anko3564: Little Ones are Very Cute! (Part 4)
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Summary by platina:
Little Marisa is rushed to treatment. Brooch Reimu is outraged not only by the incident, but by Reimu and Alice's lack of concern--they brush it off as a simple playground accident, and only some time later do they even think to give a casual apology and ask about little Marisa's condition.
Patchouli tells Reimu to take her family and leave the clan. Reimu and Alice keep insisting that it was a simple accident, that the little ones can really take it easy. They resist Patchouli's attempt to tell them that normal, properly-raised little ones wouldn't act like that.
Since they won't listen to reason, Enforcer Marisa steps in and tells the parents that this is a scum clan, that everyone is jealous of the easy little ones, and that Reimu should go find some other clan where they'll be appreciated. Reimu and Alice can't say anything to that. Marisa says she's a scum Marisa who can't help hoping that they take it easy forever right away, and that if Reimu and Alice hang around, Marisa will have to punish them in accordance with the clan laws...
In front of the gathered clan, Patchouli annouces that Reimu's family is officially expelled from the clan, and if they're seen in the park again, the other yukkuris have the right to punish them. Any yukkuri sheltering them will be punished.
After they've left, Patchouli apologizes to Brooch Reimu for not expelling the family sooner. Brooch Reimu places some of the blame on herself as well for trying to help the family. Little Marisa's tongue is likely to heal, but the fate of her eye is uncertain.
A week has passed since FemAnon lost her pet yukkuris. Full of loneliness and self-blame, she leafs through a pet-yukkuri catalog. Miss has always had pet yukkuris since she was young, but always was able to work through any problems with them. This was the worst incident she's ever experienced, and up until Reimu and Alice had children, she considered Reimu the best pet yukkuri she'd ever had. She still doesn't know what she should have done--she could have castrated Reimu, but yukkuris with such a strong mothering urge often end up suffering a breakdown if they can't have children.
Just then, she hears a noise at the sliding door to the garden. Her yukkuris have come back and are begging to be let inside. However, she knows that if she forgives them, the same thing will happen all over again. The little ones are still talking like babies and have poop on their bottoms.
Miss asks them what happened to their "true easiness." They say that whether they tried to join a clan or begged humans to take them in, everyone said their little ones were dirty, stinky, and couldn't take it easy. Miss wonders if it's love, stubbornness, or something else that keeps the parents from recognizing the faults of their children.
She tells them that she'll take them back only if they get rid of their children. Otherwise, they can live as strays with their children. Miss closes the curtain on them and waits. Their voices get quieter, and when she checks an hour later, the yukkuris are gone.
Reimu and her family are outside the train station, begging passers-by to take them in. Finally, a man stops. They show him their little ones, half-deflated from hunger but still pooping and peeing up a storm. Mister covers his nose and mouth with a handkerchief, but behind it, he's smiling. He says they really are easy little ones, and asks the family to be his pets.
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