Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 568
Bear-san Teaches Magic Part 4
“Fufu, so many bears.” (Noa)
Noa was delighted to see the little bears lined up in the yard.
“But their expression is weird. Even though Yuna-san’s bear is cute.” (Noa)
Noa compared the bear she made with the ones I made.
“No, I don’t think so. The bears Noa made are cute too.” (Yuna)
“But, as expected, Yuna-san’s bear is cuter. Don’t you think so too, Fina?” (Noa)
Noa showed both bears to Fina.
“Etto, it’s true that Yuna-oneechan’s bears have a slightly cuter face.” (Fina)
Fina also compared the bears and gave her honest opinion. I don’t think she would have said such a thing before, but that’s how close she has become to Noa.
“Maybe it’s because I don’t have the image down to the finest detail?” (Noa)
In my case, I don’t have that image in my mind. Maybe, but the bear’s expression depends on the caster’s emotion. If I think of a cute bear, it’ll become a cute bear, and if I imagine an angry bear, it’ll become an angry bear.
That may be thanks to the bear equipment.
“But after a while, it will crumble, which I’m having difficulty with right now.” (Noa)
Unfortunately, the bears Noa created crumbled the next day.
“It’s still weak, and maybe it doesn’t have enough magical power.” (Yuna)
“U~u, I need to practice more!” (Noa)
Noa squeezed her hand and struck a pose of trying her best.
And Fina can now freely manipulate water as long as there’s a water source nearby.
The range was about 1 meter, but beyond that, she still couldn’t do it well, whether it was because of the magic or because it was difficult to visualize. Incidentally, Fina also practiced making bears with water, as if imitating Noa.
“As expected, I also have to dress up as a bear to master the bear, after all.” (Noa)
“Cliff will get angry, so stop it.” (Yuna)
If she did that, Cliff would be pissed. Eleanora-san might laugh, but I’m the only one who can endure the shame.
While we were having a leisurely conversation, Cliff came into the garden.
“How’s it going?” (Cliff)
“Father, look. I made a lot of bears.” (Noa)
Noa opened her arms to show Cliff the bear statues she made today. The ground was lined with palm-sized, bear-shaped clay figurines.
“As expected, it was all about bears……” (Cliff)
Cliff made an exasperated expression.
I understand that feeling, but we can’t help it because the person herself was motivated. Images were important for magic. You could say she learned magic because she likes bears.
Cliff crouched down and picked up one of the bears.
“But still, you’re doing well.” (Cliff)
“I practiced hard.” (Noa)
“Even so, it isn’t strong enough, is it?” (Cliff)
The bear crumbled as Cliff put pressure on his hand. Noa saw it and screamed.
“Father, what have you done!?” (Noa)
“No, I was just trying to confirm its hardness.” (Cliff)
“But it’s still a terrible thing to crush them!” (Noa)
Noa puffed out her cheeks.
She can’t help it because, between being broken naturally and being broken intentionally. The former can’t be helped, but the latter left a feeling that it wouldn’t break.
“Then, you have to make it so that it won’t break.” (Cliff)
“Someday, I will make a bear that will never break.” (Noa)
Noa clenched her fists and declared so.
One day this garden will be full of bears, but I want to say it wasn’t my fault.
“But still, you’ve learned magic faster than I thought you would.” (Cliff)
“Yuna-san’s teaching method was excellent.” (Noa)
Cliff already knew about the bear’s light magic.
He was astonished even then. But he was more amazed that the girls could create different colors of lights in the shape of a bear.
“I heard that talented people are not good at teaching others, but that doesn’t seem to be always the case.” (Cliff)
“There aren’t many mages as talented as you.” (Cliff)
It wasn’t my talent, but the bear equipment God gave me. Noa and Fina had the natural talent to learn magic so quickly.
“So what about the other magic types?” (Cliff)
Cliff asked Noa.
“We just changed things.” (Noa)
“Let me see it.” (Cliff)
“U~u, I understand. But please don’t laugh.” (Noa)
Noa showed Cliff some non-earth magic.
The fire was just enough to burn a little, and the water was just enough to flood her hands. The wind was just enough to make her hair sway a little.
It’s not even close to a footnote compared to the students’ magic meet. There’s also a reason why I have yet to teach them in earnest. Noa and Fina’s growth were just beginning.
But seeing Noa’s magic, Cliff smiled and praised her.
“That’s all I need to see. The rest you will have to learn on your own. Yuna can teach you the basics of how to gather magic power and how to create images. But beyond that, it depends on your magical power and preferences. Take your time. Learn the magic you like.” (Cliff)
Cliff said to Noa, then looked at me.
