Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 437
437 Bear-san, Fights Kamaitachi, Part 2
I ran toward the silver-furred Kamaitachi and sent ice arrows at it. But the silver-furred Kamaitachi dodged.
The silver Kamaitachi moved quickly, hiding behind the vegetation as it moved.
As I turned my attention to my detection skill to check, the grass on my right side rustled, and a blade of wind approached me. I made an earth wall.
But the earth wall has been cut!
I immediately thrust my white bear puppet forward to block the wind blade.
The wind blade of the normal Kamaitachi could be blocked by the earth wall, but not the wind blade of the silver Kamaitachi.
It seems that Shinobu was not lying when she said that it could even cut iron.
When I turned my attention to Shinobu, she seemed to be struggling as well. A little further away, I heard the sound of a tree falling.
I’m also worried about Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. But they are together, and also I told them not to fight the silver Kamaitachi, so they should be fine.
I shot my own wind blade in the direction of the sound of rustling grass. It cut the grass and attacked the silver Kamaitachi, but it dodged it.
As expected, it might have been a disadvantage to fight in a forest where dense grass and trees were growing.
It was naive of me to think that I would be okay because of my detection skills. No, I hadn’t heard that there was a higher species of Kamaitachi in the first place.
The silver kamaitachi is definitely a superior species of kamaitachi. Their speed and attack power is several orders of magnitude higher. The most annoying thing about them is that they have keen senses. Even if you attack them, they can evade it easily. I can now understand what Shinobu meant when she said that their senses are so sharp that you can’t hit them.
It’s such a pain since they’re small and quick on their feet.
Furthermore, the place we’re fighting them is also troublesome. The tall grass obstructs the view, but the trees are the most annoying.
They are in the way and cutting them down will only create more hiding places for the Kamaitachi. In fact, several trees have already fallen and the Kamaitachi is using the fallen trees to move around.
The geographical advantage is completely on their side.
If this was a place with a clear view, I could have fought all I’ve got, but I couldn’t ask a monster to do that, can I?
The silver-furred Kamaitachi moved around and shot wind blades at me. I used my bear’s wind blade to block them.
As the wind blades collided with each other, the wind blades got deflected and the grass was cut.
My vision got blocked. I glanced at my detection skill, confirmed the Kamaitachi’s location, and shot my wind blade. A tree fell.
At this rate, deforestation will escalate.
I can’t just burn them with flames either.
I took a deep breath and think.
……I think I’ll try that one.
If the opponent is small, I’ll have to compete with that.
I created some earthen bear golems the size of puppies, and more than ten of these little bears lined up on the ground. I put magic power into the little bear golems and locked on to the silver Kamaitachi.
[Chibi bears, go!] Yuna
As I waved my arm, the little bears began to move.
New magic, <Chibi Bear Army.>
Because of their small size, they have no offensive power and cannot contain much magic power. But I can make a lot of them.
The chibi bears ran across the ground and headed for the silver kamaitachi. The silver kamaitachi ran away, but the chibi bears chased after it like hounds.
The silver kamaitachi shot wind blades at the chibi bears. But the chibi bears dodged the wind blades.
The targets were small and there were a lot of them, so their opponent’s hit rate will decrease. Even if one of them got hit and knocked down, the next one will attack.
The silver kamaitachi ran through the grass, but the chibi bears caught up with it and got it surrounded. The silver Kamaitachi climbed a tree to escape. Then one of the chibi bears jumped up and hugged it.
It caught it!
The weight of the earthen bear golem slowed down the movement of the silver kamaitachi. Another chibi bear jumped on the encumbered silver kamaitachi and they fell from the tree.
All that was left was for the chibi bears to pounce on the silver kamaitachi when they touched the ground.
Then, the fallen silver kamaitachi was unable to move. The chibi bears completely subdued the silver kamaitachi.
I walked up to them and stopped the silver kamaitachi from squirming.
[Fu ~u] Yuna
It was harder than I expected.
What about Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear? And Shinobu?
When I looked around, I heard a sound at a distance. I used my detection skill to check where they at.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s reactions were quite far away. I’m also worried about Shinobu, but I dashed toward Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
I ran. Then, I was surprised at the terrible situation around me.
The grass was cut, and the trees were ravaged.
The silver kamaitachi, perhaps?
When I rushed over to Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, they were fighting the silver kamaitachi.
