there was a small, folded sheet of paper inside.

[YUZUKI]: (I can see something like letters… I wonder what this is?)

I spread out the paper and a lot of ancient characters were arranged in lines.

[YUZUKI]: (Is this an… old document?)

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 2.4 ~

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Chapter 2: A Melody of Plots

Although she went to a cave by the invitation of Takakage, who said he knew the whereabouts of a sacred treasure, she was met with an unexpected event.

In a predicament where yakuma could appear at any time, what she thought was…

Chapter 2.4

The next day. After I finished cooking breakfast and cleaning, I searched for clues on the sacred treasures in my spare time.

However, the only thing I knew currently was that the sacred treasures were tools for the sake of grasping Himemiko-sama’s location.

[YUZUKI]: (Is there any other information… Ah! It might be written in another book!)

[YUZUKI]: (I’ve become able to read Shinga’s letters a little, so as long as I don’t have to decipher much…!)

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 2.2 ~

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Chapter 2: A Melody of Plots

Although she went to a cave by the invitation of Takakage, who said he knew the whereabouts of a sacred treasure, she was met with an unexpected event.

In a predicament where yakuma could appear at any time, what she thought was…

Chapter 2.2

When I returned to my room, the maids brought a bucket with water and a towel to wipe the mud off my body.

Right after that plates full of dishes were carried over.

[YUZUKI]: (This reception is pretty much perfect…)

—After eating, Imari-kun rubbed his bulging stomach.

[IMARI]: “Fuah. For a second, I wondered what would happen to us, but I’m glad we returned safely!”

[YUZUKI]: “Me too.”

[YUZUKI]: (I’m really glad Motonari-san came looking for us…)

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SNB Mouri ~ Chapter 1.3 ~

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Chapter 1: A Mysterious Chance Meeting

Motonari welcomed her readily to settle in the castle for the time being.

When she was brought by him to the shrine, where they first met, there was a monster she had never seen before…!

Chapter 1.3

[MOTOHARU]: “—Motonari-sama.”

[MOTONARI]: “Mm? What is it, Motoharu?”

[MOTOHARU]: “… You spoke about the swarm of yakuma, but I’m still concerned about their movements, which were different from usual.”

[MOTONARI]: “Hm. And?”

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