“Hey, did ya hear about that newcomer?”
“Rumor has it, some disheveled, petite girl in racks walks around talking with herself.”
“Dude, don’t ya know the pattern already? I bet she’s another, crazy strong bitch… though this time, it seems to be a nutcase to boot.”
“Hah! I bet she’s nothing big! Just a crazy lone girl!”
“Well, me and my buddies are betting on which it actually is.”
“Bah! You guys are pathetic! I will show you, there’s nothing to fear!”
“Hey, wai- ah, he’s gone off already…”
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[x] Humanity Sanity.
Moe-chan decides to go to the Human Village.
On the way there, she spends the time by talking to Blues.
’I’m telling you there’s no need for you to know what or who I am, Moe-chan. Really.’
“And I keep telling you I want to know anyway!” Moe-chan retorted heatedly.
’Moe-chan, why do you actually want to know about lil’ old me so much? Do you perhaps… have fallen for me already?’ Blues said in a melodramatic voice.
“Wha- NO! It’s because-”
’It’s because of my charming voice and irresistible charisma, isn’t it?’
“...No, really I-”
’Oh my, what should I ever do? Even without a body, I’m just too good to pass up, aren’t I? Poor little Moe-chan doesn’t even know she’s not my type, I like them more...mature? Yea, mature I guess.’
“Hey! That’s not it really- also, keep your inner monologues to yourself! And what do you mean I’m not your type!? Are you saying I’m-”
She was interrupted by a sharp claw swiping at her from the bushes adjacent to her, which her body evaded instinctively by leaning back out of its reach, her back almost touching the ground.
‘Whoa, Blues didn’t lie when she said all that stuff about experience and stuff’ Moe-chan thought. Amazed at the display of agility she never knew she had.
“W-Wait what?!” Moe-chan said out loud, realizing someone just made an attempt to attack her after a slight delay.
“Heh, so you actually have some competence?” A big, hairy individual emerged from the bushes, observing Moe-chan’s features. “…No, it probably was just dumb luck.” He uttered after seeing Moe-chan’s nervous expression.
The imposing figure stood two-meter tall, intimidating her.
‘Wha, wha-wha-wha…!? What should I do!? Should I… use Moe Beam?’ Moe-chan thought.
’Moe-chan, in case you plan to use Moe Beam, how about fighting just as is at first?’
’Well, I want you to get a feel for hand-to-hand combat… and in case something goes wrong and you’re in a pinch you can just use Moe Beam anyway… how about it?’
“W-Well, alright...I will try!” Moe-chan exclaimed, now a little more confident and calmed down. Blues's voice just has that effect on her.
“Aaah? What are you mumbling there to yourself? ...Guess the rumors were true, you really are a nutcase. Puh.” He spit to the side.
“Wha-? H-Hey! That’s rude!” Moe-chan experienced for the first time the emotion called ‘anger’ since coming to Gensokyo.
“And what are you gonna do about that? You can’t do shit to me.” He taunted, already in a readied battle stance.
‘I will show you!’ Moe-chan thought, storming at him and letting her body take control afterwards.
When she was about arm’s length, he swiped at her with his right claw, his left ready for a follow-up.
Moe-chan’s body once again evaded by leaning back its upper body out of its attacker’s reach, though not as far as last time. When he followed up with his left, Moe-chan’s body sidestepped it.
Grabbing his extended left arm now, Moe-chan’s body pulls on it, and brings up a leg, kicking the youkai in its abdomen full force almost at the same time.
At that, the youkai lurched back a little, clutching at where she kicked him. ‘Dammit! What the fuck was that kick just now?! Where the hell did her body get so much power?!’
“Grrrrgh…” The youkai started growling, irritated. And also unconsciously scared.
“Oh-my-god! I did it! Take that!” She exclaimed, pointing at him smugly, which served to irritate him even more.
“Gah! That’s it, prepare to die!” He said, leaning down on all fours, exposing his sharp fangs.
At that, Moe-chan jumped back slightly, but catched herself immediately afterwards. ‘It’s alright, I can do this!’
The youkai lunged at her, mouth wide agape.
Instead of evading, Moe-chan’s body started running directly towards it, facing it head on.
When their forms where about to meet, Moe-chan’s body jumped upwards, right over the youkai’s form. Pulling an arm back at the same time, Moe-chan’s body managed to catch the youkai’s upper jaw while mid-air with her left hand.
Not minding fangs biting into her hand or the pain accompanied with it, Moe-chan’s body pulls the youkai’s body over itself with unexpected strength while still mid-air, slamming the youkai into the adjacent tree.
“Groagh!” Crashing, the youkai moans painfully.
Looking at her bloody hand, Moe-chan saw that the bite marks were actually quite deep. For someone her size anyway.
Looking at the painful moaning youkai, Moe-chan decided to do one last thing.
“Moe Beam!” She cried out, using it consciously this time.
The destructing beam full of moe fired off at the youkai’s form, illuminating the surroundings with it's moe color.
Upon impact, it created a small explosion, blasting the youkai a few dozen trees away.
“That’s for being so rude!” Moe-chan said, turning away, pouting cutely.
’Moe-chan… do you know what you just did?’
“Eh? Well…” Moe-chan trailed off, uncertain if Blues is gonna scold her.
’You made me proud! That’s what!’
’That finisher! You used it consciously!’
’Listen... while it’s currently much more beneficial for you to let your body do the fighting instinctively, you should aim to do it all consciously someday.’
’Because, Moe-chan, there is only so much your body can feel and react to. There will be moments in which it won’t be enough...and you have to be ready by then.’
“I...don’t think I understand… I’m sorry.”
’There is nothing to apologize for, Moe-chan. All in due time. Yes, all in due time...’
“Huh?” Moe-chan wondered why her body suddenly bend sharply to the side. Like always, it was preceding its owners reaction.
Looking at the ground, she could see a tranquilizer dart sticking out of it. Though, it’s not like she exactly understood what that was.
‘W-What is that?’ Moe-chan wondered, not sensing the danger that is going befall her.
*Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap*
Again, three tranquilizer darts shot out, aimed at Moe-chan’s form.
Moe-chan’s body jumped forward, evading the darts. Landing with her hands on the ground in a handstand-
*Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap*
her body immediately pushed away from it, evading five more darts. Returning her feet to the ground a few ways away, she landed on a tree branch with her right foot…
...Activating the mechanism of the trap that was placed there beforehand.
“Ahh!” Moe-chan cried out, the ground under her suddenly disappearing.
Moe-chan’s body managed to grab the edge of the pit it was falling into with her right hand-
*Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap*
Before getting hit with three tranquilizer darts in the back.
“A-Ah...ah…” Moe-chan’s body let go, the overdose of anesthetic numbing and paralyzing her… falling into the dark, deep pit.
Shortly after that, Moe-chan lost consciousness.
[ ] My wish.
[ ] Her conclusion.