A man with Administrator arm band is treating an injured Marisa. He told Patchouli to be more careful because they're expensive.
The man's words inspired Patchouli... she thought, they deserved more.
Patchouli is the chief of a civic yukkuri group. Other than one Yuuka attending the flower planters, all 18 yukkuri are of common types.
The government used civic yukkuri as method to control stray population. If they posted civic yukkuri in empty lots, stray won't just pop up there.
In exchange of their work to clean up the ground, the yukkuri are paid with points. They will also get food, shelter and medical treatment when needed. Compared to stray, they have a great living standard.
But this is not enough. Patchouli organized her group to do a strike.
Visitors called the administration office and a worker came to take the clan to office for "negotiation".
Inside a room, the clan is told to stand on boxes with numbers according to their seniority.
In front of them are three human, but the one who will perform the trial are three yukkuri: Eiki, Satori, Taishi (Miko).
The park's group has abandoned their job. Normally, workers will execute individual offenders, but if it's done in group, then a trial is held.
Satori told Patchouli who starts yelling that it's useless to try avoiding the topic. The trial will be held.
Taishi also told Patchouli calmly that they're worthless. There's other civic yukkuri who can easily take over their responsibility.
Eiki is the judge leading the trial.
Satori can read mind and know the real fact even if the yukkuri tried to lie.
Taishi can read desire of the yukkuri. Although it seems like Satori's mind reading, some peoples described Satori's ability as seeing the past and Taishi's ability as seeing the future (what the yukkuri will choose to do).
First is a newbie Marisa. She's been in the park for less than a month, so her badge has no star. Not knowing what to do, she begged forgiveness.
Satori can see that this Marisa know her mistake and she's just following Patchouli's sweet invitation of more luxurious life. As result, Eiki sentenced Marisa to the lecturing room.
The third Reimu also know she's wrong. The verdict is Reimu got her star removed and she must pay sum of fine. Being taken off her star, Reimu must start from apprentice (1 month) again, with salary of only 1 point per day. As for the fine, she can pay with her saving; but if that's not enough, all her personal belonging will be confiscated. Most yukkuri used all their salary for sweets sweets, so a fine usually takes away all their belonging.
After that, the lecturing room.
Sixth Myon bow down, admitting her mistake. Satori and Taishi understand that Myon is against the strike, but she's not confident enough to fight against the flow and thus joined Patchouli's strike.
The punishment for Myon is 10 points fine and one month under watch. If Myon doesn't do anything bad during the period, then she can be free. But if she ever skipped work during the period, then she will get double the punishment.
Satori also remind Myon to not be coward and speak up if she feel the other members are doing wrong.
Seventh Chen steps forward and lightly say she disagree with the strike but can't refuse, so she's innocent.
All three judges can see through it.
Chen got her star taken, pay 200 points fine and to teh lecturing room. In addition for the false testimony, two months of imprisonement. Chen fainted from seeing how much different her punishment is compared to the others.
It's best to not say unnecessary things in trial, and yet Chen so easily tell lie.
After finishing the commoner yukkuri, there's only smaller group of the leaders left in the room.
Fourteenth, Yuuka. Unlike the other yukkuri, Yuuka is caretaker of the planters. She had high social position among the civic yukkuri group so she should be able to confront Patchouli about the strike.
But Yuuka joined because she wanted to have bigger planter.
Satori and Taishi quickly see that Yuuka wanted to throw all responsibility to Patchouli. They also know that Yuuka thought she'll get leaner punishment for being rare type, but no worry because Eiki is fair.
Yuuka got her star taken away, 300 point fine and for neglecting her professional responsibility, 8 months in jail.
Yuuka weakly accepted her punishment. From here on, the punishment will be a lot more severe.
Star removed, 350 points fine and 10 months in jail.
Squad leader Marisa yelled her objection. She didn't realize it, but this Marisa is the one who started Patchouli's plan for strike.
Eiki replied that this trial don't accept any appeal.
Another Myon cried about her carreer after Eiki stated she had her star taken, 250 points fine and 6 months of jail.
Last is Patchouli, this one goes to a hearing by Eiki about why Patchouli did the strike.
Patchouli answered that unlike the employee yukkuri (such as Eiki) who worked indoor and paid well, civic yukkuri had to do physical works all day long with bad working condition. Patchouli stated that she wanted to improve civic yukkuri's living standard.
