Finally got something satisfactory written. This time the setting is in Gensokyo, and the star is Reisen...Expect misfortunate events to befall her...maybe. Oh, and since I can't write action, expect my many comedic jokes once again over any flashy spell card battles. But since it's Gensokyo, there will still be spell cards being used, just not with flashy descriptions of what happens. No OCs so ZUN owns all the rights and stuff to characters and setting.
Prologue - The beginning of the rabbit's misfortune
Eientei, home to the many rabbits within the Lost Bamboo Forest of Gensokyo, and of course, it's four inhabitants. The most commonly seen moon rabbit selling medicine in the village; her earth rabbit companion that causes her nothing but trouble; the lunar princess and head of the house who does nothing but laze around; and finally, the pharmacist that is likely to be the main cause of the moon rabbit's constant workloads and misfortune.
"Udongein, could you try this one please?"
"But master, it just exploded when you put it in the flask!"
The typical day in Eientei.
"Ugh, that was really awful."
*Really...normally people would think you get used to it after a couple of times.
"That's impossible when it's different every time!"
*It does your sanity no good to complain to an empty corridor.
"Eh? That's weird, I swear I heard someone talking to me."
"Reisen Reisen, why are you complaining to an empty corridor?"
"Before I say why, I'm not going crazy." Reisen turned around, looking down towards the smaller girl that had walked up behind her.
"Then you're going mad?" Tewi asked, her usual bright and mischievous smile on her face.
"That's just rewording it..."
*But I must agree with your friend there.
"Okay..." Reisen let out a discouraged sigh, "Ever since I took master's last new creation I've been hearing voices."
"That means Reisen had finally gone bonkers." Tewi yelled out, punching her fist into the air.
"That's rewording it again! And I told you I haven't..."
"Udongein?" A voice called from a room at the end of the corridor, "I need your help with something."
*And so your history repeats itself once again.
"Don't remind me." Reisen mumbled, quickly moving towards the room her master's voice had come from.
Eirin Yagakoro sat at her desk with her back to the door, a line of test tubes containing new samples of possible drugs. A suspicious glance was given from the moon rabbit after she stepped in, an appropriate action to, as she would most likely become the guinea pig to whatever was inside the smoking test tubes.
"Ah, you're here Udongein," the lunar pharmacist turned around in her seat, "I have a new dreaming pill I want you to distribute around the village. And you need to go collect payment from a few places, I've left a list in the bag."
"Okay." Reisen answered with a tone of relief, seeing that nothing life risking was being asked of her.
"And make sure to come back quickly, I need your help with a new sample."
*Really, you let out your relief too quickly.
The rabbit grumbled as she picked up the bag of dreaming pills, mumbling to the ceiling as she stepped out.
"Hm...hm...Medicine that allows a voice from heaven to be heard...success...memo memo."
Reisen walked down the long halls of Eientei towards it's front doors. Upon stepping outside, an unusual pair could be seen together.
"Reisen, are you going out now?" Kaguya asked, her mouth half full with mochi.
"I wasn't aware the two of you could have a peaceful meal together." The rabbit replied, looking down at the two immortal beings in front of her, both of whom were eating mochi and drinking tea at a fast pace, "Although it still looks like a competition."
"Kaguya started complaining she was hungry halfway through our match," Mokou said, indicating the scorch marks still left on the ground.
"Well, as long as you two don't choke to death..."
"Hahaha, that's impossible, we'll come back to life even if we actually did choke." Kaguya said, laughing at her own comment.
"...or knock the house down."
"That's quite difficult in a spell card battle." Mokou downed the remainder of her tea and stood up, "If you're going to the human village, I'll go with you. I have my own errands anyway."
"Ah, that's rare of you, being so friendly." The lunar princess also stood up, "and for that, you can have the rest of these." She said, holding out the remaining sweets.
"Are you trying to fatten me up?"
"Oh, but if it's you, you can burn it right back down."
"Fine! I'll burn them then." Mokou engulfed the mochi in her phoenix flames, reducing them to ash, before turning to face Reisen again, "In other words, I'm going to get fattened up if I stay any longer, got it?"
*But isn't she still chewing?
"Ah, yes she is..."
After another cheery wave responded by fireballs, the rabbit and human phoenix set off towards the human village.
"What crazy drug is it this time?"
"Huh?" Reisen turned her head towards her companion, voicing sudden surprise to the question.
"I'm asking what drug your master brewed up this time." Mokou said, still facing forward as they walked.
"Um...a new dreaming pill or something. Would you like to try it?"
"Actually...do you even need to take medicine if you get sick?" Reisen asked, "With being immortal and all."
"I don't need to, I can if I want." Mokou answered after some thought, "Even if I left the illness and bear with it till my body builds immunity is fine, I can't actually remember the last time I was sick."
"Wasn't the last time food poisoning? Because of those random mushrooms you cooked?"
