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58934 No. 58934
Patchouli Knowledge, the Unmoving Great Library, the sorceress of arcana complexus, the master of natural elements, was working on a particularly vexing incantation. Combining multiple elements with less-than agreeable compatibility, the mage took it upon herself to enchant the arte of fire, wood, and moon as an experiment. One which required all her concentration.

“Miss Patchouli! Miss Patchouli! An unidentified object is making a beeline towards the library at Mach one!” Koakuma’s frantic yelps ring across the grand library.

Patchouli says nothing. Her robe flutters softly with the stream of magical energy. She shuts her eyes and blinds herself from the physical world to see the current of mana. Within the tome in front of her is a vortex of tri-elemental power. The book waxes and wanes in power, its cryptic words on its pages known only to Patchouli Knowledge. Glistening beads of sweat adorn her forehead as she channels her magical incantations. The next step will require perfect execution and uninterrupted magical prowess.

Perfect execution.

“Yer never gonna catch me, ya gate guard! Wahaha!” A door from the side of the library topples down as a broom and its owner, Marisa Kirisame, enter the fray. She makes haste with her cleaning apparatus, zipping through the complex shelves.

And uninterrupted.

“Hey! Get back here, intruder!” Hong Meiling cries out in half-exasperation, half-determination.

Magical.

“Nope~” A blinding light escapes Marisa’s mini-hakkero, unleashing a flurry of stars and lasers, eviscerating innocent books in their wake.

Prowess.

“MARISAAAAAAA!” Meiling screams out at the black-white magician at the top of her lungs. She retaliates with some danmaku of her own, throwing out vibrantly colored shots towards her assailant.

Patchouli’s footing on the ground wavers, as the entire ground shakes from the clash in aisle Arcane-Apparitions. Only a drop of mana left. But before she can finish her spell, a shockingly familiar beam shoots out from behind a bookshelf. “I-Is that master spar-”

An explosion of energy knocks Patchouli off her feet, blowing her away. Despite the impact, she was relatively unharmed. What remains of her magical circle and experiment is not. It suffered a direct hit from the Master Spark – only clouds of dust remained. When the clouds blew over, it resembled nothing like the magic circle that Patchouli painstakingly drew out. Patchouli expected that. But she didn’t expect it to look like that. For the first time as a mage, she was at a loss for words.

Marisa, zipping by with her broom, falls to the floor with a clatter. She sputters and does a double, triple, quadruple take. The witch hat falls from her head in the most absurd fashion possible.

“Hey now, did you surrender alrea- oh. Oh, my.” Meiling gapes at the sight.

From the charred remains of the magical circle contained a boy. Head cocked to one side, he looks at Patchouli with expectant curiosity.

Patchouli coughs violently, shakily taking a step backward. “Koakuma…please notify Remilia and Sakuya of the situation.”

It takes Patchouli’s assistant a few seconds to respond. “What? Oh, right away!” She scrambles out of the library calling for the head of the household. The boy in the middle of the ruined magic circle watches her leave, turning his head towards the fleeing Koakuma.

Patchouli, exhausted, leans on a bookshelf for support. It was not exactly her greatest day.



The sun shines a warm light outside, illuminating the bright green of the forest and the sky-blue lake. The fairies dance around the edge of the lake’s surface, shattering their lively reflections with ripples of the water.

The light glints off the window in the library of Voile, taunting your urge to play. You want to play! Very much! But Miss Patchouli ordered you to stay in her studies to…study. For at least an hour too! It’s hard, but Miss Patchouli said you were good at learning! You felt happy when she praised how fast you learned how to talk!

Ten minutes left until the hour is up! You can’t wait until you’re free to play! You stack tome number two-oh-four on the growing pile of deciphered magic grimoires. Nine minutes. In your excitement, you sped through reading the book! You can’t wait nine minutes anymore!

Oh, a great idea! If you read extra fast, Miss Patchouli will never notice you finished early! Flipping through the pages as quickly as you can, you memorize the content instantly so that you can play. You feel guilty that you’re tricking Miss Patchouli, but the world outside of the study room beckons to you! You must! Eight minutes left – and seven books read!

Let’s play~

But where? With whom?

[ ] Miss Koakuma is somewhere in the library! You should find her!
[ ] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!
[ ] Outside! Miss Meiling always wants to play~
[ ] It’s tea time. Maybe Miss Remilia would like some company!
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>> No. 58935
[X] Miss Koakuma is somewhere in the library! You should find her!

Gee, Miss Koakuma, what kind of game are we gonna play?
>> No. 58936
[X] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!

Moral is Bach!
>> No. 58937
[X] Miss Koakuma is somewhere in the library! You should find her!
>> No. 58941
[ ] Miss Koakuma is somewhere in the library! You should find her!
>> No. 58944
[x] It’s tea time. Maybe Miss Remilia would like some company!
>> No. 58946
[X] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!
>> No. 58947
[x] Miss Koakuma is somewhere in the library! You should find her! 

Koa~
Meiling would've been my second choice.
>> No. 58948
[x] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!
>> No. 58949
[x] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!
>> No. 58951
[x] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!

breakatie
>> No. 58952
Called.

[x] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!
>> No. 58966
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58966
Okay, I keep forgetting the image and choices. I must have erased this post several times by now.
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[x] Miss Sakuya wanted to see you today. Now is a good time!

Oh, right! Miss Sakuya wanted you to go visit her today! Since you’re done with your studies, you can play with the head maid! The manor is unexpectedly big, but you can’t get yourself get lost. If you do, then you’ll trouble Sakuya…again. The first time you wandered off alone, you ended up trapped in a hallway with no doors. You…you don’t want to remember that again!

Miss Patchouli was in shock the entire day, and then spent the rest of the week holed up, trying to recreate the no-door hallway phenomenon. You still aren’t sure how you got out, but you remember it had to do a lot with breaching the spectrum of reality, or something like that. It didn’t interest you. You only cared about getting out at the time.

A fairy maid in the hallway waves at you, so you wave back. She glanced around her, like if she is checking for something, so you look around to see what she is looking for. She casts aside her broom in the meantime and all of a sudden she’s all over your hair! A surprise ruffling!

“H-Heeey, stooooop!” You feebly resist, but she’s not listening to you. Her hand goes through your hair, upsetting your already messy hair.

“Oh, asking for more? Okay!” the fairy maid replies as she tousles your hair. When she finally stops, a happy glow radiates from her. “I needed that! I’m all recharged now~♥” She sends you on your way, blowing a kiss.

You want to ask her how that helped, but you knew better than to set yourself up for another tousling!

Step, step, step. At this time, you know that Miss Sakuya will be in the guest rooms tidying up. The head maid, like clockwork, follows a strict schedule to keep the mansion prim and pristine.

…And you’re here to mess it up~

You hear shuffling behind the twelfth guest door so you knock. Miss Sakuya always says to knock before entering a door. You almost always do. It’s good to be proper, but sometimes you forget.

The door creaks open, so you take a peek. Nothing’s there! “Miss Sakuya, I’m coming in~”

The moment you step through the door, you knew it was a trap. The room got too quiet the moment you called out to Miss Sakuya! In a split second, you drop to the floor and roll to the back of the room. A dull whump greets your ears, coming from behind.

