Chapter 2:

Skills

I’m Taking Revenge for My Murdered Classmates Using Weapons Made from Their Souls


“Can you believe it? It says my skill is ‘charm.’ Apparently, I can make a person fall for me if I look into their eyes for five seconds. As if I need to!”
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Ai, the most well-endowed and curvy girl in class, struck a suggestive pose while she complained.Bookmark here

Any other time I would’ve stolen a glance at those generous assets, but right now, I had more important things on my mind.Bookmark here

Was I the only one in the class who didn’t have a skill?Bookmark here

As if being dragged to a strange place weren't bad enough, I don’t even receive any benefits?Bookmark here

This can’t be good at all.Bookmark here

“Wh-what kind of skill did you get, Daigo?” I stuttered.Bookmark here

“Oh. This.”Bookmark here

Daigo showed me his phone in response.Bookmark here

Student number 3 (male), Daigo Oyama.Bookmark here

Skill: Enlargement. The more air you inhale, the bigger you become.Bookmark here

Daigo already has a large frame, and he’s going to get even bigger?Bookmark here

“All right, everyone. Have you confirmed your skills? The war will begin shortly. Make haste!”Bookmark here

I debated whether I should tell Charlotte about my lack of skill.Bookmark here

If my classmates find out that I don’t have any skills, they might consider me a burden and cast me out.Bookmark here

The thought flickered through my mind. I held my tongue.Bookmark here

“‘War?’ Who are we fighting against? Are we even on Earth right now?”Bookmark here

At Hiroshi’s questions, Charlotte frowned a bit before replying with a trace of annoyance in her voice.Bookmark here

“We don’t have much time, you know. This is a war, so we’re obviously battling against our enemy. Your job is to wipe out the monsters who have invaded our country.”Bookmark here

“‘Monsters?’ So we aren’t fighting humans?”Bookmark here

“No. I believe that on your planet, all people, regardless of age, undergo simulation training on how to slay monsters. That training allowed you to obtain a skill when you came here. Many talented Saviors have saved our planet in the past.”Bookmark here

“Simulation training?” Is she talking about role-playing games?Bookmark here

Did I not obtain any skills because I didn’t play those types of games then?Bookmark here

“This is the planet Eminema, which is 38.7 billion light-years away from your home, Earth. Due to the infestation, 99 percent of our territory has been seized.”Bookmark here

So, we’ve been abducted to a faraway planet over 30 billion light-years away from Earth.Bookmark here

They probably used an illegal intergalactic transportation device to bring us here.Bookmark here

“The barrier protecting this church will crumble soon, and the monsters will swarm in. Please use your skills to destroy them. I’m sure it won’t be too difficult for you.”Bookmark here

Charlotte’s bizarre explanation only served to exacerbate my classmates’ fears.Bookmark here

“Why the hell should we listen to you?”Bookmark here

Eiko stepped to the front.Bookmark here

I noticed his right arm glowing faintly.Bookmark here

Eiko pointed his right arm at Charlotte and chanted something.Bookmark here

Whoosh! An arrow of pure light shot out from his arm. It grazed Charlotte’s cheek, before embedding itself into the statue of Mary behind her.Bookmark here

“Return us to Earth, now, or I’ll kill you.”Bookmark here

A hush fell over the church. Charlotte continued to smile, unfazed. Blood oozed down her cheek; it was red, just like our blood.Bookmark here

“I’m sorry, but I can’t. To do that, you will have to retrieve the transportation device that’s located in our fallen castle.”Bookmark here

“You bitch!”Bookmark here

Eiko pointed his right arm at Charlotte once again.Bookmark here

“You may hit me if you want. This is merely a remote-controlled dummy. However, you might want to be careful since there’s a bomb inside.”Bookmark here

“Eiko, don’t!” Hiroshi yelled.Bookmark here

Cursing, Eiko lowered his right arm.Bookmark here

“I’m glad you understand. Now, everyone. Please come up with strategies, form groups, whatever you deem necessary. I will be here to back you up.”Bookmark here

“Um...”Bookmark here

As Charlotte finished talking, one of the girls spoke up.Bookmark here

The girl who spoke was our student librarian, a quiet girl wearing glasses. It was Shizuka.Bookmark here

“What is it now?”Bookmark here

“There were our teachers and a bus driver and a tour guide beside us. What happened to them?”Bookmark here

“Oh, there’s an age limit to those who can possess a skill. We disposed of...I mean, we left them behind.” Charlotte replied.Bookmark here

She definitely said “disposed” before she corrected herself.Bookmark here

Shizuka must have heard it too. Her face had turned pale, and she seemed frozen to the spot.Bookmark here

At that moment.Bookmark here

“They’re coming. The enemy’s approaching!” Someone with a detection ability shouted.Bookmark here

At the same time, the stained glass ceiling shattered, and shards of glass rained down upon us.Bookmark here

“It’s a dragon...”Bookmark here

Someone croaked.Bookmark here

An all-powerful foe that you only encounter at the final stages of a video game.Bookmark here

An enormous dragon had invaded the church.Bookmark here

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