Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 358
Bear-san Goes Out to Sea (Day 3)
Credits to: Philip, valiant
After we had our lunch, we acted separately, each had their own purposes. The director, Liz-san, and Nifu-san are holding the hands of the sleepy children while also carrying a sleeping child on their back. Gill, who saw it, carried the sleeping child on his back and went with them to the bear house.
Anzu and the other locals guided the group who wanted to go to the town. And Lurina-san followed them.
It seems that the fishing group will include Marina, who’ll escort Noa, as well as Morin-san, Karin-san, and Elena-san.
[Fina, Shuri, it’s game time.] Noa
Noa made a quick declaration.
We parted once Noa and others got on a different boat from us.
We head for Kuro-ojisan’s boat. There are five people riding on Kuro-ojisan’s boat, Fina, Shuri, Tirumina-san, and Gentz-san. I invited him to go fishing with us, thinking that he should be with his family.
[Dad, can you catch a big fish?] Shuri
[I went to fishing before, but that was a long time ago. And I caught a big fish at that time.] Gentz
In response to Shuri’s question, Gentz-san opens his arms wide, enacting when he caught a big fish.
[Ara, I wonder about that? I remembered him complaining that Roy could catch what Gentz couldn’t.] Tirumina
While Tirumina-san smiles, as she denies Gentz-san’s words, which is him boasting about catching a big fish. Gentz-san was crushed by Tirumina-san’s words.
[Uh, I caught it afterward when everyone wasn’t watching.] Gentz
Gentz-san answered while his eyes were swimming. Based on his attitude, he’s lying.
[Then, I’m looking forward to seeing how much of your fishing skills have improved.] Tirumina
[…However, I haven’t been fishing for a long time, so my arms might get dull…] Gentz
Somehow, this time he made an excuse. Even though he was telling Shuri about catching a big fish a while ago.
However, regardless of that, Tirumina-san made a follow-up.
[Shuri, your dad will catch a big fish.] Tirumina
[Really? Dad, do your best!] Shuri
Shuri cheered Gentz-san with a pure and innocent look. Gentz-san, who cannot say that it is impossible while looking at Shuri’s smile, he got driven into a corner.
[…Ah, yeah, leave it to me. I’ll catch a big fish.] Gentz
He proudly promised.
Oh, Gentz-san’s face got cramped. He should’ve been more honest and just admit that he was a beginner. The salt on the wound spreads more and more. Perhaps he’s the type that exerts power while driving himself on a corner? It doesn’t look like that though.
Tirumina-san doesn’t have to bully Gentz-san so much.
However, I can’t follow u for him because Gentz-san, who’s making a good impression would look bad.
[Yuna-oneesan, have you also done the same?] Fina
[Fishing? No, I’ve never done it before.] Yuna
I answered Fina’s question without telling a lie. I don’t want to show off in such a place. Gentz-san will be the only one getting driven into a corner. Sorry.
When I was still a hikikomori, I couldn’t do things like fishing outdoors.
[Can you catch a big fish?] Fina
[Well, we won’t know until we try it.] Yuna
I didn’t say anything that will raise her expectations. I’m sorry if I can’t catch it.
We boarded Kuro-ojisan’s boat and go out to sea. It’s a big boat. Besides Kuro-ojisan, another fisherman boarded the boat. He looks like Kuro-ojisan’s youngest son. Well, it’s not strange to have a few sons. By the way, his eldest son was the one who became the mayor.
The type of boat in the town of Mereera is a sailing boat. The boat started to move when the sail got unfolded. The only difference from the boats in my former world is that in this world, they are using wind magic stones to make the boats move. I’ve heard from Damon-san before. Apprentice fishermen are the ones using magic stones to move the ship. Intermediate fishermen use natural wind and magic stones alternately. It seems that a full-fledged fisherman can move the boat only by the natural wind. Is it like training wheels on a bicycle?
The boat gradually moves away from the harbor. Noa and Misa on the other boat are waving. In response, Fina and Shuri also turn around and waves back.
And when I saw the boat Noa and the others were on, I saw it. I rubbed my eyes. It’s not a mistake. There was a bear-shaped thing on the top of the mast with sails. I rubbed my eyes many times to check.
I also check the boat I’m on.
…………Is that it? It’s too high and hard to see, but there’s a little bear on top of the mast.
Maybe Kuro-ojisan is also using a bear as a talisman?
Fina and the others are looking at the sea and are unaware of the bears on the mast. So I decided to pretend not to see it.
When the boat left the harbor, I went to Kuro-ojisan because I have something to ask.
[Where did the aforementioned island appear?] Yuna
When I look at the sea, I can see some small islands, but I don’t know which one is the moving one. Clearly, you can’t tell unless you’re a fisherman who goes out to the sea on a daily basis.
[I can’t see it from here.] Kuro
According to Kuro-ojisan, we can’t see it unless we go further offshore.
That is why it is known only to fishermen.
Well, I’d like to know at least the direction. If I know the direction, I can go to the island by walking on the water with my bears.
[Can we get closer?] Yuna
[Is Miss interested in the island that appeared?] Kuro
I can’t say <yes!> in a loud voice.
[Well, I’m an adventurer, so I’m wondering what kind of island that is.] Yuna
I toned down my voice a little and answered as if I am only a little interested.
