Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 333
Bear-san, Makes a Vehicle.
The day after Tirumina-san came to my home, I went outside the city with Fina and Shuri to find a way to get a carriage.
[Where are we going, Yuna-oneesan?] Fina
Fina asked me while riding on Swaying Bear.
[I don’t want people to see me, so we’ll go just a little further away from the city.] Yuna
As I explained to Fina, we came to a place a bit far from the highway. No one should see us here because it’s far from the road and there are lots of trees.
I get off from Hugging Bear, Fina, and Shuri get off from Swaying Bear.
[Yuna-oneesan, what are you making?] Fina
[A ride for everyone.] Yuna
I’ll make a vehicle for them, so I’ll let them watch. Originally, I brought them to check the ride’s comfortability.
There are 27 children in the orphanage. Then Liz-san, the director, Tirumina-san, Fina, Shuri, and Genz-san. That’s 33 people. And then Morin-san, Karin-san, Elena, and Noa, plus a group of 5 people going to Mereera. That makes a total of 42 people.
There are a lot of people, but most of them are children, so it should be okay if I adjust the chair considering the sitting space. So in order to confirm the comfortability, I asked Fina and Shuri to do an experiment…. err, do the confirmation.
[Are we riding a carriage? But can you make a big carriage?] Fina
[I can make it. However, I didn’t know how will the ride’s comfort turn out, so I had both of you come to try it.] Yuna
I don’t know if the ride is going to be a little uncomfortable because I have the Bear Equipment. This is where Fina and Shuri will do the experiment… I mean the test ride. I asked them to check the ride’s comfort.
First of all, I use earth magic to make the part of the flatbed on which the people will ride. It has a width and size of two carriages. In this case, it should be fine for about 40 people to ride in it. In the worst case, there is also a way to make it connected to another one.
[Yuna-oneesan, isn’t it too big?] Fina
[But we have no horse. Are you planning to make Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan pull it?] Shuri
Shuri got scared. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear appealed to me with sad eyes. They don’t want to pull it.
[Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear will not pull it.] Yuna
To my words, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried happily.
Next, I made a big Bear Golem, the same one that I made when I first went to the royal capital.
[Bear-san! ~] Shuri
[Yuna-oneesan. This was the bear from that time.] Fina
Fina seemed to remember it. The bear that pulled a mobile cage with a group of bandits in it.
For the time being, I’ll attach the large flatbed to the Bear Golem.
[Yuna-oneechan, it’s too big?] Shuri
[Yeah, it’s too big after all.] Yuna
Looking at the Shuri, she’s struggling to try to climb on the loading platform.
[Yuna-oneechan, will it move?] Shuri
[Let’s make it move for a little while.] Yuna
[I did it~] Fina
Shuri raised her hands and rejoiced.
Fina was tired just by getting on the flatbed.
I jumped in and ride on it. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear followed me and jumped in as well.
When I saw everyone was on board, I made my magic flow to the Bear Golem and ordered it to move. The Bear Golem began to walk slowly.
[Wow, it moved.] Shuri
Well, it works, doesn’t it?
Gatagata. (rattling sfx.)
Let’s speed it up a little.
[It’s shaking.] Yuna
This was also one of the reasons why we moved away from the highway. Well, I’ll just use my detection magic to make sure there were no people on the highway and order the Bear Golem to use the highway.
[Yuna-oneesan. It’s too big after all, isn’t?] Fina
It feels like we took more space on the road. Should I make the flatbed narrower?
Come to think of it, what’s the situation in the tunnel?
One-way alternating traffic?
A size restriction of the carriages?
Because I always move using the Bear Gate, I don’t have any information about the surrounding area.
Though I said that I was not interested because I had nothing to do with it.
Above all, I don’t want to go because of the bear statues. When someone I know asks me, I’ll say I was asked by Cliff. Well, it’s not a lie. I just didn’t say all of the truth.
For the time being, I’ve never gone to the Bear Tunnel ever since it was completed. Because of that, I don’t know what kind of situation the tunnel is in. I should have asked Tirumina-san yesterday.
[Fina. Do you know if the tunnel is a one-way alternating passage? Or if there is a carriage size limit?] Yuna
I don’t think she knows, but I’ll ask Fina anyway.
[It’s a one-way alternating road. It seems to alternate every day.] Fina
[Is that so? But how does Fina know?] Yuna
[My mother said we can’t go through the tunnel today, so the fish will be coming tomorrow. I remembered it because she was saying that last night.] Fina
I see the source of the information was Tirumina-san. But you’re having that kind of conversation with your family.
Anzu and the others are doing the purchases, but Tirumina-san is also managing it. So there’s no reason for her not to know.
In that case, it’s okay for the carriage to be a little bigger. However, the carriage which takes all the width of the road is rejected after all.
I drop them off and disassemble the carriage.
[Are you going to erase it.] Shuri
Shuri looks sad.
[Yeah, I made a little mistake.] Yuna
Also, we went far from the highway once more. Now then, I will make the vehicle design for the second plan.
That becomes this, and this becomes that, and this becomes it.
The Kuma-Bus was completed.
(TN: or maybe I’ll stick with the Bear-Bus since everything was [Bear] for a long time.)
