Chapter 47:

Burial

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


"Oh my god, what happened?! Are you sure they aren't dead?!"Bookmark here


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Chika screamed upon seeing Kyoya and Hironobu's condition.Bookmark here

While we'd gone to rescue the members of Section Four, Saburo and the others had managed to catch the two lizardmen that'd escaped the other day. They were bound and tied to a tree, and even gagged for good measure.Bookmark here


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"It's okay; they’re alive. Just unconscious."Bookmark here


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Although their wounds were pretty deep, none of them were fatal.Bookmark here

If anything, Tsuyoshi's condition was far worse, considering his left eye was missing, and his intestines were hanging out of his stomach.Bookmark here


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"Go patch up those two. I'll be fine on my own."Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi rejected Chika's help, forcing his wound to close by hardening his stomach.Bookmark here


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"Ugh, this is gonna hurt SO bad. I'm done for real after this, okay?! There won't be a third time!"Bookmark here


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"Thank you, Chika. It means a lot."Bookmark here


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After a blood-curdling shriek followed by loud, convulsive sobs from Chika, the injury swap process was complete.Bookmark here


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Saburo carried the two unconscious guys on his back inside the cave.Bookmark here

After laying them on a makeshift mattress made from grass, Shoko came over.Bookmark here


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"I brought these."Bookmark here


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She said, showing me Kotaro and Jiro's phones.Bookmark here

Both phones had odd-looking charms attached. They resembled shogi pieces; one had "determination" and the other "hard work" written on them.Bookmark here


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They'd probably bought them during our school trip.Bookmark here

I couldn't help cracking a smile at their choice of souvenirs.Bookmark here


"Whatcha laughing at?! Doncha think it's dope?!"Bookmark here


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"You got a problem with them, dingus?!"Bookmark here


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I could almost hear them object angrily, as though they were right beside me.Bookmark here


"Do you mind if I keep these?"Bookmark here


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"Go ahead. Tsuyoshi said he didn't want them."Bookmark here


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I removed the charms from their phones and stored them away in Futoshi's backpack.Bookmark here

I'll make sure they'll be able to go home, too.Bookmark here


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"Oh, and take a look at their phones, will you? I want you to check what their skills were."Bookmark here


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"Huh? Why?"Bookmark here


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"Something to do with Mirai's prophecy. She said that it might come in handy later if you memorize everyone's skills."Bookmark here


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I remembered I'd been writing down my classmates' skills in the class roster during the goblin fight when I wanted to be of some use to everyone.Bookmark here


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"Got it, thanks. I'll have a look at them."Bookmark here


I went to the riverside where Futoshi was buried and checked Kotaro and Jiro's phones.Bookmark here

There were a few large stones stacked on top of one another to mark Futoshi's final resting place.Bookmark here


"Student number 4 (male), Kotaro Kato."Bookmark here


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"Skill: Long spear."Bookmark here


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"Can use your bones to create a spear that lengthens at will."Bookmark here


"Student number 7 (male), Jiro Sato."Bookmark here


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"Skill: Support."Bookmark here


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"Can enhance a person's skill by touching them."Bookmark here


I wrote down their skills in the class roster, wondering if my notes would come in handy one day.Bookmark here


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"You gonna bury those?"Bookmark here


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I turned around to find Tsuyoshi standing behind me.Bookmark here


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"Bury them together, will ya? Those dudes were always hangin' out together. Beats me how they didn't get sick of each other."Bookmark here


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I nodded and placed the two phones together in the hole I'd dug. Tsuyoshi then covered it with a giant rock.Bookmark here


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"By the way. I told you I'd make ya pay, remember."Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi said to me while looking at their grave.Bookmark here

I'd totally forgotten that I'd punched him in the stomach.Bookmark here

I braced myself, preparing to take a few blows.Bookmark here

However, Tsuyoshi simply turned his back on me and began walking away.Bookmark here


"I'll kill ya if you try to stop me next time. I'm gonna avenge their deaths, ya hear me?"Bookmark here


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I called after Tsuyoshi, who looked like he was about to go off on his own any minute.Bookmark here


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"I will stop you again. And the next time after that. It's what they wanted me to do."Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi swore under his breath and walked off without another glance.Bookmark here


I sensed him tremble as though he were holding back tears, and I found myself unable to say anything else.Bookmark here

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