“Ah, there are you, cutie. That was a spectacular roll! Meiling would be proud.” Miss Sakuya greets you with a smile. Her flawless posture and cheerful tone don’t deceive you! Her hair is all messed up and her clothes are slightly disheveled!

“M-Miss Sakuya! Don’t scare me like that!” You complain. “That’s no good!”

The chief maid, still pretending to be innocent, pulls out a teapot and cup from thin air. “Some tea?”

“Miss Sakuyaaaaa!” She’s trying to throw you off! It won’t work! It will never work!

“It’s your favorite; masala thai!”

Ah. She’s cunning. “…O-Okay.” She hands you the cup and pours, filling it up with a milky brown tea. You take a sip and…and what were you talking about again?

“Is it good?” Sakuya smiles sweetly, the teapot vanishing from her hands. Her appearance and hair are now in perfect condition.

“Yeah…” You answer absentmindedly. The cup of tea is now an empty one. It’s scary how a well-brewed tea can deceive your emotions. But you must admit that cardamom, condensed milk, black tea, and a hint of cinnamon can do just the tric- you’re doing it again. The cup is now gone from your hands.

Miss Sakuya, during your tea thinking time, had snuck next to you! Defensive positions! It’s too late. She attacks your head! It’s the second time today, so you won’t give up so easily this time!

…She pats your head twice. It is nice.

Sakuya pulls you into a tight hug, swinging you around in her arms. “Good job today, cutie. You did well.” She slyly grins, “And as a reward, I won’t tell Patchy that you skipped out early on your studies.” She winks, smoothing out your hair and clothes. Miss Patchouli says your robe is western, but you don’t know what “western” really means. A direction? But your clothes don’t point west!

But anyway! “I was caught~” She knew, but it’s okay! She’ll be your accomplice! Your partner-in-crime! She even gave you tea.

Yay, chai~

“Lost in thought already, cutie?” Sakuya pokes your nose.

Ah, chai distracts you again! “N-No. And I’m not a cutie! I have a name! I am… um.” Miss Patchouli gave you your name! You remember that! But what was it again?

[ ] Your name!
>> No. 58969
[x ] Your name!

Salazar. It's based on Salazaria, the name of a plant from the same family that Patchouli's name is based off of.

Kinda picked it at random.
>> No. 58970
[X] Mahotaro
>> No. 58973
>>58969
That is a very good idea and you should feel very good for thinking of it.

But I'm gonna have to differ and say

[X] Leonotis, Leo for short.

because I'm a faggot and like being different. Also I like the sound of the name (Plus lions n' shit. Good stuff).
>> No. 58974
[X] Salazar

I like the reasoning behind the name
>> No. 58975
[X] Leonotis
Mainly bexause it sounds neat, and Salazar's pet name is no doubt going to be something like Sally.
>> No. 58976
[x] Salazar
>> No. 58977
[X] Salazar

I like both the connection to Patchouli and the fact that the Salazaria plant is the only member of it's genus, implying that we are one of a kind.
And, being born from a magical mishap, that's probably true.
>> No. 58981
>>58973 here, forgot to mention that Leonotis is also part of the family Lamiaceae, I just didn't know for sure if I liked the name Salazar. Credit for the idea goes to Salazar anon in any case. A half a cheer for being a pretentious fuck!

Also, fuck phone posting. It sucks.
>> No. 58982
Dammit, wrong field.
>> No. 58983
[X] Leonotis, Leo for short.

>Her hand goes through your hair, upsetting your already messy hair.
>She attacks your head! It’s the second time today, so you won’t give up so easily this time!
If hair ruffling is going to be a thing, then having a mighty mane and being surrounded by women means Leo is the appropriate choice.

>When she finally stops, a happy glow radiates from her. “I needed that! I’m all recharged now~♥”
The ruffling will continue until morale is improved.
>> No. 58984
[X] Salazar
>> No. 58997
[X] Leonotis, Leo for short. 
Only because he's so fluffy.
>> No. 58998
[x] Leonotus, Leo for short.
yay yay Leo!
>> No. 58999
[X] Leonotis, Leo for short. 
>> No. 59002
[x] Leonotus, Leo for short.
Called.
>> No. 59003
>>59002
Uh. I meant Leonotis.
>>58998
Damn you.
>> No. 59023
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59023
[x] Leonotis, Leo for short.

Oh, right! It’s Leonotis, but everybody calls you Leo. The name means “lion’s ear” but you wish that it referred to a cooler appendage.

Sakuya takes a lock of your short hair, twisting it around her finger playfully. Right! You’re supposed to tell Sakuya that you do have a name! “Miss Sakuya!”

“Please,” she gently coos. “Call me Miss Izayoi.”

“O-Okay. M-Miss Izayoi…” you sputter out. It’s weird! Saying it is weird!

She brings her hands to her face, smiling blissfully. “Never mind, just call me Miss Sakuya.”

“You’re teasing me, Miss Sakuya.” She’s being mean. “Anyway! I’m not ‘cutie!’ I’m Leonotis!”

“That you are, cu- oops.” Miss Sakuya buries her face in your hair. A complete disregard of your own privacy! “I mean, Leo. It’s hard not to say how cute you are, because it’s true.”

You? Cute? Never! You have archived over four hundred grimoires and spell tomes. Two hundred of them today! The vast knowledge of your arcana is deadly, deviant, dastardly! “Am not!”

“Are too.” Miss Sakuya has the same glow as the fairy maid from before. Her smile’s bigger than before! You won’t let that distract you.

“Am not.”

Before she can counter again, a loud crash rings through the manor. “Oho? It seems like Marisa’s coming for another visit! Do you want to go pay her a ‘visit?’” Her eyes twinkle mischievously. “We’ll have to… properly greet her.”

Yay, Marisa’s visiting again! “Absolutely. It would be rude not to~” Mana flows from your body, also eager to say hello to the intruding witch. You can’t help it because it gets so excited when you’re ready to play!

“We’ll continue our lovely chat later. Don’t fall behind, Leo!” Sakuya opens the door and readies her spellcards. With a wave, she flies away.

You dash out the door, getting a running start to fly. You can’t always make yourself float in time, so running’s the next best option! The rush of air against your face gets your blood pumping. You dip down to get momentum, almost touching the floor before you rise up to fly. Miss Koakuma always gets worried when you do that, but you’re not sure why.

In a minute’s time, you’ve caught up to Miss Sakuya. She floats from left to right, unleashing a burst of daggers and blades. The flying knives appear mid-flight, forcing Marisa to change direction through the storm of danmaku. “Leo, it seems you came at the perfect time! Be a dear and say hello to our guest.”

“Whoa whoa whoa, wait justa second there! Two against one!? Ain’t that unfair?” Marisa frantically yells, weaving through the dense cloud of knives and bullets.

“Now what are you saying, Marisa?” Sakuya giggles, still throwing out her danmaku. “What of the Prismriver sisters? Are they not three against one?”

“Well yeah, but tha’s different! They’re about th’same as one pers-“

“Miss Marisa, it’s not good to insult others.” She doesn’t get it! Words like those’ll definitely hurt people!

“Leo, you’re right! We’ll just have to teach her a lesson, won’t we?” She winks. “Why don’t we try out the new spellcard we practiced?”

