Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 543
Bear-san, Decides To Make Noa’s Birthday Present
Noa and I returned to Crimonia.
Returning to Crimonia, I aired out the rooms in the bear house, washed, cleaned, and hung the bedding out to dry. The bedding was soft and fluffy as if Fina had been visiting from time to time.
Then, in the afternoon, I took the fourth volume of the picture book I received from Eleanora-san to the orphanage.
When I arrived at the orphanage, the little ones gathered around me. I patted them on the head and gave them a new picture book. The little ones were so happy to receive the book that they went straight to Nifu-san, and she began reading it to them.
“Welcome, Yuna-san.” (Director)
While I was dealing with the younger group, the director welcomed me with a warm smile.
“Director, were there any problems?” (Yuna)
“Fufu, there’s none. We eat delicious meals every day and sleep in a warm room. The children are also doing well.” (Director)
The children reading the picture books were smiling, so I guess they really didn’t have any problems.
Then I tried to go to the Kokkeko’s coop to talk to Fina about my return and Noa’s birthday party, but I came too late, and Fina and Tirumina-san had already left.
So I head to Fina’s house.
When I arrived at Fina’s house, she greeted me with a smile.
Because of everything that has happened, it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Fina. But in fact, it’s only been about ten days.
“I’m back. Anything happened?” (Yuna)
Looking at Fina’s face, I don’t think there’s anything wrong. I asked just in case since there was also the matter of Cereille.
“No, nothing happened.” (Fina)
The response came back as I imagined.
“Fina, are you free right now? I need to talk to you about something.” (Yuna)
“What do you want to talk about?” (Fina)
When Noa and I returned from the capital, we had this exchange of words.
“Who are you inviting to your birthday party?” (Yuna)
“Of course, Yuna-san, you’re invited.” (Noa)
Well, of course, I knew that. The problem was the other participants. If I didn’t know anyone, I would decline to participate if possible.
“Then there’s Misa and Fina, oh and Shuri.” (Noa)
“Is that all?” (Yuna)
That’s unexpected. She’s an aristocrat, so I think there should be more of them.
“I had already decided to call Yuna-san and Fina. So I asked father, and he refused to invite anyone else.” (Noa)
It looks like he took care of it.
“I tried to invite everyone from the orphanage, but my father told me not to. Everyone in the orphanage has no family. Some of them don’t even know their own birthdays. And yet, I tried to invite them to my birthday. When my father told me about it, I realized that I had not taken it into consideration. Even though they’re so cheerful and energetic, they have no family.” (Noa)
Cliff was undoubtedly right. More importantly, Noa is an aristocrat. She grew up in a wealthy family and was blessed with a good family. Some children may not feel good about attending Noa’s birthday party. Some might even feel envy. This was a delicate and complex matter. There was also the possibility that Noa would end up ostracised. After going to the trouble of becoming friends with the girls at the store and playing with them at the beach. If they don’t get along, everything they’ve built up will fall apart.
With that in mind, it might be a good idea to refrain from involving children in the orphanage.
If you are an adult like me, you don’t worry about having any parents, but the children in the orphanage are children, not only in age but also in spirit.
“So this time it will be just Fina and the others. But I hope to be able to do something for the orphanage since we’re having a celebration.” (Noa)
“That’s probably for the best.” (Yuna)
For now, I understand Noa’s thoughts.
So I decided to talk to Fina, who was going to be invited to Noa’s birthday party, about Noa’s birthday present.
Fina lets me into the house to hear my story.
“Fina, are you alone?” (Yuna)
I was always guided to the room where Fina and her family ate, but no one was in the room.
“Dad is at work, and Mom and Shuri are out shopping. I’m taking care of the laundry.” (Fina)
Really now, she’s a good girl.
I have to put away the futon when I get home, too.
“So, what’s up?” (Fina)
“Noa’s birthday is coming soon.” (Yuna)
Fina looked surprised.
Was it not a good time to talk about it?
Well, she didn’t say to keep it quiet, right?
“Me, You, and Shuri are supposed to be invited to the birthday party.” (Yuna)
“Noah-sama’s birthday party… you have to participate, right?” (Fina)
“I think she would be sad if you refused.” (Yuna)
Even I, a quintessential person, could not refuse Noa’s birthday party invitation.
