The Archduke's Songbird

Lady Jessamyn brought home a ten-year-old orphan when she was eight. He was handsome ^_~. She provided him with a place to stay and warm meals. As they grew up, she desired to marry him, despite their differing statuses. As war raged, he signed up for the military, promising to ask for her hand when he was worthy. Two years later, he became more than what he promised he would be. He became the Archduke of Ayberia. But he broke her heart by marrying her friend. Years rolled away; life happened. She married a man who loved her and fell madly in love with him. She didn't think of him again. But fate was cruel; she was widowed at the age of twenty-one. She lost everything. Seven years later, she met a mysterious wolf while she was out at work in the Archduke's fief. She had a fall. The next morning, she found herself on the Archduke's bed. Did fate bring them together again? Or something nefarious is at play?  Is this a chance for a second love? Will she find out why he abandoned her in the past? Is it possible to rekindle their old love, or is it too late? ----- Join me in this journey. Your comments and votes are appreciated. Gift me to motivate me. Updates will be daily.

Golda · Fantasy
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The Revealed Truth

In the face of her mother-in-law's fury, Jessamyn stood her ground, refusing to be intimidated.

"I don't care if no one believes me. I know the truth, and so do you. And that truth will haunt you for the rest of your days."

The Dowager Countess's composure cracked, her eyes blazing with a mix of anger and something else—perhaps guilt. "Get out," she spat. "Get out of my sight!"

She started coughing, and the other women supported her while glaring at Jessamyn. Jessamyn threw a serious accusation, and the burden of proof was on Jessamyn, but knowing their friend, they didn't know who to believe.

They did not want to believe Jessamyn but the one behind her now was the Archduke—the one who had the power to exterminate their entire families.

On the other side was their friend who might have done what Jessamyn accused her of. After all, she didn't know Joar would pass away without having another child.