Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - chapter 393
Bear-san, Tries the Challenge.
I looked at the sword stuck in the ground that Jade-san had slashed. And then I thought. I want to try it too. I’ve sliced the arm of an iron golem when I was testing out my mithril knife, but never with a sword. I’m tempted to do it. Maybe if I don’t slice it properly, the sword will either pop off or break like in Toya’s case. If it pops off or breaks, then it’s a failure.
Hmm, I’d like to try it.
But Toya took the sword, didn’t he? I wonder if he’ll let me use Ghazal-san’s knife.
As I was pondering about what to do, Mel-san calls out to me.
[Yuna-chan. What’s wrong? Could it be, that you want to try it?] Mel
She read my mind.
Or did it show on my face?
I used the bear puppets in my hands to massage my cheeks to prevent people from reading my facial expressions.
[I’d like to try it. But I don’t know if it’s okay for me to do it when it’s Toya’s test.] Yuna
This was Toya’s test, so I didn’t feel comfortable doing it just for the fun of it.
[Did you really have to care about that? By the way, Yuna-chan, I’ve seen you use magic and knives before, but can you handle a sword?] Mel
[Probably……, since I’ve used one a long time ago.] Yuna
When I first came to this world, I did a little experiment with some cheap swords. As well as some knives. I was able to handle it just as well as I did in the game. So, there’s nothing I can’t handle. I just don’t know how many of the skills I brought here.
[I see. Well then, I’d like to see Yuna-chan use a sword.] Mel
Mel-san talks to Xelo-san.
[Xelo-san, Yuna-chan wants to try it, is that okay?] Mel
[What does she want to try?] Xelo
[What Jade and Toya did.] Mel
Mel-san turned her gaze to the sword that Jade-san had slashed.
[You look like you can’t even hold a sword, miss little bear, and you want to do what Toya couldn’t? Don’t make me laugh. It’s not something you can just say you want to do and do it easily.] Xelo
He snickered after he glanced at me.
Certainly, even I won’t normally think that someone like me dressed as a bear, can do what Toya couldn’t.
But there’s nothing to snicker about, is there?
[Xelo-san, she’s also a good adventurer, you know? Will you let her do it?] Jade
Even Jade-san said it, and Xelo-san touched his long beard and thought about it a little bit.
[She’s not an amateur. She’s actually a great adventurer and even stronger than me.] Jade
[Ha~a? That strange-looking lady an adventurer? And stronger than you, Jade?] Xelo
Xelo-san narrowed his eyes and stared at me as if he were looking at a strange creature.
[You don’t look like a strong adventurer by a long shot. Even if you are a strong adventurer, I can understand if you are a magician. Some people have a lot of magic power. But swords are different. The skill of the sword is not something that is easy to acquire. You learn it by swinging your sword over and over again, by fighting a lot of battles.] Xelo
Back in the game, I’ve wielded many swords and fought many battles, from monsters to people. I think I have more experience than most adventurers in this world.
[You know, Jade. I know how hard you’ve worked to get where you are. But I don’t feel like she’s been through that much.] Xelo
Well, ever since I came to this world, I haven’t practiced as much as I should have, I’m only relying on the bear cheat. As Xelo-san said, it’s not something I’ve acquired through hard work.
I guess the new things I’ve learned since coming into this world are the ability to endure embarrassment and the art of ignoring passersby.
[And even if you wanted to, your little body can’t even wield a sword. A sword is not light enough for a child to handle.] Xelo
I wanted to say, <you’re short yourself, so you can’t speak for others>. Xelo-san is the same height as me.
[With Yuna-chan’s power, she should be fine, you know?] Mel
[She’ll be fine.] Jade
Both of them know that I can defeat a golem with one punch. Perhaps because of that, they immediately denied Xelo-san’s words.
By the way, the sword is heavy. Without the bear equipment, I won’t be able to lift the sword, but I can handle it right now, so there’s no problem. However, without the bear equipment, I’m really weak.
[Anyways, Toya took the mithril sword, so even if I wanted to, I couldn’t.] Yuna
[I wanted to see how Yuna-chan handle a sword though.] Mel
Mel-san looked disappointed and so am I. Fina and Ruimin both want to see it too. In the meantime, Jade-san came to talk to me.
[Would you like to use my sword then?] Jade
Jade-san taps the sword on his waist.
[But it might be too big for Yuna.] Jade
Certainly, Jade-san’s sword is a little longer than the one earlier. But that’s fine. I’ve used short and long swords back in the game.
I’ll lend it to you if you want.
Jade-san held out the sword on his hip to me. And so, I took it.
It’s bigger, and probably even heavier than the other one. I’m holding it in my bear puppet, so I don’t feel the weight that much.
I slowly pull out the sword from its sheath. Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s been well maintained. It’s not really surprising, but there are no spilled marks on the blade, nor cloudiness to it. Holding it in my hands like this makes me want a sword.
I smiled, as I hold the sword in the mouth of my bear puppet.
