Together with House-Husband, Part 1, Chapter 22 – The Way of Life

teruterubouzu

Together with House-Husband, Part 1, Chapter 22 – The Way of Life

“It won’t stop raining, and it’s cold…”
“Yeah… Wanna make a teru teru bouzu?”
“Hmm. Do you know the meaning behind a teru teru bouzu?”
“Eh? How come…? …I don’t know.”
(Archer pulls a teru teru bouzu out from somewhere)
“Wow! It’s a teru teru bouzu!”
“What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at this?”
“Umm… Well… It… Looks like a person.”
“Precisely. Prayers for rain and weather manipulation are shamanism, or a form of witchcraft. Witchcraft belongs to a system of sorcery that causes phenomenon through sacrifice.”
“Since time immemorial, when they called the rain, or suppressed a flood… What do you think was the payment to use that magic?”
“Ah… was it… human sacrifice…?”
“Indeed. Maybe this teru teru bouzu is also a type of folk magic imitating the shape of a human being, or a wish, in other words. He’s probably the sacrifice in order to grant it.”
“Uwah… Our wish… Will make him a sacrifice…?”
“Uuuu… I’ll…I’ll put up with the cold…! Hey…Archer, What are you going to do with this?”
“Hm…? Well, he’s useless now that I’ve made him. He was created for this purpose from the beginning.”
“Can we decorate our room with him? Will put ribbons and stuff on him and make him cute!”
“Eh heh heh… Good idea!”
“…… Heh… A new way of life, huh? Isn’t that nice for all your siblings.”

Small Notes after the Jump

Note 1 (On the Teru Teru Bouzu): A teru teru bouzu is a paper doll (pictured) that children make as a charm for good weather.

Note 2: Type Moon Complex X05 is out (on both /fate/ and other places to boot) so go take a look (I didn’t up this, nor did I grab this off /fate/)

Note 3: Type Moon Lemon Contest 3. Interesting.

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