I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 123
I followed Eunji and looked around the room.
Canned food is stacked on the shelf; there’s also canned fruit, corn, canned tuna, and canned ham.
I picked them up with pleasure.
-growling. After starving for a few days, my stomach let out rumblings.
I was moved to tears, but first I checked the expiration date of the canned food.
“Come to think of it, what’s the point of checking the expiration date? I don’t know how much time has passed.”
However, considering the date I was last in Korea, most of them still had more than three years left until the expiration date.
I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but it looks like these canned goods came to the island at the same time as me.
In the original story, Yuanna can’t eat this because she doesn’t know how to open a can. I don’t know who organized this room, but it seems like he doesn’t know how to eat it either.
“What’s in the bunker?”
“Food and daily necessities……?”
“Is it still edible? Or has it expired?”
“I think you can eat it. I don’t need food, so I just left it.”
No. Looking back, Jenas knew that there was food in the bunker.
If Anata knew how to read Korean, she might have read the writing on the canned food and knew that these were daily necessities.
Anyway, I was very hungry, so I decided to eat first.
I burst into tears as I hurriedly ate the canned food.
‘I want to let Enoch and Kayden have this taste.’
I wanted to try other canned food, but I held back. It would be better to share the rest with Enoch and Kayden.
I took a small backpack from the shelf and put canned food in it.
I packed tissues, mouthwash, candles, and a knife too. Then I looked around again to see if I could get more, but unfortunately, there didn’t seem to be. I wish I had a stash of grenades like I found last time.
Then I saw a neat bed in the corner.
‘I want to lie down.’
I can’t even remember the last time I slept in a bed.
Come to think of it, there was a bed in Jenas’ cabin as well. Even though the beds in the room on the third floor were neatly arranged, I had to sleep on the first floor.
“No, wait, Jenas slept in a hammock.”
That damn punk!
I gritted my teeth at the thought of Jenas, then placed my bag on the floor and carefully sat down on the bed. I’m just going to sit for a bit.
There is no blanket, but the bed is very soft. This is a good mattress. While evaluating the bed, the closed door caught my eye.
‘Huh? Did I close the door?’
I don’t remember, but I think I did. I must have been so busy eating that I couldn’t remember.
With that thought in mind, I stretched out my legs and lay down. I think it’s better than the mattress in my house.
Eunji, who was on the floor, slithered onto the bed. Then he coiled himself at the end of the bed and yawned. He must also be very tired.
Drowsiness also came over me when I saw Eunji closing his eyes. So we both ended up falling asleep together.
I fell into a deep and comfortable sleep on the soft bed after a long time.
Is that why? I vaguely dreamed of the days when I was living as Lee Jinju — a time when my presence was not strong and it was hard to fit into society.
My presence among people was always dim. I felt as if I had been abandoned in this huge society.
So I tried to work as a girl scout instructor optimized for group life, but it was the same. There was no one who looked at me properly or remembered me.
“Jinju? Oh, Jinju… she’s in our department.”
Even at the camping company where I got the job with such difficulty, I was strangely treated as an invisible person. It was the same when I was in charge of major projects.
I’ve always wondered about that. Why can’t I get along like everyone else? It felt like I wasn’t part of this world.
In the meantime, one day, I accidentally picked up a novel 《Something More Important Than Survival》 on the street.
I had an intuition that something was in line with me. There was such a strange fascination with the book I found on the street.
The day I picked up the book on the street was nothing special. However, the book I picked up on an unusual day was very special.
A round circle with unknown patterns was drawn on the sidewalk block where the book fell, and bluish light was manifesting from the pattern.
The book was right on top of it.
‘Yeah, I just remembered.’
It was an unforgettable phenomenon, so how could I have completely forgotten about it?
The light emitted from the floor disappeared the moment I picked up the book. As if it had been waiting for that moment.
That was the reason why I read a book on the street out of nowhere. At that moment, I was so curious about the contents of the book that I couldn’t miss it without reading it right away.
And absurdly, the moment I finished reading the book, I was hit in the head by a falling signboard and died.
I don’t know where the book went then. I don’t even know where it came from.
Now that I think about it, it must have been a magic circle.
I opened my eyes at the sudden thought.
