Chapter 65:

Filming

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


This was it. I was sure we were done for.Bookmark here

Everything was about to disappear, swallowed up whole by the explosion.Bookmark here

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“Hiiragi!”

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I heard someone call my name as a hand grabbed mine.Bookmark here

It was my childhood friend, Kaede.

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She gripped my hand fiercely, white-knuckled with a desperate expression on her face.Bookmark here

As soon as I squeezed her hand back, the scenery changed.

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There was a loud explosion, and a giant mushroom cloud rose far, far behind us.Bookmark here

I sensed a “Teleportation” skill from Kaede. Her ability had transported us to the castle gates in a flash.

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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.

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“...Hiiragi.”

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Kaede continued to squeeze my hand, refusing to let go.

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“What the heck’s going on?! I thought we could go home once we’d defeated the outlaw!”

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Kaede sobbed. I didn’t know what to say to her.Bookmark here

Should I tell her the truth? I suppose I had no other choice if that’s what she wanted.

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“I don’t think we’ll ever be able to go home. We were brought here simply for the sake of entertaining someone.”

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“Huh?”

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Kaede stopped crying and stared at me.

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“Someone’s been filming us. Still is, actually. This whole time I’ve been sensing a ‘Record Keeper’ skill.”

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“What for?! Who’re they showing this to?!”

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“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.”

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The soldiers who couldn’t use any skills.Bookmark here

At first, I thought they were the original inhabitants of this planet.Bookmark here

After spending a year with Charlotte in the castle, however, I had an epiphany.

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“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.”

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“...No way. But...why would they do such a thing?”

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“I think you know why. Charlotte.”Bookmark here


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.

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“Ah. So you knew.”

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“Where’s the real Kaede?”

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“She never came. She’s back on Earth, probably worried sick about you.”

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 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.Bookmark here

Regardless, I continued with my questions.

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“Why don’t you turn off the camera and quit this ridiculous filming?”

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Charlotte’s face contorted, and the corners of her mouth lifted wide. The woman before me no longer resembled Kaede.

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She grinned evilly, wearing a smile that could barely be called human.

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“If I do that, everything will disappear. Including this planet and the person I love.”

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I couldn’t tell if she was telling the truth or lying.Bookmark here


However, I found it hard to believe that this woman truly loved anyone.Bookmark here

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