“Yay~”

Sakuya pulls out the spellcard. It is exciting! And what better target than Miss Marisa?

Time Sign 「Arcana Laser of Khronos」

A white glow trickles out of your being, ready to play. The mana flows out, still drowsy from waking up. It’s time to wakey wakey! You can’t make it take any shape yet, but shooting it is simple enough. Your robe flutters from the magic coursing through your veins.

Miss Sakuya teleports in and out of view, flinging knives from all directions. Just when you think she’s behind Marisa, she’s also to the side! The front! Behind again! Miss Marisa is too busy trying to defeat the head maid. She’s completely unaware of your surprise~

Energy courses through your veins, with your fingers feeling all tingly. It’s a bit ticklish, but you don't let that distract you from the battle! Miss Meiling always says to keep your focus on the fight. You reach for your mini-grimoire in your pocket. Or you would, if it were there.

Aah! It’s gone! It’s at the study room. If only you hadn’t left in such a rush! You only have another ten seconds to prepare the arcana laser!

There’s no time. Miss Patchouli says not to cast magics without a proper spellbook, but you need to prepare something for Miss Sakuya’s spellcard! You’ll just have to cast from your mana!

Closing your eyes, you imagine scooping water with a ladle. The energy is at your fingertips! Ah, it’s almost time! Instead, you imagine a bucket and submerge the entire thing. A ball of concentrated energy appears in your hand. Now all you have to do is shoot.

“Miss Marisa, Miss Marisa~”

“Can’t ya see I’m busy, kiddo?” She seems to have forgotten you're a part of this game!

“Yes, but I have a surprise!” That got her attention! She dodges the danmaku, leading her straight to you. Miss Sakuya conveniently stops shooting in Miss Marisa’s direction. It’s your turn now!

Whoosh!

The ball unravels and explodes in a puffy white cloud. A jet of magical energy slices down, straight towards your target.. The laser, by sheer force, knocks you out of the air. The whole room is spinning and spinning and spinning!

Poff. You are caught by something soft and flowery-smelling. Maybe it’s a bed of chrysanthemum? Looking up, you discover that it is a person! Miss Sakuya caught you!

“Miss Sakuya! Did it work?”

She lets you back on the ground. Your feet touches solid surface once more. “Yes it did, Leo. But I remember the laser to be less explosive. And deadly.” Miss Sakuya only shrugs. “No matter. Our lovely ‘guest’ has been caught.”

Yay! “So where is Miss Marisa now?”

Miss Sakuya points to a hole in the floor. Rubble everywhere! A single hand pokes out from underneath the debris. And then another one! A Marisa pops out of the ground, shaking off all the dust from her clothes.

“Wow! That was amazin’! Kiddo, ya really take after Patches! It’s no Master Spark, but goddamn! Looking into the laser gave me chills!” Miss Marisa glances around, stepping out of the hole in the ground. “Speaking of that bookworm, where is that woman?”

“Do you need something from her?” Miss Sakuya inquires.

Miss Marisa tips her hat, smirking. “She gave me a call for some research or whatever. Pretty rude of her to not tell the gate guard – or the maid.”

Miss Sakuya, already directing the fairy maids to repair the hole in the ground, nods. “Perhaps she finds you rather irritating?”

“Yep, that’s it.” Miss Marisa grabs your hand, pulling you along. “Now, aren’t ya gonna come with me?”

“Miss Mar-”

“Pleaaaaase.” She groans. “Just call me Marisa. No need for some ‘miss’ or whatever. That kinda thing makes me all uncomfortable.”

“Maris-”

Miss Sakuya slaps Marisa’s hand, making her yelp in pain. “Oi!”

“I’m sure Leonotis would love to, but he has something to do.” Sakuya smiles warmly. “Right?”

Miss Sakuya is definitely right! When has she been wrong? But what do you have to do?

[ ] Classes with Miss Meiling!
[ ] Story time with Miss Koakuma!
>> No. 59024
[X] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

Is it wrong for me to hope that it's a dirty story?
>> No. 59026
[X] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

>>59024
If that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
>> No. 59033
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

Cute kid.
>> No. 59034
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

Maybe I'm too tired, but I found the "Miss Izayoi" bit a bit confusing. What was going on there?
>> No. 59035
[ ] Classes with Miss Meiling!

Oh God I can't choose. I flipped a coin for this.
>> No. 59038
[ ] Classes with Miss Meiling!

Magical kung fu away!

Salazar anon here, thought for sure it would win for a second there. But Leonitus works too.
>> No. 59041
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!
>> No. 59044
[X] Story time with Miss Koakuma!
>> No. 59045
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!
>> No. 59049
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

She always tells the best stories but then everyone always says you don't get to hear the punchline. When you ask why they just say that "you'll understand when you're older".
Unfair.
>> No. 59051
This might be a bit off topic, but I've got know. When did the whole "Koakuma is a succubus" thing start?
>> No. 59052
>>59051
Well, she is a female devil.
How many female types of devils are there?

I think the general line of thought was just that simple, and then the idea was out there. It didn't really start anywhere so much as everywhere. Too many people came up with the idea separately to say that it started at any one place.

Also, the wings on her head also makes her look like Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers. Who is canonically comfirmed as a succubus.
>> No. 59053
>>59052
So all devil types are mono-sexed?
>> No. 59055
Unrelated question: Excuse for Aya update when?
>> No. 59057
Called.

[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

>>59055
Soon™
>> No. 59059
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59059
[x] Story time with Miss Koakuma!

That’s right! You had magical readings with Miss Koakuma. That’s what Miss Patchouli calls it, but you just call it story time. But only when Miss Patchouli is out of earshot~

“Miss Maris-”

She cuts you off. “Marisa.”

“Marisa! I have reading time with Miss Koakuma, so I can’t play! Next time we can have more fun!”

Marisa waves, flashing you a big grin. “See ya ‘round, bucko.” You wave back to her, and then to Miss Sakuya. She bows and leads Marisa into another part of the mansion.

Now then. Back to the study room you go. But it’ll be much more bearable because you’ll be with Miss Koakuma! A long hallway connects the room to the library. You find it amazing that everything always leads to Voile. Maybe it’s because the library is so huge that the mansion has to connect to it. It’s the heart of the Scarlet Devil Mansion!

Miss Koakuma is in the office, furious scribbling something down on paper. Books fly from shelf to shelf, sorting themselves. She’s hard at work! It’s time for a surprise! Tip-toe, tip-toe. You circle around the desk, careful not to alert any books of your presence. You weren’t sure if the books would tell Miss Koakuma because they’re books, but better safe than sorry~

A few more inches until you can secure your target. Perimeter clear. No obstacles between you and your victim! You drop down to the floor and wriggle your way towards your object of attack.

“Oh, Leo? When did you come in?” Curses! You’re spotted! You quickly pounce before you’re compromised! Pounce!

Miss Koakuma catches you effortlessly. “Oof.” She kisses your forehead. Miss Koakuma is very warm and nice and good for cuddling~

“Miss Koa! How are you today?”

“Much better, now that you’re here Leo.” She rests her head on top of yours, wrapping her arms around your body. So soft~ “I’ve been doing some sorting and some studying.”