And my eyes met with a pair of red eyes.
A woman with silvery white hair and blood-red eyes was staring at me with her face close to mine.
I jumped off the bed and took a step back. Eunji who was sleeping at the end of the bed was also surprised and spun around on the spot.
I sat on the bed, leaned close to the wall, and scanned the surroundings. But the woman I saw a while ago was disappearing like a mirage.
“What the hell?”
I got out of bed with a puzzled face and looked around the room, but no one was there.
In the meantime, I found that the door was open.
‘Did I sleep with the door open?’
No, I’m sure the door was closed before I went to bed. Horrified, I stared at the open door and froze.
‘Come to think of it, that woman has silver hair and red eyes.’
She has the characteristic appearance of the Rohade family. What’s more, if she’s a woman, there’s a good chance she’s the Anata that Kayden saw in Jenas’ cabin.
‘Wait, no, no way. According to Kayden, Anata was sealed alive in Jenas’ cabin. There’s no way she’d be here……’
I put my arms around my head and pondered over this strange phenomenon.
Come to think of it, even when I was in Jenas’ cabin, I saw a ghost just like now. Didn’t a mysterious person with a black hem lead me to Jenas’ room?
Even when I was caught by the monster and dragged out of Jenas’ cabin, I saw a mysterious shadow through the window of the ‘Sanctuary Chamber’.
In the ‘sanctuary chamber’ where Anata is said to be sealed.
Could Anata separate her soul from her body while being sealed and send her own soul to another place?
If she was trying to convey a message to someone else while avoiding Jenas’ eyes, it was quite possible.
However, because he was sealed in the ‘sanctuary chamber’ and became like a guardian spirit, even if it were possible in the Jenas’ cabin area, this place was very far away from the cabin.
I looked down at Eunji.
Eunji, who was at my feet, glanced at me and slithered toward the open door. Then he looked at me again and turned to the open door.
Looks like he wants to go out.
“Okay, let’s go out. I’ll pack my stuff first.”
I put on my crossbody bag and carried the bag filled with daily necessities and canned food on my back, and left the room with Eunji.
There was no point in going upstairs, so I decided to look downstairs again — the floor downstairs that I hadn’t been able to go down to because I was scared yesterday.
“By the way, has it already been two days since I came to this bunker?”
Since there is no window to see the sky, I can’t tell the time. Whether a day or two has passed, I’m not sure.
‘Are Enoch and Kayden looking for me?’
Maybe they gave up after trying to find me a few times. They won’t have any reason to risk finding me anymore.
Because Kayden now knows how to control his mana, so he can control his emotions, and Enoch can completely control his trauma from blood.
So they don’t need me anymore.
“That’s a bit disappointing.”
My heart felt a little hurt, but I tried to ignore it and went down the stairs.
I headed further down past the place where the skeletons had been pierced through the wall.
Torches were still burning on the stone walls. Thanks to the light, I found the word ‘Alea’ engraved all over the stone wall.
As of now, everything Jenas touched had the word ‘Alea’ engraved on it, so it seems certain that this bunker was made by him.
Before I knew it, I had finished descending the stairs and was standing on a flat floor.
It was dark downstairs because there were no torches, so I took a candle and a lighter from my crossbody bag and lit the wick.
There are two doors at the end of the room-like a square space. The word ‘Return’ was engraved on the right door, and a magic circle was engraved on the left door.
As I took a few steps closer to the door, suddenly, light leaked out from under my feet.
A magic circle was engraved in the center of the room, and I was standing on top of it without my noticing. Under my feet lay a book I had never seen before.
“Huh? This is……”
It’s the novel 《Something More Important Than Survival》.
I picked up the book. I don’t remember well, but the old, thick look was similar to a book had read before.
At that moment, the book swung upwards and light emanated from it. The light was so intense and bright that it was difficult to open my eyes properly.
After a while, when the light died out and I could see well again, I was in a different place.
To be precise, it was like being in the same place but in a different time zone.
The two doors and the magic circle drawn on the floor were still the same. Torches were lit on the walls, and two women were crouching on top of the magic circle in front of me.
It was a woman with silver hair and red eyes and Yuanna with light brown bobbed hair.
Hold on… Yuanna?