Chapter 44:

Yuto Ohma (Missing Chapter)

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


...I could feel my life slipping away. Not much longer now until I was completely and utterly dead.Bookmark here


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The Saviors had left, and I slumped in my throne, alone.Bookmark here

Blood continued to ooze out from the gaping hole in my chest.Bookmark here


Did I play the part of the villain convincingly?Bookmark here

I'd turned thirty-eight of my classmates into monsters.Bookmark here

Goblins. Slimes. Harpies. Skeletons. Zombies. Lizardmen. Golems. Dragons...Bookmark here

I created nineteen male-female pairs altogether, and the monsters bred like rabbits.Bookmark here

It was nothing short of a nightmare to witness my former classmates become unrecognizable creatures and multiply themselves.Bookmark here


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"It's finally over."Bookmark here


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I tilted my head back and gazed up at the ceiling, where an extravagant-looking chandelier quivered.Bookmark here


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I was about to close my eyes and sink into the darkness when I noticed a tiny red light flicker from the chandelier. My eyes flew open.Bookmark here


It was a spy cam.Bookmark here


"No way. Are you showing them this scene?"Bookmark here


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"Uh-huh. I'm still rolling the camera."Bookmark here


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The woman who was supposed to have left stood before me.Bookmark here


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"...Sophia."Bookmark here


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"I no longer go by that name. It's Charlotte now."Bookmark here


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Sophia said and flashed me a genuine smile, unlike the fake smirk she'd been putting on.Bookmark here

When was the last time I saw her smile like that?Bookmark here


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It felt like a lifetime ago. Tears that I didn't know I was capable of shedding rolled down my cheeks.Bookmark here


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"So-Sophia..."Bookmark here


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"You did good, Yuto."Bookmark here


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Sophia grinned through her tears.Bookmark here


"Are you sure about this? This scene wasn't planned."Bookmark here


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"It's fine. It's sort of against the rules, but they might enjoy the performance."Bookmark here


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She'd been careful not to stray from her role of Charlotte, the villain, this whole time. Why was she breaking character now?Bookmark here


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"If the reception isn't great, I'll delete it and pretend it never happened."Bookmark here


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"Isn't that prohibited?"Bookmark here


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"Who knows? I'm sure the Observers are willing to let that much slide."Bookmark here


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"Don't underestimate them. Those people can turn this world upside down on a whim."Bookmark here


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It was then that I realized.Bookmark here

If Sophia was taking such risks, then...Bookmark here


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"Are we already in danger?"Bookmark here


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"Not quite. But they're no longer hyping us up as they did in the beginning. That's why I have to put on a show for them. Our rankings and ratings are starting to drop too."Bookmark here


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Sophia was playing a dangerous game. There was a chance that her gamble could backfire.Bookmark here


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"This world will end if the Observers lose interest in us, so we have to make sure they don't get bored. I'm in charge of everything; I’m the director, producer, cameraperson, leading actor, you name it."Bookmark here


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That was no doubt a hard burden to bear.Bookmark here

I wondered if Sophia realized just how close she was to breaking.Bookmark here

I wanted to say something to her, but I no longer had that kind of strength left.Bookmark here


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"Hey. How did I do as the Demon Lord?"Bookmark here


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"You were awful. All you did was wear a black cape. I almost laughed."Bookmark here


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"That's a shame..."Bookmark here


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I couldn't come up with anything witty in reply, and my consciousness started to fade.Bookmark here


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"But thanks. I managed to come this far because of you."Bookmark here


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So did I.Bookmark here

I thought of saying thank you before deciding against it.Bookmark here

I didn't want to say goodbye, either.Bookmark here

My final words came to me naturally.Bookmark here


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"See you later, Sophia."Bookmark here


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"See you. Good night."Bookmark here


Darkness enveloped me, and I ceased to think.Bookmark here

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