Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear - Chapter 589
Bear-san, Gives Fina’s Present, Land Of Harmony Edition 5
The next day, we went to the castle, where a man awaited us.
“Sakura, I’ve been waiting for you.” (Suou)
The lord of this castle, King Suou.
“Why are you here, Uncle?” (Sakura)
“When I heard Yuna was coming, I had to say hello, didn’t I?” (Suou)
No, you don’t have to.
See, King Suou, while you’re talking to us, people around us look at us with readable expressions like, “Who are those girls?” But judging from their reactions, they don’t seem to know about the Orochi incident or anything about me. I don’t want to cause a commotion, so it kind of helps.
Then King Suou changes his gaze from Sakura to us.
“One of them I don’t recognize, but they are the girls from that time, aren’t they? So Yuna is not here?” (Suou)
I’m right in front of you.
This exchange has occurred many times, but is it really nearly impossible to recognize me unless I’m dressed as a bear?
Well, I guess that’s why my face is plain and doesn’t leave an impression.
Or perhaps it’s more likely that the image of the bear’s outfit is too strong to forget.
“What are you talking about? Yuna-sama is here.” (Sakura)
Sakura then turns her gaze to me.
“…Is this what’s inside that bear?” (Suou)
Do you have a problem with that?
“You look good in that outfit, too.” (Suou)
There’s no need to refute nor retort every single one of his jabs, so I’ll just accept the flattery with an open mind.
“I can’t go with you, but I’ve instructed the people in the castle not to interfere with you. So you are free to look around the castle. But you must stay with Sakura. I also have lunch prepared for you, so please eat to your heart’s content.” (Suou)
After saying that, King Suou leaves.
“Well then, shall we go?” (Sakura)
“Alright, let’s go!”
“Shuri, don’t leave us.”
I said to Shuri, who was about to start running.
“I won’t leave~. Why do you always tell me?” (Shuri)
“Because it looks like you’re about to go on your own, you know?” (Yuna)
Shuri puffs up her cheeks at my words.
Well, as a matter of fact, Shuri is a child who does what she says. But she also has the tendency to act alone when she finds something interesting right in front of her. On the other hand, it also means that if you’re not alert to her disposition, you will never know what she might do the next moment.
“Shuri, go with your sister.” (Yuna)
When Fina held out her hand, Shuri grabbed it.
And some people were looking at them enviously.
“I also want a sister like Shuri-chan.” (Ruimin)
“I know how you feel.” (Sakura)
Ruimin and Sakura muttered such impressions when they saw Fina and Shuri getting along well.
“For me, Sakura-sama is like my little sister.” (Shinobu)
“I wonder if Fina and Shuri are like sisters to me, too.” (Yuna)
Shinobu and I look at the sisters with warm eyes.
Then we walked through the castle.
Thanks to Sakura and Shinobu, the people who passed by did not stop, just like King Suou said.
Unlike the royal capital’s castle, it’s a Japanese-style castle with a lot of wood.
After all, as a Japanese person, this castle is more familiar to me. Fina and the girls were somewhat surprised to find that the castle in the Land of Harmony completely differed from the castle in the royal capital.
“U wa~a, it’s beautiful.”
Fina and Shuri stopped walking and looked at what seemed like a Japanese garden with ponds and splendid stones lined up.
“A large puddle?” (Shuri)
“It’s a small pond. They keep fishes there.” (Yuna)
“Do you eat them?” (Shuri)
“No, they don’t eat them. It’s ornamental.” (Yuna)
I explained to Shuri.
“Yuna-sama is very knowledgeable.” (Sakura)
“My country had something similar.” (Yuna)
But there was no threat of deer.
After that, as we were walking around the castle, I met Juubei-san, and he was surprised at my appearance. He then offered me a practice match, which I politely declined.
Because I am not equipped with my bear gear, I would be in big trouble if I received a blow from Juubei-san. Knowing Juubei-san’s ability, I don’t want to fight him unnecessarily.
So instead, Shinobu fought Juubei-san and showed a sparring match without weapons.
