Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 432
432 Bear-san, Enters The Hot Spring
Author’s Note 1:
※In the previous story, I forgot to correct Konoha’s age due to lack of confirmation and posted it.
Before the correction, she’s about Fina’s age.
After correction, she is about the same age as me (Yuna).
I’ve already corrected it.
I will be staying at a ryokan, and Konoha is showing me to my room.
The ryokan is large and we head to the back of the building. The room was a sort of remote part of the inn.
When I entered the room, I saw that it was as large as Konoha had said it would be and definitely not a room for one person to stay in. Well, I’m not alone either.
There’s Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear as well.
[No other guests will pass by this room, so you can stay here quietly.] Konoha
The room is indeed separated from the rest of the house, so no other guests will pass by. This room is more and more suitable for me.
I looked around the room and saw a nostalgic Japanese room with tatami mats covering the entire floor. It’s true what they say, you don’t know what’s important until it’s gone.
As I quickly tried to climb up on the tatami.
[I’m sorry, please take off your shoes when you enter the room.] Konoha
When I tried to enter with my bear shoes on, I was stopped.
My bear shoes don’t get dirty, even with mud. So I don’t mind walking on the bed. But it’s too much trouble to explain here, so I’m going to take off my bear shoes before entering the room.
Oh, it feels good to walk on tatami with bare feet. I feel nostalgic for a feeling I haven’t had in a long time.
At the time, I never paid any attention to the existence of a Japanese-style room in my apartment. But now that it’s gone for quite a while, I’m glad to see its existence again.
Maybe I can make a Japanese-style room in the bear house. I think I’ll buy tatami mats later.
[You look happy, dear guest.] Konoha
[It felt a little, nostalgic.] Yuna
[Nostalgic, you say?] Konoha
[Yeah, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt this sensation.] Yuna
[I see. That’s why it’s okay for you to sleep on tatami mats, isn’t it?] Konoha
While I was immersing myself in the nostalgic feel of the tatami on my feet, Konoha started walking to the next room, and I followed her.
[This is the hot spring. You can enter at any time, so please feel free to do so.] Konoha
When she opened the door, there’s a changing room, and when she opened the door further, there’s a hinoki bath with steam rising from it. The bath was large enough for a family. It looks like I can take a bath with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
Then she briefed me on how to use the washroom. And things like, I have to say a word when I want to go out, or when I want to have a meal.
[Your meal will be brought to you when it’s time, or would you like to go out today?] Konoha
Well, what should I do? Even if I go out now, the sun will be setting soon. But I also feel like going out.
Hmmm, what should I do?
I thought about it and decided to start exploring the city in the morning. First, I decided to enjoy the Japanese-style room and the hot spring. I also had to contact Fina.
[I think I’ll take the rest of the day off.] Yuna
[All right. So, would you like bread or rice for your meal?] Konoha
[Do I get to choose?] Yuna
[Yes, we have guests from other countries staying here after all.] Konoha
[I’ll have some rice, then.] Yuna
After all, I came to a Japanese-like country, so I should eat Japanese-like food.
But they don’t serve locusts and caterpillars and other insect dishes, do they?
[Well, we can’t exchange the food that you don’t eat food, but…] Konoha
[Like a bug maybe?] Yuna
I’ve never eaten one, but I’m not a fan of bugs. I don’t dare to put them in my mouth, even if they are food. Even if I’m told to eat it, there’s no way I’ll do it.
[No, it will be rice, soup with miso, vegetable stew, seafood with crab, etc.] Konoha
But it’s crabs. Crabs! I’m looking forward to it.
[Is everything okay?] Konoha
[Yeah, I’m fine.] Yuna
[Then I’ll bring it to you when it’s time to eat.] Konoha
Konoha bowed and walked out of the room.
I had seafood in Milla, too. But crab and other seafood, I’m looking forward to this one.
As soon as Konoha left the room, I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear in cub form.
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear, it’s Tatami!] Yuna
<<Ku~u ~ n>>
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear walked on the tatami mat.
I decided to enjoy the tatami mats and the hot spring together with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. Besides, it would be boring to enjoy it alone. It might be a good idea to bring Fina along.
Yeah, it’s easy enough to bring them in if I set up a bear gate.
When I looked at Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, they were running around the large tatami room.
[Both of you, don’t scratch the tatami, okay? Be careful with your claws. Also, tell me when someone comes. After that, hide so that no one can find you.] Yuna
<<Ku~u ~ n>>
I gave them all the warnings.
They would be surprised if a bear was in the room, and it would be like bringing in a hidden pet. In the meantime, I am aware of this, so I asked them to hide. If push comes to shove, I can return them to the bear puppets.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear started lounging around on the tatami.
