I’m Taking Revenge for My Murdered Classmates Using Weapons Made from Their Souls
We had made it to the other side of the hill and were marching along the river.
Ever since we left the church, we hadn’t encountered any monsters.
Either the creatures weren’t nocturnal, or we had managed to wipe out the ones in the vicinity in our previous battle.
Whatever the reason, not having to fend ourselves from monsters right now was a relief, especially in everyone’s current state.
“All troops, halt!”
The sun was just beginning to rise when Tsukasa’s voice rang out. So at least something resembling the sun existed on this planet.
However, unlike the sun I was used to on Earth, this sun was as red as blood.
“We shall take a two-hour break here. Rest up and prepare for our next march.”
Our eight sections split up to rest in the rocky area alongside the vast river.
We collapsed to the ground, exhausted from our trek.
I don’t think I can take a single step further.
Even so, Tsukasa’s command would probably force us to start walking again in two hours.
Right now, we needed to focus on recovering as much as possible.
“*Gulp* *gulp* *gulp*.”
Futoshi gulped noisily as he downed a bottle of juice.
“P-please, Futoshi, just one sip.”
“Don’t touch me, bitch! Why don’t you go drink some water from the river?!”
Futoshi snapped, shooing Chika away.
Chika shot a glance at Shizuka, looking like she was about to burst into tears.
She was probably counting on Shizuka to share some of her water, but Shizuka shook her head, turning her empty plastic bottle upside down.
“I’m sorry. I’m out too.”
Food, we could do without. Water, not so much.
I’d also failed to bring any drinks as I’d left them behind on the bus.
“Hey, is this water drinkable?”
I asked Charlotte, who, for some reason, had been tagging along with our unit.
“For me, yes. I’m not sure if it’s safe for you to drink, though.”
Great. That certainly didn’t help.
Anyhow, there was no telling if it was safe to drink when it was a remote-controlled dummy speaking instead of the real Charlotte.
“It’s fine. What’re you so worried about?”
I turned to find our leader, Saburo, already scooping up water into his cupped hands and drinking.
“We’ll die without water anyway. Better to die hydrated than die from thirst, ya know?”
He had a point, but coming from Saburo, it didn’t sound too convincing.
You’re only drinking because you don’t care whether you die or not, I felt like saying.
It may seem fine now, but there was no telling what contaminants lurked in the water.
It’s probably best to boil it before drinking, I thought to myself.
I spotted an enormous lizard approaching us on its hind legs from upstream.
The creature sported long hooked nails, razor-sharp fangs, and a thick tail. Its pupils were vertically elongated and distinctly reptilian, and its skin was covered with scales.
Seen up close, a reptilian humanoid was nothing short of a nightmare.
I had no idea where they were coming from, but more and more approached us, swarming the river.
Our rest was over. It was time to resume our battle with the monsters.