Althea Stella, the daughter of a duke was engaged to the prince… that is until one day, when he announced with no apparent reason that they were through.
Since then, she’s been living under house arrest, exiled to the countryside. “Harassment”, he said? What could he possibly have been talking about?’ Even after the fact, she could only tilt her head and wonder.
“But it’s fine. I don’t have any obligations anymore, so this sort of life is surprisingly fun.”
It’s during these carefree days that she suddenly heard a rumor.