Lovely, Melting Ice
It was another sunny day in the land of Gensokyo. Above the Misty Lake, the fairies were flying around, playing and having fun as usual.
"Heyyyy! Daiyousei! Think fast!" said the Ice Fairy of the Lake, Cirno as she formed an ice ball and threw it at Daiyousei. "Wait what?! Cirno, wait no-" but Daiyousei had already been hit by the ice ball by then. Cirno's cheerful laughter was echoing all over the lake. Daiyousei simply couldn't get mad at her, could she?
"Hey... Daiyousei?" she said quietly. "Yes? Something wrong?" "Summer... is close isn't it? It's sort of already here, right?" Daiyousei froze as Cirno spelled those words. She knew Cirno simply couldn't stand the heat. "...Yes. And it's gonna start getting hot soon, it's almost noon. So let's take cover, okay?" said Daiyousei, concerned. Without a word, Cirno followed Daiyousei in a shady forest close to the lake.
"We should be safe here, like every summer, right?" Daiyousei smiled a bit to try to make Cirno feel better, but with no
The Withering of a Precious Cherry Blossom
"Lady... Yuyuko... How... did you just..."
Youki's eyes were open wide, starring at Yuyuko. "What was that, grandpa?" said little Youmu as she softly hugged Youki from behind, all scared. A beautiful woman in a white kimono, with short, pink hair was standing before Youki's eyes. Her expression; Horrified. Horrified by her own act. A corpse was lying at her feet. Was she responsible? She was.
"How is this possible...? All I am able to do is manipulate departed souls... I can't have brought death to this human... I can't have..." she murmured in agony. "It seems... that ability of yours grew stronger as the time passed. It grew to such an extent that now... you're able to invite beings to their death." Yuyuko could not believe Youki's words. But deep down, she knew he was right. "Take the corpse away. I'm going inside." She said as she entered the shrine. "Go inside, Youmu." said Youki as he dragged the corpse away. However... Youki could feel an odd presence watching him. Or was that a