Chapter 48:

Hiroshi Honmoto

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


“I’m Hiroshi Honmoto, the class president and a member of Section One. I will now begin filming.”Bookmark here


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The rules for activating my skill, “Record Keeper,” were simple. All I had to do was introduce myself and announce my intent to start filming.Bookmark here

With my skill activated, I began recording our battle with monsters as I’d done previously.Bookmark here


“Find the center of the target and shoot. Find the center of the target and shoot. Find the center of the target and shoot...”Bookmark here


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Yayoi muttered under her breath as she repeatedly pulled the trigger of her sniper rifle. One by one, she shot the harpies clean in the head, despite them still being far away.Bookmark here


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“Excellent. Finish them off before they get any closer.”Bookmark here


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“Find the center of the target and shoot. Find the center of the target and shoot. Find the center of the target...”Bookmark here


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Even Tsukasa’s voice didn’t elicit much of a response from Yayoi. She had a vacant look in her eyes and didn’t seem to perceive anything.Bookmark here

However, her aim was precise, and she continued to slowly but surely kill off the creatures.Bookmark here


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“The harpies are approaching! Seven incoming from the south-southwest! Another eight from the south-southeast!”Bookmark here


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I shuddered at Yuichi’s report.Bookmark here

The monsters that had wiped out Section Four were heading towards us.Bookmark here

If Yayoi missed, we would all be devoured by these creatures.Bookmark here


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“Sergeant Yazawa, you’re in charge of the west side. SSG Homura Kisaragi, you take the east. Sergeant Makabe and SSG Oyama, finish off any creatures that manage to escape.”Bookmark here


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“Sir, yes, sir!”Bookmark here


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Shinji used his skill to build a fortress in front of the ravine the harpies inhabited, and Sections One and Two got into position.Bookmark here

There were twelve of us altogether, including the two remaining members of Section Seven, Yayoi and Fumika.Bookmark here

According to Tsukasa, we’d be able to defeat the harpies with these two units without any casualties.Bookmark here

He’d come to that conclusion after reviewing my recording of Section Four’s battle with the harpies.Bookmark here


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“Sergeant Honmoto. Your skill on its own is entirely useless. At most, it’ll only serve as a camcorder. However, by allowing me to take advantage of your ability, it becomes a most excellent skill.”Bookmark here


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In the past, I was aware that I was in charge of everyone as class president.Bookmark here

Even the teenage gang members listened to me, however begrudgingly.Bookmark here

But now, that privilege belonged to Tsukasa, the formerly bullied and smallest person in the class.Bookmark here


“Train your camera on SSG Wanibuchi of Section Four. I shall plan our next strategy based on how they fare.”Bookmark here


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“Sir, yes, sir.”Bookmark here


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Although Tsukasa told us that Section Four had rebelled and gone off to slay the monsters on their own, I knew that, in truth, Tsukasa had sent them off to fight with the false promise of girls.Bookmark here

Our skills became more powerful, the more they were put to use.Bookmark here

At first, I could only use one camera, but now I was able to use two. I hadn’t told Tsukasa about this, though. I’d secretly trained my second camera on him.Bookmark here


“Hang in there. I’m coming for you!”Bookmark here


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Eiko was desperately shooting arrow after arrow at the harpies.Bookmark here

He probably believed that the members of Section Four were still alive.Bookmark here

I wondered how he would react when he discovered Kotaro and Jiro’s bodies.Bookmark here

I sneaked a glance at Tsukasa through my other camera.Bookmark here

The mustache that he’d drawn on with blood appeared darker than before.Bookmark here

A smile played about his lips, probably due to the tide of the battle being in our favor.Bookmark here

Was it possible for people to change so drastically in such a short time?Bookmark here

There was no doubt that I’d be tossed aside as well if I no longer proved useful.Bookmark here


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“Platoon, forward! Eradicate the enemy! Leave no survivors!!”Bookmark here


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Tsukasa’s voice commanded utter obedience. With no other choice, we shouted in unison.Bookmark here


“Sir, yes, sir!”Bookmark here

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