Story: Mundane Musings of the New Generation: Introductions (chapter 2)

Authors: dragonfire5000

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Chapter 2

Title: A Reason for Fear

[Author's notes:

Another chapter that serves to introduce one of my OCs. There will probably be quite a few of these for a while.


Kazami Hibachi had no idea why people feared her mother so much.

Hibachi had always admired her mother who carried herself with serene grace as she tended to the field of sunflowers surrounding their home. Her mother always had a peaceful smile and her voice was pleasant to listen to. So why was everyone so afraid of her? Hibachi even had the feeling that her dad was afraid of her mother, though given that her dad was a firefly youkai who was much weaker might've had something to do with it.

"Daddy? How come you're so scared of Mommy?"

Wriggle Nightbug paled as soon as she heard the question. "'s not that I'm afraid of her," she stammered. "It's just that...she's a bit of a bully sometimes."

"No she's not!" Hibachi couldn't believe what her dad was saying. "She's really nice!"

"That's because you're her beloved daughter," Wriggle smiled as she ruffled Hibachi's hair. "But before we got married, she used to tease me all the time." She gave a somewhat dry laugh. "I guess I still remember when she used to be a bully..."

"But what about the other people?" Hibachi pressed. "Did Mommy bully them too?"

"No, they're just afraid because she's so powerful," Wriggle said. "Well, her being a bully may have something to do with it as well..."

"Who's a bully?"

Hibachi swore her dad must've jumped about three feet into the air at the sound of her mother's voice. Kazami Yuuka was carrying two flower pots with large red flowers in each one. "Wriggle, what are you telling our daughter?"

"Um, well, I was just answering a question she had..."

"Mommy, how come people are so scared of you?"

Hibachi could see Wriggle flinch a bit; Yuuka, however, merely looked perplexed. "What do you mean by that?" she asked as she set the plants and the cage down.

"Well, Hakurei-san and Kirisame-san always seem uncomfortable when they talk about you. Why is that, Mom?"

"Hakurei-san and Kirisame-san once broke into my home," Yuuka said as she filled up a small watering can at the kitchen sink. "It didn't end well for all involved."

"What happened?" Wriggle asked; she had never heard this story before.

"It involved a lot of explosions and Master Sparks," Yuuka replied and giggled a little at the expression on her wife and daughter's face. "But why are you worried about why people are afraid of me? As long as my family still love me, I'm fine." With that, Yuuka pulled Hibachi in for a hug, one that caused the young youkai to relax.

She decided not to ask about her mother being a bully in the past; it wasn't that important.


When Hibachi asked Hakurei Reimu and Kirisame Marisa if they ever did anything to anger her mother, both women seemed to pale extremely quickly. Reimu fell silent and only stood there shuddering while Marisa quietly muttered "I'm sorry" over and over again. Perhaps there was something about her mother that was very frightening.

Hibachi was glad she was a well-behaved girl.

[End notes:

Hibachi is the name of the infamous boss from the shooting game seriesĀ Don Pachi. The 'Hi' part can mean 'day' while the 'bachi' part means 'bee.' I thought it would be fitting for a child of an insect and flower youkai.

Hibachi has shoulder-length green hair and blue eyes; she also has a pair of antennae on her head and bee-like wings. She is playful in nature as well as well-behaved, though she eventually picks up her mother's teasing nature.


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