"I am looking for my owner!" v2 declares, "She has blond hair usually, and it is my job to make sure she is never lonely. But she wanders off sometimes to do science. and I think she came around here a few days ago?" In other words, this girl is on a stale trail.
"I’m no inventor, so I’m definitely not who you’re looking for. no-one’s come by here for a few weeks, much less an unfamiliar face. Go back to the surface, they’re probably up there."
The girl looks confused, "But she said she was coming down here... Unless you're her, in disguise, trying to fool me again!" The girl points at the hashihime, "But you still have blond hair, so you gotta be her, right?" It seems she's confused the hashihime with the person, "I'm not going to leave your side, alright? You don't need to trick me."
"I’ve never met you in my life. Or afterlife. And no-one else has tried to get past me today, so clearly someone is lying. I’mno deceiver, I don’t do shapeshifting anymore."
… oooor someone may be tangled up in spider webs up the road. Someone may want to double check that before someone gets eaten.
The girl looks at the hashihime with the sort of warm smile that nobody should ever be giving to a stranger. "What's a yama? I'm v2. I'm looking for someone very special!"
"Whoever you’re looking for, you won’t be finding them here. Go back the way you came."
Alright, v2 eh? So either a robot or a simulation. Lovely, These sorts of things shouldn’t even exist down here.
Blink, blink. There is a girl outside the shrine. She has no presence, as if she were not alive. Her cheerful smile as she looks at the shrine shows interest.
Well she sure ain’t a soul, that’s for sure. Even they have a presence, like any other spook, spirit, ghost, or poltergeist.
"If you’re looking for the Yamas and an open entry to Higan, you’re at the wrong one."
A shikigami is also guaranteed loyalty, but the process requires willingness from to-be servant. From there you can tweak their very being till sincerity is all they're capable of, if they provide even a lick of trouble. Their very existence would be based around your satisfaction with them.
She sees no difference between shikigami and familiars. Still a no-go, especially since shikigami seem to have no free will of their own and exist purely to serve their masters.
She’s seen what onmyouji can do to youkai by turning them into shikigami, she’s having none of it. Free will and making your own choices for your own importance is a big thing for her.
You could also consider a familiar. Surely a goddess, even a minor one, could fulfill the energy requirements to bind one to yourself. Guaranteed loyalty and only ever around when you decide it. Also not a bad choice.
"Absolutely not." She will not bind another’s existance to herself. She’s seen how that can turn out, she won’t inflict such cruelty onto another creature. Feed off their emotions and ruin their life, sure. But dictate their life, no.
We understand you have problems with people of all sorts, yet occasionally seem to suffer from loneliness. Have you considered a construct of some kind? A simple magical device possessing intelligence of its own, bound in a shape of a trinket or tool of some kind. Perhaps people are no good, but how about something much simpler? An object could certainly never turn on you. They can't leave you, either; most of them don't even have legs. Something worth thinking about?
"It still wouldn’t give me any kindness or affection in return. That’s the key part of it. I need another intelligent, sentient being. Something also capable of feeling emotions and making it’s own decisions. I can’t have fake affection. I already have my bridge for objects, it doesn’t do anything for me."
Seiga's pretty high on both those lists. Top 5 reasons why?
1) Take a look
2) at any
3) of their
Name the Top 5 people the hashihime doesn't want to be with.
Define “Be with.” She’s assuming romantically.
1a) Her husband
2) Cheaters and playboys
3) Anyone of the opposite gender
4) Anyone of the same gender
5) Everyone else
5) Everyone else who isn’t on the selective list of people she tolerates.
On Mika's orders, the swarm has braved being bored to death. Carrying a large block of jello the size of a truck via a huge platter, they dump the wiggly lime green substance onto the bridge.
Parsee gives a yelp as the jello smashes into the bridge, becoming covered in the stuff. What did she do to deserve this??