Isabella discovered a closed off town that had not faced the disastrous wrath of the Bubonic Plague.
One generous family took her in and allowed her to stay until she found a job.
Isabella made art and sold it. People loved her work, and eventually, she was able to buy a house of her own. After the plague, prices increased, but she still made just enough money to get a small place to live.
Isabella grew up to be a rich and famous artist who many people admired. She had an impossibly rough beginning, but she was able to overcome her struggle. She achieved freedom and honored her father's wish by doing what she loved for the rest of her life.
Dante wondered what he did to deserve this. He pondered how his daughter will live on her own. There was no cure for plague, and nothing he could do to stop it, even if he tried.
He was bedridden and felt impossibly sick. He tried to avoid Isabella at all costs, and told her to never leave the house, so she couldn't get sick. He knew the end was approaching.
The next morning, Isabella woke up to find her father dead. Even though she knew it was going to happen, she couldn't help but feel devastated. She was only 11, with no one to take care of her. Isabella was forced to live the rest of her life on her own.