Juubei-san’s movements were sophisticated and astonishing, but Shinobu was just as amazing.
Shuri and the girls cheered for Shinobu, but she was just no match against Juubei-san.
After that, Shinobu showed off her kunai throwing skills and challenged me to a match. With the bear puppet, it’s a given that I would win, but without it, I had no chance at all, so I declined. However, Shinobu said, “You must be scared to lose”, “Well, Yuna can’t beat me when it comes to kunai throwing”, and “Nobody wants to be embarrassed, so it can’t be helped”, I got a little annoyed, so I went all out with the bear puppet cheat and beat Shinobu.
Shinobu was shocked, but it was not my fault. I refused, after all.
Well, it wasn’t very mature of me either.
After that, we walked around looking at various places and finally looked over the castle town from the top of the castle.
“U wa~a, it’s wonderful!” (Shuri)
“The scenery seen from the royal capital castle was pretty, but the scenery seen from this castle is also beautiful.” (Ruimin)
“Yes. Different cities have different buildings.” (Fina)
As Fina said, it’s a completely different view.
Not only Fina, but also Shuri and Ruimin have their eyes wide open to the scenery.
“If I hadn’t met Yuna-san, I wouldn’t have been able to see such a view. I’m glad I collapsed in front of Yuna-san’s house.” (Ruimin)
No, a girl shouldn’t be collapsing outside of someone’s house.
It’s dangerous, and there’s even the possibility of her being kidnapped. Besides, Ruimin is a pretty elf girl. She has to protect herself.
“Fufu, that’s right. If it weren’t for Yuna-sama, Orochi might have destroyed this scenery. There would have been no people and no buildings.” (Sakura)
While looking at the scenery, Sakura turned her gaze to me.
“Thank you very much, Yuna-sama.” (Sakura)
“I’ve heard you say “thank you” a million times. So I don’t want to hear it anymore. If you want to thank me, live properly and enjoy life.” (Yuna)
Your life is your own. And you only live once, so you should enjoy it.
Sakura replied with a smile.
We enjoyed the view from the top of the castle, and then ate a sumptuous meal prepared by King Suou for lunch.
“I’m already full.”
“I can’t eat anymore.”
“I mean, isn’t it too much?”
“Uncle also wanted to thank you, Yuna-sama.”
That said, the girls were overwhelmed by the sheer volume and extravagance of the food. But in the end, they ate their fill.
After enjoying the Land of Harmony, we decided to return the next day.
“Is it really okay?” (Sakura)
I’m sending Ruimin back to the elf village and picking up Kagali-san. While I’m at it, I also decided to take Sakura and Shinobu to the elf village with us.
“You did the contract magic, and I know that Sakura isn’t the kind of girl who would go around telling anyone. You wouldn’t, right?” (Yuna)
“Yes, of course.” (Sakura)
“Though Shinobu is the suspicious one.” (Yuna)
“I won’t tell anyone. I’ll take it to the grave.” (Shinobu)
Well, if you did, you’ll die laughing and literally go to the grave.
And so, we’re at the mansion that Kagali-san was using.
“Fufu, I’m looking forward to it.” (Sakura)
“It’s a little embarrassing to be able to see my village after seeing Sakura-chan’s country. Unlike Sakura-chan’s town, my village has nothing.” (Ruimin)
“I want to see the village where Ruimin-san lives, not because there’s something there. Besides, it’s the place where Kagali-sama might live someday, so I want to see it with my own eyes.” (Sakura)
When she said that much, Ruimin couldn’t say no.
“Now then, I’ll open it.” (Yuna)
I opened the door, which was connected to the bear transfer gate in the forest of the elf village and led them through the bear transfer gate.
Sakura was looking around restlessly.
“Still, it’s strange that the door in the room leads to the forest.” (Sakura)
“Yes, I was surprised when I saw the door for the first time, too.” (Ruimin)
“Me too~” (Shuri)
“Yes, me too. When Yuna-oneesan first told me about this door, I couldn’t believe it.” (Fina)
It’s no wonder, because when I told Fina, I didn’t know much about the bear gate either.
