[X] "Why not. Let's do this."
She really looks pitiful. Clinging onto you, her arms embraced around the lower part of your torso, she reminds you of a crying child holding onto her mother. Wait, this 'child' is actually having a serious hangover. It's not childlike at all.
'Arrghh! I don't know what to think anymore!'
She lifts her face up slightly, you can only see her eyes looking at you from under a storm of orange hair.
"So? Will you carry me?"
Oh god, those eyes... They remind you of yesterday's night, when she was staring at you with lust, begging you for more... Shit, no good.
"A-ahaha! Why not! Let's do this!"
Crouching down, you gesture her to jump on. Which she gladly does.
"Yay! Piggyback ride!"
She's not really that heavy. Actually, she's pretty light, even for her own posture. Good for you. Being already tired from walking through the forest for so long, you wouldn't be able to carry anything heavy.
Suika rests her head on your shoulder as you continue walking along the path.
It really is a nice day. There are almost no clouds in the sky, so it's very warm, but a delicate cold breeze makes it impossible to overheat.
"Can I ask you something?"
"Sure, what is it? Ah, but don't ask where I got my sake, it's a secret."
"That's not it. I want to ask about... well... Just before you... eliminated that mugger, you... Looked at me in a strange way. Why?"
She's keeping silent, not answering.
"Yes, I'm here."
"Can you answer me?"
Deciding not to push the matter, you keep quiet. Then Suika starts talking.
"When I ran into Reimu after... our bath... She told me to clean up the mess you made at the front steps. When I went there, well, I was suprised to see what kind of mess was it."
She falls quiet for a minute.
"I... thought you are a bad human, to kill someone of your own kind, but when I asked Reimu why she tolerates something like that and even lets you stay at her shrine, she told me the whole story. So, when I was following you today, I thought that even if you get into some trouble, you'll somehow manage yourself. You've killed that youkai girl after all, so I thought it'd be no problem for you to defend against a human."
Wow, what a smooth way of avoiding talking about last night.
"So when I saw you almost getting killed by him, I was disappointed. I thought maybe I'd see some action on your part. I think that's why I looked at you like that."
"What, and that's all? I thought you were angry at me or something."
"N-not angry, but, as I said, disappointed. Really, you've noticed him sneaking behind you, so why didn't you do anything? You could've died you know!"
[ ] "I... Don't want to kill anyone anymore."
[ ] "What if it was you? Would it be good if I killed you?"
[ ] "You're right, I could've died. But you were there for me, weren't you? Thank you Suika. I owe you my life."
No. At least, not yet.