Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 337
Hey, guys, I’m back with another Kuma chapter…
Sorry for the delays, I’ve been very busy this past few days after the lockdown was lifted… I’ve been busy with mundane tasks like car maintenance, etc. Now that we’re back to normal or should I say New normal, we’re going back to the usual schedule of 1 Kuma per week and Kaoru in between…
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Bear-san, Making Ice Cream.
Cliff left the room, saying he still had a job to do.
I’m drinking the tea Lala-san served while watching Noa playing with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
Noa holds their paws, touched their ears, touched their tail, and stroke their heads.
This life is the best.
Time to relax.
[Oh right. Yuna-san, I have a request.] Noa
[Yeah? What is it? I will not give you Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.] Yuna
[Of course, I want Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan, but that’s not it. Don’t assume that my requests are only about Bear-san.] Noa
Eh, I was wrong?
But I wouldn’t say it because the conversation won’t progress if I do so.
[So, what is it?] Yuna
[Is it okay if I invite Misa to the sea? I don’t think that she had ever seen the sea either. That’s why I want to take her with us.] Noa
That was an unexpected request. Certainly, it’ll be a shame if I don’t include Misa in the three-little girls + one Shuri.
I was good friends with her in the royal capital and she invited me to a birthday party.
Also, even if I add one or two more people, it doesn’t change anything.
[Sure, no problem.] Yuna
[Really? Thank you. Then I’ll write a letter now.] Noa
Noa gladly released Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, and prepared a pen and a piece of paper to start writing a letter.
But, Misa? I wonder if Gran-san will be with her because she can’t come alone. Her parents wouldn’t come after all.
Ah, if Misa comes, then I wouldn’t be surprised if Marina’s party came along as her escorts. If so, then the female ratio would increase.
If Gil came along, it would become like an event from harem mangas and novels.
But what about the reality?
If it’s the opposite situation, if it’s one girl and the others are men, it’ll become a dangerous situation rather than a reverse harem. (TC: gang ba.. ahem)
To be clear, it’ll only become more dangerous. But are they happy because they have different genders?
There should be no girls who attack men, right?
……I don’t know.
While I’m praying that no other extras will tag along, I watched Noa write a letter.
[I’m done writing. I’ll ask Lala to send it.] Noa
Noa darted out of the room, perhaps Noa wants to send her letter as soon as possible.
Then, after Noa handed the letter, she came back along with Cliff, they told me to <eat a meal together>.
She asked him if we can take Misa with us, but Noa’s voice seems apologetic.
[Think about Yuna’s troubles a little.] Cliff
[But Misa also wanted to see the sea.] Noa
Cliff was astounded.
[Don’t be so angry, there’s no problem with it, also it’s my way of thanking Misa for inviting me to the birthday party.] Yuna
[What are you talking about? That was Old Gran and Misana’s way of thanking you, so you can’t thank them for that.] Cliff
Well, there were various things, but it can’t be helped.
[Well hey, I was called to the birthday party.] Yuna
[If you have to thank people every time they invite you to their birthday parties, there’ll be no end to it.] Cliff
He had a point. But in this case here, I had invited everyone but Misa.
[Well, she’ll love to see Fina as well, so just forgive her already.] Yuna
Cliff seems to be convinced of what I said.
The next day, Fina and Shuri came to my house to deliver the eggs, so I caught them. Then, the two children who have been captured were invited into the Bear House.
[It’s so hot today. Isn’t it hot for you Yuna-oneesan?] Fina
Fina asked me while wiping the sweat on her forehead.
My appearance is the usual Bear Costume that looks hot. In that regard, Fina and Shuri were dressed in light clothes and were cool and cute.
[As I said before, it’s special clothes.] Yuna
[But Yuna-oneechan it’s so cool in here.] Shuri
If you don’t open the windows, the Bear House will always keep the temperature right. So you can live in the snow or in the desert.
[Here, have cold water.] Yuna
I prepared cold water for the two children walking outside.
[Thank you.] Fina
[Thank you.] Shuri
The two of them drank plenty of water.
[So, are you free today?] Yuna
[Yes, I have nothing to do. Maybe you have a dismantling job for me?] Fina
[Oh, yes, but today is a different matter.] Yuna
I’d like to ask her to dismantle the Scorpion, but today is no good.
[A different matter?] Fina
Actually, I’m thinking of making ice cream before going to the sea. You can eat it while riding on the Bear Bus or at the hot seashore. I want to feed it to the children.
[I’m going to make cold sweets today, so I’m going to have you help me.] Yuna
Nevertheless, I have to make a lot for everyone when we go to Mereera. If you think of it as one per person for several times, it will become a huge number. It’s kinda lonely to silently make it by myself. I miss the lonely-pudding-making in the royal capital.
But this time it’s not a food for royalty, so you can get them to help me. However, Flora-sama may eat the ice cream I made.
But let’s not talk about that.
[Is it a cold snack?] Fina
[Yeah, when we go to the sea, I’m thinking about eating it together.] Yuna
[A shaved ice?] Fina
[No. A type of food called ice cream.] Yuna
I did some research (Crimonia only), there was something like a shaved ice, but no ice cream.
[I want to eat shaved ice.] Shuri
Shuri spoke in a small voice.
[Shuri, do you want to eat shaved ice?] Yuna
I can make as much shaved ice as she likes. Just shave the ice and sprinkle with syrup.
And so I prepared plates, I made ice and used wind magic to scrape the ice. With the sound of <shurururururu>, the finely shaved ice accumulated on the plates.