I thought there might be a magic circle and magic tools.
At that time, I thought it was still a game-like world, but I learned that although there are some similarities, the fundamentals are different.
We head for the elven village, taking in the scenery around us.
“So this is the village where Ruimin-san lives.” (Sakura)
“There’s nothing, right?” (Ruimin)
“I think it’s a very nice, calm village.” (Sakura)
As she says it’s quiet and there’s nothing to do.
But some people like this kind of calm atmosphere.
“So, what should we do? Go get Kagali-san?” (Yuna)
“Before that, I would like to say hello to Ruimin-san’s parents.” (Sakura)
“You’re going to meet my parents?” (Ruimin)
“Are we a bother?” (Sakura)
“It’s not like that. It’s kind of embarrassing.” (Ruimin)
And so we went to Ruimin’s house and said hello to Ruimin’s parents Arthur and Thalia.
“Then you came from the same place as that Kagali-chan?” (Thalia)
“Is Kagali-sama causing you any trouble?” (Sakura)
“I don’t know because he’s at father-in-law’s place. She was a great drinker.” (Thalia)
According to the story, when she tried to scold Mumroot-san for giving alcohol to a child, she was told of Kagali-san’s age.
“Uu, that’s embarrassing. Kagali-sama, what are you doing?” (Sakura)
Then, after we finished greetings, we went to Mumroot-san’s house to pick up Kagali-san.
And without asking permission from the people who live there, as usual, we entered the house with Ruimin in the lead. Sakura and Shinobu hesitated at first, but when Ruimin said, “It’s okay”, they entered the house together.
“Ara, Ruimin, you’re back.” (Bana)
Mumroot-san’s wife notices us.
“I’m home, Grandma. I think there’s a little girl here named Kagali-san?” (Ruimin)
“Yeah, there is, but now she’s out with Mumroot.” (Bana)
It looks like we missed each other.
“Do you know where they went?” (Ruimin)
“They said you were going out of the village.” (Bana)
“Thank you, Grandma.” (Ruimin)
“Thank you.” (Sakura)
We said goodbye and left the house.
“But where are they outside?” (Sakura)
“Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear might find them.” (Yuna)
I summoned Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear to search for them.
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear proceed through the forest as if to leave it to them. Then, they cried softly, “Kuu~n”.
“Looks like they’re over there.” (Yuna)
“There’s a lake just up ahead.” (Ruimin)
Just as Ruimin said a lake was there, the two happily talked.
Sakura anxiously calls Kagali-san’s name, so she turns around.
“Oh, you’re here?” (Kagali)
“We’re here to pick you up” (Sakura)
“Is that so? Well then, I guess it’s time to go home.” (Kagali)
“What were you talking about with Mumroot-sama?” (Sakura)
“How good is the sake, how quiet this place is, the people that were missed, and the people that I met. I was just telling him how nice this village is.” (Kagali)
“…By any chance, do you want to live in this village? In that case, even if you stay here…” (Sakura)
Sakura spoke while trying hard to endure.
Kagali-san slowly approached Sakura and hugged her.
“I’ve said it many times. I’ll watch over you until you grow up. I’ll leave when you find a husband who will stay by your side instead of me.” (Kagali)
“So, if I don’t get married, will you remain in the Land of Harmony?” (Sakura)
“That’s not a bad idea, but I don’t think a man would ignore a girl as pretty as you.” (Kagali)
“… Kagali-sama” (Sakura)
“Well, it will be at least for another 10 years. What may seem like a short time to me is a long time to you. Besides, if I see your children, I may not want to leave them.” (Kagali)
“So don’t make such a sad face.” (Kagali)
It’s supposed to be a heartwarming scene, but since the one doing the comforting is a little girl, it’s uncomfortable to watch.
This may be what they call a Gap Moe.
“I’m still a child, aren’t I? If Kagali-sama wanted to stay here, I thought I would be fine with it. But when I saw you in front of me, the thought of you leaving made me sad.” (Sakura)
“You are more mature than other children, but you are still a child. I’m taking the role of your mother, so you can rely on me instead.” (Kagali)
And for a short time, I guided Sakura and Shinobu through the elf village. Ruimin was embarrassed by the fact that there was nothing there, but the two of them, who had never seen anything like this before, seemed to be enjoying themselves.
