Chapter 82: Light of Hope
Under the supervision of the village chief and the carpenter, the stone-mixed frontier was divided into sections one after another, with strings stretched to form rectangles.
Proper pathways were created, taking into account sunlight, and sufficient space was left between accommodations.
Since the land was spacious, it seemed that everything could be built without any problems.
According to the carpenter, it would take about a month to build a two-story villa like Diana’s residence, and about three months for a hotel with six rooms.
Diana and Leon were excitedly preparing meals for everyone at home.
“I never imagined that a day like this would come.”
Diana coated the chicken she bought from Fritz with batter and fried them one by one in hot oil.
“A small village seems to be forming in this once deserted frontier.”
Leon dropped Edelweiss flowers into the salad. Then he mashed the boiled potatoes one by one.
“What will you do with the money from the land, Leon?”
“I’ve been thinking about it for a while… I want to take stones from this stone-mixed land and buy soil from fertile places to expand the fields.”
“That’s a great idea! So, are we saying goodbye to potatoes?”
“I like potatoes, so I’ll grow and eat them. Oh, I know… Maybe I’ll sow the flower seeds that Diana brought from Heinz’s mansion.”
“Oh, are we finally going to change the world? Us.”
“It seems so.”
Outside the window, Gustav and Ilsa are putting a tablecloth on the table.
Daniel is setting up chairs, and Roberto is placing a bottle of cider as a gift in the center.
“By the way, we received a proposal to take the roses that were left unused in the rose garden.”
Saying that, Leon opened the door with a bang.
“That’s great! Then let’s create a rose garden in every accommodation.”
“These roses are persistent, aren’t they?”
“Then we can make syrup twice a year with spring and autumn blooming roses!”
“Another business idea, huh?”
Diana placed plates of fried chicken in both hands and walked towards the round table. Cheers erupted from the surroundings, and Diana proudly placed the plates on the table.
Flower salads were arranged, and wine glasses were filled with cider poured by Duke McGallen’s butler. The knives and forks sparkled, and everyone enjoyed a small pre-construction feast.
“Oh, I hope the accommodations can be built soon.”
Looking up at the blue sky, Ilsa murmured.
“Actually, we have already started arranging for maids. They say Latgip is now overflowing with people looking for work.”
Daniel was surprised by Gustav’s statement.
“What…?! Already? It seems like I’m completely late…”
“Hahaha. If you’re looking for personnel, you better act quickly.”
“We should also hire another maid with a room. Once the baby is born, Sofia won’t be able to do anything.”
“In that case, should we hire and dispatch personnel from our place?”
“Is that possible? Then please.”
“Just so you know, it will be a bit expensive. Since we will be providing education.”
Negotiations were already starting, and Diana watched with a wry smile.
With them, they could overcome any difficulties. They had the financial resources and courage to live in the frontier.
Katarina seemed to be capable of handling agriculture, and once Sophia’s child-rearing settled down, she could earn a living with her fishing skills. Diana felt relieved. Finally, trustworthy people had gathered around her.
Surely, tomorrow would be a good day.
There is always hope in the world.
Even if the house burns down, parents die, and they become penniless, as long as they don’t give up, a new world awaits.
At that moment――
Diana finally shed a tear.
Leon next to her asked. Diana rubbed her eyes.
Tears wouldn’t stop. Ilsa hugged Diana’s shoulder with a gentle expression.
Diana cried like a child. Ilsa nodded in agreement.
“I thought I had lost everything once. But, I didn’t lose anything at all.”
“I’m glad everyone is here. I’m really glad I came to this frontier…”
Everyone nodded, and even Katarina shed a tear.
“Let’s overcome the chaos together. Definitely…”
『”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”.』
Village Chief Roberto turned pale and began to tremble――
“. . . Village chief?”
Katarina asked. Roberto jumped slightly and shifted his gaze towards Katarina.
“You look unwell. Is something the matter?”
Roberto weakly smiled and quickly drank cider, as if trying to cover something up.
Frowning, Katarina stared intently at the village chief’s face.