“Studying? You have to study too?” It must be very boring for Miss Koakuma too. You’d much rather play!

“Of course. If we all stopped studying, how will we learn anything?”

But it’s boring! If nobody studied, everybody could play together. But then Miss Patchouli would be mad. Oh! “Then can we study together?” You’re sure that with Miss Koakuma, studying will be fun!

She pulls you into her lap, affectionately rubbing her cheek with yours. Like how cats do! In any case, it’s comforting. “Silly Leo, that’s why we’re here.”

“But spending time with Miss Koa is too much fun to be studying! I love every moment with her!” Studying is boring and dull. It’s nothing like Miss Koa’s story time.

“Leo~! Marry me!” Miss Koakuma pulls your closer, nuzzling the back of your head. The wings on her back flaps vigorously, almost knocking the two of you off the chair!

“Miss Koa, s-stop, it tickles~” Her hair brushes against your face and neck. It’s everywhere!

When Miss Koakuma pulls away from you, she flicks her hand at a nearby bookshelf. A book with a blue cover and latch floats lazily towards her. She makes a chopping motion, and all of a sudden the book comes in a hurry! It drops itself in Miss Koakuma’s hand.

She plops the book on your knees and opens to the front. “Now. Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. They all lived in different houses to seek their own fortunes. The first little pig built his house out of straw, mainly because of the recent fall of the economy, which resulted in the bankruptcy of his company.”

“Poor pig.”

“Yes, he was very poor! The second little pig, known to be a genuine idiot, built his house out of porcelain, glass, and fragilite – the most fragile mineral discovered by knick-knack scientists around the globe. The third little pig holed himself up in a magical library. But one night, the big bad wolf came along and saw the pig with the straw house. He said, ‘Let me in little pig or I’ll huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down!’

“‘Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!’ Said the little pig. But of course the wolf blew down the house and ate the first little pig. The wolf then came to the house of the second little pig. ‘Let me in little pig or I’ll huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down!’”

“‘Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!’ Said the second little pig. But the wolf blew down that house too with less effort than the first house, due to the fragilite.”

“Why would he use fragilite?”

“He was not a clever pig. The wolf then came to the library. ‘Let me in little pig or I’ll huff and puff and I’ll blow your house down!’”

“‘Divinum impius inimicus igne purga,’ the third pig incanted. And with twice the output of the initial mana enchant, a concentration of magus fascinio funneled through a bodily segment and into the atmosphere creates a spectrum of diffusing mana into the air, generating enough heat to literally blast purgatory fire into the directed area.”

“But wait, Miss Koa!” There is something definitely wrong! “The pig used a poor choice of words for the incantation. Shouldn’t it have been-”

“Oh, it’s probably poorly translated.” Miss Koakuma eagerly closes the book, resulting in a muffled thump.

Ah. Of course! “Okay then~”

A nibble. On your ear. Miss Koakuma’s sweet-smelling red hair drapes over your robe. It’s something like citrus! “M-Miss Koakuma! Geddofme...” It’s very uncomfortable when she’s leaning on you!

“But Leo,” she whispers, all dreamy-like. She moves down to your neck, nibbling there too. “You need to be loved more~” But then Miss Koakuma shoots up into the air! But why?

Koakuma.” Miss Patchouli’s voice echoes from the library. “Are you harassing Leonotis again?”

“But Miss Patchouli! I can’t help it!” Miss Koakuma, held up by a gust of wind, flails around wildly.

Miss Patchouli sighs. “Have you no self control? I swear all sense of rationale is thrown out the window when you’re in close proximity of the boy.” She pulls the gust of wind towards her, flinging Koakuma out of sight. Fwoosh! With a pause, Miss Patchouli says, “Leonotis. Carry on.”

“Okay!” Carrying on!

[ ] Upstairs!
[ ] Outside!
>> No. 59061
[x] Upstairs!

This is awesome.
You're awesome.
>> No. 59062
[x] Upstairs!

This story makes me feel all nice and fuzzy.
>> No. 59064
[x] Upstairs!

Poor Koa. Girl just wants to share her love.
>> No. 59065
[X] Upstairs!

>I swear all sense of rationale is thrown out the window when you’re in close proximity of the boy.
Koakuma's not the only one that can't keep their hands off Leo. He seems to be a chick magnet.
>> No. 59075
[X] Upstairs!

>>59065
With that mane of fluffy hair, can you imagine it being any other way?
Hell, I'm a guy and I'm tempted to ruffle that hair if he were real.
>> No. 59090
[x] Upstairs!
There should be more Koakuma in the future!
>> No. 59092
[x] Outside!

That was a great story. And so educational!
>> No. 59093
[x] Outside!

That was an evil choice earlier between Koakuma and Meiling, though I hope the other girls get their chance in time.
>> No. 59096
[ ] Upstairs!
>> No. 59098
Votes called.
[x] Upstairs!
>> No. 59142
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[x] Upstairs!

Upstairs! Up, up the stairs. They curl around and around like a never ending circle! But it does end. And you’re on the higher floor of the mansion. The low patter of water on glass starts to rise in tempo. It must be rain! You haven’t personally seen it, but you know enough to understand what the noise is. Little droplets fall off the windowpanes making tiny plopping sounds.

The sky outside is a dull gray. Good thing you didn’t go! Your adventures would’ve been ruined, shattered, desecrated! Miss Meiling is still outside. You hope that she’s okay.

Slam!

Owww! You hit your face against a large, open door. Your nose stings and it hurts and owww your head! Rub rub. You rub your nose and head at the same time. You must look silly! But pain! But silly!

Who knocks during the time of Scarlet leisure?” A voice resounds throughout the entire hallway. But you know that voice!

“Ah, Mis- I mean, Lady Remilia!” Your nose and head can wait. You’ve found Lady Remilia! Walking into the room, you find her at the light switch, throwing her cap on. The blanket is messy and on the floor. Her hair seems frizzy and extra curly, like yours! You wonder if somebody ruffled her hair too.

“Oh, it is just Leo.” She takes a seat on the nearest chair, crossing her legs. Her wings flap twice, but Lady Remilia stays in place. “Why do you bother me during my rest?” She motions for you to enter the room, yawning and stretching her arms.

You didn’t mean to bother her! It’s just that something was in the way! And you happened to hit it! “Lady Remilia...I’m sorry. I was thinking about something and the door was just there and I hit it and it hurt.”

The pit-pat of the rain hails over the roof. “I, the ruler of this mansion, Remilia Scarlet, of descent from great vampires of old, have been woken out of slumber by a boy of diminutive stature, whose purpose in life is to frolick within the confines of this villa of mine?” She flicks her pointy finger at you dramatically.

“Yeah!” Lady Remilia tells the truth! You’re amazed at how accurate she is!

“In any case, we’ll have to issue a punishment, don’t we?” She smiles a big smile that stretches across her face.

“Um. Yes?” You weren’t sure what the right answer was!

Lady Remilia’s face lights up, smirking. You think you guessed right! “Absolutely, dear. To make up for this insolence, you’ll have tea with me. Now, to procure a table and extra chair.” Instantly, two fairy maids heave a table and a chair next to Lady Remilia!

