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The Hakurei Shrine was blanketed underneath a pile of white snow, the downpour appearing almost out of random. Several fairies were playing around in the snow, laughing happily as the Hakurei Shrine maiden and her guest watched from a distance. Though outside, Reimu was warmly wrapped in a winter coat, only her head, hands and feet sticking out from underneath. Sitting next to her, also wrapped in a large coat, was her guest, a man in his late twenties. Both persons were holding a cup of hot cocoa.
“Mmm, this hot cocoa is very delicious, Ulysses,” Reimu commented as she took another sip.
“I’m glad to see that you like it, Miss Hakurei,” Ulysses replied, also taking a sip from his cup. “There’s nothing like a nice glass of hot cocoa on a cold day like this.”
Reimu smirked after hearing her last name. “You’re so formal, Ulysses. Why don’t you lighten up? It’s not like I call you Faefather all the time.”
“I wish you did,” Ulysses scoffed as he watched the fairies rolling up snow, already working on creating a full-fledge snowman. “It’s proper to refer each other, as a sign of understanding. Are you saying you don’t understand me, Miss Hakurei?”
Reimu lets out a loud cackle as he slapped Ulysses’ shoulder. “Ulysses! How could I not understand you? You’re just another guy looking for a purpose in life! And here in Gensokyo you’re finding it, right?”
Ulysses laughed in reply, looking back into his cup of hot chocolate. “I guess you’re right, Reimu. I’ve found quite a bit since I first came here. Before I was just a lonely man with very little to my name, and now I have a family. Of sorts, anyway.”
“Heh, a family, huh? You starting to let those fairies get to you, Ulysses? And here I was thinking that they were simply tools for you, tools for you and your... antics,” Reimu grinned, taking another sip of hot chocolate.
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