[Moreover, previously it was the Kraken, so if it’s a dangerous island, we’ll be in trouble.] Yuna
[There is no danger if we don’t get close. It’s no different from a normal small island, except it just suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Are you really going to go?] Kuro
[I won’t go. And there’s a whirlpool, so we can’t get close to it right? But if there’s something, I wonder if I can deal with it if I know the direction of the island.] Yuna
I tried planning appropriate things. I can’t tell them I wanted to go because there may be a treasure. But then I don’t want to be in the same situation as the fisherman who sank his boat. Kuro-ojisan doesn’t feel good about it and may not tell me the location of the island.
[Well, if you’re just looking at it from a distance, then that’s fine.] Kuro
Kuro-ojisan changes the destination of the boat. The boat is steadily moving away from the port.
[The boats are getting smaller.] Shuri
Shuri is looking at the other boats. The other boats are heading to the point where they can safely catch their fish. Only Kuro-ojisan’s boat is heading in another direction.
Fina and the others are purely enjoying the boat ride, not knowing that they are heading to the island. After a while, Kuro-ojisan calls out.
[Miss, that is the island we’re talking about.] Kuro
Looking at the direction that Kuro-ojisan is pointing to. The distance is quite far. At this position, it looks like a normal islet. But you can see the green and you can see that the trees are growing.
I used the bear map skill to check the location. The place where the boat passed through the black nautical chart is created as a map. The map is incomplete, but if I’m just going to the island, there is no problem. There will be a mysterious island ahead of this boat. All I have to do is pray that the island does not move too far.
[Even at the request of the Bear Girl, I won’t get any closer. I can’t break the orders that I have given.] Kuro
For me, there is no problem since I now know the direction. When I thanked him, Kuro-ojisan turned the boat back and headed for the fishing point.
When we arrived at the fishing point, Kuro-ojisan and his son taught Fina how to fish. Not only Fina, but also Gentz-san, who (allegedly) can fish, is listening seriously.
Everyone who was taught how to fish hanged a thread. When you look at the rod, you can see something that looks like a reel.
Is that a magic stone?
There is a magic stone set in a place that looks like a reel. Is it possible to wind a thread with the power of magic stones?
[Yuna-oneesan, you’re not fishing?] Fina
[I’m just going to watch leisurely.] Yuna
I’m not interested in fishing. I like to relax. I don’t like hanging out rods and waiting. If I want to do it, I’ll do it. If I don’t want to do it, then I won’t.
[Yuna-oneechan, you too.] Shuri
Shuri grabs my clothes.
[I’m fine right here.] Yuna
[Then, I’ll lend you a bear instead, so think of it as my substitute.] Yuna
[Swaying Bear-chan?] Shuri
I summoned a normal-sized bear. The boat didn’t tilt even a little despite the fact that I summoned a bear.
[Swaying Bear. Go fishing with Shuri.] Yuna
When I said so, Swaying Bear responded with <Kuu-n>.
[Can Swaying Bear-chan fish?] Shuri
[Who knows? But I think he’s more useful than me.] Yuna
Shuri goes fishing with Swaying Bear.
I summoned a normal-sized Hugging Bear and told him to lay down. I rest there as I lean against him.
Yeah, it feels good. I have a fluffy cushion.
For the time being, I asked Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to monitor the sea. I don’t think a Kraken will appear. But dangerous sea creatures may still attack. It’s like insurance.
I watched Fina and others while being rocked by the waves hitting the boat. Fina casts a thread and looks at the sea. Shuri is fishing with Swaying Bear. Although I’m okay thanks to the bear equipment, doesn’t Shuri feel hot while she’s hugging Swaying Bear?
Gentz-san said he’ll <absolutely catch a big fish> and Tirumina-san was watching him with a smile. Looking at such scenery and listening to their voices. The boat is rocking, but I don’t get seasick, maybe because of my constitution or because of the bear equipment. Leaning on the fluffy cushion called Hugging Bear makes me sleepy. <Hah ~> As I let out a little big yawn, I suddenly fell asleep.
[Yuna-oneesan, Shuri, get up] Fina
Someone was shaking my body. When I opened my eyes, I saw Fina. Then, I heard a sleepy voice beside me, <Oneechan?> When I look at the person who made that voice, Shuri is hugging me while sleeping.
[Come on, we’re heading back, so get up.] Fina
[Oneechan. Did you catch the fish?] Shuri
Shuri yawns a little while getting up.
Why is Shuri sleeping next to me?
[I caught a big fish.] Fina
When Shuri got up, she rushed to see the fish.
[Did you caught it, Fina?] Yuna
[Yes, I was able to catch a big fish because Swaying Bear-chan helped me.] Fina
According to their story, earlier Shuri got tired of fishing and was looking around inside the boat while looking at the sea. They said that she was already sleeping beside me before they knew it.
As for fishing, Fina and Tirumina-san said they caught a few fish. But please don’t ask Gentz-san’s result.
[I was able to catch it thanks to Swaying Bear-chan. Swaying Bear-chan brought me a rod. It was cool. In the end, he held it in his mouth and pulled it with a squeeze, and he caught such a big fish.] Fina
Fina moves her hand to the left and right to explain how Swaying Bear caught the fishes. Swaying Bear, who’s next to Fina, made a proud posture and cried <Kuu-n>.
Well, what are you doing Swaying Bear? How can Swaying Bear even do that?
For the time being, I pet his head and praised him.
※Roy is the name of Tirumina’s deceased husband. (Because some of you may have forgotten about him.)
And that’s how she found out the location of the mysterious island.
All that is left is just going there.