Well, you hope to dispel the weird atmosphere in one fell swoop. You command you body to act as restrained and self-composed as possible. It's important that you send Alice a signal of confidence and calmness. You wouldn't want her to think that you're deceiving her. You hope that you can act austere enough to show her your sincerity. You close the distance between you and her. You feel like you don't want to be overheard right now so you begin to talk in a whisper.
“Before you hear it from anywhere else, I'd like to tell you just exactly what happened. So do you think that you could hear me out?”
“Sure...” Alice replies with a weak voice. You're not sure if it's because you're whispering or it's because she expected something else that she replied thusly.
“After I talked to you yesterday I went to see Reimu. To ask her about any information she might have on whomever has been keeping an eye on me.” Out of the corner of your eye, you think you see a certain busybody peeking through the doorway. As a result, you lean in closer to Alice, gripping her shoulders gently with you hands. “The only way I could get her to talk was by buying her a steak. She insisted on eating a steak at some restaurant in the village. Since I had no other option I agreed to it. It cost me an arm and a leg too.” You complain more to yourself than to her. “But it was ultimately just that. And it just so happened that Marisa saw us on our way back.”
You steal a quick glance at the doorway. There's a shadow that seems to be intently staring at your direction. Talk about not having any privacy.
“I...I understand. If you say that's what happened then I'll believe you.” Alice says, looking up at you. She looks especially vulnerable at this angle. It's probably because you're taller than she is, but she looks like a diminutive cute little thing that is just begging to be held.
“Good, I'm glad.” You tell her and embrace her.
Seeing that she softly accepts your embrace, you bring down your head and briefly kiss her. She closes her eyes for an instant and all you hear is her soft breathing. Her lips feel soft and you think that you're reaffirming your feelings with this light peck. The kiss doesn't last very long and you pull yourself away. You smile at Alice and she smiles back. You look towards the door again and note that the shadow is gone, likely retreated further indoors.
“Let's go in, shall we?” You propose to Alice. You gently grab her hand and lead her in. “I have something to tell you.” You feel happy for some reason and return to your normal speaking tone. “I landed myself a fun activity. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be a teacher at the school. I'll tell you more about it over tea if you want.”
You enter Alice's house and go over to her sitting room. Marisa is sitting on a chair, legs on the table, looking bored.
“Yo, I was rotting here all by myself while the two of you did god-knows-what out here. It's not fair ~ze.”
“We weren't out there for too long. So quit complaining. Also, please get your feet off of my table.” Alice rebukes the crafty magician.
“Yes, yes.” Marisa replies like a child who has been scolded by her mother. She removes her legs from on top of the table. “It looks like Alice is is now on Emi-yan's side. How boring.”
“I am on no one's 'side'. I'm just pointing out that I don't appreciate you putting your filthy shoes on my table. Anyways, Shirou and I were about to have some tea. He's going to tell me about his new job. Would you like to join us?”
“Eh, Emi-yan has got a job now? Well, it's a tempting offer, but I think I'll pass.” Marisa gets up from her seat. “I have some things I have to do now. I only came here originally for a quick visit. Now that the two of you are together, I wouldn't want to get in your way.” She looks at you and winks. “So buhbye!”
“You don't really have to go. It's not like you're a bother...”
“Nah, it's okay. Like I said; things to do!” Marisa quickly scampers off, barely taking the time to properly say goodbye.
You're left slightly bewildered. You just can't understand that girl at all. Alice sighs and then tells you to sit down, she'll go make some tea now. You do so, sitting at the spot where Marisa was seated. The chair still feels slightly warm. You wonder if there was any hidden meaning in Marisa's words. You think that she was watching you with Alice earlier but you don't know how that's affected her actions. For all you know, she's as happy-go-lucky as ever. And you don't really know what she was going to say earlier either. How she was going to treat you walking along with Reimu. If she was going to make a big deal out of it with Alice. Well, it's no use to think about it too much.
Alice comes back with tea. As usual, her dolls seem to be doing most of the grunt work. She sits down and the two of you have tea together. You tell Alice the finer details about your job. How you're going to be teaching likely the math and science courses. She seems to be supportive of your decision, happily nodding and generally agreeing with you when you bring up the perks of teaching. At one point you become a bit self-conscious. You realize that it really makes you happy having someone be so supportive of you. She truly seems to accept your satisfaction and appears to be glad for you. It is with this warm fuzzy feeling that the two of you carry on for a while. After talking about teaching you talk about other things, like Alice's puppetry. Apparently she puts on shows for the village children sometimes.
As with all good things, this exchange eventually comes to an end. It is Alice that ends the encounter. She claims that she's sorry but, she has to check out a book at the scarlet library before it gets too late. You're tempted to ask her if you can tag along, but you realize that this would probably cause her needless worry. You know just how important her research is to her. Every time she brings it up she adopts a more serious tone. She says that she hopes that you'll understand. Saying farewell to her, you leave the house. She flies off, presumably towards the Scarlet Mansion.
Well then, you've been left alone in front of her house. Once again you're free to do as you please. Well, your choices aren't that varied, but still. It's the concept of being able to choose that matters.
 Not much to do here; Head to the human village
 Maybe it'd be a good idea to pay Marisa a visit
 Kourindou might be worth checking out
 There should be stuff to do at Eientei
Sorry about that, my internet was knocked out for the last 45 minutes or so. So I couldn't post.