Emily's mother wants to know why her daughter came to live with the family. The Governess explains that her biological father is her husband, and that she knew of her existence since she was born. She says that her mother's first marriage was to a man who had tried to get her to marry him, but she rejected him every time. Eventually, the Governess's husband married another woman, and she gave birth to her daughter. She explains that she was the "Symbol of misfortune itself" and that the opportunity for a new start came when her parents decided to raise Emily. She asks Emily if she thinks her parents would bring misfortune with them. Emily says that she will answer this time, but that she is also the heir to the region and must provide entertainment for the people of the region. She tells her mother about the deal she made with the Fernan family, and her mother asks why she is asking her about it now. She replies that she did not have time to think about it, and eventually she told her everything she did. She thanks Emily for giving her the opportunity to act on her own.