Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 391
Bear-san Heads to the Blacksmithing District
After that, we talked about our plans for tomorrow.
I planned to meet with Ghazal-san’s and Gordo-san’s teacher, Rojina-san. Then, buy some pots and pans. And I’m also thinking of strolling the city. But we’re not going to be able to do all of that in one day. So I couldn’t decide on a schedule yet, but I plan to stay in the city for a few days.
Meanwhile, Jade-san and his friends’ plan was to have Toya’s mithril sword made. And purchase what the merchant was asking for. It seems that Jade-san and his friends will also stay here for a few days.
The blacksmith shop where Jade-san and his friends will go to is close to where Ghazal-san’s master, Rojina-san’s workshop, so I will go together with Jade-san and his friends tomorrow.
It seems that Ruimin knew the area where the blacksmith shops were lined up. After all, she went there with her father, Arthur, back then.
After we had our dinner, we returned to our room and decided to go to bed early for tomorrow.
At night, as a safety measure, I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear in cub form. Then Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear were taken by Fina and Ruimin.
Well, I sleep with them together every day, so I’ll lend them to those two once in a while. Then, I set the Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear alarm clock and go to sleep early.
The next day, while I was sleeping, Fina and Ruimin who got up earlier woke me up.
They seem to have been awakened by a cub-sized bear punch from Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. It seems that the bear alarm clock was activated and woke up Fina and Ruimin who were sleeping together.
They both said it was a pleasant awakening. Apparently, they didn’t jump on their stomachs or cover their faces. That sort of stuff was very painful.
After I returned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to the bear puppets, we moved to the cafeteria on the first floor.
Mel-san and Senia-san are already in the cafeteria. We sit at the same table and order our meals. And after a while, Toya who is still sleepy comes in with Jade-san.
After we had breakfast, we made preparations to go to the blacksmith district.
After leaving the inn, I pulled my bear hood deeply and walked while looking at the dwarven cityscape. I did it so that I could walk around the city without worrying about everyone’s line of sight. Though, I’m worried about the line of sight of the ones that got too close.
After looking around, Mel-san glanced at me.
Senia-san is looking at me silently.
[Everyone is watching.] Jade
[Hey, Miss, how about you take off your clothes? I know you like bears, but I don’t think you have to wear them every day.] Toya
Toya, who doesn’t know about the Bear-san cheat, says that while paying attention to the gaze of the surroundings. I can’t take off my bear equipment because of a number of reasons.
[What are you talking about, Toya!? If she took off her bear clothes, she won’t be Yuna-chan anymore.] Mel
Mel-san got angry at Toya’s words, and Senia-san silently kicks Toya’s ass.
I’m glad they protected me. But if I take off my bear clothes, I will no longer be me, and it really makes me sad thinking about it. If I remove the bear equipment, I will certainly become a normal person who has less physical strength than Fina.
[What was that for? I’m just saying, everyone is watching because it stands out.] Toya
Certainly, in Crimonia, people rarely look at me with a bizarre look, but when I go to a new city, people look at me with different kinda look such as interest, surprise, and seeing something rare. Some dwarven children also point at me and saying <Bear-san>. Everywhere I go for the first time, I get the same reaction.
Toya seems to be worried about the people’s line of sight and their reaction.
[Then, I’ll walk a distance from you.] Yuna
If you don’t like being with me, then I don’t want to be with you either. It’ll be lonely, but it’s better to walk alone a little away. Even though I don’t like the idea of being isolated.
[What are you talking about? You can’t let Yuna-chan do that. If Toya doesn’t want to stand out, then you can walk alone. I’m going with Yuna-chan.] Mel
[Me too!] Senia
[I’ll also walk together with Yuna-oneesan.] Fina
[I’m also going with Yuna-san.] Ruimin
[You guys……] Yuna
Mel-san clings to my shoulder, Senia-san hugs me from behind, Fina holds my hand, and Ruimin declares so.
Everyone’s words made me happy.
Toya flips up with the words of the girls. Toya looks at Jade-san asking for help.
[I’ll walk with Yuna too. I don’t care about the surrounding people.] Jade
[Jade ~~~~] Toya
Betrayed by the same man he really trusts, Jade-san, so Toya decided to walk alone, a little far from the rest.
[Isn’t there a lot of people anyway?] Jade
[Yeah. It’s more than when we came here before.] Mel
[There are so many adventurers and merchants this time.] Senia
Jade-san, Mel-san, and Senia-san are having a conversation while looking around.
Indeed, there were not only dwarves but also many ordinary people. I had thought that they were here for shopping.
[Aren’t they just here to buy something?] Yuna
[Hmm, still, it seems like there are a lot of people here.] Jade
Jade-san looks at the surroundings strangely.
