Mrs Elaina Martins is one of the most influential women in America. She is a widow. Elaina lost her husband in a plane crash that killed a thousand of people when her son was just ten years old. Elaina Martins is bossy, dominant and she always wants to be in control of the lives of the people around her. She took over the family businesses but she hasn't been in good terms with her son ever since her husband's death.
Knox Martins is twenty six years old, he is the next in line to take over “The Martin Empire” a successful multi-billionaire business. He is handsome, cool but so full of himself. Knox also blames his mother for his father's death. Why? How did Mr Benjamin meet an early death?
Mr Benjamin Martins had an argument with his wife that morning after she accused him of having an affair with his secretary at work. The argument was a tough one with Mrs Elaina threatening to divorce her husband and to also take Knox away. This resulted in Mr Benjamin Martins travelling out of the state the next day on an unprepared vacation.
And Elaina and Knox expected his return for weeks until they saw the news about the plane crash and it happened that Mr Benjamin was on the list of members on board. Mr Benjamin Martins died in the plane crash on his way back from Italy.
Knox was very young at that time, he thought his mom killed his father. Knox concluded that his mom caused his father’s untimely death after the secretary confessed that she never had an affair with her boss. Knox blamed his mother and that resulted in the break of bond between them.
When Knox came of age he made it clear to his mom that he wasn't interested in taking over the company because he thought his mom would boss him around and try to control him like she did to his father, so he kept his distance.
Mrs Elaina Martins feels guilty for her husband’s death and so she tried to make things up to him by taking over the company and taking care of their only child.
Knox Martin at eighteen, he travelled out to study in Italy just to be away from his mom and he returned at the age of twenty four. After Knox returned to America, he moved out of the family mansion and bought a house by the beach because he loved the view of the sea.
Elaina Martins never liked the Idea of Knox residing by the beach but she had no choice other than to accept his decision. So she in turn hired maids to work at Knox’s home to be sure he was doing fine. Knox gets mad each time a new maid showed up in his house and as a result he gave them tough and hard time until they quit. They never lasted 24 hours in his home before giving up. But that didn't stop Elaina from hiring more maids to work for her son. She is always on the look out for someone who can work for her in Knox's home and help her convince him that her husband’s death wasn't her intention.
Knox Martins sits by the sea whenever he is less busy at work. He is known as a famous child actor, a popular model and one of the most successful men in the entertainment industry. He intends to focus more on establishing an entertainment agency to help young and talented people to achieve their dreams. Of all these things, Knox forgets his pains and grudge whenever he is by the sea.
Who is Knox Martins? The man who never believed love truly existed or maybe he gave up on love the very moment he heard about the news about his father’s death.
KNOX MARTINS BEACH HOUSE
Knox heard the doorbell from the kitchen. "Who could it be?" He mumbled to no one in particular. The doorbell jangled again causing Knox to look down at the watch on his wrist. The time was 10:00 p.m.
Knox Martins switched off the running tap and moved out of the Kitchen. He motioned towards the Intercom and checked to see who was at the door. "What is she doing out there?" He muttered after seeing the bold face waiting to be let in.
It was Betty Lawson. His childhood friend.
Betty Lawson, a young and strikingly beautiful twenty five years old lady. She is the daughter of one the most Influential business men in America, Albert Lawson. Betty is an actress and International Model. She is a famous celebrity in the country which a derogatory label, “beauty of the media.” She has been in love with Knox Martins since she knew what love meant.
She was there at his home to make plans for his 26th Birthday and give feedback to Mrs Elaina Martins according to plans.
Knox punched in the passwords and the door opened. "Hi Knox.” She greeted cheerfully.
"Hello Betty," He replied.
Betty stepped closer and hugged him. "Did that old lady send you here?" He asked.
Betty pulled back to look at him. "No.." she lied. “Can’t I come over to say hi to you whenever I don’t have a tight schedule?” She smiled.
Knox stepped backward and gestured to her to come inside. He walked back to the couch. Betty stepped in and closing the door behind her.
"Didn't you check the time?" He picked up his phone on the table.
"Yes I know the time is 10:00 p.m. And I came on my own after my photo shoots.” Betty replied with a shrug.
"You are lying, Betty.” Knox looked up at her.
Betty rolled her eyes and moved to the couch he sat on. "There was traffic on the highway..that’s why I arrived late." She stylishly moved to rest her head on his chest.
"Did you run away from your mom again?" Knox asked when he noticed the box she had brought in.
Betty was fond of running away from her mom. Sometimes she would stay in Knox's family home or at her friends place just to go to club during high school days.
"No, I didn’t run away from home and I am not hiding from mom." Betty replied.
"So what's in the box?" Knox demanded.
"My clothes and -"
Knox interrupted her. "Are you traveling?" He asked.
"No I am not traveling and I said it earlier that I just finished a photo shoot session. So I am here to stay with you and also spend some time with you. Mom and dad are too busy at work and these days I am always alone at home if there are no shoots for me at the agency. So I figured -"
"Betty -" he called.
Betty raised her head to look at him. Knox shifted and repositioned himself to look straight at her eyes.
"Also Knox, I don't want you to be alone." She added.
"Listen Betty, you have to stop caring about me." Knox stated clearly.
"Knox, I can't stop caring about you and I always want to be with you." Betty said with a serious look on her face.
"Well you know how much I like being alone. I so much cherish my privacy." Knox reminded her.
"You need to come out of that shell. Do you want to be like this forever?" Betty demanded.
Knox stood up. "Betty, I am not in for an argument this night. And you can spend the night and leave tomorrow. I know that old lady sent you here so tell her not to hire any worker or else I will call the cops on whoever she hires. Good night." He walked away.
"Are you leaving me out here, Knox?” Betty said in a sad tone as she stood up and followed him.
"Knox!" She called but he didn't respond.
Knox slammed the bedroom door and she stopped ."Son of a bitch.." She muttered.
"I am not going to leave!" Betty screamed and hissed before walking back to the living room angrily. She knew right from time that her seduction wasn’t going to work on him.