CHAPTER 1: Heartcille Reina
No one’s POV:
Heartcille Reina, known as Heart, is a 25 years old, nerdy old fashioned woman. She is a Japanese-British woman who lives in Tokyo, Japan. Her hair is black, always on a bun or tied so high with her eyeglasses on because she has problems in her vision. Her face has freckles, she lives independently in a studio unit in an apartment complex. Her parents are already in heaven, so she is literally alone in her life.
Heart was still sleeping on her small bed, until her alarm clock rang so loudly. It startled her and it even made her fall on the floor. Heart immediately got up and sat on the floor, slowly opening her eyes. “Aish, it hurts.” She grunted as she was scratching her back.
She stood up and walked towards her kitchen to cook for her breakfast but the moment she opened the fridge, there were no ingredients. “Oh, no! I forgot to buy groceries again!” Heart screamed, being so frustrated as she could not cook for her breakfast. She closed the fridge’s door and walked like a zombie towards her living area. When she approached the sofa, she sat there and stared somewhere blankly. But after a few seconds, she heard someone pressing the passcode of her main door. Her eyes widened and smiled brightly. Heart stood up and ran towards the main door. The main door opened and it was her boyfriend, Dimitri Kim.
“Hi, my darling, good morning.” He greeted Heart with a wonderful smile, carrying two plastic bags with his two hands. Heart smiled at him and jumped to hug Dimitri. “Darling! You are really my savior! Thank you for bringing the ingredients!” Heart screamed happily while hugging him. Dimitri could not hug her back because his hands were carrying two plastic bags.
Dimitri Kim is Heart’s boyfriend for a year. Today is their first anniversary as a couple. Dimitri lives alone and he works as an I.T engineer. He is Korean.
Heart let go of the hug and then helped Dimitri to carry the plastic bags. She turned around from him and walked towards the kitchen. Dimitri smiled as he saw his girlfriend really excited to cook for their breakfast. He closed the main door and locked it. When Heart put the ingredients on the kitchen’s table, Dimitri hugged Heart from behind and rested his chin on her shoulder. Heart’s eyes widened and she gulped. Dimitri then closed his eyes and kissed Heart’s neck slowly. Heart could feel Dimitri’s breath and could even hear his heartbeat because he was holding her so tightly from behind.
Heart held his arms and then stopped him from kissing her neck. Dimitri opened his eyes. “Hey, why?” He asked and felt frustrated.
Heart turned to him and looked into his eyes. “Dimitri, we talked about this right? Since today is our anniversary, I will let you take my pureness away tonight. Not today.” Heart then smiled after reminding their promise to one another. Dimitri then chuckled. “Ah of course, I have not forgotten about that, I will wait for tonight.” Dimitri explained and he looked away. “But, it is just that..” He said.
Heart tilted her head. “It is just that..” She repeated.
Dimitri looked at her. “It is just that you are really hot, my darling. I can’t really wait to do it with you, tonight. Happy anniversary, my darling!” Dimitri said and then hugged her again. Heart hugged him back. “Happy anniversary my darling, I love you!” She said happily. ‘I am not hot, I am just a plain Jane.’ Heart thought.
After being so romantic to one another, Heart cooked for their breakfast. After cooking and preparing for their breakfast, they ate together at the dining table, sitting opposite from one another. ‘I wish, this scenario will last forever.’ Heart thought and could not stop from smiling while eating.
After having their breakfast, Heart took a bath and then prepared for work, while Dimitri was waiting for her in the living room, sitting on the sofa and watching the television. In the television, the Lee Department Store was being televised, this is where Heart works as a sales lady. That is the biggest department store in their country. Dimitri was just amazed watching the advertisement of that department store. It was announced on television that soon, the heir of the chairman will be the new CEO of the department store. When Heart went out of the bathroom, she was already dressed. Dimitri turned off the television and then stood up from the sofa. He looked at Heart while Heart was still busy combing her hair.
“Darling, can I help you blow dry your hair?” Dimitri volunteered. Heart was about to enter her bedroom but she turned around and nodded at Dimitri. “Sure, let’s go inside my bedroom.” Heart agreed.
When they entered the bedroom, Heart sat down on her dressing chair, facing the vanity mirror with lights. Dimitri plugged in the hair dryer and then started blow drying Heart’s wet hair. Heart was watching Dimitri’s serious face while doing that to her wet hair. Dimitri was even holding a brush to style Heart’s hair.
