2015-07-02 - Flight of the Scarlet Devil-Child

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Flight of the Scarlet Devil-Child

Summary: Remilia Scarlet has gone insane and sent Flandre, her little sister, to conquer the land of Gensokyo! Yukari Yakumo's quick thinking saves Gensokyo, and throws Flandre Scarlet and Hong Meiling to Twisted!



Who: Flandre, Meiling
When: July 2, 2015
Where: Nowhereto Park


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GENSOKYO

AT TOP THE FOREST OF MAGIC

        All who have stood against the might of the Scarlet Devil Mansion have fallen.

        It began when Remilia Scarlet, head of the Scarlet Mansion, finally decided to put in motion her ambitions of conquering all of Gensokyo and take control of the Great Hakurei barrier, which separates Gensokyo from the rest of the outside world.

        The first to fell where the ones who would give her the greatest trouble of them all; the Hakurei and the Moriya shrines both were quickly subdued before they could mount a defense. Next came the Youkai mountain and the Bamboo forest to stomp out the oni, the tengu, the kappa and Entei. With all major factions subdued and passage to the surface blocked off to the Underworld and Makai, all that was needed to achieve total victory was to take control of the owner of the Hakurei Barrier and arguably the creator of Gensokyo herself.

        Yukari Yakumo.

        There was no real brilliant strategy to Remilia's plans of domination. All she was doing was essentially put all her eggs in one basket; her sister Flandre.

        Flandre was not a well known resident of Gensokyo. While everyone seemed to know and recognize the name, very few had actually seen her and even less had the distinct horror of facing her in battle. Because of a total lack of experience dealing with the girl, many residents were completely unprepared when Remilia simply sic her on them.

        This was the fate of Yukari's forces of Youkai and oni that were attempting to protect her, an entire army of demons and demi-deities, decimated by a small girl wielding a giant flaming sword, the legendary Laevateinn, cleaver of worlds.

        As all seemed to be totally lost and with Yukari backed into her last legs, the great old Youkai decided to break one of her own personal rules. She would put a resident of Gensokyo somewhere else.

        Where else? It didn't matter! Anywhere but here! Anywhere so that Flandre wouldn't have to be her problem anymore.

        As Flandre made a dive down from the sky cleaving her way through the last line of Youkai defense, Yukari opened a gap right in front the small vampire tricking her into falling into parts unknown, even to Yukari herself.

        "Oh! Crap!" Was all Flandre seemingly managed to blurt before being swallowed by the multi-eyed gap.


        Meiling had been against the plan from the beginning. Gensokyo was their home, after all, even if it hadn't always been. And if they conquered or killed everyone, there would be even fewer yokai in the world than there already were. Hadn't that been why Danmaku had been invented, to keep the yokai from killing each other and causing untold destruction? And those that remained would fear, hate, and loathe Remilia.

        But Meiling owed Remilia Scarlet. She was in the young vampiress's debt. And so she said nothing. Whenever asked about her unusual quiet, she would say there was nothing wrong. She remained the steadfast guardian of the Scarlet Devil Mansion. Even if she wanted to be anywhere else.

        Countless attempts to break into the mansion, to stop Remilia before she took over all of Gensokyo, had been repelled. But Meiling. None would leave when asked. And none of them wanted to danmaku batle, either. This was serious.

        It was that last battle, the one versus Yukari. Meiling would have stayed at the mansion, but she got a horrible feeling. A feeling that Flandre needed her to be there. So she'd done the thing she had never, EVER done, in the history of her life at the Scarlet Devil Mansion. She abandoned her post at the gates. She had just found her way to the site-- following the trails of destruction-- when she'd seen the portal open and swallow up the mistress's younger sister.

        "Mistress Flandre!"

        Without hesitation she'd flown directly into the portal, trying to grab hold of Flandre before the portal closed. But no, she only just made it into the portal before it closed. All she could do was try to reach Flandre, try to pull the smaller girl close to her, to protect her from what might await them as best as she could...


        Much like Meiling, Flandre really had no say in the matter of Remilia's ambitions. Everyone in the mansion, in one way or another, were naught but servants and attack dogs bound to the will of Remilia, there to cater to her every beck and call. Although Flandre probably didn't share Meiling's apprehension about trying to conquer Gensokyo, seeing that she had no understanding of politics at all, what the small vampire did understand was that Remilia was finally telling her to 'go play' and play she did!

        Flandre played very rough.

        But when one does engage in so much rough and tumble, there is bound to be some injuries. Despite all her power, Flandre was unable to pull herself free from the the gap youkai's portal and she was sucked inside the many eyed darkness, spinning and cursing. Before a dark cloud could overtake her senses, Flandre could feel the familiar warmness of her nanny, and Meiling's voice calling for her. Out of reflex, the younger Scarlet sister reached out and hugged her loyal guardian close. Whatever fear of the unknown she felt when spiraling down to another dimension was gone. Everything was okay now. Meiling was with her. Everything was okay.

