Predatory Marriage - chapter-264
Chapter 264 – Confrontation (4)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Ishakan held Leah tight, one arm about her back and the other pulling her
hips against him.
â€œIâ€™ll kill him later,â€ he whispered affectionately in her ear.
â€œThereâ€™s no need to do it in front of you.â€
Blainâ€™s eyes bulged as Ishakan pointedly ignored him, as if he were an
insect unworthy of his notice.
â€œYou think Iâ€™ll leave you alone?â€ He shouted, enraged, and
Ishakanâ€™s head swung toward him.
â€œYou seem so eager to die. Thereâ€™s no need for it,â€ he explained.
â€œIâ€™ve thought of a better punishment for you.â€
He paused to let the weight of the words sink in.
â€œWait until the final moment arrives.â€
Cerdina immediately headed for Leahâ€™s palace. She wanted to pull that
damned bitchâ€™s hair out. The slut needed educating, and Cerdina
didnâ€™t care if overusing her power destroyed her in the process.
She would show her what it meant to obey. When she was done with her,
Leah would never dare to act so arrogant again.
Cerdina still couldnâ€™t believe that Leah had actually dared to defy her.
Thinking of the moment when Leah gave her that glass bottle, Cerdina
walked faster. But before she even left her own palace, she staggered to
a halt in the middle of the corridor. She had to bite back a scream.
Collapsing to the floor, she wrapped trembling arms around herself,
retching as she raked at her chest with her own fingernails. She gagged
again and again, choked, suffocating, and finally vomited up black blood
onto the white marble floor.
Slowly, she swiped the blood away with the back of her hand.
â€œIt canâ€™t beâ€¦â€ She muttered dizzily.
Part of the spell had just broken. Leah had lost her love for Blain.
Why did it break? How did she do it?
Spells that implanted feelings were very complicated. Cerdina had had to
alter Leahâ€™s memories to make her love Blain, replacing that desert
savage with her son. Every time Leah looked at Blain, she felt the same
feelings she had for Ishakan.
But Leah was breaking through. She had only freed her emotions for now,
but it was very likely that the memories tied so tightly to them would
follow soon. Cerdina hadnâ€™t been able to give the spell the attention
it needed lately, since she had been having such difficulty controlling
It was still an insidious spell. It would not be easily broken. In this
time, there was no sorcerer who could surpass Cerdina. Perhaps before,
some barbarian sorceress might have challenged her, but she knew there
was no one alive that should be able to rival her. But thenâ€¦
How had the spell been broken?
It was impossible. Bewildered, Cerdina continued toward the princessâ€™s
palace, but the rage that had sustained her was gone. And on the way, she
encountered someone else.
â€œBlainâ€¦â€ She whispered. He stood alone in the garden outside
Leahâ€™s palace, and her heart contracted to see her son in such a
pitiful state. â€œTheyâ€¦did this to you?â€
He did not seem to hear her, and she grabbed his shoulder and shook him.
â€œBlain, tell me what happened?â€ She shrieked. â€œTell me!â€
Blain said nothing. He did not even look at her as she shook him, and
then he finally slapped her hand away painfully. The back of her hand
She did not care. All her attention was focused on him, with no care for
â€œBlainâ€¦â€ She pleaded desperately. â€œPlease, tell your motherâ€¦â€
â€œI wonâ€™t wait til the wedding,â€ he said, turning his gaze toward
her slowly. He could see himself reflected in her eyes, in their endless
Blain had despised her. All this time, he had thought he was different
from Cerdina, better than his mother, but their kinship could not be
denied. He was just like her, after all.
â€œI no longer care about her heart. Her body is enough,â€ he said, and
gave the order. â€œMake her my doll. Right now.â€