So as you can see in the title, I didn’t get to finish this chapter. I ran out of diamonds-so quick recap.
First of all, this chapter starts off with a warning:
This chapter contains scenes of implied sexual violence that may be upsetting to some players. Discretion is advised.
What does that mean? This sounds bad…
In the last part, I found out that my father is dying, and instead of keeping it from my arch-enemy, my stepbrother Mr. Marcastle, I told him. He has been trying to destroy me, but it is his father too. Family, right?
While I am commiserating, Briar gives me a stack of love letters. Of course I want to read them-maybe something sweet about my parents or even useful information that can help me is in them? But unfortunately, I did not have enough diamonds. I ended up having to pause the game and now I’m back as I achieved enough diamonds to get to read them.
So the first letter is from April 1794, and is from my father to my mother. In the letter, my father talked about how he loved hearing my mother sing at the opera, debate music, and he found out her address as he had to write her so they could meet up again.
The next letter is from May 1974 and it turns out that my grandfather didn’t want them to be together. My mother didn’t have enough of a pedigree or money for him-I see we have a General Tilney on our hands.
My father writes incredibly romantic letters about how my mother is the only one for him.
Everything seemed to be going well with them, what could have changed things? Why didn’t the end up together?
Then there is a letter from February 1795 in which he declares no matter what my grandfather does or says they are going to be together. He will risk it all for my mother…
But if that is how he felt, how come they didn’t get married? What happened?
Then there is a letter from grandfather, uh oh…
It turns out he stole any incoming letters and my father married someone else. Even the letters that came in 1800 about me being born…what a jerk! So the grandfather is the true villain.
I learned a little about the past, but mostly it just made me sad. Although this did answer my question why grandma liked me. I was trying to figure out why she was so nice to me if she didn’t like my mother, so it wasn’t her, it was grandfather!
But as the title of the chapter says, the clock is running out and I need to hurry to see him if I am going to catch him before his final moments. But before I can do anything, Miss Sutton comes to warn me that I need to hurry. She heard Mr. Marcastles and Countess Henrietta talking about the will, and how my father left me Edgewater. I must hurry home before them as they plan to destroy the will.
Thank goodness I decided to be nice to her, or else I never would have found out about this.
Making friends turned out right to be the right strategy with her.
I need to hurry, and the fastest way would be with a horse. Good thing I bought a horse a few chapters back.
But as I head outside, I run into Duke Richards who invites me out and isn’t interested in me saying no.
In fact, not only does he insult me, calling me a b****** but he threatens me as well. He tells me he is going to force me to come with him, to take what he wants, and when I threaten to tell people-he says who will believe me.
You are going to threaten me??!!!!
I have the option to confront Duke Richards or say nothing. I am not letting this go.
I would love to take him down…but it costs 16 diamonds and I just spent all mine on reading the letters from my dad.
Looks like there is going to be a part III to this thing.
For more Desire and Decorum, go to Desire & Decorum: Chapter 11, The Clock Runs Out Part I
For more on Choices, go to Desire & Decorum: Chapter 10, On Your Marks
For more love letters, go to P.S. I Like You