Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 389
Bear-san Talks to Jade-san
From the carriage, Mel-san, Senia-san, Jade-san, and Toya came down in that order. Mel-san and Senia-san went straight to Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear and hugged them.
[Swaying Bear-chan, Hugging Bear-chan, you are so cute as always!] Mel
[So cute!] Senia
[So why are you guys here?] Yuna
I asked Mel-san and Senia-san, who are stroking Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[That’s my line. While I was driving the carriage, I caught a glimpse of a black bear and a white bear walking in front of me and since there’s another black one on top of it, I knew that it would be Yuna-chan even from a distance. So, why is Yuna-chan in such a place? And you also have two girls with you.] Mel
Mel looks at Fina and Ruimin.
[I think that was Fina-chan. Don’t you remember? From that time during the school festival?] Jade
[Oh, I remember! You’re Jade-san from that time.] Fina
[I’m glad you remember me.] Jade
Jade-san was happy with Fina’s words.
Fina first met them in the Adventurer’s Guild when I went out to subdue the Tiger Wolves and she met Jade-san and Mel-san once again at the school festival’s monsters and animals dismantling area.
[And this is our first time meeting with this elf child, right?] Mel
[I’m Ruimin. I’m indebted to Yuna-san.] Ruimin
Ruimin bowed lightly and introduced herself.
[Yuna-chan, did you add new girls again?] Senia
[This is the first time hearing about that! What’s with this about me having a new girl?] Yuna
[Because during the school festival, you’re walking around with a lot of pretty girls.] Mel
Mel-san answers as if to remind me. Certainly, I was with Fina, Shuri, Noa, and Tilia at that time. They shouldn’t have seen me together with Shia and Misa, right?
[Also, it seems like Karina-chan adores you.] Mel
When you say it like that, I won’t be able to say anything back.
<Karina-chan?> Fina said in a small voice.
[So why is Yuna here together with these kids?] Jade
[That’s because……] Yuna
I can talk about Bearmonite, but it’s a pain if they ask about it in detail. Since that’s the case, my response is quite limited.
[To visit the city of Dwarves and buy pots and pans…] Yuna
[Visit the city?] Jade
[To buy pots and pans?] Senia
[And you even took Fina-chan with you?] Mel
Everyone, including Jade-san, is looking at me dumbfoundedly.
Yeah, I know. No one travels from Crimonia to Ludnik just to tour the city or buy pots and pans. So stop looking at me like that.
[Why is Jade and your party here? You work mainly in the royal capital, right?] Yuna
[We are going to Ludnik to buy Toya’s Mithril sword.] Jade
By the way, when I met them in the desert, they said they would buy Toya a Mithril sword. But they can buy a Mithril sword even in the royal capital. So I don’t understand why they have to come out here just to buy one.
When I asked them about that, Toya rushed in.
[Oh, right, that.] Mel
[Wait, don’t tell her!] Toya
Toya tried to stop Mel from talking, but Mel began to talk oddly.
[Etto, there’s a blacksmith named Ghazal-san who made a Mithril knife for Yuna-chan. Toya said to him, <I want you to make my sword too>. Well, we were planning to ask him to make Toya’s sword, so there was no problem up to that point, but Ghazal-san refused.] Mel
[Uwa a. I told you not to say it.] Toya
Toya is holding his head.
[Ghazal-san? He did make my knife, but I don’t think he would refuse anyone.] Yuna
I asked for it normally, and since I brought the materials for the mithril knives, he made them for me. But I don’t think he’ll refuse anyone based on appearance.
[To be exact, he was kicked out by Ghazal-san.] Senia
[He was kicked out?] Yuna
I don’t understand what they mean. Not only Ghazal-san refused to make Toya’s sword, he even kicked the guy out.
[Toya was scared of the golem statue at the entrance of the store.] Senia
[I wasn’t scared. I was just surprised.] Toya
[It’s the same thing. Then, Toya, who was “surprised” by the golem statue, stepped back and knocked down the weapons and armor stands behind him.] Senia
Some people do such manga-like things in real life.
