Chapter 57:

Saburo Tanaka

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


I ran like mad in the darkness, fighting through the thicket of trees. The sharp-tipped branches scraped my skin, making blood trickle down my cheeks, but I paid them no mind.

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“Saburo! Wait!”

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I heard Chika yell behind me, but I didn’t slow down. I wanted to get far away from here as soon as possible.Bookmark here


I couldn’t care less if I died, even before we came here.Bookmark here

Every day was a drag, and I didn’t see any point in living. Coming to this place didn’t change anything.

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I couldn’t understand why Ryo and the others wanted to create a rescue unit and save people.Bookmark here

It didn’t matter if it was my death or someone else’s; it was all the same to me.Bookmark here

I had planned to spend my final days in peace and quiet by this river. If the monsters came for us again, I meant to resign myself to my fate. Bookmark here

And yet, I was the first to run out of the cave.Bookmark here


It smelled like something rotting.Bookmark here

An overwhelming stench filled the cave when that creature appeared.

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“Raauughh...”

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It was one of the goblins we encountered at the church, which I thought we’d wiped out.Bookmark here

It wasn’t just any goblin, though.Bookmark here

The right side of its face was missing, and its body was falling apart here and there.Bookmark here

A zombie. The goblin that we’d thought we’d killed had come back to life.

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“E...Eeeeek!”

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Chika was the first to scream.Bookmark here

Triggered by the noise, the goblin zombie lurched towards her.

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“Web slinger!”

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Kyoya unleashed some thread and wound it tightly around the zombie.

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“What the hell is this thing?!”

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Even the usually calm Kyoya was freaking out.Bookmark here

The goblin zombie continued to thrash about, trying to break free of its bondage.Bookmark here

It was undeniably different from when it was still alive and had become more violent and grotesque-looking. It seemed desperate to bite us. Shizuka and Hironobu cowered in fear at the back of the cave.

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“L-let’s get outta here.”

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That was all I could manage to say.Bookmark here

We stepped outside the cave, leaving the zombie where it was.Bookmark here


I stood still, petrified by the sight before us.Bookmark here

We should’ve left this place when Kyoya and I found those strange footprints this morning.Bookmark here

A sea of goblin zombies surrounded the cave. 

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If you looked closely, you could also spot a few humanoid zombies among them. They seemed to be the ones responsible for turning the dead goblins into zombies.Bookmark here

I’d figured as long as I could end this pointless existence, it didn’t matter how I died.Bookmark here

But if these monsters got me, I’d become a walking corpse, doomed to wander this world forever.

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“Shizuka and Hironobu are still inside!”

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I didn’t give a damn about them.Bookmark here

Ignoring Chika, I used my skill, Sloth, to slow down the zombies’ movements.Bookmark here

I slipped past the goblin zombies in slow-motion, who had now slowed down.

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“Saburo! Wait!”

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I heard Chika yell after me, but I refused to stop.

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“Hurry up! Let’s follow Saburo!”

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“But those two are...!”

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Kyoya yanked Chika’s hand and followed my lead.Bookmark here

That’s right. Now’s our only chance to get out of here.Bookmark here

If you don’t wanna become a zombie, you should come along.

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“SHIZUKA! HIRONOBU!”

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Chika screamed.Bookmark here


The zombies rushed into the cave, where the two remained trapped.Bookmark here

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