Well, at least it's only been a month this time.
Now you're interested. Specialized magic? And it's a type that Patchouli wouldn't want you to learn? Interesting indeed.
Indeed very interesting.
I'd sure say so.
Quiet, both of you.
"Such as?" You dismiss her warning. Of course, it could get you killed, you'll drop it right there.
"Well, uh," her expression changes to one of panic "things and...stuff." She speaks nervously, as if trying to find the words to use.
"Like?" You push further. She's trying to hide it from you, so it should be good
You place your hand on her shoulder reassuringly.
"It's okay, I won't tell anyone."
Her face turns red, and you swear you see steam shoot out from her ears.
"...A-anyway, I'm busy! If you don't need help with finding a book, I really must get back to work!" She nervously shouts before flying away.
Darn. Must have been something really good.
Exhausted of ideas for things to do at the mansion, you decide to step outside. The midday sun gently warms you straight to the bones, as a calm breeze drifts in from the lake.
The day's still only just started, though. While lazing around Yumou's house is fun and all, sometimes you just need something to break the monotony. Despite being "paradise", as you've heard Gensokyo referred to in the past, there's really very little to do while there are no incidents going on. At least, for someone like yourself, who doesn't need to work the fields or work a merchant stand in order to make a living. You're starting to see why danmaku is such a popular passtime among the youkai. There really isn't much else exciting to do in the middle of the day.
Of course, it's not like you still can't find a way to pass the time. It might not be particularly exciting, but you could go bug Reimu a bit. She acts like she's still annoyed at you for your part in the incident earlier in the year, but she still serves you tea and talks to you about day-to-day life around the shrine. It may just be that she's happy to have a somewhat normal visitor, compared to the bizarre mix of people who visit her on a normal basis. If it weren't for the fact that you know magic yourself, some of them would scare you away from even visiting the place. Actually, that's probably exactly why Reimu doesn't get that many "normal" visitors in the first place.
Even with that in mind, though, the village also has its appeals. It might be a little early, but it's been a damn long time since you had a decent drink. The problem is that whenever you have any booze at Yumou's house she insists on participating, but then she gets so drunk so fast that she passes out immediately. Most youkai generally have a higher tollerance for alcohol than humans, but Yumou can barely handle a single cup of sake. You're not sure what's up with that, but whatever. You could also go pick another fight with that cat girl who hosts a youkai fighting contest in the city. It always seems to stir up the crowd a lot so she usually gives you something even if you lose.
[ ] Pay a visit to the lonely shrinemaiden
[ ] Head into town.
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[ ] Go back across the border for a bit.
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[ ] Issue a challenege to that tree