Stove !RAPE.JRhFM 2016/06/06 (Mon) 23:20 No. 189180
I GUESS I DIDN'T DRAW ANYTHING BUT- I SWEAR, THIS UPDATE SPEED! IS THIS THE WORK OF AN ENEMY STAND?!
[x] hear her out.
You concede the point - no sense denying yourself potentially critical information on a whim. Compounding that, you might (possibly, tentatively) be able to consider the two of them non-hostile at this time. The food wasn't poisoned, and though you've yet to verify- or hear- any provided intelligence it was offered all the same.
Slowly, warily, grudgingly, you holster Inquisitor for the first time in... actually, you're not sure. You'd have to call up the onboard logs -- definitely something for later. For now, you'll make do listening to a girl with wings explain the past of another girl with wings.
With an absent thought, you toggle off the memetic baffles and set your cochlear implants to recording instead. Despite appearances, you're quite meticulous in your record keeping. Now, there is admittedly a nonzero chance of mental subversion should she reveal a hidden ability...
But you've accounted for this and will accept the risk.
"I'm all ears." You give her the go ahead and settle in, loose but ready.
She grumbles a bit and sits up, a bit miffed that you decided to actually make her do something besides lounge around in the shade. Well, it's regrettable, but the noose was of her own making, so you refrain from espousing any helpful platitudes.
"Right, right. Well, first thing ya gotta understand- she ain't exactly from around here." She casts a hand around in a lazy circle, which you notate. "But that's a no-brainer, huh? I mean, look at her."
You look, but glean no particular insights. Dark skin and bright wings. If you had to describe the color... like active Cobalt-60, maybe?
"They don't make 'em like her topside." She narrows her eyes a bit, trying to glance your way surreptitiously; gauging your reaction? You offer none, and she moves on. "'Course, I dunno why she left the underground, but the how of it's pretty easy. I mean..."
She waffles for a bit, arms crossed, before shaking her head emphatically.
"I mean, don't get me wrong- it ain't an easy trip or nothin'. There's all sorts a nasty types that like to nest in that friggin' tunnel- not like me or her, not really. They don't really bother much with thinkin' anymore, too busy bein' angry." She huffs a bit, squinching her eyes shut for a moment. "Territorial? Somethin' like that."
She slumps a little, leaning back to look up at the sky- grabbing a few handfuls of turf without much conscious thought.
"So, she prolly had to fight her way through. Sucks, too. We're kinda flimsy, ya know, even the two of us." She puffs up a bit, trying to look bigger, bow nearly bristling behind her head. "I mean, I'm tougher, for sure! Stronger too, even if she totally cheats an' melts my ice. But even for gals like us, it ain't hard to screw up an' get popped."
She snaps her fingers, face contorted into a sour expression.
"An' just like that, poof. Gotta fight your way back to where ya were, then keep going. She'd have some wiggle room, I guess, if she kept at it long enough. Start comin' back closer."
She's quiet for a few more seconds, then groans and scrubs at her hair, blue locks left wildly askew. To be perfectly frank, the color of her hair bothers you more than the wings. In what universe does blue hair make sense?
"Anyway! Anyway. So, Pharee makes it topside and decides to make herself at home in the Forest of Magic, 'cause obviously. More stuff to do, less work doin' it. Bamboo's overrated anyhow," she scoffs. "Nowadays, she mostly just goes around tryin' to eat anythin' that moves but don't talk." How... incredibly specific. "For the best, really; if she caused too much of a ruckus, Reimu'd turn her into a pair a shoes or somethin'. Fairies are Fairies an' all, but that shrine maiden's somethin' else."
She takes a deep breath, nods, and sprawls back out onto the forest floor, sighing out a long streamer of mist.
"That's... eh, everythin' I guess. Don't s'pose ya got any questions?"
[ ] PROFESSOR CIRNO, THE FUCK IS:
--[ ] A FAIRY?
--[ ] AN UNDERGROUND?
--[ ] A FOREST OF MAGIC?
--[ ] REI-WHO?
[ ] No further questions, your honor.