Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 361
Bear-san Distributes the Ice Cream (Day 4)
Credits to: valiant, Philip
When you look at the water-slide, you can hear the children screaming. You can also hear the screams of adult people inside. It seems Karin-san, Elena, Anzu, and Seno-san are playing as well.
There are around 30 people including adults. There are also two slides, so even if you don’t line up, your turn will come. Kindergarten-sized children play on a small slide that comes out of the bear’s belly, and elementary school-sized children and the older ones play on advanced water slides.
The children are making a noise <Kyaa kyaa>. It’s peaceful to watch them. I can’t imagine we’re in a world full of monsters.
While everyone is distracted by the bear water-slide, I returned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. Everyone was going crazy about the water-slide and was unaware of me.
This is the first stage of success. All I have to do now is observe the situation and sneak out. While thinking so, someone from the side holds my hand. When I looked sideways, I saw Shuri and Fina.
Did they notice it?
[Yuna-oneechan, come play with us too.] Shuri
I don’t know if it was noticed, but it seems I was called out for another reason.
[Etto. I’m fine right here.] Yuna
If I play with them, I can’t go to the mysterious island.
[You promised to play with us today.] Fina
[Yeah, Yuna-oneechan. Let’s play together.] Shuri
They pulled my hand from the left and right.
I can’t refuse when Shuri and Fina are the ones whose asking me. Speaking of sweetness, I wouldn’t go to a mysterious island until they let go of my hands. But still, I cannot just forget about the island.
So I told them:
[Only a little bit.] Yuna
The two happily replied.
But that promise backfired a little for another reason.
Yes, I didn’t consider my lack of physical strength.
Without the bear shoes, I can’t go back and forth on the spiral staircase many times. A bear water-slide that is sensuously as tall as an 8 to 10-floor building. Climbing that height without an elevator. Repeat it over and over again. My legs couldn’t bear such penance.
[Yuna-oneechan, are you okay?] Shuri
I’m being pulled by Shuri.
I can’t climb the stairs anymore. My legs already hit the limit. My legs are tingling. It may be okay to use healing magic, but I decided to just go to the beach house and rest.
In front of me, the children are climbing up the stairs full of energy. Unbelievable. I can’t do that. However, while I’m climbing down the stairs, Lurina-san carefully and slowly assisted my descent.
It’s terrible if we fall here and get injured.
I wandered back to the beach house. And, just like last time, I collapsed in the beach house.
[Yuna-oneechan, are you okay?] Shuri
Shuri, Fina, Noa, and Misa were worried about me after seeing that I had fallen.
Noa and the others were playing together, but they became worried when they saw me.
[Yuna-san, where is the Yuna-san who defeated the Black Tiger Wolf when you escorted me before?] Shia
Shia looks at me strangely as I was about to fall asleep. That’s true. Shia became one of the few people who had witnessed how I fight. It can’t be helped that she’s wondering about it after seeing my battle against the black tiger wolf.
Even so, I couldn’t tell her <It was thanks to my bear equipment>.
[Also, where is the Yuna-san who fought against Rutum-sama for my sake?] Shia
Shia looks at me as if she’s disillusioned.
U~u, don’t look at me like that. Without the bear equipment, I would be powerless.
[U~u, at that time I was strengthening my body with magical power.] Yuna
[Is that so?] Shia
[That’s why I look like this when I’m playing normally.] Yuna
This is how it looks.
I said I’ll take a break for a while and told the five to go play.
The five people looked at each other and started worrying, but when I said, <I’m fine, I’m just tired>, they all went to the water-slide.
[Fufu, Yuna-san, thank you for your hard work.] Director
The director gives me a glass of cold water with a smile. I thank her and receive it. A small child who is tired of playing is also resting on the side of the director.
[Even so, Yuna-san is really amazing. You made such a big thing so easily.] Director
[The director is even more amazing. It’s not easy to take care of the orphaned children.] Yuna
My power is a gift from God. But the director’s actions are her own. comparing it would be wrong. The wonderful director is different from me. The director would reach out to any child even if she has no strength. I only went in to help using the power that I received. If I hadn’t had the bear power, I wouldn’t have reached out to the orphanage. If I can’t afford it, I wouldn’t worry about others. Even just thinking that way, the director is more amazing.
[Fufu, that’s not the case. Without Yuna-san, the children wouldn’t be smiling like that. So I’m grateful to Yuna-san.] Director
When I got complimented again, I got embarrassed. I drank the remaining water prepared by the director at once to dispel my embarrassment.
After that, director-sensei once again thanked me for the work in the shops and for taking everyone on a trip because they’re taking good care of the birds. But every time I was thanked, I wanted to shout, <Don’t praise me anymore!>.
I’m taking a break while talking with the director like that when some of the children came to drink water and rest for a bit.
Children drank the water from the refrigerator. They’re tanned and almost black. They have a healthy color unlike me. Children are the best. I’m not a kid anymore though, so it shouldn’t be a problem if I have fair skin.
Seeing the hot children, I remembered the ice cream. (TC: That sounds wrong.)
I didn’t forget it, okay. I just can’t find the right timing to take it out. On the first day, all the fishermen came, and on the second day, they split into groups. So now, maybe just the right time.
And the timing can’t be more perfect than this. Noa and Fina came to drink water.
[You look thirsty.] Yuna
[Yes, I’m very thirsty.] Fina
[It looks like both of you are having fun.] Yuna
[Yes. It’s a lot of fun. We invited both Misa and Oneesama to take a break, but they said <one more time> and climbed again.] Noa
[Same with Shuri.] Fina
The two took the water out of the refrigerator and drank it delightfully.
