It had already been two years since she first came to Gensokyo.
At first, she was so scared of its strange inhabitants that she squarely refused to even perform her rituals,
but now she was on friendly terms with them, and could perform her usual work just fine.
She thought she would not be surprised by anything any more.
But of course, Gensokyo is the kind of place that will surprise anyone who believes so.
That is one of Gensokyo's strong points in comparison to the outside world.
From the Moriya Shrine, she had seen the shape of a giant human.
It was taller by far than the shrine itself. In her own old-fashioned terms,
it was on the scale of a ten-story highrise.
To her, it looked like a giant robot from anime she watched when she was younger.
But for a robot, it moved too smoothly.
It moved as if alive, sometimes looking longingly at the mountain, sometimes glaring down at the village.
And suddenly, it was wrapped in fog, disappearing in eerie silence.
When she informed Kanako of what she had seen, Kanako told her about the Brocken Spectre.
The Brocken Spectre is a weather phenomenon where your own shadow is reflected in the mist as a seemingly giant figure.
But no matter whether it actually was just a weather phenomenon,
just accepting that would take all the fun out of imagining what it could be.
So she decided to believe it was a giant robot attacking the village below.
That way, it would be fun to investigate.
Yes, this was definitely no shadow reflected in the mist.
The mist had appeared after the human-shaped form,
but most importantly, this was Gensokyo, a place where nothing, no matter how unexpected, is ever strange.
The little fairy was excited as ever.
Today it was because she had seen that thing that was taller than a mountain.
Of course, it was it was also further away than the mountains, so it wasn't very big,
but from looking at it, she felt there wasn't much of a difference between them.
It had quickly been enveloped in mist and she lost sight of it, but she was sure of what she'd seen.
That was the great youkai Daidarabotchi, no doubt about it.
With no idea where it would live,
but filled with excitement at seeing such a rare youkai,
the shrine maiden had left the youkai mountain.
"Have you seen a giant ro... a large moving thing around here?"
Asked the shrine maiden, starting her search through the mist.
The little fairy for some reason felt annoyed by this,
and felt that since she had seen it first, it should belong to her.
"I haven't seen anything like a Daidarabotchi!"
She answered, to fool the shrine maiden.
She then set out to search for the great youkai on her own, out of pure curiosity.