“Hey, I never thought that you could do this as well, Dimitri. You are so talented.” Heart giggled and put her eye glasses on. Dimitri smiled and looked at Heart’s reflection in the mirror. They smiled at one another. When Dimitri finished styling Heart’s hair. Heart stood up, faced him and looked at him. They were standing, facing one another. “Hey, darling, why did you do this? I will put my hair in a bun style but..” She worried and touched her hair and looked at it. “My hair is too beautiful now, I can’t let this go to waste.” Heart said while admiring her hair. Dimitri then removed her eye glasses and flipped her body by grabbing her shoulders and made her look at him. Heart’s eyes widened and looked into his eyes. “Dimitri, I can’t see well without my eyeglasses. Put it back.” She said and pouted her lips. Dimitri then smiled while looking into her eyes. “You are so beautiful, Heartcille.” He said with his soft voice.
‘What is this? My heart is fluttering non stop, did he just say that I am beautiful?’ Heart thought and was blushing because of that compliment from her boyfriend. Dimitri then tilted his head and moved closer to Heart’s face. He then closed his eyes and kissed Heart’s lips. Heart’s eyes widened and she felt like she was floating the moment when Dimitri did that, it was so sudden for her because whenever they kissed, Dimitri always asked permission first. Heart closed her eyes and kissed him back, they kissed passionately and in sync. Dimitri slid his hands from her shoulders to her waist, wrapped it around and then pulled her closer to his body as he pressed it against hers. Heart then hugged him back by holding Dimitri’s upper body. Their kisses became more intense as they ended up breaking their promise to one another to not do that yet until the night of their first anniversary. It was very painful for. Hearcille but she still enjoyed it. They were both satisfied and that moment was very magical for them especially since it was their first year anniversary.
CHAPTER 2: Broken HeartNo one’s POV:After doing it, Heart’s hair became so messy. So she put her hair into a bun style, put her eye glasses on and fixed herself. They got dressed and Dimitri was really happy because he finally did it with Heart.Dimitri sent Heart to her work with his car. When Heart was about to get out of the car, Dimitri grabbed her arm. Heart stopped and twisted her neck to look at her boyfriend. “What is it, darling?” She asked. Dimitri just smiled.“Thanks again, Heart. See you later! I love you.” Dimitri said with a happy face. Heart nodded and smiled. “I trust you, thank you so much too and I love you more.” Heart replied and then got o
CHAPTER 3: Scarlet HeartNo one’s POV:Heart held Dimitri, closed her own eyes and screamed loudly raising her head up. “Dimitri! No! No!” She was screaming in pain and her body was vibrating with sobs. She then looked at him and held his face. Dimitri’s lips were so pale and his eyes were still opened. “Please wake up, Dimitri!” She was shouting in agony and continued to sob so hard. The ambulances and police arrived. The nurses took Dimitri, while Heart was following them. The nurses were carrying Dimitri through a stretcher and put him on the bed inside the ambulance. Heart followed and was watching them while the nurses were trying to revive him. Luckily, there was a doctor there and Dimitri’s condition became stable but Heart could not stop from worrying.<
CHAPTER 4: Cullen Lee Three months ago: Cullen’s POV: Ugh, I am still sleepy! I moaned and then stretched my arms as I slowly got up and sat down on my bed with my eyes closed. I then yawned and leaned backwards on the headboard. “I am still sleepy.” I murmured with my sleepy voice. I slowly opened my eyes and looked at the view in front of me. I looked around by rotating my neck and yes, I am still here in my big room wherein I can do anything I want. I am a professional online gamer. When I stopped looking around my room, I saw my photo next to my bed which was put on my side table. I stopped and stared at it, it was me when I was very young. I smirked while looking at my handsome face. “I have been so handsome since birth.” I mumbled to myself and then chuckled. When I was young my life was so carefree. I did not care about anything, my parents let me do whatever I wanted and it led me to become a professional online gamer. But now that I am 24 years old, my life has changed. My
