Finally, we’re leaving for Mereera in the early morning tomorrow .
I greeted Gran-san and promised to take care of Misa . Well, Marina is there so she would be escorting her instead of me .
Thanks to Sherry’s hard work, the swimsuits for Misa and Marina were able to make it in time .
Then, when I went to the orphanage to check the situation, there’s already a person who’ll take care of the birds, and I saw him taking care of them with the children . I’m glad he came .
If he didn’t come by, I would worry .
Then, while I’m on my way to Bear-san’s rest shop to get the ingredients that Tirumina-san asked, I saw Anzu and the others who were about to buy souvenirs . Their store has been closed since yesterday . Tirumina-san is taking a break early because she’s checking the schedule when the tunnel management changes the flow of traffic .
When I arrive at Bear-san’s rest shop, Morin-san and Karin-san were preparing breakfast and lunch for tomorrow .
Misa is exploring the town of Crimonia together with Noa, Fina, and Shuri . They also visited my house . Their target is Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear . they want to play with Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear all day long . Those children are really energetic .
And so, we will leave tomorrow . I knew it, Lurina-san and Gil didn’t come back . The children might get lonely, but it can’t be helped . Even those two are working .
I’ve decided on the number of people going to Mereera, so I went outside of the town to remodel the Bear Bus . Then after leaving the town alone, I arrived at the place where I made the Bear Bus with Fina and Shuri from the last time .
It should be okay here because nobody will notice me here . With that in mind, I took the Bear Bus out from the Bear Box .
[What is this weird thing?] ???
A voice came from behind me . When I look back, there was an unexpected person standing there .
Shia is in front of me . Next to her is Lurina-san .
I can’t grasp the situation . Why are these two here together?
And why are you standing behind me in the first place?
[Etto, why is Shia in Crimonia? Also, why are you together with Lurina-san?] Yuna
For now, let’s try to sort out some questions .
[I’m here because I saw Yuna-san walking . ] Shia
[Then why are you in Crimonia?] Yuna
[I came from the royal capital . ] Shia
[Why did you come here all the way from the royal capital?] Yuna
[To go to the town of Mereera together with Yuna-san . ] Shia
Shia answered my questions plainly . But she shouldn’t hear anything about going to the town of Mereera from me .
[Did I make you a promise?] Yuna
[No, you didn’t . ] Shia
Yeah, I haven’t done that . I don’t have a memory of that .
The other day, after giving a report for delivering the water magic stone to Dezerto, I donna-donna by Eleanora-san . At that time, I remember talking to Noa about going to the sea . And, I remember the envious Shia, however, she never said anything about going with us .
[Aren’t you a student? What about school?] Yuna
[The school is closed . I’m on a long break . And I thought I wouldn’t make it in time if I use a carriage, so I came here on horseback . But it seems that it was good timing that I saw Yuna-san leaving the gate so I followed you . ] Shia
I’m sure it wasn’t just a coincidence .
[You didn’t say anything when you saw me . ] Yuna
[I wanted to surprise Yuna-san and Noa . And my mother didn’t allow me to go until the last minute of the school closing . ] Shia
[Speaking of which, is Eleanora-san with you?] Yuna
I confirmed my surroundings .
[She isn’t . My mother is at work . ] Shia
She’s not here? I’m a little relieved .
If Eleanora was here, it’ll turn into a big mess .
Well, I understand why Shia is here .
[If you told me earlier, I would’ve changed the date . ] Yuna
There’s no problem with just a few days’ change in the schedule . I don’t need to book an inn . I’m not even hiring carriages . The only ones who have problems with it are the ones who’ll take care of the birds .
[Then I can’t surprise Yuna-san and Noa . ] Shia
To surprise me, huh . You don’t have to do that .
[So then, Shia and Lurina, why are you together?] Yuna
[That’s because I happened to be in the royal capital and I was asked to protect Shia-chan . ] Lurina
Lurina-san answered my question .
According to Lurina-san, She and Gill went to the royal capital for work . So, after finishing their work, Lurina-san and Gil were looking for a job that goes along going to Crimonia, met Shia, who came to ask for the request .
So Lurina-san said she has been escorting Shia to Crimonia as requested .
But Lurina-san and Gil went to the royal capital . So that’s why they didn’t come back sooner .
[So, when I talked to Lurina-san, she was surprised because I knew that she was acquainted with Yuna-san . ] Shia
[There’s only a handful of adventurers in Crimonia who are friendly with Yuna-chan after all . ] Lurina
That, that’s not true, you know?
I’m sure there are many adventurers who also happens to be close friends .
There are adventurers like Jade-san and his party which is based on royal capital . Blitz’s party are adventurers who wander around without a fixed base . Marina and her party are adventurers based on the city of Sheleen . And the only Crimonian adventurers I get along with are Lurina-san and Gil .
Later, four new adventurers will be added .
After some reconsideration, I realized that I’m not really close to these adventurers, because I did not form a party with them or do a request together .
But I don’t feel lonely since I don’t need a party because I have my Bear Equipment, so I’m used to it .
I’m not pretending to be tough .
[While returning to Crimonia, I enjoyed listening to Yuna-san’s story in a variety of ways . ] Shia
What? That’s my personal information you’re talking about . But if Lurina-san knew what Cliff knows, then, Eleanora-san would naturally know .
[Yuna-san . You seem to have beaten up Lurina-san’s former friend . ] Shia
I see so that’s what the story is about .
