Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 297
Merry Christmas, well in advance… Here’s the weekly dose of kuma.
Bear-san, Switched Swaying Bear
Hmmm, what’s this?
Somehow it feels hard to sleep.
I feel like my body is being held down.
When I slowly open my eyes, Ran is cuddling and sleeping with me.
[Mofumofu …] Ran
No, it ’s not Mofumofu.
But why is Ran sleeping in my bed?
Swaying Bear is sleeping comfortably while being sandwiched between us.
I looked at the other side.
I thought for a moment (even Rosa-san is there), but only Hugging Bear is hugging me and still sleeping soundly.
I asked them to wake me up if there was danger.
Apparently, for Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, they recognized that it wouldn’t be dangerous if Ran enters my bed.
Well, if she’s just sleeping, then there is no danger.
It just makes me sleepy.
But there are women in this world who also like girls.
If Ran was a member of that group, it would be dangerous.
But Blitz is there, so that’s probably not the case for Ran.
However, if that’s the case, please protect it properly.
I pet the heads of the sleeping Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
For now, let’s escape from Ran’s grasp.
I release the hand held by Ran and escape from the bed.
And safely move Hugging Bear to the next bed where Ran originally slept.
Next, I tried to rescue Swaying Bear from Ran, but she doesn’t want to release it.
I was thinking about what to do, but a bright idea hits me.
All I have to do is unsummon Swaying Bear, then quickly summon it again.
I returned Swaying Bear to the Bear Puppet and summoned it immediately.
I was able to safely rescue Swaying Bear from Ran.
Yeah, that was excellent.
The moment I tried to sleep in the bed where Ran was sleeping, Ran began to sleep talk.
[Uuh ~~~, Mofumofu~ga…] Ran
Ran said in a sad voice and searching for something, somehow she’s kinda lonely.
[Uh ~, Swaying Bear~…] Ran
I see, it seems that she was searching for Swaying Bear and not me.
She’s searching so hard with her hands.
But that doesn’t mean I’ll give Swaying Bear back.
Somehow, I thought of a good substitute.
I took the bear plushie from the Bear Box and place it where Ran can reach.
Then the hand that seemed to be lonely, suddenly grabbed the plushie.
After Saying, [It’s mofumofu] she got quiet.
Yeah, it looks okay.
Now everyone is happy.
I will sleep again.
Early in the morning, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear woke me up.
Mou… It’s morning already…
I thought I went to sleep just a few minutes ago.
The outside is still dim, but the sun is rising.
I’m leaving early, so I’m going up early.
I raise my upper body and look at the next bed.
Ran is sleeping soundly, hugging a bear plushie.
Ran looks very comfortable.
It seems that she was sleeping alone without realizing it.
On the other side, Rosa-san and Grimos are sleeping on the bed near the door.
For the time being, let’s put Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear back to the Bear Puppet, so that we don’t wake them up.
[Yuna-chan, you’re up already?] Rosa
Rosa-san gets up from the next bed.
Apparently, she seems to have woken up by it.
[Good morning.] Yuna
[Good morning… But why is Yuna-chan sleeping next to my bed?] Rosa
I look at the bed where Ran is currently sleeping.
Originally it was the bed that I was sleeping on.
Ran is happily sleeping with a bear plushie.
Rosa-san had an amazed face in the sight of sleeping Ran.
I briefly explained what happened last night.
[I’m sorry, Yuna-chan. That girl was so happy to meet Yuna-chan and Swaying Bear-chan after a long time. We were traveling to various places. So that’s why, she’s glad to meet an acquaintance. Moreover, we never thought we could meet you at a place like this, far away from Crimonia.] Rosa
Certainly, this is very far from Crimonia.
It’s easy for me to come because I have the Bears and the Bear Gate, but it’s hard for someone else even if they’re riding on a horse.
I’m sure they’re happy because we met in such a distant place.
For some reason, I am happy to meet Rosa-san as well.
[So, would you please forgive Ran.] Rosa
[I don’t mind, I’m not angry. But I will be angry, if you wake me up in the middle of the night for no reason at all.] Yuna
And I won’t give them a plushie.
[Fufu,.. Thank you. Let’s wake everyone up and go for a meal.] Rosa
Rosa-san woke up Grimos and I woke up Ran.
[Swaying Bear… Good morning…?] Ran
Ran froze while looking at the bear plushie.