“Well, thank you for your help.” (Kagali)
“Thank you very much, Yuna-sama. I was happy to see Ruimin-san’s village.” (Sakura)
“I had a valuable experience.” (Shinobu)
We said goodbye to Sakura, Kagali-san, and Shinobu in front of the bear gate.
“Fina-chan, Shuri-chan too, until we meet again.” (Sakura)
The three went through the bear gate that led to the Land of Harmony.
Then the bear gate closed as we were watching Sakura bowing.
“Then shall we go home too?” (Yuna)
“Well then, Ruimin, see you later.” (Yuna)
“Yes. Next time, I’d like to go to your town, Yuna-san.” (Ruimin)
“Yep, next time.” (Yuna)
“I’ll look forward to it.” (Ruimin)
I opened the bear gate connected to my bear house in Crimonia. After Fina and Shuri entered, I closed the door, and then collected the bear gate.
“Now then, I’ll be going too.” (Yuna)
“Yes. Please come again.” (Ruimin)
I used the bear gate in the bear house at the sacred tree to return to Crimonia. When I moved from the room with the bear gate to the living room, Fina was sitting on the sofa and Shuri was sleeping, leaning against Fina.
“She was tired. She fell asleep when we sat down. I’ll wake her up now.” (Fina)
“It’s okay. I’ll just carry her on my back to your home.” (Yuna)
I put Shuri on my back and headed to Fina’s house.
“Did you have fun?” (Yuna)
“Yes. I enjoyed it very much.” (Fina)
“That’s good to hear.” (Yuna)
“But it’s surreal. I get to know people from places I don’t even know where that place actually is, talk to them, and even make friends. I even promised to meet them again sometime in the future.” (Fina)
Fina talked happily.
“Until I met Yuna-oneechan, I never thought I would be able to experience something like this. At that time, I was worried about when Mom would die, so all I could think about was myself and Shuri.” (Fina)
Fina smiles when she sees Shuri sleeping comfortably on my back.
“Yuna-oneesan. Thank you. I’m glad I met Yuna-oneesan.” (Fina)
“I’m glad I got to meet you too, Fina.” (Yuna)
“I think this birthday will be an unforgettable one, learning magic and going to various places.” (Fina)
“I’m happy, but if you say that, it would just make me want to make your next birthday even more unforgettable.” (Yuna)
“Yuna-oneechan, if you give any more than this, I won’t be able to return it.” (Fina)
“I’m also getting a lot from you, Fina.” (Yuna)
In my former world, I was often alone. But when I came to this world, I met Fina, and through her, I was able to meet many people. I am grateful to Fina for that.
As we are talking about this, we see Fina’s house.
And then, I returned the two daughters that I had been entrusted with, to Tirumina-san.
After dropping off Fina and Shuri home, Tirumina-san invited me to dinner, and I was treated to a feast.
I often ate alone in the past, but now I often eat with various people for company.
Now then, what should we do tomorrow?
This is the end of the birthday arc, and it’s partially completed.
I wanted to complete a part of it, so I feel like I’m supplementing various things, and I’m sorry that the birthday edition was long.
Even though it’s partially completed, Yuna’s adventure will continue… (Until the author gets tired of it.)
I don’t think the second part will be much different……
I am grateful to the many people who have read this far. You have allowed me to continue writing up to this point.
I was also encouraged by the feedback, bookmarks, and ratings.
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I can’t thank you enough.
And on the next topic, I would like to take a break for a while (a month maybe?).
Bookwork on volume 15 and tax returns (tax reports).
This is because I have a lot of other work to do and I don’t think I will be able to write calmly because of the overlapping workload.
I will resume as soon as possible after the bookwork is finished.
Currently, I am looking for 15 SS short stories and 3 SS comics for the activity report.
I hope that my (author’s brain) will be stimulated.
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