The Happy Farm of the Fallen Noble Daughter ~A Slow Remote Wasteland Life Exploration with My Dearest~ – Chapter 56

Chapter 56: Jinxes about Miss Diana

When asked if she could lend them a mountain cabin, Diana was taken aback.

“Our. . .mountain cabin?”

“Uh, um. . .I heard that Ilsa-sama and Gustav-sama were able to mend their relationship because of it, right?”

The young noblewoman questioned Diana, who looked up with a puzzled expression. Ah, so the rumors she heard were related to the relationship between her sister and brother-in-law.

Well, if you put it that way, it might be true.

“Well, yes.”

“Um. . .Of course, we will pay the rent. So, please lend us the cabin.”

Diana’s mind couldn’t process the sudden request. She fidgeted and rubbed her hands together, then continued speaking.

“I’m sorry for the sudden request. But I also want to take my husband there.”

Diana hesitated, but she couldn’t resist the earnest gaze of the young woman.

“Please wait a moment. Let me consult with my husband.”

Then, the noble ladies behind her erupted into cheers.

What on earth was happening among them? Diana had no idea.

She found Leon, who was pruning in the inn’s backyard, and pulled him over to an iron chair.

“Hey, what’s up? I’m still in the middle of work.”

“I have something to discuss. A noblewoman came and asked if they could stay at our mountain cabin.”

Leon frowned.

“Why? Are all the nearby inns fully booked?”

“It seems like it’s not that. Apparently, they heard that Ilsa and Gustav’s relationship improved because of that cabin.”

“What? Huh? What kind of jinx is that?”

“I don’t know. . .”

“Could it be that it’s become a rumor?”

Leon crossed his arms and stared at the ground.

“. . .So, they came with the hope that their relationship would improve if they spent time in that cabin.”

“It seems so.”

“But in reality, it’s not guaranteed to work out that well. Besides, where are we supposed to live while they stay there?”

“Well. . .”

“That’s just because they’re Diana’s relatives. Can those nobles even take care of cows and horses? It’s doubtful if they can even cultivate the fields.”

“Well, that’s true.”

“I don’t feel like it. Frankly, it feels uncomfortable for anyone other than Diana and me to sleep in that bed. If it were Ilsa-sama and her family, there would be a level of trust, so I could tolerate it to some extent.”

“. . .I suppose you’re right.”

Seeing Diana looking a bit down, Leon fell silent for a moment.

He lowered his gaze to the ground again and then suddenly looked up.

“Well. If they don’t stay in the cabin, they can do whatever they want.”

Diana also looked up and gazed at her husband.

“. . .What do you mean?”

“I mean, taking care of cows and horses is fine. That’s the main point, right? It’s not that Ilsa-sama and her husband became close by staying together, but because they worked together on farming. So even if they don’t stay, they might still get along well.”

“. . .So, you mean you want them to experience farming?”

“Well, that’s one way to put it.”

Diana’s perspective brightened a little.

“. . .Indeed, that’s an option.”

“. . .Diana?”

“Even the royal family had a vegetable garden in their castle. It was for relaxation.”

“Hey. . .”

“If we can make them do farm work and charge them extra money, we’ll have less work and more money. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!”

“Here it comes. . .Diana-ojousama’s money-grubbing mode.”

“Yes, I’ll go talk to them. You’re the best partner! You give me the best ideas. . .!”

“I didn’t marry you just to give you ideas, you know.”

“I’ll be right back!”

“Wait a minute. I’m coming too. . .”

The two of them returned to the inn.

In the dining hall, the ladies were waiting while sniffing the lily tincture brought by Diana.

Diana searches for the young lady she encountered earlier.

“Um. . .I haven’t asked for your name yet, have I?”

As Diana called out, the young lady stood up and spoke with a firm expression on her face.

“I am Sofia. Sofia Von McGallen. I am the wife of Duke McGallen, who manages the estate.”

Duke McGallen is an ancient and prestigious noble who manages a small neighboring territory. Diana knew that he lived in the oldest castle in the neighboring country, although she couldn’t recall the details.

“Well, speaking of the Dukes of McGallen, they come from a highly traditional and distinguished lineage.”

“Oh, that’s not true. We are a poor Duke, after all.”

“Always so modest. . .Ah, by the way.”

Leon, dressed in casual attire, casually enters the garden scented with lilies.

“. . .This is my husband, Leon.”

Sofia looks him up and down, blushes slightly, and greets him with a small bow.

“Oh, yes. Please forgive my impolite request. . .”

“Hello. I thought we should talk for a moment.”

As Leon sits on a chair in the dining room, the noblewomen cast slightly envious glances at him.

The young and muscular man exudes a captivating presence, which is a feast for the eyes in itself. Diana is reminded of her past self. Sensing the strange heat of the women’s gazes, Leon awkwardly looks around and starts speaking when Diana sits next to him.

After all, he is Diana’s husband.

Diana thought that it would be convenient to proceed with the conversation through him, whether to accept or decline. 

Leon straightforwardly states:

“I’ve heard your story. It’s difficult for us to lend you the cottage since we have our own work. However, we don’t mind if you do some farm work. We will support you, and if necessary, we can even provide transportation to the inn. If that’s acceptable, you can go ahead with the farm work. . .”

Sofia compares Leon and Diana with her eyes, then lets out a troubled sigh.

Diana and Leon exchange glances in the tense atmosphere.

Suddenly, Sofia asks a strange question.

“. . .What is marriage, really?”

The dining room falls silent as if someone poured water over it.

“I got married because I was promised a wealthy life. That was all I wanted, but now, with this war, that promise can no longer be fulfilled. . .I can’t find any meaning in being together anymore.”

As emotions suddenly pour out, Diana, and even Sofia herself, seem to be overwhelmed by the depth of those emotions.

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