“I don’t think you need to be so anxious. It will be just me, Fina and Shuri, oh and Misa.” (Yuna)
I told her the names of the birthday party attendees that Noa had told me. Hearing this, Fina was relieved.
Apparently, just like me, she thought that many different people would attend.
“So I’m thinking of giving Noa a birthday present. I was wondering if we could give it to her together, as we did for Misa’s birthday present. Fina, you had trouble with Misa’s birthday present, didn’t you?” (Yuna)
“Yeah, Yuna-oneesan, that would be very helpful. But what’s your gift going to be?” (Fina)
“Noa asked for a regular sized Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear plushies.” (Yuna)
Fina’s eyes widened at my words.
“I remember now. At Misa-sama’s birthday party, Noa-sama said she wanted a big stuffed Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear.” (Fina)
Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure I heard her say that.
“But she was serious. The cost of materials sounds really expensive.” (Fina)
It’s typical of Fina that her thoughts move to money.
“Don’t worry about the money, Fina, it’s fine.” (Yuna)
Noa said she would cover the cost, but even if she’s a daughter of nobility, I’m not going to accept it from a 10-year-old girl. If she was a selfish girl, I would not give gifts in the first place, not just money. I would not even attend the birthday party.
“Fina can help me make it, and it’ll be your birthday present to Noa.” (Yuna)
“Understood. Let’s make it together.” (Fina)
Good. We were going to ask Sherry, but we were going to make it, basically, on our own.
“I’m going to invite Shuri, too, just in case she wants to sew.” (Yuna)
“I do it with my mom sometimes, if only a little. Besides, I think she’d be willing to help if she heard what I had to say.” (Fina)
Besides, I would feel sorry for Shuri if she were the only one left out of the group.
In the meantime, Fina and I will consult with Sherry to make life-size Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear plush toys.
Fina and I went into the sewing shop where Sherry was staying, said hello to Naru-san, and told him we wanted to meet Sherry.
Naru-san doesn’t look displeased at all and immediately calls for Sherry.
“Yuna-oneechan? And Fina, too, what’s up?” (Sherry)
“I have a favor to ask you, Sherry. I was wondering if you could help us make some plushies.” (Yuna)
“Plushies? I have made some Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan plushies. I’ll bring them now.” (Sherry)
“Hold on!” (Yuna)
I stopped Sherry as she tried to go back into the back room.
“What I want to make are plushies of Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear, but in a different size. We are planning to make a regular sized Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear plushie.” (Yuna)
“Etto, regular-sized Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan, about this big ?” (Sherry)
Sherry tried to use both of her hands to represent the size of Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear. A little bigger perhaps? But Sherry’s tiny arms can’t express how big they were.
But I nodded anyway because I get what she was trying to say.
“Yeah, a plushie about that size.” (Yuna)
“I don’t know how much the materials will cost.” (Sherry)
“Don’t worry about that part.” (Yuna)
As I told Fina, she doesn’t need to worry about money. As long as we have the materials, all we have to do is to make them.
“So, can you make it?” (Yuna)
“If you let me measure the size of the big Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan, I think I can make them.” (Sherry)
What a reassuring word.
I asked Temoka-san and Naru-san, who were working, for permission to borrow Sherry.
“But what are you going to do with a stuffed animal that big?” (Sherry)
“It’s a birthday present for the daughter of the lord of this city.” (Yuna)
“The Lord’s Daughter…… that’s Lady Noire!” (Sherry)
These words surprised Temoka-san and Naru-san, who were also listening to the conversation.
We’re always together, so it’s easy to forget. To most people, the daughter of a lord is an unapproachable figure. I remember the first time Fina met Noa.
Fina is conversing with her normally now, but in the beginning, she was also nervous to talk to her.
Noa comes to eat at my restaurant, so the children who serve her at the restaurant have surprisingly normal contact with Noa. But Sherry has little contact with Noa. She and Noa may have picked out a bathing suit together once.
Given that, this may be a normal reaction.
Because it was a gift for the lord’s daughter, borrowing Sherry was easily granted.
Before we get into the new story, we will talk about Noa’s birthday.
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