I am quite aware of this, Mitsunari.
I ensure that no such betrayals will occur, no matter what the Eastern Armies may attempt.
That is correct.
My alliances lie with the Western Army.
"Very well. But note I do not forgive betrayal."
“It isn’t pity that I offer to you.”
"Apart from the assistance in defeating Ieyasu, there is nothing else I need offered to me. From you, or anyone else."
Well I hope that is indeed true my lord.
But in any case, you have my support in any way you may require in the future.
"Is that so. ..Then you are aligning yourself to the Western army?"
Silence did not suit the young cub as it did the Dark King. “It pains me to see another suffering as you do. Even if this is but a glimpse, my heart aches for you.” Yukimura knew not of the other man’s warped ideals, yet his blinding idealism shone for Mitsunari to see.
If the man who forsook betrayal was touched by Yukimura’s earnest nature, would any good come from it?
"Mind your own land and your ninja, I don’t anyone to pity me."
Unfortunately, it is not quite as easy as that.
”Hmph. I will not fall to illness whether you claim for it to be that way or not.”
“… I see. Then I, Sanada Genjirou Yukimura, shall fight beside you, so as to reclaim your lost joy.”
He wasn’t sure whether his joy or anything similar would return at the death of Ieyasu, all he knew was that it was what he had to do. But the young tiger of Kai was on his side, that was what’s important. So there was no point replying.
But what happens if you make yourself ill before you can reach your goal? It will only result in an extension of time until your lord’s revenge can be accomplished.
"Then I will not allow myself to become ill. Nor will any illness stop me from my goal."