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I really really love your writing ❤ Can I ask for more mitsuhide please? And if possible, kenshin win MC’s heart over ieyasu.. thank you
Kenshin sat in his tent as he thought of the woman who was
with his enemies now safe and off the battlefield. He could not believe his
eyes as he saw her on the back of Ieyasu’s horse and wanted to end the war the
second he saw her. He wondered at the fact that the young war lord would even bring a woman, any woman
for that matter, to the battle but that woman, in particular, was unthinkable to him. She was soft and sweet to
everyone she met even to him when he was less than friendly to her everytime
they were foisted into each other’s presence for events for Yukimura and
Sasuke, sometimes even Shingen would try to get her to come to dinner when they
were all in Azuchi. He hated the thought for those times as she was and would
remain their enemy or with their enemy’s forces. She was so full of life that
he found her to be too blinding and she also brought up memories he fought hard
to have buried. She brought them all out, and he couldn’t stand them, he wanted
to forget. He wanted to hate her or better yet be indifferent to her, but she
was too beautiful, to kind, and worse yet to open even to him, the man who
tried to slice her down at every chance.
She sat in the tent listening to Masamune and Ieyasu
planning their attack for the next day. She hated every second of it. She personally knew people on both sides and in a
way it was tearing her in two just by beginning there at the battle. Seeing
Kenshin and Yuki on the field squaring off with the Oda troops was
heartbreaking and a sight she never wanted to see again. To know that her fellow time traveler Sasuke was also
on the field somewhere was enough to keep her paralyzed with fear for his
safety regardless of his abilities as a ninja. This was a side to her friends she never wanted to see, but when the call went out for a healer to go
out onto the field, she answered it
without hesitation as she knew if they couldn’t bring the troop member to her
he was serious and would probably die as she worked. Seeing Kenshin at that
time knowing he might have even caused the injury ripped a piece of her soul
out as she tried to force the bitter pain down to deal with later. She didn’t
know why it bothered her to see him in that element, he was the god of war
after all, but it did. He had never been kind to her, but she felt something for the man, she just didn’t know what.
Ieyasu was done listening to Masamune and started to focus
on the princess as she had not said anything for the entire time they had been
talking and that worried him as she would often come out with some ridiculous thing at that most annoying time to stop to
have one of them explain it to her. The fact she was not saying anything and
looked lost was bothering him, he couldn’t exactly say why it was, but it was.
He didn’t like the idea of bringing her on the field earlier as he had been the
one who was trying to shield her from the sights of war but there she stood
demanding to be taken to the wounded man who would most likely die before she
could attend him. Surprising she had stood her ground, and he had taken her,
the soldier was still alive at that time. He had somehow lived as they moved
him back to the camp and he was still breathing now. That gave Ieyasu a sense
of pride for her as he was the one who taught her the basics of healing. “princess,
are you okay?”, he asked huffily which surprised both her and Masamune who also
was thinking something was off. “ You haven’t interrupted us like you normally
“Yes, I am fine. I am just
tired.”, she said as she got to her feet,” I am going to do one more round on
the injured then I will be headed to my tent for the night.”
“Get some rest, Princess.”,
Masamune said as she left.
She turned and replied, “I
will. I know tomorrow will be just as bad.”
“Does something seem off with
her?”,”Masamune asked to Ieyasu after she left.
“She should not have come.
She isn’t made for war or battles.” I will go and talk to her.”, he said as he
got up and went out of the tent enjoying the fresh air as they were just far
enough from the battlegrounds that the scent of death wasn’t surrounding them.
He could see her in the
moonlight as it was right at dusk and the moon had begun its ascent into the
sky. He wanted to reach out for her and just hold her tight as he was battling
his own demons about her safety and keeping her out of danger he wondered what
Nobunaga had thought when he sent her out here to hell? Had he wanted to punish
her for some reason or was it just for his sick pleasure, whatever the reason
he was sure she was never to be the same. As he waited for her by her tent
entrance just to see if she was truly alright, he wished they all were back in
Azuchi, and she would smile again so that he knew the world would be fine. As
she came out of the infirmary tent, she looked right at him while he was waiting
and he tried to seem to be doing anything other than waiting for her.
