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.”


a picture on the table, he roared furiously, “I know you spent the night with a

made the blood drain from Maisie’s face. It was a picture of

down the stairs in her high heels. “Dad, calm down.” As she continued to talk, she walked toward Maisie and pretended to nag at her. “Zee, how could you embarrass the family

completely startled. What

had clearly been unconscious at

for her. It had all been a set-up! Maisie tried to explain

stood up, pointed his finger at her, and growled, “Willow is your big sister. Don’t you dare


both her fists tightly until they trembled. Her mother should have known that her father was an unfaithful man. He had been keeping

within a year after her mother’s passing, even before her ashes had turned cold, he would remarry so quickly with Leila Scott? What had come as a greater surprise to

win over their father for years now. She would act a certain way in front of their father and turn into something else behind


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 see your face again! The Vanderbilt could do


was holding right at her feet.

her head only to catch Willow sneering back at her along with her father’s untrusting grimace. She could not help but feel a chill in

her luggage out through the front yard, Willow came up to her. Pretending to be sweet, she reached out an arm and offered to help with the luggage. But instead, her

hostile attitude toward her, Willow finally showed her true colors. “I’ll be honest with you. I did add a little something into that drink last night.

Maisie chewed on her lips. “You and Leila got what you wanted by worming your way into our home. What more do

illegitimate child when you get to be the crown jewel of the Vanderbilts? You were born

waved her phone in front of Maisie’s face with

to the media and risk ruining your life forever, then hit


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