Maria-sama ga Miteru:Volume18 Prologue
Cheerful morning greetings echo through the clear blue sky. Today they once again pass under the tall gates into Maria-sama's garden where maidens assemble with their pure smiles, like angels.
Their bodies, which know no stain, are wrapped in dark-colored uniforms.
The pleats of their skirts should not be disarranged, nor should their white sailor collars flutter; here walking slowly is preferred. Of course, here there are no shameless students that would run to make it before the very last moment.
This is Lillian Girls' Private School.
Established in the 34th year of the Meiji period, it is said that this academy was founded for the sake of the daughters of the nobility, a traditional Catholic girls' school.
It is located within the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Even now, much of the original greenery of Musashino remains as, watched over by God from kindergarten to university, this garden undertakes to the complete education of these maidens.
Times change, and from the Meiji Period, three times a new era has begun, until the present day Heisei, but for eighteen years, pure young women pass through here for a sheltered upbringing and education in culture. It is a valuable education, but something just as precious is left behind in that school.
On this day, one year ago, this lone young woman - Fukuzawa Yumi - became bathed in the attention of the high school. Thinking back upon that year, many things had happened.
In the first place, that meeting had been in front of Maria-sama. At that time, Sachiko-sama had fixed her messy tie--, it was not a situation that was soaked in peaceful memories.
Although she now dealt with many problems, and some were still unresolved, the school festival came anyway, uncaring.
Even if you make an excuse, God does not stop the sun, the hand moves the calendar even as you stand before it and sigh, and the head must do its work.
So, busy, busy.
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