There were two crashes at the Hakurei Shrine that particular afternoon. More accurately, a crash and a loud thump, both from separate entities. Reimu was about to take a graceless swig from her half-empty tea cup, when, unfortunately, Ness arrived, the impact toppling the shrine maiden onto her side and emptying the cup’s lukewarm contents onto her face and clothes.
Was there any soap left from the last time she had a laundry day? Chances were slim and money was tight. The smell she wouldn’t mind too badly, but the stain…
Colorful nonsense curses filled the air, mostly directed at “stupid roughhousing youkai”, as she stomped ‘round the corner, armed with her gohei and several orbs.
“You!” Reimu yelled, swinging the gohei in the boy’s direction. “What are you doing?! Don’t you know better than to mess around my—”
In that precise moment, she turned her head toward her home, and shrieked. Black streaks, cracks and splinters in the shape of a young boy certainly didn’t look very becoming. It would take weeks, no months to fix the precious shrine on her limited budget!
“What do you have to say for yourself?” She asked icily, her grip tightening and gaze intensifying.
“Ugh…wha…?”, Ness stirred a little as he got up. It took him a moment to realize what had just happened.
“Ohhhhhhh…I’m…oh god, I…I’m really sorry, I didn’t think that this…ohhh…”, Ness had profusely tried to apologize, as he had evaluated the damage from the crash. It was…catastrophic, to say the least.
“Ugh…I’m really sorry, I don’t even know how I wound up crashing into something, I usually don’t spin out of control like this…I’d be more than willing to help you get money to get your place fixed up…”
He stopped to dig around into his wallet. He had quite a bit, but it could barely cover enough of what would have actually been needed. As he slowly put his wallet away, his conscience kicked in.
“…I guarantee you that I’ll do whatever I can- no. I’ll do what I need to, to get your shrine back to the way it was. And that’s a promise…not that there’s no way that I’d get away with it, but y’know…”