>Kogasa lowered her umbrella after shouting her signature catchphrase to see what appeared to be a mature woman, green hair flowing in the wind. Her eyes were closed and her smile was serene. She did have an immaculate parasol with her, but this lady seemed far from the scary monster Kogasa had imagined. This woman also seemed completely unphased by Kogasa's incredible scare surprise.
>"Oh, I'm sorry miss. I was expecting someone else."
>"You were expecting another person?" Her voice was elegant, adding to her charm. "My, I hadn't expected this area to become so popular today."
>"I was actually looking for this really scary youkai! Have you seen any here?"
>"Scary youkai huh?" The lady paused, and placed a finger to her chin thinking. Anyone else might've picked up on the woman's playful tone and exaggerated expressions, but Kogasa was not anyone else. "I'm afraid I haven't seen any scary ones around here. There's only me and you here, and the flowers around us." She motioned to the tall sunflowers surrounding the two. "I suppose I might have missed them, it is very crowded here with all us people, no?"
>"Huh, maybe so." Kogasa accepted, disappointment in her voice. "That's a shame, maybe they're already gone? Oh well..." She then perked right back up. "Still, it's nice to meet you ma'am! You take great care of your parasol, don'tcha?"
>The green haired lady opened her eyes, a bit puzzled at first. "Oh, this old thing?" She gave it a light twirl. "Yes, I suppose I've had it for... Many many years now. It's like a special flower to me, graceful and unending... Speaking of care, I'm impressed you were considerate enough to take care when you jumped into the flowers?"
>"Eh? Whatcha mean?"
>The woman motioned over to where Kogasa had been earlier. Amidst the sunflowers were smaller flowers, and indents in the dirt where her sandals had been. "A fairy wouldn't have been so careful playing. They would've stepped on these poor souls. Flowers like these small ones here aren't fragile, but still... I can appreciate you being so considerate. If you hadn't been, perhaps our meeting would've been different."
>”Ah, thanks! I try to avoid stepping on stuff like that!" The thinly veiled threat completely flew over Kogasa's head. "I'm an umbrella, a karakasa obake! We're good at watching out for what's beneath us, and protecting it! Plus, flowers help brighten up the rainy days we're made for!" The green haired woman seemed quite pleased with that comment. "Speaking of that," Kogasa put on her thinking cap. "... I can sense you're a youkai too, but... What are you miss?"
>"Me?" The woman chuckled. "Cute little Yuuka is just cute little Yuuka..."
>"Oh, OK!" This answer was acceptable too Kogasa. "It's still very nice to meet you!"
>"Likewise. Say, I'm sure you're disappointed in not meeting your scary youkai, but my house is just a bit in that direction, would you care to have some tea with me? It isn't often I entertain visitors."
>Kogasa's stomach rumbled at the thought. "I'd love that, thanks miss!"
>"Run ahead dear, I'll meet you there, I have some trash I need to tend to first."