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The Happy Farm of the Fallen Noble Daughter ~A Slow Remote Wasteland Life Exploration with My Dearest~ – Chapter 41

Chapter 41: Daughter who pioneers her life

Diana and Ilsa were in the backyard, enjoying their afternoon tea.

“So, how was living in the mountain cabin?”

In response to her sister’s question, Ilsa answered succinctly.

“It was terrible for living, but it was the best for nurturing love.”

Diana pondered over those words.

“Nurturing love. . .?”

“Because of the inconvenience, it creates an opportunity for the couple to cooperate. Unlike our lifestyle, where we rely on servants for everything, we don’t have such opportunities.”

“Oh, that’s true. . .I guess.”

“Gustav doesn’t look like he can do anything, right? But in that empty cabin, he surprised me by taking care of all the daily chores. Apparently, he was trained to do most things when he lived in the dormitory! That made me feel like he was reliable. I finally realized that he was someone who would work so hard for me.”

Ilsa spoke eloquently, but to Diana, it seemed like quite a statement considering the luxurious life they had been living. However. . .

(It seems like they’ve become close. That’s good. . .)

Now, Diana genuinely thought so. With one issue resolved, she breathed a sigh of relief.

“So, um. . .”

Ilsa smiled mischievously.

“Can I have that house?”

Diana was taken aback.

“What?!”

“How about ten gold coins?”

“What?! What are you talking about, Onee-sama. . .!”

Just then, Gustav and Leon arrived, engaged in a conversation. Ilsa turned to her husband and continued cheerfully.

“Oh, Gustav, you came at the right time! Hey, how about buying Diana’s cabin? We can use it as a rustic retreat.”

Gustav was taken aback. Diana seized the opportunity to argue.

“Onii-sama, it wouldn’t be appropriate for us, as peasants, to be dealing with such a large sum of money. . .”

Gustav nodded.

“Yes, you’re absolutely right. Ilsa, let’s not cause any trouble for your sister. Besides, as I explained before, the mint burned down, and we’re currently short on currency. So. . .”

Diana smiled in agreement, but everything crumbled with Gustav’s next words.

“I’ll build a new house for Diana and the others free of charge. We’ll expand the cabin and make it our separate residence.”

Diana turned pale and stumbled. Leon supported her and said.

“Wait a minute. That land belongs to me. Get permission from the landowner before making such plans.”

Thank goodness there was a sensible person. Both Ilsa and Gustav looked dissatisfied. Diana turned to Leon with a smile and then looked firmly into her sister’s eyes.

“We’ll work and buy our own house. If we manage to build a house, then we can give you the cabin.”

“Oh, Diana, are you being modest?”

“. . .No, that’s not what I mean. I will buy my own life with my own money. It’s not something to be bought by others. If you misunderstand that, you’ll stumble in life like Onee-sama. I understand that well from this incident.”

Diana urged Leon, saying, “Right?” and he nodded in agreement.

“Fortunately, my earnings have increased since marrying Diana. With one final push, it seems we can build a house.”

“Oh, I see. I guess I underestimated my little sister. It’s a bad habit of mine.”

“That’s right, Onee-sama always jumps to conclusions like that. It’s something she needs to fix. Right, Onii-sama?”

Gustav nodded with a wry smile.

“Well, I also live off the assets I inherited from my parents, so your words earlier struck a chord with me――.”

“Oh, is that so?”

“For some reason, Diana, I feel relieved when I look at you. I was starting to lose heart after losing so much in the war. . .But seeing a woman like you starting from scratch and carving out your own path, it makes me believe that this world is not a lost cause.”

Diana waved her hand dismissively.

“That’s too exaggerated.”

“It’s not an exaggeration. Isn’t that right, Leon?”

Leon smiled shyly.

“I completely agree on that point. Everyone tends to focus on what they’ve lost, but Diana is different. She only looks ahead, to the point where it’s scary.”

“Oh? What’s going on, everyone? Even if you praise me, nothing will come out of it.”

“Fufu. Diana’s reckless side is definitely inherited from Otou-sama. Her father, Aurel.”

Gustav quickly became serious.

“Heinz Trading Company. . .It’s impossible to recover the funds now.”

Diana nodded.

“But everyone, we’re fortunate to have our lives. That’s what I think. If we can live a life without regrets, even if it’s poor, it’s a cause for celebration.”

Leon was deep in thought.

“. . .Um, Diana.”

“Hmm?”

“. . .That matter, tell Gustav-sama about it.”

“Oh, right!”

Diana stepped forward towards Gustav.

“Onii-sama, have you ever looked at the cook’s account book? It’s about the wheat from Leon’s brother, George. Because he has an illness that prevents him from reading, the head chef has been unfairly trading it at a low price.”

Gustav furrowed his brows.

“I haven’t checked that. After all, I’m not the owner of this inn. By the way. . .Leon’s brother has an illness that prevents him from reading?”

“Yes, that’s right. I haven’t confirmed it properly, but it seems that Leon’s brother, George, couldn’t read or write until the end, even though he attended school. But he can understand complex conversations and do calculations if they’re simple.”

“I see. . .Could it be that he has the illness that triggered the Split Dynasty?”

“Yes, I think so, probably.”

“That’s terrible. There was someone with that condition in the boarding house I attended. There’s one in my class, they have dyslexia.”

Leon’s face clouded at the unfamiliar name of the illness.

“Dyslexia. . .?”

“Yeah. It’s a condition where they can’t read, despite having no issues with intelligence. Have you never heard of it?”

“No, I haven’t.”

“I see. . .”

Gustav finally sat back in his chair and took a sip of tea.

“. . .We’ll have to find a way to cure it.”

“Can it be cured?!”

“Yeah. It may not completely reach the level of an average person, but it should be possible to improve to a certain extent. I’ve observed the methods of teachers, so I know the general approach. But it’s going to be extremely. . .well, it’s really going to be a struggle, so it requires his willingness to be cured. . .”

Diana and Leon exchanged glances.

Then, they sighed.

――They didn’t feel confident in persuading him.


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