Count Penak visited the castle to discuss the new trading route.
Count Penak’s port was needed for the new trade route father had made.
But when he arrived, he also brought the countess and Billy.
I met them when I was in my dad’s arms.
“I wanted to apologize for the disturbance at the tea party, so I brought him here to apologize.”
The Count and his wife laid down their gifts at the door.
The countess bent to me.
“I need to teach my son better, he was wrong.”
Then she hits Billy’s waist.
Billy bowed his head but he didn’t look like he wanted to apologize.
I glanced at the vassals gathered in the courtyard.
Opening a new trade route is an essential business for Dubbled.
In the future, Dubbled united the traders on the basis of this trade route, which became the messenger of the Duke and asked for information.
Of course, it became one more money source earned by the trade route’s fee.
I don’t really want to accept Billy’s apology, but I nodded anyway.
“You can visit our mansion—“
When the count tried to say something, father said,
“I don’t remember allowing you to open your mouth.”
The count was shocked.
Just by standing there he felt pressure from the duke’s gaze.
‘Oh no, Count Penak is a person with strong pride, the deal might fail.’
I patted my dad on the shoulder.
“I want to go down.”
Then the Duke put me down very carefully.
The Count and his wife took a deep breath.
Those who came with the count were also surprised.
“Oh my God.”
“She’s really cute…”
I shook my dad’s collar.
“I want to go to the greenhouse. Dad, work hard.”
He smiled faintly and stroked my hair.
I bent my knees while holding my skirt.
“I’ll go in first.”
The guests looked disappointed, but they couldn’t hold me back. I was young and had no obligation to receive guests.
Dubos will be the one who receives the guest today.
If I grow up a little more, I will have to take over the role, but it was still time to have fun.
‘But I won’t really have fun.’
I have to approve the documents from Seria.
Over the past five years, I have learned how to control the top from the Chairman and the maid Yuni, a former loan shark.
The chairman taught very well, but Yuni was even greater.
“Only one should be tenacious when playing with money. Only then, people wouldn’t touch you.”
“If you can’t manage your tax, it’s over. There’s no reason for you to earn money and waste half of your money on taxes. Actually, it wouldn’t be good to collide with the tax collector, but in my case…”
She doesn’t even know that I run the top of hope, but she explained it to me every time I asked her.
‘Tomorrow is the collection day. The day the money comes into my hand.’
I hummed while going up the stairs.
Just when I was about to grab the doorknob.
I heard Billy’s voice.
When I asked back, Billy came up to me and said,
“How have you been?”
“I thought they said you were here to apologize for your disrespect last time.”
“You’re still upset because of that?”
What is he saying?
When I blinked in bewilderment, Billy grinned and wiped my cheek with the back of his hand.
I was offended and pushed his hand away.
“You’re so cute when you’re like this.”
Is he really crazy?
“You should have told me if you liked me. Why do you use violence? I’ll have to show you how to seduce a man from now on.”
“Hear my advice, women should be gentle during the day, be sexy at night. That’s what you have to do.”
“Violence won’t get my attention. Okay?”
Does he think I hit him to get his attention?
I laughed at him for his strange confidence.
“Why would I seduce you?”
“Because I’m handsome…”
“Th, that’s ridiculous!”
I shook my head.
“It’s true. You’re so ugly. You’re the ugliest person I’ve ever met!”
Billy’s face turned red when I said it.
“Yo, you rude orphan!”
I guess this is all he is able to reply.
I lost my interest in him. Suddenly, I could hear someone’s voice behind me.
“You, what did you say just now?”
Isaac put down the wild boar he was carrying and looked at Billy.
Billy, who flew away in an instant, and went down to the floor groaned pitifully.
Isaac approached him. As the sound of footsteps neared, Billy’s face grew pale.
“I asked you what you just said.”
“I, I, umm, I….”
Isaac grabbed Billy’s shivering shoulder. It seemed to be a light grab on the surface, but in an instant I could hear Billy’s shoulder cracked.
A terrible scream echoed.
I called Isaac quickly.
If Isaac killed him, he cannot avoid punishment because he is the count’s son.
It doesn’t matter if that future rapist dies but Isaac matters to me.
