‘What could she do to move Carter?’, this was a problem that she hadn’t been able to figure out a solution to all along.
Carter was a powerful vassal of the Theocracy, the patriarch of one of the Five Eminent Noble Houses. With the power and authority he wielded, there was hardly anything the Sorofyas could offer to change his will.
However, if she were to put aside all of those titles and view him as the father of a single-parent family, a man who had lost his spouse for many years and had yet to marry even after many years, there was one thing she could think of that was likely to be able to touch him.
In the pragmatic circle of nobility which valued interests above all else, Carter was one of the rare few who displayed great sentimentality, especially when it came to the feelings between a man and a woman. While political marriage was the convention in high society, he remained true to his feelings and opted for a marriage built on love.
This was also the reason why he didn’t have a high opinion of their engagement in the first place. No matter how they phrased it otherwise, this was indubitably a trade between both of their houses.
But what if Charlotte could prove to him that this was something more than a trade? What if she could show him her true sentimentality, something that he valued above all else?
These were all deductions from Charlotte at the moment, and she had no way of knowing if she was right or not. However, she was willing to bring out her truest feelings here to make this gamble.
“I’m in love with Roel, and I plead with you not to hinder our love. This is the only request I have in my entire life.”
The moment Charlotte bowed down, everyone in the room was astonished, be it Bruce or Carter. The extravagant old clock ticking by the side of the room had never sounded as clear as it did at this moment. A few seconds later, Carter finally frowned with a troubled look.
“Miss Charlotte, you might be misunderstanding something here. Rise up, and we can…”
“Uncle Carter, I believe that you’re also aware that I’ve been misled in my first meeting with Roel…”
Before Carter could dismiss Charlotte’s request, the latter suddenly raised an old incident.
This immediately caused Carter’s face to darken. He thought that Charlotte was blaming him for that incident by raising it at this timing, which caused his mood to sour a little. Charlotte was aware that he would react in such a manner, and her following words caused him to widen his eyes in surprise.
“I have no qualms about that matter. It wasn’t just those who misled me who thought that our engagement was inappropriate; I, too, believed the same as well.”
As she said those words, Charlotte finally raised her head to face Carter with her emerald eyes.
“A hundred-year-old engagement contract sounds momentous,
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