ebt that they thought would not be repaid was settled at once.

Now that there was nothing to be repaid, how would the Winterfell family react to the disrespect they had received?

“…….”

“…….”

The Great Hall, where the settlement was being completed, was filled with silence.

There was only a sound of someone swallowing nervously that rang occasionally.

No one was daring enough to even think of opening their mouths, so they carefully looked around.

Then Nadia’s voice broke the cold silence.

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“There are some people who don’t look happy even though they got their money back.
You are welcome to be happy on a day like this.”

“M-Madam….”

The expression of the merchants was either one of two – It was either as peaceful as the ocean, or it was like they were chewing on something they shouldn’t eat.

The merchants who looked like they were contemplating their death were those who insisted about three months ago that they would not delay the maturity repayment date.

On the other hand, the merchants who accepted Nadia’s request looked somewhat proud and relieved.

‘There is no way she is going to retaliate against us for not delaying the repayment date…’

‘B-But we’re not exactly wrong for doing so!’

‘We had the right to collect the payment!’

Was it a great sin not to delay the repayment date? They didn’t think so.

Didn’t Nadia herself say she wouldn’t force them to accept her request?

No matter how noble she was, she couldn’t punish them for not listening to her ‘request’ to postpone the repayment date.

They should have shown a little empathy, but it wasn’t something wrong enough to be punished.

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Shylock and the other merchants raised their heads proudly.

What Nadia said next, added more certainty to their judgment.

“What are you doing standing there? I think we are done with our business.”

“……!”

That meant there would be no further questioning.

The faces of some merchants who had dark faces lit up slightly.

‘We did the right thing.
It’s our right not to delay the repayment date!’

‘Even a noble can’t violate that right!’

Merchants who put down their worries gathered in front of Nadia with brighter faces.

They could just make up for the reduced score from now on.

But how could they make it up to Nadia?

“Ha ha ha… I stayed to congratulate you on the news that the herbs are selling like hot cakes, Madam.”

It was simple, avid flattery.

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