Predatory Marriage - chapter-261
Chapter 261 – Confrontation (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Pondering the memory, Leah was certain that that boy had been Ishakan.
Though of course, he had been completely different as a boy.
The Ishakan she knew was always relaxed, a characteristic of the truly
powerful. He was never rushed, never angry, and she could never remember
him yelling once, unless it was something related to her.
But that boy had been a ferocious little stranger, thin of build and
delicate in appearance. It was a sharp contrast to his powerful adult
body, almost like a beast in his vitality. But his eyes were the same.
Their coldness, and that mysterious, glowing gold was unforgettable.
If she had met Ishakan back then, she certainly should have remembered
him. The only way she would have lost that memory would have been to some
Of all the memories that had sprung up in her mind, this memory made her
Leah adjusted her disheveled clothing as she waited for her headache to
go away. She couldnâ€™t waste anymore time. Ishakan was waiting for her.
And anyway, she didnâ€™t think she would solve the puzzle just by
thinking about it. It would be something else to discuss with him. But as
soon as she tried to rise, her legs wobbled under her and nearly sent her
Someone caught her before she could fall and Leah turned back with a
smile, expecting Ishakan.
And then she immediately yanked away, trying to break free of the grip.
The manâ€™s hand followed her, an increasing and unpleasant pressure on
her skin. Blue eyes looked down at her.
â€œPlease let go, Your Majesty,â€ she said calmly.
But Blain only gripped tighter.
â€œWhere are you going?â€
â€œYour body is weak. Obey me and return to the palace.â€
Leah only stared at him silently, and Blainâ€™s smile was knowing.
â€œAnd it looks as if youâ€™re going to meet the barbarian. If I let you
alone, youâ€™ll spread your legs for him, wonâ€™t you?â€
How could he say such crude things? Leah didnâ€™t understand it. The
words stung her like needles, and if anything, it seemed to her that he
was frustrated he couldnâ€™t physically hurt her. Yanking on her arm, he
pulled her before him, and his head bent inches from hers.
â€œYou should not be unaware of how an impure bride is treated,â€ he
warned, low, as his gaze swept over her body. â€œI would have saved you
from Byun Gyeongbaek, if you had given me a littleâ€¦â€
He looked at her coldly.
The words were like a dagger to her heart, and all Leah could do was
laugh bitterly inside. How long had she believed that the way Blain
treated her was the way a man was supposed to treat a woman? All this
time, she thought if she loved Blain, then she should act as he wished.
Now she knew the truth. Blain had used her love against her, to
manipulate and mistreat her.
When she had s3x with Ishakan, she felt connected to him. He had never
forced Leah to do things she didnâ€™t like, and he cared that she felt
good. He even held himself back for her sake. He had never abused her if
she didnâ€™t know how to do something well, or did it poorly.
Nor did he have s3x with other women in front of her, and tell her it was
her fault because she couldnâ€™t f*ck him herself. Ishakan never blamed
her for anything.
Leah shuddered. Her heart was pounding so fast as all the contradictions
rose in her mind, and the sickening surety that she must get down on her
knees and beg Blainâ€™s forgiveness filled her, threatening to conquer
Automatically, one hand went to her belly, and the thought of the life
there made her quickly remove it. Her hands clenched into fists so tight,
her nails bit into her palms.
â€œâ€¦if thatâ€™s the case,â€ she said quietly, â€œthen Your Majesty
also acted indecently.â€
Every day, he had a woman in his room. Sometimes more than one, sometimes
he had multiple women at the same time, to satisfy his desires. It was
ridiculous for him to criticize her, when he treated women like
â€œIf you donâ€™t want an impure bride, then you may cancel our
engagement,â€ she said firmly. â€œIf it is purity Your Majesty wants,
there is none left.â€