Story: Mundane Musings of the New Generation: Introductions (chapter 5)

Authors: dragonfire5000

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Chapter 5

Title: Cheater

[Author's notes:

Another chapter; character and couple introductions will probably still go on for a while.

On another note, it's going to be quite hard to figure out the powers of the Touhou casts' children. Well, nothing else to do but brace myself.


Yakumo Sou knew that the pout on her father's face meant that she had lost the recent danmaku match with her mother. However, what bugged her was why her father was pouting in the first place. "Chen, why is daddy like that?"

The now teenage-looking shikigami looked over at Hakurei Reimu and shrugged. "Your guess is as good as mine," she said. "Maybe you should go ask her." The two of them were lounging near the tails of the kitsune Yakumo Ran, who was currently taking a nap. Even though Chen had grown up quite a bit, Ran couldn't bring herself to say no whenever Chen wanted to snuggle in the tails; it was probably because Chen was still so charming.

Sou headed over to her father and noticed that her mother had a rather knowing smile on her face even as Reimu was scowling at her. That usually wasn't a good sign. "Daddy? Are you angry about something?" Sou asked.

Reimu immediately turned towards Sou with a beseeching expression on her face. "Sou, listen to me! Your mother is a no-good cheater when it comes to danmaku matches! Don't be like her when you grow up, got it?"

"That's a little harsh, Reimu," Yakumo Yukari said with mock hurt. "As I recall, you were the one that started cheating. Sou, did you know what your mother did when she was starting to lose? She used her floating powers to try and float out of reality so that my danmaku bullets couldn't hit her! She was the one that started it!"

"Yeah, and did you know what your mother did in response?" Reimu shot back. "She pulled away the boundaries between realities and sent the bullets to where I was! Your mother has the most broken powers in all of Gensokyo! She's cheating just by even considering using her powers! That is cheating!"

There was a brief silence as Sou looked at her parents, piecing together what they just told her. "Mom? Dad?"

"What is it?" Reimu asked, her expression softening.

"How come you two get the cool powers?"

The two looked at each other somewhat uncomfortably. "Well, your powers haven't manifested yet because you're still quite young!" Yukari said in a reassuring tone. "I'm sure that when you grow up, you will have awesome powers as well!"


"Yes, really!" Reimu seconded.

"I hope so..." Sou said as she headed back to where Ran's warm tail awaited. Her parents watched her go with amusement before turning to each other again.

"Seriously though, what kind of powers do you think she'll have?" Reimu asked.

"Who knows?" Yukari shrugged. "But I'm sure it will be quite interesting, given her father's tendency to get involved in so many ‘incidents.'"

"I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with what sort of powers she'll get," Reimu replied, though she couldn't help but laugh a little. "I think her mother would have much more of an influence on what powers she gains." Reimu moved a little closer to Yukari, sidling up to the youkai and resting her head on her shoulders. "By the way, you were still cheating and you still have the most broken powers."

"You started it," Yukari retorted as she pulled the miko closer. "Though I take it that the last part is a compliment, coming from one of the Incident Solvers of Gensokyo?"

"Yeah, I guess..." Reimu said, smiling as she dozed off in the warmth of the spring sun and her wife's loving embrace.

[End notes:

The word 'Sou' means 'blue.' It uses a kanji that can also be read as 'aoi,' the more well-known Japanese word for 'blue.' Her name was picked to fit with the Yakumo tendency to use colors for names.

Yakumo Sou has long black hair and golden eyes. She can be mischievous like her mother at time but is usually calm and serene.


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