[X] “… I guess I can stay for the night. I need to rest this hang over anyway.”
Taking another sip of tea, you set your cup back down on the table. Stretching your arms a bit, you let out a short laugh, feeling much better than before.
“I say, Miss Reimu that was a lovely cup of tea. And I must thank you for being so kind to let me stay at this… shrine… correct?” Looking around again, you were sure that this place was almost empty, just for the table and few other items. “Don’t you have a house I can stay at? I would think it would be warmer there than here.” You place your hands over your mouth, breathing air into them, keeping your hands warm.
“Well…” Reimu shakes her head, looking a bit disappointed, “… I live here as well.”
“You… live here? You live in this barely adequate dwelling, offering poor protection from the elements?” You sigh. “Well… beggars can’t be choosers.”
Reimu then slammed her hands into the table, causing it to shake a bit. “I’m not a beggar!”
“I was talking about myself, Miss Reimu.” You shake your head. “Whatever, but I am thankful for whatever lodgings you can provide for me, Miss Reimu.”
You then glance at the girl with horns. Thinking back, Reimu did call her Suika. Strange horns she has, anyway. Picking up your cup of tea and taking another sip, you tilt your head a bit. “Miss… Suika, correct?”
Suika turned to you and smiled. “Yep, that’s me!”
“I don’t think we’ve been properly introduced yet.” You hold out your hand, smiling a bit yourself. “You can call me Mister Wilson.”
“It’s a pleasure to meet ya, Mister!” Suika then grabbed your hand and squeezed down tight, shaking it up and down. You felt your hand being crushed. After Suika let your hand go, you quickly start rubbing it, your hand throbbing in pain.
“Goodness gracious, Miss Suika, you have quite a grip!” Laughing a bit, you shake your hurt arm a bit, trying to get blood to flow back into it properly. After feeling the pain subside, you slowly laugh. “So then, Miss Suika, what’s with the horns? Are you a part of some sub-culture that mainly focuses on horns. And chains?”
“You can say that, Mister. But I don’t think you’re ready to know what I am.” Suika then chuckled a bit.
“Ah, a secret, huh? Guess I won’t pursue the answer for now.” You then noticed Suika’s tea cup was still full. “Miss Suika, why haven’t you touched your tea? It’s quite delicious.”
Suika then began laughing loudly. “Oh, that’s alright! I prefer a good swig of sake!” Suika then showed you a strange purple gourd before drinking a bit from it. After finishing a sip, Suika let out a loud burp. “Oh, excuse me.”
“Yes… you’re excused… and sake, Miss Suika? Isn’t that that Japanese drink thing?” You set your cup of tea down again, watching Suika take another drink out of her gourd.
Laughing still, Suika turned to you, holding her gourd out to you. “Yeah, it’s very delicious, want to have some?”
“Ah… I… don’t want any more alcohol in my system… I’ve got a hangover still to work over.”
“Oh, come on, Mister, just a bit! Here, I’ll pour you some!” Suika then took out a small dish and poured some sake into it before handing it over to you. Looking at the dish, you felt that you really didn’t have a choice. It was an offer, and it would be impolite to not accept an offer.
“I guess… a small sip wouldn’t be bad, I guess.” Bringing the dish to your lips, you slowly tip the dish over, letting the sake slide down your throat. Drinking it all, you drop the plate, shaking your head slowly.
“Hey, Mister, what’s wrong?” Suika crawled over to you, seeing you hold your head in discomfort.
“Oh… Miss Suika… that had… quite a punch.” Shaking your head again, you look at Suika, squinting a bit. “Miss Suika… was there… always two of you? Where’s Miss Reimu? I need to… take a nap…”
You then slowly lean backwards before falling to the ground, your mind in a complete haze, making it difficult to think clearly. Oh god, that drink is strong! Not even a shot glass would be a small enough dosage. Groaning a bit, you close your eyes, not wanting to stand up anymore. At least your hearing still worked.
“Suika, why did you offer the nice man some sake?” You hear Reimu’s voice getting closer.
“Well, I thought he’d like some sake from my gourd! He looks like the type who enjoys a good drink!”
“But he said he was recovering from a hangover.”
“Yeah, but what better way to recover from a hangover than to drink more?”
“Suika… I don’t even know why I let you stay here. Now come on, let’s drag him somewhere better. I can’t have him sleeping under my table.”
“Okie-dokie, Reimu!” You feel yourself being slowly dragged, though you didn’t bother to open your eyes, your mind too drunk to really care. All you wanted to do was just get to sleep already. Soon, you stopped moving, and felt a warm cloth cover your body. Letting a strained sigh of content, you roll over, your consciousness finally turning off, letting you finally get some sleep.
Waking up, your stomach felt completely horrible. Well, from one hangover to another, you really didn’t feel like waking up. But wake up you did, slowly getting up to your feet. You could see sunlight peering into the shrine. Seeing the blanket on the ground, you slowly fold it up, walking up to the table, seeing a small plate of food there with a cup of tea next to it. Setting the blanket down, you saw a note under the plate.
“Mister Wilson, I went to the Human Village. Going to ask if anyone knows you. Feel free to wander around the shrine, Suika’s there to keep an eye out on you. However, do not go into the forest. Dangerous Youkai can sometimes lurk around the forest. – Reimu.”
Well, that was nice of her. Grabbing the plate of food, you could see it was a bit of dried fish. Eating the fish and drinking the tea, you set the plate and cup down on the table. Now you really need to clean your hands off. Looking around the kitchen, you could see there was some water, so taking your tea cup, you scoop up some water and gently wash your hands clean.
With your hunger issues cleared, you look out into the grounds of the shrine, seeing the gate ahead of you. Reimu did tell you that as long as you followed the path from the shrine, you could make it to the village as well. Maybe instead of waiting for Reimu to return, you could get there yourself and maybe get someone to drive you back home. Then again, what is someone tries to rob you on the way there? Looking around again, you don’t see Suika, but she might be somewhere else on the shrine grounds. Maybe you can pass the time with speaking to her.
[X] Wait for Reimu and pass the time with Suika.
[X] Have Suika take you to the Human Village.
[X] Forget Suika and go to the Human Village yourself.
You know, Procrastination is like Masturbation. It's a lot of fun at first before you realize you just screwed yourself.
Man, I love IB quotes! They got some funny stuff there!
Here's the actual quote. http://www.ibquotes.com/quote-116