As I watched them, I took out my bear phone and called Fina.
[Fina, I’ll be gone for a while, so take care of things there.] Yuna
«Are you going there?» Fina
[Don’t tell anyone where I’m going.] Yuna
From the time I could see land from Targui, I told her I was coming to that land.
«Are you sure about this? Isn’t it dangerous?» Fina
[It’s okay. Apparently, it’s the Land of Harmony.] Yuna
«The Land of Harmony?» Fina
[Yes, the country where rice and soy sauce came from.] Yuna
«Isn’t that far away?» Fina
[With that being said, I’ll be staying here for a while, so call me if you need anything.] Yuna
«I understand.» Fina
[Fina, do you want to come too?] Yuna
«I’d love to go, but my dad would be sad if I was gone too long.» Fina
Well, he was separated from Fina when we went to the dwarven city.
Not too many days have passed since then.
[If you get the permission, give me a call anytime.] Yuna
«Yes, I understand. Please be careful, Yuna-oneesan.» Fina
After turning off the bear phone, I decided to enjoy the hot spring until dinner.
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear let’s go, we’re going to the hot spring.] Yuna
When I called out, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, who were lounging on the tatami, came over. Apparently, they liked the tatami mat too. I’m going to have to buy some tatami later.
I took Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear and moved to the changing room.
I took off my stuffy bear costume in the changing room and plunged into the hot spring.
The steam was amazing. The hot spring water was coming out of what looked like a tube.
I put my hand into the cypress bathtub to check the temperature.
[It’s hot!] Yuna
The temperature seemed to be high.
But Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear goes into the hot spring like it’s normal.
As expected, they are strong in both cold and hot conditions.
I poured hot water over myself and slowly entered the bath, feet first.
It’s hot, but if I go in slowly, I’ll be fine.
Then, I soak up to my shoulders.
[Ha~a ~] Yuna
That feels good.
Hot springs are the ultimate luxury.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear put their heads on the frame of the cypress bath and looked comfortable.
I want to see the scenery outside, but I can’t since it’s not an open-air bath.
Is there an outdoor bath somewhere?
However, I would like to have a hot spring in the bath of the Crimonia bear house.
But we don’t have hot springs in Crimonia, do we?
After enjoying the hot spring, I left the bathroom.
I wiped myself thoroughly, then wiped Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s bodies as well, and dried them with a hairdryer.
I’ve changed into a polar bear and entered the relaxed mode.
As I was brushing Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s fur, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried and looked at the door.
Looks like someone’s here.
There is a knock at the door.
I told Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to hide and opened the door. There was Konoha, who showed me to my room.
[I brought you your diner.] Konoha
[You brought it yourself?] Yuna
[Would my mother have been a better choice?] Konoha
[Not at all. I just don’t want people to see me like this.] Yuna
She looked at my polar bear outfit.
[You’re a white bear now.] Konoha
[And by the way, I have nothing to say about this outfit either.] Yuna
When I made the first move, she didn’t ask me anything about clothes.
Instead, Konoha asked something else as she laid out the food.
[How was the hot spring?] Konoha
[That felt really good.] Yuna
[That’s good to hear.] Konoha
[Did you come alone, dear guest? Are your family members not with you?] Konoha
[It’s just me.] Yuna
[How did you get all the way out here by yourself?] Konoha
[Even though I look like this, I’m still an adventurer. I can handle a little danger.] Yuna
[An adventurer……?] Konoha
Konoha stopped her hand and looked at me.
She has doubtful eyes.
Well, even if she, believe me, it’ll be difficult to accept.
[Yuna-san, you’re an adventurer, you say? Are you able to use amazing magic by any chance?] Konoha
[Well, maybe a little.] Yuna
[It’s amazing. Then even a girl like Yuna-san can come to a place like this by herself.] Konoha
Apparently, she believed me because she thought I’m a mage.
[Is there an adventurer’s guild in this city?] Yuna
[Yes, there is.] Konoha
I knew there’s one here, I’m just not sure about it.
The Adventurer’s Guild of the Land of Harmony, maybe I’ll take a peek tomorrow.
Do they use weapons like a sword? Do they have magicians?
Konoha finished arranging the food and left the room.
I called out to Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, who were hiding.
Dinner was a sumptuous meal of rice, miso soup, boiled vegetables, and boiled crab.
Ooh, that looks delicious.
I took my bowl and chopsticks and ate my food.
Author’s Note 2:
This is a hot spring episode.
Animals are not allowed on tatami mats, right?
But Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear are fine.
She’s been summoning Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear at the inn every time, but will she have to pay extra if they find out?
Do you think they will kick her out when that happens?
※The next post, if there is nothing else, will usually be posted in three days.
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