anko3532: Handmade Abyuse
Summary by platina:
A Mister living in the country is letting some relatives' kids from the city stay with him. He's annoyed that all they want to do is stay indoors (he compares them to baby yukkuris), but he finally piques their interest when he introduces them to yukkuri abuse--they're interested, but their overprotective parents and teachers have taught them that yukkuris are dirty and must never be touched.
They go outside to a nearby stream, quietly listen for yukkuri voices, and find a family of yukkuris living in a cardboard box...
1. Plastic Bottle
First, Mister takes a plastic soft-drink bottle. He squeezes it, holds it up to Mother Reimu's eye, and lets the suction suck out her eyeball. Yukkuri abuse isn't about killing the yukkuri quickly, so he pops the eyeball back in and heals it with a few drops of orange juice. Then he lets the kids try it with the parent yukkuris, telling them to only do one eyeball, not both, while he sets up the next project with the baby yukkuris.
2. Capsule Boat
Next, he gives each kid a clear plastic gashapon capsule with a baby yukkuri inside. They set them afloat in the stream. The capsules bump up against a sort of stone breakwater in the stream, and the flow of water makes them spin like water wheels. The baby yukkuris enjoy it. Mister revives the parent yukkuris with orange juice and sets them on a stone to watch. They thank him for letting them and their little ones take it easy.
However, eventually the little ones complain of water coming into the capsules--Mister had sealed the little hole in the capsule with a plug of flour paste that would slowly dissolve. Mister tells the parent yukkuris to save the little ones themselves if they're so worried, but they find that they can't move--Mister had paralyzed their feet with a ramune spray. Mister yells to the little ones that their parents are too cowardly to try to save them.
The capsules begin to fill with water and sink. Mister promises sweet-sweets to the last baby to remain afloat, telling them to do their best to survive until their useless parents save them. The two baby Reimus are the first to sink. The baby Marisas try to use their hats to scoop out the water, but eventually their hats melt and fall apart. One is distracted by the destruction of her hat and ends up sinking, but the cleverest Marisa folds up her hat and uses it to block the hole. She demands her reward, but Mister says she won't get it until her parents rescue her.
The ramune spray is beginning to wear off, and the parents finally manage to get in the water and flail towards her. With a desperate effort, Marisa gets close, but she can't quite grab the floating capsule with her braid or tongue, and eventually the last capsule sinks. Marisa frantically dives after it, but not wanting the fun to end with her premature death, Mister wades in and fishes Father Marisa out, bringing her and Reimu back to the cardboard box.
Reimu asks where the last little one is, and Marisa opens her mouth to reveal a capsule filled with dirty black water. At first Reimu is puzzled, but the black water gradually dribbles out, revealing the soggy corpse of the little one, and Reimu is filled with grief. Mister has also fished out the other dead-baby capsules and put them in the box with the parents. Mister tells Marisa that it's her fault the last one died--she was doing stretch-stretch to keep from drowning, but the waves caused by Father Marisa's flailing sank the capsule. The kids join in on the blame. In shock, Marisa is rampaging around denying blame, while Reimu coos and mothers the capsules with her dead babies.
Mister explains that unlike urban strays who've grown up in a harsh environment, wild yukkuris from a peaceful environment are often unable to handle the loss of a child.
Mister puts the yukkuris to sleep with ramune spray to prepare for the next activity.
3. Target Shooting & Rocket
Marisa and Reimu wake up to find themselves on a smooth, round rock in the middle of the stream. Mister says he has something to show them, and they express curiosity. He launches it out of a plastic bottle towards them. They miss the first one and it lands on the rock in a splatter of bean paste, but Marisa stops the second one with her hat and it falls more gently onto the rock. It's a newborn stalk-baby, half crushed by the fall. Mister asks why they didn't catch their baby.
While they were asleep, Mister impregnated them, accelerated the babies' growth, and harvested ten stalks of babies from them. He and the kids take turns firing the babies at the parents. Just by hearing that the babies are theirs, the parents desperately try to save them, but the babies are so fragile, it's nearly impossible. Marisa does her best to try to catch them, while Reimu cries and mourns each one that dies. However, Marisa manages to catch several, and they pledge to love and raise those babies to make up for all the ones that died.
Their emotional family moment is interrupted by the kids firing plastic-bottle rockets at them. One rips off Reimu's sidelock. Since Marisas have the spirit of a young boy, Marisa expresses an interest in the rockets, so they fire one at her. She thinks it's cool until she realizes that the rush of wind and water from the rocket knocked the babies off the rock.
Reimu and Marisa start yelling, blaming each other for not looking after the children. Marisa finally says, "Shut up, ze! Ugly Reimu who can't take it easy should drop dead easy!!!" To grant her wish, the kids fire another bottle rocket at Reimu, plunging into her cheek and nearly knocking her off the rock. Marisa tries to save her, but a moment later, a second rocket blows off half Reimus body and knocks her into the stream. The kids fire more rockets and skip stones at Marisa, and finally, in her panic, she jumps off the rock.
The sun is starting to set, and the kids want to go home, but first, Mister waggles a cucumber in the water to attract a yukkuri Nitori and tells her to finish off Marisa. She calls to all her clan, and Nitoris pop up all over the river. Mister often uses Nitoris to clean up the remains of his yukkuri-abuse in the river.
At the end of their visit, Mister sees the kids off at the train station. He returns home to find that some yukkuris have invaded his house...