Shrine of a Natural Deity

red-moon-rises:

The fox raised an eyebrow, so, the little goddess had met Amaterasu after all. Not surprising, Amaterasu had a very well known reputation, as being…well, exactly like Suwako described. The big floofy doggie. Most who ran into her usually knew of or had met Amaterasu beforehand. At least it appeared that Amaterasu wasn’t spreading bad words about the fox. Though really, she probably didn’t even need to worry about that. It was the Prophet and the Envoy she needed to worry about. "Yeah, that’s the same one alright. Its a wonder how she keeps that coat pure white…"

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"While most wouldn’t call my situation an excuse, but rather a thirst for power and destruction, its still very nice to know that there are those who are willing to listen to my side. What I experienced is not a situation I would wish upon anyone." No one deserved the cruelty she had lived through her entire life. Not even Orochi. Though sometimes the serpent said things that made the vixen think otherwise. Those moments were fleeting, for she was sure to keep her distance from the snake in question.

"I certainly hope so. It would be wonderful to return to the city." And to Nippon in general. Her visits there were few and far between, because her own fear told her to stay as far away as possible. Foolish perhaps, but she had learned long ago to listen to her instincts.

She blinked slightly, not expecting the compliment. Pretty? Her? Really? "You really think so?"

"Yeah!" Suwako nodded energetically with a huge, beaming grin. However it occurred to her that the woman might want a little more qualification of what the goddess meant. "Well, I mean you’re a little dirty and roughed up, I guess, but you’ve still got this nice prettiness to you… like you’re a fancy lady." What she was meaning to say is that she finds Ninetails elegant, though her child-like act was not the best at expressing these things. "Oh, and you’ve got a nice heart too. I can tell it when you smile, kero!"

The girl rested back a few feet now, stretching her arms somewhat dramatically before they came to rest behind her head. She was enjoying this big fuzzy woman as much as Tobi had made her hope she would. “We all do stuff we’re not proud of, and getting caught up with the power stuff is one of them. I even had sacrifices for a while. I bet lots of people wouldn’t like me if they knew I used to do that!” Even though she smiled there was the slightest tinge of guilt on the goddess’s face. Talking about her past was not something that she did often, and even then she prefered to strictly address her time after Kanako had entered her life. The centuries before were dark indeed.

"Not all of us get second chances, so we have to make the best of them, right? Make new friends, try to heal up the old damage, prove that we deserved to have people believe in us…" That last part was particularly important to the goddess, as was what to follow, "…maybe even find a family. We think that we lose these things or that we don’t deserve them, but… even someone like me can be happy, right? That means that you can too. I know you can, kero. You’ve already started to figure it out."

asknueidentified:

"Hmmm, well what ever game of semantics you want to play,"  A smile escaped Nue’s lips as she spoke.  After all semantic games were one of her favourite pass times.  "The fact remains the two of you wish to increase your power and influence in Gensokyo."

Nue took another sip of the tea, emptying the cup and putting it back on the table.  “The problem is, power and influence are usually zero sum, so your gains must come at the expense of others.  Not that I don’t think you don’t know this, but you must see why I suspect that there is more to your plans then you say.”

Suwako’s eyebrows raised slightly in curiosity. Nue wasn’t wrong, of course, but it seemed that she was approaching this from the thought of a single viewer. “Well yeah but… doesn’t everyone want more control? I mean, not in a bad way, but everyone likes to have influence over others, kero. Some mean it for good or bad, and in our case it’s just that we need faith to live and pay back by doing miracles and blessings and stuff like that.” The goddess raised her shoulders in a shrug accompanied by a somewhat hapless expression.

"Your temple kind of does the same thing too. You grab up all the influence and visitors that you can and try to do as much as you’re able to help them. At least, that’s the noble part of it. If you ask me, you should be worried about whoever asked you to come spy on us, since that seems more sneaky than anything we’re doing here~" Suwako’s smile shifted to one of slight concern. "Well, I don’t think they’re doing anything wrong, really, but getting paranoid about these things isn’t very helpful and eventually you start doing things you regret. That’s kind of what happened with Kanako…"

And just like that she was back to her beaming self. “Anyway! If you really want to know our plans then you can just ask. It’s not like either of us are good at keeping secrets anyway~ More tea?”

Hello, I am Chiaroscuro, though you may call me Chia, for short. May I ask what your name is?

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"Chia? That’s a cute name~ It’s like one of those little shrub things! Anyway, my name’s Suwako, Chia~"

And now fuck me off!
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"Sounds to me like somebody’s wanting to get cursed, kero."

"Suwako-shaamaa! We need to go more youkai huntin! Like right now! In fact why don't we go and blow stuff up together! We need to bond after all, right?"

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"Sounds like a plan, kero! Where do we start?"