Satori pulled out the real reason. Patchouli want to enjoy easy life without having to work.
Eiki understand that if she succeeded this time, Patchouli will organize another strike again. It will never end.
Taishi, being able to see through Patchouli's desire, told Patchouli: in this world, it's normal for someone to think they're the best in the world, so Taishi won't blame Patchouli. But to look down upon others to show it is wrong.
Satori continued... isn't Patchouli's real purpose is to feel she's great ? By leading many of her friends and then defeat human... that's the real reason.
Everyone want to be great, and for that reason Patchouli has worked hard to earn the position as leader. But now she's looking down on other yukkuri and human.
Wanting to take it easy for herself. That's just a scum's way of thinking.
Again, Taishi explained, just thinking like that is not much of a crime as if she actually took an action for it.
Just as Eiki is about to read the verdict, Patchouli jumped to attack, but her move is stopped by needle by a man watching near the window. He's one of those peoples who can control yukkuri and it's his job to keep order in case things like this happened.
Patchouli's punishment is to have her badge taken as well as all her points and personal belonging. For crime of disrespecting law, Patchouli is disposed as experimental subject.
This mean Patchouli will be sent to Factory's lab. This is the most severe punishment for civic yukkuri, even worse than death sentence.
Two days after, Reimu and Myon who has done their punishment returned to the park and greet the new civic yukkuri stationed there.
They feel that the normal life they had is the best and they wouldn't want to have another bad thing happened anymore.
Lets turn back time a bit.
Remember that almost all the yukkuri are sent to the lecturing room ?
They feel uneasy, but the worst to happen is just getting scolded right ? It's uneasy, but if they can get through it, this punishment is far less than the other.
Well, they're about to get a surprise.
First coming into the room is Ran, which Chen quickly react.
After that, one by one... Keine, Eirin and Eiki.
Marisa is already having a really bad feeling about this.
Following behind are Iku, Hijiri and Kasen.
Even Mima-sama is there.
11 civic yukkuri, all grunt level common types. Around them, eight rare types. The atmosphere is tense here as if they're going to get killed.
At two in the morning, Eiki declared, 24 hours of lecture starts. All eight yukkuri enjoyed giving lecture, so even without food and sleep, they're all very cheerful.
In the other hand, uneasy lecture is very exhausting to the common types, physically and mentally. When a worker came in to turn on the light, those yukkuri are already like they hasn't eat for days.
By the end of the lecture, they all lost light from their eyes and speak like machine. You can say the lecture is a kind of brainwashing.
After few days, the yukkuri will return to normal, but trauma from the lecture is never gone from their heart.
The prison is not exactly a prison. It's somewhere behind building where it's dark and the air is stall.
Here, Yuuka looked longingly to the sky. Even though she had to sleep in cramped quarter with other yukkuri and eat less tasty food, nothing compared to not being able to grow flower.
Her imprisonement is 8 months, a very long time for short-lived yukkuri.
Picking up the grass from ashpalt is Chen who lied in trial. She's still broken after being sent to the lecture room.
Myon is crying. She had tried her best, working hard to get her promotion. She wanted to achieve two starts, save a lot of points and buy herself home and car. It's not an impossible task for yukkuri as long as they worked hard...
But with criminal record, Myon will never get promoted beyond common yukkuri. Her dreams are all gone.
Patchouli is sent to a lab. There, the researcher gave her Ramune and she fell to sleep.
She only woke up a moment to see the monitoring devices attached to her, then another ramune is stuck to her mouth.
One day, Patchouli saw the calendar. It showed year 2018.
Yukkuri in perfect environment could live to 10 years. Patchouli has been 3 when she became leader, so there's not much time left for her.
When Patchouli asked, a researcher told her that their experiment is about hybernation ramune's test. Patchouli's crime of organizing strike is considered small offence, so she's sent to the 1st Lab, where the treatment is not so painful.
Patchouli only needed to sleep. The ramune can keep a yukkuri sleeping for 6 months to a year.
Those who killed other yukkuri or giving trouble to human are sent to the other labs, and those are living hell.
When the researcher forced another Ramune inside, Patchouli tried her best to stay awake. She don't know how much time left for her to live, what would happen if she died while sleeping ?