Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 574
Bear-san, Gives Fina’s Present, Royal Capital Edition Part 3
I had a few words for Rikka-san and Ghazal-san, so we decided to have some tea.
“So, Rikka-san, are you used to the royal capital yet?” (Yuna)
“It’s tough because there are so many people. But there are a lot of goods, and it’s fun to have all kinds of things to do.” (Rikka)
The capital is vast, and many things are gathered here. I’ve been to the capital several times, but there are many things about the capital city that I still don’t know even today.
“Are you and Ghazal-san getting along?” (Yuna)
“Yes, of course. I’m grateful to you, Yuna-chan, for pushing me and bringing me here.” (Rikku)
That’s good, then. It would have been a shame if I had brought her here and they didn’t get along. It’s been a few years since they last met, so their feelings might have crossed paths. But I could tell from the slightly embarrassed look on Rikka-san’s face that this was not the case.
“However, it’s a mystery how you brought me here.” (Rikka)
“Don’t tell anyone about it.” (Yuna)
When I brought Rikka-san to the bear house, I had her blindfolded. So she doesn’t know about the existence of the bear gate.
“That’s what I promised, right? So, did you come to Ghazal to ask him to look for a job?” (Rikka)
“I came today to see how you’re getting along with Ghazal-san, Rikka-san.” (Yuna)
“Fufu, thank you.” (Rikka)
“Also, I’m planning to go to Ludník city, so if you’re writing a letter or something, I’ll deliver it to Rojina-san.” (Yuna)
Rojina-san is the father of Rikka-san, currently residing in Ludník city, and the mentor of Ghazal-san.
“Yuna-san, you’re going to Ludník city?” (Rikka)
“Yes, it’s one of Fina’s birthday presents, and I’m taking her to all sorts of places.” (Yuna)
“That’ll be the best present you could ever have. I only know my city, so I was really amazed when I arrived at the capital. There are so many people and so many things to see, and I think it’s a good experience to experience another city. You can’t know everything in one visit, though.” (Rikka)
There are still many things I don’t know about the royal capital.
Even if you go to Tokyo, there’s no way you’ll know everything about it in just one visit.
Especially if it’s a big city like the royal capital.
“Oh wait, it’s Fina’s birthday? Then I need to get her a present. Do you want something from the store?” (Rikka)
The store is full of weapons.
“Ricca, what are you talking about?” (Ghazal)
It was Ghazal-san who spoke to Rikka-san. Rikka-san was talking to us and didn’t notice that the metal banging had stopped.
“Ghazal-san, it’s been a while.” (Yuna)
“Ah, Missy, you’re still dressed as usual.” (Ghazal)
He said while looking at my bear outfit.
Well, these are my personal clothes.
“Ghazal, Yuna is going to Ludník city, and said she’ll deliver our letter to my father.” (Rikka)
“I’m fine. Rikka, you should write one.” (Ghazal)
“Ah, geez. Well, okay. I’m going to go write one. Yuna-chan and the girls might get bored, so please wait and talk with Ghazal.” (Rikka)
With that, Rikka-san went to the back room.
Then Ghazal-san looked at me and then at Fina.
“As I recall, I made a mithril knife for dismantling for the little missy over there.” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san looked at Fina and seemed to remember.
“Did Gordo also make you a knife?” (Ghazal)
At the time, she was just saying hello.
“Yes, he made one for me.” (Fina)
“He made me one too!~” (Shuri)
Ghazal looked surprised at Shuri’s words.
“She wanted to do dismantling work with her sister, so he made her one too.” (Yuna)
“I was surprised that you gave that little missy a mithril knife, but I didn’t expect you to give one to that little girl too.” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san looks dumbfounded and unable to say anything.
“Do you have the mithril knife that Gordo made? If so, may I see it?” (Ghazal)
“Yes, I have it.” (Fina)
Fina took out the mithril knife from her item bag and handed it over to Ghazal-san.
By the way, it’s dangerous for Shuri to carry around her Mithril Knife, so it was usually kept in the bear house warehouse.
Ghazal-san looked at the mithril knife with serious eyes. He looked at it from various angles and in the light coming in through the window.
“That’s good work for a guy like him.” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san returned the knife to Fina.
“How about your mithril knife?” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san asked me this time.
