Predatory Marriage - chapter-169
Chapter 169 – Genin Revenge (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
What did he mean, she already knew? Had they met in the past? But if she
had ever met Ishakan, she couldnâ€™t have forgotten him. Leah looked
silently at the man before her.
He had sharp features. Illuminated by the moonlight, that face was
superior to any face she had ever seen, even among Kurkans. She would
never forget that face even if she had wanted to.
But Ishakan didnâ€™t seem willing to discuss the matter further. He
lifted her in his arms and changed the subject.
â€œEnough of this boring talk,â€ he said, assuming a mischievous
expression. â€œThere are things to do, Leah. I have to kiss you, and
there are things you need to eat.â€
Leah wanted to speak, but no words emerged. Ishakan smiled at her
â€œA tent has been set up for us, so we will sleep there tonight, outside
She didnâ€™t care where she slept, as long as it was with him. At her
nod, Ishakan walked toward another tent. As he carried her there, he
murmured something she didnâ€™t understand.
â€œâ€¦The royal palace will be a bit noisy today.â€
Under the dim moonlight, Genin breathed slowly. A burning heat coursed
through her entire body and her eyes glowed, eerie.
Flesh and blood were scattered and splashed everywhere. Amidst the
carnage, only disembodied heads were identifiable on the ground. The
purist Kurkans, followers of the dead king, had come to a miserable end.
The ghastly expressions on their faces were proof of the torment of their
For hours, Genin gazed at the mangled bodies, covered in blood. When she
had learned that these people who she had believed were dead were still
alive, she couldnâ€™t help being glad. Glad that there was still a chance
to inflict this pain upon them. But now that it was over, Genin was not
As she sat, lost in thought, a familiar, fresh scent wafted by her. She
â€œâ€¦Ishakan,â€ she said, in a broken voice.
He stood with his long pipe in his hands and exhaled a puff of smoke. His
golden eyes looked calmly at Genin and the massacre she had committed.
Though the place reeked of blood, he walked toward her and lit a thin
cigar, handing it to Genin. Her hand trembled as she took it.
After a few puffs, the tumult of emotions and the predatory gleam in her
eyes faded. Genin squeezed her eyes shut.
Tears spilled from her eyes, streaking through the dried blood on her
face, and soon began to patter onto the ground.
They had killed the ones who had cut off her husbandâ€™s legs before her
eyes. But though she had killed them in the most painful way possible,
Genin still regretted it. No matter what she did, it wouldnâ€™t change
â€œI promised to protect himâ€¦I couldnâ€™t,â€ she sobbed. â€œEven if I
have revenge, nothing will ever be the way it used to beâ€¦â€
The cigar fell to the ground and she wiped at her tears with the back of
â€œI shouldnâ€™t haveâ€¦put him in danger from the beginningâ€¦â€
Geninâ€™s teeth gritted as she forced the words out between sobs. â€œYou
wouldnâ€™t have been as foolish. You would have protected your partner no
matter what. I was so stupidâ€¦â€
â€œWell, I donâ€™t know.â€ Ishakan exhaled a long puff of smoke.
â€œIâ€™m not a god.â€
â€œIf something like that happened to me, I would feel as you do.â€
Genin listened to him with wet eyes. â€œThatâ€™s why I do everything I
can,â€ he said firmly. â€œYou did everything you could, Genin.â€
At those words, it felt as if something that had been lodged heavily in
her heart vanished. Genin bit her lower lip and knelt on the bloody
â€œThank you for giving me this chance.â€
Really, Genin should not have been handed this task, given the risk that
her emotions might get the better of her. Since these Kurkans were
invading the royal palace, they had to be dealt with decisively. But
Ishakan had given her this opportunity, so she could finally have
revenge. There was only one way Genin could pay this kindness.
â€œI will serve Lady Leah with all my heart.â€