“What are you doing Ieyasu?”,
she asked as she smiled for what seemed to be the first time in two days.
“Um, just checking everything
and happened to be right here, not checking up on you if that is what you
think.”, He stumbled out clumsily. Somehow everytime he wanted to talk with her
he lost track of his words. She nodded and gave him a slight smile as she
looked him over.
“I am fine, Ieyasu no need to
hover. Go and get your own rest as tomorrow will be a hard battle.”, She smiled
as she opened the flap to her tent. He knew she was right as soon found his own
tent and settled for the night.
She woke up in the dead of
night from the nightmare of what she saw earlier that day. She could barely
breathe and was gasping for breath hard. She knew she needed to clear her head
and poked her head out of the tent and saw and heard everyone had settled for
the night. She knew they were by the forest and she wanted to clear her head
with a short walk, so she headed that way quickly. She knew she wasn’t going to
be able to sleep anytime soon and it seemed the best thing she could do. She
continued to walk away from the base camp and what had seemed only a short
while, but her legs told her she was wrong she looked up and saw she had
wandered right across the battlefield into the enemies camp. She was going to
head closer to the forest and back to the Oda’s side as she heard a chilling
voice behind her.
“Going somewhere Princess?”,
she knew instantly who it was and she had no fear as she turned to face him and
his beautiful multicolored eyes.
“I went for a walk, Kenshin.
I didn’t realize I walked this far. I am not spying on you all. I was just
heading back.”, She replied as she looked at him. “Would you mind if I start
heading back now.”
“Yes, I do mind.”, he said as
he seemed to surprise himself.
“Wha— What?”, she asked
surprised herself as she must be thinking of all the things he could use her
“I do mind, Princess. Why are
you here?”, he asked now nearing the distance between them.
“I told you. I took a walk.”,
“No at this battle. This is
no place for a woman, let alone a woman like you.”, he said cutting her off.
“A woman like me? Why because
I am weak?”, She asked defensively back. He surprised her when he reached out
and touched her face gently.
“No, because you are too
bright and might blind us all.”, He said. She looked at him confused for this
didn’t sound like the man who would normally cut her down just to keep her away,
and he was now standing before her touching her cheek gently, so gently, in
fact, she didn’t even know if this was the real Kenshin before her. “You don’t
belong here, Princess. It isn’t safe for you to be out here and I would like to
show those two Oda warriors a lesson for bringing you.”
“It was Nobunaga’s idea, not
Ieyasu or Masamune’s.”,She said in defense of her two friends.
“Even more reason to dislike
the man.”, he replied coldly. “Come I will walk you back closer to you camp and
promise me you will not go onto the field tomorrow.”
“I can’t do that. If they
need me to tend someone injuries, I will go as I did today I will do tomorrow
as well.”, she said as she fell in line next to him as they headed back.
“Stubborn woman.”, he muttered
under his breath, and she pretended not to hear it.
