Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 362
Bear-san Got Noticed (Day 4)
Credits to: valiant
After the break, the children rushed towards the water-slide. Noa also ran together with Misa. Marina and others chase after them. Fina also went to play with Shuri. Of course, I was also invited, but I said <I’ll take a little more rest> and let them go out to play.
The noisy beach house becomes quiet. I also prepared some playground equipment. I handed out the ice cream and had my break. It is no exaggeration to say that children’s interests had been diverted away from me. If I’m not wearing my bear costume, I’m just another person.
Everything is going according to plan. (TN: Mitsuha’s keikaku dōri.)
I touched my body to make sure my swimsuit is dry. Then, I take out the bear costume from the bear box and put it on. All I have to do is to sneak out of the beach house without being noticed.
[Yuna-san, are you going out somewhere?] Director
Director-sensei who also remained at the beach house called out to me.
[I have a place I want to go to. Please don’t tell the children about me going out somewhere.] Yuna
[Etto, please be careful.] Director
If I have my bear equipment on, it’s okay if it’s a little dangerous. Along with my bear costume, I equipped the bear shoes and the bear puppets. Now I’m fully armed.
As usual, it gives me a sense of security. And since I have my bear equipment on, I can move as much as I want. When I was about ready to go, I looked at the entrance of the beach house and saw two people entering, Fina and Shuri.
[Wh, why are you both here, Fina, Shuri? Didn’t you go out with everyone?] Yuna
I was taken aback at the appearance of the two. I’ve properly confirmed that they had left the beach house. So why are they here?
[Shuri said she wanted to go to the bathroom, so we came back.] Fina
There is a figure of Shuri running into the bathroom.
I’m glad she didn’t leak it, but their timing was bad.
[Maybe, Yuna-oneesan is going somewhere?] Fina
I think it’s okay, to tell the truth to Fina. But if Shuri hears the story, she would most likely say I should take her along. While I’m wondering about what to do, a voice came from another place.
[Yuna-san wants to go somewhere alone.] Shia
When I look at the source of that voice, I saw Shia drinking water in front of the refrigerator.
[Why is Shia…?] Yuna
[I just came here to drink because I thought it was better to re-hydrate myself before I go out to play. Then Yuna-san started to change into her bear dress.] Shia
……I did not notice her. I thought that there were only director-sensei and me at the beach house. In other words, she was talking about the scene where I’m changing clothes and the conversation I had with director-sensei.
[Yuna-oneechan, are you going somewhere?] Shuri
This time Shuri returned from the bathroom and asked me.
U u~u, I can’t lie anymore…
I’m already dressed as a bear and Shia already heard my conversation with director-sensei. I cannot deceive them anymore.
[Yuna-oneechan, why won’t you play with me?] Shuri
Shuri looks at me with pure innocent eyes. This is the pair of eyes that made Gentz-san ate his pride. I can’t lie to such pure eyes. I can’t stand it anymore so I took my eyes off from Shuri. But Fina was there in front of me.
[Perhaps you’re going to that mysterious island?] Fina
[Wha, how did you know that!?] Yuna
I was surprised when Fina told me that.
[I knew it!] Fina
I tried to quickly close my mouth, but it’s already too late.
[Because Yuna-oneesan. You were talking to Kuro-ojisan about the mysterious island with great interest. Also, you wanted to know the location of the island on the boat. Also, Noa-sama was talking about the island. When she asked you about it, you tried to deceive her.] Fina
Fina lists the reasons one after another. It seems that Fina was saying something absurd. But how much does she know?
I thought my poker face was already good. I put down both of my bear puppets and loosen the muscles of my cheeks.
[It’s just as Fina said, I was going to see the mysterious island for a while, but I didn’t want to take any of you to the island, so I thought I’d sneak out silently. I don’t know what’s on that island after all.] Yuna
If I said I would go earlier, I think Noa will also say, <I want to go too!>.
[That’s why I’m going to the island alone for a while. Keep it a secret from everyone.] Yuna
Especially to Noa. I add in my heart.
[It’s the rumored island that has been a hot topic among fishermen. Yuna-san, can I follow you?] Shia
[Etto, Shia? Didn’t you hear what I said?] Yuna
[Because it sounds interesting, anyone would want to go.] Shia
Shia added <I’m saying this as the big sister>. After that, Shuri inevitably said, <I want to go too>.
I look at Fina asking for help.
But Fina is looking at me with an expression saying, <Can I follow you?>.