After entering the human village the two parted ways. Reisen dug into her bag as Mokou walked towards the school. The usual as always for the rabbit's errand in the village, collect fees, distribute new drugs and check if any customers were around.
"And we have this new dreaming pill...that does...and also...and then..."
"As usual, I couldn't understand what you were talking about."
Reisen sighed as she stepped out of the human village and started on her journey home, her bag only a little bit lighter.
*Seems your sales aren't doing so well.
"Mm...it's been like this for a long time."
*Seems like you've gotten used to talking to a voice from nowhere though.
"Ah yeah...it's not bad to have a person to talk to at times like this."
Eientei was bustling with life when the tired rabbit returned, another usual scene as Tewi had proudly mentioned on many occasions, "Rabbits are night animals!" That same girl today, was sitting on the deck, waving at Reisen's return.
"Reisen Reisen, welcome back."
"Ah Tewi," Reisen looked up at the call of her name, "I'm back."
"Master's calling for you." Tewi continued in the same cheerful tone.
"Couldn't you at least give me time to rest before telling me that? Ah whatever, I'm use to this."
Eirin was sitting at the dining table with Kaguya, having a cheerful conversation together over some snacks. The two looked around as Reisen entered the room.
"Ah Udongein, you're here. Prefect timing," Eirin said as one of the many ordinary rabbits carried a tray with four cups of tea into the room.
"I thought you wanted to test the new sample you made." Reisen said, feeling a little at ease with the casual atmosphere.
"Hm? I am testing it."
"Please don't spike my drink right in front of me." The moon rabbit said in a slow voice, watching her master place a pill into a cup of tea, which began to sizzle.
"Well, this needs to dissolve before consuming, this way we don't have to boil extra water."
*Killing two birds with one stone?
Just at that moment, a voice called in from outside, "Hey! Anyone home?"
"Oh? Sounds like a fiery bird fluttered in." Kaguya said, standing up to go check on the new arrival.
"At this hour, probably an outsider getting lost and injured."
After a quick check, the lunar princess returned with the answer to the correct prediction. Eirin stood up and walked towards door, turning before stepping out.
"Drink the sample and tell me what it does later."
And with that, Reisen was alone in the room.
"Maybe I should just pour it out..."
*Won't you get into trouble if she found out?
"Ah true...maybe I can find some other way to hide it..."
"Hey Reisen, you're still standing."
"Geh. Tewi, don't scare me like that."
Tewi had sat herself at the seat Reisen recently vacated to begin her useless pondering. The smaller girl watched her rabbit companion shuffle restlessly around the room while chewing on some of the leftover snacks.
Then, a sudden thought crossed through Reisen's mind the moment she happened to glance back towards the table.
"That's the cup master put the pill in."
*Huh? Ah, you're right.
"She's going to drink it..."
*Is that you're destroy evidence successful?
At that point, another useless thought crossed Reisen's mind. A second person to assist in internal monologues was useful.
"Hmm...?" Tewi yawned and began rubbing her eyes, prompting a quick and uneasy response.
"Tewi! Are you okay?"
"Yeah, just kinda sleepy."
And with that, Reisen, who had quickly knelt down in front of Tewi, had her lap used as a pillow.
*Is she okay?
"Um, breathing normal...Heart beat, regular..."
*Just what was that pill?
"It can't be a pill to help you go to sleep...master wouldn't try something so plain on me..."
*What kind of trust is that?
"It's sad, but that's just how it is..."
Reisen turned her head to face Eirin who had just stepped back into the room. The pharmacist looked down at the two girls for a while before saying, "Once she wakes up and you can stand, prepare the bath and dinner for five."
*She does treat you differently.
"Yeah...tells me to work and let's Tewi sleep."
"Udongein, what are you mumbling about?"
"Ah, sorry did we...wake...you?"
Reisen's voice trailed off as she looked down at the girl lying on her lap. No response came from Tewi and her eyes looked a little blank and lifeless. The small girl rubbed her eyes as she sat up, when she turned to face Reisen again her gaze looked normal again
"Did I miss something?"
"Nothing important." Eirin said in a reassuring voice, "Well then, if you could go prepare dinner Udongein."
"Alright." Reisen said, turning and standing up.
"Hm? Tewi, what is it?" the lunar rabbit turned her head to face the smaller earth rabbit, who had grabbed hold of her sleeve.
"Let me help you with dinner Onee-sama." Tewi said in an energetic voice.
"Oh, that'll be nice...Wait? What?"
It was at that point on that day, Reisen U. Inaba seriously worried whether she was going insane.
The daily life of our moon rabbit turned an odd corner? Well, she's the main lead so her life might get more repetitive than having odd drugs threaten her life. I need some opnion on the rating, since I can say myself that this story explicitly implies drug usage, but further than that still needs to be explained, like what the heck that pill was...If anyone has opnions on the rating please mention. Hope everyone can enjoy this story.