But Isaac, wouldn’t let go of him even if I called him.
I signalled the employees and knights who came running in amazement at the noise.
Stop him, stop him!
Those who received my signal rushed to Isaac with a grim face as if they are ready to die.
Normally, he already kicked everyone who hinders him but he can’t now because I was near him.
As Isaac let go of Billy, the count and countess was very surprised to hear his son’s scream and went here.
We were also joined by Viscount Dubos.
“Oh my god, Billy…!”
She ran to her crying son immediately.
Count Penak also went to his son in a hurry.
Billy’s shoulders were completely twisted. To the point where I wondered if they could bring that to the original state.
The couple was shocked at the sight of their son, who was crying and complaining about the pain.
“Doctor! Call a doctor now! What are you doing!”
“What happened, how did you…!”
Billy pointed at Isaac while trembling. The faces of the Penak couple hardened.
“Why on earth did you do this!”
When the count screamed, Isaac stared at them with a cold gaze.
“Shut up, I tried to kill him, but I held it in.”
Isaac didn’t explain anything again.
I know why he keeps his mouth shut.
Isaac doesn’t want to mention the word ‘orphan’ again.
Viscount Dubos said to Count Penak with an embarrassed face.
“That, I think the children quarrel a little bit too much this time.”
“Only a children quarrel?!”
The countess replied in anger.
“My kid’s in this state, and it’s only a child’s quarrel! Oh my god. Some kids are very horrible.”
Count Penak also spoke.
“I’ll file a formal complaint to the imperial family.”
Viscount Dubos sighed.
If they did so, Isaac would be taken away.
Of course, the duke’s son will not live in prison like any other criminal. But the Duke of Dubbled won’t stay still.
Another problem is that the one who’ll receive complaints in the imperial office is John Stefan, is the brother-in-law of Marquis Nodelly, who has been wanting to catch the Dubbleds.
Now if Isaac was captured, he wouldn’t leave him alone.
With this incident, he will try to find something to put pressure on Dubbled.
Viscount Dubos went forward and lifted his hand.
“It will have a negative impact on your child as well as on my master. Calm down and let’s discuss the compensation process.”
“My child is like this, and as his parents I can’t just shut my mouth because of the compensation! My son is not just any child. The future and honor of the Penak family!”
Count Penak continued,
“If it’s not as good as the founding emperor’s tapestry, how can I be compensated for this?”
Viscount Dubos’s face hardened.
The tapestry of the founding emperor was given to the Duke of Dubbled.
He repeatedly tried to have tapestries bearing the true name of the founding emperor from the imperial palace, but he could not get them.
It was proof of power that even the imperial palace couldn’t intervene.
The Count face’s was now challenging him, his face was now as if he was saying,
The fate of Isaac Dubbled is now in his hands.
“Then what will the Penak family do to make amends for squandering our honor?”
I asked while holding Isaac’s hands.
Count Penak was taken aback by my voice, However, he soon burst out laughing.
“What? How is he squandering your honor!”
“Your son called me an orphan.”
“I am the daughter of Dubbled, who was recognized by my father, Duke of Dubbled, and approved by the Emperor. Who’s the one who needs to be reported?”
“No way! My son wouldn’t have done that…!”
Count Penak defended his son before I finished my words.
“Th, that…that girl…no, that girl called me ugly…!”
The people around us are confused about the situation.
Was it such an insult by saying that he was ugly?
The Countess, who was hugging his son, was also at a loss.
Isaac was about to defend me, but I put my hands on his and narrowed my eyes.
“Isaac, stop! I’m not an orphan. I’m not scared of the word! I didn’t have any parents originally, but now I have my dad and brothers. So I’m not an orphan.”
“Why should I be scared when I have my older brothers and dad?”
Isaac didn’t say anything as I turned towards the Penak family.
“How will you compensate for the insult he has inflicted on me, as you said?”
Count Penak froze.
No, it wasn’t time for this.
‘Before the Duke came, I somehow need to settle this…!’
“W,wait, let’s talk for a moment. So this is, uh…”
“Let’s talk about it after your son’s life is gone.”
The people were stunned by his cold voice.
The Duke and Henry came to us and were staring at them with an even colder eyes.
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