The scythe-woman stands ready to take another swing at you.
On one side of you have what you can only assume is an exit to this room.
On the other side, you have potential obstacles and throw-able objects you could use.
Your back is, quite literally, against the wall.
Clearly, running straight at the woman is the best course of action.
If nothing else, it would probably be the last thing she would expect you to do.
As you recall, there was once a man who did just such a thing when cornered by a hungry youkai. With no other means of defending himself, he charged at the monster while loudly screaming, 'WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, EAT ME?!'
And then she did.
Who would've thought?
You suppose that's what hey call 'ironic'.
Or, wait, no. Was it that other thing?
In any case, you feel confident that this time will turn out better.
This time shall be different
You can tell it will be different on account of her trying to kill you with sharp pointy things that aren't claws or teeth.
Whenever someone is trying to murder you, that is the best way to tell if they're doing it because they want to eat you, or because they just don't like you.
Youkai, as most people know, are not in the habit of carrying cutlery or eating utensils, making the use of their claws and teeth an absolute necessity to tear open their victims and get at the sweet, tender meats inside.
Unless, that is, they are some sort of knife or utensil youkai.
Then it could go either way.
a chopstick youkai use to eat with, anyway?
Themselves? Another pair of chopsticks? Or would that be too weird for them?
You don't even want to imagine how awkward it would be if that other pair also because a chopstick youkai. One would try to explain themselves, while the other just sobs about how they were ruined for marriage.
And that is why you know this thing you are doing will work.
Like a coiled spring, your legs push you up from your crouch and send you rushing towards the woman.
The woman with the large scythe.
The woman with the large scythe that she is now swinging with a distinct lack of surprise on her face.
She's so close.
So close now.
Where did all this red come from?
So red so red so very very red and ow ow ow ow it hurts
it hurts why does it hurt so much so red so much red red red
"...hm. I would ask what you thought would happen, but no matter, what's done is done. Oh, and Kurumi? Kuruuuumi~? Oh, fine, I'll take it out."
"There, that's better. When you're finished, be a dear and clean this up, would you please?"
"Don't be such a child. It's just your lungs, after all."
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?..hey, uh, hey? Oh, jeez, come on. Wake up already! O-oh, um, please? Pretty please?
You feel something.
Something poking you.
But, more than that, you feel something else.
[ ] Warm and soft
[ ] Cold and cramped
--------------------------------------------- >>179434 >Sorry, I meant to say: >What was your problem about? Your computer, your life or the story?
I know what you meant, I was just doing one of those things where someone answers a question they've been asked in a purposely vague manner.
But also no.
And no, but maybe-sorta-tangentially yes.
But not in that order.