~Yukkuris Around Town~
7. The Yukkuri Collection BoxOn my way to work, I spotted a yukkuri parent and children by the side of the road.
Most likely run over by a car, the parent Marisa's left eye was bulging out, and the back of her body was crushed and leaking bean paste.
The young Marisa and Reimu were snuggling up to their parent and crying.
The parent Marisa seemed to be consoling her crying children, but with the damage she had suffered, she probably didn't have long to live.
Back when Yukkuris were still rare, you could call the Sanitation Department to come pick up dead yukkuris.
However, as the number of yukkuris increased, the Sanitation Department could no longer handle the job.
That's why "Yukkuri Collection Boxes" have been placed in every part of town.
With the shovel and fire tongs hanging from the box, I picked up the now-motionless Marisa and deposited it in the collection box.
The little Marisa flung her body against the box, and the little Reimu looked at me beseechingly, but I couldn't be late for work, so I quickly left.