Predatory Marriage — Chapter 113. Acute Senses
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Ishakan’s words made her face heat. Leah couldn’t even refuse, since she had tempted him first.
Placing her between his legs, he sat back against the head of the bed and leaned over to remove her slippers, leaving her barefoot. When he pulled up her skirt to bare her thighs, she called his name.
“Ishakan…” It was a timid protest.
“Embarrassed?” Ishakan asked as he ran his lips through her hair.
Of course she would be embarrassed. It would be strange if she weren’t. But he hadn’t asked the question to get an answer.
“So, should I cover your eyes?”
She didn’t want that, but she nodded her head. It seemed better than the way it was. She gasped when she saw what he had in mind.
“I got it by catching animals.”
Nonchalantly, he waved the handkerchief she had given Blain. Why was he holding that? Ishakan smiled at her amazement.
“Did you like the beast I hunted?”
Instantly, her heart pounded and her face flushed, heat spreading. Leah lowered her head and Ishakan smiled, licking the back of her neck.
“If I had known you would like it so much, I would have skinned it and given you the skin.”
“…Don’t do that.” Even if Blain’s skin had any value, she didn’t want it given away. Instead of responding to her denial, he bit the back of her neck lightly, and Leah pushed him away. She’d had to cover her neck before because he’d bitten her so hard and she didn’t want to be wearing high-necked dresses again. Ishakan caught her protesting hand and licked it.
“Close your eyes, Leah.”
The handkerchief slid over her face and Ishakan deftly tied the knot behind her head, carefully checking to make sure sure she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable.
“Thanks to you, I’ve realized something,” he said casually. “I’m very jealous.”
Under the handkerchief, Leah blinked. Her eyelashes rubbed against the cloth and she closed her eyes again.
He was always so relaxed and unflappable, a handsome man with so much to offer. How could he feel that way? It seemed unbelievable.
“Yes, I felt the same way that day in the forest,” he answered. The sensation of having her eyes blindfolded made Leah feel strange as he pulled her close, her toes curling. “I can’t imagine you with another man…”
He closed his mouth and said no more. Wrapped in his arms, Leah didn’t know what to say. She could only hope her red ears were covered by the handkerchief. His strong arm reached out and he grasped her thigh in his hand, his voice sounding of frowning displeasure.
“Why aren’t you gaining weight?”
Leah pretended she hadn’t heard the question. It had been difficult to control her diet with Ishakan feeding her other things, and though her appetite had increased, she still ate sparingly when he couldn’t see. But fortunately he didn’t push the issue. She had no idea what she would say, if he kept asking.
She was startled to feel his hand on her left br3ast, and he smiled as he took her other hand and placed it on her right br3ast.
“You touch your br3ast first. I will touch the other one.”
She hesitated and then obeyed, gently squeezing. She felt a tingling of excitement in her lower belly, and heard his soft chuckle in her ear. With her eyes covered, her other senses were heightened.She could hear the slightest sound and shuddered at the slightest touch. With these enhanced senses, she slowly mimicked Ishakan’s movements.
Gently, he caressed her br3ast, pinching her n!pple with his index finger and thumb. Pinching her own n!pple made her feel very strange. According to the customs and etiquette of the royal family, it was considered immoral to touch oneself. She had been taught that she shouldn’t indulge in carnal lust, and that it was her duty to please her husband.
Ishakan was teaching her to break another taboo. It felt so good, she stretched her legs, tingling. Her thighs quivered as they parted slightly, revealing a deep and secret place.
Resting her head on his shoulder, she drew a deep breath. Perhaps because she couldn’t see anything, it was easier to be bold. Brushing her lips against Ishakan’s neck, she caressed his forearm with her other hand. And then, without his instruction, she pinched and rubbed her nipple. It felt pleasurable.
“You’re doing very well, Leah.”