[So Yuna-oneesan, are you all right now?] Fina
[Yeah, I’m okay now because I took a rest. By the way Fina, I’m going to distribute ice cream to everyone, can you call them? I think they need to take a break.] Yuna
Some children may forget to re-hydrate and continue to play around. In that case, it’s better to let everyone take a break together.
[Yes, I understand. I’ll call them now.] Fina
Fina quickly drank the water all at once and went out to call everyone.
[Yuna-san, what is Aisu?] Noa
[A cold sweets of some sort? I knew that it would be hot at the sea so I made it with Fina earlier.] Yuna
I took out a big freezer from the bear box and put it down in the beach house. When I opened up the freezer, I gave Noa an ice cream in a cup and a spoon.
Noa, who received the ice cream, looked at me and the cup of ice cream alternately.
[It’s cold and delicious.] Yuna
I took out my ice cream and ate it in front of Noa.
Yeah, the ice cream melts on my tongue. Noa also imitates me, she scoops the ice cream with a spoon and carries it to her mouth. At that moment, Noa’s face turns into a smile.
[!!!!!! What is it? It melts in your mouth. It’s very delicious.] Noa
Noa ate the ice cream without stopping.
I also gave ice cream to the director and the children who were resting in the beach house.
[It’s cold and delicious.] Yuna
The director and the children saw Noa eating ice cream with me, and when they received it, they started eating it.
[It’s really delicious]
[I can’t stop.]
It seems to be popular with the director and the children. They were the first ones to eat the ice cream. Then, Fina brings the children and the adults who were playing at the sea.
[Yuna-oneesan, I brought them.] Fina
[Everyone, you can play all you want later, so let’s take a little break for now. I’ve prepared some cold sweets so let’s eat them. Fina, Shuri, help me distribute them.] Yuna
Fina and Shuri both prepared a cup of ice cream and a spoon, then they handed them over to everyone. When a child receives it, his expression was just like Noa.
[Yuna-oneesama, what is this?] Misa
[Ice cream, it’s a type of sweets that you can eat when the weather is hot. It melts quickly, so hurry up and eat it.] Yuna
[I thought about it back with the pudding and cake too, but the dishes that Yuna-oneesama makes are all so mysterious.] Misa
[In the first place, I’ve never eaten such delicious sweets even in the royal capital.] Shia
As nobles, Shia, and Misa were asking such a topic while eating ice cream.
[What? The nobles don’t know about the ice cream?] Yuna
[Yes, I don’t know.] Misa
[I have never eaten something like this.] Shia
I’m not borrowing Tirumina-san’s words, but it seems that it will be profitable if we sell it.
But I’m not in trouble with money. Better yet, could I just collect money when I make it at the castle? I thought about it for a moment, but I don’t really need it.
While the children are eating delightfully, the chefs are eating it from a different perspective
[Yuna-chan, what is this?] Elena
[It looks like you’re using milk.] Anzu
[Are you also using eggs?] Karin
Elena, Anzu, and Karin-san asked.
[Simply put, it’s a food made from milk and eggs, I guess? I made it with Fina before we left.] Yuna
[I helped too ~] Shuri
When I gave only Fina’s name, Shuri puffed her cheeks a little.
[That’s right. Shuri also helped me.] Yuna
When I praised Shuri while stroking her head, another protest comes from another person.
[Why didn’t you invite me when you made it!] Noa
Noa complains in a small voice, <I wanted you to invite me too>.
[When I thought about making it, Fina and Shuri came to my house, so I just got help by chance.] Yuna
I also got help from their mother, Tirumina-san, and made it with four people.
[Yuna-chan. Will this also be in the store?] Karin
[I was also asked by Tirumina-san, but I have no plans to do so.] Yuna
By the way, Tirumina-san went out with Gentz-san. Morin-san isn’t here either, saying that she’s going around the town alone.
[That’s right. I think it will become a big hit if you start selling it.] Anzu
[But if we’re going to make it, it’ll be Elena’s job.] Yuna
[Wait, me!?] Elena
Elena was surprised when her name was suddenly called.
[Ice cream is a kind of dessert. You’ve been making cream and icing for the cakes, so I think Elena can make it. If you want to do it, I will teach you.] Yuna
Elena began to worry about my words.
[Is that okay?] Elena
[You don’t have to hide it, and I think it will be only available during the summer. You can make a lot at once but put it in a freezer. You can keep it for a long time. When you started selling it, you can reduce the amount of cake you’re making.] Yuna
[I will do my best. Please teach me.] Elena
I decided that when we return to Crimonia, I’ll teach Elena how to make ice cream.
But if she makes it at the store, she doesn’t have to make it by herself.
Thinking about that, I saw Noa with an empty cup of ice cream.
[Yuna-san, please give me another one!] Noa
[You already had one, only once a day.] Yuna
When I said that to Noa, a lot of voices emerged.
[I want to eat more.]
[I want to eat.]
Apparently, one isn’t enough for everyone. But right now, my heart is a demon bear.
[Eating too much will make your stomach cold, and you’ll even have a stomachache, so you can’t have any more than this.] Yuna
I heard shrieking voices after I conveyed my words. The director-sensei and Liz-san handled it.
Maybe that was to be expected, but their words were more effective than mine on the children, who then became calm.
And so, the children who have finished eating the ice cream went back to the water-slide. I saw off such children full of energy.
Fufufu, now I can go to the mysterious island without hesitation.
Just as planned.
(TN: Mitsuha reference ( 計算通りだ。) Keikaku dōri.)
Finally, the ice cream was distributed.
※It seems that the cover of Volume 6 of the book has been released. Volume 6 will be the escort arc, so the cover will be Yuna and Shia.
※The size of the image is incorrect. I will adjust it in the near future.