[X] Outsider info, I've got a decent idea of who's who around here.
-[X] Can't say much else reliably, though
“Outsider info,” I answered, “I've got a decent idea of who's who around here.”
I mean, how am I supposed to explain to her that I'm from the outside world? I'd come off as a huge liar if I didn't play my cards right. And I can barely use my spellcards to save a life.
“Well, you certainly look like an outsider. There aren't a lot of men in Gensokyo,” Cirno noted.
Yeah, that's an understatement.
“Where are you from, anyway? The Forest of Magic? Misty Lake?” Cirno inquired.
“Let's just say that I'm way far out,” I responded.
“Hmph. Dummy.” Cirno muttered.
Despite that statement, Cirno decided to sit with me and talk for a while. She talked mostly about her days in the Great Fairy Wars and her tests of strength. It is true that she wasn't the brightest tool in the shed, but she isn't that big of an idiot.
“And that was how Utsuho nearly melted me into nothing!” Cirno said, concluding her “epic tale” of heading to Former Hell.
“It was, but I managed to make it a tie after she gave in and put me in Satori's fridge,” Cirno stated, “But she still had the guts to call me an idiot. Doesn't matter, I'm still the strongest. I mean, I have to be.”
Something felt off about that last statement.
“What do you mean, Cirno?” I asked.
“Someone has to prove that us fairies aren't weak, and that's why I need to be the one to prove them all wrong. I am the strongest of the fairies, and it's my duty to prove it to 'em idiots that I am not weak. But all I get is 'Stupid stupid' this and 'Stupid stupid' that! Why won't they just shut up!?”
I pried too much, There must be something I can do to console her.
“Cirno, people joke around,” I said, “They don't mean to harm you.”
Okay, I admit I pulled that out of nowhere. Nevertheless, I heard Cirno chuckle a moment after that.
“Heh, they must be afraid of how strong I am that they can only joke about it. They are the real fools,” Cirno concluded.
“Anyways, thanks for the company, comrade,” Cirno said, hitting me on the back, “See ya.”
Shortly after that, Lunasa came out with a plate of fried tofu. I guess you gotta get rid of that stuff somehow. It looked well prepared and fresh. My appetite was rising quickly.
“Here's your fried tofu, Customer,” Lunasa said as she passed the plate.
“Thanks for the food,” I said, and then began devouring it.
“Geez, you sure must have been hungry,” Lunasa said.
“I didn't have much to eat before I got sent here or whatever happened,” I said.
“Still though, please have some manners. You're not Cirno,” Lunasa responded.
“I resent that!” Cirno countered from one of the tables.
“Anyways, this is some really delicious tofu, Lunasa. You're a great cook,” I praised.
A light blush appeared on Lunasa's face.
“Ah, well, I appreciate the complement,” Lunasa replied, “Ah, you haven't met Merlin yet, have you? I think it's important you meet her since you've met both me and Lyrica. Merlin!”
Merlin turned to face us from the hostess station. She skipped on over to the bar.
“Ives, this is my sister, Merlin Prismriver,” Lunasa explained.
[ ] Introduce yourself
[ ] Thank her for taking care of you