“There’s nothing wrong with it.” (Yuna)
“Show me then.” (Ghazal)
I took my two mithril knives out from the bear box and handed them to Ghazal-san.
“Have you used it since then?” (Ghazal)
“Just a little bit.” (Yuna)
I used it a little bit in Ludnik city and in the Land of Harmony.
“There’s no problem with handling it. It’s beautiful.” (Ghazal)
“The knives made by Ghazal-san are very well made.” (Yuna)
“Even a good one can chip or break if not handled properly.” (Ghazal)
It was said that even a great sword will break if swung and cut at a wrong angle.
“I’m going to go do a little maintenance. I know it’s boring, but you girls can watch me in the workshop.” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san went to the back room with the two mithril knives.
“Then let’s take a look inside the workshop. But don’t touch anything. It’s dangerous.” (Yuna)
“Un, it’s fine, I know. Nert-neechan let me have a look at it, but she tells me not to touch anything because it’s dangerous.” (Shuri)
Well, a smithy has a lot of intriguing stuff but also a lot of dangerous stuff.
“Oh, what’s that?” (Fina)
Fina starts walking around the store, looking for something. But Fina’s legs suddenly stopped.
“What’s this?” (Fina)
“Oneechan, what happened?” (Shuri)
Shuri goes to Fina.
“It’s pretty.” (Fina)
“Yeah, it’s beautiful.” (Shuri)
They’re looking at something. I was curious, so I asked them.
“What are you two looking at?” (Yuna)
“It looks pretty.” (Shuri)
Accessories? In this store?
I went closer to Fina and Shuri and peeked out from behind them.
There were lines of beautifully crafted accessories that did not fit in this store.
“I wonder if Ghazal-san made it?” (Yuna)
“I was the one who made those.” (Rikka)
It was Rikka-san who answered.
She’s holding a letter in her hand.
“Yuna-chan, I’ve written it, so I’ll be counting on you, okay?” (Rikka)
I received the letter and put it away in my bear box to avoid losing it.
“So, you’re the one who made these, Rikka-san?” (Yuna)
“I’m still the daughter of the famous blacksmith, Rojina, after all.” (Rikka)
Rikka-san puffed out her small chest.
“Well, even if I say that it’s just a little hobby of mine. But people often come to the store to buy them.” (Rikka)
“The price was, ugh, expensive.” (Fina)
Fina muttered after seeing the price.
“It’s very detailed, so it takes quite a bit of time to make.” (Rikka)
Certainly, each one is very detailed.
The longer it takes to make, the higher the price.
Fina alternates between the accessories and the written price.
It’s rare for Fina to be interested in accessories.
“Fina, do you want it? Shall I buy it for you?” (Yuna)
It may be expensive for Fina, but it’s just pocket change for me.
However, Fina shook her head at my words.
“No, I wanted to give it to Mom and Dad as a souvenir. These matching ones.” (Fina)
A pair of beautifully crafted accessories.
Buying them is definitely expensive.
“Oneechan, I’ll buy it too.” (Shuri)
Shuri takes out her small wallet.
“Thanks, but I don’t think we can afford it, even if we combine our money.” (Fina)
At this point, if I pay for it and give it to them, Fina and Shuri will give it to Tirumina-san and Gentz-san. They will not know whether it came from Fina or me.
As I was about to say something about Fina and Shuri’s savings, Rikka-san opened her mouth.
“Was it that expensive?” (Rikka)
Rikka-san looks at the price tag attached to the accessory.
“Oops, this is wrong. Sorry.” (Rikka)
Rikka-san took a pen out of her pocket and erased a single-digit number.
“I failed as a merchant. Sorry about that. But with this, Fina-chan and Shuri-chan’s money can afford it, right?” (Rikka)
Absolutely not. There’s no way this crafted accessory is 1/10th of the original price.
Even Fina knows that too.
“But that amount is…” (Fina)
“Please allow me to thank you.” (Rikka)
“Thank me?” (Fina)
“I am here because Fina-chan showed my father the knife Gordo made, and Yuna-chan showed him the knife Ghazal made, and because of that, my father started making swords again. So I am grateful to you, Yuna-chan, and Fina-chan.” (Rikka)
Ricca-san looked straight at Fina.
The truth is, maybe she didn’t want Fina’s money. But then, Fina wouldn’t take it, so that’s why she had to act like that… even though it was bad acting.
