Ask and you shall receive.
[X] Try to remember what Mima taught you.
[X] Do you have anything on you that might help?
That's the only thought that crosses your mind as the reality of the situation hits you. Frantically you flail but quickly realize how fruitless that is, there's got to be something. Marisa zooms toward you, but not nearly fast enough.
You try to think. Something. Anything! You quickly check yourself to see if there's anything at all that you can use. Camera, no. Watch, no. Sword... Something scratches at the back of your mind as the wind continues its deafening assault on your ears. Wind... It's a sword with the power of the wind, right? Maybe you can use it somehow.
You quickly yank the sword from it's sheath, unleashing a torrent of powerful gusts from the blade. Suddenly, you begin to feel heavier and have to cling tightly to the sword as gravity seems to want to drag you away from it. Wait, you're slowing down, the sword is keep you from falling. You're flying!
As you shakily pull yourself up onto and try to position yourself in a standing position upon the sword, Mima and Marisa's words come echoing back to you. >"...Really it's a sword that houses the power of the wind and air." >"So do ya think that he can fly with it an' stuff?"
At that moment, Marisa finally catches up with you. With tears staining her fair cheeks. "Y-You're okay!" She cries.
"And I'm flying." You gasp, a relieved smile crossing your face.
"Yeah! You're totally flyin'! And on that sword too!" The witch exclaims, wiping away her tears. "I guess Mima knew what she was talkin' about afterall."
Your celebration is cut short as glowing danmaku bullets split the air between the two of you. You both look up in time to see the group of tengu continuing their assault while bee-lining straight for the two of you. You and Marisa quickly dodge out of the way, making you almost lose your footing, but you manage to keep your balance. Marisa quickly turns back toward you.
"I'll try to draw 'em away, you gotta try to continue headin' up to the top of the mountain!" The black white orders.
"Right." You reply.
With that, Marisa jets toward the approaching tengu guards, completely throwing them off guard. As she zooms past the lot of them, the guards give Momiji a puzzled look, staring back and forth between you and Marisa.
"You two go after the boy, I'll get Marisa!" The white wolf barks to her two subordinates.
"Yes, ma'am!" They acknowledge before turning their attention back to you.
Great, now you've got to get away from these guys, the only problem is that you haven't figured out this whole flying thing yet. You try just shifting your weight, but that only serves to make you lose your balance. This is not the time to start experimenting with flight. You need to fly.
You try to think back to what Mima had taught you about flying. >"...Try channeling your magic."
You try to ease your mind and focus, quickly bringing about that loose spark within your chest. >"...push that power outside of yourself."
You feel the warmth of your spark move lower... into your legs, then feet, and then into the sword. As you begin to feel your magic in the sword, you can almost hear Mima say: >"...Now Fly!"
With that you take off in the opposite direction of the tengu guards and start your ascent up Youkai Mountain. You're doing it, you're flying. A sense of accomplishment overcomes you. Freedom. You haven't felt this kind of freedom since you first got your driver's license. Suddenly you're jarred out of your daydream as the tengu behind you shout for you to stop.
You try to shake your pursuers, but your lack of experience keeps them right on your tail. After a few moments they open fire with danmaku on you. Unfortunately you have no experience with aerial danmaku battle except for the few skirmishes that you've been through riding shotgun with Marisa. You get lucky a few times as you barely dodge the incoming bullets, but you quickly realize that you can't keep this up for long.
[ ] Try to get Marisa's attention.
[ ] Just continue to try to outrun them.
[ ] See if you have anything else on you.
[ ] Something else. (Write-In)
Well, I'm back. I had a serious fit of writer's block complicated by holiday work hours and lack of motivation. For a long while I was held back by a loss of direction with this story. I think I've figured out where I want to go again and hopefully can get back to a halfway decent update schedule. I can't promise anything, but I'm not going to drop this story. Thanks for still supporting me, and please wait warmly for the next update.