In the mountain, there's a Marisa who's doing her hunt. She's known as the Master Hunter in the clan.
Normally, yukkuri Marisa loves to call themselves as master hunter, but in reality they just expect the food to came out on its own, so it's not a rare thing to see yukkuri crying why didn't Mister Food came out.
But this Marisa is different. She really put her effort to look for food, that's why she always get many food from her hunt.
Marisa's parents used to live in the city. Stray's life is difficult and they have to look for scarce food while risking their life. Unable to bear with the life in the city, both move to this mountain.
Although there's no sweetness like human's food, there are many delicious food and they can hunt without having to risk their own life. Marisa's parents continued the life of effort they learned in the city instead of becoming lazy and soon became successful in the forest.
Marisa is educated well and she inherited the title as master hunter.
Her wife is a rare Reimu who dilligently do the house chores. She also learned from Marisa to keep stockpile of food inside their house in a tree trunk's hole. Normally, yukkuri would eat all the food available, but this Reimu managed to keep pile of food that would probably last a winter.
Marisa's happyness is completed by the birth of her two children, a Reimu and Marisa.
One day, Marisa went to hunt as usual. There, she's greeted by a human and answered by instinct.
Again, Marisa's parents are strays, they know very well the danger of human and taught their child to be careful not to make trouble with them. Marisa is very cautious against this human.
The human knew about Marisa, he said he had heard about her from the chief Patchouli. Patchouli is from the family line who has been leader of this clan for generations.
Some clan members had suggested Marisa's parents and herself as clan leader, but all three all refused. Marisa's parents feel that they're outsiders and they owe to the clan leader who has accepted them.
After a praise about her hunting skill, finally Marisa soften enough to listen to the human's words, although still cautious.
The human has heard about Marisa, about how she's the best hunter in the clan. But Marisa won't live for long.
Marisa is cursed by the clan.
That's nonsense, Marisa thought. Everyone in the clan are nice, no way they will put such curse. There's also no reason for them to do it.
Is that so ? Marisa never know what they think behind her back.
As for reason, there's many reason to. Marisa always worked so hard. True, Marisa planned forward by gathering many food. Would other yukkuri see it the same way ? What they see is that Marisa had more food than them.
Human is the same. There will be peoples who can't succeed and unpopular who hate those who are successful and popular. It doesn't matter if the said person reached their success through hard work, they just can't accept that reality.
Marisa's dearest wife, Reimu ? Yes, among the common Reimu, Marisa's wife is even more rare than the average rare yukkuri types. She's a good wife who manage the house food storage and do the house chores.
But does Reimu really obey Marisa because she want to ? She's just holding herself while actually she wanted to eat all the food.
Marisa should also look at herself. Her accessories and skin are full of scars. True it's a proof of her dilligence in hunting. For human, those would be scars of hard work she could be proud of, but yukkuri has difference sense of value from human. Even if Marisa understands, what would Reimu feel as a wife to have such tattered husband like Marisa ?
Marisa's newborn little ones ? That life with tight food rationing and strict education must be really uneasy.
There's a lot of reason to curse Marisa isn't it ?
Marisa doesn't want to get carried away by this human's words. She asked the human to stop and go home. The human also feel enough and go away.
Normally, yukkuri would start insulting the human who turned their back, but this Marisa doesn't. She just wanted to get away from this encounter and forget it altogether.
Back home, Marisa is greeted by her family.
But when she's about to split the food to be stored, she found out that the food in the storage has become less.
The children can't enter the food storage, so Reimu is the only suspect.
At first, Reimu tried to hide it, saying it's just Marisa's feeling. But Marisa knows it.
Peoples often say the paste brained yukkuri can't count more than 3, but that's not true. Most yukkuri can't understand number more than three, but gold and platinum badge for example can even do arithmetics. And like how there are yukkuri who can understand number beyond ten thousand, there's also those who can't understand anything more complex than 0 and 1. Marisa here is above average. Even if she's not, the thing missing is the very special butterfly she had saved up.
Finally Reimu admitted that she gave the butterfly to stop their children from crying.
Both children got into a fight from arguing about who gets the more food among them. Maricha then do more than body blow to Reimyu, she puffed.
Lets compare the damage relatively to human's level. This is comparable to a father who got yelled "I hate daddy" by his daughter or a man getting toe kick to the groin.
Reimu slapped Maricha, but to make the children stopped crying, she needed to give them easyness that can overcome their uneasyness. The only thing she have is the butterfly.
Marisa kept the food to be eaten in special occassion with her family. She has told Reimu that yukkuri must not indulge themselves because it will ruin them. Reimu, being a smart yukkuri, understand that well, but she can't find any other way. Does Marisa know what to do ? Marisa doesn't.
