ed the fact of the breakup herself, there would have been no danger to Roman.

“We were notified of the breakup without any discussion beforehand.
It was Lawrence who wanted the marriage first; however, regardless of our will, we had no choice but to accept a one-sided breakup.
However, Viscount Lawrence, now you come to me and rebuke me for not greeting you any earlier.
Even though it was a meeting that was not scheduled in advance, you just came here boldly while acting like you hadn't done anything wrong!”

Slam!

His hand hit the table.

As Baron Romero rose from his seat, his majestic appearance overwhelmed Flora, who had arrived after Viscount Lawrence.

“Are you kidding me right now?”

His expression was ferocious.
It clearly showed his hostility towards the Viscount.

The situation had taken a turn for the worse.

Baron Romero.

He had crossed the line.

Although he was of lower status in terms of titles, he had no hesitation in expressing his anger towards the Viscount.

“What did you think this marriage meant, Viscount Lawrence? A marriage between two people who love each other? The union of two families? Such fancy words have nothing to do with this marriage.”

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Due to his contribution to the war, Romero Dmitry was gifted the title of Baron.

He was someone who had barely made his way into the world of nobility.

However, among the nobles who settled in the North-Eastern part of the Cairo Kingdom, no one could openly ignore Baron Dmitry.

Yes, the world is like that.

Power and identity both decide where someone stands in society.

The owner of the iron mines, Baron Romero, possessed incredible wealth.

Due to that, Viscount Lawrence couldn't say anything.

Moreover, what the Baron had said was actually true.

Viscount Lawrence knew that Dmitry had power, so he made a request to Baron Romero for the marriage between their families.

It would have been a real bonus if the marriage proceeded with his second son and not Dmitry's Fool, but still, the union with Dmitry was a necessity for Lawrence's future.

Due to this, Baron Romero's anger was natural.

His voice, which was calm at first, had now turned ferocious as if it would prey on Viscount Lawrence.

“The Viscount and I are well aware of the essence of the arranged marriage.
This is not just a matter of the relationship between the children of both families.
The Barco family is aiming for the fertile land of the Lawrence family.
As they have already gotten the central government's approval, it wouldn't be unusual for the two families to go to war at any time.
A month ago, I was contacted by the Barco family.
They said that if we married Barco instead of Lawrence, they would not only give us a connection to the central government but also give us part of the Lawrence estate.
Still, I turned down the Barco family's offer.
What do you think was the reason, Viscount?”

“…Why did you refuse them? The Barco family’s proposal would have been much more beneficial to Dmitry.”

“The reason is simple.
The Dmitry family has power, so we were able to choose what we wanted.”

The Barco family was a dangerous enemy.

Holding hands with them meant a peaceful future, but it would be different otherwise.

However, those who have power do not need to seek compromise.

“Roman wanted to marry Flora.
He said that there was no one more beautiful than her in the whole world.
Due to the sole reason that Dmitry's eldest son admired Lawrence's Flower, I decided to go to war with the Barco family.
There was no other reason than that.
Even if my decision shed a lot of Dmitry's blood, I just hoped my eldest son would get what he wanted.”

Refusing the offer of Barco was undoubtedly a loss for Dmitry.

Many people were saying that Dmitry made that choice to enter the aristocratic world in earnest; in fact, even Baron Romero gave a similar reason when he had punished Roman.

However, the truth was different.
If it had not been for the marriage Roman wished for, Dmitry would never have suffered any loss.

Still, he held hands with Lawrence despite understanding the situation.

From the beginning, the Lawrence family was the one in a favorable situation, but they did not understand the whole truth.

However, the cup had already been spilled.

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The breakup was a huge mistake.

From the time Flora Lawrence mentioned breaking up with Roman, the Lawrence family had already stepped into muddy water.

‘…I made a huge mistake.’

Viscount Lawrence's expression turned pale.

He realized it just now.

I should have endured it until the end.

Even though Roman Dmitry refused to meet and made him wait for the sun to go down, Viscount Lawrence should have maintained his composure until the end.

It wasn't a normal relationship in the first place.

It was the Lawrence family who had a reason for marriage, and besides, there was no right to be angry since they were the ones who mentioned the breakup first.

It was honestly stupid.

Due to his low self-esteem, Viscount Lawrence thought that Dmitry was ignoring Lawrence.

‘I ended up making a mistake myself after telling Flora to be careful with her words and actions.
Dmitry's anger is understandable.
Since we made a fool of them by unilaterally breaking the marriage, we shouldn't have had anything to say about how they treated us.'

It was a miserable reality.

Baron Romero spoke the truth once again.

“Lawrence’s Flower and Dmitry’s Fool.
We both know better than anyone else that the reputations of the man and woman do not match.
However, Lawrence should have kept in mind who Roman was.
Even if the daughter of the Lawrence family is the flower that everyone desires, the moment Dmitry is attached to Roman's name, his value changes.
Therefore, it is Lawrence, not us, who hangs on to this marriage and desperately needs for it to happen.”

Dmitry's Fool.

A blacksmith house.

The nobles looked down on Dmitry's roots, but no one could dare to belittle them out loud.

Why?

It was because Dmitry had power.

Dmitry was considered the head of the North-East region.

Still upset, Baron Romero shifted his cold eyes from Viscount Lawrance and looked straight at Flora, who was standing there without saying a word.

“Am I wrong?”

An impulsive choice.

Because of that foolish choice, Lawrence's pitiful situation was exposed.

This is also known as closed-door training.
Martial artists often go into this to focus on only themselves and cut off the outer world.
It can last anywhere from a few days to many years. ↩️

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