[x] Ask for more information about this other shrine. From both of these two.
"There's another shrine here?"
Your curiosity gets the better of you so you can't help but butt in.
"That's right," Hina says, "Didn't your friend mention it?"
"It's a run down, decrepit one," Sanae quickly replies, "and it's run by a lazy shrine maiden. It barely gathers any faith even though Gensokyo is full of it."
"So why's it the only one, then? Seems like someone else could do a better job."
Sanae smiles, but it's a dangerous one. "I know, right?"
A wave of realization washes over you. "Oh, I see."
This isn't just a mission trip, but maybe a bit of a crusade. Not that you really mind, of course - at least for now, your goal is still to get out of here. But you guess that does inform your role a bit.
"By the way," Sanae says, turning to Hina, "I was going to ask you later, but... we've got more than enough space at our shrine, if you'd---"
"No." Hina says, flatly. "You're definitely troublemakers... even if you are right about the Hakurei shrine."
"Absolutely," Hina says, removing the pot from the fire. "Although I won't get in your way, either. I'd rather be well away from things when the Hakurei shrine maiden comes for you."
Sanae nods, completely ignoring the bit about the other shrine maiden. "Well, if you change your mind, we'll still accept you."
"I won't," Hina says, "Besides, what kind of shrine would want to be associated with curses?"
"Oh," Sanae laughs, "Well, I don't think it would be a problem."
You don't see how it wouldn't be, but you decide not to drag things any more off topic. "Sorry. You were going to tell us about the forest?"
"Right, right," Hina says, as she gets up and heads back to her hollow. "Well, aside from being wild and full of misfortune, there's not much here. But, just beyond this..."
She pulls a small pouch out of the hollow of the tree, taking a bit of the contents and adding it to the tea pot. "... you'll run into some farmland. And farmers, of course."
She continues through the surrounding area first, after pouring the tea. You learn about the village, the Hakurei shrine, and a few other wilder places that you're probably best avoiding. For someone who primarily dwells in the forest, she's got quite a good memory of layouts.
Sanae thought far enough ahead to bring a pad of paper and a pencil, so she spends most of the time taking notes and drawing maps. You mainly just savor your tea and try to take it all in.
After the surroundings, Hina pauses. "More tea?"
Sanae nods. "Yes, thank you."
"Well," Hina says, "Actually, I'll need to fill the pot again. There's more to talk about than I thought. Please wait here."
"That's ok, we'll wait."
After Hina gets out of sight, an oddly familiar voice calls out from the bushes.
It's... that fairy from before. Is this thing still following you? You thought it wandered off. Sanae looks to you, raising an eyebrow questioningly.
[ ] Ask Sanae to deal with it.
[ ] You're owed at least one ruse out of it, you think.