"Th-that’s good." Eiko had figured that Marisa was a human, but nothing really changed if she wasn’t. As long as she wasn’t a ghost or something incorporeal. She was always afraid that she’d hurt them somehow, but that was beside the point.
Komugi’s distaste for her went unnoticed, as Eiko was too busy trying to eat the soup without getting herself sick. Besides, she got that from animals a lot. And people, now that she thought about it.
"Oh, umm, my name is Eiko. Ah!" she gasped. "I’ve heard of you!" Marisa was basically a Gensokyo celebrity, after all. "Oh! I’m so sorry!" She quickly sat down on the clearest part of the sofa she could manage. "I-I hope I didn’t break anything. I didn’t even k-know there was a store here! Isn’t this the middle of nowhere?"
Marisa slurped up a spoonful of mushroom soup, frowning at the blandness of it, but she made it without the more dangerous mushrooms just in case a traveler got lost and found her house. She passed a cautious glance at the girl, red eyes narrowed momentarily before her expression softened to a goofy grin.
"Nice to meet’cha Eiko. Yep, this ‘ere house is my shop. I sell all sorta goods. Charms, curses, potions of e’ery flavour. I also run a youkai extermination business." Waving dismissively to Eiko, she sets a bowl on a table. An overweight snake is already sipping away at the soup. "Nah, don’ worry ‘bout it. Ain’t nothin’ you broke. It’s the middle o’ nowhere, yeah. Magicians like me prefer our solitude."
now what if Reimu sees the "still Mima's apprentice" Marisa? what would Reimu do?
(Depends on the Reimu, she’d probably beat her up as normal and tell Marisa to stop being bad.)
"Oh. Okay." Eiko was already starting to warm up and shivering less. That didn’t exactly make her feel more at ease about mooching off of a stranger, but she was just accepting what was offered. Shivering or not, though, her hands were still shaking when Marisa gave her the soup. It was hard for her to be around someone like this, possibly as much as other people were around her.
Bowl in hand, she looked around for a place to sit. “You have s-so many things,” she couldn’t help but say. Having possessions was a foreign concept for the pariah.
Marisa gave her a friendly grin, yet she couldn’t help but feel uneasy around the girl. Something about her felt plain wrong. A type of wrongness she’s never felt before. “It’s mushroom soup. It’s safe f’r humans, don’ worry.”
Marisa plopped down onto a cushioned chair. Her familiar Komugi came to the witch, purring while she rubbed against Marisa’s leg. Of course the kasha kitten wouldn’t have anything to do with their guest, hissing at the girl momentarily before scurrying off to play with Noizumo.
"So what’s yer name kid? Marisa Kirisame’s mine. Proprietor of the Kirisame Magic Shoppe." A pause for a giggle. "Yer standin’ in my merchandise. There’s a sofa there f’r ya to sit in."
*Tilts her head for a moment before shrugging.* "Do you have anything I can get for a shiny coin?"
I̧͕͎̫̦͇̯̰̙͞t̷̠̪̳̩̭͈’̷͔͖͍̥̝̺͍̖͢s̡̩̹͇̤̳̯̗̪̫͡ ̼͉̺̥͓m͎̖͖̯̱̲̮͢í̪͉͓̻͇͚͎̮̟͞͡n͔̭͓̹̺e͏̶̳̜͉!̡̦̣̝͈̥̪ ̜̯̱̪́I̳̹͈̫̫̤̬͙̺T͙̻̺̠͖̹͈̱’̹̳̕S̲̤͖̳̦ͅ ҉̺̫M͈̝̗͍͓͙̘̪̻͝Í̧̹̮̜̭N̛̯̗̘̗͡E̖̪͍̖̘̣!̨̡̛̮͙̭̜̠̙̳̥̫ ̳̺̘͞G̮̬͠I̦̥͉͎͎̰͞V̵͓̀͟É͕̻͟ ҉̼̥̜I̗̭̝̝͡T̷̮͔̣ ̞͚̣̘̤̺̣̼ͅG̵̷̨̦̠̝ͅI̷̷̱̙Ṿ͕̥̖̱͕͓̻͢Ȩ̱͈̠̹͉̙ ̹͔̯̠̜̱̕͟Į̤̟̙̠̘Ṯ̡̘͔̕ ̷͚̠̕G̛͔̱̲I͍̮̲V̶̢̼͙̗̪Ẹ̻̦̣͚͘ͅ ̸̲̮̰̣͖̗I̵̛̜̰̯̟̬̮̝͇͞T̸̴̺̼̭̳̫!̷̨̼̮̘͖̜̞”̸̪͎̫͟
Any threat she may have felt from Marisa was swiftly overruled by the more immediate concern of freezing. Besides, the witch seemed nice enough at that moment that Eiko didn’t feel at all worried.
"Th-thank you," she mumbled as she went inside. "Y-you don’t need to g-get me anything," she continued quietly. "I j-just need to w-warm up some." Finding a corner to hide in was proving difficult, as they were all filled with clutter. Intruding like this was extremely strange for her, and she already felt like a burden.
Marisa yawned, not paying the girl much attention. Though she did find it strange a human girl her age was out here in the most dangerous of places in Gensokyo. Was she suicidal or something?
"Yeah yeah, don’ mention it. I was warmin’ up some soup, an’ I made a bit too much." Marisa walked off to the kitchen, talking loudly over her shoulder to her guest. "So I can’t eat it all myself, an’ I don’ like wastin’ nothin’."
"So ‘ere. Eat up."
*Walks over to th other evil spirt Marisa and gives her a poke.*
"Fine then! I wont buy something with the shiny coin I found!" *And with a huff Cirno turns and walks away.*
"gah!" *She puts her hands to the top of her head, rubbing the spot where she was hit.* "Why did you do that?"
"Dagnabbit, fairies all up in here messin’ wit my shop. I oughta whack ya some more."