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 anger."Process the payment so we could leave" sternly, she turns to the cashier and gestures for her to do her bidding. Nervous, the cashier turns to look at her manager but he too is indecisive. Without a choice, she turn to look at Mr. Wright but she got nothing when he didn't spare her a glance. Hesitantly, she turns to Amelia who gestures to her to continue, which she reluctantly does. Cautiously, she scans the barcode and processes the payment for the dress. Relief washed over her when no one from the other camp stopped her until she finishes the whole transaction. The cashier handed the bag to Cristy while she continue to anxiously glance at the intimidating man's side. Unexpectedly, he was calm while watching the whole payment process."Let's go" Amelia got the bag from Cristy and grab her hand before dragging her out with Caleb tailing behind.Eerie silence dominated the shop after the students left. But despite their departure, the tension did not dissipate. Vasili's grim disposition is frightening that even Sophia is afraid to whine about the dress she lose over the girl. "Who is that student?" Vasili mutters with gritted teeth. With his dangerously cold tone, he narrows his eyes to the leaving figures. "Mr. Wright...she is...ahm..." the man stammered while looking lost of what to say. "I want to know about that girl. Her parents, guardian, anyone supporting her...everything" he issued his order with a clenched jaw. The girl's haughtiness is something that piqued his nerves but the black card she owns snap all his reserves. "Yes sir" "Vasili take it easy, she is just a girl" the other man interrupted. "No one has ever insulted me the way that girl did. I want her full background, Larry. She must know why she should not mess with Alek Vasili Wright" he dangerously whispers, making everyone cringe with fear.His eyes narrows at the path the three figures have already disappeared. "Lia... Lia slowdown" trying to calm her friend, she pleaded. Abruptly, Lia comes to a halt. "Lia..." Cristy cautiously mumbles. "He is such an ass" she grimly mutters with a clenched jaw. "Lia, he is Mr. Vasili Wright, we will be doomed for sure" Caleb softly reminded, making her turn to him. "I don't care, he is an ass" she furiously persisted. Two pairs of eyes intently stare at her, gauging her mood. Lia is a great person but her hot temperament could sometimes put her in trouble. "It's okay now Lia, I got the dress, calm down" Cristy continues to pacify her protective friend. "Even if he is the wealthiest man in the world, he should not act like a spoiled brat like his girlfriend" she counters with obvious annoyance in her tone. She looks riled and ready to fight. "They are being entitled. Don't mind them. Let's not ruin our weekend" Caleb interjected. "Caleb is right. The day is just starting. Let's enjoy this weekend, we deserve this" Cristy readily agreed while she link her arm to Lia. "Just hope we won't cross paths with those spoiled oldies" calmer than earlier, a smile faintly curving her lips. "We will try not to" Caleb chuckles before rounding his arm around Lia's shoulder. "I plan to introduce you to him but this happens. How could you seduce him now" pouting, Cristy whispers in frustration. Hearing what she's been mumbling, the two incredulously glares at her. "You are still worried about that?" Lia raves in aghast. "Mr. Wright is so handsome, he looks like his father and her gorgeous mother. How could I allow him to be with that brat? You should have him" Cristy announce stubbornly.Appalled by the other girl, the two face palmed themselves. "Well, it seems to be a hopeless case now. We started on the wrong foot and there's no way I will seduce that arrogant man" unconcerned, she glares at her friend. "Give it time. He might come around" Cristy persisted but only earned a rolling of Lia's eyes. "Not a chance" she counter, dismissing the idea. Though pouting from her cold shoulder, Cristy leans her head on her shoulder as they walk again. Strolling leisurely, they passed by a group of formally attired men. And to their aghast, the one they vowed not to cross path again is among them. Lia met the cold eyes staring at her, which she indulged. She gave the man the same coldness reflecting in his eyes. Both were engrossed with the duel, unconcerned about the confusion they created. "Mr. Vasili Wright?" the man talking was confused when he noticed his inattention to the report. Ignored, the man anxiously turns to Alek's corporate assistant for help. "Vasili" Larry tries to get his attention, knowing fully well what stole it from an important report. He, too, is looking at the group of students they have encountered earlier. "Let's have our lunch first, we'll continue later" Vasili unceremoniously announced before turning away. Leaving the other men perplexed by his sudden change of mood. Larry followed his back with his calm gaze before turning to the outspoken girl from the shop. Their eyes met but he was met with calm coldness before looking away. She walk with her friends like the tension did not happen. Heaving a sigh, he follows Vasili with the rest of his secretaries. The tension around the man has been intimidating everyone. "I want her background as soon as possible Larry. I want them barred to be in one place with me" Vasili growled his command the moment Larry joins his entourage. "Vasili, that would be too much" he mutters in disbelief. He cannot deny the fury in the man's expression but he is being unreasonable. "There's no too much. I want her background. I want to wipe away the arrogance on her face once I've cut ties to whoever is her parents or guardian" abruptly stopping, he faces to glare at Larry. But the latter did not falter. "You don't know what you are doing Vasili. Calm down and rethink your actions. She is just a student. She did nothing to deserve what you intend to do. Don't be unreasonable, you might regret it" Larry replied with the same hardness in his tone. Larry is one of the few people who can beat him to come to his senses as his best friend and closest associate. With what he heard, he glares at Larry to impose his command. But Larry remains undeterred by his anger. As their gazes locks to a silent duel, Vasili clenched his jaw before turning away. He was aware of his unreasonable thoughts but he won't let anyone even Larry know it. He is pissed and triggered by a mere student. He is angry for something he is not ready to acknowledge.
"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
"YOU" Confused, Vasili's brows instantly knotted. It took him a while to discern Larry's word."What did you say?" unable to comprehend, he weakly whispers."Amelia's protector is YOU..." Larry casually replies. Totally lost, he gapes at Larry while trying to say something but all he did is open his mouth just to close it again. He cannot find the right words to say. His brain seem to went blank. Dumbfounded, his blank gaze remains on Larry who is seeming to enjoy his predicament.Silence rules the room while he remains in confusion while Larry patiently waits for him to come around. Which is taking a while. "How...? Me...?" Vasili whispers in disbelief."Yes, you. No one would dare go against your order to protect Amelia at all costs. And whoever tries to hurt or threaten her safety was being dealt with accordingly" Larry earnestly explain. "No one is as powerful as you, Vasili Petrov. Who do you think could protect Amelia to the extent of becoming untouchable? A Petrov name cou
Ahh...so tired..." Cristy stretched her hands up before massaging her own shoulder. "We can continue tomorrow" Caleb announced who also look exhausted from doing their medical case studies. Amelia did not say anything while she quietly massage her nape down to her rigid shoulders. They have been studying and doing their cases right after they returned from lunch and it's already past seven in the evening. The library is almost empty except for the three of them. "Let's all head home...I'm starving and so tired..." Cristy added while tilting her head both ways to ease the rigid muscles. After tidying the table they left after waving at the library staff. Amelia went inside her car but did not start the engine still. Instead, she rolls down the window feeling the fresh night air fanning her face. Staring at the darkness in front of her, she heaves several deep sighs. She is tired but she is not in a hurry to go back home. In the middle of the empty parking lot, she enjoys the sil