I'm Stuck on a Remote Island With the Male Leads - Chapter 74
I do not get what he means. Looking around, even Kayden didn’t seem to understand what he said.
Crown Prince Arthdal didn’t seem to want to explain further.
What? Why are you bluffing by saying something meaningful? Fed up with Arthdal, in the end, I decided to ignore him.
Anyway, in the past, Margaret had a large number of mana reserves, but as soon as she heard that she had to practice to use it, she gave up right away. Because it would obviously be tedious and difficult.
Come to think of it, there was something else I had heard about my mana.
I looked at Kayden and said, “My magic teacher also once said I have a lot of mana. In the past, I did a magic test when I took an academy entrance exam, and I broke the test ball.”
After looking around at the people listening to me, I shrugged.
“The professor at the Faculty of Magic, who was the examiner at the time said that it was either because there was a problem with the test ball or I had extraordinary mana. So he said he would bring a new test ball and asked me to try again……”
“You did it?”
“I didn’t. In the first place, I only went there because Enoch was supposed to be the special examiner, I wasn’t really interested in getting into the academy.”
Everyone looked at me with strange eyes.
“Why are you all looking at me with pitying eyes?”
Arthdal sighed and replied, “I almost forgot how many times Young Lady Floné followed Crown Prince Enoch back then.”
“I know, right. As expected, everything Young Lady did was for His Highness Enoch.”
Yuanna nodded in agreement as well.
‘Because Margaret likes Enoch’ seems to be a magical word that gives a free pass to Margaret’s questionable behavior.
But since it’s true, I can’t deny it even if I wanted to.
“That is a thing of the past. It is different now. Right, Margaret?”
Kayden, who had been sitting the whole time with a dissatisfied face, asked me.
“Uh….., well, I don’t have time to worry about that right now.”
“See, Margaret doesn’t like the Crown Prince anymore.”
I wondered if I should refute Kayden’s words, but it wasn’t wrong either, so I just kept silent.
“Anyway, no matter how much mana Young Lady had, that is in the past, and now on this island, your mana is close to zero, isn’t it?”
“I think so. Because this is an island where magic cannot be used.”
“But the hypothesis is that the monster was imprinted because of Young Lady’s mana, isn’t it?”
I pondered Arthdal’s question.
Yuanna muttered while resting her chin. Right? I don’t know either.
Everyone looked at Eunji again with suspicious eyes. Eunji, who just slithered out of my dress pocket, was on my lap, waving his tail and flicking his tongue cutely.
As I was thinking about Eunji for a long time, Enoch, who I thought was sleeping, suddenly grabbed my wrist.
I stared blankly at Enoch who was still lying down.
He opened his eyes drowsily and asked, “Is that really true?” with a very low voice.
Enoch looked at me deeply. Perhaps it was because of fatigue or fever that his voice became hoarse.
“Margaret, I asked if that was true. ”
As I stared blankly at him, he called me again.
“You don’t like me anymore?”
“Are you curious about it now, so you wake up even though you’re sick?
“……answer me, hm?”
“……no. Don’t answer.”
Enoch let out a deep breath and looked up at me quietly.
Everyone who was noisy was silent at once and focused on us.
Ignoring the gazes of others, Enoch said to me, “I like you, Margaret. I want you to know that……”
He fell asleep as if fainting again with such a bombshell remark.
There was an eerie silence in the cabin.
I knew that Enoch was looking at me rationally, but this was the first time I’d heard of his feelings directly.
‘You should be talking like this when it’s just the two of us……!’
That way, I’ll think about it seriously! I ruffled my hair out of embarrassment.
“Well, I expected it.”
Arthdal replied as if it was no big deal. Then, Yuanna nodded in agreement.
“Anyway, it’s an old story that the Crown Prince hates Young Lady. Now, no wonder that the Crown Prince is falling in love with the Young Lady, isn’t it?”
Yuanna said with a cheerful smile.
‘No, Yuanna….., you shouldn’t say that.’
I sighed as I rubbed my face.
‘……well, isn’t it better? Now I have completely avoided the dead flag.’
