|“||Blood-spatted diary kept by Kureha.||”|
Kureha's Diary is a document in Kuon found in the Yin and Yang Phases.
When I fell off the cliff, I thought I was going to die. But when I came to, there wasn't enough scratch on me.
I thought it was strange awaking in a wicker chest. I asked Utsuki about it, all she did was cry.
So sweet of her to be worried.
I've been feeling tired and weak for the past few days.
Utsuki keeps asking me if I'm all right. She mustn't find out how bad I really was.
There are strange marks all over my body. I'm hiding them best I can.
I'm sure my flesh is starting to rot. I've caught that horrible disease! I looked in all my books, but they don't mentioned it.
Utsuki keeps asking me how I feel. I don't like lying.
Yesterday I met some twins. I don't know when they arrived, but they told me to sleep with the silkworms in the chest for a night. Maybe, I was dreaming but I was desperate, so I did as they said. When I awoke, my body felt normal.
They must have been manifestations of the mulberry God.
I played with Utsuki today, for the first time in a while.
Perhaps because I haven't been active for some time, I felt flushed even when night fell.
"Everything will be all right." The twins said that I'll get better if I get inside the chest again. They said to look for a rat this time, rather than a silkworm.
I must hurry, or my arm will rot and fall off or maybe my legs. I envy Utsuki for her soft, healthy arms, legs and neck.
When I mentioned the Twins to Father, he told me about a ritualistic practice involving resurrection and cocoons.
He said that a revived corpse will start to rot, at which point it must become a cocoon. Each time fusing with a larger creature. This needs to be done nine times.
When I woke up inside the wicker chest, I realized that it was Utsuki who pushed me off the cliff!
She talks nonsense about irises and poems, while here I am in agony, my body beginning to rot!
Ah I wish I had her healthy skin.
Today I killed Utsuki. Her body will soon merge with mine.