The Shinsengumi had entered Edo already, preparing for a battle they were hesitant to admit, they were outnumbered...however, Kondou insisted they continue to hold the walls until their support came.
Things were going the way they had planned; not necessarily in favor, but of what was already expected to be of any possibility....until news of enemy forces came.
"The enemy has joined forces with another! And they are on their way", a messenger shouted in urgency.
"I will get back up, and return as soon as possible." Hijikata frowned sternly, turning to his subordinates who were obviously not taking this terrible situation well, as one shouted in distress"Kondou-san should not have not carelessly taken his time! Look what happens?!".
Hijikata could not disagree, but had to settle the uproar logically "It is too late to worry about that now, we should focus of what we can still do", he said, taking a breathe "I'll go right away, whatever happens make sure you protect our