Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 367
Bear-san, Move 3 People to a Safe Place (Day 4)
Credits to: valiant, Philip
At the same time when I activated the detection skill, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried loudly.
[Hugging Bear-chan?] Shuri
[Yuna-san, are there monsters?!] Shia
Shuri looks at Hugging Bear.
Fina raised her voice and Shia asked since she remembered Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear also cried when the monsters appeared during the escort. The detection skill has the reaction of Volcrow. When Volcrow enters the detection skill, it goes straight to this side. Looking up at the sky, I could see a blackbird circling in the sky.
[That is……] Yuna
[Maybe a Volcrow?] Shia
Everyone is looking up at the sky like I am.
It’s as Shia mentioned, it’s a Volcrow. A monster that is one size larger than an eagle and has a red beak. There are dozens of reactions of Volcrows in the detection skill, and while watching the detection skill more are entering the range of the skill, one after another. The number of Volcrows is increasing steadily.
From past experience, each Volcrow is not that strong. You can deal with it without any problem. However, the number is big. In addition, there’s Fina and others here, and the situation is different from when I fought back in the Elven Village.
That doesn’t mean I can’t take Fina and the others back to Mereera. If we escape to Mereera poorly, we may accidentally bring the Volcrow to the town. According to Kryna-Hark’s book, monsters are attracted to that sakura tree, but there is no guarantee that they will not chase after us. In the unlikely event that the Volcrows were brought to Mereera and manage to attack the children playing in the sea, I could never forgive myself. That must absolutely be prevented.
A few Volcrows came down to the sakura tree and started poking at the flowers. Are they eating it?
Looking at where Fina was pointing, there are seven-colored shining soap bubbles that appeared from the cherry blossoms. It spreads more and more. The big soap bubbles and small soap bubbles came out from various places.
Fina and the others are fascinated by the fantastic sight, but it feels dangerous. I would like to confirm this phenomenon by looking at a book, but now I want to leave this place soon.
My premonition soon becomes a reality. The Volcrow that was perched on a tree got wrapped in soap bubbles. The Volcrow rampages for a moment, but becomes withered as if it’s life force was absorbed. Did it absorb its magical power? Or its physical strength? What is that soap bubble?
Soap bubbles captured the Volcrows one after another. Then, when I thought that there was a noise from the hill, a soap bubble containing Volcrow was sucked into a large hole near the middle.
Was there a hole in that place?
When I look at the detection skill, the reaction from the Volcrows in the hole disappears.
Perhaps that hole is a part of Targui’s body and it’s eating the Volcrows?
Shuri, who’s riding on Hugging Bear, looks uneasy.
[Anyway, we’re leaving.] Yuna
There are many things I would like to confirm, but now I have to take these guys to a safe place. I escaped together with the three people riding on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear and went back to where the monument was.
When I checked with the detection skill, the Volcrows are still gathering. And they keep disappears around the sakura tree. I think they were trapped by the soap bubbles I saw earlier and got sucked into the hole.
Perhaps it is a method of predation by Targui.
I took out a bear house from the bear box.
[Everyone, even monsters can’t easily attack inside the bear house, so get inside!] Yuna
You will not be attacked by the Volcrow inside the bear house. It’s the safest place on the island.
[Are we not escaping from the island?] Shia
[If the monsters come to Mereera, it will endanger the whole town, so we’ll wait for a while. It’s okay. I’ll protect the three of you, so don’t worry.] Yuna
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried as if objecting to my words.
[That’s right. We will protect the three of them.] Yuna
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear were happy when I corrected my statement.
[Yuna-san, me too.] Shia
[No. Shia will follow my instructions. I’ll leave these two to you. Aren’t you the eldest.] Yuna
Shia nods a little when she looks at Fina and Shuri.
[I understand.] Shia
When I opened the door of the bear house, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear entered the bear house while carrying three people. This is the safest place for the time being. We will not be attacked suddenly.
[What was that soap bubble? And the hole that sucked in that soap bubble?] Shia
Shia asked, but no one here has the answer. But there is a book that has the answer.
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear. Tell me when the monsters are approaching.] Yuna
When I ask Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, I spread Kryna-Hark’s book on the table.
What is written in the book is just a mental analysis of Kryna-Hark.
That soap bubble was made of magical power and was presumed to be the bait of Targui. There is a suction hole around the middle. It also said that you should stay away from this hole.
Why didn’t you write about such a thing at the beginning! What if we went to that hole without knowing it?
When the soap bubbles that come out of the flowers float, they take in the monsters around them. There is a <hypothesis> and a preface, and it was written that it was presumed to be reacting to the magic stone inside the monster’s body.
And that’s the reason why the soap bubbles did not come near even if Kryna-Hark was nearby. Even after he touched it, he was not taken in.
What was this person doing while the monsters were gathering!??
