The english country side was always lovely during the summer, the lush fields and full trees all a series of bright and dark greens. Even in the heavy rain the nature was beautiful and welcoming, which was one of the many reasons why Esther was currently traveling in the less than welcoming weather to her sister's home. The main reason was to escape her parents, mostly her mother, who have been pushing her to find a man and get married. They have been especially harsh since her younger sister of two years, Elizabeth, had married before her. It had been four years since her sister had been married and the woman had had two lovely children during that time, so it was quite a surprise that her sister would invite her to come live with her family to get away from their pushy parents. She wasn't one to say no to a chance to escape though and gladly packed her bags and left with no words but a simple note telling them where she was going to be. She could just picture her parents now, her father smiling to himself while her mother worried herself into a state of sever stress. Esther didn't feel guilty though, her mother had been pushing her buttons to much and even had the gull to invite men over to the house without even telling her. A smile drifted to the 24 year-old's lips as the mansion of her sister's came into view, the carriage rocking less as they got closer to the home. She glanced out the window as the carriage pulled up to the front door and nearly laughed as she say her lovely sister, standing in the doorway with a baby in her arms and a three year old standing at her feet. She watched as some butlers in coats ran out in the rain as the carriage driver opened her door with an umbrella at hand. She stepped from the carriage and made her way quickly into the cover of the house, not wanting to make the driver be in the rain any longer than needed. Before she could even remove her cape she felt her sister wrap an arm around her, the other holding the little baby. "Oh Esther! I'm so glad you could come, you must have been going insane with mother being so pushy. I feel so guilty that I married first, mother wouldn't be treating you so meanly if I had been able to avoid falling in love." She said in her sweet voice that had tamed many a man's heart. "Don't feel that way Elizabeth, I am in no position to tell you went to fall in love. I am happy for you all the same. Besides, your wedding distracted mother for a few months anyway so you saved me for a bit in the end. Now where is Brandon? I have to thank him for taking me in as well." She said as she glanced past her sister and removed her cape. "He was riding with a friend today and I pray they found a warm dry place. He won't be home for a bit though if this storm stays like this. Anyway, let us get you settled, he will be home sooner or later." She said as she adjusted the baby in her arms and grabbed the young toddler by the hand. Esther could only smile as she followed after her younger sister into the large mansion, a trail of servants following behind them with her luggage. She hoped that Brandon would be alright with his friend, it would be terrible if the man caught a cold of any sort.