I’m Taking Revenge for My Murdered Classmates Using Weapons Made from Their Souls
This was it. I was sure we were done for.
Everything was about to disappear, swallowed up whole by the explosion.
...Or so I thought.
I heard someone call my name as a hand grabbed mine.
It was my childhood friend, Kaede.
She gripped my hand fiercely, white-knuckled with a desperate expression on her face.
As soon as I squeezed her hand back, the scenery changed.
There was a loud explosion, and a giant mushroom cloud rose far, far behind us.
I sensed a “Teleportation” skill from Kaede. Her ability had transported us to the castle gates in a flash.
Even from this distance, I could tell that there were no other survivors besides us. The blast of heat could be felt all the way here.
Kaede continued to squeeze my hand, refusing to let go.
“What the heck’s going on?! I thought we could go home once we’d defeated the outlaw!”
Kaede sobbed. I didn’t know what to say to her.
Should I tell her the truth? I suppose I had no other choice if that’s what she wanted.
“I don’t think we’ll ever be able to go home. We were brought here simply for the sake of entertaining someone.”
Kaede stopped crying and stared at me.
“Someone’s been filming us. Still is, actually. This whole time I’ve been sensing a ‘Record Keeper’ skill.”
“What for?! Who’re they showing this to?!”
“I don’t know. All I know is they’re not someone from this planet. I doubt the mastermind even lives here. This is just a guess, but I don’t think this planet has any former inhabitants.”
The soldiers who couldn’t use any skills.
At first, I thought they were the original inhabitants of this planet.
After spending a year with Charlotte in the castle, however, I had an epiphany.
“All of the people here are descendants of Saviors. This planet has been kidnapping humans and forcing them to go to war for a long time. And the people filming these battles are also Saviors, like us.”
“...No way. But...why would they do such a thing?”
“I think you know why. Charlotte.”
Kaede’s expression changed instantly. She reminded me of a doll, devoid of all emotion. In turn, she now wore an eerie smile on her face.
“Ah. So you knew.”
“Where’s the real Kaede?”
“She never came. She’s back on Earth, probably worried sick about you.”
I wasn’t sure how much of that was true. It was probably a mistake to expect any answers from this lying bitch in the first place.
Regardless, I continued with my questions.
“Why don’t you turn off the camera and quit this ridiculous filming?”
Charlotte’s face contorted, and the corners of her mouth lifted wide. The woman before me no longer resembled Kaede.
She grinned evilly, wearing a smile that could barely be called human.
“If I do that, everything will disappear. Including this planet and the person I love.”
I couldn’t tell if she was telling the truth or lying.
However, I found it hard to believe that this woman truly loved anyone.