Yeah, I admit I was kind of uninspired doing the last update. I just couldn't quite get it to come out right no matter what I did.
[X]"Morning Reimu, I see you're wasting no time at all. But at least let me get cleaned up and fed, before you drag me and Yukari off somewhere."
[X]No sense delaying the inevitable, get dressed and cleaned up. No wait, cleaned up and dressed.
[X]Wait for Yukarin~ in the room.
"Morning Reimu." I turn my head to give myself a better view of the shrine maiden. "Nice to see you're not wasting any time, but can I get cleaned up and fed before you drag Yukari and I off somewhere?"
Reimu simply sighedand shook her head. "I'll let you get cleaned up and fed, partly because I haven't eaten either, but I want to keep the total number of people on this little excursion down to the absolute minimum."
"Why's that?" I start removing myself from the two girls sharing their warmth with me, which is by no means an easy task considering Suika's far stronger than I am physically, and Nari's just in an awkward position to begin with.
"Two reasons: One, I want to try and make it so Gengetsu will agree to a spellcard duel. I figure the more people we bring the more likely it is she'll just ignore the spellcard rules and go all out. Two, on the off chance we fail I'd like to keep a few of my more powerful friends handy to finish the job." Reimu hopped off the bed and onto the ground before forcing the little oni awake by smacking it with her gohei. "Suika! Get up, you're not going to just drink all day, not when I need your help."
"Snrk... Raymoo..." That of course had little to no effect on Suika, who simply started drooling upon hearing the miko's voice.
"Don't make me break out the fried soybeans." Arms akimbo, Reimu really did look like she was going to march off to get what was essentially oni repellant.
"EH? Okay, okay, I'm up, I'm up! Sheesh Reimu, I was havin' a nice dream 'til you threatened me with soybeans..." Suika reluctantly let go before hopping off the bed herself. "I'm going to get a head start on breakfast."
"Oh no you don't." Reimu actually picked up Suika and started carrying the oni fireman style. "Your alcohol smell is beyond unbearable. You're getting a bath first, then food. Same goes for you Wade, her smell stuck to you and I refuse to put up with it any longer. Resist and I'll wash you myself."
You know, as much as I might want to tease the miko over her wording I don't really feel like tempting fate right now. As such I get up, get a spare set of clothes out and start following Reimu to the baths.
"Nyahahahaha, I don't mind gettin' washed if Reim's going to bathe me." Suika doesn't look unhappy about this. Though I could easily imagine Reimu rolling her eyes at the oni's comment. "Though it's kind of funny since oni are the ones who're supposed to carry people off, not the other way around."
"I'm kind of suprised your smell hasn't attracted that oni friend of yours for a drink." Reimu turned the corner into a bathroom before stopping. Probably because she only just realised the fact that there's a guy here too. "Come on you." But given the fact that Reimu just yanked me through the doorway I'd say that she's either not planning on joining us or she just doesn't care.
This is incredibly awkward. Much like when Byakuren and Nue didn't walk out of the room even though it was clear I was changing clothes, and the fact that Nue didn't leave even when I did tell then point blank what I was doing. Only worse because I'm now dealing with the blunt Hakurei miko and an oni who probably wouldn't mind seeing me naked. "Reimu, you're not going to watch are you?"
"Why? Afraid I might criticize your body in some way?" Again with the eye rolling. If you keep this up miko, those muscles will get tired. "I don't really feel like waiting because you're too insecure to change out of your clothing in front of a girl. So strip, or I'll let Suika do it for you."
"Usin' me as a threat now? Aww, Reimu..." I noticed Suika couldn't really see me as it is...
Screw it, sooner or later Suika would make me chase after her naked again so I may as well announce to Reimu exactly what my body looks like. Well, if she weren't busy taking the oni's clothes off. After taking my shirt off I watch the miko pull off the chains, shirt, skirt, even undies and unceremoniously toss her into the bath. I figure if I don't hurry up and get these pants off I'll be joining Suika the same way.