Ruzef and Diego were silent, neither affirming nor denying, and Kayden looked at Enoch with annoyance.
“The Crown Prince is out of his mind right now. Margaret, don’t listen.”
Kayden looked at me frantically and covered my ears with both hands. What’s the point of covering my ears when I’ve heard it all?
“Yeah, Enoch is unconscious now.”
Kayden sighed in relief at my answer and lowered his hands that covered my ears.
I looked at Enoch’s sleeping face and continued, “And Enoch cannot survive without me at this time, because no one can stop his seizures but me. So that’s why he said that. Everyone, don’t misunderstand.”
I looked around and clarified, but everyone just nodded dryly. No, these people……
“So, how did this situation come about? You have to explain.”
Diego, noticing my words, approached with a face full of determination like a general pointing his gun at me.
“After Yeong Lady disappeared, His Highness looked very anxious that he just kept looking for you.”
Many stories were omitted from Diego’s calm words.
“He acted like a madman. The problem is, at that time, monsters flocked to come.”
Arthdal stood with a troubled face and stared at the sleeping Enoch and said so.
Ruzef, who had only been paying attention all this time, spoke up, “I’ve been trying to guess why the monsters suddenly came. It’s probably because of the blood.”
Ruzef nodded slowly at my question.
“The monsters seem to have the ability to detect the smell of the blood of their kind. It was like when we killed an anaconda, other anacondas flocked to the river the next day.”
It was just like my guess.
“When Kayden and I were missing for two days, how was the daytime? Did the monsters disappear then?”
“Yeah, they disappeared somewhere. Then His Highness slept soundly like fainting. Then the monsters came again and His Highness killed him….., it repeated like that.”
Does it mean that the seizures continued even after he had a deep sleep?
I thought Enoch had gotten a little better, but apparently not.
Usually, in cases like this, it often depends on the will……
“Still, I’m glad that we’ve figured out the behavioral patterns of monsters that move on a large scale. Now that we’ve burned the monster’s corpses, we’ll be fine.”
Everyone nodded with slightly relaxed faces at my words. I feel a little relieved now.
I stared at the sleeping Enoch and sighed. Fatigue comes crashing down like a wave.
“For now….., shall we take a break? I think we should all rest.”
I’m so tired that I want to rest, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s tired.
But somehow, Kayden looked strangely at me. He had a guilty expression on his face that didn’t suit him at all.
“Are you okay?”
“Once again, I am sorry.”
Neither he nor I knew that the fact that we went to the cliff to see Eunji’s egg would have this kind of impact. I resented him for a while, but not anymore.
“Actually, I was a little upset, but it’s not wrong for you to doubt me. Things have gone a little crazy, but it’s not my fault.”
At my words, Kayden closed his eyes with an anguished look on his face.
“I am sorry, Margaret.”
Then he slowly opened his eyes and looked straight at me. His trembling red eyes slowly calmed down.
“Then you don’t doubt me anymore now?”
“No, I don’t, and I won’t.”
“You still don’t trust me.”
“No, I trust you now. I mean it.”
Kayden stared at me with unwavering eyes.
I looked at him in silence for a moment and asked, “It took a long time for distrust to turn into trust, right?”
He kept his mouth shut and didn’t answer my question.
I said to him with a determined face, “You should also wait until I trust you.”
He nodded at my words. I looked at him and lay down next to Enoch.
Eunji slithered up and took a seat by my bedside, curling his tail. Kayden followed me and lay on my left.
As I lay looking at the ceiling of the cabin, I heard rustling noises.
Others were getting ready to sleep, but the rustling continued, so I closed my eyes to force myself to sleep.
Then Kayden quietly called me. I slowly opened my eyes and turned my head.
Kayden was lying on his back towards me.
Then he asked carefully, “I can’t sleep. Can I wrap my arms around you? Then I think I’ll sleep well.”
“You didn’t ask me because you thought I would allow it, did you?”
“Yeah, I knew you would refuse.”
“Then just sleep.”
He slowly nodded at my words, still lying down on his back towards me.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a good rest since waking up on this island. It was a series of tense, life-threatening, and bloody days the whole time.
……I’m so tired.
I closed my eyes again.