Chapter 14:

Sniper

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


“My, my, looks like I’m in seriously hot water. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before I blow up.”Bookmark here

Despite being in danger, Charlotte made no attempt to run from the lizardmen surrounding her.Bookmark here

However, unlike our previous battle with the goblins, we were the only ones near Charlotte: Section Eight, the team of useless misfits. None of us were capable of helping her.Bookmark here

“Damn, we’re gonna blow up, huh? Hope it doesn’t hurt.”Bookmark here

Saburo sighed on my back in resignation.Bookmark here

One of the lizardmen was about to sink its sharp fangs into Charlotte’s neck.Bookmark here

Bang! A loud explosion went off.Bookmark here

“Eeeeeeek!”Bookmark here

Chika screamed.Bookmark here

This is it, I thought, certain that Charlotte had exploded.Bookmark here

Instead, it was the lizardman’s head that had blown off.Bookmark here

“Very impressive.”Bookmark here

Charlotte smiled calmly, unfazed by the lizardman’s green blood that now covered her clothes.Bookmark here

Pop. Pop. Pop. The heads of the remaining lizardmen surrounding Charlotte exploded one after another.Bookmark here

“What is it?! Are we under attack?!”Bookmark here

Futoshi yelled while munching on a bar of chocolate. I marveled at his ability to eat in any type of situation.Bookmark here

Section Seven’s commanding officer, Yayoi Akatsuki (student number 1/girls).Bookmark here

Although I couldn’t see her, I was sure she was the one firing the shots.Bookmark here

I remembered seeing her fight with a rifle during the goblin attack.Bookmark here

If I'm not mistaken, she’d killed the most goblins among all my classmates.Bookmark here

Yayoi was a military otaku. Since none of us shared her interests, she spent most of her time alone in a corner of the classroom polishing an air gun, her weapon of choice in outdoor survival games.Bookmark here

She must be shooting from quite a distance.Bookmark here

I wasn’t sure if Tsukasa had ordered her to shoot or if she had simply used her own judgement, but either way, she’d saved us.Bookmark here

One by one, the lizardmen fell to the ground, all while we continued to hide behind some rocks.Bookmark here

“Man, food tastes great when you don’t have to do anything.”Bookmark here

Futoshi remarked, actually eating an onigiri as he observed the massacre.Bookmark here

Shizuka was unable to watch the lizardmens’ heads explode and had crouched down in the shade, trembling.Bookmark here

“I-is it over?”Bookmark here

Chika squeaked, peeping out from behind the rocks cautiously.Bookmark here

All of the lizardmen surrounding Charlotte had been exterminated. The rest were slowly heading back upstream.Bookmark here

I noticed that I couldn’t see any of the other troops either.Bookmark here

I wondered if they had taken the battle much further up the river.Bookmark here

We couldn’t risk letting the distance between us widen.Bookmark here

“Let’s go. We’ll be left behind unless we catch up with the others.”Bookmark here

We had stepped out of our hiding place and were about to make a move when I spotted it.Bookmark here

Charlotte, who was facing us, had something like a red dot on her forehead.Bookmark here

It was a laser sight.Bookmark here

I yelled reflexively.Bookmark here

“Get down!”Bookmark here

A loud explosion filled the air, followed by a spatter of blood, and everything turned red.Bookmark here

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