Predatory Marriage — Chapter 210. Instincts (1)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
The wooden stairs creaked loudly as they went to the second floor of the inn. Ishakan climbed them easily, though they looked as if they would collapse beneath him with one false step, and then went to the room at the end of a long corridor.
The room was shabbier than a stable, but curiously tidy, and for some reason it felt more comfortable than even the glamorous palace. Ishakan removed her robe and laid her on the bed, then casually laid down beside her. Frightened and still a little dazed, she moved instantly to the edge of the bed, her back pressed against the cold wall.
Ishakan frowned, watching her.
“I won’t do anything,” he said, pulling her into his arms. “Sleep. When you open your eyes you’ll be back in the princess’s palace.”
Strangely, those words instantly calmed the swirling thoughts in her head. Leah closed her eyes.
Had she really lost her memory?
There was a possibility that this man was trying to manipulate her somehow. But try as she might, she couldn’t think of any reason why he would.
Leah realized with shock that she might actually believe him.
A bit. It was hard to doubt him. Inexplicably, she trusted him. Somehow, the simple presence of this man made her trust him. Slowly, her eyes opened, and found those golden eyes looking at her. In the silence, their breaths mingled together.
He watched her, unblinking, and she swallowed. There was a strange tension in her body, and an instinctive sense of danger. The longer they looked into each other’s eyes, the more nervous she became, and in the end she was forced to look away first.
Her heart was beating so fast as she forced herself to exhale softly. There was a tingling in her belly.
She had always thought that she was repulsed by men’s bodies. That was the only possible explanation why she couldn’t force herself to have s3x with Blain. But she had been wrong.
She wanted to touch the man before her. She wanted to caress him with her hands, lick him with her tongue, bite him with her teeth. She had never once felt this urge toward Blain.
She would be ruining her life if she allowed herself to give way to these dangerous emotions. But even though she knew exactly the bleak future she would face, she couldn’t endure it. She clutched the blanket to her like a shield, but finally, she couldn’t resist any longer.
Her lips parted. Her breath escaped, and she looked into the man’s eyes. And the second their eyes met, he lunged toward her as if he had been just waiting for her.
Their kiss was frantic. This man made her feel the same pleasure she always had. No, his kiss was even better than before. When he bit her lips and rubbed her tongue, she moaned, deep in her throat. Her body writhed shamefully with pleasure. She had never felt like this before.
His large hands grabbed her breasts, squeezing fiercely. Her nipples hardened between his fingers, protruding through her thin nightgown as he rubbed them. The shuddering pleasure radiated from her small, tight n!pples and Leah shrugged her shoulders, trying to pull back. But Ishakan didn’t retreat. His thigh pushed between her legs and upward, rubbing against her.
Leah pulled back, breaking the kiss. Her reason had deserted her in the flurry of pleasure, but it instantly reasserted itself.
Ishakan’s eyes curved as he smiled.
“Don’t you want to do something even better?” He asked, and moved his thigh slightly, stimulating that forbidden place between her legs. Leah shuddered. When she squeezed her legs together, she only made his thigh wet, and she could feel a strange, embarrassing dampness.
Reason fought with instinct, a storm of guilt and pleasure. Her mind was in chaos as he tempted her, gently tweaking one of the tight n!pples protruding under her nightgown with his fingers.
“I’ll make you feel better.” His other hand slid under her nightgown and Leah covered her mouth with her hand because that touch felt so good. If she hadn’t, she would have moaned like a beast.
His fingers were touching the most intimate place on her body. She tingled as he rubbed her through her underclothes. His eyes were lidded, disguising a hunger that wanted to devour her instantly.
“Aren’t you curious, Leah?”