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The Happy Farm of the Fallen Noble Daughter ~A Slow Remote Wasteland Life Exploration with My Dearest~ – Chapter 49

Chapter 49: Reasons to not fall in love

Diana felt like everything she had done so far was in vain when she realized that Daniel had fallen for Laura.

As the rain started pouring heavily, Diana and Leon decided to ride their beloved horse Regina back to the mountain cabin. They made a promise to meet again at the rose garden tomorrow.

Inside Diana’s belongings, the candy and rose syrup that she had forgotten to introduce to Daniel were shaking sadly.

Leon, who was riding behind her, spoke up.

“. . .It seems like all hope is lost.”

Diana nodded.

“I never thought that Daniel’s wife would be Laura instead of him.”

“. . .It’s not decided yet, but if. . .”

Diana’s words got stuck. Leon silently waited for her next words.

“If you found out that someone you liked was being proposed to by another man, how would you feel?”

Leon thought for a while before answering.

“Well, Daniel is wealthy. I might just give up easily.”

“. . .I see.”

“If the other guy was a terrible person, it would be a different story. But Daniel doesn’t seem like a bad guy, and he’s wealthy. I would probably stop pursuing her, thinking that he would make her happy.”

From Diana’s perspective, Daniel had a somewhat negative image of being unfaithful and fickle.

“Hmm. . .”

“. . .Did I say something wrong?”

“. . .It’s nothing.”

“Why are you angry?”

On that day when they were at the mountain cabin, Leon must have thought the same. It’s probably a genuine feeling.

“But, in my case, you came for me.”

“Yeah. . .because I thought I caused you unhappiness.”

“If George hadn’t informed you about my situation, would you have come to pick me up?”

“Well. . .yeah, I guess that would have happened.”

Diana naturally realizes it.

She sees herself reflected in Laura’s circumstances.

Diana and Laura made different choices. However, something kept bothering Diana deep inside.

At that time, when Laura looked bewildered and her words revealed an indescribable hidden emotion, Diana felt like she could read it. She still doesn’t know what that emotion is, but――.

(Come to think of it, how did those two first meet. . .? 

Without knowing that, there’s no way to find out.

“Hey, Leon.”

Diana asks, trying to regain her composure.

“. . .What?”

“Do you remember when we first met?”

Leon smiles a little.

“I remember.”

“. . .What was it like?”

“It’s my impression when I saw you together with Ilsa-sama. . .I thought, ‘There are such beautiful sisters in this world.’”

“. . .It feels like someone else’s problem.”

“Well, of course. I never even considered getting involved with the daughter of my employer at work.”

“That’s right. . .”

“That’s why, when Diana started following me around and talking to me out of the blue, I honestly didn’t know what to do. There was no way our conversations would align, and if I said something wrong and she ended up disliking me, I could lose my job. . .At first, it was quite terrifying.”

“Fufufu. I’m sorry.”

“But, it might be conceited of me, but I started to think that maybe Ojou-sama had some interest in me. . .That’s when I fell into your trap.”

“Got caught in my scheme, huh?”

“Even so, falling in love was out of the question, right? So, I had no choice but to keep running away. That might have hurt you a little, Diana. But I was also desperately trying not to 〝fall in love〟 with the beautiful Ojou-sama.”

Diana can’t help but burst into laughter.

“As if I would ever fall in love! I kept thinking that, and my head was filled with it.”

“Hahaha.”

“Then, I started getting really curious, so I decided to limit our conversations to prevent myself from falling even more in love.”

“Oh, really? What kind of limit?”

“We won’t talk about anything other than plants!”

“Ahahaha.”

“But you know, once we start talking about plants, Ojou-sama checks every change in the backyard and bombards me with questions every day, all because she wants to talk to me. It’s, how should I put it. . .really stuck in my heart.”

Leon leaned on Diana’s shoulder from behind.

“Well, I eventually decided to let go of myself and just wholeheartedly fall in love with Diana. We both have unattainable circumstances and emotions, but let’s make as many good memories together as we can.”

Diana leaned her cheek against Leon’s head and kissed his wet hair, enchanted.

“. . .Right after that, the war broke out.”

“Yeah.”

“I could see the looters swarming the Heinz mansion, and I didn’t feel like you would make it.”

“. . .Yeah.”

“I’m glad you’re safe, Regina.”

Saying that, Leon lightly tapped his beloved horse’s rear. Regina neighed proudly, and Diana, who should have been removed from the ladder, laughed even more happily.

They returned to the mountain cabin.

The two of them, with their chilled bodies, took off their wet clothes and warmed themselves by the charcoal fire.

In this cabin, the only things that could warm their chilled bodies were the charcoal fire and each other.

In the narrow bed, Diana and Leon warmed each other’s bodies. At that moment, a thought popped into Diana’s head, as if bursting.

Reasons not to fall in love.

Reasons to break up. . .

(To pull those reasons out and show them to each other and then break up, it somehow doesn’t make sense.)

Rather, Leon had been in a situation where they couldn’t be together, so he was able to make such a bold change in direction. It seems that obstacles bind two people even more deeply, as is often the case with lovers in the world.

(Maybe this is not the end, but the beginning of something. . .)

The hopeful speculation wouldn’t leave her mind.

Leon began to devour Diana’s lips. Diana, like a small animal pinned down by a beast, asked in a muffled voice,

“If Leon and Ojou-sama hadn’t been together. . .would Ojou-sama have lived a sad life forever?”

After a short silence, Leon answered,

“. . .We would both have good memories, I suppose.”

The answer.

“And with those memories as their nourishment, will the two who couldn’t be together live their lives?”

“. . .I suppose so.”

“It’s just too sad.”

“If it can’t be fulfilled, there’s nothing we can do about it.”

“. . .”

“What’s wrong? Diana, you seem different today.”

“Well. . .”

“Are you being dragged down by that tragic love story over there?”

“. . .”

“I’m the only one who can make Diana cry. Get rid of any unpleasant emotions that have nothing to do with the two of us.”

“. . .Leon.”

“To cherish memories means to grow to love the people and environment associated with those memories even more. It’s not as bad as Diana thinks.”

“. . .”

“There’s no point in thinking about what awaits as a result. We won’t know until time passes. Isn’t that right?”

“Yeah. . .”

Diana embraces Leon and closes her eyes.

That’s right. There are things in the world that she can’t do anything about on her own.

The fact that the two of them can embrace each other like this is also due to an unexpected force—George’s capriciousness.

But the more she thinks about it, the more Diana finds herself siding with George rather than Daniel.


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