        And then, all went silent and black.

TWISTED

NOWHERETO PARK

        Seeing up in the night was a tear in reality itself, total darkness with a multitude of red eyes peering about in a frenzy were gazing down to the city of Twisted. The gap in reality held only for a full second before it close up again, as quick as it had opened, having done its intended business.

        Two figures were spat out from the tear in reality and they plummeted down from the sky to the park. It would be a relative small fall but it would no doubt hurt once they landed on the park's grass.


        Meiling responds to the hug with a quiet statement of, "It's okay. I'm here now, Flandre..." It's very rare that Meiling leaves off the 'Mistress' term of address. Only when she's trying to calm or comfort Flandre, and here she's trying to do the latter. Meiling is scared too, she has no idea where they're going to end up. Neither, she suspects, did Yukari.

        As soon as Meiling saw the other side of the gap opening, she tensed, preparing for the fall she knew was about to happen. She tried to shift them as they're spat out of the portal, so that whatever they were about to hit, it would be she who hit it first rather than the injured vampire. To be something of a landing pad for Flandre, so to speak. No matter who hits first, it's likely to hurt either way.

        When they hit, she yelps in surprise and pain. Still, as soon as she can, she's checking on Flandre, to make sure she's all right. "Mistress Flandre?" The catch lights in her eyes seem to waver in her eyes as she tries to check exactly how badly Flandre is injured. She hasn't even bothered to check their surroundings yet. Flandre is all she's concerned about at the moment.


        "Oof!!" Flandre gives a grunt when the two make contact with the ground, although she had the good fortune of having a pretty cushioned landing thanks to falling on top of Meiling.

        Sensing that they are longer where they should have been before, Flandre curls up reflexively and clings harder to Meiling in an attempt to hide from the sun. It takes her a couple of seconds to realize she isn't burning up though, and only when she opens her crimson eyes does she manage to bother in answering her nanny. "I'm okay I think." Flandre sounds composed again, she's no longer trembling as she was all the way down.

        The blond vampire skirts a very fine line between helpless child and horrible destruction monster, there are times when she's only a frail thing clinging to her nanny's skirt, and there are times when she actually acts her age and takes a more dominant role. Probably because she had spent the last few days obliterating everything in her path, Flandre decides to not cling like a child onto Meiling for once and looks around, only starting to get up when she realizes there are no enemies for her and Meiling to contend with for now.

        "Meiling? Where are we?" She doesn't remember ever being to a park like this in Gensokyo, though then again, Flandre didn't get out much.


        It's a good thing it's night time, or the sun would be a real concern. After all, one doesn't usually bring an umbrella to a god-fight. Unless one is one of a handful of yokai that live in Gensokyo. Meiling's powers don't center around an umbrella. Meiling doesn't actually relax until Flandre responds that she's all right. That done, she begins to stand, as the blonde girl does.

        As for where they are? Meiling looks around. "Er... th-this doesn't look like the mansion grounds..." Obviously not. Then, after a long moment spent looking around, hoping the scenery will line up with something in her mind, she finally admits, "I... don't know, Mistress Flandre."

        Though she still smiles to the smaller girl. "Let's find out, hm?" She speaks like it's a game, an exploration game. Playing like they used to do before Remilia's ambitions took them both down a dark path. Hopefully they haven't gone too far down it.


        Darn, shoulda snatched Yukari's umbrella when she had the chance, huh? Though guess there was no way for Flandre to know she was going to get tossed into another dimension. Oh well, food for thought.

        Once the two of them back on their feet, Flandre dismisses her hyper destructive wand so she has her hands free to grab on to Meiling's qipao, probably reverting to her more immature persona. Hey, she can't hold the act of being a total monster indefinitely, Flandre doesn't have that kind of concentration power.

        But as stated before, Flandre felt at ease when she was falling down an inter-dimensional portal and she feels at ease now in this unknown place, as long as Meiling is with her, she knows everything will be fine!

        "Okay!" She chirps back in answer as Meiling smiles down to her, and suddenly its back like they were playing hide and seek in the mansion's gardens. "I hope there's candy around here!~"


        And in response to Flandre's easy posture, Meiling draws herself up straighter. Already pretty tall, this makes her seem even more like someone that it's a bad idea to mess with! For the time being she stays on the ground, not wanting to draw too much attention to herself and Flandre just yet. Not until she's had a proper solo look around the place, to ensure it's not too dangerous for them. She doesn't want to have to see Flandre's destructive side again anytime soon.

        Candy! Yes yes, candy! Candy, the eternal companion of the young, particularly if the child is eternally one, like Flandre is! That said, Meiling chuckles. "We'll try to find you some, Mistress Flandre. You probably should eat soon anyway, since you used to much energy." That said she starts to walk down the path that looks like it leads out of the park.


