I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 54
I looked at Archbishop Ruzef with a confused look at his treatment of me.
I can’t stand Archbishop Ruzef’s humiliation for treating me like his youngest sister.
“The Cheekydal, no, I don’t care what the Crown Prince says. So you don’t have to worry that I might get hurt.”
As I shrugged my shoulders, Kayden stroked my head as if he was proud. No, why is everyone like this?
I put the stone knife I was holding onto the table.
“Don’t worry. If he bothers you again, I’ll swear at him……!”
Kayden looked around and calmly picked up the stone knife on the table and put it back in my hand.
“Margaret has changed really aggressively.”
Ruzef nodded his head excitedly at Kayden’s muttering.
“Well, isn’t the Crown Prince divorced because he has such a temper?”
Kayden clicked his tongue.
“That’s rude, Kayden. And isn’t ‘divorce’ an overly sensitive word? Don’t you know what happened to his ex-wife?”
At my words, Kayden only blinked, not understanding what I was saying.
“……I don’t know, what happened?”
“……you don’t know?”
She was sentenced to death for being accused of trying to kill Crown Prince Arthdal.
Arthdal had an arranged marriage without love, as was the case for royal families and nobles in general. But the former crown princess married him to kill him. It turns out that she was the lover of Arthdal’s half-brother.
Arthdal had married her without knowing anything.
“It was such shocking news that it made headlines in the Langridge Empire.”
Ruzef sighed and muttered. Then, Kayden looked at the two of us in turn.
“What? Am I the only one who doesn’t know?!”
After hibernation, he said that he was locked up in the laboratory for several years.
“It’s better not to know.”
I nodded my head in agreement at Ruzef’s words.
Come to think of it, Ruzef was not married because he was a priest, and Kayden was not married because he had gone through many hardships since childhood. But maybe he will marry in the future considering he is the second son of Marquis Rohade and also an archwizard.
“Except for the Crown Prince, none of us are married.”
“That’s right. But I feel a little sorry for Crown Prince Enoch. He has been on the battlefield all this time, but now he is stuck on this island not long after he became crown prince.”
I answered Kayden with mixed feelings.
Enoch became a military commander at a young age and spent five years on the battlefield.
Moreover, it took him another two years to ascend to the crown prince’s throne after he defeated all his brothers.
He worked so hard that he became the crown prince, but now he is stuck on an island without a chance to enjoy that position.
Even though all three men have passed their ideal age for marriage, there is a reason why they don’t have any women. Isn’t it perfect for the male lead specification in a novel?
However, it was understandable that Ruzef treated me like a child. Although I was originally twenty-seven years old, Margaret was twenty-two.
Margaret was also of marriageable age as the Langridge Empire’s marriage age started at the age of twenty.
If it was Margaret’s family, she would have been engaged, but the reason why she had been alone until now was because of Enoch. She always wanted to be the crown princess.
“Young Lady, you are not engaged yet, are you? Isn’t you the youngest among us?”
Ruzef asked me. There was even a subtle expectation in the eyes looking at me, so I was a little confused. What are you expecting?
After a while, I nodded my head in affirmation.
“I’m not engaged yet, but I’m a young lady of marriageable age. So don’t treat me like a child.”
Kayden looked at me with surprised eyes.
“Margaret, are you going to get engaged?”
“If I come back alive, maybe I will do it?”
“Don’t get engaged. Let’s just live with me as a single person.”
“I’ll take care of it, so don’t worry.”
Kayden looked at me and smiled pretty. Then he turned and tilted his head towards me.
Kayden whispered, “As expected, Margaret is firm. I like it.”
My ear itched from his breath, so I hurriedly covered my ears and backed away from him.
Again. He showed kindness and meaningless skinship with unclear intentions.
“Excuse me, you two! I hope you don’t forget that I’m here too.”
Just in time, Ruzef cut off our conversation with a face that showed discomfort.
“You can just leave.”
“Why do I have to do that?”
Then Kayden glared at him. Tom and Jerry are starting again.
“Shall we stop and start preparing dinner?”
I put the fish I brought with me on a wooden plank and started trimming them. I lost my appetite thanks to Arthdal, but I need to eat something.
Ruzef and Kayden exchanged a few more words and quarreled, but soon sat quietly next to me and helped prepare the fish.
Yuanna, who was talking to Diego from afar, approached me with a curious face.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a noble lady handle fish so skillfully. How amazing.”
Diego, who had been clinging to Yuanna’s side, sneaked a glance at the fish I had trimmed. I heard he can’t see cute animals being cooked, but I think the fish is okay.
Yuanna smiled as she looked at me, resting one cheek on her palm, and said with a smile, “I think you are also perfectly capable of serving, Young Lady.”
I replied somewhat aggressively, but she was not agitated. As always, she never felt intimidated.
“I have no desire to be your maid, so if you keep talking nonsense like that……”
As I showed Arthdal, I put the stone knife I was holding on the table instead of trimming the fish.
“I’m not going to stay still.”
“You are hard to beat, which makes me more motivated. I thought it would be fun to subdue you, Young Lady.”
Kayden shouted, “Hey Saintess, if you keep saying things like that, there is something wrong with you being a saintess.”
“Saintess, aren’t you being too harsh to the Young Lady of Floné?”
After Kayden and then even Ruzef helped me, Yuanna smiled like she was having fun.
“See! All the people here are in your hands. Then, all I need to do is have you, Young Lady.”
Her way of thinking is really weird. Anyway, it doesn’t make sense.
By the way, does anyone here have any common sense?
“Saintess, don’t try to get people so easily.”
“There is a way to win both body and mind even if you don’t have to subdue your opponent, so why are you choosing to make it so difficult for everyone?”
“Because I don’t know how. What’s that?”
“Respect and consideration.”
Even I, who lacks social skills, know that much.
But right now, it seems that only people with less social skills than me are gathered on this island, so I will remain silent.
At my answer, Yuanna stopped for a moment. Her eyes looking at me widened little by little.
“Respect and consideration……”
She murmured over and over what I had said and then asked me, “How do you show respect and consideration?”
“Well, I don’t know about that either. How do you do that?”
This time, even Kayden also asked.
No matter how much I think about it, it seems that Yuanna and Kayden are the same kinds. Ruzef looked at Kayden with a pitiful look as if he had thought similar to mine.
I eventually raised my hands.
“I don’t know either, so each of us should study on our own. Stop bothering me.”
At that moment, Enoch entered the cabin at just the right time.
I couldn’t be happier to see him. Moreover, surprisingly, he held two ducks.
Kayden saw the ducks and whistled, and Ruzef ran with me towards Enoch, welcoming him.
“Oh my gosh, ducks!”
And there was someone who ran to Enoch faster than I did, it was Yuanna.
She seemed to be seriously thinking about respect and consideration until a moment ago, but as soon as she sees the ducks, she seems to have completely forgotten about it.
Well, I understood her reaction because she hasn’t even had a proper meal.
When she saw the ducks in Enoch’s hand, she raised both her hands and rejoiced like a child. Like a daughter who is happy to see her father bring fried chicken after work.
Of course, it was a peace I had never experienced before, but I guess what it is now is just like that.
In the end, we all prepared the food together except for the sulky Prince Cheekydal.