Kuma – Chapter 2

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Bear-san Meets a Girl


I opened my eyes.
It was not My home. (When you enter the game you are transferred to your home)
I was inside an unknown forest.
The equipment was the bear.
Both hands, both feet, the dress.
It’s the Bear set I got from the campaign.
It’s suddenly equipped, what’s this punishment game.
But, it’s unexpectedly comfortable to wear..
When I look at my hand, I see a bear puppet glove.
I try to move its mouth.
It’s unexpectedly cute.

I look around, but nobody is here.
For the time being, I’m relieved that no one is here to see me in this embarrassing appearance.

「Let’s change my clothes first」

It’s not possible to change equipment while not being in My home.
I try to take out items out of item box, but the item box doesn’t open.
A bug?
It’s troublesome, but let’s try relogging.

「Why?..」

Logout screen does not appear.
I was trying to contact the few friends in my little Friend list, but the screen does not appear.
For now, in order to figure out my location, let’s open the Map screen.

「Huh?」

The Map screen doesn’t appear.

「Hey, what is going on?」

I try the status screen.
This appeared.

Name: Yuna
Level: 1
Skills: Different world language, Different world character

「What’s this~~~」

Update errors?

「Oi, administrators what is happening. The character I raised for one year is now level 1, I want a compensation」

Nope, I return my original character, I don’t need money.
I hear ‘Chiror?n’ sound
It’s the sound of receiving a mail.
I thought it was the ‘We are sorry’ mail from the administration, so I try to look at email screen, but it does not appear.

「How do I read this?」

An email screen opened before my eyes when I thought so.

Sender: God

Yuna-chan, congratulations.
As a result of the survey, you were selected.
clap clap clap clap
The place you are in is not the game world.
It’s the world that I manage.
In other words, a different world.
I will have you live in this world.
Of course, because it would be bad to leave you naked, I gave you a bear outfit as a present.
There are also other gifts, good luck looking for them.

「Is this a new event?」

First, let’s look for other players because I don’t understand.
Different world, what novel is this from.
In reality, something like that can’t happen.
Which delusional pervert’s work is this?

The problem is that I don’t know my current location.
I’m level 1, if I’m attacked by a monster I will die.
If I die, will I return to My home?
For now, let’s leave the forest.
However, being without a weapon is troubling.
The only thing I got is a bear puppet that opens its mouth.
While walking in the forest for a while I found a Cypress wooden stick with a good length.
I hold it in bear’s mouth.

「I wonder if I can use this instead a weapon?」

It’s better than being empty-handed, I decided to take it.
I feel like a hero equipped with a stick.
While walking through the forest, looking like a bear with a stick in hands, a Wolfe has appeared.
Wolfe is a wolf-like monster that normally appears in the vicinity of newbie towns.
I wanted to confirm its status, but the status screen won’t appear.
Wolfe differs with levels.
It should be weak, but I’m not sure if I can take it down with my stick.
At least it’s only one animal and not a whole pack.
I hold the stick like a sword. Wolfe comes running and jumps straight at me.
I avoid sideways like I always do in the game and fling the stick the wooden stick into the side of the Wolfe.
It would be cut in half if I had a sword.
The Wolfe  cried 『kyain』 in tearful voice and stopped moving.
It was unexpectedly defeated with a single blow.
Is this Cypress stick of the hero?
I raise the stick to the sky.
Well, joking aside.
Huh?
I watch the Wolfe, but there’s no change.
Although I defeated it, it does not change into an item.
When a monster dies, it disappears and item drops.
Normally the Wolfe drops meat, fur or Magic stone if your luck is good. This Wolfe doesn’t disappear. I poke it with the stick, it does not move.
It’s dead without a doubt.
Is the email I got earlier for real?
Is this really a different world?
Let’s leave from here for now.
Wolfe’s blood is in the air, other monsters may be attracted to its smell.
As you’d expect I don’t have the knowledge of dismantling Wolfe in reality.
It’s unlikely that it would be possible with the game and novel knowledge.
I walked for a while since I defeated the Wolfe, but there’s no end to this forest.

「I’m hungry~」

Item box doesn’t open so I can’t get any food.
No, it’s possible that the food is not edible if it’s not a game world.
I need to find people before monsters kill me or I end up starving to death.

I walk a long distance in the forest, but there’s no fatigue.
Is this thanks to the bear shoes?
They are embarrassing, but convenient shoes.

「Somebody, help me…」

It’s a person’s voice.
It may be dangerous, but it’s the first time I hear another person. I head towards the voice aware of the danger.
In a while I’m near the place.
A little girl fell down. Three wolves are chasing her.
The little girl loses strength in her legs and can’t stand up.
I pick up three stones that lie on the ground while running.
I grab it firmly in black bears mouth.
I throw the stone to get their attention. Throw. Throw.

