It wasn’t so much the fact that Brandon’s parents weren’t as wealthy as they were, it was more his father’s occupation that was embarrassing in their eyes and made them ashamed that this was their daughter’s choice.
You see, Brandon’s father was a janitor. Just a simple janitor. Most people couldn’t care less but Amilia’s parents saw this as being the end of the world.
The Big Question
They were together for almost two years before the big question was popped. Amilia was delighted and full of joy. This was the happiest time of her life. Brandon's family too were very happy about the big news.
Only Amilia's family didn't give their blessing. They couldn't see what Amilia saw and didn't approve of the match. They had their doubts and didn't make an effort in hiding them.
Now, there was nothing wrong with Brandon. Amilia's mother believed he was a genuine guy, that he loved her daughter and that he would never ever break heart her. However, this was not sufficient.
It was Brandon's background. It was his parents' whereabouts that kept Amilia's mother worried and concerned. Things were about to change, not only for Amilia and Brandon but for Amilia's mother too.
More Than Money
Amilia came from a very successful family. Her great-grandfather immigrated here and started his own business. He was a hard worker who earned every single penny with his bare hands. Even today, his company is still family-owned.
He made his family extremely rich. Rich in a way that Amilia was given everything she ever wished for, anything money could buy. She was also well brought up with values and respect as money never played a significant role in her life. She didn't care much about it. For Brandon, things were different.
All in the Family
Everyone in Amilia's family 'married in'. The money went to money. Their biggest concern was some freeloader taking a ride on their wealth, so they made sure they knew exactly who was marrying who for what reason.
No one could really blame them as they wanted to maintain the lifestyle and luxury they were all brought up in and this was kind of an unwritten law in the family. Brandon would soon find this as a very big obstacle to pass.