"Hmm… well… alright, one thing is nagging me. I have to know, is that hat alive or not?"
"Honestly, I can’t focus, it’s driving me crazy."
"Hm? You mean Pyonta?" Suwako reached up to tug the brim of her hat with both hands. "Oh he’s just a hat. Don’t be silly. Just rides on my head all day except when it’s dinner time. He’s a good hat, though, and doesn’t need a whole lot to take care of him." Sorry, but Suwako particularly enjoys being coy about her hat. You’re not getting a straight answer.
One thing Remilia didn’t expect was someone else to be out. Another thing she didn’t expect was what they were dressed in. The last thing she didn’t expect were the question aimed at her.
"Well, I am Flan’s sister, but what’s this about stealing humans and safe zones? I’m not the one to kidnap, unless you’ve heard rumors about me. Speaking of that, are you a friend of hers? Even if you do know Flan, I hardly doubt that you would know what I look like."
"Oh, I know people~" That wasn’t an explanation at all, but it was as much as Remilia was going to get. "You must be a different one, though. You don’t really seem the same as what I was thinking… Well nice to meet you anyway! My name’s Suwako, and I’m the goddess of the shrine up on the mountain, kero. Hope I didn’t bug you or anything by talking to you~!"
"Ahh, I see. It does make sense, yes…" Narau was now a bit more curious about her hat, paying more attention to that than her answer. Either she named it because she really liked the hat, or it’s actually alive. Plus, she called it a he, which made that possibility a bit more likely.
"Yeah, we pretty much trade off the chores and visiting and tending the shrine and everything, so it works out pretty nice." The goddess beamed as she spoke. "So any other questions, kero?"
Send ϡ for a MENTAL STATE headcanon.
Suwako actually is pretty level-headed and mature, with thousands of years of wisdom to pull on. However, since her form is that of a child she finds that acting childish is the easiest way for people to interact with her comfortably. This act is pretty well ingrained within her now to where she doesn’t even think about doing it, so she ends up spouting off like a kid even when she’s trying to act motherly or give advice.
Send † for a RELIGION headcanon.
Suwako’s a goddess, obviously, but unlike the normal pantheon typically associated with shrines she’s actually a natural goddess who came about due to powerful superstitions about her mountain. As such she did not originally employ any of the typical shrine system or observances until Kanako took over things. However, over time Suwako became accustomed to working within the standardized Shinto system imposed by the Yamato and rather enjoys her current role in the shrine.
Send ␛ for an ANGER headcanon.
Suwako rarely gets angry, and that’s a very good thing. Sure she might get upset about really petty things, but if you ever get her well and truly enraged then you run a high risk of seeing just how she kept a vicegrip on her mountain for hundreds of years in the face of the Yamato invasion prior to Kanako’s arrival.
Send ✄ for a PET PEEVE headcanon.
Suwako really dislikes bullheaded people. She gets especially put out when people try to act more adult or more mature than they actually are and put down the people around them to come off that way. Unfortunately this does result in some butting of heads with Kanako over plans and the like, but that’s gotten better over the years.
Send ☂;meme for a FOOD headcanon.
Suwako likes sweets and lots of them, as one might expect. However, she also has a particular taste for traditional and homemade foods, or the things you might find at festivals. Kanako on the other hand has more modern tastes.