They came here super fast! The one that tousled your hair winks at you. A third fairy maid comes in with tea, chamomile. She clacks the teacup on the platter, pouring some for Lady Remilia and then you. “Now tell me, child. How has your day been?” She brushes her hair behind her ear.

“It was a lot of fun! I got to play with Miss Sakuya and Miss Koakuma today. I didn’t get to go outside, but I’ll do that another day!”

“Mmm, that’s nice.” Lady Remilia takes a slow sip of the tea, smiling at the thought. “Have you been working on your studies?” She laughs as if she knows the answer.

But she doesn’t! Unless she thought that you did study. In that case, she does! “Yes’m! I have studied and analyzed over four hundred grimoires in my study time!”

“Child, you did well. I’m certain Patchy’ll be proud of your endeavors.”

Yay, your endeavors~

Drizzle.

“I’ll be happy if Miss Patchouli praises me, ehehe~”

Drizzle.

“It takes little to please you then!”

Krak! Fwoosh. The tea, it’s flying! Right onto Lady Remilia. This is horrible! Plop.

“Lady Remilia! Are you okay!?” Nooo! The loud crack made you fling the tea reflexively!

She grabs a tissue, which is quickly handed to her by a fairy maid at her beckoning, and wipes the tea off. “More importantly,” she casually says. Too casually! You did a bad thing! “Are you okay?”

Krak!

“Um, y-yes?” You felt smaller and smaller with every passing moment.

“Raise your hands up, Leo.” Remilia is using her scary voice! You do as you’re told. Be a good boy. But your hands! They refuse to listen to you. They’re a bit stiff. “You’re shaking.”

A flash of light and a roaring boom greet the outside sky. Aah!

“Fewer grimoires, more Poe. Haven’t you ever heard of a storm isLady Remilia throws her wet nightgown at your face. You can’t see! In a gentler voice, she chides you, “Don’t be scared. It’s just thunder and lightning. If you put things into perspective, wouldn’t a vampire in front of you be more frightening?” A hand removes the nightgown from your person.

“Lady Remilia~” She’s right in front of you. And wearing the new dress without the choker or the the laces and frills! “Very pretty!”

“Now, Leo. Are you still scared?” Her bright red eyes are so warm-looking! It makes you feel at home.

“No~”

Krak.

“Need me to hold your hand?”

Nod nod.

Lady Remilia’s small hand grasps yours. It is cool but soft to the touch. Like her! She’s very cool, but soft inside~

“My dearest Leo. Worry not.” She pulls you along the room, approaching the window. “Look.”

The rain on the window fades away and instead is replaced by a ray of sun peeking through the clouds. “Lady Remilia! How did you do that?”

“I’m Remilia Scarlet. I have great powers at my disposal.”

“Did you use any of your great powers?” You wonder what powers she has!

“I am the master of fate. A storm is trivial to me.” She is the Lady Remilia, so you quickly believe her. She wouldn’t lie! She lets go of your hand and pours herself another cup of tea from the table. “How ironic is the vampire who soothes the storm for the sun, enemy of the Scarlet Devil, to come out!”

“Then why, Lady Remilia?”

“To show my affection, child.” Oh! Lady Remilia is such a wonderful mistress!

“Lady Remilia~” You go up to her and give a big squeeze!

She pats your head. Yay, headpats! “Now that I’m awake, I feel like strolling through the mansion. Leo, you are free to do whatever you please until bedtime. Orders by your mistress, if Patchy wants to know.” She saunters out of the room, without so much a goodbye.

She’s gooone! But what to do?

[ ] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!
[ ] Studies! Not exactly studying, but magical training!
>> No. 59143
[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!

Meiling time!
>> No. 59144
[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!

She's been waiting long enough as it is.
>> No. 59145
[X] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!

We are under order to do whatever we want today. Playtime!
>> No. 59154
[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!

Jesus this story is too goddamn adorable.
>> No. 59155
[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day! 
Rain won't ruin our day!
>> No. 59164
>>59154
Isn't it just? I'm looking forward to the Pleasant Meadows twist.

Or maybe it'll stay this way and our quest will be to travel Gensokyo and receive headpats from every single touhou.
>> No. 59178
Called.
[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!
>> No. 59208
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[x] Outside! You said you’ll go another day, but today can be that day!

You’re free! And since you still have some spare time, you’re off to the outside! You consider opening the windows and flying out, but Miss Sakuya says that’s bad manners. The windows are to stay shut! Instead, you’ll fly through the mansion. So you speed through the hallways and rooms, gaining momentum for a big jump!

Fwoosh~ You barrel through the front door but recover perfectly back on your feet. Clap clap clap! Miss Meiling applauds you for sticking the landing! Your audience compels you to bow!

“Miss Meiling! I did it~”

“You did!” She pauses for a second. “Did what now?”

“I stuck the landing!”

She looks at you, nodding slowly. “It was good. I’d only give it an eight though. Not enough style, Leo!” She jumps in the air, doing a twirl and flip. “You need more of that.”

“I see!” But you don’t know how to twirl and flip! “How do I do that, Miss Meiling?”

“Easy, you just bend your knees and...” she arcs through the air. “Like this! I don’t know how to explain it. I kinda do it without thinking.”

You do a practice jump eagerly. The cool, evening air nips at your ears. It’s almost night time! “Miss Meiling! I think I can do it!” You do another jump! On the third one, you tuck your legs and heave yourself backward. Extending your legs, you flail wildly to recover balance! Then you gracefully plant your face on the ground.

Owww. The grass softens the blow, but your nose! It’s still delicate from greeting the door. You tumble to the side, facing up to the sky. “Miss Meiling, my nose has suffered enough today.”

Miss Meiling plops down, lying down next to you. The grass rustles slightly. “All you need to do is relax. Like right now!” She breathes deeply, closing her eyes. “Don’t move, just look into the scarlet sky.”

The grass is cool, slightly damp from the rain. You don’t mind, since your robe’s all thick and fluffy! “Oh, Miss Meiling. Did you have to stand out here in the rain?”

“Yes I did!” Miss Meiling laughs heartily. “But Sakuya came and kept me company with an umbrella until the rain died down. Still, good thing it didn’t last.”

“Yeah!” The rain is okay, but you’re definitely glad the thunder and lightning went away!

Miss Meiling jerks up erratically. “...Hey, Leo. Were we supposed to have classes today?”

“I think so?” You aren’t sure if you did! “I did a lot of things today, so I don’t really remember~”

“Another day then.” Miss Meiling lies back down again. “Not today, because we’re having an important thingy right now.”

“What is the ‘thingy,’ Miss Meiling?” You want to know what you and Miss Meiling are doing!

“Siesta time.”

Miss Sakuya told you to hit Miss Meiling’s forehead whenever she mentioned siestas! Bop~

“Ouch. That’s not very relaxing, Leo.” Miss Meiling rolls away, still lying down.

“But Miss Sakuya said to bop you when you do that!”

“Man,” she rubs her head. “can’t she cut me some slack once in a while?”

You roll towards Miss Meiling. Ah, the grass is still dewy from the rain! Your robe is all wettish now. You assume Miss Meiling is too.

“I’m all soaked~”

“I bet you are!” Miss Meiling chuckles. Then, with a swift twist of the wrists, she rolls you some more!

