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He needed to tell her…what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. - Leigh Bardugo

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Tenka Moon Chapter Hattori Hanzo Preview

Note: I’m sorry for any wrong and off translation since I’m a learner, please correct me for any mistakes *bow*


Preview:

Prologue
Fujibayashi Sakuya
Sarutobi Sasuke
Fujibayashi Genya
Hattori Hanzo
Kirigakure Hotaru
Narukami Kyoichiro


“Obey me. If it’s me, I could teach you how to make use of that power.”

The man who reached out his hand to you who was driven into the abyss of despair.

Hanzo [ Welcome…..No, should I say welcome home? ]

Hanzo [ - To the dark (shadow) side. ]

A ninja who is maneuvering in secret by Tokugawa Ieyasu’s side, Hattori Hanzo.

Tadatsugu [ Come to think of it Hattori-dono. The paste medicine that you prescribed the other day, it worked well. ]

Hanzo [ Is that so? That is good then. ]

Hanzo who has a face of the castle’s doctor/pharmacist, had a great deal of trust by everyone in the castle.

You are surprised at Hanzo who is not looking/appearing as ninja at all.

But behind that (behind the scene), he’s supporting/pushing your revenge.

Hanzo [ You are still inexperience. I will give you various instructions. ]

Hanzo [ Don’t you think that you want to defeat/avenge Nobunaga as soon as possible? ]

Hanzo [ And yet, you are worn out already at this amount/degree of jutsu. ]

Sometimes strict, sometimes *suspicious….. Hanzo continues to guide you.

While feeling uneasy by such vague/unclear manner, 

You used him to carry out your purpose…..as it was supposed to be -

* 妖しく = ayashiku = suspicious, doubtful, charming, bewitching. This is MASANARI. Definitely SUSPICIOUS XD

Hanzo [ Mimi….. ]

Hanzo [ …..Stop doing reckless things. ]

Hanzo [ It is not necessary to die in vain. ]

Hanzo [ I don’t understand something like love. ]

Hanzo [ …..From your perspective, is it a very lonely way of life? ]

The face that is appeared little by little is his true feelings, or…..

The feelings that began to shake/vibrate are gradually taken up as if to reel in thread little by little -

Hanzo [ A long time ago, I was unable to let you go. ]

When you finally arrive at the bottom of your unseen heart to the utmost deep ahead, what was waiting there…..

Hanzo [ I thought that only you would stay by my side….. ]

Hanzo [ Should *we end this already? ]

*might be “I” too. Depend on the yet unknown context~

Opening the path of love for the Shinobi with fate of living in the shadow,

BEGIN NOW -

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All the courtesan-themed chibis from current Tenka battle event…
It’s May, a rainy month and the ajisai is in bloom. You are a beautiful courtesan and a handsome patron seeks refuge from the rain on your door.

This chibi batch is full of mysteries.
1. Why are the cinnamon rolls making those smug faces? *casually side eyeing Masa and Mitsun.
2. Mitsukechi is… Considerably less serious than usual… Not an utter bore after all…
3. Why aren’t you happy Koju and Shingen? You are in your element! You had an oiran-themed event, you dirty old men!
4. Yukkin, where is your nosebleed? Oh, he probably just thought that this is a regular teahouse like Saizo told him…
5. Aren’t you just happy, Inuchiyo? Hahahaha

…and affections in writing course through his veins like ink on paper…


He wasn’t expecting this.

A letter, sealed with dried azalea petals waxed in place, laid before him. It was certainly not any of the missives he was sent, nor was it something any of the Oda Clan retainers wrote. He was sure of it. 

The craft was eyed with suspicion, but Mitsuhide, although drowning in doubt, counting the situations that would grant him this visually pleasing note, reached for the parchment, unfolding it slowly, with utmost care because who knew whatever was in it. 

But they were words and nothing more, or rather, words adorned in beautiful strokes of ink, engulfed by a faint scent he could tell was not intentional. He   could imagine the woman–whoever she was, writing down on her desk surrounded by a number of perfumes she might have used on herself, or a few sticks incense burning their usefulness away in prayer.

He shook is head.

It wasn’t the time to be concerned of how the letter was made. He set aside his fascination with aesthetics and started to read through the contents:

My darling Lord Mitsuhide,

The salutations shook him. Was it from her? Why?

I know that you are wondering why I wrote this letter for you, knowing that we live together, we work together, and we are always by each other’s side.

Amidst his confusion, he was able to smile, and continued on.

But that is why I chose to write to you: knowing that you will not expect me doing so. Tell me my love, did I surprise you?

She did, very much so.

As you read this, I am in the kitchen, cooking for tonight’s celebration of your birthday, and, as busy as you are as ever, I know that you will not rest until the last of tasks have been taken care of.

Lord Nobunaga said, ordered, that you spend your day leisurely, but look at you, still going through missives when you are to rest.

I will tell you that I wish for the same, then perhaps, now, you are sitting down, ignoring all other documents because you have this letter in your hands. 

It may not be much, but I hope that the few minutes you spend on this gift of mine brings your mind and heart a bit of ease.

Sighing with a smile, Mitsuhide folded the letter as delicately as he had opened it before, regarding the seal for a moment before scanning his room. Indeed. there was so much to be done, and he has, always, always placed his duties before everything else.

The setting sun almost blinded him as he made his way to the kitchen. The day was almost over, but his day had only just begun. Nobunaga had to threaten him to make him listen, but the letter, in it’s simplicity, made him surrender without telling him to.

anonymous asked:

Hi Agas. Out of the campaign promos you've experienced can you show us which ones you liked so far, like ones with items you most desired? Preferably ones that will be released in slbp. I ask because I'm debating whether I should spend my love passes to get the items in the current promo.

Man, I can’t predict which one will make it to SLBP or when, because that’s a case by case basis. 

The closest one I’m expecting to see is this sailor-themed one. It’s a summer thing, so maybe they will release this soon, IDK. But anyway. I really like the makeup and hair it’s super cute. 

And this will probably come much later, but Masamune sequel’s early clear is THE BOMB.