A sweet beginning for Albert and Candy.
The memorable first encounter that intertwines the lives of these two characters and sets their courses in life.
I once thought (and contemplated of writing a fanfic about it) what would’ve happened if Albert had stayed in Lakewood instead of going to London to study. Would he and Candy become good friends?
My answer: I think so. Can you imagine them being friends since early on? Albert would probably sneak out of the mansion a lot just to spend time with Candy, and just picture what these two free-spirited friends could do. And it won’t be long before Albert starts to really ‘fall’ for Candy, but since she’s still underage, he has to keep his feelings to himself, which could create lots of interesting situations.
And this makes me think of Pansy and Edo from Hikari no Pansy, another sweet story that I recommend. If you like Candy Candy, you’d probably like HnP too. There are lots of similar elements between CC and HnP, including the age-gap trope. The two characters, Edo an Pansy are just as free spirited as Albert and Candy. And Edo? He reminds me a lot of the tormented Albert in ND.