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Compared to the wealth of the Cartier family, the amount was insignificant. However, it was not an easy amount to mention.
Jacob tried reply to the Head’s words but he was interrupted by Lucerne’s heavy voice.
“They say it’s war reparations.The woman I’m going to marry is from a nobleman of the Old Kingdom, the high lord Lor.”
“Ha, how much of the war reparations have you inflated? Did you try to take away the land and collect 30,000 more?”
I told you to call me “Lord.” You pathetic bastard! Besides, Lucerne. You said it was helpful to Jacob, but you didn’t do something to lose 30,000 gold coins for a woman. I could never do anything so stupid because I was bewitched by some woman.”
Quickly, the focus of the story had changed from “Lucerne is at fault” to “Lucerne’s punishment” and to finally “Jacob benefits.”
Jacob was about to burst into flames from anger.
However, there was nothing he could say. When the Head first established the family’s power, he also accumulated wealth regardless of the means.
But now, the family was ordered to refrain from methods that were on the border of illegality. This was because the family’s power was already enormous and sufficient.
“I think it’s reasonable.”
“I don’t want a wife who has the slightest possibility of lording her status over me. I could pay more than 30,000 gold coins to get a woman who would be grateful.”
“Besides, it is worth witnessing to see whether or not I got a bargain for my woman.”
The Head pressed his forehead. He peered at Jacob.
“Jacob, rearrange the cost and charge Lucerne. Let’s get this over with.”
Outraged, Jacob got up from his seat. Carola bit her lips, and Marco tried to disappear.
“Lord, you’re too much. What do you mean, give him a discount? I’m a victim!”
Lucerne spoke leisurely. Everyone’s eyes were now focused on him.
“What do you mean?”
The Head narrowed his eyes.
“I’ll pay all 30,000 gold coins. I won’t bargain for my woman’s ransom.”
Jacob shut his mouth.
“I don’t want to value my woman in money, but if I have to, I want to buy her as expensive as I can.”
Jacob’s face turned red as soon as he understood his words. Jacob is now despicable in many ways. Not only did he lose a woman to Lucerne, but he became a small man who bargained for her ransom.
The Head kicked his tongue in displeasure but didn’t say anything more. Lucerne added belatedly:
“If there’s a problem with the 30,000 gold coins, we can review it later.”
Jacob’s expression changed. If all 30,000 gold coins were paid, Jacob would be the only one who would suffer disadvantages if he filed a lawsuit over the amount later.
Lucerne got up, ignoring Jacob. He took his leave lightly.
“Excuse me, then, since I have the permission of the Lord, I have to go and propose.”
The Head’s expression had already changed. He twisted up the corner of his mouth.
“There are conditions.”