"Ame! Go! Run!"
She heard her father shouts at her in the middle of rapid gun fires around. But there was no way she could escape without being hit by the bullets flying from different directions.
They have a peaceful morning while she joins her father's training with a high-profile trainee when gun fires erupted.
Suddenly, enemies swarmed the forest surrounding the training ground. It's a remote location and only a few know its existence. Enemies found them.
Gunfires never cease as she was ducked to the ground, beside a pile of wood.
"Father!" she tries to call him but he is busy protecting his most valuable trainee.
Though the younger man is having a great deal of killing enemies they are still trapped and outnumbered.
"Ame, hide!" desperation sounded in her father's voice after they found a sturdy hiding place adjacent to where she was hiding. They were caught off guard and even the other security was slaughtered in the open. The enemies came prepared.
"Father..." fear consumes her but she has no time to cry. They are surrounded and it's a slim chance they will get out alive if they will not fight back.
"Hide, Ame. Don't let them get you" pure desperation evident in her father's voice. While his eyes are somewhat pleading with her, which she cannot discern.
She hasn't seen her father this desperate despite their tough life. They have been through a lot and he has been her sturdy ground who kept her strong. However, seeing him with such hopelessness frightened her. She could even see sadness reflecting in his eyes. Or she was just mistaken.
"Ame...please, promise you will thrive. You will live" begging, he added.
Staring at him, she started to get confused. He is talking nonsense like he is saying his goodbye.
"Father, what are you talking about? We will live long, together. I can't be alone" trying to sound irritated, she glares at him. But he only gave him a sad smile.
"Just promise me, no matter what happened, you will survive. You will live. You know what to do when the time comes" he sternly counters while demanding her.
"Father!" aghast by what he was saying, she snap at him.
"Promise me, Ame!" he angrily persisted, making her flabbergasted. She has no idea what her father was talking about but his desperation scares her.
Inhaling deep, she concedes as she nodded.
"Promise, father. I will live" though confused and reluctant, she mumbles while staring straight into his father's intense gaze.
"Hide" he commanded before peeking from his spot.
"Shit! Run, Ame!"
He suddenly shouted before pulling his trainee by the arms and darting away from their hiding place.
By instinct, her reflexes kicked in as she swiftly move away from her spot opposite where her father and his trainee were going.
They just move far enough before an explosion happened, adding to the upheaval around them. A grenade was thrown, blowing up their hiding place.
She jumps to the ground as the gun fires continue. She is now closer to their cottage and she will have a better chance if she could hide inside. Her father has made an underground bunk for her.
While she crawls her way she looks back to find her father in open space straight at the line of fire of the enemies.
Horrified, she tries to come back to help but she suddenly froze with her wide eyes.
She could see him protecting his trainee who is also busy shooting and throwing his sharps when her father's body suddenly jerk upward as several bullets enters his body. He made himself a shield for the younger man who also fell to the ground after his whole weight brought him down.
"Father!" terrified, she screamed.
Crawling fast, she made her way to their spot amid the gunfire.
"Father" she whimpers seeing him bathe in his own blood atop his trainee who looks shocked.
"Father..." while crying, they slowly lay him on his back.
"Ame..." his weak voice fills her ears amidst the noise around.
"Master Vasili..." gulping, he tries to speak.
"Eric...you should have not done that" though his voice is stern and he looks dangerously grim. Tears brim his eyes. Eric has been the head of his security and his trainer for several years now. He learns a lot from him.
"I have...to...protect you... Master" he struggles to explain.
"Eric..." hopelessness fills his voice as he ducks low beside Eric's head to hide his tears.
He was too focused on killing enemies he could spot when he was toppled to the ground with Eric atop him. It all happens so fast that he has no time to grasp what happened.
They try to stay still as they mourn their demise. Their spot is a futile one and with any wrong move, a bullet might get into their heads.
"Master Vasili...please protect...my daughter. She has...no one...but me..." he speaks whilst the blood gushes out from his mouth.
Still, with his head lowered on the ground, Vasili tries to contain his sniffles but they still escaped.
"I will take care of your daughter, Eric. The entire Wright and Petrov will protect her. I owe you my life and I vow to claim vengeance for your death and for what happened here" unbothered by the tears in his eyes, he stares straight into Eric's eyes while he makes his promise.
"You don't owe me anything...don't seek revenge for...my death. Knowing...my daughter.... will be...in good hands...is enough...for me...I will go...peacefully" with his bitter smile, he continues.
"Father..." she painfully whimpers while hugging him.
"You will...be safe...with Master Vasili...Ame. Honor him to protect you..." though lopsided, he gave her a reassuring smile. He is fading to darkness and with a bitter smile, he closes his eyes.
"Father..." her anguish rocks her shoulder as she cries while snuggling on her father's bloody chest.
Vasili becomes solemnly quiet, listening to her misery while tears stream down his face. He can't believe they lost Eric today. It's been too fast that his head was too muddled to think straight.
He doesn't know how long they've been on the ground but the gun fires have slowed down compared to earlier. He spotted his other security covering their spot from approaching enemies.
Inhaling deep, he gets ready again. This time, to bring Eric's daughter to safety.
"We need to get out of here" she softly coaxes her.
"Father..." shaking her head, she refuse to leave his side.
"The enemies are closing in. We have to move or we will have the same fate as Eric. I promised to keep you safe so whether you like it or not, I will get you out of here" seriously commanding, he insists.
Holding her hand, he waited for the chance.
For a while, they stayed still on their spot when they heard another round of rapid gunfire. Signifying a new force has arrived.
Heaving a sigh, Vasili slumped his back next to Eric's lifeless body.
With the rhythm of the gun fires, he recognized whose troops arrived. Petrov team.
"We are safe. You will be safe" he mutters while intensely staring at her uneven eye colors.
"Good morning, young Mistress Amelia. Your breakfast is ready" I just slightly grasp the butler, Manuel's, greeting as I descend the massive stairway. My thoughts are too preoccupied to notice him in his usual spot. The old man has been with me since I was brought to the enormous estate after my father's death. "Thank you, Manuel" I fondly smile before I walk to the massive dining area. As always, I took time to stare at the abundance in front of me. A feast fit for a queen. A queen. But I am far from being a queen. And most students in the University, where all heirs of affluent families are studying, have made sure to always remind me that no matter how lavish is my life, I am still a stray cat. Yes, I am a no-one. I have no clear lineage for their reference. I tell no one who I am but everyone could see my lavish life. I am just a charity case for the famous and wealthiest family in the country. A subject of their compassion. Whilst my unclear origin, they treated me like
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