[Is this a magic type?] Yuna
[No, it’s a specialized type.] Jade
There are two types of mithril weapons: the magic type, in which magic power is poured into the weapon, and the specialized type, which maximizes the performance of the mithril. The mithril knife that I have is a magic type.
I swung the sword a few times. I heard the sound of the wind whistling through the air in every swing. Knives are cool, but swords are nice too. But it’s still a bit too long for me. Even a large sword can be carried if I stored it in the bear box. But if I’m going to use a sword, I think it would be easier to use a shorter one.
[You look so cool, Yuna-oneesan.] Fina
[You move faster than my dad.] Ruimin
Fina and Ruimin praised me when they saw me wielding a sword.
[I think it’s amazing, but is she that cool?] Jade
[I’m with Jade on that one. A girl dressed up as a cute bear swinging a sword is not cool, it’s rather awesome? Or even cute? It’s hard to describe her.] Mel
Just imagine. A girl in a bear costume wielding a sword. It seems like it came from a comedy skit. Or like a clown in a circus. I quickly erase the image from my mind.
[Alright, let’s do it.] Xelo
Xelo-san sticks a sword in the ground. It’s a sword created by his son, but if the person who made it saw it here, he’d be sad.
I stand in front of the sword stuck in the ground. As if remembering the feeling from my gaming days, I tighten my grip on the sword and strike it downwards from the right angle.
Nothing happened to the sword stuck in the ground.
[Yuna-oneesan, did you fail?] Fina
[Did she missed it?] Ruimin
[No, she didn’t miss it.] Jade
[But she didn’t cut it either.] Mel
Everyone looks uneasy.
I pointed Jade-san’s sword at the sword stuck in the ground and gave it a little nudge. Then the middle part of the sword falls to the ground.
[I knew it. she already cut it.] Jade
Jade-san seemed to know what I just did.
[Jade-san, this is a good sword.] Yuna
[Ah, because it’s a sword made by Xelo-san.] Jade
I sheathed the sword and returned it to Jade-san.
[Yuna-oneesan, you’re so amazing.] Fina
[I thought you didn’t cut it.] Ruimin
[This is a very good sword, Jade-san. You heard what Xelo-san said. The sword that Touya and Jade-san used earlier was inferior to Jade-san’s personal sword. So you can’t really compare them.] Yuna
If it had been the sword that Toya had used, I wouldn’t be able to cut it with the same result and I wouldn’t be in this situation. The reason why I was able to do such a trick was because of how good the sword Jade-san had.
[Jade, just who is that bear missy? This is not an easy thing to do.] Xelo
Xelo-san picked up the fallen half of the sword that I cut and examined it.
[Her name is Yuna. She’s an adventurer from Crimonia. I knew she could use magic and knives. But I didn’t think she could handle a sword so well either.] Jade
Jade-san explained about me. Xelo-san looked astonished when he heard the story about me.
Xelo-san’s point of view ─────────
The girl dressed as a bear who was with Jade said something outrageous.
She wanted to try what Toya failed at miserably.
This is not easy to do. When cutting a sword stuck in the ground, if you try to cut a sword with another sword without any skill, the sword will just blow away on impact. If you try to slice it with only force, the sword that you’re using will break. This is not an easy thing to do. It takes a combination of angle, speed, power, and other factors. And this bear girl wants to try it.
It sounded crazy, so I started laughing.
But Jade and the others didn’t laugh, they said things like the bear girl can do it. I told them that I don’t have a mithril sword, and to my surprise, Jade lent her his own sword.
He may have lent it to my friends before, but I never thought he would lend it to a child. That’s how much he appreciates the bear girl’s ability.
The bear girl borrowed the sword from Jade and swung it a few times to show that she’s not affected by the weight.
Where does she get the strength to wield a sword so easily? Jade’s sword is big and heavy. She shouldn’t be able to wield it with ease. Maybe she has muscles that I can’t see underneath her clothes?
Then, the bear girl stood in front of the sword stuck in the ground and swung it down.
Too fast. I couldn’t tell when she swung down. In that instant, I could see how great the skill of this bear girl was. It’s difficult to swing the sword down from the top and stop it at the bottom unless you have the strength to do so. Beginners were often get swept away by the weight of the sword. If she swung it so hard, she could have hit the ground without being able to stop it. However, the bear girl swung the heavy sword down in a flash and stopped it properly.
However, after she swung her sword down, the sword stuck in the ground did not crack nor got slashed.
Did she hit it?
No, she shouldn’t be able to miss it from that distance. The girl points the sword she is holding at the sword stuck in the ground and pokes it with the tip. Then, after poking it, the upper half of the sword falls to the ground.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. It had been cut. Moreover, there was no immediate reaction. You can’t do something like this on a whim or by accident.
What the hell is this? What’s with this bear girl?
The bear lady said without bragging, <Jade-san’s sword is so good>. That made me happy because I created it. If she asked me to make her a sword, I would gladly do it.
Her appearance aside, her ability is the real deal.
Yuna looked like she wanted a sword.
Next time, we will go to Ghazal-san’s master’s place.
The post should probably be out in three days?
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