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SHANGHAI: Oh, hey there, girl.
MEIMU: Ugh, I have a name, you know!
SHANGHAI: Yes, I know, it's Kon Yakumo.
SHANGHAI: Anyway, I hear you've run into a little bit of trouble.
MEIMU: Uh ... Yeah! My mom locked me in my room and locked my apertures from letting me out and took away my costume! S-see, I went back in time because I wanted to check out the Hisou Tensoku Incident, and cuz I wanted to meet my auntie Rin when she was, y'know, younger and stuff. But then she attacked me for no reason! So then I went into Gap Land, which is weird dimensional thingy, but then Rin and Reimu showed up and attacked me again! And I thought my mom was also gonna be on their side in that time, so when she showed up there ...
SHANGHAI: Hold up a second. Is this what actually happened, or is it just the perfectly reasonable explanation you were using to try to get out of trouble?
MEIMU: ... uhhhhhhh ...
SHANGHAI: That's what I thought. And Reimu and Rin were involved in punishing you?
MEIMU: ... yeah?
SHANGHAI: Okay. Girl, you really need to work on your lies.
SHANGHAI: I'm serious. Rin and Reimu could just remember what happened back then, and if your story doesn't match up ...
SHANGHAI: Okay, let me ask you this: why, exactly, were you expecting them to believe you?
MEIMU: ... uh ... I dunno! They should've j-just listened to me!
SHANGHAI: See, that's exactly the kind of thing you need to watch out for. You can't just say whatever, it needs to be something they'll actually think is true.