Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 557
Bear-san Eating Bear Bread With Noble Girls
With the sewing of life-sized Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear plushies completed, I asked Sherry to check them, and she gave her seal of approval. I was happy when she said, “They are very well made”.
A few days later, Misa and Gran-san, with Rufa-san, who looked after their personal needs, arrived in Crimonia.
Rufa-san was the woman who worked for the toad that kidnapped Misa.
The noble toad was brought down after the kidnapping of Misa incident, and his other misdeeds were also exposed. Rufa-san, who worked at the toad’s mansion, lost her place, but Gran-san took her in and was now taking care of their personal needs.
And, as usual, Marina and her friends were there to escort Misa and co. Marina and her party would be working at the Adventurers’ Guild in Crimonia until Gran-san decided to return.
Just in case, Gran-san said he would also pay for Marina’s party’s lodging so they don’t have to work. But he also said they were free for the time being, so they decided to earn some extra money.
The reason why I know about it was that Noa came to my house with Misa and informed me about it.
“Yuna-oneesama, did you finish the stuffed animals?” (Misa)
“We did.” (Yuna)
“Misa, hear me out. When they completed making the stuffed animals, Yuna-san immediately put them in her item bag and didn’t let me touch them.” (Noa)
“You’ve already touched it a little.” (Yuna)
“But it’s just a little. I wanted to enjoy it a little more.” (Noa)
“I’ll have you put up with it until your birthday party. If you enjoy it before that, you won’t feel the excitement on that day.” (Yuna)
Even if we didn’t make it together, the impression would fade.
“I can’t wait to see them. I want it promptly.” (Noa)
“I want to see them too.” (Misa)
“Be patient until your birthday party.” (Yuna)
I was actually going to show it to Noa for the first time on her birthday. But I felt I screwed up a little since we made it together.
Even so, I think it was a good memory we had together.
After that, at their request, they enjoyed Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear until noon, then we decided to go to “Bear-san’s Rest Shop” for lunch.
“Are you sure you don’t want to tell Cliff, Gran-san, and the others?” (Yuna)
Maybe lunch was already prepared at the mansion.
“It’s fine. I told them we would eat outside.” (Noa)
“I also got permission from my grandfather, so it’s okay.” (Misa)
Well then, we don’t have to worry about getting scolded after they go back.
We arrived at “Bear-san’s Rest Shop”.
At the entrance of the shop, we were greeted by the large bear statues, as the name of the shop suggests.
“I would love to have one in my house.” (Misa)
“I know how you feel, Misa. I tried to ask Yuna-san to make it for me, but Father said no and wouldn’t let me.” (Noa)
“I would also have preferred a bear instead of a golem in my house.” (Misa)
By golem, you mean the iron golem I gave Gran-san for his birthday.
Apparently, the Iron Golem was not popular with Misa.
Well, a 10-year-old girl would probably rather have a cute bear statue than an Iron Golem.
When we walked into the store, we saw children dressed as bears working.
“There are bears everywhere.” (Misa)
“Come to think of it, what did you do with the bear uniform I gave you?” (Yuna)
“Etto, sometimes I wear it when I sleep. Also, Noa-oneesama asked me to bring it.” (Misa)
“At night, we’re all going to dress up as bears and have a bear party. We’re planning to invite Fina and Shuri, so Yuna-san, please join us. Of course, you’re fine as is.” (Noa)
Even though I’m told to come dressed as is, I always sleep in my bear outfit.
I imagine. Everyone looks like a bear…
It’s not a pajama party but a bear party.
As I was thinking about this, the children noticed us coming into the store.
“I’m going to have a meal with Noa and Misa today.” (Yuna)
“With Noire-sama, Misana-sama? Welcome.”
The girl bowed her head.
“I always come here to eat delicious bread.” (Noa)
The girl looks happy at Noa’s words.
“Don’t worry about it. Can you tell everyone?” (Yuna)
When I asked, the girl replied “yes” and went to tell everyone. At the same time, Karin-san came.
“Welcome, Yuna-san, Noire-chan, and Misana-chan, right? We went together to the sea, didn’t we?” (Karin)
“Yes, you’ve taken care of me at that time.” (Misa)
Misa also seemed to remember Karin-san and greeted her.
“So, Yuna-san. What can we do for you today?” (Karin)
“I just came here for lunch.” (Yuna)
“At this hour, you can pick whatever you want.” (Karin)
“Do you have bear bread?” (Noa)
“We still have some. We have different ones, so please go ahead and eat.” (Karin)
Noa seemed to have come to the store many times, and Karin-san was used to dealing with Misa as well.
