Yukinari: “Alright, stand up. I’ll teach your body firsthand about what you did.”
I overflow with killing intent as I declare that to Ono with scorn. More. I have to more brutally teach him about what he’s done or I won’t be satisfied. Ono’s followers give him emergency treatment, and though he’s limping and doesn’t seem to be putting all that much strength into his arms, Ono regains his fighting spirit.
Ono: “Sh-shit! Don’t get carried away! I’m the strongest ability user!”
Yukinari: “Acting like a king using power stolen from others? Meguru-san would be scorning you. I don’t know what gives you the right to that title in the first place, but what do you think getting cocky from borrowed strength will get you?”
…Saying it myself makes me nauseous. I don’t know who did so, or for what purpose they granted us this power, but we were chosen. If someone who murders without hesitation gains this power, it won’t end well. No, rather, this might have been the overall goal.
Ono: “I’m the strongest one here! A noble existence that low class people like you can only dream of touching. Don’t get carried away!”
Ono wraps himself in flames and then uses the abilities of our classmates to launch his attack. Fire, water, wind, earth, sorcery, light… all standard and convenient abilities.
Trees sprout quickly and try to entangle me. Ahh, did he steal the cultivation ability from the class representative? Is he thinking about… what will come after leaving the forest? Hey class rep! Isn’t your ability a bit too suited for attacking!?
I tear through the trees coiling around me. Worthless. What, “strongest”? Taniizumi said that as well, but it’s all bullshit. What’s the difference between you and Tanizumi!?
…Ah, there is a difference. Ono is a murderer while Taniizumi was just a tyrant. It’s better to be a tyrant than a murderer.
Ono: “Not yet! Don’t get carried away just because you can cut down a tree!”
Ono grasps his broken sword, summons a flame, and joins the tip of his sword with its base… no, he’s using it as material to regenerate his blade.
Ono: “Your owner has to squeeze out points, lengthening the time needed to complete anything. But this great me, having earned lots of points, can complete a sword instantly!”
So he’s even stolen Shigenobu’s blacksmithing ability!? How courteous of you to brag about yourself, what are you trying to pull!?
Yukinari: “That’s Shigenobu’s ability! You bastard thief!”
Ono: “Hah! It’s better to have more abilities! As long as it lets me get even a bit stronger, I don’t care what it is!”
Ono uses a martial arts step to strike at me. First, I see through the various kinds of magic raining down on me while dodging them with the minimum movement needed. I then lock swords with Ono and cut through his again. Afterwards, to counter Ono as he is preparing his own strike, I utilizing my boxing experience to punch him in the face.
Ono: “Ku! That sword is the key to your attacks!”
Ono activates some ability and flings a glowing coin at me which ends up being cut down. It seems to have been a light-type ability. He must have thought that forcing me to let go of my blade would give him a chance.
Ono: “It didn’t bounce!?”
Yukinari: “Too bad, but magic attacks… are completely ineffective!”
I attack Ono with a speed that even surprises myself.
Yukinari: “ORAA! It’s still not enough!”
Since I had taken a defensive posture, I slash along his arm. Doing so splatters fresh blood from Ono.
Ono: “Guhhhhhhhhh… it hurts… it hurts! Why am I, the strongest, being hurt…!”
Yukinari: “What strongest!? If you’re really the strongest, then you should protect everyone! Return their abilities!”
Ono is writhing in pain. That’s right. Suffer even more! Everyone you killed suffered far worse!
Yukinari: “No matter how many abilities you pile up, you won’t become the strongest! I won’t allow it! The fact that I drove you into a corner without abilities is proof!”
Did the battle group also only rely on their abilities to fight? The battles in this world… fighting with Meguru-san along with Shigenobu and the others, is now helping me to corner Ono.
Yukinari: “Ono, if I were to put it your words, you’ve committed the unforgivable sin of tainting your hands with murder. And you, unable to win against a weakling of the base group despite using everyone’s abilities, have no value in your existence!”
As I raise my sword high, Ono screams out in fear.
Ono: “I-I’m not the bad guy. You pieces of scum are the bad guys. Even though I saved you all, you weren’t grateful, didn’t offer me women!”
Yukinari: “Meguru-san and the others aren’t your things!”
I thought he would continue resisting but… after looking around, the barriers that were imprisoning the battle and base groups have been destroyed. Even though it was something not even the battle group could destroy, Ono seems to have exhausted his magical energy fighting until now. Now I just have to hunt him down! The question is whether he has stolen abilities that consume points. I grab Ono by the collar and lift him up, getting ready to end it by stabbing him.
