Count Serenity looked clearly confused at my words.
Count Serenity was expecting to hear me complain about my broken engagement, but it would have been completely unimaginable for him to be called an usurper.
In Japan, usurpation is a felony, and the sentence is supposed to be higher than usual.
“Yes. When these two came to tell me that they were breaking off my engagement, they declared that they were the next Marquis. Is it true that the Countess of Serenity is aware of this?”
I glare at the Count and Countess Serenity as I say this, and they look at each other and grimace and laugh.
“Yeah, Giorg, you’re never going to be the next Marquis. Therefore, Fiona just said the obvious.”
“Yes. A lowly being like you is not worthy of Fiona.”
“Hoo ……, in other words, who do you think the next Marquis will be?”
The tone of my voice contained an abundance of mockery. Count Serenity, who must have sensed this, twisted his mouth and tried to open it for a rebuttal.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do it, but I’m going to have to.
“I can already tell you that, Leon does not have the right to inherit the Marquis of Zafing.”
The Count of Serenity’s momentum was suddenly lost and a look of anxiety appeared on his face.
“Leon is the son of my father, Gazel, and my stepmother, Armada, and therefore does not have the blood of the Marquis of Zafing in his veins.”
The air in the reception room was filled with confusion.
“My father, Ghazel, is not eligible to succeed my mother, Elphil …… the Marquis of Zafing, since he took her surname.”
Here I walked out, looking around the room, and sat down on the couch. As I do so, their gaze never leaves me at all.
“Hey ……, Viscount Kalmais. I’d like to know if there’s anything I should correct in what I just said. Did Viscount Kalmais think that his brother Gazelle was the Marquis of Zafing or something?”
At my words, Viscount Kalmais, the family of my father Gazel, shivered.
“What’s the matter? Viscount Kalmais…… Surely you didn’t think that your Lord had already completed the usurpation of the Marquis of Zafing?”
“N-no …… way.”
“Hoo…… Why does Viscount Kalmais have a flow of money from the Marquis of Zafing via Gazelle?”
Viscount Kalmais’ face was covered with a waterfall of sweat.
“Well all good. Viscount Kalmais, I’ll ask you later. While you’re at it, think up an excuse.”
Viscount Kalmais looked down, not even making a sound. However, his body was shaking, and there was no peace in his mental state.
“I’m sorry. I got off track. First of all, I was talking to Count Serenity.”
“You said earlier that I could never be the next Marquis.”
“That is absolutely correct.”
A look of confusion appeared on his face. Ignoring his confusion, I continued.
“Because I am the current Marquis of Zafing.”