“Now then, let’s choose bread and eat.” (Yuna)
We moved to where the bread was lined up.
“Misa, the bear bread is here.” (Noa)
Noa moved with Misa to the place where the bear bread was lined up.
“Misa, which bear bread would you like?” (Noa)
“Which one?” (Misa)
“The contents are different. This is a bear bun with cheese used for pizza. This is a bear bun with fruit and cream. Then there is a fried bear bun and a bear bun with meat.” (Noa)
Noa explained to Misa about the different bear bread.
In fact, bear bread was so popular that the number of varieties continues to grow. At first, it was just regular bear bread. And then came bear bread with cheese, then fruit and cream, to make it easier for women to eat, and bear bread with kokkeko and wolf meat to satisfy the men’s bellies.
There were many other flavors of bear bread.
This was also when Karin-san asked me if I wanted to make other bread because bear bread was so popular. At first, I gave her an idea to make other animals, but she said, “This store is a bear. What do you think will happen if we make something other than bears?” She said with a serious face.
Apparently, she just wanted to make different bear shapes.
It’s difficult to change the shape. But it was possible to at least change the expression, so I told her. However, she didn’t seem to be satisfied with that, so I suggested changing the contents of the bear bread.
Typical examples were anpan and curry bread.
But those were eliminated from the list of candidates because of the ingredients and the difficulty of making them. So I came up with a few ideas for the contents to put in the bear bread.
Then, based on my idea, Karin-san made them up after examining the ingredients and adjusting the seasonings. And that’s why they make the bear bread with different expressions.
By changing the expression of the bears, there’s no need to make a mistake when making the bear bread, and no need for customers to wonder which flavor was inside when they take them home. Killing two birds with one stone.
“The contents are different. I want to eat all of them. But I can’t eat them all.” (Misa)
“You’ll be in Crimonia for a while. So you’ll have a chance to eat it.” (Noa)
“I see. Well then, today I’ll have cheese bear bun and bear bun with fruit and cream.” (Misa)
Noa and I also ordered bread, drinks, and fries.
“It’s cute. I thought about it before, but it’s a waste to eat it.” (Misa)
Misa was holding the bear bread and wondering where to start eating. But Noa, next to her, started eating it from the ear.
“Hey, Misa, you need to start eating too.” (Yuna)
Misa nibbles on an ear of bear bread with her tiny mouth. After one bite, she takes a second, and then a third.
“Oh, it’s delicious. I envy you, Noa-oneesama, for being able to come here anytime to eat.” (Misa)
“Even I can’t come all the time. I come only once in a while.” (Noa)
“Still, you can eat more than me.” (Misa)
Well, Noa lives in the same town as me, but Misa, who lives in a different city, cannot easily come to eat.
I mean, it is what it is. There’s nothing that can be done about it.
After lunch, we went to the orphanage because Misa wanted to see Fina and the others.
Basically, her work ends in the morning, and her afternoons were spent playing with the children at the orphanage, studying, doing housework, or doing dismantling work at my house. Since Tirumina-san and Gentz-san got married, Fina’s dismantling work has decreased.
However, I want to reduce the number of wolf materials in my bear box, so I provide free wolf food for the orphanage, the store, and Fina’s house. I haven’t told anyone that she sometimes dismantles scorpions.
“The children from the orphanage work here just like the shops.” (Misa)
When we went to the beach together, I explained it to her, but it was still a shock for Misa to see a child her age working, unlike herself.
“It’s something we need to do to stay alive. Noa, Misa, you are both upstanding figures, so I hope you would be willing to give some attention to the children who don’t have parents or who are struggling to make ends meet.” (Yuna)
With a minimum of food, clothing, and shelter, crime would decrease and there would be no more children starving to death. When I first saw the orphanage, it was in a terrible state. It was impossible to check all the work of his men, but that was definitely Cliff’s responsibility as the supervisor.
Well, Cliff, who felt responsible for it, personally paid for the construction of the new building. The furniture and other items were also bought with Cliff’s money.
“So study hard to become respectable adults.” (Yuna)
The two reply cheerfully.
Then we met up with Fina and Shuri, who were playing with the kids.
Misa made it to Crimonia.
She ate bear bread with everyone.
※ I wrote the story of Rufa in the new volume of book 9. Rufa went to work for Gran-san at that time, and she also came with him to the school festival in volume 11.
※ As always, thank you to everyone who always reports typos to me. I am not able to reply, so I will leave this here.
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