|“||If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.||”|
–Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
In the series Edit
The staff were never physically abusive toward Lucy, but instead pretended to be kind to her while talking about her behind her back and seeing her as a burden since she often fell ill and because of her horns, which they found to be disgusting. This may have also led them to turn a blind eye towards the abuse and derision she suffered at the hands of the other children, which ended tragically when a stray puppy she fed and cared for was killed by her bullies, leading to her killing all four children in the room with her. The environment of the orphanage was extremely cold in regards to how Lucy was brought up, and could even be applied to the other children as well. Lucy's description of the other children suggests the staff weren't entirely kind to them either, since she remarks that the other children were unhappy and miserable. The caretakers being indifferent or cold to children already suffering from abandonment could explain why they were so quick to ostracize someone who didn't look the same as the rest of them.
The staff reported the four murdered children, with Lucy presumed kidnapped by the same killer, which put her picture in the hands of Kurama and Professor Kakuzawa as they searched for her five years later.
The facility had large forested grounds and mountains surrounding it, where Lucy would frequently flee when life there became too much for her to handle. At least one story had the young Lucy, with her puppy, watching the young Nozomi sing in a secluded area that must have been at least relatively close to the orphanage.
- Lucy's real name was presumably given to her by the staff of this orphanage, or at least by the section of the orphanage dedicated to raising infants, if there is one.
- It is not known if this orphanage was still in operation during the present-day time-frame of the series.
- In real life, there is an orphanage close to the Sasuke Inari Shrine. Certainly, it must be a kinder place than the one portrayed in the series.