Steven’s Point of View[7 years ago]I was in awe as I gazed up at the towering skyscraper that loomed over the city. The glass walls of the building reflected the bustling landscape around it, creating a kaleidoscope of colors that dazzled my eyes. As I stood there, I felt a mix of excitement and anticipation for this upcoming wedding. I knew that this marriage would not only bring me bliss but also the opportunity to seek revenge against the person responsible for my parents’ untimely death.I was filled with an intense determination that flowed through my veins. I was now prepared to conquer the world and grab everything that had been denied to me before. I was determined to leave nothing behind, not a penny or even a shred of dignity for that man. I planned to take away everything from him - his wealth, fame, family, and even… his lover. Nothing would be left behind.“Mr. Carter, are you absolutely certain that you don’t want to meet her before the wedding?” Brandon inquired.“No.
Steven’s Point of View From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she was someone special. Her complexion was as pure as paper, with natural pink lips and high cheekbones that complemented her beauty. Whenever she smiled, her eyes sparkled, and her eyelashes spoke a thousand words. She was like a white lotus that everyone desired, and I was one of those guys who sought her from the very start. She and I were different in many ways. Her family was a large firm, while mine was just starting out, perhaps just average. She was a social butterfly with many friends, and I was an introvert who disliked people because of their fake personalities, as they were all concerned about social status. However, she was different from them. She had a genuine smile and her interactions with people were pure. She was down-to-earth, but as the heiress of the Ramey family, people had misconceptions about her. They believed she had a harsh and distant demeanor, but I knew otherwise from the moment I saw h
Summer’s Point of View“Maxine,” Steven called out in a throaty voice. “Have you forgotten the rule I imposed on this city?”Maxine appeared frightened by what Steven had said, which reminded me of Missus Turner’s warning, not to mention Matteo’s name. Her face turned pale, indicating her fear. She took a step back and glared at me with anger, although she seemed to be trying to restrain herself.“Neither of you should remain in this building any longer. You both need to leave now!”“But Steven—”“Amby, don’t force me to call the authorities and have them remove you. I explicitly asked you to avoid causing chaos, yet you continue to test my patience.” With a tight jaw and a piercing stare, he expressed his resentment towards them. “Leave!”As Steven’s voice reverberated through the cavernous walls, Amby and Maxine instinctively shrank back, their bodies tensing with unease. His words seemed to shake the very foundation of the room, causing them to hastily retreat, their footsteps echo
Summer’s Point of ViewAs Steven’s image materialized before me, a sudden chill swept over me, causing my stomach to knot up. The sight before me was gruesome - blood was splattered all over the floor and someone lay motionless in the midst of it all. Without a moment’s hesitation, Stefani dashed towards the person and I followed suit, trying my best to keep my balance as I ran.“S-Steven!” I cried out. “C-call an ambulance!”I held him on my lap while scanning the area for Brandon, who was frantically speaking on his phone. Despite his anxious stare at Stefani and me, my attention was solely focused on Stefani, who was watching the situation.My hands trembled, and my thoughts were jumbled. I couldn’t decide who to prioritize first between Stefani and Steven. In the midst of my confusion, Celine unexpectedly appeared.“Summer!” She came running towards us and picked up Stefani in her arms. “Aunty’s here. Don’t cry,” she said soothingly.Tears blurred my vision as I gazed at her, my f
Summer’s Point of View[Senior Carter, also known as Gregorio Feed Carter, will soon be stepping down from his current position. He is expected to announce his successor and reveal who will assume his power.][Steven Carter, the young and successful businessman, is currently in a coma after being shot by his childhood friend, who was suspected to be his mistress.]After hearing that, I switched off the TV and headed to the bathroom. I submerged myself in the bathtub until my mind calmed down, all the while gazing at my clean hands. These very hands were the ones that had tried to stop the bleeding in Steven’s chest. Yet, despite their cleanliness, an overwhelming sense of terror persisted, as if the blood still lingered.In a state of daze, my room unexpectedly opened without a knock. As I stared at the person who had entered, tears welled up in my eyes and I found myself unable to hold back the sobs that escaped me. The hands I was fixated on became blurred by the stream of tears.“M
Summer’s Point of View“Prosecution, you may call your first witness,” the judge declared.“Thank you, your Honor. I call to the stand Calvin Klein,” my attorney responded.“Will the witness please stand to be sworn in by the bailiff?” the judge announced.“To the witness, Calvin Klein, please raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” the bailiff said.“I do.”Calvin’s deliberate footsteps echoed through the room as he made his way to the front, causing my breath to hitch in my throat. The expressions on Mr. Klein and Amby’s faces revealed their surprise, and I could see Calvin’s father whispering to the lawyer. Their eyes shifted towards me, but I casually shrugged it off, my gaze fixed ahead. Uncertainty lingered, unsure if this man would also betray what he had witnessed.As his gaze fixed upon me, his voice resonated through the room. “Mister Carter is my father’s esteemed business partner,” he began, the sound of his words
Summer’s Point of ViewFollowing the trial, I wasted no time in heading over to Celine’s place to share the news and pick up Stefani. They were overjoyed to hear it, as they had faith in my abilities but doubted the people of New York City. Harvey offered to lend a hand, but I didn’t want to involve him any further in my troubles. I was simply grateful to have them by my side throughout the trial.Having already visited the hospital, we were surprised to find Calvin there. It amazed me, as I had thought he wouldn’t want to see me again after what had happened. However, as he noticed me approaching, he closed the distance between us.“Once again, I sincerely apologize for what happened, Mrs. Carter. I am here to personally extend my apologies on behalf of my father, as supporting Amby feels like a betrayal towards Mr. Carter as well,” he said and bowed his head.I smiled and shook my head. “No, I should be the one thanking you for what you did. Thanks to your testimony, Amby is finally
Summer’s Point of ViewI blinked repeatedly, my eyes straining to distinguish between reality and the product of my yearning for him. But before I could fully comprehend it all, he swiftly drew me into his embrace, and I found myself instantly pressed against his warm, solid frame.That was when I snapped out of reality and noticed his wound, which I could have accidentally hit. With my eyes widened, I tried to stand up, but he was pulling me closer, our bodies already pressed against each other.“Steven, stop it!” I exclaimed, struggling to pull out. “And when did you wake up?!”“I’ve been awake since 4 am, and since I can’t see you and Celine, I fell back asleep,” he whispered, his breath gently brushing against my ears. “As I expected, your scent is far more comforting than the sterile smell of this hospital.”I gulped, the sound echoing in the room, as his words hit me like a sudden wave. A rush of warmth spread across my cheeks, turning them a deep shade of crimson. But amidst th