Naruto Hiden / Naruto Hiden Vol 1 Chapter 4

Chapter 4「伝えられたメッセージ」// Conveyed Message

Chapter lengths vary in the novel. It’s seriously only three pages long (pages 60-62)! So that’s why I might as well just translate the whole thing directly…

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午前十一時三十五分、木ノ葉隠れの里の火影執務室に、矢文が射ち込まれた。そこに記された要求は、その五分まえに飛鯱丸の搭乗客が聞かされたものと、寸分たがわぬものだった。加えて、襲撃犯がいったいどうやって飛鯱丸にもぐり込んだのかも明かされていた。
At 11:35 in the morning at the office of the Hokage in Konohagakure Village, a letter that was affixed to an arrow was shot (into the building). The demand written down in it was the same as what was told five minutes ago to the passengers who had boarded the Tobishachimaru. In addition, the perpetrators of the raid divulged how they managed to creep onto the ship.
火影執務室にいた綱手は、ただちに事実確認に動いた。
Tsunade, who was in the office of the Hokage, immediately started to confirm the facts.
すなわち、第四次忍界大戦のあと新たに導入した無線で波の国と連絡を取り、矢文に書き記されていた場所を捜索させたのである。
Namely, after the Fourth Great Shinobi World War, a newly introduced radio established contact with the Wave Country. It allowed (for them) the search for the location that was written down in the letter (that was affixed to the arrow).
その結果、身ぐるみを剥がされ、両手足を縛りあげられた十二人。。。もともと飛鯱丸に乗ることになっていた招待客たちが発見された。全員、遊覧飛行の式典がとり行われた広場のすぐ近くの小屋に、閉じ込められていた。
From the outcome of that (search), they found twelve people who had their hands and feet tied up and deprived of all of their possessions…Initially, these invited guests were supposed to be found onboard the Tobishachimaru. All of them were at the plaza where the sight-seeing flight’s ceremony was held, (but were) imprisoned at a cabin near the event.
この時点で、正午まで二十分を切っていた。
At this point in time, there were less than twenty minutes until noon.
「つまり、この矢文に書かれているのは、冗談なんかじゃないということだ」シズネに周波数を合わせてもらい、綱手は鬼燈城にいるシカマルにそう告げた。「くそ、いったいどうしたらいいんだ!」
“In other words, what’s written down on this letter isn’t a joke.” They matched the frequency of (of the radio waves) to Shizune, and Tsunade informed Shikamaru who was at Houzukijyou. “Shit, what the heck is the best thing to do?”
「じゃあ、我龍を釈放するんですか?」シカマルは無線機に勢い込んだ。「武装同盟だかなんだか知らねェけど、そんなやつらの要求を一度でも吞んじまったら、同じことをやるやつがどんどん出てきますよ」
“Well, will you release Garyo?”Shikamaru braced himself on the radio. “However, I don’t know much about the Armament Alliance, but if you even swallow demands from guys like them just once, guys who will do the same things will gradually come forth.”
「じゃあ、五十七人の乗客の命はどうすればいいんだ?」
“Well, what should be done about the lives of the 57 passengers?”
「しかも、オレら木ノ葉の都合で囚人を勝手に釈放したら、ほかの里が黙っちゃいませんよ」
“Furthermore, if we arbitrarily release prisoners based on the conditions(/circumstances) of Konoha, the other villages will not be silent (about it).
「この際、そんなことは言っておれん!」
“For this circumstance, you can’t say such a thing!”
「ちょちょ……ちょっと落ち着いてくださいよ、綱手様……とにかく、ナルトだけには絶対に知られないようにしてくださいよ。あのバカのこったから、後先考えずに、ひとりで突っ込んでいっちまう」
“ A bit… please calm down a bit, Tsunade-sama……Anyway, please try and absolutely not let Naruto know about (this). Because that idiot, without thinking of the consequences, would plunge into (something like this) alone. ”
「ああ、分かってる」
“Ahh, understood.”
このとき、別の声が、綱手の無線機から漏れた。
This time, a different voice emitted from Tsunade’s radio.
「あの、すみません、綱手様……リーです」
“Erm, excuse me, Tsunade-sama…it’s Lee”
「どうした、リー?」
“What’s going on, Lee?”
「えっと……じつはですね……」
”Err……it’s to be honest…

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「なんだ? 言いたいことがあるなら、さっさと言え!」
“What? If you have something to say, quickly say it!”
「はい……じつは、ガイ先生とカカシ先生が飛鯱丸に乗ってるんです」
“Yes…To be honest, Guy-sensei and Kakashi-sensei are riding on the Tobishachimaru.”
「なんだと?」
“What did you say?”
「ガイ先生、どうしてもあの船に乗りたいって言って……それで、今日はこっそりボクが送っていきました。カカシ先生はそれを追って。。。。。。すみません!」
” Guy-sensei said that no matter what, he wanted to ride on that ship…And so, today I secretly went to escort him. Kakashi-sensei pursued this matter……I’m sorry!”
「ガイのやつ…」綱手の声は怒りに打ち震えていた。「絶対に許さん」
”That Guy…” Tsunade’s voice trembled with rage. “Absolutely unforgivable!”
「お前……マジか、リー?」シカマルの眼が、いのに飛ぶ。「だとしたら。。。」
”Are you serious…Lee?” Shikamaru’s eyes leapt towards Ino. “If that’s the case…”
「うん」いのがうなずいた。「心伝身の術で連絡を取ってみる」
“Yeah” Ino nodded. “I’ll try to get in contact with Shindenshin no Jutsu (/Mind-Body Transmission Technique)”
綱手は眼を閉じた。
Tsunade shut her eyes.
無線機だけが、沈黙の中で、ガサガサと雑音を吐き出していた。
In the middle of the silence of the only radio, a rustling noise was emitted (from it).
「シズネ」眼を開くと、綱手は命じた。「里に残っているナルト以外の全員をただちに集めろ」
“Shizune” Tsunade commanded as she opened her eyes. “ Immediately assemble all of the remaining (shinobi) in the village, with the exception of Naruto.”

[T/N]

Reminder: Team Ino-Shika-Chou and Team Guy are out guarding Houzukijyou, as mentioned briefly in the prologue.

It doesn’t explicitly say who Ino is trying to get in touch with for now.

//End Translation + Summary

//End of chapter 4

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