And is the local outsider, a talented herbalist Iudicia, going to marry a man she doesn’t love? Or is she going to spend her future alone, and, maybe, lonely?
Iudicia haven’t even noticed her 21st birthday. She asked her foster-mother, the local herbalist, to ignore such silly celebrations. Birthdays make her nostalgic and she does her best to forget about her childhood.
The stigma of a weird child followed her from the very beginning. Her parents didn’t know how to raise her and when she was six they decided to give her up to adoption. Iudicia never forgot the first weeks she spent in her new home, terrified, lost and angry.
She wasn't interested in playing with other children and spent most of her days observing plants and animals. As a teenager she started studying from her foster-mother about diseases and preparing various remedies, but even as a herbalist’s assistant she finds it difficult to engage in a simple small talk or looking for friendships. She has a well-organized life which shouldn’t bother anyone and she doesn’t want any interference.
And even though Evolo was at first one of these interferences, she doesn’t mind his presence anymore.
They are interested in similar topics and they like to be with each other. When he proposed to her, she said yes.
But is she really going to marry a man she doesn’t love, or will she instead spend her future alone, and, maybe, lonely?