"Young Mistress Amelia, your breakfast is ready" the polite and fond tone woke her in deep thoughts while descending the huge stairway.Looking up, her gaze was met by a soft gaze from the smiling man."Thank you, Manuel" giving the middle-aged man a soft smile, she takes her seat at the head of the massive long dining table.Amelia stared at the abundance in front of her before looking around the empty seats. Like the usual days, she will be eating alone.A soft sigh escaped her before picking up the utensils to start eating. Oblivious of the sympathetic look coming from the man behind her together with the rest of the household staff who are hiding from the kitchen to secretly watch her eat.The entire mansion is too quiet with just the very soft clinking of silverware while she continues to eat alone. It's been six years since they have been serving the young mistress alone in a huge mansion. The beautiful girl is quite pampered with all the lavishness in life while living the dream of every human being. A modern-day princess who has everything laid upon her feet. The mansion is situated in a massive but secluded and private area where no commoner could enter. Its heavily guarded main gate is still a kilometer away. Making the entire estate fully hidden from the main road and curious eyes. Aside from the high-security CCTV cameras surrounding the entire estate, several security personnel was stationed at the main gate. While roving guards are scattered to secure the vicinity of the mansion. For six years, no one dared to breach the security even curious bystanders. The calm morning was suddenly disturbed by the speeding white Ferrari LaFerrari towards the gate. And even before the car came into view, the gate opens. Security guards stood still at both sides of the wide entrance, waiting for the car to pass by. Passing the main gate, Amelia sped away toward the highway. It's still a ten-minute drive before she joins the busy street of Cape City. She has an early class and she was never late. She hates to be late. Now in her third-year medical student, her schedule has been quite busy. Despite the unusual setup of her life she hadn't complained. Although she has been living alone, she has all the fortune and lavishness a person could dream of. For just a student, she is driving a multi-million dollar car, going home to a grand mansion, with security and servants around to do her every bidding. Her full focus is purely on her studies and her upcoming hospital internship. After several minutes of laboring the congested traffic of the city, the white luxury car arrived at the university. It didn't stop until it reached its intended parking space. Luxury cars are not an unusual scene in the university. Heirs of the most wealthy and affluent families in the country are a common view inside the campus. But with regards to Amelia's presence in the most prestigious school in the country, everyone has been questioning her existence. As an orphan and without clear family descendants, her lavish life has always been a cause of qualms among the aristocrats and their heirs. Some think that Amelia is an illegitimate heir of some royalties abroad, hidden from the public eye. Some think she has a wealthy sugar daddy. It's been an issue among aristocratic students who have been looking down on her. It's been years since they have been trying to discover the mystery around Amelia but to no avail. No one knows about Amelia's wealth. And until this day it remained a mystery. "Good morning Caleb, Cristy..." meeting her best friends in the corridor, she greeted them with a sweet smile. "Good morning Lia..." smiling at her, the guy she called greeted her with a smirk. "How's your morning Lia?" Cristy casually asks. "The usual..." she smiles before they continue to walk towards their classroom. Several pairs of eyes followed the three figures while they walked casually along the long corridor. Amelia's group has always been a pleasant view for all. Not just because of their notable physical attributes but because of each of their family's influence. Caleb Orlov is the son of the Secretary of Finance and his mother's side of the family is a very affluent family with several chains of jewelry shops all over the country. Cristy Antonov is the daughter of the Health Ambassador while her father is one of the major stockholders of the university. Cape University is ranked number one among other universities in the country.While Amelia is known for her extraordinary beauty with a quite tough personality. Despite her mysterious background, she is undeniably wealthy. The group has been a solid group since freshmen and no one had dared to mess with them. Well of course, aside from Amelia. Without a clear family connection, she has been occasionally subjected to bullying. But Amelia as Amelia has not given anyone the chance to bully her.In fact, she earned the nickname of 'stray cat'. Fiesty as a cat but still a stray...and just like her existence in high society where connections are significant...she is still out of place despite her obvious wealth. Amelia Stepanov lacks connection and influence like the others. Came lunchtime and the group had their fill at the cafe inside the mall near the university. They are about to leave the mall, passing by an appliance center when news caught their attention. "Billionaire heir Alek Vasili Wright who was rumored to become CEO of Petrov Petroleum arrives in the country. As we all remember, Wright Group of Companies has become a major investor of Petrov Petroleum. The two leading powerful families have been in collaboration for several decades now. Is the presence of the twenty-eight-year-old heir of another powerful magnate mean something to Petrov Petroleum?" the anchor spoke as the footage of the arrival was flashed on the screen. "Wright and Petrov's families are leading the business world since I can remember. But Petrov Petroleum is a very conservative company. Since its establishment, only a Petrov could strictly govern the entire management. If the rumors were right, does this mean, they are opening their doors to allies? Will they allow someone to manage the company who is not a Petrov? A lot of questions have been surfacing that only the Petrov Petroleum could fulfill""We are hoping to have an answer. We will try to acquire an interview with CEO Timothy Petrov soon" "In addition, the handsome bachelor was seen with the celebrity socialite Miss Sophia Saunters as they came out of the private hangar of the Petrov family""Curious eyes of the public