「Huh?」

The stone hits the Wolfe.
A blood scatters from three wolves and they fell down.
I did not think it would hit.
I wonder if this bear corrected the trajectory?
I move the bear’s mouth pakupaku.
The wolves died so I approach the girl.

「Are you okay?」

I speak to a black-haired girl around the age of 10.
Such character can’t be selected so she must be an NPC.

「Th, thank you very much?」
「Why a question?」
「Will you eat me?」
「I won’t eat you」
「Are you Bear-san?」

I remember my appearance.
I take off the hoodie of the lovely bear suit.

「Now it’s alright」
「Ah, yes」

I tried to see the girl’s status, but the screen did not appear.
NPC’s should have information about them but she does not, is this a bug or really a different world?
When I see the wolves bloody corpses, the reality hits me.
I’ll talk to the little girl for the time being.

「You alone?」
「Ah, yes, Okaa-san is sick so I went to search for medicinal herbs」
「A small girl like you?」
「I have no money. I can’t afford to buy herbs in the city so I went to forest to get some. Then I was attacked by a Wolfe pack」
「If you came from the city, is there a city nearby?」

Un, good information getto.

「Un, there is. Onee-chan didn’t come from Kurimonia?」
「I came from slightly far away. I will guard you to the city, won’t you guide me there?」
「Un, okay」
「Then, let’s go」

When I was about to start walking.

「Onee-chan, you will leave the Wolfe corpses like this?」
「I can’t dismantle them and can’t take them whole with me」
「It’s a waste. Wolfe fur and meat is popular, magic stones too. It’s quite cheap but it sells」
「You can dismantle?」
「Un, I can」
「Then, please. We can divide the money equally. I would be saved too」
「Is that okay?」
「It’s okay. I can’t dismantle and I will need money when I enter the city, it would be helpful」
「Un, understood」

The girl takes out a little knife and starts dismantling the corpses.

「You are quite good at this」
「Un, I sometimes help with work」

Shortly after three Wolfe bodies were dismantled by the hand of a little girl.
Fur, meat and magic stone were dismantled beautifully.
We divided the luggage between us.
It’s hard without an item box.
Even though in the game it would be inserted in item box with just a touch.

「Is the city near?」
「Un, it’s near. That’s why I went to get the herbs」
「So? Did you find the herbs?」
「I found them. I was attacked when I was returning」
「Then, shall we go…」

I tried to call her name but remembered that I haven’t asked her name yet.

「It’s Fina」
「I’m Yuna. Then Fina, let’s go」

After walking for a while through the forest I could see town walls in the distance.
Oh, it’s unexpectedly large.
The height of these walls is so big that it could be seen from such a distance.
With those there, the monsters wouldn’t attack.

While walking to the city I was able to ask Fina various things.
This city isn’t the one of the cities from the game world I know.
This is not one of the resurrection points cities that players use.
There is possibility that this city was added in the new update, but the possibility that this is a game world
lowers while listening to Fina’s stories.
Let’s believe that I can get some good information once I get in the city.
If there isn’t even one player, I may be convinced that this is indeed a different world.

To enter the city an Identification or Guild card is necessary.
When I say that I don’t have one, Fina lends me her Guild card.
But to enter the town, I must pay one Silver coin, they seem to check for criminal presence. She told me.
Because I haven’t committed a crime, it should be all right.

We are still quite far from the city entrance so I verify my status.
Oh, my level has risen.

Name: Yuna
Age: 15
Level: 3
Skills: Different world language, Different world letters, Dimensional box of the bear

Equipment
Black Bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
White bear’s hand (Non-transferable)
Black bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
White bear’s foot (Non-transferable)
Bear suit (Non-transferable)

Oya?
There’s a new skill.
I read the description.

Dimensional box of the bear
The space within the White bear’s mouth is infinite. It eats anything (you insert).
However, it can’t eat living beings.
Time stops for eaten things.

It seems like I’ve gotten myself something like an item box.
In the game when food is put in the item box, it doesn’t rot.
If it’s like this, is this the game world after all?
But this function is attached to the bear.

「N?」

The item box is empty as I thought, but it seems like there is money.
It also contains a piece of paper.
I remove the paper from the mouth of the White bear and read.

(I brought you the money which you valued in your original world. Of course, because you can’t use that money here, I exchanged it into this world’s currency -God)

I’m grateful, but this tip the scales in favor of the different world.
If this is really a different world, money will be helpful.
That’s because the thing I believe the most in the world is money.
I confirm that there is an ungodly amount of money in my box.
But, with this amount couldn’t I stay indoors for my whole life in this world too?
Let’s think about it after getting in the city.


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