Chapter 4 : As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs Part 2
"Nah, it's nothing. I'm just joking by the way."
I shoot out a WTF expression as Alice disregards completely what she just said earlier.
"Well it's just...Satorin's really cute that I want her as my doll or something."
That makes no sense to me whatsoever, what the heck are you trying to hide from me? Nah I don't really understand how the people in this world thinks.
Letting the trivial issue slide, we walked together towards the village square. I wonder what kind of festivities will occur with Mokou setting up the heat?
Night Yukkuri Village Square
"HEY YOU, STOP SCREWING AROUND DAMN IT." Mokou yells at the people around a huge cooking pot, used to boil large amount of eggs which is about the size of my palm, pretty large.
Sure is pretty lively in here, kids running around and adults chatting around the vicinity. The scene seems unbelievably normal compared to the craziness of the folks I've hung around with.
Don't you feel like I've been acting out-of-character lately? I mean, I haven't been your usual Marisa who often sneak in and out like a boss and stealing stuffs outta curiosity, no I'm not stealing their precious things at all...I swear. And as this story goes I don't feel like being myself thus playing any pranks towards the residents of this world 'cuz I still think they're too damned crazy to comprehend.
Sooner or later, I need to regain my charm as the protagonist, or this story might fell down to rock bottom.
I'm sorry Alice.
I sighed as I glanced at the said person, Alice Margatroid. She's staring intently at me, eyes full of interest. We've been sitting here together in one of benches here, and I'm suddenly got lost in thought while waiting for the event to start.
"What's wrong, Marisa?"
That innocent eyes made it even harder for me to play some tricks with, as I'm still uncertain whether the people here will react the same way as their Gensokyo counterparts. Even though they seem close enough to me, I can't get myself to feel comfortable around them.
Aaaahhh, this is so embarrassing! But I've gotta say it, I've gotta say it...or else this story might become less interesting to follow.
"Hey Alice, wanna make babies together?"
She paused for a bit, then said the follow-up that made my brain dizzy.
"It sounds really interesting, how do we make it?"
At first thought she'll become the usual 'Alice-dere' and she'll hit me right away due to the embarrassment I gave her, but her response just then totally caught me off-guard.
Now then, since we're technically both girls we can't just...
"Uh...you see, I think they're made from clay or somethin'..."
"Don't lie! I heard from Reimu it involves something like making love..."
Guh...please don't say it, or the story rating will become M! Seriously Alice, there's probably some kids who aren't even at their legal age reading this stuff anyway! And damn you Reimu, who knows she'll start spoiling 'our secret'...uh, that's completely outta my control since I only know about the armpit miko from Gensokyo.
"...eh, what is making love?"
Hah, I thought you're going to tell 'that' stuff in front of the kids. I breathe a sigh of relief as the rating change threat gets nulled, now I also have to act like your usual crazy Marisa.
Puffing my chest with unnecessary pride, I'll say it proudly that...
"Making love is...roasting chicken, ze!"
Strangely enough, that seems to calm her down from her agitated state earlier. That upset face slowly changes back into her usual smiley attitude.
"Do you mean 'roasting' as boiling? And 'chicken' is actually a part of it which is an egg we're going to cook together in that humongous pot, am I correct?" she giggles at my silly statement, I'm surprised that she doesn't go WTF from my absurdity.
I just nod quietly, since I have no significant clue about what she meant. Taking a glass of water from the nearby stand, I took a little sip, drinking it slowly.
"Now then peeps, let's start our ceremony tonight which is called...MAKING LOVE."
The absurd intro speech given by Mokou made me spurt out the water I'm drinking at the moment.
"Cough...cough...cough.." the sudden impulse I've given to my throat made me choke, so I ended up coughing around. Damn, my head feels funny now.
"Ah! Are you okay, Marisa?" Alice gently hits the area around the lower back of my neck to stop my choking, that's pretty considerate of you...but please don't be too clingy, it feels like you're intentionally hugging me in public...ya know.
