head at his mother’s words and said he would ask him when he went to the club tomorrow.

“Is Count Burns going to the club?”

That’s kind of surprising.
She couldn’t imagine Count Burns hanging out with other men at a club.
But it could be.
Oliver was there too, but he really liked going to clubs and chatting, and read the whispers of the current without missing each time.

“Uh, I’ll just write a letter.”

Oliver’s eyebrows wrinkled at her question, and he said, what? As Ishe frowned, Oliver shrugged his shoulders.

“He comes sometimes.
I don’t know when he’ll come, so I’d rather just write a letter.”

“Is he still living in the palace?”

She didn’t hear that he was looking for a house.
So what she was saying was that she hadn’t heard it from Count Burns’ mouth.
She was always late to rumors, and by the time it’s in the newspaper, about half the population of Current knew about it.

It looks like he is moving soon.”

“I heard he was looking for a house, do you know where he got it?”

This time, their mother also intervened.
She sipped tea and watched the conversation between her mother and brother.
Count Burns found a house.
Come to think of it, since he had a title and a fiefdom, she thought that living in the palace would not have been so desperate.
If you live in the palace, you would have more chances to meet the royal family and get information, so nobles without lands wanted to live in the palace.
Among them, the most popular was serving the royal family to do so.
It’s not that they were doing difficult things, it’s just that they were staying by their side.
It was a long time ago, but there was a family that was caught up in treason.
As usual, everyone in the family was executed, but only a few were exiled.
That was because the wife of the family was the queen’s companion.
Because she could directly appeal to the queen for her grievances, her influence was enormous.

“There are several houses that have been sold, but I don’t know which of them Count Burns bought.”

Oliver and his mother were still talking about which house Count Burns had bought.
Were there so many mansions on the market? She finished her meal, but she thought about asking for another cup of tea to keep her seat.
She heard that the Lingard Mansion was also empty.
And did Sir Albert put the house up for sale? It occurred to her that now that Lady Devon had broken off her engagement, her mansion, where she had planned to start a family after her marriage, would also be on the market.

As she thought of Lady Devon, Lauren came into her mind.
Lauren Leeds was Julia’s friend.

‘Oh, my God.
I completely forgot.’ 

She waited for the conversation between her mother and Oliver to stop before asking.

“Oliver, do you know Lord Sekei?”

“Lord Sekei?”

She could see that her brother and mother hesitated at her question.
The two of them looked at her with expressions asking why she asked, and she thanked the servant who poured the tea for her.

“Someone asked.
What kind of person is him?”

“Who asked?”

Since when did he answer questions with questions? She made a disapproving look, but when she saw that her mother had the same expression as Oliver, I answered,

“Julia’s friend.”

“Julia’s friend? Are we talking about an academy student?”

“Julia didn’t ask, did Julia’s friend ask?”

Her mother and Oliver each started asking her questions.
Why were they doing that? She saw her mother checking to make sure it wasn’t Julia who asked the question, and Oliver checking the age of the questioner, and she shut her mouth.
Looking at the reaction of those two, she thought they knew a little bit.
She added as she wrapped her hand around the teacup.

“He must be a very bad person.”

Oliver’s and her mother’s eyes collided.
Soon after, her mother asked her.

“Isn’t she Julia?”


That’s it.
Her mother had such a reaction.
But she added anxiously.

“Tell her not to get entangled.”

“What kind of person is he?”

Her mother took the attitude that she used when she did not wish to speak any more.
What kind of problem did that man mean? There were quite a few things that mothers didn’t want to put into their mouths.
It was the same reaction when Count Burns was Lord Burns for the first time.
That attitude softened a lot after Count Burns came to their house and asked Oliver for help.

“Well, I’m not a bad person.”

Oliver spoke cautiously as their mother got up first.
She was not a bad person, but she wanted to ask if her mother was like that, but they had a precedent with Count Burns.

“I’ll decide if he’s a bad person or not.”

At her urging, Oliver said with a look that he couldn’t help it.

“He likes women very much.”

“Isn’t that a bad thing?”

At her question, Oliver put on a hesitant expression.
What’s wrong with liking a girl? Even if he liked men.
She didn’t know why Oliver was making that face.

She put on a face telling him to continue, and Oliver sighed reluctantly.


Translator Note:

* Eugene meant Awning was with a prostitute.
In the past it wasn’t uncommon for nobles to learn how to do it before marriage with the help of a prostitute; so she doesn’t mean he wasn’t been loyal to her, even so it was something women didn’t like to talk about in society since it was a kind of couple-traison even if society did not critize it, that’s why her mother reprimanded her.

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