Waha~

Oh, the sun is all gone now. It must’ve disappeared while you were siesta-stopping Miss Meiling. Your play time is over! You didn’t get to explore far outside, but at least you were with Miss Meiling. “It’s almost time to sleep~”

“Right. Which was why we couldn’t do our classes today. At least, that’s what you’ll tell Miss Sakuya if she asks. Right?” She winks.

“Right!” Miss Meiling is just a victim of circumstance! Miss Sakuya will understand.

All of a sudden, you’re up in the air! “Hup!” Miss Meiling grunts, hoisting you onto her shoulder. “Okay then. Off to sleep you go!”

Onward! You’re taken away to your room, which has a big cabinet and an even bigger bed. You’re certain it could fit another two of yourself under the covers.

“Miss Meiling!”

“Yes, Leo?”

“Night~”

“Good night, you.” Miss Meiling waves goodbye.

Your clothes are still dripping! Throwing your robe and underpants off, you fold the them into neat little squares and slip into your pajamas. It’s nice and poofy. You slip into the bed~

The covers are so snug! But before you sleep, voices are hush-hushing each other outside the door. You faintly hear Miss Koakuma and Miss Patchouli!

“But, miss!”

“No buts. You’re not allowed to sleep together with the child. And definitely not with those clothes!”

“M-Miss Patchouli...”

“Crying about it isn’t going to persuade me.”

The voices fade, and all is quiet now. The bed is so...comfy.

You wonder what you should do tomorrow.

Zzz~

Light gently seeps through the windows, insisting you get up. You want to get up, but you’re sinking into the bed. It’s so nice, you just want to roll yourself up in the blanket~

So you do! And then you fall off the bed, still entangled in the covers. You should figure out what to do today! Aside from freeing yourself from this trap. This warm, soft, snuggly trap... not helping! You wrestle yourself out of the sheets.

Pop!

Now then. What to do?

[x] Training with Miss Meiling! And maybe flips!
[x] Exploring! It is time to acquaint yourself with the outside world.
[x] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!
[x] Study. Better now than later (or so Miss Patchouli says).
>> No. 59209
Koakuma, know that I will always be rooting for you.

[q] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!
>> No. 59210
[x] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

A good day starts with breakfast.
>> No. 59212
[x] Study. Better now than later (or so Miss Patchouli says).

We need to take every opportunity to see Koakuma when Patchouli might be otherwise occupied.
>> No. 59213
[x] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

Time for some gang-ruffling.
>> No. 59214
[x] Study. Better now than later (or so Miss Patchouli says).

I hope Patchy gets hands on with her teaching.
>> No. 59215
[x] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

Need them calories for a proper studying session afterwards.
>> No. 59216
[X] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

Can't do anything on an empty stomach.

>>59214
Patchouli's a stick in the mud. She didn't even get close when she pulled Koakuma off Leo.
>> No. 59217
[x] Study. Better now than later (or so Miss Patchouli says).

> And definitely not with those clothes!
Oh my...
>> No. 59218
[X] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

Food! Yum! And then we distract the maids with fluffy hair help the maids!
>> No. 59248
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[x] Breakfast! Then help out the fairy maids!

You can’t forget about the most important meal of the day! You’ll need the energy in the morning, otherwise you’ll end up falling asleep. But what happens if you fall asleep while flying? Will you go into autopilot, or drop down once you lose consciousness? In any case, either one is dangerous. You shouldn’t try it, but now you’re curious!

Growl~

Oh right, breakfast! You scamper to the dining room, greeted by the various smells of food. Everyone’s here too! Miss Meiling, Miss Koakuma, Miss Patchouli, and Miss Remilia! Even Miss Sakuya, who is directing the fairy maids in the back.

“Hiya, Leo!” Miss Meiling enthusiastically calls out. You notice that she finished eating before she called out to you! That means she’s going out already.

“Miss Meiling, good morning! How are you today?” Best to sneak in a conversation before she leaves!

“Great. I got to see you before I go guard the gate, so that’s like good luck or something, huh?” She places her utensils on the plate, patting her belly. “Thanks for the meal. I’m off!”

“See ya~” You wave to her before she exits the room. You take a glance at your empty plate, and then at the food set across the table. A small bowl of oatmeal catches your attention! From afar, you can only see blueberries inside, so you bring it closer to you. Oh. OH! It has cinnamon and a hint of honey too! You’ll take some~

It’s already gone from your plate. Your stomach knows, and tells you that it’s not enough. You must appease it. This time, you throw a few items onto your plate. First of which is some scrambled eggs. To the untrained eye, it may seem like normal eggs – but no! They have black pepper and what seems to be olive oil. Or maybe vegetable oil. In any case, they are better. Your tongue agrees. A plain muffin with jam also complements the meal. It’s gone too! You end the meal with some grapes. They’re the plump, seedless kind. Also gone~

“Mrrnnnn...” Miss Koakuma mumbles. But you weren’t sure what that means.

“Mish-“ You’re still eating! Chew. There, now you won’t be rude. “Miss Koakuma, what did you say?”

“Leeeeeeoooo!” She’s tearing up! What do you do!? Miss Koakuma’s bawling and you don’t know why!

“Miss Koa! What’s wrong?”

Miss Patchouli sips her cup of tea, frowning at her assistant. “Leave her be, Leonotis. She needs to learn self-control.”

“But Miss Patchouuuli! It’s unfair! Even if you order me, an entire day without touching Leo? Impossible, impossible, impossible.” She vehemently objects to this.

Miss Patchouli shakes her head, taking a small bite of her toast. “This is for your own good. And for the general welfare of Leonotis.”

Miss Remilia interjects. “Perhaps the lack of control is better for the boy, hmm? It’s certainly...thrilling for him.”

“Absolutely not.” The conversation ends there.

You didn’t really get it, but okay! “I’m finished with my food!” You decide to take your plate directly to the kitchen to help out the fairy maids! You wave goodbye to everyone else before leaving.

A fairy maid asks you, “Leo! Come for something?”

“Miss Sei! I’d like to help out.” A few other fairy maids take notice of you and all give you nice, pretty smiles!

“Let’s see what you can do. Can you wash some of the dishes in the sink?”

“Of course! I can do that.” Getting ready! You pull the sleeves from your nightshirt up, plunging your dish into the sink. Plugging the sinkhole, you let the water gently rise up and up. You got the sponge and you got the soap! Rinse and lather, rinse and lather~

“That won’t do, sweetheart.” A fairy maid grabs your hands gently and moves them around to clean the dishes. “You do it like this~♥”

“No fair, I want to clean with Leo too!” Another fairy maid joins you, helping you wash the dishes. And another. And another! Pretty soon, the entire kitchen is washing the dishes. They’re all grabbing your hands too! It’s hard to stay efficient now.

“Umm. It’s hard to clean when we’re all squished here!”

“Don’t worry, hun. It’s a group effort~”

You manage to get all the dishes finished. A miracle! You wipe your brow in exhaustion. “We did it~” The plates are all sparkly clean now!

“Thanks for your help, Leo~” The fairy maid that first assisted you in dishwashing activities smiles cheekily.

