When Yukkuri became pet, they get badge. These badge system is graded into Bronze, Silver and Gold badge.
Of course the grading is not absolute. It all depend on the organization performing the test. There are organizations that only focus on how lovable the yukkuri is and how they will be easy to sell in shop.
You could buy fake Gold badge, but these usually cause a trouble called Gold scums soon.
Today, a large group of yukkuri gathers in a room. They don't have any badge, no manner and no training; not much different from wild and stray yukkuri This is the test for the Bronze badge.
When the testing staff came in, all the yukkuri are taking it easy. Sleeping, singing, shitting.
The bodied Eiki speaks, but nobody listen. Same with the man's words. One Reimu even came and declared the man as her slave, but he just ignored it.
"Take it easy!"
By instinct, all the yukkuri answered back that greeting. It's repeated several times and the man declared everyone but No. 36 passed the test.
The Yukkuri are very happy. Finally they're a pet now. Most of them now think they earned the place to be above human.
The test staff then just say "Fuck you, trash", which made every yu stopped.
Bronze badge is just a statement that the yukkuri has an owner. This whole test only check for one thing, the healthyness of a yukkuri. Now they're admitted as a healthy livestock. This is why most Bronze badge in shops ends up as abyuse toy or feeds for predators.
The only yukkuri who failed the test is a baby Marisa who can't even talk. She failed the test by being unable to reply the yukkuri greeting.
All the yukkuri who passed are stuffed into a big bag and given to the yukkuri shop staff asking this mass testing. These badges are given to make their price a bit higher.
That baby Marisa, she got crushed and thrown to trash bin.
This company is called Tewi Love. It's a new company but has earned reputation in business of yukkuri grading. Their badge has star shape and pet yukkuri who lost this badge is either crushed or abandoned.
They had their reputation so even for the lowest grade, they're not compromising.
After the shop staff go away, the test staff had a talk with Eiki about the test participants today. Eiki said all Black. None of them has the quality to make others feel easy.
Well, that kind of yukkuri like this Gold badge bodied Eiki is rare nowadays. Those low quality yukuri are the dominant kind.
Previously, the man is a manager. But he got caught by the director playing pervert things with the director's pet yukkuri. By bowing down and begging he only got moved to this low job. But he find that he kind of likes this job too.
Next is the Silver badge test. This test check that a yukkuri doesn't only understand the rule and morality of yukkuri, but also of human society.
These are things such as concept of ownership, understanding burden of having children and power relationship between yukkuri and human. Another thing tested is ability to understand writing and number. Many yukkuri failed in this test.
The man first showed a Bronze Patchouli various writing and Patchouli answered about the meaning. Then he showed a picture and asked how many yukkuri is there in the picture.
"6 Reimu, 4 Marisa, 9 Alice. 19 yukkuri in total."
The man is amazed because from the file, Patchouli used to be a stray.
Next test is interview.
"When going out and a stray asked you to bring her home, what will you do ?"
"Mukyu! Patche understand the stray is suffering, but the house is Mister Human's house so Patche can't bring the stray without permission."
This test see if they understand their position as human's belonging and they can't think of the house as their own. Those who failed think the house is their property and the human is just living with them, so they have every right to do anything including bringing a stray home.
The next question.
"You do rub rub with your husband and end up refreshing. What would you say to your owner ?"
"Sorry, Patche is sorry! By having little ones, Mister Human's hunt will become more difficult!"
Common case, pet yukkuri made babies without permission. Normally, yukkuri feel easy with their children, so they think human can feel easy too. Of course, pets can't be like that, they have to think of their owner.
"What do you say first time to your owner ?"
"Take it easy!"
The test ended and Patchouli is brought out. The test staff is amazed, strays that man bring usually passed. Eiki also said Patchouli is a White.
After this is the Gold test.
A bodied Marisa bowed and entered the room. This Marisa had tried and failed the test numerous times so the testers already know her and talk more casually.
Gold badge yukkuri can be expected to help human to do jobs such as shopping. Because of that, they're expected to be able to understand a lot more things compared to Silver. Most yukkuri from wild or stray background never passed Silver grade.
There's a written test where the yukkuri must be able to write as well as read. They're also given mathematic problems to solve.
This Marisa has learned a lot and usually passed the written test. It's the interview test that she usually failed. Also she still has that "ze" habit.
"If you found a fallen wallet, what will you do ?"
"Bring it to the police!"
This is a common thing for human, but yukkuri are different. Their idea of ownership is based on if there's another owner around the place. If they do declaration and nobody protested, then they have the right of ownership. This is like the house declaration. There's also theories that say maybe this is the reason why they say every action they made, so they can get approval from those around them.
Marisa failed again. Eiki explained Gold badge yukkuri is not just a pet, they're expected to be partner for human. Gold badge will interact with more peoples and they can't speak like yukkuri anymore.
One of the requirement for Tewi Love's Gold badge is ability to speak like human so Marisa has to fix her way of speaking. Maybe talk more with her owner and learn how human speaks.
Marisa doesn't like the idea. She's a yukkuri, she doesn't want to change into like human. But rules are rules, and Marisa is taken out.
When all the test is finished, Eiki sits on the testee's chair. She's getting her own Platina badge test.
Platinum badge is above Gold badge and these yukkuri are treated almost as equal with human. With that, they have various right and responsibility. Also because of that, most of them are bodied yukkuri.
The man will give a fair test even to his own pet. Even in the case that Eiki passed, it will still have to be continued in meeting by higher management and then the request will be sent to the government. It's only after that long process she can be accepted as Platinum.
Eiki has passed various test, the only one left is this interview.
"This is regarding if you have children."
Eiki asked back. "Is those children had permission from Mister Human ?"
"No. And those children are born from the partner you loved, not forced."
"Then Eiki have to give up the children because even though the children are cute, there's no permission from Mister Human."
"After earning a Platinum badge, what job will you take ?"
"Eiki want to work to make Mister Human take it easy. Making human take it easy is the best."
What a great answer that would make every yukkuri lovers happy.
"Eiki, as a pet yukkuri, that's a wonderful answer."
"But you failed because of it... Too bad."
Job is done and they're coming home. Eiki still can't accept why she failed and demand an explanation, which the man will give her during their dinner time.
Their dinner is in a normal Chinese restaurant. Inside, a Platinum Meiling is working as waitres, bringing dishes and serving it to the guests.
"So, Eiki, what do you think about Platinum badge ?"
"Platinum can make humans feel a lot easier than Gold badge."
"You already failed with that answer. Platinum yukkuri are not even treated as yukkuri anymore."
After earning their Platinum badge, the owner will have to make birth registration in government office. After this, they're subject to the same human law.
"You know what Meiling answered when asked about her children ?"
"A very touching answer. She said she will give birth to the child no matter what."
"What if the owner is against it ?"
Yukkuri are trained to never go against their owner.
There's not much record of bodied yukkuri's pregnancy, but there's a not well known secret that their partner doesn't necessarily be another yukkuri. There's some confirmed human-yukkuri hybrid.
Eiki is shocked. She never thought if the child is a yukkuri or a human.
"Well, when you have a yukkuri, one day they will have children. There's difficulties of raising the child, but mainly it's the financial burden. It's really troublesome if the parent can only work to 'make humans take it easy' isn't it ?"
Right now, Meiling hasn't got any child yet, but she's already working hard.
The man told Eiki not to be so depressed. Being gold badge is not that bad either.
Both finished their dinner and go home.
Meanwhile, after work in the restaurant, Meiling still have another job. She work in an entertainment place called Yukkuri Bath and is quite famous among the guests there.
She worked hard and hope that one day she can marry her dearest Mister.