Predatory Marriage - chapter-142
Chapter 142 – Maniacal
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
As Leah thought about it, there was a hubbub among the Kurkans.
â€œHalf a bowl of porridge! Even a one-year-old doesnâ€™t snack on
â€œPoor Princessâ€¦she was even kidnappedâ€¦â€
Complaints and reproaches about the cruel abuse rose.
â€œStop,â€ Ishakan said calmly. â€œShe will break.â€
The murmurs ended instantly, as if they had been an illusion. The Kurkans
even covered their mouths with their hands, exchanging nervous glances.
They watched her as if cracks might appear in her body.
At that, Leah couldnâ€™t contain her laughter. She laughed gently even as
the Kurkans watched her curiously, a free laugh. Back in Estia, the eyes
of others had been overwhelming and stressful, but now she felt
Ishakan hugged her gently and lifted her into the air. The Kurkans all
lifted their heads with the motion, following her with their eyes, and he
placed the date she had dropped back into her hand.
â€œAlso, from now on she will be called Leah, not Princess,â€ he said.
At his words, she clutched the date tightly. Unfamiliar places,
unfamiliar people, even unfamiliar names. Many things had changed. She
knew they would continue to change. But in all the turbulence, one thing
was certain. â€“ Advanced chapters in NovelUtopia
Leah was now Leah.
In a silent corridor, there was the sound of heavy objects being dragged.
The sound of heels tapping on a marble floor, followed immediately by a
shuffling sound. The sounds were caused by a woman with an expressionless
face. Normally her hair was meticulously groomed, but it was in disarray
As she walked down an aisle, she dragged a large animal in each hand, a
billy goat and a black ram, both with horns. The animals were inert and
It was a grotesque sight, but no one stopped her. The people she
encountered were not surprised and did not scream. They only bowed their
heads obediently, their faces expressionless.
Slowly, she came to the Glory Room.
Cerdina looked up at the light falling from the circular window in the
ceiling. This place, steeped in Estiaâ€™s history, would suffice.
Taking a small dagger from her pocket, she cut her palm and used the
blood to draw an octagonal star inside a large circle on the marble
floor. Placing glowing crystal orbs at each of the starâ€™s eight points,
she dragged the animals forward.
In the center of the star, she cut the head off the black ram. Blood
gushed out, pooling. Strangely, the blood filled the magic circle as soon
as it touched it, and the crystal orbs slowly filled with black smoke.
After emptying the blood from black ram, she approached the billy goat
and opened its chest, extracting its heart. With the heart in her hand,
Leah had escaped.
Cerdina wasnâ€™t sorry the princess had run away. She was already ruined.
The problem was that Blain had blindly pursued her. Cerdina had no choice
to admit that her son needed Leah. Since it had come to this, she would
have to advance one of her unfinished spells, but she could not yet do it
Sitting in the light from the window overhead, she ate the goatâ€™s
heart. As she chewed and swallowed the bloody flesh, the crystal orbs
turned completely black. Cerdina licked bloodstained lips and tilted her
â€œAhhâ€¦â€ The strange moan escaped her, almost 0rgasmic. Her eyes
shone brightly as she spoke, filled with joy.
The strange voice, which could not be said to be human, echoed. The eight
crystal orbs trembled slightly as if in response. The more Cerdina spoke,
the more intense the trembling became.
Her bloodshot eyes were shining.
The eight crystal orbs cracked and burst into dust.
Maniacal laughter echoed through the Glory Room.