[What is this?] Ran
[A bear plushie.] Yuna
[A bear plushie?] Ran
Ran touched the plushie again.
[Its true, it’s a bear plushie. Why am I holding a bear plushie? I should have been holding Swaying Bear.] Ran
[It’s Swaying Bear’s substitute.] Yuna
[Where did you got this from?] Ran
Ran started to <mofumofu> the plushie.
[Yuna-chan, you have that as well?] Rosa
[It’s very popular with children.] Yuna
[So, where is the real Swaying Bear?] Ran
While embracing the plushie, Ran searched for Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[I have already returned them to my Bear Puppets.] Yuna
[Tha-That’s …] Ran
Ran fell down on the floor.
[And don’t climb into my bed without permission.] Yuna
[No no, that’s because Swaying Bear called me.] Ran
Such a lie that can be exposed immediately.
I summoned Swaying Bear in bear cub form.
[Did you call Ran last night?] Yuna
Swaying Bear cried and shook his head.
[He’s denying it.] Yuna
[Uh, Swaying Bear.] Ran
[As I thought when I first met Swaying Bear-chan, he seems to be able to understand people’s words.] Rosa
Rosa-san, who was listening to the conversation, had a strange look.
[Well, it’s not a normal bear.] Yuna
It’s a Bear from God.
It’s a special Bear.
It might even be a Divine Beast?
I looked at Swaying Bear’s face.
It’s a cute face.
No, he can’t be, Divine Beasts cannot be this cute.
[And now, please return the bear plushie.] Yuna
[Eh ~~~~~, didn’t you already gave it to me?] Ran
[I didn’t gave it to you.] Yuna
First of all, it’s a stuffed toy for kids.
I didn’t asked for it to be made for Ran.
[But you already gave it to me!] Ran
Ran won’t release the bear plushie.
Well, I have a lot, so I can give it to her.
[Fine then, I’ll give it to you, so please take care of it.] Yuna
[Yuna, thank you very much.] Ran
She happily hugged the bear plushie.
[Ran, good for you.] Rosa
Rosa-san is enviously looking at Ran.
[Do you want one as well Rosa-san?] Yuna
[Is that okay?] Rosa
She seems happy with my words.
I took out a Hugging Bear plushie and give it to Rosa-san.
[It’s Hugging Bear-chan!] Rosa
[What about Grimos?] Yuna
I asked her, just in case.
[No, I’m good.] Grimos
Hmm, I guess not~.
Now that the issue about bear plushies are over, we move down to the first floor and have breakfast.
Blitz is not around.
Is he still sleeping?
None of the girls would wake him up, is that okay?
[Speaking of which, I forgot to ask, what kind of monster appears in the desert?] Yuna
Prior information is very important in games.
It is necessary to prepare proper equipments in advance.
That being said, I only have the Bear Equipment.
But there is no loss with knowing what kind monsters there are.
[Haven’t I told you? Well, I don’t think you’ll ever meet one, but there are Sand Wolves and a Sand Worms. Although, I think it’ll be mostly Sand Wolves.] Ran
Sand Wolf is a variant of Wolf. I wonder, do they have different fur?
Sand worms are variant of Worms.
But are there many worms that have been defeated before?
I feel disgusted just by imagining it.
Worms are disgusting, so if I find one, I will kill them immediately.
But is it better to bring it back as a souvenir of Fina?
[Still, it is better to be aware of the worms as well.] Grimos
Grimos, who was silent, opened her mouth.
[That’s right, because worms are buried deep into the ground, it becomes fatal if you were too late to notice them. Well, according to the story, if the worm moves in the sand, you would seem to notice it by the vibration, so it will be okay if you’re careful.] Ran
Well, I have my skills, I also have the Bears, so… It will be okay right?
[And there are rumors of sightings, but I’m not sure.] Rosa
[What are the rumors?] Yuna
[I’m sorry, I haven’t heard much about it. Well, it’s okay because you won’t see them if you head to the pillar.] Rosa
Rosa-san, did you know? That is a flag in our world?
Oh but, flags can also be broken.
[Well, Yuna will be fine, even if she found one.] Ran
[Yeah, she even defeated that monster after all.] Rosa
They’re talking about the Kraken, but they didn’t disclose it.
They know that there is a hush decree in the town of Mereera, so they kept quiet about it.
[But stay vigilant.] Grimos
Grimos is paying attention to their optimistic conversation.
