Why Strays Never Extinct
A man is doing his job in a back alley where stray yukkuri are living together. After five minutes, he finished stuffing all the yukkuri into a disposable bag and bring them to his car. There's still screaming from inside, but those captured earlier should've been crushed to death in the bottom of the bag.
He's worker from Stray Hunt Co. Ltd., which as the name say, specialized in cleaning up stray yukkuri, in other word, extermination company. It's a small company with only few dozens workers.
While driving back, he had a thought. First is how the cigarette between job is his only pleasure. Second is why strays never disappears.
He has been working for several years in this company. All those times, they went everywhere there is stray yukkuri to exterminate without any single one left. Back alley, public park, dumpster, gutter, whereever it is.
Next stop is the park where he has to clean up a small clan of stray.
That night after job, the Man had a party with his colleagues.
In that party, someone raised a question. They exterminate strays everyday, but their number never decrease. No clear thought is given that time because they're too drunk. The only theory is that yukkuri had amazing reproductive capability. You kill one and several others came out.
While going back home, the Man met with his high school junior in a convenience store near his apartment. The junior invited him to his apartment for talk after this small reunion.
In that reunion, his junior, who's studying biology in university, asked his help. His professor consider yukkuri as living creature and worth to study, so the next report assignment is about stray yukkuri. Probably, this senior who works with stray everyday can share his knowledge.
That junior's theme is, why stray yukkuri never disappear from the city. He believed that the increasing number of strays every years is not just because of yukkuri's biology.
He theorize that this phenomenon has a connection to enviromental problems.
For example, Japan is a glutton country so year by year the quantity of trash is growing. These trash are the food source for wild yukkuri. These days, the world has become easier to live for yukkuri because they have less problem with getting food.
If this is true, actually peoples can naturally reduce yukkuri population by reducing their trash. It's a lot cheaper than paying for extermination, but also take longer time.
The night is getting late. When the man walks back to his apartment, he saw stray yukkuri on the street. If they went out during the day, they will get captured, so many went out at night when there's no human.
Seeing one, all of them scrammed the place.
Outside work, he really had no mood to chase and crush them. He just ignore them and walk home.
That's when a stupid single mother Reimu blocked his way and demanded food.
He ignored that Reimu because he doesn't bring any food. But Reimu stopped him again and told him to look for it. Although she's the children's mother, Reimu think it's right to order the human because human is lower than yukkuri. Human can stay alive thanks to yukkuri's mercy, so human must show their gratefulness.
No, Reimu, it's the other way around.
Stray never disappear because human let them survive.
In the present day, there's a huge industry revolving around yukkuri. From extermination company and Factory to clinics and breeders. If stray disappear, the system will crumble and many peoples would lose their job.
Yukkuri workers stand to keep balance between society and the pest. Yukkuri are pest, but they're needed.
Even so, this stupid Reimu who still think high of herself is not. Crushing one or two yukkuri wouldn't change the balance of the world. He stepped on Reimu.
He asked if Reimu think she's needed by this world or just unneeded just like the trash humans throw out. But Reimu is begging for her life instead.
Loosing mood, the man leave Reimu alive and walk back. That's when behind him, group of stray yukkuri came out to eat the already battered Reimu. Seeing that, he thought, yukkuri is really more cruel than human.
Next day, he went to another job. This time it's to exterminate the yukkuri living in an abandoned factory.
He exterminate yukkuri.
Yukkuri got exterminated.
Nothing changed in the world.