“He’s been doing well.” He carried on the conversation calmly. “He wanted to come and see you, but he needs to stay in Suwa and uphold the barrier. It gets stronger every day.”
“So I’ve heard. He’s certainly making waves from what I hear. The fact that you’ve gone nine months without problems certainly raises the hope of the lords and people everywhere.” She grit her teeth and let out a pained grunt.
“Chiyo?” Matsu looked at her with a worried face.
The midwife moved and lifted up the blanket covering Chiyo’s lower half. “It’s starting. Get the herbs ready.” She looked at Kurogane and Matsu. “And the both of you, you may be high ranking men but when it comes to birthing you are MY servants and you are to follow MY commands. If you do that, we’ll be able to take good care of the mother and child. Clear?”