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Jane Monroe is 27 and a loner. She was married when she was 22 to her high school sweetheart and 25 when she got divorced.
Jane was kind and such a caring wife to her husband. She never once said no to his requests as she always wanted him to be happy. Her husband Paul owned a big general store and just like her, he was practicing Christianity with all his heart. So, they were doing more than perfect.
All she wanted was to have a child of their own but was not being successful to get conceive. All her test shows that she was perfect but her husband Paul never wanted to get a checkup as he thinks that he is perfect and his wife is just being paranoid and losing faith.
Little arguments turned into tantrums.
Until one day a girl named Amanda appeared who claimed to be Paul's girlfriend and the mother to be of his child. Everything in Jane's life turned upside down. Everything that she ever lived for lost meaning to her.
In the end, her husband chooses that girl over her because of her pregnancy that left her shocked and devasted. Losing the person she always loved and cherished left her Broken. She never thought that she was this disposable.
She used to be a biology teacher in a high school but after divorce, she just stays in her small apartment and tutor kids online on the Chegg tutors website and also runs a blog with animated lectures and gets enough livelihood to get past her life. She does not dream anymore or hope for the better days.
All she ever wanted from her family was emotional support after her divorce which she never received.
Her parents believed that she is also responsible for her state. Her brother never liked Paul anyways and never supported her decision to marry him in the first place while her sister was a teen and does not believe that Jane needs any emotional support because in her view getting a divorce is not a big fuss.
So, she decided to leave Wisconsin and move to L.A... Why L.A? She was invited by a friend to live with her. She didn't lose the opportunity to get out of her town. After some time that friend moves to New York to pursue her career and Jane rented out the same apartment and continue living alone.
The only person she ever socializes is the petite blond that lives next to her apartment. Her name is Carol and she is 22, lively and only live to party and get wasted.
Because she is the only person she knows in L.A. They both have their numbers as an emergency contact number on their phone list. Carol, who is oblivious to Jane's past, tried a thousand times to get her out of her apartment but she never got success.
She lives all her days in her apartment. Gets out twice in a month to get grocery and anything she wants. A diner named foodies, that is not so far from her place is the only place she goes at times she wants to go out. She always attends the Sunday mass since her childhood and still does, but now she only prays to God for strength because it was the only thing that was keeping her sane.
But still, she never forgets to mourn over her failed marriage almost twice a week. She still misses Paul with all her heart and sometimes zones out thinking if things were different. She reminisces about her school days and how she met him. How she never let any boy or even Paul touch her and only give her innocence to him after their marriage? How she always believed that Paul is the man of her life and she always going to be with him or he is gonna protect her? And how her happiness was short-lived?
With all of these thoughts, she goes to her slumber and has difficulty maintaining her sleep as she suffers from insomnia.
Alexander Black, 30, is a famous and successful businessman.
He owns a number of clubs, casinos, shopping malls, hotels, and a few clothing brands in Los Angeles. He also owns a famous news network channel in L.A., has connections with politicians, underworld mafias and non-state actors. There is nothing he can't get.
With all this power and money he is also bestowed with a perfect body and face. Getting women to his bedroom was never an effort for him.
A lot of people mistook him as a gentleman that he certainly was not. Inner him is a control freak. He enjoys it when people stutter in front of him. He likes it that wherever he goes people literally worship him. He always found it amusing and funny when people are in need, or someone pleads him.
Whatever he does become a trend.
There was nothing he has not tried out yet. And at this stage of life, he believes that there is nothing he has not seen.
He does things and says words without giving second thoughts. Without caring what others think.
He was spoiled by his loving parents from a very early age. He always wanted things in his ways.
His father who was a famous millionaire never said no to any of his demands.
His mother passed away when he was ten. His father married for the second time and still lives in Australia. He has a stepbrother and a stepsister. He was 17 when he moved to the US and open the same brands after his graduation that his father owned in his home country. But after a short while got caught up in bad company and gambling become his life. But luck was always on his side and his interest shifted to Casinos.
His relation with his father got strained and he ends up being disowned by his own father. So, he never visited them and talk about them after that.
He does whatever he wants to do and whenever he wants to do it. He has some people he calls his buddies but inside him, he is of view that even they are no match for him. So, he only hangs out with them when he feels like it.