“Ouch…” 

As Maisie gradually regained her consciousness, all she could feel was her splitting headache and the throbbing pain all through her body, as if she had just been hit by a car. She furrowed her brows at the unease, but she could not find the strength to shrug it off.

She could barely make out the silhouette of the man in the dark but could smell the unique fragrance of Gucci cologne, lightly wafting through the air.

The man stayed silent the entire time while he pressed his body against her, kissing and nibbling her slender neck…

As dawn crept up, the morning sun shone in.

Maisie suddenly opened her eyes. She was astonished to find herself naked in bed with a stranger lying next to her. He had his back turned against her.

Maisie’s face turned pale as flashbacks of the night before suddenly came back rushing back to her. It was not a dream after all!

How had she ended up here?

All Maisie could recall from last night was that she had been celebrating her birthday with Willow. After taking a few sips of the sangria Willow had brought to her, she passed out!

Could it be that her drink had been spiked!?

Maisie gnashed her teeth and walked out of bed. With every ounce of composure within her, she tried to remain as calm as she could. She swiftly slipped on her clothes from last night, tidied herself up, and fled. She needed to get home immediately so that she could talk to Willow and find out what had happened!

*****

When Maisie reached home, she saw her father sitting on the sofa waiting for her. Stephen asked with a calm expression, “Where were you last night?”

Maisie pursed her lips, thinking about the events of last night before finally replying, “I fell asleep in a friend’s house.”

‘Bam!’

table, he roared furiously, “I know you spent the night with a man in a hotel room!

Maisie’s face. It was a picture

her. “Zee, how could you embarrass the family like this? Even

startled. What did she mean

had clearly been unconscious at

It had all been a set-up! Maisie tried to explain herself, “Dad, listen, I was out celebrating my birthday with Willow. There was something in

her, and growled, “Willow is your big sister. Don’t you

‘Sister?’

accusations, Maisie clenched both her fists tightly until they trembled. Her mother should have known that her father was an unfaithful man. He had

even before her ashes had turned cold, he would remarry so quickly with Leila Scott? What had come as a greater surprise to Maisie was finding out that they had long given birth to

for years now. She would act a certain way in front of their father and turn into something else behind him. Never did it ever occur to Maisie that Willow would try to sabotage her on

 

to pass on Vaenna Jewelry to you when you finally came of age, but y-you… I can’t believe you pulled such a stunt to tarnish the family name! I never want to

a-are you…

the mug he was holding right at her

uncontrollably, Maisie lifted her head only to catch Willow sneering back at her along with her father’s untrusting grimace. She could not

front yard, Willow came up to her. Pretending to be sweet, she reached

did add a little something into that drink last night. I’m

you wanted by worming your way into our

of the Vanderbilts? You were born noble and proud, weren’t you? Well, now you’re nothing but a used, torn-up shoe. By now, you should know

waved her phone in front of Maisie’s face with much

don’t want this video leaked to the media and risk ruining your life forever, then

ever

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