Though the night was only
cool but not cold, he thought twice about her attire and took off his hoari and
placed it on her shoulders. She looked up at him though she wasn’t cold she was
grateful for his thoughtfulness and was really confused at his behavior as this
didn’t seem like the man she had met a few times before. She was pleasantly
surprised by the reaction she had to him taking hold of her hand and leading
her closer to her campsite. She couldn’t help but smile at herself as she
wondered about the man standing beside her and wondered if she should give him
He was trying to lead her
back to the oda’s force campsite as quick as he could, but as the wheels turned
in his head, he knew he had to do something to end the fighting. She would be head
strong enough not to heed his warning and head onto the field and get herself
killed. He could not allow that to happen, and he didn’t know why. That feeling
was too strong to deny, and he didn’t want to fight it either unlike his normal
self that wanted to keep her at bay. He wanted her to himself. He couldn’t deny
that any longer which is why Shingen’s stupid pick up lines bothered him,
Sasuke’s friendship with her bothered him, and most of all the murderous rage
he now felt for Nobunaga bothered him. He knew he was in love with Azuchi’s
Princess as he looked at her as she walked beside him. He knew he had made a
horrid first impression on her and he wondered if he could change that. He
wondered if it was possible that she could ever look at him differently. As
they reached the outskirts of where the camp was he knew what he had to do and
what he needed to do and what he wanted to do. She went to take off his hoari
and hand it back and when he stopped her. “Keep it, Princess. The night will
grow colder, and you will need to stay warm tomorrow as well.”, He said as he
redid the knots keeping it on her. She nodded and as she went to leave her
caught her wrist and pulled her back to him as his head lowered he took her
lips and left her breathless and then surprised him as responded in kind. When
he lifted his head awhile later, he looked down into her eyes which were glazed
over with desire, “Stay off the battle field tomorrow Princess.”
“I can’t if I am needed.”,
she whispered back.
“Well, then we will have to
make it, so you will not be needed.”, he said back,”When this is over in two
weeks time meet with me in Azuchi at the bridge near the lake.”
“Why?”, she asked.
“To learn something.”, He
wasn’t going to say any more than that she could already see as she nodded to
him as he turned and stalked away. She made her way back to her tent and fell
asleep rather fast still wrapped in his hoari with the scent of him surrounding
her. She awoke surprised as the sun was already up and she could hear the
troops still there. She walked out of the tent after she remembered to take
Kenshin’s hoari off to find everyone was still there. She looked around to find
Ieyasu or Masamune, and when she did, she was surprised as they announced
Kenshin had sent over a scout that he wanted to meet and work out a treaty, at
least for this battle. She smiled as she now knew what his comment of we would
make it, so you are not needed, was. He was going to stop this entire battle
because she was there. She felt her heart soar, and she felt a bit more for the
man who confused her and her senses.
When he arrived unarmed, they
all knew he meant what he had said. He asked for the three major people in the
Oda forces to be present which included her. He sat hammering out his deal with
the two warlords as he would look up occasionally and steal glances at her. When
he was done he nodded to the two men and said,”Your Princess looks chilled.”
With that, he took his leave not before taking another stolen glance at her.
They all started packing up as they prepared to withdraw when another scout
with two horses came riding up and delivered the silver-white mare to the
princess from his lordship. The saddle bags themselves had some fine trinkets
and fabric with a letter for her that had said the fabric was what she should
be sewing, not the soldiers back up. She wondered how he had got all these
things so quick but decided to not to ask for the moment she was too happy. The
two war lords standing next to her were not happy in the least, but as he had delivered
the mare to her and bypassed them completely, they had to let it go. She packed
her supplies and placed them on the mare and took Kenshin’s hoari and placed it
on which sent both of them over the edge that she was wearing it and got on her
own horse which was also his mount. She knew he had sent the horse to her to
hide the fact he had given the jacket the night before. As the leaders of both
armies headed their separate ways, Kenshin took pride that she was outfitted
with his, even if she was headed back with them.
She had to listen to
Masamune, and Ieyasu complain the entire way back about the hoari and how she
should burn it. She told them no at every chance and then wouldn’t discuss it
with them at all. The horse was beyond well behaved, and she had already fallen
in love with her. She could believe Kenshin would gift her such a beautiful
animal who would be a prize on the battlefields. She couldn’t wait to thank him
in person in two weeks if he held to their deal. Ieyasu kept hinting that he
would like to spend a little more time with her but she ignored him. She was to
busy thinking of the man who filled her senses and confused her beyond belief. She
knew Kenshin would take a long time to get to know, but she was willing to try
to figure out this new side to him, no matter how long it took.