Chapter 50: Daniel takes a resolute stance to fight thoroughly
In the brick house deep in the forest, Laura was lying down and reading a letter from Daniel.
His well-crafted words, written in his beautifully trained handwriting, filled the pages.
It also mentioned that even without hearing, the maids would take care of everything, ensuring a luxurious life.
Laura gently pressed the letter against her chest and looked up at the ceiling, lost in thought for a while.
She couldn’t forget the words her father, Keaton, had just said to her.
〝If you accept this proposal, you will surely be happy.〟
“. . .Is that so?”
Laura was well aware of her own beauty.
Surely, Daniel was also drawn to her appearance. Like a moth to a flame.
Just like many other men around.
Laura closed her eyes.
In her mind, the image of George from those young and adorable days emerged.
Her innocent childhood when she could still hear.
The children used to tease George, who had a peculiar way of speaking.
Even young Laura would mock him and secretly look at him with disdain.
But then, one day.
George, who rarely spoke, quietly handed a single rose to Laura.
Laura stared at the face of the boy who silently offered her the rose.
He clenched his teeth, his face turning red, unable to meet her eyes, standing there without saying a word.
For some reason, young Laura was deeply moved by that expression and accepted the rose.
A wordless rose.
But that rose spoke volumes. It drew out various emotions from Laura.
Since then, Laura started taking care of George in various ways.
Before they knew it, the two young ones were imitating the actions of men and women――
Laura gently placed the letter back on the side table.
Why was it?
Tears wouldn’t stop flowing.
(I have to see Daniel again.)
At that moment, Laura suddenly made up her mind.
(I have to forget about George. . .quickly. . .)
The next day was clear and sunny.
Only Leon had come to the rose garden today. He came to check the varieties of roses scheduled for delivery and decide where to plant them.
While Laura was hastily boiling pasta in the makeshift brick stove at noon, she suddenly noticed Daniel standing next to her.
She looked up at the man beside her.
Jet-black beautiful hair. Confident and overflowing eyes. A triumphant smile backed by the firm position of a business owner.
Laura responded with a vague smile. That enigmatic smile ignited something in Daniel.
〝Would you come to the inn where I am? There are many things I want to show you, many things I want to give you.〟
He forcefully brought a note in front of her, and Laura slightly pushed it away, looking a bit annoyed. This man was quite pushy.
“. . .Which inn are you talking about?”
〝The inn in Lipps village.〟
Laura’s hand stopped. Wasn’t that the inn George frequented?
“. . .Going to the room might be a bit. . .Can we go somewhere else?”
Daniel seemed to be deep in thought.
“Then let’s meet at this rose garden another day and go to the tailor. I’ll have a dress made for you.”
The nearest tailor from here would be Hans’ house. Although they were brothers, Laura judged that George was unlikely to be involved.
“Well then, let’s do that.”
Daniel smiled triumphantly. Laura never grew tired of Daniel’s ever-changing expressions.
As she watched Daniel’s excited figure walk away, Laura’s gaze returned to the boiling pot.
(. . .This should be fine.)
Laura recalled her father’s words.
(. . .Father would be pleased too.)
Just then. . .
A large shadow fell over the pot.
“What’s for lunch today?”
Laura, who was deaf, raised her gaze at the presence she sensed.
Leon was standing there.
Laura lowered her head again and, as if driven by anger, took the pot off the fire.
With a thud, she placed the pot aside and glared at Leon. Leon flinched.
Laura started draining the water, determined to ignore him.
She didn’t want to see Leon’s face right now.
(. . .Why do the eldest and youngest brothers look so similar? The other three have completely different faces.)
Leon had a slightly weakened expression as he walked away, sulking.
Watching his retreating figure, Laura felt even sadder.
『”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”.』
She passed through the wheat field, dismounted her horse, and knocked on the door in front of her.
The person who came out from behind the door was George.
“. . .What do you want?”
Diana looked straight into her brother-in-law’s eyes and said,
“George, I came here to talk.”
George looked puzzled, but Diana didn’t avert her gaze.