Chapter 43:

Classmates

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


Since I began reporting directly to Charlotte, I hadn't met up with my classmates.Bookmark here

It was the first time in over a year that we had gotten together, but no one paid any attention to me. Fair enough. They had bigger things on their minds right now.Bookmark here


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"Finally! The moment we've all been waiting for!"Bookmark here


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Katagiri, the head of the student council, shouted at the top of his lungs.Bookmark here


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"If we defeat the evil outlaw who killed his classmates and turned them into weapons, then we can go home, right?"Bookmark here


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"Yes, of course. That's precisely why I summoned you, my dear Saviors."Bookmark here


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She's lying. Charlotte's full of deceit.Bookmark here

I learned that firsthand from spending time with her.Bookmark here


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"Yes, we can finally go home!"Bookmark here


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"This past year has been rough as hell."Bookmark here


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"Mmm, instant ramen...I can't wait to eat instant ramen."Bookmark here


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While my classmates babbled excitedly, I alone remained unmoved.Bookmark here

I'd seen the outlaw fight through my telescope; what I witnessed was far removed from what a human was capable of.Bookmark here

It was a mistake that my sheltered classmates who had no experience fighting in the real world were even trying to challenge him. They wouldn't stand a chance.Bookmark here

Why then, did Charlotte look so hopeful?Bookmark here

What on earth was she expecting to happen?Bookmark here


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"Let me go first, Katagiri. I'll turn myself invisible and sneak up behind him."Bookmark here


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Kageno was one of the people who never stood out in class, and his skill was perfect for surprise attacks.Bookmark here


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"No! Why would you play dirty like that?! We're heroes!"Bookmark here


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"But—"Bookmark here


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"We'll begin the battle once we declare war, fair and square. If he surrenders, we won't harm him. We're not advocating violence, you hear me? We're here to mete out justice!"Bookmark here


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Seriously? This was no time to be idealistic.Bookmark here

Katagiri was clearly out of touch with reality.Bookmark here


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"Platoon, march forth! Justice will now be served!!"Bookmark here


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Katagiri activated his skill and spurred everyone on. Hearing his voice gave you strength and more than doubled your combat power.Bookmark here

My classmates roared in response to Katagiri's rallying cry.Bookmark here

The castle gates opened, and we set out in determination.Bookmark here


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"Don't die."Bookmark here


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Charlotte whispered in a voice only I could hear.Bookmark here


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"Try and make it back alive so you can report to me again."Bookmark here


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The march to our death had begun.Bookmark here


"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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The long spear named "Kotaro" pierced Katagiri between his eyes in a flash, and he perished before he could finish his sentence.Bookmark here

My classmates screamed as he collapsed, spattering blood everywhere.Bookmark here

How did they expect to fight this monster when they were already freaked out by this? Bookmark here

Most of my classmates tried to escape without so much as using their skills.Bookmark here

The outlaw took out a bow gun and began ruthlessly shooting my classmates in the back.Bookmark here


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"Skill number ten is 'Kotaro,' a long spear that can be lengthened. It can be extended over 20 meters."Bookmark here


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I observed the outlaw from the very back and muttered under my breath.Bookmark here


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"I've confirmed another skill. Number eleven: the bow gun 'Eiko' with the 'shining arrow' skill. Anything it hits melts and disappears in a flash of light."Bookmark here


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One by one, my classmates got hit by arrows and melted away.Bookmark here

The path before me cleared, and my eyes met with the outlaw.Bookmark here

He appeared to remember me, and he tapped above his right eyelid as if to ask why I was still alive.Bookmark here


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"Why don't you try shooting me again?"Bookmark here


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I sensed the outlaw smirk at my reply, even though his expression didn't actually change.Bookmark here

The outlaw raised his right arm and pointed the bow gun at me.Bookmark here

However, before he could shoot, his arm got torn off and sailed through the air.Bookmark here


"Oh. That's where you were."Bookmark here


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The outlaw said, not seeming to care about his torn-off arm.Bookmark here


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So she'd borrowed Kageno's invisibility skill using "Rental Shop."Bookmark here


Charlotte gradually came into view, wielding a sword that she'd used to slice off the outlaw's arm.Bookmark here

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