Instead of relief with the family, Marisa got reminded again of that man's words. Does her family really like her way of life ?
Trying to escape it, Marisa went to bed early.
Next day, Marisa had a talk with her hunting friend Chen.
Chen think it's unusual for Marisa and Reimu to have a fight. Well, crying children are difficult, but she also understand that it's not good for yukkuri to be spoiled.
Just recently, a family is handed over to human.
This clan's leader is a smart Patchouli. In her rule, the yukkuri are nice and they also have rule regarding interaction with human. Thanks to this, the clan never had any problem with human.
Even so, scum will show up everywhere.
The parents, Alice and Reimu, are good yukkuri. Problem is their daughter Reimu who's completely a scum. The daughter Reimu are spoiled rotten and still speak like baby even though she has grown to an adult. She's at the same level as premature yukkuri.
The daughter Reimu, a Deibu, can't do hunting, houseworks or even behaving herself. One day she arrogantly ask shitty geezers who's having picnic nearby to hand over sweets sweets.
After trial by the Eiki from neighbouring clan, Deibu is deemed guilty and is handed over to the human. Her parents who's also responsible of their daughter follow suits and got handed over too.
That Reimu is an exception, she's a Deibu who can't even do hunting or house chores.
But it's also not nice to work too hard. Thanks to Marisa, everyone's food got scarce.
Of course, Chen only joked when saying that, but Marisa got reminded of that man's words and gave body blow to Chen. She then go to hunt on her own.
Chen thought Marisa is just stressed because of the fight with her wife,
Today, Marisa didn't get much food. She came home empty handed. Could this be an effect of the curse too ?
She'll take a rest today. Thanks to the emergency food, her family will be fine in days like this one.
How surprised she is when finding Reimu not at home and her two children are happily eating from the food storage. The neat home she left in the morning is all ruined with scattered food and poo poo.
Again, Marisa is reminded of that man's words. Her children must be feeling uneasy with the strict rationing.
Marisa lost herself.
Marisa stand in the middle of the clan.
When Reimu got home, she found Marisa has killed their children.
Marisa felt no regret. Those little ones are scum, and so does the clan who cursed her. She only do her best to let everyone take it easy, but in return they cursed her.
Actually nobody do that. Marisa is like a hero who's admired by all the yukkuri in the clan. They only whispered among themselves how could such Marisa became like this.
In Marisa's ear, all those sounds like they're mocking her.
Marisa vomitted her paste and cursed everyone in the clan.
The screen turns off and the lecturer starts an explanation to his students. Does curse really exist ?
The answer from a student is No.
The lecturer proceed with his explanation. He wrote A and B on the board.
Take this example, if A cursed B, what will happen ?
Nothing. B never knew he's cursed, so there's no effect. He need to realize he's cursed.
Now put in C who tell B that he's cursed by A. Now, B will acknowledge that curse and start getting mental burden of it. What made him deserve to be cursed ? The mental strain will destroy him.
Lets gather back what happened until Marisa's demise, the things that made Marisa feel she's cursed.
Reimu gave the butterfly to her children to stop them from crying. True, both know it's not good to spoil the children, but Reimu had no other way that time.
Chen is just joking. From what the man gathered, Marisa is considered a hero in the clan, everyone admire and respect her. There's no way they will hate her enough to give a curse.
That day when Marisa went home early and found Reimu neglecting the house, that's because Reimu went out to hunt for butterfly on her own, to make up for her fight last night. She did it for Marisa.
Marisa herself is too tired. For a yukkuri, Marisa has pushed herself too much with the hunting and it's ruining her body. It used to be that Marisa can relax and take it easy with Reimu after a day's work. But when she had children, she had to play with them too, taking away many valuable rest time. Sooner or later the piled up fatigue and mental strain will catch on her like today when she failed her hunt.
What about the children's behaviour, ruining the house like that ? They're children and they didn't think much. Being left alone, they only want to play. Being curious, they pretended having an adventure, exploring their home and finally the to the unexplored land which is the food storage.
Eating what's inside is just their spoil of adventure.
Now, other than the children's glutton behaviour, actually all of the earlier problems are just daily happening. Fight with Reimu, Chen's jokes, taking care of the children, all of them are not connected and can happen any day. All of them are not something that deserved death.
It's thanks to C, the man, who told Marisa about that "curse". Consumed by worries, Marisa drew the line connecting dots that have no relationship at all and concluded that she's cursed.
Marisa's case is special though, because A, the clan, never actually curse Marisa.
He reminded his students. Maybe they think this is just a mundane thing, but remember, your words could have created another "Marisa" out there.
Before the class is over, the lecturer left final words to his students.
"You are all cursed"