Chapter 40:

Unit Roster

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


By the time the sun had set, I was feeling perfectly fine again.Bookmark here

It was a near-miracle that I’d only suffered a dizzy spell after being so badly wounded.Bookmark here

Words can’t describe how grateful I was for what Chika had done for me.Bookmark here


After dinner, I volunteered to do all the dishes to make amends for screwing up yesterday.Bookmark here

While Chika and Saburo were happy to hear that, Shizuka had a scary look on her face. Apparently, she was still mad at me.Bookmark here


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“Do you have a minute, Ryo?”Bookmark here


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Shoko came over as I washed the dishes by the river with Itsuko and Mirai trailing behind her.Bookmark here


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“Sure, but...what about Saburo and the others?”Bookmark here


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“Doesn’t matter. It’s you we wanted to talk to.”Bookmark here


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What could it be? I wondered.Bookmark here

The trio who had left Section Seven hadn’t really told us what they planned on doing from here on out.Bookmark here

Don’t tell me they’re planning on joining our group and staying with us?Bookmark here

Technically, I’d been appointed the group leader, but it was still a huge responsibility to bear.Bookmark here

I’d rather they discussed this with Saburo instead...Bookmark here


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“I want you to see what Itsuko made.”Bookmark here


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“What is it...?”Bookmark here


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Shoko handed me a college-ruled notebook.Bookmark here

I shone my torch on it and flipped through the pages, pausing when I spotted my classmates’ names.Bookmark here


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“...A unit roster, huh?”Bookmark here


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It wasn’t just any unit roster.Bookmark here

Itsuko had written notes next to each unit in a cute and rounded font.Bookmark here


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“Yup. It’s a roster of the units that Tsukasa assigned us to. It might seem balanced at first, but if you look carefully, you’ll uncover his real intentions.”Bookmark here


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They were right.Bookmark here

Thinking back on how we were grouped with Itsuko’s comments in mind gave me insight into Tsukasa’s thought process.Bookmark here


“Section One: The straight-A students.”Bookmark here


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“Section Two: The self-assertive leader types.”Bookmark here


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“Section Three: The level-headed and rational thinkers.”Bookmark here


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“Section Four: The teenage gangsters plus their manservant.”Bookmark here


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“Section Five: The jocks.”Bookmark here


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“Section Six: The otakus.”Bookmark here


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“Section Seven: The individualistic and non-conforming types.”Bookmark here


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“Section Eight: The useless misfits.”Bookmark here


It was obvious, no matter how you looked at it. Tsukasa had split the class into...Bookmark here


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“...Half.”Bookmark here


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I spoke out loud without realizing it. Shoko nodded.Bookmark here


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“Exactly. Tsukasa’s assigned us to our unit depending on whether we’re a hindrance or a help to him.”Bookmark here


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It wasn’t just Section Eight then.Bookmark here

Right from the beginning, Tsukasa had given up trying to save everyone and decided to rescue only half of us.Bookmark here


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“Shoko! They’re on the move!”Bookmark here


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Itsuko, who’d been standing some distance behind Shoko, approached us with a nervous expression on her face. A robotic fly buzzed near her ear.Bookmark here


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“Section Four just took off on their own! That’s Tsuyoshi’s group!”Bookmark here


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The teenage gangsters and their manservant.Bookmark here

To Tsukasa, they were probably just as, if not more of a nuisance, than our unit.Bookmark here


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“They’re pretty much being sent to their death.”Bookmark here


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Mirai added, following Itsuko.Bookmark here


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“If we leave things as they are, half of the class will soon be dead. We may be able to turn things around if we act now, though.”Bookmark here


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I wondered if she had had a vision.Bookmark here


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“Wh-what should we do? Can I even do anything to help?”Bookmark here


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“You got it all wrong, Ryo.”Bookmark here


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Mirai shook her head.Bookmark here


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“Not just anything. This is something that only you can do.”Bookmark here


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I had no idea what Mirai meant by that.Bookmark here

I highly doubted I could make any sort of change when I didn’t have a skill.Bookmark here


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“Okay, talk to me. I’m all ears.”Bookmark here


However, useless or not, I couldn’t just abandon everyone.Bookmark here


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