Chapter 3:

Dragon

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


The dragon crushed the statue of the Virgin Mary underfoot and stomped its way to the center of the church.
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I stared, dazed at the enormous dragon before us.Bookmark here

We’re doomed. How are we supposed to defeat this thing? Bookmark here

“Rroooaaarr!”Bookmark here

The dragon unleashed a deafening roar, and the whole class froze.Bookmark here

All of us trembled in despair, unable to move. Save for one.Bookmark here

The next instant, a ball of fire smacked the dragon in its face.Bookmark here

“Healers and those who haven’t figured out their skills, get behind me! Those with defense skills, protect them! Those with attacking and supporting abilities help me out!”Bookmark here

Homura Kisaragi yelled while hurling another ball of fire at the dragon.Bookmark here

Homura was one of the few girls whose full name I had memorized, as she had been the first to talk to me when I was struggling to fit in with everyone.Bookmark here

The voice of the passionate and athletic girl’s softball team captain rose above the chaos.Bookmark here

“Eeayyooonggh!”Bookmark here

The dragon was advancing towards Homura.Bookmark here

I wished I could help her. But having no skills, there was nothing I could do.Bookmark here

“I’m going.”Bookmark here

Daigo, who had been standing next to me, took a deep breath.Bookmark here

He immediately swelled before my eyes and grew to the size of the dragon in no time.Bookmark here

“Daigo!”Bookmark here

Daigo stepped in front of the dragon, using his entire body to block the charging dragon’s blows and act as a shield for Homura.Bookmark here

“Now’s our chance! Everyone, ATTACK!”Bookmark here

Homura threw a ball of fire at the dragon, carefully avoiding Daigo’s body.Bookmark here

“Take this, you son of a bitch!”Bookmark here

Following Homura’s attack, Eiko unleashed an arrow of light.Bookmark here

“Be careful not to hit Daigo!”Bookmark here

One after another, those on the front line flung various skills at the dragon.Bookmark here

“Skriiick, skriiiiiick!”Bookmark here

The dragon thrashed about in pain.Bookmark here

Daigo’s body was covered in scratches from holding down the dragon. Yet, he never once winced in pain, merely enduring its blows.Bookmark here

“Heal.”Bookmark here

Nagisa from the health committee whispered at the back and began singing. As she sang, her voice transformed into glowing notes and gently engulfed Daigo’s body, healing his wounds.Bookmark here

I felt ashamed of myself for not being able to do anything besides hiding in everyone’s shadow.Bookmark here

All I could do was pray and cheer everyone on silently.Bookmark here

“Move, Daigo. I’ll finish him off.”Bookmark here

Homura’s twin sister, Yachiyo Kisaragi, spoke.Bookmark here

Unlike Homura, who was passionate and outspoken, Yachiyo was calm and collected.Bookmark here

In her hand was a sharp spike of ice.Bookmark here

As Daigo stepped away, the dragon howled, opening its mouth wide.Bookmark here

Yachiyo immediately thrust the spike at it, and the icicle pierced its mouth before emerging from the back of its head.Bookmark here

The dragon stopped thrashing abruptly, then slowly crumbled to the floor. Bookmark here

“Did we win?! Did we?!”Bookmark here

“Calm down, find out if anyone got hurt!”Bookmark here

“We’re okay, we’re okay!”Bookmark here

For a split second, everyone breathes out a sigh of relief at having defeated the dragon.Bookmark here

However, this was merely the beginning.Bookmark here

“My, my, you’ve only defeated one creature so far! The battle has only just begun. Time to get ready for the next attack, my Saviors.”Bookmark here

Charlotte clapped her hands, bringing us back to reality.Bookmark here

“Damn it, how many of them are there...?!”Bookmark here

Yuichi, the top student in our class, whispered, as he tapped his thick black-rimmed glasses with his right ring finger. He seemed to possess reconnaissance skills. I wondered if he could find out the enemy’s location with his glasses.Bookmark here

“Be careful, there are over a hundred of them. We’re surrounded!”Bookmark here

The church windows shattered all at once, and hoards of ugly creatures resembling scruffy children invaded the church.Bookmark here

“Goblins!” Bookmark here

As I thought of praying to God, I noticed the broken statue of Mary, and it became clear that God was not with us. All that was left was endless despair.Bookmark here

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