I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 3
The sun began to set.
We could no longer go into the forest because we might run into monsters.
My shocked heart still hasn’t calmed down.
We eventually returned to the beach and looked for a place to sleep.
And by chance I found a huge log lying under a palm tree.
The log lay on the sandy beach, and it seemed like it would be a good place to hide next to it. It was closer to the border of the forest than the beach, so it seemed safe from sand winds.
We decided to make a shelter here for the night.
As soon as I sat down next to the log, I dug a sandy surface as large as two people could lie down.
Then I picked up gravel and laid it on the dug ground. This is to prevent the sand from collapsing while sleeping.
“I need tree branches. I’m going to put them on top of this.”
Enoch, who looked at what I had made, looked at me with a face that said he had a lot to say, but he didn’t know what to say first.
“Your Highness, I need branches.”
Again, Enoch glanced at me with a puzzled expression on his face and went to get branches.
I placed the branches that Enoch had picked up densely on the gravel. Then, I spread the moss I had obtained from the forest onto the branches.
Moss clumps are moist and fluffy, so they are suitable for use as a substitute for toilet paper in the wild, and also good to spread under a sleeping area.
“I also need wide leaves to spread over this……”
I was going to say that I need some leaves to put onto the fluffy moss.
But before I could finish my words, Enoch had already got wide leaves and laid them on the bed I had made.
Then he erected a long, thick wooden pillar at an angle using the fallen log as a support. A slanted roof was made over the bed.
It seems that a plausible bed has been prepared. Unexpectedly, Enoch and I hit our hands and feet very well. (T/N: It means they have good teamwork).
“I have no desire to sleep with Young Lady, so don’t get too close and stay away.”
At Enoch’s words, I glanced at him.
“That’s the same for me, too. Who knows what you’re going to do?
Then he stared at me like he was dumbfounded.
“No, I mean, Your Highness.”
I shamelessly corrected the name.
Enoch made a displeased face, but without further pushing, he closed his mouth. It seemed that he couldn’t adapt to my changes.
However, there are too many problems to solve first than thinking about my changes.
Anyway, Enoch gave me a seat on the bed, and he sat outside the log. Doing this kind of favor to someone he doesn’t like. As expected, the male lead’s manners are perfect.
As I sat down on the bed and looked up at the setting sun, I looked back at Enoch with a serious expression.
Enoch turned his head with a puzzled expression.
“Are you not thirsty?”
Enoch looked at me with a straight face. I stood with a shrug.
“Hold on a second. I’ll get some coconuts.”
Right behind was a palm tree.
‘I’m good at climbing trees.’
I’ve even tried picking bananas from a tree which only true experts can do. Of course, it would be better if there were unrotten coconuts that fell on the ground.
But Enoch stopped me with a face full of disbelief.
“Where are you going? Stay here.”
“I’m not going too far, it’s right back there. It’s because I’m really thirsty.”
“I can’t believe it. Aren’t you thinking of running away whenever you have time?”
There was nothing I could say.
“I told you. Young Lady is not completely excluded from the suspects, so stay by my side until I return to the Empire.”
……something was weird, but anyway, I didn’t try to run away.
It’s not that I don’t understand why he reacted like that, but I just sighed.
Enoch looked at me with a worried face and said, “Just describe what the fruit looks like. You don’t have to go.”
Reluctantly, I explained to him what the coconut fruit looked like.
He left after listening to my explanation, and after a while, he came back with two coconuts.
“Did you climb the tree and pick them up?”
“No, as Young Lady said, there were a lot of this fruit that fell to the ground.”
He said he hates me, but he faithfully did everything I asked him to do.
“By the way, what does thirst have to do with this fruit?”
“This is a coconut fruit that grows on a palm tree. The water in this coconut is great for rehydration,” I said, tapping the coconut.
Then I found a stone to split the coconut.
When I hit the coconut shell with the stone, I heard Enoch sigh from the side.
He took the coconut from me, and then with his hand, he split it all at once.
It’s the first time I’ve seen someone split a hard coconut shell with bare hands.
“Wait! Don’t drink it!”
I managed to prevent Enoch from drinking the coconut water. He looked at me with a confused face.
“The coconut that fell to the ground may have rotted. It may have been gnawed by insects.”
I looked inside the coconut and smelled it. Then I dipped my finger into it and tasted it lightly with my tongue. It was a taste that I’ve tried before.
“Okay, you can drink now.”
We both drank coconut water. Because I was so thirsty, I swallowed the water flowing through the cracks.
“I think I will live now.”
I put the coconut down and took a deep breath.
“You know a lot more than I thought,” Enoch said with a more relaxed face after rehydration. I responded with a silent shrug.
Come to think of it, in the original story, I remember Margaret and Enoch had a hard time because of dehydration. They drink rainwater or collect dew for several days before they meet the female lead.
However, unlike the original, now Enoch is adapting easily thanks to me. And I saved my life from the wolf monster, too, thanks to Enoch.
‘Is this what mutual aid is?’
With that thought, I raised my head. Suddenly, the sky was dyed a pale purple. I looked up blankly at the sky.
I still don’t know what happened.
Am I even still alive? Is this really in a novel?
“Young Lady really seems to have become a different person.”
Enoch, who was looking at me, opened his mouth after a long time.
“I’m a different person.”
I told the truth, but Enoch did not believe it. No, why? You were the one who said I looked like a different person first.
“For sure, judging by Young Lady’s situation judgment and problem solving, I wonder if you are the Lady Floné I knew.”
Enoch had a face that needed an explanation, but I had nothing to explain.
“You acted so differently. When faced with a situation like this, you are usually not even as calm as this.”
I nodded in agreement with Enoch’s words. However, there was no way to explain it either.
The original Margaret Rose Floné was a daughter of an esteemed duke’s family. Of course, it was impossible for her, who had never set foot on the beach, to act skillfully in a situation like this.
But before the possession, I was a person who lived a completely different life from Margaret.
That’s right, I was a Girl Scout captain instructor whose hobby was hardcore camping.
After I became an instructor, I worked for a company that sold camping gear. I also enjoyed outdoor sports of all kinds, and there were times when I went on a trip to a tropical area and experienced a backcountry experience.
At that time, I thought it was a truly spectacular life, but now, it’s nothing more than being stuck on a remote island.
Still, maybe I have a higher chance of survival than the average person?
Who would have thought such experiences would be so helpful.
But my biggest problem is that my combat power is zero, so if a monster or wild beast appears, I will immediately die.
“People tend to change when they are driven into extreme environments.”
I focused on what had changed and made excuses.
Acting like I’m not Margaret was never a good option. It’s like being a suspicious person voluntarily.
It could lead to a misunderstanding that I might be the one who kidnapped Enoch or the one who created this situation.
Enoch made a face that he did not understand what I was saying.
“Well, that’s rare.”
Then he answered with a low voice.
Only then did I think it wasn’t something to say in front of him who had been on all kinds of battlefields.
In the end, I kept my mouth closed, having nothing to say. And I lay on the small simple bedding and looked up at the sky.
While staring blankly at the sky, Enoch suddenly said, “That creature is not an animal. It has an aura similar to a monster.”