Chapter 50:

Shizuka Nanami

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


I couldn’t stop him.Bookmark here

No matter how much I wanted to follow him, I knew I would only get in the way.Bookmark here

All I could do was stare silently after him as he departed. The tears didn’t come until much later.Bookmark here


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“Instead of moping around, you could’ve just tagged along.”Bookmark here


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I looked up to see Chika standing at the entrance of the cave.Bookmark here


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“You like Ryo, don’t you?”Bookmark here


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“H-huh?! It’s not like that!”Bookmark here


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“Oh, please, it’s so obvious.”Bookmark here


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Chika said bluntly, and I fell silent, defeated.Bookmark here

Although she acted all cutesy in front of guys, she did a 180 when there were only girls around.Bookmark here


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“Why don’t you go after him? You can probably still catch up. I would if I were you, especially since the Uzattoki trio’s probably after Ryo too.”Bookmark here


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“No way!”Bookmark here


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“Come on, you can tell by looking at them.”Bookmark here


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I was totally clueless. Chika’s observation skills astounded me.Bookmark here


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“We could die anytime in this place. Might as well spend your final moments with the person you love, doncha think?”Bookmark here


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“But I...”Bookmark here


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Chika sighed deeply as I trailed off.Bookmark here


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“What about you, Chika? Don’t you have a crush on anyone?”Bookmark here


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“I kinda fancy Ryo, too, actually.”Bookmark here


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“WHAT?!”Bookmark here


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I yelped, taken aback at the unbelievably fierce competition.Bookmark here


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“But I’ll pass. I don’t like him enough to risk joining the rescue unit. I think I’ll settle for Kyoya or Saburo instead. You won’t ever catch me with Hironobu, though.”Bookmark here


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“I-I see.”Bookmark here


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I felt myself smiling at Chika’s ability to joke despite our circumstances.Bookmark here


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“Now, there’s a smile! Let’s try to enjoy ourselves and make the most of it, okay?”Bookmark here


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“O-okay. Thanks, Chika.”Bookmark here


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Did she notice I was feeling down and try to cheer me up?Bookmark here

Chika and I had never really talked until we came here.Bookmark here

If we hadn’t ended up in this place, I doubt we’d ever have become friends.Bookmark here

Even though this world was like something out of a nightmare, I guessed it wasn’t all bad.Bookmark here

Chika’s right. I should try to keep my spirits up.Bookmark here


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“Oh, it’s almost time to feed Pochisuke and Tamami. Wanna join me?”Bookmark here


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“Sure, let’s go.”Bookmark here


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There was plenty of food for the lizardmen.Bookmark here

Saburo had shown an incredible aptitude for fishing and been saving the fish he caught from the river each day.Bookmark here

At first, I was hesitant to try them, but the fish turned out to be delicious, with a similar taste to freshwater trout. I had no problems eating them now.Bookmark here

We chopped the fish into tiny pieces and put them onto long skewers, which we then poked through the small opening in the lizardmen’s muzzles.Bookmark here

Itsuko was probably the only person brave (or stupid) enough to try to remove their gags and feed them.Bookmark here


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“If the others return hurt, you’ll heal them again, won’t you?”Bookmark here


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“Huh? No way, I’m done with that. I’m not taking care of Pochisuke and Tamami so we can use them for another round of injury swapping!”Bookmark here


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Despite her reluctance, I knew that Chika would use her skill again if needed.Bookmark here

If only I’d gotten a skill that could heal people instead of an offensive skill like a bazooka.Bookmark here


As we chatted and made our way towards the tree where the lizardmen were tied up, we realized someone else had arrived before us.Bookmark here


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“...Charlotte.”Bookmark here


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The woman who was responsible for our situation.Bookmark here

However, her expression as she gazed at the lizardmen was full of tenderness, wholly unlike anything we’d seen so far.Bookmark here

It was almost as if she were a different person.Bookmark here

She didn’t seem to notice us approaching her and was saying something to the lizardmen.Bookmark here


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“Talk to you later, Adachi and Ikeda.”Bookmark here


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Charlotte said fondly.Bookmark here

Was that their names? Had she given them nicknames as well, like Itsuko did?Bookmark here

For a split second, the lizardmen looked human.Bookmark here

I quickly rubbed my eyes and stared at them again. All I saw were two lizards tied to a tree.Bookmark here


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“Oh, hello. When did you get here?”Bookmark here


As Charlotte turned around, her face wore her usual cold expression devoid of kindness.Bookmark here

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