Chapter 61:

Shizuka Nanami, Pt. 4

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


The meat-shield fell apart, and the goblin zombies surged towards us. There was no way out of the cave.Bookmark here

This is it, I thought, certain we were done for.Bookmark here


“...I knew it.”

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Hironobu, who was shielding me from the zombies, whispered.

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“I knew he’d come back.”

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Despite our situation, I could hear the excitement in Hironobu’s voice. The goblin zombies’ movements had slowed down.

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“Now’s your chance! Slip past them!”

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I heard Saburo yell to us from somewhere ahead.Bookmark here

Although I was overjoyed, I couldn’t help feeling terrified as well.Bookmark here

Run past these rotting creatures, even though they’re in slow-motion? I couldn’t even make it to the end of a haunted house.

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“Close your eyes, Shizuka! I’ll lead you out of here.”

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Hironobu held me close and led the way while I whimpered.

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“Rarrr, raugh.”

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“Rauuughhh.”

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Clack-clack. Clickety-clack. 

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All I could hear were sounds that made my skin crawl.

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“Almost there! Just hang on for a bit longer!!”

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Hironobu said encouragingly.

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“That’s it! Just pass right through them!”

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The minute I heard Saburo’s voice, the ground gave way beneath us. I opened my eyes to see that I’d fallen off the cliff.

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“Eeeyaaaa!”

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“It’s okay! Saburo’ll save us!”

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Hironobu continued to hold on to me, and we fell together. I saw Saburo free-falling beside us.

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“Sloth.”

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Just before we hit the ground, Saburo activated his skill, and we landed softly.

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“A-are we safe?”

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Right then, the goblin zombies who’d been chasing us started falling off the cliff. Bookmark here

Splat, splat, splat. They plummeted to the ground without slowing, bursting open like a tomato dropped from a high place.

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“Eee, eeeek!!”

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I covered my head and crouched down on the spot.

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“Avatar!”

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Hironobu’s clones formed a roof and protected us from the zombies raining down on us. The sound of flesh exploding upon impact seemed to go on forever.

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Several minutes later, the sounds finally ceased. Hironobu’s clones had also disappeared.Bookmark here

The three of us looked at each other amidst the wreckage and embraced each other tightly, bloody and surrounded by chunks of rotting flesh.Bookmark here


I can’t believe we managed to survive that!Bookmark here


Clap, clap. I heard someone clapping their hands and looked towards the source of the sound.

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“Astounding. I didn’t think you’d all make it out of there.”

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It was Charlotte.Bookmark here

When did she arrive? And why was she at the bottom of the cliff?Bookmark here

It was as if she knew that we’d be here.

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“Looks like our plan worked. It was a pretty good idea, don’t you think?”

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“Yeah. Although, I thought you were crazy when you first mentioned it.”

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Charlotte and Saburo chatted.Bookmark here

Had Charlotte helped us? Charlotte, of all people? I found that hard to believe.Bookmark here

But still, I was grateful that we’d managed to escape such a hopeless situation.

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“Sh-Shizuka.”

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I turned around, hearing Hironobu call me.Bookmark here

How many times had he saved my life?Bookmark here


“Thanks, Hironobu. I...”

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My breath caught in my throat.Bookmark here

Hironobu’s eyes were bloodshot. Tears streamed down his cheeks: tears that were dark-red like blood.

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“Shi, Shi, Shiz, Shizu, ka.”

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Hironobu’s body jerked violently.

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“NO! Hironobu!”

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A goblin zombie’s head lay intact at Hironobu’s foot, sinking its teeth into his leg.

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“Oh, dear. What a shame.”

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Charlotte said, not sounding in the least bit disappointed.

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“Seems like it wasn’t such a happy ending after all.”

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I heard my phone ping, and I hurriedly whipped out my phone.Bookmark here


“Your anger and resentment have fully charged your ammo. You may now fire.”Bookmark here


Hironobu lunged at me, and I noticed my right arm had transformed into a bazooka.

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“Shoot, Shizuka! That’s no longer the Hironobu you used to know!!”

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“NO! I can’t!”

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Help. Help us. Please. Please, Ryo. Ryo, Ryo, Ryo. Nononononononononono.

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“EEEYYYAAAHHH!!”Bookmark here


All I could do was sob and scream hysterically.Bookmark here

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