Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 328
Bear-san, Buys a House.
Once we got inside the commercial guild, we saw the counter was vacant, and there were only a few people in such a large room.
I went to the reception. The receptionist is working while facing down without noticing my presence.
[Oh yes! I’m sorry…… Bear-san!? And Karina-sama?] Receptionist
When I called out, the receptionist raised her face and got dumbfounded. She was even more surprised to see me, than seeing Karina next to me. And she even made a stunning three-stage surprised expression.
The receptionist is a woman in her 20’s with brown hair.
The receptionist looks at my face and Karina alternately. A <?> appeared, floating above the receptionist’s head.
Well, you know what I mean.
However, I have no reason to answer that, so I will carry out my purpose of coming to the guild.
[I have something to ask, is it okay?] Yuna
[Um, yes. What would it be?] Receptionist
The receptionist nodded while being confused.
I talked about wanting to purchase a small house and gave the letter of introduction I got from Balima-san. The receptionist looked at the letter of introduction that was given to her and repeatedly looked at me, the letter, and Karina in a loop.
[Karina-sama, this is…] Receptionist
[I’m sorry. I just came along with her, so I don’t know the contents of my father’s letter.] Karina
Karina replies politely like the lord’s daughter should do.
[Etto, Yuna-san right?] Receptionist
The receptionist spoke my name. Did Balima-san even mention my name in the letter?
[Yeah, that’s right. So I want a small house, but are there any available? I think I can afford one even if it is a little expensive.] Yuna
There is no problem even if it is small since it’ll only have a Bear Gate in it. But the reply from the receptionist was very unexpected.
[No, no payment is required.] Receptionist
This time, a <?> appeared on my head.
I don’t even understand what she’s saying. But the receptionist answered my question immediately.
[It says here in the letter, <A girl dressed as a bear wants to buy a house, so I want you to arrange it. The payment will be fully covered by Ishrit family.>.] Receptionist
What was that? I haven’t heard anything like that from Balima-san.
However, it may be possible after remembering Balima-san’s face and behavior. At first, he told me to stay at his home, but when I thought he was just thinking, he suddenly agreed to write a letter of introduction and let me buy a house.
Did I offend him because I refused his offer of gratitude?
[Etto, Karina-sama I would like to confirm with you but, is Bear… Yuna-san connected to the Ishrit family?] Receptionist
[Yuna-san is an important guest of the Ishrit family. I can guarantee it.] Karina
After all of that, even if there was a letter of introduction, she still can’t trust it, huh?
Just because I’m a Bear!
[I understand. Then, can you please tell me your desired home?] Receptionist
The receptionist endured wanting to ask about my appearance and handled her job swiftly.
Many eyes have been staring at me from everywhere. Words such as [A bear], [She’s a bear], and [Cute] can be heard from the merchants and guild staffs.
Karina turns her line of sight to those people and silenced them.
I told her not to use her authority. However, I have to thank Karina for being with me here.
I explained to the receptionist that it would be helpful if my house was near a store. It’s convenient if I want to go for a quick shopping if the store is just nearby.
When I told her that, Karina cuts into the conversation.
[I would like her house near my house.] Karina
[Um, why?] Yuna
[The closer you are, the better!] Karina
Karina said strongly. I replied, [Y~yeah, sure.] as Karina pushed herself to me.
The receptionist who saw that was laughing.
[I’ll look it up. Please wait a moment.] Receptionist
When the receptionist checked the map, words like, <Here’s Karina-sama’s house>, <The store is right here>, <So maybe, around here?>, <Isn’t this area?>, and <This is quite big> can be heard from her, then followed by a long <………>.
[Sorry for the wait.] Receptionist
The receptionist spread the map and told us where Karina’s house was and the nearby streets where shops were lined up. There must have been a shop where I can buy spices somewhere along these streets. That could work.
Then she told us the locations of the candidate houses. They were all in the streets between the shops and Karina’s house. I’ve seen a few of the houses close to the shops on the street where I pointed my Bear Puppet.
[Right about here would be good, I think?] Yuna
[Right here!] Karina
On the contrary, Karina pointed at a house close to her house. Both of our opinions were divided.
[Why are you pointing over there?] Karina
[Because it’s closer to the store?] Yuna
[If that’s the case, this house isn’t so far away either, so there’s no problem!] Karina
[But if I want to go shopping, this one is more convenient!] Yuna
I and Karina look into each other’s eyes. Neither of us backed down.
I could back down, however… Somehow, it turned into a showdown.
[Ano~ what about here?] Receptionist
Watching us having a big showdown, the receptionist proposes a new option. The place suggested by the receptionist was a house in the middle of the area that I and Karina had pointed to.
[This house is relatively new, it’s close to Karina-sama’s house and close to the shops as well. I think it fits both of your requests.] Receptionist
I and Karina looked at each other again.
We nod at each other with a <It can’t be helped> expression, face to face.
I and Karina accepted the proposal of the receptionist. Looking at us, the receptionist made a relieved expression. But, as expected, she is a staff member of the commercial guild, so she is also good at mediation.
