ette was, after all, created by the aristocrats.
Younger and newer aristocrats were forced to follow manners.
In that respect, Elliot was the best prey for the people in this room.

Eugenie regretted that she should have told Elliot she had known about it.
An older marquis or duke could be a little rude.
However, seeing Viscount Patterson step up, it seems that Duke Germalot had decided to stay back.

“Yes, Viscount Patterson.”

Elliot responded softly to Viscount Patterson’s attempt to overpower him without raising an eyebrow.
Then Viscount Patterson took a cigarette from his bosom and said.

“Oops, I made a mistake.
It’s because ‘m not used to you being a nobleman yet.”

In an instant, the atmosphere in the living room, which had been soft, changed.
Those invited here were familiar with social etiquette and human relations.
Everyone noticed that Viscount Patterson was deliberately provoking Count Burns.
And that there could be a Duke of Germaroth behind Viscount Patterson.

“It’s okay.
Because I’m not used to it either.”

Elliot’s soft reply caused a burst of relaxed laughter in the drawing room.
Eugenie also smiled at him when she saw him take a leisurely hit.
Viscount Patterson took a cutter from his bosom and cut off the end of his cigarette.
Then he put a cigarette in his mouth and said.

“I am very curious how you found the dragon’s nest.
Can you tell me?”

It was a slightly provocative request, but people were already excited about the question about Dragon’s Lair.
Even if it’s not, it’s a fact that everyone was curious about him and wanted to meet Elliot.

Some really wanted to ask if he had met Daaribhorn, and some wanted to ask how many jewels Elliot brought from the Dragon’s Lair.
Viscount Patterson, of course, was the latter.

“I heard that the jewels you brought from the dragon’s nest are substantial.
Did you buy the title and still have it?”

At Viscount Patterson’s rude question, the atmosphere in the drawing room stiffened again.
He said that taking an interest in other people’s property wasn’t enough, so Elliott bought his title.
Everyone was staring at each other with their mouths closed, not knowing what to do with that atmosphere.

“Brandon, you’re so naughty.”

The Duke of Germalot set out to break the frozen atmosphere.
Of course, this was what Viscount Patterson and the Duke had agreed on in advance.
If the Viscount behaved rudely, the Duke would step in and soften the atmosphere.
That made it a little easier to control the target.
The Duke gave the Viscount a good job.
But then, Elliot opened his mouth.

“No, it’s not naughty.
Everyone is curious.”

When Elliot responded that he wasn’t offended, the people in the drawing room began to sympathize with Elliot, feeling fortunate.
Everyone was curious.
How many jewels did Count Burns come out of the dragon’s nest? And did His Highness really receive a jewel from Count Burns and give him a title? Duke Germalot also smiled like saying ‘so?’.
He would probably be meaner now.
That was when he looked up at Viscount Patterson, thinking that way.

There was a ‘click’ and Elliot set his own teacup down on the table.
It was a bit loud, so the Duke and viscount tried to mock Elliot with it.
Didn’t he learn to put the teacup down quietly? But first, Elliot spoke to them.

“What do you think, Duke?”

“A teacup, what?”

The Duke, who reflexively opened his mouth, hesitated at Elliot’s question.
What do you think? What? He was taken aback, but soon recovered.
Anyway, he was a country boy who was lucky enough to become a nobleman.
If it wasn’t for the Duchess, he wouldn’t have spoken to him first.

To be honest, the Duke was amazed that Count Burns got his word right.
Most of the commoners he knew couldn’t get his words right.
That’s because he’s a Duke.
Few people could confidently demand what they want in front of the current King’s uncle and Duke.

If that’s the case with nobles, it’s even worse for commoners who rarely meet nobles.
However, Ronald Germarot thought that all common people did not speak well and stuttered or slurred.

“It is a title.
The Viscount here said that His Highness the King would give you a title in exchange for money.”

Having said that, Elliot looked at Viscount Patterson and confirmed it.


Only then did Viscount Patterson and the Duke of Germarot realized that something was wrong.
They did not dare to fight back against those words.
The people who had been chatting in the drawing room while waiting for the food to be prepared began looking at Count Burns and Duke Germarot, half with interest and half nervously.

Did Count Burns fight back against Duke Germalot and Viscount Patterson? Not everyone in the parlor knew that the Duke of Germalot and Viscount Patterson were on the same side.
But they knew that Viscount Patterson liked to ridicule less influential nobles.
And the fact that the Duke of Gumarot condoned it.

However, that was the first time the target has openly counterattacked.

“Uh, that…”

“Wasn’t it? He asked if I could afford the title.”

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