anko3579: Little Ones are Very Cute! (Part 6)
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Summary by platina:
The hammering is so agonizing, the parents are screaming at their children to stop eating, to listen to them. The oblivious little ones just go on eating and demanding more.
Curious to test Reimu's belief that their little ones would stop if they just understood, Mister picks up the little ones and holds them up in front of their parents to force them to listen. The little ones are frequently distracted by peeing and by demanding more chocolate, but Mister and the parents explain (and demonstrate) that Mommy and Mommy can't take it easy because if the little ones eat a piece of chocolate, the parents get a blow from the hammer.
After about ten slow, exaggerated repetitions of the lesson, the little ones finally begin to comprehend that their parents can't take it easy and want them to stop eating. However, Mister says that if they ask for more sweet-sweets, he'll give them more sweet-sweets. As they have all their lives, the little ones put themselves first, leave the uneasiness to their parents, and demand more sweet-sweets.
At the end of the meal, Reimu and Alice are broken messes. Mister treats them with orange juice, feeds them, and leaves them until dinner time.
Before dinner, the parents are trying to tell their children not to choose sweet-sweets, but the little ones don't like it, plus they say their misshapen, damaged parents are scary. When Mister comes in, the little ones cry to him that their mommies were being mean. The parents are outraged that the little ones are starting to favor Mister over them, but there's nothing they can do. And Mister has brought the little ones a present--a soft, life-sized yukkuri Reimu doll that says "Take it easy" when the little ones do rub-rub against it.
For dinner, Mister presents the little ones with a fourth choice--a jar of honey and a pair of scissors. With the scissors, he cuts up the parents' accessories.
As they scream at their little ones to stop, the parents feel a disconnect between their beloved children, the easiest children in the world, and these eggplant-shaped oozing gluttons who ignore their mothers' pleas to spare them any more uneasiness.
Mister scolds the parents for trying to control their children--"they're only children, so it can't be helped"--the same excuse Reimu and Alice made countless times, like when they failed the badge exam and when they squashed little Marisa. Why should it be any different when they ignore their parents' suffering in pursuit of sweet-sweets? And a child who doesn't care about little Marisa getting hurt--why would she care about her mother getting hurt? Isn't that what they raised their little ones to be?
There are flashbacks to Reimu and Alice loving their children, and a time in the park when Reimu wondered if perhaps they should toilet-train them after all, but Alice reminded her of the feeling of True Easiness they got from the little ones.
Day by day, the abuse escalates. The parents' hair has melted away, and they only have stitched-together remnants of their accessories. Mister slowly gouges out one eye from each of them. The parents are filled with rage against their children, spending their free time hurling their bodies against the fence and screaming at their children to die, but the little ones ignore them, living in a bliss of sweet-sweets and using the Reimu doll as a mother-substitute.
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