I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 46
“If it had been me, I wouldn’t be here. Why did I have to go through such a hard time to overcome this crisis on the verge of death?”
“You overcame the death crisis, you say? Are you not exaggerating? I really went through life and death. You don’t seem to be suffering too much,” Arthdal replied, not believing what I said.
I am at a loss for words. How could he tell if someone was suffering or not?
Besides, I couldn’t hide my astonishment at his mind that concluded that whatever it was, it wouldn’t be as much as the hardship he had suffered.
“Exaggerating, you say? Do you know how many times she had to go through hardships?”
Kayden’s low voice could be heard next to me.
For a while, I had only seen his smiling face, but he had eyes filled with madness after a long time.
He, too, seemed to be quite angry with Arthdal’s remarks because he overcame the crisis of life and death with me.
As if in disbelief, Arthdal frowned and looked at Kayden.
“Seriously. Did you just say that to me? I think you’re being too sensitive, Lord. Also, did I say something wrong?”
“Sensitive? Did you say sensitive? I think you’ve lived a comfortable life so far. Do you want me to help you overcome the crisis of death?”
Kayden got up from his seat and grabbed Arthdal’s collar.
It became a mess in an instant. Thanks to that, I forgot the time to get angry with Arthdal and was busy hugging Kayden and stopping him.
Of course, that was also quickly over, thanks to Enoch grabbing Kayden’s back and pushing him aside.
Kayden was sitting on the ground, sweeping his hair roughly, and glaring at Arthdal as if to kill him.
Arthdal muttered angrily as he unfolded the collar that was grabbed by Kayden.
“You seem to be out of your mind, Lord. Don’t you know who I am?”
“Status is useless when survival is at stake.”
Talking about status, authority, and manners to Kayden now was to no avail. I understood him.
In situations where survival is threatened, it is often unavoidable to break social rules. As you continue to go through such an environment, it becomes meaningless to discuss social status and class.
Ruzef, who was quietly watching the situation, moderately intervened and took our side.
“I also overcame the crisis of death with them. You should have seen it too. Those anacondas are really……”
Ruzef recalled with a white face and hit the ground again.
“That’s right. If it wasn’t for Margaret, we wouldn’t all be safe.”
Enoch added with a bit of exaggeration to praise me.
“Well, we almost died, too. I was attacked by monsters in the form of spiders.”
This time, Yuanna, who was sitting quietly with Diego and watching the situation, defended Arthdal. Arthdal crossed his arms and raised his chin arrogantly toward us.
Then, Yuanna glanced at him, put down the coconut bowl she was holding, and opened her mouth again.
She said, “Anyway, everyone can only guess based on the circumstances and cannot narrow down the culprit. At this rate, it’s impossible to know if there really is a culprit or what kind of incident we all got involved in.”
At Yuanna’s words, Arthdal looked at her and closed his mouth. It was really amazing to see her make the arrogant Arthdal shut his mouth at once.
“So now, I think it would be better to discuss whether there is a way to escape from this island than to compare how we survived.”
Oh, I thought she was only a strange person, but she spoke very logically and persuasively. She is a more rational person than I thought.
Above all, I also like the fact that she has no interest in the male leads and that she only thinks of survival.
Then, Kayden said, “This is also a guess, but I suspect there might be an escape gate or a portal on this island. A portal requires some mana. But if it’s an island in a different time and space, that explains to some extent the reason why magic doesn’t work here.”
“It’s suspicious that I suddenly opened my eyes in this kind of place…… I think I was here through a portal, otherwise, there must be an escape gate or something. So I’m thinking of checking all corners of the island.”
Kayden said that when I first met him, but now he seems to have made more concrete guesses and hypotheses.
“Given the existence of monsters which naturally require mana, isn’t it strange that none of us can use magic? I can only think of a portal in this state. It seems the use of magic has been blocked by the portal…… I don’t know why.”
Kayden stroked his chin and spoke with a thoughtful look on his face.
“A portal gate…… It seems to be the most plausible guess I have ever heard.”
Diego, who had been quietly listening to the conversation, agreed with Kayden’s guess, but Enoch immediately refuted it.
“But if there is a portal gate, how do you explain the key the Saintess has?”
At those words, everyone’s eyes focused on Yuanna.
“The ‘Exit Key’ is written on the key, but can you be sure if it really is the key to the door to get off this island?”
At my question, Yuanna nodded her head.
“That’s why I said let’s go around the whole island. We need to figure out what the key is really for.”
I used my brain so much that I got a headache. I rubbed my temple and asked Yuanna,
“Is there any possibility that it is a trap? If someone kidnapped us with a certain intention and purpose, the key could be a trap.”
“A trap for what?”
“I don’t know. But I think you should always keep that possibility in mind and be careful.”
“Well, that’s right. The more I look at you, the more I want you, Young Lady. You really don’t want to be my subordinate?”
Yuanna said with a smile. She emphasized the word ‘subordinate’, so her joke didn’t sound like a joke.
“I have no intention of becoming your subordinate, so keep your mouth shut if you don’t want to be tied up with a rope again.”
Yuanna burst into laughter at my answer, saying it was fun.
No matter how I look at her, she looks like a female version of Kayden.
If she was in the Empire, she probably wouldn’t have called me a ‘subordinate’ or ‘maid’.
It was obvious that everyone was going crazy, breaking the social norms and order that they had kept with each other. Of course, I was included too.
“Finding the portal gate or finding the door that fits the key is not the only way.”
Enoch continued, “We can either make a rescue call or build a boat and get off the island.”
“Making a boat? Who? Us? Without magic?”
As if Enoch’s words were nonsense, Kayden asked back. Enoch raised his eyebrows and shrugged.
“Everyone only discussed one or two options, so I just added one more. If we have plenty of time, there’s nothing that can’t be done on this island.”
“I know. Actually, the options are too broad to narrow down.”
I answered Enoch’s words, resting my chin on the back of my hand contemplating.
Come to think of it, the key isn’t the only thing we need to discuss now. We also had to figure out why modern objects are here.
“By the way, the magic tools that Young Lady picked up are truly unusual items I’ve never seen in the Empire, but why are they on this island?”
At that time, as if reading my mind, Yuanna mentioned the modern objects I had picked up.
I pulled my flare gun out of my pocket and looked at it.
“I don’t even know why this thing exists. The word ‘Alea’ is engraved here. My guess is that this Alea is the culprit.”
“Alea? Does anyone know who Alea is?”
After hearing my explanation, Yuanna asked. However, everyone looked at each other’s faces and remained silent.
As if he had waited, Arthdal responded,
“Maybe he is the one who made this hut. There are so many questions that need to be answered.”
The more we discussed, the more confused I became. It feels like I’m drifting deeper and deeper into a swamp.
At that time, Arthdal asked Enoch.
“Hey, Enoch. Unless this all happened because of a grudge, could it have anything to do with the Battle of Romalizan?”