However, it’s helpful that he tried it out. When I saw that, I got scared and tried to avoid touching the soap bubbles.
In other words, according to the book of Kryna-Hark, it seems that the monsters are called by the sakura tree and captured and eaten by the soap bubbles. The phenomenon this time seems to be the mealtime of Targui. It’s a big meal. I hope it’s only Volcrow. What if a big monster comes?
What would have happened if this situation occurred before I’ve defeated the Kraken?
Will I be able to see the fight between Targui vs. Kraken? I’m terrified just by imagining it. Before any of that, can Targui even fight the Kraken?
According to Kryna-Hark’s book, the mealtime will last for a certain period of time.
Until there are no monsters around, or the magical power of the sakura tree is gone. When the light of the sakura blossoms finally stops, the monsters would seem to leave the island.
Doesn’t that mean they’re scared of Targui?
I read the book and found out about it. Had it not been for this book, I would have been confused. I have to thank Kryna-Hark.
The only problem left is the mealtime of Targui. That wasn’t even written in the book. It would be a problem if it lasted for days.
In case of emergency, I would consider using the bear gate to escape. Life cannot be replaced by it.
[Yuna-san, have you found out anything?] Shia
Shia asked me when I looked away from the book. Looking around, Fina is hugging Shuri.
I will explain it to them so that their anxieties can disappear.
[Right now, we’re okay because we won’t be attacked. We’ll escape in the event of an emergency.] Yuna
Through the bear gate.
In my explanation, the three have a look of relief on their faces.
However, only weak monsters such as Volcrow are called in. I’m really glad it didn’t have to be the Kraken.
When I tried to read the continuation of Kryna-Hark’s book for anything else important, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried to warn me.
I checked with my detection skills.
There was an unexpected monster reaction to the detection skill. Kraken? Wyvern?
This is not a joke. No matter how sturdy the bear house is, I don’t know if it can withstand the attacks of a Kraken and a Wyvern. I have never done such an experiment.
[Yuna-san, Swaying Bear-chan, and Hugging Bear-chan. What is it?] Shia
[Hey, some monsters just passed by, but it might be a little dangerous, so how about we move to a much safer place.] Yuna
I lied a little so as not to make them uneasy. Then, I took everyone to the room where the transfer gate is located.
[Yuna-oneechan. Perhaps.] Shuri
[Are you hiding something?] Fina
Fina asked in a small voice.
[Yuna-san, where are we?] Shia
The room is about 4 tatami mats in size and the bear gate is installed near the wall. It feels like it’s connected to the next room.
[There is a safe room on the other side of this room in case monsters come in. We’ll be hiding in that room for a while.] Yuna
I opened the door of the bear gate. When we entered the door, we came to a room of about 6 tatami mats.
This will be the basement of the Crimonia Bear House. This room was created for use when I can’t talk about the bear gate, or when I have no time to explain about the bear gate in an emergency.
I don’t have time to explain about the bear gate this time, so I decided to call this a safe room inside the bear house.
This room is in the basement of Crimonia, so there are no doors or windows. So you can’t even confirm the location. By the way, Fina knows about this room.
When I made this room, I told only Fina who knew about the bear gate, but I never thought a time would come for me to use it.
[The room here is safe I can assure you.] Yuna
I didn’t put much luggage in the room. There is a table in the center, and the chairs are lined up.
[Is it really safe here?] Shia
[I guarantee that. Even Fina knows that it’s safe here.] Yuna
[Yes. This room is safe. No monsters can break-in.] Fina
Fina, who knows about this room, guarantees safety.
[If Fina-chan says so, we’re okay now, right?] Shia
The anxious expression disappeared, perhaps because Shuri could understand it from her sister Fina’s words and attitude.
[Yuna-oneesan. Are we staying here for a while?] Fina
[It depends on the monsters outside. We may have to stay here for quite some time.]
I took out the refrigerator. This room is an emergency room, and since it is not normally used, there are toilets and other utilities but no foodstuffs in here. If I left some, it will only rot.
[Now then, I’ll check what’s going on outside, so everyone should stay and relax here.] Yuna
[Yuna-san, are you going outside?] Shia
[If someone doesn’t take a look outside, we won’t be able to go home. Hugging Bear, stay with everyone. If it’s dangerous, you’ll tell everyone.] Yuna
Dangerous things would never happen here, but I told them that anyway. If Hugging Bear doesn’t cry, everyone should be relieved.
They don’t need an escort in the first place. However, the two think they’re still on the island, so they would feel at ease if Hugging Bear is with them. Besides, just looking at Hugging Bear’s face will soothe your spirit.
6 volumes have been released.
Added 6 volumes to 『0 Differences between web version and book version』.
To commemorate the release of Volume 6, we added the story of the Cheese Village Mayor to the SS.
In the main story, it is the story in episode 62.
I hope you enjoy it. (Korekara mo yoroshikuonegaishimasu.)