Chapter 49:

Rescue Unit

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


“I think we ought to create a rescue unit.”Bookmark here


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It was Shoko, the leader of “Uzattoki,” who suggested this.Bookmark here

We’d gathered in front of the cave to discuss our plans moving forward. The ten of us sat in a circle surrounding a large stone table.Bookmark here


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“Since this doesn’t concern me, I’ll sit this one out.”Bookmark here


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Charlotte sat in the shade of a tree a few feet away from us. Although our discussion had nothing to do with her, it seemed like she still wanted to hear what we had to say.Bookmark here


“It’s clear what Tsukasa and the main unit’s course of action is. They’ll keep pushing on, no matter how many people end up getting hurt in the process. I, for one, want to save as many of our classmates as possible.”Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi grit his teeth at Shoko’s words.Bookmark here

I was sure he regretted taking Tsukasa’s bait and going off to face the harpies with just the five of them.Bookmark here


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“Sure, it might be safer if we stay here by the river. But we won’t be able to help the others if we lag too far behind the main unit. I think we should decide who’ll remain here and who’ll be a part of the rescue team.”Bookmark here


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“Nuh-uh. That’s way too scary. I’m not going anywhere.”Bookmark here


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The first to speak up was Chika.Bookmark here


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“Same. Can’t be bothered to move. I’m staying too.”Bookmark here


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Naturally, Saburo also expressed his desire to stay.Bookmark here


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“I’m going. I got some unfinished business with that bastard, Tsukasa.”Bookmark here


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Tsuyoshi clenched his fists and trembled with anger.Bookmark here

One by one, each of us made our stance known.Bookmark here


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“Hmm, ideally, I’d like us to split up evenly. We want to keep this campsite as our base, after all.”Bookmark here


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“Besides, we have Pochisuke and Tamami to think of.”Bookmark here


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Itsuko abruptly mumbled cryptically.Bookmark here


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“‘Pochisuke? Tamami?’ Who’s that?”Bookmark here


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“Oh, the lizardmen we caught. They regenerate super fast, and the wounds Chika transferred from Kyoya and Hironobu have almost healed. We can totally treat more people!”Bookmark here


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“Y-you named them?”Bookmark here


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“Yup! They kinda grow on you, don’t you think?”Bookmark here


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You’re not supposed to get attached to them! I thought exasperatingly but decided to keep my thoughts to myself.Bookmark here


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“You’re not going, are you, Ryo?”Bookmark here


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Shizuka asked.Bookmark here

I was sure she’d choose to stay behind.Bookmark here

Before going to the lizardmen’s cave, when Saburo said he was staying here, I’d made up my mind to remain with our group.Bookmark here

I no longer felt that way.Bookmark here

My feelings had changed since Shoko and I went to rescue Section Four.Bookmark here


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“I want to help if it means more of us get to survive.”Bookmark here


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Shizuka looked down with a sad look on her face after hearing my decision.Bookmark here


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“Can I ask you something?”Bookmark here


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Kyoya, the calm adviser of the teenage gang members, spoke for the first time.Bookmark here


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“Do we make it ’til the end in your prophecies, Mirai?”Bookmark here


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Mirai shook her head.Bookmark here


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“Most of us probably won’t survive. Saving the others might just mean extending their lives for a bit longer. If you think there’s no point doing that, it’s best you don’t join the rescue unit.”Bookmark here


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It was a grim statement.Bookmark here


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“By the way, Itsuko’s died five times so far. If I hadn’t intervened, she would’ve been bitten by the lizardmen this morning while trying to feed them. I don’t think saving her was pointless, though.”Bookmark here


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“No way! For real?! Was it because I tried to remove their muzzles? Thanks for stopping me, Mirai!”Bookmark here


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...Itsuko. You really should be more careful.Bookmark here


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“Everyone dies. I think what’s important is how you live out your life.”Bookmark here


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Kyoya said nothing in reply.Bookmark here


That day, the ten of us split off into two separate groups.Bookmark here

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