I know that Maria and Mamoru
escaped the village and erased their tracks, making it impossible for even their own friends to locate them. The Bakenezumi (I do not know the canon transliteration) even assisted their escape by preparing fake remains for the villagers to find, so as to convince them of Maria and Mamoru's death.
However, the Bakenezumi are later shown to have possession of
How is this possible? Could it be that Maria and Mamoru
were captured by Squealer and forced to have a child?
In fact, the ethics committee later commented that
the remains they found matched entirely to the DNA records of the village. Does that mean that the remains really belonged to Maria and Mamoru, and they were killed after they were deemed to be of no use?
Does the novel explain this? I apologize if i jump to paranoid conclusions, but this possibility sounds too scary.