|Release Date||December 24, 2013|
|Media Type||Illustrative story|
|Published in||Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook|
|Series||Deadly Sins of Evil|
|Followed by||Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night|
- Are you looking for the song titled Moonlit Bear?
Moonlit Bear is a short illustrative story included in Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook, released on December 24, 2013. The tale was illustrated by Yoshida Dondorian. It follows the events of the song of the same name as Eve Moonlit steals two fruit from a vicious bear on a moonlit night.
Deep in the forest, a young woman finds a pair of red fruits. Overjoyed and wondering at the potential joy of her husband, she takes the fruits and leaves, hurrying before a bear comes. As she runs along the path, the bear pursues her; although realizing that the fruits belonged to the bear, the woman runs for the sake of making her husband happy. She and the bear cry, as well as the two fruits.
Later, the woman arrives home and greets her husband. After holding the fruits out to him, he tells her to return the fruits to their mother; realizing that she was actually holding two babies, the woman hears her husband repeat his request. The woman realizes that it was impossible, because the corpse of the mother is lying outside the house, next to a small glass bottle. The woman notes that the bottle flashed for just a moment in the moonlight.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The story's title is based upon the song sharing its name.
- Its title refers to the "bear" that chased its main character, Eve Moonlit; the word "bear" also means "to carry", referring to the consequences Eve bears for her sin.
- Like Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night, Full Moon Laboratory, and Escape of Salmhofer the Witch, the story takes place on a moonlit night; the moon is often associated with madness and is the origin of the word "lunacy".
- The glass bottle present in the story seems to be the same one seen in Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night; a similar glass bottle appears in Regret Message.