I do manage to get into the bath with no further incident, at which point I find myself scrubbing Suika's back with the miko watching us from a chair. "So this is to be a three person job?"
"That's right. I beat up Gengetsu for letting this happen to begin with while Suika uses you to gather up any fragments in the border of dream and reality. If all goes well we'll be out of there by lunch." Reimu really doesn't look all that concerned about this. Is she really that used to seeing male parts? "Are you still worried about being naked around me? I don't care so long as you aren't having sex in my shrine."
"Was it that obvious?" I finished with Suika's back and let the oni start working on mine in exchange. Though I think she's trying to provoke an erection on purpose just to see Reimu's face when I finally stand up to get out.
"Pretty much. Now hurry up, I want to eat before we go, and I'd prefer to go before most of Gensokyo wakes up and either tries to tag along or get in my way." And yet she neither moves to help nor does she leave. "I'm just making sure little miss horny doesn't do anything untwoard and that she actually does clean herself up."
Wait, was that an attempt at humor? "That was bad Reimu..." Suika nad I were now essentially done so we got out and started drying ourselves. I do have to agree with at least part of Reimu's thinking, there's at least one resident who'd force our excursion to be put on hold if we had to deal with her.
"But it fits." Reimu gets up and walks out of the room, only pausing at the doorway. "Ruukoto should be done with breakfast by now, so get dressed and come to the dining room or you'll miss out."
"Nyahahaha, that miko loves her maids." Suika starts putting on her clothes while I follow suit. Once the two of us are fully dressed we head into the dining room just as Reimu finishes her first plate of breakfast. Man that girl can pack away food... But where does she put it all? She's a twig!
"I'm glad you could make it, Reimu has a rather voracious appetite this morning." Ruukoto greets the two of us as she sets out another two plates for us. "Miss Mima, I can handle the rest of the work myself, please eat."
"Denied Ruu, I'm a soul so I don't need to eat. Plus it's about time for me to resharpen my cooking skills." I'm guessing Mima's helping out in the kitchen.
Anyways, while I'm relaying the exchange between the ridiculously human robot maid and the not so evil spirit the three people at the table manage to get partway through breakfast. It occurs to me that Reimu does have a family right here and that she really doesn't need a god to love her. Not sure if I want to jump right out and say it, but it still gets mentally filed away for later.
A matter of minutes later and we're at the entrance to the shrine, our way blocked by an angry peach hat, the youkai oarfish trying to pull her away, and the gap youkai who more than likely anticipated Reimu's unwillingness to wait and had decided to just wait out front.
"Finally! Return my sword at once you theif!" Tenshi's really pissed now... I shouldn't have put off the duel for so long, it's trying to bite me in the ass now. "Nnngh, Iku, let go!"
"I refuse eldest daughter! You put yourself in this situation and now you'll take it with the grace and dignity of a celestial!" Poor Iku's having to use all her strength to keep the peach hat in place, and it looks like she won't be able to keep it there for much longer.
"I think you three had better go, as much as I'd like to come with I think it would be better if I kept Tenshi off your tail until you can deal with her. Incidents first after all~" Yukari's basically giving the go ahead for the three of us to get going, and since I want to be able to help Reimu if it comes to that I can't duel Tenshi right now.
"Thanks Yukari, and I apologize for putting you in this situation Iku." I Wave the gap youkai goodbye and bow in Iku's direction.
"Just go before Tenshi breaks free!" Iku looks like she's about ready to apply electricity to the situation...
Time to go I think.
[X]Stick with Ion Cannon options, so I don't tire myself out.
[X]Let Reimu take care of any opponents we may face.
[X]When's the last time Suika fought danmaku?
[X]Transform into something.
-[X]That dragon form I used against Tenshi last time.
-[X]Something big enough to let Reimu and Suika hitch a ride. (specify)
[X]Toss Yukari the Sword of Hisou.
[X]Toss Iku the Sword of Hisou.
[X]Keep it, I might need it.