kirin !BX9zGDO0G. 2009/11/24 (Tue) 09:31 No. 105033 ▼
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Longer the wait, harder the plan to succeed. If you miss this chance who knows how much longer you have to wait. Even if it's risky you have to push forward. You are cautious, but no coward.
"let's go, Kaguya. I can't wait to see what you're going to surprise me."
"Great!" Kaguya claps her hands. "Eirin! Don't help me with the narration, okay? I want to do it myself!"
"I understand princess. If you need some pointer, feel free to ask. I'll be nearby."
"You will go with us too?" You ask.
"Of course. The key is with me, after all."
"You can just give me the key."
"No, not like that." Eirin shake her head. "You will understand when we get there."
You're quite ticked off by the way Eirin address you like equal being, but for the sake of your cover you keep your anger down. Eirin probably understand this too so she keep quiet throughout the journey.
The group is stopped by a rabbit checkpoint. They use some strange machinery to check for dangerous items or magic-imbued artifacts. The ring of flash cause the machine to emits a high-pitched beeps, but Eirin told them to stand down and let it pass.
From the checkpoint, there's a large wooden gate with two handle. Eirin approaches one, while ษaguya take the others.
"On three, princess." Eirin take a glance at her mistress, who in turn nods in acknowledgment.
"one... two... three!"
They both put some magical energy into the handle, and the hidden mechanics behind the door flares to life. After a series of click-clacks, the door to the magical vault opens.
"There we go! Pretty awesome, huh? At first it only take one person to open it, but Eirin improved it for better security!"
you thank lady luck for all this. If you were hasty and came here by yourself, not only you would fail to open the door, but you probably alerted the entire premise and ruined the operation completely. If you have no patience, you can't get this far.
Kaguya shows you around and tell you the history of each item (as she remembered). It's boring, but you pretend to be interested just to keep her happy.
"And this, here, is my five sacred artifacts. How did I get it? It's a long story, Wolfie. When I first arrived from the moon there's this guy named lord Fujiwara or something. And he's, y'know----"
Bla bla bla yadda yadda. Not interested. You just let the princess do her explanation as she please. The three of you keep walking deeper into the vault, and finally you found it.
The box is there, on the altar surrounded by ancient runic bindings.
"Ah. This one is a box Reimu asked me to keep it locked away. Apparently there's some terrible demon lord sealed inside. It's probably true, since Reimu didn't give people stuff often. Moving along..."
"Reimu?" you ask. "Who's Reimu?"
"You don't know her? Weird." Kaguya stop walking and look at you. "Reimu of the Hakurei shrine. The one who keep Hakurei border intact. The one who keep us away from outsider's prying eyes. You sure you don't know her?"
So, she died. The person who seal you. You can't remember her name, but you respect her battlefield prowess. The fearful Hakurei miko who is the only person that can defeat you and sealed you, banish you to this humiliating state. Just thinking about it make your blood boils. Now that the one responsible have passed away, you shall unleash your fury on her descendant.
As you proceed further, away from the sealed box. You call Eirin over and whisper an order to her.
"Put this box there instead of the sealed one, and open it."
Eirin is about to ask you a question when you hand her the first box that Cirno already opened. But after she see your eyes, she decide not to and just obediently comply.
The princess just continue with her tour fooled by your fake interest. Soon, it ends. When you are about to leave, Eirin catch up with you.
You can feel it. Something fills your parched soul. Something powerful. Something that is rightfully yours.
'It is done.' she reports.
"what?" Kaguya turns back. "You called?"
"No, I mean it's very fun and knowledgeable trip. Thanks to your wisdom and skills. Good work, Kaguya."
"Ahahaha, I'm not that good! You're making me blush!" Even if she say that you can see from her expression that she's very proud of it.
Eirin lands at the edge of the bamboo maze with you.
"I shall do as you instructed me to, master. It will be difficult, but I will find a way to."
"It's not something a person of this caliber cannot do, I assume?"
"To train a useless bunch of good-for-nothing rabbits only capable of doing odd jobs, and send them into battle as a grunt? It is not an easy task, master."
"...And to make them fight willingly, too. A forced conscription is poor in both quality and trustworthy."
"Can I ask you, master? Why are you training the rabbits for battle?"
"A genius like you should know already."
"For a future to come, am I correct?"
"Yes... For a future that is yet to come."
You left Eirin behind, and start walking towards the forest.
Before you fly over the thick wall of ominous trees, someone call you.
"Hey you. Got some time? I need to ask you something."
You turn around and notice another maiden dressed in white and red. There's strange amulet in her ash-colored hair and on her red pants. Her behavior is that of a man rather than a beauty she is. Looking into her eyes, you almost see a flame twirling inside. Probably your imagination.
"You know Kaguya, Eirin, and those Eientei bunch?"
"Before I answer your question, fair maiden. I'd like to know your name. It is a proper manner to state your name when you start a conversation with someone you don't know."
"I am a Youkai of manners and customs. It is my duty to uphold proper etiquette."
"Whoa, 'kay. Chill. You're pretty weird for a youkai. Manners and Customs? Cool power, bro." She present you a hand. "Fujiwara no Mokou. At your service."
"People call me Wolfgang. It is a pleasure." You pull her hand closer, and kiss it. Getting a mixed expression of embarrassment and awkwardness from Mokou.
"Ahaha... Well, uh. That was pretty... noble, sort of? Did you do that to everyone?"
"Only beauties." A wink is added for more effect.
"*Ahem!*... so, anyway. What I wanna ask you is, do you know any secret passage into that place? I mean, I can fly in. But those rabbits and their resistance are kinda annoying. I only have problems with that stuck-up princess, not all of them."
"Sorry that I get your hopes up, but no. I have the escort leading me in and out."
"Well duh. Sneaky little bitch...." Mokou grumbles a bit. "Thanks anyway."
The girl turn away from you and back to whatever her business is.
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