I made it up with the motif of a famous cat bus of a certain animation. The front looks like a bear’s face, it has legs instead of tires, it also has ears and a tail. The bear effect increases the defense, so it’s two birds with one stone.
Well, the distance to travel was short, and the surrounding monsters were being subdued by the adventurers. I’ve never heard of bandits appearing on that route, so it doesn’t make much sense to raise the defense.
But when you think about the safety of the children, you should do your best.
[It’s a long bear!] Shuri
Shuri happily approached the Bear-Bus.
When I thought about the number of people, it became long. We need ten rows, even if two people sat on each side.
It’s narrower than the carriage I created earlier. Should I make it a connected chair type instead of a passage in the middle?
Well, I’ll think about that later. Now, it’s time to check the ride’s comfort.
[Yuna-oneechan. Can I ride on it?] Shuri
[Yeah, sure.] Yuna
That’s why I called you here after all.
Shuri gets on the Bear-Bus and Fina followed her. Swaying Bear tried to ride, but the entrance was too narrow for him to enter. I turned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear into bear cubs. The tiny Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear got on the Bear-Bus.
Finally, I hopped on and went to the driver’s seat, but Shuri was sitting at the driver’s seat.
[Shuri, move over.] Yuna
I asked Shuri to move, then I sat in the driver’s seat. The driver’s seat was not on the right side like a real bus, but in the middle. Well, it’s the same with a normal carriage. In the first place, I’m 15 years old and I’ve never driven a car.
The idea was that it was easier to drive in the middle, instead of on the right side. If it’s a carriage, I’ve got experience in driving one.
I’m sitting on the driver’s seat, Shuri and Fina are sitting on both sides. I grabbed the steering wheel.
[Yuna-oneesan, what’s that?] Fina
Fina asked about the steering wheel that I’m holding.
[It’s the reins.] Yuna
[The reins?] Fina
I don’t think she’ll understand if I say steering wheel, so I explained it to her like that.
I let my magic flow and moved the Bear Bus’ legs.
Don, Don, shake, shake, it shakes every time it walks.
I’ll try to make it run a little.
Don don don don don don don don don don don don.
The shaking intensifies.
[Yu, Yuna, o, nee, san, my, butt, it hurts! It, hurts!] Fina
I don’t feel pain because of the Bear Costume, but bot of them seems to get hurt. Moreover, it’s not possible to talk straight because it shakes violently. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear also walk on four legs, but they still look and feel different.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear seems special.
By the way, since the Bear-Bus is long, it has twice the legs, so it has a total of 8 legs.
I sped up a little and made it jump.
Fina and Shuri screams and clings to me.
I landed cleanly, but the bodies of Fina and Shuri bounced a little.
[Uuu, it hurts.] Fina
[My butt hurts.] Shuri
The two rubs their buttocks.
[I’m sorry. I just wanted to try it.] Yuna
Apparently, you can’t make it climb mountains and jump like a certain cat bus from a certain anime. If you do that, the people inside will be in serious trouble. It seems that it was a failure to use that way of movement.
I’m fine alone. But if that’s the case, it’s better to ride on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. Since I have a Bear Box, I don’t carry any luggage. Moreover, this vehicle consumes magical power.
It was a dream vehicle, but it’s too bad.
I obediently turn the Bear-Bus’ legs into wheels. Magic is convenient.
The result is a character bus close to a kindergarten bus. It looks like a bus with a blue SL face or a yellow mouse bus.
[This time it’s okay, to ride it.] Yuna
The two children are looking at me with a big doubt on their faces.
[Are you going to make it jump?] Fina
[I will not do it. Look, this time it’s wheels, not legs.] Yuna
After looking at the wheels, they anxiously ride the Bear-Bus.
I sat on the driver’s seat once more and gripped the steering wheel. Then I let the magic flow to it. The Bear-Bus started to move slowly. When we came out on a well-maintained road, we proceeded comfortably.
The speed increases when I use more magical power.
However, the road was not paved or concrete, so when I increase the speed, we feel some rattling and vibration.
[Are the both of you okay?] Yuna
[It’s better than before, but….] Fina
Fina was worried about her butt.
[Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan feels better.] Shuri
To Shuri’s words, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried happily.
That’s true I also agree with that.
This Bear-Bus needs to be operated. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear will take me to my destination even if I’m sleeping. Of course, it’s limited to places I’ve been to. But if I ask, <Go along the road>, they will take me to it.
It’s incomparable with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
On the contrary, I cannot sleep while driving the Bear-Bus, and there is a difference in its ride quality. But it’s faster than a horse-drawn carriage, and it swings less. The safety features are also rock-solid. Above all, if you are traveling with a large number of people, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cannot do it.
There were various things to consider, but the transportation will be the Bear-Bus with wheels.
After that, I asked Fina and Shuri if they could sit in the chairs, so I can decide on the intervals between the seats. I’ll have the children sit in the front and the adults in the back.
As a measure against getting butt hurt, I’ll buy things like cushions.
And with that, the Bear-Bus was completed.
As I wrote in the activity report,
The total number of children in the orphanage will be 27, the same as the books.
There will be 4 members who came with Anzu.
In the activity report, we are looking for 6 store purchase benefits and SS requests.
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