[I think Noa-sama will know if you leave Shuri behind.] Fina
[I might tell her even if Shuri-chan didn’t speak about it.] Shia
I have no ally here.
But it’s rare for Fina to say that. Her role is usually stopping Shuri.
[I want to play with Yuna-oneechan.] Shuri
If you say it like that, I can’t refuse anymore.
I sighed a little.
[…Keep it a secret to everyone.] Yuna
[I won’t tell anyone.] Shia
I sighed once more.
The making a water-slide, directing everyone’s interest to it, then sneak out strategy, ended up in failure.
[Also, I want you to follow my instructions.] Yuna
We have Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear with us and they also have detection skills. If we encountered something dangerous, I can put them on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear and let the three of them escape.
[But you can’t go in that outfit, we’ll go after you’ve changed your clothes.] Yuna
The three looked at their swimsuits. You can’t walk anywhere else than a sandy beach when wearing your swimsuit.
I took Fina and the others with me once they had changed into their plain clothes, and we left the beach house so that nobody would notice us.
Now, the question is where can we go. we’re going to ride Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. If we start from here, the children will notice us.
It might be best if we go to the harbor, but there may be fishermen, and the sandy beaches near the harbor are filled with locals and travelers other than us. There’s no way we could ride Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear from such a place filled with public eyes. For now, maybe we’d better go outside the town.
It may be better to go out of town once in a while. I took Fina and others outside of the town.
[Are? Yuna-san, why didn’t we go to the port?] Shia
Shia asked me since we’re heading outside of the town instead of going to the harbor.
[We’re not going there. I’ll get noticed by everyone. Once we’re out of town, I’ll take out Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to take us to the island.] Yuna
[Are we going to ride Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan? But that will get our clothes wet.] Shia
[Then should we take off our clothes and change into a swimsuit? Everyone should have a swimsuit underneath. You can put your clothes in an item bag.] Fina
In Fina’s words, Shia grabs the hem of her skirt. Under her clothes is a swimsuit. We were in a hurry, so I asked everyone to put their dress on top of their swimsuit.
It may get wet when we ride on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear if they are swimming, but this time I will use my skills to make them run on the sea. If they’re running on the sea, our clothes will not get wet. However, I wonder if it’s okay to tell them that Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear can run on the sea.
But they know that Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear are summoned beasts, and they also know that they can turn into bear cubs. So at this point, they probably wouldn’t think much of adding something like the ability to run on water to the list.
When we come near the gate to get outside of town, I saw the usual gatekeeper.
[Ladies, are you going outside?] Gatekeeper
[Just for a bit.] Yuna
[Well, I think it’s okay since you’re with the bear-lady, but please be careful out there.] Gatekeeper
I left the town along with three people. Then I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[Then, the three of you, hop on. Fina and Shia. Me and Shuri.] Yuna
That’s the best arrangement when it comes to physique. I’m in a costume so I’m also the widest, that’s why it’s better to pair up with Shuri who’s the smallest.
Fina and Shia are riding on Swaying Bear, while Shuri and I are riding on Hugging Bear. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear started running and left the town. Then, after a while, we can see the cliff where I defeated the Kraken.
[Are, what is that?] Shia
[There are many Bear-san.] Shuri
I completely forgot about this place.
Those are the stone bear statues that I made when I used it to surround the Kraken and tried not to let it escape. Kuro-ojisan asked me to keep it as it is. The three are curiously looking at the stone bear statues in the sea.
[Ano, did Yuna-san make those groups of Bear-san as well?] Shia
[Yeah, well. Keep it a secret from Noa as well.] Yuna
If Noa knew about it, she’ll definitely say she’d want to go and see it. It’ll be difficult once the other children asked to see it as well.
[And the reason why I made it is a secret.] Yuna
I took the initiative before anyone ask.
Shia, who was about to ask, said, <I’m sorry>.
And so, we came near the cliff. The three are still looking at the bear statues in the sea. However, I think somewhere around here would be a good place to start. I can see the town in the distance, but I don’t know what the people are doing. Seen from the town, we should look like sesame seeds.
[Now then, we’re heading to the island from here.] Yuna
[Yuna-oneesan, if we don’t take off our clothes, it will get wet.] Fina
[It’ll be okay, but I’m gonna ask you to keep this a secret as well. Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, if you please.] Yuna
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear jumped out toward the sea after crying <Kuu-n>.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear didn’t dive into the sea. They started running on the sea instead.
The trio Fina, Shuri, and Shia came along.
But with this, we can finally go to the mysterious island.