A Year in a Farm 3 (continued from 4277)
In a nest hole is a Marisa and Alice couple.
Marisa had just proposed Alice and they married. Now, yukkuri fruits are hanging from stalk growing on her head. Both believed that this happyness will continue forever.
Of course, Marisa can't stay at home to watch her very easy children all the time. She has to go hunting to feed her family. Before Marisa leaves, Alice gave her a kiss.
Today is a good day. Marisa's hunt ended early with great bounty. The rest of the time, Marisa thought of her wife and like all yukkuri, desired to get even more happyness.
She remembered story long time ago (read: several weeks ago) about a Marisa and Alice family who head to the legendary place Patchouli told about, "Mayoiga". Marisa want to try and go there too.
Mayoiga must be a really easy place, because that family never returned anymore. Inside her paste brain, Marisa heard a warning, maybe they took it easy forever. But it's fine, Marisa is very easy and if things happened, she could just run away with her lightning speed feet.
So Marisa head down and see long endless road with nothing to the side. She walked until she reached a very easy place with easy Mister Vegetables.
Marisa ate and bring some home for Alice. Right now, Alice is pregnant, so Marisa will have to wait until the little ones are born before they can move. To let the little ones grow quickly, she must give Alice easy food.
Suddenly a human and Reimu came in. Marisa is about to punish them, but she heard Reimu commenting on the medicine the human used to the grapes.
Unlike mountain grapes, the grapes in farm is legendarily delicious. Reimu said that the medicine will make the fruits even easier.
Marisa hides when rain falls, while Reimu and the human disappeared. Forgetting her punishment, Marisa brought hime the bottle of medicine left by the human.
At home, after dinner, Marisa and Alice opened the bottle and then dipped the babies inside. Without knowledge of how to use it, they played yukkuri logic, more easyness wouldn't hurt anyone.
After that, the babies are growing healthily. They grow fast and their skin are very pretty. It can be said that they're already pretty yukkuri even before they're born.
Normally, there will be babies dying of accidental falls during stalk pregnancy, but is it because Alice is very cautious, all the babies survived.
Their face are easy and they're really quiet. Marisa thought that this means they're very easy children who wont cause trouble to others.
Praises from the neighbours also made the parents very proud.
Finally come the day when the babies are to be born. First of the baby falls down, but she never gave any greeting or reply to her parents. The next baby is the same.
When the last baby falls on rock and splits, Patchouli is shocked. The baby doesn't have any paste core!
The babies can't talk, but they can hear the easyness of their parents as well as the happyness given through their stalk.
The eldest one is a baby Maricha fruit. When dipped into the medicine, she felt scared, but the happyness and air from the stalk helped her overcame it.
That's until the liquid seeps in and starts hurting her inside. Maricha tried to scream for help, but she can't move. She can't shake, can't move her braids, and even her face is freezed in very easy expression as her paste core lost its function to control movements. Her parents had no idea what pain she's enduring.
She felt herself getting shaved away, her memories, her dreams, even her identity. This Maricha even lost the most important thing as yukkuri, the idea of happyness and easyness. When her paste core is all melted, only her sister can feel the last cry of "want to take it easy more".
The fear in baby Alice is washed away by great amount of happyness pumped into her through the stalk. She too expected easyness before the medicine destroy her inside like her sister.
Losing her baby made Alice depressed and hide herself in the dark nest hole. She starts thinking of what went wrong because she eat a lot and always move carefully. If there's anything different, it's the medicine.
But Marisa said it's a very easy medicine, so that couldn't be the problem isn't it ?
Or maybe Marisa is lying to her ? What if Marisa hates her ?
Marisa hasn't came back home yet, maybe she's going to her childhood friend Reimu's place ?
Alice turns her eyes to the present Marisa gave when proposing her. It's a shiny and sharp rock Marisa said will help protect Alice.
Actually, Marisa is discussing with Patchouli. This case is strange because the babies don't have any paste core. Normally, such babies would have died and fall from the stalk earlier.
There's also case of incomplete yukkuri, but even they have small paste core.
Patchouli suggested Marisa to go home and accompany Alice.
When Marisa went home, she's stabbed by crazed Alice using the shiny stone that's proof of her love. To protect herself, Marisa took out a stick and killed Alice. She's then executed by other Marisa for being a killer, but Marisa doesn't care anymore after her beloved wife tried to kill her.
So what is that medicine ?
Pet Reimu loves eating grape. The thing she doesn't like is the seeds because it's hard and bitter. That's why she said the medicine the farmer is giving the fruit is making them easier. Granny told her the medicine will make the fruits to have no seeds.
They run back home when rain starts to fall and after that, Marisa stole the bottle.
When the farmer returned, that bottle is gone already.
"By the way, Gibberellin supposed to only affect grapes, but do you think it works on yukkuri too ?"
"I heard this from someone, seems that yukkuri are grapes."
1) Stopped the development of seeds
2) Enhance growth
3) Kept fruits from falling