Sharing an old pic that got lost in my drafts. The reason why I haven’t posted it yet was that I wanted to add Lady Veronica because I love her so much. See below :P
In our story, Therese is Gehrman’s childhood friend and former lover (5 years his senior). She’s an innkeeper and the one who taught our trash boi how to be the best house waifu in town.
She plays a secondary role and is somehow meant to represent the kind of woman Gehrman should’ve settled with: about his age, pleasant enough, with motherly tendencies to withstand his (child-like) temper-tantrums and someone who was not in his field of work.
But nope, Therese was smart enough to marry a less troubled man :P even if she was still fond of Gehrman and always encouraged him and offered advice regarding his (quite desolate) love life.
[They were so cute as teenagers :3]
Ser Lucien is one of Maria’s lovers (the other is Lady Veronica, see below) and a fellow member of the Royal Guards. He represents the best that the Cainhurst youth has to offer: good looking, well-mannered and an excellent swordsman, Lucien was Maria’s first crush and the two hooked up together at a very young age up until both of them set their eyes on someone else. They kept in touch throughout the years and often ended up in bed together again for the simple fun of it. Lucien was also the first person to whom Maria confessed her attraction to Gehrman (at the time even she could barely believe it, lol).
Lady Veronica, a cunning politician and one of Patches/Pavel’s most skilled spies, was Maria’s partner for almost two years until the two women parted ways on friendly terms. When Veronica came back to Cainhurst from a long political mission in the Eastern Lands, she introduced Maria to her spouse as Maria did the same with Gehrman. Needless to say that the reunion was quite awkward :P