Chapter 37:

Hironobu Kume

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


“Alright. Let’s bounce, ya sons of bitches!”Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi hummed as he led the way across the fields. He seemed to be in a pretty good mood.Bookmark here

His uniform was unbuttoned, exposing his bulging muscles, which strained against his tank top. He was so jacked, it was hard to believe he was actually human.Bookmark here


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Jiro and Kotaro trailed closely behind like suckerfish attached to their host.Bookmark here

Jiro had short hair, which he dyed red, while Kotaro sported a blonde faux hawk.Bookmark here

Compared to Tsuyoshi, they didn’t look threatening at all. If anything, they resembled the kind of low-ranking thugs you come across in post-apocalyptic manga.Bookmark here


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“We are getting a girl if we take care of these monsters, right, Tsuyoshi?”Bookmark here


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“I hope we get Fumika. Can I feel her up when she joins us?”Bookmark here


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Even the way they talk screams typical henchmen.Bookmark here

Jiro and Kotaro were both pumped at the prospect of having a girl join our group.Bookmark here

Idiots. I highly doubted Tsukasa would keep his end of the bargain.Bookmark here


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“No touching, ya moron. You’re gonna be nice to her like a proper gentleman. Got it?”Bookmark here


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“S-sure thing, Tsuyoshi.”Bookmark here


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“I’ve never talked with a girl before. I’m kinda nervous.”Bookmark here


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The teenage gang was made up of Eiko, Tsuyoshi, Jiro, Kotaro, and Kyoya. Eiko led the group, despite Tsuyoshi being way more skilled than him when it came to street fighting.Bookmark here


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The reason was simple enough. Tsuyoshi technically wasn’t a gang member, even though he belonged to their group.Bookmark here

Most of the class assumed otherwise due to his wild looks and behavior, but for the most part, he merely enjoyed throwing hands.Bookmark here


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While Eiko tactfully employed him as his bodyguard, they were on equal footing in reality.Bookmark here


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“Hey, Tsuyoshi. Do you have a plan?”Bookmark here


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Kyoya asked, who’d been walking a few feet apart from the others.Bookmark here

With his long brown hair, Kyoya looked like a regular student at first glance. He was the level-headed one in the group and tended to act as an adviser.Bookmark here


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“Yup. I’m gonna charge in and kill ’em all. You guys just needa finish off the ones that escape.”Bookmark here


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“... That’s it? Shouldn’t you give it some more thought?”Bookmark here


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“Ha. Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.”Bookmark here


Kyoya looked exasperated for a second, but he seemed to resign himself and said nothing further.Bookmark here


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“That’s our Tsuyoshi!”Bookmark here


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“He’s got way more guts than we do. He’s my idol! I wanna be him!”Bookmark here


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Jiro and Kotaro gushed, buttering Tsuyoshi up irresponsibly.Bookmark here

You’ve got to be kidding me. That hardly counted as a plan. Going to fight monsters with just the five of us without any idea of their strength or numbers was nothing but a suicide mission.Bookmark here


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“Yo, turdage. You’re lagging behind. You better keep up with us.”Bookmark here


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“Okay, okay. I’ll hurry.”Bookmark here


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At Kotaro’s warning, I quickened my pace.Bookmark here


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Damn y’all.Bookmark here


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I’m lagging behind because I’m carrying all your stuff!Bookmark here


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Even before we came here, I (turdage) was forced to run errands for the gang members along with Futoshi (aka XL-Yama) and Tsukasa (aka shortstache).Bookmark here


Why did Tsukasa remove Eiko from this group and add me instead?Bookmark here

And why did he assign Futoshi to Section Eight, the group that was left to die?Bookmark here

The three of us weren’t exactly close, but I’d felt a sense of kinship with them as fellow victims of the teenage gang members.Bookmark here


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When Tsukasa became the class leader, part of me believed that he would protect Futoshi and me.Bookmark here

Instead, Tsukasa had cut us off.Bookmark here


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I guess that was his way of saying goodbye to his old, weak self.Bookmark here

Rather than consider us comrades, he detested us for reminding him of his humiliating past and was trying to erase us along with the gang members who had used him.Bookmark here

I refuse to die here like this!Bookmark here


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There were rumors that Futoshi had already died.Bookmark here

I couldn’t die a pathetic death out here like a loser.Bookmark here


Our unit managed to pass through the fields without encountering any creatures, and we arrived at a mountainous area with steep cliffs.Bookmark here


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A shiver ran down my spine.Bookmark here

Monsters were waiting for us. I could feel it in my bones.Bookmark here


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“Let’s get this party started, shall we?”Bookmark here


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I couldn’t believe Tsuyoshi was still joking around in this situation.Bookmark here

I didn’t give a rat’s ass about looking dignified. All I cared about was not dying.Bookmark here


I’ll survive no matter what, even if it means throwing these guys to the wolves, I swore to myself.Bookmark here

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