[X] Bring Rinnosuke back his guns.
[X] But you can at least play with them first, right? Go target shooting with Rinnosuke; it'll be a fun way to rid of some of his more useless impedimenta and falderol.
[X] Check the time.
Yes, it would be best to give Rinnosuke back his pistols. Inventory does no good for the shop when it’s elsewhere, after all. Now to just retrieve them fro- Crap, you left them in Eirin’s office. Well…hell, you’d hate to barge in on Eirin and Reisen, as they are more than likely working right now.
“Damn me.” You say with a sigh, noticing a tugging on your sleeve after a few moments. Looking down, you see Negi from earlier with a confused expression on his face.
“Is there something the matter, sir?” He asks.
“Ah, well, a bit of one. You wouldn’t happen to know the policy on bothering the good doctor as she works, would you?”
“Huh? Well…” the boy thinks for a moment before answering. “There shouldn’t be a problem right now.” He states with a cheerful smile. You could swear you saw a glint in his eyes, but ignore it.
“Ah, thank you.”
“No problem!” He says before leaving you. Well, that’s helpful. With nothing left to restrain you, you attempt to make your way back to Eirin’s office.
After what seems to be the usual amount of dead ends and turn-arounds, you find yourself at the door to the office. After knocking thrice, you’re faced with the visage of Miss Yagokoro.
“Casey? Do you need help with something? If so, I am afraid I am a bit indisposed right now.”
“No, no, I’m back to grab the guns I left here.”
“Ah, right, those. I had guessed as much.” Then why didn’t she say so? Bah, whatever. You wait a moment as she retrieves the guns, noticing Reisen at the desk with her eyes on you. She smiles and gives you a slight wave that you return just as Eirin presents you with the pistols.
“Thank you, Miss Eirin. I’ll see the both of you ladies later.”
“Until then, Mister Mills.”
“See you, KC.” Reisen manages to say before the door closes. Well, now that you actually have them, you take the guns and make your way towards the exit.
Right before you reach the end of the clearing that separates Eientei from the bamboo forest, the bespectacled rabbit from before hops to your side.
“Heya, Mister! You goin’ out?”
“Indeed I am.”
“Well, I’m comin’ with ‘ya! Don’t want the little boy ‘ta get lost, right?” She says with a wide grin. You chuckle at that.
“No, I suppose not. Lead the way, little Miss bunny.” You bow slightly and gesture to the forest. Somehow her grin gets even wider as she grabs your arm and almost drags you through the forest, chatting about this and that along the way. She only cared to mention her name once and, due to her speech style, you couldn’t quite tell if she said it was “Haru” or “Naru.” Well, you can figure it out some other time because before you know it you’re out of the bamboo forest and she’s hurrying back. The rabbits of Eientei certainly are an interesting lot. Well, now to the increasingly familiar route to Kourindou.
While walking, you come up with a real horrorshow idea: Since the Coilgun doesn’t have a fixed type of ammo, there’s no need to worry about using it up. So, why not have some fun with them when you get to Rinnosuke’s? Surely he has some useless stock in need of purging. By the time you reach the store, you’re already smiling at the prospect. A few firm knocks and a moment later, Rinnosuke opens the door and ushers you in happily.
“Good morning, Casey. How are you this day?” He says with a smile. The chap certainly is in a good mood.
“Good morning, Rinnosuke, I’m quite fine. You?”
“Never better. Did you learn anything new about the guns?”
“That I did.” You proceed to quickly relate Eirin’s explanation to him.
“My, my, isn’t that quite something. From their home, you say?”
“That’s what Madame Yagokoro told me.”
“That’s quite interesting. I’ve never gotten any items from the Moon before.” He says while fiddling with the Godkiller. Wait a second...
“What? The moon?”
“Yes, didn’t they tell you? The doctor, her apprentice, and the princess are all from the moon.” He chambers the III round into the gun as he says this.
“Crazy, isn’t it? I was quite shocked as well when I found out.” He points the gun out an open window.
“Well, I suppose it’s no more crazy than a pocket reality where supernatural creatures forgotten by the modern world reside peacefully.” Rinnosuke laughs at your flippancy.
“I suppose not. That certainly is a good attitude you have.” He pulls the trigger. Nothing. Guess it was just a prop after all.
“I try. It helps keep the lunacy at bay.” You’ll still have to ask your hosts a few questions regarding the moon, though. It’s far too interesting to just let drop.
“Well then, to aid our sanity, would you like some tea?”
“Sounds wonderful, but I was wondering something.”
“Yes?” He cocks his head to the side slightly in confusion.
“Well, would you happen to have anything you don’t care for any more? Preferably anything breakable?”
“Yes, quite a bit. Why do you ask?”
“Well, old sport, how good is your aim?” You see Rinnosuke’s face brighten as he seems to get your drift.
“Why, I’d say it’s far higher than average.”
“Care to test that?” You give a friendly grin that he mirrors.
“Indeed I do. Just help me set up a range and we can get to shooting.”
“Wonderful, let’s get to it.” You follow Rinnosuke to the back of his store and help him carry several boxes out back. You’re surprised by the man’s strength, pegging him as more of the fragile intellectual sort, but he’s easily able to carry boxes you’d judge to be far heavier than your own. Guess they grow them strong here in Gensokyo.
After a while of stacking boxes, washing machines, and other large enough items, you have a respectable range set up with a wide variety of targets. Old, warped LPs, three thick books with differing covers (one depicts two hands holding an apple, one a red ribbon, and the last with chess pieces), cracked and broken dishware, and several computer monitors make up some of the targets. On reflection the two of you went a bit overboard, but it shouldn’t be a problem.
“Now, what shall we do about ammunition?” You ask the question that should have been asked before you started.
“Ah, I have just the things!” Rinnosuke exclaims as he hurries back inside. Soon he returns with two identical rectangular boxes with the words Crossfire written on the sides. Rinnosuke, you wonderful bastard. He opens the boxes, takes out the bags of ball bearings, and gives you a thumbs-up that you return. Placing the bags on an end table he had waiting, the two of you get ready to shoot.
“So, every three shots we hand over the gun?” He proposes.
“Sounds good to me. Should we call out which item we’re aiming for?”
“Well then,” you say as you roll a ball down the muzzle, “let’s begin!”