|Story|| Sanae's Scenario
|That morning was a little dark, as if something was blocking the sunlight.|
Could it be because of the morning fog that had unexpectedly appeared in the middle of summer?
|Having leapt out of your home into the mist you were expecting to let you forget about the heat, it is no wonder you would be surprised to see "that" swaying before your eyes.|
|This human-shaped "that", venting disgusting tepid steam, staggered forward and looked as if it were gazing up at the mountain.|
|--From up on the mountain, as hot and noisy as it always was in the summer, she gazed down upon the human-shaped "that".|
|It had already been two years since she first came to Gensokyo.|
At first, she was so scared of its strange inhabitants that she squarely refused to even perform her rituals, but now she was on friendly terms with them, and could perform her usual work just fine.
|She thought she would not be surprised by anything any more. But of course, Gensokyo is the kind of place that will surprise anyone who believes so.|
That is one of Gensokyo's strong points in comparison to the outside world.
|From the Moriya Shrine, she had seen the shape of a giant human.|
It was taller by far than the shrine itself. In her own old-fashioned terms, it was on the scale of a ten-story highrise.
|But for a robot, it moved too smoothly.|
It moved as if alive, sometimes looking longingly at the mountain, sometimes glaring down at the village.
|When she informed Kanako of what she had seen, Kanako told her about the "Brocken Spectre".|
The Brocken Spectre is a weather phenomenon where your own shadow is reflected in the mist as a seemingly giant figure.
|But no matter whether it actually was just a weather phenomenon, just accepting that would take all the fun out of imagining what it could be.|
So she decided to believe it was a giant robot attacking the village below.
|Yes, this was definitely no shadow reflected in the mist.|
The mist had appeared after the human-shaped form, but most importantly, this was Gensokyo, a place where nothing, no matter how unexpected, is ever strange.
|The little fairy was excited as ever.|
Today it was because she had seen that thing that was taller than a mountain.
|Of course, it was also further away than the mountains, so it wasn't very big, but from looking at it, she felt there wasn't much of a difference between them.|
|With no idea where it would live, but filled with excitement at seeing such a rare youkai, the shrine maiden had left the Youkai Mountain.|
|巫女はそういうと、霧の中を探し始めたのである。||Asked the shrine maiden, starting her search through the mist.|
|The little fairy for some reason felt annoyed by this, and felt that since she had seen it first, it should belong to her.|
|She answered, to fool the shrine maiden.|
She then set out to search for the great youkai on her own, out of pure curiosity.
|The Scarlet Devil Mansion was as busy that day as it always was.|
The gatekeeper was giving a report to the mistress of the house, Remilia Scarlet, who was cheerfully paying it no mind.
|The gate keeper was feeling a vague sense of unease.|
During the morning, she had seen the shape of a giant human at the foot of the mountain.
|What could it have been?|
It was as big as the giant bird Peng, and spewed ominous smoke. She was sure of it.
||It was the shape of "Taisui Xingjun", the Embodiment of Misfortune.|
|Finally, all the youkai of Gensokyo must stand together and fight this evil god that has appeared in their midst, she reported to the mistress of the Scarlet Devil Mansion.|
|勿論それは聞き入れられなかった。||Needless to say, her recommendation was not heeded.|
|That was what she thought.|
But perhaps she exaggerated a bit, in order to liven up her dull everyday life a little.
|Story|| Sanae's Scenario
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