As a Father
“Marie, I’m really sorry.”
When I told him everything, Father looked like he was going to cry.
I guess he regretted that he was away from home so often that he didn’t notice.
“I learned later that the gift I was sending you from my place of work had not been delivered. I was going to give that house to you both… and she took the liberty to…”
“It’s all right now, Father-in-law.”
“You don’t know how sorry I am. I’m sorry for everything I’ve put you through.”
Father had high hopes for Henry.
Big brother was not a good heir because he was too much of a prodigal, and he looked down on Father.
That is why he had high expectations for the serious Henry.
“Viscount Ranford, do I have your permission to adopt Marie?”
“Yes, you do. If I may be so bold, would you do me one more favor?”
“What is it?”
Father took out a jewelry box and some papers from his bag.
“This is my personal property.”
“This is a deed to a land and this jewelry is a family heirloom, is it not?”
The land was separate from the Ranford family and was acquired by Father as his own personal property.
It was worth more than the current land of the Ranford family.
“You didn’t accept the wedding gift, did you? Instead, I want you to accept this pendant. And this land was bought for Henry with all the money I’ve accumulated over the years.”
“Isn’t that the Halwyn?”
“The price must have been substantial…”
Halwyn is the nearest coastal territory to the Capital.
I have always been attracted to its beautiful view of the sea, and the dreamy scenery made.
“I know the circumstances are strange, but this is my gift to you.”
“Thank you so much.”
“Please, take care of Marie, Madam Anesia.”
“Yes, you can leave her to me.”
Father was pleased with my adoption, and he told me he would send our belongings over secretly once things have settled.
“What will you do now?”
“We’ll talk it over properly, but it’s going to be a divorce.”
My Mother does not properly understand the situation of the Viscount’s family.
What is going to happen after she spent money like hot water and doted on Big brother so much that she threw a lavish wedding?
I probably don’t need to think about it.
I doubt that the Big brother’s wife has a proper understanding of our family’s situation, but that is irrelevant to me.
I wonder what is going to happen now that Henry and I aren’t there, and she will get divorced from Father.
I wonder if they will be able to live properly with not so many servants.
Now that things have turned out like this, I’m thinking of cutting all my ties to them.