I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 71
Soon, the monster that stood in the way between us fell to the ground, and I stood facing each other with Enoch.
When I called him again, another giant tarantula appeared behind his back.
Enoch immediately turned his back and walked away from me. Dammit.
Eunji, who was on my shoulder, came down and wrapped my forearm. As I looked at the kid who was flicking his tongue while staring at me, I suddenly remembered the contents of the novel.
–The monsters on the island are all opposites.
In the wolf monster’s habitat, there are no tarantula monsters, and in the tarantula monster’s habitat, there are no anaconda monsters.
Among them, anaconda monsters are the top predators of the island’s food chain. Therefore, both the wolf monsters and the tarantula monsters were afraid and avoided the anaconda monsters.
Obviously, there is such a narrative in the original work.
If I can distract the monsters even for a moment, I might be able to get Enoch out of the crowd of monsters.
With a bright face, I look down at Eunji, who is looking at me.
Is Eunji really a baby anaconda? But even so, there’s no way such a small kid could kill that giant tarantula.
‘Eunji is still a baby.’
After thinking for a while, I finally decided not to use Eunji as bait to distract the tarantula monsters.
Then Eunji looked up at me, tilted his head, and snorted with a slightly angry face–as if he didn’t want to be underestimated.
So I looked at him and asked, “Can you do it?”
Eunji nodded his head vigorously at my question. Then he slithered down to the ground.
In the meantime, the spiders were popping up endlessly, and Kayden, Arthdal, and Diego, who were standing around me as if escorting me, became busy dealing with them.
I followed Eunji, who was slithering quickly, grabbing the flare gun and hurriedly running.
At that moment, five monsters gathered toward Enoch, and Eunji, who smoothly slithered in between, stood in front of Enoch and looked around.
Then the monsters that were moving aggressively stopped.
I walked past them and approached Enoch, who was about to attack the monster, and grabbed his arm.
While he looked at me with a puzzled face, I pointed the flare gun at the monsters and pulled the trigger.
With the sound of fireworks exploding, the monsters shattered into the air. I picked up Eunji and said, “Good job. Thanks.”
I sighed and stroked the boy’s scales a couple of times.
“I won’t let you do anything dangerous next time.”
It seems that I have built a bond with him without realizing it. When I stroke him, I feel good. Eunji wagged his tail, slithered up my arm, and hung over my shoulder.
Then I pulled Enoch’s arm. But he didn’t even budge.
Kayden’s panicked voice came from right next to me. It seems that more monsters have gathered.
“Take the crown prince away from here!”
Arthdal shouted to me.
I looked at Enoch again when the three men struggled to deal with the crowd of monsters. His eyes were half out of focus, and staring blankly at me.
I grabbed his cheeks with both hands and looked straight into his eyes. I slowly drew Enoch’s face toward mine. My nose came closer and closer to his.
“Enoch. Wake up.”
Enoch’s golden eyes shook slowly.
It was a good sign. At least he didn’t push me. But he didn’t seem to have come to his senses yet.
I said again and again, “Stop. Stop it now.”
The three men were busy fighting off the monsters around us, but I tried to calm Enoch down diligently.
“It’s okay. So stop now.”
I looked straight into Enoch’s golden eyes and said very firmly.
Enoch’s trembling golden eyes slowly began to focus. So I added one more word, “Stop, Enoch.”
Enoch’s seizure is risky, but if there are so many monsters, it actually is helpful. But not for me. Because he runs into a state where he doesn’t take care of himself at all.
I was the only one who could ‘control’ him, and the control process was cumbersome and difficult, but I didn’t hate it.
It was a new experience to have someone who needed me. I feel like my existence has been recognized. It was a feeling I had never felt before in my days as a Korean.
‘Still, I want him to recover from his trauma.’
The feeling of being acknowledged is a fleeting feeling anyway. And I am not so selfish as to enjoy the suffering of others for my own gratification.
Enoch called me. I looked him in the face. The focus returned to Enoch’s gold eyes.
