Predatory Marriage — Chapter 318. Isha (18)
Translator: Atlas / Editor: Regan
It didn’t take the King long to realize the ancient one could have killed him from the beginning. The halfbreed was toying with him, demonstrating the difference in power between them.
The King’s eyes bulged redly as he realized the truth. But the only sound that escaped him was a sudden groan of pain. He looked down and found the curved sword of his enemy was stabbed into his stomach. He looked at the ancient one.
The King of Kurkan did not get a chance to speak any final words.
When the curved sword was withdrawn, the King’s body slowly slumped forward until he collapsed, and his blood spread in a pool across the floor. That was the end of him.
The ancient one had won the victory.
Isha exhaled softly as he sheathed his sword. Bending, he picked up the crown that had fallen on the floor with a bloody hand and placed it on his head.
Turning, he faced the watching Kurkans, who immediately prostrated themselves on the floor.
“O King of Kurkan!” They all cried together.
A sharp jolt ran through his body, and his mouth twisted into a smile, savage, uncontrollable joy. Now he would be known by a new name
Now he would be called Ishakan.
News of the new King of Kurkan gradually spread throughout the continent.
After killing the previous king to take the throne, he brought the divided Kurkan tribes together as one. At long last, the endless civil war came to an end. And with his kingdom stabilized, Ishakan felt that the time had come to pay back the favor he owed to a princess, Leah De Estia. – Posted only on NovelUtopia
She had saved his life, and he owed her a great debt. And he couldn’t help wondering how she had grown. He could not imagine that beautiful girl as an adult.
Even if she had grown a lot, she would still be smaller than a Kurkan woman. Surely small enough that he could carry her in his arms…
He wondered how she would react, when she saw the child she had rescued, grown into a man. She would probably be so shocked.
His appearance had changed a lot, but his golden eyes were exactly the same. Surely she would remember everything when she looked into his eyes again.
Just as he was contemplating when he would go to visit the princess, unexpected news came to his kingdom.
“The Princess of Estia is to marry Byun Gyeongbaek.”
“The guy that looks like a toad?” Ishakan asked without thinking.
His words made the other Kurkans laugh, but he was not joking. Unconsciously, he frowned as displeasure gripped his heart. Had the Estian royal family lost their minds? Byun Gyeongbaek was twenty-five years older than the princess.
How could they hand the Flower of Estia over to him? No matter how much they feared the Kurkans.
But now that he thought about it, he seemed to remember that she had not been treated well. What had she said?
I’m not that important.
Ishakan instantly knew what he would have to do for her. He would help her escape, the same way that she had helped him. Surely she would be happy if he rescued her this way. And if there was no safe place for her to go, he would bring her to the desert.
Maybe she would even be better off here than anywhere else.There were many Kurkans who owed her their lives, and would like to honor her with their greatest hospitality.
Ishakan himself was one of them.
“What will you do?” asked Haban. The other chiefs looked at him. They knew that he had been saved by the Princess of Estia.
Ishakan’s eyes narrowed.
“We must act,” he said, after reflecting for a long moment. Estia was still filled with slavers because of the former Kurkan King. They still had to liberate the remaining enslaved Kurkans. “Perhaps we ought to go and ruin Byun Gyeongbaek’s wedding.”
None of them liked Byun Gyeongbaek, who covered for the Estian slavers. Every Kurkan present would have cheerfully torn him to pieces. Their eyes shone with anticipation.
“Let’s go to Estia.”