I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 7
I threw the two fish I caught straight into the wet sand.
Then I picked up the small fish again, ground them with a stone, and threw them into the sea. This time I was going to catch a bigger fish.
I held my breath while holding the harpoon. Then, as a fish the size of a forearm could be seen on the water, I quickly threw the harpoon in that direction.
I think I caught it this time……!
I ran and checked with high expectations. And at the end of the harpoon, I found a fish caught, and screamed, “Crazy! I’m so amazing!”
Excitedly, I turned my back, and Enoch, who was looking at me with a puzzled face, met my eyes. He must have been watching me the whole time I was catching fish.
He had eyes that couldn’t believe what he had seen.
I was embarrassed and hardened. I thought you’d be busy with the fire, but why are you looking this way?
I looked down at the harpoon in my hand for a moment. At the end of the harpoon, there were two fish the size of a forearm.
Even thinking about it, it was not common for a young lady of a duke family to catch a fish by throwing a harpoon.
Enoch continued to light the fire without asking me. This is because we had to finish our meal before sunset.
The smell of baking something at night is not good because it can be targeted by wild animals.
First, I cut the gills and tails of the fish I caught to remove blood, and then washed them in seawater.
After catching a fish, the blood had to be drained as quickly as possible. Otherwise, it could quickly smell bad.
I found a flat stone and sat down next to Enoch.
At the same time, Enoch also succeeded in lighting a fire. He gathered the branches and made the fire big, and he looked at me.
“What are you trying to do?”
At the same time, I was putting fish on a stone slab.
“Cutting the fish.”
I used a sharp twig as a knife to peel off the scales of the fish.
Enoch, who saw that, looked at me with a face that he didn’t know which one to ask first because he had so many questions he wanted to ask.
Ignoring Enoch’s gaze, I cut off the belly of the fish and removed its internal organs.
……anyone who likes fishing can do this.
“Maybe there is poison in the fish……”
At Enoch’s words, I smiled and shook my head while I was handling the fish.
“Rest assured that there is no poison. If cooked properly, the parasites will also be eradicated, so it is okay.”
Of course, it was also safe because I knew how to distinguish between poisonous fish to some extent.
This is an island where monsters also appear, so I understand Enoch’s concerns.
However, as far as I remember, all the beasts in the novel were ordinary creatures except for wolf-type, snake-type, and reptile-type monsters.
It seems that Enoch also brought fish for the female lead in the original……
‘No, wait……what am I doing now?’
I was skeptical for a moment, so I stopped cutting the fish.
The female lead sits quietly and eats the fish that Enoch brings to her, but like a wild girl, I hunt fish, even cut it, and bring it to Enoch?
Of course, I was the one who said I’d go hunting for fish first, but I just feel a little bitter!
I am not the type of person who wants to stay still! But still!
I glanced at Enoch for a bit.
He looked at me with a puzzled look as he put the fish I had cut on a thin branch.
“I don’t know why you look at me like that.”
“Is it really nothing?”
Enoch leaned towards me with his forehead narrowed. His face came closer.
Black hair blown by the wind gently fluttered over his forehead. Somehow the tear dot under his left eye felt more bewitching today.
Then, a smile slowly spread like paint across his lips as he looked at me.
I was excited for a moment. This is a foul.
It was the first time I saw him smiling. Even in Margaret’s memory, Enoch’s smile was not there.
Even after waking up on this remote island, he had a frown on his face or just stared at me with a very cold face……
“Surprisingly, I just watched it because it was fun. Next time I will do it.”
He spoke as if he knew what I was thinking.
Seeing him again, the smile from a while ago was completely erased from his lips. He returned to his usual calm face.
I was embarrassed and flustered for a while, and suddenly I finished cutting the fish without realizing it.
I have to be alert of Enoch.
“I think we can eat now.”
Enoch gave me the fish that had been grilled over the fire. It was the largest fish the size of a forearm that I ever caught with a harpoon.
“Please eat this, Your Highness. I’ll be full even with the small one.”
I reached out to take the fish skewer that was in Enoch’s hand.
But he lightly avoided my hand, took the little fish, and started eating it. What’s wrong with you?
“This is not the Langridge Empire. It is not clear whether we will be able to return alive or not, so Young Lady should take care of yourself as a top priority.”
At Enoch’s words, I stopped trying to eat the fish.
I had no idea that Enoch would speak so kindly to me. That sounds like advice to me.
‘It is not clear whether or not I will be able to return alive.’
I suddenly felt depressed.
It was like being thrown into a survival game without a weapon. It was dark in front of me, and just thinking about the future made me pale.
Can I survive?
“Are you okay?”
Enoch carefully scanned my complexion.
“Can we get out of here?”
At my question, Enoch looked at me with a straight face.
“Of course,” he said firmly.
I was looking at the fish that I ate and asked him, “Is there a way?”
“I’ll let you escape, so don’t worry.”
I ended up laughing at that.
“What’s that? How can I escape after leaving the Crown Prince of the Empire?”
Just then a hot wind blew. Sweat made my hair stick to my cheeks, which was annoying.
Enoch, who was looking at my face, cautiously stretched out his hand. His long and pretty fingers touch my cheek.
I looked at him, forgetting how to breathe.
Enoch’s gaze slowly descended on my face. He slowly pulled the hair off my cheek.
The man who was tidying up my hair said bluntly, “I will let you go first, so you can seek help and make a rescue call.”
For a moment, the tension was relieved.
“Did you really think I would do that?”
Enoch asked me after giving me false hope. Of course, I had expected it, but I let my guard down for a moment. Damn.
Being in an extreme environment, I was also clouding my judgment.
I was very hungry, but somehow my appetite was gone. It was a bigger shock than Enoch’s smile a while ago. I have no appetite.
I have nothing to say, so I was silent with such useless thoughts.
He warned me again, “I told you, Young Lady must be by my side. And, the only way you can get out of my side is when I let you go. Keep that in mind.”
Anyone who hears it would think that it is the line of an obsessive man who loves his woman. But the reality is, it is a threat to the kidnapping suspect.
He still doubts me, but I can see that he has removed me from the suspect list to some extent.
‘That’s a relief. I think his hostile gaze toward me has faded a little bit rather than the first time.’
We then satiated our hunger by eating grilled fish.
After we finished eating, the sun had completely set. After making the bed, I sat down by the fire again.
Until then, we hadn’t said a word to each other. An uncomfortable silence continued.
Then Enoch asked me, “Isn’t it cold?”
I stretched my hands toward the fire and raised my head.
Enoch got up suddenly and took off his jacket. He casually gives me his jacket.
“What are you doing?”
“I have a fever, so my body is hot.”
“There is no need to thank you. I just gave it to you because I was hot.”
Even in the middle of the day, he wore a jacket and didn’t sweat a drop.
But I quietly put the jacket he gave me over my shoulders.
Enoch glanced at me, and quietly went back to bed and lay down. We spent the night together without saying a word again.