No matter how much powerful the Bear Equipment is, I may be beaten if I’m too careless.
[Thank you Grimos, I’ll be careful.] Yuna
After finishing the meal and acquiring the monsters’ information, I decided that its time for me to go.
[Well then, say hello to Blitz for me.] Yuna
After all, Blitz didn’t show himself.
No way, its just as yesterday’s adventurer said, he actually brought in a woman….
[What? You’re leaving already?] Blitz
A sleepy Blitz came and sat in an empty chair.
[Ugh, my head. If I knew it would turn out like this, I wouldn’t have drunk.] Blitz
[Did you drink till late last night?] Yuna
[Oh, Doran told me that he wants to drink and dragged me out.] Blitz
I see, what I was thinking didn’t happen.
[Yuna, I think you’ll be fine, but just be careful.] Blitz
[Yes, thank you. If a dangerous monster appears, I’ll run away with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.] Yuna
If I’m really a pinch, I also have a method of escape using the Bear Gate.
[Don’t get Swaying Bear hurt.] Ran
Ran was also worried about Swaying Bear.
Hey worry about me more!
[We’re going to Crimonia, to check if you’re still alive or have gone missing.] Blitz
[Fufu, what Blitz’ trying to say is, let’s meet again in Crimonia next time.] Rosa
[I wish he could be more honest.] Ran
[Shut it.] Blitz
Blitz pulls Ran’s cheeks who is sitting next to him.
[It, it hurts.] Ran
Laughter came from the crowd.
Now that I’ve greeted Blitz, I’m leaving once again.
I separated from Rosa-san’s group, then I walk towards the town’s gate.
Although it may still be early in the morning, but there are already many people on lizards roaming around.
Are they going to leave now?
Rosa-san says that [temperature may vary], so some people try to leave before the sun rises.
In my case, it’s okay because I have my Bear Equipment, but it seems to be hard to move around during the day.
When I arrive at the town’s gate, a man guarding the gate is standing there, sleepy.
And when the man noticed me, he woke up, his eyes are wide open and he looked at me.
Normally, I’ll just put my guild card on the crystal plate and head out, but the man stopped me.
[Young lady, what’s with that outfit?] Guard
[I’m dressed like a bear.] Yuna
He’s eyes became wide open again.
Well, there’s no other way to answer it.
[So, why are you dressed as a bear?] Guard
He seems to be squinting, but I tried to go on without worrying about it.
[Little Miss. Why are you in a hurry? It’s dangerous outside.] Guard
Well, if a girl dressed as a bear tried to go outside without any ride, she wiill be stopped.
The gate I’m exiting is on the opposite direction of the gate that I came in from the direction of the royal capital.
There seems to be only a vast desert beyond this point, there are no villages ahead.
[Are you planing to travel on foot?] Guard
I’ll try to deceive him.
[On foot? Alone? In such an outfit?] Guard
Of course, he’ll doubt it.
I’d like to run away.
But since I’m not a criminal, It’ll be troublesome if a search party is made.
I just don’t know what to do.
While in trouble, I heard a familiar voice.
[Ah, I knew it, its good that I caught up to you.] Rosa
[Just as I thought.] Ran
When I found the source of the voice, Rosa-san and Ran whom should I have left a while ago, were here.
They are looking at me with a bright smile on their faces.
[Remember when Yuna arrived at this town, you were stopped at the entrance, so she came to see what was going on.] Ran
Yes, I was stopped wonderfully.
[This girl, is an adventurer so It’s okay to let her through.] Rosa
Rosa-san explains to the guard.
He looks at me with a dubious expression.
[Yes, so please let her pass.] Rosa
[Do you want to confirm?] Yuna
I showed my guild card to the guard.
[Rank C?] Guard
He compared the card with me over and over again.
But after confirming for quite some time, I got my card back.
[But there is only a vast desert ahead, without a Ragaroot…] Guard
Uhhh… Do I really have to summon Swaying Bear?
I summoned Swaying Bear.
[A Bear!] Guard
I briefly explained about the summoned beast and then he finally let me through.
But now, even if I come back here alone, I can enter the town without anyone being suspicious.
And with that, I was able to leave the town safely, riding on Swaying Bear.
I left for the city of Dezerto.
I’ve been thinking about replacing the material before, but I didn’t have the opportunity to use it.
It feels bad to switch bear plushies with Fina or Noa while sleeping.
But Ran is fine.
At last we are able to leave the town.