Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 377
Bear-san Makes Pressed Flowers
We’re back in Crimonia.
The children sleeping in the bear bus walk back while rubbing their eyes. An energetic child starts running off to see the cluckers. Liz-san chases after that one.
[Thank you, Yuna-san. I think the children had a lot of fun. Since I met Yuna-san, the children have been smiling a lot more. This is also thanks to Yuna-san.] Director
The director happily looks at the children who are running about.
The director bows a little then holds the small child’s hand and returns to the orphanage. Cliff is watching such a scene.
[I see. My failure in supervising was erasing the smiles of those kids.] Cliff
Cliff murmured in a soft voice. I’m not saying that Cliff, the highest authority in the city, isn’t responsible, but it was his subordinate who was doing the embezzlement. However, I just wished he noticed it early on.
In every world, even if the top is solid, the bottom is not always excellent. I often heard stories on TV about employees spending company money unauthorized. But it’s the job of the superiors to manage it. It’s difficult to handle people.
With that in mind, if the kids working in the store do something wrong, will it be my supervisory responsibility? Well, I don’t think the kids will do such things for the sake of the director and Liz-san.
Though if they seem to bother others, the adults have no choice but to take responsibility. The adult is me, or me. So I have to make sure it doesn’t happen.
Looking at the back of the director and the child, Nifu-san comes over.
[Thank you, Yuna-chan. When I went back to the town and met an acquaintance, I felt like I was able to take a step forward because I was able to say what I had in my heart. This is also thanks to Yuna-chan and the director.] Nifu
Nifu-san thanked me. It was the director who told her to go see her acquaintance. I just took her to Mereera and nothing else.
Nifu-san bows and chases the children in a sprint-like manner.
Anzu and the former residents of Mereera are happy to see Nifu-san in her current state. Maybe they just don’t say that they want to go back to Mereera. But if they do say it, I can’t stop them.
[Then, shall we work hard from tomorrow onward?] Betoru
[The store operations will start the day after tomorrow.] Anzu
[Yuna-san, it was fun. Thank you.] Forne
[Thank you, Yuna-chan.] Seno
Anzu and her crew waved their hands and started walking towards their store.
After that, Morin-san, Karin-san, and Elena-san also thanked me and left.
[Then we’ll go too. Yuna-chan, it was a lot of fun.] Morin
[Thank you, Yuna-san.] Karin
[Thank you Yuna-oneechan.] Children
[It was fun, but from tomorrow we’ll be working without a break for a while.] Morin
Tirumina-san’s family is also returning. Gentz-san was on-leave from work, so it can’t be helped. Besides, Gentz-san is not the only one who will work from tomorrow onward. The children in the orphanage are taking care of the cluckers. Both Anzu and Morin-san are preparing for the opening of the store. They have to go and buy ingredients and clean the shop. There are many things to do.
Only me and Noa are free.
[Then, Yuna-san. I’ll be waiting at home tomorrow.] Noa
Oh, yea. I promised to make pressed flowers with Noa.
Misa asked Gran-san to stay in Crimonia for a few days. It would be nice if I can just send it. Gran-san says he will return with Misa after a few days. Gran-san seems to have no choice but to accept his cute granddaughter’s wish.
After Noa and the others gave their thanks to me, they returned to the mansion.
Lurina-san and Gill are going to eat with Masurika and Itia as fellow adventurers.
Everyone went in their respectful destinations, so I’m alone. I’m lonely being alone… No, I’ll go home with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear that are currently in their bear cub form. I’m not lonely because they are my family. I’ll take a bath with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, sleep together with them, and get rid of the tiredness of traveling.
The next day, I wanted to relax on the following day after returning from the trip, but since I have promised to make pressed flowers, I went to Noa’s mansion bringing Fina and Shuri along.
When we arrived at the mansion, Lala-san greeted and guided us to Noa’s room. Noa, Misa, and Shia were waiting in the room.
[Yuna-san, I’ve been waiting for you. Also, Fina and Shuri welcome.] Noa
[Thank you for inviting me today.] Fina
[Thank you.] Shuri
When Fina greeted Noa, Shuri imitated Fina and did the same.
[That’s enough for greetings, so let’s make it right away.] Noa
Noa took the hands of Fina and Shuri.
I walked behind them and came to the table. On the table, tools and flowers necessary for making pressed flowers were prepared.
[What’s with these flowers?] Yuna
[Oneesama and Fina have flowers, but Misa and I don’t have any, so I bought them.] Noa
[I already said there are more flowers with me, so you didn’t have to prepare them separately.] Yuna
[We’re going to make it with great effort. So I think it’s okay to have various flowers. Both Fina and Shuri can use their favorite flowers. Rather, why don’t you two just use the flowers you’ve picked up.] Noa
[Yep, OK.] Shuri
The two were willing to accept Noa’s proposal.
I put out the flowers that the three picked from Targui and placed them on the table. There are also colorful flowers here.
[It’s a flower I’ve never seen.] Noa
[Is Noa familiar with flowers?] Yuna
[No, I don’t know much about flowers. Though I had never seen these ones, even though Lara was decorating our house with flowers every day.] Noa
[I’ve never seen it in my house either, but every flower here is beautiful.] Misa
Misa picked up a flower.
