Yukkuri Family of Sun and Water
Summary by Wrathkal:
There is a family of yukkuris living in a hole, with no way for a yukkuri to leave. Sunlight comes through the hole during the day, and water when it rains. Nearby, there's a pool of water where the yukkuris can drink from, and they're living happily.
When it's mealtime, the koyukkuris rush up to their parents, volunteering to be the food. The parents pick ten of them, and they happily do 'Eat up', and their parents and siblings eat their remains with thanks. For these yukkuris, being able to feed their family is the ultimate form of taking it easy, and similarly, their family has no qualms about eating their remains.
Marisa and Reimu begin to rub against each other, and refresh to give rise to a stalk. Suddenly, it starts to rain. The koyukkuris panic and move to the sides of the hole, but the parents start to sing happily as the water soaks into them. Normally, water would melt them, but these yukkuris seem to be fine, and the excess water drains away elsewhere.
This is the ideal easy place for these yukkuris.
It's revealed that this family is part of an experiment to modify yukkuris to survive on sunlight and water alone. With more than 30 family members, it is nearly time for them to be released into the wild. With all the problems yukkuris have been causing, it is inevitable that researchers would try to come up with a way to eliminate those problems. On a screen, the researchers watch the sleeping family...
Illustration: post #8337