The Happy Farm of the Fallen Noble Daughter ~A Slow Remote Wasteland Life Exploration with My Dearest~ – Chapter 45

Chapter 45: Torn apart two people

Regardless of the ethics of writing a big lie on the wrapping paper, Diana was able to have a meeting with Laura. On the dining table, there were papers and a pencil for communication, as well as tea.

Diana decided to communicate through writing. It was Laura who broke the silence first.

“What do you mean George can’t read or write?”

Although Diana had been told by the village women that “Laura is mentally ill,” it wasn’t true. She was calmly trying to understand the situation.

〝It means he has a condition where he can’t read or write. It’s the same symptoms that the king of the neighboring country once had.〟

As soon as Laura saw that, she turned pale. It seemed that she knew the history.

“. . .I understand why he didn’t reply to the letter I sent. I feel relieved.”

Yes, George didn’t intentionally ignore her letter. Diana’s expectations swelled. If this misunderstanding could be cleared up, there might be a possibility of reconciliation.

However, the next words she uttered were unexpected.

“In that case, I can finally give up on him.”

Diana was shocked. Leon seemed to be equally surprised, his mouth hanging open.

“If he can’t read, we can’t even have a conversation.”

Diana quickly shook her head. She wrote on a piece of paper and handed it to the puzzled Laura.

〝It’s okay. If he receives proper training in reading, George will be able to read.〟

Upon seeing those words, Laura smiled sadly for some reason.

“It’s alright. I know. The former king of the neighboring country suffered greatly afterward. He spent his whole life facing letters. I don’t want him to go through such hardships for me, and I understand that the two of us being together would cause trouble for others.”

Diana continued shaking her head.

〝If reading is impossible, then I will bridge the gap.〟

Laura gently stopped Diana’s hand with her own.

“I’m sure I wasn’t the one who could support him. That’s all. Please tell him not to chase after someone like me anymore.”

Laura’s black eyes were filled with a strong determination tinged with sadness.

Diana lowered her head with a solemn expression. Her own letter had become the final blow that separated these two.

“Well then, I’ll take my leave. Oh, by the way. . .”

Laura forced a smile, trying to hide her sadness.

“The syrup from the red roses was delicious. Next time, I’d like to buy it with money.”

Diana nodded, rubbing her eyes.

Laura quickly left the cabin, mounted the horse waiting outside, and swiftly rode away, leaving everything behind.

Silence returned to the mountain cabin.

“. . .It didn’t work.”

Leon said as he sat down on a chair. Diana, still holding the tea bowl, stared blankly at its surface.

“Maybe I shouldn’t have done something unnecessary.”

“. . .”

“I shouldn’t have written something like that without thinking.”

“. . .”

“Laura-san has her own life. Let’s stop trying to hold her back. If she made that decision, there’s nothing we can do. I’ll tell my brother about this.”

“. . .I’m sorry.”

“Well, it was a good opportunity, wasn’t it? It’s hard to imagine that a man who can’t read and a woman who can’t hear would be able to live together. . .”

Diana had acted on countless ideas and everything had gone smoothly. Blinded by her own success, she had pushed everything too far. She shuddered at herself for not understanding what would happen when someone meddles with the most important part of someone else’s life.

Leon comfortingly patted Diana’s trembling back as she huddled on the table.

“. . .I’m going to George’s place now.”

Diana muttered in a muffled voice.

“. . .I’ll go too.”

・・・

『”𝘈𝘸𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.𝘤𝘰𝘮” – 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘸𝘩e𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 “𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴” 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 “𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴”.』

・・・

Having heard everything, George, as always, didn’t show any change in his poker face.

He nodded quietly.

“. . .As I expected.”

“I’m sorry, George. I. . .”

“Don’t apologize. It only makes me feel worse.”

Diana paled and hung her head.

“It’s because I did something unnecessary. . .”

“It’s fine. I knew this would happen a long time ago. It’s just a matter of whether it would come late or early.”

Unusually, George began to comfort others, making the situation even more serious. Leon continued to gently stroke Diana’s back, who was devastated.

“George. . .”

“If you understand, then leave already. There’s nothing left for you here.”

Diana and Leon left the mansion in silence. The door closed with a dry sound, and Diana felt dejected.

“. . .It’s a shame this time. These things happen.”

“. . .I’m sorry.”

“George needed a wife who can hear and read. Someone who can cover for his weaknesses.”

“. . .Is that so?”

“That’s why there was no connection this time. Whether it’s sooner or later. As my brother said, that’s all there is to it.”

This time, it was the youngest brother, Leon who comforted her. Moreover, rain started to fall from the cloudy sky. As Diana became even more downcast, the sound of horse hooves approached from a distance.

“Hey! Isn’t that Diana and Leon over there?!”

Recognizing the familiar voice, the two turned around.

Riding on a jet-black horse, it was the handsome art dealer Daniel.


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