Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 365
Bear-san Learns About the Island (Day 4)
When I tried to read the book of Kryna-Hark, I heard a cute <Ku~u>.
[Yuna-oneechan, I’m hungry.] Shuri
Didn’t you just ate an apple, how come you’re hungry again?
I think the apples here are quite swollen compared to normal ones. But just as Shuri said, she may already be hungry. It seems that there are no monsters anywhere and if it gets a little dangerous when an animal approached us, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear will warn us. If the island starts to move, we can jump off.
And since we walked under the hot sun. Fina and Shuri on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear may have been hot.
[I think it’s okay because the wind was blowing.] Fina
[Yeah, it’s okay.] Shuri
The two said that, so we decided to take a break and have a light meal.
I placed a mat on the ground, took the bread out of the bear box, and sat down together. I read Kryna-Hark’s book with a bun in my mouth.
〈〈If you don’t know anything about this island, this book will tell those who got it. This island is above Targui.〉〉 Targui? I have never heard of it. Is that the name of this island?
〈〈If possible, you should leave the island as soon as possible. The island will start moving eventually. If the whirlpools are too strong to get out, there is a similar monument to the left of this monument. The escape method is written on that monument.〉〉
The how to get out of the island is written in that monument. What if someone got shipwrecked and washed ashore in the first place? I want to dig deeper into this.
Then it was written that this book could only be read when on this island. And it also says that when you leave the island, it will return to the monument. What does that mean?
Will it fly away once we got out of the island? In that case, what happens if I put it in the bear box?
I wanted to try it, but I’ll be in trouble if I don’t get it back again, so I’m not going to do an experiment like that right now. But it’s a pity that I can’t take it home. As far as I can tell from the words of Shia, Kryna-Hark’s book seems to be worth a lot, so I wanted to keep it handy. Well, I can read it anytime once I install a bear gate on the island, so that’s fine.
[Did you find out anything, Yuna-san?] Shia
As I continued to read the book, Shia, who was eating bread, asked me.
[Somewhat. Does Shia know anything about Targui?] Yuna
[Targui? You mean that Targui?] Shia
I don’t know what is this Targui you’re talking about. This is a name I’m only hearing for the first time. Maybe Targui is famous?
In the book of Kryna-Hark, 〈〈This is Targui〉〉 was suddenly written.
[Yuna-san, you don’t know about Targui?] Shia
[Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe it’s as famous as the Kryna-Hark?] Yuna
I only have several month’s worths of history in another world, so there are many things I don’t know. I asked Fina and Shuri for the time being, but they said <I don’t know> and <dunno>.
[U~n. Famous, very famous. But for those who are not familiar with it, may not know about it. Targui is the name of a legendary creature in the sea.] Shia
Is this legendary sea creature a turtle? whale? octopus? squid? Or is it a creature that I don’t know?
But if this creature is a monster, Targui should be reacting to the detection skill. So it’s not a monster, is it? Even if it is not a monster, if it’s a dangerous creature, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear should be warning me already. But even if I look at Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, they’re enjoying eating bread with Fina and Shuri. There was no reaction when we’re approaching the island either.
And hearing about legendary, a phoenix or a holy beast comes to mind. But because it’s the sea, is it a holy turtle or a holy whale? I tried arranging the kanji in my brain like that, but it turned out to be an unreadable kanji.
[So, what about Targui?] Shia
[Apparently, this island seems to be Targui.] Yuna
[Is that true!?] Shia
Shia released a surprised voice.
[If what’s written in this book is true, then yes. So what is Targui?] Yuna
[Targui has been confirmed to exist, but we do not know where it is or what form it is in. However, it seems to be very large.] Shia
If this whole island is Targui, it is certainly a big creature. When I checked the bear map, it’s as good as 1km in diameter.
[There are various tales about Targui coming out. There are stories that the ship that attacked Targui was annihilated, and there is a story saying that it helped a ship that was being attacked by monsters. Furthermore, there’s a story about the residents of the village who got struck by a disaster. The story tells about how it saved the villagers by putting them on it’s back, so it seems that there are some lands that worship Targui as the god of salvation.] Shia
As a god. It’s just a holy beast.
Well, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear are also gifts of God, so they may as well be holy beasts. When I look at Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, they look back at me cutely and tilted their heads like saying <What?>. They have no shred of dignity of the holy beast.
[Then there seems to be no danger.] Yuna
[Targui is said to have lived for thousands of years, but until now it shouldn’t have surfaced unless there is a big disaster coming.] Shia
According to Shia, the existence of Targui has not been confirmed in the last 100 years. If it is attacking people, it should be widespread as a dangerous entity.