“Fina, if you don’t accept Rikka-san’s feelings, I’d feel sorry for her.” (Yuna)
“Yuna-oneesan……Understood. Thank you, Rikka-san. I will buy it.” (Fina)
“I’m the one who should be thanking you. Thank you for the purchase.” (Rikka)
Rikka-san said it in a shopkeeper-like manner and smiled.
Both Fina and Shuri paid for the two accessories.
They are perfect sisters.
After successfully purchasing the accessories, Ghazal-san returned.
“I polished it up a bit.” (Ghazal)
Ghazal-san returned the two mithril knives.
I received them and put them away in my bear box.
“Come to think of it, Fina, what were you looking for earlier?” (Yuna)
She was looking for something before she found accessories.
“I think they’re being sold at general stores, but they also have knives here, so I thought there might be paper knives.” (Fina)
“A paper knife? You use one of those?” (Yuna)
“Etto, at the birthday party, Misa-sama wrote me a letter and asked me to reply, so I thought I might need one.” (Fina)
“Are you sure? Wait, they sell those at the general stores?” (Yuna)
After all, I’ve never written a letter, so I don’t know where to buy paper knives. I’ve never used a paper knife to open a letter, either.
This is where the difference in personality comes into play.
I’m not borrowing Fina’s words, but this store sells knives, so it’s not surprising that they have them.
“So I just thought I’d look for some.” (Fina)
But then she found the accessories made by Rikka-san.
“Since it’s a knife, it might be sold at Gordo-san’s place.” (Yuna)
“I’ll ask the general store or Uncle Gordo when I get back to Crimonia.” (Fina)
Ghazal-san’s eyebrows twitched at my conversation with Fina.
“If I remember correctly, you said your name is Fina, right? Wait right there.” (Ghazal)
After saying that, Ghazal-san left and went to the back. Rikka-san was laughing as if she knew the reason for his sudden action.
I tried to ask Rikka-san about it, but Ghazal-san immediately returned and presented a small box to Fina. Even though Fina made a troubled face, she accepted it.
“Open it.” (Ghazal)
When Fina opened it, a small, shining silver knife was inside.
“A paper knife?” (Fina)
“It’s for you, Missy.” (Ghazal)
“It’s not for sale. I made it a long time ago, so don’t worry about it.” (Ghazal)
Fina, with a troubled look, turned to me.
The part of the grip has a beautiful pattern carved into it, indicating that it’s intricate. It looks expensive.
“Fufu, don’t worry about it, just take it. Ghazal is only burning with a rivalry against Gordo.” (Rikka)
Rikka-san laughingly told us.
“Actually, Gordo came here once after that.” (Rikka)
“Is that so?” (Yuna)
“Come to think of it, there was a time when I went to his shop a while ago, and it was closed.” (Fina)
Fina told us.
“So they were having fun talking about what they’d built. They competed about which one was better than the other. So when he heard you were going to Gordo’s store to buy it, you lit a flame to his sense of rivalry. Honestly, they’re still kids on the inside.” (Rikka)
When I look at Ghazal-san, his cheeks are flushed, and he turns away.
Apparently, it’s a bull’s-eye.
“So, Fina-chan, can you take it?” (Rikka)
“Fina, I think you should just accept it.” (Yuna)
“…Okay then. Thank you, Ghazal-san. I will use it carefully.” (Fina)
I’ve also received their letter, so we decided to leave the store.
“Yuna-chan, please come again.” (Rikka)
“I’ll do maintenance on your knives, so come back anytime.” (Ghazal)
“Yeah, I’ll be bothering you at that time.” (Yuna)
Thank you, Ghazal-san, Rikka-san.” (Fina)
“Don’t worry about it. I made it a long time ago, and I don’t need it. So I’ll be happy if you use it.” (Ghazal)
“I would be happy if you use it too.” (Rikka)
Indeed, it’s normal to want people to use what you’ve made like a sword that was being used rather than just on display.
The same goes for the bear plushies I made. Rather than being put on display on a shelf, I would like them to be used by children.
We gave our thanks and left Ghazal-san’s shop.
My apologies. I was checking various past stories and writing, hence the delay.
It’s hard to write about someone who hasn’t appeared in a while because of this. (lol)
※ Thanks to everyone who has reported typos. I apologize for not being able to reply.
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