Chapter 42:

The Battle Begins

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


Troops clad in school uniforms filed out of the castle.Bookmark here

This unit was markedly different from the other troops I had encountered so far.Bookmark here

I zoomed in on them with my goggles, “Yuichi,” and counted forty students altogether.Bookmark here

Ah. So Charlotte had decided to bring over another group of Saviors.Bookmark here


“Attention, outlaw! We demand you surrender immediately!!”Bookmark here


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The guy leading the group shouted.Bookmark here

Despite the distance between us, his voice reverberated like a rumbling from deep inside the earth.Bookmark here


Indeed, Tsukasa had shouted the same thing when our class arrived at the castle back then.Bookmark here


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“Attention, Demon Lord! We demand you surrender immediately!!”Bookmark here


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I couldn’t help but chuckle at hearing the same line.Bookmark here

I guessed I was in the same position as that Demon Lord now.Bookmark here

The “Demon Lord” who had invaded Charlotte’s castle turned out to be an ordinary human being.Bookmark here


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A black cape hung from the man’s shoulders as he gazed at us quietly from his throne. He was young and looked to be about twenty.Bookmark here


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“So you’re the new Saviors...”Bookmark here


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The man stood up, and we studied him warily.Bookmark here

However, he showed no signs of wanting to engage in a fight.Bookmark here

Instead, he had a look of anguish on his face, as though he would burst into tears anytime.Bookmark here


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“You must have defeated various monsters on the way here. Did you not find it strange?”Bookmark here


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That was something I had been wondering about.Bookmark here


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“They were probably similar to the monsters you see in games and anime. Did you ever stop to think why such creatures exist on this planet?”Bookmark here


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Although I’d been curious, I hadn’t had time to give it much thought. After all, we’d been too busy trying to survive.Bookmark here


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We listened to the man in silence.Bookmark here


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“It’s because all of those monsters exist in my imagination. That’s right. I’m a Savior, just like you.”Bookmark here


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“Impossible! You can’t expect us to...!!”Bookmark here


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Believe that, Tsukasa tried to say. His voice trailed off as the man took out his phone and showed us the screen.Bookmark here


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“Student number 4 (male), Yuto Ohma.”Bookmark here


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“Skill: The Creator.”Bookmark here


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“Ability to turn dead classmates into monsters.”Bookmark here


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All of the monsters we had killed used to be human.Bookmark here

The man’s revelation shocked us to the core.Bookmark here


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Some of my classmates choked up and started crying, while others wailed uncontrollably.Bookmark here

Our hopes had been shattered countless times before we finally made it to this place.Bookmark here

Yet, all that awaited us was more despair.Bookmark here


I took out a long spear from my backpack, “Futoshi,” and began walking through the desert towards the group of Saviors.Bookmark here


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“Halt! We’ll begin our attack if you come any closer!!”Bookmark here


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I estimated the guy was about 20 meters away from me.Bookmark here

I stopped and readied my spear.Bookmark here


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The guy, who reminded me somewhat of Tsukasa, raised his voice.Bookmark here


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“We shall now take you into custody! Any sudden movements will be regarded as a sign of hostility—”Bookmark here


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“Extend, ‘Kotaro.’”Bookmark here


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My pike, “Kotaro,” lengthened instantly and pierced the guy between his eyes.Bookmark here

Blood erupted from the guy’s head as I pulled “Kotaro” out of his skull and returned it to its original size, and he collapsed backwards.Bookmark here


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“Sorry, I’m not here to talk.”Bookmark here


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The remaining Saviors were yelling something, but I drowned out their chatter and reduced it to background noise.Bookmark here


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These Saviors had simply been dragged into this mess, just like that Demon Lord and me.Bookmark here

If I wanted my revenge, however, I had no choice but to kill them all.Bookmark here


No matter where I went, there was nothing but endless despair in this world.Bookmark here

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