Why are they fighting it?
The silver kamaitachi shot a wind blade and attacked Swaying Bear. Swaying Bear dodged it with quick movements. The Kamaitachi shot its wind blades in rapid succession. Swaying Bear swung his arm and smashed the wind blades.
If you look closely, the ribbon around Swaying Bear’s neck appears to be glowing.
Could it be the bearmonite?
Swaying Bear caught up with the silver kamaitachi. The silver kamaitachi tried to run away. But Hugging Bear was waiting for it.
The ribbon on Hugging Bear’s neck is also shining.
I knew it, it’s the bearmonite, right?
Hugging Bear’s claws attacked the silver Kamaitachi. The attack hit and it rolled on the ground. However, it can still move and it tried to escape. But Swaying Bear held it down and defeated it.
After the battle, I approached Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear, I said I’ll handle the silver kamaitachi! Why are you fighting it?] Yuna
<<Kuu ~ n>>
When I scolded Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear a little sternly, Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear hung down their heads.
But when you have to scold someone, you have to scold them properly.
If anything happens to them, I’ll regret it my whole life.
[Why did you do it? Why were you so reckless? I told you, didn’t I? I told you to leave the silver kamaitachi to me, and I only let Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear defeat the normal ones.] Yuna
<<Kuu ~ n>>
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear couldn’t answer.
[That’s because… It’s because there was another silver kamaitachi approaching Yuna.] Shinobu
I looked in the direction of the voice and saw Shinobu’s figure.
[Swaying Bear and the other one attacked to keep the silver kamaitachi away from Yuna.] Shinobu
[Is that so?] Yuna
I checked with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear based on Shinobu’s words.
<<Ku~u ~ n>>
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear gave small nods.
The summoned beasts refused to obey my orders to protect me. I am happy about the feelings of these two.
Now that I know the reason, I can’t scold them anymore.
I let out a sigh and gently stroked Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s heads.
[Thank you. But don’t do anything dangerous.] Yuna
<<Ku~u ~ n !>>
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear cried happily.
However, it felt that the two of them moved quicker than usual, but is it really because of bearmonite?
When I looked at the Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s ribbons, they were not glowing anymore.
I don’t know how it works, but I’m glad it helped.
[So, what about Shinobu?] Yuna
[I’ve defeated it.] Shinobu
Shinobu replied with a smile.
But when I looked closer, I saw that some of her clothes were torned off.
[Your clothes got torned, are you hurt?] Yuna
[Ah, I’m okay. I dodged it just in time.] Shinobu
Shinobu spread out the area where her clothes were torn to show me, but there was really no injury to her skin.
Maybe this is what they call a paper cut.
[My clothes were ruined. I want to ask for extra money. Well, it’s all right since I defeated the silver kamaitachi.] Shinobu
The silver kamaitachi seems to be worth something.
But was Shinobu watching me while fighting against the silver kamaitachi?
I asked her what she knew about Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear’s behavior.
[It was just a coincidence.] Shinobu
Still trying to deceive me.
Who is Shinobu, really?
[Is this all the Kamaitachi around here?] Shinobu
[Swaying Bear, Hugging Bear?] Yuna
I pretended to ask Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, and used my detection skill to check my surroundings instead.
There were none left. It seemed that Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear have also defeated the regular Kamaitachi.
[There don’t seem to be any of them around.] Yuna
[I see. I’m glad. Those silver kamaitachi were too much trouble. I’m thankful for Yuna, Swaying Bear, and the white bear over there.] Shinobu
<Kuu ~ n>
Hugging Bear cried in protest to Shinobu and pressed his body against hers.
[What is it?] Shinobu
[Hugging Bear is simply mad at you for not calling his name.] Yuna
[I’m sorry about that. Etto, Hugging Bear?] Shinobu
<Ku~u ~ n>
Hugging Bear looks happy to hear his name called.
[Hugging Bear is a cute name too.] Shinobu
<Ku~u ~ n>
Hugging Bear looks even happier when he’s praised for his name.
I didn’t think too much about both their names, but I’m glad that they like it.
Then we left the forest after collecting the kamaitachi that Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear had killed.
The forest is in a bit of a mess.
Is everything going to be okay?
Yuna had a hard time with a difficult place to fight and a fast-moving opponent, but she was able to defeat it.
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