are now focused on the handsome heir who arrives with the very beautiful and sophisticated Miss Saunters. As we all know, Alek Vasili Wright grew up in front of the public's curious eyes. Son of the famous international model and fashion designer, Alexzia Montes-Wright, Alek Vasili was known for his exceptional criterion for women. Alexzia Montes-Wright has set an unattainable standard for her sons""With his appearance with the famous model, does this mean the famous heir will be settling down soon? Will this mean heartbreak for those who dreamed of having the elusive heart of the very handsome bachelor? A Wright heir rumored to be Petrov Petroleum's next CEO is one of the young billionaires equal to his brothers and any Petrov. Every woman's dream. His arrival in the country has raised a lot of speculations and we are hoping to have answers soon. Stay tuned for more updates, good afternoon" The report has ended but the photos of the heir's entourage flashed on the screen. "He is perfection...like his mother" "Very handsome and rich..." "That model is very lucky" "They looked good together" "They will have perfect children..."Several murmurs reached Amelia's ears but her eyes are solely focused on the screen where the face of the man and the beautiful woman beside him is plastered. Indeed the two looked good together."Wow, my one great love is back" Cristy whispers with her gaze glued to the screen. "That bitch is not that beautiful, she is just wearing very thick makeup. I don't like how she looked at the camera. As if telling everyone Alek Vasili is hers. I can't let her" Cristy continues to softly rant while the two remains staring at the screen, ignoring her. "I may not be as beautiful as she is...but Lia is. She pales with Amelia's beauty" Cristy snickers, which earned her two pairs of incredulous glares. "What?" she asks while glaring back at them."Lia is more beautiful than she is. Tell me I'm wrong" she challenged.Not wanting to start an argument, Lia slightly shook her head, rolling her eyes at Cristy. Too late to notice the attention coming from the guy beside her. "What?" Amelia irritatedly asks. "Nothing...you are indeed very beautiful" Caleb mumbles as if realizing something for the first time. "Fuck you" Lia sneers."Yes, I agree, Lia is far more beautiful than that woman" Caleb agreed."Fuck you two" she incredulously mutters with gritted teeth.Caleb just shrugs and smirks in response, which made Lia more exasperated. "See even Caleb agreed...you are really beautiful Amelia. Wait till Mr. Alek Vasili sees you, he will definitely throw that bitch away" Cristy added with seriousness while glaring at her. Silence ruled between them when Lia choose to ignore Cristy's teases. "I will find a way to introduce Mr. Alek Vasili Wright to you. My father has met him and is close to the Petrov. If the rumors are right, he will be the next CEO of Petrov Petroleum. He has the power all men have been dreaming of. Considering how conservative the Petrovs are, Vasili Wright must be close to them to have acquired the position no man had been allowed but a Petrov heir" she continues. "I won't allow my one great crush to have that bitchy woman, I don't like her Amelia...so you must seduce him if you have a chance. It would be an eyesore seeing her beside the most powerful man in the country once he took the CEO seat" Cristy continues to rant her head off while they walk towards the exit."You are crazy Cristy. I don't have plans in seducing anyone, especially that pompous man" exasperated, she rolls her eyes but a subtle smirk carves her lips.
Donning tattered shorts paired with a loose black sweatshirt and sneakers, Amelia and her friends made way to the crowded aisle of the Lindt Mall. Although the three of them constantly banter about a lot of things, even petty ones, they love to spend time together during the weekends."Lia, there's a new summer dress I've been dying to have. It's a limited edition and it's only available in three colors but only one per color. I really love the yellow one. I have to buy it before anyone does, please, let's go to the shop first" Cristy pleaded while they all entered the mall entrance. "K, let's go there first" Lia casually agreed while Caleb followed in silence. Cristy is seeming to be bouncing in glee while entering the elevator that will bring them to the fourth floor of the mall. The instant the elevator door opened, she hurriedly dragged the two towards the exclusive shop where the dresses are already on display. "Wow, there it is Lia" Cristy whispered in awe while her eyes glis
Sophia was in a daze while staring at the black card. She had been dreaming to own one but failed all the time. Knowing a mere student owns one made her loathe her more. "A mere student having a Black Card, interesting" she snickers. "Which you don't have, I pressume" spitting back, Amelia mockingly smiles. "You, impertinent girl!" Sophia angrily raves.Scoffing, she just watch the woman throw a fit. "I don't think pointing out a fact is impertinence. What's more interesting is a full grown woman throwing a tantrum like one year old child. You should watch your unbefitting action" she spoke after a while of enjoying Sophia's tantrum but her words riled the woman even more. "You...bitch" "Enough!"The woman is about to attack her when a thunderous voice rumbled. Flinching from the frightening sound, everyone froze on their feet. "You tame your cat's tantrum. A preschooler has a better disposition than her" turning to Mr. Wright, Amelia mutters with disgust. Unaffected by his ang
"Welcome home young mistress Amelia" Manuel greeted her and got her sweet smile. "Thank you, Manuel" she smiles and politely thanks the man. "How's your day young mistress?" he gently ask, staring at her tired face. He watch her drag her steps until she reach the couch and slumped her whole body on it. "The usual, I just met a petty old man at the mall earlier, he is such an ass...but all in all I had a great day" she softly whines but becomes annoyed at the thought of the man at the mall. Amused, a smile grazed his lips while watching the emotions crossing her beautiful face. It's very unusual for her to be irritated like what he is seeing now. So maybe the man she met really exhausted her patience. "Have some refreshment first, young mistress. Take some rest. Dinner will be served later" he gestured to the servant to serve the fresh strawberry shake. "Thanks, Manuel, this is what I really need...hmmm" she smiles sweetly while taking a sip of the very cold shake, her favorite.