Haven’t these two aristocrats ever seen it? Well, the flowers that bloom differs depending on the area. Moreover, it is a flower that bloomed on the moving island called Targui. If Targui travels around the world, it’s not surprising that there are flowers that they haven’t seen from around here.
Perhaps it would be a good business if I just do a flower shop, but it was troublesome just by thinking about it, so I immediately rejected it. Above all, just thinking about me having a flower shop makes me laugh. One of the dreams of elementary school students is often a flower shop, but I don’t like such a cute dream.
[What’s wrong, Yuna-oneesan?] Fina
[Hmm? Nothing.] Yuna
I can’t say I laughed when I imagined myself selling flowers and being surrounded by flowers. If it’s Fina though, the flower shop may look good. I can imagine Fina taking care of the flowers. Fina, in a cute apron, taking care of the flowers. It looks dozens of times better than me in a bear costume.
When I stare at Fina, Fina tilts her head to the side.
[Now then, let’s make pressed flowers.] Yuna
[How do we make it, Yuna-oneechan?] Shuri
[It’s easy. Let’s give it a try.] Yuna
I picked up a small white flower and put it on the cloth. Then I used the tweezers to arrange the petals. When I felt that it’s already good enough, I put a cloth on it.
[Shia, the clothe iron please.] Yuna
When I received the iron, I pressed it over the cloth for tens of seconds. Release the iron, wait for the flower to cool, and then iron it again. After doing this several times, the pressed flower’s color remains.
Upon seeing it, Shuri puts the flower on the palm of her small hand.
[The flowers have become flat.] Shuri
[After that, if you put it in a picture frame and decorate it like this, you can always see beautiful flowers.] Yuna
Well, I remember that there were some more steps, but it should be like this.
[Shia-oneechan. Is there only one iron?] Shuri
[There are three. One for two persons.] Shia
And so, it’s divided into Noa and Misa, Fina and Shuri, then me and Shea.
We picked up the flowers we like and made them into pressed flowers. Next, we arranged the flowers to decorate the picture frame.
[Yuna-san, how about doing it like this?] Shia
[Looks good.] Yuna
Shia decorated her picture frame with yellow and red flowers. I made it back in the elementary school class, but still, I remember it. Well, it’s fine even if you make a slight mistake, just don’t make a big mess.
Everyone arranged the flowers as they wish.
I don’t know if I need a desiccant, but Shia has prepared it for me so I can put it in my picture frame.
And so, everyone’s pressed flower is completed.
[Well, after all, the one Yuna-san made is the best.] Noa
[That’s not true. The one Noa made is also good.] Yuna
Noa’s pressed flowers are mainly brightly colored ones, giving them a slightly flashy feel. However, it is a pressed flower with energy. Speaking of Noa, well it’s Noa. Noa decorated her room.
On the other hand, the pressed flowers that Misa made are mainly made of thin flowers. She will give it to her grandfather who is still in the city.
I looked towards Fina and Shuri.
The pressed flowers of Shuri mainly consist of large flowers.
[Do you think mom would be happy?] Shuri
[Shuri made it with all her best, so she’ll be happy. The one Fina made was good too.] Yuna
[Yes, I’m thinking of decorating our room with it. Along with Shuri’s flower.] Fina
I won’t say it, so I think I’ll keep it at the back of my heart the fact that no one will give anything to Gentz-san.
[Shia, are you going to give yours to Eleanora-san?] Yuna
[Mother will be more than happy to receive Noa’s gift than me giving her pressed flower, so I’ll give this to Cattleya instead.] Shia
[Am I giving this as a present to mother?] Noa
[She’ll be very happy with that. And there are still flowers, so you can still make one, so just give that one to mother.] Shia
[Okay, then I’ll do that, but let’s make it together Oneesama.] Noa
Noa and Shia started making pressed flowers to give to Eleanora-san.
The other three who saw it also created new pressed flowers.
Even if I make it, I have no one to give it as a gift. I can decorate my room with it. Though I don’t think such a girlish thing suits me. Well, it doesn’t look good as it’s more like at the stage of decorating a teddy bear.
If so, would it please her if I give it to Princess Flora? But it’s not a bear, so it’s subtle whether Princess Flora will be happy. The castle also has beautiful flower beds, so you don’t have to decorate her room with pressed flowers.
Then shall I make a bear face with pressed flowers? I thought about it, but it seems impossible, so I’ll give up. Well, I don’t know if she’ll be happy, but for the time being, I’ll make a pressed flower as a gift to Princess Flora.
Fina asked, <May I display it in the store?> Certainly, it’s a good idea to display it in the store. The pressed flowers I made would also have a more meaningful concept than decorating them in my room.
Did you think pressed flowers of cherry blossoms would be good? I thought it would be dangerous to make them, so I gave up.
Sorry for the late update and possibly more late updates. My sched is too tight so I can only translate in my scarce free time (and no way I can translate using my phone) whenever I get back home. Driving around from town to town everyday and usually ends until early in the morning is a pain.
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