Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 379
Bear-san Goes to the Royal Capital
Misa returned, and a few days later, Shia will also return to the royal capital. And I was responsible to be her escort.
Shia, who learned that I would give Flora-sama a pressed flower, said, <Why don’t you just go to the royal capital together with me?> I should have refused there. But if I go immediately after her return to the royal capital, it would seem that I have refused her because I don’t like to go with her. Therefore, although it’s a little troublesome, I decided to go to the royal capital with Shia.
I declined the escort fee, but it was decided that I’ll receive it through the Adventurer’s Guild.
When I come out of the town, I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[If we return to the royal capital riding on Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, Cattleya will definitely be surprised.] Shia
Cattleya was also very fond of Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. I haven’t seen Cattleya since the school festival. It can’t be helped because I have no chance to meet with her.
[Now, which one should I ride?] Shia
Shia asked me while stroking Swaying Bear. I’ll have Shia ride on Swaying Bear, and I’ll ride on Hugging Bear.
[Swaying Bear-chan, I’ll be in your care.] Shia
[Ooh, as expected, it’s cute. I’ve been thinking about it when we’re out in the sea, but they’re really comfortable to ride. If I had Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan, I could come to Crimonia real fast.] Shia
The horse that Shia got from the royal capital will be kept at Cliff’s mansion. The horses in the royal capital and the horses in the Crimonia mansion are Cliff’s horses after all, so it doesn’t matter which place they are now. Normally, it seems that she should take it with her when she goes back to the royal capital. Well, since they’re aristocrats, there’s no problem if they increase the number of horses by one.
[We’ll go on full speed, so try not to fall. Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear. Please.] Yuna
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear started running. I don’t need to hide it from Shia anymore, so we’ll speed up. We’re faster than when I escorted Noa to the royal capital.
[Yu, Yuna-san, isn’t it too fast?] Shia
[They can still go faster than this.] Yuna
[Th, that’s right! Swaying Bear-chan, is he okay?] Shia
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear, it’s fine to take a break. Just tell me when you’re tired.] Yuna
For some reason, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear sped up.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear jumped off the road and now running in a road-less direction to shorten the time going to the royal capital.
[Yuna-san, we’re off the road.] Shia
[It’s okay because this is the shortcut.] Yuna
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, dashed through the grasslands, raced through the woods, and sprinted on the river without using bridges. Shia knows that they can run on water, so there’s nothing wrong with it. Plus, it’s time-saving.
Then, at nighttime, I set up the bear house and stay overnight.
Upon entering the bear house, Shia explored all the rooms. This is the second time she has entered this bear house. The first time was at Targui. At that time, she shouldn’t be able to see inside the bear house in a hurry. Therefore, today should be as good as seeing the bear house for the first time.
[I heard about it from Noa, but you really have a bath in here. And it also has bears on it.] Shia
Shia moved around the house, found the bath, and makes a fuss.
[I’ll prepare the bath and the meal, so wait a minute.] Yuna
[I will help you too.] Shia
[It’s okay because I’ll just put hot water in the bath and take out the meal from the item bag.] Yuna
I prepared the bath, then took some bread out of the bear box, and we had a simple dinner.
[I’ll show you the room later, so you can go to bed after taking a bath.] Yuna
[Usually, you cannot have a camp like this one. Also, traveling is very fast. Having Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan, and an item bag that can hold even a house. Yuna-san, it’s too convenient.] Shia
Shea says such a thing while holding Swaying Bear in bear cub form.
[Usually, I sleep under the night sky with only a blanket. Of course, I can’t have a bath either. If Yuna-san escorts me every time, I don’t need to ask other people.] Shia
Like the bear house, I think the bear box that can hold a bear house of this size is the most amazing. It’s in a convenient bear puppet form that can also hold a huge number of monsters.
And Shia calls out to me when she finishes her meal.
[Yuna-san, why don’t we take a bath together? The bath is very wide, so we can get in together.] Shia
[I’ll clean it up afterwards, so I’ll take one later.] Yuna
I politely decline Shia’s invitation.
Taking a bath with someone of the same age as Shia is mentally damaging. I glanced at Shia’s breasts. They’re definitely bigger than mine. If I try to compare them, the pillows will get wet with tears.
Although, I should be overtaking her in half a year or even a full year, so I’ll be patient until then.
[I think Swaying Bear is tired, so please get in with Swaying Bear.] Yuna
I escape at the expense of Swaying Bear.
[Then, you’re getting in with me Swaying Bear-chan.] Shia
Shia goes to the bath with Swaying Bear without knowing my real thoughts. After tidying up the dinner table, I guided Shia to the bedroom when she got out of the bath.
[We’re leaving early tomorrow. Swaying Bear, if Shia oversleeps, wake her up.] Yuna
[Swaying Bear-chan, I’m counting on you.] Shia
I took a bath with Hugging Bear and went to sleep with Hugging Bear.
