Predatory Marriage — Chapter 175. She Can’t Get Pregnant (2)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
Deep in her heart, she wanted him to deny it. But Ishakan was silent. Slowly, her forced smile faded, little by little. Leah could not hide her devastation. She was a bride with a completely shattered body and mind. She couldn’t even have children.
Leah knew how important children were. She had learned that lesson harshly when her mother was expelled from the palace when she became infertile.
Ishakan must have known this already and he still said he wanted to marry her. But he was a very powerful king. He would need children to perpetuate his bloodline. Which meant that he would have other women to procreate. The Estian royal family had gone as far as to permit incest if it was necessary to preserve their bloodline.
The terrible thoughts invaded her mind, one after another. If Ishakan slept with someone else…
“What are you thinking about so hard?” Gently, Ishakan pinched the tip of her nose. “You don’t have to worry about anything.”
He seemed to read every thought going through her mind. Wordlessly, Leah buried her face in his chest. His warmth calmed her troubled heart. Ishakan laid his hand on her head comfortingly, caressing her for a while.
“I brought you to the desert to make you happy,” he said finally. “Not to have a child.”
Leah looked up into his eyes, surprised.
“You really are the only one. You will be the center of my world.” Ishakan grumbled. “Haven’t I shown you that?”
“It’s just that in Estia…” Leah began.
“You’re in the desert, not Estia.” His lips pressed against her forehead. “You will be the Queen of Kurkan.”
He bent his head to kiss her lips. His kiss was gentle.
“Morga told me you could not become pregnant. But there are factors that could influence it that he can’t determine, like my peculiar constitution.” He hugged her tightly. “With the treatments, you will gradually get better. One day, when the spells are undone, you will be able to get pregnant naturally. Of course, I want to have a baby as soon as possible…”
He suddenly grinned mischievously.
“So I will try to do it until I get it.”
“Don’t worry. Fortunately, I’m very vigorous, so someday you’ll have a baby.” He shifted above her as she stared at him, wide-eyed. “Why don’t we practice?”
The question made her give a small smile, and she forgot everything. His finger gently touched her lips.
“Smile often.” His gaze was full of affection. “You look so beautiful when you smile.”
It was impossible not to fall in love with those enchanting eyes. Leah wrapped her arms around his neck to pull him close, and their kiss deepened, and intensified.
Now she thought she understood why Ishakan hadn’t told her about his past. Those memories had no bearing on the present. Even if she forgot everything she knew about him and met him all over again…she would still love him. She couldn’t help but love this man.
Leah put aside her questions about his past. There was no hurry to answer them. In all the time they had together in their future, they could get to know each other, little by little.
But deep down she worried that maybe there wouldn’t be time.
Leah’s arms tightened around him as she kissed him.
It was a blissfully terrifying night.
Byun Gyeongbaek had been swearing a lot lately.
He lived to swear, all day long. His attendants whispered behind his back that he had become ruder than ever, but he had his reasons.
The evil Princess had forced him to take a strange potion, and he had no choice to obey her. Of course his temper worsened.