Battle Group: “Oh! Do it! Hanebashi!”
Base Group: “That’s right! Kill him!”
Everyone cheers me on. This is naturally my right. How many people do you think are dead? Didn’t you kill Meguru-san? Do you think you’ll be forgiven with your death?
Otsuka: “STOP IIIIIIT!”
I hear Ono and Otsuka’s pleas. They sound pathetic. Hahaha…I’ll shut you up right now.
There, I hallucinate Meguru-san’s voice.
Meguru-san hated when people hurt or oppressed others. If I kill Ono now, I won’t be able to face her.
…I, drop Ono and turn my back to him.
Yukinari: “…Return everyone’s abilities right now. Then, get out of here! Don’t show your face here ever again! Hurry up and disappear from our sight!”
I think it’s an inadequate punishment. But… this isn’t something I should do with my current murderous desire. Meguru-san would say that.
Yukinari: “…I… won’t become a murderer for you…”
Although my urge to kill him swells, but the last smile Meguru-san gave me somehow or another lets me endure. It helps me squeeze out those words.
Meguru-san showed her courage and rebuked Ono for terrorizing everyone. She must have been scared. Terrified even. She probably wanted to run away.
However, if Ono or Otsuka and the others try to kill everyone, I won’t hesitate to kill them. To be honest, I’ll never forgive them. I want to kill them right now.
But, still… surely if Meguru-san were alive, she would criticize me. All I can do now is turn to Meguru-san’s will.
It’s settled. If Ono doesn’t get involved with us after this, this is the last… really, the last grace, and I’ll overlook him.
“How half-hearted! If you don’t kill him, he’ll kill everyone!”
“There’s no way he’ll reflect on his actions! He’ll escape and come back for revenge!”
“Killing people is unforgivable!”
Everyone in the class protests. I know that! Even I want to hurry kill that guy! But… at least… let me try to fulfill Meguru-san’s wish…
Everyone calls my name. Of those voices… the one… I loved from the bottom of my heart was missing. I didn’t realize until I lost her… I’ve always thought the heroes in those stories were stupid… I never thought that it would be me in that position.
This is all my responsibility. Because I was a bystander… I failed. I was conceited because Meguru-san forgave me. Shigenobu was guessing the situation as well, so I took things lightly.
More! If I had done things more seriously, we might have managed somehow!
I hear Shigenobu’s desperate voice. To be honest, I knew this would happen. That Ono wouldn’t choose to escape.
Still, I wanted to bet on the slim possibility. Meguru-san would have bet on it, no matter how slim the chances.
Otsuka: “For the crime of injuring Keisuke-sama, you’ll pay with your lifeeeeeeeee!”
Ono, along with Otsuka and the others, attack me in an instant.
Yukinari: “Meguru-san… I’m sorry.”
I… have degenerated, into being a murderer who laid his hands on his classmates…
Before my eyes… appears a large amount of dirt where Ono and his followers are.
Yukinari: “…If you had immediately run away according to my instructions, you wouldn’t have been hit. Ono, and all of you too, you threw away your last grace.”
During the battle with Ono, I was already casting a transfer of the dirt. I also specified where it would appear. Even if it didn’t inflict a fatal injury, it was a deadly trap for the purpose of inflicting a serious wound.
I cornered Ono, and while calculating the remaining time, offered him a choice. That way, if Ono chose to run… I wouldn’t have to stain my hands with his murder. Instead, this is the result.
1) Teleport objects /Self to Earth
2) Point/yen conversion. (Tells others it’s a shopping catalogue)
3) Remote viewing
4) Bestowal transfer
boxing gloves, strawberry wallaby medal, kangaroo knight medal, kitchen knife
Kangaroo Punching Glove +10 | Effect : Dynamic Vision Up | Wind Punch | Wild Sense
Instant Expansion Ability : Kangaroo Step | Boxer
Meguru Hiyama:Metal turtle sword
3) Material transfer (uses pillars of light)
4) Transfer to the other world
1) Black Smith
2) Mining Correction
3) Equipment Strengthening
4) Grant Effects
Minori Himeno: Has a polite/formal way of speaking
1) Healing/recover mana
2) Charge with mana
3) Repair (doesn’t fix missing pieces/chips)
4) Item box
1) Craft things
4) Collection Improvement