Chapter 46:

Countdown 36

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


The shadow clones that Hironobu had created were already down to the last three; they seemed to disappear after sustaining a certain amount of damage.Bookmark here


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The harpies mercilessly attacked each clone until nothing was left before moving on to the next one.Bookmark here


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Hironobu himself appeared unharmed for now.Bookmark here


“Aaarrghh!”Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi howled as he staggered with Kyoya on his back.Bookmark here

His left eye had been gouged out, and blood oozed out from the gash in his stomach.Bookmark here

Even so, he was still relatively okay compared to Kotaro and Jiro. The two of us hurried over to help Tsuyoshi.Bookmark here


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“What’re you guys doin’ here?”Bookmark here


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“We’re here to rescue you, duh!”Bookmark here


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“Squat down so I can pick you up and fly you guys to safety!”Bookmark here


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Despite our pleas, Tsuyoshi shook his head.Bookmark here


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“I’m not going. Just take him and leave.”Bookmark here


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He said, handing Kyoya to us, who remained limp in his arms.Bookmark here

Although Kyoya was wounded and unconscious, his injuries seemed fairly light due to the tightly-wrapped thread around his body.Bookmark here


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“I’m gonna stay here and fight. As if I can run away after what they did to us! I’ll kill every single one of ‘em bastards!”Bookmark here


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True to his word, Tsuyoshi tried to step towards the harpies swarming around Hironobu’s clones.Bookmark here


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“No, I won’t allow it. I promised those two. You’re coming with us.”Bookmark here


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“Didn’t ya hear what I said, dumbass? Gack!”Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi groaned as I rammed my fist into his stomach.Bookmark here


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“Son of a bitch...you’ll pay for this...”Bookmark here


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His remaining right eye rolled back into his head, and I caught him as he fell towards me.Bookmark here


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“Shoko!”Bookmark here


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“G-gosh, I’d hate to be you when he wakes up. But thanks. I’ll carry these two, so cling to my back.”Bookmark here


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Shoko removed the gravity around her and took off.Bookmark here


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“Where’s Hironobu?”Bookmark here


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“Over there! Shit, he only has one clone left!”Bookmark here


After several blows, the last clone disintegrated, and the harpies surrounded Hironobu.Bookmark here

The creatures seemed like they couldn’t wait to get their hands on him, probably seething after being fooled by clone after clone.Bookmark here


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“We’re too late! I can’t get close to him!”Bookmark here


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“NO!”Bookmark here


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My eyes met with Hironobu, and he raised his hand and smiled.Bookmark here

I noticed he had his index and middle fingers up. It was a peace sign.Bookmark here

From the very beginning, he’d meant to create a diversion so that the others could escape.Bookmark here


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“Let’s go. Don’t look back.”Bookmark here


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“Hironobu!!”Bookmark here


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The harpies attacked Hironobu all at once, and he disappeared from our sight as they piled on top of one other.Bookmark here

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A spear pierced the mound of harpies.Bookmark here

It was an incredibly long pike. My gaze traveled the length of the shaft.Bookmark here

Kotaro and Jiro were standing, holding on to each other for support.Bookmark here

The two of them gripped a spear in their hands.Bookmark here


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They only had two legs and two arms between them: it was a miracle that they were standing at all.Bookmark here


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Battered beyond belief and unable to stand on their own, the two guys stood together as one.Bookmark here

The harpies that had been feasting on Hironobu scattered and flew towards Kotaro and Jiro instead.Bookmark here


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A blood-soaked Hironobu emerged.Bookmark here


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“Now!”Bookmark here


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We sped towards Hironobu without a moment’s hesitation.Bookmark here


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“Hang on!”Bookmark here


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Hironobu clung to Shoko’s chest, and she soared into the sky without losing speed.Bookmark here

We no longer looked back.Bookmark here


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My phone pinged to notify me of a new message. The text read “countdown: 36 remaining.”Bookmark here


“We did it, you two.”Bookmark here


“Good job.”Bookmark here


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“We’ll be seeing ya.”Bookmark here


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Kotaro and Jiro’s voices echoed clearly in my mind.Bookmark here


Although they were no longer with us, their memories continued to live on within me.Bookmark here

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