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Ingrid enters the scene
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Dorothea enters the scene
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Dorothea
What's the matter, Ingrid? I never hear you sigh like that.
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Ingrid
Oh, hi, Dorothea. And hello, Professor. Nothing's the matter. Well, nothing major.
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Dorothea
You don't look like it's nothing major.
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Dorothea
Then again, I suppose you always have a furrowed brow, don't you?
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Ingrid
Truth be told, there's rather a lot going on. It seems that there's always something to worry about...
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Ingrid
A childhood friend who's always causing trouble, my family... Things like that.
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Ingrid
Now? Oh, I really did not wish to bother you with such trivialities...
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Ingrid
You see, I received a letter from my father recently.
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Dorothea
From Count Galatea? What a kind gentleman to have for a father.
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Ingrid
I thank you. But the content within the letter is what I find troubling.
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Dorothea
Let me see! Oh, it's a marriage proposal... For you.
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Ingrid
I've not met him, though I've heard his name here and there.
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Ingrid
He began life as a merchant but has somehow achieved rank in court. An enterprising noble from an allied territory.
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Ingrid
It's most likely that he wants the Crest of Daphnel that I bear to adorn his family name.
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Dorothea
Hmm, yes, that sounds about right. The jerk.
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Ingrid
You sound as though you know him. Do you?
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Dorothea
Yes, I must admit that I know him. He tried to court me when I was a singer.
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Dorothea
Best advice I can give you, Ingrid? Stay far, far away from this guy.
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Ingrid
He's offered a sizable dowry, so I must at least consider it—for the sake of my family.
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Dorothea
Dowry? Ha! Blood money. That's all it is.
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Ingrid
Dorothea, I—
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Dorothea
This jerk's entire fortune is soaked in blood. Do you want to rebuild your own house using that kind of money?
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Dorothea
I mean, it's all just rumors, but I think it still might be worth investigating.
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Dorothea
What do you think, Professor? Should we go check this guy out?
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Dorothea
Great! Let's tell the others.
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Ingrid
Uh, really? OK...
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Ingrid
That's right, Dorothea. No point bothering. All of us, including the professor, are far too busy.
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Dorothea
Are you sure? If you change your mind, Professor, just let me know.