[X] Accept what's coming to you.
No point in resisting, you'd think. You close your eyes and wait for the impending kiss.
After a few moments, you open your eyes. Your chest feels lighter, which was strange, until you turned your head to the right and got a sudden surprise: Yamame's lying beside you now, unconcious. You look in front of you and see Kisume getting flustered about a certain witch you've met before.
"Why'd you do that to my master? You're so mean!" Kisume yelled while flailing her arms.
"Hey, hey, I'd like her to pay attention to me first, not some random guy she managed to find interesting." Marisa was upset that Kisume's master was a bit... busy. "Don't worry, Kisume. I just hit her in the head with the soft end of my broom."
"You know, that doesn't give you the power to boss people around!"
"Whatever! She'll wake up in a few and I'll get my answers." Marisa's attention then directs towards you. "Who are you, anyways?"
"I'm the person you ran over a long while ago. It's interesting to meet a human who's strong enough to go around here, nonetheless boss people around."
Marisa grins, then laughs. "I can't remember most of the people I knock around. Anyways, what are you doing around here?"
"Just exploring the area outside the city, curious about what's out here."
Marisa ponders in thought. "If you're going to do that, don't get caught being stupid. Even if I'm human, it took a lot of work to get this powerful, unlike Reimu, who just has a lot of power through her lineage and lazes around a lot."
"Why are you here anyways? I wouldn't think you would have anything to do with this place."
"I do deliveries for a friend of mines, but while I'm down here, I might as well get some information on how to make my magic implements better than before," Marisa turns her head to Yamame. "and she's the girl who has a good amount of that."
"Just stay here then and you could get all the information you want."
Marisa pouts. "I'd love to, but this place is pretty dreary. I'm sure my friend can handle it, but I can't. I need people to talk to, you know."
"Hmm, you're right about that." Why would you have such a feeling anyways? "I have to get going now. Thanks for saving me."
"Hah! Don't be reckless next time; the tricks that others can pull can be pretty clever. I won't be there next time, so you better watch yourself, little man."
You walk away from Yamame's cave. You look back and see Marisa patting Kisume's head. "You're still frustrated? Lighten up! Stop being a worrywart."
Traveling up the edge of the river seems to be an arduous journey, but you manage to get to the source of the sound. However, the sounds of footsteps alerts you and you hide behind one of the connected columns in the area. You look around the column and see two figures, one small with wings coming out of her back and another walking elegantly even on such a rough surface.
"Don't walk in the river. Even if it's water, it'll sting."
"What? Why is that, Sakuya?"
"Because I said so. It's just something I know. Naturally flowing sources of water can do that." The tall figure looked at the small one as she went to test this for herself.
"Ouch! That does hurt." The small figure found out what such things can do to her finger.
"I told you, my lady. Just fly over it like every other river."
"Oh, alright then, Sakuya."
"Act with more composure, my lady."
"I'll do that later. Remember that we're only scouting right now, right?"
"Yes, I have kept that in mind."
Are they the group that is planning to intrude? They don't look like the type to attack, nor be aggressive at all. Just normal youkai, right?
If that's what you think, you could try talking to them if you could.
[ ] Talk to the two figures. You might discover if they are actually the group that Satori warned us about.
[ ] Go home. There's nothing to see here and you don't want them to know about the city.
Broken Long Sword (equipped)
Light Steel Armor (equipped)
Three Eye Surcoat
Fur Boots (equipped)
Bottle of Sake (unopened)
- 10,900 Yen (1 5,000-yen bill, 5 1,000-yen bills, 4 100-yen coins, 50 10-yen coins)
- Doll Shield Card (1 use)
- "Cell Phone" [|--]
- Empty Paper Bag
[ ] Examine ________
[ ] Use ________