We were treated to a wonderful slumber party and an unexpected surprise.
We began with a visit by The Baka One to her personal maid Anne’s room to tell her the above mentioned good news. She somehow managed to avoid her mother’s wrath. Then she thought out loud to not lower her guard. Plenty of potential Doom Flags out there. Realizing she was thinking out loud Anne was like “I am used to it”. Before leaving Catarina made sure to properly thank Anne for helping her make it this far.
We’ll get back to what Anne did after Bakarina left later.
Later that day she saw Catarina and her harem chatting it up. She took this time to reflect on (feel sorry for) the lovesick aristocrats based on her observations. As always we’ll skip the boys’ stuff (they’re of course funny) and talk about her thoughts on the ladies.
Sophia went back to her old strategy, get Catarina and Nicol together so she can monopolize her post-marriage. Despite her love for The Baka One she’s still a brocon. A scheming brocon to be exact. Oh well. It is what it is.
Maria’s happiest feeding Bakarina sweets. More on this later.
And now the one my fellow enlightened have been waiting for.
Mary: I am unfit to be Alan’s fiancee.
Catarina: Tell me about it. I’m even less fitting to be Prince Geordo’s.
Anne knew The Baka One was an oddball yet many were attracted to her. She asked herself why but already knew the answer.
We move on to the main event, Catarina’s slumber party! The guys wanted to join in and she was like “I know! Why not have a guys night!” Nicol and Sophia’s reactions were the best.
The five ladies (Anne too of course) began their festivities with The Baka One asking the girls if they liked anyone. All three being friendly rivals decided it was best to lay low with that factoid. Sophia changed the question while staying on subject, asking how the ladies would spend time with their soul mate. Guess who was the most eager to hear Bakarina’s answer.
Catarina wanted to cook a meal for them with the vegetables she grew.
Maria wanted to bake sweets and cook meals every day for them.
Sophia…in short, wanted to go on a grand adventure like in her favorite novels.
What about The People’s Lady?
Let’s just say she envisioned a very passionate day…with a certain lady.
Catarina: Huh? You wouldn’t trade dresses with a boy, would you?
Mary: What? Does the partner have to be male?
Catarina: I assumed it would be…
Mary: Whaaaa? In that case, I cannot think of anything. I am much happier when I am with you, Lady Catarina.
The girls were curious to hear Anne’s answer but she had no desire to marry. To lighten the mood Catarina changed the subject asking what they’d like to be reborn as. Pay close attention to Sophia’s answer.
Back to Anne. There’s a good reason why she wanted to remain single. Time for the surprise flashback.
Anne was the daughter of a baron and one of his maids. Mother said to behave herself around him, doing as she was told, never questioning him. Tragedy struck when she was 15. Their home caught fire and her mother didn’t survive. She did but her left arm was permanently scarred. She hoped the baron would care for her but he was like “What rich guy would marry an imperfect bastard like you?” He didn’t word it like that but he might as well have.
At first Catarina was a spoiled brat to Anne but after the fateful bump on the noggin her days with the little mistress were happy ones. It appeared her happy times would continue when suddenly “dear old dad” found a guy.
Despite becoming more independent by Catarina’s side she didn’t have the courage to oppose the baron. That’s when The Baka One stormed in and worked her magic.
While Anne said she didn’t want to marry and was content forever serving Catarina I imagine she wouldn’t be against age-gap, if you know what I mean. After that there’s a neat little extra segment about shears. It’s hilarious. Great stuff as usual.