“Yuna, thank you for everything you’ve done. Noa is beginning to understand magic. But now, you can let her learn slowly.” (Cliff)
“Are you sure?” (Yuna)
“We can’t let magic lessons take up all her time. I told Noa that once she learned the basics, she should also study other things.” (Cliff)
Apparently, she neglected other things due to magic practice.
“U~u, I’m sorry. I wanted to learn more about magic from Yuna-san.” (Noa)
“Because she will neglect her other studies. We must moderate magic lessons.” (Cliff)
Magic is one of many things she has to study.
“Okay, I understand.” (Yuna)
Besides, I don’t want to teach others magic too much.
The rest were all dangerous magics. Whether fire or wind magic, if it became strong enough, it would burn its opponent or shred them to pieces. I don’t think it’s right for me to teach that.
Of course, all magic depends on how the caster uses it, but it would still be dangerous.
If she needs it after this, she can learn it by herself.
That may be after she went to the academy or sooner.
But I am sure Cliff and Eleanora-san will make that decision.
Although, if she asked me to teach her again, I would do so.
“Thank you for today, Yuna-san.” (Noa)
“You’re welcome.” (Yuna)
“Fina, it was fun practicing magic together. Let’s practice together again. At that time, I will also be able to use water magic even better.” (Noa)
“Yes, I had a great time practicing with you, Noa-sama. I will also practice making bears using earth magic.” (Fina)
“Let’s make a lot of bears together!” (Noa)
They held each other’s hands and made a promise.
It’s a heartwarming scene.
I could enjoy a leisurely life without fighting monsters for the first time in a long time. I had been caught up in a lot of trouble recently. It was fun to relax with Fina and Noa once in a while.
When I dropped Fina off at her home that evening, Tirumina-san invited me to dinner. She said it was to thank me for teaching Fina magic.
Occasionally, I am treated to a feast on their table, and I accept the generosity with open arms.
“Yuna-chan, thank you for teaching Fina magic.” (Tirumina)
“This is nothing compared to what Fina gave me.” (Yuna)
Fina has done a lot for me since I came to this world. This much is nothing.
“Yuna-oneesan, you’re the one who’s always helping me out.” (Fina)
“That’s not true, Fina. You’ve helped me in so many ways.” (Yuna)
If it weren’t for Fina, I don’t know if I would have enjoyed living in this world. It’s possible that I would have been a shut-in. It’s because I met Fina that I am here now.
“So how much magic has Fina learned?” (Gentz)
“Aren’t you going to ask Fina to show you her magic instead?” (Yuna)
“Because Yuna-oneesan told me not to use magic after practicing the whole day.” (Fina)
Oh, right, I did say that. I heard that Fina kept her word. She is a good girl.
“Fina, why don’t you show them then?” (Yuna)
“Is that okay?” (Fina)
“As long as you don’t feel tired, you should be fine. If you use too much magic power though, you will faint from fatigue, so be careful.” (Yuna)
“Is that so?” (Fina)
“Based on my experience, no doubt about it.” (Yuna)
I felt exhausted when I defeated the Kraken, even though I only used magic power.
I would have collapsed there if Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear had not carried me.
“So be careful not to use too much magic.” (Yuna)
“Or maybe you should find out your limits for once?” (Yuna)
“Yuna-chan, don’t let my daughter do anything unreasonable.” (Tirumina)
“I’m just kidding.” (Yuna)
I was half serious when I said it’s good to know your limits. But Fina, who was just learning magic, might not want to push it.
After the meal, someone darkened the room. It’ll be easier to see the light magic. Fina gathered magic power and casted light magic.
“It’s Bear-san!” (Shuri)
A light in the shape of a bear floated on Fina’s palm.
“I don’t think you have to make it into a bear.” (Yuna)
“Together with Noa-sama, I was practicing making bears, and it was easy to imagine.” (FIna)
Ah, it’s the same way I can easily imagine bears. If she only imagined bears all the time, she could make bears without much trouble.
“But, you’ve already become able to use such splendid light magic.” (Tirumina)
“Oneechan, you’re awesome.” (Shuri)
“That’s amazing. But I’m not going to allow you to become an adventurer.” (Gentz)
Gentz-san said to Fina like a real father.
Although, I agree with that.
“I’m not going to be an adventurer, so don’t worry. If I became an adventurer, I think Mom would be sad.” (Fina)
Fina’s birth father was an adventurer who died. So she knew that if she became an adventurer, Tirumina-san would be worried.
“Fina, you’re so sweet.” (Yuna)
I pat Fina’s head, who’s standing next to me.
Then Fina surprised everyone by creating multicolored bear lights.
This marks the end of the magic lesson for now.
Sometime in the future, I’d like to write about the magical appearances of the two as they’ve grown.
[Notice] Episode 31 of “Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” has been published on Comic PASH!.
It’s a story about an orphanage. Please check it.
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