That's probably true. I've been getting less sleep lately, which usually leads to deadened creativity.
Thanks for pointing it out, though. It's hard for me to tell if the quality of my writing is actually dropping, or if I'm just being too hard on myself. If someone else points it out, I know it's not just me. And I can (try to, at least) do something about it.
[x] You can drink it right out of here, right?
? drink it, right out of this? You look back to her, and she motions again to the bottle. Right. That's it. You grab the bottle with both hands, bring it to your lips, and tip it just enough so that a little bit goes into your mouth.
Your face quickly scrunches up. What is this nasty stuff? Bad, bad, bad! But, you can't spit it out. No one else is spitting on the floor. So you let it go back into the bottle.
The taste is still in your mouth. You look over to Suika, who's grinning. "Bleh? Not like that. You gotta chug it. Here," She says, getting a firm handle on the bottle herself. "I'll help!"
She grips the bottle firmly, raising it towards your face. You feel a hand around the back of your head, too. A small one, Suika's free hand. How is she going to---
The female voice is pretty harsh, and kind of angry. And familiar. Where did you?"
Oh. it's Reimu. She looks at you for a second, then looks back to Suika. You're still in a headlock, but it doesn't look like she's moving the bottle closer.
"Let's go. I need you to carry something for me."
Suika stops her protest immediately, and looking back, you can see why. Reimu? well, you're glad she's not a youkai or something. Even Yuuka isn't this scary. Slowly, Suika lets you out of her hand, getting out of her chair to head towards the red-white.
"Hey," She says, walking backwards with the bottle in her hand and a gourd in the other, "come by the shrine some time. We're always having fun!"
Reimu gives Suika a quick smack to the back of the head, with her hand open. You can here it, even from over her.
"W-what was that for?"
"Stop inviting strange youkai to the shrine."
She just grins, giving you a big wave while heading on out the door. Huh. Well, you can't say that wasn't interesting, at least. Since you don't know anyone else here, you look around for more interesting characters.
"none. Your play-mate is gone, though. You wonder where he could have gone off to.
[ ] Talk to the bartender. You want to know more about this place.
[ ] Go explore more of the town, while it's bright out.
[ ] Go explore somewhere else (write-in).
[ ] Do something else (write-in).