        Meiling's imposing presence is always a welcome sight for the young looking vampire girl. Flandre still needs her dutiful nanny despite her destructive abilities, a sign of her very immature and fractured mind despite being quite the peerless fighter herself. She smiles winsomely up to the red haired martial artist and squeezes her qipao just a little tighter, mostly to assure herself everything will be alright, though at least not hard enough to make it explode.

        "Yeah.." The small vampire agrees about feeding with a forlorn sigh, bending over just a bit to put some pressure on her empty stomach. "Those youkai have pretty nasty tasting blood." She complains, having no doubt tried to feed on the demons she was killing earlier to little avail.

        Following along with Meiling hand in hand, Flandre manages to put to use her vampiric senses and smells the general vicinity as if she were some kind of blood hound. "Meiling! I smell humans nearby!" She exclaims all too happily, much like a girl smelling fresh pastries being baked. "And some other weird stuff... not youkai I think..." Weird.

        "Are we even in Gensokyo? It doesn't feel like Gensokyo to me."


        Meiling's smile fades a bit. Flandre shouldn't have had to feed on those oni... she shouldn't have had to fight in such a way at all, really. But what was done was done. And Meiling's smile returns, if only for Flandre's sake. Stay happy for the Mistress! "That's all right! We'll get you something you can eat~!" she sing-songs. She's not sure, really... but if it comes down to it, she'll offer her own blood for Flandre to drink.

        The note of humans nearby gets a blink. Humans? "Where are they, Miss Flandre?" Humans means civilization, and civilization meant cities! As for being in Gensokyo? Meiling pauses, frowns a little, in concentration. "...N-no. No, I don't think this is Genokyo." Suddenly she looks concerned. "We're not on the other side of the Barrier are we? Aaah, I hope not..."


        "Yaay!~" Flandre's good mood recovers as Meiling reassures her they'll be getting some tasty treats soon! She has no reason to doubt her nanny either, if it were just Flandre she'd worry about accidentally obliterating the humans she's trying to feed on, but Meiling has always been really good at neutralizing them so that the vampire girl can feast in peace, something that she and Sakuya seem to excel at. And even in the event that they can't find humans or even candy to satisfy the girl's hunger for blood.. well.. dragon blood has always been able to placate her for a good long while.. >_>

        "That-a way!" The girl points down the street leading out of the park and towards the city. "I can hear many heart beats in that direction, and lots of yummies too! But also the weird people that I've never smelled before." Vampire senses are just that well enhanced that even a naive creature such as Flandre can tell there's lots of activity close by.

        The notion of being outside the barrier draws a look of pouty concern from the young looking vampire. "You mean in the place where we were before sis moved us all to Gensokyo?" Even if Flandre has been a shut-in for most of her prolonged life, she was still dimly aware there was an outside world beyond the walls she called home. "Hnn...I hope not, I don't want to be locked in the basement again."

        And that's when it finally seems to hit Flandre. If they aren't in Gensokyo, then that means her sister can't reach her, and if she isn't here, then she can't jail her again. "Meiling..." The girl whispers with sadness to her voice. "Would it be mean if I said I don't want to see my sister again?"

        "She made me do bad things, didn't she?" Deep down, Flandre knows she was being used.


        Flandre's directions are followed, and that should take the pair down to the city proper. Meiling hesitates as she views the city; that definitely looks like the pictures of the normal human cities she's seen in Patchouli's books. Given Gensokyo was actually FOUNDED to get away from humans, she is understandably hesitant to approach. But if it's for Flandre, she'll do it.

        Flandre asks about the outside world, and Meiling nods. "That was the human world. We have to be careful, then, if that's where this is." And then Flandre hits the crux of the matter. Meiling can't hide her wince. "...Yes, she did," the red-haired woman admits softly. But then she adds quickly, "I'm sure there was a reason! Lady Remilia wouldn't have started it if she hadn't thought there was a reason. Maybe the was tired of all the others being so rude and trying to force their way in where they weren't wanted. Or showing her disrespect. There had to be a reason, even if we don't know it!"


        The blond vampire purses her lips when Meiling confirms her fears that they might indeed be outside of the Hakurei barrier and outside in the human world. Flandre never actually got to see it and she's understandingly anxious and apprehensive at the same time. "Yeah.." The girl whispers back to Meiling. "Sakuya said I should be wary of Hunters if I ever went outside to the human world. I wonder what those are. Do you know, Meiling?"

