Gaining Knowledge of Another World
Summary by Salem:
There is a yukkuri clan living in a peaceful land. Under the chief Patchouli, they go to hunt, share foods and take it easy together.
But there's something special. There's numerous spirited away case and when the disappeared yukkuri returned, they starts blurting about uneasy things that the clan yukkuri don't understand.
These yukkuri who returned are then killed in a ritual. Corpse of dead yukkuri also got spirited away, so the clan use this phenomena to "send back" those yukkuri.
There's also other things special to this clan. They know the end of the world, a tall unpassable wall. Their food are the blue grains. And in this clan, they don't do Refreshing! because babies just grow out on their own.
One day, a Marisa got spirited away. She and several other yukkuri saw weird yukkuri. It's small, but from their feet large tentacles grow out. There's four large tentacles and the nimble upper tentacle split into five thin tentacles. This yukkuri call itself Human.
Marisa's clan is breeded as special Abyuse-use yukkuri. Not like wild, stray or pet, their growth is accelerated and the knowledge from their ancestors has been dilluted away by the quick succession of generations. Marisa doesn't even know what a leaf or stick anymore. She never know about refreshing to have children.
To speak with Marisa, the Human put in wild yukkuri's paste, infusing the knowledge. Then he showed Marisa the other yukkuri and Marisa's ancestors.
Marisa did nothing wrong, it's just her fate. Even worse than those unsold pets put as abyuse-use, they are specifically made for this.
He also show how their world is. With a button, the Human could make it night, spray lemonade to put everyone to sleep, spread the blue grains they eat, clean the toilet, and even put sperm paste to make children.
Last, he offered Marisa a choice. Be abused, or to go back to her own home.
Marisa choose to return. But like other yukkuri before, she became an uneasy yukkuri and got executed.
The Human watched and smile. Of course the clan won't believe her. If a human say there's another wonderful world out there and the world we're living in is dangerous, everyone would just treat that person like an idiot.
Then, he thought to himself. Maybe he's also like those yukkuri, and outside his world, someone is watching what he's doing.
"Hey, you out there, do you think your view of the world is right ? Probably you also just don't realize you're breeded by someone else."
Then he laughed to himself. What a stupid thing to say.