"ALL RIGHT YA SLACKERS, LET US RUN LOOSE TODAY!"
Both Alice and I jumped at the thunderous shout from Mokou, who's standing at the large podium in village square's center. The podium also hosts the huge cooking pot, so I wondered how does the fragile structure managed to withstand the weight of...sorry, I thought Mokou looks a bit fat...eh...just kidding...
The village men are carrying out the eggs in a cart-like object, moving up the steps leading to the bowl's mouth, dropping the eggs into the boiling water.
"Oi-oi, watch da step! Ya don't wanna boiled in this water, yep? For it's made with da mighty flames o' mine..h-hey, watch where ya'r walking, ya numbskulls!" she looks pretty reliable, giving instructions to the hardworking men while they're start dropping eggs to the pot.
About 10 Minutes Later
Well, it looks like the gigantic bowl has been filled to the brim with eggs. I wonder how did they get this much of eggs in here? Uh, for some reason I don't even wanna know where does the eggs come from, or what animal has laid them. The eggs has variety of sizes and shapes, some of them also had pores and exotic colors like a poisonous object, is it really okay to boil them along?
Wait a minute, we're not going to eat these abominations, right?
"Grrr..." I felt Mokou's furious gaze at me. Ah, it's not just me...uh, Alice...I told you earlier not to get too clingy, it looks like we're going lovey-dovey while she's watching over the guys so they won't screw up.
"No-no-no dearie, I'm not going to allow you being jealous at another couple!"
"Oh no, honey...I told you many times to call me 'dear'."
Mokou calmed down greatly after Keine had arrived, wearing a kitchen apron over her usual outfit...well even the people here wore the same set of clothes as my home world counterparts, now the coincidence level starts to interest me.
Seeing another lovey-dovey couple in front of her eyes, Alice puffed her cheeks in irritation and tightens her grasp on my hand, touching shoulder-by-shoulder. Then she start laying down on my lap. I felt her soft hair and warmth on my knees.
"Oi, the boils are done...gonna take some kickback?" after having a small talk with Keine, she awkwardly approaches us, trying her best not to talk in such disoriented way. Pointing towards the bowl where the folks are getting the boiled egg out, she goes back again towards the workers, continuing on giving instructions.
"She's a hard-worker, isn't she." in her place, Keine comes out to us, opening up the conversation with a warm smile.
"A bit of short-fused though." Alice cuts in before I have time to respond, she did seem uncomfortable with the cold glares we're getting, judging from her annoyed expression. Her face gets like 'bleh' then she starts being clingy with the same angry face like a selfish kid.
"Mymy, it's partly my own fault as well. Since she's a bit irritated with Jelly Doughnuts. I prepared earleir.."
J-Jelly Doughnuts? Hold on a sec...
I broke off from Alice's grasp by gently telling her off. I approached Keine, whispering to her ear "Hey, I thought it's 'cuz she's been dieting due to her gaining lots of weight recently." then she whispers back..
"Ah no-no, Mokou will be sad if you say that, judging from her rigorous everyday activity I guarantee that she won't get fat no matter how much she ate, nah it's not like she's a heavy eater to begin with."
Not a heavy eater eh, but why the Jelly Doughnuts. I don't think she'll get fat by eating them. Realizing my dumbfounded expression, Keine tries to console me by the following statement
"Well, she did say something about 'Canon Reference' before bailing out, that's all and I can't seem to figure any decent conclusions about her."
Now I'm getting even more confused, what the hell is this Canon Reference she's talking about? I see the shilouette of Mokou standing behind me, holding a bowl of miso soup. The delicious aroma wavers through the air, but since I've already eaten back at the Kirisame household it didn't seem to invoke my appetite again.
"Here's ya'r fill, guaranteed to stuff ya stomach up! Heh heh" she brought up the bowl towards Keine, smiling like an innocent kid. She continued "so what are ya peeps talking 'bout?"
"Ahahahaha, nuthin' really." I quickly cut her off with an awkward grin. Seeing as she finally calmed down I don't even wanna try boiling her up.