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[X] First why don't we get acquainted with each other, I'm still rather new here in Gensokyo.
[X] We came to ask you about Lady Yukari, you haven't happened to see her lately, have you?
"Well, first I think it might be a good idea for all of us to get properly acquainted with one another, as I don't think we've all been properly introduced." You reply to Yuyuko as you try to get yourself comfortable at the table, you're still not quite used to these really low Japanese tables, and your feet have a tendency to go numb after sitting down at them for awhile.
"Oh forgive me." Yuyuko begins, putting a hand to cover her mouth in shock. "How very rude of me, here we have a new guest and we haven't all been properly introduced yet." Yuyuko clears her throat, straightens herself up, and motions to herself causing the wisps around her to become more active and animated. "I am the head of this manor, Saigyouji Yuyuko, the 'ghostly girl of the netherworld'." She playfully introduces herself with a giggle, the wisps circle around her for effect as she smiles and winks at you, causing a cold shiver to run up your spine. Yuyuko then turns to Youmu and waves at her. "Youmu, don't be rude to our guest, come and introduce yourself to him properly." Youmu reluctantly shuffles over to a spot behind Yuyuko and bows shallowly before introducing herself.
"I apologize for my rudeness, honored guests. My name is Konpaku Youmu, I am the head gardener of Hakugyokuro and Lady Yuyuko's attendant." As Youmu speaks, she seems to be purposefully avoiding eye contact with you.
"Oh Youmu!" Yuyuko shouts merrily as she quickly wraps Youmu in an embrace, "Don't be so uptight, you don't have to be so formal! We're all friends around here." Yuyuko musses up Youmu's hair with a giggle, Youmu blushes and turns away from everyone as she tries to detangle herself from Yuyuko. Yuyuko then motions over to the Prismriver sisters to introduce themselves. "Alright, why don't you go next girls." Yuyuko seems to be enjoying this quite a bit.
The prismriver sisters look at Yuyuko with a confused look on their faces for a moment before arguing amongst themselves for who should go first. Eventually the sisters both nudge on Lyrica's shoulders from both sides, since she happens to be in the middle and seems to reluctantly go first. She tries to sit up straight and readjust her red uniform which seems to have become disheveled from her sister's pushing and clears her throat.
"I'm Lyrica, this is Merlin, and Lunasa." She motions to herself then to her sisters to the left and right of her. "And we're the Prismriver sisters, uhm... I suppose you could think of us as a ghostly band. And uhm... that's all I've got." Lyrica, says sheepishly as her sisters urge her to continue. Eventually Merlin gives up and speaks up, "Please excuse my sister, she's a bit timid. Like she said, I'm Merlin and it's a pleasure to meet you. We thought it might be a good idea to have Lyrica introduce us since she's a friend of your girlfriend, but a lot of good that did us. Anyways, like she said, we are ghostly musicians and often play in concert before the gate to Hakugyokuro, and we were just talking about you with Yuyuko, you've made quite a splash here." The Prismrivers and Yuyuko all nod in agreement, Yuyuko then begins to speak up.
"She's right you know, you've caused quite a buzz lately young man, especially since Aya left this newspaper." Yuyuko speaks to you in an almost sing-song voice. "Why don't you tell us a bit about yourself?" She leans in with a curious look on her face as she asks you.
"I... well... where to begin?" You think aloud to yourself, it's a bit hard to think up something to say now that you're the one on the spot like this. "Well, I first got to Gensokyo about three days ago and-" You begin when suddenly everyone in the room gasps at you, well that is, everyone except Youmu and Ran, neither seem all too engaged in the gossip making.
"Do you mean that you're from..." Yuyuko pauses for a moment, "...the outside world?" You nod in reply to which Yuyuko giggles to herself, she does seem to love gossip. "Of course Marisa would like a boy from the outside world! She's the kind of girl to think that boys here are too normal." You blush at Yuyuko's last comment.
"I-I'ts really not like that!" You stammer as the girls begin to giggle and poke fun at you. "N-No really! Marisa was just... She was just caught in the moment!" You continue trying to defend yourself and Marisa but seem to be failing miserably, the girls just continue giggling and mumbling to themselves.
"It's alright, you have to be so modest with us," Yuyuko giggles, "Unless you're just playing with that girl's heart..." The girls all become quiet and look intently at you, you notice that Ran is becoming a bit irritable.
"N-No I would never!" You shout, the whole room remains silent and you sink into your seat sheepishly, your face warm with an embarrassed blush. Ran clears her throat loudly so as to get your attention and you remember why you've come here in the first place, that's right, you're here for business. You try to straighten yourself up and regain your composure. "Ahem, sorry, but we actually didn't come here just to catch up on the latest gossip; Miss Yuyuko, we actually came to find out about Lady Yukari, because it is to my understanding that you and Lady Yukari are good friends, so we were wondering if you had happened to talk to her lately?" Yuyuko seems a bit taken aback at your sudden change of subject, but it really is why you're here, isn't it?
"Well, is that so? Hmm, It has been a little while since I've last seen Yukari... Probably three days or so by now since she last visited." Yuyuko recalls, as puts a hand to her chin, obviously deep in thought. "Yeah, must've been three days at least since she last visited Hakugyokuro. Now that I think about it, she's usually over at least every other day unless there's some incident that needs to be taken care of."
"Three days ago... hmm... You don't think that my coming here to Gensokyo and you having not seen her since then are related do you?" You ask curiously to Yuyuko who seems to catch on to what you're getting at.
"It could be, I mean there's very few other ways that you could've come to Gensokyo from the outside world." Yuyuko replies.
"Lady Yuyuko," Ran interjects, she seems less annoyed with everyone now, "Did she... pardon me, I mean did Lady Yukari happen to mention anything to you about leaving, or any plans that she had lately?"
"Hmm... the last time she was here..." Yuyuko thinks to herself for a moment, "...she did mention something about having to go gather something from the outside world, but I didn't think she meant a person. Something about finding a replacement for something..." She explains to you in fairly cryptic words.
"A replacement?" You ask, who or what does Yukari want to replace, and why?
"Yes, but I'm unsure of any plans beyond that." Yuyuko bites her lip. "She hadn't really mentioned going anywhere else to me." She seems a little bit unsure of herself.
[ ] "I see, thanks for your time. Let's head back to Mayohiga." We should figure out our next move from there.
[ ] "You're her best friend, she must've said something else to you." Push the matter.
[ ] "So... about that article, what exactly does it say about me and Marisa?" You really didn't a good chance to read the article all too thoroughly earlier.
[ ] "Lady Yuyuko, do you think that we could get a grand tour of Hakugyokuro, while we're here?" Since you're here already, why not?