(The chapter opens to show Corrin, Azura, Jakob, and Gunter walking towards a fort of Hoshido.)
Azura: Here we are... I can tell that there are Hoshidan soldiers here. There's no guarantee that we'll find anyone that we know, but it's a good place to start.
Corrin: Remember, everyone. We aren't trying to hurt them. If we have to fight, we need to spare as many people as possible. If we want to show that we're here to make peace, then we'll have to avoid fighting if we can.
Jakob: I agree. It won't be easy, but perhaps you can get through to them.
(Yukimura appears nearby.)
Yukimura: Lord Corrin and Lady Azura... I didn't expect to see you back here so soon. Have you come to your senses? Hoshido will take you back now if you wish to return.
Corrin: I'm afraid that's not why we're here. We would like to talk though.
Yukimura: I can't let you come any closer. Only allies are allowed into this fort at the moment.
Azura: There must be someone of note inside...
Yukimura: I swore to Lady Mikoto that I would protect Lady Sakura, and I intend to stay true to my promise.
Corrin: Perfect... Sakura should be receptive to our words.
Azura: Yukimura, please allow us to speak with Sakura. It won't take long.
Yukimura: I know where I stand on the matter. If you wish to get inside, you will have to go through me and the rest of my soldiers first.
Jakob: What do you say, Lord Corrin?
Corrin: I don't think we have much of a choice... I really don't want to do this, but if we must, then I suppose we'll have to engage in combat.
Yukimura: All soldiers, gather together! We must defend the fort!
(The scene changes to the inside of the fort. Sakura is standing with Kaze, Hana, and Subaki.)
Sakura: D-Did you hear that?
Kaze: I suppose that something has happened...
Hana: Stay here, Sakura. We'll do what we have to in order to keep you safe!
Subaki: You need not worry in the slightest. We have everything under control.
Sakura: Please, try not to get hurt... If you need anything, just come to me. I'll do what I can, and I can heal you no matter what.
Kaze: We will... For now, stay safe in here, alright? I don't know what's out there, but we'll be ready for it.
(Kaze leaves with Hana and Subaki.)
Sakura: Please be careful...
(The battle begins. The objective is to rout the enemy, including Kaze, Hana, Subaki, and Yukimura. Your units begin at the bottom of the map and must work up to the top where Yukimura waits alongside the other named units.)
(If Corrin initiates combat with Kaze, the following dialogue plays out.)
Corrin: Kaze! I didn't expect to run into you here.
Kaze: I should have seen it coming that you were behind this stir...
Corrin: Kaze, you have to believe me when I say that I'm not trying to fight you. Look around! Do you see any dead?
Kaze: ...I have been given an order, and I must see it through... Forgive me for this.
(If Azura initiates combat with Kaze, the following dialogue plays out.)
Azura: Kaze, I must ask that you join us in our fight. We wish to find peace for Hoshido as well as Nohr.
Kaze: My loyalties to the Hoshidan royal family tie me here. I cannot abandon my duties now.
Azura: I understand... Then allow me to fight for my ideals free of judgement as well.
Kaze: But of course.
(If anyone else initiates combat with Kaze, the following dialogue plays out.)
Kaze: I have served the Hoshidan royal family for many years, and I will not stop now... They need me, so I will fight.
(When Kaze is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Kaze: It would be foolish of me to give my life here... I must depart for now.
(If anyone initiates combat with Hana, the following dialogue plays out.)
Hana: As a loyal retainer to Princess Sakura, I will give this fight my all! Don't expect to come out of this one unharmed!
(When Hana is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Hana: Ack, that smarts! I have to get out of here... I hate this...!
(If anyone initiates combat with Subaki, the following dialogue plays out.)
Subaki: My perfect record for combat must not end here... Forgive me in case I leave too deep a scar here today.
(When Subaki is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Subaki: I have... Failed? Impossible... I must retreat!
(If Corrin initiates combat with Yukimura, the following dialogue plays out.)
Corrin: Yukimura, you have to listen to me! I don't want to fight with you!
Yukimura: My duties to defend the crown will remain even if you are gone. I must keep this fortress safe.
Corrin: You really don't think there's another way, huh...? Unfortunate, but I'll do what I have to!
(If Azura initiates combat with Yukimura, the following dialogue plays out.)
Azura: I didn't want it to come to this, but... I will not back down now.
Yukimura: The others were heartbroken to hear of your choice... You can still make this right.
Azura: I'm already on the side of justice. Believe me when I say that... I would not lie about something so crucial.
(If anyone else initiates combat with Yukimura, the following dialogue plays out.)
Yukimura: If you wish to breach the walls of this fortress, you will have to go through me first, and I do not give up easily!
(When Yukimura is defeated, the following dialogue plays out.)
Yukimura: Lady Mikoto... Forgive me for failing you...
(After the battle, Sakura rushes out of the fortress to join Corrin, Azura, Jakob, Gunter, Yukimura, Kaze, Hana, and Sakura.)
Yukimura: Lady Sakura! Return inside at once! I will not have you risk your life!
Sakura: Please, everyone! Stop this already!
Sakura: Yukimura, look carefully... Nobody has any died today! All fighters were sent to retreat into the fortress once again!
Kaze: She's right... Everyone was defeated, but there were no fatalities here today.
Hana: So... What does this mean?
Sakura: It would have been so easy to kill everyone here, but... Nobody died, and... Because of that, I believe in your wish for peace, Corrin.
Subaki: Lady Sakura, you can't mean...
Sakura: I want to join you in finding happiness for Hoshido!
Corrin: Sakura... We'd be honored to have you.
Azura: Welcome to the company.
Jakob: What say the rest of you? Will you follow your princess?
Kaze: Lady Sakura... If you would have me, I will serve alongside you.
Subaki: I as well.
Hana: Me too!
Sakura: Then... It's settled! What do you say, Yukimura?
Yukimura: ...I'm afraid I can't leave Hoshido just yet, but... If this is truly what you wish to do, then... Alright. You're right in saying that people would have died if Lord Corrin had truly willed it... Look after her.
Corrin: I'll defend her with my life. I swear to you.
Azura: Thank you for everything, all of you... We will make this a future worth working towards.
Corrin: Yes. You won't regret your choice as long as I'm here!
(The group walks away save for Yukimura.)
Yukimura: Oh, Akiri, please say this was the right choice....