Finally, sprinkle it with fruit jam, honey, and sweet syrup. There is no syrup such as lemon, melon, strawberry, or Blue-Hawaii like in my former world. So I’m just sprinkling jam or sweets on it.
After I prepared the shaved ice, they started eating it deliciously.
[This is shaved ice!] Fina
[Have you never eaten it?] Yuna
[Yes, this is my first time, after… Umm… until last year, my mom…] Fina
So it was. They had no father, and their mother, Tirumina-san, was bedridden. And living every day back then was hard, they had no money to buy shaved ice.
[You can eat as much as you like. I’ll make as much as you want.] Yuna
[Thank you.] Fina
[Cold and delicious.] Shuri
The two eat the shaved ice deliciously.
A few minutes later…
[Yuna-oneesan, it’s cold.] Fina
[Yuna-oneechan, my stomach hurts a little.] Shuri
The two were eating too much shaved ice, making them feel cold and getting stomachache.
[You ate too much. Look at both of you. Here warm-up with tea.] Yuna
[Thank you.] Fina
[Thank you.] Shuri
It’s bad to make them eat it, but when I saw them eating it deliciously… It’s my bad habit of wanting to give them more. That’s why Tirumina-san said, <Yuna is too sweet on Fina and Shuri.>
Both the director and Cliff make the same expression when I’m giving sweets to the children in the orphanage and being too soft to Noa.
I don’t know if it’s because of my long experience with solitude, but I seem to be the kind of person who dotes on whoever likes me.
Maybe I don’t want to be hated, so I think that’s what happened.
I try to analyze my own behavior so far.
Even if I try to cure it, I couldn’t. I gave up on it, thinking that this is me.
After that, we rest until the two are in good shape.
After resting for a while, the two got up. It’s a secret, but I used a little magic.
[So, you’re ready to make cold sweets, right?] Yuna
[Yuna-oneechan. Is it delicious?] Shuri
[If you make it well, it’ll become delicious. For the time being, I will make it the way how I remembered it, so let’s do our best.] Yuna
The two replied energetically.
However, whether it is delicious depends on how well it is made.
The task is easy to remember, but the problem is the amount. I can’t remember the ratio of eggs, milk, and sugar because my memory is vague.
If I have a computer here, I can check it in one shot, but there is no way to ask for something that is not there. I will make it using the information in my vague memory today.
But I should be able to make it with the correct amount of sugar. It should be okay if I add milk while mixing it with eggs.
There is no choice but to bet on the Bear’s Intuition.
First, prepare egg yolk, milk, and sugar. It’ll be basic ice cream.
Put a few egg yolks in a bowl and stir. The problem is the amount of sugar, but I don’t remember it. For the time being, I, Fina, and Shuri are mixing it in varying amounts and adjusting it appropriately. Then add the milk and mix.
Then put it in the freezer.
[Yuna-oneesan, is this all right?] Fina
[Once it’s frozen, it’ll be ready. Though, I don’t remember the right proportions, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.] Yuna
For that purpose, the three people changed the amount while making it.
Also, there must have been a way to make ice cream from fresh cream. I also make cakes, so it might be easier for me to make a lot of them.
I’m going to give Fina and Shuri a little bit of time to change the way they make ice cream, then adjust the amount of sugar when we make another batch of ice cream. The cooling time should have been one hour at the earliest, and up to five or six hours long.
Well, I can check that from time to time.
[Ahh… Shuri. Don’t lick the cream.] Fina
[I’m sorry,] Shuri
Shuri ate the cream made by me. Fina noticed it.
[Look, there’s some cream on your mouth.] Fina
Fina took out a handkerchief and wiped Shuri’s mouth. They really are good sisters.
While watching those two, I concentrate on making ice cream.
Then I tried some of those ice cream. There’s time to set and you can’t tell which one can be delicious without tasting it. For the time being, I will try to make many variations.
[Can I mix it Yuna-oneechan?] Shuri
[Just a little.] Yuna
We tried adding fruit that tastes like orange, adding other fruits, trying tea that is similar to matcha, and trying different flavors of ice cream. To be honest, I don’t know which one will succeed. The difficulty is not knowing the quantity.
[Shuri, you’re putting too much sugar!] Yuna
For a moment, Shuri tried to add more sugar.
I know children unconditionally love sugar, but adding too much is a no-go.
[And don’t forget to make a note of the amount of ice cream you made.] Yuna
And while making various ice cream, the batch of ice cream we made at the beginning hardens.
[Well, let’s taste it.] Yuna
We first tested the ice cream that I made.
Yeah, it’s delicious. It’s delicious.
[It melts in my mouth. It’s strange.] Fina
[It’s delicious.] Shuri
Both of them happily ate it.
Next, we tried the ice cream made by Shuri.
It’s too sweet.
[Shuri. I think you added a lot of sugar.] Yuna
[Because the sweeter the better.] Shuri
Well, Shuri’s ice cream was too sweet, but it also tastes good. Today we had various ice cream making and tasting parties. The ice cream, which has not yet set, is to be tested tomorrow.
And I plan to make a lot of delicious ice cream from the ones I made today.
I hope it tastes good.
And that’s why Misa will join.
I referred to how to make simple ice cream. (Please note that it was not how it actually made.)
But I wrote shaved ice properly. I don’t know if it’s delicious though.
Next time is azuki (red bean) shaved ice (kaki koori) ?
※ I am very sorry. After I post another episode this year, I’ll take a break.
I will resume in January around the 6th. (It’s scheduled)