On her first visit to Dreyar Manor, there were three things that Lady Mirajane Strauss was certain of.
First and foremost was the fact that her actions that day were a shameless breach of noble pleasantries that would surely prompt whispers among her family’s peers.
Second, was her parents knew that it was so, they did not care - or maybe they did, but they were willing to risk it. They had willingly sent - ordered - their eldest daughter to enter the lion’s den and be devoured whole.
The third and last, was that she came anyway. She was hesitant and terrified, but she was also resolute.
Her parents may have sent her for the Mad Duke, but Lady Mirajane made herself go for a chance to meet the swordsman with the beautiful long hair and deep blue eyes.
(From Lady Strauss to Duchess Dreyar - how exactly did that happen?)
- Part 4 of The Duchess Gambit
A series of AU drabbles and one-shots for Mira, Freed and Laxus.