"Cirno-chaaan~" And here comes Suwako in with a flailing hug... and a kiss on the cheek. "What are we going to do today, darling~?" (Happy April Fools, Amber)

satorisays:

satorisays:

((DARKKKK LONG TIME NO SEE you still remember me hello 8D

AND YES HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAYYYY))

"PBRRRRTTTT SUWAKO WHAT ARE YOU DOING I COME BACK FROM THE DEAD AND YOU JUST KISS ME ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME AGAIN"

"But I am unaffected by such things! Because I’M THE STRONGEST. Today, we can do… umm… WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO!"

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"You mean… this was all a joke? THAT YOU AREN’T EVIL?! THAT YOU AREN’T GOING TO MAKE EVERYONE LIKE YOU?! I won’t suddenly turn into you, am I!? DO I STILL LOOK LIKE MYSELF!?"

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"And… uhh, yeah. Kind of drowned myself, slept with the fishes, and suddenly found myself here for some reason. Long story, requires at least one book to explain the whole thing, and books are for nerds-"

BECAUSE RPER DOESN’T KNOW HOW SHE CAME BACK EITHER-

"Huh… well good to have you back, kero, and you do look perfectly normal to me, especially for someone who was dead." Maybe Cirno annoyed the yama so much that she got sent back. Makes as much sense as anything. That, or maybe the whole being a fairy in this world meant she had some unknown immortality-type situation in every world. Who knows? "Hope I didn’t scare you too much."

"Cirno-chaaan~" And here comes Suwako in with a flailing hug... and a kiss on the cheek. "What are we going to do today, darling~?" (Happy April Fools, Amber)

satorisays:

satorisays:

((DARKKKK LONG TIME NO SEE you still remember me hello 8D

AND YES HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAYYYY))

"PBRRRRTTTT SUWAKO WHAT ARE YOU DOING I COME BACK FROM THE DEAD AND YOU JUST KISS ME ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME AGAIN"

"But I am unaffected by such things! Because I’M THE STRONGEST. Today, we can do… umm… WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO!"

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"What? WHAT?!"

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"NOOOOOOO I DON’T WANT TO TURN INTO A SUWAKO, I LOVE MY OWN SELF… WELL I’M DEAD BUT I STILL LIKE MYSELF! What have you been doing when I was gone!? HAVE YOU TURNED EVIL!? Did you join the cooties side!?"

Confirmed, Moriya for Evil.

Okay, Cirno seems adequately freaked out now.

"April Fools!" the goddess shouts, releasing the hug on the girl. "I’m not going to infect you with cooties! It was all a joke, see?" Seems that she’s enjoying it far more than Cirno will. "Wait, you died? When did that happen? Did you try to fight a falling boulder again, kero?"

"Cirno-chaaan~" And here comes Suwako in with a flailing hug... and a kiss on the cheek. "What are we going to do today, darling~?" (Happy April Fools, Amber)

satorisays:

thegoddessmoriya:

satorisays:

((DARKKKK LONG TIME NO SEE you still remember me hello 8D

AND YES HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAYYYY))

"PBRRRRTTTT SUWAKO WHAT ARE YOU DOING I COME BACK FROM THE DEAD AND YOU JUST KISS ME ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME AGAIN"

"But I am unaffected by such things! Because I’M THE STRONGEST. Today, we can do… umm… WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO!"

"Hmm…~"

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"I want a date! We can go eat sweet things and talk about our feelings then cuddle and kiss all evening! Of course you’re the brave knight so I hope you have the money for it, kero~” Suwako you’re going to kill the poor not-fairy with this prank.

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"… Umm, okay. Here, take this ice cream. I don’t have any dates with me either, so can’t let you eat that."

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"BUT WHY DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING WEIRD LIKE CUDDLING AND KISSING!? ARE YOU TRYING TO SPREAD THE COOTIES?! Don’t DO THAT, that’s… EVIL!"

Poor Cirno, she didn’t know this was a prank. She always found Suwako weird-

"Yup, that’s right! I’m going to infect you with ALL of my cooties, kero, and then you’ll get all sweet and cuddly just like me, and we’ll be honey sweetie snookum girly girlfriends forever and ever!" Okay Suwako, that’s just laying it on too thick.

"Is it normal to kiss on April Fool's Day!?"

ripplesof495years:

thegoddessmoriya:

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"Shhhh, it’s a joke, see? Cirno doesn’t like being kissy kissy or anything like that~"

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"Oh…so it isn’t normal?

…Oops.”

"Nope, sorry~ Just me being silly is all, kero."

"Is it normal to kiss on April Fool's Day!?"

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"Shhhh, it’s a joke, see? Cirno doesn’t like being kissy kissy or anything like that~"