When I opened my eyes what appeared before me was a slightly larger than normal yukkuri. A Marisa, I think, as it is often called considering its blond hair and yellow eyes. It seems slightly unusual because it has a different hat and it looked on at me as if I was stupid and deserved its contempt. The idea that this thing has the gall to even appear gloating filled me with hate that I wanted to punch it.
Then I realized I was actually tied up to a chair in my safe room and it was not just this yukkuri in the room but a slightly bigger purple haired one with a yellow ribbon with a sword of some kind. Behind it were a very big silver haired yukkuri, a purple haired rabbit eared yukkuri, a blond rabbit eared yukkuri and a blue rabbit eared yukkuri.
I remember now what happened beforehand. I was, embarassingly, sucker punched by the yellow ribboned purple hair yukkuri. I have no recollection how I was tied and brought here though nor do I have any idea how they know of my saferoom. All I know is that I am surrounded by yukkuri ranging from 5 feet tall to a shade below 9 feet tall while I am tied to a chair and I have no means at the moment to fight my way out as my guns are their respective drawers and lockers.
I decided to stall for time while I think of a way out. I know that the yukkuri species are supposedly stupid and they love their sweets so I said "Let me go and I will give you plenty of sweet sweets".
The immediate look on their faces show that they appeared insulted by the offer before the marisa type's face softened up and undulated its body, hopped up and down and winked at me as if trying to be cute while asking about the plans for the yukkuri extermination in a forest that was sanctioned by the government. The other yukkuri in the room laughed while the bigger silver haired one and the yellow ribboned purple haired one rolled their eyes.
"I have no idea what you are talking about" I lied cooly, remembering my training in concealing all telltale signs of distress when lying. "All I know is that I have a fridge full of delicious sweet sweets to the one that lets me go"
My remark made the laughing yukkuri laughed loudly even more while the one with the yellow ribbon was about to pull out its sword from the scabbard before the big silver haired one stopped it from pulling the sword.
"Enough, Toyohime. Move aside", it ordered the yukkuri I thought was a Marisa.
"Yes, Master" Toyohime replied while the other yus stopped laughing and grinned evilly.
"Tell us where the list is human", the silver haired one said as it eyed me with cold silver eyes.
"I have no idea what list you are talking about" I lied cooly and thought it was nothing short of perfection like I always did.
It slapped me with its forelock of hair. "Do not play games with us. We know who you are, mister John Jahkowicz. We know what you do and what your security clearance allows you access to. Where is the list for the yukkuri extermination at your agency's designation area YUN4H. Do not lie to us and insult our intelligence".
"Look I have no idea what you are talking about. Or who that Mr. Jahkowicz is. Please, you got the wrong guy" I answered while making myself cry to make it convincing.
"Mister Jahkowicz if you value your wife Risa and your daughter Sarah, you would cease this pretense. You are taxing master's patience. While Toyohime does not condone the killing of those not related to this, Master has no qualms about doing just that if she gets frustrated." Toyohime pleaded at the sidelines.
I realized now that these things are not that stupid as the public would like to think but I remembered my oath to protect this country no matter the sacrifices that have to be made.
"Sarah and Risa will forgive me because there is no way I am telling you shits anything. Now that you just established that your species are such a threat, there is no way I am giving you what you want." I said as I spat at the silver haired one hoping to hit it in the eye.
It just closed its eyes and chuckled silently.
"Reisen bring them here", the silver haired one said.
Moments later a short haired blue haired rabbit eared yukkuri came with my wife and crying daughter with two pistols aimed at their back.
"Leave them out of this" I said.
"Mister Jahkowicz we are aware of your training and mental toughness but we wonder if your wife or child shares that same quality" the silver haired one said evilly as the purple haired rabbit eared yukkuri handed it my electric drill.
"Do not worry, mister Jahkowicz, you can tell us everything, no one other than us in this room would know what you would be telling us. We will make sure of it," the purple haired yellow ribboned one said as it held my wife's shoulders as she pushed Risa to their master.
"Ma'am. Risa, you should scream alot, okay? Mister Jahkowicz would break down easier that way and there will be less pain for you..." the silver haired one cruelly cooed at my now crying wife as the drill revved up.
--To be continued--