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...Seems like it'll be clear skies today too. I guess I'll get some firewood ready for winter. Should probably check on the dried persimmons too, I get the feeling there's less than there should be.

Somebody knocks.


Mokou, it's me. Are you here?

...Keine, huh. Sheesh, she always just barges her in way like this. Wonder what she wants today?

Super Mysterious Person opens the door, revealing her portrait.

Good morning, Mokou.

Uh, yeah, good morning.

...Hi, it's nice to meet you.


! You brought people!?

Um, you see, there's something I want to talk to you abou-

Oooh, so there are humans even in a place like this. Is it okay if I eat her?

! You're a youkai! Get away from Keine!

Keine whaps Mokou.

Mokou, stop!

Why should I?

Because you're jumping to conclusions. She isn't a dangerous youkai, there are circumstances. I can explain, so please just calm down and listen to me.

What? And more importantly, didn't I tell you not to tell anyone about this place? Yet here you are with a crowd all of a sudden. What's with that?

Seriously, dick move Keine.

...I'm sorry for breaking my promise. I should have been more considerate.

Yeah. Told you so.

Your clothes are red and white. Are you the Hakurei shrine maiden?

Yup, you've heard of me?

Aren't you famous in Gensokyo from all your accomplishments? I've heard about you from Keine.

I suppose I am. So are we going to keep standing here, or should we go inside?

No, if you just want to talk I'll listen to you here. I don't have enough teacups for everyone anyways.

Eeeeeh, then what about snacks?

Rumia, read the mood!

So why are you all here? Did the shrine maiden come all the way here just to banter?

Throw in a random fight, and yeah, that's what she normally does.

I'll get right to the point, we came to see if you would help us.

Excuse me?

I have to go with Reimu to Youkai Mountain, but just us won't be enough. So it would set my mind at ease if you were to come with us, Mokou.

Youkai Mountain, huh. That's a pretty tough opponent to pick a fight with.

That's why we came here to prepare. There's a shrine at the top of the mountain that's working with the tengu to seize my shrine. So now Keine and some others are talking about fighting back.

Oh, so that's what's going on.

So when Cirno left earlier today, she was looking for allies...

I get the picture. So in order to help out the Hakurei shrine maiden, you're going to fight.

Well, that's how it turned out.

So, what do you think? Do you want to come with us?

...I refuse.



I'm sure this is important for you, but it's got nothing to do with me.

Well that's true, bu-

Besides, doesn't this have nothing to do with you either? It's the Hakurei Shrine's problem, so just let the Hakurei shrine maiden resolve it.

...Whatever, I didn't think we could rely on you anyways.

It'd be one thing if it was an incident threatening all of Gensokyo, but what's the point of helping a shrine? Well, I hope nothing bad happens to Keine.


You say that, but this is how Reimu deals with incidents. And if you were to cooperate, it might make it a little easier for you to live among huma-

I know what you want to say, and it's definitely a very you kind of thinking. But the only companion I need is myself. I won't go.


Keine, it's fine. I don't think she'll change her mind.

Wha- You're siding with her too!?

....Let's just go. Negotiations were a failure.

Wait, we're coming too!

Reimu walks away.


Sorry, Mokou. I won't abandon Reimu.

Keine leaves too.


You're the same as always. You care about people way too much...


The game has been paused, please rest for a while.

I'm sure you're all very busy, but please don't do anything reckless. Hang in there!

In any case, have a good night. I hope your dreams will be pleasant.