I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 32
Compared to Enoch, I’m not good at making a fire, but I’m not bad either.
I cut dry bamboo and split it in two. I made small holes in one of the pieces of bamboo, put the sawdust behind it, and stuck it into the ground. I rubbed it with another piece of bamboo like I was sawing. It was to create embers with pressing force by reciprocating motion of rubbing the wood.
After sawing like that for a while, smoke came out from behind the bamboo, then I blew the wind through the holes in the bamboo. Seeing the embers, I pulled out the bamboo and continued to blow gently on the sawdust.
“Bring me some dry leaves. Quickly.”
Ruzef, who was observing what I was doing, hurriedly picked up the dry leaves.
I used it as a secondary tinder to turn the embers into fire.
“Oh my God.”
Ruzef applauded with a blank expression.
“You watched it well, right? Then do it yourself in the future.”
Ruzef nodded vigorously at my words.
Eventually, I made a fire, grilled him some fish, and gave him purified water.
But even after he ate the fish and drank the water, he had no intention of leaving.
He took another drink and voluntarily started cleaning the branches.
“Hey, can’t I stay here?”
“Don’t you remember when you called me a witch? Goodbye, and take care of yourself.”
Ruzef said nothing again. Even if I tell him to go back, he won’t leave until Enoch and Kayden come.
Enoch and Kayden, who found him, made a fuss.
Seeing that reminded me of the time when Kayden lay unconscious in front of our cave.
Odd. This seems familiar.
The sun began to set and it was impossible to tell Ruzef to leave at night when the monsters wandered around blindly. In the end, I decided to let him stay for just one night.
“You little bastard. Don’t even think about coming in, and just keep your guard in front of the hut. You priests are good at guarding, aren’t you?”
Ruzef looked at Kayden with an angry face, but in the end, made no response.
He can’t get lost in the forest at night. So I said,
“But it’s dangerous out there……”
When I suddenly took his side, Ruzef looked at me with a face full of anticipation.
Unfortunately, however, I had no intention of meeting his expectations.
“Sit at the entrance and watch. If you go too far, the monsters might smell you and come.”
Ruzef looked at me with a face full of despair, and Kayden burst into laughter.
Anyway, after moving to the riverside, the number of encounters with monsters at night has decreased.
Do monsters avoid water?
When I woke up in the morning, Enoch had picked up a bunch of blueberries in a bamboo barrel.
I was sitting in front of the hut, brushing my teeth with a new chewing stick I made a few days ago.
Ruzef looked at me and tilted his head with a curious face.
Enoch and Kayden sat next to me, each brushing their teeth with their own chewing sticks.
“I’m brushing my teeth.”
I brushed my teeth with a twig and rinsed it with water, then turned to Ruzef.
“Don’t you brush your teeth?”
At my question, Ruzef only blinked with a bewildered face.
Not brushing your teeth is disgusting.
First, I cut a twig about the length of my forearm and about 1 cm wide. Then I made Rusef chew the tip of the twig.
The fiber of the wood promotes saliva secretion, and saliva neutralizes food debris.
“It is simple, isn’t it?”
At my question, Ruzef chewed the twig and nodded.
“Hey Ddaggari, you should go back now.”
While eating blueberries for breakfast, Kayden said so to Ruzef.
“After I met Young Lady Floné, how could I live without her? I won’t go.”
Ruzef said weird things, but I continued to eat blueberries without taking him seriously.
It would be good to explore the path to the bunker today. I’ve also found a map with the location of the bunker, so finding the way is a breeze, isn’t it?
“Don’t make a fuss, go and find God. But God doesn’t answer you, right? That’s because there is no God.”
“Are you done talking now?!”
“Do I look like I’m done? Not really. Think about it, if there was such a thing as God, we wouldn’t be stuck here.”
“Careful with your words!”
The voices of the two were gradually getting louder.
I frowned for a moment because my ears hurt, Enoch opened his mouth after quietly looking at me.
“Both of you stop. Don’t be noisy in front of Margaret.”
Perhaps there is some magic in the word ‘Margaret’?
Watching Kayden and Ruzef immediately close their mouths and look into my eyes, I held back my laughter.
I looked at the two of them, cleaned up the empty bamboo barrel, and got up from my seat.
Then, with the bamboo barrel and an ax made of stone hung around my waist, I looked back at Kayden and Ruzef with a harpoon in my hand.
“I’m going on reconnaissance.”
I had to explore the new surroundings. It’s very important to find out if there’s anything dangerous or if there’s anything we need nearby.
Ruzef looked at me and frowned as if he saw something very odd.
“I can’t get used to seeing Young Lady doing that.”
That must be an essential line from the male leads who met me for the first time. Is it even on the list of must-do lines?
Neither Kayden nor Enoch answered Ruzef’s words this time. Enoch didn’t answer because he was getting ready to hunt, and Kayden didn’t seem to answer because he was lazy.
Ruzef did not give in and asked one more question.
“Are all noble ladies quick to adapt like Young Lady Floné?”
Could it be? Of course, I was too lazy to answer Ruzef’s question.
“Kayden, in the meantime, send Archbishop Ruzef back.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll kick him out.”
“Could you please let me stay a little longer?”
Kayden and Ruzef opened their mouths at the same time. But I couldn’t hear what they were saying.
I was too lazy to ask again, so I decided to just leave.
Hearing the noise behind me, they seemed to be fighting again.
Meanwhile, Enoch grabbed a weapon and followed me. I looked back at him following me with a puzzled face.
“Do you have anything to say to me?”
“I am on the hunt today.”
He answered me calmly.
“Isn’t Kayden supposed to be hunting?”
Hearing my question, Enoch asked,
“Didn’t you complain that he only caught birds?”
I was a little perplexed by his words.
“I never complained……”
I just said that I wanted to eat meat because I only eat birds and fish all the time.
Of course, I didn’t ask Kayden to go hunt. But he said he would make a trap for catching prey such as wild boars by tomorrow.
“I’ll catch a rabbit for you.”
At Enoch’s words, I looked at him with twinkling eyes.
Enoch, who was folding the sleeves of his jacket with an indifferent face, nodded.
Perhaps it was noisy in the hut because of Kayden and Archbishop Ruzef, Enoch somehow looked a lot more dignified. As expected, he is the Crown Prince of the Empire.
I keep forgetting that fact from the moment I decided to call him ‘Enoch’ instead of ‘Your Highness.’
If we manage to escape this remote island and return to the Empire, what will our relationship be?
“Why do you keep following me? I’m on my way to reconnaissance.”
“I want to follow you and go hunting.”
Enoch’s words made me a little confused.
Because, after parting with Enoch, I wanted to find the way to the bunker myself.
Enoch’s face darkened slightly after noticing my troubled face.
“Do you hate going with me?”
“It’s not like that……”
“Okay. Let’s go together.”
I had to give up looking for the bunker location today.
I didn’t want to look suspicious, and Enoch couldn’t find out about the bunker.
Because this was really the last resort I had.
I walked behind Enoch and rummaged through the pocket of my dress.
The flare gun is kept safely in my pocket.
Neither Kayden nor Enoch asked me for the flare gun.
I also had no reason to give them what I found, so I kept it myself.
I brought the bunker map with me before leaving, and luckily it was also well in my pocket.
After rummaging through my pocket for a while, I bumped my face against Enoch’s chest, who had stopped walking.
Not on the back, but on the chest.
It means Enoch was watching me as I rummaged through my pocket.
Enoch’s expression was cold.
“Why are you looking at me like that?”
“I know you are getting ready to leave.”
At Enoch’s sudden words, I lost my words.