Chapter 2: Liddellina’s upbringing
Liddellina’s parents died in a carriage accident when she was 12 years old. After that, her uncle’s family moved into the Dolmore manor and her uncle, who was her father’s brother, inherited the Dolmore manor in place of Liddellina, who was left without parents or siblings. At the same time, Liddellina’s happy childhood came to an end.
It was still good when her cousin Kurt was there. However, he left three years ago under the pretext of studying abroad and did not get along with his indulgent father Michael and his indulgent mother Minerva, who spoiled his sister Yvonne.
Since then, Liddellina’s life has changed significantly. The room she used to use was taken away by Yvonne, and she was confined to the territory without being able to make her social debut. The uncle’s family only occasionally comes to the territory and mostly lives a luxurious life in a townhouse in the capital.
Therefore, Liddellina has had to do various small jobs in the territory in place of her uncle.
However, on the other hand, since the uncle and aunt hold all the money and personnel power, Liddellina has no money to be free and no maids to take care of her. Most of the territory’s servants have been cut down, and Liddellina does everything for herself and is chased every day by cleaning and washing, leading a life no different from that of a servant while handling the affairs of the territory.
Immediately after Kurt left for study abroad, Liddellina was engaged to Gilbert, a childhood friend of the neighboring territory at the recommendation of her uncle. Liddellina had no objections. She even thought that Gilbert was better.
Since they grew up together like siblings, there is no love between them, but after becoming engaged, they began to approach each other with a calm affection. Liddellina was greatly comforted by her relationship with him.
And if they got married, she would be freed from both this house and labor. Before she knew it, she began to dream of that day.
It all began three months ago.
“It’s been a long time. Liddellina, I’m going to have to stay in this obscure territory for a while. Take care of things around here for me.”
Suddenly Yvonne came from the capital. It was unusual for Yvonne, who likes to show off, to come at a time when the social season had just begun.
“Yvonne, how long are you going to stay here?”
This cousin is two years older than Liddellina, but she is not abusive like an aunt and teases Liddellina. She is selfish and uses people, which is depressing.
“Just for the duration of this year’s social season.”
“The social season has just begun, hasn’t it?”
Yvonne always looks forward to the social season.
“You’re so noisy. For various reasons, I’ll have to stay here until the heat dies down. Prepare some tea! You’re not very useful.”
She becomes irritable and hits out. She must have done something in the capital after all. By now, her indulgent uncle and aunt are probably covering up various things she has done.
However, it didn’t take long for Gilbert, who had hardly ever been to the capital, to fall in love with the sophisticated and refined Yvonne.
It was a shock to find out that Gilbert, who Liddellina thought was simple and honest, had a child with Yvonne in just three months.