All was doing well on Castanet for a while. Most of the island was Happily Married and the local farmer Angela had rang all the bells. Something falls amiss however: Angela becomes pregnant. All of the men are married, so that must mean she had an affair with someone. All of the men are mum on whether they're the father of Angela's child or not. It also doesn't help that infidelity is a crime on Castanet.
Not to be confused with the fic's inspiration, the book The Scarlet Letter (or its many adaptations).
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Adaptational Jerkass: Many of the characters exhibit OOC behavior such as Slut-Shaming in order to make the story more Scarlet Letter-like.
- Ambiguous Time Period: The original game takes place in the 21st century with some Retro Universe elements. This fic adds onto the "retro" by adding in the 17-century characteristics of The Scarlet Letter.
- Dark Fic: Angela has an affair with a married man and becomes a social pariah when she becomes pregnant.
- Fusion Fic: Her Scarlet Letter uses the Harvest Moon: Animal Parade characters in The Scarlet Letter's plot.
- Slut-Shaming: Angela receives this after she becomes pregnant from an affair (including having to wear an "A").
- Your Cheating Heart: The story begins when it's revealed that Angela is pregnant. The problem is that there are no available bachelors on Castanet and Angela herself is technically married to Jin. The father of Anglela's child won't say who he is. It turns out to be Chase.