Chapter 28 – Bear-san Goes To The Lords House
It was the afternoon of the day after I received the request, and I was standing a slight distance from the Lords mansion.
It seemed like I would be noticed by the soldier standing at the front gate if I went any closer.
I had a hunch that I would be interrogated if I was found.
Even though the gate soldier for the lords mansion didnt do anything, he gave me such a feeling.
It was an unavoidable hassle.
I gave up and walked towards the gate.
Even when the gate guard caught sight of me, his line of sight remained fixed straight ahead and did not waver.
He was still looking straight ahead when I arrived.
Somehow, it was an unpleasant gaze.
「What business do you have」
「I am Yuna, the adventurer. I was called here by the Lord.」
He looked at me as if he was licking me all over.
「Ive heard about your situation. For confirmation, please hand over your guild card.」
Unexpectedly, it seemed like the gate guard was well-informed about me.
With this setting, I thought there would be trouble.
Well, at least the Lord wasnt an idiot who would invite me and forget to inform the gate guard, huh.
After the guard finished confirming the guild card, I was led to the front door of the mansion.
When I arrived at the door, a maid-san in her early 20s took over.
This was the first time I had seen a maid here.
She was wearing a black maid uniform.
As expected, they exist, huh.
If a maid lover saw this, they would rejoice, right
I thought it was cute but, unfortunately, I dont have that attribute.
Maid-san walked silently through the mansion, stopped in front of a door, and knocked.
「Cliff-sama, Ive brought the adventurer, Yuna-san.」
A voice from within called out, “Come in.”
Maid-san opened the door and urged me to enter the room.
After I obediently entered the room, the door was closed behind me.
Maid-san didnt come in.
The room was wide and contained a large desk, a large table, and a sofa.
The room seemed like an office.
The inhabitant of the room was a man in his late thirties, sitting in front of the large desk.
「Im sorry, but please feel free to sit on the sofa over there.」
I obediently sat.
「You really do look like a bear.」
The man came over and sat on the opposite end of the sofa.
As he looked at me, an amused smile appeared on the mans face.
As expected, he was a **ty noble after all.
「If you called me just to make a mockery of me, Im going home.」
「No, Im sorry.」
「So what do you want」
「Its true that I also wanted to meet with you, but my daughter was the one who wanted to meet you.」
「Ah, I think she saw you in town once and she wanted to see you again, no matter what. In addition to that, she gets really happy when I talk about your achievements in the reports.」
Which is why we need a Protection of Personal Information Act!
「So you called me for your daughters sake」
「While thats half of it. The other half is because I wanted to see the bear girl from the town rumors.」
Am I a bear from the zoo
Someone was knocking on the door.
「I have brought Noire-sama.」
A girl around Finas age came in through the door.
It was a blonde-haired girl.
「Daddy, is it really true that Bear-san has come」
The girls eyes lit up when she saw me.
「Its Bear-san! My name is Noire, but please feel free to call me Noa.」
「My name is Yuna, you know. Instead of Bear-san, can you call me by my name」
「Yes, I understand. Yuna-san, right」
「So then, what should I do here」
「Will you be my daughters companion Ill pay the request fee, of course.」
Noa pulled on my hand and took me away.
「Where are we going」
Judging from the conversation, I had been taken to Noas room.
「Um, would it be alright if I hugged you」
She asked me shyly.
「Its fine, but-」
「Thank you very much!」
Noa came and hugged me.
I also embraced the golden-haired girl.
Its possible that, since Fina is fine too, I might have a younger sister lover attribute.
「Youre so soft, and you smell nice too.」
I rubbed her head in reply.
「Ive seen you once in town before.」
Yeah, I heard about that.
「Although I was far away, it was a super cute appearance, so you easily caught my attention. When I talked with my daddy, I was told all kinds of stories about Bear-san, I mean Yuna-san, many times.」
I patted her head.
After that, we talked about many things.
I told stories about defeating the goblins, the wolves, the Goblin King, and the Tiger Wolves.
「So then, I have a favor to ask of Yuna-san.」
「Umm, wont you show me your summoned beasts」
「Yes! When I heard about the summoned beasts from my daddy, I wanted to see them.」
「Its fine, but not in this room. Also, we need to get permission from your father.」
It would be troublesome if I became a criminal because I summoned them on the grounds of the Lords mansion.
「In that case, lets get daddys permission and go outside.」
I was pulled out of the room by my hand.
We left Noas room and headed towards her fathers, or Cliffs, room.
Noa opened the door and entered without even knocking.
「Noa, havent I always told you to knock on the door before entering」
「Im sorry, daddy. I have something I want to ask.」
「What is it」
「May I have permission to see Yuna-sans summoned beasts」
「Summoned beasts Ah, the rumored bears, huh. Isnt it dangerous」
He asked me, who was standing behind Noa.
「They wont do anything, so it will be safe.」
「I see, then its fine.」
「Is it okay If I wanted to kill you, youd die, you know」
「But you wont do such a thing.」
「So you trust me, huh.」
「I looked into many things before calling you. A kind Bear-san who will do many things for a young girls sake.」
Cliff laughed brightly.
However, I noticed a brief killing intent in that smile.
As I thought, a nobles character is naturally bad.
「Even if Im nice to young girls, it doesnt mean that Ill be nice to you.」
「Even so, Im the Lord here. Ive seen many kinds of people, so I can tell just by looking.」
「You do know that Im wearing a hood, right」
My hood has been on since I first met Cliff, so my real face hasnt been seen.
In hindsight, it was probably quite rude.
「More or less. Will you take off your hood and show me your face From what I heard, you dont take off your hood, even when asked.」
I dont remove the hood
There was that kind of rumor going around
Im just hiding my face because wearing the bear dress is simply embarrassing.
I took off the hood and showed my face.
「Yuna-san is a beautiful person! So pretty.」
「I-is that so, thanks.」
I thanked Noa and patted her head.
Although it was flattery, it made me happy.
Still, I put the hood back on, since it was embarrassing.
「What a waste.」
Cliff was saying something, but since we had received permission, we immediately headed out to the mansions garden.
For some reason, the Lord, and even the maid, started following along behind us.
The Lords family structure hasnt been decided yet.
Well, its fine even if I write it out later, right