Well, all I have to do is to check at the actual house and decide whether to buy it. If it doesn’t work, I’ll play at Karina’s house again.
We went to check the house together with the receptionist. Its location on the map was halfway along the street between Karina’s house and the shops.
I look at my house.
[Yeah, it’s nice.] Yuna
It’s a small house, though it’s a two-story house.
[Isn’t it small?] Karina
[It’s enough because it’s only me who will be staying there.] Yuna
There are no plans to come here in a large group. It’s fine even if I come here with Fina who knew about the Bear Gate. Even so, I can just go home without staying here. So I really don’t need a big house.
[Do you want to check inside?] Receptionist
[Yes, please.] Yuna
The house is new and the interior is beautiful. But it’s a bit dusty and it needs cleaning.
The first floor has a kitchen, a dining room, a bath, and a toilet, also a small warehouse at the back. There are two rooms on the second floor.
Apparently, it looks like a house for newlyweds.
[Yeah, it’s decided. I’ll take it!] Yuna
[Ah, thank you very much. Then let’s head back to the guild to make the contract.] Receptionist
We went back to the Commercial Guild.
[So, may I have your guild card?] Receptionist
Age: 15 years
Adventurer Rank: C
Commercial Rank: E
She looked at my guild card and said.
[Occupation: Bear?] Receptionist
As always, why would everyone look at that?
[Yuna-san is also a member of the commercial guild.] Receptionist
[Well, I have some little businesses. So I’m paying with my money.] Yuna
[As I said earlier, it’s okay because it will be covered by the Ishrit family according to Balima-sama’s letter.] Receptionist
[I will pay half.] Yuna
Even before I heard about it, I had no intention of having Balima-san pay all of it, but if I pay it all, I would hurt Balima-san’s feelings. So I decided to pay half of it.
The receptionist seems to be confused at my words. Balima-san’s letter of the introduction states that <all payments will be covered>. But I suddenly said that I’ll pay half. She doesn’t seem to know which of the instructions to take.
[Yuna-san. It’s gratitude from my father. Please, accept it.] Karina
[I can’t accept all of it. But I’ll take half because I can’t ignore Balima-san’s feelings. I won’t back down here even with the words of Karina and Balima-san.] Yuna
I asked the receptionist about the purchase price of the house.
[I will talk to Balima-san.] Yuna
[……I understand.] Receptionist
The receptionist took a deep breath and accepted my words. I paid half of the amount presented and bought the house.
I can’t believe how much he wanted to thank me, he even wants to pay for the house.
Although, haven’t I received a house with picture books and stuffed animals before? Well, I couldn’t refuse at that time. Everything was modest.
After successfully paying, Karina and I went to the house that I just bought, to clean it. Although they did manage it, it’s still somewhat dirty.
[Yuna-san, you really are wealthy. That Oneesan was really surprised by you.] Karina
She was surprised that I paid half of the price of a house, even though I only paid half.
When I entered the house, I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to help with the cleaning. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear wiped the floor with a rag.
(TN: Whew, for a second, I thought they were the rags.)
I want to borrow a cat’s paws for cleaning, so I decided to borrow the bear’s paws. Even if I say that they’re helping with cleaning, it feels like they’re just playing.
Well, I’ve been spending so much time with Karina, so I thought this time, I’ll also be spending it with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[Hey, Karina will also help with the cleaning.] Yuna
[Yes, of course. I will not lose to Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan.] Karina
Back at the commercial guild, I tried to say good-bye to Karina because I was about to go and clean my house, but Karina said she would also help. At her home, they have maids. So I’m worried if such a lady can clean properly, I’ve never seen a lady who can be good at cleaning.
And so, my worry was right on the target.
[Karina, Swaying Bear is there!] She almost trampled Swaying Bear.
[Karina, look out!] She hit her head against the door.
[Karina, watch your step!] She’s looking at Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cleaning with a rag, she steps on her rag that was on the floor.
[Karina, watch out for the bucket.] This time her clothes got stuck on a bucket of water and tripped.
[Uu, Yuna-san, Hugging Bear-chan, I’m sorry…] Karina
Hugging Bear was splendidly soaked. The water splashed and hit Hugging Bear who’s right next to her. The water was dirty because it was being used to wash the rags. The white bear became a little darker.
Hugging Bear sadly cries <kuu-n>.
Karina hurriedly tried to wipe Hugging Bear with the dirty rag she had in her hand, so I quickly stopped her.
[Hugging Bear is fine. Karina just continue to wipe the floor.] Yuna
I unsummoned Hugging Bear and quickly summon it again. A beautiful Hugging Bear appears.
[Hugging Bear-chan has become beautiful!] Karina
[Karina is prohibited to clean near Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear!] Yuna
[Uu~u, but that’s…] Karina
Karina became gloomy and depressed.
If I don’t act like an Oni here, the damage will escalate even more.
And it goes without saying that I was very tired when we finished cleaning.
She was able to buy the house safely. She just needs to go home.
I added information on Volume 5 Book Purchase Benefits SS in the activity report.
You can also jump to the publisher’s information by clicking on Chibi Yuna below. (TN: Though no Chibi Yuna was found in the raws… So sad.)