12. — The Male Lead Is A Danger For The Extra’s Survival (1)
“May I ask what it is?”
“I mean the bag you’re carrying right now.”
Cain seemed to be quite curious about me as I walked while holding my bag strap with a tight grip as if it were my lifeline. I met his curious gaze and raised the corners of my lips.
“Have you ever heard of a survival kit?”
Confidently, I turned toward him and showed him the yellow backpack I was carrying. A smile crept across Cain’s face as he looked at the backpack sticking to my back as though it were a turtle shell.
“I’ve never heard of such things.”
Despite his absurd remarks, I did not take offense at all because I really and utterly believed that with this survival kit, I would be fine!
It was Lily’s brother, Eli, who gave me this survival kit.
If you had only heard it up to that point, you might be wondering why it would be reliable? You might think that, but he was a well-known eccentric wizard. The collection of strange items that ordinary people might not understand was pathological, and the drugs they made were strange things that would not be sold normally.
Eli, who came to the mansion after hearing that I was making a debut, came to congratulate me while I was planning to run away at night. And, he put the bag I am carrying right now in the carriage, saying that it was a survival kit.
At first, I was going to ask why he put it in, yet when I come to think about it, it must be a cliché. Because of the nature of all novels, there are unexpected treasures in inventions made by such geeks!
“You’ll see. Perhaps, this kit could save the life of Your Highness the Grand Duke.”
“You said it was a survival kit, but you’re going to use it for me?”
Oh, did I say that…?
Rolling my eyes to and fro at the words that came out without my knowledge, I gently grabbed the hem of his sleeve and asked.
“Well then, I’ll save your life, so why don’t you save my life?”
With a sly smile, he replied.
His answer, which came back without any hesitation, flooded me with disappointment.
No, if he said that, what am I going to do? I could only feel mentally reassured if the male lead said he would protect me…!
All right, it is okay. I will help him no matter what happens later. Conceivably, even if I were in Cain’s position, I would have said to survive on your own, still, it would be inevitable for him to feel sorry for me… right?
I quickly turned away from him before walking a few steps past him and stopped. When I scratched my forehead and glanced back at him, Cain’s head titled as though he was asking why.
“…No, even in the novel, those who always go first die.”
“Especially if the one who plays that role is an extra… the chances of survival are very slim, right?”
“In that sense, why don’t Your Highness take the lead first?”
Cain twisted his lips as if he could not hide the absurdity at the heartless words I said while smiling innocently.
“Oh, so is it all right if I die?”
“No. It’s not like that. The main character’s strength is to destroy those rules.”
I smiled awkwardly at him, who frowned as he did not understand what I meant. After letting go of him as he walked away with a shallow sigh, I grabbed his sleeve and pulled him closer to my side.
“Oh, don’t mind me. I’ll stick with you and follow you!”
“If Your Highness falls too far behind, it would be dangerous.”
As if amazed, Cain burst out laughing and I laughed along with him.
Yes. Just because we came to the same town by chance, there was no guarantee that this was the beginning of the original story. It might be a small coincidence that an extra like me came to this town where the original work started.
…No, it had to be that way.
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As described in the book, Winder village was formed to permeate nature.
The houses built among the thick trees were shaped like mushrooms. Seeing the houses where it looked like someone in suspenders stroking their mustache would be coming out, it felt like I was going to laugh. After all, did I get too scared because it was the beginning…?
I was about to take a step with a slightly more relaxed mind, but suddenly, I felt a chill run along my body.
In the village where you could feel the freshness of life because it was built in the forest, I could not even hear the chirping of birds or the croaking of insects in the brush.
Sweat dripped from my hand, which was holding Cain’s sleeve, in an eerie silence that did not appear to contain even the littlest bit of life.
Every time the wind blew through the lush branches, there was a faint sound of the wind rustling through the branches. In the precarious atmosphere that seemed as if something was about to pop out at any moment, I instinctively stood by Cain’s side and screamed in surprise at the rustling sound.
“Oh, I’m not surprised. I’m not at all surprised.”
The owner of the rustling sound was a cat.
Even though the cat jumped out of the tree and disappeared in an instant, my nervous heart was still beating loudly at the slightest sound. I gazed up at Cain, who was staring at me with his brows narrowed, before raising the corner of my mouth as if I was okay.
“It’s perfectly fine. I’m pretty sure I’m fine, but…! May I hold your hand?”
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