I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 41
According to history, the confrontation between the temple and the tower occurred a thousand years ago.
The Shinma War is one of the wars between the temple and the tower for a long time.
In the present West Continent, the number of people with mana or divine power was decreasing day by day. Because the Holy See and the Tower had wasted precious manpower by starting a war.
The Shinma War took place on the Plains of Arnes in the center of the West Continent, and at that time the Holy Knights lured wizards to their homeland, Romalizan, the northern sanctuary of the West Continent.
And, unexpectedly, the Tower troops were tricked by the obvious trick and headed to the Sanctuary of Romalizan, causing massive casualties.
Eventually, the Langridge Empire and the Kingdom of Hestia formed an allied force to mediate them, and Enoch was the commander of the coalition.
“Hey, Enoch. Why didn’t you tell me about that?”
“Why should I?”
“Hey! Weren’t we so close that we fought every day when we were in the academy?”
Arthdal asked in anger.
‘Are you close if you fight each other every day……?’
The law of best friends in this world is a little different from what I knew.
“I’ve heard of that war. When I finished hibernating, all of a sudden, the Tower was at war.”
Kayden, who was quietly listening to the conversation, spoke up. I looked back at him in bewilderment.
“Hibernating? Are you a snake?”
“When I was young, I was kidnapped by the Temple and used as an experiment. So hibernation was an unavoidable choice to recover my lost mana at that time.”
I was taken aback by Kayden’s words for a moment.
“It’s okay. By the way, are you going to stay in a confrontation like this?”
“Then Enoch and I will be keeping an eye on those people, so would you mind checking to see if there’s anything useful from the cabin?”
Kayden followed my instructions and entered the cabin.
It felt a bit strange to see that sight. Because that also meant that Kayden trusted me that much.
‘Perhaps because we have the same enemy, we have no choice but to unite.’
Suddenly, Enoch, who was guarding Arthdal, said to me, “I hope you will stay by my side like this.”
Enoch’s words sounded a bit odd. I looked at his side face, then his gaze slowly turned to me.
“I still can’t control my seizures. So now, the only person who can handle me is you.”
That’s true. Yuanna doesn’t seem to know how to stop Enoch’s seizures yet.
I don’t know what he was thinking, but his golden eyes trembled violently for a moment.
“Margaret, I need you. So please don’t leave me.”
Again, I couldn’t find an answer to Enoch’s words.
I remembered what Kayden had said before.“The Crown Prince went crazy looking for you as if he had some sort of separation anxiety……”
As Kayden said, Enoch seems to have developed a disposition similar to separation anxiety.
As I was thinking that, Enoch, who was looking at me, smiled.
He patted my head once and turned around. Holding the harpoon tightly again, he was wary of Arthdal and his party, who stood far away.
It was then that I remembered that there was a sword in the backpack that I had won.
“……Enoch, use this.”
Still aiming the flare gun at Arthdal and his party, I carefully took the sword out of the backpack and handed it to Enoch. Enoch quietly took the sword from me.
“I can’t even use it anyway.”
Enoch, who gave a simple thank you, immediately threw away his harpoon and drew the sword. As expected, Enoch looked better with a sword than a harpoon.
As I was admiring, Enoch said to me, “I don’t think staying in a cabin is a good option.”
I nodded as I looked at Arthdal and the others standing in the distance.
This cabin is special.
I don’t know why, but the monsters don’t come near the cabin. I remember that the main characters stayed here for a long time in the original story.
But no matter how good the cabin is, it’s impossible to stay with Arthdal and his party. They are too dangerous.
A fight seems inevitable if we insist on occupying the cabin, but we don’t want to take that risk.
“Staying in a base camp that the enemies know is not a good option. We’d better go after picking up the useful stuff.”
I classified Crown Prince Arthdal and Diego as ‘enemies’. Since they threatened us, wouldn’t it be appropriate to call them enemies?
Enoch nodded in satisfaction at my words.
But before leaving the cabin, there is one last thing to know.
“I have the key. The ‘exit key’.”
I should have asked Yuanna what that meant, but I ran out of time. Should I call her separately before I leave when the situation is settled?
At that time, Arthdal reached out to Yuanna with a fairly arrogant face.
“Saintess, please come this way.”
Yuanna, who was watching the situation slowly with her arms crossed, glanced back at me. When she made eye contact with me, she winked.
“Think again about staying with me. Well, it’s actually better to follow my will without thinking.”
After saying that, Yuanna leisurely walked towards Arthdal.
Enoch looked at me as if he wanted an explanation of what Yuanna’s words meant.
“She wanted me to join her party. Besides, she told me to be her full-time maid.”
Enoch looked shocked.
Although she is the female lead in the novel, isn’t it difficult to imagine that Margaret, a daughter of a prestigious Duke family, will serve a Saintess from a commoner?
‘Is this why Margaret hates Yuanna in the original story?’
Just as Enoch was about to express his anger toward Yuanna, Arthdal shouted, “Archbishop Ruzef. Come here.”
Arthdal beckoned to Ruzef this time.
Ruzef looked at me and said nervously, “Y-Young Lady……”
Why are you looking at me as if asking what you should do? No way, do you really think I’m the leader of this team?
“What are you waiting for, Archbishop?”
When Arthdal called him again in an annoyed tone, Ruzef walked towards him with a displeased face.
Thus, Ruzef returned to Arthdal’s party.
What was even more surprising was that Diego, who must absolutely obey Enoch’s orders, was still standing there. It seemed he was completely infatuated with Yuanna.
Enoch also had no reaction to Diego’s attitude. As if he knew it would or he didn’t care.
Just then, Kayden came out of the cabin.
“There is no useful stuff but these.”
In his hand were women’s white sneakers.
Then I found a finger-sized, silver, square Zippo lighter in his other hand, a classic lighter with a hinged lid.
“Oh my gosh.”
A lighter, that’s a Zippo lighter!
Unlike regular lighters, Zippo lighters do not go out even in the wind, so they are suitable for use in the wild.
I did not turn on the lighter in front of Yuanna and her party, but quietly took it and put it in the pocket of my dress.
Fortunately, no one knew what the lighter was used for, so no one took my actions in doubt.
“I think these are women’s shoes, but they look strange.”
Kayden said, looking at the white sneakers. The Empire does not have the concept of sneakers, so he seemed to think they were shoes.
There might be some modern clothes in the cabin, just like the original. There are sneakers, so maybe clothes too?
“Margaret, would you like to wear them?”
Kayden stared at my feet.
“I’ll put them on you. You can keep holding that thing.”
Kayden said while pointing to the flare gun I aimed at Arthdal. I nodded slowly.
He knelt down in front of me and started to take off my wooden slippers. His big hands wrapped around my ankles at once. He even patted the soles of my feet with his hands.
He caresses my bare feet gently as if he were holding a glass bowl, so slowly that it tickles.
“It’s my first time touching someone else’s feet.”
“I didn’t ask you to touch me, did I ask you to put shoes on me?”
Kayden ignored me and patted my feet for a long time. What is this bastard doing……?
Of course, there was no doubt that Enoch was in a bad mood while he was watching this.
Eventually, Enoch asked, “Shall I break his fingers?”