“Don’t you dare throw that snowba-, goddammit!” Reimu swiped bits of wet snow off off her face and scowled at Marisa, grinning with arms full of balled snow.
“You’re-” Reimu moved her head to avoid a flying snowball. “Not making-” And again. “Cleaning the shrine yard-” Just how many snowballs did Marisa have? “Any easier!”
Reimu sighed as Marisa laughed. “C’mon Reimu, you’re no fun!”
“Trust me, I’d rather be doing that than trying to shovel through all this damn stuff.” It had snowed for days, causing the snow to keep piling up as the shrine maiden avoided going outside, having a hatred for the cold. And now the snow was several feet tall, and a royal pain to shovel through.
She felt another snowball hit her back, and cringed as cold water dripped down her back under her shirt. “Marisa, I swear to god-” She was hit with another, and her patience was nearing its end. “I’ll drown you in this snow, it’s already a good foot taller than you are.”
Reimu set her shovel into the snow, contemplating whether being smacked with it would hurt the witch much or not.
“Just a take break from the shovelin’, you’re getting all grumpy.” Marisa said, dropping her snowballs and beginning to walk over to her. “May as well enjoy the snow while it’s here!”
“Yeah, I suppose so…Or….” Suddenly Reimu pulled her shovel out of the snow and swung it, not to hit Marisa, but to launch a giant shovelful of snow into the witch’s face. Marisa fell over from the impact, falling into a nearby snowbank and sinking in so only her legs could be seen out of it.
“There. You deserved that.” Reimu said, walking over the snowbank. “Now are you oka-”
Reimu was grabbed by the wrists and pulled into the giant pile, snow caving in the hole behind her. She first felt the side of her face making contact with the cold snow, and next Marisa giggling beside her, smiling a big grin with a rosy nose and cheeks from the cold. “And you deserved that!”
Did she? No, but Reimu didn’t feel like arguing. Sighing, she stood up and shook the snow of the her clothes, pulling Marisa up with her. “Let’s just go inside and have tea, I’m starting to lose feeling in my toes.”