Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 378
Bear-san, Helps in the Shop
The pressed flowers we’ve made can be displayed in our room or used as gifts. Still, the extra pressed flowers can be displayed in Morin-san’s shop and Anzu’s shop.
The next day. Misa will return to Sheleen a few days later, so I decided to treat her with bread, cakes, and pudding at Bear-san’s rest shop.
Not only Misa’s group, but I will also bring Fina and Shuri.
When we came to the store to get in the line before the store opened, there were already about 5 customers queued up. It makes me happy to think that they were looking forward to the bread and cakes in our shop.
I took Noa and the others to the kitchen from the back door of the store. The smell of freshly baked bread drifts in the kitchen. When we greeted Morin-san and Elena-san, we got fresh bread, pudding, and cake and decided to eat at the corner of the store.
[As expected, it’s delicious. I envy Noa-oneesama and the others who can eat these at any time.] Misa
[I agree with Misa’s words.] Shia
[But you can eat pudding and cake at the royal capital store.] Yuna
Certainly, the store created by Eleanora-san and Zeref-san should’ve been opened by now. I made bear statues there, so I try not to get close to it.
[That shop is expensive compared to this shop, so it’s not really that easy to eat there. Mother doesn’t give me much pocket money either.] Shia
Even though she is an aristocratic lady, she’s on a pocket money system.
[I understand that. I can’t come every day because my father can’t afford to casually spend money either.] Noa
Noa also seems to be receiving pocket money. Well, it’s better than having a spoiled kid who thinks she can get whatever and whenever she wants. If a child thinks he can get anything if he asks the adults, he’ll grow up as someone who causes trouble to others.
With that in mind, Cliff and Eleanora-san’s education is solid.
[That’s why I ask Lala to get puddings and cakes here once a week.] Noa
[Noa, that’s unfair.] Shia
[That’s right. I can’t eat it.] Misa
For a moment, I thought Lara was being too sweet to her, but once a week it’s acceptable. It’s no good if it’s every day, though she’s kinda cute even if she’s a little selfish.
While we are having a conversation, the shop opens.
When the shop opens, it became a big deal. The number of customers that was only around 5 at first, increased steadily and now there are no signs of stopping as the customers continue to enter the store. The seats in the store filled up quickly, and the children at work started busily moving around the store.
[Yuna-oneesan, I’ll help them out.] Fina
[Oneechan, me too.] Shuri
Fina and Shuri volunteered to help and went behind the counter. It can’t be helped then.
[I’m sorry you three, but I’m going to help out, so the three of you just eat slowly.] Yuna
When I stood up, Noa opened her mouth.
[Yuna-san, I’ll help out too.] Noa
[Then me too.] Shia
[If you two are helping, then so do I.] Misa
When Noa offered to help, Misa and Shia also said so.
Can these three aristocrats help the store?
Thinking about it normally, I want to decline. I’m happy with the feelings of the three, but I don’t have time to teach work when we’re this busy. If I say it badly, it will take more time and effort. I can’t take care of it. And above all, these three are aristocrats. I wonder if they can get the job done properly.
[Mill and everyone here are my friends and I played together with them. I can’t do it every day, but I want to help today.] Noa
[As Noa-oneesama says.] Misa
[I’ll do anything, even washing the dishes.] Shia
[Really? Then you’ll really have to wash the dishes.] Yuna
In the end, I couldn’t refuse their offer, so I had these three help me with the store.
6 children are helping the shop, 3 in the store and 3 in the kitchen.
I’ll have Misa and Shia wash dishes and cups in the kitchen. Normally, two aristocrats couldn’t wash the dishes, but I only ask them that much. They told me they can wash the dishes, so I asked them to do so.
I mean, that’s the only job I have for them. They can’t help making bread, and it’s difficult to serve customers unless you’re familiar with the store. In that case, there is no choice but to have them wash the dishes. However, they do not dislike it and they’re properly washing the dishes. Besides, washing dishes is an important job in-store operation. If they were the ones washing the dishes, the children who were supposed to wash the dishes will be free, and they can help Morin-san make bread and Elena-san’s cake.
One of them prepares bread dough.
[Morin-san, I brought the dough.] Child
[Thank you.] Morin
After Morin-san receives the dough, she creates a new batch of bread.
Then another aristocrat, Noa, is making bear bread very seriously. She learned how to make bear bread from Fina before, and it seems that she sometimes makes bear bread with Lara-san at home. Bear bread requires a lot of work because you have to make the face carefully. However, Noa makes bear bread with a sense of familiarity.
As expected, there are times when she just says, <Please leave it to me to make bear bread>.