It's been a few days since the restroom encounter and Amelia's life is quite peaceful. With their upcoming hospital internship, they become preoccupied. Except for tonight. They will be attending the birthday celebration of Cristy's father.Caleb picked her up from the hotel she was staying in in preparation for tonight's event."This unit hasn't been out of the market yet and this is the top of the line" Caleb mumbles as he admires the interior of the latest addition to Amelia's car collection. For a girl, she has all the latest and limited-edition vehicles any man could ever dream of. No one knows Amelia's background but whoever is her guardian, he or she is insanely wealthy. He and Cristy never ask where her wealth came from. "She is yours tonight" Amelia winks before buckling herself. Tonight, she let Caleb drive her newest car.Upon reaching the hotel, admiring eyes turned their way while they walked towards the entrance. From just anyone's perspective, Caleb and Amelia looke
After the encounter at the party, Amelia is once again faced with the tense encounter with the Wright heir.She clucked her tongue upon seeing the couple at the other table. Unfortunately, the two are also looking at them when they entered the exclusive restaurant. The tension immediately become obvious when they were seated next to the couple's table. Despite being dismayed by the table assignment, she choose not to show it. She will never give the shameless couple the chance to see her as a coward by requesting a transfer. After the encounter at the restroom of the bar and at Cristy's father's birthday celebration, of which her friends are not aware until now, Vasili Wright seemed to be more pissed with her. His expression darkened upon seeing her. Needless to say, he and his date has been trying to intimidate their group, which somewhat affected her friends' mood. An attendant approached the other table after Sophia Saunters gestured for them. "What are the students doing here
Inside the vehicle back to his office, Vasili remains dangerously quiet. Wanting to be alone, he sent Sophia Saunters in a different vehicle. Which the woman didn't counter seeing his grim disposition.His mind is full of the girl whose angry eyes taunt him more than being infuriated. She reminds him of someone he cannot remember. Yesterday, Timothy Petrov has officially turned over the CEO seat to him upon the approval of the board. The official announcement will follow in the next few days. The weight of the responsibility of the entire company has been transferred to his shoulder but here he is, troubled over a petty fight with a university school girl. He has been immensely busy but his mind cannot sit well until he knows all about the girl, Amelia. Admittingly, she had succeeded in creating havoc in his peace of mind and he is not liking it at all. He won't be pacified until he gets what he wants. He cannot go on with all the uncertainty lingering in his head. With a grim face
"You are jealous and you are stubborn to admit it" Larry added.He is sure Vasili heard him but the man chooses not to counter. Instead, he stares at him in silence. Defiant of what he said. "I don't care how you understand the situation, Larry. I hate that girl and I want her background. I'm asking you a simple task, do it" he coldly mutters. Looking at him, Larry heaves another sigh. "Vasili...stop it" he frustratedly begs. "Why are you protecting her? Are you attracted to her?" seeing the other man's frustration, Vasili angrily raves.Taken aback, Larry gaped in pure surprise."What the fuck, Vasili? What's happening to you?" upon coming to his senses, he spat at him. "Why are you protecting her? What hold does she have on you?" he persistently asked while fuming in anger. "I'm not interested in her...fuck Vasili, why are you this unreasonable? Leave the girl alone" exasperated, he exclaims while glaring at him."Then why are you protecting her? Do you know her parents? Is s
"I am fucking jealous that she is so fucking cocky on me while sweet with others! I seem to not do anything right in front of her! She despises me" he paused to take a ragged breath. "I hate her for displaying that boy everywhere near me! She is rubbing to my face how attentive she could be towards him! It's making me feel insignificant to her" huffing, he continues."She will only look at me with disgust and mockery. While she looks at the boy with her sweet smile! Everyone bows to me but she ignores me like I'm just a scum" furiously, he seeth."She is fucking making me feel like an asshole! Making me desperate to gratify her. I am Vasili Petrov for goodness sake!" he growls despite the frustration in his voice."I will not be treated like this! She will witness how capable I am to destroy her. I am not a coward, Larry! I will let her see how powerful I am. I will make her watch how I crush anyone if I dare to!" Vasili yelled back, totally forgetting all his facade. The entire tim