|Author: Carrot Sauce||Original Source: SFACG||Word Count: 1983 characters|
|Translator: Snoring Dragon||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 1239 words|
The weather was gloomy and the autumn wind blew.
Uesugi Rei stood in front of the Saikanji Household with Lily in her arms. Behind them was the Saikanji Household. The street was surrounded by the Imagawa Army.
To their front, there was the Hojo clan and Taira Hachiro whose intentions were not made clear.
“Sister Uesugi…” It was even more shameful for Lily to call someone her elder sister. But since Uesugi Rei called her younger sister and saved her life, how could she not call her elder sister? Lily said, “It’s about Motoshige and Akira, they…”
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Uesugi Rei directly put her finger on Lily’s lips, blocking her small mouth. However, that finger was pressed with a little too much strength and it almost went in, making Lily blush and speechless.
“Younger sister Lily, you don’t have to say anything. Elder sister doesn’t care who is right or wrong at all.” Uesugi said this loudly while looking at the people of the Hojo family. Obviously, she said this to all the people on the scene, “Hojo, your unlucky brother and that depraved monk Daidouji Akira are not good things. Since they are killed then they are killed. What’s the big deal?”
“What!?” Hojo Dijon and his samurai were shocked and angry!
Even Imagawa Yoshitada and his party opened their mouths wide and remained stunned for a while.
What kind of logic did Uesugi Rei have?
She didn’t even bother to figure out who was right or wrong. The younger brother and vassal of the Hojo family were obviously killed. How could anyone talk like that?
Dijon’s face tightened and kept twitching. He was about to question her but Uesugi Rei unexpectedly turned back to look at Lily and said aloud, “As for the tamahagane and anima, since my sister liked them, she took them. Aren’t they all made into this good-looking and powerful Cursed Katana? Isn’t it quite fitting? Why are you making such a fuss?”
“Ah!?” Everyone was shocked. Instead of asking who was right and who was wrong in this matter, how could someone make such an unreasonable remark in the world?
“Uesugi Rei! Don’t push my Hojo family too much!” Ryumori Munesaki, the one-eyed Sword Saint behind Dijon, couldn’t bear it anymore. He stepped forward and yelled: “Our Hojo family has spent a lot of energy and money tracking the Demon Hound for several years. We have even sacrificed many samurai to get that Demon Hound. But in the end, all the benefits were snatched by that ⓑⓘⓣⓒⓗ. How can you just push it off so casually?! You too are from a famous samurai clan, how can you be this unreasonable?!”
“Old ⓑⓐⓢⓣⓐⓡⓓ, if you dare to scold my sister again. Be careful that I would destroy your Ryumori house!” Uesugi Rei had a casual attitude just now but when someone scolded Lily, she immediately became angry.
“This … this is not the problem! That ⓑⓘⓣⓒⓗ… that woman killed Hojo’s people and stole Hojo’s treasures. That’s why we hunted her down. Moreover, how is it related to you? Why are you protecting her? My Hojo family and your Uesugi family never had a feud. Why are you opposing my Hojo family?” Ryumori was sweating profusely. There were sweat beads on his forehead. The Hojo family with thousands of soldiers might not be afraid of Uesugi, but Ryumori didn’t want to anger this terrible woman because it may lead to the destruction of his family.
Uesugi Rei looked at the crowd lightly. Her pink lips opened slightly as she said, “Why am I protecting Sister Lily?”
Uesugi Rei turned around and held up Lily’s chin, and kissed Lily’s moist lips.
“I like Sister Lily.”1
“Ah?” Dijon looked at Uesugi Rei strangely and his face sank: “you aren’t making fun of me, are you? Lily killed my younger brother and robbed me of my treasure. You can’t fool me like this! After all, you and I are the Six Swords of the East. We should give each other face. Don’t force me to fall out with you and shed all pretenses!”
“Haha…!” Uesugi Rei buried Lily in her chest and said, “What nonsense about Six Swords of the East. They are all nonsense of the idlers who have nothing better to do. Do you have no shame to keep repeating that? I have never admitted that I’m as famous as you fool! Sister Lily, let’s ignore these idiots. Let’s go back to Takeshita Town with older sister.”
She persuaded Lily to get on the horse.
“Uesugi Rei! How dare you look down on me!!!” Although Dijon didn’t want to be the enemy of Uesugi Rei and the Uesugi family behind her, no samurai could bear such humiliation. What’s more, he was the top of the young generation in the East. He was the Hojo Dijon who was known for his cruelty.
Dijon could not bear it and his spirit power burst out of his body. Because of his fury, he didn’t care about the deterrence of the Uesugi family. His speed suddenly rose and he rushed to Uesugi Rei. The huge Tachi in his hands chopped toward Uesugi Rei!
Although Uesugi Rei was tall, she looked very slender in the front of the little giant and his sword.
The terrible wind pressure made Lily tighten all over and screamed: “Be careful, elder sister!”
Uesugi Rei’s head didn’t turn back. She grabbed the long Tachi hanging behind her and pulled it out in a flash!
A tremor echoed all around!
Uesugi Rei, with a single-hand on the sword on her back, unexpectedly parried the slash of the giant samurai with all his weight behind it!
The stone slabs under her feet cracked several times, but Uesugi Rei herself remained motionless and even Lily whom she was protecting only felt a slight trembling.
Hojo Dijon was seething in anger and his eyes were glaring like a devil!
However, Uesugi Rei turned back and looked at the corner of Hojo Dijon’s mouth with a cold smile.
Her wrist tensed with slender tendons and she suddenly exerted her strength. Without any acceleration, she directly swung the Tachi with one hand and pushed the Hojo Dijon back.
After Hojo fell to the ground, he began to gather the blue-ish Spirit Power in his sword. The air around him formed a strong gust due to the strong Spirit Power of Hojo.
Uesugi Rei grabbed Lily’s sash and pushed back, saying, “Nioh, protect Sister Lily and the Saikanji family!”
Nioh approached from behind, and with its mouth picked up Lily and proceeded to throw her up its back.
“Eee yaaaaaa ~” Lily screamed softly and was thrown unto the broad and thick horseback.
Then Nioh galloped to the Saikanji Household with Lily and stopped in front of Yomika and Nanako.
A Hojo samurai with a spear tried to get close to Lily from behind Nioh. Suddenly, Nioh kicked off with its thick rear limbs.
“Oof!” The samurai was kicked away and because of the high speed, he couldn’t comprehend what happened.
“Pat!” He smashed into a big old tree on the corner of that street!
The terrified samurai and Imagawa soldiers retreated, and dared not get close to the violent Nioh.
Seeing that another high-tier samurai was wiped out, Dijon was also furious. The Spirit Power on the blade once again ignited and he rushed to Uesugi Rei, this time, Dijon really went all out!