Predatory Marriage - chapter-268
Chapter 268 – Sin
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Then the man ran away with his tail tucked between his legs. It happened
so fast that Leah blinked in the sudden quiet of the street, and then
followed Ishakan, who was walking away as if nothing had happened.
â€œWhy did you kick him?â€ She asked.
Under the circumstances, Ishakan could have just avoided him. It seemed
unnecessary and a little aggressive to kick him.
â€œThe proverb says, when two people collide, so do their destinies,â€
he said earnestly, pulling Leah to his side. â€œI donâ€™t think you want
to share a destiny with anyone but me.â€
She wanted to laugh, but pursed her lips. He wasnâ€™t kidding. And
fortunately there were no other near collisions after that, and they left
the market quietly.
Instead, Ishakan took her to a forest near the capital. The land belonged
to the royal family, but few people entered because of the dangerous
animals that lived there. Ishakan entered it fearlessly, carrying Leah in
It was dark under the trees, even though the sun had risen, with only a
little light filtering through the leaves. Even though Leah couldnâ€™t
see clearly, his steps never faltered. He could see things she
couldnâ€™t, he could hear things she couldnâ€™t. It was things like this
that made her think that Ishakan was not really human.
She was a little worried that they would come across a wild animal, but
they kept their distance. The forest was so quiet, she wondered if they
had all fled at his approach.
â€œOriginally, I wanted to go to the palace and see the tuberoses,â€ he
said as he carried her. â€œBut everything is withered in that place.â€
At that moment, the trees opened before them and the sun shone down on a
glade, with blue sky overhead. There was a lake so crystal clear that
Leah could see all the way to the bottom, and as the wind blew, leaves
drifted from the trees to rest lightly on the surface of the water. The
sun glowed green on the leaves.
Ishakan gently lowered her to the ground, and Leah slipped out of her
sweltering robe, moving through the underbrush to the lake. A cool breeze
ruffled her hair as she gazed at that pure, clear water. It was so
beautiful, as if it had never been touched by humans.
And this place was so filled with life, compared to the gloom of the
palace. Leah felt revitalizing, gazing into the water, smelling the fresh
scent of the forest. Belatedly, she looked back at Ishakan.
He was standing under the shade of a tree, gazing at her unmoving as if
she were a forest creature he might startle. She opened her mouth to
speak, but Ishakan spoke first.
His voice was a little hoarse, filled with a passion that made her feel
self-conscious. She touched her hair, the silver locks seeming to shimmer
in the sunlight. Ishakan tossed his own robe onto the ground and
â€œWhat if the sun melts you?â€
â€œIâ€™m not a snowflake,â€ she replied, making him chuckle. They were
facing each other, and she could smell the fresh, faintly sweet smell of
grass on his body.
Suddenly she felt very shy. Leah looked away, avoiding his eyes, scanning
the edges of the lake where small white wildflowers grew in tall green
grass until a large hand suddenly came down before her eyes.
She could see the veins rising on the back of that powerful hand.
â€œEven when we first metâ€¦â€ The sound of his voice made her turn her
head to look up at him, and he gently stroked her cheek. â€œâ€¦you were
His golden eyes glowed in the sunlight. Leahâ€™s lips parted. Him. He was
â€œI thought I didnâ€™t care about those memories, but I was wrong,â€ he
said, his fingers gently touching her softly parted lips. â€œI thought it
was enough that you loved me. But I get greedier and greedierâ€¦â€
Ishakan exhaled heavily. His voice was low, as if he were confessing a
â€œI want you to remember me, Leah.â€