Rejected the Demon’s Marriage Proposal Thousands of Times - Chapter 70.1
Leon Fights the Demon (8)
When Anna arrived at the potion lab, she found that some people were already watching.
Although most mages were nobles, nobles were also human beings, and they all had human weaknesses, so when there was excitement to watch, who would stay away?
Anna hid in the crowd. She didn’t need to be in the front to see what was going on. This was because there weren’t many people in the Mage Association. This caused everyone in the Association to like to watch drama. There wasn’t enough for a large crowd, though. There were less than ten people standing around in a circle. However, this was enough for Anna to temporarily hide her figure.
Perhaps Leon was stopped before entering the potion lab. Grace and Leon were a floor below the potion building.
Grace was wearing an intricate and beautiful light purple dress, standing at a two arms distance from Leon. She was looking at him with a delicate expression on her face, her tears flowing, but her face was not hideous at all. She even had a weak and poignant beauty.
Anna admired this kind of crying scene very much, because she knew that if she really started to cry, her whole face would become ugly like normal people. The sadder the situation, the uglier the tears; there was no way that she could cry beautifully like they did in those idol dramas.
Anna arrived a little bit late, but when she got there, she heard something that might be related to her.
“…just after your status, Leon! Only I truly love you!” Grace said vehemently, with tears in her eyes, looking at Leon’s eyes full of nostalgia.
Leon said calmly: “This matter has nothing to do with others, or with you. It’s not because you are not good enough that I want to break the engagement.”
Anna was slightly startled. Didn’t Leon break the engagement off because he couldn’t stand Grace anymore?
Then she thought: Leon was a considerate person, he would not let Grace lose face in front of so many people. Maybe he was deliberately reasoning with Grace here, just to let others know that this divorce had nothing to do with Grace to minimize the impact of the divorce on her.
“Then why!” Grace shook her head gently, she couldn’t accept that Leon broke off the engagement so easily.
Compared to Grace’s agitated state, Leon seemed very calm, as if he had already thought it through: “I inherited my father’s title at the age of fifteen, and I have been Viscount Freeman since then. I had to give up everything of mine for the sake of the family clan and for the title, Viscount Freeman. But I don’t really want to be Viscount Freeman, I just want to be Mage Leon.”
Leon had been Viscount Freeman for two years, almost three. When he inherited the title, he had to assume the responsibility of the Freeman family. Therefore, when his uncle asked him to marry the Stockton family six months ago, he did not refuse, and so Grace became his fiancee.
But he preferred everything about being a mage over the responsibilities of his family. He liked to delve into magic, concoct potions, and explore the unknown. The shackles on him these past two years were suffocating. He had been struggling with family responsibility on the one hand, and personal freedom on the other.
Until yesterday, what happened to Anna made him suddenly want to fight Raymond. After the fight, although he lost, he felt very happy, and the foggy gaze that had been in his heart seemed to dissipate in an instant.
He was unwilling to give up his life for the sake of family responsibilities. He wanted simply to be a mage.
After this decision became clearer, he also considered the consequences. He clearly knew his talent. As long as he persisted, there was no question that he could become a four-star mage. He even had the opportunity to become a five-star mage. It was unavoidable that breaking off the engagement would offend the Stockton clan, but the main family of the Stockton clan did not have a mage. It would not be a wise choice to have a bad relationship with a future four-star mage like him, so he did not have to worry too much about the Stockton clan taking revenge. And in order to express his apology, if the Stockton family had any difficulties in the future, he would definitely lend a hand if he could.
As for his own Freeman clan, his father only had one son, so he inherited the title at the beginning, but he knew very well that his uncle also had a lot of ideas for this title. So he would take the opportunity to give this title to his uncle; his uncle was more suitable to be the head of the family than him. And he, as a member of the Freeman clan, would still want the best for them as a family member, but not at the premise of sacrificing his life.
“But Viscount Freeman and Mage Leon are both you!” Grace shouted in confusion, unable to understand Leon’s choice.
“They may be the same to you, but to me, they’re completely different,” Leon said. “I’m so sorry, Miss Grace. It’s all my fault. I will give proper compensation for the loss of the Stockton clan. Please go back.”
Grace couldn’t believe that Leon would be so heartless. She always thought that Leon might not love her yet, but he would never propose to break off the marriage, because the situation of the Freeman family was not good, and her family was the richest in Black Cloud City. No one else had the kind of wealth her family had; he would never have a better choice.
“Then don’t you care about your family? If you don’t marry me, what will your family do? What will you do yourself? It takes a lot of gold to be a mage!” Grace said excitedly, “Without my family giving you… ”
Leon frowned and interrupted Grace: “I didn’t know about the fact that my uncle received five hundred gold coins from your family. When I went to call off the marriage yesterday, I had already paid back five hundred gold coins and half a year’s interest. I will take good care of my family in the future, so you don’t have to worry.”
He told his uncle yesterday that he was going to call off the engagement. Only then did he learn that when the two parties got engaged, his uncle had received 500 gold coins. So, when he went to call off the engagement, he paid back an extra 100 gold coins as interest for the past six months.
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