Vena Edwards' life was already too hectic when she met her Dad for the first time after twenty long years! Then, cherry on the cake, she was informed by him that her marriage has been fixed to his friend's son, Sean! But Sean has someone else in his heart, Ariel! His first and last lady love. Vena suddenly finds herself in a twisted love story and is scared by the anger raging in the eyes of Amun ... Sean's once-upon-a-time best friend!
More twisted is the fact that she is charmed, scared and attracted by him mere presence. Four lives hang in dilemma as Sean's engagement takes place but, the question is, with whom?
“Vena…,” mum was still speaking inside my head as I saw the chauffeur carrying the luggage inside the big white building, “I love you baby but you must share the same emotion for your dad too.” Dad! I saw the outline of the stranger who was standing in front of that large oak door. Yang Kun Edwards! That was his name, and I saw the way he looked at me as I made a silent approach towards him. Funny…for almost twenty years, I had been kept under the veil of ignorance about him. “Your dad’s dead,” Mom had said once and, the kid I was, I believed her. What other option did I have? The entire time, when she had been lying to me, what I never knew was that somewhere, a man named Yang Kun, the millionaire of Sikkim’s wool industry was waiting for his only daughter to turn twenty so that she may return back to him! Qui-Yue, my mum, had promised him after all. How can she go back on it? Clutched in my tight fist was the letter which I have received after lightening her funeral pyre. The letter which stated that I, Vena Yang, was actually Vena Edwards! How did she meet this man? When did they got married? If they loved each other so much then why did Ma left and never mentioned him until this moment? Because she had promised that at the age of twenty, she will tell me everything about him. Strange!
“He never left his smuggling and underworld business…” I recalled her words from the letter, “I warned him that if he loved me enough, then he should leave it but…his work was always his first love. Defeated, I left him…” Presumably, once Yang Kun was the mafia don of Sikkim territory. Illegal drugs, weapons to be imported and exported to other places, hard liquor…things like these were once his pets! The thought was enough to elicit a shiver from my core!
Standing on the doorstep with his arms open, hoping me to run across the road and embrace him. I was seeing him for the first time, didn’t he get it? Twenty-year-old girl and not a kid! If given a chance, I would have said no to him at the very first instance, and he expected me to embrace his right over me? The man couldn’t have been more wrong! But as I walked with sluggish pace, I saw his smile fading and arms falling to the side. Perhaps, he had read my intentions. “Vena!” he smiled a little as I stood in front of him.
“Hello…” I struggled a bit with the words, “Daddy!” “He loves you too, V!” Mom’s voice resonated back, “Show him the respect, care and love he deserves. Please, sweet…it will be hard, I am aware of that, but one can always try, isn’t it?” Sighing, I felt my shoulders drooping low as once again; he opened his arms to me. “Welcome home,” hesitating little, I stepped inside it and felt his warmth seeping into me. The man was actually happy with my coming here, that thought made me little nervous because suddenly, my future seems a mystery to me., I managed to see the sight which frozen me on the spot. A black giant King Cobra was coiled near a girl’s feet.