YAFKYU !nmVOHsTRd. 2008/06/25 (Wed) 16:29 No. 13492 ▼
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FUCK. Sorry for the delays, but the internet crapped out on me just as I finished writing. It's back on now, but I swear, if I catch my ISP, I'm going to cut him to pieces.
[X] "Marisa Kirisame, infamous human magician and stealer of precious things. It is a pleasure to meet you in person."
You return the handshake with equal strength.
"Marisa Kirisame!" you exclaim in an excessively pompous voice "Infamous magician and stealer of precious things! It is a pleasure to meet you in person!"
"No need for flattery ~ze!" pulling her hand out of your grasp, she puts it and the other one on her hips "Besides, it's not 'magician'! I'm a witch ~ze!" she sounds a bit displeased with your mistake, but her face remains smiling "Just look at those clothes! Is this what a magician would wear?"
She makes a spin, or rather, a piruet, ballancing on one foot. Her hair flutters around, and so does her skirt, giving you a nice view of... Oh wait. She's wearing those old-fashioned, puffy bloomers. While they have a charm of their own as well, you'd rather have her wear something more... Girly. Not that she doesn't look feminine at all, but she could certainly use some additional stat boosts here and there.
"Indeed." you try to return your thoughts back on tracks as she stops spinning and resumes to stare at you with that everpresent smile. "My mistake. Pardon my ignorance, as I am relatively new to this whole magical mess that Gensokyo wails in."
"Woah, woah." Marisa frowns "What's with the politeness? Come on, loosen up! You're not at some sort of an official meeting ~ze!"
"Certainly," you reply "I may not be attending one, but it lays in my nature to use such manner of speech."
"Man!" she approaches you and hits you on the back "You sure have it hard, don'tcha? Don't worry, if your friends leave you, old Marisa will always be there to give you a motivating kick in the ass!"
She sends you a malicious grin, which you, without reserve, immidiately return.
"Alright then! Introductions are over! It's work time ~ze!" Saying that, she returns to distributing various snacks to bowls and plates. "You can take Reimu's work!" she points to the green blobby block that Reimu was occupied with before she left "Just cut that in cubes!"
"What is it anyway?" you ask, trying to touch the weird matter. It's cold, and it's density is similiar to that of a regular jelly you'd see in the outside world. "Is it edible?"
"Of course, silly!" Marisa casts you a slightly annoyed glance "It's my special mushroom magic jelly ~ze! Only I know the recipe!"
Well, if she says so... It doesn't look too tempting, but there are various tastes... Besides, no one said you have to eat it, right? So, let's just follow her orders and cut it up. You grab the knife and begin to slice through the soft matter. It really is similiar to jelly. Only smell and colour are a bit off. Otherwise, it would be safe to assume that it indeed is a jelly, made of mushrooms or not.
"So, a witch, huh? What do witches do?"
"Oh, the usual stuff." slice. Well, at this rate, it's going to be a task easy enough. "I collect ingridients, make elixirs, get into fights. Usual stuff."
"Then what about your infamy? Have you earned it just by being a witch?"
"Infamy?" another glance "Well, I guess I've done some things that could use more thought and planning... Why do you know about that, anyway? You're an outsider ~ze."
"Oh." you shrug "I may be one, but my knowledge of Gensokyo's lore is quite a vast one, dare I say. I know many things about Gensokyo's inhabitants. That includes you, miss witch."
"Really?" slice. It's almost halfway through. "So what do you know about Patche?"
"Patchouli? Ahem." you cough theatrically before continuing "Patchouli Knowledge. A youkai magician currently at the service of Remilia Scarlet, also living under her wings and roof. Spends most time in her library, reading through countless tomes of various kinds. Though there is something, or rather someone, that makes her collection keep losing in numbers." you send Marisa an all-knowing grin.
"Oooh. So you know of my little escapades. And you're from the outside at that. Dunno where did you learn about it, but... Impressive. I've met some outsiders before, but most of them weren't nearly as informed as you are ~ze. Good job on preparations."
"Well, who do you take me for? I'm the spider webbing in the darkness!"
"Spider?" she giggles "Is that your profession? You're catching flies and entangle them in your web?"
"You could say that. Indeed, I do catch flies and entrap them in my beautiful net, but what kind of flies are those, I shall leave the pondering to your imagination."
"So, to put it simply, you consider yourself a womanizer ~ze."
"More or less."
"Well, hafta say, you are pretty good looking. And have a sharp tongue too." glance "I can see why Reimu is so fond of you, despite her usual dislike for men, but if you want to sway me," with the corner of your eye, you see Marisa winking at you with a seductive smile "You'll have to work harder."
"Well, shall I strenghten my efforts, then? Just you wait, Marisa Kirisame, for towards the end of this day, you shall be all over this humble me!"
"We'll see about that!"
Two of you then share a laugh, returning to your own tasks.
Three minutes later, your job is done. Having finished cutting up the jelly-like entity, you arranged it on a plate in a nice pattern, then threw the knife into the sink.
"I am done."
"Good. I'll do the rest on my own ~ze. You can go and meet the guests, or..." she falls silent for a second "Wait a moment, have you seen Alice?" Marisa suddenly asks from above a big bowl of oranges "I sent her to retrieve something, but haven't seen her ever since ~ze. I'm worried she's lost her way or something. She's a clumsy one ~ze."
[ ] "I did run into her, but her current whereabouts are mystery to me as well."
[ ] "I have seen her. Probably you should look for her?"
[ ] "Alice? Who's that? I've seen Shanghai though. Adorable little doll, isn't she?"
[ ] "You're right. I did stumble upon her, but... Maybe I should go and look for her?"
[ ] "Alice should be responsible enough to take care of herself. Let me carry those to the dining room, alright?"