That’s true. If it is an entity that attacks people, it will spread quickly because Targui is dangerous. In the first place, Targui does not seem to appear in front of people unless the people attacked it.
[But that story was written in a legend or a book. I haven’t actually seen it, so don’t count on it. Are we really on Targui in the first place?] Shia
That’s true, though. There is no way to confirm that. The premise is that whether what is written in Kryna-Hark’s book is true. There is no evidence that this island is Targui. If there is a reaction to the detection skill, I can confidently confirm it, but why is there no reaction to the detection skill?
Does it mean that it’s dead? Then I can see why there is no reaction. But in any case, I can’t come up with an answer now.
[Did Kryna-Hark’s book say anything about Targui?] Shia
Well, I hid the book in the monument. There was a possibility that something was written about Targui in it. So I lightly read the book and found a page that describes Targui.
〈〈Targui is not as dangerous as the legend said. However, if you do harm to Targui, it will have no choice but to retaliate. I’m saying this to the one who entered this land and got this book. I want you to quietly watch over Targui. And if possible, I want you to leave without telling anyone.〉〉
It’s good to keep silent. It is impossible to leave.
Because it’s a moving island. There are some strange foods around here. If I set up a bear transfer gate on this island, I will be able to go back to this mysterious island without riding a boat. The downside is that I can’t tell it to go anywhere I like.
So, I agreed with the first half but rejected the second half. And the more I read the book, the more I don’t want to know about Targui. These three people also need to stop.
[Yuna-san. Is there anything written about Targui?] Shia
[It looks like it’s okay, as long as you don’t turn hostile to it. Just like Shia’s story.] Yuna
So was that the reason why it’s written on the stone monument, hoping that the one who comes here wasn’t malicious?
And because the fisherman’s boat did not approach with any malicious intent, so nothing happened, including in the past.
If you approach the island with hostility, will this island go wild? I don’t want to imagine it.
In the first place, was there any merit to defeat this Targui? It’s an island, an island! If you’re not hostile to it, just leave it alone. Unless this island goes ashore and hits the city, there will be no damage if it just stays floating in the sea.
And so, I told the feelings of Kryna-Hark to these three people.
[So then, this is our secret.] Yuna
[Yes, I understand.] Fina
[Un, I won’t tell anyone.] Shuri
I look at the silent Shia.
[Are you going to stay silent even though it’s such a big discovery? It’s a big discovery, you know? Don’t you want to brag about it?] Shia
[I won’t do it. It’s Kryna-Hark’s request. It would be troublesome if this story spreads and people floods in. What if Targui starts attacking people? So, Kryna-Hark was also trying to hold back the people. As a person with good intentions, I will not talk about it because I received this book. Is Shia a good person or a bad person?] Yuna
[Shia-oneechan. Are you a bad person?] Shuri
[U~u, I see. I won’t talk about it to anyone.] Shia
When Shuri asked her, Shia has no choice but to reply with that.
Well, I don’t know how she feels. It’s like a great discovery of the century. She can’t help but want to brag about it to people. However, if people rush into Targui and it starts to rampage, it will cause a big problem. Best of all, I’m thinking of making this my secret base, so I’ll be troubled if this place got known.
[Yuna-oneechan. Are we staying on this island?] Shuri
Shuri, who has finished eating bread, asks.
[I want to stay a bit more. Do you want to go back perhaps?]
Shuri shook her head.
[I want to bring some souvenir fruits to my mom.] Shuri
[That’s right. Let’s bring some delicious fruits home.] Yuna
We get up and clean up the rug.
[Where are we going, Yuna-san?] Shia
[Hmm, I thought about going around the island at first, but I’m now thinking of heading to the center of the island. When we get to the other side, we’ll head back for today.] Yuna
Of course, we will escape from the island if there’s any danger.
And the next time I come, I’ll come alone. Therefore, I would like to set up a bear gate later without being noticed by everyone.
[But I can’t believe this island is Targui.] Shia
[Can’t you attack this island to prove it.] Yuna
[I can’t. How do you attack it in the first place? Even if you stab it with a sword, there is only soil on the ground.] Shia
Shia lightly touches the sword sheath on her waist.
That’s exactly what Shia says. With a little attack, it wouldn’t even think of a mosquito bite. In the first place, the fact that trees are growing like this should mean that the soil is quite deep.
If you stab your sword to such an opponent with thick soil on it, you will not reach its skin. If you want to attack it, should it be from under the sea? Even so, it’s almost impossible. Well, no matter how much I think about it, I won’t attack it.
I was one day late. I went to the publisher for a moment to sign and talk.
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