The two of you go back outside, and circle the main building until you find yourselves out front again. Tenshi is still there, now earnestly sweeping away leaves. However, it's an uphill battle as a strong wind is blowing, pushing leaves and dust back onto the stone right after Tenshi clears them.
Sighing in defeat, Tenshi drops her arms loosely as she stares at the leaves that offend her so, doing her best to intimidate them with a scowl. As the two of you draw near, she looks up, her face falling into a more neutral expression.
You ask her why she's here at the shrine working for Reimu.
"Uh, after I kinda destroyed her shrine, she came and kicked my ass across the sky. So I rebuilt it as an apology."
"But why are you still here if you made up your debt?"
Tenshi fidgets, playing with her fingers as she stares down at the ground, a soft pink blush spreading across her face.
"I... I'm kinda banned from Heaven right now."
You'd swear you could see her hair frazzling itself as she spills her story out in a rush.
You take a few moments to digest and translate what she just verbally regurgitated at you. So Tenshi is grounded for the incident she caused and for stealing the Hisou-no-Tsurugi. Now she's stuck working for Reimu because she has nowhere else to go, and Reimu took away the sword as insurance that Tenshi would stay.
That dastardly miko. An idea formulates in your head with swiftness that would make Aya jealous.
"Hey, Alice, I know I'm just a guest and all... but think we could have Tenshi stay with us instead? I mean, she already paid off her debt to Reimu, and it sounds like Reimu's just taking advantage of her situation now."
Alice crossed her arms, her grimoire tucked in the crook. "I'm not against the idea, persay... and Reimu should be handling her own chores and taking care of the shrine. Besides, she already has Suika and sometimes Cirno around. Well, I don't mind, really."
The transformation on Tenshi's face is quite the sight to behold. You'd swear she's mere seconds away from kissing Alice's boots. While you'd love to see that, there's more that needs to be said.
"Okay, so Alice is cool with this. But what about that sword, Tenshi? You'll need that if you're ever going to get back into Heaven."
"Uhh... Reimu said she hid it somewhere on the shrine grounds. She wouldn't say where, but that it's 'in a place no one would ever look for it.'"
You'll have to find a time to try and search for the sword, then. "Do you think you can handle staying here a bit longer, Tenshi?"
Tenshi purses her lips together fretfully. "I can manage... I just really want to leave soon though."
"Okay. I'll come back to help you look for the sword, and once we find it I'm getting you out of here."
Tenshi grabs your hand tightly with both of hers as she looks upon you like a lost cave explorer would the light glimmering from an exit. Your heart only skips twice at just how pretty Tenshi is up close; smooth, alabaster skin, soft and shapely pink lips, shimmering blue silky hair, and vibrant red eyes.
"Thank you, soooo much! And I don't even know who you are!"
"Me? My name's Charles Von Braun. A... visitor to Gensokyo, so to say."
"Thank you for your help, Charles. Or, can I call you Charlie?"
Tenshi lets go of your hand and steps back, picking up the broom and bowing to you. "Thank you, Charlie! I'll see you soon then."
As she returns to sweeping, now with a much brighter aura about her, you turn back towards the rear of the shrine. Alice asks, "What are you doing?"
"I kinda want to say hello to Suika while I'm here."
"I'll say this now. I don't think I'll get used to you knowing everyone's names and other details already without having actually met them here."
You find Suika and Mystia in the back... and both girls are tipping back drinks. You glance at Suika... okay, she's not a good indicator. You look at Mystia's face instead, who gives you a dark, half-lidded glare in return. Okay, she's really flushed. They must've hit Suika gourd not long after you had arrived at the shrine.
[ ] Stick around the drunkards a bit
[ ] Reimu, then head to the village
Note: I changed Charles' name slightly. I apologize for the terribly late update, as I had no drive to write over the last several weeks.