Thread 1: >>130232
A story of a wealthy businessman separated from his assets. And his first name.
[X] “This satellite should be donated to the villagers. Even if they can’t use it for what it was made for, they can still probably use the metal from it for something.”
Patting the satellite a few times, you give Reimu a wide smile. “Think about it, these villagers could make some interesting stuff out of this satellite. Hell, I doubt anyone here needs a radio anyway. I doubt you even have radio stations and radio towers.”
Reimu only stares at you, looking completely confused at what you’re talking about. Well, at least you’re glad that she’s busy wondering what you’re talking about instead of yelling at you for something stupid.
“Wilson, why not donate the satellite to me?” Reimu asks, “I could make use of a satellite too! I could make use of it better than this village would!”
“Miss Hakurei… why would you need a satellite? The thing is not even in working order, what is a satellite going to do for you?”
“I could use it to attract visitors to the shrine! I’m certain people would love to look at this satellite thing.”
You sigh, wondering how crazy of an idea that is. Satellites in museums are repaired to some degree of pleasing aesthetics and even then the only people who really go to look at them are scientists and what not, and Reimu expects one satellite, especially one in a rather bad condition, to bring visitors to her shrine.
Now that you think about it, Reimu’s shrine is oddly deserted. You think a place of worship like that would attract at least worshippers, even a small trickle. If Reimu is so desperate to use a satellite to attract people to her shrine then maybe…
“A-hem,” Sakuya interrupts, breaking your train of thought. “Mister Wilson, aren’t you forgetting something?”
Scratching your chin, you quickly realize what Sakuya meant. “Right, right, Miss Izayoi. Anyway, since we’re done here, we should head over to Miss Izayou’s place of employment. Or… job, pretty much.”
Reimu groans, slouching a bit, letting her arms dangle in front of her. “Oh, I don’t want to… I already resolved one incident today, I don’t want to resolve another one…”
“Come on, Reimu, is it really that difficult for you? I mean, you must’ve done a lot of work here to stop a fire from raging out of control in a place like this. I mean, come on, nearly everything in this village is made of wood! I’m surprised that such a small area only got burnt up!”
“I know, but I want to do it tomorrow… the sun’s already down, I’ve got soot everywhere…”
“Please, Reimu, I know you’ve been through a lot, but this doesn’t sound like much. Besides, I’m certain you can take a nice warm bath when we get to Miss Scarlet’s mansion, right, Sakuya?”
Sakuya, caught a bit off-guard, quickly nods. You then look back at Reimu, hoping that she’ll be convinced to decide to go to the Scarlet Devil Mansion. At first, Reimu continues to resist the idea of going there, but after a few minutes of waiting, she finally gives up, letting out a long sigh.
“Fine, fine, Wilson, but you better know what you’re getting into by coming with us, alright?” Reimu warns, not even sounding the least bit humorous.
You hold your uninjured arm up and smile. “Yes, I completely understand any dangers and I will not hold you liable if I get myself injured while there. Is that what you want to hear, Reimu?”
“Not exactly, but whatever,” Reimu shrugs before starting to float into the air. “Well, might as well get going now, before I change my mind.”
Sakuya nods as she begins to float into the air. The both of them look back at you, as if expecting you to do the same. You stare at them for a few seconds, thinking if everyone can fly in Gensokyo. Now you’re starting to feel very envious.
“Well? Are you coming with us or not?” Reimu starts to frown, “Or are you actually not coming with us after all?”
You shrug. “Well sure, I’m coming with you, but, what, do you expect me to fly?”
You hit your forehead with your palm. “I can’t fly.”
“What?” Reimu lands next to you, completely surprised. “How can you not fly? How did you get here anyway? Walking from the shrine to here usually takes a few hours.”
“No wonder no one visits your shrine…” you mumble under your breath.
“Reimu, I think I recall Suika turning into a cloud of mist to lift Wilson over here,” Sakuya says, floating a little closer. “Other than that, I don’t recall seeing Wilson actually flying by himself.”
“Well great, just great!” Reimu throws her hands in the air before grumbling. “Now what?”
“Carry me?” you spurt out, not even thinking about it.
“What? Carry you, on my back? What are you, insane? What normal guy would fly around on someone’s back?”
“No, not on your back, and just you. I mean lift me up by my arms, you carry one, and Sakuya will carry another, lifting me up while we all fly to the mansion.”
Reimu stares at you, looking completely unamused. “No, that’s dumb, you’re dumb for saying it and it would be dumb anyway for you to get involved right now. Besides, if we tried carrying you, who knows how badly injured your arm could become. Maybe you should see a doctor, I’m certain someone in the village will take a look at that arm.”
Looking at Reimu then back to your arm, you have to admit that she’s right. Your arm is beat up badly, and making it worse would be extremely stupid. You sigh as you know this means that you’re going to be stuck here for now, perhaps stuck here until morning.
“Well… good luck then,” you say, scratching your head. “Just hope nothing bad happens.”
Reimu shrugs as she floats back into the sky, following Sakuya, the two of them flying away. By yourself now, you look back at the satellite, seeing several of the villagers looking at it curiously, one of them coming up close to touch it before retreating back. Maybe you should tell them more about the satellite. Then again, you still have this arm to attend to. It shouldn’t be too hard to find someone who can have a look at your arm, right? Though, it would be so much easier to think if your stomach wasn’t growling as much. How long has it been since you ate anything?
[X] Get a doctor to look at your arm.
[X] Find some place to get a bite to eat.
[X] Tell the villagers a bit more about the satellite.
[X] Get some rest.
You think Gensokyo has any use for them?
Besides that, welcome to thread 2, my readers.
This second thread is well overdue... Let's hope the next won't be.