Well, the mood certainly took a turn for the worse, didn't it? Your eardrums are still beating from their earlier abuse, No doubt trying to convince her to let you stick around will probably lead to? more yelling.
Not in the mood. Nope. Not in the mood at all.
Still, business before comfort. That's how the saying goes, right? Your personal well-being means nothing when weighed against furthering your survival rate. ?Something about that line doesn't sound right?
You know Saber is probably right this time, but that's how it feels to you, so you'll stick by it!
?. . . Alright, thanks for lesson. I'll see you later then?" Should affirm you're leaving, for starters.
Reimu gives you a grunt of affirmation and motions to the doorway. Her eyes are on you like a hawk now. After a bit of time as teacher and student she's able to revert back to handling you like an enemy. Charming.
You suppose that in her mind you're even. Which leads to the question: Was she only helping you out because she thought she ?owed? you for past injuries? That really doesn't make sense if you're supposed to be enemies, right? Exactly.
Then let's see? Door slides open fine, and you step halfway outside.
?Hey, I'd like to know before I go." You take a brief pause. Nothing? Nothing. You'll take that silence as confirmation to go on, then. "You've had multiple times to do me in today, but for some reason you decided not to kill me. Furthermore, you've decided to modify the regular room instead of staying in your private room. I'm certain you wouldn't modify this place just to meet with me. Please explain, Why?"
You could cut the atmosphere right now with a knife, really. But part of you wants to try to understand. Why? Saber too, has tensed up a bit. You can tell she's getting ready to defend or otherwise pull you from harm. As for Reimu? you can't really see her behind the makeshift screen of desks, but?
?There are penalties to killing someone on Sanctuary grounds, you know? But self defense is fine. I'm not afraid of anyone who's willing to kill me before the end of the week, and I'm prepared to defend myself at all times. If they want to take my life underhandedly, they're welcome to try anytime."
So it's bait. She has such confidence in herself, but the funny thing is, you can't help but believe her when she makes statements like that. it's not just a load of hot air, like a certain someone you know.
?As for your other question. You've made the first chink in that girl's armor in a long time you know?" .. .. Is she talking about Toyohime? "it's in my best interest to keep you alive if it's convenient for me. Nothing more, nothing less. So don't count on me to bail you out or anything."
You'll have to keep that in mind then.
"... Ah, so that means you'll share, right?" If she says it's convenient?
?Pardon?" Just straight confusion, no irritation laced in. You're honestly surprised. H?oh well.
?I mean you'll share whatever you can find from those spaghetti and chickenscratch notes, right? I mean, you don't have to, but?" Get ready to dodge.
".... Fine. I'll be the one contacting you, though. Now beat it, kid."
And with that you step out fully from the entrance and it slides shut, You hear a faint hum, no doubt she put up another firewall. Well, that's that you suppose.
?You think I handled that well?"
Not comfortable with speaking out in the halls, you decided to retreat to your room for the time being. The day has matured quite a bit, but it's not quite evening yet. Plenty of time for your to chit chat a little before deciding to finish off your day.
Hit up the Arena, Library? Explore? Finding someone to bug? Something tells you should get the Arena bit done in a timely manner. Who designed this war, anyway? Forcing you to get these access key things within a limited time while having the audacity of having so much other things to do? isn't that uh.
What is it again?
Roadraging? Railreading? Ruderailing?
Something like that. Before you can scan your head for the word you're thinking of, Saber speaks up.
?I'unno, what do you mean by well? If you want my opinion of well, the fact that you stepped in there alive and came out alive and uninjured, with a bit of training and knowledge on the way should constitute as ??well?" ?
Hm, when she puts it that way?
?Unless you were asking me what you did to anger her? Hm? I wonder what indeed." She's looks like she's thinking really hard. Only looks, though. Like hell she's thinking hard! She's making fun of you!
?I know I did this and that, but... that. ?GET OUT
? looked like it completely came out of nowhere! I mean she taught me and everything! And then when I finally got something at the end sh--"
"--Have you considered that the fact that she decided it fit for you be ??pushed into the pool??, so to speak, in order to learn that skill the sense of her frustration?"
?I'm sorry. But you've lost me here. I was picking up the material well enough, wouldn't that mean it would've been easier to just do it the regular way?" Well I guess I could see why she may or may not have wanted to do it the regular way but I'm not getting how that's the reason she's mad!"
You huff up a bit. Man, you -just- don't get it. Why would she get mad over something like that? Pride in her teaching? That could be one reason, or partially a part of it, but it doesn't seem right from a pragmatist like her. She'd just care for efficiency, right? Why does the method matter? And why would she be irritated over the most efficient method?
Puzzling, absolutely puzzling.
Even girls can't understand other girls, it seems.
?You said it yourself, you picked up those lessons fast.. .. Don't you think it's strange? For someone supposedly an outsider all of this, picking up and understanding those concepts quickly. By all rights, a prodigy falling into the war by accident and decided it fit to ask her for assistance, That's a stretch of coincidences, don't you think?"
Is she trying to say-
?Yes, she probably felt she was wasting time teaching you things you already know. Trusting her so called intuition of hers, she placed you in danger to call what's slumbering out. Sound about right?"
Perfectly. That raises some clues to who you are, right? or who she was, but you're sure a statement like that would make Saber slap you on the spot.
?And by thinking I was pulling a fast one on her and wasting her valuable time she wanted me out as soon as possible?"
How cold of you, Reimu. That contradicts her willingness to answer your questions at the door, and furthermore agreeing to that extension of your contract.
?Who knows for sure, Master. We have more important matters at hand anyway. After you've sorted out what you've learned from our frenemy, we should decide where to go from here on out, correct? I'd prefer to check out the Arena if possible, to get the Access Keys out of the way. But no doubt that Prince girl will be waiting for us if we go tonight. But since you're the Master here, I'll defer that decision to you?.
Can't argue with that.
---------- > Skill Get! > Creation Level 1!
In a pinch, it seems like you can create these solid firewalls of yours, But it can't do much other than keep things out. You've yet to explore or research if you can do anything else. > Updating Level 0! > Deletion Level 0! > Reading Level 0!
You're aware of the concepts and you should be able to recognize and identify these if you see it now. Knowledge is power on the battlefield!
[ ] No doubt about it, let's hit up the Arena.
[ ] I want to visit the Library, actually.
[ ] Lets go and see if we can find...
- [ ] Tenshi.
- [ ] Toyohime.
- [ ] That girl we met on the Stairs
- [ ] Yuyuko
- [--] Reimu
You think you've bothered her enough today?
[ ] Write-In
Modifiers (Pick one or none)
[ ] .... Say, Did we ever look at any of the boxes in here?
[ ] Hey! There was a shop in the Cafeteria! We should check it out first!
[ ] You know, besides our bosom buddy time we haven't really ?talked talked? you know?
Sorry for the wait. Breaking Bad is too strong I suppose.
Also working on something big in the background, but it's not going take precedence over updating. Glossary Update soon too.