Certainly, Lurina-san knew more about what happened in the adventurer’s guild and Deborane .
[I also enjoyed talking about the Adventurer’s Guild . ] Lurina
Maybe it’s about the infamous Bloody Bear? Somehow I feel like she’s talking about something I know nothing about .
I have to ask Lurina-san what she said later .
[So Yuna-san . Is this a vehicle? Are you perhaps going to use it to go to Mereera?] Shia
Shia has been circling around the Bear Bus for a while now, it seems she’s very interested .
[Yeah, that’s right . ] Yuna
[Isn’t it too big?] Shia
[I think so too . How many people can ride in it?] Lurina
Is that so? Though I think that there are horse carriages of this size, like a large carriage that carries luggage on top . But you’ll need many horses to pull that .
[I’ll take all the children in the orphanage along with the people who work in the shop . If it’s not big enough, they won’t be able to ride in it . ] Yuna
[But how will you move such a big thing?] Shia
Shia asked that question . After that, Shia goes around the Bear Bus once more, and Lurina looks at the Bear Bus’s face from the front .
[Maybe Swaying Bear-chan and Hugging Bear-chan are the ones going to pull it?] Shia
I knew you would say that .
Swaying Bear and Hugging Bear will cry when they hear that .
[No they won’t . ] Yuna
[So horses then? How many do you need?] Lurina
[In that case, it would be better to just bring a few more carriages . ] Shia
To Lurina-san’s words, Shia’s words are more like common sense . Well, if we’re using the same number of horses anyway, it is easier to just use multiple normal carriages instead .
But I don’t think anybody knew that it uses magic to move .
[It’s a golem-type carriage driven by my magic . ] Yuna
[Golem carriage? And it uses Yuna-chan’s magical power to move it?] Lurina
[It’s like moving an ordinary golem . ] Yuna
I made a normal earth bear golem and pour my magic power to make it move . The bear golem ran around the Bear Bus .
[Like that . Though it uses a lot of magical power . ] Yuna
[It’s usually difficult to make golems since it consumes a lot of magical power, but move such a big thing . ] Lurina
Lurina-san looks at me and the Bear Bus alternately with astonishment .
By the way, Marina’s party knows that I made a big bear golem before, but Lurina-san doesn’t .
[But as usual, Yuna-chan makes bears . ] Lurina
It can’t be helped . I can easily create stuff using the image of a bear, and if I make the same thing, I can reduce the magical power consumption . Furthermore, the strength is higher just like the Bear House . There is no reason not to make it a bear because the merit of making a bear is far too great . If I put up with it, the magical power consumption will be suppressed and the children will be safe .
[Yuna-chan, can I ride it a little?] Lurina
[You can get on it if you come along with us to Mereera, Lurina-san . ] Yuna
[Ara, I can come along?] Lurina
[I was going to invite Lurina-san and Gil to this trip, so I asked the adventurer’s guild to tell me when you came back to Crimonia . ] Yuna
[Is that so?] Lurina
[But you never came back . ] Yuna
[Sorry . ] Lurina
I’m not asking for an apology, though . I just want to say it .
[But isn’t it a trip for people involved with Yuna-chan?] Lurina
[Lurina-san and Gil know the children so there’s no problem . Besides, there are some people I haven’t even invited . ] Yuna
I glanced at Shia who’s looking around at the Bear Bus .
[And the kids will be happy with you two around . ] Yuna
[Fu fu, that’s right . Though I’m afraid Gill is more popular with boys, anyway . He’s quiet, but he carefully takes care of them . ] Lurina
Gill seems to be playing with the children with an expressionless face, but he doesn’t seem to dislike it .
I don’t even ask him for it, but he sometimes comes to the orphanage .
[So, you’re not together with Gill?] Yuna
[We were together . But then we said we’d follow Yuna-chan, Gil said <I’m going back> and went home to the city . ] Lurina
That’s Gill alright . But I might have noticed him if Gill who has a big body followed me .
[So Lurina-san, why don’t you and Gill come with us?] Yuna
[That’s true, I don’t mind escorting . ] Lurina
[I’m not paying the request fee, but I will give you a place to stay and a meal . ] Yuna
[A place to stay, is that the big Bear House?] Lurina
[Have you seen it?] Yuna
[Everyone knows that if you go to Mereera, you’ll see it . Yeah, it’s okay . I’ll go with you . I’ll tell Gill later . ] Lurina
I’m happy that Lurina-san is here, but I don’t have a swimsuit for her . Even if I ask to make it now, it will not be on time . Though when I told her that…
[Swimsuits in the sea? Swimsuits hmm . It’s okay . I have the swimsuit that I bought when I went to Yufalia last year . I’m sure my figure hasn’t changed . ] Lurina
Lurina-san touches her body lightly . She has an adult-like body . I don’t have to panic because I can reach the age of Lurina-san as well .
Also, I was interested in the swimwear, but a place came up with a name that I have not heard before .
[Yufalia? What’s that?] Yuna
[Yuna-chan, you didn’t know?] Lurina
Yes, I’m from a different world so I don’t know . You don’t have to be so surprised, you know .
[Yufalia is also known as the city of water . It a city with a big lake . ] Lurina
[It’s a very beautiful city . Wealthy people and aristocrats go there during hot seasons . ] Shia
To sum up their story, it seems that the city was built around the lake .
[I happened to go to work there last year . At that time I bought a swimsuit . ] Lurina
However, there is such a city . I want to go there once . But I won’t go because I’m reluctant to wear a swimsuit .