“Any time, Miss Lora~” Yay fairy maids! They always smile, so it makes you want to smile! But you’re now soapy and wet. So you’ll take a shower! You pass hallways, moving straight to the baths room. Throwing your clothes on the neat little laundry basket outside the shower stall, you turn the warm water knob to the right.

Wah~ it’s so nice! There’s nothing like a big meal and a hot shower. Scrub scrub. Shampoo, soap, hair, face. All done! Grabbing a towel on the little hook, you dry your hair until it’s soft and fluffy.

Wrapping the towel around your waist, you can wait no longer. Where to go?

Waaait! You throw on your oriental white robe with long sleeves and flowing pants. You need clothes first!

Now. Where to go?

[ ] Reimu’s shrine!
[ ] The Buddhist shrine!
[ ] The Taoist Mausoleum!
[ ] The Forest of Magic!
[ ] Fairy Lake!
>> No. 59249
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[ ] The Taoist Mausoleum!

It is time. For our shota to meet the cutest overlord!
>> No. 59250
[x] The Taoist Mausoleum!
>> No. 59252
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[X] The Forest of Magic!
>> No. 59253
[X] The Buddhist shrine!

WE MUST MEET THE TIGER AND JOIN FORCES!
>> No. 59254
[x] The Taoist Mausoleum!
>> No. 59255
[X] The Buddhist shrine!

I want to be mothered by Byakuren.
>> No. 59256
[x] The Taoist Mausoleum!

Yes
>> No. 59259
[x] The Buddhist shrine!

Gotta show a tiger who's the coolest cat in Gensokyo.
>> No. 59260
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[X] The Buddhist shrine!

>>59249
>It is time. For our shota to meet the cutest overlord!
But that's not where you find Byakuren.
>> No. 59261
[X] The Taoist Mausoleum!

We must see Miko. It must happen.
>> No. 59262
[x] The Taoist Mausoleum!

If you want sum Byakuren fuk loving you should go read Animating Gensokyo. I for one think there's not enough Miko in this site.
>> No. 59264
[X] The Buddhist shrine!
>> No. 59265
[x] Reimu’s shrine!
>> No. 59271
[x] The Buddhist shrine!

Oh yes
>> No. 59272
[X] The Taoist Mausoleum!

While I do love me some Byakuren, there is some really underexplored potential on the Taoist side
>> No. 59279
[x] Reimu’s shrine!
>> No. 59281
[x] Reimu’s shrine!
>> No. 59288
[X] The Taoist Mausoleum!

Alright, why not.
>> No. 59303
Called.
[X] The Taoist Mausoleum!
>> No. 59323
>Waaait! You throw on your oriental white robe with long sleeves and flowing pants. You need clothes first!
B-but why?
>> No. 59349
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[x] The Taoist Mausoleum!

The white, fluffy robe feels nice~

Speaking of white, fluffy robes, it kinda looks like Miss Futo’s traditional dress... wait. Could it be that you’re wearing a dress!? Upon further inspection, you are not wearing a dress. Indeed, you are wearing pants. Crisis averted! You’re saved~

Oh, come to think of it, you haven’t paid Miss Futo a visit for a while. She said she’ll introduce you to her friends the next time you see her. You wonder what kind of friends Miss Futo’ll bring!

Flap flap

The books on the side of the room’s desk lay there, stretching their wings. You really should study... but you won’t. They open to the cover page affectionately, wanting to be read. Aww, not now. You’ll make time to study later! You pat the books and flip them closed before you leave the room.


The fairy maids are up and about, dusting the chairs, desks, and windows today. They seem extra spirited in the morning. You wonder why.

One of the fairy maids notices you and waves. “Hello, Leo! It’s nice to see you so early in the morning!”

Another one of the fairy maids interrupts. A crowd of fairy maids is gathering! “Leo! Thanks for helping us yesterday~” More fairy maids.

“Any time! I’m glad to help out any way I can.”

Poke, prod, squeeeeeze.

They’re not doing their job! Unless it involves grabbing at your hands and clothes and everywhere. In that case, they are. But you’re sure that their job doesn’t involve that!

In that case, you’ll take evasive action. Slipping out of the maids’ grasps, you break into a sprint as fast as you can.

“Leooooo, come back~” One of the fairy maids call out from behind you.

They can’t keep you away from your objective! You always seem to disrupt the fairy maids whenever they’re working. While running, you pass Miss Sakuya.

“Leo, no running in the mansion! You’ll get hurt.”

“Kaaaaay!” You broke the rules, but you didn’t mean to. You stop immediately.

“Going somewhere?” asks Miss Sakuya.

Indeed you are! “I’m visiting Miss Futo today!”

“Alright,” Miss Sakuya nods. She seems to have noticed that you’re in a hurry. “Don’t do anything dangerous now.” She dismisses you with a wave.

Okay, now you’re ready to go. Walking! It takes much longer to get to the mansion gates because you’re not running, but breaking the rules will make Miss Sakuya sad. You’d rather make her happy than sad!

You pass Miss Meiling, who is taking her morning nap. You should wake her up. “Miss Meiling! G’morning!”

“Huh!?” She straightens her back and tenses up. How does she sleep standing up? It’s a mystery to you. “Oh hey. Good morning,” she yawns.

“Anyway, I gotta go! Good luck guarding the gate, Miss Meiling. I’m off!”

“See ya, Leo.” She leans back on the gate, yawning again. Miss Meiling’s not really a morning person~

Now that you’re free of the mansion, you stop holding back and break into a full sprint. Your feet gradually leave the ground, skirting against the flowing air. You are nowhere near Miss Shameimaru’s speed, but you’d still say that you’re pretty darn quick! The only problem is that your flying is hard to control.

You zip past Misty Lake, passing by blurs and fairy blobs and other things obscured by the pseed of your flight.

“Hey, you! I challenge you to... waitwhereareyougoing!”

You think that was Cirno. You couldn’t really tell, because you didn’t hear what he or she was saying.

The Myouren Temple’s cemetery draws near. Too near! You can’t slow down in time! You manage to slow down enough to find the mausoleum’s entrance...and fly directly through the doors. That reminds you! Miss Meiling taught you about proper etiquette when charging through someone’s doors.

Tuck and roll! You cover your head and curl into a little ball, rolling through the entrance. It would be bad manners to shoot through the doors without a little bit of finesse!

You finish your roll near the feet of Miss Futo.

“Leonotis! A pleasant surprise to see you.” She bows, apparently not bothered by your more-than-enthusiastic entrance. It must have been the roll!

You bow to her as well. It feels appropriate to bow! “G’morning Miss Futo! How are you doing today?”

“I am doing well, little one. For what occasion do you visit for?” She ushers you inside the main temple, chuckling. She sits you down on a comfy pillow, which absorbs you. The fleecy pillow stuffing is eating you.

“Just to visit!” You continue the conversation. “I was wondering if you needed some company.”

Miss Futo smooths down your wavy hair, closing her eyes and smiling. She’s very lovely when she smiles! “You’re welcome here any time, little one.”

“Do we have a guest, Futo?” A voice calls out from the adjacent room. Could that be one of Miss Futo’s friends? It probably is.

“Yes we do. It is the boy I was talking about earlier, Tojiko. He is a splendid fellow.”

“I’ll make some tea then.”

