I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 24
All my plans of hiding from the male leads were ruined. I have already met three male leads.
Yeah, it was a plan that was ruined from the beginning anyway.
If I think about where it went wrong, it must have been since I met Enoch.
When I woke up on this island, I should have kicked Enoch and run straight away!
Of course, it was doubtful whether I would be able to escape the monsters and survive alone, but well, now it was all a futile thought.
But what the hell was Ruzef doing on the mountainside at sunset?
I came down to the cave with the flare gun in my pocket, and Enoch, who was standing in front of the cave, ran to me and hugged me tightly.
When I thought I was going to die of suffocation, he finally let me go.
“I saw a strange magic circle in the sky. You……! I thought you were……! Haa……”
Enoch was furious.
Because of this, I missed the time to speak about Archbishop Ruzef.
“I’m sorry for worrying you.”
Enoch did not respond to my apology. Maybe he was really angry.
‘I died and came to life. So please don’t get too mad.’
There are so many things I want to say, but my legs are tired. I think I won’t be able to wake up tomorrow and will suffer from muscle pain.
I lost strength in my legs, so I sat down. Then Enoch hugged me.
I don’t know how many times he hugged me like this. I felt relieved when I was wrapped in his firm and warm chest.
“……But why is the cave like this?”
The cave was a mess. Although there weren’t many things in the first place, all the harpoons and coconut bowls that had been hard to make were shattered.
It was as if a storm had raged into the cave. Or was there a thief?
Enoch looked around without blinking an eye and answered briefly,
“It just happened.”
What do you mean?
My bed was the only thing that remained intact in the cave.
Enoch put me down on a large leaf, my share of simple bedding. Then he sat on one knee in front of me.
“Where did Kayden go?”
“To find you.”
Enoch answered shortly.
I feel uncomfortable that Kayden went to find me in the middle of a dangerous night.
“I went hiking. I thought I’d be able to be back soon, but I must have lost my sense of time because it was a long hike.”
I made excuses over and over again. But it is true. Because I was really going to be back before the sun went down.
“Are there any injuries?”
I nodded calmly and narrowed my forehead because my soles were sore. The blister seems to have burst again.
Enoch looked at me quietly and grabbed my ankle. His large hands wrapped around my ankle at once. I was a little nervous.
He carefully took off my flat shoes.
Blisters were not in one or two places. In addition, there were many places where my feet were peeled and injured. Again, flat shoes are not suitable for the wild.
Enoch remained silent looking at my feet, which had become a mess. I was barefoot for a long time, and I was so embarrassed that I coughed in vain.
“I ran down the mountain behind the cave, and the monsters came after me. I’m glad I’m still alive……”
As I continued to speak, Enoch’s expression changed unusually. So I ended up blurring my words and biting my lip.
Enoch came with the first aid box, and he asked me which disinfectant I was using, and I explained to him the medicines I used frequently.
After the explanation was over, there was another uncomfortable silence.
I feel like I’m going to die. Please just be mad.
Enoch quietly applied the antiseptic to my feet and then applied ointment to heal the wounds.
“Ah, it hurts.”
He replied with a firm voice to me who was whining in pain. He’s really mad.
Enoch put a band-aid on the open wound and gauze on the blistered area. After watching me do it a few times, now he knows how to use modern medicine skillfully.
“I’d rather you be mad.”
I finally got impatient and told him.
Enoch knelt on one knee with my feet on his lap and lifted his head.
“I’m not mad.”
He lowered his head again and gently touched my foot. He seemed to have acted unconsciously, but the sensation of my skin touching his was very strange.
“Then why are you doing this?”
“I’m sorry. I’m not mad at you. I’m mad at myself.”
I frowned because I could not understand Enoch’s words. What the hell does that mean?
“I should have made you feel comfortable without doing nothing, but I feel like I’m constantly hurting you because of my lack of ability……”
“Wait, Enoch, what do you mean?”
I hurriedly cut off Enoch’s words.
My heart tingles when he looked at me with his guilty expression.
When I first met him on this island, he was someone who criticized and hated me very bitterly.
“I was hurt because of my own stupidity, why is it Enoch’s fault?”
I let out a sigh and stopped talking for a moment. Enoch quietly listened to me.
“This is… my own mistake. Enoch is not obligated to take responsibility for me in the first place.”
Could it be because of that? You said that when you return to the Empire, you have to properly investigate the situation.
‘That makes sense.’
“Thank you for your concern. But I don’t want to be comfortable in the wild.”
In order to live comfortably, I must escape from this island. If I relax and live comfortably on this island, I can’t possibly survive.
I can’t die in vain twice.
“Don’t think about protecting me, worry about yourself first. You wouldn’t last a day on this island without me.”
Of course, it’s not possible, but I intentionally exaggerated. But unexpectedly, Enoch agreed with my words.
“You’re right. I can’t survive on this island alone without you.”
I looked at him bewildered and only blinked. Did I hear it wrong? Or did Enoch eat something wrong today?
Enoch looked at me and smiled.
“I didn’t know I would be like this.”
My bare feet were still on Enoch’s lap. I was embarrassed and tried to put my feet down, but he held my feet tightly.
“I feel like I’m going crazy because of you.”
At Enoch’s next words, I was surprised and lifted my head.
Enoch’s golden eyes quietly turned to me.
“Margaret, I care about you, too.”
Enoch’s bass tone was pleasant to listen to. Maybe his voice sounded more pleasant because he was in the cave.
‘But wait…… me too?’
It’s like a premise that it’s natural for him to care about me. Maybe Enoch misunderstood that I still liked him.
Realizing Enoch’s misunderstanding, I shook my head. So you’re saying you care about me rationally, too? Why are you suddenly…… Why the hell are you……
Of course, as I am a human being, I had a lot of affection for him while living with him.
Although there were some frequent touches, it didn’t feel special because it was inevitable because life and death were at stake.
That’s all for now. More than anything, I wanted to survive no matter what. That was all I had in mind.
“I understand. As long as we stay together, of course, we should care for each other.”
In the end, I deliberately responded to Enoch as if I was not paying attention.
Of course, I had no intention of denying the fact that Margaret liked him. Now that’s also the past I have to deal with.
Enoch looked at me with a puzzled face.
“Margaret, that’s not what I meant—”
“But Enoch, if you waste your energy paying attention to such trivial emotions, it will interfere with your survival…… Wouldn’t it be better to control your seizures?”
I thought I gave a reasonable answer. That’s a pretty good answer, right?
But Enoch’s countenance was not very good when he heard my words. After a long, uncomfortable silence, Enoch opened his mouth again.
“Okay. If that’s what you want.”
He quietly reached out and stroked my cheek.
“I’ll do it.”