Chapter 55:

Mirai Tokito, Pt. 2

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


My prophecies fell into one of three categories.

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The images I received from time to time looked like they were being projected onto a TV screen. It felt as if someone was recording these future events and sending them back in time.Bookmark here

I noticed that the border of the screen came in three different colors: namely, red, blue, and yellow.

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Those colors indicated whether it was possible to change the course of the future and how difficult it would be to do so.Bookmark here


Visions in red were prophecies that were unalterable.

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My prophecy of Ryo being the sole survivor had been framed with a dark, blood-red border.Bookmark here

Blue meant that the future could easily be changed or avoided.

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Itsuko, who was pretty much a walking disaster, had escaped death six times so far by altering future events.

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Then there were the ones that showed up with a yellow border. Bookmark here

Changing these prophecies was possible, but at a great sacrifice.

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The first time I saw this type of vision, Futoshi had been shot by Yayoi. I had tried to change the outcome when I got a glimpse of a different future.

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The alternative meant not only Futoshi but everyone in Section Eight, aside from Ryo, would also die.

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I’d known what would happen to Futoshi. I’d kept that fact to myself, though.Bookmark here

What else could I have done?Bookmark here


The “yellow prophecy” this time showed me Hironobu and Shizuka being mauled to death by monsters.

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I immediately thought of rushing to their aid when I had another vision.Bookmark here

Doing so meant both Section Two and our rescue unit would die. If we wanted to save those two, we’d have to pay the price.

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Not telling everyone might’ve been wiser.Bookmark here

Regardless, I couldn’t help sharing this fact with the group.Bookmark here

I was sure I’d regret going to Section Two’s rescue if I didn’t at least inform the others.Bookmark here

I knew Ryo would, too.Bookmark here


“Is there no way we can save both groups?”

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I shook my head in reply to Ryo’s question.

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“If we try to save everyone, we all die.”

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A long silence fell, and it was as though time had stopped. No one said anything.Bookmark here

However, time was running out.

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If we didn’t act soon, we’d lose the members of Section Two and Shizuka and Hironobu.

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“... Let’s go help the guys in Section Two.”

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Ryo said hoarsely.

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Up until now, Shizuka and Hironobu’s prophecy had had a yellow frame around it. The edges were now turning red.

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Their future was about to become set in stone.Bookmark here


“Oh, dear. What’s wrong? You all look terribly glum.”

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Charlotte joined us, humming without a care in the world.Bookmark here

How did she come all the way here? She couldn’t possibly have walked.

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“None of your business.”

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“My, you’re heartless.”

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Charlotte said in mock indignation, but continued to smile.Bookmark here

I wonder what kind of expression I had on my face just then?Bookmark here

Something unexpected was happening.

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The image of Shizuka and Hironobu’s deaths was turning from a deep red back to yellow.Bookmark here

I’d thought that visions in red couldn’t be altered. Could it be that Charlotte had the power to rewrite them?

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“Charlotte!”

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I called her name for the first time.Bookmark here

Everyone whipped their heads back, shocked at my sudden outburst.

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“I want you to help us!”

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Not just Shizuka or Hironobu. Maybe, just maybe, she could change the outcome of Ryo’s future as well.

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I shouted, louder than I ever had in my life.Bookmark here

Charlotte stared at me with a look that I’ll never forget.Bookmark here


A shiver ran down my spine at how empty and devoid of emotion her eyes were.Bookmark here

“Hmm. Let me think about it.”Bookmark here


The next vision came in a flash. It was the first time I’d received a prophecy with a pitch-black frame.

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The image on the screen showed me some kind of laboratory.Bookmark here

Dozens of my classmates sprawled out on the floor, drenched in blood. No one moved an inch.Bookmark here

Soldiers armed with guns stood around them, and Charlotte stood amidst the bloodshed, laughing. She twirled and pranced about, cackling like a lunatic.Bookmark here


She won’t help us. That much became obvious to me.Bookmark here

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