CHAPTER 5: Stubborn Heir, Cullen LeeCullen’s POV:“Excuse me? Can I ask you a question?” That voice kept on lingering on me. I slowly twisted my neck to face that someone. My eyes were still widening because it was a girl. To be honest, I don’t want to see women because they keep on stalking and chasing me. They just want my money, handsome face and fame.Who is this person? Is she not embarrassed to talk to me?! Why is she so brave to talk to me? I am the almighty Cullen Lee! I am still staring at her with my eyes widened. She then looked away and stopped poking my arm.“U-um, are you Cullen Lee?” She asked me while not looking into my eyes. I am still wearing my hoodie and I turned around from her. I just coughed and decided not to talk or move. I can’t be recognized here. I just want to be alone and be free, but why is there a fangirl or someone here?!I then heard a chuckling voice. “I am so sorry. Maybe you are so shy but I am a fan that is why I can recognize you.” She said. I
CHAPTER 6: Love, But It Comes With A PriceCullen’s POV:This scenario reminded me of something that I don’t want to remember anymore. It was when my dad died in front of me. “Cullen! Cullen!” Charlotte was calling my name non stop but I can’t even move my body. She then grabbed my arms and made me face her. “Cullen! Are you okay? You are so pale!” She was panicking. My eyes widened and my body continued to tremble. I put my head down and did not look at her. “I am sorry, I can’t be with you tonight. I will call you later or tomorrow.” I uttered with my low tone of voice. She slowly removed her hands from my arms and I then walked out of the scene to return to my car. I did a U-Turn and left the area.[End of Cullen’s POV.]Charlotte just followed Cullen with her gaze. ‘He must not be feeling well.’ Charlotte thought. She then grabbed her phone and called the 911 emergency hotline. After a few minutes, The ambulances and police arrived. The police took the one who hit Dimitri. Cullen
CHAPTER 7: The First EncounterNo one’s POV:After the dinner, Cullen decided to bring Charlotte to a luxurious hotel owned by Lee corporation. When they arrived in the room, it was so big and that was Charlotte's first time to enter such a hotel room. She was so stunned, standing near the door step which was automatically locked. Cullen was just standing next to her and staring at her stunned facial reaction. He then smirked at her. “Charlotte..” Cullen mumbled.Charlotte then looked at Cullen and her eyes widened when Cullen kissed her lips roughly while his eyes were closed. Charlotte’s eyes were still open and she could not follow Cullen. She was too stunned to move or respond. Cullen then stopped kissing her and removed his lips as he pulled away a little bit. “Charlotte, this is my first time, how about you?” Cullen asked her. Charlotte just nodded at him while looking into his eyes. Cullen then carried Charlotte bridal style and brought her into the bed, he went on her top and
CHAPTER 8: That Familiar VoiceNo one’s POV:Heart did not notice that Dimitri’s finger moved. Dimitri was still unconscious while Heart was crying. She then stood up and looked at Dimitri’s face. “I miss you so much, Dimitri Kim, please wake up soon.” She said and wiped her tears away. Heart turned around from Dimitri and left.When she returned to her apartment unit, she went straight in her kitchen and opened the fridge. She took out all of the alcoholic beverages and put everything on the table in the living room, facing the television. She sat on the sofa and started drinking all night. She was watching the television as she turned on the television with the remote control next to her.From the television, Lee Department Store appeared. She just sighed while drinking. “So, I am seeing my company right now while I am breaking down huh. I really messed up earlier.” Heart murmured to herself and continued drinking. ‘What if the guy earlier did not arrive? Maybe that did not happen?’
Chapter 9: The Rich And The Poor No one’s POV: The next day, Cullen and Charlotte checked out from the hotel and he sent her home with his sports car. He went straight home after sending her home. When Cullen reached the living room, his mom was there, standing near the stairs. She was staring at him. “Cullen, I scheduled some meetings for you this afternoon. You better attend! Please don’t be a disgrace in our family!” Mrs. Lee scolded Cullen as she was so frustrated about Cullen not being serious in becoming the CEO. Every maid was bowing at Cullen when he arrived but the moment Mrs. Lee shouted, they left the scene to give them privacy. Cullen’s mood shifted into a bad one. “I don’t want to be a fucking CEO of that shitty company! I don’t want anything from Lee’s corporation, all I want is to become happy!” Cullen shouted and then walked away. He passed through his mom by running upstairs and went to his room. Mrs. Lee turned around to follow Cullen by her glares. ‘No, I won’t le