[And so, Ghazal-san got angry and said, <You’re an adventurer and you got scared by a golem statue!>] Mel
[Even if you say that, anyone would be surprised if an iron golem stood there.] Toya
That was definitely the iron golem that I gave him as a gift.
When I asked Ghazal-san about it, he became popular with adventurers. Some adventurers were jumpy just like Toya.
[Ghazal-san said that only Toya was surprised.] Senia
[Uh, that’s because I was so fascinated by the swords in the store… Then, suddenly it got into my view…] Toya
[Adventurers need to be aware of their surroundings.] Senia
[Also, Ghazal-san is famous for his excellent craftsmanship, so he may have to choose the right person.] Mel
[I’m sure the moment he saw Toya. He immediately thought he was no good.] Senia
Mel-san tries to save Toya, but Senia-san poured salt on Toya’s wound. Toya gets depressed every time he gets reminded of it.
[But then why this bear girl is good and I’m not?] Toya
Toya points at me.
[Toya, you should take a closer look at the reality. Yuna-chan is an excellent adventurer. While Toya’s ability is just sad.] Senia
Senia-san makes a sad expression. Apparently, she expressed Toya’s ability by her sad face.
[I’m already sad. So stop making my ability even more depressing.] Toya
I feel sorry for Toya, so I will make a little follow-up.
[Maybe because I gave a letter of introduction from a blacksmith in Crimonia to Ghazal-san.] Yuna
[That’s it! That’s the difference between me and her!] Toya
[No, that’s not it.] Jade
[No, it’s not.] Mel
Even though I followed up for him, Jade-san, Mel-san, and Senia-san quickly shot him down.
Well yeah, I also think that’s not it.
[But there are other blacksmiths out there, even if it’s not Ghazal-san. I don’t think you’ll need to bother yourselves to come this far.] Yuna
I don’t know any blacksmiths other than Ghazal-san though. But since the royal capital is so huge, there’s no reason why Ghazal-san’s shop is the only smithy in the city.
[Well, there are certain things to consider. It’s difficult to handle mithril ore, so there aren’t many craftsmen who can make mithril weapons. We could have asked another blacksmith, but a merchant I knew told me that we have to buy the materials in Ludnik. So we decided to just have it made in Ludnik.] Jade
So that’s why Jade-san and his friends are here.
[Moreover, my sword and Senia’s knife were made in Ludnik.] Jade
Jade-san taps the sword on his waist.
As I was listening to the story from Jade-san and his friends, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried. When I checked the surroundings, I saw a carriage coming towards us. Jade-san and others also noticed that.
[It’s about time to move. We have to secure an inn, we can continue talking in the city.] Jade
[I will ride Swaying Bear-chan!] Mel
[I will ride Hugging Bear-chan!] Senia
[Yuna-chan and the others will ride in the carriage.] Mel
Mel-san and Senia-san declared so and tried to ride Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
No, that’s not happening.
[Don’t worry about it Yuna.] Jade
[That’s not it.] Yuna
I told them our discussion about whether or not we were going to ride Swaying Beart and Hugging Bear, or just continue on foot.
[Right, you don’t want to stand out.] Jade
Jade-san looks at me, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, and then back to me. Apparently, he also included me in his words.
So I told them that we were going to walk if there was a village or a small town nearby.
[It’s true that there is a village nearby and some people are going there. But…] Jade
This time, Jade-san looks at Fina, Ruimin, and me. Apparently, I’m in this group as well.
Well, a 10-year-old girl, an elven girl, and a bear girl (adult). It doesn’t look like we’re from the same village.
[Then, why don’t you just get on our carriage.] Jade
[Are you sure?] Yuna
[Yeah, Yuna took good care of us.] Jade
I am grateful that Jade-san let us on the carriage. I thanked Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear for getting us this far and sent them back to the bear puppets.
Mel-san and Senia-san regretfully see off Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. Looking at the back, both Fina and Ruimin are also a little sad.
Isn’t the number of bear-loving people increasing?
We departed before the other carriage approached us, heading for the city of Ludnik.
It’s fun to bully Toya.
But if you overdo it, he’s kinda pitiful, so it’s difficult to adjust.
I would like to write a story about the rise of Toya’s stock someday.
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