Autumn is a bountiful season for all creatures, be it human, animals and even yukkuri. The difference is has no fear of nature at all so they never realize this.
A Marisa is running through the mountain forest. Marisa is acnowledged as master hunter of her clan. She's hunting all she can for her wife Reimu and her little ones.
Today, she got her favourite food, mushroom. Marisa is now enjoying the nice smell of the mushroom with all her body. Yukkuri don't have nose, but all their body is their sensory organ.
Even with the braid of a weak yukkuri, the plain looking yellow mushroom is easily picked up from the ground.
Marisa followed chief Patchouli's teaching that brightly coloured mushroom are dangerous and is to be avoided. This one looks easy and plain, so it must be fine. Marisa put the mushroom into her hat.
The clan Marisa came from is a good clan where the chief can educate her clan members. Marisa is also smart enough to remember that teaching.
Other than that, Marisa also has strong paternal instinct. Their life is not luxurious, so sometimes she wanted to give her wife and children something delicious too.
This is a good year, there's a lot of mushroom growing in the mountain. For Marisa, this is because she's being easy.
As the sun sets, Marisa quickly runs back to the clan. When night falls, Remirya will get out to hunt, so she had to return before it gets dark.
On the way, Marisa found red mushroom. No matter how you look at it, this is a poisonous mushroom. But Marisa remember another teaching: mushroom that's eaten by bugs are safe.
Marisa is the last yukkuri to return to the clan. All her friends are already inside their own home so Marisa goes straight back to her own nest. Inside, her wife and the pair of baby yukkuri are waiting for her.
It's really a happy family. Reimu quickly jumps and hug Marisa as she went home, and her two babies showed that they can be reliable.
Hearing that Marisa got a lot of mushroom, baby Maricha wanted to eat it too. Marisa told her that the mushroom is for winter, while the older baby Reimyu told her sister to be more easy.
Maricha cried for being called uneasy, so Reimu hug her baby. Marisa also hug Reimyu. It's a happy and warm family moment in Marisa's nest.
Marisa's food storage already has more than enough to survive winter with the babies, but she still wanted to work harder to ensure her family's safety.
Winter approaches and Marisa is forced to go deeper into the forest. Marisa doesn't understand because food should show up for the easy Marisa, but approaching winter, all the food around the clan has been harvested by the yukkuri for their own preparation.
Marisa doesn't want to come home empty handed.
There, deeper in the forest, Marisa found a mushroom she never see or heard before. The colour is flaming red, a very easy colour like Reimu's ribbon. All Patchouli's warning about brightly coloured mushroom is forgotten. Such an easy colour, it couldn't be poisonous, right ?
Unlike other mushroom she ever met, this mushroom is hard. To pick it up, Marisa bite down on the mushroom.
As soon as she did that, her head felt pounded and bitter taste spreads in Marisa's mouth. It's indeed poisonous and despite Marisa's instinct to spit it out, the mushroom has already entered her system. The choice now is to quickly digest it and excrete it with poo poo.
That's all too late. The poison is now hurting Marisa so much, she didn't even care about the paste flowing from her mouth or the liquid poo poo smearing her feet. With just her wish to meet her wife, Marisa crawl back. Her hair is gone and her skin falls off. What's left of Marisa is just a ball of bean paste.
As winter came, Reimu closed the barrier to her home. Marisa never returned. When snow falls, yukkuri's feet will absorb the water and became useless. Thinking of this, Reimu decided that Marisa has died during her hunt.
Reimu hasn't told her children yet, it's still too quick for them. Instead, she told them Marisa is just taking it easy after trying too hard.
Tonight, she wanted to let the children eat the very easy Mister Mushroom Marisa has saved up for them.
At first, Reimyu told her sister to calm down, but ends up losing her composure. Reimyu inherited the memories that mushroom are easy from her father and is drolling now.
Despite the very easy smell and texture, the plain looking mushroom tasted so-so. Reimu doesn't complain much though, because she know it's better to have not so tasty food during winter to not ruin their tongue.
That night, Reimu is awakened by her babies screaming in agony. Their peni peni is erect and swelling painfully. Their body also shows red marks like being stung by insect.
Asking help from chief Patchouli is impossible. Reimu tried the only way she know, which is doing lick lick. Unfortunately, the babies has became very sensitive, even a breeze feels painful.
Reimu doesn't know what to do anymore. The only thing she can is to give them easy food.
She went to the storage and bite down on food to give her babies. Among those are red white mushroom Marisa picked up. When Reimu added this into her mouth, she's attacked by taste of happyness she never felt before. In yukkuri's words, it's like being struct by Iku. The children's crying is all lost and paste is flowing out of her anyaru.
Meanwhile, Reimyu can't bear the pain anymore, she even asked to be killed.
The view is so contrasting. Consumed by the tastyness, Reimu lose control and eat all the food inside the storage. Her paste is now demanding more easyness, escaping from the sadness of losing her husband and seeing her babies in pain.
Next to her, the babies are writhing in pain, asking to be killed.
Next morning, Reimu is awakened from her sleep and is surprised to see there's no more food. She can't remember that she's the one who ate it all. But it's fine, she can survive without food because she had very easy children.
This is beyond yukkuri, Reimu has really lost her mind already and it's sealed when she saw her the suffering death mask of her babies.
Reimu thought to herself, she has became a tragic heroine. It's normal that a prince on white horse will come to save the tragic heroine.
Before Reimu finished calling Marisa, she felt her paste flowing out of her mouth. Even though she has eaten the whole food storage, Reimu's paste is spongy and of bad quality. Even without vomitting and if she has food, anyone can see clearly that Reimu wont last long.
What Reimu doesn't know is why this is happening, and that many other yukkuri in the clan will suffer the same fate as herself. The difference being that Marisa is a great hunter so her family just die first.
Mushrooms, in list of appearance:
-Dokusasako (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clitocybe_acromelalga) : caused immense pain, swelling, even blistering and necrosis. There's also case of victims ended up comitting suicide because they can't bear the pain.
-Dokutsurutake (Destroying Angel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_virosa) : inhibit cell metabolism and causing cell death
-Benitengutake (Fly Agaric http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria) : psychoactive, causing hallucination and act as neurotoxin
-Kaentake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podostroma_cornu-damae) : caused blood disorder resulting in organ failure and death