        Whilst she wonders that out loud and Meiling reminds Flandre that maybe there was a reason for all of Remilia's seemingly reckless actions, the younger Scarlet rubs the back of her neck. "Hmmn.. maybe.." She sighs. "I won't deny I would have liked to rule Gensokyo along with sis. That way I could run around all I want!" Her enthusiasm wanes and she gives Meiling a knowing look, her real maturity peeking out from that childish facade she carries with her all the time. Flandre really is quite old despite her appearance, and sometimes she does act her age. "But I don't doubt sis planned to rule Gensokyo all for herself and just put me back in the basement. She's always been... really bad at sharing, you know?"

        Then her childish smirk returns. "Besides! I got the feeling I was the only one having fun while playing that game!" And she would too, those youkai and oni certainly didn't seem to enjoy getting mutilated by the dozens.

        "Hey, Meiling!" Flandre pauses as she catches a strangely familiar scent. "It smells like Aya and Suika were here recently." She definitely smells a tengu's feathers and also someone that smells of lots of booze and dirt around here.


        Meiling winces a bit at the mention of Hunters. "Hunters? They're... humans that don't like yokai," she explains. "They're scared of yokai, but instead of running away, they think they should attack yokai, and... get rid of them. They're not nice. They're one of the reasons everyone moved to Gensokyo, I heard."

        And there, as Flandre notes Remilia being bad at sharing, Meiling nods. "That's true. But maybe she just doesn't know how?" As for Flandre's 'game'? Meiling visibly sweatdrops. "Ehehe... n-not, I don't think they were," she agrees.

        However, she looks suddenly confused as Flandre mentions Aya and Suika. She had no reason to doubt Flandre's words; the young miss had always known these things by scent. "Did they come here too?"


        "Reaaally?" Flandre sounds far too curious about these Hunters to be possibly a good thing. Her crimson eyes widen and a devilish smiles spreads across her thin lips. "Humans that play back?" That's basically unheard of in Gensokyo.. except for two notable exceptions. "Like Reimu and Marisa??" Oh yes, Flandre is getting ideas already. She's likely thinking that there's a whole world out there of humans that she can play with-- and she'd be right, except probably not to the extent she thinks. "Oooh! I can't wait to meet them! I bet it'll be very fun~" Wellp, this is the main reason why Flandre isn't really allowed outside.

        Though about Aya and Suika, it's safe to say that Flandre really doesn't know. She can't make the distinction of Aya and Suika's scent over 'people that smell like Aya and Suika'. In her broken mind, its inconceivable that two people would smell alike, since she knows so few people personally. "I think so!" It's what she ends up saying to Meiling. "They were standing right here and then Aya went that way." Flandre points to the city. "And Suika went that way." She points in the other direction. Just who could she possibly be talking about anyway? Guess we'll never know...


        Meiling sweatdrops a bit. "They don't... 'play', Mistress Flandre," she tries to explain. She frowns, the dark expression odd on the face of the normally happy gate guard. "Their goal isn't to have fun. It's to kill people that they don't like. They want the people they don't like to go away forever so they'll never play with those people again."

        It's true, it's a stretch that it would actually be Aya and Suika. But if there are people LIKE them here, maybe they haven't gone as far as Meiling thinks. So Meiling nods. "Let's follow Aya for now. If there's a city, she'll know some people there that we can go ask were we are."


        "Oh..." Flandre looks crestfallen at the revelation. Very few people actually wanted to play it seems, since most everyone had some hidden agenda or a genuine dislike for the other. Although Flandre was not unknown to get into tremendous fits of rage, she did honestly preferred to engage in friendly danmaku matches that didn't leave any lasting harm. Guess this supposed outside world was not much different from Gensokyo. "Like how Remilia did with the oni and the yokai?" Wonders Flandre out loud with pouty lips.

        Thankfully Flandre is quite the mercurial... well... person, since she's not really young enough to be called a kid. She brushes her eyes and beams happily up at Meiling when she encourages her to follow the Aya smelling person. "Okay!" She chirps and grasps her nanny by the hand. "Let's go tengu hunting!" Indeed..


        Meiling nods, her frown fading one of sadness. "Yes, exactly like that. She wanted them to go away forever, because she didn't want to play with them, ever." Then a more familiar expression-- a smile, as she tries to cheer Flandre up. "That's why danmaku was made-- you can play as hard as you want and you don't hurt each other too badly~!"

        Tengu hunting? Meiling isn't so sure about that. If it's not Aya, it might be one of the tengu that haven't come to the conclusion that fighting is bad. Which means it might attack them. Yes, it, because despite not having ever seen one, Meiling is aware there are males. But still. There's no other way to go but to the city, really. Flandre couldn't stay out here. She needed food, and more than that, she needed shelter.

        So Meiling nods, with a reassuring smile, and takes hold of Flandre's hand. "Okay! Let's go say hi~!" With that she begins to lead Flandre towards the city. thugh she appears to be carefree, she is keeping close watch. Nothing would harm Flandre on her watch...



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