You take a look around. The area is very simple, with a few mats padding the floor. It reminds you of the Buddhist temple! But you won’t say that here. Miss Futo very sternly told you not to mention that to any of the others around when you mentioned it before. Other than that, there are a few potted plants, fresh and alive with greenery!

A woman with light green hair and an even greener dress floats into the room, placing two cups of tea on the low table. Floats? Oh, she has no legs! She has two cloud-shaped tails in place of feet.

“Hello. My name is Soga no Tojiko. It’s an honor to meet a guest of Futo.” She curtsies, despite having no legs.

“Hello to you too, Miss Tojiko!” Maybe it should have been Miss Soga, not Miss Tojiko. You always get confused with old fashioned names. “I’m Leonotis!”

She sets down a cup of tea on your side of the table. “It’s always pleasant having guests here. We don’t seem to get many of them, if you don’t count spirits.”

Fluffy, fluffy ghost tails. You really want to see how soft they are, but you shouldn’t. You just got to know her! It’ll be rude and embarrassing. Instead, you’ll drink your tea. It’s a clear green, almost like the color of Miss Tojiko. You don’t know what it is, but it’s strong. Not that it’s bad! It’s actually very good.

The door suddenly clacks open, revealing a woman with a regal-looking dress and vest. The cape that adorns her shoulders flutters with her arrival. So cool~

“Well isn’t it lively around here!” She laughs without restraint, shaking the golden
sword strapped to her waist.

“Crown Prince, you have returned!” Miss Futo exclaims with excitement.

“Like always.” Adjusting her earmuffs, she turns to you. “And you there. I am Toyosatomimi no Miko! I have listened your heart’s desires, and I am glad. If only the rest of the world could share your intentions!”

What are your desires? You aren’t sure! “My desires?”

“Your desires. Very well! I shall grant them myself!” With a big flourish of her hands, she reaches for you and pulls you close to her. Only then, do you realize your true desire. A hug! It’s very nice and cozy inside her cape. You like the Crown Prince already! Still embracing you, she glances towards Miss Tojiko. “You don’t need to restrain yourself. Go on.”

“Oh, no! I couldn’t!” Miss Tojiko energetically shakes her head no. “Well, and it would be bad manners to do so after Futo and I need to prepare myself,” she babbles. Miss Tojiko’s face is getting red and flustery! “F-Futo, please start.”

Miss Futo smiles impishly like Miss Sakuya does when she teases you. “My heart is content. I am fine with watching.” She motions for you to go to Miss Tojiko.

Miss Tojiko is all confused, so you’ll take the initiative! You run up to her and hold her in a big squeeeeze.

Fluff, fluff.

As it turns out, her ghostly tails are indeed very fluffy! Gradually, Miss Tojiko loosens up and strokes your head. Yay, friendship~

“I’m afraid if I start, I may not ever want to stop,” mumbles Miss Tojiko, sitting down with her ghosty legs on the matted floor.

“That seems to be the norm with him,” replies Miss Futo with a low chuckle.

The Crown Prince adds, ”He is the sort of boy who unleashes those desires. And what selfish desires he has!”

Right now, you’re content with lying down on Miss Tojiko’s soft ghosty lap. Is that considered selfish?

“What are his desires?” asks Miss Futo, who squeezes closer to you and Miss Tojiko. You’re sandwiched between the two of them! It’s okay, because they’re all kind people~

“Let me tell you, my cute follower,” replies Miss Toyosatomimi. You’d say Miss Miko, but that might be confusing with all the other shrine maidens flying about Gensokyo. “He has three main desires. The first is the safety of his family, which includes most of his companions and acquaintances.”

That’s right! “It’s nice to have a big family.”

Miss Toyosatomimi continues. “Second is his desire to keep his friends happy.”

“Miss Crown Prince! You’re good at this!” She must be a master at this! Clap clap~

“I know.” Miss Toyosatomimi acts like it’s no big deal. But you can tell she’s happy that you praised her! “And the last desire, perhaps the most selfish of them all, is a profound desire for head patting.”

“Hugs?” replies Miss Futo.

“...Hugs?” Miss Tojiko parrots back.

But they don’t understand! Head patting is the focal point of the universe. Without it, there would be dire consequences for emotion and mental stability. Where would the foundations of courage, diligence, and perseverance be if there were no head pats in the world? You shudder at the thought. Reality would tear apart from its absence; the universe would cease to exist.

“Yes, head pats. And his desire increases even now.” Maybe she caught wind of your inner ramblings. You should perhaps teach a lesson next time. They don’t seem to understand basic physics. It’s astounding how little people know about the Abstract Theory of Headpatting Thermodynamics: Energy and You Versus Energy and My Head.

“Oh, w-well...” Miss Tojiko trails off.

“Just pat his head already.” The Crown Prince impatiently adds. She must have heard Miss Tojiko’s desires as well. You’re not inclined to refuse though. But the head patting never comes!

“Miss Tojiko, do you not want to?” You ask her because she has her hand over your head but only hovers over it.

“This is playing unfair...” She finally plops her hand on your hair and rubs it. It’s different from ruffling, because she does it so tenderly. There is nothing more blissful than having a gentle head pat. It only lasts for a few seconds. You’re not disappointed! But it would be nice to have more...

And more head pats were given. Miss Tojiko must have sensed it! The Taoists have a knack at sensing desires. All is well in the world.

But it can’t last. You have other things to do today! Lifting yourself up from Miss Tojiko’s lap, you smile at the Taoists. “Oh, Miss Futo. Thanks for inviting me today. It was nice and relaxing here~”

“It was nice seeing you again. Do stop by more often.” Miss Futo bows respectfully.

You wave to your new acquaintances, Miss Tojiko and the Crown Prince. “Miss Tojiko! Miss Toyosatomimi! It was nice meeting you two!”

“You as well.” Miss Tojiko nods, having calmed down.

“I didn’t catch your name, boy. What is it?” The Crown Prince asks.

“Leonotis, but you can call me Leo!”

“Alright, Leo. I’ll see you another time.”

“Of course! Next time, I’ll show Miss Tojiko and Miss Futo the wonders of Headpatting Thermodynamics.” The ghost and her colleague both give you confused glances. You give a thumbs up in response. They’ll understand! Next time.

But now. Where to?

[ ] The House of Puppeteers. You recall Miss Patchouli has an errand for you to do there.
[ ] Up the Youkai Mountain. Someone wanted to talk to you, but you forgot who.
[ ] The House of Rabbits, Eientei!
[ ] The House of Fire, Mokou’s place!
[ ] Or maybe Somewhere Else? (Write in)
>> No. 59351
[X] Myouren Temple. You're practically there already.

>A crowd of fairy maids is gathering! “Leo! Thanks for helping us yesterday~”
Wasn't that this morning?

>They don’t seem to understand basic physics. It’s astounding how little people know about the Abstract Theory of Headpatting Thermodynamics: Energy and You Versus Energy and My Head.
Probably because it's not in any of the physics textbooks I've read.
>> No. 59354
[X] Myouren Temple. You're practically there already.
>> No. 59355
[x] The House of Fire, Mokou’s place!

Mokomoko!
>> No. 59357
[x] The House of Fire, Mokou’s place!

Sounds like fun.
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