PaperBoy !SxoPbZA6yI 2008/08/19 (Tue) 11:08 No. 17501 ▼
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[X] Yes, and start gathering the things needed
[X] Ask her about the person running the place
[X] Ask her who's going to be invited
[X] Get Sacchin(;_;) and Reimu for the party
"Of course." You reply to her question, nodding once. "I'll start gathering the things we need for it in a bit."
Heh, such a carefree and party-loving girl, she must be a favourite of sort. That thought gives you chills for some reason, but you brushes it aside as another thought takes its place. If the bastard likes Suika, then maybe the girl will know him better than the others, and might be less mindful talking about him. After all, you can't imagine anyone, even a stinking capitalist dog like the building owner must be, will hit the adorable child.
"Say, do you mind if I ask something?"
Suika, who you realise is already stumbling away during your little escapade in your head, turns around and looks at you quizzically, her head tipping to a side and her gourd clutched in front of her chest. She continues to stare at you, and you begin to start to feel uncomfortable under her scrutiny. You've no idea what you've done that makes her stare at you with such intensity, but when she suddenly beams at you with the largest smile you've seen yet, you felt your weariness fading quickly.
"Sure! The more the merrier! A party needs more than three people!"
Wha-, oh right, she probably assumed that you're going to ask if you can invite someone else to the party. Well, you do have someone in mind, but you push that aside for now.
"Actually, I just wants to know who runs this place."
"Eh? What're you talking about?" She asks with confusion. "Isn't this shrine Reimu's?"
What? The place's owned by that starved-looking girl? That doesn't make any sense...
Ah right, that's probably it! Suika probably don't know a thing, being well taken care of by the others. Well, that complicates things, but maybe another approach to the question is the key.
"Ah no, that's not what I meant. What I actually mean is, who's the person that lives here other than you, Reimu and that other green haired girl?"
"Wha? Me, Reimu and Mima are the only ones living here."
You sigh in defeat, shaking your head hopelessly. Looks like you aren't getting any conclusive answers out of her, she really don't know anything. Suika is still looking at you quizzically, and even more confused now. It's probably best if you steer the topic away right now.
"Nevermind, forget I asked." You say dismissively, then change the tone to a more amiable one. "So, who's going to be invited?"
Suika perks up at the question, her head bobbing up and down cheerfully for a few times. "YES! The party! Marisa is a get, and Alice too if I can get her out of her house! Those two are fun to have around, especially Marisa who always do crazy things!" She says enthusiastically, happily counting off her fingers as she tries to do the numbers. "Then I'm getting Tenshi and Iku down here, and maybe Yukari if she's not sleeping!"
"This party will be AWESOME!" she concludes with a cheer, a jump and a large gulp from her gourd.
Her enthusiasm starting to rub off of you, you nod approvingly as she lists off the people she'll invite. Unsurprisingly you've never heard of those names before, but then again you're in a strange land. You try to imagine the sort of people Suika knows, and couldn't help but smile in amusement at the image of multiple little girls running around the place. Heh, it's going to be hectic, that's for sure.
"Sounds like a fun bunch."
"Yeah! They're great people!"
"Haha, I'm sure they are. I don't think there're any room left for more."
Suika shakes her head with a laugh, and playfully hit your stomach with her fist. Hey! When did she get near you? You don't even notice it...
"There are always room for more in a party!" She says with her arms out and does a little spin, sake spilling a circular trail after her. "Who're you going to invite anyway? I don't know you knew anyone here!"
"Well..." You started, dragging on as you ponder on the question. Truth be told, you don't know anyone else other than the three, so you can't possibly invite anyone. But then Suika is looking at you expectantly, and you don't want to disappoint her. Of course, you can always tell a small lie and say the person couldn't come when the party starts, but then who? You doubt you can make up a name that you can remember easily, and the only other names you know are your parents, the Great Architect's and Sacchin.
Wait a second, that's it! You can probably play it off if you make it sound more fairytale-ish, like telling a story as a joke of sort!
"You know my plane Sacchin? The one I crashed a day ago?"
Suika quickly nods a few times, eagerly waiting for you to continue.
"Well, she's actually alive, a sentient person changed into a plane."
"What?! You serious?"
Ah, such hopeful eyes, it almost hurts to tell her later that Sacchin's not actually anything else but a plane. Still, might as well finish what you've started, no point stopping now.
"Yup! Although she's very shy and don't usually talk to anyone unless I'm there as well, so you probably won't hear anything from her." You continue, smiling as you stretches your hand out in an exaggerated manner. Then you adopt a saddened expression, shaking your head and faking a heavy sigh. "Unfortunately, she's injured recently in the crash, so I really doubt she could come."
"Aww, damn...I was hoping to meet someone new too..." Suika mumbles in a deflated tone, but then perks up again as if she suddenly remembers something. "Hey wait! I can just get Eirin to fix her up! She's the best doctor in Gensokyo!"
"Ah, that won't work. She's injured when she's a plane, so only a mechanic or someone really good with machines can fix her up." You say with a sad shrug. "After all, her wing's bent and a propeller blade's broken, so unless someone can bend it right back without breaking it off totally and find the missing blade to meld it back, I don't think she'll be getting better any time soon."
You have expect Suika to deflate again, and had already think up a few things to cheer her up. To your surprise, not only that she's not unhappy in any ways, but she is actually smiling brightly. Huh?
"That's easy! The kappas up Youkai Mountain are the best at fixing metal things, and I'll bend Sacchin's wing right back myself! No problem!" She pumps her free hand up as she says this, then turn and runs away. What? She can't be serious!
"Wait! You don't know what you're talking about! It's dangerous!" You shout towards her and starts to run yourself. This is bad, she'll get herself injured! "Hey! Lis-, wha?" You're interrupted suddenly as you turn the corner, your mind trying desperately to figure out what you're seeing right now. It promptly give up seconds later, deciding that it's an impossible task to explain the image. You, rendered speechless by what you see, stare at the sight of Suika...dividing up into an army of mini versions of herself and jumping around your beloved Sacchin.
WHAT THE HELL?!
 Scream like a little girl
 Just stare