Petchi petchi, petchi petchi.
The next day, Hugging Bear woke me up. I thank him, get up, and go to prepare breakfast.
[Yuna-san, Swaying Bear-chan’s way of waking someone up is terrible.] Shia
Shia comes out while rubbing her belly. When I heard the story, it seems that she took a jumping body slam.
[That’s because Shia doesn’t get up properly.] Yuna
I also heard that she was chatting with Swaying Bear until late. You can’t just keep talking with him like you’re talking to your pet. Well, I can’t say anything about people because I also talk to Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[But isn’t it too early to get up?] Shia
[I don’t want anyone to see the bear house, so we’ll have to leave early.] Yuna
Even if this is far from the highway, someone may still happen to find it.
After eating breakfast, we left for the royal capital. We took a shortcut away from the road and arrived at the royal capital in the afternoon.
[I can’t believe it. We shouldn’t be arriving this quickly.] Shia
[Come on, let’s get going.] Yuna
After returning Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to the bear puppets, we entered the royal capital and I sent Shia home.
[Well then, see you again.] Yuna
[Yuna-san, why don’t you come inside and greet my mother?] Shia
[Hmm, I’m going to the castle, so I think I can meet her there.] Yuna
If I enter the castle, there is a high probability that Eleanora-san will just pop out of nowhere.
[Then, if you could meet my mother, could you tell her that I got back?] Shia
[Got it.] Yuna
After parting from Shia, I head to the castle.
Going through the castle gate as usual. I said to the gatekeeper, <I’ll be out soon, so no need to tell the king>, but he still rushed out, saying, <I can’t>.
Arriving at Flora-sama’s room, knocking on the door. (Of course, with bear gloves removed.)
Anju-san appeared from inside the room.
[It’s Yuna-san, welcome.] Anju
She invited me to the room with a smile.
When I entered the room, I saw Flora-sama holding a pen and writing something on a piece of paper.
[Flora-sama, Yuna-san has come.] Anju
When she saw me, a big smile suddenly appeared on her face. Seeing this smile makes me want to come to see Flora-sama more often.
[What was Flora-sama doing?] Yuna
[I was drawing Bear-san.] Flora
Flora-sama lifts the paper and shows it to me.
A picture that looked like a black animal was drawn there. Apparently, the black animal seems to be a bear. It’s a cute childish picture.
I don’t think she’ll be an artist in the future, but it’s good to have an artistic spirit from an early age. It fosters sensitivity.
[This time too, you can draw Yuna-san’s picture well.] Anju
Wait a minute, I heard a word that I can’t ignore. Perhaps, that black animal is me? She was saying <Bear-san>. It’s a black animal from any angle. It’s good enough to call it a bear with a hundred legs. But this is me?
[Is this black bear me?] Yuna
Flora-sama affirms it with pure eyes.
It’s good to think that this is a picture drawn by a little girl. But I want her to at least understand how a human looks.
Well then, I will give Flora-sama a pressed flower as a gift.
[Thank you, Bear-san.] Flora
[Then I’ll decorate it in your room.] Anju
When Anju-san received the pressed flower in the frame, she hung it on the wall.
[Bear-san, I’ll give you this.] Flora
Flora-sama presents me the picture of the black animal she was drawing earlier with a smile. Of course, my reply has been decided.
[Thank you. I will cherish it.] Yuna
Flora-sama looks happy when I receive it. It’s a picture drawn by Flora-sama. It might be a good idea to save it and show it to Flora-sama a few years later.
Then, while I was drawing with Flora-sama, Eleanora-san arrived later than usual. However, there was only one person who entered the room. The King is nowhere to be found.
[Yuna-chan, you’re here. That means Shia is back?] Eleanora
[She came back together with me.] Yuna
[You escorted her. Thank you. I wonder if she enjoyed it too.] Eleanora
[She had fun. Though I didn’t expect that Shia will come to Crimonia.] Yuna
I was surprised when Shia appeared with Lurina-san.
[Since she heard about the story of the sea excursion, she insisted on going there. So what were you doing?] Eleanora
Eleanora-san looks at the table. There are papers and a pen on the table, and a picture of a bear is drawn on the paper.
[As usual, Yuna-chan is good at drawing.] Eleanora
Looking at the bear picture I drew, she leaked such an impression. I was teaching Flora-sama and hoping that Flora-sama’s drawing skills would improve as much as possible.
[How about me?] Flora
[Flora-sama is also good. This is Yuna-chan right here.] Eleanora
She looks at the picture next to me and answers. That is the picture I got from Flora-sama earlier. Why am I only seeing the picture of the black animal-like creature?
Maybe I look like this to the others?
Next time, I wish I could hand over the ice cream to Flora. So I can start writing the beginning of the new chapter.