Predatory Marriage - chapter-243
Chapter 243 – Count Weddletonâ€™s Mansion (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Just like that, Ishakan was lifting Leah into his arms to go see Count
Weddleston. Behind him, Haban was stuffing the unconscious Byun
Gyeongbaek into a sack and lifting it onto his back.
â€œWasnâ€™t his head going to be cut off?â€ Genin asked.
â€œNot now,â€ Haban replied, to Leahâ€™s relief.
â€œâ€¦Iâ€™m worried,â€ Genin muttered. â€œA fight between a couple is
like cutting water with a knifeâ€¦â€
Leah would have liked to hear more, but Ishakan suddenly interrupted them
with a sharp command in Kurkan that she didnâ€™t understand. Immediately,
the Kurkans vanished, melting into the darkness.
â€œWe will visit the Count.â€ Ishakan began to move, carrying Leah in
his arms as he explained what they would do. Under the moonlight, Leah
was quickly absorbed in her thoughts.
She had so many questions. She wanted to know what orders he had given
the Kurkans, why they had been following Byun Gyeongbaek, and she wanted
to tell him about the Toma woman she had met. The list of things she
wanted to talk about kept growing.
But she didnâ€™t dare speak. The atmosphere was not welcoming. In spite
of her curiosity, she lay silent in his arms until they reached the
Count Weddlestonâ€™s mansion had large gardens in the front and the back,
but all the plants were dead. Under the dead flowers, brown and dusty
earth was exposed. Behind the barren gardens lay a magnificent mansion,
but there was a curiously hushed atmosphere even with all the lights on.
Leah gazed at the mansion, breathless. The mansion was just like the
â€œThere are often Tomarisâ€¦in the countâ€™s mansion,â€ murmured
Ishakan, peering intently into the darkness. Tomaris who were denied
entry to the palace were still welcomed at the countâ€™s mansion.
As if he were checking for something, Ishakan waited, and then began to
They saw no one as they entered the mansion. The inside was just as
silent as the outside. Anyone might have wondered if there was anyone
alive in the whole place.
Silently, Ishakan set Leah down, and they walked together through long,
empty corridors, with marble floors and wide windows. They should have
let in light, but clouds covered the moon, and the house was filled with
The soft sounds of their footsteps echoed through the corridors. Leah
could see nothing but the wide back of the man in front of her, and her
heart felt as heavy as if a stone hung from it. She hesitated for some
time before she was able to speak.
Silently, he turned to look down at her, and she couldnâ€™t think of
anything else to say. He looked at her, and somehow she knew he was
staring at her lips. His eyes were fixed on them as she searched for
something to say, and he watched her small tongue move, and stop.
Leahâ€™s face felt hot. Unconsciously, she closed her mouth and lowered
her eyes, unable to speak.
His powerful arms wrapped around her waist and a large hand seized the
back of her neck. His sturdy body embraced hers.
Abruptly, their lips were crushed together, and Leah had only a moment
for a gasp of surprise. His golden eyes gleamed. Turning his head to one
side, his tongue thrust into her mouth.
She couldnâ€™t close her eyes. His soft tongue ran over her lips with a
soft, wet sound, and she felt a tingle below. Automatically, she squeezed
her thighs together.
â€œHmmâ€¦â€ The moan escaped from deep in her throat, and the sound was
so filled with pleasure it embarrassed her, but she couldnâ€™t stop it.
Her body shuddered. Her trembling fingertips ran down his back, and
shyly, Leah embraced him.
Ishakan moaned hoarsely at her touch. The sound excited her, crackling
through her like she was kindling set in the midst of the flames, and she
dug her nails into his back and kissed him with passion. She forgot
Suddenly, everything around her was bright. It took a moment to realize
it was not Ishakan. The moon that had been hidden behind dark clouds had
come out, and was shining through the windows.