“Are you coming to your senses?”
His golden eyes looking at me widened as if surprised. It seems that he has finally come to his senses.
I almost lost strength in my legs at the feeling of relief that came like a wave.
If Enoch hadn’t held my arms tightly, I would have slumped on the ground ugly.
He called my name in a low voice.
Then he bit his lower lip softly and looked me in the face. For some reason, it seemed that his eyes were red and bloodshot. He pulled me tight and hugged me.
“Why did you come so late?”
A warm breath touched my shoulder.
“Didn’t I say I can’t live without you? Where have you been, huh? Don’t ever leave me again.”
He leaned his face on my shoulder and grumbled. His low-pitched voice trembled slightly.
His voice, which seemed to be choked up, was deeply imbued with pain. He took a deep breath with his face buried in my shoulder.
“I didn’t mean to. And I almost died, too. So don’t blame me too much.”
I poked out my lower lip and replied dissatisfied. Enoch raised his head and looked at me for a moment. Then a deep sense of guilt appeared on his face.
“I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you.”
“I am fine now. I came back alive. And please, can you take care of yourself before you take care of me?”
At my words, Enoch bit his lip with a bewildered look and avoided my gaze. Perhaps he remembered his condition a little while ago.
“Take the crown prince away from here!”
I turned my head when I heard Kayden’s urgent voice.
Kayden, Arthdal, and Diego still surrounded us–as if to escort us–while dealing with the monsters.
“Enoch, you better get away from here first. It would be nice to wipe out the monsters at this time, but I think it will be impossible today.”
At my words, he looked around and looked perplexed.
“Where is the Archbishop?”
At my question, Enoch frowned and looked in the direction where the small spiders were gathering.
“……damn it. He kept getting in the way, so I hid him behind a rock.”
I was startled by his words and looked where his gaze was directed.
“No way….., is he at the place where the spiders gather…..?”
He nodded once and picked up the sword he had dropped on the ground. Then he lightly swung it. Dark green blood dripped from the blade of the sword to the ground.
“It’s my fault. I’ll bring him back.”
“I will go with you. Please allow me, Your Highness.”
Diego, who was far away, quickly approached and bowed his head toward Enoch.
As Enoch hesitated while holding my hand, Kayden grabbed my shoulders from behind and smiled at Enoch.
“I’ll protect Margaret, don’t worry.”
“So will I.”
Arthdal raised his hand and approached at a leisurely pace–that did not suit the situation–and looked at Enoch.
“Margaret, please wait for me. I’ll be back.”
I nodded at Enoch’s worried request.
“You know the priority is to save the Archbishop, right? Don’t worry, I’ll be waiting here.”
Enoch said to Kayden and Arthdal, “Please take care of her,” and went into the spider swarm with Diego.
Then loud roars sounded one after another. When we turned around in surprise, Diego and Enoch were already moving so fast that they couldn’t be seen with the naked eye.
Besides Enoch who has extraordinary strength, Diego is also the youngest Knight Commander, to be precise, the Commander of the Imperial Guards. He, too, is strong enough to deal with a few monsters on his own.
For a long time, I wondered if the slaughter would continue, and then the forest became quiet. As if a typhoon had swept over, the vacant lot was devastated and filled with the corpses of monsters.
The tarantula monsters were wiped out, overshadowing the fact that it was impossible to wipe out the monsters today.
Through the green rain that was blown by the wind, the rock where Ruzef was hiding could be seen. Water-colored hair was seen fluttering behind the rock.
 Probably the monster’s blood.
Finally, the battle was over and the place became quiet, and Ruzef, with a pale face, crawled out from behind the rock, holding something in his arms.
I ran straight towards him. Ruzef, who had been saved by Enoch, looked at me in surprise.
“Young Lady Floné!”
Soon he hugged me with a face that seemed to burst into tears.
Ruzef hugged me so tightly, and only let go of me after quite a while.
“I am glad that you are safe.”
Tears were dripping from Ruzef’s innocent eyes looking at me.