We won’t be able to find the answer by just talking here, so we ended that topic and moved to the area where the blacksmiths line up. It seems that blacksmiths are concentrated in this area. Metal clinking sounds can be heard from various places.
If you hear this kind of noise in a residential area, you won’t even be able to take a nap. Since I like to take a nap, I would never live near here.
[Jade-san, is the blacksmith who made your sword a famous blacksmith?] Yuna
I heard that it’s difficult to make a Mithril weapon. Therefore, it may be a craftsman with a certain level of skill. But Jade-san’s reply was different.
[Well, how about it? The best in every blacksmith in this city.] Jade
[To be called the best.] ???
Before I could answer with <Is that so?>, another person responded to Jade-san’s words. Jade-san quickly looked around, and when he discovered the source of that voice, he looked surprised.
[Xelo-san?] Jade (TN: クセロ = Kusero)
[Jade, it’s been a while. And even calling me the best blacksmith.] Xelo
The dwarf with a fine beard is smiling brightly.
[Moreover, you brought a young lady dressed in interesting clothes.] Xelo
A dwarf that Jade-san called Xelo looked at me.
[When I saw it from behind, I wondered what it was. Because it looked like a bear.] Xelo
Xelo-san kept staring at me. For the time being, I will introduce myself.
[Etto, I’m Yuna. I’m indebted to Jade-san.] Yuna
[I’m Xelo. A blacksmith. Contrary to Jade’s point of view, I’m not the best blacksmith.] Xelo
[Xelo-san… I do think you’re the best.] Jade
[Ha! Stop your flattery. I just take very good care of the swords that I made.] Xelo
[I’m using the sword you’ve given me properly.] Jade
Jade-san lightly touches the sword on his waist.
[So do I.] Senia
Senia-san also answers.
[So Jade, why are you guys here in the city? And Mel, are those your daughters?] Xelo
He said so while looking at us, but not exactly to me, right?
[I’m not that old!] Mel
Mel-san pulls Xelo-san’s beard as she denies it.
[Fufu, I’m sorry. And that elf missy is familiar.] Xelo
[I’m Ruimin. I came here with my dad before to buy a sword.] Ruimin
[Ah, the missy who was with the elf Arthur?] Xelo
Deducing from their conversation, it seemed that they had bought the weapon from Xelo-san’s place when they came to buy it before.
The world seems to be wide and yet small. If Ghazal-san’s teacher was Xelo-san… Nah, that would be too slim of a chance.
[Did you perhaps came here to buy another sword?] Xelo
[Today my mom asked me to buy some pots and pans.] Ruimin
[…Pots, huh… I really want to make it, but I specialize in weapons.] Xelo
That’s too bad, but it can’t be helped. They deal with the same metal, but in different fields. The method of making is different even if it is close.
[Now that I know what missy wants, so why are you guys here? Work? Or did you break the sword I made?] Xelo
[I haven’t broken it. I’m actually thinking of having Toya’s sword made this time.] Jade
Jade-san looks at Toya, who is watching us at a distance.
[Toya? So why is he alone over there?] Xelo
Xelo-san looks at Toya, who is watching us at a distance.
If this is a certain game, a message box will pop out <Toya wants to join the group> and the choices <Make friends with him> and <Do not let him join> will appear.
Jade-san sighs a little while looking at Toya.
[Toya! Come over here!] Jade
Jade-san chose the <Make friends> button.
Toya comes happily when called by Jade-san. Apparently, he was lonely standing there alone.
[Well, let’s go to the store and talk for more details.] Xelo
Xelo-san started walking ahead, and then we followed him.
Xelo-san’s shop is large and made of stone. You can hear the sound of hitting iron from inside the store.
And when we go inside, rows of swords and knives are displayed on the walls.
Gordo-san and Ghazal-san displayed their weapons in their shops as well, but I feel that there are even more here. Is that a Mithril sword?
[So, should I make Toya’s sword?] Xelo
[Can you please?] Toya
[Can’t you use one of the swords over there.] Xelo
He pointed at the swords on the wall.
[I would like to ask for a Mithril sword for him too.] Jade
[Mithril? A few days ago, I would have refused, but since Jade is the one who’s asking, I’ll make it for you. But can Toya handle it? If he can’t handle it, then I won’t make it. You’ll just have to put up with the other swords you find around here.] Xelo
[I think Toya almost there. Though, it’s up to him.] Jade
[Almost there, huh? If Jade says so, I’ll check it for the time being. Then I will decide whether to make it or not.] Xelo
What do you do want to check for?
Do you want to see his handling like when Ghazal-san made a mithril knife for me?
In the manga, they sometimes judge you for how you swing a sword or how stiff the tension on your hands to the point that you get a blood vein popping out of your skin, is that how it works?
If that is the criterion, my soft hands will never make it to the cut.
I’m glad I asked Ghazal-san for my knives.
Toya happily becomes a friend w