[Noire-sama, you’re good at it.] Mill
[But I can’t make various kinds of bread like Mill.] Noa
[I help Morin-san every day, so it’s amazing that Noire-sama can even make bear bread.] Mill
Noa and Mill are having a fun conversation.
On the other hand, Misa and Shia were jealous of the situation, but we can’t let those two who have no experience make it.
Morin-san checks the bread made by Noa and Mill, and when it is OK, she puts it in the stone oven with the bread she made. The bread is baked at the same time in three-stone ovens. Morin-san’s eyes check how much the bread is baked. If it’s simple baking the children can do it too, but the delicate baking points are up to Morin-san’s skill.
[Yuna-chan, the bread is baked, so please go to the store.] Morin
My job is to carry the bread. I actually wanted to make bear bread, but Noa is already making it, so my job was taken by her.
I received the bread from Morin-san and carried it to the store. When I went inside the store, the children were moving around the store under the guidance of Karin-san.
[The fighting bear’s table is empty, so clean it up! Also, the running bear’s table please.] Karin
[I’ll go to the fighting bear.]
[I’ll clean up the running bear.]
The two children who replied go to their respective tables without hesitation.
When giving instructions for the table in the store. They are calling it based on a bear figurine on the table. Both Karin-san and the children know everything about which bear figurine is on which table. So, if you say the name of the bear figurine, you will understand it immediately. When I saw it, I asked, <Do you want to number the table?> And she said <it’s okay because we remembered everything>. By the way, both Fina and Shuri also know the table system.
[Please also ask the customers at the bear holding the fish.] Karin
Karin-san is looking around in the store and gives instructions to the children. The children move around according to Karin-san’s instructions. Fina and Shuri are also dressed as bears and helping the store.
[<This bread and this bread?> <Would you like to eat it here?> <Thank you.> <Please wait a moment.> <It’s ready.>] Fina
Fina is confidently serving customers.
[Fina, I brought a new batch of bread.] Yuna
[Thank you, Yuna-oneesan.] Fina
Fina puts the bread I brought on the shelf. Then, when an order is received from a customer, she served the customer.
Shuri wipes the empty tables and guides the customers. Fina and Shuri helped the store, so there was no confusion inside the store. The kitchen is also on the roll thanks to Noa and the others.
When I saw the shop starting to settle down, I went to Anzu’s shop.
Anzu’s shop is close to Bear-san’s rest shop. Anzu’s shop might also be in trouble. When I arrived at Anzu’s shop, there was a long queue here as well. Anzu was practically screaming as I entered the shop.
[U~u, I don’t have enough rice. Forne-san, are you cooking the rice?] Anzu
[I will be done soon, just a bit more.] Forne
[Anzu-chan, add the grilled fish.] Nifu
[Yes, I made the grilled fish earlier.] Anzu
[Also, please give me a set of three kinds of rice balls and stir-fried vegetables.] Nifu
[Forne-san, please give me the rice balls.] Anzu
[Got it.] Forne
In this shop, Anzu and Forne-san are in the kitchen, Seno-san and Betoru-san are in the dining area, and Nifu-san, whom they asked for help, is doing her best managing the floor.
[Anzu, it looks busy in here, are you okay?] Yuna
[Yuna-san? We’re okay here. I’m just glad they’ve been looking forward to my food.] Anzu
Anzu happily answered. Anzu’s shop doesn’t get any help from the children. Normally, four people are enough to run this shop. Things like today are rare. Besides, Anzu’s shop will calm down after lunchtime. This one seems to be okay, so I will leave Anzu’s shop for now and return to Bear-san’s rest shop. After lunchtime, everything calms down. The production of bread and cakes were halted.
[Noa, Shia, Misa. Thank you. You were a great help.] Yuna
[I only washed the dishes, though.] Shia
[That alone was a big help.] Yuna
[I wanted to make bread like Noa-oneesama.] Misa
[Well, Noa was taught how to make bread by Fina, and it seems that she sometimes made some at home.] Yuna
[I’ll also practice at home.] Misa
No, I don’t know if you can do it even if you practice at home, I’ll have them make it at the store.
Then, a small dinner party was held, including giving thanks to these three. The bear bread made by Noa was delicious.
And so, after a few days, it’s time for Misa and Gran-san to return to the town of Sheleen. I came to Cliff’s mansion to see them off.
[Thank you, Yuna-san. It was fun. I would like to thank you again, so please come to the city of Sheleen. If you like it, bring Fina-chan and Shuri-chan as well.] Gran
[Yes, we’ll be in your care when that time comes.] Fina
[Misa-oneechan, see you again.] Shuri
Misa and Gran-san returned to the city of Sheleen.
It’s a farewell to Misa.
I also want to go to the city where Misa lives.