Chapter 53:

Showdown

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


“Oh. That’s where you were.”

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Even I was taken aback at my initial reaction upon seeing Charlotte.Bookmark here

I’d expected to fly into a wild rage and lose control of myself, but apparently, I was beyond that.Bookmark here

I wanted nothing more than to kill her. However, it was still too early for that.

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I’ll take everything from her—just like she stole everything from me—before putting an end to her.

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These feelings...it was almost as if...Bookmark here


“Hi. Good to see you again.”

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Charlotte beamed. It was the most charming smile she’d ever flashed at me.

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“I missed you so much.”

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“Me too.”

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It felt a lot like falling in love for the first time. I guess it’s true that love and hatred are two sides of the same coin.Bookmark here


I glanced at my bow gun, “Eiko,” that’d flown out of my hand when my right arm got torn off.Bookmark here

I couldn’t care less about my arm, but I needed to retrieve Eiko.Bookmark here

I reached for my bow gun, not taking my eyes off Charlotte and her sword.

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“Squad, commence firing!”

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Charlotte raised her voice the moment I bent over to pick up “Eiko.”Bookmark here

The Saviors, who’d been running around like headless chickens until then, immediately launched their attacks.

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Pebbles. Thunder. Bullets. Needles. All types of long-range skills rained upon me.Bookmark here

I activated my black armor, “Tsuyoshi,” and hardened my entire body. Despite that, the damage from the repeated attacks began to add up.

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I shouted through my megaphone, “Tsukasa,” activating his General skill.

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“Cease fire!”

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“Keep going!”

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Charlotte and I commanded at the same time.Bookmark here

The attacks continued.

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“So you borrowed Tsukasa’s skill, huh?”

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“Mhm. This skill is more effective on your allies than your enemies, you know.”

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I was aware. That’s what the General skill was intended for.

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“It’s a pity you no longer have anyone on your side.”

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Stating the obvious. It’s your fault that everyone’s dead.Bookmark here


All of us believed that we’d be able to go home after defeating the Demon Lord.Bookmark here

Daigo was the first to notice something was amiss when Charlotte led us to the teleportation device in the castle’s underground lab.

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“Be careful, Ryo-chin.”

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Daigo whispered to me.

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“Looks like we can’t use our skills in here.”

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Charlotte stood in front of the machine and gave the remaining survivors a little bow.

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“Thanks for all your hard work, everyone.”

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With those parting words, dozens of soldiers armed with guns entered the lab.Bookmark here

We’d finally made it to our destination. So many of us had fallen on the way, but still, we persisted.

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Yet, right when we thought it was all over, we were delivered a final blow.Bookmark here


“Charlotte.”

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I called her name.Bookmark here

The Saviors began attacking me more relentlessly.

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“Charlotte. Charlotte. Charlotte.”

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I repeated her name over and over again.Bookmark here

I noticed that she’d managed to slice off my left leg as well.Bookmark here


I want to kill her. No, not yet. Screw that; I’ll kill her. Be patient. It’ll finally be over when I kill this bitch. Let’s end this. No, I don’t want it to end. Kill her. No, wait. I’ll kill her. I’ll kill her. No. Kill. Kill. Wait. Kill...Bookmark here


It was exactly like that time.Bookmark here

When I was torn between choosing one of two devastating extremes, I’d begged Charlotte to help my friends, despite knowing it was pointless.Bookmark here

I’d called her name repeatedly like some sort of mantra.

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“It’s no use. It’s all lies, including my name.”

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Something snapped inside me upon recalling those words.Bookmark here


I took out my hand cannon, “Shizuka,” and pointed it at Charlotte.

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“Oh? I thought you were saving me for last.”

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Although I heard her talking, it went in one ear and out the other.Bookmark here


With a deafening roar, I blasted off Charlotte’s head.Bookmark here

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