Violet arrives at a mansion where a young girl named Anne lives with her wealthy but sickly mother. Anne's mother has hired Violet for seven days to write letters, but Anne is not told what the letters are about or who they are for. In addition, Anne is both mistrustful and fascinated by Violet, as she mistakenly believes her to be an actual living doll due to her prosthetic arms. Over the next week, Anne comes to accept Violet but cannot accept being separated from her mother while the letters are written. After an angry outburst by Anne, Violet manages to calm Anne down and convince her not to blame herself for her mother's illness. The letters written, Violet leaves and eventually, the mother dies. Afterward, Anne begins receiving the letters from her mother written by Violet and grows up to start a family of her own. Back at the post office, Violet reveals to her co-workers that the letters would be delivered to Anne on her birthdays for the next fifty years and is overcome with emotion at the thought of Anne having to live alone after her mother's death.
- Adapted from: Volume 1, Chapter 2
- In the light novel, Anne's father was an alcoholic and gambling addict who left the Magnolia household early on. In the anime, Anne states that he died a hero in the war.
- Instead of a simple handshake, Anne kissed Violet on the cheek during her departure in the anime.
- In the anime, Anne was seen to receive letters from her mother on her 8th, 10th, 18th and 20th birthdays. In the light novel, she was also seen to receive the letters on her 14th and 16th birthdays.
- Anne's daughter is shown to be an infant instead of a young child in the anime.
|Episodes of the "Violet Evergarden" Anime
|Episode 1 • Episode 2 • Episode 3 • Episode 4 • Episode 5 • Episode 6 • Episode 7 • Episode 8 • Episode 9 • Episode 10 • Episode 11 • Episode 12 • Episode 13 • Episode 14|