- Return to Second Fanfic
Marisa was happy in the world she was in. She might not be the fastest, the strongest, or the smartest, but she was still above average in almost all classes. She really did have nothing to complain about. In fact, in everybody's eyes, like Reimu, she didn't train. This was wrong however, every day since she met Mima, and even more since she met Reimu, she's been training rapidly to top them both.
"How many hours a day do I practice? New spellcards, new technique, more power. But every time I fight Reimu , she's a step ahead of me, ze... I coudl try to add an hour, but somehow..." Overtopping Reimu was a goal Marisa could never reach. She was just untouchable. It wasn't a crushing defeat ever, not even a remotely bad one. She was just a hair ahead.
However, there was one time Marisa got the faint taste of victory...
"What do you mean you can't fly?" shouted Marisa, exasperated at Reimu.
"... I never learned how, I always just used Genjii. He's too old though now... could you help me?"
Such a simple gesture from Reimu really got Marisa's hopes up. After being defeated for a second time in that great mansion full of power, this almost gave her the emotional edge she needed to win.