(A sequel to ‘Karika the Troubled.’)
(Artwork by anchet7/maddoxfanx.)
With several years passing by afterward, the wedding between the two finally starts as each has something special to offer.
Things change for the better though as events have led the two to have a little more time to spend together which they both took advantage of.
A new problem presents itself however as Cassy and Valery hardly found free time to themselves. Thankfully, an opportunity opens up for Valery that she just had to take.
With the reunion that was long anticipated by Valery and her friends, a tearful hug from her son Fabio finally comes as Valery’s efforts have finally been rewarded. Though there was more to her day than just her reunion with her son that day.
Seeing her chance to open up to the one person she should have from the start, Valery shares her traumatic past with Cassy. Though her visit was only meant to share her own past with Cassy, Cassy in turn returned the favor by doing the same.
She learns more of how the other residents came to be in Welhemia’s mansion, further showing Valery just how trusted Welhemia really is.
As the day goes on, Valery comes to a conclusion that leaves her perplexed as she’s left with feelings of gratitude…or was it something else entirely?
Still, Valery wanted to know how someone could be so kind and why she chooses to help those around her. Was it to earn their favor, to make them feel a sense of debt that has to be repaid? These questions will be answered as she spends more time with Welhemia.
“At the end of the day, all the money and power you have in the world is meaningless when you’re dead.”
A saying that couldn’t be any farther from the truth for those who have aged like fine wine, the younger adults of the modern world live and enjoy their decadence, ignorant of the futility of it all in the face of those who lived their lives honestly.
This is a story of a woman who lived her life with everything she could possibly want, faced with the harsh reality that everything you get in life must be earned. A harsh reality that crashes down on her without warning.