[The gardens of a large estate in Victorian England. Lady Alana & her sister, Lady Isabel are taking a stroll]
Isabel: It sure is a lovely day, sister.
Alana: (Slight sadness)Yes, it is.
Isabel: (Concerned)What's wrong?
Alana: Oh, I just heard the most dreadful news!
Isabel: (Concerned)What is it?
Alana: Our brother! He died in a duel!
Isabel: (In disbelief)A duel? With who?
Isabel: I thought they canceled that!
Alana: So did I.
Isabel: Well, Alana, that's what you get for falling in love with a servant.
Alana: (Taking offence)You can't help who you fall in love with, Isabel!
[They are silent for a while]
Isabel: (Afraid)Alana, what will this mean for us? Edwin was our only brother, and he left no children. And we are only teens! We can't run a household!
Alana: What does our age matter? We are mature, we've been groomed since birth on how to run a household. But the law, & Uncle, aren't on our side.
Isabel: Only for the next two years. When you're 18, you will be an adult, and take over.
Alana: I'm afraid that won't happen. Uncle's so power hungry. Father's imprisonment & Mother's death has clearly changed him. He's gone from kind & just to Charles I. He'll never let me be Baroness in anything but name!
Isabel: Fear not, dear sister. Uncle is old.
Alana: Old & bitter!
Servant: My Ladies, I bid you good day.
Alana & Isabel: Good day.
Servant: Your Uncle has requested your presence, Miladies.
Alana: Thank you. We'll be right up.
Isabel: Without delay.